Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Birthday!


Today is the day that marks 27 years that you have been a part of the world's population. Those years haven't all been easy, but they have all been chock full of experiences that made you into the man I love today. I'm so thankful for each every moment of those 27 years. Today brings you one step closer to the dreaded 30. And it blows my mind that we are this old. Seems like just yesterday you were turning 17. You've grown up in so many ways. The man I know today is obviously more mature by leaps and bounds. However, you're also caring, hardworking, charming, loyal, trustworthy, and brutally honest and accepting. You're my best friend. You're the only man I've ever met who cared enough about me to really listen. You're amazing in so many ways. Your words alone make my heart beat double time. You can fix any problem I have even from miles away. Your honesty floors me. Your acceptance of others intrigues me. Your kickbutt attitude and backwoods way of life entrance me. You're the toughest guy I know and the sweetest. And I love you more than words can say. I hope your birthday is beautiful.

Love always and forever,

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day 8: Love Myself

So, after being a slacker for DAYS on end, I decided to hop back on the horse and post a picture today. So I flitted over to Unexplained X2 to see what today's topic was ... only to realize that today is "Jeans I Love". To which I basically said, "Well, Crap!" I have a pair of jeans I love. They came from Target. I don't know where they are ... Nor do I want to be bothered to take a picture of them. So maybe my slacker tendencies will wane tomorrow. Until then, I'm linking up for Day 8 of the ....

Valentine’s Day Challenge 
Go join up because today's topic is 

Before I tell you the things I love about myself, I feel as though you should be warned that I tend to be on the cocky side, and I admit to having narcissistic tendencies.

I love my blue eyes. It took me years to fall in love with them, but once I did there was no going back. I spent a lot of time around people like the nerd and Mr. PB, so in comparison to their Caribbean Sea blue eyes mine seemed unexciting. But before PB & I found each other again, I dated a string of guys who all complimented my pretty blue eyes. So one day I looked in the mirror and really SAW my eyes. And I was smitten.

My hair has always been my crowning glory. It's the one thing that will ALWAYS merit a compliment from a stranger. While my curls aren't this long anymore, they are still little miracles to most people. And those constant compliments make me love my hair and myself even on days when my hair and I are not on speaking terms. [which may or may not be VERY often ...]

The fact that I have more male tendencies than female. That's most commonly known as being a tomboy. And I love the fact that my attitude is about as far removed from being a girl as one can get. But I still love shoes and all things girly. I love where I fall on the gender scale. 

I love my quirky sense of humor. It's lost on most people, but it makes me happy. And I figure if I can make myself smile then who cares what those other slackers think.

I love my pale white skin. Actually, this one is still hard for me. My pale white skin and dark hair are an awful combination. And dating a man like PB makes me struggle with my paleness even more. PB is a suntanned demigod. And his whole family is OBSESSED with tanning. Tan, blond, blue-eyed beauties. I realize the world values dark skin and that I stick out like a sore thumb in contrast, but I'm learning to love myself anyways. My health is more important than dark skin, so I'll just be proud of my pale skin.

I love the fact that I look like a teenager. Seriously, this one has taken me YEARS to overcome, but I can honestly say now that I do love this. I love that my little round face and curly curls make me look years younger than I actually am! And yes I know that this is something I will love more later in life :)

I love my ankles, wrists, and hands. I realize that sounds strange, but they are honestly some of my favorite body parts. I have abnormally skinny fingers and (in my mind at least) perfectly shaped ankles. And a cute little freckle on my left wrist that helped me learn my right from my left. I love the scars on my hands from countless numbers of things. I love the way my right ankle pops every time I roll it for a reason unbeknownst to me. 

I love my boobs. I'm not gonna lie. They rock! And I'm super proud of them. I try not to think about how one day gravity and time will take away their perkiness ... But the thought of the changes they will go through in my lifetime makes me love them all the more in the here and now.

While admittedly, I love my physical attributes. I love my inner self more. I love that God provided me with Christian parents who instilled morals and values in me. I love my bossiness. I love my silly fears. I love my need to plan out every thing. I love my freak outs. I love my rollercoaster emotions. I love my inner strength. The guts that get me through the tough times. I love my ability to love others. I love my crazy dance moves. I love that I'm not married. I love that I don't want children. I love my silly antics. I love being a girl. I love my life, and I love who I am.


What do you love about yourself?!?!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Day 3: Person You Love to Hate

Back for Day 3 of the photo challenge over at Unexplained X2!

Today's challenge is Person You Love to Hate.

Courtney from The Bachelor. I mean how can anyone SERIOUSLY like her?!?!

Day 5: Love My Girlfriends

Welcome back to Day 5 of the

Valentine’s Day Challenge 
Today is all about Le Girlfriends.
You know those crazy girls who put up with you no matter what?
I'll be honest. My personality limits the number of girlfriends I have. My closest friends are male. 
So I struggle to maintain female friendships. Regardless, I have a handful of amazing ladies who I'm proud to call my friends.

^^^ CP and I met via the internet. We've never met in person, but she rocks my world. She is one of the best friends a girl could possibly have. The two of us have been through all kinds of ups and downs: marriage, new boyfriends, cheaters, ex's, divorce, preteens, Love, deadbeats, assholes, and happiness! She puts up with my crappy friendship skills and still loves me unconditionally!

^^^ June is my sister and also my very best friend. We're two years apart, and there was a time when we were not close at all. But for the past 7-8 years we've been inseparable. She loves me even when I do the stupidest things. And she's always willing to listen to me drone on and on about feelings and such even though she hates all things mush related. She shares my sense of humor which makes life with her always fun.

^^^ Wifey (pictured in the cap and gown) has been one of my very best girlfriends since high school. We now live two states apart, but we still try to keep up with each other as much as possible. And when we do get together it's like we never left. We laugh and joke and swap stories like nobody's business!

^^^ I was lucky enough to work with K. She and PB have a long history (No, that's not PB above. That's K's son.) And her son and I grew up together. She's always around to lend an ear. She's like a second mother to me. Curious about all things and always eager to offer advice. The once a week lunch we spend together is always a delight!

And I searched and searched my computer for a picture of Boss Lady, but she's sneaky. Apparently, she managed to avoid EVERY picture I've ever taken. Boss Lady was at one point my boss, but she is no longer. However, in the three years we worked together, we became inseparable. Boss Lady is the best friend I have. She listens, judges, and tells me like it is. She keeps me laughing with her daily antics. Her daily life is a soap opera, but she handles it all with a smile. And when push comes to shove I know she's always there for me!

What about you? Is it easy for you to amass girlfriends? 
Who's your best friend? And why? (oooh I love "any why?" questions!!!)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day 4: Weddings!

Valentine’s Day Challenge 
Today is all about WEDDINGS!!!
And you should all know that my Pinterest is devoted to weddings.
So, here we go :)

^^^ Save the Date

^^^^ My Dress (maybe ... I'm leaning towards a halter top now.)

^^ Awesome shoes. And something blue!

^^^ Flowers? Maybe.

^^^ Love this idea.

^^^ I have a heart locket given to me by my Grandaddy. In it is a photo from my grandparents wedding day. I plan to add a photo from my Grandma/Grandpa's wedding day and then wear it when I walk down the aisle.

^^^ I have kissing angels that are similar to this. They belonged to both sides of my family at some point and were used on my Mom and Dad's wedding cake. I want them to be my cake topper too.

^^^^ I think this idea is super appropriate since PB and I have sent so many letters back and forth.

^^^ Since we plan on having a simple small ceremony, we'd like to have a great big reception. The theme is backyard bash. Think a giant cookout with your closest friends. And I think this would be a great addition. My dad LOVES cornhole!

^^^ I think this is just super sweet. I couldn't have said it better myself.

So, now it's your turn. Jump on the bandwagon. Tell me about your wedding. Or tell me your ideas for your future wedding :)

Day 2: First Love

I'm joining up with Unexplained X2 for Day 2 of the photo challenge.

Our challenge today is First Love.

^^ This is Airman. He was the first man I truly lost my heart to. I loved him with my whole being and was downright convinced that he was the man I was supposed to marry and spend forever with. 
Boy, how times have changed!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Day 3: Valentine Outfit Ideas

Valentine’s Day Challenge 
Valentine's Outfit Ideas!!
Since Valentines for me will be spent at work ... 
And since my better half won't be here to celebrate.
All my outfit ideas are festive but work appropriate!
I love the colors in this one! 

Is that a bracelet or a necklace?!? Either way I love it!

Source: via Cara on Pinterest

I love this dress and the cotton candy pink accents!

Source: via Dawn on Pinterest

I think this one is my favorite! What an awesome color combination!

Now, if PB were home. I would definitely be rocking this. Isn't this the hottest "business attire" you've ever seen?!?!

Go join Amber, Neely & Casey to show off your outfit ideas!!