First of all, thank you so much for all your love and encouragement from yesterday's post. I'm so happy to know it's something some of y'all needed at the right time (and that I'm not the only one who struggles). Blogland is by far the best place to find and connect with other woman. I'm so grateful for all my sweet readers and friends I've made along the way! Hugs to all of you!
Today I thought it would be fun to share a little bit about myself, the girl behind the blog. I have my fair share of quirks and that's always fun to learn about someone. I'm hoping you'll share something about yourself too in the comments below.
Without further adieu, 10 things about the blogger behind this blog.
1 || I can't go to bed unless the kitchen and living room are tidy. I'm talking no dishes in the sink (sometimes I even dry the dishes in the strainer and put them away), pillows fluffed, remote in it's "home". This type A, OCD is kind of obnoxious at times. Especially when I'm extremely tired and ready to go to bed. I know what you are thinking, "just ignore it on those nights." I can't! I wish I could, but instead I do it like a zombie so that when my head hits the pillow I can sleep easy. My husband likes to pick on me about this one by tossing the pillows around... drives me bananas.
2 || I wash and dry my jeans after every wear. I know I'm not supposed to for the sake of their "life", but I like them feeling clean and more importantly tight. Nothing is worse than constantly having to shimmy back into your jeans when all they want to do is slide down below your hips.
3 || I've always wanted an arm sleeve of tattoos. It probably has to do with my alter ego. When they say tattoos are addicting - it's true! But for now I'll stick with the two I have and it will most likely stay that way.
4 || I graduated the police academy in 2011. You can read the full story on that here. Most people are shocked by this discovery considering I'm a 5"2 blonde, girly female. But you can ask my husband, I have a very competitive side that likes to "keep up with the boys" and I've always enjoyed a challenge. Completing the PA is something I'll always be proud of even if my life turned in an unexpected direction upon graduating.
5 || I always pictured myself as a boy mom. When I pictured (and still do) being a mom to multiple children I picture 4 boys wrestling in the house and eating me out of food frequently. I picture smelly sports bags in the trunk and boys Nikes laying all over the floor by the front door. Is that weird? Maybe God will shake things up for me and surprise me with a girl in the future!
6 || Some days I don't brush my teeth until Maddox's first nap. Gross, I know, but I'm usually nursing a cup of coffee up until that point and we all can agree coffee and toothpaste don't mix! PS. If you are a coffee lover and a mama who ends up drinking it cold 99.9% off the time, try this iced coffee. It's the agave that makes it. #amazeballs
7 || I could eat Mexican all day. Every day. For the rest of my life. We seriously have tacos once a week at home. It's an addiction. I also secretly want to be the salsa dancer emoji every time I eat Mexican food. #dreambig
8 || If Jon and I don't pray over my dreams every night I have nightmares. I'm talking realistic night terrors. Each night Jon and I pray together before bed and we always pray "for angels to surround our dreams and to keep the Devil away". May sound crazy to some, but there have been a few nights where we haven't prayed that prayer and I've had terrifying, horrific dreams that leave me crying in bed.
9 || I'm known for leaving laundry in the washer for days at a time. Rewashing that same load. Forgetting about it again. Rewashing for a third time. Switching it to the dryer and then leaving it there to wrinkle. Moral of the story? I despise laundry.
10 || I mentioned before I have a type A, OCD personality. Well, the red bubble notifications on my iPhone taunt me. I can't handle them. They have to go away as soon as I see them. Even if it means clicking Twitter to make the bubble disappear and checking back later to see what the notification was for.
What's something random or quirky about you?