Four Things Survey

Do you guys remember when e-mail surveys were the “it” thing? I am aware I am a total geek, but I always loved filling them out and forwarding them to my friends. Blog surveys are just as much fun and help us to learn about each other. I was tagged by Lori and Michelle from Purely Twins for this one, here goes!

Four names that people call me, other than my real name:

Heath (pronounced as the first syllable of “Heather”)

Sassy

Honey (only Bobby is allowed this one Smile)

In high school people called me “bird legs”

Four jobs I have had:

Old Navy sales associate

Running skirts sales rep

High School Varsity Volleyball coach

5th grade teacher

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selling skirts to running stores!

Four movies I’ve watched more than once:

The Santa Clause (every year)

Father of the Bride I and II

Beauty and the Beast

Elf

Four books I’d recommend:

Redeeming Love

Maze Runner series

Purpose Driven Life

The Selection series

Four places I have lived:

Metairie, LA

Dacula, GA

Biloxi, MS

Madison, MS

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running by all the casinos near our old house in Biloxi, MS

Four places I have been:

Hawaii

Cozumel

Grand Cayman

Costa Maya

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Four places I’d rather be right now:

A Disney Cruise

Walt Disney World

A Beach

Did I mention somewhere warm that includes a beach?

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Four things I don’t eat:

Seafood

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Squash

Four of my favorite foods:

Chocolate

Cheese

Potato soup

snowballs (that’s a food, right?)

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Four TV shows that I watch:

The Walking Dead

Grey’s Anatomy

Once Upon a Time

19 Kids and Counting

Four things I am looking forward to this year:

As in 2015? Going to Disney

Running races

getting back into pre-pregnancy shape

Hanging out with my family

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Four things I’m always saying:

Y’all

I die

Oh. my. gosh.

Seriously!?!

Four People I Tag:

Karen

Mindy

Jen

Stacie

QOTD: Answer one of these four questions for yourself in the comments!

ABC Learn About Me

I saw this post on Tina’s blog and decided it would be fun for some of my newer readers to learn a little bit about me!

A. Attached or Single? Attached…for like…forever…haha. Or just 6 years. To the love of my life.

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B. Best Friend? Jen. This sounds SO cheesy but she “gets me” and I can always count on her no matter what. We don’t get to see each other often but we still talk pretty much every day!

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C. Cake or pie? Cake. I have never been a big pie person.

D. Day of choice? Saturday of course. Weekend, family time, relaxation. Fun.

E. Essential Item? My iPhone. I am seriously addicted. It’s pathetic.

F. Favorite color? I’m a pink girl.

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G. Gummy bears or worms? Worms! Especially the sour kind.

H. Home town? Mandeville, LA (a suburb of New Orleans)

I. Favorite Indulgence? Anything with sugar. brownies and ice cream. Chocolate. candy. Ok who’s hungry? This isn’t helping my sugar detox!

J. January or July? July! HELLO it’s my birthday month! Plus January is so depressing. It’s cold, and Christmas is over. Sad times.

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K. Kids? Not yet, but in the “plan”. ha.

L. Life isn’t complete without? My family. They mean everything to me.

M. Marriage date? January 6, 2007. It’s inscribed on the inside of Bobby’s wedding ring in case he forgets.

N. Number of brothers/sisters? 1 older sister

O. Oranges or Apples? Apples. Preferably with peanut butter.

P. Phobias? I hate flying, but I do it ALL the time for work. Funny how that works out eh?

Q. Quotes? You are stronger than you think.

R. Reasons to smile? Even when things look rough, God is in control.

S. Season of choice? Fall! I love the smells, the colors, pumpkin yankee candles, and the fact that Christmas is near.

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T. Tag 5 People. If you have a July birthday like me, I TAG YOU!

U. Unknown fact about me? This is tough. Having a blog I share pretty much everything.

V. Vegetable? Green beans

W. Worst habit? Ha I am sure my family has a list! I would say I do have a bad habit of clenching my teeth, and of course, worrying.

X. Xray or Ultrasound? What kind of a question is this? Um..neither please, it means something is wrong with me! (or pregnancy) none of which I am game for right now!

Y. Your favorite food? Cheese. I love. cheese.

Z. Zodiac sign? I think cancer but I don’t believe in that sort of thing.

QOTD: Answer one of the above questions!

11 Things

 

I was tagged by Sarah to do this fun little question and answer. I feel I am very open here on RWS, but there is still a lot you probably don’t know about me, so here we go!

Rules: 1 Post these rules

2: You must post 11 random things about yourself.

3. Answer the questions set for you in their post.

4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.

5. Go to their blog and tell them that you’ve tagged them.

6. No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

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11 random things about me…

1.) I like to sleep in the pitch black dark. If there is light in the room it’s all I can focus on and I can’t sleep!

2.) I crack my knuckles. I know, terrible habit. Fingers, toes, ankles, back…you name it!

3.) I am afraid of heights. I will never sky dive, bungee jump, or anything of the sort

4.) Sweet tea is my guilty pleasure

5.) When I get nervous, I clean.

6.) I am obsessed with making Shutterfly photobooks. I never print pictures…always Shutterfly.

7.) My cell phone is always attached to my hand. Because of the nature of my work, I need constant e-mail and phone access

8.) I am not spontaneous. I wish I was.

9.) When I was 5 I took ballet. I was not very good.

10.) My first car was a lime green new beetle that I drove for 6 years.

11.) My senior year of high school I was district MVP for volleyball, 1st team all district for basketball, and female athlete of the year for my school.

Questions for me:

1) What is one childhood secret you never told your mother? Well I wouldn’t have told her but she found out. When I was 5 or so I didn’t want to eat my peas so I hid them in my mom’s Bible and then when she was singing in the choir, she sat down, opened her Bible for the sermon, and all the peas fell out and everyone was staring at her!

2) What is your idea of a romantic date? A tasty dinner, and then going for a walk or sitting outside on the porch just talking. I’m easy to please.

3) Would you rather spend a whole day shopping or cooking? Shopping! I love to bake but don’t think I would enjoy doing it all day.

4) What is your favorite vacation spot? Disneyworld. Are you surprised?

5) If you could eat only 1 kind of food for the rest of your life, what would you eat? Something with cheese in it.

6) What is your dream job? I really do love my jobs! If I wasn’t doing this, I would love to help people plan their weddings and events.

7)If you were to be remembered for one thing, what would you like it to be? That I loved God and loved others.

8)  If you could re-live a day of your life again, which would it be and why? Either my wedding day or pretty much any day of vacation with my husband. We have so much fun together!

9) If you were given a $1000 gift card, where/how would you spend it? Probably Banana Republic or Kirklands.

10) What piece of clothing is a staple in your wardrobe? My running shoes! Oh, you mean “real” clothes? A layering tank. Tops are never long enough.

11)  What is the weirdest food you have eaten? I am a very very picky eater and don’t eat weird foods so I have no idea!

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Questions for my friends:

1.) How long should you be engaged before you get married?

2.) Must read book?

3.) Biggest pet peeve?

4.) What is your dream job?

5.) crushed ice or cubed?

6.) Have you ever met anyone famous?

7.) Favorite summer Olympic sport to watch?

8.) Salty or sweet?

9.) Would you rather have an encounter with a bear or a mountain lion? Why?

10.) What was your favorite birthday party as a child?

11.) What size bed do you sleep in?

 

People I am tagging:

Karen, Janine, Kristyn, Tara, Megan, Amy, Heidi, Crystal, Lindsay, Julie, Rachel

QOTD: Answer one of the above questions in the comments!

Christmas Survey

 

Good morning! I have another busy weekend ahead, more wedding fun is just around the corner. I am heading to the gym to get in a workout before the madness begins. But first, I saw this fun Christmas survey on Julie’s blog and since I am pretty obsessed with Christmas, I wanted to join in on the fun!

Christmas Survey Time! If you want to join in the fun answer one, some, or all the questions in the comments section!

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Christmas 2010

Eggnog or hot chocolate?

Both! Probably lean more towards Eggnong since it’s a seasonal treat.

Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?

Growing up they were not wrapped, there was just a pile each for my sister and I. Don’t know what I will do when I have kids. Good question!

Colored lights on tree/house or white?

White lights on the tree, mixture outside (not all in one strand but a different color for the trees, bushes, etc.)

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Do you hang mistletoe?

Growing up there was some at my grandparents house (where we spend Christmas eve and Christmas) but we never had any at our house I don’t think.

When do you hang your decorations up?

Growing up it was day after Thanksgiving, since I have been married it’s the weekend before Thanksgiving.

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What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?

Tough! I make a cream cheese danish for Christmas morning breakfast that’s great!

Favorite holiday memory as a child?

I have two. 1.) our neighborhood used to put out luminaries all along the streets in front of the houses on Christmas eve. It was the most BEATIFUL thing. When we would get home from my grandparents Christmas eve we would go for a walk and it was so beautiful. 2.) Dancing around the living room to Christmas music with my sister all day Christmas eve while the adults cooked. My grandparents have a huge living room with a HUGE sectional couch (like twice the length of a normal one) and we would pretend we were ballerinas and dance to the Christmas music around and around the couch for hours, getting excited about opening gifts!

What is on your Christmas wish list?

An iPod nano for when I run! (Check out my Favorite things of 2011 post)

Do you open a gifts on Christmas Eve?

Growing up, we would open gifts from my grandparents Christmas eve at their house and then back home one from my parents (Pajamas)

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How do you decorate your Christmas tree?

No particular theme, we get a new ornament anytime we go somewhere so we have a bunch! We put on Christmas music and a fire. It’s one of my favorite days of the year, decorating for Christmas!

Snow? Love it or dread it?

Living in the south my whole life, I know I would hate it. I love when we get one snowfall every year or two, it’s just enough!

Real tree or fake tree?

We had cats, so always fake. I’m pretty indifferent.

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Christmas 2006

Do you remember your favorite gift?

I don’t know if it’s my favorite but I was REALLY into American Girl doll’s as a tween and so getting my dolls and outfits/furniture etc was always a favorite.

What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you?

Celebrating the true reason for it all, Jesus’ birth. He is the reason for the season, and I really try to focus more on that than the other commercialized things.  Also, spending time with my family, our traditions.

What is your favorite holiday dessert?

My mom makes amazing pralines at Christmas time, I eat about a million. Seriously.

What is your favorite tradition?

On Christmas eve we sit by the fire and my dad read’s The Night Before Christmas and the Christmas Story out of the Bible. always a special time to me. We take pictures every year as well so we have one from every year with my sister and I in our new PJ’s on the couch with my dad while he reads. Also I enjoy going to Church on Christmas eve. It puts things in perspective and is a good time to be thankful and reflective before the Christmas day madness.

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What tops your tree?

Always been a star. Bobby broke ours this year so I had to buy a new one.

Do you prefer giving or receiving?

Giving! I put a LOT of thought into gifts, and get SO excited when they open them. It’s so fun for me!

What is your favorite Christmas song?

Oh Holy Night and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Candy canes, yuck or yum?

just ok, but I love peppermint fudge, bark, ice cream.

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Favorite Christmas movie?

The Santa Clause and Home Alone.

What do you leave for Santa?

We always left cookies an milk, nothing now though

Do you have a Christmas morning tradition?

Growing up we would have to wait at the top of the stairs until we were told we could come down. My sister and I would sit on the top step SO excited thinking about all of the toys we were about to get. My mom would video tape us coming down and into the living room. We sat by the fire and opened stockings first, then gifts, while Christmas music played in the background. Then we would eat breakfast afterwards.

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Christmas 2005

Do you prefer to shop on-line or at the mall?

Either. It depends I guess on what I’m looking for.

Christmas letter or Christmas card?

Christmas card. Some (NOT ALL so please don’t get offended) people use the Christmas letter as an attention getting brag fest and that always drove me nuts. There is a way to do it well and tastefully, but some people just don’t get it. (Who has seen the Christmas letter episode of Everybody Loves Raymond. Love.)

*Side note, Christmas day is also very special in my family because it is also my mom’s birthday! On Christmas night after all the hoopla we sing happy birthday to her and she opens her gifts.

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QOTD: Ok so answer one, some, or all these questions in the comments section!