About Me....

I'm 29 …. I’m blonde… I think I have a great smile and even better laugh.  I love to laugh; and fully believe it is the best medicine.

I have a love of fitness...even though I'm not always motivated to act on that love.  I have started competing in tri’s and completed 4 the 2009 season. I am registered for one in 2010, and a halfmarathon.  My goal is a 1/2 Ironman in 2011.

I love my life!!  Even though I've been through more in my short 29 years than most people experience in a liftime - I still wake up every day and am thankful for at least one more day with the people I love.

Within a few years I lost my grandmother, my father, Bill's mother and most recently my best friend; in that order.  My grandmother was elderly, my father was unhealthy, Bill's mom was sudden and my  best friend had cancer.  I miss each of them every day. Through each of these losses I’ve learned more about myself than I ever could have imagined… I am strong, confident, smart and pretty funny (if I do say so myself).

My laugh will make the room turn their heads because I’m loud… but I don’t care.  I think it’s one of my better qualities.

I want to be a wife, a mother, and a grandmother… I am an aunt, a daughter, a friend, and a sister….

I’m so lucky to have the best family and friends in the entire world! I also have the worlds BEST doggies…Deuce and Shakes… I’m devoted to my friends and family and wouldn’t be the person I am today without them.

I believe in a lot of things…I believe that the sun will always rise and you always have a second chance to make things right. I believe that karma will bite you if you aren’t true to yourself, your friends, your family, and others. I believe that the smile tells everything. I believe in God. I believe that you can make it through anything. I believe that love makes everything better, whether that love is through friends, family, pets, significant others or anything else. I believe life is to short to worry about the petty things and I believe in me.

When I lost my Jess to cancer in June of 2009, her parents and her husband found her daily journal that she wrote in while doing her devotionals each day; before she lost her motor skills she was reading and studying “The Purpose Driven Life” – a 40 day study on what God’s purpose is for our lives.  Jess was very insightful and reading through her journal one quote that she wrote stuck out:

“God, whether I get anything else done today, I want to make sure that I spend time loving you and loving other people – because that’s what life is all about. I don’t want to waste this day.”

It makes a very big impact on me and my life and I read it every day and remind myself that life is about hope, faith and love.  I am blessed to have all three.

Just for fun:

Things I love:
  • Bill
  • My family
  • My AWESOME Friends
  • Triathlon
  • Shopping
  • The Gym
  • All Things sports – especially College football….my favorite!
  • My nieces and nephew
  • My doggies Deuce and Shakes (most precious ever)
  • My laptop
  • My cellphone
  • Hosting parties, showers, ANYTHING where I get to cook for people
  • Wrapping up on the couch on a rainy day
  • Running with Deuce/Shakes and taking them out to play
  • Laughing until I cry
  • Laughing until my belly hurts
  • The way my Nanny and Pappy’s house smelled at the holidays
  • My oldest niece, Kaylee's laugh (and sometimes her snort)
  • The way my nephew, Cooper runs and tackles me with hugs every time he sees me
  • My youngest niece, Shelby's cuddling…..so sweet
  • Christmas
  • Christmas Eve at “The Compound”
  • Texas de Brazil
  • Napa Valley
  • Singing really loud to ridiculous music
  • Being a girl
  • Girls weekends
  • BAG Trips
  • Reckless Kelly
  • Sappy movies, funny movies, any movie really
  • DVR
  • my ipod
  • Family get togethers
  • Pay DAY!
  • Cooking
  • Traveling
Things I dis-like (Hate is such a strong word):
  • Insensitive people
  • Rude People
  • Misinformed people
  • People who get in the right hand lane and don’t turn
  • Putting gas in my car (HATE IT!)
  • People with bad attitudes
  • My alarm clock
  • Cell phones ringing in movies, airplane, elevators etc….
  • People that drive 40mph in a 60mph zone
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