Thursday, August 21, 2014

20 Random Facts About Me Tag {Photo Heavy}

I was tagged to post 20 random facts about me on Instagram and I thought I could share it with you and elaborate on some of the facts that I shared with everyone. So here we go.....

1. I'm 34 years old and I've been married for 16 years! I married my hubby when I was 18 years old and no one thought we would make it this long. Terrible right? Beating the odds baby! Till death do us part! It hasn't been easy. Marriage isn't easy and if someone tells  you that it is. THEY'RE LYING TO YOU! Seriously, just pretend that you're barfing when someone tells you that.....The funny thing is that with all the hardships, comes the happy moments in your marriage where you love them more and more each day.  

2. I met my hubby on the wrestling team in high school. I was trying out for the team My mom made me drop out after two weeks because the boys were pervs and they told my mom all the guys wanted to wrestle me. Jerks. So I ended up only wrestling one of them (my mind is in the gutter) and here we are....

3. I had my first baby boy at 22 years old (he's 12 now). My second baby boy in 2007 (he's 6 now) and my last baby girl this past December 2014 (she's eight months now)! We're done having babies! YAY! (Notice how I follow up wrestling my hubby to having kids, Yep, Gutter brain.)

4. I was a military wife from 98-2001 and we lived in Fayetteville, North Carolina for three years. We chose to not have kids during that time because he was always getting deployed. We decided to have fun instead! Except, I wish I would have focused on school a little more. Still, no regrets.

5. Hubby and I have traveled to many southern states, east coast states, & Egypt since we've been married. We LOVE to travel. He's actually been to more places because of deployments, but those are the destinations that we have been to together. We just recently traveled to Idaho and we're hoping we can visit Hawaii soon! More on that later.....

6. I've been a licensed vocational nurse (lpn/lvn) since 2003. Specializing mostly in pediatric subacute care, public health, and home care. I love being a nurse. I love the work that i have done. I love gaining experience in different areas involving my career. It makes me feel well rounded. 

 7. I plan on getting my RN someday. Not giving up yet! 

8. My favorite color is blue topaz.

 9. I love blogging. It's a fun hobby! Can you tell?

10. Asia, Italy, and Guatemala are on my bucket list. 

11. I'm shy. Don't ever hesitate to come talk to me. :-) Seriously....

12. In high school, I was on the swim team and the water polo team. I wasn't great at it, but I loved it. 

13. My favorite workouts are spinning, swimming, and kickboxing.

14. My favorite foods are tacos, my mom's albondiga (meatball) soup, and pizza. But I'm working on staying away from them because I'm working on my health. 

15. I'm working on my health. It's a struggle, but I know that someday I will meet my goal. 

16. I'm addicted to Pinterest.

17.. I am an only child and I was spoiled. Not the kind of spoiled where I could have everything that I wanted "spoiled". I was 16 years old when I had my first job and I worked for my money. My parents provided the car, the car insurance, and I had a t.v. in my room. i never watched cable growing up. My parents were VERY strict. But when i look back at the things that I had. I was really blessed. 

18. I'm a mommas girl. I love my mom. She's my best friend! When we live together we bump heads, but when we're visiting with each other we have the best time together. Is this normal? LOL. I don't know what i would do without her. I LOVE HER SO MUCH! 

19. My husband fights MMA professionaly and  it doesn't make me nervous. He's taking a break right now, but he'll be at it again soon. People ask me all the time if i get nervous watching him fight, but I'm used to it. It doesn't bother me at all. 

20. When I was little, I wanted to be a nurse, an actress, a singer, and a sign language interpreter. Working on some of those as hobbies. I'm a licensed nurse, but I want to get my RN. l've tried acting, but have realized it's not easy doing it with kids so I'm waiting till they're bigger. I love to sing so I do it in my car a lot. LOL. I'm too much of a wuss to go tryout for television. I'm scared of the criticism. I took sign language in high school and volunteered for the School for the Deaf, but I'm rusty now. i need a referesher course. 

Do we have anything in commom? What are some interesting facts about you? 


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

{Virtual} Wednesday Wine Night: Work, Lifestyle Change, Baby Life, & Naughty Parties.

It's time for another night of wine! I surely need it! How about you? I'm sticking with Stella Rosa Rosso this week! 

If we were having wine....I'd tell you that I haven't worked since last October because my baby girl wasn't sleeping through the night and hubby and I agreed that I should stay home until she sleeps more. Seven months later and now she only wakes up once at night. It's time for me to pick up a few hours at work. I'm only going to work part time or on-call right now because that's the only way our life will function with three kids.  I really enjoyed staying home with the kids, but I feel the need to maintain my nursing skills even if it's working for a few hours.

If we were having wine....I'd tell you that I'm really struggling with my weight loss journey because life with a new baby has completely thrown me off. I'm actually looking into trying out BeachBody, but I still haven't decided yet. In the meantime, I've just been watching what I eat. I'm still working on an exercise schedule. I really want to workout in the morning, but it's really hard when I'm not getting enough rest. It'll be easier when the kids start school and I'm forced to get up. LOL. Right now, it's just a thought. In my heart, I know that someday I will meet my goal. 

If we were having wine....I'd tell you that my baby girl just turned SEVEN months! She's getting SO BIG! I can't believe! She just learned how to roll around and she's now able to sit up for a few minutes before falling over. It's really cute! She weighs 22 lbs which is heavy for her, but the Dr. said she's perfectly healthy. I'm not worried about it because I know she will grow out of it just like my boys did. She drinks about 4-5 oz of formula every few hours and I feed her one jar of baby food in the evening so she's nice and full when she goes to bed. Life is good! 

If we were having wine....I'd tell you that it feels like I've been going to a party almost every weekend! I love it! It keeps us busy and when it's a kids party the kids are really exhausted by the end of the day. SCORE! This past Friday I went to an adult birthday party with my hubby and it was nice getting out! On Saturday, I went to a Naughty Girl Party and it was wild! Can't go wrong with that kind of party! LOL. 
How is everything going with you? Have you ever been to a Naughty Girl Party? Does it seems like their are tons of people born in July? 

CHEERS TO YOU! Hope you're having a great evening! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

{Virtual} Wednesday Wine Night

I've read a few posts about virtual coffee dates on other blogs and I wanted to change it up a bit and call it Wednesday Wine Night! Let's call it a night out between friends, sharing a glass of wine, and catching up on life! Same idea. Different title. Plus, I LOVE wine! 

Tonight, I'm enjoying a glass of Stella Rosa Rosso. YUM.  So pull out your favorite glass of wine and enjoy!

If we were having wine tonight....I'd tell you that I'm exhausted and it feels good to talk about how tired I am because sometimes you just have to let those feelings out! My baby girl likes to go to bed between 12-1am and she wakes up once at night! It could be worse and it has been worse. I'm so glad the kids are out of school because I can sleep in, but WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WHEN THEY START SCHOOL? I needed this glass of wine. WHINE....Get it? I crack myself up sometimes....

If we were having wine tonight....I'd tell you that even though I am exhausted that I LOVE BEING A NEW MOM again. Yes, I'm tired, Yes, I'm stressed out. Yes, I'm overwhelmed. But, it's all part of the process because I felt this way with my two boys and I adjusted and I got over it. I just need to figure out when I'm going to clean my house, focus on my computer work, and find the time to go to the gym. Everything is in shambles right now. Sometimes writing a schedule for myself works. I'm going to have to work on that soon. 

If we were having wine tonight...I'd tell you that I started watching Orange is the New Black last week, I finished it today, and it's REALLY good! Have you seen it? It's super raunchy, but I love the story line. Maybe it's the psychology behind it. I should have been a psychologist...if you're into criminals (well, not "into" them), and curious about life in prison, but in a comedic sort of way. This is for you. WARNING: Just make sure that the kids aren't in the same room. Unless, you want to have to explain stuff to them. LOL. I can't wait for season 3!

If we were having wine tonight....I'd tell you that we just came back from visiting family from Idaho and I have so much to tell you! It's not all potatoes out there! LOL. We only stayed for a few days and we plan on going back again. Soon I hope. There's so much to do out there! We also plan on going to Vegas next month and I can't wait! 

Well friends! It's time to end the night! Hubby is almost home from work and the baby is calling! Cheers to you and I can't wait for another Wednesday Wine Night!