Monday, November 19, 2012

Me, Myself and I

 I always think it's fun to get to know people in different ways.  Even random, unimportant information is interesting to me. And that is what Me, Myself and I is all about :)
 5 questions...
Here we go!

What are your top 5 favorite movies to watch during the Holidays?
 By far my most favorite is Elf!
I mean really, who doesn't love Buddy?! 
I can quote the entire movie. 
 Also in my top 5 are:
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Home Alone and of course the oldies but goodies...Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer & Frosty the Snowman.

 I also really like to watch all of the super cheesy Hallmark Lifetime "25 days of Christmas" Movies...some of them are so bad, but it's all part of the holidays to me! The cheesier the better! Brandon loves me for it ;)

It’s the month of giving thanks, what are you most thankful for?  
I am thankful for so much, but one of the things I am most thankful for is my little family of 5.
 Each of them represents so much to me and I am beyond words thankful to be their mom and wife. 
beyond words...

If there was a quote or verse to describe your life, what would it be?

What sticks out most to me about this quote is the believing part. It has taken quite a bit for me to get to a place where I believe enough in myself and my capabilities to just do it. Whatever "it" may be....and realizing that even if I fail or didn't do it perfectly, I still "did."  
I think the hardest step in anything is always the first one. It's mustering up that courage and faith in yourself to believe you can do it. We can be our worst enemy or our greatest cheerleader. Sometimes it doesn't matter who or how many people are behind you, cheering you on, YOU have to believe in you.
And then--do it! 

Who in your family are you most like?
I see so much of myself in my Bella girl. 

She is strong willed, hard headed, out spoken, a do it your-selfer, always has to have the last word, loyal, independent, super sensitive, incredibly loving, in great need of affection and affirmation. She has a mothers heart and a soft spirit. She is strong in many ways, yet weak in others. I'm totally in love with that little girl, but also feel like she will be my biggest challenge simply because she is so much like me.

People say this about my mom and I too. That we are a lot alike. I remember we butted heads a lot when I was growing up, but now she is one of my closest friends. I think having a daughter so much like yourself can either pull you apart or make you closer and I am blessed to have that closer relationship with my mom. 
I purposely keep Bella close because of this reason too. because I know that keeping her close now and as she gets older {lord have mercy on me when she is 16} then the the hard times won't bring us apart, 
but instead even closer. 
I also think God gave me Bella to show me things about myself. It's almost like holding up a mirror sometimes. She has taught me more about myself then she will ever know! And she is only 4. 

What is your favorite drink order at Starbucks?
I am going to go ahead and throw it out there that I don't particularly like starbucks coffee. I know. 
Shock and Awe. 
I would rather have a sonic diet dr. pepper any day. However, on occasion I do get a craving for a starbucks and when I do it's a caramel macchiato! 


Ok so it's your turn now!
It's really simple, just answer the questions, and then grab a button and link up your post so we can get to know YOU better too!



  1. Hey! I'm a new follower from this link up. Loved your answers. :)

    Trying To Be Who I Am

  2. Also new from the link-up. What a beautiful family you have. That's a great quote. I completely agree about having peole behind you and cheering you on, unless you believe in yourself you won't get very far.

  3. I am the samsies with the movies!!! & I love those silly Hallmark & lifetime movies! Makes me feel better to know I'm not alone! Ha!

  4. I am a sucker for cheesy Christmas movies :P the ones on ABC family are the ones I watch, it's just part of Christmas for me :) I also really love that quote!

  5. love elf.. and especially that quote! My brother is always quoting the line right after that... "make work your favorite" :) xo annalizbeth

  6. So glad you are hosting with us this month!! And I am with you on Starbucks..except mine would be a regular Dr. Pepper! :) Luv ya girl!

  7. i love elf. best movie ever. my daughter and i butt heads quite a lot too, so this part really touched my heart. i love how you say you purposely keep her close. i agree that will definitely bring you guys closer during tough times rather than pull you all apart. you have a beautiful family!

  8. ps. are those longhorn signs your kiddos are sporting? i kinda assumed since i see burnt orange on your hubby. go longhorns!!

    1. yep, those are longhorn signs ;)
      My husband is a huge fan and is already embedding his love for them into my son in hopes of having a UT grad one day ;)

  9. I loved reading this post! My mother and I are also very, very similar. She is definitely my best friend and really "gets me" even though we too butted heads when I was younger!

    Fizz and Frosting

  10. You have such a beautiful family and I just saw where yall live in SA not too far from me :)

    So happy to have had you co host, you're awesome!
    Happy Tuesday!

  11. You have a cute family! Love your answers....Even if you're not all that crazy about coffee! ;)

  12. I am a new reader after seeing your giveaway on the Wiegands. I adore your blog and your heart. I'm so glad I found it!

  13. Hey there! Glad to have you co-hosting with us this month! You have some GREAT answers here - I loved what you said about believing in yourself and that photo of you and your family is so darling. You definitely have a lot to be grateful for! Happy Thanksgiving week! xo

  14. Wow! I'm the EXACT same with the Starbucks. I don't think it's anything special, but when I do go I get a caramel macchiatto! And I'm pretty sure I'm addicted to Diet Dr. Pepper. I found you through Wifesessionals and I'm definitely a new follower!

  15. I am seeing such a common theme - Elf is one of the best holiday movies out there!

    New follower from the linkup.

  16. New follower form the blog hop :) Look forward to reading some more, thank you for hosting!

  17. I love your movie picks! Definitely some of my favorites!

  18. Hi there! I enjoyed reading your answers and getting to know you.

    I was so thrilled by the questions, I had to join in, for my first time!

    Off to check out the rest. Thank you for hosting this party :)


  19. I have two of your five movies in my list, too! I mean, Elf? Doesn't get much better than that, except for the "classics". :)

    I hope you visit my blog and read my answers, too! Thanks for hosting such a cool event each month! I just discovered it, and I'm so excited to participate in the future! :)

    xoxo, Gayle

  20. Your family is so beautiful!
    If God blesses me with a daughter one day, I hope she's like me as well! And how special that you and your mom have a close relationship. That is so wonderful.


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