Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast."

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This is me.

So a friend of mine did a post titled, "This is me" a couple of weeks ago and I loved it! So, I am using her post as a template for mine today.  Honestly, go and read Tanna's blog - http://tcpreciousmoments.blogspot.com - her post was so raw and real and fun I just loved it.  Every day when I read her blog it makes me want to be a better wife, friend, Christian and mom (someday).  I just love her and miss not living close by anymore so I can soak up all her wisdom!  Ok enough about my sweet friend.  Anywho... After I read her "This is me" post,  I knew it was something I wanted to do on my blog so that I could look back and remember where I was at this point in life, and I just wanted to be real on my blog so that you all could see the real me. So here ya go - this is me...

My favorite color has always been pink and black, but when I went to TCU I fell in love with the color purple.
I met the love of my life when I was a junior in high school.
I have always had dogs my whole life, and absolutely hate cats- being allergic to them doesn't help either ;)
My favorite thing to wear is long comfy dresses or comfy workout clothes... I just love to be comfortable.
I absolutely love to sleep.  I can go to bed at 10pm and wake up at 10am... my body needs lots and lots of sleep- kinda worried about what will happen when we have kids and sleep is nothing but a memory!
I can usually lay down in bed and within 5 minutes I am asleep... I pray for those who struggle with insomnia... I would be miserable if that was my life.
I can easily entertain myself- give me a good book or recorded tv shows and I am good for hours.
I have a relationship with God and could not imagine what my life would be like without Him.  In this stage of life I am really taking to heart what grace is-- probably one of the most incredible gifts I have been given.
I love water... I drink probably 8 or more cups a day.  I hate soda... have never liked it.  The only thing I can stomach is ginger ale when I am sick.
Coffee-- yuck.  The smell is great... but the taste- not so much.  I would rather have tea with a splash of lemonade if I need some caffeine!
I love talking about our future family with Reagan... it gives me butterflies.  I cannot wait to have little ones to cuddle!!
My radio is usually set to KLOVE or Country music is blasting with the sunroof open.
The last time I cried was a couple nights ago.
If you looked at my nightstand right now you would find... an ipad, a bottle of water, the Jesus Calling Devotional, my cell phone and lotion.

I would much rather be hot than freezing cold.  Though my perfect day would be not too hot not too cold with the wind just slightly blowing... Texas seems to throw me those perfect days every once in a while.
I love to snuggle and just be close to Reagan... I get really lonely when he is gone on business trips.
I love to do group classes at the gym- it just helps me get in the groove and be more motivated... Cardio Kickbox and Step are two of my favorites!
I love shoes, and purses, and clothes.  Shopping is my thing and I love to do it with my Momma.
If you were to ask me to dinner and I had to pick I would probably pick Italian or Mexican... I love both so so much!
The one thing that I do that drives Reagan crazy is I worry all the time.  I am praying daily for God to help me with this... such a tough one! I am definitely making an effort to work on it.
I could not just pick one best friend... I have some amazing ladies in my life and I would not be who I am without them.
I struggle with trusting others at times because of things I have been through.  Though, I will love hard and it kills me to be hurt by those I love and care about so much.
I love worship music.  I feel most alive when worship music is playing- it is just me and God.
One chore I hate the most- cleaning the bathroom... I try to convince Reagan to do it every time we clean, but he hates it just as much as I do!
I hate to fight and I dread conflict. It makes me nervous - and because of it I apologize for anything and everything.
I have a really hard time with going to bed angry- I want to work things out before we go to sleep because life is just too short to go to bed angry at the ones you love.
Things that cause me anxiety: the dentist (and my mom is a dental hygienist), losing people I love, never being able to have kids, and conflict!
I sleep without socks on- my mom sleeps with socks on and I find that so weird!

I love frozen yogurt.  I could honestly eat it every day.  I like it plain or with lots of fruit and nuts.  I honestly work out so I can indulge in that sweet treat.
I have never run a marathon and really have no desire to ever run one.  The closest I will get to a marathon is probably cheering Reagan on at the finish line when he finally does one.
I have only lived in Texas, but people say that I talk like I am from Minnesota... don't know where that comes from!
I love a good taco salad, fajitas, pasta loaded with veggies and chicken, or my dad's hamburgers.
You will never see me eat crawfish... I hate the way they look, smell and taste.
I believe in spanking for certain things... but a "thinking chair" will also be something we have in our house when we have kids.
I love to swim- I miss my swim team days a lot and really wish I would have swam in college.
I wish I could take a nap every day after lunch.  Just 30 mins and I would be so much more productive the rest of my day.
My mom is my person.  I do not know what I would do without her. She knows pretty much everything about me and just gets me.
I write everything down.  Without my planner I would be lost!
I do not watch tons of TV, but when I do these are the shows I love: Grey's Anatomy, The Bachelor, Modern Family, Revenge, Shark Tank, and The Voice.
I enjoy blogging but I feel like my life is not super exciting so I do not have much to blog about.  I feel like once we start having kids I will have a lot more memories to post for friends and family to see!

I love to read.  Give me a great book and I could probably finish it in one day!
I love peanut butter on toast... jelly not so much.  But if I do have some jelly I want it to be kinda tart.
Pregnancy scares me... I have so many friends that cannot get pregnant and I pray each day that God will bless us with children and I will not have a hard time conceiving.
I am very OCD... I like to have my house clean and in order.  Reagan is learning as the years go by that I am a much happier person if our house is clean! HA!
I have a hard time judging others- I always tell myself when I start to judge that I never know what their life is like and I need to try to love them like God does.
My marriage is something I treasure so much.  We have been through a lot the past years that has caused us to give our marriage to God completely. I know there is always room for improvement and we strive towards that daily... by no means are we perfect.
I love to sing but hate singing in front of other people.  Though, there are times in church when the Holy Spirit moves within and my friends next to me will hear my voice and tell me I need to sing loud more often!
I love bubble baths but never have time to take them.  I always end up taking a shower so that I can get in and out quick because I love my comfy pjs and bed!
I have no tattoos.  Somedays I say I want one- but I really think I am too chicken to get one... they are just so permanent and I am so OCD I would probably want it off the next day!
My biggest fear is that something will happen to Reagan or my parents- I do not know what I would do without them.
Bananas, milk, greek yogurt, chicken, mushrooms, watermelon (when in season), and peanut butter are always on my grocery list when I go to the store.
I love to cook and make up my own recipes.  I love cooking even more with my husband- it just makes it more fun.
My natural hair color is dirty blonde. Highlights are my best friend.
My eyes are blue and Reagan's are blue green- our kids are going to have beautiful eye colors!

I always have lil bruises or cuts on my legs... who knows where in the world they come from?!
I love giving gifts to people - the looks on their faces is what I love the most.
I can count on one hand the times I have laid in a tanning bed.  Ever since my mom was diagnosed with melanoma I am scared to death of them.  So I fake tan with tanning lotion... oops the secret is out!
Some of my closest friends are those I have from college... cannot imagine life without them. Even though we all live far away, each time we talk we pick up right where we left off and I just love that.
I do not like flying on planes but I would love to travel more- there are so many places and memories I want to make with Reagan and friends before we have kids.
My dream job would be working for Make-A-Wish Foundation.... I love how kids lives can be changed in an instant with just one wish coming true.
I have known Reagan since I was a junior in high school.  We dated almost 6 years before we got married.  He is truly my soul mate and other half.  I without a doubt believe you can fall in love in high school.
One thing I want the most in life- to be a mom.
My favorite season is summer - lots of time to make memories with friends and family!
I would be more transparent on my blog if I knew there were not people in this world that make comments without wondering how it would make someone else feel.
Speaking of the blog, I need to be better about posting.  I want to be able to look back and remember life when it was just me, Reagan and sweet Lyla girl.
The hardest thing for me to take is when I know I have disappointed someone... I try so hard to do my best and I hate to let others down.
I love to speed and cannot stand people who drive slow -- at least drive the speed limit! I have never gotten a ticket... knock on wood ;)
When I give birth I want to have a photographer capture those special moments.  I have friends who have done that and the pictures are absolutely incredible.
When I was little I could play dolls forever - I guess being a mom has been something I have always wanted even as a little girl.
I love the names... Reese, Remington, Ryder and Ryland for a boy.  For a girl, I love- Arden, Adley, Ainsley, Adaleigh, Rowan, and Raleigh. Reagan is not so fond of some of my favorites... it will be interesting to see what our kids names end up being one day.  Oh and if you can't tell, I have this weird obsession with A and R names since our initials are A and R... OCD -- maybe just a little!!!!

This is me... I love the Lord, I love my husband, I would do anything for my friends and family, and I cannot wait to see the plans God has in store for us!