Friday, July 19, 2013

The story of my life.

Day 1: The story of your life in 250 words or less 

I was born, a baby, like most people :) I am the 3rd child in my family. When I was around 7 my parents decided to adopt, another boy since we had two girls and one boy. They just finalized their 8th adoption on valentines day of this year. I lived in the same house from the time I was born, until I moved to Japan with my husband when I was 18. I met my husband when I was 13, started dating him when I was 15 and married him 2 months after I turned 18. We have been married just over 6 years and it was the best decision I have ever made! We lived in Japan for 3 years because my husband was in the Army, came home to Minnesota to have our first son then moved to Texas for 10 months. My husband got out of the army in 2010 and we moved home to Minnesota. We now have two boys, ages 2 and 3 and baby number 3 will be here any day! I live a normal life, doing my best to raise my kids right. We have an amazing family that loves and supports us. We go to an awesome church where we are trying to get more involved.  My days are filled with crying toddlers and messy kisses, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I am in love with my husband and he is an amazing father to our boys, and I am excited to grow old with him by my side. I love my life!  

and that my friends is the story of my life in 250 words!  (or 264... but who's counting?) Stop by tomorrow for day 2 of my 31 day blogging challenge. Did you do day one of the challenge? Leave a comment with the link and I will stop by and leave some love!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

31 Day blogger Challenge

     Lately I have been having a hard time blogging. I love it. I love being able to write about whatever I want, and I love how there is no pressure. But I feel like lately I just can't come up with anything to write about. I have a half a dozen posts started that I have never posted, because I feel like they aren't good enough. I just want this blog to be for me. I have two toddlers, a husband and a dog that I am giving all of my energy and attention to, my whole purpose of starting this blog was to have something that's MINE. Over the course of the blog I have tried several things to get myself into writing more often and it just hasn't happened. I came across this blogging challenge, and decided this is what I need to get myself in the groove. If I can blog every day, or at least close to that, for a month, then maybe I can get what I want out of this blog. A little bit of alone time. 

    With baby #3 due any day now I'm not going into this thinking I will get 31 days straight, but with an outline of what I am writing about it will be a lot easier for me to find the time/motivation to take a few minutes to myself. This is supposed to be for the month of May, and I am starting in the middle of July. But that's just how I do things :) My way! 

Day 1: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph... no one will be counting your words... probably)
Day 2: Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you'd like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)
Day 3: Things that make you uncomfortable
Day 4: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it
Day 5: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don't have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member
Day 6: If you couldn't answer with your job, how would you answer the question, 'what do you do'?
Day 7: The thing(s) you're most afraid of
Day 8: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.
Day 9: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words)
Day 10: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill. 
Day 11: Sell yourself in 10 words or less
Day 12: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life...)
Day 13: Issue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.
Day 14: Ten things that make you really happy
Day 15: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day - this could be "a photo an hour" if you'd like)
Day 16: Something difficult about your "lot in life" and how you're working to overcome it
Day 17: A favorite photo of yourself and why
Day 18: Tell a story from your childhood. Dig deep and try to be descriptive about what you remember and how you felt.
Day 19: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them
Day 20: Get real. Share something you're struggling with right now.
Day 21: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives
Day 22: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)
Day 23: Things you've learned that school won't teach you
Day 24: Your top 3 worst traits
Day 25: Something someone told you about yourself that you'll never forget (good or bad)
Day 26: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you'd like.
Day 27: A letter to your readers
Day 28: Only pictures
Day 29: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post
Day 30: React to this term: Letting Go
Day 31: A vivid memory

So friends, if you are looking for some motivation for yourself, or want to learn a little bit more about me, come back often and check in. Leave a comment with a link to your post if you want, I LOVE to read about YOU! Wish me luck :)