Wednesday, December 2, 2009

honest scrap award

Sarah Denley gave me the Honest Scrap Award! She and I went to high school together (she was a year ahead of me) but we didn't really know each other that well. I think we were in some plays together, and maybe drama class, but that's about it. I found her blog through a friend of a friend and have been following her for a few months now and I think she is so funny! Like I said, we never really talked in high school, but after reading her blog alot I feel like I know her so much better, haha! And it also seems like we have alot in common as far as living in the same area and both being married young.  Anyway, thanks Sarah Denley!!

Rules for the award:

1. Must thank the person who gave you the award and list their blog and link it.

2. Share "10 Honest things" about yourself.

3. Present this award to 7 others whose blogs you find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged you.

4. Tell those 7 people they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving the award.

So here are my super honest confessions:

1.  Whenever I am in the car alone, I turn on the country station as loud as it will possibly go and hold my cellphone in front of me like a microphone and sing/scream at the top of my lungs. And it always happens that someone in the car right beside is looking at me at just the right time and they start laughing hysterically (sometimes pointing at me while laughing). What can I say?  I love to sing.

2.  I always thought that I would hate working and that all I wanted to do was be a stay at home mom. While I would still love to be able to stay at home with my baby one day, I really enjoy working. I think my job just fits me perfect and I honestly like it. I don't dread going to work, which I am very thankful for.

3.  I am extremely close to my family, especially my mom. She and I still have our occasional arguments (nothing like our fights in highschool), but we are really close and talk on the phone at least once a day. She is an elementary school honors teacher and I always call her for questions about random things and you know how teachers always seem to know the answer. My sister always jokes and asks when my mom and I are going to cut the umbilical cord (haha - gross analogy, I know!). My mom was a bit like supermom when we were growing up - she always threw us the most creative birthday parties, our lunches were always packed, my hair was always combed and all of this while shuffling my brother and I between twenty different activities. Her mother (my grandmother) was 100% Italian and my mom & I both show signs of that strong Italian personality.

4.  On a similar note, something I inherited from my mother is my strong, opionated, sometimes bossy personality. For instance, I recently was on the phone with direct tv customer service. I was not getting the answer I wanted from the agent, so after threatening to switch to dish network and demanding the manager, I was finally put through to a supervisor. After 20 minutes she gave in and gave us free HD for a year. I was taught that the squeaky wheel always gets the oil.

5.  I love the beach. Loooooove the beach. My favorites are South Beach, Destin, and Playa Samara in Costa Rica. Hubby tends to get irritated with me because all I want to do is lay out. What else are you supposed to do at the beach? Be active?? I don't think so.

6.  I was born on Christmas Day and sometimes I wish so bad that my birthday was in some random month like September. Every year I go through the same thing: people forgetting my birthday, people not telling me happy birthday enough and everyone else getting presents too so the day is not as special for me. Am I a spoiled brat? Absolutely.

7.  I definitely want children one day and I already have the names picked out...Iris (after Danny's grandmother) and Kylan Samuel (after my dad).

8.  I miss my grandmothers. Really bad.

9.  My mother was at Woodstock. Yes, really. In the summer of 1969. She was a wild one ;)

10.  I am currently writing my first novel. So far I've written about 14 pages and still have a long way to go. It will probably take me another 2 years to finish, but when I do, it will be one of my greatest accomplishments. I majored in Journalism in college (I attended the University of Alabama) and I loved it. Writing is definitely one of my passions.

And finally, I would like to give this award to the following people because I love their blogs!!

Lil' Woman


Amy said...

Thanks for the award...I will try to do my honest scrap post soon! I love the name Kylan ;) But, be prepared....we had our names picked out forever and then once we actually got pregnant...I changed them all! - ha!

Lil' Woman said...

Thanks for the award girly!! :) I love your list..I am superclose to my mom too we also talk everyday...and that is awesome that your writing a novel..I will be one of the first to buy it!

ASHELY said...

Thank you so much! Sorry it took me a little bit to thank you, and to post my honest scrap! :) go check out my confessions!

Kristin F. said...

I just wanted to say hi :). I saw your blog comment this week and stopped by to see your blog. You and your husband are adorable! Thanks for the sweet comments and for enjoying my little princess.

Sarah Denley said...

LOVED reading your honest things! Also, thanks so much for the tip about the sale! I got AP FOUR outfits that I just love and they were great prices! THANKS A MILLION!