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Welcome to a new week!  How was your weekend?  We had a good one, seemed to go really fast.  Saturday we attended my cousin’s wedding and Sunday we ran to the big city for errands and then hung out at home the rest of the day.  We got back home just before a big rain storm hit so we sat out on the deck and enjoyed the thunder, lightning and rain.  We got almost an inch of rain in 20 minutes, crazy!  It slowed down after that but still rained off and on the rest of the afternoon.  We pulled out a deck of cards and played Speed and King Around The Corner.  It was fun!

Thanks to all who entered the Start of Summer Giveaway!  Lindsay W. was the big winner! Congrats to her!  “Hello” to all of my new followers!  As promised I will tell you a little bit about me.

  • I am the mom to 3, yes, THREE boys!  Aiden will be 8 next week, Brennan is 5 and little Tate is 4 months.  IMG_0772


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  • I am married to my high school sweetheart, Andy.  We just celebrated 12 years of marriage and 17 years of being a couple.  That means we’ve been together longer than we’ve been apart (we were 16 when we started dating)!  The man spoils me rotten and treats me way better than I deserve.  You will learn that I do a lot of gushing about him because he’s that amazing!20130907_12233420130907_122340
  • I am a very big Iowa Hawkeye fan
  • I love gardening, scrapbooking and making cards, plus various other crafts, and I love to read, although since Baby Tate has been born I don’t get to read as much as I’d like to
  • I enjoy cooking and baking
  • One of the best things about summer is mowing.  I love to mow!
  • I’m not good at it but I LOVE to dance!
  • I am a licensed cosmetologist but haven’t worked in a salon for 8 years (ouch!).
  • I have been a SAHM for the past 4 years and have loved every minute of it (even the challenging minutes!)

My favorites:

  • color: green
  • movie: Bridges of Madison County
  • book: Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
  • food: pizza, but not homemade. I could eat it from a different pizza joint every day
  • kind of music: oldies, heavy on the Beatles
  • drink: Mt Dew, even though I haven’t had any consistently for 7 months (I had gestational diabetes while pregnant and now if I drink it Tate gets an upset tummy).  Even so, I still crave it every single day.  You’d think by now I’d be over it! Ha ha!
  • guilty pleasure: dark chocolate

My quirks:

  • I can touch my tongue to my nose
  • I don’t believe dinosaurs ever existed.  Yes I’m serious.  I think the ‘fossils’ are part of the conspiracy theory.  I believe in God and if He created the earth and Adam and Eve and all that then why would he kill everyone off to have dinosaurs run the earth, then kill them off, then put humans back on it?  It just doesn’t make any sense. And the whole rigmarole about us coming from monkeys, or gorillas or whatever??  Fooey. I don’t say any of this to start some big, crazy, serious discussion.  Just chalk it up to me being a silly little country girl.
  • I HAVE to have a glass of chocolate milk EVERY.SINGLE.MORNING.
  • I celebrate my birthday month, my birthday week and my birthday *day*

That’s a little bit about me.  I hope you stick around and continue to read my blog and get to know me better!  If you have any questions you’d like me to answer feel free to ask away!  I love getting comments, I’ve made some of my very dearest friends through this blog and I am always open to more!  If you leave me a comment and aren’t a no-reply blogger you’ll hear back from me, promise!

Talk soon, friends!

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  1. I love this little post!

  2. Your littles are super cute... I have an almost 8 year old.

  3. Ha! Dinos as a conspiracy! That is a new take on it! I love "about me" posts!

  4. I'm dying over the dinosaurs! BAHAHA!!!

  5. I love that you are married to your high school sweetheart! My mom and dad are high school sweethearts as well and I've always loved that!