Questions from Kristal:
1. What do you love about blogging?
I started my blog as a way to document our lives. I've never been a "journal" kind of girl and I like that this is a type of journal. I love going back through and reading about our fun trips and memories we've been over the years! Now that Hadley is here, I love that I can quickly jot down things she's done since she's growing so fast! I've also enjoyed getting to know other people through blogging. People I've never met because we all live so far apart, but I feel sure we would be friends if we lived closer!
2. What does a typical day look like for you?
I love my days now. I work one or two nights a week and the rest of my time is spent with my girl. We usually get up at 8, nurse, and then play for a few hours. Hadley will go down for a nap and I have about 45 minutes to grab a quick bite to eat and clean up a bit. She's back up and we spend our afternoon eating, playing and learning different things. She will usually take another nap in the afternoon. When she wakes up we eat (again!) and if the weather is nice, we'll go outside and play on a blanket while we wait for Daddy to get home! Some days we run errands or meet friends for lunch.
3. Do you have any "guilty pleasure" TV shows?
This is such a sad question for me to answer, mainly because I have so many shows I watch that it's just sad, haha! I love Castle, Bones, Nashville, Parenthood, Big Bang, Revenge, Blue Bloods, and Downton Abbey. (See, I told you it was sad!) I have them all set to DVR so when Hadley naps, I can watch them while I eat lunch.
4. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
My whole family lives in Charlotte, so if I could move back there, I would do it in a heartbeat! But as far as wishful thinking--hands down, Hawaii. David and I honeymooned in Hawaii and it was literally the best vacation we've ever taken. And I know you're thinking, "but it was vacation! Of course it was fun!" But we would literally spend all of our dinners talking about packing up and moving down to Hawaii. I would gladly work nights at the hospital and spend my days sleeping on the beach.
5. What's the most important thing I should know about you?
I had to think about this one. If people only had the opportunity to know one thing about me, what would it be? I think my answer is two-fold. First and foremost, I am a daughter of God. That being said, I love motherhood more than I ever thought possible because I am a daughter of God. Having my own child has really opened my eyes to just how much God loves his children. It is so hard to describe the love I have for my sweet girl and to know that God loves me even more? Wow.
6. What's one place you have to visit in your lifetime?
I've already visited Hawaii! Haha! Growing up, that was really the only place I had to visit. I've been blessed to travel all over with family, studying abroad, etc. I would still like to go to Alaska.
7. Do you have any summer vacation destinations you visit yearly?
No! That's depressing, huh? :) We used to go to the beach yearly, but then we got too old and had other stuff going on. David's family does have a house on the lake and we try to get down there once during the summer, but I don't know if I'd call that vacation--more like a weekend to just relax.
8. Do you prefer the ocean or mountains?
I don't like the ocean. I do, however, like the beach! I don't like not being able to see what is swimming around next to me in the ocean. (I also don't like being able to see if a shark is about to attack me. Therefore, the ocean just can't win with me, haha!) But I do love a nice trip to the mountains, apple pickin', and small, quaint towns.
9. What's your favorite flower?
I like peonies and hydrangeas! They are both uniform and pretty.
10. If you could do anything without fear of failure, what would it be?
Parenthood! Haha! I'm so scared every single day that I'm making the wrong decisions for Hadley. I don't want her to end up on whatever the Oprah-equivilant show is in 20 years and blame all of her issues on me! Ha! :) I also think I'm dramatic enough to try my hand at acting. ;)
11. Do you get up early or stay up late?
When left to my own devices, I love to stay up late. But now that I have a side-kick, I'm usually up early and try to go to be early, although that's usually not the case. So, can I answer with I get up early and stay up late?!
Thank you, Kristal, for the fun questions! I hope you all have a great weekend! I know I will, I'm headed back to Charlotte to celebrate my birthday with my family!