Emily over at The Journey of Parenthood awarded me with the Stylish Blogger Award! Woo Hoo! It's rare that I ever win anything. ;) I thought, what the hey, I would just play along. I have gotten several new readers her recently, and who doesn't love a chance to talk about themselves? I mean, that's part of the reason we blog, right?
Here are the rules:
1. Link back to and thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 5 stylish blogs you read.
4. Contact them and let them know you've given them the award.
So here we go! I'm going to try to think up seven not-so-standard things about myself, so that even people who know me really well will interested.
1. We have two dogs, Bono and Lola. Lola in a miniature pinscher that we got about 6 months after we got married to satisfy my "baby itch." I told Matt, "small dog or baby" and we brought Lola home that afternoon. I'm totally not kidding! Lola started out as a pretty normal puppy (other than the fact that she almost died when we brought her home because of not-so-fun-to-talk-about side effects of being in a pet store). As the years go on, however, she becomes more and more crazy. She tries to commit suicide about twice a year. We used to pay mega $$$$ to try and save her from the attempts, but we've just kind of given up on those now that we have a kid. Every time now we just tell her that she's on her own and we hope she makes it until morning! I'm also convinced that she has a mental illness. She's crazy. Even Lorelai calls her "crazy Lola". Spend about 5 minutes at my house and you'll see what I mean! She's not "crazy haha", she's "crazy crazy". Despite all this, we really do love her. Alot.
2. I absolutely HATE my hair short! I got it cut about 4 years ago, and the girl cut it about 6 inches shorter than what I wanted. I absolutely hated it and used to cry about it all the time. Since then, I've refused to have it short anymore and I've actually been growing it out for the past 20 months for Locks of Love. It's the longest that I've ever had it as an adult and I'm really liking it right now.
3. I'm an organization freak. Especially at work. I'm in the process of completely going through our entire office to re-organize it, de-clutter it, and get rid of a ton of junk (post to come!). I always use a calendar (I usually have multiple calendars), and I'm crazy about things like that. You would think that would mean that I would be a neat-freak about my house. I'm not. It's not a disaster zone or anything, but I wouldn't necessarily eat off of my floors. :)
4. Matt and I started dating when I was a senior in high school. I was 17 and he was 21! He was a senior in college and took me to my senior prom (yeah, he caught some flack for that one!). We got married 20 days after I turned 20. Looking back, I totally realize how crazy young that was! I don't regret it at all, but it still surprises me to think about.
5. I have some really amazing friends. I've been through some really rough patches with friendships over the past few years, but Got has really restored some old friendships and brought some new friendships into my life. I'm so thankful for that, and I love all of my friends that I have right now very dearly. I'm definitely not hurting like I was a few years ago!
6. I have a gap between my two front teeth that drives me crazy. I hate it and feel like it is SO big, but most people I know say they don't really notice it. I try and tell Matt all the time, it's like anorexic people - they're not fat, but look in the mirror and see that they're huge. My gap isn't really that bad, but I look and the mirror and think that it's horrible. I want to get it fixed one day. But I've been saying that hardcore for about 4 years now. So we'll see.
7. If something medically can go wrong, it'll happen to me. I still have problems from getting my wisdom teeth out, and I got those removed 5 years ago. Part of the nerves were damaged during surgery, and half of my tongue was numb/tingly for about 6 months. I have the feeling back in it, but the entire right side of my bottom jaw feels like it's on fire if you touch it, and my tongue still tingles alot. When I got my epidural, everything went smoothly and I never even lost all feeling in my legs during labor. It was great. But now I still get a tingly/ants on my back sensation in between my shoulder blades quite frequently. It's very uncomfortable and I hate it. I will do everything in my power to have a natural labor next time, because I'd hate to see what side effects I have from epidural #2!
Alright - here's who I tag:
Erin at Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
Leslie at Leslie's Little Ladies
Rossie at Justin and Rossie
The Queen Bee at The Beehive Times
Ashley at Troutman - Party of 3!
Thanks to Em for adding to my list of things to blog about! ;)