Why did you start blogging?
My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is the smell in my mom's kitchen. I can remember as I was a little kid, I would wake up to the savoring smells of a turkey baking overnight. The smell would fill our entire house. As soon as I would get out of bed, I would be greeted to the smells of cooking: turkey, potato salad, dressing...what's weird is that as I type this, I still know this smell--and Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away!
Do you prefer warm or cold weather?
This is easy! Hot! I am super cold natured. I love basking in the sunshine and just feeling the rays hit my face. I'd much rather be hot than cold--any day.
What is the last thing you do before you go to bed?
Before going to bed, I typically carry my kids to their room and tuck them into bed. After that, undress, watch 15-20 minutes of the news, and I roll over to my left side and go to sleep. Not sure why it always has to be the left side, but I've always told my doctor this is why my blood pressure is so good... ;)
What do you do for a living?
I work for a large food distributor in NC. I've worked at my employer for 14 years in accounting. Last Fall our department was outsourced so my coworkers and I were moved into various departments. I was moved to Customer Service and forced to take a demotion. It didn't bother me so much because I had already decided to return to school to be a middle grades teacher. I'm currently 5 classes away from having my 2nd bachelor's degree...so I hope one day when I'm asked "What do you do for a living?" that I can say, "I make a difference."
If you could go on a trip tomorrow, where would you go?
Anywhere tropical. My husband and I traveled to the Dominican Republic a few years ago, and I'd love to go back.
If you could go back to any age, what would it be?
I don't think I would go back to any age. My school years were dreadful...so that would be out. My early 20s were filled with marriage and infertility woes--so that's out too. If I'm answering honestly, I'd have to say that I'm content being 32.
What is your favorite quality in your spouse?
Wow, there are so many qualities that I love about Kyle...my most favorite would be his patience... HA! That's a joke. Seriously, my favorite quality *if I'm only picking one* is his thoughtfulness. He is probably the most thoughtful person that I know. He loves me well.
What have you or did you learn on your infertility journey?
The most valuable lesson I learned from infertility is that I am not in control. That was a difficult area for me to relinquish control of. It's my body--I couldn't understand why I couldn't get pregnant with my body. I think God really opened my eyes to ultimately His being in control. I've also learned that even as a parent, it's still very much a part of who I am and who I'll always be. I constantly pray for people in waiting. I don't think it will ever leave me.
If you could only shop at one store for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Walmart. One stop shopping at its finest.
Do you have a favorite quote, verse or song.
What is your favorite book, movie, or TV show?
How did you meet your spouse?