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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Getting to Know You

Hi Friends! I've had some major writers' block these last few days. I'm just going to go ahead and blame it on Spring Fever. I miss the warm weather! I miss being outside and wearing short sleeves. Goodness gracious, I cannot wait for summer! I decided to start a semi-monthly post to let you, my amazing readers, get to know me on a more personal level. I know it's hard to get to know someone through the internet, so I figured this would be a fun way to start.


1. I've lived in Michigan for most of my life. I moved to Greenville, SC for a year of college and fell in love with the South. I miss the beautiful weather, friendly people, and welcoming strangers.

2. I met my husband when I was 2 years old. We started dating the summer after my junior year of high school, and got married on June 25, 2011. I like him most of the time. He's a teacher at a super small Christian school and teaches 7th-12th grades. Can you say exhausting? Also, this totally means that the little pipsqueaks take over (aka destroy) my apartment every now and then. 7th grade boys are very, very loud. That's cool, the neighbors love  us. I'm only 23, so most of the kids can talk to me like an older sibling (notice I said most of them... the younger ones think we are a few years away from death,) and I love that they are comfortable coming to us.

3. I have the whole awkward thing down to a T. No seriously, I'm awkward. I make others feel awkward. I laugh way too hard at my own jokes. It's whatever.

4. When I'm nervous, I talk. A lot. Like, an embarrassing amount. This kinda goes with the whole awkward thing. After my accident last month, I basically talked the officer's ear off. Essentially it went something like this: "Ma'am you can sit in my car while you wait for a ride." So naturally I was like "THANK YOU SO MUCH!" and started to open the front door to sit down. He closed it and opened the back door for me. Oh, not awkward at all. So this started my talking rampage. "Oh... you want me to sit in the back? I've never been in the back of a police car before. This is weird. This is scary. Are the seats really plastic? Wow! That's uncomfortable. People are going to think I'm getting arrested. That's awkward." He gave me a funny look at said "It's just protocol ma'am." No joke... he literally did that thing where they put their hand on your head to make sure you don't hit it while you get in the car. I was feeling pretty awesome right then. Oh, but that's not all. When he got in the front of the car to wait with me, my blabber mouth went on another talking spree. "That's cool that you're a police officer. I like police officers. My mom has friends that are police officers! They were like... chiefs or something. They have names. We used to go visit them at their POLICE STATION! Like, we got to go in! They had horses. One horse's name was Booger and I thought that was super funny. Don't you think that's funny?  Ha! Booger. What a name. Police officers are really nice and stuff. We saw some police officers last week and hung out with them." The poor man literally opened his door and got out of the car. Legit got OUT of the car. I saw him go over to his friend and both started laughing. Poor man.

5. I tend to think I'm better friends with people than I am. When we moved to this new city, I literally had no friends. Zilch. Zero. None. On top of that, I didn't have a job for the first 6 months of our marriage. We only had one car, so I was stuck at the apartment every single day. Even better, we had no TV or internet! We were practically Amish. I seriously would take multiple naps in the day just to pass the time. That being said, when people would talk to me be it at church, my husband's work, etc. I would follow them around like a lost puppy dog. Yes, I'm a pathetic human being. That's okay though. Human interaction was exciting!


6. I have this creepy obsession with wanting to see inside people's houses. If you ever see two eyes staring through your window, just ignore me. Moving along. Nothing to see here, folks. But really, I love seeing how people decorate and have spent many hours looking through local houses on Zillow just for fun.


7. For the first year of marriage, we didn't own a couch. So please, now picture me being stuck at home for 6 months without a job, internet, TV, or couch. Seriously, I seem so awesome. My Mom sent home an old bean-bag chair once just so we would have something to sit on. When people would come into town to visit, everyone would fight over who would get to be the lucky one to get that bean bag. One day, Joe's friend called and said a lady he knew was getting rid of two loveseats and we could take them for free! Literally one of the best days of my life. I was so excited! I hope I never stop being thankful for everyday things like owning a couch to sit on.


8. I really miss my blonde hair. A lot of people like brown better on me, but I don't feel like myself. I'm slowly learning that I don't always have to please others when it comes to something as silly as what hair color I have.


9. I'm a worry-wart. I worry about my little sister while she lives at camp, my mom becoming exhausted with work full-time and school full-time, my grandpa when he drives 2 hours to visit his girlfriend, my dad and his therapy, my husband with his workload. Seriously. I worry about everyone around me. If I see a mean comment on someone's blog, I worry about their feelings. It's something I struggle with a lot and I've been trying to just trust God with everyone I love.


10. My first words took place in the McDonald's parking lot. My Mom asked my Grandmother what she would like and I piped up from the back seat "fries coke please." I was such a classy kid.





 Have a great afternoon, loves!

13 comments:

  1. Oh this post is soooo fantastic! I love the cop story. I work in law enforcement and I know a ton of cops...but if I ever get pulled over, I get nervous and babble on like that and then they see my credentials and are all like "what's wrong with you?" lol

    you're super cute! xo

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    1. Haha! I'm so glad I'm not the only one! :) I've only been pulled over once for a tail light being out. My little cousin was in the car at the time (she was 9) and screamed "I DON'T WANT TO GO TO JAIL!" as the officer came up to the car. So he searched...my car... with a flashlight. Awesome.

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  2. LOL! Cracking up that your first words were at McDonalds about what you'd like!! Haha! That's great :)

    I've been bad at worrying, but a sermon recently at our church reminded me that worry is basically doubting God's plans. Really hit home for me :)

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    1. Haha! I'm sure it surprised my Mom!

      I LOVE that about doubting God's plans. Sheesh! That really hits home! Such a good way to look at it.

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  3. You are seriously the greatest. I love this post and you! Literally cracking up over here. We really are twinsies! I LOVE to look into people's houses at night, when all the lights are on, to see how they decorated or what arrangement their furniture is in. Yes, I'm creepy. Yes, you still love me.

    I'm so glad we're friends :)

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    1. I love you right back. :) I'm so glad I could make you laugh. Haha! And YES let's go creeping sometime and check out people's decorating.

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  4. Looking into peoples houses.. I love to do that too! I think it is amazing what some people do to their house, and I always need ideas for decorating too!
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    1. Totally agree. People need to get curtains. Ha!

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  5. Stopping by from the hop. #6 is totally me! Whenever I go on walks through my neighborhood I'm always looking through open windows to see how people have decorated, or eyeing their landscaping. You're so not alone!

    Feel free to check out my blog and follow if you like.
    http://holly-higgins.blogspot.com

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    1. So glad I'm not alone! I have my curtains closed ALL the time just because I know there's people like me out there. haha! It's so fun to creep on people's decorating ideas.

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  6. You were a stunning bride!

    just found your blog via the blog hop & started following on gfc!

    I would love to have you check out my blog & do the same :)
    http://www.nateandmaryclaire.blogspot.com

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  7. Looking forward to some nice warm sunshine too!

    Your newest follower,


    Brooke =)

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