More of the 5000-question survey. :)

551. What is the most magical thing that has ever happened to you?: I became a mom. :)

552. How would you tell your friend his or her fly was open in public?: I'd pull them over to the side and tell 'em.

553. Does a good friend tell you you've got something in your teeth or pretend not to notice it?: A good friend tells. A whack "friend" pretends not to notice it.

554. The world has many secrets. Have you learned any? Will you share it?: I've learned that moms always know best. Well, almost always.

555. Are there any bands you like so much that you want to get their music video collection on DVD?: *N Sync. And I have it. Baha.

556. What do you need advice about?: Being a military wife. Definitely.

557. Have you been half-asleep and have you heard voices?: Yeah...sometimes, my dreams are WEIRD.

558. Do you have a good luck charm?: It used to be my Aries necklace. Don't really have one now.

559. Should animals have the same right to life as people?: Yes. They may not be human, but they have feelings and senses. And I'm a huge animal lover and think they all deserve the same chance that humans get at life.

560. What is your least favorite body part?: My stomach. Ugh. I need to work on it.

561. Do you enjoy British comedy?: YES. It's awesome.

562. Are there ever happy
endings or does nothing end?: There are always happy endings. Always.

563. What is your worst trait?: Probably my procrastination. And, on some occasions, my temper.

564. Is the world more beautiful because of love?: I think so. You notice more of the little things when love's in your life.

565. What is the essence of you?: Oh gosh. I don't know...I'd have to think about that.

566. What really inspires you?: My son. Hands down. He inspires me to be the best.

567. Have you met your soul mate?: YES! 

568. Is everyday a special occasion?: I think so...even if you don't realize it at the time.

569. What sound would you rather hear than any sound in the world?: My baby's laugh.

570. Of the following which word best describes you:
outgoing: Probably this one out of all of them.
quick thinking:

571. Do any commercials make you want to break your TV?: YES. The car dealership and lottery commercials are the worst.

572. Have you ever lost your religion?: Yes. Still trying to find it.

573. Do you want to share your life with someone?: Yes. And our journey's already started!

574. Where ARE the wild things?: Under my bed.

575. Would you rather have a child genetically related to you or an adopted child?: Either is fine; the love for a child can be extended to one who's genetically yours or adopted. I already have a little boy and would like to have another child, but I'd seriously consider adoption if we couldn't have any more children.

576. If I had a birthday party would you come?: Of course!

577. What seemingly impossible thing is POSSIBLE?: Maintaining patience while driving in Oklahoma. Seriously.

578. What song do you love to sing out loud?: Oh gosh. Depends on my mood. Usually some random JT or *N Sync song.

579. Have you ever run through the woods naked and played in a stream (you should)?: Yeah...no.

580. Have you ever taken long solitary night walks?: Yup...usually around my block at home.

581. Is there more to you than anyone knows?: Yup.

582. Can you make tonight the night that you do the things you always wanted to do?: Nope. Not tonight. Maybe another night.

583. Would you rather watch life on TV or LIVE it?: Live it.

584. What keeps you chained down?: My husband and son.

585. What is the nagging feeling in the back of your head?: That I'll lose someone I love. Especially DS.

586. Do you celebrate yourself?: Every single day!

587. Does everyone get the same opportunities in life?: I don't think so.

588. What would you consider to be better than sex?: Nothing. Sex is the BEST.

589. What evil is necessary?: Oh geez. Um...bad drives, because they should make you a better one?

590. What's your favorite one hit wonder?: I don't know...I'll have to think about that one.

591. What would you do anything for?: My son. Hands down.

592. Do you celebrate the full moon?: Nope.

593. Have you ever gone in the water at the beach at night?: Yup - in Hawaii. Miss those days.

594. Are you ordinary?: Yeah. Pretty plain.

595. What makes people want to hang out with you?: My bubbly personality. :)

596. Have you ever felt like you've been a little bit too good to someone?: Um...yeah. Which is why they're gone.

597. What book did you like that you had to read for school?: The Scarlet Letter. But...after I had to read and analyze it the fifth time, I got over that.

598. What book should everyone have to read in school?: The Harry Potter series. :) Kidding. I think everyone should read Animal Farm.

599. Do you like the store Old Navy?: Yup. Especially when flip flop season comes around.

600. What movie sequels do you like?: Um...crap. I don't know! Most times, the original's better than the sequel.

601. Do you have a lust for life?: Definitely. I crave it. Every day.

602. Do you want to get more out of life?: Definitely. Working on it!

603. Would you want to learn to:
Convert to Buddhism?: Nope.
Cure a hangover?: YES.
Lie persuasively?: Nope. I can do that already.

604. What character from a movie is most like you?: Oh gosh. I don't know.

605. Are you comfortable with the idea of your own death?: Not yet.

606. How do you feel about arranged marriages?: I didn't grow up in that culture, so it's totally unacceptable to me. I would LOVE for someone to try and arrange my marriage.

607. What do you hate that everyone else seems to like?: Dark chocolate. Blech.

608. What do you like that others seem to hate?: Spam. Yum.

609. If you had to be named after a month, which month would you pick?: January.

610. Is time more like a highway or a meadow to you?: A highway. It has stops along the way that you can choose to take, but it always leads you home.

611. What is your favorite movie?: I don't really have one...I like too many movies.

612. Which would you choose to be back in the day: a warrior, an alchemist, a minstrel, a bard, an oracle, a peasant, or a merchant?: Probably an alchmist. Or an oracle.

613. What is your favorite song lyric?: Again. Don't have one.

614. What will you never run out of?: Milk. Thanks to JJ.

615. If you could force someone to fall madly in love with you, (anyone you choose) would you do it?: Nope; I'm happy where I am. It's tempting though.

616. Have you ever seen the Disney movie The Black Cauldron?: Yes!

617. Have you ever read The Black Cauldron by Alexander Lloyd (or any of his other books in the Prydain Chronicles)?: Yeah. No.

618. Have you ever written a paper the night before it was due?: Of course.
How about the day it was due?: Baha - yup. Got my highest marks on papers I wrote the day before or day of.

619. Is there a movie you have watched so many times that you can quote it line for line?: First Harry Potter. Need to watch it again to refresh my memory though.

620. What is your favorite season?: FALL. It's just a beautiful season. Weather's changing, football season's here, the leaves are changing...I love it.

621. Do you mind being described as cute?: Nope. I lik eit.

622. What is the tackiest object in your home?: Um...I don't know...nothing, really.

623. What do you think people are most ignorant towards?: Other people's ways of life.

624. What is it that makes you an interesting person?: I'm mixed. That's enough to get people interested.

625. What makes other people interesting to you?: Their life story. Where they've been, what they've done etc.

626. How open to suggestion are you?: Pretty open.

627. Is Michael Jackson black or white?: Both. May he rest in peace.

628. Are you often lonely?: Yeah...especially since J and I don't live together.

629. What’s the most unusual pet you’ve ever had?: A tarantula. Well, it wasn't my pet. It was my dad's. Blech.

630. Have you ever threatened an authority figure?: Not to his or her face...

631. If you had to choose would you rather make all your decisions henceforth with your head only or with your heart only?: Gah...that's tough. Probably heart. I use my emotions in every decision and don't think I could do so otherwise.

632. How imaginative are you?: Preeeetty imaginative.

633. Do you like the Counting Crows?: Eh. Some songs, yeah.

634. Where did you find this survey?: On other people's 101 in 1001.

635. Are you more tense or laid back?: More tense, honestly. Trying to be more laid back.

636. Does your happiness depend on anyone else, or are you happy no matter what any one says or does?: I'm happy regardless.

637. What do you think of the idea of putting the bible into the format of a fashion magazine to attract the interest of teenagers?: Bad idea. I wouldn't read it that way.

638. How often do you drink to get drunk?: Never. Honestly.

639. Would you consider yourself to be diplomatic?: I try to be.

640. Do you think that most of the classes you have taken were taught in such a way as to make plain the relevance of the subject matter in your everyday life?: Psht. Nope. Example: AP Calc.

641. Do you remember Crystal Pepsi?: Yup.

642. When was the last time you spent a night away from home?: Um...from my apartment? Satureday night. From my house? Last night.

643. Some people say that there is no such thing as a stupid question. Is that true?: NO. There are definitely stupid questions.

644. What is the most interesting TV channel?: Probably History. Love that channel.

645. Name one song you could live without hearing ever again: That "Blue" song.

646. Do your pets understand you when you talk?: Yup.

647. What are three things you HAVE NOT done that might surprise people?: Oh geez...again, I don't know! The things that I haven't done...people know why.

648. Have you ever had a secret admirer?: Yup. Weird.

649. Have you been to a museum this year?: Not yet - will when we go to Vegas!

650. Do you ever watch porn? : I have in the past...


My husband.

J and I met in 2004 when we lived on the same street in our hometown. He was a sophomore in high school, and I was a freshman, and we'd gone to the same school since 7th/8th grade, but I never knew him. I thought he was cute from first glance, but I never thought anything of it.

Thinking back on it, I'm not quite sure when we started "hating" each other. The earliest memories I have are of him and I getting into it over random crap. We called each other names, I slammed doors in his face...it was just random. His sister and my sister were friends, and he was friends with my sister - but he and I were enemies. But, as we grew up, the fighting started disappearing, and we slowly started to become friends. I also slowly started to develop a crush on him.

I watched him date different girls [most of them i personally knew], and it didn't bother me at first. But after a little while, it did. I couldn't figure out why for awhile, but once I admitted to myself that I did like him, I realized I was a little jealous of the other girls. I shook it off though, and by the time I was a senior in high school, he and I were civil towards one another, we were both interested in other people, and we didn't really see each other.

The last few weeks of that year, he started coming around more. It was a really stressful time for me, and he started becoming the shoulder I could lean on when I'd had a bad day. By the time graduation came around, I was REALLY feelin' him...but I didn't want to start anything since I was going to Oklahoma State, so I tried to deny the crush. The last day of my senior year was the first time we took our feelings public. That's when we began.

We spent an incredible summer under the stars, but a big part of me knew it wouldn't last. I wanted that summer to last forever though...we really got to know each other. We spent countless hours being bitten by mosquitos on my driveway, took numerous midnight walks around the block...I remember the spot we had our first kiss, the first time we held hands, our first date, the first time he called me because he wanted to, the day I became his girlfriend. That summer was so special, but it ended too quickly.

The first few months I was at OSU, I was afraid he'd leave me. By that point, I was falling in love with him and didn't look at or want anyone else. For a little while, we did break up...but it took all of two weeks before the feelings were back, and all of eight weeks before we were officially back together. It's been us ever since. We made it through four years of separation, heartache, spats, ignorance and hard times. Being in a long-distance relationship was never easy, but we always made it work because we knew we were meant to be with one another.

In November of my senior year, we got engaged. That March, we found out JJ was on his way. That May, I graduated and moved back to Lawton; that July, I got a job back in Stillwater and moved back to where I'd spent my undergrad years. JJ was born that December; we became Mr. and Mrs. that next March. And now, almost a year later, we're going on our one-year anniversary and preparing to become an Air Force family. He and I have been through so much in the nearly 5.5 years we've been a couple, but I wouldn't change any of it.

My husband is my rock. He's my better half, my patience, my sanity. While we may not see eye to eye all the time, like the same things or have the same background, what we do have is love and devotion to one another. I am so proud of him and all the steps he's taken to make his life - and our life - a better one. He's an amazing father, a fantastic husband and the one I'm glad I'll be with for the rest of my life.

There really isn't a point to this blog...with Valentine's Day just passing and me missing my husband and thinking about what the next few months has in store for us, I felt inspired to praise the man I married almost a year ago. J, thanks for being my everything. ILY.

Where has this month gone?!

Well, it's already February 18th. Which means, thanks to it being February, there are only 10 days left in the month. Sheesh. I can't believe we're almost into March...but I can't wait for March. It's our one-year anniversary, J's birthday and my birthday in March. :)

I haven't been feeling great the past few days...actually, I felt absolutely horrendous yesterday and Monday. It was weird...but luckily, I'm feeling much better and just about back to my normal self. I figured my eating habits were getting the best of me, so I've made a really strong effort to eat healthier and drink more water. I trick myself into drinking more water by pouring my bottles of water into an actual water bottle and drinking from that. I drank nearly 1 1/2 bottles of water [16.9oz bottles] at work today that way. Weird, but it works! I can already feel the difference and see a difference in my skin, which is great.

This past weekend was Valentine's Day. I'm really not a big fan of it, but it's always a nice holiday when you have someone special to share it with. J and I were supposed to go to Red Lobster for lunch on Sunday, but I felt like trash that day, so we didn't go. I hope we get to go this weekend and have our own celebration. He did, however, get me these:

Aren't they beautiful?! I really wanted flowers this year, but I didn't want red roses - and J caught onto that! The card he gave me was so super sweet...I started crying while reading it. I'm not sure if I was crying because what was inside was sweet or because the outside said "To my Wife." Even after almost 11 months, I'm still having a hard time believing I'm his wife.

Anyway. Our Valentine's Day - because I was sick - was pretty low-key. I spent the day on the couch; he spent the day with JJ. In the end, it all worked out. We also had Orange Tree for the first time, which was pretty tasty. I won't count it as one of my restaurants since I only had yogurt there, but it was definitely worth it. I'll go back when I'm feeling better. :) I slept the afternoon away since I felt trashy, then we watched the NBA All-Star game [which ended up being really good] and cuddled the night away. It was a nice, sweet Valentine's Day - our first as Mr. and Mrs.

I haven't made much progress on the list because...well, various reasons that all sound like excuses. But I've decided that I'm doing Project 365 starting on our one-year anniversary and going to our two-year anniversary. That year will capture when H leaves for the AF/graduates, JJ turning two, our vacation to Vegas, Homecoming...it'll be a great time to do it. I'm excited about it...AND, it'll force me to post my pictures every day and update this blog more often.

That's all I've got for now - oh, and I got a blogger award! I'll blog about that one later tonight. And a new craft challenge - I'll blog about that tonight, too. :) Loves!


Add on to #6 and #19; starting #22 and #97; done with #57!

Writing this entry excites me, because I feel like I'm actually accomplishing stuff. :)

We'll start with No. 6...J and I went to Buffalo Wild Wings on Friday night for wings and basketball. Some people may not consider that a date night, but that was definitely a date night for us [and the perfect one for two wings-lovin', basketball-watchin' people]. Our server was someone that used to live in Stout with me...such a small world! Next weekend, H and I will do a Valentine's Day lunch somewhere and exchange gifts. Still not sure what I'm going to get him...probably something small since our anniversary, birthdays and Vegas trip are quickly approaching.

I added three more books to JJ's book collection. My mom bought three Mary Engelbreit [of course] Mother Goose books from Sam's today that JJ absolutely loves. She started reading them to him in the store, and he was totally into them. He really loves being read to, which is awesome. He doesn't sit still all the time when I read to him, but we do try to read a book every night before he goes to bed.

No. 22 will be coming around at the end of the month. Alicia and I are going to a Thunder game for Girls' Night Out! We have seats in the 200s, get maragrita glasses, will have a group photo after the game AND get a chance to meet a Thunder player. I'm really curious as to who this player will be...I'm super excited about it. I haven't been to a Thunder game in weeks, and now that Alicia's moved out of Stillwater, I don't see her as much. It'll be nice to do this.

I also started no. 97, which is to add comments to other people's blogs. I actually started this one a few days ago and forgot to mention it. AND, I got to cross off no. 57, which was to advance at my job...now that I've moved on to bigger and better things, I feel like I can cross it off the list. So thrilled! I've also written in my personal journal for three days in a row [that's big for me, considering I usually leave big gaps in between my entries] and added more to my freerice.com entry.

Things have been a little crazy lately on our end...JJ's been really sick, which has sucked. We were snowed in last week, and while we were there, he developed a bad cough and cold. At one point, he had a 104 fever, and I was freaking out. I took him to the doc on Monday, and they gave him cough medicine...but didn't say if he had anything else. I'm pretty sure he had the flu, but he was never tested. He also developed pink eye in both eyes AND a double ear infection [not nearly as bad now that he has tubes though]...it's been a rough month for him. He's finally getting better and is almost back to his old self - walking, babbling and eating. It's so nice to see my little boy back to himself [almost], because for a couple of days, I was really worried about him. He's well just in time, too...looks like we're under a winter storm watch for Monday. Joy.

We came home this weekend, and there are trees EVERYWHERE. Lawton got hit by a pretty bad ice storm at the same time we got snowed in, and it's ridiculous how many fallen trees and branches are hanging out by the road. My neighbor cut their tree down...so weird to be able to see straight down the block from their house; that tree's been there since we moved onto the block.

We got our taxes done last week [well, i did them]...so glad that's out of the way. Now, we have to start paying down on the cards and finishing the planning for the Vegas trip, and we'll be good to go. I'm so stoked about Vegas, but I think I'm planning myself out. I need to lay off on it before I wear my brain out. I'm trying really hard to prepare ahead as much as possible though...the last time we were there, we winged it. This time, I want to know that we've got things to do so we can actually get out there.

The Super Bowl is later on today. I'm cheering for the Colts, but I wouldn't be upset if the Saints won. They've been through so much the past few years that this is their moment. It's incredible how alive that town is now that the Saints are going to the Super Bowl. I'll definitely be ready to watch and am excited for the outcome. I'm also looking forward to the commercials...they should be good this year.

That's all I've got for now...I should join my husband in bed, since he's already been knocked out for an hour. More later!