Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

(I apologize that I still haven’t uploaded pictures—after boot camp was over last night I went home, took a shower, ate a salad and perched up on my couch to watch the very sad Jon and Kate plus 8. I saw it coming, but hoped it wasn’t true. I really loved that show, and I was very disappointed…anyways, I was going to upload pictures last night—but never got around to it. I will try to do it tonight, but no guarantee as we have to go to a friend’s house tonight for dinner—I promise soon you will get an over loaded post of just pictures)

For now I received an award!!!

The sweet Courtney over at Growing the Yerkes Family has awarded me with this amazing “Honest Scrap” award.

Here are the Honest Scrap stipulations:

1. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find interesting and engaging

2. Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog and leave a comment informing them that they have won the "Honest Scrap Award"

3. List at least 10 honest things about yourself


Here is the list of blogs that I am awarding for their honest and truly inspiring posts:

I pick all of you who read this! I know—sorry, but I just can’t pick “only” 7…you all are amazing and all deserve this! SO, if you read this…it’s yours :)


10 honest things about me:

1. I can not wink. Zach tries to teach me, but it’s impossible…my eyes just get all squinted, so when he winks at me, I normally just bat my eyes and he knows that means “I’m winking back”.

2. I get my feelings hurt extremely easy; I am very softhearted, I let people walk all over me and I forgive people to easily…when I try to stand up for myself I do it in such a nice way so others don’t take me seriously; I hate confrontations and hate drama…

3. I've become extremely OCD when it comes to packing for a trip. I make a checklist no matter how small or large the trip, I have to take one of every type of outfit…even if were going somewhere hot I will have one pair of winter clothes because you never know what could happen…I pack “everything”…seriously everything!

4. Infertility is a huge part of my life. It does not define my husband and me; but it’s our life as of right now—we are thankful for this situation. Although this has been a very long and tiring and stressful journey-- it’s a journey that we are thankful for as it has taught us so much about ourselves and our relationship with each other and with God.

5. I can not stand to be judged or when others judge people. I know it happens, it’s very sad…but I truly believe the only one who should judge is God and God alone. It’s not my place to judge you nor yours to judge me…this goes back to my feelings and being softhearted because it seriously kills me when I hear of others judging myself or others.

6. I write myself “to do notes” on postie notes throughout the day. This includes things I need to do, or things I need to talk to someone about. If I don’t write it down I will forget it as my mind is in a million and one places right now.

7. Out of the past 3 years of us trying to conceive, the past 5-6 months have probably been some of the hardest-as far as emotional, this Mothers day and Fathers day were one of the most emotional days. I believe this stems from us not being able to do anything with fertility meds but 2 cycles out of this year—we don’t like “not” trying.

8. Church is a huge part of our lives, it took us years before we found a church where we could call home. We love our church family and love the Pastor and his messages. Most days I feel as though he is talking directly to us as some of the messages are exactly how we feel.

9. I check my alarm clock at least 10 times at night before I go to bed. I am very anal about being late to work or late anywhere, I’m either on time or early. Sometimes when Zach wakes up I will even wake up and re-check my alarm to make sure it’s still on.

10. I can not wait until the day that God blesses us with a miracle. I can not wait to experiences all of the things brought on by parenthood. Sometimes I lay in bed at night after my prayers and I think of different ways to tell my husband, our family, our friends, and ya’ll of how we are finally pregnant. Zach and I often talk about our future kids, there names, there room decorations, how we will raise them and so forth. I can’t wait to see the look in his eyes the day I am able to tell him we are pregnant. Some people dream of being a lawyer, some dream of being a teacher…or a cop…or a doctor…we dream of being parents. That my friend is the honest truth!


Rosie said...

Hey girl. #3, #6, & #10 were describing me exactly! Ha Ha! I like this post!

Ashley said...

Awww...I love it!! You are soooo not lying about having to write down your thoughts or the things you need to talk to ppl about. It cracks me up, when you call me and tell me you made a list of things that you wanted to tell me!! haha...another thing about you is...you can't do 2 things at once! I can't tell you how many times we would be talking on the phone and I might as well be talking to the wall bc you are responding to an email and not hearing a thing I say!! haha....and we just crack up about it! You are too funny and so sweet.

Love ya,

Veronica said...

I can totally relate to lots of what you said about yourself, especially with the being sensitive thing. I'm a to-do list freak. Good thing you're starting that now, because after you become a mom, I'm sorry to say that your memory gets worse. Nothing like Momnesia!!!

P.S. I watched Jon and Kate plus 8 last night too...so sad!!!

Courtney said...

Great list! I can't wink either and my husband and his sister occasionally still try to teach me, but it never works!

Stephanie said...

Love your list!!!!!! I hated Jon and Kate last night!!!!

Katherine Lang said...

You are a sweet & interesting person! Thanks for sharing!

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