Being Brickner : It's The Little Things: Week Fourteen

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It's The Little Things: Week Fourteen

Happy Wednesday!!  I can't believe it has already been 14 weeks since we started this link-up, I have to thank you all again for all your sweet support & participation each week.  I thought it would be fun to take a different approach for week 14, I have been loving reading some of your "random fact posts" & wanted to get in on the fun, too.  So here they are, some "little things" about me that if you knew me personally, you would already know. :)

 I am the oldest of four, two brothers & a sister.  We are totally that family who is still very close, we have a constant group text message thread with pictures of what we are eating for dinner or random hello's during the week.  We all still live in Virginia Beach except my sister who will be graduating college this month & moving back, I cannot wait!  Most of the time they drive me absolutely crazy, but I love coming from a big family & wouldn't have it any other way.


My husband & I were married in 2011, we spent 18-months planning or really, completing a total of way too many DIY projects.  We went completely over the top, but it was worth it after dating since my sophomore year of high school.  It's crazy to think that now that I'm 30, I have known him for exactly half my life.  Love him so much.


My husband also comes from a family of four, we have always said that we want to follow our parents' lead & have four kids, too.  After having our wild Waverly, I'm hoping he is still down for the plan.  She is so energetic & animated all of the time, she keeps us very busy.  And if you knew my husband & I both, you might know why, we should have known we had this coming!! ;)


I am addicted to reality tv, it's incredibly embarassing but it's really all I watch (except for Sesame Street).  After Waverly goes to sleep at night, an episode of the Real Housewives is totally my thing.  Any season, I'm not picky.  Right now I am also loving Chrisley knows Best, tell me you have seen it & you think it is as hilarious as I do.

My other "me" thing is ice cream.  I have the biggest sweet tooth & rarely does a night go by that I don't eat ice cream with a side of cool whip (my favorite, fat free to make me feel less guilty).  For my entire pregnancy I wanted nothing to do with it, which was extremely sad since I had been looking forward to eating as much of it as I wanted with an excuse for maybe, forever. So I thought Waverly wouldn't have a sweet tooth like mama but thank goodness, she does.


I was in a sorority in college, President actually.  I really loved it, went out most nights of the week & somehow managed to still make it to class the next day & make pretty good grades.  Now I have a hard time functioning the next day after a couple glasses of wine.

I was one of those weird girls who loved being pregnant.  I obviously had my moments but for the most part, I loved every part of it ... the belly, the kicks & most of all, having her with me at every second of the day.  If only I could carry around Waverly with me (minus the extra weight she has gained since then) at all times still, I would be one very happy lady.

I was a fashion major in college, I had big plans to move to New York City to work as a buyer for some glamorous department store or as an editor at one of my favorite magazines.  Then I remembered how much I loved my hometown & realized I wasn't brave enough to move away.  I completely admire people who are bad ass enough to make a big move, but am so thankful I didn't.  I can't imagine how different my life would be if I had.

I have a total shoe obsession, I really think it's a sickness.  Pair that with my addiction to shoes for my toddler & of course, matching her.  It can get dangerous for sure.


 At the top of the list of other things I am obsessed with would be Target.  It's definitely one of my happy places, but if you have read my blog at all you would probably know that. 
You would also know that above all else, I am obsessed with my Waverly Maye, that she truly is the best thing that has ever happened to me & that I would do anything for her.  I am not one of those moms who gets crazy sad or depressed as she gets older each month.  It's bittersweet for sure, but I have loved each & every phase, and I am always looking forward to what is next!  I love that I get to keep her forever.
 

It's week fourteen, thanks again for your support each week!  To link-up, all you have to do is write your post with whatever "little thing" it is that you would like to share & then link-up with either Jess or me at the bottom of this post! Feel free to download our logo (located at my sidebar) to share on your own post or on Instagram, you can also share your own photos of "little things" with the hash tag "littlethingslinkup".

We have a great giveaway for all our girl mamas this week, & for you boy mamas who know someone who could use an adorable headband!  Kelly from the sweet shop, Dettecakes is so sweet to be giving away some of her felt flower headbands!  They are too cute, you know how I feel about a good headband!  Enter below & good luck, also be sure to check out Kelly's blog here.


31 comments:

  1. OMG - those matching mommy/daughter sandals?! Adorable!! I love big families - I'm the youngest of 5 and I want to follow in my parent's footsteps and have a big family too! My first is due this August!

    Great Scotts

    ReplyDelete
  2. I LOVE that picture of you laughing- so adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  3. So sweet! I'm loving this whole post! I especially love the picture of just you and your husband at your wedding. You can truly see the happiness and love radiating from your smile!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am envious of people who do that big move after college. I dream of moving out of CA but I doubt we actually will.

    One of my favorite things about you is the love you have for W! Like you said you aren't sad about her getting older, it's bitter sweet. & you can just tell how much you love being her mom. So sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love seeing the wedding pictures. And omg!!! Those mommy and me gladiator sandals are waaaay cute!! Have a beautiful day! -xo

    Plumtickledpink.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I just love this post, and learning more about you, sweet girl! I think it's absolutely amazing that you and your husband were high school sweethearts. What an amazing love story to share with your kids one day. Love it! My husband is my college sweetheart, and I love that:) I also love all the random facts about you. Wish we were close enough to have a blogger + littles date one day. We could shoe shop, hit up Target, eat ice cream, and finish the day off with a couple of episodes of the Real Housewives (my guilty pleasure!) Perfect:)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I LOVED this post! I love hearing random facts - but let me say those gladiator sandals!! Oh. Em. Gee. I can't even. I am so envious of Waverly Maye's shoe collection! Have a great day!!
    loveandlifesimplified.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love that you are still so close to your families! We are 3.5 hours from ours and it stinks to not be able to have them over for dinner or go shopping with my mama on a whim!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know that must be hard! But at least they aren't TOO far away! XO

      Delete
  9. Great post and great story! i'ts really fascinating to your little girl all growing up so fast. wedding pics look stunning and i am so jealous of the gladiator sandals.
    http://sgelin.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your wedding photos are stuuuuuuuning lady!! I swear we would be best friends if we ever met! haha! LOVE reality TV and the drama... Gahhhh why do I get sucked in, MAJOR sweet tooth, mmmmmmm, I was not in a sorority in college only because my family comes from a long lineage of Tri Delts and my college did not have them so I was "forbidden" to join another, haha! I actually looked for buyer positions right out of college too! funny! And I love being pregnant, even if it makes me super sick because of my illness, I wouldn't have it any other way!! Hope you are having a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  11. You were a beautiful bride! And big families are so fun! I have four siblings and I love it, although, we don't live very close to each other like you all do.

    You are not alone on enjoying being pregnant. I loved being pregnant too, it is such a fun and special time.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh the matching shoes are ADORABLE! I'm dying! You were a gorgeous bride as well!! I've known by husband for half my life too! Isn't that crazy but amazing at the same time?! The years are flyyyyyin by.

    www.lovemyevie.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love this! I didn't know you and your hubby were high school sweethearts. And girl kudos to you for wanting four babies, I told David this mama maxes out at 2! :)
    And on the pregnancy bit...so far I am loving it too!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I really really really loved reading this and "getting to know you"! And matching gladiator sandals? Sign. Me. Up.

    ReplyDelete
  15. oh my gosh where do I start?! First your wedding photo, gorgeous! I can't believe you've been with your husband for half your life, crazy! The matching sandals, I think I may have just upped my shoe obsession status too. Love all the other random facts too.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Lovely pictures! And I love Chrisley Knows Best too - it's been helping me get through late night feedings!

    Claire

    ReplyDelete
  17. Your wedding pics are gorgeous and so is Waverly, as always! I am a sorority girl too (Phi Mu) and I was vice president. I am now an advisor for my collegiate chapter, can't get away from it. :) I love Real Housewives as well! The OC is my fav but I watch them all!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Yay for Virginia girls! I'm in nova, but still. My sis lives in Norfolk, so close-ish to you. And I'll be down in your neck of the woods for the half marathon in August (kill me now). I love that you like to match shoes with Waverly, so sweet :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Turns out it's not just Waverly & Arden who are kindred souls...I have ice cream every single night (except when I'm pregnant), sorority president, LOVE being pregnant, Target obsessed...etc, etc! If only I knew anything about fashion! Ha! Oh and how cute is your family?! Hope you're having a great week, friend!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Loved reading this! These posts are always my favorite.. random facts about people just make me happy I guess lol. I definitely have a Real Housewives problem as well! I keep drama far away in my life so I like to watch all theirs play out on TV! And those sandals.. cutest thing ever!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your matching shoes might just be the cutest thing I've ever saw!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love these pictures from your wedding! You were a beautiful little bride. Your little girl is adorable, by the way! :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love your wedding photos! You look stunning! Waverly is seriously to die for, always look forward to seeing pics of her! She's so animated and adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I loved reading more about you and I love how close you and your siblings are! I hope my kids are that way when they grow up!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I seriously laughed when I read the part about your family having a group text going. Exactly how my family is too! So much fun!

    www.lincsmomma.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. This was such a wonderful post! Love every thing and all the beautiful pics! Eeks to your matching shoes! *puffy heart*

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love reading these little things about you and learning new things! I loved every single second of being pregnant as well. I miss it so much! And I too have an addiction when it comes to Target. Why must it be so great?

    ReplyDelete
  28. I think I may have told you this before but your wedding was gorgeous, gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete