I turned 32 over the weekend (which is crazy!), we had such a fun time celebrating! A morning walk on the beach & breakfast with my girls and the hubs, some alone time complete with a much-needed nail appointment, and dinner with my family. We even snuck out for a couples date night with some friends, it was perfect! In honor of my birthday, I thought it would be fun to share 32 things about me! These are some of my favorite posts to read, I love seeing what I have in common with other bloggers, be sure to comment below if you can relate to any of my 32!
1 – I am born & raised in Virginia Beach, my parents live about fifteen minutes away from me, which (especially these days!), I am so thankful for.
2 – I was a cheerleader in both middle school & high school and did competition cheerleading on the side, so it was a pretty big part of my childhood. My younger sister also competitively cheered (although she was way better than me), and now, Waverly is on the same team she was! She just started last week & it’s pretty much the cutest thing ever.
3 – I am the oldest of four, two brothers & one sister. All of us still live in Virginia Beach, which is so fun, though one of my brothers is seriously considering moving to Denver in the next few months. We are so happy for him and just a little selfishly sad.
4 – I am left-handed.
5 – My husband & I have only been on a plane together once, on our honeymoon to the Bahamas. It was the most amazing trip and I remember promising ourselves so many times while we were there that we would take a big trip once a year from there on out. Then we had kids. 😉
6 – I watch reality tv more than anything else, my current favorites are the real housewives of any city & bachelor in paradise.
7 – I am definitely a morning person, which works out well for being a mom, even on the couple of times Waverly has stayed at my parents I am up before 8.
8 – I was president of my sorority in college. And though I could never (ever!) live like that again, college was so, so much fun.
9 – Twins run in my family, on both sides. I always thought I would have twins, which I guess the verdict is still out on. Scary!
10 – I have a total sweet tooth, I eat ice cream almost every single night in bed before I go to sleep. Yet in both my pregnancies, I had a total aversion to ice cream & even the thought of it made me sick.
11 – My mom always told me that once I had kids I would stop caring about my own wardrobe, & unfortunately, that did not happen. I still want to shop for me, both the girls, the house … shopping is definitely my weakness.
12 – My hair color is natural & although I like it now, I used to hate it when I was younger. In my senior picture, it is completely dyed blonde.
13 – I have issues (major ones) with staying at my house by myself. Every single little noise freaks me out. A couple weeks ago my husband was working overnight & I woke up to a noise, I called him and wouldn’t let him off the phone with me while he was driving to the house to make sure we were all ok. So embarrassing.
14 – I have always wanted four kids. I think that is still the plan, but we may have to talk again after three.
15 – My grandparents (the girls great-grandparents) live about ten minutes away from me & we visit them all of the time. They are watching both girls every other Friday this year, which I love so much!
16 – Giving gifts is one of my favorite things, I love thinking of thoughtful things to get people. I also LOVE sending things in the mail, and color-coordinating it to make it look pretty when people open it up.
17 – Target. Oh, Target! Totally my happy place & Waverly’s now too! 🙂 We go a couple times a week, at least, even though my husband always insists I should go somewhere else because it would be cheaper.
18 – I really try to be friendly to everyone, most of the sales associates at our mall know me & when we go, call Waverly by name. Which is probably a sign we go too much.
19 – I love, love a planner & a list. I always have a million lists written in way too many places (which probably defeats the purpose), but it just feels good.
20 – I really like grocery shopping but have recently decided that I hate to cook. I really have to be in the mood & that hasn’t happened in months. Or maybe more.
21 – My entire family is on a group text and we use it often, at least a couple times a week.
22 – I am so thankful for Amazon. Specifially, Amazon Prime. Like it’s really the greatest thing ever (besides Target).
23 – School supply shopping was always one of my favorite parts of going back to school when I was a kid (that & the first day of school outfit), I was SO freaking excited to take Waverly for her school supplies (to Target) a couple weeks ago.
24 – I always thought I would have all boys, and was convinced both Waverly & Avalon were boys. But I obviously adore having little girls, and as much as we would love a boy one day, we would love having all girls, too! It drives me crazy when we are out & people ask, “are you going to try again to get that boy?”.
25 – I love country music, yet I didn’t start liking it until I went to college. Now it’s pretty much all I listen to.
26 – We hardly ever go to the movies & I can’t even remember the last one I saw. I am too much of a mover to sit that long.
27 – Mexican food is my favorite, there’s nothing quite like chips, salsa & a margarita!
28 – I majored in Fashion but I could never, ever design it. I can’t even sew a button.
29 – I love my phone (and social media) & hate it all at the same time. Sometimes I wish we lived before people felt like they should be able to get in touch with you, all of the time.
30 – Floral prints are my favorite thing to wear, hands-down, anytime of the year.
31 – I love my job but have about 100 other jobs I think I would love, too. A fashion editor, stylist, & ultrasound technician to name a few. I feel like people should be able to change careers every couple years, wouldn’t that be fun?!
32 – I love being a mom. It is definitely the hardest thing I have ever done, but by far the best. I know a lot of moms get really sad as their kids grow & though it’s definitely bittersweet, I mostly am ok with it. I really love every stage (most parts!), and want to raise my kids to always stay close to their family, so I love that I get to keep them forever.
So there you have it, my 32 things! And for fun, some pictures of our walk on the beach this weekend, growing old isn’t so bad when you get to do it with your favorites. 🙂
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!