Beach Vacation Survey

Right now, I’m on the road!!! I can not express how much I have been looking forward to fresh air, and getting out of St Louis. I always feel rejuvenated after our beach vacation, now I just have a few hours standing between me and the gulf 🙂

I saw this survey on mealsandmoves and thought it was a good one!

Current Book: I actually need some ideas for the beach! send you suggestions!

Current music: I just heard Dont Ya by Brett Eldredge. LOVE IT!

Current guilty pleasure: Starbucks 🙂


Current nail color:  I’m not sure the name, but I just got a pedicure with my mom, and they match my flowers 🙂


Current drink: good o’ water (after my starbucks….I did have a coupon though! haha)


Current food: This morning I had a big bowl of oats, now its time to decide what to do for lunch….


Current favorite show: I love Dancing with the Stars, sadly it just ended

dancing with the stars

Current wish list: travel with just me and Andrew out West, try crossfit, and volunteer with Andrew with animals

Current needs: To stop coughing, apparently I caught it from my nephew (who now has pneumonia….)

Current celebrity crush: I think you guys all know about this one….

channing tatum 2

Current indulgence:  besides starbucks, it is definitely ice cream


Current blessing: The ability to take a vacation with my whole family, and take 2 weeks off work


Current outfit:I don’t have a picture of me, but I am wearing this outfit


Current excitement: Leaving to go to the beach (and not head back to work till June 6th!)

Current mood: alittle under the weather (darn nephew. haha)

Current link: Oh my. I have a few. Youtube.  A few blogs I need to read: Sweet Tooth Sweet Life, and Fuelbylolz

Alrighty, time to get back to driving (haha just kidding)

Question for you:

What is one your “current”?

What book should I read while laying on the beach?

Survey time!

I love surveys and this one came from Nikki at Life after swimming. (love her blog-check it out!)
1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday?

In the morning, cuddling with Andrew before pancakes!

2) List your three favorite TV shows right now.

Everybody Loves Raymond, Keeping up the Kardashians (its horribly addicting), and Whale Wars

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them?

I lovveee taking them

4) Why do you blog?

I love the connection I feel with everyone. I have met some great people. I also use it as a journal

5) If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list who would it be?

Ryan Lochte. Sorry. it’s true. (I even found a picture with his clothes on…haha)

6) List a few of your favorite snacks.

PB banana sandwich. Apple slices and colby cheese.

7) Share five websites that you visit regularly…

facebook, yahoo, gmail, blogs!, and pinterests 🙂

8) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind?

No. but Andrew has been begging for a dog, cat, or baby brother haha. My parents have a cat and dog

9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?

my phone (said but true), right now my webcam (thank you skype with mr flowers), and my camera

10) What’s your favorite drink?

Iced Coffee besides water

11) Do you enjoy cooking?

I would much rather bake

12) Do you have children?

One awesome son, Andrew

13) What are your favorite hobbies?

I love to swim (need to get back into it), biking, scrapbooking, and making decorations for the house (darn pinterest)

14) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing?

Im pretty shy at first, but once I warm up Im extremely outgoing

15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

I hate to say this too, 30lbs would be a great change

16) Who is your favorite actor/actress?

Julia Roberts

17) What’s the coolest thing you’ve done this week?

I attended two weddings and they are both VERY close friends. Love celebrating such a happy time in their lives

18) Do you live near your family or far from them?

VERY close. About two miles away haha

19) List three of your talents.

I can put my legs behind my head (you will NEVER see this on the blog haha) I can do a british and southern accent.

20) If you could go back to highschool or college, which would you choose?

highschool. I loved highschool, even though it was an all girl school. I only experience a year and a half of college before returning home. And college definintely wasn’t a happy/good time for me.

There you have it! Now it’s your turn to answer one or more of the questions!

I love me a survey

A week ago, my awesome buddy,NIkki, linked me in her post to finish this survey. I love me a survey- so I was thrilled!
Here are the “rules”:
#1: You must post these rules.
#2: Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
#3: Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.

11 Things About Me

  1. I am double jointed. I can touch my thumb to my forearm, put my legs behind my head, and I even had shoulder problems when swimming in highschool because of it. (I had to kick for weeks!)
  2. I want to go to the summer olympics to see ANY swimming event. Maybe in 2016 haha

     3.     Before becoming a nurse, I worked as a lifeguard and I babysat. That was it haha

     4.     The only time I lived outside of St Louis, was when I went to college at SMS in Sprinfield, MO for a year and a 1/2.  I still see 9 out of the 12 people here (thats me w/ the funny face. Top row, third from the left)

     5.      I left SMS when I found out I was pregnant w/ Andrew, and started nursing school at SIUE. And ended up meeting the best friends are girl could EVER ask for. the F4!

        6.      My family has a farm in Illinois. So I consider myself both a county AND city girl haha

       7.       I went to an ALL GIRL CATHOLIC highschool. But it really was awesome. I loved it! No boys to worry about! (yes there is a boy in this picture. He did NOT go to my school haha. Im the top Right)

         8.      I love being silly. They make the best pictures!

     9.       I was engaged for three years, before I ended the relationship. It was the HARDEST decision I have ever had to make.

    10.      One of my favorite shows is Ghost Adventures, and I had a secret crush on Zak. Until I followed him on twitter. We would not work out 😦 It’s good to know now than later haha

     11.       I love to read! I’ve read Harry Potter MULTIPLE times. I just finished reading the Hunger Games series. Now what???

My answer’s to Nikki’s questions:

  1. What’s your favorite home workout?

P90X is a great workout in a short amount of time

      2.    What type of food do you feel best describes you? Why?

 Ketchup. My family always says “Do you want some fries w/ your ketchup?” haha

      3.    What are some of your staple refrigerator items?

Yogurt, strawberries, spinach wraps, peppers, shredded cheese, and eggs.

yogurt, apple, and cinnamon

     4.      What is the last movie you went to see?

Cars 2 w/ Andrew. Although we mostly have movie nights at home

     5.      If you could have a superpower, what would you want?

I would fly. Even though I’m scared of heights….haha


     6.      How would you describe yourself in three words?

compassionate, sarcastic, and honest

     7.    What’s your favorite spice?

Everyone can guess this- Cinnamon. Even people at work know this haha

     8.     Are you still friends with your best friends from when you were growing up?

My best friend are Jill (my cousin) and Kim who I met in preschool (Im on the far left, Jill is in the middle in the silver, and Kim is in the other black dress)

Before our freshman dance

     9.     Would you rather be really hot or really cold?

Hot. I hate being cold! Even though I didn’t turn the heat on in my house till the middle of december haha

     10.   Do you have a favorite piece of artwork? Painting/portrait/sculpture, etc?

I dont have any paintings, but I do love these quote

     11.    What is your favorite sport to watch, if any?

Baseball. I especially love watching the Cardinals

Question for you:

What is your favorite home workout?

How would you describe yourself in three words?


My Fives

This has been going around the blogging world, including Courtney, Julie, and a few others sharing their FIVES

Here are mine!

Last five people I talked to on the phone:

  1. My mom
  2. My dad
  3. Jessica
  4. Mandy (my sister in law)
  5. Ryan (my date for Friday!)

Last Five Meals I Ate:

1.)Turkey sandwich, potato fries, and banana chocolate chip breadspan>

2.) oatmeal w/ banana and cinnamon and a pumpkin spice latte 🙂

3.) yogurt w/ granola and strawberries

4.) Pumpkin ice cream (thats a meal right? haha)

5.) Boca burger, kale chips, potato fries

Last five places I’ve traveled:

  1. Frankfort, Michigan I, II, III, IV, V
  2. Fort Myers, Alabama
  3. Petersburg, IL
  4. Branson, MO I, II, III
  5. Nashville

Last five workouts:

  1. Running 4, 5,6,and 7.5 miles
  2. P90X DVD

 Five things making me happy right now:

1.) Im at work, and I get to go home in about 30minutes!

2.) Andrew. (thats easy. check out the video)

3.) I’m excited about my date Friday!

4.) My road ID was just shipped!

5.) The Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon is in 11 days!

Five essential clothing items for fall:

  1. Long coats
  2. Blankets to cuddle up while watching a movie
  3. Jeans with high boots
  4. Scarves – LOTS of scarves!
  5. Gloves. I am ALWAYS freezing, especially my hands

Question for you?

(answer one or all! whatever)

Who were the last 5 people you talked to?

Last 5 meals you ate?

Last 5 places you have been?

Last 5 workouts?

5 things that make you happy right now?

5 essential clothing items for fall?

Me Survey

I decided to do a survey, since after a 12 hr work day, I dont have much to talk about.

I just found the blogger Lifeafterswimming. Thanks to Hollie, and I got the survery from her!


Name your favorite color: Pink! I would have to say that most EVERY in my life knows this. I wear it whenever I can 🙂 But Andrew thinks my favorite color is purple, because of my favorite purple dress

Name your favorite song: depends on the mood. but I love Over the rainbow by Oz

Name your favorite dessert: Ice cream. My favorite is ted drews, second up is Kilwin’s in Michigan

What wizzes you off: I do not like rude/mean people. Or those who treat others as if they are nothing. I really do try to treat others the way I would want to be treated.  Making people smile is much more fun than being mean

When you’re upset, you: Shut down. I usually hold it all in. And I then I cry. A lot. Unfortuantly/Luckily, I am a person who wears her heart on her sleeve, so I get hurt a lot of the time.

THen I get a hug or kiss from this little guy, and I feel a million times better

Your favorite pet: Growing up I only had hampsters. And I never really cared for them. Then about ten years ago, my parents got our cat tiger. (original I know) and He loves my mom

Then a year ago, we got this little guy. Who was left out in the cold. and we brought him home. He is attached to my dad’s leg.

So I love them both, but one day Id like to have a dog for me and Andrew…someday

Black or white: Defiantly black. Its slimming! And goes with everything!

me and cory

Your biggest fear: Being alone. Basically I was the kindof girl who played house. I was the mommy. I had a husband and lots of kids. And well I still really want that. But I guess I could be the crazy lady with all the cats

Best Feature: I like my smile. I feel a smile is your best accessory

Everyday attitude: Everything happens for a reason

I really believe that. Even when times get really Sh*tty. I have to believe that God has a plan. and this is all just apart of what he has in store for me. (I hope he is working on making my biggest fear not to come true)

When I found out I was pregnant, (and after the shock) I was ok with it. I never freaked out. And then I had this awesome part of my life

What is perfection?:  I dont think it exists. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, because at the same time they think I have it all, or something that they dont have and thats not true. One of my goals to be happy for what I have. (even the extra LBS Ive got at the moment, even though I really really want to lose them haha)

Guilty pleasure: Um beside my love for ice cream (that I already mentioned). I love girly movies. If I could (or if anyone would see them with me) I would watch them ALL!

(just watched this tonight)

Question for you:

– answer one of the ?s for you (a favorite song, guilty pleasure, what wizzes you?)


I read SEVERAL blogs. ANd one of my favorites is Peanut Butter Fingers.

She is funny, healthy, and has great recipes! You should check it out.

Well yesterday she did this great questionnaire, and I thought I would follow my fellow bloggers!

Bootylicious Tag

Name three things sitting next to you right now.

  • Bowl of cereal AKA dinner
  • HUGE glass of water
  • remote- Im watching Ghost Adventures (I mayyy have a crush on zac haha)


  • Name two foods you can’t live without.
  • chicken (I eat it almost once a day)
  • ice cream

Name two things you can’t live without.

  • Flip FLops (seriously I dont wear tennis shoes unless Im running)
  • My laptop

Name two people you can’t live without.

  • my son Andrew
  • My mom. She is there for me EVERYDAY (even if I need some space haha)

Name one thing you did today.

  •     I went to work in the NICU, and it was CRAAZZZYYY

Name two things you’ve learned from the healthy living community.

  • Green monsters!
  • Im still learning each day how to love and respect my body, and stop living on A DIET


Question for you:

What show are you embarassed to say you watch?