Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Celebrating 34!

Last week I turned 34. The only reason I can remember my age these days is that I just add 30 to Connor's age. Mom brain is real and often times never goes away. But in honor of my special day (a week late), I want to share 34 bits of random about myself. I'm also sharing photos of our hike we went on last week. I don't know the last time it's been 80 degrees on my birthday. We got to wear shorts, too, which is unheard of for Ohio in November. When asked what I wanted to do on my birthday, I said let's get outside, let's hike. For all I know next year here will be a foot of snow on the ground come November 1.


I love getting snail mail. I often times get upset if James checks the mail before I can. He has learned this and now allows the mail to wait for me.

When taking medicine it has to be something that is chewable or a liquid. Pills make me gag. Each night when I take my birth control, I gag. 

Public speaking scares the !@#$ out of me.

Traveling is something I love doing but I hate the actual travel portion. I wish I could snap my fingers and just be there.


Famous boy crush: Matt Czuchry

My favorite foods are all carbs. I swear I'd be thin if I could just give them up. But that's not happening.

As I've gotten older, details don't mean as much to me as they once did.

My only vice is I like to sleep. Connor has stolen said vice from me.

I had my first kiss in English class in 8th grade. We were in the reading nook.

Motherhood has made me unorganized and I don't exactly hate it.

All-time favorite movies: Gone With The Wind and Shawshank Redemption.


The very first memory I have is being in a pool in Florida. I was about 2 1/2.

When I was in 3 grade I tripped over my own feet causing me to run into the trash can, knocking the wind out of me, which lead to me passing out head first into the trash.

I've won a pickle eating contest before.

Judgement comes easy to me. I am a closet judger. If I said what I often thought out loud, I would be hated by many.

I used to be a morning person but now I found myself hating the sound of the alarm clock and often hit snooze more times than I should.

Sometimes I miss Texas more than I ever thought I would.

I lack the ability to empathetic. 


I have favorite family members and they are more than aware of who each other are. A little family rivalry is always fun. 

I want to get a tattoo in honor of Connor and motherhood but can't figure out where I want to have it placed. 

Famous girl crush: Jennifer Lawrence.

Some days life is neat and orderly and others are a total cluster and I'm impressed that we survived the day. 

Growing up we were poor but my parents didn't let us know. I had no clue that they struggled to make ends meet until I was much older. 

Sometimes I wonder if I don't have a bit of ADD. But then just chalk it up to having Mom brain 24/7.

If I had the chance to pack up the family and move anywhere in the US, I'd pick Colorado. 

Small talk is hard for me but I've gotten better at it. I struggle when people make their small talk all about them. No thanks. 


I would have disappointed if Connor would have been a girl. I had my heart and mind set on being a boy Mom. God knows just want you are made of and can handle. He knew I would have struggled raising a daughter.

My first concert ever was Garth Brooks when I was 12.

My collection of body lotion is embarrassing. I have 25+ bottles in our linen closet.

I've been best friends with a girl my high school boyfriend cheated on me with for over 15 years. Babes before Bros.

The first song I ever learned every single word to was Trisha Yearwood's "She's in Love With a Boy". I had my aunt write out the lyrics and I practiced them daily.  

I collect Willow Tree figurines.

My favorite sweet treat is brownies. Specifically warm brownies.

In the next year, I hope do more of what I love and what makes me happy. Putting myself  and my family first.

Do you know how hard it is to think of 34 things about yourself? I was able to create this list in about an hour but it was the most painful hour simply because focusing on myself isn't something I traditionally do {hence the reason behind number 34}.

Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday! I had a great day with my guys and spent time with friends over the weekend as well. I never thought being in my 30's could be so much fun. Growing up 30 seemed so old. But if I'm being honest, I wouldn't trade being 34 to be a teenager ever. High school was so much harder than adulting. Well... on most days!



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