I grew up in the small town of Latexo, Texas and moved to the Austin area my freshman year of high school. I married my sweetheart in Nov 02 after dating for 2 years. He had the cutest little 1 year old daughter named Priscilla, who we have raised together and have full custody of. She was born in June, 1999. Then we had another daughter, Reagan in December 2004 and Caylee in October 2009.... 3 girls. Life is so full of surprises.
I was raised in a small town.. so I'm a country girl.. that does not make me a redneck. No matter what Ryan tells you, I did not grow up only having cows for friends... I had real friends too. ;)
I'm a real person with real emotions. I love my family and friends so much and tend to worry too much about their every need. When someone isn't getting along, it literally makes me sick. I can't stand it. Just make up, work things out.. family is important not only for you.. but everyone around you.
I have a slight case of OCD and want things done my way on my schedule. However, I have learned after 3 kids, going to school and working a full time job that the house can not be my high priority or I will surely die of stress. Therefore, don't judge me when you come here.. we try our best but sometimes life just needs to happen and we have to live in it.
I don't understand parents that are out with friends and social events almost every day of the week... someone out there is taking care of that baby and there if they wake up from a bad dream. I have a hard time understanding and accepting this about parents. Being a parent is your daily job. It's no one else's.
I consider myself a very humble person. I could have it all or nothing and it wouldn't matter to me as long as I have my family. I don't like spending money.. it makes me nauseous. I don't care about name brands, expensive hand bags or fads. I do love jewelry and flowers especially when it was a gift for no reason at all.
My biggest flaw.... I worry and stress about it all. If I know you, even if it was 15 years ago.. I think about your life situations and worry about you. I carry guilt, so much guilt about not making a phone call to everyone on Christmas or missing someone's birthday. I'm sensitive. I take things to heart. I get my feelings hurt easily.
My favorite thing is coffee. I love the way it looks and smells. I love the sound of the coffee pouring into the cup... or the sound of stirring the creamer and sugar in with it. I love the feeling of comfort that I get by holding a nice cup of coffee in my hand. I love a cup of coffee at the dining room table or on the porch... but the best is curled up on the couch with a cup of coffee and a blanket watching movies. I'll drink it when its freezing cold outside or 110 degrees. Mmmm.. I need a refill.
I have more favorites besides just coffee... like new socks, sunsets, the moon, pajamas, flip flops, bubble baths, the country, sleeping in, cuddling, candles, music, family time, me time, reading and of course, facebook.
I'm a Christian... have been since I was 8. I was baptized with my Mother which was a pretty cool experience. I don't make it to church every week and I admit that I'm not perfect by any means. I've had ups and downs in my walk... now that I have children of my own, it has made me want that same experience for my kids... I have friends that are strong Christians, missionaries etc.. and I'm also friends with people that don't believe at all. I respect everyones faith decisions, as I expect them to respect mine as well.
This is me.. from the heart. Be true to yourself.
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. ~Raymond Hull
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings
"A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey; but, a woman of strength has faith that it is IN THE JOURNEY that she will become strong." -Luke Easter