Sunday, July 25, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things...

I got this post idea from a friend and had to post it as well, since I love "The Sound of Music".

Favorite Hair Care:

This stuff smells great, it's natural and it makes my hair SO soft and smooth!

Favorite Make-up:

There really are no words to describe it but, Amazing!

Favorite Indulgence:
These little balls of chocolaty goodness are just heavenly! The center just melts in your mouth!

Favorite Smells:
Ok, so I'm a freak when it comes to smells. My favorites are Amber Romance, Clinique Happy, Sweet Pea, and yes...Tide Laundry Detergent. I like stuff that touches me to smell good!

Favorite past time:
I've only loved reading as of 6 years ago, when I married Matt. Matt's mom is a BIG time reader and has introduced me to many great books.
I LOVE to paint, it's my escape, though I haven't done it in years!



These are just some of my Favorite Things. What's yours?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!


(When I was 17 or 18)

  1. I was born in Wareham, Ma. I'm an East Coast girl through and through!
  2. I LOVE chocolate!
  3. My favorite color is PINK
  4. My favorite food is Chinese Food (from Wareham). Nothing else really compares.
  5. When I was a junior in High School I went to Art All State (where only one student from each school in Mass. gets to participate in fun Art stuff in Boston).
  6. I love painting! It's my escape, though I haven't picked up a brush since Gabriel was born.
  7. I majored in Art in College for 2 years. I learned so much, but have forgotten a lot of it :o(
  8. I also love Massage Therapy. I went through a lot of courses in 06, but never finished because we moved to Colorado.
  9. I'm a stomach sleeper! Being pregnant and not being able to sleep on my stomach isn't a great mix.
  10. I have 2 older brothers (15 and 17 years older). When I married Matt I got a shock, he has 6 siblings and many, many, many Aunts and Uncles...and cousins!
  11. Being basically the only child just makes me want to have all my kids close together so they can become the best of friends.
  12. I am big into politics. Some people hate it, but I think it's wonderful to know what's going on with our country! Although politics can get nasty, it's fun!
  13. I'm a shy person. I sometimes dislike this about myself!
  14. I'm all about smells! I need everything that touches me to smell pretty!
  15. My favorite smells are Amber Romance, Clinique Happy, and Ralph Lauren Romance.
  16. My favorite flower is a Gerber Daisy.
  17. I have lived in 6 states and have moved a total of 12 times during my life time!
  18. I have lived in more states being married then I did when I was living with my parents!
  19. I used to HATE my name when I was younger. I wanted to change it to Sarah (how plain), but when the guys would always compliment me on my name, I grew to love it.
  20. I'm left handed, but do just about everything else (other than eating and writing) with my right hand....weird!
  21. I love naps! Heck, I love sleep....period!
  22. I can't wait until Matt is a Chaplain....for many, many reasons!
  23. I am 1/4 Lithuanian. My Grandma on my dad's side is 100%. I just wish she would have taught me Russian, so I could have been bi-lingual!
  24. One of my pet peeves: Rudeness! I can't stand it when you are nothing but nice then receive nothing but ice cold words back!
  25. I normally hate winters, but I love snuggling up in a blanket sipping on hot chocolate watching a good movie or T.V show when there is a blizzard or snow storm outside!
  26. I'm extremely observant!
  27. I'm very forgiving! Sometimes too forgiving!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Tristan!




I'm not the best as expressing myself....at all! That's a talent I lack, but I will try my hardest for this post!

I can't believe 2 years ago, Tristan came into this world. He is such an amazing, loving, special child!
I knew from the second I knew I was pregnant we had a connection...and a very very strong connection at that. I thought he was a girl for the longest time because we had such a strong bond!
I have a pretty easy first trimester, it's my second and third that get to me! I always have something going wrong (i.e. hip problems, enormous pressure in my abdomen, can't stand up longer than 5 min, etc.). When I can't take the pain, I usually ask for a blessing from Matt. He gave me a few blessings during my pregnancy with Tristan and it always consisted of how he (Tristan) knew what I was going through just to bring him into this world and that he loved me for it, more than I knew!
I always felt that love from him.

He is a strong willed boy! He came into this world on his own, per say (I didn't have to do any pushing, he was ready, and he was coming out himself). He has been like that since! He does things himself, very independent. He doesn't let anyone push him around (Brooke has learned the hard way). When Matt gave Tristan his baby blessing, it consisted of being a Military guy! We have seen that in his every day acts. He wakes up at the slightest sound. He doesn't even flinch at pain (he once cut himself on a soda can and just looked at the blood pouring from his finger and just looked at me for some help, no crying or anything) and he's very perceptive! He is always aware of his surroundings. All things you need while in the Military!

He is such a loving boy! I don't think I have seen a child so loving. He hugs and kisses us every chance he gets. He could cuddle with us forever if we let him. He's always so willing to help at the drop of a hat! He picks up things off the floor I missed while vacuuming or he will pick up all the clothes off the floor after I get the kids ready and he puts it right in the washing machine!

I'm so happy to have him in my life, in our family! I know I was given a special child of God. It will be fun to see how our connection grows as he gets older. He is a mommy's boy and I secretly hope he will always be one :o)

Happy Birthday Tristan Matthew! I love you more than you know♥

Monday, July 5, 2010

A thought...

"Rather than simply passing through trials, we must allow trials to pass
through us in ways that sanctify us." Neal A. Maxwell