Friday Favorites: FIRSTS

I literally have nothing to say today. So, I thought it would be fun to fill out one of those old school "surveys" we used to get via email and have to forward to our entire contact list or we'd be cursed with something. 

Here's an old one I found and updated the answers for... 

1. Who was your FIRST prom date?
Jason Williams...I was a freshman in high school and he was a junior. We bonded over basketball and just had the best time! 

Let's discuss the above picture. Red dress - check; Red panty hose - check; red shoes - check; super confident freshman girl stuffing her face with not a care in the world - CHECK. 

2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love?

3. What was your 1st alcoholic drink?My brother and I accidentally drank some vodka at my Godfather's once, he had it in what looked like, a water cooler on top of his bar in the game room. We were thirsty. It did not quench our thirst.  But then I not-so-accidentally drank a fuzzy navel wine cooler in HS. (Just one, Mom, promise). 

4. What was your FIRST job?Concession stand at the little league ballfield...ahhh, those were the days! LOVED this job! I also loved the unlimited cheese fries...

5. What was your FIRST car?
The Big E!! 1994 TEAL Ford Escort ... it was sitting in our garage one day after school with a giant red bow on it... I was SO EXCITED!

The Big E was basically the best. It had automatic seatbelts and gray seats with little speckles of color on them which totally sold me on it. Ha!

6. Who was the FIRST person to text you today?Jenna Kurten

7. Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning?Ryan...it was something like, "Why in the HECK is his dang alarm going off at 4:30 IN THE MORNING. UGH."

8. Who was your FIRST grade teacher?Mrs. Sadler...I love her!

9. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane?My Uncle Dickie is a pilot and he took me and my brothers on a ride around Waco one day...I thought it was so cool!

10. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk?Jenni is my forever best-friend and yes. All the time. 

She made me a book of her favorite 30 memories of our friendship for my 30th birthday and this is a page from all of the proms we attended together. She married her prom date. ;)

11. Where was your FIRST sleep over?Laci Lewis...me, Laci, Susan Booker and Mandi camped out at the Lewis' house

12. Who was the FIRST person you talked to todayRyan when he left for Houston and then Landry because she comes in our room every single morning at 6:30am like clockwork.

13. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time?Suzy Sandolf, me and half of Robinson were flower girls

14. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning?Brushed my teeth - this will always be the FIRST thing I do every morning

15. What was the FIRST concert you ever went toLAME ALERT: Beach Boys

16. FIRST tattoo?N/A

17. FIRST piercing?Ears in the FIRST grade :)

18. FIRST foreign country you traveled to?Mexico-Senior Trip to Cancun...from what I remember...it wasn't too shabby of a trip.

19. FIRST movie you remember seeing?At the movie theater... The Little Mermaid with Katy Barrier

20. When was your FIRST detention?Amy D. and I got OCS for sneaking off campus my freshman year. Freshmen were supposed to stay on campus for lunch, but I would "sneak off" with my older friends because that clearly made me cool. We got caught one day and had to eat lunch in the office. 

21. What was the FIRST state you lived in?#texasforever 

ps. I grew up on Jason St. 

22. Who was your FIRST roommate?College! I lived with a girl I grew up with my freshman year and then we moved into a house and I lived with Jeremy, Josh and their friend, Clay. 

This was more fun than I anticipated!


Tiny Tales Thursday...

So my momma has been in Baton Rouge since the last week of May. My MaMaw fell and broke her tailbone so mom has been helping her recover.

And we miss her around here.


Specifically three darling people that call her Gigi miss her a WHOLE lot.

Landry: When is Gigi coming home??
Me: Soon, baby.
Rad: She's been gone so long.
Me: I know, buddy.
Emmy: Yeah.. and we miss her.
Ryan: We miss her, too.
Landry: What's she doing? Is Mamaw still hurt?
Me: Well, she's helping her feel better.
Rad: Yeah. Cause she's Mamaw's daughter and that's what you do. You help your parents when they are old.

Me and Ryan exchange glances...

Me: Well, hopefully you won't have to do that for me and your daddy.
Rad: Why?
Me: Well, we will probably just move into a place that will take care of us so you won't have to.
Landry: But I take care of you, Momma.
Rad: Me, too... it's what you're supposed to do.
Emmy: I can drop you off, shut the door and leave.







Show and Tell: Favorite Posts

Happy Tuesday y'all.

Know what I love most about blogging? Reading all of your stories. Plain and simple. I love being welcomed into your worlds and I love being able to share some of our story with you! I'm really excited about the last minute link-up prompt from Andrea today because as much as I would love to sit and read post after post, I just can't. None of us can.

So I'm thrilled to see the highlight reels of your blogs and dive in to the words and work you are most proud of. I truly find such wisdom from so many people and I just hope that some of my words hold meaning for some of you. A few of my favorite posts...

Knowing your partner's strengths and weaknesses is important, but knowing how they give and RECEIVE love is a game changer. I really enjoyed sharing 25 Ways to Show Your Husband Love

Ryan and I celebrated 10 years of marriage this year and I didn't get him a real gift. ;) Instead, I wrote about the 10 Biblical Gifts marriage has given to me. 

I really did laugh out loud writing about my spin on Life After 5  and may have to write up a sequel since a new school year has begun. Maybe something like "Lessons learned in the pick-up line".

Sometimes I am moved and write passionately from a place that I didn't know existed. I think when I talked about Loving Thy Neighbor His words were being shared, not mine. And His are way more important than anything I have to say. 

My favorite days are Thursdays, so if you want a laugh, make sure to check out the Wee3Kings Tiny Tales.  There's a book in there somewhere about how not to parent that I've started 1000 times. Maybe one day I will finish.

I get all sappy about my kids. They are the reason I started blogging and they are the ultimate story to tell. The way they love. How brave they can be. How much compassion they have and grace they give. This space wouldn't be anything without them. I have a jar of pennies that I look at to remind me that we are given a mere 936 weeks with them before they are 18. That's $9.36... how would you spend it?

I'm half-way there with Radley.

And if you just want to see a ton of pictures of some DARLING kids (in my most humble opinion of course) then just click here.

I treasure my time with you, sweet reader-friends. I find such treasure and wisdom in stories...like Shelly's tips on a successful marriage. I gain sanity from your incredible lessons like Holly's insider review of the KonMari method of tidying up. I fall in-love with every bit of Kim's space on her home tour.

Have a great day! Thanks for a fun link-up Andrea!