Monday, May 13

Catch Up

I promise I didn't fall off of the band wagon of the blog every day in May challenge.  Things have been so increddibly busy with the Spring Boutique, Penelope's Laughing Ceremony and Mother's Day.  I feel like a new woman, now that my house is back in order and the bows are put away.  So here is to a little catch up.

Day 7: The thing(s) you're most afraid of....

I used to be afraid of so many things when I was younger.  I had to have a dream catcher by my bed just so I could have peace of mind before I fell asleep.  I used to have nightmares of witches, clowns tickling me to death, and falling off tall buildings or mountains.  I hated walking home from my friends houses late at night, for fear someone would kidnap me.  I was also terrified of the dark.  When walking through haunted houses I would cry and the actors would have to come out of character to console me.  It was pretty sad. 

As I got older I had a fear of driving.  My dad forced me to get into the car and drive.  Thank heavens he did because driving is an essential part of my daily life.

In my older age I have different fears.  Being a mother brings so many more fears.  I am a worrier and have to have Tyson reassure me on a constant basis.  I fear that something will happen to Penelope, especially now that she is having open heart surgery.  I fear something will happen to Tyson.  I fear something will happen to GiGi.  Basically, I have a fear of losing the people I love.  Thank goodness for the Gospel and the hope and reassurance it gives me. 

I am afraid of a lot more things than you would think, but I am pretty good at conquering my fears.  I force myself to go on roller coasters, jump off high cliffs into water, speak in front of people, and go out of my way to make friends.

Overall if I have Tyson by my side I know I can get through anything!

Day 8: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.

The best piece of advice I would offer is best said by Jeffrey R. Holland.

"Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead. Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven. But for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come."

Day 9: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words)

A pic right before the Ward Auction.  I ended up donating some bows and offering to make a treat for every month of the next year.  

I bid on an eye brow wax and scored.  It has been a long time since these brows have seen some wax. 

Day 10: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill. 

Oh goodness my most embarrassing moment....

I can't believe I am going to share this.  I haven't even confessed this to Tyson.  Oh well, here it goes.  While Tyson and I were first dating, I had to use the restroom.  We were at his house and there was no holding it in.  I made my way into the bathroom.  I debated back in forth in my head if I should just hold it or try and go quickly.  I decided to just go for it.  I thought I had things under control, until it was time to flush.  No joke the toilet wouldn't flush!  It wasn't clogged, it just wouldn't flush.  I am not handy at all when it comes to making a quick fix.  I started sweating.  I was SO embarrassed.  I didn't know what to do.  I didn't want to stay in there too long, for fear he would know what was going on.  I decided to wash my hands and pray one of his roommates would find what I left behind.  I figured five guys lived there and they would just assume it was one of them.  EEEKKK!!!! Tyson went in right after me.  I thought I was going to die.  He never said anything.....

Luckily we are married now and I have no shame!

TMI I know!!!! 

Day 11: Sell yourself in 10 words or less

Spiritual, Goofy, Sensitive, Strong, Compassionate, Motivated, Feisty, Creative, Spunky, Loyal

Day 12: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life...)

My bike!

I miss my bike almost every day.  It may sound funny to most but my bike taught me so many lessons.  I spent many hours on my bike, training for Lotoja.  I learned the importance of friendship, dedication, hard work, consistency and never giving up.  Getting to the top of each climb had a beautiful reward.  The views I saw and the beauty of God's creations brought me closer to my Savior.  I learned that if I put my mind to something I can do it, no matter how hard it may seem at the time.  My bike taught me about the journey to getting to the finish line and keeping that goal in mind, all along the way.

I sold my bike a week before I got married and have missed it ever since.  I hope one day I can get another one and cross that finish line again.

Day 13: Issue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.

Dear Tyson,

I know that when you married me I was always done up.  I wore lipstick, skinny jeans, high heels and always had my hair done.  Since marrying you I have found myself in sweats more often than not.  For this I am sorry!  Somehow you never complain.

I worry and complain more than anyone should.  You always listen and make me feel better.

I am sorry I leave my clothes all over the bathroom and bedroom floor.  I know the hamper is only a few steps away, but the floor is so much more convenient.

I am sorry I never let you walk on the carpet right after I vacuum it.  I really am trying to work on my OCDness.

I am sorry I leave clothes hanging in the doorway to dry for days.  I promise one day I will put them away once they are dry.

I am sorry I fail to iron any of your shirts.  The dry cleaner is just so much better at it.

I am sorry I always stock up on produce and it seems to go bad before I get to eating it all.  It's the thought that counts right?

I am sorry I always make you rub my feet, steal all the covers, spend all your money at Target, try to pluck your hairs and clip my toe nails on the couch.  

You truly are the best man to put up with all my flaws.  You are the bread to my jam and the man that makes my world spin.

I love you and hope to one day fix these things.  I however have a filling if I didn't do these things anymore you would wonder where your wife went.


Your Baby Mama


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