Monday, January 6, 2014

Finish This...

Hey y'all! I'm re-emerging from my holiday blogging break {which, let's be honest, was more of a in-the-year-of-2013-I-barely-had-time-to-blog break} by participating in a fun and funny link-up. This game is called "Finish This," and all you have to do is finish the following prompts and link up your post below {the link up will go live tonight or tomorrow morning}. You can also visit the other hosts of this party on their fun blogs: Nicole {Three 31} Lisa {The Coastal Chicster}and Becky {The Java Mama}.

Meet my new retainer...

Let's get started...

1. I first felt like a grown-up… when I got my driver's license. Even to this day, over 15 years later, I must admit that getting a driver's license and having the ability to drive oneself around is one of the most important, altering, liberating events in life.

2. I am one-of-a-kind because… I still wear my retainer at age 31. Seriously, not many people do this. I might not be the ONLY one, but I had an orthodontist confirm that I am a rarity. Until about a month ago, my retainer was the same one I had worn since 8th grade. It was moldy and disgusting, but I still wore it every night religiously. Thankfully, it's finally been replaced with a bacteria-free specimen that fits my adult sized mouth.

3. Spanx is… the product I willfully and humbly borrowed from my mom last Christmas to suck my post-Australia, post-Christmas {and unknowingly three week pregnant} body into a bridesmaid dress for my sister in law's wedding. I should probably just face reality and get my own Spanx.

4. My favorite family tradition… is celebrating our wedding anniversary each year, which we've committed to doing, even if life gets crazy or we have a zillion kids or whatnot.

5. The last thing I do before bed is… read for fun. At least, it's my 2014 goal to read for fun before bed. So far, so good. I love reading, but my PhD program has distracted me from reading for pure enjoyment, so I'm trying to work novels back into my life.

6. Happiness is… Coffee dates with girlfriends. Making time to blog. Hearing your baby giggle for the first time. Weddings. Wearing sweats and staying home all day. Trying new restaurants. Eating ice cream by the beach. A weekend getaway to a cabin in the woods. Floating the river. Being tan. Birthdays.

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