23 July 2013

21 things I've learned in 21 years.

Actually, now it's more like 21 years, 3 months and 21 days, but y'know, who's counting?

Thanks to my best friend, Jayme for this idea! 

1. Your sister can be your best friend or worst enemy, and you can and will flip flop between the two many times during the day. 

2.  Naps are a good thing, scratch that, they are a great thing.  Take them as often as you are offered them. 

3. Spend as much time with your grandparents as you can, because too soon, they will  be gone. 

4. Don't be too proud to say you're sorry.  Or ask for forgiveness.  

5. Stand for something you believe in, or you will fall for anything. 

6. It's okay to say no.  

7. Music speaks when words fail.  

8. It's much better to have a few genuine friends than a group of fake friends. 

9. Live your life full of oh wells instead of what ifs. 

10.  Enjoy the small moments, they often make the biggest memories.

11. It's okay to have an opinion, it's not okay to attack another person if theirs is different than yours. 

12. Think before you speak, because once something is said, it can't be unsaid.  

13. Don't burn bridges, you never know when you'll need a person's help in the future. 

14. Listen to your gut, it's right 95% of the time. 

15. Love your life.  

16.  To tie in with #8, if you find one person that you can trust completely as a best friend, you are quite blessed.  

17.  Don't let anyone ever tell you that you can't. 

18. Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

19. Coffee is always a good idea.

20. Let your loved ones know how much you love them as much as possible, you never know when it's the last time you'll be able to say it.

21. Country music is always a good idea! 

22 July 2013

It Sure is Monday.

I have absolutely nothing interesting to write about today, the only fun thing I did this weekend was go to the fair, otherwise I was working, and this was probably the most stressful weekend I've had since starting three years ago.  So I thought I would do a fun get to know you, here are some random facts about me, type of post! 

Senior pictures--4 years ago..

1) The room has to be completely dark, and my closet and door shut for me to sleep.  

2) I fall asleep easier if Mady's in her bunk below mine. 

3)I love seeing the clock read 12:34

4) I hate the number 66, because my grandpa died unexpectedly at 66, and I hate seeing the number. 

5) Likewise sorta, when I see the number 1788, it reminds me of my other grandparents because that's the last four of their cell number. 

6) Country music is the soundtrack that plays in the background of my life. 

7)I always have at least three tabs open in chrome, right now I have 8.  

8) My cousins are more like brothers and sisters to me than cousins, at least the ones I'm close with. 

9) Army Wives and Nashville are my two favorite shows, Big Brother is my favorite summer show. 

10) I'm the overly proud daughter of a police officer & reading things like this article, make me even prouder & I get teary-eyed reading them!  

Also, it should be noted & celebrated that Jenn at Munchkinland Designs has been in business for FOUR years & is having an awesome giveaway to celebrate, go check it out!

21 July 2013

Sunday Social.

Sunday Social

1. What was your favorite TV show as a kid?
More as a pre-teen, young teen, it was 7th Heaven.  

2. What is your current favorite TV show?
Nashville, Army Wives & Big Brother. 

3. Which reality show would you NEVER do?

4. Which reality show would you LOVE to do?
Big Brother or Amazing Race. 

5. What is the TV personality/character that you feel is most like you?
Lucy Camden.  

6. Which TV character would you want to date?
Michael Holden.  Yes, I realize he's like 40 or 50 something, but have you seen the man? Plus he makes me laugh via twitter.  & he tweets me.  Well the man who plays him anywho.  

19 July 2013

One More Day?

I'm sure many of you have heard the song "One More Day" by Diamond Rio, if not, click play above and take a listen.  Whenever I would hear the song, I would say without a doubt, that I would take that extra day with any of my loved ones that have passed away.  

But then I had a dream last night & it got me thinking would I really do it? Would I really be able to spend more time with the ones I loved, knowing that I would have to say goodbye all over again? 

The dream went like this, my Grandma had passed away, we were at her funeral and it was open casket and for whatever reason we had like cloth diaper things that we had spit on to get them wet, and my cousin Amanda and I were up viewing her body and we wiped her face and hands with our cloth diaper things and she wakes up(obviously not dead!) and says hey what's happening? Then my dream cuts to me walking my dog and it gets really stormy really quickly and we get sucked into a tornado & I do the whole duck and cover thing they teach in school and the tornado puts me safely down in a field next to my grandma's house, so I walk into her house and my mom is sitting there and she asks me if I'm happy that we get another chance with Grandma and I say yes, but then my dream self questions it internally and how hard it will be when we have to say goodbye to her again.

 & now it has me really thinking, if I could have another day with my grandma or grandpa or my aunt diana, would I take it? Would I be able to handle having to say goodbye again? My Aunt Jenny made a great point when she said she didn't think she would be able to do it again, the goodbyes would be too hard,  & I think I have to agree with her.  I hold on to all my great memories of my grandparents and cherish them, and now that they are watching down on me.  

If you could have another day with a loved one that's died, would you take it? 

Have a great weekend everyone!  

18 July 2013

Thursday Thursday.

One more day til Friday, whoop whoop! 

I thought I'd just share a few random Thursday thoughts today.  

One of the sweetest girls I know in blogland, Kenz is celebrating her one year blogiversary & is having a giveaway & she asked me to be a part of it, and of course I said YES! 


My aunt & cousins are down visiting again, we're having lots of fun of course! We're laying by the pool & then going to Cascade Bay next week.  We always laugh a lot, so I enjoy having them here.  


It's been hotter than all get out here, and I've been spending as much time in the water as I can.  I hung out with one of my friends from school and we drank and swam in her pool. So much fun.  

So this wasn't much of a post, but I just wanted to update you all on the goings on in my life :D 

16 July 2013


Eating: A chocolate chip bagel from Panera! Yummy! 
Listening: Lesson in Leavin' by JoDee Messina.  90s country for the win.  
Looking forward to: August! I have a lot of fun stuff planned! 
On my wish list: Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw & Hunter Hayes tickets. I'll probably get two of the three, Hunter & two others, we'll see though!

Thinking about:
Reading: The blogs I'm behind on! 

Just finished:
 Mom and I listened to Deeper Than the Dead on our way to and from Bemidji, 
Craving: an iced white peppermint mocha.  I'll get one on my way home. 
Wondering: when communication and relationships stopped being two way roads? 
Finished: with my iced coffee I brought from home this morning. 
PS…Thank you Erin & Taylor for the idea!

15 July 2013

One Person.

via google images

"Hi I'm Karen & I'll be your favorite CSM." 

She was so right, and she has become SO much more than just my favorite CSM(Customer Service Manager) at work.  

She has become another mom to me, not that I don't have an awesome mom & stepmom, but Karen is my biggest support system at work & outside of work as well. 

It's been said that in a world of people telling you that you can't, all it takes to change your view is somebody telling you that you can.  

Karen is that somebody for me. 

She inspires me to do my best each and every day, she gives the best hugs and is always willing to let me vent & she listens to my opinions. 

To Karen, thank you for always believing in me & always having my back and being another mom to me.  
I'll always be your little bit & squeezebox & your unofficial third daughter.  
Love you!

I just hope someday, somewhere, I can be that somebody someone looks up to & says, because of you, I didn't quit, I believed I could do it & I did it.  Thank you.

So who's that one person for you?  

14 July 2013

Music Obsession.

Sunday Social

These are all fun music questions!

1. What is your all-time favorite song? 
Probably either Garth Brooks' The Thunder Rolls or George Strait's I Cross My Heart. 

2. Who is your favorite singer/band?
I suck at picking one favorite, but if I had to, it would be Garth & George.  

3. What song reminds you of your childhood?
Honey I'm Home by Shania Twain & Folsom Prison Blues 

4. What songs put you in a good mood?
Right now it's anything Brantley Gilbert & All Over the Road by Easton Corbin

5. What is your music to rock out to in your car?
Kenny Chesney or Blake Shelton. 

6. What is the most embarrassing album or song you own?
Suit & Tie by JT! 

13 July 2013

I confess...

I confess....

that I have become obsessed with 7th Heaven, again.  Why didn't anybody point out how good looking Matt & Kevin were to me when I was watching the show when it first aired, oh yeah, I was only a young teen.  But holy wow, they are good looking!

that I enjoy playing with the chain in my mouth that the oral surgeon put in there.  It's fun.  I'm not sure my ortho will appreciate me playing with it with my tongue, but guess what I don't care.

that I'm writing this post at 1:30a while watching 7th heaven and playing with the chain in my mouth. 

that storms totally lack the excitement they used to have.  & I hate that.  

That I still cry sometimes when it storms because of Tim, Paul & Carl.  

I also confess that I never realized how much three men I never met could have such an impact on my life.  

I confess that I don't know if I will ever be able to watch the last three seasons of storm chasers without crying.  

I confess that I didn't mean for this post to be all about how I'm not really liking storms anymore.  

I confess that somedays I just want to withdraw and see if  anybody notices.  

I confess that I really am in a chocolate & food in general mood.  #yupitsthatweek

I can't believe I just confessed that.  

I confess that I definitely feel like Lucy Camden most days.  

I confess that I am probably way too excited about the new blanket my mom bought mom yesterday afternoon, and I confess that I'm ending this now before I confess something way too personal.  Oh wait.  Read up four.  That's personal.  

09 July 2013

Fifty Nifty

United States from 13 original colonies, if I got that song stuck in your head, I truly am sorry, and if you have no idea what song I'm talking about, where did you go to elementary school that they didn't teach you that song? 

Anyways, I stole this from Amber who stole it from another awesome Meghan, so here goes nothing...

1. Do you like blue cheese? Yum! Best is when it's with wings.  Or with pizza! 

2. Have you ever smoked a cigarette? Gross.  

3. Do you own a gun? Not me personally, but I know there are guns in my house because my dad is in law enforcement and him and my brothers all hunt.  I would love to get my gun safety and conceal and carry certs.  

4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? Vanilla to my diet coke!

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Not usually.  

6. Do you like hot-dogs? I'm neutral on them.  

7. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee, lots of coffee. <---- amen="" nbsp="" span="">

8. Can you do push-ups? If I can, it's not many.  

9. What’s your favorite meal? Anything homemade.  

10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? My key necklace that my grandparents got me for Christmas 2 years ago, my turquoise ring that I got in Arizona last year & my class ring.  I feel naked if I'm not wearing all three.  

11. Favorite hobby? Writing, reading & spending time with my fam.  

12. Do you work with people who idolize you? Um, no..?

13. Name a trait that you hate about yourself?  My fear of driving.  

14. Middle name? Anna.  

15. Name 3 thoughts at this moment: 1.) Mountain Dew, yum. 2.) I really need to clean up my bloglovin' 3) I don't want to go to ortho on Thursday.  

16. Name 3 things you bought yesterday: Not a thing. I don't have any money to spend, HA! <--- amber="" here="" nbsp="" same="" span="">

17. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink: Dew. Water & Coffee.  

18. Current worry right now? Money.  

19. Current hate right now? Money.  

20. Favorite place to be? The lake.  

21. How did you bring in New Years? At my stepdad's parents house.  

22. Favorite place to go? The lake.  

23. What is your most recurring dream? The teeth all falling out one.  

24. Introvert or extrovert? Totally didn't know there was such thing as an ambivert until reading Amber's answer.  But it means I'm extroverted and introverted as well.  Depends who I'm with.  

25. What color shirt are you wearing? Maroon.  

26. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Never have!

27. Can you whistle? Nope.  

29. Favorite color? Mint.  

30. Would you be a pirate? uh. no.  

31. What songs do you sing in the shower? I sing to whatever's on the radio.  

32. Favorite girl’s name? Allison Lynn

33. Favorite boy’s name? Andrew Richard, Richard for my grandpa.  

34. Who is your loudest friend? Probably Mady.  

35. What’s in your pocket right now?  Train ticket & 3 pennies.  

36. Last thing that made you laugh? A blog post. 

37. Bed sheets as a child? Barney of course.  

38. Worst injury you've ever had? Hmm.  Since it says injury and not illness, I'll go with when I broke my ankle when I was four.  

39. Do you love where you live? Yup.  

40. How many TVs are in your house? 3.  

41. What is your worst habit? Procrastination.  

42. How many dogs do you have? Three! Two at home at my dad's and one at my mom's.  

43. Does someone have a crush on you? Not that I'm awae of.  

44. Do you own slippers? Nah. .

45. What is your favorite book? The Ryan White Story.  
46. What is your favorite candy? Kit Kats.  

47. What is your favorite sports team? MN Twins, MN Wild & a few NASCAR teams.  

48. What song do you want played at your funeral? Drop it Like It's Hot :) 

49. What were you doing at 12 AM last night? Just falling asleep.  

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning? Five more minutes.  

08 July 2013

Meghan In Manistique.

I started to write out an apology for my absence, but then I realized, no, true friends and readers will be okay whenever and however often I post, be it twice a day or twice a month.  I've just been really busy with nothing more than just normal life things like work & all that fun kind of stuff. 

So remember how I went to Michigan the second week in June? No? Well I did.  My mom's family & my aunt's family rented a cabin on the Upper Peninsula in a town called Manistique, and instead of writing a ton, I'm just going to share some pictures that were taken while we there!

We had a lot of fun, I didn't know what to expect when we decided to all rent one cabin, but I had so much fun & I can't wait to go on vacation with everybody again! 

linking up with Meg for Mingle Monday!
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