14 December 2016

The Second Day of Blogging.

I really didn't plan on joining on any 12 days of blogging or blogmas linkup of the sort, but I really loved this prompt, so here we go.

Second Day. Your favorite moment that highlights the true meaning of Christmas (whether that be service or family, or Christ, etc.) 

My Lynn-Mom's parents, so my grandparents, are two of my very favorite people in the world, they come home for the month of December after being in AZ since October and then they go back for the rest of the winter.  That is one of my favorite moments no doubt, getting that first hug after not seeing them for a couple months is always a great feeling.  

Each Christmas Eve, my store closes early, previous years it has been mostly 8pm, but this year it's 6, but I digress. My grandparents, Lynn-Mom and Dad, Mady and Ryan all come to pick me up, which is nice that they all love me so much they can't wait for me to get home, but that's not all they do, oh no, they come in my grandparents van, they have bells and whistles on, one or more of them are standing out the sunroof, I think there may have been cowbell one year, it's amazing! I got Christmas Eve off this year, so this is one tradition that I will miss this year.

I also love the tradition I have with my Momma of going home over her birthday and NYE and spending a couple days playing games and looking back on all the previous year has encapsulated, Christmas always seems to belong to my Dad because he lives where I live, but NYE has belonged to my Momma since I moved out after high school, 

Ultimately though, my favorite moment belongs to Christmas morning, when we all pile in Lynn-Mom and Dad's room to beg for breakfast and talk about our plans for the day. We then get to eat our big breakfast, we settle in the living room upstairs and we each read a portion of the story of Jesus' birth and the events leading up to it out of my parents Bible.  Some years we share about gifts that Jesus has given us as well, where we have to share a gift that we believe Jesus has given another family member that isn't material but a spiritual gift/talent. 

03 December 2016

Hey December.

Let's just pretend that my last post wasn't a November goals post okay? & let's not even talk about the goals that I didn't accomplish. #suchislife

But hey December is here, yay December!

Here are some wonderful things I'm looking forward to in December:

-my grandparents come home in like less than a week, for the rest of the month& that makes me happy, happy, happy #yasyasyas

-my seester graduates nursing school, she'll be an lpn once passes board. Proud sister alert goes to me.

-both my brother Ryan & my mom celebrate birthdays this month, hard to believe my baby brother is going to be 15. WHO TOLD HIM HE COULD GET OLDER?!

-CHRISTMAS. Favorite time of the year. Love our traditions. From the infamous pick-ups that my family pulls off each Christmas Eve to the morning reading of the story of the Birth of Jesus, to our gift card tournament, which last year included air hockey and darts.

I figured I'd share some goals as well:

-figure out my goals for 2017.

-write up my 2016 year in review.

-set a 2017 reading goal.

-read 2 books.

-go visit my mom sometime this month to celebrate Christmas

-pay for my tim&faith ticket.

01 November 2016

November Goals.

Happy November! I hope everyone had a safe and fun night last night! I worked, but got to dress up, so that was fun. I'm starting November with a clean slate & excited to see where this month takes me, but I do have a few goals that I am hoping to accomplish this month

My big goal this month is going to be NaNoWriMo which I've tried with different levels of effort over the past six years, this will hopefully be my year to get it done!

I also have a few secondary goals!

Show up in this space at least once a week, which may not seem like a lot, but because of NaNo, that's all I'm going to aim for.

Read one book a week, which is actually more than what I've been averaging of late, which is quite sad if you ask me.

What's one goal you have for the month of November? Are you participating in NaNo?

31 October 2016


Currently I’m…
Catching up… on my blog reading and blogging in general, I haven't blogged since the beginning of the month, longest I've gone without blogging since I've been writing here.
Reading… Yes Please! by Amy Poehler. I just finished Chip & Joanna Gaines' book, "The Magnolia Story" and I really liked it a lot.  
Eating… all the chocolate and all of the salty things. #itsthattime
Feeling… excited and nervous about the start of NoJoMo I may be pantsing it more than I care to admit, but we'll see how it goes.  

Enjoying… the last four days. I had Thursday through Sunday off Went to a concert Friday night and although the venue isn't one of my favorites, Kip Moore put on an awesome show! Photo cred goes to my friend Vanessa on the above picture. 
Missing… Ziva on NCIS, I'm binging it on Netflix at the moment and I just watched the episode where she said goodbye. #tivaforever
Looking forward to… NoJoMo! 
Wanting… to buy all the books this next month! Anna Kendrick has a book out, Lauren Graham as well and Jeff Gordon is releasing his book as well!
Watching… NCIS on Netflix. Just caught up on This is Us a few days ago, I've got more than a few shows that i've got more than a few episodes to watch, I'm putting all of my free time into NCIS. I'm a few episodes into season 11.  
Thankful for… my people. My close friends and my family. They truly are my backbone. 

01 October 2016


Bailey actually started off her Blogtember with this either/or survey, and I loved the idea of it, so I thought I'd share it now that it's October, say WHAT?

  1. Coffee or tea? Coffee, 
  2. Black and white or color? This is one I can't choose either or on, I love both. 
  3. Drawings or paintings?  Paintings. 
  4. Dresses or skirts? Dresses!
  5. Books or movies?  Books.
  6. Pepsi or Coke? Diet Coke, of course. Pepsi always tastes flat. 
  7. Chinese or Italian? Italian all the way.
  8. Early bird or night owl?  Lean more towards night owl. 
  9. Chocolate or vanilla?  Chocolate anything.
  10. Introvert or extrovert?  Extroverted introvert.
  11. Hugs or kisses? I love hugs. 
  12. Hunting or fishing?  Fishing.
  13. Winter or summer? Depends on when you ask me, right now I'll say Winter because I haven't had to deal with snow and cold for 9 months. But if you ask me in a month or two I'll tell you summer.  
  14. Spring or fall?  Fall. 
  15. Rural or urban? Small-town USA is where I love. 
  16.  PC or Mac?  I like PC just fine. 
  17. Tan or pale? Pale
  18. Cake or pie?  Depends on my mood. 
  19. Ice cream or yogurt?  Ice cream
  20. Ketchup or mustard? Ranch.
  21. Sweet pickles or dill pickles?  Dill. 
  22. Comedy or mystery? Comedy
  23. Boots or sandals?  BOOTS! 
  24. Silver or gold? White gold
  25. Jazz or classical? Neither.
  26. Dancing or singing?  Dancing. 
  27. Checkers or chess? Checkers.
  28. Board games or video games? Board games. 
  29. Wine or beer?  Wine. But it can't be too dry
  30. Freckles or dimples?  Freckles.
  31. Honey mustard or BBQ sauce?  Honey Mustard.
  32. Body weight exercises or lifting weights?  Meh. 
  33. Baseball or basketball?  I'm more of a hockey fan. 
  34. Crossword puzzles or sudoku? Crossword
  35. Facial hair or clean shaven?  Five o' clock shadows are my favorite. 
  36. Crushed ice or cubed ice?  Crushed!
  37. Skiing or snowboarding?  Sitting in the cabin with hot coffee watching everyone. 
  38. Smile or game face?  Smile.
  39. Bracelet or necklace? Necklace. 
  40. Fruit or vegetables?  Fruit!
  41. Sausage or bacon?  Bacon. 
  42. Scrambled or fried? Over easy.
  43. Dark chocolate or white chocolate? White chocolate.
  44. Tattoos or piercings?  I would like a tattoo
  45. Antique or brand new?  Depends.
  46. Dress up or dress down? Dress down
  47. Cowboys or aliens? Cowboys duh,
  48. Cats or dogs? Big dogs who think they can be lap dogs.
  49. Pancakes or waffles?  Pancakes
  50. Bond or Bourne? Mills. (Liam Neeson in Taken)(Keeping Bailey's answer here)
  51. Sci-Fi or fantasy? Fantasy.
  52. Numbers or letters?  Letters. Not a math person in the least.
  53. Star Wars or Star Trek?  Um. 
  54. Fair or theme park? State fair. 
  55. Money or fame? Uh.... money?
  56. Washing dishes or doing laundry? Laundry. I hate dealing with dirty dishes.
  57. Snakes or sharks? Negative ghost rider
  58. Orange juice or apple juice? OJ!. 
  59. Sunrise or sunset? Sunset
  60. Slacker or over-achiever? Over-achiever but skilled procrastinator. #truerwords
  61. Pen or pencil?  Pen. 
  62. Peanut butter or jelly?  Peanut butter or Nutella. 
  63. Grammys or Oscars? ACMs or CMAs
  64. Detailed or abstract? Detailed.
  65. Multiple choice questions or essay questions? Multiple choice
  66. Adventurous or cautious?  I'm a mix of both
  67. Saver or spender? Unfortunately I'm more of a spender. 
  68. Glasses or contacts? Glasses. 
  69. Laptop or desktop?  Laptop.
  70. Classic or modern? Classic.
  71. Personal chef or personal fitness trainer? Chef. 
  72. Internet or cell phone? Both. 
  73. Call or text? Text. Duh.
  74. Curly hair or straight hair? Mine leans more toward the straighter side of wavy.
  75. Shower in the morning or shower in the evening? Evening usually..
  76. Spicy or mild? Mild. 
  77. Marvel or DC? Uh..... what's the difference...?
  78. Paying a mortgage or paying rent? Mortgage would be nice because you actually get to own the house at some point, but currently I pay rent. 
  79. Sky dive or bungee jump? Sky Dive if I have to choose. 
  80. Oreos or Chips Ahoy? Oreos 
  81. Jello or pudding? Pudding
  82. Truth or dare? Truth.
  83. Roller coaster or Ferris wheel? Roller coaster.
  84. Leather or denim?  Denim.
  85. Stripes or solids? Stripes. 
  86. Bagels or muffins? Donuts. With sprinkles.
  87. Whole wheat or white? White
  88. Beads or pearls? Beads
  89. Hardwood or carpet? Hardwood.
  90. Bright colors or neutral tones? Best of both worlds. 
  91. Be older than you are or younger than you are? I'm liking 24 so far. 
  92. Raisins or nuts? Raisins.
  93. Picnic or nice restaurant? Picnic.
  94. Black leather or brown leather? Brown leather.
  95. Long hair or short hair? Long.
  96. “Ready, aim, fire” or “Ready, fire, aim”? Ready, aim, fire.
  97. Fiction or non-fiction? Fiction!
  98. Smoking or non-smoking? Non. 
  99. Think before you talk or talk before you think? I'm guilty of talking before I think a lot, but I also think a lot before I talk so depends. .
  100. Asking questions or answering questions? Mixture of both

26 September 2016

Blogtember 26| Lora.

I know I have completely sucked it up for the last few weeks of the challenge, but I did ask one of my best blogging friends who's more like a sister to me to write a guest post for me, so I'll turn it over to Lora now!

15 September 2016

Blogtember 15|My 1st Apartment.

Honestly, my biggest/craziest adventure has been moving out and living in my first apartment. I love it and I wouldn't trade it for the world. It may not be the prettiest or best looking, but it's mine.

14 September 2016

Blogtember 14| Book Nook

Two weeks down!

Prompt for today is make a mood board.

I couldn't think of what I wanted to make a mood board for and then I thought what is something any dream house of mine would have?

A book nook obviously!

1|| I love this idea of writing your favorite chapters on a wall of your nook, if there any walls not covered by bookshelves that is :)

2|| I would love this kind of bed/couch for cuddling up with big blankets, my dogs & of course a good book and hot coffee.

3|| I'm always looking for a way to have my drink close while I'm in bed reading and I love this idea!
4||If the bed couch wouldn't be available I do love this loft look.  

13 September 2016

Blogtember 13| Switcheroo.

13 days in already, WOW!

Today's prompt? If you could switch lives with someone for a day, who would it be?

I would love to switch places with someone on the road team of Garth Brooks or Brantley Gilbert. Would that not be awesome to be in the inner circle of one of these men? I love going to their concerts and love that they share their lives with us. I'd love to be able to talk to them and just have regular every day conversations with them.

12 September 2016

Blogtember 12| 3 books

Today's Blogtember post is 3 books

One you just read...Too Late by Colleen Hoover. This was the second CoHo book I started. I loved it and all of it's dark and twisty-ness

One you're currently reading..Bossypants by Tina Fey. I've loved her since I watched Baby Mama for the first time in HS.

One you want to read...The Playbook by Kelly Elliott. Releases tonight at midnight!!

11 September 2016

Blogtember 11| Instagram Faves.

Instagram is probably my favorite platform of social media, I love seeing the behind the scenes photos that my favorites post, I'm not one of those people that go all gooey over the staged photos that a lot of the people seem to enjoy posting.


Melissa and I met when I decided to become an Itworks Distributor for a period of time last year.  I met up with her and one of my blog friends Kenzie last winter.  Her feed always gives me hope and I love that she always keeps it real, no filter on her life, the hard stuff, the fun stuff, the great stuff, the messy stuff, it's all on her feed.


Kenzie is the one I talked about above. She's been through so much at a young age, even more than I was at that age and yet she still finds ways to encourage and to smile. I love her heart.


My bestest, I love all of the pictures of her little man and all of the memes she sends me and all of that type of awesomeness.  She's the one I go to when I need a pick-me-up and a good laugh. Love my best friend.


A good majority of my feed is dog 'grams and this is my favorite one. A GSP and a Weim account. #puppylove

What's one of your favorite feeds on IG?

10 September 2016

Blogtember 10|Day in the Life.

So on one of the first days of this challenge, we shared favorites of the season and I posted going to valleyfair with my cousins as one of my favorites.

& since today's prompt is to share a day in the life, well what better day to share than a day with the three musketeers from open to close at Valleyfair?

We had a beautiful day and instead of the MOA having Camp Snoopy, Valleyfair has it. Let me just say, Camp Snoopy belongs at MOA, Berenstein Bears belong at Valleyfair, thank you very much!

The "bird" ride as we affectionately dubbed it was new this year and we had fun taking selfies on each ride we took. The first picture of the two is most definitely how she looks at me sometimes because I can be kind of crazy at times :P

The ferris wheel was an adventure. I don't know how we ended up on it because all three of us had some degree of fear when it would stop suddenly, especially when we were at the top. 

The Mad Mouse was where we took the original three musketeers selfie 2 summers ago. We recreated the picture to a T. 

The tilt-a-whirl was one of the three rides we rode the most I'd bet. It was tied between the tilt-a-whirl, the swings & the bird ride. We rode most of the rides at least once in the day time and once at night because we liked seeing them all lit up. We didn't ride excalibur at all because it hurts like hell(it's an old wooden coaster and jars you all over the place) & we rode Renegade only once because we always forget that it gives you almost as bad of a headache as excalibur because it also is a wooden coaster. We didn't do PowerTower because we refused to get stuck at the top and just didn't feel like riding the one that shoots up. On the tilt-a-whirl we'd get spinning so fast that it hurt to laugh which in turn led to hurting to breathe because we always ended up laughing. 

Can you spot the Meghan? It took me a while when looking at these photos after a month or so and then I was like OH HEY THERE I AM! We somehow didn't loose any phones or drop them or get them confiscated because we weren't really supposed to have them out once we boarded the rides. #whoops

If I had to pick any one picture that was my favorite from this three musketeers trip it would be this one. I'm pretty sure the swings were designed for younger kids, but it's one of our favorite rides every time we go.  

Megs, Pookie & Red. The 3 Musketeers. We're cousins because Lord knows our mothers couldn't handle all 3 of us as sisters.  

09 September 2016

Blogtember 9| Where in the World.

Top 5 Places I've always wanted to visit

1| Charlotte, North Carolina

2|Atlantis, Bahamas

3|Nashville, Tennessee


5|Cheyenne, Wyoming.

08 September 2016

Blogtember 8| Tour.

So today's prompt is share a glimpse of your space.

I put my own twist on this prompt and I'm going to share a short story I wrote about my pair of couches that are in my living room.

I also have a larger couch across from this one. 

Before these blue couches found their second home in my first apartment, they had a stay in storage, but before that, they had their home in my grandma and grandpa's living room. I think that's a big reason why they're so special to me. I sat on these couches as I listened to stories from my grandpa and dad. I sat on these couches when Barry, a family friend, would dress up as Santa and hand out gifts. I slept on these couches when I'd come out to my Dad's while our house was being remodeled. Now that they are in my apartment, they have been where I have written crucial scenes in my book that's a work in progress, they've been home to prayers during my quiet time. Where I lay my head when I can't sleep and where I enjoy my favorite shows. These couches have seen me as a young girl, as a teenager and now as a young woman on my own. These couches are something that now have sentimental value to me. I'm excited to see where they will be in the next stages of my life.

07 September 2016

Blogtember 7| Joyful 5.

One week down, three weeks left, I'm loving these prompts! Today we're talking five things that bring you joy.

one| My dogs. Cooper, Chloe & Leader are my babies and they bring me immense joy. Whether it be when they cuddle up to me when I come home or when they do something so ridiculous that I can't help but laugh.

two| Road trips with my Momma.

three| When my Lynn-Mom calls me for a simple question and we end up having a twenty minute conversation. I miss when I lived at home and we talked all the time, but this is the second best thing.

four| Solving a problem that stumps other people. Especially at work. I love when I find the answer to something difficult.

five| When Jayme and I can have on-going conversations on multiple platforms. We can be talking on facebook messenger, tweeting and texting on three different subjects and somehow we don't get them mixed up. My best friend is pretty awesome. #justsayin

06 September 2016

Blogtember 6| Playlist

Almost a week in, the prompt for today was create a playlist

This is a list looking back at just a few of my favorites from Summer 2016, enjoy!

05 September 2016

Blogtember 5| Memorable Birthday.

Five days in! The fifth prompt for Blogtember is what was your most memorable birthday.

Growing up I have some pretty awesome birthday memories...

My 4th birthday party was at Discovery Zone and as imagined it was AWESOME!

I celebrated I believe it was my 13th birthday by racing NASCAR simulators with my g-rents, my dad and lynn-mom and it was fun, even funnier afterwards when my dad almost threw up because of them ;)

My 17th birthday was celebrated by going to Texas Roadhouse with the family and sitting on the saddle for the first time.

My 18th and 19th birthdays were spent at the casino up north with my Granny.

This year I spent the day with lots of "my people" I had lunch with my work momma, spent the rest of the day with my dad, lynn-mom and ryan & then Mady took me out for a sisters day the day after my birthday where she got this wonderful clip

But the birthday memory I really want to talk about is the surprise party my Granny and my aunt Jenny planned for me for my 14th birthday. I would spend a lot of school vacation time up north between my mom's parents and my dad's parents, and that year my birthday must have fell in the spring break time frame because that's when they threw it.  I had no idea and it was wonderful.  What makes it extra special is that it was the last birthday I got to celebrate with my Grandpa before he passed away that September.

My family-immediate and extended know how to have a fun party and create great memories, I'm so grateful for all the fun and love not only surrounding my birthdays but every day!

04 September 2016

Blogtember 4| Currently

Reading... Well I got all of the above books on my thrift store visit Friday, I started BossyPants Saturday, and love what I've read so far. 
Playing... Candy Crush..#cantstopwontstop
Watching... Madam Secretary is the current binge. Can we just talk about how good looking Henry(Tim Daly) is? I mean WHOA! 
Trying... to stay on top of the blogtember posts! 
Cooking... nothing at the moment. I made coffee this morning, but somehow I don't think that's what you meant. 
Eating... Sweet Martha's cookies that my parents brought home from the fair for me. 
Drinking... Mountain Dew. 
Calling... I talked to my Momma two or three times yesterday morning, making Chicago plans! 
Texting... Jayme and Missy. AKA my best friend as well as one of my friends from work. 
Pinning... all of the things, I'm on a Pinterest kick again. 
Tweeting... about my Chicago excitement and how much the McCords are #relationshipgoals
Going... to see my first live NASCAR race in over 10 years two weeks from today. 
Loving... September so far. 
Hating... nothing at the moment, life is good.  
Discovering... how much I have to be grateful for. 
Thinking... about what I need to pack for Chicago. 
Feeling... like my weekend wasn't long enough. 
Hoping (for)... a quick couple of weeks leading up to Chicago. 
Listening (to)... Sara Evans. 
Celebrating... having our puppy Leader for 10 years
Smelling... my coffee...yum. 
Ordering... nothing at the moment, The last thing I ordered was my "I just want to hang with my dog" shirt from Taylor. 
Thanking... Jayme for listening to me vent about myself yesterday via text. I was having one of those days where I was annoying myself with my mood.  #thestruggle
Considering... whether I want to straighten my hair before work or not. 
Starting... to ask for questions for an ask me anything vlog for later in this challenge
Finishing... my binge of Madam Secretary and then starting NCIS. 

If you want to leave your questions below for my ask me anything vlog, please do or email me at theycallhermeghan@gmail.com! 

03 September 2016

Blogtember 3| Summer favorites

Today's prompt for Blogtember is...share your summer 2016 favorites


Well, my cousin Stephanie and I got to see a lot of great live music this summer between Easton Corbin at the beginning of May as well as all of the acts at Moondance in June. If I had to pick two favorites for the live music, it would probably be Easton Corbin & Dierks Bentley. For music released this summer, I really loved Kelsea Ballerini's Peter Pan, Chris Janson was an artist that I discovered and really loved his story outside of his music & Kane Brown was hit or miss with me. My next concert looks to be Kip Moore with Steph and then probably Cole Swindell with a group of Mady's friends.

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This summer was full of some great moments, a lot of hanging out with my neighbor turned one of my best friends Trisha. Making late night taco bell runs, giving in to the Pokemon Go craze. It was also random Saturdays spent hanging out with Mady doing nothing spectacular just being silly and hanging out. A quick Pine Lake run one Friday in June to set up our camper and to unwind. Roadtripping with my momma three times in a six week period in late spring/early summer up north to celebrate graduations and to go to the aforementioned Moondance with my cousin.


Some of my favorite memories from this summer are  FINALLY making it up to Pine Roost for a weekend with my family. It had been since 2014 that I made an appearance save for that quick couple hour trip we made on the Friday mentioned above. Played multiple games of Pegs and Jokers, a family Ranger ride to check out the flood levels after historic rains and just unplugged for a couple days, it was much needed. I also got to make another trip to Valleyfair with my cousins where we spent all day literally open to close riding all the rides and just having a great time, it was a great way to spend a Friday off. Having a week off in mid-August that had no plans after Iowa this summer was a no-go, I spent half of it just chilling at my apartment doing nothing of importance and then the other half hanging out with my family when a family friend was in town from California. All in all summer 2016 was a blast and I can hardly believe it's almost over!

02 September 2016

Blogtember 2| Goal-getter

Today's prompt for Blogtember is share a list of your current goals.

Take Cooper and Chloe to the shot clinic without it becoming a big fiasco. This in theory should go off without a hitch. Cooper is laidback most of the time, his golden retriever counterpart however can be a bit of a spaz of epic proportions. Wish me luck. Mady and I are in tag-teaming it. 

Enjoy Chicagoland with my stepdad. My mom got my stepdad two tickets to the Chicagoland Speedway for Christmas last year & he's bringing me & I'm pretty pumped about it, we also have pit passes so that's going to be AWESOME!

Celebrate Mady's Birthday. Not sure what we are doing yet for the seester's birthday, I'm sure her and I will end up going out one night to celebrate. 

Schedule a dentist appointment. I'm going to try and get it for the same day my rescheduled ortho appointment is, which would be the end of October but if I at least get it scheduled I'll be happy. 

Complete blogtember! Two posts down, twenty-eight to go. 

01 September 2016

Blogtember 1| Introductions

Hey y'all! (This is where I admit that I'm not from anywhere near the south, but definitely say y'all.)

I'm Meghan. I am 24 as of April 2nd and I still love celebrating my birthday.

I'm a small town country girl who loves love. My idea of a fairy-tale isn't Romeo and Juliet, but it's the real life story of my grandma and grandpa growing old together. I truly believe my Dad and Lynn-Mom's house is the house that built me and I love going back there. One of my favorite places to be is when we are all gathered at my grandparents' house and we are all sitting around their table and we're laughing and talking all over each other, it's bliss to me.

My family is pretty awesome and big and loud and I honestly would be so lost without them.

I love writing and definitely think I can write better than I talk. I'm working on a four book series about four cousins who live in Texas and are best friends. The first book is called Handwritten Love & I will talk about it with whoever will listen :)

Reading is also one of my favorite ways to unwind. I will read just about anything once.

Country music is usually what's playing in my earbuds, and I love going to concerts as much as work and my bank account will let me :P

All of this is inconsequential without one thing. & that is my faith and relationship with Jesus.  Without that I'm absolutely nothing.

I'm so excited for the Blogtember challenge and getting to know my favorite bloggers more!

10 August 2016

I confess..

I haven't confessed in a while, so I thought I'd give it a go this week once again.

I confess that Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy just came up on my music app and I still can sing every word and did so proudly.

I confess that I'm in that weird state of mind where I want summer to last forever, but at the same time SO ready for the fall.

I confess that I really do not want to go to my orthodontist appointment tomorrow but I have to go anyway.

I confess that I cuddled a kitty and I liked it.  My sister has two cats--Frank and Max and they both were so cute!

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I confess that I can handle my sister's friends in small doses, but by the end of last night, I was ready to have my alone time.

I confess that this is the first post on my new computer and I'm working on getting everything transferred over from my old one!

What's something you are confessing today?

08 August 2016

Coffee Date|8.8.16

If we were meeting for coffee|I'd be sipping on a iced peppermint white chocolate mocha with no whip because as much as I love cool whip & redi-whip, the coffee whip makes my stomach hate me.

Once we got settled| I'd share how the first week of August was going and ask you how yours was. I'd tell you how I felt that mine has started out awesome and that I just couldn't believe that my baby sister is now 13!

I'd share how I've started tracking my goals on my phone and just like crossing items off of a to-do list, I'd tell you how I love marking things done on my app.

I'd then get all giddy when I tell you about how I have made it a priority to write for 30 minutes each day and tell you how excited I get when the words flow out of me like lava, but have come to appreciate the days where it takes me time to get into my rhythm and I just stare at the blinking cursor on my screen.

I'd share my nervous excitement about having one of my Lynn-Mom's friends slash mentors from before she met my Dad come into town and how I'm nervous about spilling my heart and prayers to her because my heart and life has a messy past that I'm not sure I can just share with anyone. I'd ask for your prayers and see if you had anything that you needed prayer on,

We'd end with a hug and the promise to not let it be so long before we meet up again.

06 August 2016


Guys, my youngest sister is offically a teenager as of 7:28 pm tonight! That's crazy to me! She was born just 3 or 4 days after I had my tonsils out when I was 11. She can be a pain in my butt, but I absolutely love her to death. She's smart, but can also be a smart-ass, but have you met me she comes by that honestly ;)

I remember when she was probably no more than 2 or 3 we were on our way home from my Grandma's house and she had spilled her chicken fries that we had stopped to get since it was dinner time and she pipes up with "Splendid, this is absolutely splendid." What 3 year old do you know that can not only say splendid, but use it correctly? Not many.

Most of my siblings have a nickname that I've given them over the years and for whatever reason I started calling Olivia Babe and it has just stuck.

This weekend she's out in Indiana swimming in Nationals and as her big sister I couldn't be more proud of her.


I hope you have an AMAZING birthday and the next time I'm home we will have to do something special just you and I!

Love you,
Megs ♥

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