Tuesday, January 17, 2012


My friend Tara from Between You and Me has tagged me in a post, so here I am, playing along!
11 facts about me:

1~ I am a total homebody. I'd rather stay home than go out on any given day.

2~ I am obsessed with mowing the lawn. I mow it even when it doesn't need to be mowed.

3~ I hate going in any water where I can't feel the bottom.

4~ I love to organize. Clean, not so much, but I will organize things daily.

5~ I love my doggies like they are my kids.

6~ My husband and I are high school sweethearts. I met him when I was 16.

7~ We never plan on moving. This is our first house, and our last.

8~ I have 2 sisters, my husband has 6 sisters.

9~ I love movie night with my husband and kids, we do it at least once a week.

10~ I have been room mom in both my kids classes since kindergarten.

11~ I could live in my pajamas

Now, I am supposed to answer these questions from Tara....

1-what is my favorite season?
Fall. I love it when the leaves change colors and I even love the rain. I love wind storms and power outages. Lighting candles in a dark house on a stormy night cuddling with my family is the best.

2-what is my favorite food?

Anything with sugar in it. I have a total sweet tooth, and my big butt does not thank me.

3-Name 3 things on my bucket list.

Go skydiving, run a marathon, and get in the best shape of my life.

4-my favorite quality about myself.

I do what makes me happy and be done with all the rest.

5-least favorite quality about myself.

This quote from Ernest Hemingway sums it up:

"Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try."

6-favorite thing to do on a lazy day. 

Stay in my pajamas, clean the house, watch a little home and garden television, or catch up on a good book.

7-my favorite brainless tv show.

The bachelor. 

8-favorite quality in a friend.

Being REAL. Life is too short to be someone you are not.

9-What are three things I love about my spouse?

His sense of humor, his willingness to help others, he's trustworthy and dependable.
{oops, that's 4}

10-What is the hardest part of parenting for me?

Letting go, letting them grow up! I wish they could stay babies forever! 
This is a favorite saying I recently gave to both of my kids.

"I am not your friend, I am your parent.
I will flip out on you, stalk you, lecture, drive you insane.
 Be your worst nightmare, and hunt you down when needed.
 But it's because I love you.
 When you understand that, 
I will know you are a responsible adult. 
You will NEVER find someone who loves, 
prays, cares, and worries for you more than me."

11-Do you prefer dress up or casual? Stay in or go out?

I do like to dress up on a rare occasion but I am usually a casual kinda girl.
Stay in or go out?
Stay in.

There you have it.
Nothing too exciting, but that's me, and I'm happy with it!
Have a fabulous day, whether you are dressing up to go out, or staying in!
You only live once, do whatever your heart desires!


Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Having 3 girls, 23, 21 and soon to be 17, question #10 is "said" alot! I still worry when they are not home. So true!

Anonymous said...

It's always fun to find out a little more about fellow bloggers -thanks for sharing, Melaine. I'm a total homebody too. I love a day when I can just putter around the house. That's an amazing quote you gave to your kids ~ I may have to use that one!

Kathy said...

Melaine, such a nice touch with everything you do, you are an original

Urban Farmgirl said...

Fun post! And I am totally a home body! Would much rather be in my cozy abode than out any day of the week!


AntiqueChase said...

We have so much in common and the fact that you mentioned the bachelor cracks me up. I LOVE that brainless show... even my husband who declares he hates it, wants me to wait to start the show until he can come sit down... :)

Between You and Me said...

just getting around to reading blogs today...LOVE these things about you, Melaine!

I hope we get to meet one day!! I've enjoyed getting to know you so much....thanks for playing along!!

Did you feel like it took a hundred years? :)

Tessa said...

awww....i started dating jimmy right before i turned 16 too and i'm a total homebody. i just love that quote about parenting!! i wish i could somehow "pin" that!! loved getting to know you a bit more!! tessa

ps. wasn't the bachelor was gooood this week!!??

Michele said...

I really liked reading this post. I know you're not new to the blog world but I'm new to your blog. I started following you on Pinterest and now I'm a huge fan of your blog as well as your pins! Fun to get to know more about you.

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Very cute, it's fun to get to know you better!! Love the quote you gave to your kids!
xo/Ranch Girl

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