i am 31.
i was valedictorian of my high school. had over a 4.0 GPA.
i love sports radio. i usually do orders and answer emails listening to Colin Cowherd (love those eyebrows), Mike and Mike, or Mike Francesa. i'm gonna call up one day just to tell Francesa that I like him. even if he is kinda grumpy and scary sometimes.
i only saw Phil 4 times before i married him. he was just made for me. and i for him. i love his big muscles and tattoos and gorgeous smile. and i love (the most) his spiritual leadership, especially the past few months. there is something special about this guy:).
i have two younger sisters and a younger brother. i love them so much it hurts:).
i love christmas lights. all year. any kind of tiny lights, really. i'd probably string them through my hair if i could:P. hmmm....
i hate to cook and bake. i'd be happy to just buy dinner the rest of my life.
i wrap the kids in cool, wet paper towels when they are sick and have fevers. because high fevers scare me.
sometimes the hymnals at church seem like the most beautiful music i've ever heard. even if they are traditional, old, and slow paced. when i concentrate on the words, my heart is filled with praise and wonder for my Lord.
my parents make me proud.
i tear up easily. and it has grown progressively worse as i've gotten older. i wish it would go away completely.
i am really, really shy. and super awkward at small talk. great at big talk, though. LOL.
we get these huge creepy spider-cricket bug things in our basement during the fall. i hate when i'm doing laundry and one jumps between me and the door. and just stands there, blocking me in. then i have to go around collecting things to throw at him, so he'll jump away. and then i have to clean up my mess. because i've never had great aim.
i went to a Christian school for 13 years. and now my kids go to the same one. even have some of the same teachers!
i started college wanting to be a storm chaser. then a math teacher. then a fashion designer. then a journalist. i ended up with a degree in civil engineering. and now i'm an artist. i either have a lot of interests or a very small attention span.
i don't like spas or massages or getting my nails or hair done.
i let the kids sleep in our bed whenever they want. i know it is bad, but i just can't say no. i love their snuggly little bodies.
philly was an emergency c-section. i went under not even knowing if he was alive. it was the most awful experience ever. and i cried about it for months. i just felt so bad about how he was born. when they brought him to me for the first time, i truly fell in love instantly. he had a little pig nose. and drank every bottle like it was his last. so precious.
niamh was natural. with no pain meds. she was so tiny and skinny:). and she had black hair with blonde tips. she calls it her 'angel hair'. i think i took her to the hospital 30 times her first year. everything scared me:).
i wrote in my 'diary' a lot in middle school. one of the criteria for a future husband was looking good in a backwards ballhat. shallow, i know. but phil looks super cute in them:). check.
i love playing sports. and running. and watching sports. and i wish i could find a women's fantasy football league:).
i hate water. beach water, pools, lakes...it just freaks me out. i'm a terrible swimmer and i hate having the kids in it. we do, however, take occasional baths:).
i play word games on my iphone every night before i fall asleep. and i still can't beat Phil in scrabble.
flying terrifies me. i ran off a plane once right before they closed the tunnel and called my parents. told them i was gonna hitchhike with truckers all the way home. my dad got on the phone. and i got my butt back on that plane:).
i say something funny to niamh every morning as she walks into school...just to get that 'i have the goofiest mom' look. (she loves goofiness. it's her thing.)
philly thinks we are getting married someday:).
my youngest sister is having a baby any day now...and asked me to help during the labor. i am excited and terrified. more excited, though.
i love big hair. and huge earrings. i'm not sure if it is an 80's obsession or the Jersey in me;).
My middle name is Leigh.
I've had my face pierced three times and my belly button done. I took them all out. (Love you, mom;)
Phil and I go to a couple's bible study every Tuesday night. We are learning how to respect and love each other in the Lord. It seems so simple...but anyone whose married knows it is not. I can't wait till next Tuesday...I love growing together!
And I just had to add this photo of Philly, my camera guy:). I just want to smoooooosssssshhhhh his cheeks together:)! Love him.