Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Awards time!

Today I'm posting in response to being nominated for a Liebster Award by one of my blog friends, Kimberly.
This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers (this is funny to me, because I feel like there's nothing about me or my blog that's up and coming :)  - just saying)  who have less than 200 followers.  The award is then passed along to other bloggers in the same category to help spread the word and support one another.  Unfortunately, we've been thrown into the infertility category.  A category where none of us wants to be... but, if we have to be here, at least we have found one another!

If you receive the award, here are the rules:

1.)  Each blogger nominated must post 11 things about themselves
2.)  Then, the blogger must answer the 11 questions that the tagger has asked
3.)  The blogger must then create 11 questions of their own to ask the bloggers that they decide to nominate
4.)  They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate and link them on their blog post

I'm going to be a bad Liebster Award nominee and just post 11 things about myself and answer Kimberly's questions.  Mostly because most of the blogs I follow already have 200+ followers, but also because I'm a little lazy (sorry Kimberly!!!).

So, with that, here are 11 things about me:

1.)  I'm a middle child.  I always swore that I would never, ever have three (or any uneven number of children) because I have a serious case of middle child syndrome.  Funny now though, how I'd give my left arm to be able to have just one child.  Or three.  Or five.  Heck, or even seven!

Me with my older bro and younger sis.  My brother lives in FL, so we don't get the opportunity for a sibling picture too often.  This is from my wedding almost three years ago.

2.)  I don't know how to use a round brush.  This little inability has driven me nuts as of late.  My hands just can't twirl the brush the correct way without getting it stuck in my hair and causing too-many-to-count knots.  I'm left with either bone straight hair a la my straightener or curls from a curling iron.  No pretty, blown out 'do's for me!

3.)  Speaking of hair, I wash mine  I know that this is a big no-no, but seriously, if I go a day without washing, it will look so greasy by mid-day.  It's quite annoying because it causes so much extra 'get ready' time in the morning.

4.)  I had a big fat Greek wedding.  Kind of.  Nick's Greek (I'm not).  I laid my foot down with a max of 200 guests.  I wanted to also lay my foot down on the Greek circle dancing and dollar dances, but I didn't.  And I'm glad that I didn't because it was fun.  We also got married on my Nana's 90th Birthday.  It was so special.  We even had her cake toppers from her wedding on our wedding cake.  Love!
Greek wedding ceremony complete with crowns that now hang above our bed :)

Greek circle dancing

$1 tossing during our first dance for good luck and good fortune

Nana's cake toppers on our wedding cake.  Again, LOVE!

5.)  My greatest fear used to be death.  Now it's living childless.

6.)  I'm a neat freak.  To a fault.  I hate it (so does my husband).  I make my bed  And usually I swiffer or vaccuum at least one room once per day.  I need to loosen up!

7.)  I've been lucky enough to have been to France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal, England and Greece.  I want to go back - to all of those countries.  I told my husband yesterday that we should go tour Europe this summer.  This morning, I told him that we should go to Aruba (we woke up to a lovely New England snow storm/squall this morning).  I guess you can go anywhere when you don't have children (sigh...)!



8.)  Even though I've taken folic acid for two years, my nails still aren't strong.  They peel, break, and chip.  Maybe it's not just the pre-natal vitamins... maybe you actually need to be pregnant to get good, strong nails?

9.)  I've mentioned this before, but Nick and I share the same birthday.  I'm an hour and a half older.  It's probably one of my most favorite things in the world.  It's so special and unique and there's obviously no one else that I'd rather share 8/23 with than him!
Our 30th Birthday in California

10.)  I'm a descendant (daughter) of the Mayflower! 

11.)  I'm also Native American... 1/32 Wampanoag and 1/16 Creek.

Now, here are my answers to Kimberly's questions (my answers will be in purple):

1.)  If you were going to be on the cover of a magazine, what magazine would it be?
Soap Opera Digest!!  I love my Soap, Days of Our Lives!!

2.)  What would be the headline? 
Aubrey is pregnant AGAIN?!?!

3.)  What is the best decision you almost didn’t make?
To see an RE.  I was so hesitant at first and was in complete denial (I think I still am in denial!).  Now, I truly can't imagine my life without Dr. A.  It's an addiction.  I'm literally lost when I'm not going through a monitored/medicated cycle.

4.)  What is the most dreamy date you have ever been on?
Honestly?  Nick and I have been to some amazing places together... Europe, Caribbean Islands, etc., etc., and those trips are always dreamy, because who wouldn't love lounging on the white sand in the tropics with their husband?!  But truthfully, my favorite dates with him are going out for pizza or ordering in, snuggling on the couch and watching our favorite shows together.  I love being at home with my love(s... Belle too, of course!).

Aruba 2004
Antigua 2010 (sadly, I no longer look anywhere close to this!)

5.)  What one quality can you just not stand in other people? 
I think my least favorite quality in someone is... I actually don't know.  This is a difficult one.  I guess these days, I struggle with people who don't care enough to try to understand... So, I guess people who are un-empathetic bother me the most.

6.)  What is your favorite room in your home? 
Hmmm, I would have to say either my family room or bedroom.  Let's face it, that's where you can find me most of the time - in bed or on the couch!

7.)  What did you sleep with as a comfort item when you were little?
A stuffed animal monkey.

8.)  What is the best meal you have ever had?
I'm going to sound crazy when I say write this, but, my hands down favorite meal of all-time is a JIF peanut butter sandwich (skip the jelly!) on white wonder bread with a glass of milk.

9.)  Pick one for the rest of your life: movies or TV shows?
TV shows for sure!

10.)  If you start a book and don’t like it, do you finish it or ditch it?
Ditch it.  Though, I normally choose such fluffy books (i.e. Nicholas Sparks, Emily Giffin) that I pretty much always love them.

11.)  How did your parents choose your name?
My Dad named me.  He loved the song Aubrey by Perry Como.  My Dad and I danced to the Bread version (Bread re-did it in the 70's) at my wedding.  Tear...

Happy Wednesday, everyone!


Lya said...

You guys share the same birthday??? Like in day, month AND year? Wow, that is pretty darn cool :)

Unknown said...

WOW! How special. Love story to the fullest! Congrats! I honestly can't wait until I feel that special love for someone...

Nike O.

P.S. Awesome blog btw :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing this lady!!! And I love all yoru wedding pictures! Totally gorgeous! We had a giant wedding too - over 300! eek! You were a beautiful bride and you look hot in that bikini! Love that you have the same birthday! And seriously, who CAN use a round brush without knottingtheir hair?!

Christen said...

A few things:

* Your wedding pictures are gorgeous!! I love a lace-trimmed veil, so romantic (I sported one similar to that too).

* So sweet that you guys share a birthday! I love that! And it gives such a great excuse to do a trip to celebrate it at once!

* Crazy that you are a descendent of the Mayflower :) My hubby (a history teacher) would be intrigued by that too!

Sally said...

Your pictures are lovely! Found you through Sarah at Our follower :))

Sarah said...

There's so much to comment on here! LOVE that you guys share the same bday and I can't WAIT to get to Greece. We've done all the exotic things and London, Paris, Rome thing but I can't wait to see Greece! And girl, my hair is exactly the same way. I swear I wash it and 5 min later it's getting greasy.

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