the mom behind G&L? That's me! Even though my parents tell me I'm
35 I just turned 29 for the sixth time. I often forget how old I am.
Then I see a bunch of teenagers or 20 something year olds and I quickly
remember five more years and I'm middle aged, um I mean 29 again. Gone
are the days of partying til 3am and then waking up at at 6am and
heading to work just to do it all over again. Now it takes me a week to
recover if I stay up past midnight.
I have a love of coffee
that didn't start until after my boys were born. The NICU will do that
to you! Had to stay awake somehow to sit there all day and stare at my
kids sleeping. Even the hubs who hates "hot drinks" as my dad calls it,
has started to drink that stuff! I love anything girly. Make-up, nail
polish, clothes, hot pink, glitter and anything sparkly bring me
happiness. My house is a mess, I live in yoga pants and tshirts since
having the boys, but always have my hair an make up done. A girl has to
feel pretty! Oh, and I still love Sweatin' to the Oldies work out
videos and make the boys do them with me. I may or may not have the box
set. I may be a Carolina girl now ( 11 years!) but will always be a
jersey girl at heart.
I use way too many comma's when I
write, have terrible spelling, and I love Hallmark movies. I learned how
to be a fighter and such a huge advocate from my parents (thanks mom
and dad)! Unbeknownst to most, I grew up with learning disabilities
galore, hence the bad spelling and my inability to do anything besides
basic math. If it wasn't for the hubs, I never would have made it
through college algebra! I grew up shy and didn't come out of my shell
til college, now if you ask most people, I don't stop talking.
It took us a while to get pregnant with the boys. Thank God for modern
medicine or we most likely wouldn't have children. We had to fight to
get pregnant, stay pregnant and fight for them to survive after being
born prematurely. We will fight for them forever, be their advocate and
beat up anyone who tries to put them down (well, maybe not beat them up,
but let them know you don't mess with the Thompson Twins)! I aspire to
be like my parents, they never gave up on me, and to this day even
though I'm 35, oh I mean 29, they still haven't. Sorry little men,
you're stuck with your momma for life!