January 31, 2013


Today is my thirtieth birthday. Yay! I'm not freaked out, depressed or otherwise upset about it. In my last thirty years I've learned a lot about myself, who I am and how strong I can be.

On my thirtieth birthday here are 30 Facts and Things Which are True About Me
1) I'm never going to love tomatoes. I might want some bruschetta occasionally but mostly nope. No tomatoes.
2) I am a chronic rule follower. This will never change. 

3) I have curly hair, and no amount of fist shaking or straightening products will change that. I've learned to love my curls.

4) Plain white bride's cake with white butter cream icing is my favorite cake. I don't like chocolate cake or frosting.

5) I like strawberry more than I thought I did. I don't ever count it among my favorites, but in the end I love strawberries, strawberry cake, strawberry starbursts etc. So maybe it really is my favorite.

6) Being a mom has taught me that I am stronger than I ever thought possible. Being stronger than I thought possible has taught me that I can overcome anything.

7) I love to read. I have movies and TV shows I love, but my first choice in entertainment will always always be between the pages of a book.

8) I am a creature of habit, and change will always be hard for me, but the important thing is that I don't let change be impossible.

9) I don't like fruity drinks. I don't. I want to because they look so pretty, but for me a mojito is about as fruity as I like.

10) I actually have self confidence. I think it took me almost thirty years to figure it out, but I have a lot to confident about.

11) If I won the lottery one thing I would do would be cook my way around the world. I'd go to India, Greece, Italy, Vietnam, China, Japan, Mexico, France, London, Spain and NOLA (yes NOLA Cajun and French creole is a cuisine unto itself) and learn to cook authentically, from the mothers and grandmothers in hot home kitchens.

12) Then I'd (buy my way into it if I had to) enroll in pastry school.

13) I have a passion for social media, not just an interest but a real passion.

14) Being a wife and mother is not boring it is perhaps the biggest adventure of my life every day, day after day.

15) I am a bred in the bone Daddy's girl.

16) My momma is my best friend.

17) Food is really good and one of life's greatest pleasures, but don't over do it.

18) I am a slow eater. I used to be a fast eater.

19) Once a cheerleader always a cheerleader, and not just because I can still remember most of our cheers but because I like to encourage people.

20) I have come to know there is an art to making sweet tea. I have not yet mastered it, my mother has though.

21) I order a Shirley Temple every year on my birthday. I've been doing this for as many years as I can remember.

20) I never trust a blinker, and come to a full and complete stop at all stop signs.

21) I am fiercely loyal up until the point you give me a reason not to be.

22) I'm not a bitch, but I am opinionated and I don't suffer fools easily.

23) I have a deep love of science and I really hope to pass this along to my daughter.

24) We have two cats and I love them, but I will never be a cat person. I'm a dog person all the way.

25) I have no clue what the real color of my hair is.

27) I'm a nail polish junkie. I have 12 different shades of red in my collection right now. True story.

28) I'm not what you would call an affectionate person. I don't hug people I don't know or really anyone outside of my family, but you know I love you if I cook for you. That is how I show my heart.

29) I love martinis but after two or three sips my head starts to swim so I only order them once or twice a year. The second martini is never a good idea. Sometimes I still order a second martini.

30) I have a really good life.

I'm pretty excited for what this new decade will bring! Ten years of marriage to my husband, a new house and hopefully another baby, trips to Disney world, first soccer games, Gymnastic meets, a trip to Fiji or The Maldives (hope! hope! hope!), vacations, swimming lessons, more love, more light and more laughter.

I can't wait to share them all with you.
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