Wednesday, June 27, 2012

challenge day 3

Tell us about your social media! Where can we find you? Link to your twitter, pinterest, Facebook, instagram, or google +. If you don't use those sites, then tell us why not!

this will be short. due to wanting to remain somewhat anonymous (aside from those who already know me or those i get to know well first), my facebook account is somewhat private and i'm not sharing it at this time.  i won't mind sharing my pinterest page with you, once i can figure out how to "disconnect" facebook from it.  though i'm not nearly as pinterest happy as other people.  i don't pin a whole lot and i only go check out other people's pins every 2-3 weeks when i think about it. i also don't tweet very much, but follow quite a few people. i have instagram, but i forget about it all the time. and lastly i signed up for google+, but i never use it.

wow, all that makes me sound really lame.  i am on the computer all. the. time. , mostly for work though. like i said, when i can get some privacy things figured out, i'll be happy to share pinterest with you and maybe i can start making better use of instagram and share that with you too.

anyway, busy day, maybe tomorrow's topic will be something i can better talk about!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

challenge day 2

Tell us about your blog. What do you blog about? Why do you blog? How did you start blogging? What kinds of things do you/are you willing to share with the world? Where do you find your topic inspiration?

my blog is a bit of a hodge podge of things.  mostly it is just about my life.  when i started it was parts venting and parts sharing.  when we got pregnant it was going to be a great place to write about that and to record the beginning of our family.  then we lost our baby, and it became a place to share that story.  now i'm sharing our adventure as we wait to adopt and other things going on in our busy lives.  my husband has suggested at times that i should do some product reviews, when i couldn't think of things to write about.  i haven't done that yet, but i've done some minimalist movie/tv show reviews since i'm basically addicted to netflix.  (after this challenge i'll have to catch up on what i've been watching since my last movie marathon).  i hope to share some recipes and craft ideas in the future and some of the projects we've been doing around the house.

i'm not entirely sure why i blog, there are certainly better bloggers than me out there (both in content and the ability to keep up with blogging), but i figure it is a good way for out of town friends and family to keep up (especially when we get our kiddo).  and much like the blogs i follow, maybe someone will get something out of something i write.

other than the long post about our pregnancy and loss, i don't guess i've gotten too deep/personal with any of my topics.  particularly if there were questions to answer i don't have a problem being somewhat open, at least to the point of sharing what i would share with someone face-to-face.  but on the other hand, this is the internet and i will protect as much as i can by not giving away information that is too identifying.

i guess my inspiration just comes from what is going on around me and in my life.  i just jotted down a list of topics for upcoming posts, so you can look forward to: netflix i've been watching recently, house projects we've had going on, a new game i'm pretty addicted to, some youtube channels you might be interested in subscribing to, and some great blogs to follow!

Monday, June 25, 2012

challenge: accepted

found this on a blog i follow and thought that i'd give it a go.

my name is amy.  i have a wonderful husband, travis, and two (usually) great dogs.  a yellow lab named evey and a golden retriever named harper (both girls).  we live on the gulf coast and i work as an accountant.  we don't have any kids yet, but read some archives and you can find out more about our plan to adopt.

i haven't really done my commenting yet, but i'll work on it.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012


my husband surprised me friday night

(i'll have to put the videos on youtube and link them later, i have a couple of more)

Friday, June 01, 2012

marching on

i know i haven't really updated recently, but there hasn't been a lot to say.  time and life keep marching on.  we've been fairly busy with different family events and some small projects around the house. as far as adoption, we're just waiting.  you'll definitely hear (and see) when something happens. we do know that a potential birth mom looked at our profile a couple of weeks ago, but we don't know anything specific about the situation like how far along she was, whether she chose us, or whether it was a boy or girl.  travis and my dad are planning to build our crib, so travis and i finally sat down to see what we could find in the way of plans last night.  we found several options, so hopefully they can get started on that soon.

we also celebrated my dad's 60th birthday with a couple of dinners out.  my brother and sister-in-law were in town also.  that same weekend travis had an "old fashioned" LAN party for the release of diablo III (video game) so we had a couple of friends staying at the house.  it was a busy, but fun weekend.

a month or so ago i had bought some new outdoor lighting for our house and we finally got it all installed this past weekend. we didn't do much to celebrate memorial day, mostly stayed in from the heat.  i went with my mom to visit my grandmother on saturday and did a little shopping with my mom on sunday.  other than church and moving the sprinkler around the lawn, because we are in such dire need of some rain, the weekend was spent relaxing.  i hit up several movies that are being removed from streaming on netflix this friday. "private" (was so awful i didn't get more than 30 minutes in before i turned it off) "art of war" (wesley snipes action film that was fairly good) "baby boom" (diane keaton plays a career driven woman in the 80's who's life takes a big turn when she receives an inheritance from a distant cousin, cute movie) "molly" (elizabeth shue plays a mentally retarded woman, slightly strange movie, but ok) "backdraft" (kurt russell, billy baldwin play firemen; action, suspense, and some family drama; pretty good) "lorenzo's oil" (susan sarandon and nick nolte play parents of a boy who develops ALD, a horrible and quickly crippling disease that leads to death.  their refusal to settle for current treatments and to wait out medical studies eventually leads a treatment. not my normal type of movie, but it was good) "a life less ordinary" (ewan mcgregor and cameron diaz - kinda weird, but not bad).  i've also been rewatching the first season of heroes so that i can watch the rest of the series.

travis had a special/secret event planned for me this weekend, been in the works for a few months.  i just found out that we are going to see the barenaked ladies at hard rock! i'm pretty excited.  i was really into them in college, and still enjoy their music.  when i got in my car after work there was a barenaked ladies cd playing, there wasn't even a barenaked ladies cd in my car this morning. isn't he sweet? =)  i finally popped it out to find it wasn't one of my cds, but a burned cd that he had written a note on and tickets on the bed when i got home!!

i've been back at running, though progress seems to be really slow.  the past month or so i've only been running two days a week and going to either body sculpt or yoga another day (for a total of 3 days working out).  i'll just keep plugging along and hope to make some progress with my running soon.

hope you enjoyed the update, maybe i can get some product reviews, more movie reviews, or some craft projects up soon.