Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Smorgasboard of Randomness

As a new blogger (I'd ask if I'm supposed to admit to that, but I think my blog (both content and look) give that away), I am loving the linky parties as ways to keep me blogging. Every other time I've tried a blog, I just didn't blog. Link-ups are almost like accountability for me. Plus, reading through everyone else's posts is definitely helping me to find some amazing blogs!

In that vein, I am linking up to Fabulous in First's Sunday Smorgasboard and I think what I will do is share some random "stuff" about me, because I haven't really done that on here, and hey, you all might (maybe???) want to get to know me a bit better!

First off, my favorite hobby is digital scrapbooking (part of the reason why I can't wait to get/give my blog a major makeover soon!). I have hardly done any scrapping in the past year and a half, between having 3 kids, working, and doing online grad courses, time just wasn't there. I am working on getting back into the routine! However, I am going to do my "random" post in pages I created before my hiatus (the links take you to the digi site galleries where the images are posted, and link you up to all appropriate credits for the pages)...

This is me, two years ago. The sentiment remains the same...I know the print is small/blurry, and if you are curious, you can follow the link, and it takes you to a slightly more clear version. Basically, it's about how lucky I feel to be a kindergarten teacher.

I totally love to watch Top Gear. These men make me laugh. Really, really hard.

But my favorite, favorite, favorite tv show is Doctor Who. This layout is about the Tenth Doctor, before I had watched much of his series. I adore David Tennant (the tenth doctor), but I think Matt Smith (the current, about to depart (sob!)) eleventh doctor is MY doctor.

I am married to an amazing guy. We've been married for seven years. I am SO very proud of him, because he has been on a personal weight loss journey for the past year and a half, and has lost over 130 pounds--pretty much by diet alone! He is {much} thinner now than he is in this picture! Skinnier than he has been since high school, and he looks amazing! Like I said, I am SO proud of him!

We have three little girls (you can see what they look like now in yesterday's post, the Saturday Snapshot Linky Party). This is a layout I did when we found out we were having a third girl. Just a crazy aside, their birthdays are each two years and two weeks apart...all born in the spring. Three birthday celebrations within one month is craziness (yikes), but I am so grateful the timing worked out--I didn't have to go back to work after having any of them--they were born, I stayed home on my maternity leave, and I went back in the fall. It was wonderful, and I was/am so blessed. Their names, btw, are Aerin, Liliana (Lili) and Evelyn (Evie).

So, that's a little bit of randomness about me. In other random, non-scrapbook related stuff...I am finishing a masters degree in Reading Curriculum and Instruction this fall, I love to read, Double Divas is totally my guilty pleasure show (I get sucked into it after Project Runway a lot), and I love vintage bead necklaces. Yeah. There's some randomness for you!


  1. Those layouts are precious. Thanks for linking up.

  2. You are so right about the linkys being like accountability! I have had a personal blog that I kept up with about 2 days and lost interest! Linkys make it so much more fun!

    Charlie and I are avid watchers of Top Gear! I had never seen it before we started dating, but I have pretty much seen every episode now lol! We will have to check out Dr. Who. I have heard great things about it! And Double Divas- OMG! I am so excited about the new season! Those girls crack me up! :)

    Congratulations to your husband! That is a major accomplishment! Your girls are just precious!

    Loved reading your randomness!


    First Grade Fancies

    1. haha, my husband totally got me hooked on Top Gear...and then I pulled him into Doctor Who! If you start watching...heads up, it's packed with history, and kind of confusing at first. Like I said in my post, they're switching Doctors soon (at Christmas) and the change of Doctors is always a good time to start...but the 50th anniversary episode is in November, and should be amazing...

      I was dying laughing at Double Divas the other day (the pin-up shoot episode)...the only other show I laugh that hard at is Top Gear!