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Words from my husband!

Another Wedded Bliss Wednesday - but this time it's from my husband's perspective!  Although I'm sure I won't be surprised at any of these answers since Tony and I were together for so many years before we got married, but even still, I really love to hear things from his perspective.  (Especially because I talk so much more than he does...) As usual, you can join in on the wedded bliss each week through here or here.  So, here we go... questions answered by the better half, Tony!

What was the first thing you noticed about your wife? 

   Well we were pretty young when we first met each other, at a church soccer field. But I do remember her being very athletic and fast. I also thought she had very nice legs.

When you first started dating, what kept you calling/asking her out? 

   I really liked AIM'ing with her lol. We had mutual friends and mutual hobbies and all I could ever think about was when would be the next time we would hang out…

Happy 8 month birthday, Presley girl!

Here is what Miss Presley has been up to lately...

This child is definitely loves to move!  I'm not kidding when I say she dances... she really does... and she mimics my silly dance moves and I LOVE it.I can't take credit for these next dance moves though...
Definitely does not like the vacuum.  She doesn't like the look of it or the sound of it -- especially if I'm not holding her.  Although, she is getting better.  My goal is to vacuum once a day until she's immune/indifferent to it.She has started waving!  And oh my goodness, it is so precious.  Alli & Molly (her baby BFFs who are 2.5 months older than her) started really getting their wave on lately and I think it's been rubbing off on Presley - which is usually what happens after we hang out with the older girls!  Presley LOVES to wave - especially to herself in the mirror.  She hasn't learned to do it on command... she usually starts waving when she's really excited!  We'll say "Hiiiii…

Wedded Bliss Wednesday: Marriage Reflections

So, there are few things I love more than getting to know myself and others better - it seems the more I learn about myself, the easier it is to relate to others and the more I learn about others, the better then I get to know myself. 

If you're not the blogging type, please feel free to answer any of the questions that stick out to you in a comment - I am still (kinda) a newlywed after all and love gaining additional perspective on what it takes to be in a "for better for worse" marriage.  And if you are the blogging type, you can link up through this blog.

For those of you who don't know me, my husband and I have been married for a year and a half.  Prior to that we dated {on & off } for 8 years.

If you could give on piece of advice to any married (or soon-to-be married) couple, what would it be?
ACCOUNTABILITY.  Make a plan for your marriage.  Write down and talk about what's important when it comes to your future together.  That way, if either of you star…


So, the past few nights Presley has been going to bed between 7-8pm as she normally does.  But lately she's been waking up a few times before I even go to bed - she will usually cry/whine a little... sometimes I will need to go in there to hold her or flip her over or just pat her back but usually she will correct  it herself (whatever is bothering her) and will go back to bed.  It really hasn't bothered me much that this is going on but once I hear that she's awake I have a mini heart attack thinking about those newborn days where she would wake up and stay up for several hours.  So like I said, even though it doesn't upset me, I sometimes just find myself with a little black cloud over my head in those situations.  This is probably because I'm an anxious/worry-wart type person.

I just went in her room to check on her after she started crying and didn't settle back down.  I picked her up and just shushed and rocked her a bit.  And then she fell asleep on me a…

It's Date Night!

Or... well, talking about dates, anyway!  I decided to take part in Wedded Bliss Wednesday through Kay & Allie's blogs.  And today it's a couple questions about what it's like to date my husband!

How often do you and your husband have a date night?
Sheesh... since having Presley, they have really been sparse.  To be honest, our last date without the beeb was for our year anniversary in May.  The older she gets, the more she has become a mama's girl - it makes leaving her hard.  It's mostly my fault - I'd say - that we haven't been on a date for so long.  I just know that no one loves Presley quite as much as Tony and I do, and even knowing that kind of love, I feel frustrated and short-fused with her some days... so it makes me nervous to leave her with anybody else who isn't her family.  And my family is so busy!  Plus, I think we just get too comfortable in our routine to break out of it.  I think after a while, though, we will get back into the sw…

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

Well, this is something fun that I know little to nothing about that is apparently floating around in the blog-world.  By the way, thank you Victorya at Little Mixed Family for nominating me ~ I appreciate the opportunity to brag about seven of my bloggy buddies!
The rules: 1. Thank the blogger that gave you the award. 2. Post 7 things about yourself. 3. Pick 7 blogs to pass the award to and let them know.

Seven things about myself (for those of you who don't know me or are just tuning into my blog for the first time): 07.  I've been married to my high school sweetheart ~ Tony ~ for just over a year now.  We got pregnant right away and brought our baby girl Presley into our lives exactly 9 months from our wedding day! 06.  We named her after Elvis Presley. 05.  I was born in Minnesota, but raised in Memphis, Tennessee - which I consider my home.  I live in the Midwest and while I like the area, I don't feel like this is "our" place.  I miss Tennessee and really f…

Guest Blog: Anne Marie's Birthday Story

Let me start by saying that I have never blogged before, so this is a new experience for me. Hopefully I'm doing it right! :) Ali invited me to be a guest blogger in order to document my version of the birthing experience... so here we go! 2 months later! Haha! I started this a while back, but taking care of the baby got me sidetracked. Imagine that.

In case you were wondering, I am Ali's oldest sister and my name is Amanda. I am 27 and I live in Nashville with my husband, John. I teach kindergarten and have to go back to school in exactly one week. I AM DREADING IT!!! I have always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, and it scares me to death to go back to work. Teaching is just one of those professions that takes everything out of you- I'm nervous about balancing teaching and motherhood. I've always been the type of person to demand excellence from myself and I just don't see how I can do a good job in both areas at the same time. And I don't want to do bad in …

Tooth #3!

For the past few days, Presley has definitely been out-of-sorts.  It started Friday and I just remember telling Tony she wasn't quite acting like herself.  I didn't know exactly why I felt that way or what she was going through, but I chalked it up to her just having an off day because Lord knows - we ALL have those!  I haven't missed bedtime for Presley once in the past 7.5 months and Friday night was going to be the first time.  I was volunteering at our local zoo - Niabi Zoo - for an event called Pints for Pachyderms and was super excited about helping out the elephants while hanging out with my best friend all night.  Sounds like a win-win to me - and it really was.  I had so much fun; Betsy told me I was on a "people high" because honestly, I don't get out without my baby girl much.  After keeping pretty busy for a few hours, we got done around 8pm and got released to check out everything that was going on... which means booze & food... and I was ac…