1-Name five of your favorite new blogs that you're reading.
Welllll......"new"...? I've been feeling kinda bogged down lately...which means I haven't been taking on many new blogs....so I'll go with "relatively new", yeah?
A Momma's Desires and Pacifiers
Lightning Bug's Butt
yours, mine & ours
Confessions from an Impulsive Addict
2-When you were a young child or teenager, did you have an idea of how many children you wanted and what their names would be? Did you follow through on your ideas?
The names have changed over the years....and so has the number. For the longest time I only wanted two kids. A boy and a girl. Now I hope to have three. I've got one so far and I'm crossing my fingers that God will bless me with a couple more over the next few years! (you nosey, nosey reader--I know what you're thinking! We aren't "trying" at the moment, but we're thinking maybe in a year we'll go for number two)
As for names....that's just funny. When I was a child, I wanted to name my boy that I was just SURE to have Bradley and my absolute GIVEN girl Keirsten.
You don't really think about the possibility of not being able to have children when you are a child dreaming up your future wedding with Prince Charming and the family that would unquestionably follow.
Needless to say, I've changed my mind on the names. (No offense to anyone with those names--my taste has just changed over the years) I really wanted to name a little girl Candace Jane (my sister's name is Candace and we would call my daughter Jane) and I could never settle on a boy name. My son has four names (went with hispanic/latin(o?) tradition and gave him two last names and one ended up having to be a second middle name and....yeah....). His first two are Gabriel [have loved that name for a while] Thomas [family name].
Anyway, I want two more. If I could design it the way I wish for it to be, I would have a girl next (whose name is absolutely concrete, but I won't tell! Don't want anyone stealing it!) and then a boy (whose name is also concrete and will not be shared....). We have a secondary girl and boy name in case we don't get a boy AND a girl (you know--if we get two more boys or two girls....and this is, of course, arrogantly assuming we'll be blessed enough to have two more children...)
3-What is the silliest thing you fight with someone about? Ummm...I'm a debater, so I "fight" with a lot of people about silly things...just for the sake of arguing. Most recently, it has been the way my husband blows his nose. I'm not kidding. The man blows his nose in the loudest, most obnoxious way possible. It drives me CRAZY. He has woken up the baby several times when blowing his nose. Gabriel actually associates that sound with "Daddy". He knows if he hears this loud, weird, annoying sound, Daddy is somewhere nearby. I could scream every time I hear it. Makes me want to throw something at him.
4-What is your favorite scent that others may not find very nice? I like the smell of a match that has just burnt out. I also like (this one's the weird/gross one) the smell of burnt-out cigarettes. Ew, I know....
5-What are your thoughts on plastic surgery? I think a lot of people go overboard with it. I think God gave you the body(parts) that you were meant to have. He also granted the agency to choose to change it. I think it's fine unless you use plastic surgery excessively to attempt to achieve perfection - IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN! When I'm done having kids, I told McKay that I want a Mommy Makeover! He says I'm a trooper and I deserve it (wahoo!). I would get a tummy tuck to get rid of this extra stretched out prego belly skin and a boob job. Not the way you might think though.... I have been well-endowed in the breast area and I kind of hate it. It's too much. Without sharing my exact size for all the world to see, let me just say that Victoria's Secret doesn't sell my cup size. How do you like them