March 31, 2010

Happy Blog-a-versary To Me!

no, I just wish that was my kid

As you read this, I am either in the air, on the road or else somewhere in Georgia waiting for SoldierMan to be released. Yay! I'm looking forward to a wonderful Easter weekend, filled with apartment-hunting, car-shopping, movie-watching and general lovey-dovey-ness from SoldierMan.

I've noticed that the last couple of weeks I've gotten quite a number of new followers (at the time of this writing 107 total!). And I give you a hearty welcome!!

So, I think it's time for a Meet-and-Greet! Whether you're a long-time follower (now that my blog is officially a year old - wow!) or a newbie, in the comments below, answer the following questions and include a link to your blog so we can all get to know each other better!

1) link to your blog :)
2) Describe your favorite color in three words
3) Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid
4) What is your hidden talent?
5) If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?
6) What was your worst fashion decision ever?
7) Just for my own information: why did you start following my blog, or, if you've done a blog purge recently, why are you still following?

There you go, BBs! I look forward to getting to know you all! (If we can get 30 comments, I'll host a giveaway! Out of 107 people, that doesn't seem unreasonable. So there you go, motivation! :))

And for your enjoyment, my own attempt at a lawlcat:

18 comments:

  1. 1) link to your blog :)
    http://issuedtoasoldier.blogspot.com

    2) Describe your favorite color in three words
    Girly. Happy. Princess.

    3) Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid
    Those huge blocks I had in kindergarten and first grade, they were about the size of my head and they looked like bricks (but were made of cardboard). Man I loved those.

    4) What is your hidden talent?
    If I tell you, it wouldn't be hidden! Hah. Honestly, I don't know if I have one. I'm super lame like that :(

    5) If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?
    Nicole. Why, one might ask? Because people always look at my name and automatically SAY "Nicole." I might as well make it my ACTUAL name, right?

    6) What was your worst fashion decision ever?
    Tightrolled jeans in the 80's. I was only 6 or 7, but man do those pictures haunt me.

    7) Just for my own information: why did you start following my blog, or, if you've done a blog purge recently, why are you still following?
    I started following it because You always have such upbeat entries (for the most part :D ) and because you're a fellow military blogger.
    I've continued to follow it for those same reasons.

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  2. congrats on your blog-a-versary!!

    I'll have to come back tomorrow and finish commenting! Just wanted to wish you well!!!

    yummy choc cake!

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  3. 1) link to your blog :)
    http://thismormonarmywife.blogspot.com

    2) Describe your favorite color in three words
    like the ocean

    3) Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid
    I could read any book I wanted, anytime I wanted. I could read for hours every night {I was kind of a nerd. Still am lol} Now responsibilities and such get in the way of my reading time.

    4) What is your hidden talent?
    That's a hard one...when I got married, my husband thought I couldn't cook but I've developed some skills...well I actually already had them, I just didn't want to get his hopes too high haha. So I guess it was hidden for a while.

    5) If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?
    Something French, I think. Or Hawaiian, like Lahela. That's Rachel in Hawaiian.

    6) What was your worst fashion decision ever?
    The bows. The bows I used to love.

    7) Just for my own information:
    I have been blogging for about two years now, but it was on a private family blog. When I found out that my husband was deploying, and that I'd be pregnant and give birth while he was away, I figured that it was time to start my own "milspouse" blog. I wanted to connect with other military bloggers as well as record our "story." I have since linked up with several military {and other!} bloggers. It's kind of turning into my main blog. I like it :)

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  4. PS: YAY for reuniting with the SoldierMan!
    PPS: I love all the quotes on your left sidebar. Amen to a lot of them.

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  5. Yay for getting to be with SoldierMan!!! :) Enjoy your time together!!

    Happy Blog-a-versary!!!! :)

    I hope you both have an awesome Easter Weekend!! :)

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  6. 1) http://wagest.blogspot.com
    2) favorite color - I love emeralds
    3) Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid - make believe. The world was so much better when you designed it yourself.
    4) Hidden talent? - making awesome birthday cakes for my kids. A Wal-Mart bakery just wont do!!
    5) Name change? - Laura. My mom and dad are Carolyn & Charles but a cousin stole the name Laura before they could use it. (Little House on Prairie..)
    6) Worst fashion decision ever? does it count if my mom made me wear them? pinstriped jeans. I will never forget the humiliation.
    7) Why your blog? Cause it was amazing to find someone else who is passionate about poverty, adoption, and politics who doesn't consider all Republicans to be war-lovin hatemongers. It's like to love the least of these, you have to be a liberal...

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  7. 1. http://jnsouthernyankee.blogspot.com

    2. FAV COLOR? changes every day.

    3. 1 THING I MISS ABOUT BEING A KID? being able to color in coloring books without people looking at me strangely.

    4. HIDDEN TALENT? Playing horseshoes.


    5. NAME CHANGE? I wouldn't.

    6. WORST FASHION DECISION EVER? can we just sum it up to say anything I wore in grades 7th - 10th?

    7. WHY YOUR BLOG? I don't remember how I started following you, but I would never purge you off of my list now. I like how our lives are heading in such a similar way and frankly, I'm just too invested in your life at this point. I'd be very very sad if you ever stopped blogging.

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  8. I hope you have a great loved up Easter weekend with your husband : )

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  9. 1) www.adayin5.blogspot.com
    2) Aqua, Pink, and Green
    3) Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid...
    Not having to worry about anything, just being carefree.
    4) What is your hidden talent?
    I don't know if its a talent but I can just let things go and not stress very easily.
    5) If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?
    I wouldn't I LOVE my name.
    6) What was your worst fashion decision ever?
    When I first got glasses back in 2nd grade they were huge and seemed to cover half of my face!!
    7) Just for my own information: why did you start following my blog, or, if you've done a blog purge recently, why are you still following?
    I started following your blog when I realized that our husbands were going to BCT within 2 weeks of each other.

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  10. 1) link to your blog :)

    http://gijoeswife.blogspot.com/

    2) Describe your favorite color in three words.

    like the sky

    3) Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid.

    Not worrying about anything! No rent to pay, food to buy, other bills to pay...Mom and Dad took care of everything...my biggest worry was what was going on at school.

    4) What is your hidden talent?

    Being all crafty. Ok, so that isn’t one talent...and it’s not exactly hidden...anymore. I didn’t think I was creative until I started scrapbooking. Then, I stopped working and realized I could actually come up with some pretty good stuff. =)

    5) If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?

    Something unique...because I swear EVERYONE is named Sarah or Sara. Adalee or Addison maybe...

    6) What was your worst fashion decision ever?

    Ugh...how about those wind pants from the ‘90s. I wore them all the time in elementary...I had purple ones...AND I had a shirt to match...*sigh*

    7) Just for my own information: why did you start following my blog, or, if you've done a blog purge recently, why are you still following?

    Let’s see...I started following your blog for several reasons.
    1. You’re a fellow Army wife.
    2. You’re from OK. =D That in itself makes me smile.
    3. You’re NOT a liberal, which makes me feel like I’m not alone in the world.
    4. You share my faith.
    5. I *heart* your posts. =)

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  11. 1) contenttobee.blogspot.com
    2) never the same
    3) have to do 2:
    1-barefoot all summer, tan little indian hanging upside down from the swingset, and 2-reading every waking second, even at the dinner table and with a flashlight under my sheets.
    4) What is your hidden talent? i used to play the drums...
    5) If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?
    penelope. haha, really i hated my name for being different when i was a kid, but i love it now.
    6) worst fashion?
    oh man, when you have big uncontrolable hair in your awkward years that is way worse than any of your fashion choices!! so i guess maybe the time that we crimped my already outrageously large hair.
    7) i found you through my friend Jaime, and any friend of hers is a friend of mine;o) honestly, we love the same books, serve the same Lord and i love getting your take on political shenanigans.
    its an encouragement to be your friend:O)

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  12. Happy anniversary! And I love the meet n greet idea. Let's see...

    1. My link: http://militaryspouserollercoasterride.blogspot.com/

    2. My favorite color in 3 words: Powerful Red Happiness.

    3. One thing I miss about being a kid: not having to worry about anything

    4. What is my hidden talent? Cooking

    5. If I had to change my name? I don't think I would. I think my name fits my personality.

    6. Worst fashion decision? Definitely my baggy clothes phase.

    7. I either found your blog on another blog or else I saw you comment on another blog I commented on. Once I found you, I was hooked!

    Have a FANTASTIC weekend with SoldierMan!!!

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  13. 1)http://atinypieceofmyworld.blogspot.com
    2) HOT, Girly, princess
    3) I miss being able to curl up in my parents lap.
    4) I can sing but am very shy
    5) Oh geez...I can't see myself with a different name...but maybe Kylee..haha that's what I want to name my daughter!
    6) My worst fashion would have to be when I wore white pants when I was younger not realizing you could see thru them.
    7) I decided to follow your blog because your a military spouse and I started to blog so I can relate to others.

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  14. 1) link to your blog :)
    BLEUDRESS.BLOGSPOT.COM
    2) Describe your favorite color in three words
    I EAT PEOPLE
    3) Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid
    HAVING MY FAMILY ALL UNDER ONE ROOF
    4) What is your hidden talent?
    I DON'T REALLY HAVE ONE...
    5) If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?
    I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO CHANGE MY NAME, I HATE THAT MINE IS SO COMMON, BUT I'VE NEVER ACTUALLY THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT I WOULD CHANGE IT TO...SOMETHING UNUSUAL, BUT IT WOULD STILL START WITH A J SO MY HUSBAND AND I CAN KEEP MATCHING INITIALS.
    6) What was your worst fashion decision ever?
    THE SHIRT I WORE FOR MY SCHOOL PHOTO IN 8TH GRADE MAYBE. RAINBOW STRIPED TURTLE NECK WITH THE SHOULDERS CUT OUT...UGH
    7) Just for my own information: why did you start following my blog, or, if you've done a blog purge recently, why are you still following.
    MAINLY BECAUSE YOU ARE A MILSPOUSE BLOGGER AND ARE INTO PHOTOGRAPHY, BUT I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU POST AND WOULDN'T TAKE YOU OFF MY READER UNLESS YOU STOPPED BLOGGING!

    HAVE FUN WITH YOUR HUBBY!!!!

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  15. Have a great Easter weekend with the hubs!!! And only because I love your blog:
    1) welcometoourreality.blogspot.com

    2) Describe your favorite color in three words
    Green: It's fun, it's flirty and cute!

    3) Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid
    Not having bills

    4) What is your hidden talent?
    I can whistle like no other.

    5) If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?
    Sadie

    6) What was your worst fashion decision ever?
    Those huge scrunchies in the 90's

    7) Just for my own information: why did you start following my blog, or, if you've done a blog purge recently, why are you still following? Because you entertain!

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  17. 1) link to your blog: http://hannahnoelh.blogspot.com

    2) Describe your favorite color in three words: Turqoise, blue, rad.

    3) Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid: being fearless

    4) What is your hidden talent?
    Memorizing every note in piano music by hearing it played.

    5) If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?
    Abigail.

    6) What was your worst fashion decision ever?
    High waisted jeans with closed ankles. *shivvers*

    7) Just for my own information: why did you start following my blog, or, if you've done a blog purge recently, why are you still following?
    I started following because I enjoy reading other mil-wife blogs, but only if they speak to me, and yours did!

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  18. Im glad you get to see him soon! That is AWESOME!

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