Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Your questions...answered!

So, last week I was in a blogging rut.  And I asked for questions, and I actually got some really good ones!

Here are your answers...

My blog friend, Luv Red and White (who has been a "blog" friend of mine pretty much since I started blogging) asked:

What's your favorite "thing" you and your husband did before Miss AL came into the picture?

You know when I think back to our "before AL" times, it's hard for me to remember that life.  As awful as it sounds, the things I remember include lots and lots of sleep.  And lounging around.  And movies.  And books galore.  We did a lot of traveling for weddings and whatnot, which was nice, too.  Life was a lot slower, less hurried.  I miss that sometimes, but wouldn't trade our doodlebug for any of it!

How did you know he was the one? :)

Well, B and I have often talked about this.  He says he knew I was "the one" when we were grocery shopping one night.  He said it felt so natural and easy, he knew that was it.  I don't think I had a defining moment, I just woke up one day and knew we would always be together.  It didn't take long for us both to realize that we wanted to get married - we only dated for 3 months before we got engaged (we were engaged for 14 months before we got married)!

Amber, a fellow Tennessee gal (who I get to meet very soon) asked:

How did you & the Mr. meet?

B and I met in college - through his roommate in his fraternity house.  Funny thing is, I had actually been on a few dates with his roommate, but it didn't work out.  Thankfully, B and I became friends quickly, and he stuck around even after the roommate left!  It was a very fun (and quick) courtship, but those are some of my most beloved memories I have with B!

What do each of you do for a living?

I don't really like to talk about my "job" on the blog.  I like to keep that separate from here.  I will say this - I work for a well-established organization as an Executive Administrative Assistant.  And I love it.  I have been working there for about 9 months now (I started in August 2011) - it was rough starting a new job after staying home with AL, but right now, it's the best decision for our family. If you know me well, you know that I'm an extreme organizer, so I get to do that pretty much all day - just for another person!  It definitely has its perks!  I'm sure from reading my blog, you also know that I am a Stylist for Stella & Dot jewelry, and I adore working for that company in more ways than one!  B works for a college textbook company - he's been there since 2008, and he absolutely loves it.  He travels about 8-10 weeks out of the year (usually a week each month), so that's hard, but he loves what he does!  

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

This is always a really hard question for me because I really have no idea.  If you would have asked me that question 5 years ago, I would have never thought I would be where I am.  Is that a bad thing?  Not at all.  In 5 years, I hope to be wiser, debt-free (we're getting SO close), mama to AL + more (?) babies, and wife to my sweet B!  I hope that I am still successful and continually blessed, too!  Oh, and I HOPE I'm in a bigger house...seriously, we're running out of room!

Annie (a NEW reader from my blog) asked:
How did you decide your sweet girl's name? {And I'm not just asking because we share it :] }
I get this question quite a bit, usually after people hear me talk about my "Annie Louise." So, here's the story behind her name...when B and I got pregnant, we had our boy name and our girl name.  We actually had a different name for a girl - want to know what we thought our daughter's name would be?  Vivienne Claire  or "Vivie" for short.  I still love that name.  Anyways, when I was about 15 weeks pregnant, we had a big birthday party for my Papa, who was turning 75.  I was horribly sick - I mean, I could barely keep any food down until I was like 20 weeks pregnant.  It was awful.  I pretty much spent the entire party wrapped up in this old quilt, because I felt like death.  The quilt I was wrapped up in was made of old quilt pieces that my Granny had from my Papa's side of the family.  On the back of the quilt, she had the names of the women who had made the quilt pieces, and that's when I saw it - "Annie Louise Harris".  I knew I had a Great-Great-Aunt Louise (she died in the 60s), but I NEVER knew her first name was Annie.  I looked over to B and said, "If we have a girl, we're naming her Annie Louise."  I don't know why, but I knew that was the name.  My Aunt Louise never had any children, and I always heard stories about her from her sister, Mary, who was also without children.  I felt like I needed to pass on this woman's heritage and legacy through my daughter, so that's what we did.  B still loves our "first" name, and who knows, one day we may use it again.  All I know is we could not have picked a better name for our sweet girl!
So, thank you all for saving me from my blogging rut!  I thoroughly enjoyed your questions, and I hope you enjoy reading the answers!  Have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

  1. I love your name story! I love when legacies get passed down by names. I think it's an amazing way of recognizing the past while looking forward to the future.