Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Influence Conference link-up...all about Lena!

Hi, friends!  I know, I know...I've been absent somewhat.  But I have good reasons - 1) my hubby's busy time at work started, and he has literally been working 15 hour days for the past week. 2) preschool started for Annie Louise - we're trying to get back into our schedule. 3) my doodlebug turns 2 in less than 2 weeks, and we are planning like crazy for her barnyard bash. 4) I feel like I am barely hanging on.

But Labor Day weekend has come, and I'm sorta feeling like I'm getting back into my groove.

And then, I got an email the other night that said Influence Conference was like FIVE weeks away.  I cannot wait...to say I'm excited is an understatement.  I'm elated.  Thrilled, even!

So, the community leaders are hosting a link-up to get to know everyone, and I thought it would be great to participate, so those of you that are attending can get to know me better and visa versa.

Here we go...

- my sweet family - that's me, our Annie Louise and my hubby, Brad - 
Three get to know me things:
- I've been married to my sweet hubby, Brad (or B) for over five years.  He's pretty awesome, and we have a good time together!
- I have an almost 2-year old, Annie Louise, and she's the light of our lives.  She always makes me smile, loves to sing and dance, and gives the best kisses ever.  She was born on September 10, 2010, weighing in at 9 pounds, 2 ounces, 21.5" long.  When you meet me, you'll understand why this is such a big deal to me (i.e., I'm a petite gal).  Needless to say, she favors my 6'4" hubby more than me!
- I'm a full-time working mama.  So, that means I do a lot of juggling, balancing, and say no to a lot of things - which I'm getting better at. Try it out.  Oh, and I have a little side business with my mama called Mattie Mae Designs - we make hand-appliqued onesies and t-shirts that are oh-so cute!

Two things I'm looking forward to about the conference:
- Meeting my roommates (Julie, Melody & Shannon)...they are awesome, and I can't wait to spend a few days with them!  So excited!
- I'm super excited about all the sessions - how will I ever pick?  Everything sounds right up my alley, seriously, I think I'm going to have to draw out of a hat!

One thing I can't leave home without:
- My burberry perfume.  I've been wearing it ever since Brad and I met, and I wear it every single day.  He always gifts it to me...it's my signature scent!

Going to Influence, too?  Leave me a comment so I can meet you and hug your neck...yes, I'm a hugger.  Hey, I'm from Tennessee, we all hug!


  1. Hi, friends!
    I know, I know...I've been absent somewhat. But I have good reasons - 1) my hubby's busy time at work started, and he has literally been working every hour days for the past week.

  2. Hi, Lena! Nice to "meet" you! I'm a fellow small-framed gal who delivered a big baby (11 lbs, eek). Your lil gal is precious! Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

  3. Oh my goodness, I am so looking forward to our roommates! But I didn't even think about that. You are a smart cookie.

  4. Can't wait to meet you! I wish we could go to every single session--they're too good to be choosy.

  5. You have such a beautiful family! Excited to meet you there :0

  6. A signature scent? I like you already. :) Lisa~

  7. I don't know how I'm going to pick what sessions I want to go to, either! Ahhh! Why can't we just go to them all?!

    I am SO excited to meet you, Lena!

  8. I am SO a hugger! I even wrote about it in my Influence link up post! HA! :) Your family is SO beautiful - and your smile is one of those contagious smiles... :D

  9. Shout out to us Tennessee girls!!

  10. I'm from Indiana, but I love Tennessee and I'm a hugger, too! :) Nice to meet you!

  11. Thanks for your post Lena. So fun to learn a little about you. Look forward to visiting (and hugging) in person in a few weeks!

  12. I'm a hugger too!! My son is 16 months now but was albs 13oz and 22 inches long! They said it was a miracle I didn't have an emergency c-section due to his size vs my frame. So I totally understand where you are coming from! Excited to meet you!

  13. *That was suppose to be 9lbs 13oz :) My auto correct changed it

  14. Lena! I can't wait to meet you at the conference! And WOW. That is a big baby for such a tiny girl! See you really soon!

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