Day 1: Something you hate about yourself.
day 2: Something you love about yourself.
Day 3: Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 4: Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 5: Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 6: Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 7: Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 8: Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like sh*t.
Day 9: Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10: Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11: Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12: Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13: A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough days. (write a letter.) Day 14: A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15: Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16: Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17: A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18: Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19: What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20: Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21: (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22: Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23: Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24: Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25: The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26: Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27: What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28: What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29: Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30: A letter to yourself: tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.
Here is my list!
1.start a journal for each of the girls and write them a letter once a month.
3. Make Rylee's scrapbook
5. Put away $1.00 a day for 1000 days then spend it on a trip.
27. Make homemade cards for b-days and holidays
57. Get another tattoo (Planning on March 2011)
96. Follow through with # 95
97. Spend a whole day in bed as a family
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It was so hard to choose our top 3 favorite holiday photo cards, they were all amazing!
So here are the layouts we are looking at!
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Pram baby stroller
Wood baby Crib
Fur Real walking Kitty
Baby Alive Baby All Better
Scentsy Scent Buddy Lenny the Lamb with Lavender and Vanilla Scent pack (So Soft, Cute and Smells SOO Good!)
Plush Princess Dora
Plus Baby Boots
and of course Purple Back Pack complete with Map in side pocket :)
Dvd: Handy Manny's Big Race (or something along those lines)
Pet Pals game for Leapster 2
Mini My Little ponies
Dvd: Minies Bowtique
V.Reader and Olivia ebook
Squinkies Cupcake and bubble pack
Set of 7 Disney Princess Barbies
Super Tall Doll house for barbies to fit in
Baby Alive Baby All Gone
Scentsy Scent Buddy ROARBERT the Lion with same scent pack as Ry
Furry Frenzy set and extra furry animal
Dvd: Oliver and Company
Mr. and Mrs. figures
Pet Pals & Spongebob games for her leapster explorer
Dvd: Toy story 3
Oh and I can List some of Chris' since he ruined his surprises and got them last month
iPod Nano-newest generation with engraving :)
and some iPod accessories like an arm band, car and wall chargers.
The rest is a secret :)
I am so super excited for Christmas and seeing the girls faces Christmas morning! Even more so Christmas at my parents is going to be great with my sister and BIL. My BIL Blake is in the Marine CORPS and is currently at training in Cali. for 6 weeks before he deploys to Afghanistan in Jan. So having everyone home for Christmas is going to be special. We are also planning my sisters baby shower!!! We are going to have it in Jan, as well so Blake can par-take in the shower before he deploys. Unfortunately he wont be able to come home for the baby's birth, but his deployment is only 7 mo long. Chelsea is due April 16th....14 days before my B-day :)
Before Christmas is Thanksgiving.....and this year we will be traveling to see our Family on Chris' side and see Aunt Denise's new house!!! We are very excited to see everyone again, most haven't seen the girls since Kerrisa's baby shower over a year ago! I love the Holidays!
Looking back before it all I thought I was miserable, sitting at home every day by myself with the girls who were 1 1/2 and 3 at the time, twiddling my thumbs thinking "There has to be more than this". So I left my comfy boring little bubble, ventured out to make friends and be more active....something most stay at home moms strive for. Here a year later I have come full circle and realized that those days were the simple days, and I was most happy then. Not exhausted by the days events of who said what, and why so and so does not like me today. Not worrying if my friends were still going to be my friends after I spoke my mind or their minds that they were to apprehensive to say to another. If I had to look like the bad guy for that then it was a risk I was willing to take...where did it leave me? Well, with less people in my life of course. Its funny how quickly people turn what they previously said into "No. Actually that is what Anna said." or "I haven't a clue to why she would say that" My "friends" were not the friends they portrayed themselves to be....maybe in the beginning, sure. After it was all said and done I can honestly say it was for the better.Who needs or wants friends like that? Am I completely innocent in all this? NO! Maybe I should not have been the one who repeated the things others had said, but if I am asked about it I'm not going to lie. Maybe I should have kept each of my friendships in our circle private and not allowed them to overlap into the others, but we were all friends I didn't see why secrets were supposed to be kept from the others.
I know that people have different perspectives on what a friend is. A friend to me is someone who is there to make you laugh when everything else says cry. Someone who looks for the best in you when you cant see it yourself. They know whats going on before you even have to say your having a bad day. They are there looking out for you and have your back when the rest of the world has turned against you. I guess my perspective of a friend is what most people wish there friends are but does anyone really follow this?
Now that I have been through this experience I now know that I don't need to have people in my life to occupy my time. With less distractions I can focus on me and my happiness. I can put my time and energy into my marriage and my family. Thank you Chris for always supporting me and having my back when it seemed like no one else did. You are my rock, and I love you more and more each day.
I now have my freedom back.