Nomination – Getting to know me

I have been a little MIA lately but recently noticed I was nominated by an amazing fellow loss Mom Cassie for a “Getting to know you” award. Cassie has been a huge support during this crazy journey through grief and because of that I am so thankful for her! She’s an amazing women and Mother to her angel Theo (and Steam Bun on the way!!)

Let’s begin!!

Who are you named after?

Honestly I have no idea. My middle name is TaNeil so I always get the “are you named after Captain and Tennille?” In which I usually reply “I don’t know”. Mom if you are reading this maybe you can tell me if I am named after anyone. I would like to believe I’m not named after Tennille, but maybe it explains why I just can’t stop dancin!

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Do you like your handwriting?

No and I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t find one person that does. My handwriting is so bad I can’t even read it. It usually starts off ok but then goes very bad very quick. Zach is currently my scribe he fills out everything for me.

What is your favorite lunch meat?

Turkey and chicken are usually the only thing I will eat and my lunch meat needs to be sliced very very thin. I’ve been known to go through a subway sandwich and pull gross pieces off of the meat that make me want to gag and if I can avoid it all together I don’t eat subway. What was the question again?

Longest relationship?

Romantically I would rather not go there, but just as far as a relationship goes I will just say the one I have with my Mom and Dad and brothers and sisters. Unfortunately Zach isn’t my longest but he is the best one I’ve ever had.

Do you still have your tonsils?

Nope! Got those suckers out years ago. I can’t remember exactly how old I was. I would like to say 7 or 8? I vaguely remember the nurses fighting with me to get the IV in and the doors shutting my Mom out while I screamed for her. Maybe that was a nightmare??

Would you bungee jump?

I would like to say that I would because I’ve told myself I would like to sky dive someday but I won’t even go down a steep slide at a water park soooooo maybe??

Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

Depends on the shoe but most of the time not if I don’t have to.

Favorite ice cream?

It was always sherbet for the longest time but I can’t get enough of some rocky road yuuuum

What is the first thing you notice about people?

I’ve actually never thought about this. I would like to believe that I just notice THEM. I try not to make any judgements.

Football or baseball?

I love going to baseball games but mostly for the social aspect of it and the good food! Football I get lost and need it explained to me each time I watch it.  Luckily we aren’t a big sports watching family.

What color pants are you wearing?

Pants? More like pajamas. Everyday, all day. Right now they are purple with pink, purple and white polka dots.

Last thing you ate?

Pasta with Italian seasoning. Easiest thing for me to make with a baby that doesn’t like to be set down.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

I would probably say something in the neon realm because I was born in the 80’s and still very much like neon. Need I remind everyone of the neon segment Vanessa, Ashley and I did on The Daily Dish?? (sorry guys I love you!)

Favorite smell?

I love the smells of the seasons. Rain for spring, BBQ’s for summer, fall oh I love the smell of fall, and a crisp winter day with a hint of someone’s fireplace in the air. And of course any smell that brings back memories. Is that to many??

Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?

Zach, and let me point out this was a few days ago. I don’t usually talk on the phone it’s usually texting for me 📱

Hair color?

Very very blonde. Almost white in some places. And sometimes purple from my shampoo.

Eye color?


Favorite foods to eat?

Mexican is my go to usually or salads. Lots of pizza consumed in our house but I love food in general especially the sweets and baking. Yuuuum

Scary movies or happy endings?

Kind of like what Cassie said, I would have chosen a scary movie over any other before. Zach and I even had “freaky fridays” where we would always watch a scary movie. Lately I like watching the feel good movies but I’m in the works of getting freaky friday back in play.

Last movie you watched?

Bits of Zorro but the last full movie was Trolls. LOVED it so much we watched it twice.

Favorite holiday?

Halloween hands down. If you know me I go all out and some may call me obsessed. Haunted houses, decorations, ghost stories you name it. Isabella is my October baby so she will, I’m sure, be all about it too.

Beer or wine?

Breastfeeding 😕 I do have a place in my heart for both though!

Night owl or early bird?

I like the idea of being up early. Anytime it’s early and I’m doing something I think “I could get used to this” and then I stay up late and end up sleeping in. Early mornings are awesome I just don’t get enough sleep to enjoy them.

Favorite day of the week?

Any day Zach is home with us and it usually varies per week.

Favorite quote?

“What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.” Buddha


I would like to nominate Marcie at All The Things I’ve Learned and Loved. As a fellow loss Mom herself, she’s been incredibly supportive lately as I venture through the feelings of motherhood after loss. I always appreciate her advice and perspective, and I’m so thankful for the new friendship!

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  1. Ashley Allred

    March 18, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Oh man you crack me up haha! This made me miss you even more! Is that possible?!

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