happy mother's day.

I am so incredibly blessed to have two of the strongest and loving women in my life: my mom, Rebecca, and my mother-in-law, Carolyn. 

My mom is a one hard chick - like seriously, have you ever met a 'Rebecca' that didn't have some sort of an attitude? I didn't think so. She had her own dreams but when she had her first child, her dreams changed. She felt that she was meant to be a homemaker, and she was a great one! Growing up, it felt weird having a mom that didn't work - everyone's mother's had careers and here was my mom, the homemaker. As I grew, I learned to appreciate that! Being a stay at home mom with 3 annoying as heck children that bickered a lot (so sorry, mom!), and keeping on top of everything at home, it's a job and a half! I am so lucky to have had a mom that was there for everything! She was there for it all - for my brother's, for me, for my dad, for my friends, for my extended family, for strangers. Like, there is not one person she is not there for. No matter what you have done or what you are going through, she is always there. And for that, I am forever grateful and I try my best to be "my mom" for those in my life.

My mother-in-law, Carolyn, is like the polar opposite of my mom, but also similar. She worked her butt off working as a nurse while doing online school while caring for 3 children! Like, what?! If that doesn't sound like Superwoman, I don't know what does!! Along with her superpowers, she is the most selfless person I know. She is always caring for others, sending gifts "just because", praying for all who need, and always tries to see the bright side in all situations. I admire her love for God and how strongly she trusts in Him and His plans for us.  She is truly a woman that all girls (and boys) should look-up to. She is such a beautiful soul that just radiates love! (She also gave me the greatest gift of all, my incredible husband, Mark!)

If you didn't get it from above, I really love these women. I am SO thankful that they are my role models, my encouragers to keep striving for my dreams, and my MOM's! 

Happy Mother's Day, Mom and Carolyn! I love you both so much and I hope that you have the greatest day!

And Happy Mother's Day to every mom, mom-to-be, pet-mom, mom's who have lost, and mom's in Heaven! You are all AMAZING!

let me tell you 'bout my best friend.

I hope you sang that. I definitely did when I wrote it. 

Another post about my incredible, outstanding, extremely attractive husband, Mark. 

Yes, he is pretty. Yes, I am jealous. But I digress.

The thing that I love most about being his wife (other than the fact that I am his freakin' wife!) is the fact that I see a side of him that no one else does. 

Everyone is different around certain people. Most of us act accordingly to our surroundings. For me, that entails sitting still, holding my pee for as long as possible, and doing minimal talking. It is around Mark that I can be myself. 

I have witnessed Mark with his friends, trying to act cool, calm, and collected, but he is really just a weirdo - like me! And I do not use the words 'weirdo' or 'weird' lightly. We are so strange sometimes... and I love it! I love that I have found a person that I can make crazy voices around, have the most stupid inside jokes with, have the oddest and most hilarious dance-offs with, and watch The Lord of the Rings (and Family Guy) with over and over and over (I cry every time - at LOTR, not Family Guy!). It makes me so happy that I am able to be my very strange self with someone who is equally (if not more) as strange as I! 

Mark is my greatest treasure in life and I will never be able to thank God enough for him. Everyone needs a Mark! But you may not have mine. I am not willing to share.

Mark is also the one who takes a lot of the photos of me - which he hates doing but is great at! This time, I wanted to get him in front of the camera - which he hates even more. Also, I am too cheap to hire a photographer and took the photo taking into my own hands. :)

Who is the one person you feel most yourself around? What is the weirdest thing you have done together (if you feel comfortable sharing)?