28 Years Ago Today...

My wonderful mother walked herself to the hospital while my dad was at work because she thought you might be in labor.   10 hours later I wasn't budging AT ALL so I was delivered via c-section at 11:05pm, almost a Feb 9th baby.  My mother is still in shock that she has a 28 yr old child. 

Now on to the important part...Part I

Q. Abby wants to know...
1)  When do you and K want to get preggers?
 I think it will be at least another year before we have babies or I should say a baby. I would like to say earlier because I have the baby fever BAD but K is going back to school this fall to get his MBA but will still be working full-time so we want to see how hard the balance of work and school is before we throw a baby into the mix.  

2)  Pending question A, when are having our official bloggy meet-up? Ha! :)
Since I'm currently childless and will be for 2010 I can do a blogger meet up ANYTIME and due to my childless state I am willing to travel!!   Pick a date and I'll be there :) 

Q. Abbie asks...
1) If you could do anything in the world, with absolutely no restrictions, what would you do?
Gosh this is a tough one... Probably quit my job, move to the Caribbean and just hang out and spend our savings just enjoying life. Honestly this is my absolute dream but I have too many "responsibilities" to actually do it. 

2) What's your favorite movie?
Legally Blonde-I probably watched it about 1000 times my Sophomore year of college and have watched it about 1000 times since.  At 19 I totally felt inspired by this movie and still do :) 

3) What would your dream job be?
I would LOVE to open my own store/shop whether it be a clothing store or a cupcake bakery. I like to be my own boss and I'm pretty sure one day I will be. 

Q. D.A.R asked...
1) If you had to drastically cut your budget, what are the 3 things that you could never compromise on (either cutting out or buying a cheaper/off-brand)?

1. Philosophy Purity face wash
2. Philosophy Hope in a Jar lotion or L'Occitane Precious Cream
3. Bare minerals make up

My face has been breaking out since I was about 14 and it's also super dry and sensitive meaning it sucks and I have tried EVERYTHING under the sun.
Purity is the ONLY face wash that keeps my skin clear and Hope in a Jar or Precious Cream are the only moisturizers that are heavy enough yet don't break my face out.  Bare Minerals is also the only make up I can wear.  So I will pretty much  never skimp on anything dealing with my face no matter what.

2) If you could have a "Do-over" on one thing about your wedding, what would it be?
I would get the simple J.Crew dress I wanted when I was panicking right before the wedding. I am a little disappointed in a lot of my professional photos and I don't think it's the photographer it's the dress. The dress was way to heavy for a summer wedding so you can see how uncomfortable I am in.   Needless to say despite the dress I still had a wonderful wedding but if I had been more comfortable I know that would have helped.

3) What characteristics in your parents do you most hope to emulate for your {future} children?
 I hope to instill a good work ethic and to remember never to take yourself too seriously.  My parents taught us that the only way to get ahead is to work hard and to work hard for yourself, not because someone else told you to.   Humor was a huge part of our lives and it was important for us to learn that we weren't perfect and we were going to make mistakes but those mistakes would help us to grow along the way. 

Q.  TheLuckiestMrs asks So, we know you love wine...what's your favorite? You know...your "go-to"?

My go to white wine is Cavit Pinot Grigio or Barefoot Pinot Grigio- whichever one is on sale at the liquor store!  Neither one are "luxury" but they're both light and easy to drink which is what I look for in my wine and they're affordable!

My go to red wine is Smoking Loon Pinot Noir- again it's nice light and easy to drink and affordable

If I'm bring wine for a party or gift I usually step it up a little and spend more $$

I try to avoid heavy wines because most are aged in oak trees and I'm allergic to oak so I wake up with puffy eyes and a stuffy nose.

Q. Crazy Shenanagins asks me...
1) If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Gosh another hard one I've never been to southern California and I have a feeling if I did go that would change this answer but here it is.... I would probably say Charleston, SC.  It reminds me a lot of my hometown Annapolis, MD but it is much warmer and you the city life with the beach literally 10 minutes away. Plus I love palm trees and Battery Ln is to.die.for.  

2) Name one place you wouldn't want to move to
New York City.  I love the city and I love to visit but I would never survive there.  There is just too much going on and it's way too intense for me.  

Stay tuned for part II and keep my grandmother in your prayers she went into the hospital yesterday


  1. Happy Birthday!! May all your wishes come true :)

  2. Happy Birthday, hope it's the best one yet! Prayers for your grandma.

  3. Happy Happy Birthday! I could watch Legally Blonde, like weekly!

  4. 1) Happy 28th Birthday!! You're as old as me;)

    2) I hope your grandma is okay and I will certainly keep her in my prayers

    3) You answered my questions just like I would! (With the exception of number 2, don't get me wrong, I love Legally Blonde!) Ryan and I always, always talk about picking up and moving to the Caribbean...sigh...and one of my closest girlfriends and I have had several conversations about opening a clothing store together! Too funny!

  5. Happy, happy birthday you wonderful girl you!

    Praying for your grandma!

  6. Happy birthday, Nat!!!!!!! I'm just 10 months behind you! And, let's do it over the summer - I'm sooooo serious!!!!! We can ask our fellow #ATFTweeters to join in!!!!

  7. Happy Birthday!!! Hope it's a great one! I love the questions and answers.

  8. Happy Birthday! A cupcake bakery would definitely be a dream job! My cousin opened one and she was featured in the NY Times, I've been insanely jealous. It does sound like a lot of fun.

  9. I drank Cavit Pinot Grigio last nite!

  10. I would also LOVE to run away to the beach!! & thanks for the wine tips! ;) I'll have to try the Smoking Loon Pinot Noir sometime. I love Pinot Noir!

    Also, I answered your question from my Q&A on my newest post...stop by & check it out!


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