Showing posts from March, 2013

Cara Box!

I decided to sign up to participate in Kaitlyn from Wifessionals "Cara Box Exchange". I had a great time getting to know Kristyn from Chits and Giggles Blog and Kelsey from Keeping Up With Kelsey. I unfortunately had a loss in my family and fell behind on getting Kelsey's box out...thankfully she has been super sweet and her box will go out today. I definitely felt Kristyn's pain in finding things that start with K. But I hope Kelsey likes what she got!

Now, on to what I received:
Everything was wrapped in this cute pink tissue paper so I tried to put it in the pic :) Kristyn sent me KitKat, a Stephen King book (which I don't have and I'm really looking forward to reading), a Klik candy toy for my son, some nail polish (it's on the way), and a sweet note!

I have to say, my son saw the toy and got so excited. He started talking so fast, I had a hard time understanding I think saying he liked it is an understatement...

Thanks again Kristyn for send…

What drives or motivates you each day?

What motivates me each day? It's this face.
It's seriously plastered around my cube. I look at his happy, smiling face all day long. When I'm having a rough moment at work, I remind myself that this is why I'm here. He's the reason I get up every morning and most of the time what makes me go to bed at night. That kid up there...he's busy. He plays every sport that the school offers. That means football (my husband and I coach), basketball, soccer and baseball. And then he's on the tech squad and he participates in drama. We go to math night and movie night and bingo night. He goes to kids night out. He has friends...and they like to spend the night. He's a busy kid.

He is one of the most thoughtful, responsible, caring and smart mini-adult I know. And not just because he's mine. We have been told on many occasions that he is a "Benjamin Button", a little old man in a kid's body. In fact, the other day he asked if someone could come sp…

What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was in school, I wanted to be a business owner. I participated in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and watched my dad run three businesses.

I have always looked up to my dad, who has an uncanny way of turning nothing into something. I didn't want to have a boss. I didn't want to have someone to answer to. I didn't want to have to work set hours. I wanted the freedom that came with owning a business and having employees and being able to do what I wanted. I honestly thought I could do it. But when it comes down to's easier to work for someone else. To not have to worry about the bills being paid and property taxes and payroll. It's easier to come in and do my 9-5 (which is really 6:30-3:00) and go home to my family and not have any major worries. My dad is a hard worker...but I guess I never really realized just what goes into running a successful business...and now, I work for a wonderful company. Most days, I really enjoy my job…