Thursday, January 1, 2009

About Me

I am, first and foremost, a child of God, who is constantly pursuing life as He intended it to be for me.

I am a wife to the most intelligent, talented, and engaging man I know and my best friend. Let's call him "Beau."

I am a mom to two beautiful daughters, each totally unique. The oldest, "K Belle," is our little artist and musician. While the youngest, "La Petite Belle," is working toward being the next Mia Hamm, or maybe a hair stylist. And I can't forget Roxy Belle, our dog ... guess I'm her mom too.

I left several years of teaching elementary school to work at a church and I wear many hats there ... media assistant (Beau's the boss), women's director, praise & worship team member, proofreader (but, don't judge my grammar & punctuation here), production script writer, and much more.  I do love my job.

Fun Facts:
I am addicted to exercise, but plastic surgery would be so much easier.

I love to cook and entertain, hence the need for exercise.

I can make a mean cinnamon roll.

I'm not the best housekeeper.

I danced for 11 years and dreamed of becoming a ballerina.

I have a slight coffee addiction.

I can be a bit of a loud-mouth and I'm OK with that.

I am a fan of "The Office" and  "American Idol."

I believe most life lessons can be learned from "Steel Magnolias" and "Gone With the Wind."

I love being a Southern woman, but hate rosebushes and yardwork.

I struggle with my self-image and my own worth.

My music tastes run the gamut ... Heart and Linda Ronstadt ('70s versions) to Pat Benatar and Bon Jovi to Micheal Buble' and Adele to Hillsongs United and Desperation Band. Throw in a little Beyonce' too now and then.

I battle my mind daily.

I believe the best way to watch a movie is curled up on the couch with your honey.

I know the words to every song in "The Sound of Music" and "Grease."

I struggle with who God's made me to be and who I want to be.

This blog was created for my children, but has turned into free therapy for me.


Darla said...

it's funny how we creat blogs for our 'intended' purpose and God has other 'intentions' for them. i started mine as a personal journal and realized people were reading, yikes, i deleted more than a few entries. haha. it is truly therapy, i am with you there.

Kari said...

Saw your link on Filled With Praise today and wanted to stop in. Having a hard time leaving your blog - I just keep reading. Enjoyed your 'about me' section. Think I'll be joining your followers - need good reading everyday!
ps...I am now replaying Steel Magnolias in my head right now. All the classic lines from that movie...

Lynde Ross said...

At the risk of sounding desperate, I must say, I want to be your friend. Like BFF. Been perusing your blog, and I cannot tell you how encouraged I am that you are just you. Real, authentic, and unencumbered with what others may think. You are a jewel.

Christy said...

Did a google search for southern blogs and yours popped up. From one southern belle blogger to another, hello!

Conniegirl said...


I never took the time to let you know how very much I enjoy reading your blogs/stories/life experiences. I guess you can say I've done that before for my own sanity- you know? Just saying outloud and putting on paper what your feelings are. Real, emotional, raw, pure and honest. I love doing that. I found out through the years that what I jotted down on paper ( thinking it was for my own personal journal) actually blessed others as well. Don't stop what you are doing. You have no idea just how many people are blessed, encouraged, lifted up - etc by what you have to say. why? because it's REAL! don't ever change that!

Fashion-isha said...

Hi I just found you blog while doing a search on modesty. I am an orthodox Jew who has a modest fashion blog and even though we are different religions we have sooo much in common (especially about the coffee and being loud!). I am sooo following you and I hope you'll stop by and take a look at my blog too!