five things.

April 05, 2013


I got to NYC this afternoon and will be writing more about my trip next week! 
In the meantime....

{5 things that you didn't know about me} 

**just decided....  I am making it ten!

Tagged by this lovely lady

1. Anytime that I leave the house before 10am I will be arriving with wet hair.

2. I am not a phone person attt allllll. Not into calling, texting, anything. I'd be fine with no phone!!

3. I am terrified of large groups of people, roller-coasters, hurting someone's feelings and confrontation. 

4. I still am amazed that I snagged Chris as my husband....most days I look at him and think "how in the world did this happen?" He is so creative, handsome, kind and has such a beautiful perspective of the world. I don't deserve him but so grateful that he picked me.

5. I struggle with being insecure. and finding my place. 
Why in the world am I 29 years old and I still feel that way?

6. I love a good book and a full day outside. Preferably a beach :)

7.  I am surrounded by the loveliest, most life giving people in my real, everyday life.

8. Schedules overwhelm me.

9. Being a mom is the most beautiful, scary, life changing thing in the world to me....more than I would have ever imagined. Some moments hit me so hard that I barely know how to manage all of the emotion and passion behind it.

10. Tomorrow I plan on eating my very first macaroon and couldn't be more excited ;)

I tag anyone who wants to play along!

   photo LINKUPBUTTON.jpg

21 comments:

  1. Lovely photo and glimpses of your heart - I imagine that it was hard for you to leave your sweet family for your trip to NYC. #4 is incredibly sweet - I imagine that he would say the same glowing words (plus more) about his wife. xx - Monica

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm terrified of hurting peoples feelings and confrontation too. Some days I battle ever speaking my heart or opinion....or even truth because I cant standbit...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hey, I am almost 30 and I am just now realizing there are so many things I'm insecure about. How am I just now realizing this?!? Now, I have so much work to do (thank goodness I have God's grace to get me through it all!). :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I struggle with being insecure too. and most people would probably never know it. But deep down, I question everything I do, how I look, etc... somedays I'm on top of the world and other days I'm not so sure... Glad to know I'm not alone!

    ReplyDelete
  5. MACROONS!! Ahh! Don't they seem like a true blogger food?! :) I had my first try on our anniversary trip to Chicago last year. Totes delish.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Okay, twin.

    Samesies on #s 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 & 10. Except tomorrow I won't be eating a macaroon, but I can't wait for the day when I get to actually try one! <3

    ReplyDelete
  7. i love this photo and the little facts about you. beautiful!
    xo, aiyanajane
    www.citystylecountrysmile.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I could claim nearly everything on your list! But I've already had macaroons (my mom LOVED anything coconut!), and I'm well past 29.
    However, at the age of 66, I am at a point where I am again looking for my "place in the world". Since becoming disabled nearly 2 years ago, I am unable to do most of what I used to do, even normal everyday things like taking a walk or standing at the sink long enough to do the dishes, or sitting in a normal position for more than a couple of minutes. I've decided that my place in the world, for now, is right where I am. God has His reasons for this season of my life, and He'll show me where my next "place" is when His time is right.
    So don't worry about that #5. You are likely in the place you are supposed to be at 29, and God will reveal the next place at the perfect time. You will always have your most important places, as a wife and a mother and as an artist using your God-given talents. I am so glad that God doesn't give us a place and leave us there our whole lives. He uses us here and then there, and teaches us valuable lessons as we move along.
    Keep writing...I love reading your posts and seeing your beautiful photos. Blessings on you, my friend. :) <3

    ReplyDelete
  9. I could claim nearly everything on your list! But I've already had macaroons (my mom LOVED anything coconut!), and I'm well past 29.
    However, at the age of 66, I am at a point where I am again looking for my "place in the world". Since becoming disabled nearly 2 years ago, I am unable to do most of what I used to do, even normal everyday things like taking a walk or standing at the sink long enough to do the dishes, or sitting in a normal position for more than a couple of minutes. I've decided that my place in the world, for now, is right where I am. God has His reasons for this season of my life, and He'll show me where my next "place" is when His time is right.
    So don't worry about that #5. You are likely in the place you are supposed to be at 29, and God will reveal the next place at the perfect time. You will always have your most important places, as a wife and a mother and as an artist using your God-given talents. I am so glad that God doesn't give us a place and leave us there our whole lives. He uses us here and then there, and teaches us valuable lessons as we move along.
    Keep writing...I love reading your posts and seeing your beautiful photos. Blessings on you, my friend. :) <3

    ReplyDelete
  10. I hear you on being nervous about hurting other & of confrontation. That is 100% me, too!

    Some Snapshots Blog
    Jess

    ReplyDelete
  11. I feel ya kindred spirit!! Though it saddens me this is your FIRST macaroon at 29!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have a hard time being insecure too...every time I leave a social gathering or any kind of social conversation I'm always convinced that the other person is thinking I am SO weird and nerdy. Sometimes I can force myself to forget it and just keep pushing myself to interact but sometimes the feeling is so heavy that I don't want to talk to anyone. I can't imagine any reason for you to be insecure sweet friend. You are such a joy. I hope you are having fun on your trip!

    ReplyDelete
  13. aw, i loved this post. thanks for sharing, friend. hope you have so much in NYC. :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I struggle on being insecure & finding my place too. I just want to make sure I'm living my life mindfully and fulfilling everything I meant to fulfill.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I can relate so much with #2, #3, #4 {the difference is that I am married to AMI :)}, #5, #6, #7 and #9... i like you for being you :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. You are just the sweetest, Casey! :) I love how you share sweet things about yourself! I think we could be such good friends!! :) I love 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9!

    ReplyDelete
  17. At nearly 40, I too still have insecurities, though I will say, I think as you go through your 30's...some of those insecurities begin to naturally iron themselves out. Sometimes it's difficult to "love where you're at", and I give myself reminders all the time. Loving (or at least learning to be content) where you're at is the constant practice of accepting imperfection, however small it may be. As I now fly through my 30's, the imperfections that I once thought were EVERYTHING, just aren't anymore. More important things start to surface and become your focus. As far as finding your "place", just trust that you are right where you should be!

    ReplyDelete
  18. "I struggle with being insecure. and finding my place." yeah... me too. everyday. it's tough, but we learn along the way and beat the struggles.
    and that macaron is going to be delicious! salted caramel is my favorite flavor, but they're all amazing to be honest.

    M.

    ReplyDelete
  19. ditto on the phone...99% of the time i don't know where it is and 99% of the time i use it as a camera .lol

    and just the thought of confrontation puts a lump in my throat.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I just wanted to say Hi. I have been reading your blog for a couple years now, and in so many ways I feel like I can relate. I am 27 and completely insecure. I have so much inside but it stays locked away because of fear. When it comes to schedules I get overwhelmed and stick to them for as long as I can until I break, which doesn't take too long :) I have a wonderful husband that has helped me to take some big steps that I know I would have never taken on my own, he is just a really wonderful person and I am so thankful for him! So back to HI! It's nice to know there are others out there that feel the same way. You are so talented and have such a beautiful family, best wishes to you and I look forward to continue reading. Thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. we would be BFFs if we lived closer! SERIOUSLY (how's that for creepy ;))

    ReplyDelete