I Mustache You Some Questions

So apparently I’m on a fun survey kick! My friend Kristen tagged me to answer a bunch of questions, so here’s my go at it:

 

Four Names That People Call Me, Other Than My Real Name

  1. Babe > Ryan’s way of getting my attention, to which I respond Yeah what it do boo? (complete joke)
  2. Molls Balls > people thought this was a funny nickname when I was in high school and played volleyball. I never knew if I should laugh and go with it, or be weirded out.
  3. Molly Rose-O > this was the title of a song my mom made up the day I was born 🙂
  4. Hey Therapist > staff and/or patients at my work that will never learn my name. Never.

Four Jobs I Have Had

  1. First job > I sold shoes and pretended I thought “J’s” were cool when I worked at Finish Line.
  2. Worked at a gym > free membership and like 10% off smoothies, wins!
  3. Nanny > I’ve babysat a lot in my day, but my job as a nanny right after college to a little girl with Down Syndrome holds the happiest place in my heart.
  4. Physical Therapist Assistant > what I do now, another very rewarding job.

Four Movies I’ve Watched More Than Once

  1. Mean Girls
  2. The Dark Knight
  3. Salt
  4. Black Swan > it concerns my husband that I’ve watched this one more than once.

Four Books I’d Recommend

  1. You Are Special // Max Lucado
  2. Redeeming Love // Francine Rivers
  3. Change Of Heart // Jodi Piccoult
  4. Wild // Cheryl Strayed

Four Places I Have Lived

  1. Florida
  2. Florida
  3. A little higher north in Florida
  4. Back to where I came from, Florida

Four Places I Have Been

  1. Dominican Republic > first time out of the country, and on a mission’s trip with my church
  2. New York City > I can’t handle this town more than 3 days, however I absolutely love it when I’m there.
  3. The Grand Canyon
  4. The Biltmore Estate

398049_10101386627129963_767897759_nHaving camera fun in Central Park

Four Places I’d Rather Be Right Now

  1. Sitting on the deck of a cabin in the mountains
  2. Taking a train ride through the Swiss Alps
  3. Jogging with a friend
  4. In my bed, coffee bedside, watching crap on TV

Four Things I Don’t Eat

  1. strawberry milk
  2. kalamata olives
  3. watermelon > texture issues
  4. an abundance of carbohydrates > this is a new thing in my life, I don’t love it

Four Of My Favorite Foods

  1. pizza!!!!
  2. Sushi
  3. My mom’s salads
  4. Bang bang shrimp

Four TV Shows That I Watch

  1. Breaking Bad > We just finished the series. Ermergerd
  2. So You Think You Can Dance > Fave show to watch every summer
  3. Amazing Race > I want to be on this so bad one day. Anyone want to partner up and be “the bloggers” ??
  4. Game of Thrones > we just started this one

Four Things That I Am Looking Forward To This (Coming) Year

  1. A new year
  2. Races with friends
  3. Considering attending some blogger’s retreat (suggestions?!)
  4. Another year of annoying and begging my husband for a dog

Four Things I’m Always Saying

  1. Get it girl > to any female friend that’s doing anything I approve of
  2. Love It > I text it more than I say it, but texting is the same as talking these days
  3. Am I supposed to cook again tonight? > me to my husband. Every night.
  4. Seriously?

Instead of tagging 4 people, YOU tell me these 4 things!: where you’re sitting right this second, what you ate last, the first thing that comes to mind when I say the word “ridiculous”, and a stocking stuffer you plan to stuff in your significant other’s stocking🙂 🙂 🙂

I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving and were able to spend some time with those you love! I am thankful for you readers!

Liebster Award

My friend Emily from Sweet Summer Smiles nominated me forever ago for the Liebster Award. She blogs about every-day life with an emphasis her journey with nutrition. She is also my real-life friend too, so that makes her even more special in my book 😉

The Liebster award is an award you give to fellow bloggers who have less than 200 followers, as a way to get their names out a bit and share some fun facts about each other. I love this survey-fun random facts-sorta stuff, so let’s get to it!

 

The rules:

  • 1) Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
  • 2) Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  • 3) Answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
  • 4) List 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers (as best as you can tell based on the info provided!). They should be bloggers that you believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love!
  • 5) Post 11 questions for the bloggers that you nominated to answer.
  • 6) Let all of the bloggers know that they’ve been nominated.  You cannot nominate the blogger that nominated you.

11 random facts about me

  1. I’m dunking oreos in milk and demolishing them as I type this.
  2. I like going to bed with my hair wet from the shower.
  3. I am currently working on a “gallery wall” for one of the walls in our condo. (Can you put canvas photos next to photos in frames? Am I a lost cause?)
  4. I do not belong to a gym.
  5. We’re in season 4 of Breaking Bad and there has never, nor will ever be, a better show than this one.
  6. I wore braces in 2nd grade, wore headgear at night, and got Invisalign a few years back. My teeth are effing perfect now. 😉
  7. I have no desire to visit Paris.
  8. My family has a golden retriever and she is the absolute best
  9. I’m still on the hunt for a face cleanser that will fix my face. It’s been about a 10 year hunt….
  10. I believe accountability is so important. Don’t write it off and think you can do everything on your own.
  11. I feel most attractive in workout clothes, hair on top of my head, laughing with those I love. 🙂

My answers to Emily’s 11 Questions:

  1. How would you describe your personality? optimistic
  2. Why did you start blogging? I got tired of writing long captions to go along with my pictures on facebook! I’m one that likes to know the story behind a picture, and I figured the best way to convey my stories was through a blog.
  3. What is your favorite snack? trail mix. Must include chocolate chips though, can’t be too healthy.
  4. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be and why? It’s fall now, and I would love to be somewhere where the leaves are colorful and I am greeted with a crispness in the air when I walk outside. Hills preferable.
  5. What is your favorite activity outside of health and fitness? Reading. Blogs, books fictional and non, thought-provoking writing, just all words really.
  6. What is the food you eat most often? Pizza.
  7. What makes you happy? Happy people
  8. What quality do you find most attractive in others? A sense of humor
  9. What is your guilty pleasure? Keeping Up With the Kardashians. That would’ve been my answer like 5 years ago too, how sad?
  10. What is your favorite book and TV show? Currently: Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian & Breaking Bad. They go hand-in-hand if you really think about it 😉
  11. What is your favorite lyric from a song? Currently: “Yeah in this wasteland where I’m livin’ //There is a crack in the door filled with light //And it’s all that I need to shine” — Needtobreathe

I nominate for the Liebster Award: (questions below)

  • Kristen @ Glitter and Dust
  • Nicole @ The Girl Who Ran Everywhere
  • Katie @ Pregnancy Skin Care
  • Kathryn @ Chicks Dig Running
  • Alexa @ Active Tasty Life
  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
  • Natalie @ Well Punctuated Wife
  • Sarah @ Sweet Miles
  • Kelsey @ Fueling Strong
  • Lauren @ Write and Shine
  • Karen @ Runner Girl Eats

I’m sorry if you have more than 200 followers and you are offended for me not knowing that. Regardless, I’d love to read your answers to my 11 questions! Thanks for writing your blog and entertaining me… I kind of really love having friends via the blog world. Virtual high-5. 😉

11 questions for those I nominated:

I did a little this-or-that for you to answer! You must only pick ONE and let me know WHY you chose.

  1. online shopping or in-store shopping
  2. black or white
  3. summer or winter
  4. elephant or moose
  5. Traffic or standing in line
  6. piano or guitar
  7. share it or keep it a secret
  8. dance or watch others dance
  9. filter or no filter
  10. beer or wine
  11. Jonathon Taylor Thomas or Jesse from Free Willy

Get creative!

Icy Straight Point & Our 3 Year Anniversary

*Fun fact*: We got married on Friday the 13th! May sound like a sketchy move, but hey we celebrate our “anniversary” a few times a year 🙂 After an exhausting day in Skagway, we were more than happy that we had ZERO plans for the next day. This day also just so happened to be our anniversary. We spoiled ourselves a bit and purchased the “Deluxe Romance Package” on the cruise ship to enjoy on our special day. It included: breakfast in bed including mimosas, a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and rose petal turndown service. Could there BE a more perfect way to spend a lazy day?!20140513_124257After breakfast in bed, we headed off the ship and onto a tender boat to get to the town of Icy Point Straight.20140513_100720Guys, I don’t think there could be a smaller town! They had the essentials (like beer and a killer view) but not too much else. We still had some fun exploring on our own though, and appreciated the “relaxing” aspect of vacation on this day.20140513_10084020140513_101949

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20140513_145527Skipping rocks. He’s tried to teach me on multiple occasions how to skip a rock along, and my record is one solid plop into the water.

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Afterwards, we split a pitcher of Alaska Summer Ale (our fave from the taste testing back in Juneau) while sitting by a fire.

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Once back on board, we took a nice long nap while movies played on our TV. Then, we got dolled up for the evening. This wasn’t a “formal night”, but it was for us 🙂20140513_190537

20140513_201516Acoustic Image Trio …personally, my favorite band on the ship.

20140513_200239Bailey’s over ice for me, please 🙂

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After dinner, we received a “Happy Anniversary” song from our waiters and split the brownie dessert they brought out for us. This was in addition to the dessert we already ordered and ate. And the 3 entrees we each downed. Cruise ships!

At a table catty-corner to ours was a group of 2 couples that had travelled together. Shortly after our anniversary song, they shuffled over to their table and sang the same thing to one of the couples .. they were also celebrating May 13!

We were so blessed to be able to spend our anniversary aboard an amazing cruise ship to an even more amazing place. Love you Ryan 🙂

20140513_214313Deluxe, son, deluxe!

Pick one…

Breakfast in bed  or “just because” flowers ??

(Food > petals for this girl any day)

Skydiving

So my husband and I jumped out of a plane on Sunday. On purpose.

Ryan went skydiving before we were dating, and when he told me about his experience, it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. Ask me this pre-Ryan, answer: hail no.

I’ve had a few friends go skydiving, and between hearing their experiences and seeing their ridiculous faces in the photos, I knew it must be done. 

A couple months ago, Ryan saw a skydiving opportunity pop up on Groupon, and bought it. At first I was all excited, but then after like 5 minutes I thought what the heck am I about to do?! 

We finally booked a date and it was time to put my big girl panties on and go on an adventure in the sky. We went to Skydive Orlanpa to do this thing. Our reservation was at 4:30, but when we got there they were “a little behind” due to weather. I am glad they take weather seriously, but I started to wonder if we were ever going to actually get to go, since they won’t fly up after sunset.

Well, wouldn’t ya know, by the time we were up, it was nearing sunset. We literally got the best view, and the two guys we were flying tandem with were all excited they got to jump at sunset (I guess this is rare). So yay us and yay them for being delayed! :)

I am selfish so we only purchased the video/pictures for me (Ryan says since he’s done this before it was a bigger deal for me. I reeled in a good one). Below is the photoshoot. If you don’t laugh out loud at certain ones, I can’t guarantee a continued friendship. My cheeks.

Image5Do I look like I’m going to throw up? Because I’m about to throw up.

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Image49This was one of the coolest parts. Going through the clouds! It was chilly too!

Image53Hey! The parachute worked! See, mom, I told you!

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Image72Landing left a mark on my booty, but overall Ronaldo did a good job ;)

Image75Glad to be on solid ground.

The BEST parts:

-falling out of the plane. You just tumble and it’s just great.

-feeling like I can fly. So cheesy, I know, but it was an incredible feeling

-going through the clouds

-finding out the parachute worked

-floating down looking at the tops of trees. Breathtaking.

-getting to steer the parachute

-touching my feet on grass. I love the ground.

My LEAST favorite parts:

-the tiny tiny aircraft that got us way up in the air

-watching Ryan fall out of the plane. lol

-having chapped lips the second I exited the plane (I looooathe chapped lips, and the wind knew my weakness! Wind 1, Molly’s lips 0.

-when my tandem guy pulled the parachute. The harness sure was snug!

-the rash on butt (I know you wanted to know that one).

While skydiving isn’t for the faint of heart I HIGHLY recommend doing this ONCE in your life. It’s an experience like no other, and I had the best time of my life with my best friend.

Go do it.

Have you ever been skydiving?!