Thursday, September 29, 2011

girls don't fart.

I am such a slacker!
I'm really getting behind on my blog stalking and blog posting. So lucky for you I'm going to do one giant post right now to get all caught up! :)
(and my computer is still acting like lame sauce and will only let me comment on certain blogs.)

B u m m e r .

Let me just tell you about this stupid "conversation" I had with Dave today about farts!
Dave: Did you just fart?
Me: Um no! I'm a lady!
Dave: So if I came over there I wouldn't smell anything?
Me: Go ahead.
(Dave comes over and takes a good wiff)
Dave: I smell something..
Me: Yeah, you smell perfection!

*In no way did I, Denise flatulate at any time during this conversation!*

Moving on..
I started school a lot sooner than I thought I would and once again I'm on my way to getting my license. I am livid that Utah is requiring more hours from me!! It's such a nice school with awesome people. The school is brand spanking new and is gorgeous inside! Dave's aunt is one of my instructors and she is freakin' hilarious! Even though I'm so mad to be back in school I'm trying to stay positive about it. Its a never ending stream of education when you're a hairstylist so I'm taking it as a learning experience hahaha..
I crack myself up!!

Anyways, with Dave still in town we've been taking Kyson around St George to different parks and splash pads etc. Kyson is so not photogenic but we try :)
We went up to Dixie College to visit Kyson's uncle and this is what Kyson decided to do..

First he thought about it. Then he dove in fully clothed. And then I made him sit and dry!

We did all kinds of fun things. Ate good food, hiked, played bingo, ate food, played in water, went to parks, ate more food, went to the lake...

So to save us all some time here's the week in pictures!

We visited Kyson's uncle.
Watched the sunset.
Killed everyone at Bingo.
Played in Vegas.
Went to the Splash Pad.
And the park with super cute hair!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

daddy/daughter date.

I'm back!!
I have missed blogger world so much!

I had a great move home. It was quick and painless and I'm so excited to be back in St George! I have had the best time catching up with friends and family and seeing whats new here. Thank you everyone for all your texts, emails and calls! Who has the best friends ever?! This girl :)

A while back (like a year) I bought some tickets to the Barret Jackson Car Auction at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and finally got to go! My good ol' Dad is on the market for a classic car. He's having a hard time deciding if he wants an old Boss 351 Mustang or a brand new Roush Mustang. So I took him to this car show to help him decide. Big mistake! He now wants them both. And they're both right in his price range! He has been obsessing ever since. He's so cute :)
Here's my dream mustang.
You can't really tell but its all accented in pink! Pink rims, pin stripes, and the paint job is a pearly pink!

Does anyone besides my dad and me love classic cars? They are all so gorgeous!

Can you believe that after 24 years of living 2 hours away from Vegas my Dad has never seen the fountain show at the Bellagio?! I just had to show him!

He loved it! He was so amazed :)
Points for Denise!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

short but sweet

I'm back!! I made it to beautiful Sunny St George and I'm loving it! I can't believe how much has changed, I feel like a tourist! I have a very busy couple of weeks ahead of me so I'll most likely be MIA. Oh and for some reason the good people at don't want me to leave any comments!? But as soon as I figure out the problem I'll be showering you all with love! :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

thursday morning

What's the best way to spend a cold Thursday morning?
I'll tell you!
It was a cold morning, 63 degrees (that's cold for September right?)
I made Kyson and me some steamy hot chocolate 
with marshmallows 
and blueberry muffins fresh from the oven.
We sat on the living room floor
snuggled up in a warm blanket 
and watched cartoons.
It was perfect!

Wanna get to know Kyson?

He is exactly 2 years, 7 months, 3 weeks, and 4 days old.
He was born with dark hair and perfect olive skin.
His hair later fell out and came back blond.

His favorite color is green.
His favorite cartoons are Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi.
He loves cars and air planes.
And basketball.
He's a major momma's boy
And will probably outgrow me in the near future.
He gives the best kisses
and loves chocolate milk and grape juice.
He would be on cloud 9 if I let him eat M&M's all day.
Most importantly,
He loves me and I love him!

It's almost moving day for me. Saturday I'll be packing up my car with Kyson and will drive to Utah! I'm excited to wake up to this view every day once I'm there..


Check out my guest post over at The Presutti's blog.

Monday, September 12, 2011

county fair + a recipe

It seems that everyone I follow shared about their fun times at the county fair a few weeks ago.. Well the fair finally made it to Abilene, and we went! Since it was my last weekend as a Texas resident Dave and I put our feelings aside and took Kyson to have a good time. Kyson was so excited!! It's crazy to think how much a two year old loves sitting inside an elephant or a ladybug and go in circles for five minutes! And since this is Texas they had all kinds of livestock everywhere. Cow's are a mans prized possession! I think I'm a 10 cow wife :)

If someone could please deliver the all pink Ferris Wheel to my back yard. That would be great! It was so fun and it reminded me why I graduated from high school... some of those workers were just not all there! ;) We rode rides, ate the unhealthiest of the unhealthy food (the kind where you basically order a heart attack on a plate) and had such a good time! It was so nice to get our minds off of everything and just have a good time with Kyson.

If you're looking for a yummy, easy, quick recipe head on over to Kyna's blog and read my guest post.
You will not regret it and will probably even thank me for sharing such a great recipe!

You're Welcome!! :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Meet Sean Marie

 Good morning loves! Today's guest poster is the lovely Sean Marie from A mad girls lovesong.
She is the cutest pregnant girl you will ever see! You'll love her :)

Hello everyone! I‘m Sean or preferably Sean Marie so people don‘t misconstrue me as a dude. :p I’ve loved all the previous guest posts on Denise’s blog so I am super excited to be posting here!  My topic for this entry is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you.  It’s so hard to think of the funniest thing so I thought an amusing story about my first work experience. This might be one of those times where you had to be there to understand the humor but I will try and paint the picture for you. Before I begin though I want to add a disclaimer that this story is from when I was a very young, naive girl and my ethics then are no reflection of who I am today. Read on. As a young teenager I decided to look for my first job. A friend suggested working at a local pizza joint known as Dominos. He used to work there and was on good terms with the manager and put in a good word for me. I went in for my interview and was hired on the spot and asked to start the next day since they were so desperate for employees. It felt like a pretty big responsibility but I felt like such an adult and was so excited to begin! I was proud and knew my friends would be impressed once I had my own money to flash around. That enthusiasm quickly disintegrated once I went in for “training” the next day.

Day one: I wasn’t shown much and what was explained to me was a very brief and vague summary of the computer system along with my duties. I was to answer phones and take orders. It seemed simple enough and I was a very soft-spoken kid who didn’t want anyone to think I was incapable of handling my job so I kept the questions I did have quiet. Bad idea. Immediately I started screwing things up. It was football season and tons of orders were coming in left and right. We were short staffed and I was the only person manning the phones. Someone called and wanted pan crust pizza (which Dominos doesn’t have) so I assumed he just had a country accent and was saying “than crust pizza” and sent him a thin crust. He was irate. He called back, yelled at me, talked to the manager and we sent him a new pizza. I was really embarrassed but my boss was pretty forgiving. Things like this happened throughout my shift and one customer even came in to express his discontent. I was the only girl who worked there so it made it hard for me to accuse someone else of having answered his call. Finally the work day was over. I was so happy to leave and really wasn’t looking forward to the next day: Super Bowl Sunday.

Day two: I reluctantly went in but promised myself things would be better. Here might be the point in the story where I say I got my act together and did my simple job right but that isn’t so. I just became so distressed and overwhelmed that I couldn’t take it anymore. I hung up the phone in the midst of an order and walked out the door passed confused patrons and co-workers. My manager chased after me in what I suspected was an attempt to get me back, at least to finish the night, as he called out “Wait, wait!”. In the most melodramatic tone I shouted “Forget it, I’m never coming back! I suck at this!” Like a love scene from a romantic movie I expected him to reply with something along the lines of me just needing more time and how he really depended on me but instead he declared “I know! We just need your uniform back!” Oy!

So there you have it. In my teenage angst I couldn’t see the comedy in the situation but today I find it funny. I was such a drama queen and totally over-reacted. By the way, you should really consider ordering your pizza online from now on. You never know what genius you might get on the phone!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Labor Day

Thank you all for such sweet comments on my last post. I'm going through SUCH a hard time and definitely need all the love I can get!

We went to the Abilene Zoo
Kyson was in love with the 'choo choo' and he especially loved the zebras
I like the giraffes :)
The Diversity Garden is gorgeous
Feeding the ducks was disgusting, notice the nasty fish
After the zoo
Kyson was overdue for a nap so he went to bed and we ate lunch in our front yard!
We had 80 degree weather yesterday.. PERFECT!
I ate my Arby's like a volture
then fell asleep :)
Once Kyson woke up we went and got ice cream.

Happy Labor Day!

Monday, September 5, 2011

are we friends?

Happy Labor Day!

This day started off so great. So why is it ending so bad? My husband and I are being civil. We're getting along and trying to act normal for Kyson's sake. We took him to the zoo today (I'll post about that tomorrow) and had a pic-nick. We've come to terms about our divorce and have been pretty good about splitting up our belongings 50/50. Except our vacuum, we did fight about that. Who fights over a vacuum??! Well when your vacuum is a $500 vacuum, its worth fighting over.. Not the point, I am completely torn over our custody agreement! Until Kyson starts pre-school when he's 4 (he'll be 4 in January 2013) we'll be splitting him 50/50. But because Dave is in the Air Force he's stuck in Texas whereas I'll be moving back home to Utah. So that means a lot of traveling for us! So we figured to be easy on our vehicles, bank accounts and us individually we would do every four months. And because Dave was deployed last year over the holidays I was generous enough to offer him to take Kyson for the first four months so they could spend it together this year. As hard as it is on me to be without Kyson, I'm trying to be fair! It's killing me inside!! My friends are dropping like flies because they think I'm abandoning Kyson.. What the?! How in the world am I abandoning him? I thought I was doing the right thing by allowing him that time with his Father. I'll be getting just as much time with him! Apparently civil divorces aren't allowed in Texas, because it turns the Mother into a monster.. Great, now I'm a monster! All this because I was trying to be generous? Doesn't seem right to me! I need some serious cheering up, advice, encouragement, and chocolate! Lots of chocolate! Am I doing the right thing? Or should I be robbing Dave of everything he's got?! We're both willing to put our feelings aside and do whats best for Kyson. I feel so discouraged, so run down, so hurt by everything! I'm so sad, I need a vacation!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Guest post!! Meet Paula, you'll adore her :)

Hey little loves! Paula aka P is the cutest, prettiest, nicest girl you will EVER know!! I love her blog and I get a little sad when she goes a day without posting something.. I swear I'm not a psycho stalker ;) She rocks my socks off!! So check out her blog and follow her, you definitely wont be sorry!

Hey, dolls- it's Paula from Life's Little Lessons (but you can call me P!). Today, I am so stoked to be guest posting here at Denise's blog. Isn't she just the sweetest, prettiest thing ever?! It's a pleasure! When I asked Denise what she might like to hear me address, she wanted my advice on how to stay happy in your marriage through ups and downs.

...Yikes. Me?!

Well, luckily for all of you, I know all about the ups and the downs. I'll be honest, this past year was NOT the fairy tale first year of marriage, filled with honeymoon madness and undying passion. It was an outright roller coaster and despite all our trials and tribulations, I feel that we have come out on the other side as a stronger couple, with a lot more experience to bring in to our second year together as husband and wife. I'll try and keep this simple:

1) Who on Earth did I marry?!
There will most definitely be times in your marriage when you will look at your spouse and ask yourself exactly this. As single ladies and women in courtships, we don't have the problem luxury of knowing who our significant other is behind closed doors. We don't know their dirty habits, their odd tendencies, or weird mannerisms when they are alone. We all like to imagine our men going home to a novel and hot cocoa at the end of the night, not World of Warcraft and Doritos. So it comes as no surprise that you and your hubby will butt heads when you start spending entire days and nights together. Sometimes it will be small things, and other times it will be major, fundamental discrepancies in both your morals and lifestyles. You may start to feel like the two of you disagree on everything and wonder if you really know your spouse all that well. In these times, it is important to take a step back and start to get to know one another all over again. Find out things that you didn't know (or didn't want to know) about your spouse before. Revisit the embarrassments or unflattering recollections of life B.C. (before co-habitation). Open up with one another about who you are and who you used to be- it will most likely bring out a lot of emotions... laughing and crying together is the best. It's highly important and you may find yourself falling in love with your man all over again...

"I never knew we both like wearing green!" :p

2) Tell yourself how lucky you are.
Remember the first time your hubby asked you out on a date, and you walked around feeling like the coolest girl in the whole world, thinking how everybody must be soooo jealous of you? Did you look him in the eyes and feel yourself swoon or go home and pinch yourself to make sure that really just happened; that somebody like him actually wanted somebody like you? Good. Don't forget that. Not now, not ever. Because you were lucky then and you're still lucky now. I find that I always appreciate Scott the most after I have a dream about him leaving me or telling me he doesn't love me anymore (awful, I know), because there is nothing better than waking up after a dream like that and looking over and realizing it was just that: a dream. He is still there next to me, he still loves me, and he's not going anywhere. I know he could have any other girl he wanted, but he chose ME and I am so fortunate and ecstatic that he did. Is there any higher compliment? I didn't think so. Don't feel lucky? Then he may not be the right one. And don't forget, ladies, he is a lucky man too... don't ever let him treat you otherwise.

"And I get to kiss you, baby, just because I can..."

3) Forgive (even if you can't forget).
When something goes wrong in your marriage, it is easy and understandable to get angry. It is so simple to want to walk away or go and hide somewhere. It takes no effort to retaliate or spew out hurtful words. But this goes back to the age-old adage of "take the high road". It is perfectly acceptable to take time apart to cool down and figure things out. There is nothing wrong with asking for help, be it from a church leader, therapist, or family. You can turn to all the books, blogs, and web articles you want on how to get over these kind of things. I know I've Googled "How to forgive your husband" more times than I care to admit. But no amount of reading or talking is going to take away the sting. Only God can do that. Only He is strong enough to help you feel better and move on. My only advice for forgiveness is prayer. Prayer and self-examination. Be realistic with yourself on what you can and cannot live with and think of how you would want your husband to handle things if the tables we turned. You may never find it in your mind's ability to forget, but with some faith and understanding, you may find it in your heart to forgive.

Sometimes a hug helps everyone feel better about things. :)

So those are my big three, friends! Obviously, I could spend a whole day advising women on how to carry out their marriage, but every relationship is unique and special... and quite frankly, I'm only in my 20s and don't know that much yet. ;) The most important thing to remember is that happiness starts with you and the choices you make... look after your own self and your own heart and let God tell you where to take it.

My heart went here.

That's all for today, folks! Feel free to pop on over to my blog and let me know what you all think. Thanks for reading!

Love and peace,

I love my Kyson

Considering the type of atmosphere I've been living in this week, it hasn't been such a bad weekend. I had the ultimate girls day, a lot of Kyson time, and football! I love college football. I'm a big Utah Utes fan but swallowed my pride and watched the BYU game :) They won! One of my besties is having her baby on Tuesday so we went and had a girls spa day. And didn't take a single picture! Fail! After paying we walked out and not 30 seconds later my friends daughter stepped on my foot and destroyed my pedicure.. so I had to have it fixed. That poor employee was so angry! haha We ate some lunch and did some shopping. I thrive off of girl time! We went to the lake to skip rocks, feed ducks etc. Kyson just loves throwing rocks. Probably not a good thing! Here's some pictures we did take!

Isn't Kyson so handsome? Especially with breadstick hanging out of his mouth :)

I have a busy busy week ahead of me! I'm so sorry I haven't been commenting on anyone's blogs lately. I'll do better, I promise! :)


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Guest post!! Meet Taylor :)

 This next guest post is Taylor. She is GORGEOUS!! She's a newlywed girl who has a knack for DIY! Her and her hubby are so in love and the cutest couple ever! So head on over to her blog and get to know her :)

My name is Taylor and I was so thrilled when Denise asked me to do a guest blog for her. I was like sure, yea, I’d love to. 

When I sat down and thought about what to right, only 1 thing really came to my mind.
Love, Marriage, Husband. All those words, my mind racing with thoughts and ideas.
Let me first share with you who we are and what we are about. We are both sinners save by God’s grace and for that we are eternally grateful. We were both raised in a small town in TN. We came from completely different backgrounds, yet both our families were well known in the community. I’m Taylor, I’m a dental hygienist, who loves to cook, clean, scrapbook, photograph, blog, DIY, Pinterest, workout, among many other things. 

Joseph finished his undergrad and is now in his first year of law school. He loves to work out, read, study, and spend time with his wife of course.

So here goes, here is “Our” story.
From the beginning, we met in 2006, I was single but he wasn’t. I never in a million years thought this would work. We started out by talking, meeting, after he broke up with his girlfriend of course. Then one night, at a red light, after supper, he asked me to be his “girlfriend”, and of course, I said yes!
Fast forward, 5 years, after many long nights, fights, long talks, dreaming about our futures, him moving off to school, coming back, different dreams we had, being back in the same town together for 2 years, me moving off to school, and lots of other exciting times and events save for a later date of course.
2009, on fall break, in Atlanta, Joseph asked me to be his wife, after a long 3 ½ year wait, I was thrilled, excited, ecstatic, so happy. Of course, I said YES!!
So you’re probably wondering why we waited until 2011 to get married. Well we both wanted to finish our undergrads and be able to financially support and enjoy our marriage.
May 2011. I couldn’t believe it was finally here. Our wedding. It was perfect. Everything I wanted and more. The honeymoon was great. 

And then time stopped. And everything went wrong. Not with our marriage, but with our future plans.
After the wedding, we were supposed to move to Florida, for Joseph to start law school.
But I had to take my boards for my FL dental hygiene license first. So 1 week after our honeymoon. My mom, me, Joseph, and my very willing patient made the drive to Gainesville for me to take my boards. It was a long 3 days, but afterwards, I felt I did great. I had no doubt in my mind I passed. I had already passed my TN boards with flying colors. And then Monday came, the day to get my tests results. I walked in the building, got my envelope, opened it, I couldn’t believe what I saw on the paper, I failed, by 2 points, how was the possible.
The drive home was incredibly long, sad, and emotional. I just wanted to be home, in my comfort zone, to work things out. We had a house contract in the works, but we knew after this news it wouldn’t be possible to keep the house.
June 2011. I fought my score, but I lost. I did everything in my power to get my score changed. How could I fail. I was so disappointed in myself. So all of June, Joseph and I, spent lots of time together, did fun things, and enjoyed each other’s company. But we knew we needed to make a tough decision about what we wanted to do.
July 2011. This was the hardest decision we had ever made, and we didn’t make it willingly, but we knew it was our only option.  I would stay in TN and work as a hygienist, to make sure we had a good income, and Joseph would move to FL to start law school. Wow. July 19th, we loaded up the uhaul and moved Joseph down to FL, that was an adventure to say the least. So fun, enjoyable, happy. I stayed for 3 weeks down here with him to get him settle, spend time with him, and enjoy ourselves before he started law school. Then the 3 weeks were up, I had to go home, I didn’t want to, it was the longest drive back to TN ever. I made it home, but I sure didn’t think I could handle it.
August 2011. I got a job in TN, so we now have some kind of income. Yay. But every day is a struggle, a battle, but I know in the end it will pay off. I come visit him every week or every other week, and I know the drive is long, and I only get a few days with him, but it is so worth it.
So there is a little of our story, trust me, there has been a lot left out, and a lot not said, but my blog would be a million pages if I told you everything.
The lesson here is, life isn’t always what you think it should be. God gives you roadblocks and you have to learn to overcome them. But trust me without him I would not make it through daily living. It is not easy, having to leave my newly married man down here, but hopefully, in December when I retake my boards, I will be better prepared, I will rock them, pass them, and be able to move down here with my husband.
I challenge anyone who is struggling in any way to know that in the end everything will work out! You have to laugh, cry, give lots of kisses and hugs, lean on friends, lean and trust in God. But always remember, somebody, somewhere else, is struggling too. 

Thanks, I hope you enjoyed my post. Please visit my blog. Follow me. Leave comments and I will do the same for you.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Guest post!! Meet Christa :)

 This next guest blogger is someone I've known for years! We've been friends since the 3rd grade!! She's writing about something extremely personal to her and not many people know much about her situation. So show her a ton of love, support and kindness. Her name is Christa and you can find her blog here.

When I read Denise's guest post I was pretty intrigued and excited about doing my own! The topic she wanted me to write about was a topic pretty personal to me and one that I haven't shared very openly with most people. But it was through reading blogs like this that helped me not to feel so alone in my journey and through sharing my story I hope to help others who might be going through a similar situation.
My husband and I started trying to have children after we had been married for a year. Once we started trying I figured within 6 months I would be pregnant and 9 months later get hold my little baby in my arms. On TV all the time you hear about someone who forgets to take their birth control for 1 day and ends up pregnant and I guess I figured that's how it should be because no one ever talked about how it could be a struggle to get pregnant for some women. 

After about a year and a half of trying and hoping every month my husband and I decided we would just stop focusing on it so much and take some time for us to just enjoy being married again. In that time we were able to buy a house and go on a vacation to Disney World without the stress of trying to become pregnant. Our close family members, the only ones who knew at that time that we were trying to have children, kept telling us that once we stopped worrying it would just happen and I guess secretly that's what I was hoping would happen, but yet again, another year went by and I still wasn't pregnant. 

After about 3 1/2 years my husband finally convinced me to see a fertility specialist. I had been avoiding it for the past few years because I was terrified as to what they might say. What if I would never be able to have children? What if there was something seriously wrong with me, like cancer, that was preventing me from getting pregnant? All these questions ran through my mind day after day. And let me just tell you - on the day of my appointment I was a nervous wreck! I didn't like doctors to begin with, so to have to get so personal with one was terrifying. At my appointment the doctors did a whole bunch of tests and exams, drew 8 vials of blood, and had me scheduled for some scans at the hospital to try to figure out why I wasn't getting pregnant. When all of those came back normal she started me on Clomid, which is a drug to help me ovulate. 

Taking Clomid was miserable. I had HORRIBLE hot flashes, my face broke out, and I started losing my hair. Each month I would get my blood drawn to check my progesterone levels and each month they came back very low - the Clomid was not working. The doctors suggested that I take a few months off from the pills since they can start to work as birth control if they build up in your system too long. I was actually so relieved to hear those words! It was right before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and I was so excited to not have to worry about taking pills, getting my blood drawn on certain days, and having basically scheduled times that we could have intercourse because it had consumed my life for the better part of a year and I had become so physically and emotionally drained that I don't think I could have taken another month anyway.

I was scheduled for a follow up appointment with the doctor the following January to talk about what the next steps would be - which was basically preparing me for in-vitro, which would cost over $10,000. I actually didn't end up going to that appointment. After having a couple months off and being able to focus on my relationship with my husband instead of trying to get pregnant I realized I was so much happier and content than I had been in years. 

It took a very long time for me to realize that everything happens for a reason. Life gives you struggles and hardship and it's up to you to decide what to do with them. For the longest time I was depressed and just wanted to feel sorry for myself all the time instead of taking time to realize that I had so much more than most people. I have an amazing husband who had been so supportive during the entire process, a great family and great friends who were also there when I needed them. We both know we want to have children and know it will happen, it just might have to come through procedures like in-vitro or even adoption. But it will happen eventually when the time is right.

To anyone who might be struggling with infertility, I know how hard it can be. Just know it's not something to be ashamed of and it's important to know that there are people out there who can relate. Happiness can come in times of hardship if you decide you want to be happy.

I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes: We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Guest post! Meet Courtney :)

Hello girls and boys, but mostly girls! I'm doing another guest post today! Don't you dare shrug your shoulders because you will LOVE this next blogger Courtney! Courtney and I were born and raised in the same city, know a bunch of the same people, have a lot of mutual friends and have never met in person! What?? How is that even possible? I have no idea.. :) She has a great blog, with great post's and great pictures so be sure to check it out!

Hello new bloggy friends :) I'm Courtney and I'm so happy to be taking over Denise's blog today!
(Me and the Hubs)

Denise asked me to talk about my childhood. I realized I don't have any pictures of me as a child in my home, and what's a blog post about my childhood without pictures?? So I decided to share the music my parents raised me on!  My dad is crazy guitar rock star (honestly! You should go read about that here) and so I'm sure it's a given that I will always have a love for classic rock :)
I still remember the first time I heard of Britney Spears. I was in 6th grade and my dance class was learning a dance to one of her songs and my friend thought I was crazy because I didn't know who Britney Spears was. That name sounded completely foreign to me haha! But I was embarrassed so I started listening to "cool" music and found my love for N'Sync. :)
But I will always have a love for this music! And there is no doubt that my kids will be raised to love it as well haha! Enjoy a few of my all time favorites.

Bon Jovi (Living on a Prayer)

Def Leppard (Pour Some Sugar on Me)
Night Ranger (Don't Tell Me You Love Me) 
Aerosmith (Sweet Emotion)
REO Speedwagon (Keep on Loving You)

And now for my very favorite. There is a little surprise with this song that I'm NOT sharing with you :) You have to listen to it, I promise you'll LOVE it! (This is my secret adrenalin booster for when I start teaching spin classes.... I must really love you guys to be sharing this haha)

Scorpians (Rock You Like a Hurricane)

Are you rushing to iTunes to download this yet? Because you really should :)  Anyway, if you'd like to read more about me and the hubs come visit our blog anytime!  I love to make new friends :)

Isn't she cute? And like Courtney I was in love with N'SYNC! JC was my man :) Now go look at her blog!