ye royal hodgepodgeyness…


1. The last place you visited/patronized where you felt like you were given ‘the royal treatment’?
Ok, this is going to sound silly.. but I went to the grand opening of a new store here in town last month, and as they opened the doors for us, all of the employees applauded as we came in, shouting and cheering.  It was kinda cool.

Before that, at my cousin’s wedding a couple of years ago – definitely the most elegant affair I have ever been to!
2. The last task you completed that was a ‘royal pain’?
Cutting down an overgrown bush in our front yard. But it’s done!  Now to figure out what to put there that will be pretty, but low maintenance, but not grow so tall that it covers our house numbers.
3. How have your strengths helped you succeed? How have your faults hindered you?
My communication skills have helped me in my job, to help my bosses communicate effectively.  My faults -I can take things personally when they aren’t meant to be personal.
4. If you found a remote that could rewind, fast forward, stop and start time, what would you do with it?
Oh man – I would revisit when my babies were babies, enjoy the precious toddler and preschool and elementary days, I would go back and visit with my grandparents – I mean, REALLY visit with them.  I don’t know that I would fast forward – some things are better left unknown.
5. Any special plans for the Memorial Day weekend? Will you in some way honor or recognize the meaning of this day (remembering people who died in service to their country)? Have you ever been to Arlington National Cemetery? Does your town do anything special to mark the day?
This Memorial Day weekend we are visiting my in-laws – I’m really looking forward to getting away for a few days!  my hubby has a conference up in that area this week, so the younger kiddos and I are driving up, and our eldest is flying up, and we all be together – away from school and work and free to take naps and lay by the pool and go kayaking and drink wine and… ahhhh….


AND, we’ll get to see a fried of ours that we haven’t seen for a really really long time!  A friend that served with my husband in the Air Force, and they almost lost their lives together during a mission.  Appropriate to see them on Memorial Day weekend for sure, a time when we remember those who didn’t come home.

We visited Arlington Cemetery on a trip to DC 14 years ago – it is an incredibly awe-inspiring place.  I loved the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as well, though I didn’t get to stay long as I had a crankypants toddler with me at the time.
6.  Insert your own random thought here.

In the word “scent” – is the ‘s’ silent, or is the ‘c’? 😉


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Well hello there! Thanks for stopping by! I'm a God loving, glass-is-half-full kind of woman who loves coffee, good chocolate, and walks on the beach. I've got three amazing kiddos and a hubby of 21 years who all keep me on my toes. An Air Force family for 14 years, we are now living in southern CA and slowly adjusting to life back in the "civilian" world. Our adventures are far from over, and life is not always easy, but we're in this together and God's got the ultimate plan, so who can ask for anything better than that?

2 thoughts on “ye royal hodgepodgeyness…”

  1. Totally does NOT sound silly… We were at the grand opening of a Trader Joe’s last year and the employees did that, and put leis on us as we walked through the door, and applauded. It was overwhelming… But looking back, so cool. My emotions are so out of whack in the years since I became a mom, I SERIOUSLY teared up… Its ridiculous. Certainly nothing to cry over.


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