Tuesday, April 24, 2012


WHOA...really...I am that old?!  No matter what the friends say...I am sticking to the fact, that it is my last year in my MID THIRTIES!!!  It has been a great day, and a busy day!  Christian ended up with a last minute playdate, so I got a pedicure, hit lunch with buddies, got some sweet gifts, took kids to well checks, had a great mexican dinner on the patio (that pic got erased :(...boo hoo), and finished it off with scooter riding out front.  ALL GOOD TIMES!!!  I could not have asked for a better day!!! 

I guess Christian was so excited to give me his gift.


Who doesn't need some Febreeze?!

My scooter riding boys & me at 37.

So to commemorate this birthday, I am stealing a fellow blogger's idea.

Here are 37 things you might not know about ME!!!

1.  I wish my hair would grow out faster.

2.  I am adopted.

3.  I wish I was stronger in my faith.

4.  There is nothing better to me, than dinner out with girlfriends.

5.  I don't like to mix friends, but might be willing to change this.

6.  I LOVE to exercise, but might love food more.

7.  I will probably be going back to work in a year.
Surprisingly, I might be looking forward to it.

8.  I am not a go getter.


10.  I am happiest in gym clothes.

11.  I want to teach PE when I go back to teaching.

12.  I LOVE that my kids are so different!

13.  I wish I was more "routined".

14.  I wish I didn't start this list...what was I thinking?!

15.  I want to be a good friend...and TOTALLY GENUINE!!!

16.  For not being girly...pedicures are my FAVE!

17.  I wish I was friends with Kelly Ripa!

18.  I LOVE drinking beer and hanging out with Collin!

19.  I love that my kids can sing all the songs I like!

20.  My favorite food might not be cheeseburgers anymore...maybe?!

21.  I have always struggled with my weight.

22.  I am happy living in Anthem, Az.

23.  There is nothing better on TV to me than Friday Night Lights!

24.  I am good with how I am aging.

25.  I would rather sweat to death than wear a swimsuit or swim.

26.  I don't like to travel without Collin.
Well, unless it's a girls trip!

27.  I love being brown!

28.  I am horrible with money!
No matter the amount!

29.  I need to become a morning runner.

30.  I believe everything that happens to me is God's plan for my life.

29.  DUDE will never leave my vocabulary!

30.  The Walking Dead is Collin's and my show.

31.  I am horrible at helping my kids with homework.

32.  My mom is my spiritual role model.

33.  I am a fast food junkie!

34.  When I want something done, I want it done NOW!

35.  I won't get out of bed, until at least 7.

36.  At this moment I am 3 years older than Collin.
Does that make me a cougar???

37.  At 37, all I can say is, this is ME!

I am one blessed wife, mother, friend, sister, and daughter!

I would not change a thing!


  1. OK so the only one that shocked me was that Hamburgers are no longer your favorite?!?!?! WHAT took it's place???? AND number 15 is totally wrong. You are a wonderful friend who is truly genuine..at least to me :) Glad you had a great 37th birthday!

  2. So glad you feel blessed...you truly are! I am so glad we are friends and yes, you are totally genuine. Love that about you! Yes, mix friends! See what happens! So glad you wouldn't change a thing. Happy Birthday, Cougar! :P

  3. Oh Cougy coug! I wouldn't change a thing about you either! I love all your quirks even if they make me crazy sometimes. I love that we have become close and have a genuine real friendship. You know the kind where a friend can ask a friend to take down ones wallpaper. And thanks for mixing friends it has helped me get to know you in a way I never would have. Love you Lorie Kennedy! Enjoy the last year of your mid thirties wink wink!

  4. loriE HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! sounds like it was the perfect day indeed! im so glad you scored some frebreeze you know that thing will come in hadny!! but mostly i loved you list.. oh the things i learned about you... i love how you love your friends your boys and collin!! there all so lucky to have you in there lifes.. me included! i think your amazing and 37 is only going to get better and better cause as far as i can see it.. you are one fit, fun, amazing haired, happy, loving, funny girl who i have yet to see dance but IM DYING TOO!!! love you!

    and so sorry i missed wishing it to you on the real day.. man i suck!