Thanks for all the great questions everyone! I enjoyed answering all of them.
Let's get started shall we?
Mrs.Newlywed asked: What is the one item of clothing that if it got ruined you would probably die? Wedding dress doesn't count!
Well, honestly I don't have any sentimental value towards my wedding dress whatsoever, so I wouldn't be upset it something happened to it.
Honestly, I don't hold any piece of clothing dear to my heart. I would however be very upset if my t-shirt collection from college got destroyed though. I have kept all my Alma mater t-shirts and sorority t-shirts because I want to make them into a quilt. So...if those were destroyed I admit I'd be very sad!
Tania asked two questions, first question:What is your favorite type of music, band, song?
Well....I have very eclectic taste in music. If you went through my IPOD you would see everything from the Bee Gees to T.I. to Madonna. I also love old country, but only in small doses. I have to say though that 70's era music is my favorite though.
And...if money were no object, where would you do most of your shopping? (Besides Forever 21, b/c we all know how much you love that store!):
Had to take that Forever 21 option away from me huh? Just kidding! This is tough for me to answer too. I never spend much on clothing except on key pieces, like pants or coats. I do love The Limited and I like the clothes at Ann Taylor Loft, but I've never shopped there. As far as spending on a designer? I like simple, classic clothes so probably someone like Donna Karan or something Chanel.
S. Lovely had two questions as well. First: How do you keep positive? What do you do to de-stress?
Well, I keep positive simply by looking at what I have in my life and what I have to be grateful for. I'd rather spend my time being positive then being negative. It's honestly just my nature. However, I am NOT positive all the time, there are days where I want to do nothing my sulk. Thankfully those are few and far between. To de-stress I have to be by myself. I don't want people around. That's why I usually work-out to de-stress myself. Nothing like working out to clear your mind!
Second question from S.Lovely: What advice would you have for others about getting married or the transition from being a couple to being married?
Go to couples counseling from the beginning! When you think you are going to marry someone I think you should seriously start counseling. I didn't do that with Sean, mainly because we got married so quickly and I wish we would have. I think it's good to talk about key issues with an impartial third party.
Also... learn to fight fairly! I personally think it's impractical to assume you will never fight or disagree with your spouse. Don't bring up past issues, don't say things like you always or you never.
Be patient and prepared to make adjustments. I think that's the key to every good marriage. Some days Sean makes me want to choke him with his habits, but I remember I have to adjust to him as well as him adjusting to me.
Finally? The justice of the peace who married us told us this one thing that I will never forget. She said, " There will be days you won't like your spouse, you'll love them, but you won't like them." I think that's true. I love Sean everyday, but honestly there are some days when he does something and I don't like him. Just be realistic in your marriage!
Whew! That was a long answer!
Three good questions from Lindsey: If you could have any job in the world what would it be?
I don't think this is any secret, but I'd be a photographer. A travel photographer! Traveling to all these great places and capturing them for magazines, books, etc.
If you were deserted on a island what 3 drinks and 3 foods would you NEED to take with you?
1. Can I take a Mexican restaurant with me? No? Ok I'll settle with some enchiladas
2. Strawberries! My favorite fruit ever!
3. Pesto with French Bread. *sigh*
1. Dr. Pepper- best pop hands down
2. Mojito with fresh mint! My favorite alcoholic drink
3. Lots of water! I get dehydrated rather quickly.
What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?
That day was such a whirlwind! I'd have to say it was when Sean saw me with my make-up and hair done and sent me a little text message that said, "You look beautiful baby!"
Rebecca and Laura asked a similiar question: One piece of advice you would give someone marrying into the military?
Be prepared for change! Constant, everyday changes are the norm in this life. I used to be a planner and I had to give that up rather quickly. Roll with the punches. Somedays it makes me hate the Army and sometimes I really love it. Once you get used to things changing you're golden!
Lindsay asked: What is the theme song to your life?
You did have to pick the hardest question ever! I thought about this one all day yesterday. If I were just to pick on title alone? I'd go with "Stayin Alive". Because everday that's what I try to do...stay alive and enjoy my life. I've actually left instructions with friends to play that particular song at my funeral.
Sassy Engineer picked a great question: What would be your perfect day (from start to finish)?
I'd wake up around 9:00, have breakfast in bed. Breakfast would consist of link sausage, hashbrowns, and french toast...with OJ. Can't forget the OJ.
I'd got to the salon for a nice long massage, head off to my favorite stores (Hobby Lobby and Forever 21) before heading to Olive Garden for a tasty lunch. Strawberry Bellini and Chicken Alfredo anyone?
Next up would be a photography session at some place I've not explored before.
Head home to play with the dog and hang out with Sean who's prepared a delicious supper of steak, potatoes and sparkling grape juice. (Don't knock it until you've tried it!)
Finish up the day with an episode of Big Love and some cuddling.
KD asked: What place do you want to visit most while you're in Europe?
Oh...I can't just name one.
1. Normandy and the beaches from D-Day
2. Greece (all of it!)
3. Salzburg Austria
Of course I really want to see ALL of Europe and I do mean all of it. Well...as much as I can in a 3 year period.
Jenn asked: If you were running for President, who would you choose for Vice-President?
Wow...Imagine me as President first of all! Who would I pick as VP? I'd say Colin Powell. I think he's experienced enough in many areas and I'd feel good knowing he has my back.
Rebecca asked: How did you get started with photography? Did you take a class? Have you learned Photoshop?
I'm trying to think back when I got started with photography. Even as a teen, I always wanted to document my experiences, but I didn't have a good camera. When I was in college is when I got my first digital camera and that's when the photography really started happening. I loved doing it and then people actually started liking my work, which made me think about doing this professionally.
Sadly I've never taken a photography class. I really would like to, because I'd like to push the limits of what I'm currently doing and really just increase my knowledge of my camera and photography in general.
I have not learned Photoshop. I did however ask for that for Christmas, so I'm hoping my mom will get that for me. When I edit my photos now I use either Picasa or Photobucket.
D.A.R. was chock full of good questions!
Did you have one "moment" when you realized you were going to marry Sean (aside from the proposal, of course)? If so, what was it?
We were randomly talking about a nametag that I had on at my job at the time and he told me it would look better with his last name on it. It gave me goosebumps when he said that and I just knew. Sounds cliche I know!
Do you wish you could change anything about your wedding?
Yes! My photographer was ok..but not what I wanted. I'd change that for sure. Also I'd get a different dress. Our budget was small since Sean and I were paying for the wedding and I didn't get the dress of my dreams.
What is one thing that you know now that you wish you knew when you graduated high school?
To not blow off college. I did decently, but there was one year when I was going through some bad times and just didn't go to class. I failed or withdrew from every class that year, but one. I really regret that!
What do you do to relax?
I blog, read or scrapbook. I also love popping in a favorite movie or TV season and enjoying it.
What is the ONE thing you LOVE about being YOU?
I love the fact that I can make almost anyone laugh. I love being the happy, cheerful person that people enjoy being around. It makes me feel good!
And finally Casey asked:How often will you visit me when you move over here?
As often as you'll have me over!
What is the happiest moment of your life so far? And the saddest?
Happiest? Moving to Louisiana with Sean. The five months we were apart after we were married were truly awful.
Saddest? Noone really close to me has passed away, but when our family dog died I was a wreck. I still cry sometimes thinking about him.
What is the first thing you would do if money was no object?
I'd buy houses all over the world so I could escape there with friends and family on a whim!