March 22, 2012

When a woman met a woman.....

Is the old saying "don't look for love, let love find you," actually true?

If you would of asked me that 3 years ago I would of said no. I would of told you that in order to get what you want in life you have to take it, even demand for it. But now.......

It all started back on 2/16/2010. I was sitting at home when I got a text message from Facebook: "Dawn" sent you a message. What started as an innocent announcement turned into a blossoming, loving relationship. What started as a "I found you in a local lesbian group," turned into a family.

2 days later we met.......
And it was.....amazing. Words can not describe the happiness she brought me. The sunshine that came into my life. She was the 2nd best thing in my life. She stayed that first weekend with me....the whole weekend. We went to the park with the girls, played around. She pushed them on the swings. They laughed and she laughed. And I stood back taking pictures. Hoping she was the one.....

That weekend was one of the shortest in my life. Before I knew it, she was gone. Back to home. Back to college. She only lived 30-40 minutes from me but the distance might as well been 3,000 miles, because it felt like it.

A month and 2 days after we met I asked one of the first important questions any person asks another, "will you be my girlfriend?"

I knew she was going to say yes, but I was still nervous. As we sat outside on the bench, outside of Outback Steakhouse, all I could think was "this is the moment that will define our future." And as she said yes an unexplainable joy washed over me. That is my girl now.

And 2 years later I am glad to say that I am even more lucky today than i was then to have her in my life. I have come quite a ways because of her support, because of her love and her belief in me. Just thinking of every joy and happiness she has brought into my life makes me cry. Watching her with OUR girls when she comes home makes every minute we are apart, as a family, worth it.

This woman, who I am so proud to call my partner, all the words in the universe right out of my mouth. Words can not explain the gratitude and love and......just everything I feel about her and towards her.

And my biggest last dream is to take this woman into my arms, hold her tight and make her my wife. That is all I want in this world. I want to carry her last name until the last breath escapes me. I want to be by her side until for eternity. And if possible....even after that. I want to buy a house together, I want her to lawfully be the twins 2nd parent. I want a joint banking account with her. I want to file my taxes with her. And I want the world to see and know that Dawn E. M. and I are bound to each other.

So this here is dedicated to the love of my life. My Princess, my Dawn.
I love you so much. Happy Anniversary!! 2 years down and a lifetime to go. I will always be by your matter what.

March 8, 2012

Day 4 Photo Challenge: Most favorite Memory

 My favorite memories. The ones I hold closely. Our beautiful little girls!
Mommy and B
Now I know these are a "couple days old" from the event itself but everyone gets the point. Having the girls IS my best memory.

I have another picture of B and I somewhere but I can't find it. In that picture my eyes are purple from the previous day's hard work. :)
These were my greatest moments. And to this joy makes me fill up with pride!

March 7, 2012

Day 3 Photo Challenge: A picture of your favorite cast

I have watched a lot of shows. I mean it. But there is one that has stuck with me. One that I have watched SOOOO many times and never get tired of it. And sure it is probably cliche of me, but I just can't help it.
And so I introduce to you my FAVORITE cast!!!

The L Word
Yes, yes see...I told you. Very cliche. But you know what...I don't care. This show is awesome. It is the right drama, suspense, love and sex that anybody could want. And on top of that....those are some HOT chicks!!

I am sure my audience out there is just MASSIVE so to anyone reading this: What is your favorite show?

Well looking forward to any responses. And I'll see ya tomorrow with Day #4. Good Night(or good morning or, well, possibly good day).

Games, games, GAMES!!!!!!!

I've always been a big board games person. I started playing Monopoly with my mom when I was in the 1st grade. I've always loved the game!! My mom and I would have games lasting days, week and sometimes even months. Monopoly is the one game that I have not lost interest in.

Well for the girls birthday that just passed last month my parents bought them Crazy Cash Monopoly game(with my recommendation of course). It is for ages 5+ and up to 4 people can play. The day we brought it home Dawn & I played it first(to see how long it would take to get through). It lasted a pretty long time. We spent over a hour playing it. However it was REALLY fun!!

So last night we played with the girls. And they LOVED it!!
Brittney moving

ATM spewing money!

As you can tell they were really getting into it. Ashley was losing a lot of her money but she was actually excited about it. Brittney kept getting ahead of herself. Before Ashley would even move Brittney snatched up the die and started to roll. LOL!! It was great and within a 1/2 hour the game was finished. Ashley lost all her money. Brittney had $26, Dawn had $36 and I had $25 left.

Earlier that day, when Dawn was on her way home, the girls and I got out the Cootie game and they played with it. They REALLY love that game and love making silly faces for their bug. They also used different legs for each roll. I don't have any pictures from the ending of the game but here is some from when they were playing it.

March 6, 2012

Day 2 Photo Challenge:My Best Friends

Today I am supposed to post a picture of my best friend. But the problem is....I have more than one. Well actually today I am supposed to post a picture of me and the person I have been close with the longest. But how do you determine the "longest" part. By distance of time? What about time spent together? What about by how they impacted your life? Does a parent count or can it only be no-biological people? What if there are 2 people? What if there are 3?

Upper L: Dawn & I, Upper R:Brittney & I, Lower L:Ashley & I
Here they are. The 3 people who I have been close with the longest. The 3 people not related to me that I love more than anyone. The 3 people who have changed my life in more ways than they ever will know.

Brittney I met when I was 12. She watched go from pre-teen bopper to metal-head. She cut my hair(and was the only person I could trust to do so), so was the first one I dyed my hair with. She pierced my belly button when I was 13. She and I wanted to be in a all-girls metal band when we was 13. She is the reason why I love Slipknot and Kittie. She is the Godmother to one of our daughters. I named our youngest twin daughter after her.

Ashley I met when I was 15. She took me from hard-rock girl to preppy chick meanwhile keeping the same girl everyone knew and loved. We went to the state fair together....and stayed till it was midnight. She is my Tiger and I her T.j. (little nicknames we gave each other). We have tons of inside jokes( speed bump....and *lifts up arms* lets go flying) and we can just laugh till we cry when we are in the same room together. She is the other Godmother to one of our daughters. I named our oldest twin daughter after her.

Dawn I met when I was 22. She came at a time when I least expected her. She has made me so happy. She has opened my eyes and my heart. She has taken care of our girls so well. She loves us all. She is the one that has brought the most love into my life. She is not only my partner but she is also best friend. She was with my when I got my proudest tattoo. She has grown to understand sarcasm(and use it sometimes better than me). She has introduced me to sushi and a good burrito(GOOOOO CHIPOTLE!!). She took me to my first Pride Festival. We have wonderful memories together....from the Georgia Aquarium to the zoo to just our local Walmart. She makes every day an adventure.

Well there you have it. My 3 best friends. And without just 1 of them I wouldn't be who I am today.

March 5, 2012

Day 1 Photo Challenge: Me with 15 facts

So back in December we bought this really cool camera at Target that I just LOVE and since then I have been wanting to get into taking pictures. So instead of just "relying" on myself  to take them I am giving myself the 100 day photo challenge. And every day I plan on posting a picture and leaving commentary. So for today:

  1. My favorite color is pink.
  2. Although I am allergic, my favorite flower is roses.
  3. In addition to roses I am also allergic to dove soap, Amoxicillin, anything rose scented and certain types of grasses.
  4. I absolutely LOVE my eyes. I think they are my best feature.
  5. The one nickname that has stuck with me throughout my teen years into adulthood is Vibrator.
  6. Despite missing it, I will never move back to Indiana.
  7. Germany is my favorite country in the world....and if I had the opportunity I would move in a heartbeat.
  8. It is easier for me to learn German than any other language.
  9. I am 1/8 Native American. I also have German and Polish in me.
  10. I've lived in 17 different places from the day I was born till I moved where I live now back in 6/10/2011.
  11. My middle name is Marie.
  12. I love coffee so much that I would never, ever give it up!
  13. I have a very sarcastic sense of humor.
  14. I am pessimistic.
  15. I love water(lake, stream, river and ocean).