Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Some days we need a little sunshine

Three amazing ladies nominated me for the Sunshine Award. With what's going on, it's nice to be able to read and think about something other than infertility, so here's a post about me based on their questions. 
Questions from Allison at Belle Haven Drive:
What was your favorite year in school (grades 6 through 12), and why? My favorite grade was probably my sophomore year. I was so involved in so many activities (dance, cheerleading), sports (basketball, track) and friends that I just remember being really happy that year.
What was your least favorite year in school (grades 6 through 12), and why? Sadly, the following year when I was a junior, was probably my hardest. I moved from NC after my sophomore year to live with my mom in St. Louis. It was a tough transition going from being so involved to being the "new  girl". 
If you could choose any profession (no matter the education and intelligence), what would it be? I have always, always wanted to be a pediatric oncologist nurse. Ever since I was a little girl. I was even a biology major in college until I started working in accounting and just changed my major because it seemed like the right thing to do. 
Can you please post five of your wedding photos? I LOVE WEDDINGS! We were married on the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill campus on June 12, 2011 after dating for TEN years. Best day ever.

What is your favorite sport and why? My favorite sport these days is to watch NFL football and college basketball. I LOVE the Tarheels. Probably since I grew up about 15 minutes from campus. I also enjoy watching tennis. 

To date, what’s the most meaningful “thing” you’ve learned about life? To be happy. (which isn't always easy)

Who are your favorite musical artists/groups? Favorite musical genres? Songs? Wow, this changes on a weekly basis. I'd say one of my favorite groups is Mumford & Sons. 

Who are the most beautiful celebrities in your opinion, and why? I think Scarlett Johansson and Carey Mulligan are stunning. 

Have you found any hidden gems on Netflix, and what are they? I don't have Netflix. I have so many shows on my DVR that I can hardly keep up with, I can't imagine adding anymore. I'd never leave my house.

Where should we have a TTC sisters trip? Vegas? Quebec? The beach? The mountains? Without a doubt the beach. Especially coming from the -6 degrees that I woke up to this morning.

Below are the questions from Jennifer T at You Must Believe There Are Miracles:

What's the best gift you've ever been given? Other than donor eggs? Because that is my #1 best gift ever. 

If you could have been a child prodigy, what would you have wanted to be skilled at? Art, I've always wished I had a bit more creativity.

When others fine their way to your blog, what, if anything would you most want them to get out of their reading/view experience? To think that I give anyone just a hint of courage to keep going and know they aren't alone, gives me joy. This is a hard road, and I would never want anyone to feel that they have to walk it alone.

What is the one thing that makes you laugh the hardest? My husband. :) 

If you had four wishes, what would you wish? (had to add an extra wish for all of us wishing to get pregnant/have a baby) 1) I wish to be myself again after all of this infertility is in the the past 2) I wish to look into my child's face and for them to know how much love brought him/her into the world 3) I wish that my friends also facing infertility find peace and happiness with their own children 4) I wish for my husband's dream that has been put on hold because of our struggles to finally come true. 

If you could star in any show or movie which one would you pick? What would be your role? Top Chef and I'd want to be Padma Lakshmi. I want to eat all of that amazing food (and look that good!).

What are three things you are obsessed with right now (other than getting pregnant and having a baby)? Movies - I always try to see all the movies up for best picture, Cooking - I LOVE to cook, Vacation - all I can think about is going somewhere warm and away from the frozen tundra that is currently Indianapolis.

And finally, questions from Small Town Family:

What sounds do you love? I love the sounds of waves crashing. Something so peaceful and serene about sitting on a quiet beach with a book.

If you could be any animal what would you be, why? A cat. At least one of mine…they seem to live a good life. :)

What do you do on Sundays? Sunday's are "our" days. My husband and I usually sleep in a little, make or go out for breakfast, watch football or a movie, grocery shop together, cook a big meal on Sunday night and go to be early. My version of a blissful day.

Why were you given your name? Not sure of an exact reason other than my parents really liked "Suzanne"

Where/what/how is your favorite getaway? A beach. This girl loves to relax in the sun.

What do you like about your job? I like the responsibility that I have. The trust that the owners of my agency put in me and the appreciation I get from my employees.

Cold or hot? Most definitely hot. Did I mention it's -6 in Indianapolis? 

How old were you the first time you thought you were in love? I was 16. We were together until I was 23. Real love came a year later when I met T.

What/where is the farthest you've ever been away from home? Anguilla on vacation in 2013.

Name one thing you miss about being a kid? I miss the freedom of not having the worries and stress that goes along with being an adult.

I've done these before, so I'm not going to nominate or post other questions, but I totally suggest anyone that hasn't posted anything like this on your blog to do so, it's so nice to learn little things about each one of you outside of infertility. :)


  1. Love this post! And your arms look amazing in your beautiful wedding pics!!

  2. Suzanne you are stunningly beautiful! I hear ya about the sun! Let's go the beach!

  3. You are never going to believe this, but we had the SAME wedding dress!!!! Ha! I had a girls weekend in Charlotte the summer after we got engaged and found my dress at a little boutique, and even though there were tons of places here in Houston, I feel in love and knew it was the one. Great minds think alike :)

  4. It was so awesome getting to know you better!! I love love love your wedding photos!!!


  5. -6!! Oh my!! !I seriously just can't imagine! I love your wedding photos, so gorgeous! Fun getting to know you more and these are so deserved xxoxoxo

  6. Great answers! I love your wedding photos and your wedding dress, you guys are such a good looking couple!! :)

  7. I love this. It's always nice to know more about u. Those photos are stunning

  8. This is such a fun post! I love learning more about you! What gorgeous wedding pics of you and your hubby!!!
    You and your blog have definitely been a source of strength and support through this infertility battle. Thank you for that!

  9. You and T are so darn cute!!!!! Love learning new things about you and hoping that all of your wishes you listed come true!!

  10. Your wedding pictures are beautiful! And that's not just because UNC has a beautiful campus!

  11. Beautiful pictures, and I loved finding out more about you!

  12. I always LOVE seeing your wedding pics! Gorgeous. And I totally agree about the Padma thing. Good call.

  13. I love learning more about you, Suzanne! You are gorgeous, girl!

  14. The more I get to know you, the more I love ya! Wedding pics are stunning... Straight out of a magazine!

  15. You are absolutely stunning in your wedding pics! Gorgeous. Just Gorgeous!

  16. i love it! Wedding pics are gorg!!

  17. Beautiful! Loved reading this. And you've definitely helped me feel less alone. I am praying for wonderful things coming to you very soon my friend.

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