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20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.

1. One Christmas, I wanted a barbie house so bad so I asked Santa for one. It was at a point where I wasn't sure Santa really existed so I didn't really think I would get it. On Christmas morning, under the Christmas tree, was the most beautiful, fully set up Barbie house! I just KNEW Santa was real after that and I believed for a very long time. I'm thankful for my parents helping us to truly believe in magic and letting us be kids as long as possible.

2. When I was 12 or 13, my step mom slapped me across the face for calling her a bitch in the car on the way home from the pool (where she sent me and my step brother every day of the summer - he had lots of friends and loved it, I did not). When we got back to the house, she made me sit in the corner by the A/C vent in my wet swim suit while my step brothers made fun of me and my nose running/sniffing...because I was so cold and wet. I stopped going to visit my dad o…

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19. How did you feel the moment you became a parent?

Pure. Overwhelming. J. O. Y.
You are so tired and so ready for it to be over and then he's out and you look at your baby first the very first time as they lay that slimey, wriggling bundle into your arms, and it feels like your heart might leap out of your chest it is so filled with love and joy. You don't know whether to cry or laugh so you do both and it comes out like a giggle and a sob all in one. The rest of the room completely disappears and all you can do is stare at the little person you created. And all nine months of pregnancy and all 14 hours of labor are an insignificant sacrifice in comparison to this moment. And all of a sudden, nothing else matters but this little person. Becoming a parent is the most amazing and special feeling in the world. Nothing compares.
Brazos Carl Allen
Beckett Anthony Allen

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18. What do you think your spouse loves most about you?

This is a good one to answer with Valentine's Day right around the corner. Since I'm not really sure what he would say he loves most about me (I've never asked and he's never told me), I sent him a text to ask him:
Me: Writing in my blog while eating my lunch. One of the questions I have is "What does  your spouse love most about you?". I'm not sure, so what DO you love most about me?? :)  Jason: That you blog during lunch. Welp, there you have it...How romantical (and goofy which is one of the things I love most about HIM)

**He later responded with "Good Mom" and "Our many similarities". I like those answers much better :)

Brazos: 3 Years Old

Brazos turned three this year so we get to start the annual birthday interview! :) Here are his responses:
How old are you? ThreeWhat is your nickname? Braz-monster (mommy answered this one) What is your favorite color? Red What is your favorite toy? Cars What is your favorite fruit? Oranges What is your favorite tv show? Mickey MouseWhat is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Peas What is your favorite outfit? I don't know What is your favorite game? Tag yer itWhat is your favorite snack? GummiesWhat is your favorite animal? TigerWhat is your favorite song? Sunshine (You are my sunshine)What is your favorite book? Pokey Little Puppy Who is your best friend? Beckett What is your favorite cereal? CheeriosWhat is your favorite thing to do outside? Play What is your favorite drink? JuiceWhat is your favorite holiday? Halloween What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Frank (his stuffed animal named Frank) What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? YogurtWhat do you…

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17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?

I really wish I were a better wife/mom. I wish I could manage the house, kids, work, and relationship in a perfect balance. I hope someday to be that wife and mother that always has it together and house in perfect order. One who never misses a moment of her kids life - baseball games, valentine's day parties, birthdays, everything. A mom who always makes her kids feel special and important. And being a loving wife, always supportive of her husband and always doing special things for him and together. Honestly, that's the most important thing to me in life and I want to be my very best at it. Its my #1 prayer every day, after the good health of my family and friends. I know I shouldn't beat myself up over my shortcomings, but I really hope someday these things will be true about me.

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15. Describe when you knew your spouse was the one or how you fell in love.

Jason and I met through a mutual friend, Lindsey, about 6 months after I moved to KC. We were all going to go to a concert together and we started chatting back and forth. A couple days after we started talking he invited me over to his place to hang out and watch movies. We were pretty much a couple after that.Jason and I always had a blast together and made each other laugh. I fell in love with his smile, his goofy jokes, his determination and definitely his sweet side. He stands up for me when I don't stand up for myself. Without him I never would have gotten into running or yoga which I love. He pushes me to be the best I can. Not to mention he is a great father to our boys. We've had a lot of really hard times and I'm not sure how we've made it through other than love. No matter what I know I will always love him despite his faults, despite what we've been through or where we go from he…