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Free-for-all Friday!!!


It's Friday! Granted, that means my work week is about to gear up as everyone that doesn't work in the wedding industry's week is winding down but we can still celebrate since I love wedding weekends!!

Today I thought we would have some fun and I would post 15 random things about me that will help you get to know me better! So here goes:

1-My favorite food is, hands down, doughnuts. Like sell my soul kinda love.

2-I met my amazing husband in 2000 which means this year we will have been together for 17 years! That blows me away but at the same time I can't really remember when we weren't together. Probably thanks in fact to all those sleepless years in our 20's with finishing college and having Ben but whatever. He is still my favorite person in the world.

3- Ben, my son, will be 9 in just a few weeks and there are still times I catch sight of him and cannot believe that I am his mom! Granted he acts a lot like me so it shouldn't shock me anymore but it does. I can't believe I get to watch him grow up and see what amazing things he does in the future. He has one of the biggest and most hilarious personalities I have ever met. Coming from 2 fairly quiet reserved parents this still shocks me but I love that he owns his uniqueness!

4- If I'm in the car alone the radio station is most likely on Octane. I love loud, slightly screaming music, with the windows down and cranked up loud I'm happiest.

5- Guilty pleasure- I almost never sit still long enough to watch TV but when I do I love ghost shows! It drives Ben and Paul crazy but I find them hilarious! I love how serious the guys on Ghost Adventures take themselves! I mean come on! How can you not laugh your head off at them?! They're ridiculous!

6- I'm actually very shy and introverted. I know if you've seen me on wedding day this might come as a complete shock to you but it's true. If I don't have my camera in hand then I am happiest standing in the back of the room where I can hopefully be overlooked and left alone. I actually have to force myself to be the person I am on wedding days. Standing in front of a crowd of 250+ people and giving directions might look like a breeze to me but it's one of the most nerve wracking things I can do. I guarantee if you look at my hands I will have a white knuckled death grip on my camera!

7- I love the heat! I am one of those crazy people that will happily lay in the sun and soak up a 90 degree day. I am normally freezing so any chance I have to soak up the heat I'm all for it!

8- I love running and working out. Seriously! If you had told me 5 years ago that I'd say something like that I'd have claimed you were full of it but it's true. Running and working out help me find my focus and allow me to zone out of everything but myself and my needs for a couple of hours. I love pushing myself to my limits because it seems like all the issues running through my head work themselves out with the harder I push. On a side note, running and working out have helped me to lose over 80 pounds and keep it off the past 5 years. What's not to love?!

9- I am terrified of spiders and clowns. One year for Christmas I had an aunt that didn't know this and she bought me a bunch of glass clowns. I thought I was going to start crying when I opened it! It was like a nightmare! Oh, and if you follow me on Instagram you already know that I recently refused to work in my office the other day because there was a spider on my ceiling. I worked at the dining room table until Paul could come home from work and kill it.

10- I am a huge Disney fan but not a Princess Disney fan. My favorite Disney movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas. When we went the last time I got to meet Jack and Sally from the movie and it was the highlight of the trip for me. I'm not a pretty, pink and glittery person unless I'm working. I'm much more of a slightly darker, a little creepy and brutally honest version of myself when I'm at my most comfortable.

11- I still cannot believe that this is my job. I have had many jobs and yet this one has never felt like work. Ironic because I know for a fact that I work harder and put in more hours in this business than I ever did at any previous job but I love every second of it.

12- I love cars! Muscle cars, vintage cars, Jeeps, Mopar, you name it and I love them! My dream car is the Smokey and the Bandit 1977 Bandit Trans Am. I swear to you, one day I will have one and I will be the coolest mom in the drop off line!! I might also have to live in it because holy cow they're expensive but it might be worth it!

13- I HATE MORNINGS. I know a lot of people say that but with me it's the truth. I am one of those people that refuse to speak to anyone until I've had at least 2 cups of coffee. Ask my guys- it's a little scary in the mornings around our house! It's okay, I know it's true.

14- I played summer baseball from the age of 5 years old until the summer that I graduated high school. The last 5 years I was almost exclusively the catcher for our team and loved it. Ben has found that he also loves being the catcher. It is so hard not to be that parent screaming directions at him since I still sit right behind the plate. (Okay, full honesty- I still yell at times but I try to keep it in check!)

15- I'm a little scared to press Publish Post on this post because I have a feeling some of the things in this post might change how a few people view me. However, I always say that I didn't play petty games in high school and I sure as heck won't start playing them in my 30's.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and thank you for taking the time to read this!

Cheers!

~Nowelle


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