My home- My life said...
Are you going to work after you have your baby? I am not sure what you do now so maybe you should address that first please.
I am the Events Manager for one of the colleges at the University of South Carolina. It's a really fun job that has really evolved since I've been in the position. I was actually the first person to hold this position in our office. I plan about 40 events per year. Because I have a Masters degree, I am qualified to teach at the college level. This semester, in addition to my event planning duties, I am also teaching a professional development seminar for our juniors and seniors. Last semester I taught the freshman seminar class.
I am planning to return to work.
Mrs. Cup said...
What is your favorite part about your job and what is your least favorite?
My favorite part is that I get to use my passion for event planning and organizing every day. I know that events are what I'm supposed to be doing and I love that I'm getting so much experience.
My least favorite part about the job is that it is pretty much the same thing every year; meaning that every January we have this event and every April we have that event. We're pretty much in a steady rotation. Some creative freedom would be nice somedays. Also, because I work for the state, our event budgets are really small. I would love to see what I could do with a nice big budget!
What is your biggest passion in life?
I'm not going to get deep with this answer. My passion is creativity and the arts. This is broad, I know, but I am completely inspired by music, singing, hearing someone else sing with a beautiful voice, beautiful photography, gorgeous scenery, a well-planned event, musicals, and fine art.
Will this be your parents' first grandchild? Your husband's parents?
Little boy Carroll will be the first grandchild on both sides. Todd doesn't have any siblings, so until we have another baby there won't be another baby on Todd's side. My brother is a ways away from getting to that point, so this child could have siblings before he has a cousin.
Bama Belle in the Big City said...
I know you used to work at a law firm (which is where you met your husband)- what did you do there? And what do you do now?
I managed the conference and event space at the law firm. The best part about that job was the wonderful people (not even including Todd) that I met there. See above for what I do now.
When did you know your husband was the one?
Before we even went on our first date. There was just something there between us and his heart is so kind. I just knew. I know everyone always says that when you know, you know. We had so many wonderful conversations and really got to know each other before we ever went on a date, that I knew before we ever went on our first date.
Did you ever consider NOT finding out if it's a boy or girl?
No. Not even a consideration. Haha. I plan events for a living and wanted to get started planning a nursery and monograms. My husband will confirm that I don't like surprises. I beat them out of him, so we just never considered it. I really love the couples that can wait until that big moment to find out!
Mrs. Stilettos said...
What is the most important thing that your parents taught you/showed you growing up that you want to pass to your child?
To love the Lord, Jesus Christ first and above all. They taught me the importance of letting others see Jesus in you. Then to love your spouse second and never put your spouse down in front of the children. They also taught me the importance of loving my sibling like he was my best friend. Unfortunately, I didn't take advantage of that when I was younger and my brother and I argued a lot. But now, he is my favorite person to be around and I think he's just an incredible man.
What are your three most treasured items? Other than Todd and the dogs what would you rush to save if your house was burning down?
I would save Le Mutt (my stuffed dog that my mom received at one of her baby showers when she was pregnant with me), our wedding album or CD, and the video that my mom made for my high school graduation. The video is about 4 hours long and has hours of video of my life and still pictures in a slide show. Really special.
Marden Family said...
I know you said you like to cook- what are your favorite cookbooks/websites to make recipes from?
I like The Comfort Table by Katie Lee Joel. Any Junior League cookbook is great. The two that I love are The Cotton Country by the Monroe, Louisiana Junior League and Down by the Water from the Columbia, SC Junior League.
The Shabby Princess said...
How is it working while being pregnant? Is your office/workplace supportive?
It has been fine other than when I'm sick. It's really hard to get out of bed when you're exhausted and throwing up and have to go put on a happy face and put together a great event. My responsibilities haven't changed at all.
How do you think your furry kids will react to the new addition to the family?
I think they'll be a little confused at first, but I think they're going to love him. I plan to keep their lives pretty much the same and not shut them out of the baby stuff.
Tara Gibson said...
What do your parents and your husband's parents want their grandchild to call them?
My mom will be K.K. and my dad will be Poppie. I don't think Todd's parents have decided yet.
What is the first thing you will go buy for your child if it's a girl? Or a boy?
I haven't bought anything yet for him, but I'm sure it will be something special.
Mrs. Jetplane said...
As someone who is still to scared to have kids... What does it feel like to be pregnant, I mean physically feel like? Do you feel different?
There is a lot of heart burn and nausea. That's more obvious, though. I have some neck and back pain. We saw in the ultrasound that the placenta is pretty thick, so that's why I'm not feeling him move, but his little movements feel like little bubbles. It isn't too strange yet since he's still so small.
If you had to be on a reality TV show, which would you choose? Survivor? American Idol? The Bachelor/Bachelorette (pretend you aren't married...), So You Think You Can Dance?, Fear Factor, Real World?
I would totally be on American Idol. No question.