Neil Partick Harris
Neil Partick Harris
Well, I don’t really know that there is to discuss haha. I met Joel in 10th grade in math class and the rest is history..But for real. In 10th grade, we met through a mutual friend and we became really great friends ourselves. We were texting and sitting with each other in other classes besides math. Throughout this time, I was dating another boy but was ultimately crushing on Joel. Over the next year, our relationship was filled with innocent texting conversations, tweeting back and forth to each other, and meeting up between classes just to talk for a few moments. I went through a break up with that boy I was dating but did not tell Joel because he had already let it slip that he thought he might love me, and I was in no place to jump right back into a relationship. For a few months, we just hung out and talked until I was finally ready to have a new boyfriend.. and here we are almost 5 years later. Now we spend a lot of time apart because of me being at school three hours away, but every day he makes me feel just as loved as if I were there. At this point, we’ve had many ups and downs, good days and some of the worst, and everyone’s favorite questions is “when are you two getting married?”. Joel is my best friend and I don’t need to be married to him to love him or for him to know how much he means to me. Someday when we have the money and time to be married we will be, but for now, I’m perfectly content just dreaming of being Mrs. Joel Anthony Brozovic someday as I fill up my many wedding Pinterest boards with impossible wedding plans.
(Pictured is us a month or two into dating back in the spring or 2012 next to us just last week celebrating our 5th thanksgiving together.. not much has changed except camera quality and we look a heck of a lot less awkward next to eachother)
***Don’t forget to check out Bubbly Bubbie Blog tomorrow for Day 2: Where would you like to be in 10 years?
First off Happy Mothers Day to a mom of any form! Whether you’re a mom with small children, a mom with adults, a mom of angel babies, a mom who hasn’t had their baby yet, a mom of a friend group, or even a mom of fur babies.. your an amazing mom! It takes a person with special qualities to be a mother, and even though the child doesn’t always act like it or show it, they would be completely lost without you! I took it upon myself to ask a few people at different ages some questions about their moms…. here’s what they had to say.
For me yes I would say I’m close with my mom! I would describe her as amazing. I wish I could help her more, she does so much for me and I feel like I wil never be able to repay her for all she does. My mom deserves to be happy and love in the way she’s always imagined. No, I don’t thank her enough, but I’m going to try, but no one is perfect. I know I should thank her but sometimes things like that fall out of thought. I have no idea what I’d do without my mom. She is my rock and if she wasn’t around when I needed her I’d probably fall apart. Mom means that there is someone there to protect you, provide for you, catch you when you fall, and never let you lose sight of what is important in life. And Never in a million years would I ever change her! My mom is the most important person in my life. She has been my best friend since day one. She always supports me, even if I make mistakes. She knows I have dreams and ambition and isn’t afraid t go on this journey with me until I get there. I know sometimes our relationship isn’t perfect, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I love that I am my mom’s personality, her heart, her love, and her dreams. I love her, and all of the mom’s in my life so much. Every one of them meaning something different to me. But above all my mom is the best to me! I wouldn’t trade her for anything in the entire world, I love every single crazy moment I spend with her! I love you Momma, Always Always! Happy Mother’s Day, even though I love you every other day too!
She’s been my best friend in the entire world for as long as I can remember. I can text her about anything and she’ll always respond within minutes. She’s been with me through every weird phase of my life I’ve gone through. Every heartbreak, every success, every failure, every disaster, and every blessing. Honestly she is one of those blessings. There isn’t a day that goes by and she doesn’t try to make me smile.
But the weird thing is that she looks up to me. I need her more than anything, but I’m the person she’s aspiring to be. To her my life is perfect. She thinks I have the perfect body, the greatest friends, amazing hair, she thinks I’m super smart, and that I know where I’m going in life. This may be surprising to her, but everything she loves about me isn’t how it looks. I wish she felt that way about herself, because to me she’s the perfect one. I struggle everyday with confidence and faith in myself, and she walks around like she owns the damn world. I never admit to her that I’m scared of anything, but really I don’t have to. She knows but never lets me find out, and just offers her advice in a sneaky way. I can not even begin to explain how thankful I am for this girl. She came into my life with no warning, turning my entire world upside down… and that began the best part of my life.
Being her big sister has made me into the woman I am today. All those years of playing school and letting me be in charge taught me that I wanted to be a teacher. Those busy nights of babysitting that taught me that I want to be a mom. And those endless moments of laughter that taught me how to live fearlessly, honestly, and true to who I am. She helped me find myself, and for that I will always be grateful.
I absolutely love my best friends, but they’re all boys, and that can get very lonely. Don’t get me wrong hanging out with these boys is one of my favorite things to do. But sometimes you just wanna talk about make up, or clothes, go shopping, get your nails done… girly things my boys are not interested in. But there are things that benefit you when your the only girl..
I love all three of my boys, and we may cause a ruckus when we all three are together, But I wouldn’t trade any of these goofballs for anything. They are my best friends, and I’m super lucky to have them.
*Disclaimer: I love my parents, and this is no way against them. I am extremely grateful for the life I’ve been given because without all of my challenges I would not have become the strong, independent, young woman I am.
When you have divorced parents, parents that were never married, or just parents with a strained relationship dating can be a hard thing. You have little to no solid example of a successful relationship. I am one of these people. Often we enter relationships with the mindset that it probably won’t last and if it has the potential to last, we’ll go through with it feeling uncertain waiting for that straw to break the camels back, but that’s never stopped me from putting my self out there, searching for love, and trying to get a grasp on what it really feels like. If you happen to find that special someone who is a child of divorce, separation,or any type of break up, here are some things you gotta know. Most days I wish my boyfriend understood what some of these things feel like, but if he’ll never understand the feeling personally, at least I can try to explain.
I never want my child to know what any of these things, I just want them to be happy children without a care in the world about their parents relationship! That’s my biggest dream, to have children with the man I love and live happily ever after….. finally.
The starchy smell of pasta fills this empty soul.
I breathe it in timidly, knowing what tonight has in store.
Red like the roses on the table, my face shows my fear,
a fear that’s lurking deep within my mind.
He sits my dinner in front of me,
alfredo sauce spilling over the edges
like a pool with too much water.
My stomach churning, I eat very little.
Fear of what is coming makes me ill.
He takes my hand for comfort as dinner concludes,
yet the main course still awaits.
More roses this time lying like a blanket,
candles giving off just enough light,
I begin to tremble and choke up.
Am I ready for this change?
He sees the hesitation in my eyes as tears begin to drop like rain.
Like a newborn baby being thrust into a world unknown,
I cry and breathe heavy in a panic.
Feeling scared and safe at the same time,
I fall deeper and deeper.
Nothing can harm me in his arms.
The only comforting thing is him talking me through this.
“It doesn’t have to happen yet,” he says.
If not now, when?
I calm down and decide I’m ready
to change my life forever.
I’m ready to risk everything
to be in this moment with him.
Do I want to let him use the sword
God gave him to
knight me and give me worth?
Should I let him finally make me a woman
in God’s eyes?
With an impulse I go forward
with the plans.
Tears being to trickle from my eyes again
as we finish the task at hand.
Heavy breaths, sweaty bodies,
and soft gazes exchanged, we lay in silence,
unsure of what we feel now.
The thing just occurred has blurred my mind.
Right now the only thing controlling me is my heart,
and the only thing I’m positive of is
that I don’t think I’ll ever love you anymore
than I do in this moment.
As I’ve said before I will not be with my boyfriend on Valentine’s Day this year 😦 but when I was home this past weekend he took me to dinner and we kind of had our own “fake Valentines Day” as he called it! I love getting him valentines and I put a lot of thought into it every year. This year I came up with a super cute idea! For the last four years I’ve handmade him a Star Wars love pun card, so this year I took the puns a step forward.
I purchased a bottle of whiskey that I knew he wanted to try.. And boom instant cute Valentine after I dressed it up a bit! I also got him a cheap pair of silk valentines day boxers from Walmart because he loves them for some reason, and I tied them to the bottle! It was super cute and easy and he’ll enjoy it for awhile!
As for my roommate, neither one of us will be with our boyfriends, so we decided to have a date night together. We’re going to go out to dinner together, and then just have a nice night waiting for The Walking Dead to return so it should be fun! For her valentine this year I made her a little arrangement as well as a card like I do every year. This year I included Hershey kisses in it! I hope she likes it 🙂
So Ive gotten many valentines over the years but my current boyfriend has been on point with everything he’s done for my favorite holiday so I would tell you about my three favorite things he’s ever done for me on valentines day.
Third Place: is Valentines day 2012. We were not yet dating but that was because I wouldn’t say yes to him just yet because I had a lot going on in my life. That year He gave me his class ring… now I know that may sound cliche but there was a reason. Prior to us being interested in one another when we were talking just as friends I had shown him a list I created that had things my dream man would do, and spoiler getting his class ring was on that list. Now I don’t remember nor do I have that list, but five years later I still have that ring and around this time every year I begin to wear it because it reminds me that he loved me even before I knew it.
Second Place: is Valentines day 2014. Here we were approaching our two year anniversary so he know me pretty well. I was in utter disbelief when he presented me with this gift and your probably going to question why this isn’t my number one. In 2014 he got me tickets to see Bruno Mars for valentines day. This is a big deal for many reasons, one being that he hates pop music so him being willing to go was the first amazing part, not to mention how much they cost. I was so excited when the concert finally came around 5 months later and we had an amazing time together.
First Place: is Valentines day 2013. We were seniors in high school and had been together just shy of a year. That year he actually had a school field trip on valentines day so we started a tradition of celebrating on the 15th, but when I got to college that got messed up too… anyway so Since I couldn’t participate on actual senior skip day because of extracurricular rules, we decided to skip school on the 15th and he took me to the mall, we got to have lunch together, do some shopping, and then we went to build a bear. We each made a bear that we felt represented ourselves. Then when we were done we gave them to one another so that when I left for college we could both have a piece of each other to hold every night. I think this stands as my favorite valentine ever because it means so much to me. Here I am three years later and I’ve only slept without that bear a handful of times, and all of those time when I didn’t have the bear I actually had my boyfriend.
Valentines aren’t always about the money you spend, theyre about the heart you put into them. That bear has a piece of my boyfriend inside of it, and I carry that with me wherever I go.
I don’t know why I’m going to try to make date suggestions because my boyfriend never actually go one dates, but I’m certainly going to tell you anyway because it’s my blog and I do what I want. So here’s a few date ideas that you could use 🙂
There are tons of options those are just a few of my favorites to do with my boyfriend when we actually try to have date night. They are all super simple and guarantee a good time with your love one 🙂