My bloggery assignment for today is to share my favorite photo of myself with you.

Thanks to the invent of social media and smart phones I have a zillion and a half to choose from.

Here’s my face.. here’s my face again.. Wee!


Awkward Becks is awkward.

Awkward Becks is awkward.

This is my favoritest (thx spell check I know it’s not a word) pictures of my self in the history of ever. Why? It completely illustrates how ridiculously awkward I am.


This picture was me trying to photographically document the fact that my face was SOFREAKINGNUMB from dental work that I couldn’t even smile right. Apparently I couldn’t keep my eyes open either. Heck yes. I am really THAT awesome.

This picture is rad because it’s real. Sure I can hold my face just right and make a picture look pretty. It’s not me though. That no make up, eyes scrunched up, weird ass head angle, that’s the real me.

I love you weird, scrunched face me. ❤


Selling yourself in 10 words or less

Oh the grand art of brevity! If you have ever read any of my writing or spoken to me to any extent you will know this isn’t one of my strong skill sets.

Today’s assignment is to “sell myself in 10 words or less”.  

It is really more of a mission statement than a description. Ten words isn’t a lot of wiggle room.

” Realizes each moment is a piece of the big puzzle.”

This is what I strive to remember each moment of every day. That statement describes how I live my life and therefore certainly fits “selling yourself in 10 words or less”. Notice that I am attempting to justify my choice here?


Here is a perfect visual representation:

puzzle of life

How would you sell yourself in 10 words or less? 

My assignment today is to publicly profess my love and devotion for someone I know in real life or through blogging. 

My life is full of amazing people who I could have easily written about. After much caffeinated contemplation I have decided on my husband.

Let’s take a moment to hope today isn’t the day he has time to start reading this blog. 

We have been married for the last 8 years. The changes and growth I have witnessed during this time are awe inspiring.  If the Husbandface now sat down and had coffee with the Husbandface of past they wouldn’t even recognize each other.

Somethings have remained constant throughout the years. It is obvious to anyone that knows him that he holds family in a high regard. Our son started public school for the first time this year. Husbandface has been going into work at 4am so that he could be available to pick him up from school and still work two hours of overtime. Mind you, I am here totally available. It is his decision so that he can be there for his son. Although our children quite obviously love their father they have no idea how lucky they really are.

Like any partnership there are disagreements. There are times where I would just as soon throw a pillow at him as to talk to him. He always remains patient. I can’t recall even one instance where he has raised his voice in anger, even when I have been FULL crazy yelling like a banshee.  (my crazy banshee days are over btw kthx)

He is my link to sanity. Otherwise I would probably be sitting somewhere in a corner rocking back and forth trying to chew on my elbow. Nom. Nom. Nom.

Thank you Mr. Sir Husbandface of the Empire for all of your hard work and dedication. I think we’ll be keeping you around for a bit.


Sweetness through Adversity

“On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that’s pretty good.” – Unknown

Today’s assignment:  Choose a favorite quote (from a person, from a book) and tell the world why you love it.

We have all had our fair share of days we felt we just couldn’t make it through. Without those “bad days” good days wouldn’t even be possible.

Success is possible because we have learned from our failures.  It is a shame that this is hard to remember when it is the most important.

This quote reminds me that I am one hard core chick who can make it through anything.

What do you do to remind yourself that these bad days are only bridges to the good ones?