Thursday, June 27, 2013

Getting To Know You...

Happy Thursday! If you're visiting from the link-up, WELCOME!! I'm so glad to have you here!
Sit and stay a while.
I hope you enjoy my little self-interview. Maybe it won't bore you too much. ;-)

Let's get this party started.
Alabama Women Bloggers

1. What part of the state do you call home?
I live this crazy beautiful life in Huntsville! My husband and I both grew up in Gadsden, moved to the Birmingham area for the first few years of our marriage, and have been up here for a little over 2 years. We love it here and plan to be here a long time.
2. How long have you been blogging?
My blog was born in May of 2010.
3. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging simply as a way for our family and friends to keep up with the latest happenings in our lives...hence the name, "Lauren's Latest". It might not always have the most entertaining, capturing posts, but it truly is about "the latest". Sometimes you'll see a recipe post, or a Hudson post, the occasional (or more like rare) DIY post, what's going on with the family and how we spent our weekend. Or, since I'm 6 months pregnant with TWINS, you'll see a good bit of pregnancy-related posts around here nowadays. 
4. What is your favorite part of being a member of the Alabama Women Bloggers community?
I love connecting with other bloggers, getting inspired, exchanging ideas, and reading about how other people live.
5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Well, I'm hesitant to answer this one, because as I've found in the last few months...plans change...drastically!! I didn't see myself as a SAHM to a 2 year old, with twins coming in about 3 months. Am I thankful? Of course! Am I nervous and stressed? OH YEAH!! But, at this point, in 5 years I see myself as a happy, busy mom and wife to 2 boys, a girl, and amazing husband!! Whether or not I'll still be a SAHM is unknown. I'd like to think I'll go back to teaching one day. We will hopefully be living in our dream home that we had built(full of all the wondrous things I've pinned on Pinterest, of course), with plenty of room for the kids to run, inside and out, and unobstructed views of sunrises and sunsets. Y'all know I'm a sucker for those.
6. If you could choose an actress to play you in your life, who would you choose and why?
Angie Harmon! She's southern, she's GORGEOUS(I mean, who wouldn't want a knock-out like her portraying them in a movie?), and seems like such a sweet person. She's a great actress too!
7. Name 5 things on your Bucket List that you hope you’ll check off before you die?
- Road trip out west. Must do.
- Dream vacay to the French Polynesia. (Fiji, Tahiti, Bora Bora...any will do)
- Adopt a family for Christmas.
- Be a contestant (and dominate) on Wheel of Fortune.
- Go to culinary school.
8. If you could be known for one thing, what would it be and why?
If I could be known for one thing....that's tough. I think I'd want it to be.....that I didn't judge others. I loved and treated everyone as if they were family. I accepted them as they were, for who they were. I looked passed the color of their skin, their socioeconomic status, or what they could do for me. I think this world needs more people like that, and hopefully one day I can be that kind of person and people will remember me as such.
9. Describe the best moment in your life.
Hands down, the day my son was born. I can't wait to experience that kind of joy again in a few months.(times 2!!)
10. If you could “be” anything (no consequences, no fear), what would you “be”?
Wow. These are good. Part of me wants to say a singer or accomplished pianist (neither would be a lie), but honestly, if I could "be" anything? A surgeon. I think I've got a pretty steady hand, the ability to stay calm in intense situations, and the human body fascinates me. I considered going to nursing school for a while in college, but changed my mind and went into education instead. I kind of really wish I'd gone to medical school. Maybe in my next life! 
11. What or who inspires you to blog?
My family definitely inspires me to blog. They inspired me to start it all, and now that Joseph and I have a little family of our own, I'm inspired daily by life's happenings. I'm also inspired by other bloggers. You ladies are so amazing, talented, and just watching your blogs evolve over time inspires me.
12. We’re headed to your neck of the woods… what restaurant would you recommend?
Definitely Rosie's Mexican Cantina!! Awesome, fresh, fabulous! Grille 29 and Connors are also fantastic date night spots.
13. What’s a southern tradition you and your family have?
Well, we have a lot of southern traditions(like most of us, I'm sure), but one tradition we take VERY seriously is FOOTBALL!!!!! We're huge Alabama fans around here and we live for football season. The games, the food, the togetherness (even if we're together with some fans from that other team). ;-)
We also believe in sweet tea, barbecue, and saying ma'am, sir, please, & thank you.
I love living in the south. The hospitality, cook-outs, hot Summer nights when the sun stays out until 8:30, the fact that you never meet a stranger, and people are always willing to help other people.
I wouldn't want to live anywhere else! 
14. If you could pick your favorite blog post from your blog this year, what would it be?
I'd probably have to say....our special announcement back in February!
15. We all love social media, tell us your links so we can follow you!

Can't wait to read the answers to your self-interviews and get to know y'all a little better!!


  1. I love reading everyone's answers! It's kinda funny because they are all so similar (mom stuff)yet different! :)

  2. Adopt a family for Christmas, what a fabulous one! I love that! Oh, and Roll Tide! Just a few short months til we get our weekends back!

  3. First — congrats on the twins! What a beautiful journey you are going through! I'm so excited that you are a part of our blogging community, and we love your posts! Thanks for linking up today so that we could learn more about the person behind the blog!

  4. Nice to meet you neighbor!! We are in Limestone County. Are you part of the Rocket City Bloggers (.com) too? I just found them not too long ago as well. Congratulations on your sweet twin babies!

  5. Nice to meet you!

    Oh em gee. I've always wanted to be on Wheel of Fortune . I dominate at home too, but I'm sure if I were actually there I'd embarrass myself and have to quit half way through the show. A for Effort, Pat? :P

    Cindy @

  6. Congrats on the twins! That's so exciting.
    I'm taking a road trip out west next July and hope it's as exciting as it sounds. I imagine taking three kids would be a handful across the country but so much fun.
    So nice to meet you!

  7. I was born in MO but raised in the south and absolutely LOVE the south as well. The hospitality, SEC football, cookouts, summer-nights! Nice to meet you.

  8. Oh my goodness, you're going to be a busy mama! Congrats on your two new bundles of joy. I've always heard of Rosie's from a friend (Lauren Orr) who loves, loves, loves that place!

  9. Nice to meet ya!! Roll Tide!! I would love to go to culinary school too!

  10. Congratulations on the twins!!! It's nice to "meet" another football/SEC fan (ROLL TIDE!) Awesome post and I hope to get to know you better in the future!

    1. Oh, and I just totally had a brain fart while making my comment....IF you really want to go to medical school..DO IT! I went to nursing school after spending months in the NICU with my triplets and then years in and out of hospitals with my surviving daughter. It's the best decision I ever made!

  11. It's nice to meet another blogger in North Alabama! I have been wanting to try Grille 29 for ages now. I love your answer about southern traditions.

  12. May you find time to live ALL your dreams!!!


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