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What's up everyone?!?!?! My birth name is Elizabeth but most of my friends and family call me Liz. I'm from good old Iowa and have lived here all of my life. I am a very outgoing fun loving gal. I'm the type to be up for anything and i LOVE to laugh! My dream is to get my very own hog... not the animal hog but a Harley hog and I can now say that this dream has finally been achieved!!!! There is nothing like the feeling of hitting the pavement with the wind blowin' your hair a mess. You get to see and experience so much. No air condition, no radio, the wind in your hair, watch out for those bugs they can give ya a lil sting when they hit ya at 70mph. Elvis Presley once said Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine! I love that saying... Well stay tuned to hear some of my experiences and stories from the wide open highway! Always remember keep the paint up and the rubber down : )

Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 in Review

Well it has been a crazy year. 
I know i haven't posted anything in a while but here is how my year has gone... Some things have happened this year that have significantly changed my life.  
1. 30.... Yep that is a scary number and i turned it this year. The Dirty Flirty 30!You know growing up you think that wow 30 is so old.Everyone has been asking me "How does it feel to be 30, Do you feel older, blah blah blah" but it feels just like any other day : ) I wanted it to be a great experience so what did i do... I threw myself a Big Ass Birthday Party! We rented out the upstairs of my friends bar and had drinks then a Party Bus came & we did a little bar hopping. It was a really fun night! I was surrounded by my awesome friends so it sure made my transition to my 30's a lot easier : )

2. I think for me a big thing was telling myself one little quote "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference"I have found that i try to change or "fix" everything and sometimes it's not my problem to fix and i need to just let God handle it and i need to accept it and relax. To help remind me of this i got it tattooed on my left side. I am glad that i got it and love it : )   Here is a picture of it:
3. One thing that i am so excited about is my new little nephew Rylan Grayson! He is such a great baby & is getting spoiled more & more every day. He such an amazing lil guy. I am so excited to be an aunt and to be able to be apart of his life while watching him grow up. I cant wait to see what kind of person he grows into. Here is a lil pic of him too. Such a handsome lil devil:

Also one of my best friends had a lil baby girl and she told me one day that they were naming her after me! I feel so privileged & honored! Her name is Elizabeth Marie. She is such a lil dolly. Now i have 2 lil babys to spoil to death : ) Here is a beautiful picture of her:     

Then Andy brother & sister in-law were blessed with another lil girl as well.. Landyn Jo. Can't wait to see her grow and interact with her 2 big sisters. Its going to be a wild ride : ) 

So there are a few fabulous lil additions to my life that i am super excited about being a great aunt & babysitter for these lil bundles of joy : )
4. I guess my year started off a little rough to say the least. On Feb. 7, 2011 i was on my way home & hit a patch of ice and started swerving... First to the left then to the right and then i lost control slammed into a guard rail then went over the guard rail & rolled my vehicle 2 times, landing back on all 4 tires. I never blacked or passed out & remember everything. First thing i thought was where is my phone i have to call my mom. Then i realize as i try to lift my arm that my left forearm is broken (i was wearing long sleeves so i could not see any gross stuff, thank God). I just held my arm close, i also realize that i cannot see very well, everything was blurry. Well when the airbag went off the impact popped my contacts out. I was wearing my seatbelt! I then crawled over to the passenger side of the vehicle and waited, i was so scared because i couldn't get out of the car & i had went down a hill in between the 2 interstates and thought that no one would see or find me. I sat there about 5 minutes when i look out the window to see 3 blurry figures of some guys (still have no idea who they were to this day) walking towards me. They asked if i was ok i told them my arm is broke & my ankle was hurting. They said they called the police & they were on the way. Needless to say i spent the next 2 days in the hospital, had to have surgery on my arm. They put 2 plates & 13 screws into my arm. Here are a few pictures of my blazer to show you how lucky i was:

We had to have it hauled to our house so it sat in our driveway for a couple weeks and i remember looking out the window and just crying. I can't believe that i survived this! Why am i still here?!?! No one should have survived this. I was hurting and confused. I ended up being off work for about a month & a half. Still to this day it sure makes me think and brings a tear to my eye. There were defiantly some angles watching over me. I guess there is a bigger plan for me : ) So i am fine and my body has healed, i am just as onry as ever : ) But with this new year approaching be thankful for your family & friends and to just be alive : ) Love you all and God Bless!