Top Ten Tuesday- Top Ten Reasons I Love Amanda

One of the best things about the Dominican Republic trip was the people I traveled with. Oddly enough, we managed to have so much fun in the midst of many touching moments. I truly loved getting to know each and every one of the bloggers on the trip, but I must admit things wouldn’t have been the same without Amanda. Not only was she on the same trip, she was my roomie. So these are the Top Ten reasons I love Amanda.

  1. She is a big fan of old school rap. Ok, that is a lie, but her hubby is. And though we have never met, we discuss our love of 90s hip hop through her leading to lots of eye rolling on her behalf.
  2. She sent me a cute gift pre-trip. I really, really want to be one of those thoughtful gifty people, but alas, I am missing that gene. So it is good to be friends with people who are.
  3. She is a really good snuggler. Ok, that is a lie as well, but we did share a bed the first night. I am pretty sure I caught her trying to spoon.
  4. She loves a good cry. Seriously, the girl can cry. But she never crosses over into the ugly cry which is an art form. (Note her red eyes in the pic)
  5. She has a huge heart for helping people raise their kids for God. So much so that she has a website called Impress Your Kids dedicated to doing so.
  6. She claims to not be a good photographer, but that is a big fat lie. She sported a rockin’ camera and since I quickly realized I was a pathetic excuse for a photog, I just stole all her pics from the week.
  7. She is a Lostie and a fan of “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Chuck”. I am overlooking the fact that she can’t stand “American Idol”.
  8. She is a Disney Mom. I am hoping to use our friendship to score a free day at the park. Or a Disney Cruise. I may even settle for a pair of ears.
  9. We stayed up way too late many a night chatting like we had been friends forever. It is impossible for me to believe that we haven’t even known each other that long. I am completely confident we will continue to be friends for a long time. And hopefully this isn’t our last time being roomies.
  10. She laughs at all my jokes. Well most of them. And anyone who thinks I am that funny is clearly some sort of GENIUS. Then again, who wouldn’t find me hilarious?
All photos courtesy of Amanda
This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the lovely, yep, you guessed it, Amanda.


  1. Stopping by from Amanda’s linky. So glad that you had a great trip and had a chance to make a new friend :)
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  2. I agree with everything you said about Amanda! Love her!

    She does too like old school rap….DC Talk, that is!
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  3. LOL! You nailed her pretty good!!
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  4. oh amanda says:

    I have tears in my eyes and am laughing out loud! Jill, you are the absolute best and not having you as a roomie would have put a serious damper on the week.


    (ps. I’ll be workin’ on that Disney Cruise…)
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  5. Adam Shepherd says:

    You had me at old school hip hop

  6. Awwww! I love you BOTH!
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  7. Alicia says:

    You girls CRACK me up! I’m sure I would love just being a fly on the wall when you’re together.
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  8. Awesome post Jill! I agree. Gotta love Amanda.
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  9. Love it all! Wish I could have shared it all with you…but hopeful for future roomie ops.

    You are wonderful, caring, big-hearted, make me laugh and pee at the same time, friends!
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  10. Isn’t it amazing when you find a friend like that online? I have friends IRL that think I’m actually crazy because I have honestly met a few of my very best friends online. You just find yourself having so much more in common.
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  11. She sounds lovely. She really does. But I have a question about one of the pictures. I’ll let the bunny ears on the saint slide but dude – are you holding a GOAT?!
    .-= Jen @ BigBinder´s last blog ..Things To Do =-.

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