Thursday, June 26, 2014

Moving on

I'm moving on.

I clearly have not blogged here in... forever. I recently decided I'd like to get back to blogging but wanted a fresh start. So if there's anyone left with this in their reader and you want to follow on with my antics you can catch me at

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My poor neglected blog

Oh my poor neglected blog. I miss you. I really do. Life with a baby is busy. Wonderfully busy. And then I went back to work and didn’t get any less busy. Especially since I spend my evenings snuggling my sweet bundle of joy since I miss her all day. I could blog on the weekends, but there is more snuggling and playing (more on my part than on hers, but she laughs the cutest laugh so I won’t be giving up play time any time soon). I could blog at nap time, but let’s be real about how much I love my naps and how she naps hard core so I get an amazing nap (or 2!) every Saturday and Sunday. I think my goal for 2013 should be to be less lazy because it’s not like she has terrible sleep habits (bed by 9:30 and if we’re lucky she’s out until 4-5, but even if she wakes during the night she eats and is right back out). I have some things I really want to post – for posterity – and some letters to my girl, because I wrote my weekly pregnancy posts and I really want to write her monthly letters about what she’s doing because I just know I will forget all these cute little things she does years down the line. I just need some balance in my life. I need to figure out how to do it all without giving up what I really want. It’s a struggle, but I’ll figure it out in time. Until then, just know I’m happy, healthy, and loving on the sweetest little girl there ever was.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Welcome to the world

Sydney Grace

Born 10:35pm on November 8th 2012.

Weight - 7 pounds 2 ounces

Length - 20 inches

Happy and healthy! And very, very loved.

So I got behind apparently having a baby takes up just a bit of time. Who knew?! Haha. I knew I would be busy so I was setting up posts but I didn't set up enough. I've had time, but we've had a flow of people here that I haven't wanted to be on the computer while we've had our company. I'll probably have a lot more to write about now that my beautiful bundle of joy has arrived, but who knows if I'll have time! I'm still going to try to complete this NaBloPoMo even though I missed most of this week.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day

On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month.... 

I think it is important to be grateful and thankful to all of the Men and Women that have, do, or will serve in our Armed Forces fighting for our freedoms every day of the year. 

Veterans day is the anniversary of the day the Armistice was signed ending World War I.

Both of my Grandfathers fought for our country and several of my friends have or are currently serving in one branch of our military or another. And for all of them, I am extremely grateful. I am thankful that I am granted the freedoms of living in one of the greatest countries in the world because they made the decision to put their lives on the line for those freedoms and this country.

Freedom isn't free and we owe all of our freedom to the Men and Women that truly allow us to have those freedoms. So thank you. To each and every one of you. For signing a blank check, made payable to the United States of America, for a value up to, and potentially including, your life. Thank you.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dream job

When I was little I wanted to be a lot of things. Teacher, doctor, lawyer.... never did I want to be a Proposal Manager. Which is what I currently am. I enjoy my job - to a degree. It definitely isn't my dream job, and it's definitely stressful, and it comes with long hours sometimes, but as much as it isn't my dream job it is an interesting job and I do enjoy what I do.

And lately I've been asking myself what do I really want to do. For now, since I can't decide I'm obviously not going to just up and quit my job and do nothing because that would be completely irresponsible especially with a brand new baby in my life. And maybe I'll continue to do this until I no longer have to work. I'm not really sure what the future holds, but I do know that I want to do something that makes me happy and that gives me a nice quality of life. And by quality of life I mean a life I am able to enjoy. 

But if I could just change jobs right now with all the appropriate qualifications I think I would be a teacher. I used to think English teacher which is why I graduated with a degree in English, but lately I've been thinking Kindergarten teacher. I don't know why exactly, but that's where my mind wanders when I think about what I really want to do "one day." 

And then some days I think it would be amazing to do something that involves writing. Not like "famous blogger" or anything and not anything full time really, but something that involves writing in some way. Which, funny enough, is part of the job I have now but I mean more exciting writing because what I write about now isn't always that exciting haha. 

So there you have it. I'd be a teacher and do some writing on the side. It's nice to dream sometimes and maybe one day my dream will come true... but for now, I'll be happy with what I have because it has been good to me.

If you could do any job what would it be?

Friday, November 9, 2012


If you could change one thing about your life right now what would it be?

Well, if I'm still pregnant then that would be a big one - I'd have an outside baby. And honestly, if she's anything like her stubborn parents then I probably am still pregnant (obviously I'm blogging ahead of time just in case I'm in the hospital or in that newborn haze).

Pregnancy aside, I would probably change our financial state. We're not living above our means or anything but we're not flush with a bunch of cash either. It's not that I want to live above our means and we are certainly thankful that the income we have is enough to pay our bills and put food on our table, but it would be nice to have just a little more "fun money." Because who doesn't want to have more fun?!

Another thing I would change is the location of my friends. I have been a member of this online community since the days of planning our weddings (we're all April 2008 brides) and we've stayed connected through wedding planning, newlywed days, good times, bad times, babies, and more babies. They are a complete constant in my life and I don't know what I would do without them. The only downside? Is that we're literally all over the United States and that sucks. I wish we were all physically closer to each other because that would just be awesome.

So, what would you change if you could change anything?