I am participating in Jenna's 4th Annual Commenting Challenge to bring Bloggers together.
About Me.... this is actually tougher than I had originally thought it would be.
I am a 30 year old mother of 2 kids age 2 and under, a wife for the last 4 years and a stay at home mom in Jacksonville, FL. That is me in a nutshell.
Ok... so you were hoping for a little more than that. I went to Florida State University and graduated about 8 years ago . My husband, JJ, also went to FSU but we didn't meet there. We met at the movie Reign of Fire through friends the Christmas of my Freshmen year of college and dated for 4-5 months before breaking up... we call this "Round 1".
|Look at those baby faces!|
I am a die-hard Seminole fan. I am actually third generation Florida State grad. My parents met at FSU as did my in-laws. Needless to say, my kids kinda won't have a choice about where they go to school. That's a lie. They will have a choice but will be heavily steered in 1 direction.
I spent 6 weeks in Florence, Italy after graduation and then moved back home. JJ & I reconnected at the end of 2007. Our first date was the FSU vs. Auburn football game in Jacksonville, FL where Xhavier Lee came in and lit it up. It was a great first date. By far my best first date. Not only did I get to my favorite team win but I got to watch college football (which I think is the best past time ever) but I got to drink alcohol and flirt with a boy I liked) We got married after a year and a half of dating (but we had known each other fora total of 8-9 years by then). I am lucky that he wanted to marry me because I am a hot mess and not in a good way. He compliments me in every way and according to my mom, I wasn't funny until I met him. Seriously, my mom said that me!
It took me 5 years to find a job that I love. I fell into being an auto claims adjuster and was extremely surprised about how much I loved it. It helped that everyone who worked in our local off was 37 and under. The job itself was tough but rewarding and enjoying who you work with made the work day that much easier. I am a checklist person and this there was a flow that you tried to follow with every claim. It was great and I excelled at it.
I had our son, H, 3 months shy of our 2 year anniversary and continued to work. I had thought that it would be hard to leave H but he was a gassy baby so it was kinda nice to hand him off to someone else. He was well looked after and loved while I was at work. I did start to realize how much I was missing by working. I wasn't able to experience the day-to-day life with my son so when we found out that I was pregnant with our daughter, A, we decided I would stay home once she entered the world.
It amazes me how my kids looked exactly alike as newborns.
We had planned to start trying for our second child at the end of 2012 but was surprised by a positive pregnancy test the day after Valentines Day in 2012. Actually, JJ first found out that we were having a second kid when he heard me saying "Oh Shit, Oh Shit, Oh Shit" from the bathroom. So at the end of 2012 (when we were going to start trying to get pregnant) we became parents to 2 kids 21 months apart. I have had the joy of staying home with my kids ever since.
It was a tough transition for H & I. He was used to being surrounded by kids all day and I was used to not having screaming kids needing all my attention. After the first 2 months, we got into a groove and have really come to enjoy our time together. It has been a real joy for me to get to know every in & out of my kids personalities and to be there for the little things as well as the big.
I didn't really start cooking until I stayed home so that I something I am working on. I would not fancy myself a crafty or artsy person but I am starting to like DIY more. I couldn't have cared less about fashion until I started to stay home. All my friends said that I would come to stay in workout clothes all day. As soon as they said that, I set out to prove them wrong. For the most part, I try to dress nicely every day but there are days where I find myself in the same workout clothes from sunup to sun down.
I decided to start this blog because I have always casually journalled but you can't really add pictures of videos to that. I want to remember what life was like for our family while the kids are growing up.
So... here we are! That is me! You can find me on Bloglovin, Pinterest & Instagram. Just click on the icons at the top right of the page.
I hope you enjoy the blog.
I hope you enjoy the blog.