So, without further ado, here are five things that should help you know more about me.
I'm the oldest of three kids. My brother is two years younger than me, and my sister and I are six years apart. We grew up in suburban/rural Connecticut in a pretty traditional family.
Since I was a kid, I've loved watching University of Connecticut basketball, both men's and women's teams. When I was growing up, my dad and I tried not to miss a game. I'm still a big UCONN fan, but don't follow nearly as regularly. Nonetheless, I love my Huskies! (National Champs, whoo-hoo!)
|Family Vacation. My Parents and I are at the bottom right, and my brother and sister are at the top left.|
When I was 15, we experienced several changes, including a move to a new state. While I was not all that thrilled about moving, especially right before my sophomore year, it turned out to be a great change. I found new opportunities and formed some great friendships, some of whom are still good friends today.
Hubby and I met our freshman year at a small Christian liberal arts college, were engaged in March of our junior year, and married two months after graduation.
Our little man will turn 3 in the fall. I mention him frequently on the blog, but you may have noticed that I don't use his name or share pictures of him on here, save an occasional shot from the back.
I guard Kiddo's privacy pretty closely. Part of that is because once I share a picture online, I have no control over what happens to it. The other part is simply that this is not his blog. It's my outlet, and I love it, but Kiddo didn't sign up for this blog. I want to respect him and not over-share, because one day he'll be a teen or adult looking at what I wrote - or it may be his peers who are doing the reading. I don't want to have regrets. This is a personal choice, and one I didn't come to lightly.
I graduated from college in 2006 with a degree in Elementary Education.
My Role Now
I love being a mommy! I really do... well, at least most days. :) It's something I've always wanted to be. I really liked my childless years, and the opportunity to work at a job I enjoyed, but there's nothing like getting hugs and hearing "I love you" from my child. There are days where I'm pretty sure I'll go crazy. There are days when I'm very impatient and frustrated. But I can't imagine going back.
MOPs, who provide so much support, advice, and encouragement. If you're a mom of little ones, I would highly, highly recommend getting involved with a local MOPs group.
I think that's enough for today. In writing this, I brainstormed a few more facts about me that I'd like to share in a future post, so you can be on the lookout for that in the near future.
In the meantime, stay tuned, because I have a blog post planned for each day this week! Tomorrow I'll be sharing an update on my progress in the Four Weeks to Clutter-Free Closets challenge. Thursday will be my 100th post with a GIVEAWAY! And on Friday, I'll be sharing a yummy recipe that I've been saving for a special occasion. (Yippee!)
It's almost party time!