Thanks for stopping by today, if you are new here, I’m going to tell you some things about me, if you are a regular reader of mine, then maybe you’ll learn something new about me!
First of all, this is my blog. It’s very shiny and busy and I like to keep it nice and updated all of the time. When I don’t post, sometimes I feel bad which is something I should talk to my therapist about.
I started this blog back in January of 2006, I had no idea what a blog was, but my friends and I decided to all start one on the same day and we did and it was fun.
I’m 32, I have a handsome husband, Brian, who is 32, he’s a workaholic and he’s very friendly. He empties the dishwasher for me each morning and makes my coffee for me. He also bathes the kids. Once the kids go to bed, he always says to me “do you need anything, baby?“ And I usually say “no thanks” and then he sits down and stares at his laptop and works for hours and hours. And hours. He works with computers for a law firm in downtown Chicago.
I have a six year old daughter that I call Ariel. I call her Ariel on the blog only, not in real life. In fact, if I tried to call her Ariel now she would look at me and say “mother, that is so three years ago, call me Hannah Montana.” And then I’d throw up a little bit in my mouth because Hannah Montana is on my nerves but I still watch her show because it’s funny. Ariel is smart and we read chapter books together now and she loves lip gloss and fashion and the thought of her growing up and becoming a teenager makes me weep.
The thought of her becoming a mother makes me weep, too, but in a different way.
I have a five year old son that I call Racecar. I do not call him Racecar in real life, if I did he would look at me like I was crazy and say something like “Mom, you’re the nicest mom in the wholest wholest wholest wholest wholest world but please call me Short Round.“ He’s a very sweet kid. He’s addicted to playing Wii and his eyes make my heart stop, they are so beautiful.
My kids were born 360 days apart. We did not plan it that way. The first year was the hardest year of my life – but we came through it with flying colors and the fact that they were born so close together is the greatest gift ever. I would do it again. (next time, I would consider more alcohol in the first year, however.)
Let’s talk about me, shall we? I’m always trying to lose ten or fifteen pounds but it just won’t come off magically. Which leads me to the next fact that you can usually find me with a handful of teddy grahams (the chocolate chip variety) in my hands throughout the day. Also, I love graham crackers, so much so that I can not keep them in my house. I also love Taco Bell, recently, we had Taco Bell three times in one week.
I haven’t had it since.
I love photography. I just started a photography business last fall. I could take pictures all day long, everyday and never grow tired of it. I have a lot of hard drive space on my laptop because I take so many pictures. I upload pictures to Flickr quite often. Every Thursday I host a carnival called You Capture. If you enjoy taking pictures, you should join us, it’s fun.
I also started a blog design business with my friend, Christy, last year, it’s fun and very busy.
I also get paid to write over here. Which is just weird to me, but that’s okay, I’ll take it.
I’m addicted to Etsy and I’m pretty sure I’m turning into a tech geek. I love twitter and my iPhone and sometimes I think about going to Best Buy or the Apple store rather than shopping for shoes or handbags.
As you can see, I’m terribly random.
This blog is very real. I’m quite honest and sometimes I talk about my periods, sometimes I confess to you how dirty my jeans are, yesterday I admitted to buying my bra at Walgreens and sometimes I talk about grief.
In February of 2008, we lost our identical twin boys, James and Jake at 19 weeks. Our lives changed forever. and it continues to change.
We are now unsure of what the future holds, we were once certain of a larger family but since having another miscarriage this past February at nine weeks, we just aren’t sure what’s in store for us. Rather than bury ourselves in our grief and the fear of the unknown, we try to pay closer attention to all of the amazing gifts that surround us, from our children, to our home to the blue of the sky. We also know that we have the most perfect angels watching over us, which brings us comfort.
Whew. I think you’ve heard enough.
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My prize list:
29. $50 gift certificate to Target, provided by Shoot Me Now.
21. $50 gift certificate to Target, provided by Agoosa.
22. $50 gift certificate provided to Beginner Baby Blog.
50. $50 gift certificate to Paperlicious.
USC 56, USC 45, #58, #91, #118, INTL-61, USC 10, USC 12, USC 15, USC 20, USC 26, USC 40, USC 47.