So, I have been wanting to start blogging for a while now……actually I’ve started a few times and just never kept up with it. I have been a blog stalker for a few years now………admitting it is the first step…right? I love getting to keep up with the lives of old friends………and I want to be able to have a place to write down all of the funny little things my babies do.
I guess I should talk about myself some……..which I hate to do. I never can think of what to say about me. My life long dream has always been to be a mom. I’ve never really had any career goals, or even any ambitions to do something great in the world. It has always been to get married and have lots of babies………so:
I met Mark at Ouachita Baptist University during my sophomore year and his freshman year…….we started dating that next summer. We were complete opposites……..he is the loud crazy guy that EVERYONE loves….I mean everyone. I was the semi-shy -but once you got to know me- fun girl. College was definetly a fun time for all of us…….but anyways…..I went to Europe that next fall……..and after a rough month or so, I knew we were supposed to be together…..ha. We got engaged in October of 2001……..he had a big surprise planned for me……but after talking to my dad, he got too excited and asked me in my living room in front of all of my roomates……I thought he was lying and told him to get up. I think Ali had to tell me several times that “this is NOT a joke!” ha…….I thought it was way too cute that he couldn’t wait one day to do it. We had our dream wedding that next May……outdoors with a good band!
Now on to the babies part! ha. Evan was born in October 2005……I had a horrible time with HELLP syndrome, so he was born a few scary hours later by emergency C-section. That day is still filled with so many emotions………fear, sadness and then in the end thankfulness! I still remember the moment I heard his first cry. Evan is my wild child!! He is definetly just like Mark, and is his twin (just with blonde hair and blue eyes) He is the life of the party and is always giggling about something. He loves loves loves be outside all day everyday! Definetly all boy…….loves football, baseball, nascar, tractors, papaws garden, the lake and boat, big trucks, and being naked! ha……he loves to just be in his underwear…..its a struggle to ever get clothes on him! Evan loves music….i mean loves music. He has lots of instruments and loves to “jam out” with his daddy. He is already WAY cooler than I am. Oh, he also loves his nonny (my mom)…..he talks about her all the time….even asks for her throughout the day (usually when he is in time out for something….ha)
Ella was born in December 2007. She is the sweetest little girl ever. I could cuddle with her all day. Having a little girl is so much fun. I cant wait to see who she is going to be. Ella is quiet and easily entertained. She loves watching her brother play and giggles at everything he does. She also loves her daddy! She gets the cutest grin whenever he gets home for the day…..Its funny how different daddies are with little girls. I cant wait for her to be my shopping and lay out buddy at the lake.
Me? I am so much more than just a mom. I love my family……they are actually my best friends….my sis courtney and cousin randi…i probably drive them a bit nuts by loving them too much……I love my girls from HS, I would do anything for them……but Im not the best at showing it. I love my husband and our down time of watching way to much First 48 on our recent splurge on cable tv. I love that it is so important to him that i stay home with our kids…….its never been an issue. I love chocolate…..and I love cooking. I love my friend Sarah and how she makes me remember to be young…..i love my babies and strive to be the best mother for them………….but most importantly I love my God. He has shown me who He is and has shown me how much He loves me everday……..even though I am SO far from deserving it. I am striving to live a life that will show others His love……….
so, i guess that was insanely long first blog……cant wait to catch up with some of you!!!!!!!! love.