Friday, September 28, 2012

Flashback Friday!

I am LOVING reading all the Flashback Friday posts, so I am jumping on the bandwagon, too! I wasn't on Facebook until after Liv was born and I didn't blog until I was pregnant with Liv, so unless you are close family and friends, you probably don't know much about our lives before blogs and Facebook! :) So today my flashback is to the BEST time of my life. I tell everyone that there was never a better time than when I was pregnant with Abby. Here's a little backstory...I was never one to say, 'oh, I can't wait to get married and have kids!' Nope...I was on the path to a career, looking into applying to law school, happily ready to head into my last semester of college, move home or possibly Indianapolis, and then...enter Scott! ha! Now, we had known each other for years, his sister is my best friend, etc. but we reconnected at a friends wedding shortly before the summer of '03. There was just something there. In all the times I had talked to Scott, been around Scott, had his mother forcing us together-ha!, this time we both just had a feeling BUT he was leaving for Africa for work! (Timing was never my thing! ha!) Anyways, he went away for a few months and at a welcome home party in July we kissed and the rest is history! I called him the next day and knew immediately that we would be forever together...the wedding I never dreamed about, the kids I wasn't in a hurry for...all of that was over! I knew we would get married, I knew I would be a Mom, I knew I would NOT be at home or Indy working! And, I was right! :) We were engaged 6 months later and married 9 months after our engagement and 4 months into our marriage we found out Abby was on the way! ha! :) Being that we lived away from all of our family, it was either move home (which there was no way we could leave Scott's career) or I would be a stay at home Mom. When I was about 5months pregnant, Scott got the opportunity to work for 3 months in Tampa, FL. We decided I would go ahead and quit working and go with him!! Woooohoooo! We had the BEST time! We lived in a condo that his work was paying for...I worked out, shopped and spent my days at the pool! Rough, huh!? haha! I stayed as long as my doctor would allow between visits and then I flew home and waited for him to finish out the job and get home so we could have our sweet baby girl!
 Mom and Dad came to visit us while we were in Tampa and this is from a night out with them! We were at a casino on an Indian Reservation! Super cool! And, Scott and I won like $600!! ha!

I felt great my entire pregnancy, everyone was SO excited about Abby's arrival, it was just THE BEST, most fun, exciting time of my life! This was at one of our many showers! We are so blessed to have so many people that love and care about us! And, OH MY WORD, we look SO young!! We were SO young! ha! I turned 25 just a few weeks before she was born!
At another shower! Scott will probably kill me for posting this photo, but I don't care! I love it, it's funny and it's one of my faves!
 And, then one cold December day, life changed forever and we were responsible for this beautiful, perfect little girl! (Lordy, I am sitting here crying now! haha!)
 And now, almost SEVEN years later, she is still so beautiful and perfect! This is her school picture that we just got this week. I had a girl that is in 5th grade tell me last week, 'Abby is the cutest kid in the whole school! We just love seeing her in her bog bows, and she is always so funny and sassy, even our teacher talks about how cute she is when she walks past us in the hallway!' haha! That's our Abby...funny and sassy! Too cute!


Jaime Mac said...

Oh how fun! Thanks for playing along! You are a whirlwind for sure! And your girls are too! Fun stuff!

ginmommy said...

Hey! Thanks for commenting on my blog! You want to know something? I used to read your blog! Then you went private, right? I didn't know that it was "public" again. :) I love that you joined in the Flashback Fun! And my, how the girls have grown! SO CUTE. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, I love to get to know people, even if it's just "virtually" BUT maybe one day you can join in a blogger meet-up. I would love to meet you in person :)

About Me

Welcome to our life! :) Our life seems to be a constant 3 ring circus these days, but we have a lot of fun, laugh a lot and enjoy every minute of it (okay...almost every minute-haha!) Scott and I have been married for almost 9 years, and we are the parents of 2 amazing daughters, and another little one on the way. This blog is a way to keep in touch with family and friends. It also serves as a 'year book' of sorts for our family. Enjoy!!