Monday, September 30, 2013

Introducing

As a newbie to the blogosphere, I am taking this all in stride.  I want this to be a safe haven for myself and others where I can post about life experiences, advice, and much more.  

Growing up in a small northwest Kansas town, I come from a home of a single parent who taught me everything that I know.  The love of my life, my best friend, my husband, who I have been blessed with is also from the same town.  Together for six years and married for one, my husband and I are high school sweethearts.  We are the poster couple of high school sweethearts that our peers often come to for advice when they are down or for positive tips and encouragement.  

On August 15, 2013, we welcome our first child.  After 9 hours of labor, Grant and I welcomed Kingston Knox into the world. He weighed in at 7lbs. 2 oz and was 20 inches long.  He's the sweetest, cutest, perfect little boy. He's mellow and easy going like his daddy, but has an attitude and I'm sure will have a blunt voice like his mommy when he's older.  

I'm a part-time paralegal and a full-time mom and housewife and a planner.  I love home decor, spending time in the kitchen and of course, shopping.  What girl doesn't love shopping?  Though I must admit, my shopping habits have changed completely since having my son.  I would much rather buy things for my son that he can enjoy and things that can help bring us together as a family.  Don't get me wrong, I still shop for myself, but normally now, I'm spending on my son then myself.  I melt when I see a pair of boots that I've been dying to have.  Boots are my weakness along with jeans, purses, and home decor.

Amongst many new moms, I have high hopes for my son and his future.  As a housewife, I have high hopes for my marriage, and our future.  My family is my number one priority and Im constantly thinking and planning for our future.  Grant and I are in the works of buying our first home, so hopefully by this time next year we will have a house of our own instead of our duplex apartment we're renting.  I already know how I want to decorate each room in our house.  Heck, I have even have a nursery planned for our next child.  You could say that I'm very proactive.

I am the youngest of two girls.  My older sister is actually expecting her first child in November.  She's a great big sister, a great aunt to Kingston and will be a great mom to baby L. (Sorry, the name is still on the DL until he makes his grand entrance.) I'm throwing her a baby shower here in a few weeks.  I've been planning this shower since before we found out what she was having.  Again, proactive.  I'm going to make sure that April has THE BEST shower I can offer her.  This could be her only chance at having a baby.  God only knows our plans and we just meet them as he presents them to us.  Unfortunately, I could be right, but I hope to God he proves me wrong and blesses my sister with another child sometime down the road.  My sister's marriage isn't in the best condition because of her spouse, but thats her story and I'll let her tell it. So I have high, high hopes that she'll love this shower and I can continue on with my plans.

I am currently finishing up my maternity leave and will be heading back to work sometime this week or the beginning of next.  I work as a paralegal at a law firm.  I aspire to be a full time stay at home mom, maybe sometime down the road, we'll be financially stable and I will be able to do so.  I would love to be an event coordinator.  Planning weddings, parties, showers, etc.

Well, there you have it.  That's all you need to know about me...so far.