Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hello Blog World!

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So, I guess I should tell you a little about me.  My name is Liz.  In July 2003 I married my high school sweetheart (we've actually known each other since kindergarten when we played soccer together).  He is the most amazing man in the world, he is my best friend and the love of my life.  In September 2009, we welcomed our daughter, Avery, into our family.  She is a character to say the least; she is cute as can be, stubborn just like her mommy, a bit of a drama queen, a total mommy's girl, and so stinkin' funny!  She keeps me entertained and on my toes, that's for sure.  Before becoming a stay-at-home-mom, I was a 2nd grade teacher, which I loved!  I miss the classroom sometimes (and other times not at all) but I wouldn't trade getting to spend my days with Avery for anything in the world!  

I'm a bit of a perfectionist, stubborn like I mentioned, opinionated, wear my heart on my sleeve, get upset and mad a little to easily, totally loyal to friends and family, a worrier, and working my tail off to be the best mom I can be.  I love rainstorms, coffee (even though I've only had decaf for more than a year and a half), cookies, chocolate, traveling, reading, taking family walks, shopping (but not for me so much), cooking, to do lists, photography, and, of course, spending time with my incredible family.  

I'm not sure how this whole blog thing will go, I'll probably be the only person who ever reads it.  But that's okay, I'm just hoping to use it as my journal, a place for me to celebrate and vent my adventures as a new mom.  So now I'll end the post with a couple of pictures of Avery!

First day home from the hospital

3 months old

6 months old, playing in the yard

9 months old, doing her famous "scrunchy" face

Almost 11 months old, watching the dogs play in the backyard

***By the way, all of the names are fake names.  Eric asked me to do this, he's a little paranoid about safety.  Avery was my second favorite name to the name we actually picked for her.  Eric and I both picked out our fake names, nothing significant about either of them.  Just wanted to let you know.***


  1. I love the name Avery! So unique and one of a kind and she's gorgeous!

  2. Thanks, so much! I had a student named Avery and loved the name and the student! I think she's pretty cute too, but I am a little biased! : )

  3. Hi Liz,
    Popping over from Jill's blog!
    I was a k teacher for many years and now stay home with our three daughters.
    I had a student Riley who I just adored, that is how OUR first daughter got her name.:) I have always loved the name Avery...daughter #4? Maybe??:)
    I would love to follow along...
    Enjoy the day
    (almost choose that Shabby Blogs background too!)