The future of this blog has been on my mind quite a bit lately. I don’t want to just shut it down, because I worked really hard on building this blog & the posts it’s filled with. Life has just taken a weird turn for us (in a good way), but now I find our life to be pretty boring and day to day, making it a bit harder to even come up with things to blog about. I love my blog though, I’ve spent years on it. I’m just in a weird place because I feel like I have nothing really much left to say, or to ramble about. I’m hoping to kick it back to old school posts, to the posts that I just ramble & spill my thoguhts. So, I was browsing Pinterest this morning which is something that I don’t do nearly as often as I used to because the layout of Pinterest bugs me now. I hate seeing more ads than not. But, I came across this pin and really wanted to give it a go. It was meant to be, you guys that I just happened to find it as I was filling my planner & at the start of the month.
So, here goes…
Hi! I’m Amber. This little blog has been my place for YEARS now. YEARS! Like, 6/7/8, I can’t even remember. I started this particular blog (Myspace posts were my jam back in the day, before that I loved LiveJournal).
I started this blog back when David -my husband of a decade- & I were stationed in Alaska. It started as a hobby, a way for family and friends back home to keep up with us/things without me having to blow up the Facebook newsfeed with photos and posts and updates an what not.
I’m getting so off topic.
I’m Amber. I’m 31. I’m married to David (10 years this year). David & I met at a Vacation Bible School when we were kids (he was 14, I was 13). His sister stopped me & wouldn’t let me leave until I gave her my number to give to David. Almost 20 years later, here we are…. 3 kids, 2 dogs, a one-eyed cat, living a content little life. 🙂
Together we have 3 kids. Fin, Maddie, Owen. <-- they're crazy! Seriously, kids are crazy. They'll drive you nuts, push your buttons, and turn your hair grey, but man oh man, they melt your freakin' heart. There was almost a 4th. You can read that here. Moving quickly along because that’s still a very sore topic…
Bo is our American Bulldog. He’s 5. He’s basically Scooby Doo.
Missy is our little mixed birddog pup. You can read how we came across her here. Missy, AKA “girlfriend” loves Fin. He’s probably her favorite person. David would be her 2nd favorite. She barks & yells at him when he gets home. She’ll follow him around the house “talking” to him until he stoped to love her. It’s hilarious and awful because she’s spoiled ROTTEN.
Umm, Colorado is home after a decade of Uncle Sam choosing for us. David spent 13+ years in the Army and was Medically Retired at the start of 2017. It’s been a whirl-wind around here for the past few months. Now that life is “normalling” out, it’s less chaotic, thankfully. Now it’s just kind of boring, but in a really great way.
To quote my 5 year old, Owen, “I just love it when we’re all together… the whole family is all together” <-- the 5 year old gets how awesome it is to have Daddy home more, and he's totally right.
I literally told a friend yesterday that my current biggest complaint in life is arguing with a 5 year old about why he should eat his food, and that my dishes pile up because we're all home so often and whenever David is home, I just stay by his side because I'm still in that "Spend time with him while you can" mindset. That's apparently a hard thing to get used to. Before David got Medically Retired, he was gone more than home. His job was VERY demanding. He quite literally spent all of last summer gone and that wasn't even during a deployment or anything... just training.So, he's home, we're "normal", it's weird, but awesome. That's my Day 1 intro for you guys. Check back tomorrow and PLEASE help hold me accountable for these posts! 31 days of blogging. It's going to happen! I'll probably end up throwing day 23-27 into one post because I'll forget, but it WILL happen. 🙂Next up we have, "20 facts about me". Ha. Lordy, I'd better get started on that one now because that's a lot of thinking about ME and I just don't even know how to do that anymore.Day 1