3 Years in 1 Post

3 years have gone by since I have sat down to write.  It’s crazy to look back on past posts, where my life was, and where I have been since.  I thought it only be appropriate that I do a quick update on where life has taken me since I last wrote.

1. I bought a house!


Just a little bit after graduating college, I had the opportunity to buy my sister’s home from her and her husband.  It’s a cozy ranch in my hometown & other than preferences [of which my sister & I usually have the polar opposite] it was completely move-in ready.

2. I got a puppy!

Well, now he’s basically a grown man but he’s been the light of our lives & so much joy to have everyday.  I always thought it was silly when people said that dogs were a try-out for kids, but honestly, taking care of another living thing is a lot of work.  I really couldn’t imagine our daily life without Alfred.  It’s just always so nice to come home after a long day to a dog that has no problems and whose only obligation for the day is to greet you and love on you.  (and eat the occasional tissue)

3. I got married!

I still get chills when I think about our wedding day.  Emanuel was so handsome and I just couldn’t believe I was getting to marry this man who exceeds any expectations of who I thought I would end up with.

4. We are expecting!!!


This is probably my main reason for coming back to this journey I started so long ago.  What is one of the happiest times of our lives can also sometimes be overshadowed since I am clinically obese.  We are so happy & really trusting God with this journey, but we can’t help but always think about that list that the doctor gave us with complications and risks of being pregnant and overweight.  I’m hoping that along this journey I can be transparent and ultimately help any other women who find themselves in my position. Happy, excited & scared all at the same time.

My next few posts will be about my pregnancy, but I hope to also take everyone along the journey of getting our home ready, getting our pup ready, and everything else that life throws our way.

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