Birthday: July 6
What are you passionate about the most: My family, they give me purpose and mean the absolute world to me. Growing up in a military family and then becoming a military spouse, I truly learned the importance of family and the meaning of quality over quantity.
You would be surprised to know: When I was 17, I went skydiving for my birthday. I was a big thrill seeker in my younger days. I’m also a major history buff and I love a good documentary. I would be lying though if I didn’t say my guilty pleasure was reality tv.
Favorite class, you’ve ever taken high school or college: Anything history related would be my favorite. I love looking back at our past and trying to imagine how life was like back then. That’s what makes Savannah so much fun to live in!
How I met my husband: Like most love stories, it was a long one.. and actually, not that romantic. The condensed version though is that I met him through mutual friends, spent 5 whole days with him before heading back across the country, and stayed in touch via letters while he was in school (yes, snail mail). When I moved back home to Savannah, he moved in with me two days later and the rest is history. I’m sure most people would say we moved “too fast”, but hey, when you know, you know.
Married Tradition: Every year, we go to the same restaurant for Valentine’s Day. It all started four years ago, when my husband waited until Valentine’s Day before making a reservation downtown. Everything, but this place was booked, and it was somewhere we would have probably never have gone before. It was delicious and it just stuck.
My favorite motherhood memory: probably the moment I was able to breastfeed my son for the very first time. My son was born with IUGR and had a large knot in his umbilical cord. He was in the NICU for 2 weeks and just lacked the strength to breastfeed. It took me almost 3 months before he was able to do it on his own, and that was probably one of the happiest days of my life (besides the day he was born, of course).
How many kids do I have: I’m a mama to the happiest little redhead boy, Maddox, and to two fur babies, Cali and Koda.
How I came to be with Southern Motherhood: Through a wonderful little thing called Instagram. I met an amazing mama who introduced me to other amazing mamas at the prettiest dinner party I’ve ever been too (Thank you, Faythe and Kate) and here we are today!
Favorite Southern Tradition: Sippin’ lemonade on a hot day!
The best part of being a blogger: Having an outlet to express myself and being able to connect with so many others, especially after becoming a mom! The women I’ve met and the friendships I’ve built I hold so dear to my heart.
What I do in my spare time: You can usually find me on the floor, singing songs and being silly with my little one, or spending time with my husband on his days off. I love being outside, mornings at the beach, and traveling (even if I tend to stay close). I love discovering new things about the city I love, and playing tourist in my own town.
Southern Motherhood is: Graciousness and patience, love for yourself and love for others, and always remembering to stop and enjoy the quiet moments in between.
Sweet Tea or Coffee: What I’m about to say may be a sin, but I’ve never been a sweet tea type of gal. Since becoming a mom though, my appreciation (or need) for coffee has grown though!
Favorite Colors: Gray, black, white – oh my! What can I say? I love my neutrals, but I’m also a fan of the color blue.
My Southern Style is: I like to keep things simple so you’ll usually find me in some denim shorts with a flowy top or a cute lil’ sundress; anything that can keep me cool! Living in Savannah, you definitely have to keep the heat in mind, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style!
Favorite Target Isle: I don’t even think I could pick just one! I love them all. The aisle I spend the majority of my money on though is home décor or baby clothes. Oh, the baby clothes.. gets me every time.
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