I was looking back for an "about me" post and the last one I did was when I started this blog back in December 2008. Needless to say, a lot has changed since December 2008. Here is a little update on me and my crazy family. If you read my blog often you may know most of this, maybe not.
I'm Michelle, a 28 year old mother of three, wife, nanny, friend, sister, daughter. We currently live in Baltimore, Maryland and moved here from Colorado in 2009 for my hubby's job. Moving across the country, away from all my family and friends, has been quite the adjustment for me. I think I have learned a lot and grown a lot this year but still have a lot more learning and growing to do. In my past life I was a babysitter, child care worker, paralegal, lobbyist, and banker. I interviewed for corporate jobs when we moved out here but ended up turning down a job in banking to nanny for infant twin girls near my home. I couldn't be happier with my decision. I spend my days playing with babies and get to follow my kids school schedule. I leave for work at 6:15am which often leaves me feeling sleep deprived but this is as close to a perfect job as I can imagine for my life right now. I'm outgoing, a talker, love being around people, throwing parties, and doing "social things". I really enjoy scrapbooking but don't get to do it enough. I am just learning to sew and really like it so far. I read like crazy and loving being outdoors. Hubby and I both really like traveling, especially without the kids :-)
Me on the Brooklyn Bridge NYC
My hubby is great! He is loving, and handsome, and smart, but I may be biased. He is an engineer and works for a local company in the power plant industry. He served in the U.S. Navy for 6 years before we met. He recently got accepted into the Johns Hopkins master's degree program in applied biomedical engineering. He is my complete opposite but we we balance each other perfectly. There is no one I would rather share this crazy journey called life with.
Hubby in Vegas
My oldest child is B who is 9 years old and in 4th grade. He loves science, and math, and is an avid reader. He reads through 2-3 huge books a week. He plays basketball and is a Webelos 1 in Cub Scouts. He is really into video games, which I don't understand but I know is normal for boys his age. He loves to talk and has lots to say. His personality is very much like mine, God help him!
B August 2009
Wyn is my middle child. Wyn is also 9 years old but in the 3rd grade. Wyn is a goofball and likes being the class clown. She excels at most things she does. She is good at both art and music and I haven't come across a sport she tried that she didn't pick up right away. She is really into soccer. She is bummed here in Maryland they only play 1 season of soccer a year instead of 2 seasons per year like Colorado. She had also been asked to join pre-team gymnastics in Colorado so I really need to get her involved in that out here. She does great at school and is in GT reading and math, just like B.
Wyn November 2009
FiFi is the baby of our family and plays up that role as much as she can. FiFi is 7 years old and in the 1st grade. She is also a smarty pants, reading, writing, and doing math like crazy. She has been playing soccer since she was 4 and she has been lucky to always have daddy as her coach. This year she started dance for the first time and absolutely loves it. She has quite the sarcastic wit and gets jokes even the older two kids don't. Her personality is very similar to hubby's, quiet and reserved with people she does not know.
FiFi August 2009
Hubby and I meet 4 years ago when our kids were 5, 5, and 3. We were both married before. B is my biological child and Wyn and FiFi are hubby's biological kids. We were married on May 24, 2008. Blending a stepfamily is not easy work but I'd like to think we are doing it well. We started going to a stepfamily class at church last summer and have learned so much. The class follows a book and video series and we have small group discussions, I love it! Great marriages take work and great marriages with stepfamilies are no exception!
All three kids Christmas 2009
That's me and my crazy family. Leave a comment and I will stop by and check out your blog too. Hope this gives some of my fellow Baltimore Bloggy Boot Camp and Momz Share attendees a little better feel for who I am.