Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I am grateful to introduce you all to Regan from the blog A Day In The Life. She has so thoughtfully wrote my this weeks Blogazine for all us to enjoy.
Thank you, Maggie, for asking me to write a post for your Blogazine. I am truly honored to do so, as I adore your blog and you too!
I started my blog, A Day In The Life (mamacancraft.blogspot.com) in August of 2009. It's main focus is on crafting, the family unit, antiques and other personal interests.
It was not an easy decision to start blogging. I'm not a shy person by any means- but I have always been on the reserved side, and this was totally out of my comfort zone. However, while absorbing all the wonderful talent and fascinating stories that a lot of blogs share, I decided it was time to try it for myself. So I held my breath and published my first post. I never knew how rewarding blogging could be- I have never in my life have met so many positive, charming, talented 'everyday' people! I feel like I have made a hundred friends or more! I giggle now as I say, I am not totally transformed... I still don't understand Twitter, and I'll be the first to admit I don't get the whole fascination with Facebook. Maybe one day... Baby steps, right??
A little more about me-
My name is Regan. I am 27. I have an amazing husband and a beautiful girl. I also have two furry boys, my two labs. I try very hard to maintain a sense of tranquility in our home, whether its through decorating, making home cooked meals, or just loving my family through words and actions. In our home, hugs and kisses never run out.
I met my husband in Maryland while working at a bar. I was a cocktail waitress, he was a bouncer. He was currently stationed on base in town serving our country through the Marine Corp. I knew as soon as I met him, that he would be my best friend. Have you ever had that feeling? I wouldn't say I fell in love with him 'at first site', but I had a rock-solid feeling he was my soul mate. It's funny, because he must have had the exact same feeling. To this day, he can recall exactly what I said to him, where we were, and what I was wearing. Although we didn't start dating until much later, we were friends right away. 'Joined at the hip' you might say. He left for Iraq about 8 months after we met. I worried about him all the time, and prayed I would see my best friend again soon.
My prayers were answered one day when he 'borrowed' a cell phone and told me when he would be returning to the States. I was so excited! When he came back, he was relocated to California. Again, it felt like we were worlds away from each other, but we talked on the phone every day. On Christmas of 2003, he told me he loved me. I was choked up with tears when I told him I loved him too. A month later, I bought a one way ticket to fly out to California. He was honorably discharged, and we drove all the way home together. We stopped anywhere that interested us, and to this day that is still the best vacation I have ever had.
Indiana became our home state. My husband is originally from Indiana, so it was a smooth transition. A year later, we bought a house. Two years after that, we got married. As we approached each milestone, time seemed to go on and on. Six months after we married, I learned I was pregnant. From that moment on, time has seemed to fly by for both of us! Maybe it's because each day we created a new memory with our daughter. Maybe it's because our priories have changed. I still can't believe our daughter is almost two. I can't believe our 'puppies' are four & nine already. I wonder what our next milestone will be?
As I write about crafts and antiques, dogs and family... I can't help but to feel blessed. Blessed to live the life I do, with wonderful people around me to share it with. I hope to have many more posts to publish, and I can't wait to 'meet' more great people through blogging.
Thanks again, Maggie for the opportunity to introduce myself and to give everyone an idea of who I am. I look forward to reading about more people through your Blogazine.
XoXo to you to Regan....thank you so much for being our Blogazine guest. I know everyone will enjoy visiting your site and getting to know you as I have been lucky enough to do.
Tomorrow at midnight I can find out who the winner is for the Paula Deen set. No don't call me at midnight I will call you....lol
If you all could see me now you would just die. Between mowing on the big tractor and walking the fields of Warrenton I am bent over and walking looking straight down at the floor. I kid you guys not....I mowed all last summer on this durn big tractor and this never happened but I woke up yesterday and again today and can not stand up straight. It is the most uncomfortable way to walk. I pray to sweet Jesus that this is only temporary because I am already short but now I am barely 4ft tall. How can I go back to the Sheriff's Dept bent over. The only thing I would be good for there bent over like this is checking the air of the tires in the partrol cars. Can you see me now trying handcuff somebody without seeing who they are...hahahaha
Oh and Sharon finally sent me a picture of me at Warrenton when I was taking a break on a bench....