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~Welcome to my blog!!!~
I am a stay-at-home mom to three kiddos- two girls who are 10 and 7, and our first little boy who will be 5 in October.
It can get a little chaotic around here with all the activity of three kids... but I wouldn't trade any of it for the world!

Well, at least most days I wouldn't... ;)


Saturday, September 22, 2007

Just thinking....

Yesterday, I went to pick up my niece at college. She's a freshman at Ohio State University. GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!

So anyways, as I was driving up, I was thinking about when I went to college long long ago. I went to Bowling Green in northwestern Ohio. Majored in elementary and special education (BG has a nationally recognized program), graduated and taught for ten years, and then six years ago, I became a stay-at-home-mom. And obviously, sometime in there, I met my husband.

When I was applying to colleges, I only applied to two. Bowling Green and OSU. I decided on the smaller school because I was slightly afraid of the enormity of OSU. Years later, even though I loved BG, I often think that I wished I'd chosen Ohio State instead.

But then I think about how different my life would be. I imagine I would have had a different major as I was undecided when I started school. And being that BG was big on education majors, that is where I some how ended up. If I'd gone to a different school, there is no telling what I would have ended up choosing as my major. I went to college thinking international business. Couldn't even imagine me doing that now.

Aside from my career, if I'd gone to a different school, I would never have met my husband. The night I met him, I was living south of town and teaching first grade. I'd graduated 3 years before that. A friend from college (who I would never had known had I not gone to BG) was up for the weekend and she and I went to a bar. And that is where true love began. (insert some sappy sighs...) My future hubby just happened to be there that night with another friend. Fate must have been at work because we met, started talking, and the rest is history... a long history with many stories behind it...

Had I never gone to BG, met my friend, and gotten together with her that night, I wouldn't be where I am right now.

With three absolutely adorable kids, a terrific (most of the time! LOL) hubby, and a very supportive (his side of the)extended family.

Isn't life weird that way? I mean, I'm sure if I'd chosen OSU instead of BG, I would still be happy. Still have a family. Still be pretty much the same person inside that I am now.

But I wouldn't have my babies. My life. Heck, I probably wouldn't even have this here blog! LOL

Yeah. Ok, so when I think back... do I wish I'd have gone to OSU instead. Nope. Not even a little bit.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

My New Obsession

Yeah, I know... I've been missing in action again. My excuse this time? Well I've already blogged a little bit about it a few posts down.

I've become, oh just slightly obsessed, with buying Nicholas cloth diapers. I've been buying different styles and brands to find the ones we like best. There are sooooo many options available, it's overwhelming. Yet, at the same time, fun. I have an entire folder on my favorites of cloth diapering sites. Any time I find a good deal or a cute dipe that I can't resist, I bookmark it. And I'm even considering attempting to make a couple of my own with some free patterns I've found online. That is, once I can get brave enough to attempt elastic!

We are pretty much cloth diapering full time now except for nights. And I've already purchased a few that I'm going to be trying overnight to see if he stays dry. So hopefully soon, Nicholas will be in cloth diapers 100% of the time. My family is "intrigued" with my new obsession. Hubby thinks they're ok... he doesn't do much of the changing or any of the washing but he's definitely on board with using them. My sisters... they think I'm a little nuts. Although my one sister did call me to find out some info for her friend who is thinking about doing it. I'm hoping to convince my pregnant niece to give them a shot too... but I think the initial cost will turn her off.

I have to admit... the cuteness is what's gotten me so nuts over cloth diapers. As you can see in the picture from the link above, the new modern age dipes are not what you think of when you think of cloth diapers. You can pretty much get any design you want on a diaper and any pattern/material. I'm actually on the hunt for someone who will do an Ohio State dipe for us. Any takers?!?!

So, anyways, I have a bunch of diapers I want to buy and for that, I need to make more money. SO, I'm off to get some ebay auctions ready. All of Nicholas' outgrown clothes...

Before I go, I meant to post last week about my middle kiddo starting preschool. And just never got around to it. But I have to share this adorable picture...

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This is her, right before we left for her first day of preschool. Isn't she just the cutest little big girl?!?!