Hi everyone! First of all, a huge thank you to Aly who graciously let me be featured on New Blog Friday!
My name is Julia, and I love long walks on the beach, unexpected flowers, and Peeing on Sticks. Not just any sticks though, THE sticks I'm married to my wonderful husband Jon, whom I met in 2007 when I was his supervisor at a local Non-Profit for youth. We dated, and quickly got engaged in late 2007. After quite a few months of "accidentally showing up in the same place around dinner time," Jon quit his job and we started dating officially (he stood me up on our first date... he blames it on me not being clear, psssh, whatever!!). 6 months later, we were engaged.
We married in August of 2008. It was a lovely ceremony and very casual reception that we got raves reviews about later on. They honeymooned that following winter in Mexico by taking a cruise. It was the best time I ever had for sure, except for open sea kayaking. I may have cried through the whole thing. Jon proceeded to try to get out of the marriage commitment on this honeymoon, where he "accidentally" almost lost his wedding ring on the bottom of the ocean. He rescued it from 30 feet down.
Wearing a life jacket.
With very little air.
Jon and I started actively trying to start our human family in March of 2009. We've almost reached the 2 year mark, who knew that after so many years of being careful, it would be so hard to get pregnant? I think my 6th grade health teacher has a bit to learn about the process.
I'm rather quirky. Milk can't be over a couple of days old, regardless of the expiration date, for me to have to throw it out. I'm addicted to sleeping. I can't walk away from my car if the window wipers are across the windshield. I will restart the car and fix it. Every. Time. I also have deep anxiety and fear about driving into car washes. I have a deal going right now with a co-worker saying that she will drive my car to the car wash if I don't swear for an entire week. So, I guess my car isn't getting washed.
I continue to hope for a new member to my family, and I know that we both will be great parents. I know many of you are on a similar journey, and I continue to wish the best for you along the way. Thank you to my friends who aren't even experiencing the challenges that this blog surround, but surround me with love by reading my ramblings anyway.
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