August 2013 | Being Jane

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

6 Things You Could Know About Me {if you read this post}...

1. Is this how you imagined your life would be?

Yes! (I wanted to be married by 21, first child by 23, second at 25, etc.)
I was married at 20, Emma Jane was born when I was 23 (and she was unplanned!) and Audrey will be born this November and I am 25!

2. If money were no question, I would purchase...

 
A Toyota Highlander and a house!

3. What's your drink of choice when out with the girlfriends?

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If I am in a place to consume alcohol (not pregnant or nursing, which hasn't occurred in 2.5 years) then I would choose a light white wine (usually Moscato or White Zin) or just root beer! If you look at my wine rack you can tell it has been a while.. all dusty!

4. What do you love about yourself?

This amazing look from The Pleated Poppy!
The Pleated Poppy WIWW
I love my love for people and making friends! I also enjoy my taste in clothing and coffee ;)

5. Name one good deed that went unseen.

I usually try to go out of my way to be kind to the grumpy check-out employee at the store, or a harried/rushed person in a store or the mall. They usually don't notice but I always hope that my kindness made a difference in their day and that they don't just feel like a number.

6. What hobbies do you have that you don't mention on your blog?

I love to watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S. I enjoy going to coffee alone. I like to peruse the mall even when I have no money to spend (which is most of the time). I constantly rearrange my house, cupboard contents, and surfaces to always "better" the look or functionality of the area. I also love to take Emma places and just sit back and observe her awe and curiosity!

I tag: Chelsea, Kaitlyn, Angie, and Layne!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Turning 25 and Other Big Happenings

(My best friend and I in San Diego last month)

Hello my wonderful friends! I am back!
I have missed blogging so much and even though life hasn't slowed down at all since I took a break, it was some much needed time off.

Today I turn 25 years old, and I am feeling it. I am excited and sad simultaneously! I'm on the up swing now, but maybe that will make people view me as a more mature adult? With my "youthful" looks I tend to miss out on respect and others taking me seriously. I guess age is just a number and it won't affect my looks much, so I am sure I will still battle these issues in the world!

I am in school full-time right now, taking four classes towards my degree. I signed up for two early-end classes (which means they are condensed) so that I would not be in four classes when my baby is born! I am taking Interpersonal Communication, Intro to Psychology, Intermediate Algebra (yay...), and Intro to Profession in Nutrition and Dietetics (my career focus). These classes really are so much fun but I am nervous because I will still have math and psychology going on when Audrey is born.

Speaking of babies, Audrey Elizabeth will be here in about 72 days or so! We are so ready and so excited. My mother-in-law has graciously volunteered to come out the week before my due date to be with Emma when I go into labor so I don't have to stress about someone being available when it's time. My mother doesn't have as much flexibility as she did when Emma was born (my younger sister was homeschooled at the time) and can't come out until she knows I am in labor, so I am praying that she makes it in time! The drive from CA to here is 6 hours, so hopefully the timing works out, although I wouldn't mind a 6 hour or less labor!

Oh! On another note, I work from home now taking care of a pair of siblings every day! This is an answer to prayer because I have wanted Emma to be in her own home each day instead of rushing out of the house each morning to someone else's. She really is a homebody and doesn't like to be pushed out the door dressed and ready for the day at 7am, so she is enjoying Sesame Street and coconut milk in her jammies every morning!

I hope all of you are doing well and I really have missed you! I know I won't be able to post as often as I used to, for the time being, but I will do my best to even get a small post up if I can't do more than that!

Love & Joy,

Leanne