Monday, February 28, 2011

Getting started.

I created this blog about a week ago and have been trying to figure out exactly where to start when it comes to writing.  I wanted to start this blog for my daugher and family, to record and keep track of our memories and share our story.  The only problem with that idea is that I dont feel like I'm actually at the beginning of anything - I've been married for almost a year and Boo is almost 5 months old so I guess I'm starting late.  Well, better late than never I guess.

Seems like I should catch everyone (if anyone is reading) up on where our story began and what we are up to now.

January 19, 2010 - Hubby and I found out we are expecting!  Enter shock, nerves & excitement!

February 17, 2010 - Hubby proposes!  We had been together for almost 7 years so this was a long time coming!

May 29, 2010 - We get married!

October 7, 2010 - Boo is born!  (Best day of my entire life!)

February 28, 2011 - Blog is started.

For the past 4 1/2 months Hubby and I have been enjoying every minute spent with Boo and loving her to pieces.  We are both back to work now and it's hard but everything we do is ultimately for her so working means she'll have a better life!

Ok, so I guess it wasnt that hard to get everyone caught up! 

Here's a little more info about us and our life!

We both work for a bank - in seperate areas.  I work days and Hubby works nights so our time together is limited, but, like I said, everything we do is for Boo and this schedule means no daycare.  She gets to sleep late, which she loves doing, and stay in her own house with one of us all the time.  She gets to sleep in her own room, play with her own toys and never go out in the cold weather at 6:30 am.  Now, while this works for us, I totally get that it doesnt work for some other families - but, having Boo, I've learned that you have to do what's best for your family!

Hubby, Boo and I live with my parents.  For the most part, this works out well.  We have a house instead of an apartment.  Boo gets to see her Gram and Pepere every day.  Bills are cheaper since they are split between everyone.  Our dog has a nice big yard.  Dont get me wrong, there are definitely some downsides and it's hard to mix 2 families especially when Hubby and I are learning how to be married and be parents all while having my parents there to witness everything.  For the most part, they dont interfere and it's nice to have company while Hubby is at work at night.  The most important thing - they LOVE Boo to death and she loves them!  Seeing Boo every day keeps my parents happy and I love seeing them together.  But, dont get me wrong, I'm sure at one point or another I'll complain about them here!

Hubby's family is a train wreck.  His father passed away - he was probably the only normal one of the group besides Hubby.  He has 2 sisters - older sister is Kim, younger is Tiffany.  Kraptastic Kim is married to Loser Steve and they have 3 boys - 16 year old twin boys from KK's previous relationship and a 9 year old from Loser Steve.  The Twins have been moving from house to house looking for an "easy" place to live - basically they dont want to be told what to do or have any rules.... hmm.  The 9 year old lives with KK and LS and he's pretty much been disabled by them because KK doesnt want to work and LS wants to collect as much money from the state as humanly possible so they create all kinds of mental problems for the 9 year old in order to file disability for him.  Nice huh!  Put it this way, he's 9 and still uses a pacifier... 

Tiffany is 23 and has a 1 year old son, she just found out who the father is.  She lives with Hubby's Mom and the Twins (this week) and uses the 3 of them as built in babysitters.  She has no job, collects welfare and puts absolutely ZERO effort into being anything other than a loser.  She drives on a suspended license, stays out all night or for days as a matter of fact and drinks and does drugs... Mother of the year right there!

Hubby's Mom is ill.  She is in and out of the hospital for a miriad of health problems and doesnt take care of herself at all.  We rarely see any of them because to be honest, I cant handle it.  She has horrible spending habits, is on state assistance and can barely pay her bills because computer games, movies and video games are more important than food and heat to her.  She relies on Hubby quite a bit and he cant seem to cut the cord.  I get she's his Mom but God - tell the woman no once in a while!

DISCLOSURE - You will DEFINITELY see me complain about this lovely group of human beings on here!

Well, that's all for my first post!  Hope you enjoy reading my blog about our family and life!  I'd love to read your comments!

Thanks for reading! 

Signed - Boo's Mom

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