Here it is. My first blog post. I have been wanting to start a blog for a while now. I just could never think of anything specific to write about. I'm not an expert in any field but I am interested in lots of things. I dabble, I tinker, I experiment, and I am constantly seeking to learn new things.
To start I'll tell you a little about myself. Cliche' perhaps, but necessary. Almost three years ago I met my wonderful husband Ben in the beautiful Roseburg, Oregon. We both worked in our local mall (which is just about dead and probably hasn't been updated since the 70's). After a day of flirting across the aisle, we made plans and went on a date. It's all history after that, and one year later we were walking down the aisle.
About a month after our wedding Ben and I started feeling restless where we were. Roseburg is a great little town, but we felt like it was time to move on. We were craving adventure, and something new. After a night of talking about it we decided to move to Kansas City. We gave ourselves exactly one month to get our stuff together and get out of town. On October 31st, 2009 we said goodbye to the luscious northwest and started driving in our tightly packed little Altima. It was exciting and a little scary at the same time. All we had was what we could fit in our car and a couple thousand dollars.
Fast forward several months... After being in Kansas City for almost a year we finally got ourselves settled in a bit. It didn't take us long to acquire a couple dogs and a handful of good friends. A few days before our one year wedding anniversary I got a silly little thought it my head, so I went with it. Before I knew it I was staring down at those two startling pink lines...that's right, it was a little nugget, a positive pregnancy test. Nine months later Judah Ray was born in the comfort of our downtown loft.
Between all the craziness I have managed to sneak my little projects in here and there. Sometimes I cook, sometimes I sew, organize, build...you name it. Often times I succeed, and just as often my idea flops and I have to throw in the towel or start over. So that's what this is all about. Please join me in my many endeavors. Learn with me and maybe even from me, or at least from my mistakes...