In the spirit of Father’s Day I thought I would write a blog about Josh. My amazing husband and the best daddy to Avery.
I first met Josh my freshman year of high school on the bus. And now years later we are married, have Avery, living in Tennessee and happier than ever. As I’ve gotten to know Josh and what makes him the way he is I fall more in love all the time.
A few years ago when we found out I was pregnant and that we were going to be parents we kinda freaked out because we were so young. We both loved kids, had helped take care of them before and knew we loved each other. Our main goal has always been to put Avery as a priority and pour our hearts into her. I knew Josh would be a great daddy but I didn’t realize how great he would be. After a long day of work he loves playing with Avery in the bath, reading her books and getting her all excited and awake before mommy puts her to bed haha. And every morning if Avery sleeps with us I wake up to her cuddling up to her daddy and it melts my heart! They are smack next to each other yet still take up most of the bed! He can also make Avery laugh more than anyone. They love playing together and if I ever tell them it’s time to do something they don’t want to do they both look at me and say “what??” with their hands up all confused. Sometimes I feel like I have twins with how much they are alike.
Josh is not only a great daddy, he’s just a great person. He is INCREDIBLY hard working, sweet and has the biggest heart. He is also funny!! He says the most hilarious things off the top of his head. Josh is also selfless, crazy smart, and helps me be a better person. He always knows what to do, what to say, and he challenges me to do better. He believes in me way more than I probably believe in myself. Josh’s arms is hands down my safe place. One hug from him and the way he smells crazy good all the time calms me down in an instant. He’s not the biggest touchy feely guy but he is for me and I love it. Randomly he will tell me he loves me and give me a kiss and my love tank will keep filling up And I love how honest he is. He won’t sweet talk someone if he doesn’t like them but he gives everyone he meets a chance. He makes friends so easily because he’s such an easy person to be around. So many people tell me how blessed I am to have Josh and yet they have no clue how amazing he really is because they aren’t with him 24/7. He is strong but also soft spoken and respectful. I love that he doesn’t yell and that he always talks to Avery so sweetly when she is upset. He really is a gift from God! I have no clue how I got the best daughter AND best husband but I’ll always be grateful!
And that scratches the surface for how much I love Josh and think so highly of him! I hope everyone has a great Father’s Day and pampers all the husbands and dads out there! They deserve it!
Being teen parents with a toddler and a house can get expensive!! Josh and I try our best to be smart with our money and save it when we can. So since saving money is something that everyone wants to do I thought I would share 10 tips that we use that work for us. Continue reading
On March 7th we started our amazing journey across many countries for 2 months. During these 2 months we will be visiting Scotland, Wales, France, Austria, Italy, and London. Scotland was our first stop and we will be leaving here on Monday. So with our trip to Scotland coming to an end I thought I would give you all a little recap of our trip.
We started off the trip by visiting the grocery store and shopping around stores. Their grocery stores are a lot smaller here! Most are the size of a convenience store. We also found the cutest outfits for Avery (I posted a photo of them on Instagram). The kids clothes here are too cute! People in Scotland for sure spend most of their money on their kids! All the kids here have the nicest strollers, cutest clothes, and fancy coats! We also went to 2 villages here, Callandar and Edinburg. We visited an old castle in Edinburg. (The old prison there smelled AWFUL!!) The villages are so small and there’s one church in every village. And we visited a gorgeous Catholic Church. We walked around it and of course Avery decided while we were inside of a super quiet church it would be a good idea to scream! Haha thankfully no one was too irritated! We also drank lots of coffee!! The coffee here is amazing! They use different cream and it always looks so pretty! The food here is also very different! They have some of the same things but it all tastes different. The cheese is stronger and most of their things have a hint of cow taste to them. I would not consider the food in Scotland being my favorite food of this trip but the chocolate is really good! Avery has been loving the huge kinder eggs with princesses in the them.
Josh has had to work 2 expos while we’ve been here so we’ve been hanging out at the apartment sometimes or walking around the city. It’s pretty cold here and people walk everywhere so we are adjusting to that. Josh and I were able to get in a date to Tick Tock Unlock which was so much fun! It’s this mystery game where you get locked in a room for 1 hour and you have to use all these clues to unlock different things and eventually use the keys and codes to unlock the door. We got to bring out our inner spies haha. From playing that game I learned that Josh is WAY smarter than I am and that we work great together under pressure! We finished with time to spare and we were in the top 10% of people that finish because it is rare to have a group of 2 finish.
We are now ready for our next adventure in a new country! At the end of our time in each country I’ll be posting a recap of that trip. 🙂 Now I am off to enjoy a piece of chocolate! Have a great day!