2 Year Anniversary!!

Josh and I are celebrating our 2 year anniversary yippie! Although we’ve only been married for 2 years I can’t remember what life was like without him. Getting married when you already have a 1 year old daughter makes it a little bit different than other people who are getting married. We didn’t have much of a honeymoon phase because we were already full time parents but our lives together have always been exactly how we would want it.

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“From the Ground Up”

I was watching The bachelorette this afternoon (I know most of it is fake but I seem to find myself watching it every season!) and when Jojo went to Luke’s hometown at the end of the day there was a song playing in the background. It was “From the ground up” by Dan and Shay. I love this song! When I hear it I think about Josh and I just smile so big! There’s a verse in the song that says Continue reading

Joshua David

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

Paris Recap

Our time in Paris has come to an end. We are now in Austria! We will be home 3 weeks from yesterday! Going to Paris was a great experience and now I’ll be able to check that off my bucket list! We stayed in a spacious and cute apartment while in Paris which was perfect for us and gave Avery plenty of room to play. The only thing we didn’t like was the size of the elevator to get up to our apartment. It was so tiny that we could barely fit 2 adults plus Avery in there. I’ll have a photo of the elevator at the end of the blog.

The first 3 days we went site seeing and shopping! Our first stop was Sacré Coeur (sacred heart). It was so cool to see the city from the steps and walk inside such a huge and beautiful church. After walking around the church we got the best gelato I’ve ever eaten in my life!! Avery and I shared strawberry gelato and I can still taste how fresh and sweet it was! I already know I’ll be eating tons of gelato in Italy! Then we walked along Champs-Élysées (a shopping strip leading up to Arc de Triomphe). We went to the Disney store for Avery and got her some Doc Mcstuffins toys that she has been playing with non-stop. She has been to the Disney store in every country we’ve been to and always manages to find 1 special thing she loves. Our last tourist stop we had to make was the Eiffel Tower. It was kinda rainy and cloudy that day so we couldn’t see as far out on the city but it was still a cool experience. I’m glad we went the day we did because the next day it was closed because of a riot happening in Paris. Thankfully we were at our apartment cozy and safe.

Josh had to work Thursday-Saturday so Avery, Josh’s mom Stephanie and I did a little bit of shopping and walking around. The expo that Josh was working was busier on Saturday and since it was all guys working the 2 days before they thought having a girl there would help bring in more customers. So I went to work with Josh that day and spoke French as well as I could. I am much better at reading it than I am speaking it!

After working and being gone for a total of 13 hours I was ready to get home to my baby! My heart goes out to moms that have to work outside of their home because I realized how hard it was. Thankfully Avery loved hanging out with “Nannee” (Stephanie) all day. That was the longest time I’ve been away from Avery and I wasn’t a fan of it. It was nice to make extra money and see how well Josh does at his job but working from home and with my Avery Gracie on my lap is what I’m meant to be doing!
Our time in Paris wasn’t very long but we did a lot in the time we had! I am looking forward to staying in a little village in Austria and experiencing there way of life there. No one speaks English in the town we are staying in but luckily Josh speaks a little German!

Onto the next journey in our trip abroad! Look for our Austria Recap next week! 🙂