Four Years of Blogging

 I started this little journal four years ago, as a sophomore in college. I worked in the computer lab and discovered blogs as a way to put off doing my homework! I love that this corner of the internet has been there to document getting engaged, studying abroad, getting married, graduating from college, welcoming our first child, and moving to Seattle.

Fourth Blogiversary
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I thought I would use this four-year blogiversary as an excuse to introduce myself. You already know the basics: I am married to my high school sweetheart. He's a software engineer and I stay home with our sweet baby girl. We're Catholic!

But, allow me to elaborate:

I am on a one-woman crusade to bring Chick-fil-A to Seattle.

My idea of a good time is a leisurely trip to Target or Trader Joe's.  

Ironing is my favorite chore because it's the only one that involves watching tv.

Being organized and schedule-oriented is crucial to my sanity. I have a slight obsession with 
storage containers and have been diagnosed as a Martha Stewart fiend.

I love sending and receiving real mail. Countless times, Adam has heard all about how sad I am that our children might grow up in a world where thank-you notes no longer exist. 

If I could win an imaginary sweepstakes, it would involve a trip to London with a chance to meet Sophie Kinsella and a Boden/Cath Kidston shopping spree. 

Besides my parents and siblings, I know there a few more folks out there reading this silly diary of mine. I would be forever grateful if you also introduced yourselves!

P.S. Maybe for year five I can convince Adam to do a vlog?


  1. I am always impressed by your extreme organization. I used to be like you, but when I got married and had babies, and that gene has somewhat morphed into a less impressive, definitely not always organized, and on top of things gene. I am always slightly jealously impressed by all you do! It's a good motivator!

  2. I have been reading your blog for a little over a year. I found your blog through Natasha's blog. Although we have never spoken, you may have seen me around the Newman center in years past. I thoroughly enjoy your blog and your blog was the gateway for me to start reading Katie B's blog, as well.

    Ps I use a pseudonym on here so that I cannot be easily tracked by potential employers :-)

  3. I have no idea how I found your blog, but I love it! Young Catholic families are my favorite inspiration. I've been super impressed with all your travels and adventures, especially with a baby in to.

    I've commented a few times over the years....but HI, I'm Elizabeth. I love meeting new folks via the blogging community, photographing life, and seeing the world with my husband by my side!

  4. Hi, I have been reading your blog for over a year. I am Allison's schoolmate at Texas Woman's University, class of 2013. I hope you won't find it creepy because that was not my intention at all. I just find your blog really interesting. I am impressed by how organized and creative you are and I want to learn from you. I am an Applied Mathematics major and through your blog I discovered that your husband may know one of my coworkers, Carsen Stringer (we met through a summer research program at OSU), and one of high school friends, Nhan Pham (he is a software developer engineer in Seattle).

    1. Hi Linh! Adam actually does know Carsen! They did an REU together at Pitt in the summer of 2011. What a small world, right?


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