Who am I? I think the better question might be, who am I today? Let's start at the beginning, shall we.
During high school, I was a member of the dance team and National Honor Society. I even did a little theater. Graduating high school was one of the better days of my life because it meant that I could be out of that clique-y school and on to better things.
I didn't really know what I wanted to do when I graduated, so I went to the local community college to begin getting my gen ed's out of the way. I quickly realized that a business degree would probably make the most sense, and began working towards that.
I met my husband, Drew, at the junior college during a night class in January 2005. He was late to every class!! You see, he worked nights at the time, so I always joked that I was going to buy him an alarm clock. I know now that it wouldn't have made any difference :) Unfortunately, I was dating someone else at the time, so we didn't start dating until September 2006.
Once I had graduated, wedding plans went full speed ahead. We were married exactly 10 months after Drew proposed, on October 25, 2008.
We bought our first home in February 2009. It has needed a lot of cosmetic work, so we've done many, many remodeling projects. And there will also be many more to come.
I have been diagnosed with endometriosis and Drew and I began trying to have a baby in January 2010. I decided to share with others our struggles with infertility in the hopes that it will help someone else. After three unsuccessful IUIs, we moved on to IVF. Our first transfer brought us a positive pregnancy test. We were both so overjoyed! However, that joy was short-lived and we lost our first baby. We decided to quickly move on, and did a frozen embryo transfer. We were soon elated to find out that we were expecting again. Thankfully, that pregnancy was our take home baby, and our daughter, Annelise Jean was born on April 2, 2012.
I have also decided to pursue a photography business. I have loved photography for a long time, and we are in the position for me to start my own business right now. I'm really excited to see where this career move takes me!
Some other tidbits about me? I'm extremely organized, a saver, and a homebody. I absolutely love to travel and wish that we could more. I also love to dance. I have been screwed over a lot in the past, so it's very difficult for me to open up to people. But once I do, you have me completely.
Thank you for stopping by and getting to know me!