Pin It First thing is first, WELCOME to my blog!

My name is Nadine and I love to write. I started this blog originally to keep our family and friends up to date on our lives. Over the last year and a half, it has grown in many ways to include the creation of our new family (our little one is due April 15, 2011) and the journey of our marital life together. I love the daily inspiration I receive from reading other women's blogs and hope that I can be inspirational to women out there as well. I find that since our culture has moved so far from the communal based living of years past, that finding that community once again (even if on the internet) has really given me a sense of support and influence that I would not have received without blogging. If you are walking down a similar path, hopefully my experiences can act as a light in your darkness the same way that others have for me.

So you want to know more about me?

My husband and I have been together since 2002, married in 2008. It's hard to believe it's been that long. You can read more about our love story here. We found out in August of 2010 that we were expecting our first child, a baby girl, due April 15th, 2011. We have always looked forward to having children and although this wasn't planned, it was definitely one of the best surprises we could ask for!

My life has taken me down a very interesting path, from studying history in college and being an adamant agnostic, to going back to school to study cosmetology (realizing my need to be creative and artistic ultimately directly affected my sense of happiness), finding God and working on my faith through scripture. I've traveled down a winding road of self-discovery over the last couple of years and am now beginning to solidify the pieces into a more wholesome human being than I have ever before been. I look forward to this path that God has set out for myself and my family and am in awe of His guidance and love AND the beautiful people he has put in our lives.

This blog will follow myself and my family through our weekly life, through the birth of our first child and on to hopefully more children and more beautiful memories. Some topics aside from day-to-day happenings will be parenting (our experiences and discoveries as first time parents), cloth diapering, breastfeeding, strengthening our love and relationship as a couple while our family grows, crafting, going green(er) and just plain old fashioned growing up as individuals and a family. Hopefully you will stay along for the ride!



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