I'm a twenty-something (almost 30...) that lives in a suburb of Kansas City area with my husband, Jimmy, our toddler son, Charlie and daughter, Maddie. I work full time as a financial analyst at a stock exchange in Kansas City, love to decorate and do house projects. We are crazy and also have three dogs - Milly, Willy and Toby (blended family as Jimmy had Toby and I had Milly and Willy before we got married). I started this blog in February of 2009 mainly because I felt like incredibly random things happened to me (like this and this) but then as I kept blogging, I found that I truly enjoyed documenting my life.
This is my sweet and growing family!
Since the inception of this blog I have:
- Got engaged
- Bought a house
- Remodeled/redecorated our house (inside and out)
- Have had some great times with some great friends....celebrating their weddings, birthdays and everyday life!
- Got married
- Went on a honeymoon
- Became a "Carter"
- Had a baby...Charlie Carter
- Celebrated Charlie's first birthday
- Continue to have fun with my family and Jimmy's family!
- Sold our first house
- Bought another house
- Graduated from grad school (and changed jobs)
- Had another baby...Maddie Carter
- Celebrated Charlie's second birthday
Whew - I'm exhausted looking at the last 6 years from this view point...
It's amazing to me how this blog has truly become an online diary where I can share fun things with friends and family that I don't get to see in person on a regular basis. I also have enjoyed getting to read about their lives and meet some great new blog friends along the way! Thanks for taking time to stop by Just Another Day in Paradise, where I try my best to put a positive spin on some fun situations and some not so fun things. Enjoy!
Ah, we like each other :)
New years Eve in Manhattan - ringing in 2007!
Girls in New Orleans for Erica's bachelorette party :)
Pi Phi's at Porter's in Manhattan- like good old times!
Texas friends!! Love the boots!
Lauren and Katie- love them! Friends since we were kids- picture from our Miami trip!
Pi Phi homecoming tailgate- the FLAG!
Our family of three (Maddie was in my belly!)