Small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.


Its time for a new adventure...

So I've decided after following blogs for awhile now that I should try my hand at my own. I think it will be a great way for me to share ideas, happenings, and communicate with others. I figured for my first post, it would only be appropriate to have an introduction. So, here is a little bit about me...

1.) If you know me, you'll know that I am definitely one of the lucky ones who really has found the one that makes their heart sing. I am married to a wonderful man named Adam. We met on a blind date way back in the beginning of 2003 and from week one we never again knew life without the other. We basically became inseparable (much to the annoyance of many family members) and after over 6 years of dating we finally took the biggest step of our lives and committed ourselves fully to one another in front of God. There really are no words to explain it other than to say that I am blessed beyond anything I will ever deserve to have such love.
The other love in my husband and mine's life is...

2.) Our German Shepherd, Kaiser Von Schipplebark.  Kaiser is definitely the second love in my husband's life and I guess I can't complain. He is one of the most spoiled dogs that I know, but I think he deserves it. We both grew up loving the breed so when we started talking about getting a dog we knew we wanted a German Shepherd. I have honestly never known a more loyal breed of dog. He is a ton of fun and a TON of hair, but we love him. Although he will always be a puppy to me, he is almost 2 years old now. We got him in January at only six weeks old and it was love at first sight.
He was our first real addition to our family after we bought...

3.) Our first house! Our house must be included, because it has consumed me for almost two years now. The house was actually my maternal grandparent's house and to say it took some convincing for myself and even more for Adam to purchase it is putting it nicely. For the first few months no one lived in it while we removed all the carpets, refinished two floors of  hardwood flooring, and painted the entire place from top to bottom. On top of those renovations, we also did a complete remodel of our kitchen, put down some new carpeting, replaced windows and the list is still growing. But, there will be plenty of talk about the house to come.
So once we bought the house I found a whole new passion in...

4.) Decorating. Decorating is really one of those things that I became obsessed with once we bought our home. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and so after two years I am just happy to say that I am finished completely room of our house. That will be worthy of its own post. Decorating is also the hobby that now occupies the majority of time and thoughts, but is definitely not my only hobby. I also enjoy ballroom dancing, photography, SCUBA diving, and most of all...traveling. Ballroom dancing is a love of mine that unfortunately we have had to put on hold for the time being. While trying to pay off debt and with Adam finishing school, it had be put on pause. Rest assured, that it is something we will be doing again as soon as possible. There is nothing that brings me more joy than dancing the foxtrot, waltz, or quickstep to some Dean Martin or Sinatra with Adam. It is said that dancing is like dreaming with your feet and I think that about sums it up. Photography, has been an avid hobby of mine since I can remember. A high school black & white photography class sealed the deal and I've been hooked ever since. That being said, I've put that love on the back burner the last few years since my husband has found one of his true passions in it over the last few years. He an amazing photographer and I am content these days enjoying his work and being so proud of all this photographic accomplishments. SCUBA diving was something that I had always wanted to try after being a competitive swimmer for many years. So one day I booked a SCUBA trip and convinced Adam to take the certification with me. SCUBA diving has proven to be a hobby that we rarely are able to do. We had an amazing trip years ago in Cozumel, Mexico and a bit of diving let down during our honeymoon in Belize. Nonetheless, SCUBA diving is one of the most amazing experience of my life. The world 100 ft under the ocean is indescribable. It is something that I will always love and try to do it when the opportunity presents itself. So my last, and most favorite hobby is, hands down, traveling. I grew up traveling and I quickly hooked Adam into it as well. We've been so fortunate to visit many amazing places over the last 8 years. They've include multiple trips to Italy and England, Mexico, Jamaica, France, Croatia, Italy, Canada, Belize, and Japan as well as some amazing US trips like Colorado. I feel like I become even more alive every time I experience a new place, people, and culture. Just a few months ago we were fortunate enough to spend 19 amazing days in Italy with my Dad and Step-mother.
 It was an amazing trip and one we will remember for many years especially since our days of traveling are about to go on an extended hold, because...

5.) I'm pregnant!!! Last but not least, you should know that as of today I am 18 weeks and 3 days pregnant. Which means we are expecting our first child on February 1st. Only 11 more days and we know if it is going to be a little Adam or a little Angela. It has been a strange and exciting experience thus far and I am excited to see where this new journey takes us. Having a child on the way is the main reason I decided to start a blog. Who won't want to see thousands of pictures of our precious little one and hear all about stinky diapers? Just
kidding, but I do think blogging will be a great way to share with family and friends. So there is a long (sorry!) start to this new adventure on our sunny side of the street...


  1. what a great adventure you have begun!! good luck and i will forever bless the day you were born knowing the life you brought into my son's life!

  2. Ahh way to take the plunge!

  3. awww... I wish there was a way to "like" comments on here like on Facebook... b/c I LIKE what my momma said!!! I love the new blog... Ima try to follow you on here... :)

  4. Lynn, you are too kind. I got a good bonus with the family in Adam.
    Thanks everyone!