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Happy 4th of July!

Posted by nattya61 on July 15, 2012

Warning: Snarky post ahead. Turn back if you are easily offended because I don’t have time to deal with that crap. There’s also some love in the post too. I don’t hate everyone…close, but not everyone. *wink* Read the rest of this entry »


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Posted by nattya61 on July 9, 2012

We found out about a month ago that Bryan has diabetes. Read the rest of this entry »

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10 Years

Posted by nattya61 on June 12, 2012

Mommy, Daddy, and Me in the Early 1980s

This morning, a little after 9:00AM, marked 10 years.

10 years without being able to touch her, smell her hair, kiss her cheek.

So much has happened in the past decade. I graduated college, then graduate school. I moved to Springfield and started my career. I met my soulmate and got married. I gave birth to Nicholas who is now a beautiful, smart three-year-old. I did all of this without my mom being in this world. It’s bizarre to think that as she was dying, I didn’t know how I would live without her. But, life went on and new life was created. She taught me so much and left me with more than I ever realized. Even though Nick will never get to meet her, she lives on in us…in me and in him.

I’ll never forget you, Mommy, but I’m ok.

Goodnight, sweetie-pie. I love you, too.

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Dinosaur Train Birthday Bash

Posted by nattya61 on April 27, 2012

The week before we moved (post to come on that later), we had a Dinosaur Train Birthday Bash for Nick’s third birthday. He loved it! It took a bit of planning, but once everything was all decorated, it looked great! Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy Anniversary!

Posted by nattya61 on April 27, 2012

Four years ago yesterday, I married the most amazing, handsome, funny, intelligent man. He respects me, understands me, and makes each day better than the one before. With Bryan, things are easy, with that perfect mix of comfortable and exciting.

I love you, Bryan! Forever and ever!

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2011 – The Year in Review

Posted by nattya61 on December 30, 2011

2011 was a good year for us. Our financial situation vastly improved, so we were able to do a lot of things we’d been putting off. I got all of my teeth fixed, Bryan and I each got new glasses, and Bryan underwent the knife so we won’t have to worry anymore about giving Nicholas an accidental brother or sister. We finally joined the 21st century and got the Wi-Fi at home, a blue-ray player, and a smartphone, and we paid off enough bills that it looks like we’ll be able to move into a much nice apartment by our anniversary this year. Yes, this was a good year!

This year also came with some much needed lessons, from ones that were fun to learn and not-so-fun:

I learned how to bake, like really bake, like put Betty Crocker to shame bake. I also learned do not broil marshmallows unless the rack is on the lowest position possible, or you will set the oven on fire (at least in our crappy oven).

I learned that I can do more than I ever thought possible, as long as I stay organized and not try to do everything at once.

I learned that some people are simply bad and there is no changing them, and that life is so much better once you cut them completely out of  yours. You can’t fix stupid, but you can’t fix hateful either, and when you find a person who is both, stay far far away!

I learned that I have the best husband ever (yes, I already knew that, but it was definitely reinforced this year). I am very lucky to have found a respectful, intelligent, funny, loyal, and amazing man who loves me as much as I love him.

I learned that Nicholas really might be an evil genius someday. That kid is only two and can frickin read and count and is starting to learn to add. Yeah, that’s my son!

I can only hope that 2012 is as good as 2011. I know it won’t be perfect, but if we keep together, keep working hard, and keep loving each other, we have a lot to look forward to.

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Happy Birthday, Bryan!

Posted by nattya61 on June 23, 2011

Tomorrow, the best husband and daddy ever turns 31. Each and every day I am more amazed by him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nicholas Is Two!!

Posted by nattya61 on April 6, 2011

Yesterday, Nicholas had his second birthday! Bryan and I were both off Saturday through yesterday, so Nicholas basically had four days of birthday. He definitely enjoyed his long birthday weekend! Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by nattya61 on July 31, 2010

A couple weeks ago, a little stray kitty came into our lives. Read the rest of this entry »

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Family Reunion

Posted by nattya61 on July 3, 2010

The Johnson Family Reunion was this past Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

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