Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pleased to Meet You

Well hello everyone, I'm Jami.

There are quite a few new followers here on Lulu Mom and I just thought I'd introduce myself.
I'm working on following all of you back, and getting to know each of you.

But while I work on "meeting" you, I thought I'd let you get to know me.

I guess I should start with why I blog.

I've always been a writer.  Ever since I figured out how to make my alphabet with a pencil, I have been writing.  I would torture serenade my family with songs I'd written and stories I dreamt up.  So now that I'm almost 30 I have decided that typing is so much more efficient then writing.  Plus it prevents hand cramping.

For me blogging is a way to express myself.  We all have a voice. Some to a huge audience, some to a small one, but it's there.  And I truly believe God uses our stories and experiences speak to others in ways we can't imagine.  And so I write.  I write about things that are important to me.
I write not because I know it all, but because I'm learning as I go and this is a way to challenge myself to keep growing.

I am from Oklahoma but we now live in gorgeous Colorado!!

I married the man of my dreams 3 years ago.  I married my best friend, my partner in crime and the hottest guy on the planet. He is so perfect and loving and he's a cop!  Crap!  So that means I kiss him goodbye every night and pray that God brings him home in one piece.  Being a cop wife is challenging.  Building a strong family with a crazy schedule is hard, but I like challenges.  Recently he was one of the first responders in the Aurora shooting and that really threw our family for a loop. (Read more about that HERE)
So you'll find quite a bit about how we deal with the crazy lifestyle we lead.

Hubby and I got married and then a mere 6 weeks later we found out we were 3 weeks pregnant.  PANIC MODE!  Little Miss has turned out to be a perfect addition to our family.  She's got to be the coolest 2 year old I know and well motherhood is never dull!

I work outside the home part-time during the year and full time in the summer as an Aquatics Manager at Lifetime Fitness here in Colorado.  Swimming has always been a passion for me so if I have to work this is the perfect job for me.  I long for the day when I can stay home full time.  But for now, I'm lucky to work at a job I love, helping kids learn to swim and watching them learn to compete in a pretty fantastic sport, if you ask me.  I'm convinced I have a Michael Phelps and a Missy Franklin currently at my pool..... Give me a few years and I'll let you know.

Also, we have 3 Huskies!  Yep 3- and they are a pretty huge part of our family!




So allow me to sum up, my husband works a crazy schedule at a job where he enjoys putting his life on the line, his wife also works outside the home, and we manage to do all this without daycare.  Three Huskies and a 2 year old run amuck around our house but I really really love having a clean house, so basically it means I don't sit down until everyone is asleep.  I believe in building a strong family and cooking family dinners.  And I believe in writing it all down in a blog which seems kind of weird when I think about it.  But there you go.

My life is exhausting, but who's isn't?  

So come on now... let me know about you.  And if you don't mind, let me steal some recipes and tutorials from you so I can seem pretty cool thanks to you!!!  :)


  1. Oh my GOSH, three huskies?! You're a superhero! We have one, and she's a handful! I tell her all the time she's my first and last, she's that special ;) I'm in prosecution so I know how much your husband does for us - tell him thanks!

    Samantha @ Sam ipsa loquitur

    1. Here is a secret.... 3 entertain themselves so it makes my life much easier! They are very special and challenging but so worth it!! I'm following you blog! Love it!! I could use all the style tips I can get! :)

  2. that puppy is ADORABLE.
    but i guess he's not that puppy-ish.
    except all dogs are puppies in my eyes.

    1. For me too!!! My husband gets so irritated because I'm teaching my kiddo to say puppy instead of dogs! They always stay puppies, right? Just bigger!!

  3. Oh my, I'm thinking I need to add Colorado to my travel wish list - gorgeous! I'm a reasonably new follower here - looking forward to reading more :)

    1. You should!!! And hit me up if you make it out here and we can have a blogger date! :) you live in a pretty beautiful place yourself.... I might have to make it out your way!

  4. Wow! Nice meeting you!
    So glad to be following!
    You have the most beautiful family!

    1. So good to meet you also! Following you back!! :)

  5. Beautiful family.
    Glad to be following your blog!

    1. Thank you!! So good to meet you too! Isn't blog world great?? Following you back.:)

  6. Hi Jami, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  7. I love that you have 3 huskies!!! My husband totally wants to have at least 12 so he can have a sled dog team :) By the way, I'm Andrea {a new follower}. Thanks for this wonderful intro! I always feel weird when I start following a blog and don't know anything about the person writing it! I have a blog as well if you want to check it out: http://mostlyhappenstance.blogspot.com

    I also share recipes every now and again. Not sure if you like clam chowder, but I will be doing a post on that soon.

  8. Loving the intro! Well, re-intro. With all of these new followers I need to do something soon. Your daughter is the cutest little babe ever! Little puffy cheeks are beyond adorable :-)

    Ashley Flores

  9. Hey! So glad I found your blog through the mini ipad giveaway :) I also live in Colorado, in Evergreen. And my boyfriend's good friend is a sergeant in Aurora, he also worked the shooting...his name is Graham...maybe your hubby knows him!
    In high school I was a lifeguard at lifetime fitness in IL, for a couple years. I loved that job :)

    Anyway, glad I found you, and I look forward to reading more!



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