10 years ago

10 years ago, about this time in February:

  • I was about to turn 30.
  • I’d been a bride for all of 6 months.
  • There were no children and barely a thought of children.
  • We were a one dog household.
  • I was starting a new job.
  • We were living in our first house.
  • I wasn’t driving a minivan and was adamant I never would.
  • My hair was short.
  • I didn’t have Facebook, twitter or know what a blog was.


  • I’m about to turn 40.
  • We’ve surpassed the 10 year mark in our marriage. It’s been a ride! Just like “they” say it can be.
  • We have 2 kids.  One about to turn 9, the other almost 7. HOW THE HELL DID THAT HAPPEN? (I mean the them getting older part. I get how the kids happened. I think.)
  • We are now a 2 dog household, and had to say goodbye to the one we had 10 years ago. RIP Chesney!
  • I have the same “job” but the name of the place has changed 3 times, I’m not doing the same thing, I’ve moved cities twice, and I’ve met some amaze balls people. Some still around. Some moved on.
  • We are in our 3rd house and unless I win the lottery and move to my dream beach house, we may be here for another 10 years. And I’m okay with that.
  • I drive a minivan, have for awhile and liked it. But I’m starting to get that feeling that I don’t belong behind the wheel of a minivan. Over it!
  • My hair is short.
  • I “have” Facebook, twitter, pinterest (with 13,245 pins. 3 of them attempted) and a blog, now called Mommy’s Misadventures.

I wonder what this list looks like in 10 years!