Allow me to introduce myself...

Monday, February 1, 2010

First blog post. Here we go!
Well, this is awkward. It's like meeing your in-laws for the first time. You want to give a terrific first impression but your not sure what they already know about you and how they may already feel towards you. You want to give them just the right amount of information - not too much so they don't think you are completely full of yourself, but not too little to where they are suspicious of you hiding something.
Not that you are like my in-laws. Not that there would be anything wrong with that if you were! Oh man, awkward.
So, allow me to nail down a few facts for you to determine your dedication to this blog. Basically, I'm a new mom. Yep, I'm many things, but this is the most recent addition to my identity, so it's pretty much what I prefer to be called at this point. I've been called many things in my life, but this is currently the most favorable so I figure I should stick with it. Little Matilda is just 3 months old and the joy of my world.
I'm completely in love with my husband, Josh, and we actually have a fantastically friendly and fun marriage which I adore and protect and appreciate every day. And by "in love with my husband" I mean I actually love and respect him, not in the TV "everybody loves Josh" sort of way where I say I'm in love with him and then stomp around and call him stupid and can't believe he acted like a man again - I mean I actually, truly like this guy! :)
We live in Southern California and both work at a local Christian University. I'm lucky to only have to be in the office 3 days a week, so I get to be a part-time stay-at-home mom for now. This journey into momhood has been extraordinary. It is a totally surreal experience to create and care for this little human who is growing and changing every day!
I've wanted to start a blog for some time now. I've been writing for years and trying to follow the old addage of "write what you know". Well - I wouldn't say that I "know" motherhood - so, I'm writing what I'm learning and what I'm finding out I don't know!
Also, it's imperitive you know that we are also avid TV watchers. We don't limit ourselves to TV, but we do pride ourselves in it. There's not too many hit shows we don't watch - and if we aren't watching it and you are, then I urge you to convince me why we should start watching it and perhaps we will give it a whirl.
So - that's me. Baby mama and TV watcher. Wife and writer. I'll also try to sprinkle this blog with some foodie tips as well. I'm certainly a sucker for a good merlot and a fine cheese pairing. Just don't judge me if we're eating off paper plates.

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