I'm Julie, the wife to Chris and mama to two sweet adorable boys and our sweet baby girl! I met my husband, Chris, before I even could drive---and yes, we are high school sweethearts! We got married in July 2006 and have moved all up and down the East Coast---although we are both originally from the good ole state of Iowa. After living in Washington, DC and the waterfront of Jersey City, NJ and the coastal town of Fairfield, CT and central suburban NJ (where I met Courtney!)...we are taking our next adventure in life living right outside Washington, DC for the next couple years while my husband has been appointed to an amazing fellowship opportunity with the government. One day we will finally settle, possibly, but until then I just take our life adventures one day at a time.
Aiden, my oldest son, was born in December 2008! He is my very imaginative, creative, and highly active little sweet boy. And less than two years later, we welcomed Andrew, my second sweet boy, in November 2010. He loves everything trucks, trains, cars, and transportation related! He is my feisty second child who just adores his older brother. We welcomed our daughter in March 2013 and she has been such a wonderful blessing to our family. Thankfully she got the memo that third children need to be "easy" as she is a happy, loving baby! On top of our ever-growing family, we have two dogs: Sheffield, our bichon frise, and Cobi, our shih-poo!
Before I had children, I was an elementary teacher where I was blessed to work with so many wonderful children. Right now, I am a stay at home to my three kids. I LOVE it---although it is no easy job! No day is ever the same and I can't ever predict what our day may consist of: park visits, lots of book reading, walks around the block, play dates with friends, library trips, and SO much more. With three little kids at home most of the day, I spend most of the day managing daily household tasks, playing more Legos and dolls, and reading Clifford and Curious George. Some days, I am lucky enough to sneak in a quick shower or check my email!
I LOVE being home with my kids, but most of my friends would describe me as a person who is most content when I am doing things. I love to run and exercise, as long as I have enough energy. I love to read, especially on a rainy Sunday afternoon. I love to do crafts---or at least attempt to! I love to decorate and organize, even our rental house (my mom loves when I comes to visit as I am her personal organizer!). I love some ridiculous television shows. Favorites right now include Top Chef, Downton Abbey, Revenge, and The Bachelor. I love to travel---most of our vacations involve visiting grandparents and extended family since we live far from everyone we know. I love spending time with friends for girls' nights out and any other excuse to take a few minutes away of being "mama"!
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