After much thought and not a lot of preparation, Cardigans, Coffee, and Crumbs (or CCC) is here!
Because this is my first blog, I thought I would introduce myself; even though the only people who are going to read this are people who already know me. I'm realistic enough to know that bloggers don't achieve overnight success, if any success at all. But I love to write; it's my thing. So, I thought I would enter the blogging world for fun.
I've been asked "what is your blogging theme?" several times over the past few days. Honestly, I had some trouble with this. I love Jesus, but I'm no Bible scholar. I love my family, but I'm not a licensed counselor. I love cooking and DIY, but I'm certainly no Martha! So, instead, I've decided to write not as an expert in any one area, but as the train wreck that I am. The girl who makes Jesus shake his head, the wife who (rarely!) burns dinner, and the mom who doesn't always get it right. Some crafts and DIY projects will probably be thrown in as well. Because who doesn't love DIY?!
So, the most important things about me:
First and foremost, I'm a child of the Living God! I believe Jesus died for my sins (yours, too!), and that he will return for us one day.
I've been married to my husband (who is still deciding on his catchy blog name) for twelve years. Most of those years have been downright fantastic.
I have three children: Mak is ten, P is eight, and G is three. Like our new pastor told me yesterday: "Having three kids is like having eighteen." I don't think I've ever heard a truer statement. But, they don't eat much, flush the toilet most of the time, and don't question the fact that I wear yoga pants four days a week, so I'll keep them.
I am originally from the sprawling Metropolis of Lewiston, Idaho. Most of my family is still in the area, and I love going back to visit. No, I did not grow up on a potato farm. I'm not even certain that I've actually seen a potato farm.
While I love Idaho and happily claim it as my home state, I am a North Carolina Tar Heel. I graduated in 2011 with a degree in Elementary Education. I know my daddy was proud that day, but he might have been slightly more excited that he got to walk on the court at the Dean Dome. He loves that place almost as much as I do.
I'm a teacher. After graduating from Carolina, I taught first and third grade in Tennessee. I miss the hugs, the toothless smiles, and listening to kids decoding words. I do not miss grading papers instead of watching Downton Abbey.
So, there's a little bit about me! I'm a pretty simple girl, living the crazy life God blessed her with.
If you've made it this far, I love you for sticking it out. Come back again!