Courtney. My eldest sister. She has been through thick and thin in her life. Even throughout her pregnancy I know there have been moments where it seemed like life couldn't get any harder. But she is strong and that alone makes her beautiful. I cannot wait to see her become a mother and raise a sweet little girl. You inspire me.
Pre having our baby child, Chad and I would peruse our local swap meet at least once a month. Its only a dollar to get in and even if you don't find any treasures sometimes its worth going just to people watch. Most of the time we leave empty handed and a good quarter of the time when we do find a "treasure" later on we look back thinking what was going through my mind that I would actually want to purchase this piece of junk?
Why is it that when you are on the hunt for something it all of a sudden doesn't exist in the world? No matter where you search or go no one has ever seen it or heard of it. And then when you decide that you've given up and you start hating it for its non existence….a week later you notice it everywhere!
When I go to the swap meet I try my hardest not to have expectations because I swear I never find anything when I want to.
Our lovely in-laws offered to watch our baby child this morning so we sluggishly (mostly me) dragged oursevles out of bed and took a trip to the swap meet.
Today we found a pair of binoculars, a few lavender incense sticks, mini rain boots for baby ace and an amazing 70's bike! My friends I think its safe to say we got some good treasures today!
How are ya? Its super nice to meet you! My name is Carlee and here are a few things about me. I have a wee baby child named Ace and a wonderful husband (ooo husband sounds so proper) named Chad. We have been married for four years and we are best of friends. I work as a dental assistant two days a week and he works as a maintenance man for our local ambulance company. We both dream of other careers that involve us staying home being total hippies growing our own food and surviving off "the land." We are broke. We don't own a home. We don't drive fancy cars. We don't own nice things. We are happy. We love each other. Thats what counts.
Im 23 years old having a quarter life crisis trying to find my identity in this mess of a social media situation. I want to be everyone and yet I want to be no one. I drool over images on pinterest that make my life seem ridiculously boring. I struggle with being sarcastic and moody and I struggle being empathetic towards others. I am not perfect. But I try my darndest to be the best that I can. I am always working on improving on myself both inside, and out. Because past the beautiful brown leather booties, gorgeous long locks and tight skinny jeans that we all crave to have the thing I want the most is simply to be… Pretty Minded.
This is a glimpse into my life. Welcome.