9.25.2012

Hi, my name is Megan. {Part 1}

I decided to do a little memoir about myself, to give you an idea of who I am.

I was born March 23, 1981. I ALWAYS meet people who share my birthday, it was a popular day to give birth I guess :)


I am the oldest of 4, I guess my Mom was bored in the 80's so she just kept having kids. I tried to tell her she could have stopped with perfection, but life sure is different as an only child {just ask my husband!}


I have 2 brothers who were born in 82 and 83 and a sister who was born in 88. 
Being so close in age lead to a lot of sibling rivalry, which is why I chose not to have my own kids so close in age. 

My teenage years were not fun, for me or my parents. I was headstrong and a little too independent for my own good. 
Please God, let me not be paid back for that through my own children!

After high school I did not want to go to college, I think the main reason was that I really didn't have a burning desire to work in a certain field, so indecisiveness lead to not doing it at all.



I was a party girl and I was having fun, then I meet a douche bag. 
I dated this jerk for a year or two and it was pretty much the worst idea ever.
I was young, I thought it was love. He was abusive, mentally and physically. 
I THANK GOD everyday that I got out of that relationship and for once in my life listened to my Mom when she told me that girls who pick these kind of guys usually keep picking them.

A few months later I was bartending at a pool hall in Dallas and this guy asks me out and of course I said no, I had a rule about dating anyone I met at the bar. He wore me down, mostly because he really seemed like a really nice guy and we started dating. 
He took me to see Bedazzled {worst movie ever!} on our first date, so it was a good thing he was a good kisser :)

I was 20.


We started dating in 2001.
We had a lot of ups and downs, not so much with each other as with me and my, let's call it, 'craziness'. 


He stuck by me no matter what, he really is one amazing guy {shhh don't tell him though, he already has a giant ego}

In 2004 I got a job with a beauty retailer and I LOVED it!


I was there for several years, working my way up the management ladder.
I also took classes at community college, but it got to be too much with work, so I once again stopped going to school.

We also bought a house in 2004.


In 2006 we decided to get married, there was no big proposal, things just kinda fell into place. I worked with a girl who got me an amazing deal on my amazing ring :)


After the amazing ring, Mom decided to give me an amazing wedding.  I was working a lot and really let her plan IT ALL.  I picked out my dress and stuff, but she did all the hard work, which was fine by me.
It was a FUN wedding, if you know me in real life you know I'm always a good time at any party :)

August 4, 2007.


Did I mention that my husband got laid off the week before the wedding? 
He works in the tech field and things were not good around this time, luckily he received a severance package.  He loved getting to stay home for a few weeks and play video games in between job hunting. 
We shall just call this his 'guy maternity leave'. 

One day I decided to have a baby and BAM I was pregnant the next month.

April 4, 2009 Miss Madison was born via C-section {I went into labor while shopping at a flea market!}



While I was pregnant I stopped working and after being bored at home for a few weeks, decided to go back to school.
This was not an easy decision for us, my husband really did NOT want to live on 1 paycheck. He is a saver, while I am not, BUT this was the best idea long term for our family.


To be continued....

25 comments:

  1. What a good idea. I love knowing more about the bloggers I follow!

    Looking forward to more!

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  2. Thanks for sharing, Megan! I've read your posts about you going to school and I think it's great. I just recently finished up my Masters last week. It's a lot of work to have a job and be a mom but it's worth it in the end. Being at SAHM and having school work I'm sure is a challenge :) Megan

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  3. oh, I love this! You're house is so pretty and your rings are banging! Can't wait for more. xxx

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  4. i love this! i love getting to know you better! and i still love your lust for life. :)

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  5. Love this, can't wait to hear more! I had my son in March 2009, so our little ones are very close in age! :)

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  6. Love the backstory and seeing the old pics. And were those tequila shots in your wedding pic? Looks like it was a great party!

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  7. I love this post! Glad to learn more about one of my favorite bloggers. :-]

    {I went into labor while shopping at a flea market!}

    Hilarious!

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  8. Aww, I love this!!! You have such a cute house! & Miss M is soooo tiny in that picture! Can't wait to read the other parts.

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  9. I'm such a corn dog I looooove hearing how we met stories!! And I can't help but notice the pic with the cowboy hat you look just like Chelsea handler! Adorable you and your family.

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  10. Love hearing your story:) Can't wait to read more.

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  11. I literally laughed out loud at your wild party girl picture- I was that girl for a hot minute! Love hearing about how you and your husband met, such a cheese ball! Hope you're having a great day!

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  12. Woohoo! Great story and great pics! Can't wait for part 2!

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  13. I love that you wrote this! I am a fairly new follwer and I didn't know all that much about you yet, so I love reading this story! I cannot wait until the rest of the story comes!

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  14. Ooooh, fun! I love seeing all those old pictures of you :) I share your b-day (3/23/79)! Can't wait for part 2.

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  15. Wow!! You have lost much grande weight-o. :) Wow! And I love your house... nothing like a ranch house on a big piece of land.

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  16. I love this idea and getting to know you better :)

    I was a CRAZY teenager and young adult too and I know paybacks are going to be hell with my daughter.

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  17. I can't wait for part two of this!

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  18. that pic of your little one is soooo cute! :)

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  19. Thanks for sharing! I always like to read backgrounds on people whose blogs I like. :)

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  20. I'm loving it! Can't wait for Part II!

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  21. We are anniversary twins! Doesn't seem like it's been almost 6 years. Your reception was probably more fun than mine though, stupid me picked a reception hall with NO air conditioning on the hottest day of the year! :)

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  22. OMG Love it. While I was reading my daughter saw your wedding picture. She asked if you were a princess. I said yes!! Then she asked if that was you prince charming. I told her that I was pretty sure. She is almost 3 and obsessed with Princesses.

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  23. We have the same wedding anniversary :)

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