Hi, I’m Brandi. Those who love me simply call me, B. I’m 31 and frequently act like I’m 21. I’m a wife, mom, Aggie, budding entrepreneur (I think? Maybe?) and photography hobbyist. Those last 2 are not related. We make our home in the great state of Texas. We own no horses or cows. We even have electricity, running water and indoor plumbing. But we do have 3 dogs and I commonly refer to this place as a zoo. I find myself spending more and more time wearing my cowboy boots. I love country music, classic rock and disco. The rest of it could die away and I’d never know. I love ellipses and think they’re under-used so I try to make up for it here…I rarely make my bed, never put my shoes away and cannot keep my bedroom clean to save my life. The rest of my house isn’t so bad, but my room is always a disaster. I think the Mayans got it wrong. I have a strong aversion towards posting pictures of myself or my children here, but I’m working on it. I love to cook but hate to bake even though I own a fancy schmancy pink Kitchen Aid mixer. It’s used approximately 3.2 times a year. I hate facebook but can’t seem to delete my account and login to check my newsfeed about 874 times per day. I love Twitter. I’m addicted to Louis Vuitton handbags, I buy expensive jeans, never leave home without my Chanel sunglasses and own a few pair of pricey shoes. Everything else is from the clearance rack at Target or Old Navy and I frequent Ross and Marshalls when I go shopping; I’m a walking contradiction. I’m afraid of snakes and think I see them everywhere. I’m always on the lookout. I love a good dirty gin martini, my husband’s frozen margaritas and I drink cheap wine. I’d marry my husband all over again if only for his margarita making ability. And for his footrubs. I think I’m funny. I’m married to my soul-mate, best friend and partner in crime. We’ve been together since high school. We believe in a debt-free life and we stick to a line-item budget every month. The only debt we currently have is our mortgage. I am unapologetically honest in my writings. I do not intend to be offensive, but I use this blog as a journal for my true and brutally honest feelings. Nobody in my real life, except my husband, knows this blog exists.
My husband and I have 4 (?!) daughters. A, Megyn, Whitney and Baby C. Megyn and Whitney are our identical twin daughters that were still-born at 19 weeks. That experience is what prompted this blog. You can read their story by clicking the links at the top of the page or on the right-hand side. I still reference them often as that experience has forever changed the course of my life. It still affects me greatly. I will never get over it, what happened to them will never be ok, but I’m learning to move past it and live with the experience.
Welcome! I’m glad you’re here and I hope you like what you see. Hopefully you’ll stick around for a while and visit often. Come along on this journey with me. I’m curious to see where I end up.
The Cast of Characters
The Hubs – My former traveling now self-employed (because we’re crazy) husband. My (much) better half, high-school sweetheart, my ol’ ball and chain. Maker of margaritas, giver of footrubs. An entrepreneuer and blogger in his own right. See what he’s up to here.
A – Our 3-year-old daughter born in February of 2009. She rocked my world when she was born. I soooooo wasn’t prepared for what parenthood was actually like and I’ve been gliding through life on a HUGE learning curve ever since. I eat my words about children and parenting on an almost daily basis. I’ve decided to be less judgmental.
The Twins – Our identical twin daughters, Megyn and Whitney. Shocked doesn’t begin to describe our feelings when the doctor said twins. Heartbroken doesn’t begin to describe our feelings about their death. Their story is well chronicled at the top and right-hand side of the page.
Baby C – Our 4th daughter, born in March 2012. She’s a wonderful baby. Sleeping a bunch, rarely crying, generally happy and content. She seems to love bows, the color pink, tutus and has stopped spitting up on the dresses I put on her. She (so far) has no interest in the extraordinary amount of blocks, cars, sports equipment and dinosaurs we have around here.
Julian – My sexy new boyfriend. No one is allowed to touch him except me. Same goes for the Hubs. Julian is a Canon 7D. He has lots of buttons and dials and a big LCD screen. I pined for him. I’m in love.
The Beasts – Our 3 dogs. Independently they’re known as Maggie, Bubba and Goose. And a few other names too. They make me crazy every day. But I love them completely. Get to know them on a deep, intimate level here.