I did it. I pressed enter to become the owner of Multiplying Michie. Now, the million dollar question–what to write about first?
Three months from 30, married and a mom of 1, I am currently sitting here at 5:00pm on a Monday evening sipping yet another cup of coffee. Having always had an interest in reading and writing, I finally quit ignoring the little voice in the back of my head telling me for the last year to start a blog. Well, here I am!
This is my story of marriage and motherhood, thus Multiplying Michie. I am excited to share with you our journey to fill the chapters of our life including all things baby, travel (especially to Disney!) and food (because being a mom has me motivated to be a little more ambitious in the kitchen).
My husband, Brad, and I met in the fall of 2007 as sophomores at Georgia Southern University. We had mutual friends between his roommate and me being on the swim team. Insert typical college story: Seven swimmers walk into a party…and it was pretty much love at first beer pong ball toss. From there we dated throughout the duration of our college careers and got engaged during the spring semester of our senior year. Georgia Southern University is located in Statesboro, GA, about 45 minutes west of Savannah. Brad decided to take me on a day trip to Savannah so that we could do some shopping (let’s just say the shopping is limited in Statesboro; the mall is nicknamed ‘the small’ if that gives you any idea) and eat dinner Lady & Sons, Paula Deen’s restaurant. One southern feast fit for Thanksgiving later, Brad decided we should walk it off down River Street. We walked past the tourist shops and restaurants to the part that becomes just a walkway of brick pavers lined with street lamps along with the water. Dreaming yet again of where we saw ourselves in 5 years, Brad stopped and asked me to pull out my camera so we could take a picture. The lights on the bridge did make for a pretty backdrop! I kept feeling around for the camera but couldn’t find it. [Let’s be honest, my purse becomes a black hole about a week into use no matter how many times I clean it out.] So I opened it wider to take a peek just to see a white box! I pulled it out, Brad took it from my hand as my jaw started to drop, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Both hands immediately went to my mouth as I nodded yes. Brad to this day still gives me a hard time about never actually saying ‘yes’. Remember the camera? Me neither at this point. Needless to say we forgot to take a picture otherwise I’d share it.
On Saturday, March 26, 2011 we were married. It was a blur of a day. It was raining (good luck!) and I enjoyed a bridal luncheon with friends and family at the hotel before heading to the church. By mid-afternoon, the church was filling up and we were on schedule for me to walk down the aisle at 4:30pm. I’ll never forget the feeling of being in the bridal suite with all of my bridesmaids one minute and then the next minute I was all by myself before walking out to wait with my dad. It was go time! I don’t remember much after the doors to the sanctuary opened other than tripping up the stairs of the stage once my dad handed me over to Brad. Oops! We were pronounced husband and wife just before 5:00pm–I was a Michie.
Fast forward almost 7 years and we are happily married. In that span of time we moved to GA, lived in an apartment that resulted in Brad’s truck being stolen (story for another day!), the loss of our ‘love puppy’ from college, our first home in Leesburg, GA, adopting two dogs, a move to Columbia, SC and the latest milestone…Multiplying Michie. On Thursday, January 19, 2017, we traded silent nights for a bundle of joy when we welcomed baby Laney into the world. This time of our lives is truly magical.
Someday, when the pages of my life end, you will be one of its most beautiful chapters.