Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Show & Tell Tuesday (My First One!) January 5, 2016: Intro and Resolution

I am excited to partake in my first Show & Tell Tuesday
Linking Up with ANDREA

Hi!  I am Holly! I am a 42 year old wife, mom and stepmom.
I am a career woman, an avid volunteer, and lover of all things Catholic and Jesus.
My guilty pleasures include wine, Lilly Pulitzer, Netflix, Coffee and Chocolate.

I was born in Winchester, MA, a suburb just North of Boston and
I have lived in New England my entire life!

I was my parent's first child


A few years later, my brother Matt came along...I was none to pleased then ;)

but I got used to him pretty quickly and loved his company!
We became a family of 4
We loved growing up in Stoneham...Halloween was the best time of year...we had the best neighborhood!
My brother played sports and I danced.  I even participated in the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker for 4 years...a dream come true

This pic is our family much more recently

Before 8th grade, we moved to Andover
It is there that my brother and I graduated high school
My favorite part of high school was cheering; I loved being Captain of the Varsity Football Cheer Team
and winning Homecoming Queen my senior year of high school was a highlight for a kid like me who was mostly ignored in high school

I went on to UMASS Dartmouth (see?  not far and still in New England...and close to the beach I may add).  Being at UMD were some of the best years of my life...until I met my now husband Rob.
I met him in a bar....sounds cheesy right?  He was the lead singer in a band and it was love at first site

We married on August 14, 2014

We became an instant family.  Rob had three kids so I immediately became a wife and a stepmom at the same time
It's just as hard as they say; We needed each other and loved each other but the first 10 years were TOUGH
Over the years, I learned, though, we were brought together for a reason and I am exactly where I should be.

I jumped in with both feet!  I got involved and did the best I could.
I actually became the PTA President and won Best PTA in NH during my second year!  That was another highlight of my life :)

When our first baby Diana Mary was born, on August 24, 2008, something magical happened
She became the glue that held us all together
We moved into our dream home during the Summer of 2012....we LOVE our town and our community
Though it has grown quite a bit, there are so many wonderful things about living here
 We've been able to make some quality friends here too....just blessed

 A few years later, our family was complete when we welcomed Baby Eva! (April 24, 2014)

The little ones keep us very busy nowadays.  The older ones are grown (Kayla is now 26, Ally is now 22 and Zach is now 20- he is the youngest of my stepchildren and he his a junior in college and lives with us much of the time).  Life is crazy good and we thank God every day for our blessings

My hubby sells software for an amazing company and is blessed with being able to work remotely
I am an HR Consultant and love working with different clients.  My chosen profession also allows me to work remotely much of the time.  We work our schedules around each other and have found that we are much more present for the kids...and that is...wonderful

In addition to working, I enjoy coaching cheer, blogging and trying new recipes.  I am good at cooking but need to get better at baking....my friends and family think I should have been an event planner.  I do enjoy putting together parties and celebrations...and they always have a theme :)

So this is my life, in a nutshell....can't wait to read all about you!

and My Resolution for 2016 is to
Continue to have faith....minimize anxiety and be grateful for every day


Cait said...

so glad to have met you! this is such a great post! hope you check my blog out as well!

Regine Karpel said...

Love this

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