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On Sara: Boots // Jeans // Top

On Chloe: Boots

On Ryan: Shoes // Top

For those of you new to the blog, I’m Sara, and I am a Nutritionist turned Kindergarten teacher. I have a passion for health and fitness but I am only human. French fries are my vice, and “no fry left behind” is my motto. I’m such a nerd. Seriously, such a nerd.

I live in a Western suburb of chicago with my husband and our two kids, Chloe (3 1/2) and Ryan (1 1/2). They are both January babies, and almost exactly two years apart. We also have a cat that I despise.

My husband is Dean, and he works in Chicago for a Freight Brokerage Company. We have known each other for almost 11 years, and I still have no clue what he does all day. All I know is that sometimes he has to travel, and I get to be a solo parent.

Dean and I met looong ago at a bar called Schoolyard in Chicago on a random Sunday. It was a time in my life when I was still fun. 😉 Dean is the funniest person you will ever meet, has 134,568,971 friends, and is always the life of the party. BUT it took a little while for me to warm up to him. Fun Fact – I thought Dean was incredibly obnoxious when I first met him. Haha.

Anywho, our relationship has been pretty text book – we dated for about four years, were engaged for one, and have been married for five. Dean is still the person that I want to talk to at the end of each day, makes me laugh harder than anyone else, and is my best friend. But yes, he drives me crazy sometimes. 😉

I got pregnant with Chloe one year after we had been married. She entered this world fast and furious. Literally, labor with her was about two hours. When we got to the hospital after my water broke, I was eight centimeters dialated and having NO contractions. But in true Chloe fashion, she decided she wanted out, feet first, so I was rushed into a very quick c-section. And of course, she was the “sassiest” baby in the hospital, or so we were told. Chloe is now the definition of “threenager”. She loves to lock herself in her room with her iPad, and frequently tells me to “leave her alone”. I am absolutely dreading the teenage years. But, full disclaimer, I couldn’t love her more!

Ryan came exactly two years later. I actually wrote a previous post about Ryan’s birth. He quickly became my little bubba. He is my love and my heart, and the snuggliest boy there ever was. He is such a momma’s boy, always asking for more kisses. He is also the wildest thing there ever was. He has no qualms about throwing himself off the top of the staircase or summersaulting off the couch. My boy, you keep my anxiety levels high and the Xanax flowing.

Dean and I have been very blessed in the in-law department. We are very fortunate that our families get along so well. It makes holidays just that much more fun, and immensely less stressful. No driving from house to house, we just simply celebrate together.

Currently, we are working each day to make the best lives for our kids. We are taking it day by day because, as you know if you have children, life can get pretty complicated.  We have our sights set on our dream home, and we hope to be in it by the time Chloe starts Kindergarten. Upon doing so, I will also promptly get a Golden Retriever.

I hope this post helped you to get to know my family and I a little better. Any questions? I’d love to hear them!

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