Monday, April 16, 2012

welcome to babyberry

After watching my blog friends Natalie, Katie, and Megan join up for the UBP, I could no longer resist the urge to meet and mingle with other mommies in the blog world! :)

Hi all! I'm Emily. Mommy to Brynn and furbaby, Ozzie. Wife to Allen.

 I started this blog when I was 13 weeks pregnant with our little B, in an effort to keep our family and friends in-the-loop... And also to avoid making a million phone calls after every appointment. At that time, I was a full-time {plus some} respiratory therapist in the PICU at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. A job that was, and will forever be, my dream job...
{PS I miss you guys!}

 When B was 2 months old, we made a life-altering decision to move from our comfy lives in Indianapolis all the way back to Southern Indiana {a form of time-traveling, if you will...}, to spend our days closer to our families. We broke the news to everyone, and thought we were going to make the transition slowly, but LIFE had a very different plan. As we were making the 4-hour drive between the two locations over the holidays,  Allen received a call that would rock our world... And a job offer that we couldn't refuse!

We were given 90 days to sell our house and MOVE to Southern Indiana... We did it in 60.
{except for the "sell our house" part-- we're still the proud owners of a house we don't live in}

bye-bye Indy!


Well, we are a completely different version of the family that we once envisioned... We now live in a quaint little town- the kind with less than 900 people- in a house that is over a hundred years old, which has been in my family for five generations-- And there are always "surprises" around every corner! I gave up my love of pediatrics to stay at home with B, and I'm loving it far more than I ever could have imagined! :)
The transition from Big City workaholic to this small town was difficult at first, but sharing our stories of renovations, DIY crafting, and toddlerhood helped open my eyes to all of the possibilities... And opened my heart to some very special mommies in the blog world! :)

We love our unpredictable life! Whether we are spending time with our families and friends, renovating the house, or just trying to take in every precious moment while our girl grows up at lightning speed... We are always ready for our next adventure!

welcome to babyberry!


Natalie said...

So happy that you joined the party! They will love you and your sweet family like I do! :)

Tami said...

I found your blog trough the blog party and I'm so glad I did! It was neat to read about your transition to a stay-at-home and life in a small town. I look forward to reading more!

Sara said...

Love this post! So glad to find your blog - what a great story. And your little one is just adorable!

Kimberly Owen said...

You family is too cute for words, like th kind you see on billboards. lol .. I love your blog story and I look forward to keeping up. If you have time stop by my own blog party at

Brandy said...

Beautiful post! I'm so glad I found your blog.

Jen said...

I bet with a house over 100 years old you and your hubby have become quite the DIYers. Good for you!Love the blog. Your daughter is adorable.

Eschelle said...

wow your town and house must be completely incredible to live in!!! Happy to have found you via UBP I am a new follower!! I mean how could i not!!?!?!