Welcome, loyal readers of Divorced Before 30! I named this blog emmasota because, well, my name is Emma and I live in Minnesota. Original, right?
So, where did we leave off? On July 3, 2008, I found out that I was pregnant. Josh was unemployed and wouldn’t you know, that’s when my reproductive system decided to get on board. There’s a lot to tell about what happened in the subsequent nine months, but I’m going to fast forward to right now.
Right now, I’m sitting on the couch next to Josh, my husband. I just ate my second piece of peach pie of the day—the first was for breakfast—and I didn’t quite get around to showering today. It’s been one of those delightful holidays where we did, oh, pretty much nothing of consequence.
We took our darling girl, Linnea (Linn-ay-ah, affectionally known as Linnie Lou), to the park this morning. She’s really into collecting leaves and practicing her running these days. She’s also stringing together words into fun little phrases, like “Eat, mama,” and “I want boppy,” which is her pet name for any number of pacifiers that are floating around our house.
So, aside from the park, we spent our day dabbling in our respective kitchens. Josh brewed up a batch up kinderweisse—um, I don’t speak German, but that sounds like “beer for children”—in our downstairs kitchen, while I made an autumn-worthy soup upstairs. Frankly, it’s been somewhat of a gluttonous weekend, but I’m not complaining. I went to the MN State Fair on Saturday, and Josh and I went out for tapas last night. My in-laws came to babysit, and Josh’s mom, Rose, brought over the aforementioned peach pie.
Josh and I have a pretty great setup. We regularly see both sets of our parents, all of whom Linnea adores. All six of our siblings still live in the Twin Cities metro area, and we are now the proud aunt and uncle of five nephews. I’m sure I’ll elaborate in a future post about our daycare situation, but in sum, Linnea is lucky enough to spend her days with her two grandmas and her cousins.
Clearly, things have worked out extremely well for me in the four years since my first marriage ended. I’m excited to share more of my ongoing journey with you here at emmasota. This blog will continue to explore relationships, and I have tons of fresh material on parenting and writing as well. While I’m working on my book this fall, my posts will usually be limited to once a week.
I would love it if you would help me get emmasota off the ground. A great place to start is to “like” it on Facebook (there’s a box to click on the right sidebar). Or, you can find me on twitter. Until next week!