I have never participated in a blog hop before so be kind if this isn't the "correct" way to do one of these thingys. I'm relatively new to the blogging world, and I thought this could be a good way to get out there and (cyberly) meet other people who do the same thing I do every day - write about their lives and how they deal with it all. So come on in and read a little bit out me. Be sure to leave a comment with your blog so I can do the same. :-)
Hi. Hello! My name is Lauren and I am the mistress of Young But Not (Completely) Dumb. I started this blog back in June 2010 while I was in my hometown, frustrated with life that my civilian friends couldn't understand my military lifestyle. I needed a place to vent and let my thoughts be heard so that someone out there could understand what I'm going through. Over time this blog developed into a way to keep our family updated on our lives while we're far from home, and to keep me from going insane.
I am a young Marine wife. My husband and I were married straight after he graduated boot camp in December 2006. I was seventeen years old. Yes you read that right. I was a baby.
Fast forward to now: Ethan and I have been married for four years. We've had our ups and down, but we've made it through this crazy life with a few bumps and bruises, but still together and happier than ever. We have a two year old little Monster (also known as Aiden) that is the center of our world. We plan on adding another addition to the family sometime as early as this summer, but we'll see how that goes.
We are deployment survivors! Ethan has been to Afghanistan once, but he has re-enlisted into EOD (for those of you not military, think of The Hurtlocker on a much less Hollywood scale) so we are going to be dealing with deployments a lot in the future. EOD school is in Florida so in about a month we will be moving down there to start the next chapter in the military section of our life.
I'm a southern girl: Texas-born and Tennessee-raised. I'm really into photography, but I don't consider myself a photographer at all. I am a vegetarian, and I share my recipes often. I'm a stay at home wife and mom...for now.
While most girls my age are studying for finals and worrying about who they're going to the club with this weekend, I'm making this crazy military life work for us. I've lived through a lot and I'm learning each day what it is to be strong and creative with the hand we're dealt. I may be young, but I'm not (completely) dumb.