Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hailey Who?

MckMama did this a few weeks ago. I thought I would copy her idea for any new readers that I may have. Plus, this gives you old readers the chance to know a little more about me.


In early spring, 1985, I was born. The best birthday present my Dad has ever received. My parents named me Hailey Brianna. Ronald Reagan was president and New Coke was released. The Discovery Channel was launched in the US, the wreckage of the R.M.S. Titanic was found and Tetris was all the rage.

In the spring of 1989, at the age of four, I fell on the mary-go-round and busted my two front teeth out. I had fake teeth and thought it was super cool.

The fall of 1990 brought a lot of firsts. My first day of Kindergarten, my first best friend, my first time eating a crayon and my baby sister was born. I was almost 6 and didn't pay her much attention. I remember that she was fat, had dimples everywhere, had a knot of the top of her head, crossed eyes, and smelled funny. Soon after the birth of my sister, I got my first boyfriend. We "went out" until the summer of 1995. What can I say? We were committed.

In May of 1995, Full House premiers its final episode. I cried.

The summer of 1997, I woke up at the beach with huge blisters on my chest. First and only time I've ever had sun poison. It was sun poison at its best. Princess Diana also died that year.

Fall 1999. Hurricane Dennis hits NC bringing up to 15 inches of rain. Shortly after, NC was hit by Hurricane Floyd (the biggest hurricane in my lifetime) which brought over 19-inches. Four week later, Hurricane Irene brought 6 more inches of rain. (Click here is see Hurricane Floyd in the exact same position as Hurricane Andrew. They also had almost identical intensities. Floyd was just ginormous.) These hurricanes (especially Floyd) brought hot, long, powerless days. Floyd is also held accountable for 35 deaths in NC. We were out of school for a long time.

The fall of 1999, also brought my first year of high school.

I noticed Ryan for the first time in the Summer of 2000. "I'm totally going to marry him," I said. I had on a terribly ugly purple, green and blue string bikini. I had a flat, unstretched stomach. I could do a mean backflip off the high dive.

2001 was when I started dating Ryan. I got my license that year but couldn't drive my car because I got caught skipping school. I thought it was the end of the world.

I graduated in 2003 and moved to Wilmington, NC in June. I learned what it was like to live on my own. It sucked. I cried. I ended up coming home from Wilmington after a year of eating oodles of noodles, and missing my family and my boyfriend.

November 2004- I voted in my first presidential election.

The year 2006 was the year of my lucky number 21. I turned 21 years old. Ryan and I got married on the 21st. We found out that Caroline was a girl on the 21st and I was 21 weeks. I had Caroline on the 21st. Told you. It was the year of 21.

In the fall of 2008, I got really sick while pregnant with Emma. I thought it was a stomach bug. Little did I know that my body was slowly shutting down because it thought my baby was a parasite and could not get rid of it. After terrible, awful, horrible headaches, terrible medicines and going blind for a short time, Emma bug was born. It was September 26th.

Fall 2009. Today I am a wife to my best friend and mother to two of the most beautiful girls in the world. Caroline is three and looks just like her Daddy. She is full of life and never sleeps. She is into everything and markers are her writing utensil of choice. Emma is almost a year old {will be Saturday} and has a fabulous sleep schedule. She looks just like her Mom and goes by the name Bug or Buggy. She loves pizza and loves to blow kisses.


Krystyn said...

What a fun post.

And, how did I not realize HOW young you are? It's crazy to think of people starting high school when I was done and they have families!!

I'm so glad everything worked out with Emma...I know it was scary there for a while!

Anonymous said...

Cute! That was crazy about all the 21's! Cute post!

Kari said...

Very cool, Hailey! I loved it! The 21 thing WAS freaky!

Jamie said...

I loved that post! I never knew you lived in Wilmington for a bit! And 21 is def. your lucky number!