Tuesday, May 30, 2017

hey there! thanks for stopping by!

Starting a blog has been on my to do list for quite some time and I'm finally feeling a little settled in life. This is the perfect way for me to document our everyday life, adventures, and interests. It's all happening so fast and I don't want to forget a thing!! 

So first things first, I'm Lizzie--new blogger, camera mama, and shopaholic! I seriously LOVE to shop--I just CANNOT STOP! I am married to the dude of my dreams, Tom Brown, known to most by full name, and girl mama to my little monsters, Matilda & Betsy. Our current life is spent at the beach, playing dress up, Disney and princess everything, and trying to find every super cool photo op out there! 

Both my husband and I were born and raised in Philadelphia and met while I was still in high school. We started dating in 2004, which just feels like a life time ago! Tom decided to join the Navy in 2011 and I was more than supportive, I was so excited!! He proposed in the middle of Rittenhouse Square in Center City Philly a month before leaving for boot camp. Sending him daily love letters made me feel like we went back in time, it was pretty damn romantic! I left my job as an assistant teacher in a toddler Montessori classroom to follow him wherever the Navy would lead us.

We got married October 5, 2013 in Salem, MA with all of our closest family and friends there to celebrate. It was hands down the best wedding ever, I may be biased, but seriously-- BEST WEDDING EVER!! A destination wedding was never something I imagined doing but having more than one day with everyone was just so amazing! We spent a whole week in Salem preparing and touring and enjoying the best place to be in October! Ahh, just take me back!

photo by Amie Schroeder

And just as we completed one chapter we moved right onto another! On August 5, 2014 we welcomed our first baby, Matilda Elizabeth, into our family. Being a mom was something I wanted for as long as I can remember and she was just so perfect! Tom's career in the Navy provided for me to stay home with my sweet little monster and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world that my husband has made that possible. I truly feel that this is what I was born to do! 

photo by Anne Weston
Shortly after Matilda was born we already started thinking about adding to our little family. We knew we wanted them close in age and with a deployment coming up we figured we'd just go for it!! So on my 29th birthday, when Matilda was just six months old, we found out we were growing! 

photo by Photography by hn

Betsy Brown made us a family of four on October 20, 2015! She was the prettiest baby I had ever seen and the absolute easiest labor I had ever heard of! Just two pushes and there she was, changing our world and doubling the size of our hearts. Everything about her was just perfect! 

photo by Anne Weston
Life with these darling monsters is messy and crazy and overflowing
with girl drama, but it is so fulfilling and fun and amazing. Add the challenges of military life to all that and it's just crazytown! So here is where I plan to document all of that which just makes this stage of life so hard but so magnificent all at the same time. I've waited my whole life to be a mama and I plan to savor ever ounce of this!

So I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit about us-- check back soon for some of our daily adventures and more about the Browns!