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Friday, November 12, 2010

Blog Friend Feature: Like Chatting With A Close Friend

You know when you are sitting down and chatting with a close girlfriend, you talk about a little of this and a little of that? It's rarely the same topics, but whatever it is, you love chatting with her? That's what this week's Blog Friend Feature's blog is like!

Meet Jayme of The Random Blogette!

I am still in shock and feel so honored that Shell asked me to be the Blog Friend Feature today. I may or may not have almost started crying when I read her e-mail asking me to be the BFF for today. I don't exactly remember when or how I found Shell, but I do remember the first time that she replied to one of my comments. It made me feel so special! Now I feel even more awesome because I am actually posting on HER blog! I think that deserves some Jazz Hands!

So since the name of this blog is " Things I Can't Say", I may as well talk about something that is hard for me to admit. It's not exactly something that I can't say, it is more like something that I do not like to admit.

Ok, here it is...I never wanted to have kids. There I said it! Phew! No really, I never did. I know that those of you who have read my blog before find it hard to believe, but it is true. I was way too wrapped up in myself to even imagine taking care of children.

When I was younger I would always say how I was never going to settle down and get married and have kids because life was too much fun. I didn't want to slow down at all. Unfortunately, I ended up getting into a lot of trouble..leaving college before I graduated and going into a deep depression because of everything. But you know how some people say that once you find your "soul mate" that everything will just feel right? (Or something like that...I am not good at remembering quotes from all of the partying that I used to do.) Well once I met my hubs, I just knew that I would be ok and that I wanted to have a family with him.

Lucky for me (or not lucky) he came with a kid. Instant family. Well, not exactly instant but you can read more about that here. As soon as we got married I wanted a baby and we both agreed. Well lucky us, we got pregnant on the first try. I had no idea. I figured that it would take a while. Yeah, not so much. So 8 months later we welcomed a beautiful baby girl.

I really just couldn't imagine my life any other way. I believe that there is a reason for everything and I believe that if my life would've been different early on I may not have met the hubs. I am also so thankful for finding out about blogging. I love being able to tell my story to others. It is nice to have others out there supporting me. I just wish I would've found about blogging sooner!

If you are interested in reading more about the Love Story of me and the hubs, here are the links!

It's A Love Story, Baby Just Say Yes

It's A Love Story Baby Just Say Yes-Part 2

It's A Love Story, Baby Just Say Yes-Part 3

It's A Love Story, Baby Just Say Yes-Part 4

It's A Love Story, Baby Just Say Yes-The Wedding

It's A Love Story, Baby Just Say Yes-The Birth Story

It's A Love Story, Baby Just Say Yes-The Final Chapter

I totally promise that my blog is not all about sunshine and rainbows and wow look at my kids. I am the Random Blogette because my blog is nothing but randomness. I hope that you enjoy it! And thanks Shell for featuring me today. I feel truly honored!

Leave Jayme some comment love here and then go follow her blog!

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Blogger Oka said...

I believe you. Mostly because, I am the same. I never wanted kids pre-husband. My Dad still teases the crap out of me about that.

November 12, 2010 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger The Random Blogette said...

Shell-Thanks you so much again for featuring me! Your little intro was so sweet! I feel the same way about you!

Oka- My mom still teases me today too! She likes to bring that up whenever I talk about wanting to have tons of kids...which will never happen though.

November 12, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Yay! Something to settle in and read this evening with wine, while The Coach is off coaching whatever sporting event he has tonight. Thanks for giving me something to look forward to.

November 12, 2010 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger anSeL said...


this is so sweet featuring a friend's blog.

I myself too cannot imagine being married and having kids.
but now I have 3 and a loving hubby, too!

You can never tell what's in the future.
God Bless!

November 12, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

I think a lot of people go through that, not wanting kids and then changing their mind. My MIL never wanted kids and I could never imagine her without kids now. She's such a loving person and she loves her grandkids with a passion.

November 12, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger singedwingangel said...

OH I love Jayme LOVE HER and her Jazz hands..She is so funny and I love her vlogs .

November 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Brittany Ciara said...

I love Jayme and need to visit more often! Am I the only young person who is dying for kids?! :P jk

I love this story though. xoxo to her and you, Shell!

Of to show her blog some love.

November 12, 2010 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

What a great feature! I love her blog!

November 12, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger One Cluttered Brain said...

Jayme is sweet!
I love her vlogs and her infectious smile!
Thanks for featuring her!
She IS a great blogger!

November 12, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

I never thought I'd be a mom, either. Ever. Like I didn't have that "ticking clock" or anything.


Who knew where i'd be today :P

November 12, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Lady Jennie said...

I'm so glad you managed to pull out of your depression and have such a happy ending. I went through a similar period too and got my happy ending, but it's not always that way.

November 12, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Lady Jennie said...

I'm so glad you managed to pull out of your depression and have such a happy ending. I went through a similar period too and got my happy ending, but it's not always that way.

November 12, 2010 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Lady Jennie said...

I'm so glad you managed to pull out of your depression and have such a happy ending. I went through a similar period too and got my happy ending, but it's not always that way.

November 12, 2010 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Love me some Random! Have a great weekend Shell.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

November 12, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I've went back and forth on the kids or no kids decision. Eventually I realized it was too big of a decision for me. That kind of thing is part of a master plan that get only small glimpses of.

November 12, 2010 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I always said I didn't want kids either. Then I met my husband, and we were definitely going to have kids. And, I hear ya on the "who knew it could happen right away" thing .... there went any doubts that were still lingering!

November 12, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger natalee said...


November 12, 2010 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

We just never know what God has planned for us, do we? So glad you found your soul mate!

November 12, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger purseblogger said...

I LOVE Jayme! She is so fun and a great friend.
While I knew I always wanted kids, it was also hard in the sense that Jayme speaks of. It's a HUGE commitment but something I'm so so grateful for. :)

November 12, 2010 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Mass Hole Mommy said...

1. I totally heart Jayme!!! XOXO!
2. Honestly, I never wanted kids either. Then one day - out of nowhere - the baby bug bit me, and hard. The next month I was knocked up and the rest is history!

November 12, 2010 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Karen Peterson said...

I think it's so funny how we can be so sure of how we feel about something, only to have our minds completely change later on. I've done that more times than I can count!

November 12, 2010 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger cornflakegirl74 said...

I love when things like this happen. The universe aligns and two of my favorites appear together? On the same blog? That is just all sorts of awesome :) Shell, thanks for featuring Jayme, and Jayme, thanks for a great guest post!

Never say never. I've learned this myself. And sometimes life's unexpected surprises turn out to be our biggest blessings. I'm so glad the road you are on now is not the one you had anticipated but it's the one that leaves you most fulfilled. That is such a beautiful thing, Jayme.

Off to read some of your earlier posts now--I want to hear how you met! Happy Friday, ya'll! :)

November 12, 2010 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Helena said...

Oh, she sounds awesome! It's funny how life sneaks up on your life that.

November 12, 2010 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

I love Jayme!!! :)

November 12, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the honesty in her writing. I am so glad you featured her.

November 12, 2010 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

Was the opposite. I wanted kids. Then once I had them , thought "why did I do this?" I love my three daughters and tell them all the time, and they are not regrets, but had I known that it was going to be such a rough life financially, that life would be a struggle to raise them and provide for them well not so sure I would have decided to have them. I tell my girls now, though you can never be 100% sure what life will hold and always leave yourself room to wiggle in , that I shall support the two out of three than have decided not to have kids, but if they change their minds I shall be a very proud Grandma!

November 12, 2010 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger MiMi said...

What the...??? Jayme! I had no clue you didn't want kids. WEIRD. lol

November 12, 2010 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

She sounds like a fun chic! Can't wait to read more!

November 12, 2010 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger amelie522 said...

Great BFF feature, Jayme! I think I would've cried if Shell asked me to write on her blog, too...and possibly done a high kick. At nine months pregnant, that would've been a sad and not-so-pretty sight. Anyway, I can completely empathize with the "not wanting kids" thing. I didn't know if I ever would, either. But my sweet papa, my soul mate, changed the world for me, too. Can't wait to read more! Congrats on your BFF feature!

November 13, 2010 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

She sounds great...off to check out her blog.

November 13, 2010 at 1:17 AM  
Anonymous dawn said...

Shell- thanks for stopping by my blog and I love the BFF post!
I also love your blog name... there are lots of things I can't say... or rather I can, but I shouldn't or wouldn't or , well, you get the picture.

November 13, 2010 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

Jayme is one of my loves!!

November 13, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Life has a funny way of working out the way its supposed to, even if its not what you thought you wanted!

November 13, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

How great that your life changed in such an unexpected way and worked out so well! I'm happy for you.

November 14, 2010 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Hutch said...

I've always wanted kids, just not sure about the husband part!

I love Jayme, she's one of my faves for sure! :)

November 15, 2010 at 4:36 PM  

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