I’ve debated starting a blog to chronicle my life, more so now that my husband and I are expecting our first child to arrive this August. I’ve enjoyed reading my friends’ blogs over the years, particularly those who have journaled about their pregnancies and early stages of parenthood. I also know that to some, starting a blog as a Southern, Christian mama is a bit of a cliché.

I’ve decided that I’m ok with cliché’s. I want to document this time in my life, I want to share sweet pictures and memories with my family who live in different states, and I want Baby Sledge to have something to look back on one day when it’s hard to imagine his or her mama as a twenty-something starting an exciting new adventure in life. I hope you’ll read if you’re interested, laugh when life is silly, pray when life is serious, and overlook the moments of weakness when I may not say the right thing or our lifestyle decisions may diverge. It’s my hope that this blog will encourage me to diligently look for the sweet blessings each week, and hopefully the words will encourage you along the way.

A little about me:

I am 28 years old and proud of it. When I turned 26 and 27, I was panicked that 30 seemed right around the corner. I’ve since been told that people tend to mellow with age, so I say bring on the next decade. I could use some mellowing.

I am the wife of an amazing husband, Micah. He’s a very creative artist and UI/UX designer, quite the funny guy once you get to know him, and the calm half of our marriage. He packs my lunches, carpools with me each day even though my DJ skills often lead us to The Bangles, and brings me chocolate when he picks me up after work. He is a godly man, and I am thankful that he chose me to be his wife. What a lovely blessing from above.

I am a Christian and attend a rather artistic church in Nashville full of loving, forgiving people, with hearts for service. If you’d ever like to join me for fellowship, please let me know. I would love to bring a new friend to church or home group or a potluck or wherever you feel comfortable plugging in.

I am a dog mama to an energetic Australian Shepherd mix named Presley. Yes, the rescue shelter who took care of him for six months named him after Elvis. It’s a great name for the cute, freckled pup. His full name, after three-and-a-half years of life with the Sledges, is Presley Jermaine Defiance Sledge.

I love football but seem to only cheer for teams that can’t get their acts together (no shout outs here).

Finally, I love fiction books, chunky monkey ice-cream, sweet tea, and warm weather.

In my next post, I plan to start the first of many pregnancy surveys. Thanks for reading!

With love,