Monday, July 4, 2011

Getting to know me!!!

Hi friends! Welcome to any new friends stopping by from Jenna's commenting challenge! My blog friend turned IRL friend, Kristy, had a great idea to post some stuff about herself & I'm stealing her idea. That way if you don't know me, you can get caught up quickly! :)

1. I am a Christian. I hope that is something that is evident when people meet me for the first time. I'm nothing without my Jesus.

2. I live in Arkansas with my husband of almost 5 years, Zach. We are perfect balance of everything the other needs & I cannot imagine going through life without him.

3. We have an almost 3 year old, Ava. She is sassy, stubborn, strong-willed & the brightest joy in our life, even when she pushes us to our limit (which by the way is almost daily!)!


4. We are also expecting a sweet baby boy in October! We are SO excited about this new addition to our family & can't wait to meet him. Said baby boy is nameless for now because his daddy won't make up his mind!! ;)

5. I graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Accounting. I also have my MBA & work at a local utility company as the Supervisor of General Accounting. My husband is a teacher & it kills me to go to work in the summer while he & Ava stays home. However, I'm so blessed because during summer, he does all the cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, etc & that is SO helpful! I do desperately wish I could stay home with our children but that just isn’t an option for our family. Sometimes it hurts harder than other other times, but I’m thankful for a good job that provides MANY things for our family.

6. I come from a family of 5 children & we are all very close. My older brother, Greg & his wife Kelsey, live in St. Louis & just had our 1st nephew! We just got back from visiting them so I will be posting about that this week. I will say I spent a lot of the weekend doing this:IMG_0453

And it makes me SO excited for October!!! (And please ignore how tired I look – I really was tired! I'm #2 in the lineup. My younger brother, Stephen lives in NWA & is getting married in September to Leslie. They actually met through my blog & are the perfect match! I am so excited to officially be able to call her my sister!!!! My youngest brother Nick is also engaged to be married next summer to Sam & I love her as well! My brothers have all found excellent wives who fit into our family very well! The baby of the family is my sister. Stephanie. She will be heading off to her 1st year of college this year at the U of A. I'm very proud of her but we will miss her terribly .

7. After living here for over 30 years, my parents are moving to Amarillo this year. It makes me very sad so I don't talk about it much. I still haven't given up hope of a miracle & of them getting to stay!

8. I love blogging/twitter/etc but sometimes it makes feel very insecure. I realize not everyone will like me..... I just get upset when someone doesn't take the time to get to know me before making that decision. I do hope this commenting challenge brings me some new blog/twitter friends!!

9. I am a worrier. I try not to be but simply don't want to disappoint, let someone down, hurt someone, etc.

10. I'm a fiercely loyal friend. Some people don't know how to take that but I firmly believe in doing unto others as I would like to have done to me!!

11. I love to travel! My parents took us on trips and I have grown to love new going! I've been to many states but still have a lot to see in the US. I've also been to London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Dublin & Jamaica! Can't wait for where we get to go next! (Kristy - this makes me think about you & us "not having anything in common!") :)

12. I'm a die hard Arkansas Razorback fan!!! I think Zach loves that I love Hog football as much as he does!!

13. I clean my house every week. It can get really bad in between, but if I don’t do the cleaning once a week, I feel like we are living in filth!

14. I love to read! I read a wide variety of books and enjoy escaping in a book!

15. We like Mexican food. A LOT. It’s been over 2 weeks since we’ve indulged and we’re having withdrawals!

16. I’m super clumsy. A walking disaster really. If I’m around and something can go wrong, there is a great chance it will! I try to be conscientious of things but I think I’m just prone to disaster!

And if you are still wanting to know more, here are a few of my favorite posts that give you a little more info our family!

The Zach and Sarah Story

Happy 2nd Birthday, Ava! (a recap of Ava’s life!)

Our growing family!

The E Family does 2010

This should give you a glimpse into our lives! I hope you’ll come back for more and I look forward to “meeting” new friends!



  1. Hey Sarah! I read your blog anyways but Ive been a bad commenter on most blogs lately, so I thought I would say hey! :) Happy Fourth!

  2. Hello Sarah!! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog :) That is so awesome how your brother met his wife through your blog!! Great post, it's fun getting to know others...have a beautiful day!!

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following along!!! I am an accountant as well:) Your Ava is adorable...and I LOVE that name:) I'm so excited for your baby boy that is to be born in little girl is an October baby:)

    I hope you and your family are having a wonderful 4th of July:)

  4. Stopping by from Jenna's commenting challenge. Congrats on baby number 2! My husband had a hard time with naming our son too! He never liked anything I liked :) Good luck, can't wait to hear more about your little guy.

  5. Nice to "meet" you!!! Your Ava is SO cute! I hope ya'll are having a nice 4th :)

  6. Hahaha! You world traveler, you! We have NOTHING in common. HA! Glad I realized that we have so much in common, and that you are amazing! :)

    Next time we meet we have to do Mexican- because I lurve it too!

    The girls came in while I was reading and Kin said, "Aw look at that little cutie pie Ava! She's so cute with her white shoes!" lol- she's such a little mama, thinking she's so much bigger!

  7. Stopping by from Jenna's 2nd annual comment challenge! You have such a fun blog. Hope you have a great week!

  8. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! Ava is so cute and your blog is adorable! Hope you had a Happy 4th!

  9. Oh what a cute idea for a blog post...dropping in from Jenna's

  10. Love your blog!!! I am your newest follower! Ava is precious and Congrats on the baby!!

    I love mexican food too, love to read, and a big worrier! :)

  11. Hey, I saw you stopped by blog so I came and visited your blog. We LOVE Mexican food as well. I could eat salsa at least daily and the rest at least every week. I'm going to have to start following you. I like getting to know other bloggy moms especially ones that live in Arkansas as well.

  12. What a great way to introduce me to you. I loved reading your post. I am visiting from Jenna's Comment Challenge and you have a beautiful heart! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  13. Just stopped by from Jenna's challenge. Nice to "meet" you. Your little Ava is just precious! Love those blonde curls!

  14. Thank you for stopping by my blog!! Yours is super cute!!! And little Ava is even cuter!! Oh, and go Razorbacks!!!! We love them too!! And congratulations on a baby boy!!! I'm a little partial ;) They sure do love their momma! :) I'm your newest follower! Can't wait to follow along!!

  15. OK, SO, I could totally say Ditto on almost all of these BUT my favorite is the one about your daughter...that is exactly how I would describe my little miracle baby girl AND she is only 6mos old haha!! We have SO much in common!

    I am so greatful for Jenna's blog and for making a new bloggy friend!

  16. Hi, blog hopping from Jenna's Journey! I have a 6 month old baby boy and will have a niece named Ava in just 3 months! :)
    I'm an accountant too!!

    Congrats on baby boy on the way!!

  17. Sarah, I follow you on Twitter (I'm @newspapergal) and clicked on a link you tweeted this week — I now feel like we have so much in common: UA grads, moms to toddler girls (mine is 2.5), working moms who wish they could stay home, and lovers of Mexican food and the Hogs! :)

  18. Hi! Jumping over from Jenna's!! Ava is just too precious and congrats on #2! I'm also an accountant by trade. Best wishes!

  19. Hopping over from Jenna's. Love your blog. I also love to go, go, go. Our boys kind of wince when we tell them to pile in the van because they never know where they might end up :)
    Looking forward to stopping back by!

  20. I love to read too and am seriously addicted to Mexican food, mainly Chipotle! I am so jealous of all the places you've traveled! I love to travel but it's really hard when you have 4 (expensive) little ones at home. We are taking a train trip across the country later this summer! I can't wait!

    Good luck with the remainder of your pregnancy! My brother had a precious little baby yesterday and I just love him to death! It makes me want another one but that ship has sailed!

    Enjoy the rest of the commenting challenge! It's been a lot of fun for me!


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