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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Why Do I Blog

I had been thinking about this topic – Why Do I Blog – and was so excited to discover Casey’s Link Up about this very thing over on her blog Stress Case!!

 Why We Blog Week

Why Do I Blog? I can sum it up in two words: Suddenly Snowden, which incidentally is also the name of my blog. Over the last year a lot of changes took place in my life – many of them quite *suddenly*!

I decided to blog to keep my family and friends updated on my new Suddenly Snowden life. I also hope that my blog will be a bit of a journal of my life that I can look back on… but wait, isn’t that why everyone blogs? Yeeeeesssss, and because we love life and because we love other people’s lives we read their blogs, right?

So what are some of the changes that contributed to the making of my Suddenly Snowden life?

Well after dating for 6 months, my husband and I got engaged and 10 months later we were married. 

We were going to wait just a bit to have children but Mother Nature had other arrangements and now we’re expecting a baby boy exactly one month after our 1-year wedding anniversary! 

Well if that wasn’t enough to give me – an *obsessive planner* and compulsive comfortable-in-her-ways type gal – a sudden change to my little life and reason to start a blog, here’s what I write about on Suddenly Snowden:

After I got married I moved from my *cute*, little, historic-downtown home in an Atlanta suburb, 4 hours away. Was that hard for a girl who lived in the same town surrounded by family her whole life? Honestly, yes… But being with the love of my life every day was worth it! (and our small-town life is growing on me...)

Why did I move so far away? Well because my husband is a pilot in the Army and you know how that goes, you don’t always get to choose where you live. So enter the next “sudden” change … I’m an Army Wife! Being from Atlanta I had very little exposure to what the Army is all about. But WOW have I learned a lot and my whole perspective has changed!! Instead of being *afraid of the unknown* I am *excited about the adventure* that our life will be!! 

Another “sudden” change in my life is CrossFit. Yes I am one of “those” people who is addicted to CrossFit. I tried it with my husband once and immediately fell in love with the challenge... and the reward. I found a gym here with a female coach who is an amazing role model and mentor building strength both inside and outside her clients. Addicted. Enough said.

Pregnant CrossFit-ing

As a result of getting involved in CrossFit, I have also become a clean eater. That was a sudden change! My husband and I don’t eat processed or un-natural foods. In a nutshell, if a caveman didn’t eat it, we typically don’t eat it! We have both noticed that we feel so much better since adopting a “clean” lifestyle! I try to post recipes and pictures of some of our favorite foods on this blog.  

Now of course there are exceptions to every rule! We don’t let clean eating get in the way of attending dinner at a friend’s house, or having a date night out, or even a stop at our favorite local doughnut shop on our way out of town… We eat clean when we’re in our kitchen, in control of our meals, aside from that we do live in the real world and we looooove good food!

In fact I had this yesterday… Don’t judge, our baby boy wanted some…

So why do I blog? Suddenly I have a new last name, new state, new military role, new work out program, new eating lifestyle, and very soon I will have a new baby boy! 

Suddenly there is a lot to share!


  1. LOVE your story. Thank you for telling us this!! I enjoy seeing where your journey goes!

  2. Wow I can't wait to read more about your life!!

    Thanks so much for linking up! Come back tomorrow for the giveaway! :)

    1. Thanks for hosting the link up Casey, that was a great topic!! I am signed up for the give away already!!

  3. I love me some reeses peanut butter eggs!!! I always blame the bad cravings on the baby!lol

    Ok, so we got pregnsnt one week after our 1 year anniversary... We have a lot in common! :)

    1. Reeces are the BEST :) Getting pregnant after our 1-year anniversary was the PLAN but clearly that changed on us! What that what you were planning or was your pregnancy a total surprise? I was just saying we have a lot in common on another post - haha!!

  4. Love following along, thanks for sharing! And I used the same excuse when I downed a Cadbury Egg the other night: The baby wanted it! Lol ; ) Now that I saw your Reese's PB egg, I think my baby is gonna want one of those too, ha ha!

    1. Whatever the baby wants, the baby gets right? It's just too bad we have to enjoy whatever it is too :) Such a great excuse!! Yes, have that Reece's egg - I can tell your baby really wants one!!

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