Thank god for time hop right?! It reminds you of all the amazing things that have gone on over the years since your start of social media.  For example:

8 years ago I was celebrating with my sorority sisters as our pledging had come to an end and we were officially sisters of Gamma Lambda Rho.  One of the best decisions and days of my life.

5 years ago I found out I was pregnant with my daughter Hailie – while at college – with what started as a joke with my roommates.  It was the start to a crazy journey I didn’t know I’d be ready for – but I am so happy it happened because I wouldn’t change a thing.

3 years ago I was complaining that Hailie was testing my patience and I needed a bottle of wine, (some things don’t change over time) haha

1 year ago I was sitting in the hospital and binge eating popsicle’s because I was starving and that was the closest thing I was going to get to food until the newest little lady of our family joined us.  I was complaining to my husband that if the guy giving out the epidural didn’t hurry up I wasn’t going to make it.  I was thinking to myself that I must be crazy to go through labor all over again.

Today, as I sit here – I look back on the past 8 years.  I can’t believe so much has happened but it makes me grateful.  Grateful for the life I have gotten to live, thankful for the opportunities that have come my way, amazed that time has gone by so quickly, nostalgic for the moments that have come and gone.

The sisters of Gamma Lambda Rho Sorority are still my best friends.  Over the past 8 years we have celebrated each others boyfriends, schooling, dreams, engagements, weddings, babies and everything in between.  Best decision I have ever made.  The joke with my college roommates turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to me!  I still need to chug wine here and there but who doesn’t!

I can’t believe that my daughter is going to be ONE tomorrow.  I’ve been planning her first birthday party over the past week – and knowing that she doesn’t care and won’t remember any of it – hasn’t stopped me from going all out.  My husband and I both decided she would be our last – so this moment for me is a really bittersweet one.  Planning her party and all the firsts she continues to have – are bittersweet.  However, she has truly completed our family in ways I could never dream.  She is hilarious, fearless, and destructive.

I guess all in all, people can complain about social media all they want, but if it wasn’t for timehop today I wouldn’t have been reminded of all these great memories.  So as I sit here with a beer reminiscing with my husband – I am more than thankful for everything that has happened over the past 8 years and I can’t wait to see what the future brings.