Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Getting to know me

Since I started this blog from scratch and didn't just revamp my old blog, I thought I'd do a post on me and get you caught up on all things Aly...I know, sounds vain, please forgive me. 

-I Grew up in Southern CA
-I'm the baby of the family, I have one older sister and an older brother
-I was adopted from South Korea when I was just 3 months old
-My parents are amazing and I love them so much
-I played soccer, did dance, gymnastics, ice skating and cheerleading
-I graduated high school..quite a long time ago... with some of my best lifelong friends
-I am a Mormon
-I went to college at LDS Business College
-I met my husband my sophomore year in a health class
-He jumped out of a moving car to talk to me the day after we met in class
-He was kind of hanging out with another girl at the time we met, it got awkward when we bumped into her at the apartment complexes' welcome back party
-We started dating the next day
-We were engaged 3 1/2 months later
-We were married 4 1/2 months after that (April 2008) in the Los Angeles LDS temple
-We lived in Provo for 5 years
-My husband completed his BS at BYU in exercise science
-I completed my cosmetology license from Paul Mitchell the School, Provo
-I found out I was pregnant the week I was graduating from school
-At 16 weeks pregnant we found out we were having a boy
-I cried when I found out because my first thoughts were 1. He'll leave me for 2 years for his mission and 2. he's going to get married and I'll lose my baby boy to another woman
-March 31, 2011 I delivered my baby boy, Evan. He entered this world after 15 hours of labor, 2 1/2 hours of pushing and came out much bigger than I expected. 8 lbs 2 oz 20 inches long.
-For the next 2 years I continued to be a stay at home with the occasional "kitchen haircut" and Conryd (my husband) interned at a billion different physical therapist offices
-He applied for physical therapy school but it just wasn't a fit I suppose
-It all worked out for the best and my husband was offered a job in Miami to be the Media Marketing Manager for 2 electronic artists known as Approaching Nirvana
-My Husband moved out to Florida 2 months before Evan and I
-I got to play single mom for 2 months and only survived it because of the help of my amazing in-laws
-We packed up our stuff and headed out east March 2013
-We arrived and fell in love with the bright blue waters the Florida coast has to offer
-For only living a mile away from the beach, we don't go nearly enough
-But we do go to the park...A LOT
-And that's us. Just a little family living life in sunny Florida. Not sure how long we'll be here for but I'm hoping it's not too long before we're back in Southern CA :)

Some things that I love
-My family - Good quality Aussie style licorice - The snow - But I also equally love the beach - Kitchen gadgets - Baking - Crafting
- Music, listening to music just makes me happy - Trashy TV, ie.The Real Housewives of any city - Peonies and ranunculus (some of my wedding flowers) - The Food Network - Anything Fall time related - Glitter - Tacos - (Good) chips and salsa
This is me in a nutshell. I hope you got to know me a little better and know that I'm more than just a few pictures of sprinkled cupcakes :)


  1. We should be friends because you in a nutshell sounds fabulous! Now I want good chips and salsa. And tacos. And cupcakes. Dang it! Love you! Keep up the good work!

  2. Ok I am convinced we'd be bffs if we met. I loved reading this and learning more about you! You're one beautiful lady and i literally thought the same things when I found out I was having a boy. Seriously, move back to California so we can be friends in real life! :)

    1. I feel like we're the same person ha. When we get ourselves back to the west coast we will definitely have to become real life friends!

  3. Your family is seriously the cutest and you are so beautiful!!

    1. Thank you so much! I love reading your blog and seeing your adorable baby boy :)

  4. this was a fun post! I liked getting to know you more!

  5. Lol! Thank you for being vain ;) just kidding! I love reading bloggers' posts where we get to know them better. You have a beautiful family!! :) We have a lot in common, it's kind of a little freaky! I was adopted as a baby too and came to the States from the Philippines at 3 months old! I am always so thankful that they chose me :)
    Anyways, hope you're having a great Memorial Day weekend!

  6. Had fun reading! We just moved to Cali and I adore it :) Love Florida too
    Also I have an adopted Korean friend, she was my compy on the mish and the area we served in just happened to be where she was adopted from. It was a pretty miraculous story, but maybe another time ^.^ You remind me of her~~ your blog is lovely

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