Sunday, February 3, 2008

1995-2008


I have heard from some of my old friends from high school since I started this blog.  It has been really fun to go on your blogs and find out what you have been up to since we graduated high school.  I thought I would update you on what I have been doing the last 12 years.

After high school, I went to SUU for a semester and didn't know what to do so I decided to be a nanny in New Jersey.  After six months of being a nanny, I realized I didn't like kids.  I decided it was time to go back to school.  I fell in love with New York City and wanted to stay there to go to fashion school.  My mom talked me out of that and persuaded me to pursue fashion in California because it was closer to Utah.  So, I packed up my clothes and headed out to Los Angeles, (I didn't know a soul) to attend fashion school at FIDM.

The first month in LA, I started going to the USC student ward, where Graham was finishing his Master's Degree.  Graham immediately started stalking me and I kept telling him I wanted to be just friends.  He is still convinced to this day I was playing hard to get.  We got married  in September 1997 in the Logan, Utah temple.

I graduated with my fashion design degree and starting designing women's wear for various companies.  I loved every minute of it.  

I went from reading 10-20 fashion magazines a month, shopping for latest fabrics and styles, going to fashion shows and designing clothes to reading parenting magazines four years later when I had my first child, Emerson.  I quit work and became a stay at home mom.  I was glad to find out I didn't hate all children.  It is definitely different when it is your own child.  I do miss designing and hope to get back into it again when Atticus starts to go to school.

Since Graham and I have been married, we have lived in LA, Pasadena, Moorpark, Farmersville (Yes, that is its real name) and Lemon Grove.  All in California.  We moved a lot because of Graham's job.  We have been in Lemon Grove for the last 4 1/2 years.   Lemon Grove is 10 minutes East of downtown San Diego.  I love it here.  It has beautiful weather all year round and we love the beaches.  I don't know how long we will be here.  Graham is a city manager so we kind of go where he gets the next job.  

Graham and I have been married for 10 years.  We have two kids: Emerson, 6 and Atticus 1.  We have one dog named Putty.  We have had him for 8 years.  We decided to get a dog first before we had kids.  I think it worked out well.

My days now are spent schlepping Emerson to and from school, play dates, mommy and me classes, birthday parties, cleaning, laundry, Young Women and cooking.  All the joys of motherhood.  I LOVE IT!

Keep in touch, I really enjoy hearing from you.


10 comments:

lacy said...

Angie- love the blog. keep it up. wow, you guys have only been married for a few months?

The Mitchell's said...

oops! I fixed it.

Emily said...

well im not a friend from high school, but i still enjoy reading your blog and catching up on your family. your kids are getting so big, they are adorable!

Erick and Beckie said...

Angie- that is so fun that you designed women's clothes! I wish I could do that so much! I design really funky jewelry, and I am obsessed with it. I am a stay at home mom, too, so I have to have a hobby! I am going to post some of my jewelry on my blog soon, so check it out! I am putting a link to your blog on mine, okie-doke? talk to you later! Beckie

Erick and Beckie said...

Angie- I was going to tell you you can get to my blog through amber's or callee's or it's erickandbeckie.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

Hi Angie! I'm so excited that you have a blog too!!! your blog is cute...I love it! Emerson is soooo pretty....I love that Lyteesia and Emerson are in the same class! I didn't know you have a calling in young women too...so cool!...I am the Young women's President in the Spanish Branch ...is hard sometimes ...but I am learning so much with the young girls:)..!!! I was thinking we should try to have play dates on wednesday because they get our early....but i'm not sure if that's a good day for you?...and then I was looking at the girls calendar and we dont have school this monday and next manday...so if you want....we could go this or next monday to Sea World or a park..or my house...or your house?....so let me know what you would like to do and when?!!! so cute that our girls can practice spanish playing together...I'm excited! sorry my english....and I'll see you later!

Andrea said...

Just in case if you dont have my blog is www.familialamb-5.blogspot.com

jamison said...

I think you are so cool, Angie! I am so envious of your creativity!

The Parker's said...

angie,here's the info on the baby loves disco event i was telling you about.

http://www.babylovesdisco.com/

Erick and Beckie said...

hey angie! thanks for the comment on my blog! My mom has a website that is just about ready to go for her Cover Me's. When it is up and running I will let you know!