Thursday, August 13, 2009

Welcome!

I've noticed over the last couple of weeks that I seem to have a lot of new readers/commenters/followers.  I just wanted to say...hello!  Welcome to my blog!  I'd love for you to leave me a little comment telling me more about yourself!  Tell me about your life.

For those of you who don't know me as well, I'm Shaina.  I'm a 27 y/o wife to Matt, mother to furbaby Oscar, and a high school social worker.  I love reading, pretty things, Kate Spade, sushi dinners, and long walks on the beach.  I'm a Midwestern girl at heart, born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit.  I went to college and graduate school at the University of Michigan (go blue!).  I relocated to the Washington, DC area for a few years after grad school, where I met my husband, who was in the Army at the time.  He got out and we moved to Bloomington, Indiana, in September 2008 so that he could get his graduate degree from Indiana University.  We were married on November 8, 2008, in Michigan.  

I found my perfect job as soon as we moved here and started a few weeks later, working at one of the local high schools as a social worker/counselor for at-risk students.  If they fail too many classes or have truancy problems, they end up in my office.  

Matt is starting grad school full-time next week, which is very exciting!  Not so exciting are his mobilization orders, which he received a few weeks ago.  So, life as we know it will be changing when he heads to Iraq (or Kuwait...or Afghanistan...) for a year sometime this late fall/early winter.  

So, I'm Shaina.  It's nice to meet you.  Pull up a chair and stay awhile.  

15 comments:

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Of course you have new followers, because you are fabulous! Love the post, I didn't know some of these things, fun!

Jenn said...

how cute are you? you forgot to mention that you have a blog twin : ME!! :)

also - the verification word it just made me type is badiss. very close to badass. coincidence? i think not. :)

Heather said...

I am a new follower and I have enjoyed your blog greatly. Looking forward to more...

*~Angie~* said...

I am a new follower as well, thanks for the welcome!I was intrigued by the fact you also are a social worker. I am not at your point yet but hope to be someday! Got 3 more years of part time Grad School left yet. Great blog!

Rachel said...

I'm a new follower of your blog also! I really enjoy it!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yay another sushi lover=) we love sushi! where did you live in DC?

Katie said...

Art teacher. 24. Married 2 years. 1 furbaby. Trying to make a real baby (ha), and struggling along the way. Love decorating. All things creative. Birds. headbands. Things that are vintage. Family, friends...make my life. My husband literally is my best friend...for 8'ish years.

Love your blog!
xo
k

Mrs. Hibit said...

I really appreciated this little refresher post. I didn't know you had gone to Michigan - otherwise, I surely would have told you that if I had picked a school on fight song alone, it totally would have been Michigan. But my father taught me to hate all Big Ten schools but the one in orange...and I had no desire to stay in-state, so no Big Ten for me.

Molly Lou Gifts said...

Well, hello Shaina. You know that I love you, but it always nice to hear about you.

You have followers because you are t-totally fabulous and you rock like a concert! (remember Brittany's blog post about that).

WE LOVE YOU!

AnuMich said...

Hi Shaina! I've never actually met you, but am a fellow U of M alumni (undergrad and MSW!), classes of 2001 and 2004. I stumbled upon your blog awhile back, and love reading it! :-)

-Anu

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

Nice to meet you ;) I'm an old follower. So old. Back in the Mrs. Smith days old.

Anonymous Prep said...

I'm new too. Let's see I'm 25 and currently living in a university town, where I read too many books, buy too many pairs of ballet flats, drink way too much coffee, and keep searching for a favorite sushi restaurant.

Jenni said...

Hi Shaina! I just stumbled across your blog from rainy day templates (cute choice!) and just wanted to say hello. I'm also a Michigan chick. I, however, still live in a suburb of Detroit. Just wanted to say hi and GO BLUE! :)

mr. nichols said...

I'm new here, but I've really enjoyed what I've been reading so far. I know it must be a great feeling to now know the d-date. The unknown drives me crazy.

Bisou said...

Hello! Just discovered your blog and think it's great! Look forward to reading more. :)