It's the holiday season and well that means spending time with family. Well what if you are like me and spending time with your family makes you want to run and hide. If you follow me and social media you know today I met my grandparents for a pre-thanksgiving time together. My grandparents are my world. The have always been my comfort when i need it, they also are my biggest fan and support system. But when it comes to well my parents the story is so different. Growing up holidays were no fun they were spent here and there and never as a whole family. My mom would take me and my brother to her mothers, but my dad would never go so what was the point of family time. After going to my mom's mom house we would then go to my dad's side of the family. So the days were never all spent together. As I got older and my parents divorced it was still the same thing and deciding where i wanted my time to be spent and it never plays out how you want it to. You have to make sure you have equal time spent with both, but when the driving is involved and you never know if things will goes as planed and you might spend more time with one then the other. Then when my dad got remarried that put the tension between us. Growing up I was daddy's little princess and I felt like it would always be that way. But it turns out that fairytale thought i had was more like a nightmare. Daddy's little princess was no longer the main woman he had in his life, between broken promises and the heartbreak being around my dad is painful. Then when it comes to my mom's side of the family I'm the outcast of the family because I'm not a "country girl" to them I'm a city snob who is ungrateful an spoiled. Being around people who feel that way about you just makes you unhappy. So last Thanksgiving was spent with the most amazing guy in the world along with his family. They really do make the holidays feel like family time. I am glad that I finally found someone and somewhere to make every void that I had growing up feel almost complete. Being around people who put all their differences aside an enjoy the company from everyone around.
I hope all of you have a Great Thanksgiving and Enjoy all the family time!
So in my first post I didn't say to much about myself so we are going to change that. I'm Amanda and I am Jacksonville NC"s HouseWife. I am a North Carolina girl. I was born in Hickory and in the last few years made my way to the east coast of NC. My Jacksonville journey started because of a boy. The boy happenes to be a native to the Jacksonville area. "hints why I moved this way" I am a student and a hair stylist. I have a sweet and sometimes crazy dog. I wouldn't give up my silly fur baby for the world. Im a Facebook Junkie. I probably take more selfies than I should. Tea is my caffeine of choice. I enjoy doing color runs the excitement is a blast in itself(check out the pic below) I love my family I am a family person all the way and enjoy spending time with my sassy niece and three silly nephews!
If i were to describe myself in three words i would say Random, Happy and Outgoing
I tend to be one of the three at some point and sometimes two at a time
A website i visit everyday would be my schools website, taking online classes requires an everyday login but i do enjoy my daily Facebook visits
I feel that my greatest person achievement would be coming out of my shy self. Growing up I would avoid people and activities that meant engaging with people. Now I am a social butterfly. I feel everyone should be confident in their own skin and it took me a while to learn to be that way with myself.
Its only right that my first post be on National Housewives day. So I will start out by introducing myself. I'm Amanda and I am the Jacksonville NC HouseWife. I enjoy all forms of Social Media and I also enjoy DIY projects. I tend to be a bit crafty and love seeing what kind of mess I can make. I love last minute things it keeps life interesting. I am not a Jacksonville native I am from NC but closer to Charlotte. I can't wait to mingle and learn about all the wonderful people who call Jacksonville Home.
Happy Housewives Day
HELLO Jacksonville, NC
Hi 👋 My name is Laurie and I am a Social Media Marketing Manager based in New Bern, NC. I am married to the man of my dreams, a mom and in love with my adorable grandson, Noah. I love checking out new local restaurants, festivals and events while searching for great places to host monthly Girls Night Out. You can usually find me checking out all things live music, the best hospitality in town, and helping small businesses grow! 🙌