Thursday, February 5, 2015

Meet Liz :: Chasin Mason

Hi Wife Mommy Me readers! I am so excited to be here today sharing a little bit about me while Stephanie and her family are moving back to Ohio. I know how much she wanted this and I am SO happy for her and her family that the time has finally come! 

You know those bloggers that you just have a connection with? Those people that you feel like you know even though you've never met? I found that with Stephanie and fortunately for me, I had the pleasure of meeting her (and Desiree!) in real life in November and we all hit it off immediately. It was like we had known each other for forever. That's when you know you've met someone special. I only wish we lived closer!

Anyway, without further ado, I wanted to take a second to introduce myself to you all. My name is Elizabeth and I blog over at Chasin' Mason, a blog about the adventures in motherhood and daily life with a toddler. I am a true California girl. I was born and raised in Northern California, in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved down to Southern California after I graduated college in 2006 (9 years ago! Eeekk!). I met my husband in 2006 when we worked together at Barnes and Noble. He was a part time bookseller (he had a different full time job, this was just his job for extra money) and I was a Merchandise Manager. We began dating in 2008 secretly since we weren't technically supposed to be dating since I was his manager {oops!}. We got engaged in September 2009 at Angels Stadium (I thought we were celebrating my birthday! I had no idea!), got married in November 2010, and then had our amazing, sweet little boy, Mason, in July 2012. He is the light of our lives and the star of my blog. 

Speaking of Mason, I wanted to share a little something with you that I started last year - my #BOYMOMS series. (You can find the background and some additional information on it HERE). I was fortunate enough to be able to feature Stephanie last April as well as a bunch of other great moms throughout the year. But the person I wanted to share with you today is me and why I love being a boy mom.


ONE.
Trucks, Cars, Trains, Planes, and anything with wheels!

...have taken over our house and our lives!



TWO.
Destruction and Shenanigans.

Sure my house looks like a tornado hit it e.v.e.r.y.d.a.y. but I wouldn't have it any other way! Mason is a constant whirlwind of energy and is constantly getting into something or doing something he shouldn't be. I am always finding things where they shouldn't be found -- cars in the dryer, sippy cups in the trash can, and airplanes in the dishwasher.



THREE.
Twinning.

I thought I was going to be missing out on dressing like my child when I had a boy instead of a girl. Turns out that shopping for a boy is just as fun as shopping for a girl as is dressing my boy similar to his daddy! Sure he and I might not be twinning but to see Mason and my husband dress the same just melts my heart.


And while we're at it... just seeing my husband and Mason together melts my heart too.


FOUR.
The toys.

Mason got SO many wonderful toys for his birthday back in July that I didn't want to open them all at once. I wanted to save some for a (hypothetical - it barely rains in California) "rainy" day. Well that day just happened to be a couple weeks after his birthday since Mason found where my hiding place was (which wasn't actually very hidden under his Cars table). Well he pulled out his Jake Legos and was SO excited to see them! He brought them over to me, handed them to me, and signed "please" so naturally, I did what any mom would do. I opened them. I started building them (while Mason threw all the pieces that I needed all around the house). I finished building them. Mason lost Jake (and I couldn't find him for hours). Mason took apart my creation. And then Mason took a nap. And then what did I do? I cleaned up the house and... re-built the set we had opened. And I opened the other two sets and built them myself (and totally re-lived my childhood when all I wanted to do was build the Lego sets and then have my brother play with them LOL. Sadly this did not always work out because he enjoyed building as much as I did). And of course then Mason woke up from his nap and promptly destroyed them again.


FIVE.
Love for his mama.

When I first found out I was having a boy, I thought I was going to be missing out on so much. I'm a girl... I only know about girl things! But to hear my boy say "mama!" just melts my heart and makes me come running. I couldn't imagine my life any other way. Can't wait for what the rest of the toddler years have in store for us (except the tantrums... I could do without those for sure!). I have big plans of being a soccer/baseball mom in the near future!



SIX.
The Little Things.

There are so many little things that he does (that little girls probably do too, but I have nothing to compare it to) that I just love.

The way he sits so politely and crosses his legs...


...the way he wants whatever I have...



 ...the way he runs up to me when I get home from work, has a huge smile on his face, and gives me the biggest hug.


Just to name a few.


SEVEN.
His love of sports.

...or so we think. We've taken him to quite a few Angels games so far and he always seems to enjoy himself. Sure he doesn't sit still the whole time and we often have to leave early and I'm sure his favorite part is actually the ice cream and not the baseball, but I have high hopes for the future!


EIGHT.
No fear.

This is both a love and a hate for me. I'm sure this will be getting him into much more trouble than he's already gotten himself into as his grows up, but I love how adventurous he is right now. His dad throws him in the air (and I have a heart attack) but Mason LOVES it. He has no fear at Gymboree, at the park, or at home and loves to climb on everything.


Needless to say, I love being a boy mom. It's not how I envisioned my life when I imagined having kids since I always thought I would be a girl mom, but now I wouldn't change a thing in the world. Thank you so much, Stephanie, for letting me share my story today! I hope you all will pop on over and say hi sometime!


10 comments:

  1. Awww, so sweet! I love all three of you girls!! Liz, your family is adorable and I've loved getting to know you!

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  2. What a fun spot light! I love Liz and Mason!!

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  3. How sweet! I think it would definitely be a little scary at first to have a boy and figure out the boy things. Looks like you've got it down to a science.

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    1. It was definitely a learning experience! And I definitely got peed on a time or two ;) but now we've got it down and I absolutely LOVE being a boy mom!

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  4. Omg... I can't wait to be a mom. So sweet, thanks for sharing!

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