How did I get here? MM


I’m sitting in the living room. I’m watching one of my little girls push her truck across the floor and having a conversation with her while the other is happily smiling at me and cooing, just trying to sit up. And, I wonder how did I get here?

I’m amazed, shocked, happy and so blessed.

Maybe I’m getting all sentimental because I have a birthday coming up (it’s Friday if you are wondering). But really, the last five years of my life have changed so much. I’ve graduated from graduate school, I’ve bought a house, I started a job, and I’ve had two kids.

Two beautiful and fabulous kids and a wonderful husband! And I am in disbelief.
It seems like just yesterday I was graduating from high school, and it’s crazy to realize that I have very clear memories of things that happened over 10 years ago.

I know how I got here, really I do. As Mr. Serious likes to say it was all by “God’s grace!” I know that God has blessed me with the life that I have and I am truly thankful for that.

Mamalicious Monday is brought to you by The Gift Closet.

Please check out my fabulous giveaway here. Lots of organization goodies and more!

Similar Posts


  1. Life changes in an instant it seems like – especially as you get older! You have a beautiful family!

  2. I have moments like that, too–last weekend, Mike & I were standing in the garage while he was assembling Aiden's baby Big Wheel, and I was amazed that I had a husband and a house and a child nearly old enough for a Big Wheel. I think it's always good to take a step back 🙂

  3. I think about that all the time! I am amazed at everything that has happened in my life in just a few short years!

    BTW, I love Izzy’s red curls!

  4. I can happily say "Amen" to that myself! I watched that movie, "Marley & Me" last night & the thing that struck me the most was how life changes so quickly, and how much I could relate to the Mom in that story. We are truly blessed! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
    And Happy early Birthday!!!

  5. That’s wonderful. I have a hard time remembering what life was like before my girls came along. It’s fun to think about!

  6. I think the same thing…where has the time gone? I can remember football games, homecomings, camps from high school like they were yesterday, but it feels like time with Landon is flying by so fast!

    You have such a beautiful and happy family!!!

    P.S. Did you hear they are having a Martinette past 25 yr reunion??

  7. You have a wonderful, beautiful family. You are blessed!! Have a great Monday!

  8. What a wonderful post. You know I love it when women profess their love for their kids and their lives:)

  9. I was just discussing this same topic with a friend of mine. Look at me… marriage, 2 babies… all in three years.
    How did my life become so fabulous? I love every minute of it… well… almost every minute. Ha!

  10. Hi Krystyn, This is Bonnie. We have exchanged emails. I help Debbie with her show. You are my test comment. LOL! I’m playing around in the blog world, while Debbie is visiting one of her blog friends, Kelly and her daughter Brooklyn.

    I can really relate to this blog post. I often think about how fast time has gone by since my first son was born. My husband and I have two boys. They are 12 and 2. They are our sunshine. Each day I count my blessings.

    You have a beautiful family. Have a great day!

  11. I have a feeling I’ll be just like you in that sense in about 10 years…married, graduated from hs and college and with kids and a job. wow. Hard to believe. I’m having a hard time swallowing the fact that I’ll be 17 in July! Happy Monday!!

    Love, Mere

  12. Time flies when you are having fun!

  13. It’s truly amazing, isn’t it? I am grateful for everything God has blessed me with.

    LOVE the family pic, too!

  14. Cupcake had that same outfit! I loved it! (she’s outgrown it now) :o(

    You guys are so beautiful Krystyn…I can’t say that enough!

  15. Last year when I turned 28 I had my ah ha moment when I couldn’t believe where I was in life just 10 short years after high school. Sometimes I am scared to death because I have everything I have ever wanted. I am blessed.

  16. Aw! I love posts like these! You have everything in the world to be thankful for – you are so blessed!

  17. What a great post! Love those “stop and smell the flowers” type moments when you realize all that you have to be thankful for. Glad you had fun on your vacation and that you returned home safely.

  18. blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell says:

    How wonderful that you’re in such a happy place!!!

  19. It is insane how FAST life moves after high school isnt it? I thought it would NEVER end…

    You DO have a beautiful family 🙂

  20. it’s really like this time warp isn’t it?? and then when you see people (aka your students) who are in high school or college freshman you think how young/little they look!! and how NOT old we look 🙂

    so very blessed indeed friend!

  21. It is crazy to think of the paths we took to get where we are today, isn’t it? But I agree with your hubs, God’s plan is so cool!

  22. I was never one of those girls who “planned” to get married and start a family. I figured it would happen eventually and went on to pursue other things…

    Next thing I know I’m waking up next to a wonderful hubby. I have one baby peacefully dozing down the hall and another on the way.

    I don’t know how I got here either, but I am so grateful that I am!

    Great post!!!

  23. what a great post, we are so lucky to have great kiddos and men in our lives!!

  24. Happy Bday. I have one next week too!!! Beautiful photos! Congratulations on your hard work to get your graduate degree!

  25. I know, I have that feeling a lot…we are amazingly blessed. Happy early Birthday! I’m glad you’re embracing yours as oppossed to screaming in fear. Although you do have one good year left…it is only one right? I don’t know if I can take it if it’s two!

  26. I know…I think the EXACT same thoughts sometimes…and yeah…God has really blessed us!

    btw…love that family photo of you all!

  27. Happy early Birthday!! I love how birthdays and other ‘stuff’ remind of us how blessed we are and to be greatful! You are blessed and we are blessed to know you.

  28. You have such a beautiful family! As you wonder “how did I get here”, I wonder “am I ever going to get there?” I love kiddos, but at 26 (in a little over a week), I still haven’t got the itch yet.

    Happy early birthday from a fellow April bdayer!

  29. it’s 7 years for me after giving birth and i still am in disbelief and wonder how did i get here. good post K.

  30. It’s always SO NICE to stop and think about all the blessings in our lives, isn’t it?

    What a sweet looking family!!

  31. Dennis and Leslie says:

    Such a beautiful family, you are truly blessed!

  32. So true friend! I today was just telling my mom about the “road” that we are on with God. How it seems to go so fast and we only see it piece by piece, so sometimes it is hard to see the big picture. Just makes you think and wonder what 5 more years will look like.

    But you are right. You are so blessed. It is wonderful!

    BTW- Anya totally has the same shirt as Izzy. 🙂

  33. Smart A$$ Mom says:

    what a beautiful family. You and your hubs are a great looking couple, with those scrumptious girls!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *