Call it Serendipity

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When I was a little girl I always saw myself married young, with kids, and my own house. I also saw myself as a doctor first and then as a lawyer. But my dreams of a career where shattered thanks to the high school career aptitude test that told me I could do many things but I wasn’t going to be good at any for x or y reason. Well, thank-you-very-much.

I still embarked into college. And even though I suck at drawing, I took one semester of Graphic Design. At the end of the semester I was lost and I needed to take a breather so I got a job as an au pair here in WA. And my life has changed for the better ever since!

I met Tyler in 2006 at a Super Bowl extravaganza party where the Pats beat the Dolphins (my team against Tyler’s). I was the odd man out. It hadn’t even been 2 months since I still felt left out.

During the half time show i was so uncomfortable on the couch that I was trying to find a good spot to sit. Tyler noticed every single move I made and once the game was back he asked “getting comfortable yet?” and of course I blushed as red as a tomato. It’s been history ever since. We lived apart for a year and a half, so yes, long distance relationships do work. You just have to want to make it work.


Tyler -The husband


Tyler and I have been married for 5 years now. He is a great husband, an awesome man, and an even greater father. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in life, crime, and mayhem. We compliment each other. He is loud and a talker. I am quiet and an observer.


The Byrds


In 2007, at age 22,  my dream of getting married came true. In 2008 and 2009 my dream of becoming a mother became true! In 2009 we bought our house!


Mommy & A.

Mommy & J.


By 2009 all my childhood dreams came true. I have all that I ever wanted and I am truly grateful for it. Sometimes I forget how lucky I am of living the life I lead. Sometimes I forget to enjoy life and let stress lead the way.

I love my life and wouldn’t change any bit of it…I love my family, love my friends, love my boys. Life couldn’t be any better! I guess you can call me lucky!

In which ways would you say you are lucky?

  • Danielle
    July 30, 2012

    Isn’t it amazing when the man of your dreams turns into the best father you could have hoped for? I absolutely LOVE that my husband is such a wonderful father to my kids. I’m so lucky to be able to stay home with my beautiful children while my husband works at a job he loves.

    • Sofia
      August 3, 2012

      I am 100% with you!! Ditto, ditto, ditto! 😀

  • Danielle @ Royalegacy
    July 30, 2012

    I know the man of my dreams was the best thing that ever happened to me. My eldest daughter just got engaged. I hope he turns out to be the best thing that ever happened to her, too!

  • Kristen
    July 30, 2012

    I too am living the dream with my husband and our 3…soon to be 4, kiddos!

    • Sofia
      August 3, 2012

      How do you do that?! I only have two and I am going insane! Kudos to you Kristen! 😀

  • amber whitehead
    July 30, 2012

    aww much of the same a great guy and a houseful of kiddos.

  • veronica
    July 30, 2012

    How sweet. My husband is my perfect dream come true.

  • Kelley
    July 30, 2012

    I love the pictures and your story! I believe I am very lucky myself at being able to have the children I have. I had many health troubles that keep me from getting pregnant. I find myself very lucky now.

  • mel
    July 30, 2012

    I feel like I am leaving the dream as well! I feel so blessed! Beautiful post!

  • Nancy
    July 30, 2012

    What a sweet story. I like love stories.

  • Amanda Tempel
    August 1, 2012

    I’m so glad to hear everything you wanted has come true! After meeting my boyfriend for just 1 day he had to go to another state, and we made it work long distance for 6 months. Now we’ve been together for 6 1/2 years 🙂

  • kim
    August 1, 2012

    darling family….how fun!

  • Alaina Bullock
    August 1, 2012

    That is awesome! It is so nice when you finally know what you have is all you need! Your family!

  • Heather
    August 1, 2012

    You are beautiful and so is your family!!

  • Amber Edwards
    August 1, 2012

    I love stories like these! Such a beautiful family! I’m so glad you met the man of your dreams! Family life definitely is my dream career! I wouldn’t change it for the most successful career available.

  • Lolo
    August 2, 2012

    Such a beautiful story! Love the photos of your family.