Hey! I’m Erica Nicole, the lifestyle and motherhood blogger behind Aiming for August! I’m currently a 20-something year old mother of 2 adorable children: a charismatic little girl and a sweet little boy. I’m married to my best friend. Even though there are days when he drives me nuts, I cannot imagine my life without him. Don’t tell him but he’s my rock.
I was born and raised in and around Houston, Texas. After living in a few other cities, we are back in H-town (for now). I have a long list of dislikes (which is ridiculous and embarrassing. I’m working on it) but my list of likes is more fun to talk about… I love watching TV (The Office is definitely my favorite TV show), trying out new restaurants, Sunday brunch, getting massages, and drinking coffee in my bed.
I recently started blogging to showcase the ups and downs of motherhood but also reflect a little bit on my and my family’s lifestyle. I’m so excited that you’re here!
If you ever had any questions, concerns, want to vent, want to collaborate, ANYTHING; please email me at email@example.com. I’d love to chat with you!
So here’s my story:
I met my husband in 2004 in 7th grade English. He was already dating another girl named Erica. We just sat next to each other. A year later, we were in a play together and I guess a crush formed. After a couple of months of back and forth (and childish games, haha), he finally asked me to be his girlfriend in May of 2005.
2009: Senior Prom
Fast forward to high school graduation and our departures for college… J went to Austin, I went to Waco. (Sic Em Bears). After a few years of being a long distance relationship, we relocated together to Dallas where I finished nursing school. I am now a Registered Nurse in the mother/baby area of nursing and I absolutely love it. My goal is to be a lactation consultant by 2020.
2013: our wedding day
In January 2013, we got married in front of God, our family, and friends. It was a really great day but the best day of all was 2 years later, when our first baby girl was born! Baby E was born on August 31, 2015 and it was the most surreal, out of body, incredible day of my life. Fast forward to years later and our last baby, Baby J, was born!
This little corner of the internet is all mine and with that, I hope to write about my life as a mother, wife, and a millennial. I hope to share and capture the ups, downs, and honesty of parenthood. I’m so, so glad that you’re here and I hope that you enjoy it!
Family Pictures: January 2015
To learn more about me, check out these posts:
- 27 Things about Me
- Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger
- 10 Things That I’d Tell My Pre-Baby Self
- Why I Chose the Name “Aiming for August”