Hi and welcome to my blog, Chasin' Mason! My name is Elizabeth and I am a 30 something year old who lives in Southern California. Wife to Seth. And mama to Mason. I've always wanted to blog but never had the guts to do it, nor did I think anyone would want to read it.
Well, I finally decided to finally give it a try!
I started this blog back in August of 2012 as a way for friends and family from far away to be able to connect with us and see what we were up to. I had just had my son, Mason, a month prior and this was the best way to connect with everyone all at once. I never dreamed that this little ol blog would evolve into what it has become, but I am so proud of how far we've come. I never dreamed that I would make real friends through blogging and meet such amazing people in this community, but I have, and it is my FAVORITE part!
This blog has evolved from the time that I started it a few short years ago. It is still the same mommy blog about motherhood and daily life with a toddler, but it has expanded with developments within our family to including a little bit about our son being diagnosed with autism and how that effected and plays into our daily life. Spoiler alert : life didn't change at all but we now have more resources available to better help Mason grow and thrive!
Want to know more?
Here is our story...
My husband and I met at work. I was his boss. Seriously. They say don't date your employees...but it worked for me! (And for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law!). It was July of 2006 and I had just moved down to Southern California after graduating from college in Northern California. We started off as friends, but a couple years later we started dating. I was technically still his boss, but I don't fully consider him my employee. Right before I started working at Barnes and Noble as a manager, Seth had stopped working there full time. He had just gotten his job with the County of Orange and only worked at B&N part time on his Fridays off and occasionally on the weekends for extra money. So, yes, he worked there as a bookseller and I was a manager, but this was my full time job and his part time job. Either way, things worked out for the best and oddly enough, neither of us work there anymore.
We got engaged on September 22, 2009 outside of Angels stadium before attending the Angels vs Yankees game for my birthday and boy was I surprised!
And then we were married on November 7, 2010 at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine, CA.
On July 18, 2012 our family grew to three when Mason was born!
That our lives changed forever. And for the better. I seriously cannot imagine my life without Mason.
He is the center of our world. We are head over heels in love!
I started a BOY MOM series at the beginning of January 2014. It all started back in December. 2013... I had been reading Erinn's blog, Strawberry Swing and other things for a while. She had started a Girl Mom series a couple months back and I had loved reading it. I couldn't help but think "that's so cool for girl moms! but what about boy moms?" So, I emailed Erinn and asked her if she knew any mommy bloggers that hosted a Boy Mom series that I could participate in. She said she didn't but that I should create one. She was generous enough to let me spin off of her Girl Mom series into my own Boy Mom series and then... my series was born! You can find my introductory post here. And my guest post about why I love being a boy mom on Erinn's blog, Strawberry Swing and other things here. If you're interested in participating in the series, I would love to feature you! Please click on the "contact me" tab at the top and shoot me an email :)
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll take some time to explore and comment. I look forward to 'meeting' and talking with you!