Hi friends! I felt like there was no way I could start this blog without introducing myself and giving you a little insight as to who I am.
My name is Violet Elaine Thomas, I’m 22 years old, and I’m a Gilmore Girls addict. Haha! Honesty is the best policy, am I right?!
I was raised in Wetumpka, Alabama where my grandparents, Sue and Henry, took care of me. They are the best people I know and their love story is something you see in the movies. Without them, I wouldn’t be who I am today and for them, I will forever be grateful.
I have been married for 3 years to my best pal in the whole world, Chase. We have known each other for 11 years and have been dating on and off since middle school. From the time we went on our first date, I knew that I wanted to marry him! He has been a major part of me for half of my life and I truly couldn’t imagine my world without him. In 2017, Chase joined the Army and we were stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas right after we were married. We are still here at Riley, but will be PCSing (permanent change of station) to Fort Benning, Georgia near Columbus. Fun fact: My husband completed basic training and sniper school at Benning. Columbus is also where we were married, courthouse style. We had a formal wedding a few months later and wouldn’t change a thing about it.
Chase is currently deployed for the second time and has been gone since February. I am already so eager to have him home! Our home just isn’t the same without him. Mainly because there are no dirty socks laying around and no beard shavings in the sink! Haha! All my fellow married friends will know exactly what I’m talking about! It’s the little things that annoy you when they are here that you miss the most when they are gone.
We had our first baby, Henry Duke, on January 13, 2020. He is 4 months old and I’m still wondering how those months flew by so quickly? Time is a thief! HD is the happiest baby and is the biggest blessing we have. He is always smiling, laughing, and making us swoon. We knew we wanted to name him after my Grandpa Henry who is the best man I have ever met. I hope our son is as kind hearted, hardworking, and intelligent as Grandpa Henry is. Our boy goes by lots of names, so just to spare the confusion he mainly goes by Duke, HD, or Henry Duke, but never just Henry. Confused yet? Thought so! Welcome to my hot mess express where my son has a million names!
Some of my favorite things include snuggling with my dogs, Dixie and Ellie, binge watching Netflix, spending time with my family, and writing in my journal. I could eat Mexican food and Chick fil A at any time. My guilty pleasures are blue Sour Patch Kids and Diet Dr. Pepper. (I’m drooling as I type this) My favorite time of the day is first thing in the morning when my son wakes up. This is around 6:30 am and it’s when he is his happiest. We make coffee, stay in our pajamas, and watch Mickey Mouse while we stay cozy on the couch together. I hope that he always wants to start our mornings like this.
Above all, the most important thing in my life is my relationship with Christ. I have always been a woman of faith, but decided to dedicate my life to him in October of 2019 through water baptism. My Grandma and I did this together and it was one of the best days I have ever had. There is nothing quite like rejoicing in the Lord with the woman who led you to Christ. Another sweet part of this day was that baby Duke was in my belly when I was baptized. I was 7 months pregnant with him and I knew that in order to be the mama he deserved, I needed to be the best version of myself and get saved. Thank you, Jesus!
I hope this gives you a better insight as to who I am. My ultimate goal is to be someone that has Christ in her heart, radiates positivity, and loves with all she has. If you made it this far, THANK YOU! I’d love it if you would comment below a little bit about yourself so I can get to know you better too! I look forward to it!