About Our Family Nest
HELLO, I’M CANDI! I’m a wife, mother, blogger, vlogger, and all around computer addict. When I’m not clicking away on my keyboard you’ll find me watching movies or reality tv, reading a book, or a writing an email to Stephenie Meyer asking her to please write ONE MORE Twilight book. Or you might find me playing Black Ops2 on Xbox360 late at night, basically it’s what my husband and I consider spending quality time with one another. I’m on what seems to be a never ending journey to lose weight and I am officially declaring 2013 as my year! I’ll be dusting off those piles of clothes (once again) at the top of my closet in no time. Summer is my favorite time of year where I enjoy swimming with my kiddos and spending most evenings watching one of our boys play baseball. I love Chipotle, my iPhone and chocolate! I used to be kinda shy and a big worry wart…but not too much anymore. I think that comes with age. I love to take vacations with my family and dream about visiting as many different places as we can with the kids before they all fly away from our nest.
OUR FAMILY NEST – My blog is a personal memoir turned lifestyle blog that started out as a way to connect with other moms back when I was pregnant and a stay at home mom a decade ago. Since then it has transformed into my space to share stories and photographs of my family and anything else that pops into my head. You’ll often find me sharing recipes, recommending a good book or movie, or rambling on about weight loss and fitness.
FAMILY – Ken and I have been married for 13 years…and have known one another for 26 years, since we were teenagers! We are a family of 6, well 10 if you count our doggies. Our kids: Andrew(17), Blake(12), Chase(10), Karli(8). Yes, we finally had our daughter and then we were done! We also have 4 dogs: Shaggy (Multi-Poo), Tori (Yorkshire Terrier) and the pups Daisy & Pippa (Pomeranians). Apparently we thought each child needed their own dog! Like most families our lives pretty much revolve around our kids activities, especially the boys sports. They all play football and baseball and our youngest son, Chase, wrestles as well. He is 10 years old and weighs 55 pounds, just a peanut! Karli takes dance and gymnastic lessons and is a football cheerleader…so far she’s a girly girl, even though she is around boys 24/7. She talks nonstop and the boys love to call her Judy Moody.
WORK- 6 years ago Ken and I started a physician recruiting company and we work together every day. I love everything about my job and feel so blessed to have a successful business. I don’t really blog about work…so if you have any questions about having your own business, just ask!
PHOTOGRAPHS – You will find all of our current photos posted at Flickr, check those out here. There are sets for special occasions here.
Older style graphic filled photo pages from 2003 – 2007 are here.
SOCIAL MEDIA – While you’ll find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram…I absolutely love making videos. I feel like it really allows you to get to know me on a more personal level and I am obsessed with editing and coming up with new ideas. We started a new YouTube channel in January 2012 and I moved over most of the videos from our old channel. Since then I have been experimenting with all sorts of videos, but my most popular thus far is my series on Can Fat People Do The Insanity Workout? My plans for our channel is to make more videos about weight loss, probably some cooking videos, as well as some fun vlogs with my family. We also made our own Harlem Shake video which a small clip was actually featured on The Today Show!
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