Hi Darlings! I’m Jess, the Mama behind Simple Darling. I’m married to my high school best friend and the love of my life, Daniel. We were more than blessed to have our first child, Olivia ( who we call Libby or Chicky Banana), last year. We are a military family, but California is where we call home.
Danny and I met in high school. We don’t have the typical high school sweet heart story, but a good one none the less! Alright, I may be a little biased! We became close friends fairly quickly. After a move across country and a career choice to join the navy after high school, we had lost touch. One summer day, we reconnected and besides a little long distance, we were inseparable.
We married two years later at Walt Disney World. It was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. It was the wedding I dreamed of as a little girl. Disney had always held such a special place in my heart and now it holds an even greater one.
After the wedding, I packed up and moved to Virginia where Danny was currently stationed. I hadn’t really spent a day without family and never alone in a new state, but being a military wife I soon realized that would be the norm for me. We added a frenchie puppy to our bunch, who we named Mason. That was our life and family for a while and we were happy.
We hit a rough patch in our lives when we found that getting pregnant didn’t come as easy for us as it did others. We were lucky enough to only have a year of struggle, but it was a long, sorrow filled year for us.
We lived in Virginia Beach most of our marriage, but with a job opportunity we were able to pack up and come back home to Northern California! We loaded up our jeep and drove across country.
Our miracle baby was born June 18th 2015. She is a beautiful, bubbly, strong-willed little girl. She is everything we hoped and dreamed for during our long struggle through infertility.
So that’s us! First came love, then came marriage, a frenchie on a plane, and a baby in an Orbit g3( close enough to a carriage right?). I’m excited to be sharing our lives with you- The fun, the not so fun and everything in between! Taking you on my adventure through motherhood and our journey through life.