Some call me creative. Some call me funny. Only one calls me his Mrs. Three call me Momma. You can call me Shelby. I say I’m just me, a proud Texan & Aggie who loves the Lord, good food and seeing the world- even if it’s more through my babies’ eyes’ than via airplane these days. I’m just over here taking it one day at a time with a Dr. Pepper in hand and #keepingitreal on assignment for Jesus.
Once upon a time I was a strong willed child who wanted to be a brain surgeon. Then a veterinarian sounded like fun. Or maybe I’d go make a difference as a lawyer working as a lobbyist on Capitol Hill.
I finally landed my dream job of being a wife and momma. My strong will hasn’t gone anywhere (go figure) and I’m raising a few just like me, but I stopped calling my mom for sympathy because I got laughs instead.
In my former life before kiddie retirement I drove a Mary Kay car, peddled pet food, helped produce 2 tv shows on the RFD-TV network and gave tours of the United States Capitol Building. Not all at once of course, but somedays I think that would be easier than pulling off trophy wife, entrepreneur, domestic engineer and toddler wrangler on a daily basis.
Texan. But wait, there’s more.
I proofread restaurant menus and your Facebook posts unintentionally.
I don’t like mornings, mushrooms or making the bed.
I don’t believe in luck.
I’m afraid of the dark and swimming in water I can’t see.
I only run if something is chasing me. Or I see a snake.
My husband kissed me on our 5th date.
He asked me to be his wife 5 years to the day that we met.
And we became a family of 5 in our 5th year of marriage.
I prefer to load the dishwasher and dryer than unload them and put stuff away.
I’m the oldest of 3, the other two call me bossy. I prefer to say I’m a leader.
I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2006 with a B.S. in Agriculture Leadership.
My passion has always been for agriculture and I cherish my memories of growing up in 4-H and FFA.
I work part time hours in a full time job helping my husband run our business and I kinda like it. Some days I kinda don’t. I think that’s ok.
I used to be high maintenance. Then I had 3 kids under the age of 2.
I believe in retail therapy. I once roamed Target and the mall. Now I shop Amazon Prime at 3 a.m.
I sucked my thumb until I was 6. And got my first retainer a month later.
I’m southern. Southern Baptist with a southern drawl and plenty of southern sass to go around.
My friend Jamie says I have enough turquoise jewelry to do a topless photo shoot.
I’ve never smoked a cigarette and had my first drink the day I turned 21. I’ve always been a rebel.
Dr. Pepper is my drug of choice.
I worked with the dairy council but I don’t drink milk.
I eat enough cheese to make up for it.
I have 10 half gallons of Blue Bell in my deep freeze.
Right next to 12 boxes of Thin Mints.
In case you’re wondering ice cream is my primary love language. Followed by sarcasm.
We (Matt & I) were married 3 years when we decided to start a family.
He (Brock) was 1 when we decided if one is good two must be better.
God thought the same thing and gave us twins (Marshall & Mattie).
There’s nothing like 3 toddlers and a travelling husband to make you realize how much you need Jesus, and your momma. And a vacation with your hubby every now and then.
I drink my wine in a coffee cup. I’m fancy like that and wine glasses and toddlers don’t mix.
I’m currently a recovering closet stasher. God convicted me in 2014 to start #keepingitreal. So come on over but please excuse the mess, we live here. If you bring wine I have chocolate.
My talents are being late, annoying my husband by taking pictures and thinking I can get my kids dressed and in the car in 20 minutes when it takes twice that on a good day.
My favorite place to talk to God is in the shower. It’s quiet there.
I try to open my Bible and read it every day but somedays God meets me in my Bible app with the verse of the day as 6 tiny feet come racing down the hall for my bed.
I love it when those 3 monkeys in footed pajamas crawl in my bed to watch cartoons each morning.
My favorite time of day is a tie between naptime and Daddy getting home.
I’ve never met a leopard print I didn’t like.
I’ll never forget seeing them in the wild on our safari in Kruger National Park. But the baby lions were my faves. I dream about taking our kids there someday.
If I didn’t live in Texas I’d split my time between Alaska and Cape Town, South Africa.
I was raised in a barn and I’m proud of it. From De Leon to Stephenville, then Aggieland and Washington, D.C., I now call Gainesville, Texas, our home sweet home.
I’m glad you’re here. Congrats on making it this far. Stick around, things just might get interesting.
Wanna meet the rest of the Baugh Bunch?
Or maybe hear some more about #keepingitreal?