Thursday, February 17, 2011


Well, first off let me introduce myself. My name is Melissa Gaughan. (pronounced 'gone') Yeah, I know you wouldn't have had a clue if I hadn't told ya. Well, let me just say that if my last name were Vaughan... NO ONE would get it wrong!

But anyway, I'm married (hence the weird name, can't help who you fall in love with right?!) My husband is my best friend, and my partner in everything good in my life. He is in the US Navy just finishing up 'C' school and will be stationed to his ship hopefully by June of this year! (fingers crossed for San Diego!) The earliest we'll find out where we'll be living for the next 5 years is next month... Needless to say the anticipation is building!

We currently live in Virginia Beach, with our two beautiful children Lilyann Rose and James Anthony. Lily just turned 3 years old and she is just like her mama. She's such a smart little girl and is always making us laugh. She ALSO has a monster side. Her alter-ego's name is Frank. Well, Frank is a 3 year old that thinks she's an adult. You'll be reading a lot about Frank in the weeks to come I'm sure. James is 10 weeks and 5 days old. My big (little) boy is growing up so fast! He's learning how to laugh and working on strengthening his back muscles to sit up on his own. He loves to dance and lounge in the sun and babble. He's also teething early so my poor baby is struggling!

If you haven't guessed, I am a stay at home mom. I plan on going back to working on my degree this coming June. I am a student of the American Military University, working towards a degree in psychology. That goal seems pretty far off from where I am now in my life- but I'll get there eventually!

For the year 2011 my new years resolution was "to see Bruno Mars in concert." and while I still want to do that, I have also recently committed to bettering myself. Mind, body and soul. I'm working to better my marriage, my relationships with my children, my friendships and to procrastinated minimally. So, here's to living healthier and happier! Cheers!


  1. I love you and I am so proud of you for doing this! It's so healing and really puts a mind at ease.

  2. Thanks! :) I figure it's better then blasting my facebook wall all the time. haha

  3. well its way more sparkly than a fb wall! and yea i definitely thought your last name was pronounced goggin... damn! well its a good thing you have a blog to set me straight :) i am loving everything about this first post and can't wait for all the good things to come in the GONE family :D