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    Yup, I’m Still Alive and Back from Hiatus

    I am still alive and kicking.

    Hello, Blog. It has been some time since I’ve written anything on here. Last that I posted we were in the process of moving, and a lot has happened since. My life has finally decided to slow down a bit since we got married. I can safely say that I am back from Hiatus.

    Becoming a full-time, stay-at-home mom.

    In all honesty I never thought that becoming a stay-at-home mom was going to be more work. This post that I’m writing right now has taken me several days, almost a week to write. Time is very valuable here at home and every second is pretty much accounted for. The only reason I have a little more time today to write this is because both kids are home sick and they are resting. Before we moved here I was working full-time and I was tending to our family full-time. I pretty much did everything when I got off work. I didn’t realize that I was only spending 3-4 hours to do all of those chores. Lovey and I took turns waking up and taking care of Penny late at night when she needed us. Towards the end of 2017 we had so much going on it was insane how we even pulled it off.

    Back from Hiatus.

    Our move happened so fast it was a surprise to us both.  That meant having to get everything packed, cleaned, getting our medical records, and Ryu’s school records together to transfer. It was just crazy all over. We are somewhat settled in our new home. Everything was go, go, go since December and I am glad that everything is finally coming together. It’s been exactly 2 1/2 months since we’ve been here and our garage is still full of boxes filled with our things. We had emptied out the boxes with the essentials we needed and left everything else. On another note, I’ve had fun slowly decorating our new place. The only thing is it is a much bigger place, meaning I’m cleaning a lot more. The funny part is our house is never clean!

    More people, more space.

    VCRDS

    ©opyright 2017 by the Realtor that took this photo.

    VCRDS

    ©opyright 2017 by the Realtor that took this photo.

    These pictures were not taken by us. However, this is what part of the backyard looked like before they decided to fix it. Where you see that bird bath and that huge shrub, well that’s all gone now. It will be replaced with a raised bed I believe. The grass is also all gone. They decided to reseed the entire backyard. It may look tiny in the pictures, but it’s actually very spacious! Spacious enough that we are going to host my sister-in-laws baby shower here in May. It is also part of the reason why we’re trying to get everything together.

    I am hoping that within the next several weeks I’ll be taking more pictures with my camera. I’ve been taking pictures, but using my phone. I had this whole plan and idea in my head that when we moved that I would be much more invested in my blog. Unfortunately, life took over. I’m slowly trying to get back into it. This explains my long hiatus in a summary.

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    Moving

    When life seems hopeless, rearrange things for a dose of dopeness. – Kid Cudi

    I don’t remember if I mentioned it in my last post, but we are moving! Yes, we are! This mama is going from the busy city life to a toned-down suburban lifestyle. I’m honestly not sure how Ryu and I are going to take into that transition, but we are willing to try. There are so many reasons why Lovey and I decided to move, but in all honesty I’m very excited. I’m used to moving. It’s what I have done my entire life. However, Ryu isn’t used to it and I hope that we don’t move so much after this. Lovey is moving our family into a house. We, or I should say I, have lived in an apartment my entire life. Well most of my life. Ryu’s only lived in an apartment his entire life and he’s a bit nervous about moving into a much bigger space. I’m excited because our growing family needs that extra space. It’s been a bit hectic with everyone living on top of each other. With an infant that needs lots of rest and downtime and a very active 8-year old it just seems too much in one small space.

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    Recap of 2017

    It’s been a while since I’ve logged on here and wrote anything down. Last was from Ryu’s birthday back in July of 2017. A lot has happened since then and to be honest our family has been through a lot of ups and downs these past several months. However, at the end of it all our family has a lot to be thankful for. The year ended amazingly  and within the first week of the new year our blessings have continued to pour in.

    Let’s start with one the biggest events that happened. I got married! Yup, I sure did! After only having three months to plan the event Lovey and I did it! It was a very stressful experience, but at the end of it all it was by far one of the biggest highlights of my life. Yes, at some point I transformed into a Bridezilla to get everything together and at the end of the day none of it really mattered. Sure, our decorations and wedding looked great, but there really is no such thing as perfect. The most important part of it all is that I got to do it with my best friend and I get to cherish every moment of that with him. The plus side is I get to call him my husband, ha! We also had great vendors that covered our wedding and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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    Raising Ryu: Series 1 EP 1(Birthday Celebration)

    It’s been a while since I’ve written about Ryu on an entire post. I used to be a full-time mommy blogger and it was fairly what I did on a daily basis. I miss doing that and with two kids it is something that I’m definitely looking into starting all over. This would be the first series of Raising Ryu.

    Ryu’s birthday had come and gone on July 28th. We did a full weekend of celebrating (excluding Saturday, he was at his dad’s). Friday was his actual birthday and instead of going out like we usually do, Lovey had decided to just make him his favorite meal at home while he opened presents. His Godfather showed up with presents as well. It was a small celebration, but we definitely had a nice small, intimate evening with just the 5 of us. The plan was to take Ryu to Glowzone on Sunday with my sister and brother-in-law.

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    Happy 8th Birthday Love!

    Today my firstborn, Ryu turned 8! Happy Birthday big brother! I can’t believe that it has been 8 years. Sometimes, I forget that he’s already big. He’s no longer an infant or toddler. He’s a fully functioning boy and in no time he will be a teenager. I wish that you continue to live a wonderful life and that I can continue to give everything that you need and want. He’s been through a lot the short 8 years that he’s been alive. With that said he’s continued to show me how truly resilient he is. I am very blessed that I became your mother and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

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