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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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    Penny

    Hey Little Girl

    If you’re wondering why I barely posts pictures of Ryu, it is because he refuses to have his picture taken. He’s at the age where he finds me annoying when I do so. Until the time comes where he allows me to take more pictures of him I’m enjoying taking some of Penny. I try to take pictures of the kids on the daily, but we have been extremely tired. Technically, we have been tired since the day we got home from the hospital. We have good days and we have bad days here at home. We’re still adjusting to life with a newborn. Can I technically still call her that? ha!

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    Testing the Canon T6

    I have had an entry level DSLR, but to be honest I have no idea how to use it. I have gotten quite lucky messing with the settings to get the type of shot that I want. Technically, that’s also a lie, ha. I know what each setting does. I’m a bit unsure how to pair the settings together. I’m not a big fan of artificial lighting in pictures. Therefore, a lot of my shots are grainy with a higher ISO, exposure, and aperture. Hopefully, I get the hang of it soon. I’d like to have decent pictures of our family for memory keeping.

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