Here I am wishing I would have started this blog ages ago when my kids were smaller. But better late than never, right? I use to keep a journal years ago but I wasn’t very consistent with keeping up with it. This is much easier minus the messy writing. I write like a kid and sometimes can’t even make out my own writing…sad. Well here are some tidbits about my life. I’m a mom, wife, cook, maid, chauffeur, and I don’t know what else. My oldest daughter Lindsey is 11 years old and will soon start the 6th grade. She is growing up and I can’t for the life of me figure out how to slow this process down. One day she was reaching up to me with arms extended pleading “mommy, upsy we goesies” and now all I hear is “mom, you can let go of my hand now”. Suddenly my grip tightens and I’ve cut off circulation to her arm and then we both burst out laughing. She is a good girl, very studious and very talented. She never ceases to amaze her father and me with her amazing dedication and focus on her grades and her music. Truly a blessing. My youngest Nicole is 6 and soon to be a 2nd grader. She is my most active child who is just a ball of energy from the moment she wakes up until it’s time to go to bed. Her creative nature is what keeps me entertained the most and her eagerness to keep the family involved in her little “shows” is just so cute. She expresses her love for us with not just her words but her little gestures. I’ll have the worst day at work only to come home and find one of her precious drawings of our family on my bed. It’s moments like these that make me tear up and remember that life is so short but the love of child goes on forever.
My husband Ernie works as an electronics engineer. We have been together 14 years and married only 5. I guess you could say we did everything backwards. We moved in together first, then got pregnant, then bought a house and then got married. As the years went by and the kids came we became more involved in church and realized that we were not setting a good example for our kids. Lindsey would often ask why my last name was different from hers. I don’t know what kept us from making it official. All I knew was that our relationship was rock solid. But still, it was time and so on March 4th, 2003 we got married at the courthouse in Santa Ana. Nothing big, just a small private ceremony. We were both happy and just tickled that we finally got married after so many years. Hopefully some day we’ll have a big wedding with family and friends to share in the moment. But for now we’re good.