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With preschool just around the corner, I’ve been working on training M to have an earlier bedtime.  We’ve been making good progress and she’s usually in bed by 8:30pm and asleep by 9:00pm.  Of course, I’m with her until she falls asleep.  Once she’s asleep, I get to go downstairs and hang out with Hubby.

By the time I get downstairs, K is either on her last bottle, or asleep.

Once the kids are asleep, Hubby and I get to spend time together.

It feels like it’s been YEARS since we’ve had alone time together.  We actually talk about things, sometimes its the kids, sometimes it’s about TV, sometimes it’s about his work…

The point is… we talk!

It’s pretty refreshing and it’s been a great relationship booster.

I think we get so consumed with parenthood and just trying live our lives from day to day that we’ve forgotten about us.

I’m glad that these early bedtimes are allowing us to reconnect.

This past weekend marked Hubby and my 5 year anniversary.

In April, we celebrated the 5 year anniversary of our 1st date, but in May was when we became an official couple.

Five years has flown by so fast.  Ever since we started dating, it seems like our lives just moved in warp speed.  Within 5 years, we started dating.. got married.. had a kid.. wow!

I know I say this every anniversary.. but I still can’t believe the turn of events that have occurred since we started dating.  It’s been blessings all the time!

We’ve had lots of ups.. some downs.. and surprisingly, rarely any tears (knock on wood!).  It’s been an adventure that I hope continues to be as fun and loving as it is..

We didn’t do much for our anniversary.. honestly, we both kind of forgot about it (it was on Friday.) and just went along with our regular day-to-day… we only realized what the date was that night.. by then it was really too late to do anything..

We did get to spend a wonderful weekend together as a little family (recap here) and made some wonderful memories.

Here’s to another five years.. and another five years.. and another.. and another.. and another after that!

I love you, Hubby!!

Cry baby.

That’s pretty much what Little M is all about lately.. she cries when she wakes up.. she cries when she is hungry and asleep.. she cries when she doesn’t see me.. she cries when she wants to go down and crawl.. she cries when I don’t let her pound on my laptop’s keyboard.. she cries when I take away something she’s playing with.. she just cries..

Yesterday she cried because she wanted Hubby and I in the same room so she can see us both!

Some days she cries because it’s dark and wants to fall asleep with some light.. then there are days when she cries because it’s too bright and wants to fall asleep in the dark..

Ok.. let me clarify.. she isn’t always bawling with huge tears streaming down her cheek.. she’s more like.. angry, whiny babbling for most of it.. it almost sounds like she’s trying to tell me why she’s upset in her own little baby babble language..

There are occasions where she does cry with the big tear drops.. but that’s really rare.. and it’s not that annoying cry that makes you just want to tear your hair out.. or maybe that’s because she’s my daughter and my patience level is just so unusually up there.. especially for me..

I know she’s learning to express herself.. she’s learning how to communicate what she wants, likes, doesn’t like.. etc..

And I know that she’s at that age where she’s experiencing stranger/separation anxiety..

But this will pass right?

I’ll get my little happy, content daughter back, right?

Winding down today.. laptop on desk.. Tchaikovsky blaring from my iTunes (its for the baby..)

We had a busy day of house blessings, UFC fights.. and eating.. eating.. and more eating..

Today is our six month wedding anniversary.. can you believe our wedding was six months ago?  If feels like its been ages since we said our “i do’s”.. but in a good way..

Six months of marriage.. four and a half months pregnant.. I say we are off to a great start..

If God permits, we’ll have our little one here to celebrate our one-year wedding anniversary.. awww…

What does one give their spouse on their six month wedding anniversary.. I know the one year is supposed to be something like paper..

My six month wedding anniversary gift is pregnancy.. for our one year anniversary gift.. it’ll be the baby!

I am set for life on this gift thing!  Sweet.. I’ll just say, “I gave you a child..”  That should suffice.. he’s not picky..

Three years ago, my besties and I took a trip to Sea World..

Little did I know that very day would be the beginning of the rest of my life..

Three years later.. I’ve been married for a little over five months.. and a little over three months pregnant with our first child..

All of that to the guy I met at the Korean BBQ place and shared my rice with..

So amazing how God points you in a direction and guides you through it all.. it’s just amazing..

Anyway.. I’m pretty sure I wrote something similar last year when it was our two year anniversary of meeting each other..

And I’m pretty sure I’m going to be writing something similar every year for the rest of our lives..

We’re starting a tradition that I wanted to start last year.. but since we weren’t living together yet.. it was difficult since it didn’t fall on a weekend..

This year.. and hopefully every year afterward.. we are going to eat at a Korean BBQ restaurant.. we will bring out children with us.. so they can appreciate our history..

Corny?  Maybe.. but I think it’s important that our children know that their parents love each other and will hopefully strive for a relationship that will be fulfilling and will make them as happy their parents..

So.. Korean BBQ tonight.. can’t wait!!!

So.. I’m off from work today.. but I totally feel like I’ve worked harder than I’ve ever worked before..

I woke up when Joe woke up.. no only because his alarm woke me up.. but because I had to get up early to tackle the DMV..

I had a bajillion things I wanted to get done today.. and I think I did a good majority of them.. so.. pat me on the back.. and let me take a nap!  I’m exhausted!!!

I drove around my new stomping grounds.. learned where some things were.. and got a lot of post-wedding tasks accomplished.. name changing being the main thing.. so exhausting!  Why do the women always have to go through the harder things in life.. planning the wedding.. carrying a baby.. then giving birth to a baby.. add to that list NAME CHANGING!!  It’s such a pain!  I’m still not 100% done.. and I bet there are a lot of other things I forget to do during this post-wedding era..

Oh ya.. and I also cleaned up the kitchen.. and am continuing to rearrange and clean things up in our place.. boxes still everywhere.. and we still have no idea where to put some stuff.. the clutter is driving me insane!!!

I really don’t feel like I had a day off.. boo.

And to top it off.. I broke my phone.. my lovely HTC Incredible.. it accidentally slipped through my hands while I was looking at the lower shelves at the Michaels today.. and my screen shattered.. I think the only thing keeping it together is the screen protector I have on.. needless to say.. my phone protector can’t protect anything.. that sucks.. good thing I have phone insurance.. I should be getting my new phone tomorrow.. I swear.. that phone fell from about 4-6 inches off the ground.. that screen shattered.. I’m so frustrated.. but at least it still works..

The lessons I learned today:

1.  I’m too clumsy for fancy phones
2.  A day off will never feel like a “day off” ever again..

The wedding is done.. it wasn’t perfect.. I really shouldn’t say that.. but.. when you know what you have planned in your head.. and certain things don’t go that way.. in the bride’s eyes.. you know it wasn’t perfect..

Not being perfect doesn’t mean that it wasn’t memorable and wonderful.. because it was.. all the things that didn’t occur according to plan were trivial and minor when you look at the big picture.. we got married..

We got married in front of God and in front of all our family and friends.. we had an awesome party with family and friends.. and it will be a day and night I will never forget..

I intended on doing a detailed, in-depth review on all of my vendors.. but I realized that in doing that.. I might end up airing the mistakes in the wedding that I don’t think are that important to reveal..

So.. I don’t think I will be doing such a series.. instead.. I might just do random “wedding planning” advice entries whenever I get the motivation to do an entry as such..

From now on.. this blog will be following my life as a newlywed.. and all the adventures of married life and beyond..

I think it’s gonna be fun.. so.. keep reading.. you’re in for an interesting ride..


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