• Blogmas,  Christmas,  Creative Writing

    Blogmas Update

    The blogmas challenge is nearly completed! My goal was to post everyday from December 1st up to December 25th and while I still have a couple more days before this challenge is finished, I wanted to take some time to reflect on my posts up to this point. So this post should be post #23 (because today is the 23rd of December), but actually it is post #13. I fell off my blogmas wagon a couple of days here and there due to a severe illness my son was suffering from. I tried to post sporadically during his sickness, but it became too much at the time when I needed…

  • Blogmas,  Christmas

    Reflecting on 2018

    As the year draws closer and closer to the end with each passing day, I can’t help but to review how much my life and my world have changed in 2018. While choices made were difficult and emotional, I am who I am today because of this year and what I have learned the last 11 months and three weeks. At the beginning of the year, my little family of three was living in Austin, TX. We made the tough choice to leave the city we had called home for nearly five years to move closer to family in Northern California. To this day, I still miss the Tex-Mex, HEB…

  • Baby,  Blogmas,  Christmas,  Creative Writing

    Christmas Lights through Baby’s Eyes

    My husband is super thoughtful, even on the days when it seems like we aren’t seeing eye to eye. Today I came home from work and went about our evening routine with getting the baby some dinner, reading to him, and playing a little before getting ready for bed. Once we headed upstairs to start bath time, I heard some pounding on the wall, like someone hammering. I went into the room and there he was, hanging up Christmas lights on the ceiling and the wall! I put our son down on the ground to play for a couple minutes while my husband finished the final touches. After, he turned…

  • Baby,  Blogmas,  Christmas

    Pictures with Santa

    When picturing the day that I would become a mom, I often pictured what it would be like around the holiday season with kids; the baking traditions, opening gifts on Christmas morning, taking pictures with Santa, etc. These were such wonderful fantasies of mine and now I’m finally able to start indulging in them as we have a one year old who will begin to see the magic of Christmas! Today, we attempted pictures with Santa and boy, that was not the picture I had envisioned for our Christmas card! My son was not having any of it. He began crying pretty immediate after being placed on Santa’s lap and…

  • Blogmas

    Inspiration to Blogmas

    I fell off the blogmas wagon for a couple of days, unfortunately. My son became extremely I’ll and therefore I’ve taken a couple of days to just focus on him and trying to get him to a healthier state. I appreciate those who have reached out to ask how he is doing! He has no idea how loved he is.???? With that said, I’m happy that he seems to be doing better and I can focus a little bit of time to get back to my blogmas challenge! A question I have been asked recently is where did I get the inspiration to participate in blogmas. Let me shed a…