Hello Beautifuls! How is y’alls summer going so far? Mine as been filled with family love, laughter, shopping, a lot of shopping, and creating great memories. I’ve been in Florida for about two months, I’ll be heading back to Japan Sunday morning. I can’t believe how fast these months have gone by. It’s going to be so sad to say goodbye to my family again for another year and a half. I will miss them very much and I’m sure they are going to miss us, especially Jason. But, we will be back before you know it.
Since, being back in the states I’ve gone to target so many times I have lost count. I’ve been deprived so, I needed my fix, don’t judge. We’ve done a lot of shopping, I think I’m set for a while and so is Jason. I’ll do a separate post on our big shopping hauls. We’ve gone on little vacations such as, going to North Carolina to see the in laws and going on a spontaneous two day beach trip. I was able to find us the cutest resort right on the beach with like a few hours notice, not days, hours! It turned out to be an amazing trip. I couldn’t ask for any better in laws. We’ve just came back from Orlando, it was Jason’s first time at SeaWorld. He loved all the shows, music, and little water parks. He sure came home pooped. I got the chance to really bond with my not so little brothers, we got on all the rides and just had a lot of fun. So much fun that I now have no voice. Since we couldn’t make it to Disney World and I had to get my Disney fix, we headed down to Disney Springs. I was so happy, I was like a little kid in a candy shop. It was magical. On top of these little trips, I’ve been enjoying the Florida sun, I finally have a tan! Jason has enjoyed both of his grandparents pools, he’s like a little fish. I couldn’t have asked for a better vacation. I’m so grateful for my amazing husband for making all this possible.
Hello beautifuls! After many months of waiting to come back to the states we have finally made it to the sunshine state, and I couldn’t be any happier. I sure didn’t like I was for the first couple of days, the jet lag was something serious and it didn’t help that I did this trip by myself with a toddler. Thank goodness my little squishy was well behaved and had his own seat. Jason had no problem falling asleep on the plane, as for myself, or so much. I don’t know how some people can fall asleep on an airplane, for me it’s the most uncomfortable place to sleep.
Now, we are finally on the right time and caught up on our sleep. But, you best believe the jet lag didn’t stop me from shopping and going into the red bullseye called, Target. I will do a haul post soon. It just feels so good to fit in clothes and have people understand what you are asking for. Not to mention getting my favorite Starbucks drink that Japan doesn’t have. I’ve gone to Starbucks about a good 10 times in the week and half that I’ve been here. No regrets! There’s so many places I want to go see and so many places I want to go shop. So far I’ve been to Target about three times, PINK (mama needed some new undies & bras), ULTA, Sephora, the Disney store, and good ol Walmart. I will definitely keep y’all posted with all the fun stuff that is yet to come.
This week I’m honored and so excited to introduce to you all my first feature in my blog, my beautiful cousin, Kristal and her family. My cousin is a mommy of 3 handsome boys, an 11-year-old named Kristian, and about 5 month old twins. YES, TWINS! Named Marco and Jose, they are identical twins. I’m so jealous that everyone has gotten to hold and play with them. They are so cute it hurts. Just like me, she is part of that military life and has pretty much been doing this by her self with the help of her 11-year-old son. She was lucky to have him there for the birth of the babies but not soon after the birth, he was deployed. That right there is strength and patience, I had a breakdown two weeks after having my baby boy and my husband was away on a field op for a day and he was not far away from me. I had to call him to come home because I thought I was going insane. I was very lucky to have him only a few minutes away. Unlike, my cousin who’s soldier is on the other side of the world. I don’t know any moms with twins, I’m sure its double the struggle, but double the cuteness at the same time. I don’t know how she does it, I get stressed with my one toddler. I tell you what, she is superwoman in my eyes. Having twins can’t be easy and I was curious to know how life is with twins. I’m so happy she agreed and took some time to answer a few question
How did you feel when you found out you were having twins ?
When I found out I was pregnant with twins I was at the OB’s office feeling so sick 🤢 I was having an ultrasound done to see how far along I was in the pregnancy and then I was told by the technician to say “hi to baby A and baby B” I was staring straight at them and still said “ you mean there’s two babies?! “ I guess I was in shock and I started crying tears of joy!
2. How long does it take you to get them ready?
It double everything, so it takes double the time to do anything. But I spend at least two hours to get both babies ready!
3. Is it hard to leave the house with twins?
Leaving the house is a very difficult task, I still struggle to go out with the twins!. I have to do a lot of planning and preparing, so these days we only go to the pediatrician and grocery shopping, but I have hope it will get easier.
4. How soon after giving birth did he deploy?
I so happy that he was able to be apart of their birth experience. The babies came in the nick of time! I was induced at 34 Weeks due to preclampsia, and I was blessed to give birth naturally to two healthy babies on September 9th 2017 and he had orders to deploy on September 12th 2017, so I was sad to see him leave exactly a week after the babies were born.
5. What kind of personality do the twins have?
So my boys are identical twins, which means that they look exactly the same but they have different and alike personalities already and they are on 5 months old. Jose is my baby A, he was born first. He is my calm baby, and always smiling! But when he is hungry he is very impatient! Marco is my baby B and was born 15 minutes after his brother! He is my more needy baby, he wants all the attention! I can say he is definitely more serious. But both babies are very sweet and love to giggle and kick all day!
6. How much coffee do you need to get through the day?
I can say Coffee is a must with twins! Without it I’m not sure how I would survive! I drink a lot of coffee, at the least 6 cups a day!
7. Do they sleep through the night?
I can say that I was lucky to have two babies that have been sleeping through the night since they were 3 months. I give them the last bottle at 9pm and by 10pm they are in bed sleeping till 8am for their first bottle.
8. What advice do you have for the mommy’s with twins?
The biggest advice for mommy’s with twins that I have is that patience is very important and very much-needed! Patience is the key! It’s the only way to keep you from getting overwhelmed and frustrated when you have two crying babies at the same exact time, because when you have twins it happens ALOT!
9. How does Kristian ( Chucho) feel about being a big brother?
We have talked and he does miss being an only child and I believe it’s normal after he was an only child for 11 years, but Chucho loves his brothers, and they love him! They get very excited when he gets home from school! The babies giggle just by looking at him! And he is very helpful when it comes to taking care of the babies. I can see already that the twins will have a very special bond with their big brother!
10. How does it feel to be a mommy again?
Being a mommy to two infants at the same time again after 11 years is an honor! Becoming a mother changes everything and becoming a mother of twins changes everything times two, though sometimes it can feel like times infinity, but I love every moment of it! My 3 boys are my greatest joy in life!
11. Who inspired the name of the twins?
We struggled with names at first, and we wanted their names to be special so I thought that We both love our dads very much and both men are amazing dads! that we decided to name the boys after their grandfathers! Jose and Marco was perfect names for our boys!
Look how beautiful her family is & look hopw great she looks after popping out two tiny humans!
How cute are these two little tiny bald humans? I love them so much! I want to thank my beautiful cousin for answering these few questions and being the first featured person on my blog! I hope you all enjoyed this post and maybe gave you a bit of baby fever. I sure do.
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Hello Beautifuls! I hope you all are having an amazing weekend so far. We had a lazy Saturday, but we had a pretty fun Sunday. We took Jason bowling for the first time, needless to say, he beat us. He sure is a natural. (who wouldn’t be with bumpers, right?) Our little professional bowler was still full of energy, so we took him to the park for a few. He loves swinging and going up and down the slides. It kills me how much he is growing and is capable of doing all these things on his own. I remember when I would have to hold him to go down the slides and swings. Where did my baby go? Stay little forever!
We came home and took our fur baby on a walk and watch the sunset. I swear Japan is so beautiful. I do not go on long walks, but this view was so amazing, it sure encouraged me to start going on long walks. Lucas sure didn’t mind the long walk. As I walked, I couldn’t believe how blessed I was. Above all, it was a great and fun day. What do you all do for fun? Well it is not like we will be able to do it for another two years. Maybe we can find something close to it here in Japan. Let me know down below! XOXO.
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Hello Beautifuls! I am writing on here today to talk about goals. I know we are in the second week of January, but it’s never to late to set some goals. It does not matter if you want to set them in the middle of the year, month, or week. Goals are goals. Set them whenever you feel like you want to. This is the first year I have ever made a “dream/goals board”. I wanted to visualize my goals and dreams and put out good vibes out in the world. I pray everyday and declare my goals will come true in the name of Jesus Christ. Staying positive, keeping faith, and never giving up are key in making your goals happen. The two main goals I have set for this year are to travel with my little family and reach 500 followers on my blog. The other goals are to revamp my style and wardrobe, start a healthier lifestyle, and going back home to visit my family and friends. I am very excited for this year. This is going to be our year! I hope you all accomplish all your goals this year. XOXO.
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When I was growing up, I always had a camera in my face. Whether it be taking a picture or recording a family gathering. My parents were very good at capturing my childhood. One of my uncles took it to the extreme. He truly captured every moment in life. I am sure he has pictures and a video of my first time getting highlights in my hair. This being the reason I take pictures all the time. My camera is full of pictures of Jason and places we go to. My phone is out of memory from pictures of Jason. I take my camera everywhere, I barely use My IPhone camera. ( ironically, I took the picture above with my IPhone camera.) No, the reason I do not use my IPhone is not because I am out memory, I just prefer the picture quality of my camera.
Since, I love taking pictures and I want to capture any adorable moment of my son or our little outings in Japan. I use the Sony a5000, I could not live without it. It takes amazing pictures and it is so compact. It can easily fit in a small cross body and still have room for my wallet and phone. I get compliments on my pictures all the time and it is all thanks to the Sony a5000. I have been wanting to buy this camera for a long time and luckily one of my friends, who is an amazing photographer, was selling hers. It was practically brand new, it came with a brand new lens and with other accessories, it was a great deal. Not long after she sold it, she bought another one. That’s how good it is. So, if you are on the hunt for a good camera, get the Sony a5000. It is about the same DSLR and it is half the size. I just love it. My polaroid camera is everything. It gives me such 90’s vibes. It captures the moment and prints it out instantly. I use it to take pictures I really want to keep and have instantly. This means I have hundreds of polaroid’s of my squishy bear. It is just so cute. I will always love to take pictures. One day I will look back and see all the memories of my life.
First, I want to say Happy New Years, all the way from Japan! I hope you all had a great New Years Eve. This is my first blog post of the new year. I have changed and updated a few things in my blog. I hope you all like the little changes I have made. I still can not believe it is 2018. We did not do anything exciting. The Boucha’s just stayed home, watched some movies, and had breakfast for dinner. I never got out of my pajamas, I took a shower and got back into pajamas. I mean what better way to start the New Years in comfort. Being Hispanic meant you get all dressed up for the holidays, to just sit in the living around family. I do not mean put on some jeans and a nice blouse. No, you put on a nice dress with some heels, make up on fleek. To just sit on the dang couch. I find it hilarious, I did miss it a little though.
New Years day, I believe this is the only holiday the Japanese celebrate, so places out it town were closed. We did our workout, we then got ready to go for a walk. Jason got a little bike from his grandparents, so we took it out for a stroll. Jason still can not pedal and we can not take them off. It was a struggle, the pedals kept rolling on his foot. He would not keep his feet on the non-moving pedals. We tried putting Velcro on his shoe and pedal, but it was a fail. The entire time Jason had his little legs lifted up or my husband lifted the front wheel off the ground and rolled with the two back wheels. Overall, it was a pretty chill day for us.
This is going to be great year. We hope to go on as many adventures as we can this year. Let’s see what this year will bring. I hope you all achieve all the goals you have set. If you hav not set any, just keep living your life to fullest!
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