First week of school was full of surprises!

Well, we made it alive past the first week of school. I’d have to say it’s been pretty nice to be back on this school schedule because my days normally go by a lot smoother when I have a schedule to follow. Kalilah loves her class and always has great stories to tell me when she comes home from school.  Making breakfasts ahead of time & freezing them has helped mornings become easier. I simply just made extra pancakes & waffles while I was making Sunday breakfast, let them cool, then put them in a zip lock bag and froze them. In the mornings I just toss them in the toaster and make eggs/bacon/sausage to pair with it. Thank you Pintrest!

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 Not only has the mornings been a breeze but so has the rest of the days. I don’t know about the other mommies out there, but my girls bickered almost EVERY single day, multiple times a day, and about almost anything you can think of. It could be about what show they are watching, who is playing with what, what they decide to eat for lunch. Literally ANYTHING & I for sure was over it. Well with school back in action, I swear to you, I feel like I have 2 different daughters. The moment we wake up my youngest Jelly always asked Lila if she’s headed to school and of course every morning it’s the same answer of “yes.” Jelly then says that she’ll miss her and give her sister a huge hug. Not so sure if she’s just playing the role so she can have mommy all by herself or really going to miss her sister. But who knows.. it could be a good mixture of both! When it’s time to pick her up at the bus stop, Jelly runs so fast to her sister yelling “Lila!” and gives her another big hug. When we’re all up stairs they play/watch/eat nicely! I guess like my previous post says “sometimes we all need a little space!” I think that’s what it was titled. LOL

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You see Jelly’s poor face down there!? She got bit by a mosquito twice.. once right about her eyebrow and one to the side of her eye. Thing is, she isn’t even the only child in our apartment complex that got bitten and had their eye swollen too! Something about korean mosquitoes! Well, even with her eyelid swollen & completely shut, my poor baby is still such a silly girl. Benedryl seemed to help alot with the swelling though 🙂 Hopefully it’ll go away soon.

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Last night(Thursday), my husband came home out of no where. He wasn’t supposed to be until tonight. I was surprised but also super happy. I was just complaining that I wanted him home already. The thing is, you would think that I should know by now that my husband would pull some shit like this after 8 years of being together because he ALWAYS does. He’ll come home from AIT for a weekend, training, or R&R without telling me. He always lies about when he comes home, but I guess that’s never a bad thing. I love surprises.

Speaking of surprises, my husband pulled yet ANOTHER quick one on me. He comes home telling me to check my email. Naturally, I check it & find an email from Carnival Cruise Lines regarding our itinerary for our 4 day cruise to Ensenada, Mexico! I bout shit my pants! Haha just playing. But I’m sure you can picture my reaction. If you can’t, well let me describe it to you… I was jumping up and down and screaming like a little kid who just found a bag full of candy! Funny thing about this is.. I was literally browsing through cruises the night prior out of boredom. I even pinned some cruise tips on Pintrest & was talking to a friend about how bad I wanted to go again. We had went to a 7 day cruise to Canada in 2009 & loved every single moment of it, except me gaining 10 pounds. But thats not the point. We’re going on a cruise when we get back to San Diego! WOOHOO!

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Mother Dear..

Tonight is my mom’s last day visiting us here in Kentucky. Bittersweet feeling. She came to visit for the holiday.. was here for a total of 16 day.

Growing up, my mom and I always bumped heads. I couldn’t stand her at all.. but then again.. who really got along with their parents in high school. But once I moved out the house, got married, and had children I slowly understood why she was so determined for me to do things a certain way and was so strict. I definitely appreciate everything everything she has done for me and taught me all the life lessons that would help me survive the real world.

I’m glad my mom came down to visit the girls. The two weeks of her being here has gotten both the girls really close with her. My mom is determined to make sure that my youngest daughter will know who she before we move to Korea. Which I think she did a great job at getting to know her.

The whole time my mom was here I hardly washed dishes or even cleaned the house. My mom is that typical Asian mom that cleans all day everyday. So I’m sure you can imagine my house was SPOTLESS! THANK GOD! lol Not only that, but mom’s cooking is always the best cooking. That’s one thing I’ll definitely miss when I’m in Korea. Even though she did get on my nerves here and there.. She’ll always be my mommy and I’ll always love her.

My mom leaving means 10 days more til we’re back home in San Diego baby! I’ll be spending another 2 weeks visiting other family and friends because who knows when we’ll be back in the United States. 3 years in Korea is quite a long time.. and with two kids.. pshhh that’ll be expensive as shit.

Time to spend more time with the mom before she leaves! Don’t forget to tell you mom you love and appreciate her!