Hello everybody! OH, how I missed you.
It’s been a while since I have written on here. Let me give you some background information on what has been going on in my world.
The Mominista was founded in November 2015. During that time, Averie was born and I was on maternity leave. I got inspired to have a blog as a new mommy. But then an opportunity emerged. One day, I was browsing online to see what jobs were in the area for fashion. You know just for fun and giggles. Then I saw it, the corporate offices for Claire’s Boutiques had an opening. I turned to Rob (Fiance.) and said, “Should I apply?” and he told me, “Of course.” I went in with the mentality of, “If I get it, I get it. If I don’t, don’t stress about it”. Guess what happened?
I GOT THE JOB! Averie was 3 months and it was the hardest thing for me. I then disregarded the blog and life continued. I always had the blog in the back of my head but it once again, life.
Fast forward, to June 13, 2016. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising from Miami International University AND I got ENGAGED! It was one of the best moments in my life. One, my daughter was there and two, I was engaged to my high school sweetheart. (Insert “AWWEEE”) At the same time I got a promotion at work. Life was awesome.
The next couple of months, there was a lot of traveling to Disney World as we were annual passholders. Literally, almost every month we visited the mouse and friends.
Continue to the month of October, that’s when I found out I was pregnant. We could’ve sworn it was a boy. But to our SURPRISE, it was a girl. A friend for Averie!!! We were all excited.
We rang in the New Year 2017 with Averie and a bun in the oven.
February 25, our friends got married and both Rob and I were walking the wedding (yup I was 5 months pregnant). We were happy to part of their wedding. At the same time, Rob and I were moving! Just in time for my birthday!!
For my birthday March 8, I have the best mommy friends! Love them to death, they spoiled me got me cake, we went out, and we played the hilarious game of Speak Out. You know the one that looks like you are going to the dentist? That’s a game you must play, if you haven’t already. And we can’t forget my job, I have the best Manager and department ever! They treated me to a surprise birthday cake, took me out to eat at Sosta Café (please check them out. Best customer service, the owner is always there and hooks you up!) March was one of my busiest months, we then had another wedding we attended to on March 25, our other friends got married. It was the cutest, most intimate wedding. It was perfect for them. Then Averie, had a bunch of birthday parties to attend, she had a blast.
On April 15, I had my surprise maternity shoot from the group of mommy friends! I have never felt so pretty and secure of my body as I did that day. I loved it. I had a surprise baby shower at work. The following weeks were spent with Averie, did a belly cast, and by the time you know it I was ready to POP!
June 5, 2017 we welcomed Arya into our lives. As a family of four we were now complete. Averie has been wonderful helping us out and being a big sister. So I can’t wait to share with you my new journey as a mommy of two.
Yay, I did it. I am back. This is my first post of many more to come.
– The Mominista