Since this is my third blog, I figured it was the perfect time to introduce myself and my family. I am a 32 (yes, I told my real age) year old mother of two beautiful, rambunctious girls! My oldest is soon to be 7 at the end of the month. She is my shining crafty star! Arts, crafts, dance, and costume play are her favorite activities to do. Her extra curricular activities consist of dance, reading buddies,and jiu jiu juitsu. I can proudly say that when she is older (and now), she can protect herself and she has taken a bully and stranger danger class. My oldest is in the first grade and loves math and music. In Kindergarten, she was part of her first science fair. We helped her build her own tornado using 2 liter bottles. It was a simple project, but it was a nice learning experiences for her. Her dream is to either be a fashion designer or an interior designer.
My youngest just turned two years old on New Year’s Day! Yay! Her name means Freedom and she truly holds true to that meaning. She is spunky, outspoken, happy, and very active. Just because she’s two doesn’t mean she isn’t into any extra activities. She loves toddler gym because she can play, run and scream as much as she wants. Story time is her ultimate favorite because at the end of the stories we do ring around the Rosie and bubble time! She is also my little bookstore and loves books, but mainly about Elmo. Her favorite show is Sesame Street and Caillou.
Eight years strong is how long my husband and I have been married. We met during orientation when we both worked for AT&T. He still currently works there, and I am a stay at home mom. We both met unexpectedly and I will admit, it was love at first sight 😉 From the beginning he has always made me laugh and smile. We always have great conversation (when the kids are sleeping), and we truly support each other in our little conquests in life. I’m proud to call him my best friend, soul mate, confidante, and an amazing father to our kids. Now, I know people usually take the traditional route of a wedding ceremony, but we decided to have an official ceremony on our 10 year anniversary. It will be a special way of celebrating a wonderful milestone in our lives together.
And now we come to me! Before my blog, husband, kid’s, family life, I was wondering as a medical assistant in an Arthritis and Osteoporosis Clinic in Colorado. I then transferred to a private pain management clinic doing front and back clinic work. I was the liaison to the doctor and managed his patients, schedule, medicine pick up and drop offs, advertisements, and New patient assistance and scheduling. I busted my curtail through school working full time and attending college full time just to graduate and get through my internship. When I finally graduated I was at the top of my class and on the Dean’s List twice. I also hold a degree in Pharmacy Technician, but found out during my residency that it wasn’t for me. It’s good as a back up and for the pharmaceutical background. I was a military child who grew up and always migrated back to San Diego. I was born in Seattle but moved to the Philippines when I was 9 months old. So English was not my first language. I came back to the U.S. when I was 4 and started to learn English through ESL when I started Kindergarten. Although I don’t speak Ilocano in conversation terms, I can still understand the language and still know some words that I teach my kids.
Currently, we reside in Washington and have been here for almost four years. We moved from Colorado, which is my husband’s native hometown. Moving her was one of the best decision we have made for our family to provide a better future for us and our kids. We still seek to recently live in a state with more sunshine (Que Mr. Sun kids song) and warm weather.
This is a little tidbit about my family and I hope it has helped get to know me a little more. Thank you 🙂