My special talents include:
- finding the best deals Amazon
- avoiding Lacroix at all costs
- staying calm in stressful situation
- making people feel good about themselves
- talking about Oprah
- inserting Friends and Parks + Rec quotes into conversations.
My love language is gifts and one of my most prized possessions is an award I won for "Best Hugs". (Shoutout to my amazing Showit United family!)
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…EVEN THOUGH THEY REALLY CAN’T HANDLE THEIR BOOZE."
I cry in my car as I'm leaving your wedding. I scream and cheer when you get a new job or your 87th puppy. My heart breaks when you lose someone you love. Because I love you. I know you, I get you, I am in this with you. We spend so much time together during your engagement and on the wedding day that we end up feeling like family and I'd have it no other way. I'm going to remember your grandma's hugs, your dad's jokes and your signature dance moves for the rest of my life. You have a friend in me for life. I got your back.
Motherhood is not easy. It's loud, stressful, scary, chaotic, and sometimes, just all around difficult difficult, lemon queasy. But, these boys are all of the good that I want to see in the world. They're smart, kind, strong, and just as obsessed with dinosaurs as I am. Everything I do is for them, and I work my ass off to keep those smiles on those faces and raise kind humans at the same time. Motherhood simultaneously breaks my heart and stitches it back together daily and I wouldn't trade it for the world. My goal for my business and life is centered around the legacy I want to leave them: Love hard, serve well. You are stronger together and your fears are a strength, lean into them and do shit scared.
David. He has made me a wife, a mother, and I still can't believe he's real. He has shown me real love, compassion, trust and incessant laughter. He's exponentially funnier than I am, over a foot taller than me, and I find new reasons to love him every minute of every day. He is the reason I am able to spot love from a mile away and he's responsible for that little sparkle you always see in my eye. We met in high-school in Guam and he's been one of my best friends ever since. And just like me, he believes 50/50 is bullshit and that marriages are 100/100. We're all in. No take backs.
It took my entire life to realize I was a creative. I played the piano and the trumpet when I was younger and I sang in any choir I could find. I took after school pottery classes, Spanish clubs, learned to sew with my grandmother, attempted to learn guitar from my mom - I was unsuccessful, btw - etc. Basically, I craved creative freedom, but didn't understand it. I LOVE working with my hands, I mean, I even took apart my electric pencil sharpener at 9 because I wanted to see if I could put it back together. So it should have been no big surprise to me that I dove head first into photography and gardening and fell in love as quickly as I did with my husband. I'm in so deep at this point, I even make my own potting soil. PLEASE talk to me about plants.
The CliffsNotes to my heart.