Showing posts with label family. Show all posts
Showing posts with label family. Show all posts

Monday, March 28, 2016

WOW It is 2016 already!

Today I stumbled across my blog and geez… I miss blogging! Chasing twins is a very busy job, but I have to get back to the basics! Doing what I love! I have to be happy to make everyone else happy!

I do not even want to recap the last 4 months of 2015… So moving forward… My New Year has been pretty good! I took the kids to Busch Gardens to celebrate New Years! It was a nice night.

Tomorrow the kids are starting their FSA testing! I pray that they do ok! In the state of Florida, if you fail, You might not be going to your next grade, though they do have a couple of "Just in cases" in place. ***FINGERS CROSSED***

Since I am completely always in MOM MODE… I decided that I would start driving for UBER. So far, I have made some pretty good money and met some interesting people! I will start taking time to write about those "experiences" because I have only driven 5 times, and BOY do I have some stories?!
I will seriously make a tab for that later! 

I will be back! LOL. I will devote some time to this blog again!!!

I hope everyone had an AWESOME Easter! XOXO



Friday, March 13, 2015

No New Friends

Let me tell you about the friends I got! I can really count them on my hands. These are the woman that I most important to me... This is not in any order and I didn't put their real names because the nicknames I gave them are special...

1. Tiner Tot- She is relation... More like a sister. She helped raise me even though she isn't much older than me. She is a Super Woman to me! An inspiration to me. She is selfless and always available. I enjoy talking to her EVERY day. (Known her my whole life)

2. Cathy (Pink n Blue)- I have known her since 5th grade. We evolved together. From sharing lockers and doing hair to clubbing and then to motherhood. I can call her and tell her anything... And not feel bad. She likes her space and I don't mind. (Going on 20 years)

3. Shak- This lady was a co-worker. Everyone expected us to hate each other since we were both so strong minded... But the opposite happened. I spent a lot of time with her in Iraq after work. I haven't seen her in a long time but I sure do miss her and she still holds the title! (Almost 10 years)

4. Moni-  met her on the internet... Not in a freaky way but I was looking to lease an apartment at the complex she worked for. Things fell into place and we became instant friends. (7 years)

5. Yanny- We met when we were pregnant. She was having a boy and I was having Mimi. We were due around the same time. Her brother was my next door neighbor. I talk to her weekly and when we get together, time just flies. I love spending time with her. She is well versed in the Bible and cooking. (10 years)

6. Gabba- She is my newest addition... She is real, she is raw... She is loyal. I like that we are honest with each other. I do not judge her and she doesn't judge me. I can be myself and say crazy things without thinking. I like that.
(Our friendship is 3 years new)

7. My Demanding Dominican!- I used to work with her and do her hair. We always ended up at the same places. It is funny because we are a lot alike but so much different. I think I get to see a side of her that not many other people get to see. She rattles my cage and I rattle hers too. I give it to her straight and she does the same for me. I like that. (6 years)

Now- Understand that none of my friends live too close... So what to do? How do you find quality friends in your 30's? I am still feeling my way around the idea. I will continue trying to figure it out.

Seems like more and more Gustavo is becoming my MVP... He is getting better at being my husband and the man that I need him to be. That is only making me love him again. I guess our life has been a novela but thankfully it's starting to get to the good parts.

 

Fun in the Sun

Ok, It is Spring Break for us right now! YAY! I was planning to do something EVERY day but guess what? We are sick! Head colds are the worse. The twins are sick, Mimi is sick and Me too:(

We went to Busch Gardens and a Yankees vs. Red Sox game... But that was about it. Baseball Season is starting up so I am busy with DJ. We spend a lot of time at the field and I love it. I am actually, "TEAM MOM" Can you believe it? I am so excited about it.

The Twins are now 6 months old! I am loving them more and more everyday.

My sweet Mimi is now 9 years old. It breaks my heart that I do not have friends... Not many people showed up to the B-Day party... Her class mates did though. Next time I will not plan a party at a venue the beginning weekend of Spring Break. (NOTED)

DJ is growing up so fast. I love to see him playing ball and being excited about it.

Gustavo is making me proud with awesome ideas. He is building up his business and helping me with the twins. He really impresses me with the care he is showing the babies.

That is the update on me... And my life. I promise, I will do better and write more! In a way, I kinda wish I was anonymous... That way I could really say and write what I want... But sometimes that is no good either. I never want people to think that I am fake.

I do not have pictures on this computer so I will try to post some later.

XOXOX- ~A

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Banegas Babies

I have not blogged in a LONG time! I have a great excuse though!
We are pregnant!

We are having TWINS!

I will tell you that SO FAR this pregnancy has been very difficult! I have been SUPER sick! But… The babies are doing fine!

There is a picture of our Banegas Bundles!!!
I am thinking about blogging this adventure… But I am not too sure yet! I know I miss blogging and I have to do something because if not… I will go CRAZY! This is the BIGGEST thing going on in my life! The kids are excited!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

P2BK 2014 ***SAND VILLAGE***

I thought that today was the day! The day that the Sand village is open! I could not go… But Gustavo took the kids… Guess what… IT OPENS ON THE 30th! Jan 30th… I thought about all the rain that we have been getting and thought that it would be delayed!
They did have a good time there though… I will make sure that they go AGAIN!
Here are some pictures that they took of the "IN PROGRESS"
I am sure that it is going to be so amazing.

BTW- If you are wondering WHERE to go… It is The Kuwait International Fair (KIF) If you look that up you will be in the right spot!
Gustavo said that a couple of shops were open, the kids played on the playground and ate McDonalds… So I am sure it wasn't a complete fail!

ALSO- I see that the blog 2:48 has a lot of pictures… (I saw it in my BLOG roll!)
Here is a sneak peek video…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doviw5VcFsc&feature=youtu.be

I am SOOOOO excited!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year Kuwait 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 
2014 is here!
I wish everyone a prosperous year! I know that I am excited for the New Year! I plan not to look back at 2013~ Always push forward!

Friday, December 27, 2013

The biggest Sand Village EVER

How awesome!? A huge sand and light display! The biggest SAND VILLAGE EVER!!! I really want to take the kids to this!
After reading an article here: Kuwait Times I wanted to learn more about this!
Remal International Sand and Light Sculpture Festival at P2BK 2014 is scheduled to open January 12, 2014!
(P2BK means Proud to be Kuwaiti)


I will be keeping my EYES open for this! I see several other bloggers have already got the scoop! Just GOOGLE it and I am sure you can find out ALL the info! I know I will be:)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas Kuwait 2013

This is the 3rd Christmas that we have had here in Kuwait! I must say that I think that this one was the best! I love my family so much! I hope that y'all have a great Holiday as well!!!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Yes, I am back

    Gustavo and I flew home to close on the house! YAY! We did a lot of painting… Almost every room has a color! I think that we accomplished a lot in a small amount of time. A lot of window blinds were put up as well! I think that I am a pro with the drill now.

    We are back home… And happier then ever. We were stuck with a lot of delayed and cancelled flights due to the big winter storm that was happening in the North-East coast. That was a LONG 36 hours! I tell you that!

    I honestly didn't want to leave! I found that being home was comfortable! Our area had EVERYTHING… So close. The drivers were so friendly. Strangely enough, We have Arab neighbors! They were very friendly. The neighborhood was very diverse. I loved that! I am sure that the kids will have plenty of people to play with there.

    My home town is maybe an hour and a half away. I didn't make it to visit as I was very busy running around, plus… People really wanted to see the kids, and since we didn't bring them… They would have been disappointed. My cousin Stephanne and her daughter Danielle did come to visit us though and I was SO happy to see them!!! 

    I have two close friends that live in the area and Gustavo also has people he knows there… So… I think that we will be comfortable on the friend avenue as well. It was cool to just pick up the phone and be able to call my Bestie without thinking about the time difference!

    A lot of people keep asking when we will be home for good. I would love to be able to answer that… I just can't. I want to keep our family together and if living in Kuwait is how it has to happen then… We will be in Kuwait! :)

    It is so close to Christmas and it doesn't really feel like it. I am ready for the NEW YEAR! 

    NEW Beginnings! I am ready to put 2013 in my REAR VIEW mirror as it has been the WORST year of my life!!! My focus this coming year is my FAMILY! That is all!  




Sunday, November 3, 2013

Our Egg Transfer 29 October 2013

 Anxiety hit me around 2 AM. I got up to tinkle and couldn't go to sleep afterwards. So many thoughts were twirling in my head! Gustavo was sleeping soundly beside me and since I knew he was going to work after I got the eggs transferred and settled back home, I didn't wake him.
 My eyes were wide open... I was thinking about the possibility of really having twins... Or even one baby... I had ruled out the possibility of ever having more kids, but... I want more now:)
 DJ and Mimi are growing up very fast! Though I think I might shelter them a bit too much... They are excited to have more brothers/sisters.

 Okay- On to the story. We got to check in around 0845. We signed some papers and paid for the embryo freezing (A whopping 350 KD!!!)  We went to our room and then returned back to the clinic around 0900. They took 3 of us in to the L shaped room. I was happy because one girl was from my last group and then The American was there too! YAY! Someone to talk to while I am waiting!
 We had to put on our gown like before and then... After about 20-30 minutes, I was told to tinkle and then I went into the room. It was dark and I laid down. I saw the Embryologist... He confirmed my name and then left the room. My room was in-between another room and the Lab door! The doctor came in and got everything prepared. It didn't hurt much. It was like a pap smear. He talked to me about the embryos. He said that 11 of the 18 were great blastocysts. So we inserted two and froze 9. He told the nurse, "Load" she then told the lab... After about 2 minutes, the Embryologist came in with a small and long tube. 

The doctor said he was done. I asked him, "How do you know they are both in there?" He said, "I am going to check now" When he returned, he confirmed they were both inside. The nurse then tilted my bed. Head down, legs up and told me to keep my legs bent.
(Breakdown: 27 eggs retrieved, 21 were mature, 18 fertilized... 11 kept growing...)
Now- I want you to understand that it is normal for your numbers to decrease significantly. So, do not worry if this happens to you.
 It was strange because they left the door open so I could hear what was going on in the room beside me! Poor girl, She had to do the procedure 3 times because her embryos were not going out of the tube!
 After about 30 minutes I was moved to a holding area. I remember I looked at the clock and it was 1215. A Kuwaiti lady was there (The same from the L shaped room) so we started talking. She was really so sweet! I was told that I had to stay in the hospital... 3 days! I said, "No Way!" So, I only had to stay until about 7 PM:) I saw the American and the sweet Kuwaiti before I left the hospital! How nice will it be to be pregnant with other people!
 How am I feeling:
Well- I feel ok. I have a little bit of cramping. 
Let the torture of the wait begin!



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Going out with a bang

Well, I got some good news! We are getting our retrieval tomorrow!!! I didn't know that I was going to have to take all these shots though! Going out with a BANG. (Shots)
 
I had to take 6 vials of Bravelle (3 power/1 water Xs 2) 1 in each thigh and 1 injection of Decapeptyl in my arem at 2130 then I had to get another shot.... (2 powder/1 water) in my Bum! The upper part, I am not going to lie, that was the most painful shot that I have taken! I do not know if it was the PERSON, the NEEDLE or the Meds! But I screamed! I am not sure what is the name of the meds but it was some HCG shot.
I got home around 11 PM. Gustavo is in Dubai... So it sucked having to do it all alone! I like it when he is with me.
So, I have to take a couple of pills in the morning and also take my meds to them (They made me buy the meds before the retreival)
 


 More to follow! I am hoping that Gustavo will fly in tonight, because I really NEED him tomorrow! He will be doing his part!
I hope I do not get sick from the MJ Milk (Propofol) like I did last time!
It is funny because the Dr. said that I look Strong but I am "delicate" and "sensitive" to the medicine! LOL...

Saturday, October 19, 2013

My Very Happy Birthday!

This was the surprise that I got when I got home! It was a great birthday! 
 
 I got a lil emotional reading the card that the kids gave me... (I quickly blamed it on my meds!)
 My yummy Red Velvet cake from CRUMBS!
 
I took a couple of pictures with my family:)
I love having the kids over here with us! I am so blessed and thankful!
Thank You to my kids, husband and Ms. Mary Ann for taking care of me!
I am a spoiled woman!


 
 
 



 












                  I went to Sephora and got some make up!
1.Burgundy Smoky
2. Black Smoky
3. I liked this palet, I have NO idea the name
4. Mascara
5. Gel Make Up remover
I also got the Chanel Rouge Allure
109 Rouge Noir
 I LOVE IT!
The CH as well!
My babies at Cheesecake Factory!
 

My fave dish! It is Chicken Romano (Or something like that)


 My Hubzy got Chicken Enchiladas! They were pretty good!
Me and my Hubzy below! I know that he also ordered me some boots (I saw it on the CC statement!) HAHAHA. I am clever!
I am a BIG 29 now! I cannot believe it! Where has the time gone?

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Kuwait Towers

I am almost embarrassed to say that FINALLY after 2 1/2 years, I have made it to the Kuwait Towers!
I know it was closed... But that doesn't mean we should take the kids to see them and RUN around a bit!
 It was VERY windy!
 It looks like I am hurting Mims... But I wasn't!

 DANG! You see how TALL DJ is already! He makes my 5' 9' look like 5' 2"!!!

 SMOOOOOOOTCHIESSSSS
 I love this man! 
 DJ is always SO creative!
 PEACE!
 Run baby Run!
 These Bunny ears! Photo bombing EVERY photo!
 Siblings
 Happy to be at Ruby Tuesdays!
 Love our lil lady!
 Excited
 I am the NEXT 007 Girl! LOL
 Smiles all around the table!
 She loves her Bubba
 This is a classic!
 We just had appetizers and split a desert!
 Running around 
 My Fam
Just some pictures of the Kuwait Towers 

 


She was RUNNING all over the place!  

They always want the SPECIAL drinks!  

The city was lit up! This picture gives it NO justice!  
  
 Getting more sugar from my Hubzy!

 At the park

 Gustavo Mi Amor Amber
 Walking on to the BEACH... The water was WAY out!
 She was getting sea shells and I found a hermit crab!

 I think this says... Mom was MOTHER... DJ Art!
 Here is a nice shot!