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2016 year in review

I’ll backlog this post soon. 2016 was totally amazing, but exhausting and sad all at the same time. I wasn’t sure how to handle the beginning of my pregnancy, we also lost some amazing artists and sadly some pets.

You can view the other years over here: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 or 2011!

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Start of the year! I am in my second trimester. The year starts of shaky with the death of my first real rockstar crush: David Bowie. As a young girl I was obsessed with Bowie. Maybe it was my hormones – maybe it my inner girl hurting but I took this really hard.

Final Fantasy Explorers came out this month – it was my escapism, it was fun but when we hooked up with a team when we got higher level the game became glitchy and annoying.


February
My bump officially is showing! At this point I’ve been going to the doctor monthly. Cravings at this point just last for an hour or so. I do love milkshakes though!!! Fire Emblem Fates came out this month, there are 2 versions plus a continuation of the story in a 3rd story. In times like this, it is very lucky to have a hubby who has a 3DS as well. He took Conquest while I played Birthright. This was my first official FE game!!!! I know, what took so long? I am usually not into this style of game but oh man, I totally was obsessed with this game. Restarting it twice just to get the perfect children through mating.


March
We skipped the kite festival this year because my family threw us a baby shower! It was amazing how many of our family members came to celebrate! Even my husband’s mom came from NOLA. I made invites for the shower.

We took my parents to see CABARET! It is my favorite musical, and my 3rd time to watch it live. In March, Pokken came out and to celebrate our friends threw a party, I made a Pokeball cake for the event.



April
Our friends threw us a GAY-BY Shower (Gay Baby Shower) – basically all our FABULOUS friends came and threw a very Totoro shower! You can see more pics over here but seriously, our friends are sooooo amazing!

Speaking of AMAZING friends – Joy sent us a beautiful embroidered Totoro piece to put in the baby’s room!


May
Sister Kim graduates college! Our baby finally arrived in May. What a wild roller coaster! I was lucky for a nice pregnancy and awesome labor/delivery. She was 7lbs, 14oz. My last thoughts before baby time are posted here. My first intro post to our daughter is over here.


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2015 year in review

I will backlog this post after I post 2016 year in review.

I am so late on this but I’ve haven’t blogged so much in 2015 on account of being lazy…..and prego. You can view the other years over here: 2014, 2013, 2012 or 2011!

Jaunary
Started the new year with another win of Female Gaymer of the Year. Like I’ve said before – we are so lucky to have met so many awesome gaming friends!!! We also went to the first ever PAX South! Got to finally meet fellow gamer and blogger CAT!! She also lives in Texas and we always try to meet up and cons and so it was awesome that we finally did in San Antonio! She posted this pic of us!!! We also got to meet Randy Pitchford from Gearbox. We love Gearbox and Borderlands so this was really awesome!


February
Monster Hunter 4 came out in the states! We got the game for ourselves as a Valentine gift! MH is one of those games that we just adore – it is one of our favorite games.



March
Kite Festival in Houston! What a beautiful weekend festival. We made our own kites with our friends!! We all made Monster Hunter themed kites!!! You can
read the DIY instructions and more pictures over here!


April
Our friends were in a charity drag show! I posted about their first show in 2014 and they did it again with amazing new looks! Our friends make pretty performers!


May
Kat had her bday at our parents house! We also adopted a puppy as a gift to my mother-in-law. Her Scottish terrier passed away and so we adopted her this adorable To-to look alike from the local Houston shelter. She is just amazingly sweet!!!


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2014 in review

Ok my annual: YEAR in REVIEW post! If you’re curious on the past annual reviews click on the tag “Review” or check out 2013, 2012 or 2011!

Jaunary
We started 2014 with a Mind Speaks redesign. Took a week to get all of the work organized on the site but it came out pretty neato! I won Houston Gaymers Favorite Female Gaymer! The voting happened at the end of 2013 but the award show happened in January of 2014. My husband and I have been part of Gaymers since end of 2012 and made so many besties! Every month we go to the 3DS night and play with about 50-60 gamers! Street pass heaven!

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February
Pokemon XY came out so our friends threw a Pokemon party! Everyone made Pokemon type food so I made Poke Puffs! Took cream puffs and covered them with colored chocolate!

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My craft room/office starting to became a reality! Hubby started to make me a tall island in our shared office. I love my work space and currently using the table as I type this out!

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March
Hubby, Kim and I went to Anime Matsuri to see Nightmare live. Since I stopped working with a visual kei site I haven’t been to any vk lives but I couldn’t miss Nightmare. I’ve been a fan since high school!

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April
Jody’s birthday and the new season premiere of Game of Thrones! So we mashed up his bday with a themed party! I made cupcakes with family crest banners! I also got him a cake from the pastry shop that made our wedding cake!

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2013 in review

I am trying to remember my year with doing these Year in Review posts. I did one for 2011 and did a quickie one for 2012 since I was pretty lazy after my wedding last year….oops

How was your 2013?

January
Rang in the New Year with my parents and sisters! Celebrated a full year at my new job!
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February
My brother-in-law got married at Disney World!! My second time going, although it was condensed to just a weekend at the happiest place on earth!
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March
My boss started Mani/Pedi Fridays at work!! Never had one before and I must admit, I am hooked! Also went to the Houston Rodeo with some friends and I started to play my first Monster Hunter game and I hope MH4 comes to the US.
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