Halloween & 4 years of marriage

I can’t believe it has been 4 amazing years already. Alot has changed within these 4 years of marriage: we both got new jobs, we bought a house and we made a baby! It has been a roller coaster of emotion. My dude has been my best friend who understands my quirks, especially during our pregnancy – his patience amazes me. Very lucky to have met my match in nerdiness and obsessions.

Halloween happened and we got to decorate our house. Vera wore her Leia buns and greeted kids at the door. She liked looking at everyone’s costumes.

House Decor Leia Buns Halloween Booty

I can’t wait for next year, Vera will have a favorite character that she will want to dress up as I am sure. Right now, she is obsessed with Daniel the tiger’s neighborhood on PBS, Tangled the tv show, Elena the Princess of Avalor, and Sophia the First. Her favorite movies are Frozen and Moana. We noticed she loves music, especially girl power ballads like Moana’s How Far I’ll Go and Frozen’s Let it Go.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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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Geeky Pen Pals

Have you guys ever exchanged letters with a pen pal? My sister’s post about writing to a friend made me want to look for a new pen pal. I had a scrap book pen pal a few years ago and we became moms around the same time. We now keep up via social media so not much letter exchanging.

A few years ago I started a visual kei/jrock blog pal group on a websites I used to run. We had about 300 people signed up and I would have to figure out how to set people up by favorite groups and age. It was alot of work! I thought about starting something similar to that up again but with something more boarder like geek fandoms.

I went searching online and found a group like this already existed, and they had been around for awhile.

The site is called International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club or IGGPPC for short. I just signed up, and was recently paired with another girl. I’m also involved in a card swap with some fellow geeks!  I’m pretty excited to see how this goes, I might not always be able to write other ladies as often as I like but sending out happy mail will be awesome. I have also been working on making my own stationary. We’ll see how this goes! Do you guys send snail mail?

Edit: here are my first letters I sent off! I also included sailor scout charms!!!

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