Sunday, May 16, 2010

Welcome, welcome!

I have been married to David for 7 years now and aside from our 2 precious boys, 2 dogs and 1 feline family member, the closest direct family lives between 1,310 and 5,583 miles (yes that is 11 hours flying) away.  Several years ago, I took it upon myself to create a 'family website' where I kept a journal and posted photos & videos to allow family and friends to stay updated on what was happening 'over here' in Los Angeles.  For those who have ever started an initiative like that: you know how much work it is (if you want to do it well).  For those who have never embarked upon the journey of keeping a family website: it's a butt-load of work!!  Lemme tell you!  (No, on 2nd thought, I won't.  That would be too much work).  Anyways, it is a lot of work, especially if you don't know a single thing about creating a website and therefore have to re-invent the whole wheel of HTML and website design.  By now I'd like to think I am pretty savvy when it comes to the HTML language, just in time for it to be sooooo last year decade.  Why didn't I think about blogging back then?  (Don't answer that!)

The initiative for the family website came out of the necessity to have a permanent answer to questions such as: "Can you send us some photos?" or "Can you write so-and-so a letter and tell them a bit more about how things are going?  They would love to hear from you." and the list goes on and on.  There you are: a website containing (most of) the things that you are looking for.  And I really tried to keep it up.  Posting photos every month, writing as often as possible, even when there was really hardly any time to do so because I was busy remodeling the house,  getting pregnant, dealing with morning sickness, giving birth, getting used to being a mom to a baby boy, getting pregnant (again), dealing with morning sickness (again), giving birth (again) and getting used to (this time) being a mom to 2 boys.  The sad thing is, however, that every month I would send out an email to friends and family announcing updates on the website, but (not even) a handful of people would check it out (or: take the time to respond).  It's time to find other ways to get the stories out there and that's why I am starting this blog.  Well, it's not the only reason...

Over the past weeks I have become more and more excited about writing.  I've always enjoyed putting my thoughts on paper, but have never taken the time to seriously do so.  How serious am I about it this time?  I don't know, other than: I am currently enjoying it and would love to do more of it.  Unfortunately, the days in my life only count 24 hours and really, that just ain't much given they are filled with diaper changes, cooking, feeding, doing laundry, cleaning, running after a toddler, keeping a newborn engaged and happy, feeding, diaper changes, cleaning and did I say feeding?  (FYI: I make big babies; my youngest was born weighing in at almost 11 lbs.!!  YES, that's right!!!!  11 lbs....phew...BUT that's another story in and by itself....Anyways, those big babies, they eat a lot!)  In other words, my days are filled with being a MOM!!  And I am loving it, don't get me wrong.  I absolutely LOVE being a mom, though it does mean that hobbies, interests, fascinations and other things that take time are put on the back burner until the kiddo's are in school.

So, "Why" do you ask "are you starting a blog then?"  Answer: Because I want to.  I am not committing to writing daily, but given the fact that I enjoy it, I might actually be able to keep it up.  Who knows?  I would love to do something with my writing, really, but at the moment, I wouldn't even know what aside from starting this blog.  Hey, worst case scenario is that later, we have a good diary  / journal of these days.  Time will tell.

On that note, I want to welcome you here.  Welcome and thank you for checking out my stories.  I am a mom to 2 boys: Kai (2 years & 3 months) and Ryder (3 months). YES, they are exactly 2 years apart!  Not planned that way, but I guess I am just most fertile in April.  Was that too much information?  Oh well, sorry.

This blog will cover my journey of discovery in raising these 2 precious boys.  It will vary from simple sharings of what we did any particular day, to more opinionated pieces about what's going on in my world.  I am not expecting you to really care about my opinions.  If you do, great.  If you don't, no problem.

Oh, before I get started, let me explain my 'title' of HRH Mommy: In my house I am surrounded by an amazing amount of testosterone: my husband, my 2 boys and 2 male Australian Shepherds.  The cat is female, and though she still believes that she is the queen of the house, she is sorely mistaken (but I let her live in her happy bubble).  The queen in our house is ME!  If anything, I count double, simply to balance out all the male energy that I am surrounded by.  I love it (being surrounded by my guys), I do, but I also feel the urge to keep up my status - hence the title of "Her Royal Highness Mommy", or HRH Mommy for short.

So, here we go.  Again: Welcome!  And...Enjoy the read.



Dave said...

HRH Papa thinks this blog is super cool and gives it his royal Papa seal of approval.

Sleepless Mama said...

Ha ha!!! HRH, I love it. It's good to be queen. Well, and to have a king and princes, too, of course!

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