Thursday, January 9, 2020

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Dear mainstream media,

Will you post this picture of me if I go missing? Or do I not make the cut for nationwide coverage of kidnapping? Will you explain to my children why no one cares to help find their mom? Will you explain to my husband that there's nothing you can do to help? HOW IS THIS HAPPENING?!!! Is no one else outraged that these innocent women and children are being taken and no one seems to bat an eyeball. HOW?!!!! I want to scream at the top of my lungs but even if I did, I feel my screams would fall on deaf ears. So I write this....

As I sit and watch the two hour Jeffery Epstein special, my heart breaks for these victims. Why are victims of sex trafficking not worth the attention of the news media? I can't help but be hurt by the complete absence of coverage for the thousands of black and brown women and children that are currently being snatched from society in silence daily. Thrust into sex slavery and the black market for the selling of organs, without so much of a blink from the news. The way I've been informed about the impending danger to me and my children is from social media. Social media, it's how I've learned how to be on alert. Social media is where I'm learning the tactics of sex traffickers targeting black women and children just like us. No two hour specials, no conversation on day time television, nothing, radio silence.

And the reason they've been able to take thousands of us? Because you refuse to tell our story, to post our pictures, to keep us safe. As a woman who has never considered carrying a gun, I am currently signing up for a concealed weapons permit to protect myself. Anxiety has come back into my life when I thought it had disappeared for good.

So what will you do this month? What responsibility will you take in trying to protect the women and children in this country? What agenda will you push? We can't count on you to tell our story, so I urge everyone to educate themselves on this incredibly sad epidemic. To know what to look for when spotting a potential victim. To be vigilant and stay safe. GET PRAYED UP and take action. Let's do anything we can to put pressure on our law makers to put these people away for life and get our girls home!!!

Mad and sad,


Saturday, January 4, 2020

Christmas 2019

This Christmas was so special for us. Moving back to Orlando and being able to spend Christmas with our family and friends. It was perfect! We spent Christmas Eve at my parents for our Christmas Eve dinner they do every year. We have been checking in via FaceTime for the last few years so it was great being there. 

Monday, July 8, 2019

5 Months of Minka

Someone got earrings!!! Following in her sister's foot steps, she got her ears pierced after her 4 month shots! She started sitting up in her Bumbo and her head control has gotten so much better. I cannot stop kissing her and her cheeks have filled to an amazing squishy consistency. The giggles have begun and they are the loudest for you know who, Noelle!! Baby giggles really are my favorite thing ever! Her two fingers are her favorite thing and teething rings are now a thing. We left her for a whole week while we took her big sisters on a cruise and she was amazing. She took the bottle great up until about day 6 and then she almost starved. J/K but she was definitely over it and wanting to nurse. 

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Noelle's 1st Spring Break

If you are wondering what's happening around here, yep, it's me, just trying to kick this blog back off with catching up on ALL THE THINGS since I've been gone. So now I am posting Noelle's first real Spring Break back in March! We wanted to do something but knew it wouldn't be a big trip because we were headed for a cruise soon. So we decided to head up to South Dakota which was only a 6 hour drive from Denver. We figured we had to see Mount Rushmore sense we lived this close. Never would we ever be moving closer! First road trip as a family of 5!!

4 Months of Minka

Talking to or telling off her sisters, either way, the chatter is going down. She is a big growler and is tolerating the bottle much better than month 3. She is not sleeping through the night and still waking 2-3 times a night to feed. We thought by this point we'd be moving her into her room. The joke was totally on us!

3 Months of Minka

Minka came alive during month 3. Recognizing her hands and eating her fists, finding her voice and smiling big time for big sister. She would light up anytime Noelle talked to her. Now Lois is another story because Lord knows she is the most smothering. Minka is not old enough to box her but believe me you the love taps are coming!  

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

2 Months of Minka

Ok, seriously guys, here we go!! I am so determined to get back into the blog game but I cannot go on without catching up on my Minka girl first. Month 2 for Minka was pretty rough! It involved a hospital stay which none of our girls have ever had. I also decided to stop edited all of the pictures on my blog. I want to remember my babies without filters and although some will be edited, most will not be.