An update is well overdue! We have been in Puerto Rico for a week and a half and it has been quite eventful, to say the least. A few days after we got here, we learned of Hurricane Irma – “the strongest hurricane to ever form in the Atlantic.” It was a category 5 hurricane set to completely decimate Puerto Rico. They showed the eye of the storm passing right through the island, destroying everything in its path. That didn’t happen – thank God! I had such peace about it. I knew the Lord didn’t bring us here just in time to wipe us off the face of the planet. Continue reading →
With one and half weeks left to go before we move to Puerto Rico, I have been on a researching frenzy. That’s a lie. I have been on this frenzy since we got back from our vacation in May. Living in a location is not the same as vacationing there, so I’ve wanted to be prepared. However, sometimes research is more trouble than it’s worth. Continue reading →
On February 3rd of this year, I started a channel for my three children. They had been asking me for a YouTube channel for a long time. I kept putting it off because I knew it would mean a lot of extra work for me, but I wanted to encourage their desire to be producers and not consumers only. They came up with the name of their channel (3KidUTubers), the subject matter (fun, safe challenges and life experiences), and how many videos they wanted to put out (one per week). I designed their color scheme, branding, and logo based on the usual marketing consultations I have with grown ups when I do it for them. They made a list of ideas, we shot our first video, and the rest is history.
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So last weekend my family in Long Island (NY) threw me a Going Away Luau – which was totally sweet. I got to spend quality time with my step mom, siblings, nieces, and nephews for one last time before I leave – and they all promised to come visit me in Puerto Rico. I saw cousins I hadn’t seen in a while, and even my bestie traveled two hours from Norwalk, CT to celebrate with us. Pierre spent almost the entire time playing basketball with the guys, while the kiddos enjoyed a bouncy castle and running around with their cousins. Continue reading →
My heart is full and yearning. In 5.5 weeks we will board a plane to change our permanent residence. If this is news to you, read all about it here. I don’t know where this journey is going to take us, but I know it will be so different from anything we’ve experienced thus far as a family. I want to start documenting the move and keep chronicling our journey once we get there. I have a YouTube channel that I hadn’t posted to in two years. It never really took off, and we went through a lot of turmoil in the past few years that I never spoke about and didn’t want to document. I think now is a good time to pick it back up – just as a place to keep all of my vlogs and adventures. I don’t want to forget what this time feels like. Continue reading →