||Lengthy post|| Today I got interviewed by the Huffpost on their “Listen to America tour”. It was such a bitter sweet experience that I just wanted to share. •Let’s start off when they asked me for my name. I usually say my name Tanya ;modifying it to the English version,so it’s easy to pronounce. For the past week I have been trying to stick through the correct pronunciation of my name which for you, the reader it would be TAAN-KNEE-AH. My name is my identity and it was given to me by an amazing woman with a beautiful Spanish accent so... why did I wait sooooo long to realize this. Why was I depriving the world of such exquisite pronunciation. Well for this interview I said it. I said my name so loud, proud and clear no Tanya for me, but TANIA. Same went for Leonardo. I hope he will come to this realization waaay before me.
Right.The interview. •I was asked a number of questions which now that I look back I am amazed at how Leonardo did so well. One question that stood out to me was “How does it feel to be an American?”
I said to the reporter, “that is such a beautiful question, I’m not quite an American yet. I am applying for citizenship this year and I am so grateful to be given this opportunity to do so”
At this point I lost it. Tears came running down my eyes as I talked about the wonderful things America has done for me and my family.
I could literally write every detail of that interview, but it’s already a loong post that I’m going to be a little bit more conservative.
I just wanted to share that I love my NAME and I love AMERICA, have a good night.
|| Vent Mode:On|| Well today was rough, Emery got a 30 minute nap and boy he was a handful all day... I could not be away from him to go on another room and clean because he would come and find me and hand me the control to put on his shows( which we watch WAY too many today) and if I said no he would F L I P and bang his head repeatedly until I went and grabbed him. Today I call it a “total bad mom day”, just because I felt that I was not trying harder to understand what his frustrations were and gave in to what was easiest.Baahhg.
I feel that in today’s generation is so easy to turn on that TV and let our kids watch hours and hours on end their shows, specially when us parents need to get things done. As I watched my son today and his obsession with scenes from the Rio Movie and Cars he was in a total trance, not even blinking and mouth wide open. *sigh* when he was at that point I would try to distract him but my efforts would not seemed to work.
I am a first time mom so I know that if I let this continue to happen it will drag on to my next babies and create a zombie like atmosphere in my home (which if you know me, I’m a total whimp when it comes to zombies, eek) so please try to help a mother out and let me know what you do to cut back on TV time. || Vent Mode: OFF ||
Yesterday we went on a little adventure out in American Fork Canyon with my friend @angelamgoodell. This was my first time being here and I was just amazed at how beautiful and magical this place was. Utah has THE best sceneries.
|| Sergeant Scott ||
Today was a special day for our family. Daniel got promoted to sergeant and we couldn’t be more proud of him and his wonderful example of a hardworking man. I got to do the promotion badge change and it was such a great honor to be part of that. The army has been such a wonderful blessing to our family🇺🇸
I ended another chapter in my life. For the past few years I have had a professional translating job where I would translate and audio record online trainings for a construction company. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed it because it helped me to stay busy, but lately it was getting to be too much for me and for my family. It feels so liberating to wake up knowing f that I don’t have to stay up until 2am to finish up work and to attend for a child. So here is to new beginnings.🍸
Last night was H A R D. Emery was so inconsolable all night that I send off Daniel to the living room to get some sleep. Today has been soo
G O O D, that we enjoyed a 2 hour nap together and it feels so good to not be zombie momma anymore.
Also is #throwbackfriday a thing? Because look how squishy I was... I mean Emery 😝
Yesterday the news about another hearthquake that happened in Mexico shook me. This time it was more centralized in Mexico City and neighboring states (which most of my family still lives there) as I followed the live coverage there were immediate reports coming in of buildings collapsing and the ground just shaking uncontrollably, but what hurt me the most is that schools full of children were collapsing. It just made me wonder, how would've all of those parents know that some of their children would be underneath ruins of cement buried that day. I just broke down. I was in the kitchen and just fell on the ground to my knees to pray for them. Emery saw me kneel down and came to me, hugged my neck and smiled trying to make mama snap out of it. Even if he didn't understand why I was crying I told him that there were people out there that were hurting both physically and mentally. My heart is still breaking, but I'm glad that all of my family is doing well. #staystrongmexico
|| B Y U F O O T B A L L ||
Yesterday was our first time at a football game and it was such a blast. Well just before half time. Emery was so excited for the cheering and music and it was so fun to see him having fun (pinch in to zoom the picture to see his excited face). I have never liked football but I think is growing on me.
Rosemary is one of the few people that just gets me. I remember the first time we met, it was after my zumba class. She came up to me and asked me about my cool down song (which was a song from one of my favorite Bollywood movies) and that's when I knew I had to hang out with her, she loves Bollywood as much as I do and to dance. So grateful for this beautiful creative soul and for being able to see her this weekend 💛
Laying there immovable soaking the sweet embrace Emery has me in. With his arms wrapped around my face and feeling his warm tender limb against my skin made me realized " this is what I always dreamed of !!!" When I was young I was envious of my nephews wanting to be with my sister all the time and all those sweet embraces and slobbery kisses. I annoyed them for the most part, so they weren't that thrilled to hang onto my face and slobber it like I wanted to. That made me wish for the moment I have with my sweet Emery now and it couldn't get anymore perfect. There is a special bond little boys have with their mothers and it's oh so unique.
|| B L E S S E D S U N D A Y||
Oh what a day, what a beautiful day. Emery went to Nursery for the very first time today and it was GLORIOUS!!! It felt so unreal coming back to being active church members again. So here is a picture of our family sooo happy to have attended 3 hour church services where we all enjoyed our time there!
Is it crazy to think that we were ALL born without malice? that those people who have developed hate towards others were once innocent little babies who needed their mother for nurture. I sometimes wonder, Where did all went wrong? At what point in their life did they think it was ok to harm or to hate other person? At what age did it click for them? -#tansthoughts
''Tis is the face of a little boy caught red handed as he steals grapes from our fridge. We live in a 1960 two bedroom apartment with no air conditioner so when ever mom leaves the fridge slightly open he rushes in to get in and cool off. I don't blame you buddy. I don't blame you at all. Imagine the hard work of having to discipline that face.
|| Adiós México ||
With four days shy of being in Mexico for a month we had to say goodbye. I will miss all of the colorful corners of every street and all the glamorous cacti and fig trees everywhere. But the most important thing that we will miss is being with abuelito and all of the wonderful family and friends we got to see and meet. Our hearts are so full of gratitude for the way we were welcomed to my homeland, Mexico never disappoints. Hasta luego mi hermoso país ✌🏼
Flesh of my own flesh, royal bloodline , we stand were once an empire reigned with such majesty and glory, breathing the same air as our ancestors. - #tansthoughts
What a privilege it is to visit such marvelous man made creations.