As promised in my last post, I delve deeper into our wedding story and the significance of our wedding date.
In case you missed the title, Alan and I got married on April 22nd.
We picked the date due to availability, and mostly because the 22nd was a day that we already celebrated since we started dating back in December of 2007. What’s the point of trying to remember another day, when this one was already set in stone?
If it works, just stick with it!
So we set the appointment and didn’t think anything about it after that. This would be the day that only the two of us would celebrate every year.
That’s no secret. If there is some free time found in my busy schedule, it’s usually spent reading a good book. I try my best to turn a few pages each and every day.
My passion for reading has had its ups and downs. I was a little book worm all through elementary and middle school. However, my interest in literature during high school and my early years of college was mostly narrowed down to assigned reading.
I rekindled my love of books a few years ago. I was so excited to find other people who shared this similar interest, and I quickly decided to start a book club.
After many trials and errors, I’m finally ready to share this with you all.
I intended to write a post stating a few of my resolutions for the new year. I drafted a couple lines and quickly decided to take an alternative route.
Instead, I’m going to keep it simple.
Here are a few photos from this past weekend, taken in a small parking lot in Los Gatos. I asked my husband to snap some pictures of Everest and I while we were leaving a birthday party. To be honest, I really liked our outfits. And if there aren’t any pictures, well then, did we really wear the clothes? This mom obviously doesn’t get out much.
Impromptu photo shoot.
That’s the back story of this little series of snaps. To go even further into the details, these photos were taken near the end of what I consider to be an exceptional first week of 2018.
You are officially three years old, and I can’t believe how fast time has flown by.
I’m amazed at how much you’ve grown and developed within this past year. You’ve accomplished so much and I couldn’t be more proud of you, kid!
Beyond the basic fundamentals of ABC’s and 123’s, you’ve impressed me with your knowledge of Bruno Mars songs. You can recite each line of your favorite TMNT movie, and you know the difference between Huraches, Air Maxes, and Jordans.
You are aware of safety in all areas of life. For example, you tell us to hold your hand when crossing the street, and gather all the butter knives on the table at every restaurant we go to, claiming that these utensils are very dangerous and only grown ups can use them.
But you still have trouble grasping the idea that your toy sai weapons are a hazard whenever you pretend to be Raphael, and you swing them here and there, putting everyone around you at risk. It’s okay, you’ll eventually get it one day, because it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.
Awhile back, I went on hiatus and took a break from the blogging world because I realized that I felt a lack of fulfillment and satisfaction in my posts.
I focused on the expectations of my readers, rather than concentrating on my passions.
Eventually I revisited the idea of blogging, with the intent to let go of any anticipation. I decided that I would solely begin DatuKnows in order to share my thoughts, or whatever it is my heart desires at the moment.
I have a strong interest in writing and promoting positive dialogue. So let’s look at this blog as some sort of conversation.
Okay, In reality I went on a date with my husband to attend J. Cole's concert at the Oracle Arena. But same thing, right?
As soon as 4 Your Eyez Only was released, I immediately announced to the entire world that I was going to his show. My husband and I missed our chance to see him on tour for 2014 Forest Hills Drive, and we are still upset about it.
Once the tour dates were announced earlier this year, I knew exactly where I was going to be on July 15th: Oakland.
Before I begin to recap the events from that night, I must address a few things…