Hi, there! My name is Suian, but most know me as Su.
I am the wife of a wonderful pilot and a stay-at-home mom to three beautiful children: Rachael, 9 years old, David, 2 years old, and our precious Victoria Rose, who is already 4 months old. Where did the time go?!
No two days are the same in our home, but we do like to keep a routine. Typically, we wake up around 6:30am and start moving right away. I like to make sure things are done for our mornings the night before, so that we are not rushed. As soon as we are up, I will tend to both babies while my husband helps our oldest daughter get ready for her day. He will then take her to school and come back home – and right now, that is when our day really starts.
We recently just bought a new house for us to remodel. Given that it is a fixer-upper, it requires a lot of our time and needs a big chunk of loving. Although my husband is a pilot, he is also a very handy man, and he is just about to finish remodeling our entire kitchen on his own. This included changing walls and floors,plumbing and electricity work, removing old cabinets and replacing them with new ones, and also building an entire kitchen island with his own two hands.
While he works hard daily to finish the remodel of our dreams, a task that we have come to embrace, I chase babies around and attempt to tackle the good ol’ daily chores. While David explores every little corner of our newly acquired home by running around, Victoria takes in every bit of this entire new world with her curious eyes as she attempts to learn to crawl away. As all of this happens around me, I try to capture every moment and store it in my memory, and from time to time I am also able to capture these precious times that constantly fly by with my camera. These moments only become more precious when Rachael arrives home from school in the afternoon, and what we consider to be our perfect picture, is complete.
I like to think of us as your not-so-typical family. We are a spontaneous bunch that will put on dance shows during random times of the day, laugh as hard as we can, and always dream together. As we attempt to carry on with our daily routine, we will usually have supper early in the evening while we talk about our day around the table. Later, we clean up while jamming to some good gospel music together, get the kids to take their baths, and do a little devotion. We take sleeping very seriously around here, so the kids must be tucked into their beds no later than 9pm – even though they are not very compliant some times. Once everyone is in bed and the house is tidy, I get my free time.
We have so much on our plates right now as we are chasing our dreams, but we are thankful for every bit of it. This is everything we have ever prayed for, so we truly believe that this is exactly where we're supposed to be, and to be honest we wouldn't change a thing.
Leaving you all with a beautiful quote to live by: "Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible — the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family" Virginia Satir
Thank you so much Su!
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