Where has it gone??

Seriously, where has the time gone?? Life has changed SO MUCH in the last few months since i've blogged. Im terrible at blogging, but im going to try & make it a goal to update ATLEAST every 2 weeks. I'll aim for every week, but i think i can handle every 2!!

Anyway - life has been busy busy busy. There are a few super important updates to make known :)

1. I am no longer Andrea Marie Silva. I'm Mrs. Andrea Vainuku!!!
2. Our family of 3 will soon turn into a family of 4!
3. We have relocated.

Yes, it's true. Saia and i got married!! "Finally" is how most have described it. We met in 2009, have dated off and on since then, had a few bumps in the road, had a beautiful baby girl, and have now made our family complete! We are all Vainuku's :) I couldn't be more proud to be his wife. We have both come such a long way from when we first met. He is the move loving and supportive husband i could have ever dreamed of. He's my true match and im glad we stuck it out through the good bad and ugly and made it to where we are today!! Im so happy that we didn't get married "for the baby's sake" (though she is DEFINATLY worth it, dont get me wrong!!!) in the very beginning. We waited until we were both truly ready and then decided to tie the knot! It was at a perfect time, too. I love my husband and support him 100% in all his decesions. Im grateful for his love and support towards me as well.

Onto #2... yes, im pregnnat, again! We are due January 22nd, 2012! We had an ultrasound on August 29th and are expecting our first little boy! Saia is of course EXTATIC - he is so excited for a little boy to play rough with and take around. I am.... nervous. VERY nervous! The though of having a little boy makes me nervous but i am SO ready to tackle this next blessing coming my way in life! We dont have any names picked out yet.. but im sure it'll be a tongan name after his daddy's side. Saia will be the one to name him. We can hardly wait for his arrival, but luckily we do have a few months to prepare :)

And last but not least #3.. we have moved to Texas!!! I am LOVING being home around my family. I love the summer activities (the river - tubing, swimming, etc) and the warm sunshine. I love the nature that surrounds us, too. Waking up with lyric and going on a walk in the mornings is so fun.. i love to see her observing the deer in a neighbors yard, the squirrels that are running up tree's and the lizards creeping around the house. It's so fun watching her learn and grow! I will admit, i think i took it harder than Saia when we left his family. Whether they realize it or not, i LOVED being around them. I love their culture, their understanding of family, etc. I miss hearing everyone speaking tongan, miss lyric being surrounded by all 20+ of her little cousins, etc. It was SO hard to leave for me, but i knew that we were starting a new chapter in our lives.. and i knew it was for the best. (Not to mention, them living in Utah gives us a reason to always go back for a visit!) So if you're reading this, Angilau family, Helu Family, Fakahau Family, Latu Family, Vainuku's, Vaka's, etc.. we miss you all dearly! Hopefully we'll be back to visit soon :)

On another note - Lyric's first birthday is literally RIGHT around the corner! I cant believe it's already been a whole year. Thats just crazy to me!! She has grown SO much and is just such a joy to have and hold each day! She started walking around 9 months and right before her 10 month birthday had it down to a science!! She walks all over the place and loves attention. She has 6 teeth now and 2 more are coming in on the bottom. We love this little girl so so much and are so proud of the big girl she's becomming!!

Last But Not Least.. Our handsome little Man :)