Anthony and I
Anthony and I met when I started college at Wichita State University in 2013. I started working at a bank in Wichita where he had been for a couple of years already. We were fast friends that slowly developed into something more. We went on our first date in March of 2014 to go see Divergent. Things really took off from there and by that Summer we had moved in together.
Anthony proposed to me that December – only a few days before Christmas. He had all of our family come into town. He surprised me with a beautiful proposal in front of my favorite fountain in Wichita with all of our family around. Then, we went back to our apartment for a special surprise engagement party with our family and friends. It couldn’t have been more magical.
We were married on August 08, 2015 at Terradyne Country Club in Andover KS. It was a stunning ceremony on the terrace overlooking the golf course. We followed that with a reception full of our family and friends. Then we jetted off to our honeymoon in Cancun Mexico. It was a week I will never forget.
Anthony and I have now moved back to my hometown to raise our daughter close to our family. Anthony works for Helena and travels all over the midwest to make chemical fertilizer. I am currently enjoying my role as a stay at home mom with my little girl. Because of how much time we spend apart of favorite past time is just spending time together as a family. We love having movie nights after we put Olivia down to bed.
Olivia Micaela Mendoza
Olivia was born on October 24, 2017 weighing in at 7 lb 5 oz and measuring 19″ long. Olivia was named after both her great grandmothers. My grandmothers name was Olive and Anthony’s grandmother is named Micaela (Mica for short). These two women are some of the kindest and strongest people I know and I feel honored for my daughter to share their names. Our little Olivia is more perfect than we could have ever imagined and we feel so blessed to be able to share our life with her. She is headstrong and spunky just like her mama was and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Binkies, Bottles, & Babies
I started this community as a way for me to share my journey through motherhood with all of you. I promise to be open and honest through all of the ups and downs that this process can bring. I hope that this will be a place where all moms feel comfortable coming and connecting with each other. I can’t wait for you to join my family in this journey and to watch us grow. I am so glad you are here!