When your besties have babies – Jocelyn

Let me tell you a little story about a good friend of mine. Actually, I think Jocelyn is more than just a friend – we grew up telling people we were cousins as we already called each others families aunties etc, we had spent so much time together growing up listening to all the boybands, learning all the dance moves to the biggest RnB artists out at the time, we spent nights completing Street Fighter with EVERY character on the SNES (still one of my biggest achievements in life) and we were in a lot of classes together through High School. When the internet was just coming big we even shared an email address! now, that is definitely a bestie.

But all those nights dancing around in the living room using the remotes as mics came in handy for Jos as she went on to becoming a model and being a member to a huge girl group, Kitty Girls,  in the Philippines. – (for me, not so much, it was only put into practice on drunk karaoke nights) but while she was on the other side of the world being a mega superstar and I was burying my head in work in London we always kept in contact and I could always count on her to be there for me. We were even lucky enough to go and visit her while she was out there, and when she was in UK visiting we would make sure to see each other (and eat all the food she has missed).

So now for the first time in 14 years we live in the same country, and even the same state!! and what makes it even crazier is that we both now have children. I was very lucky recently to take photos of her newest addition, the beautiful Kingsley Rose. This was a special shoot as Kingsley’s dad was currently deployed with the Marines and he hadn’t met her yet. Also Auntie Zeny was visiting too so we got to get some pics with her in them.

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It was so great to see Summer and Harley playing together too. Summer loves Harley so much she has even named one of her bears after her. Harley has such a sweet nature and took it naturally to become a big sister to Kingsley.

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I am so grateful for the short time we got to spend together while we are both in the same place, we’ve done pretty well, we’ve had a more than a few trips down to see her in Murietta and at 8 months preggo Jocelyn and Harley came to visit us in LA where we got to show them some of our sites (what a trooper!)

Jocelyn, Brandon and the girls will be moving to North Carolina soon so who knows when we will get to hang out again like this. But I do know that friendships like this are forever so i’m already excited about the all the new memories we will make together.

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Thanksgiving!

We spent 4 days in San Diego with my (huge) family for thanksgiving. So much happened and it was mainly revolving around food, but it was also the first time a lot of them had met Summer. Lots of face sniffing and squeezing involved.

 

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THE FOOD!! so delicious, mix of traditional American Thanksgiving food and Filipino food 

Here are a few highlights. I am so very thankful for them and their big hearts

  • Cameron (8) asking me if he can steal my bracelet as he’s a thief
  • All the nephews thinking Summer is a ninja and watching her on the baby monitor in case she escapes whilst she sleeps
  • Uncle Putoy’s margarita and the extra shots that accompany it
  • Driving Alee’s car really slowly around an empty car park and trying to stay on the right side of the road
  • Ryan’s heart melting whilst Summer burnt a hole into his soul
  • “Coming Of Beige”
  • Trying to do the mannequin challenge at a baptism
  • Auntie Yolly continuously feeding us with everything and soda
  • Justine and Summer having serious chats over their plastic bottles
  • Grouch the dog showing off his new beard haircut
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Justine!