Posted in birdy, Bluebonnet, family, family life, Jeremiah, milestones, Uncategorized

Anniversaries and other things

So yesterday was a big day for us! It was six years since my Birdy became MINE! Yep, 6 years ago I had her fall from the sky and if she made it, she would be my daughter. *laughs* Just kidding, but we did do skydiving that night.

It doesn’t seem like a lot of time, but 6 years in SL is an eternity, if you think about how much can happen. We’ve definitely been through a lot of changes, especially in the past 2 years, but one thing stays the same always. My little bird and I are stuck together like glue. And now we have someone in our life who loves us both so much, and even more than that, he genuinely enjoys us just the way we are – silly, bratty, quirky, and all.

How Long Will I Love You?

In other news, we have been putting in so much work on Bluebonnet in the past week! I’m really happy and excited about it! It’s got such a tiny town feel to it, and everything is in walking distance and I love it!

I knew when we started redoing the sim (sorry, I know Patch Linden wants us to call them regions and not sims, but man, that is hard to remember!) Jeremiah and I definitely wanted to put 7 Seas fishing out. It’s something fun and chill to do, you know? So… the Bluebonnet Fishing Dock!

The Bluebonnet Fishing Dock

I just adore how this came out! I do not really think I’m very good at sim design. But I am good at putting together a set. So I’m just putting together sets and luckily, everything is coming together pretty cute! It’s very tiny town. It’s not one of those super photogenic sims, but it’s super cute!

Oh, and in case anyone was wondering, our fostering came to an end. Sometimes you can really really like someone, but you just don’t fit quite together as family, and that’s okay. Friendship is super important, too! It’s always been my belief that a very very long trial was necessary when adopting, but sometimes you know fairly quickly that you and the kiddo just are better off as friends. Anyone who has Lyra join their family will be incredibly lucky, and we definitely wish her nothing but love and luck in her future family search.

I think… Yeah, I think that’s it for now. I have shopping and some parcel landscaping to do today (primarily shopping, because that’s more fun than landscaping on a Saturday) so I’m off to go do that!

Posted in Bluebonnet, changes, family, Uncategorized

Even More Change!

Oh my goodness, it’s amazing how much can happen in a short amount of time!!

So as I’ve mentioned before, we are redoing Bluebonnet from the ground up. We’ve been putting in quite a bit of work on the land. It’s coming along great, I think! Filling in the empty spots isn’t the easiest for me since I’ve never been all that great at decorating land, but it’s been pretty fun!

Time for a break!

We still plan on only having 5 parcels for rent, but we have 2 tiny apartments above the book store and the thrift shop, and I’m considering renting those out too. Like, I’ll decorate them and rent them cheap. Yearssssss ago, there used to be furnished rentals that would give you like 10 prims for 20L a week or something like that. It was super super cheap! I am not sure if people would be interested in that at all, but I still plan on decorating the apartments. I think it will be fun!

But are you ready for our BIG change??

Ever since Jeremiah and I decided we had a future together, we batted around the idea of more kids. We were definitely not opposed to the idea, but it wasn’t anything we were actively seeking to do. But… our dear little friend Lyra was looking for a foster family. So we talked about it. Then we talked to Birdy about it. Then last night the 4 of us talked. Andddd…

We have a foster kid!

Our new foster kiddo!!

We are so beyond thrilled that she has chosen us! She is the sweetest thing, and I think we’re going to have so much fun together. Hey, she likes books, Harry Potter, and Disney. What more could we ask for? 😀

Posted in Bluebonnet, fun, Jeremiah, love, Uncategorized

Next Stop, Our Life!

Well, the honeymoon is over!!

Haha, no, not in THAT way. Did I scare ya? I mean, we left our honeymoon vacation today! We had an absolutely lovely time. Our little private paradise was everything we could have wanted. We had almost 2 weeks of fun, games, and just being together. I swear, almost every night was like a date night for us!

But it’s time to get back to doing what we do. We’re setting up our new home on Bluebonnet, and guess what else?? We are reopening Bluebonnet for rentals! I was not sure I’d ever do that again, but truthfully, there is so much land that goes basically unused. We’re only accepting 5 renters (well, we have 5 parcels up for grabs. Families are, of course, welcome.) I hope we’re able to get some really nice people in there. Jeremiah is handling the rental side for the most part because he’s used to it from doing rentals on his own region. I’m mostly going to be decorating the land and making sure everything looks like somewhere people would want to live. We’ll have a few places for people to hang out and see and everything. I really just want it to be a place that feels like home at all times.

So, even though I am sad to leave our little slice of paradise, I’m very excited for the next adventure.

Next stop, our life!

Next stop, our life!

Posted in honeymoon, Jeremiah, Uncategorized, vacation

A Tiny Slice Of Heaven

We’re at our honeymoon spot!

A tiny slice of heaven

Jeremiah kept our honeymoon a secret from me. Oh yes, it drove me nuts not to know where we were going!! But last night we flew off to our destination and oh, it is just beautiful! It is exactly the kind of place I would have chosen!

We are staying in a lovely little cabin that is just as precious as can be. Our bedroom overlooks a little river and pond, and we are just a short walk from a private beach.

I’ll have more pictures and posts later, but right now we are just relaxing together and enjoying the first full day of married life. 💙

Posted in Jeremiah, love, milestones, Uncategorized, wedding

We Do!

We did it!

All of me loves all of you

Yep, it’s true! Today I became Alicia Noelle Leitner.

We had a small private ceremony with just us, Birdy, and a few close friends. It was so lovely. I know some people probably will feel slighted that they were not invited to the ceremony, but honestly, we wanted to keep it very small and intimate, so I hope people respect that.

We said our vows to each other, and I cried, of course. *laughs* I just couldn’t help myself!

Our reception was also really fun. We had music by our favorite live singer, Wolfie Starfire! Oh, she put on a great show for us! Lots of Disney song requests from us and our guests, so I think she really had a fun time, too!

Right now we’re resting a bit and having some food. Later tonight, Jeremiah and I will be jetting off to our honeymoon! He has not told me exactly where we are going yet, so I’m very very excited to get to see it!

Next blog post will be from our honeymoon!

Posted in birdy, explorations, Jeremiah, Uncategorized

Country Life

So, Jeremiah has a problem.

Ok, it’s not really a problem as much as it is a fun hobby? *laughs*

He likes to rent places. We officially live on Bluebonnet, of course. But we rented a beach home a while back because we wanted somewhere to go boating. So now we have a darling little place in a big group of regions where we can not only go out on the boat, but also go flying if we want, as the area has an airport available. It’s really fun! We use the beach house mostly for game nights when we play U-Know. Oh y’all, we are cutthroat when we play U-Know! I adore game nights with my loves. ❤

But a few days ago, Jeremiah said he wanted to take me riding. Horseback riding! Which, if you remember from a vlog I did back in 2018, it is one of my favorite things to do in SL! I haven’t really gotten to do it much in the past year, so I thought it was pretty thoughtful of him to find a place where we could ride.

He chose this really charming community to take me to. It is a group of 6 regions and just gorgeous. There is a large area for doing more “competition” things, like steeplechase and just plain ol’ jumping fences. And there is a riding trail that goes all over the place! They also rent homes and well… you can basically guess what happened next.

We now have a very charming country home that is right along the riding trail!

Oh! I should also mention that back when Jeremiah met Birdy, it was pretty much the next day when he told me, “Oh, she is so getting a pony.”

This week, he made good on that.

My tiny cowgirl

My tiny cowgirl is such a cutie!

We finally had time last night to really go riding on the trails. Jeremiah and I had been down the trail before, but we had taken a turn somewhere and we thought the trail was pretty short for it being 6 regions long. Last night we found places with Birdy that we hadn’t seen before. Such as this ADORABLE little church!

St. Luke's In The Forest

This is called St. Luke’s In The Forest, and it’s just so sweet. It says that it is open all of the time for meditation, and there is a service on Sundays. I really liked the church a lot.

The whole community really is lovely, and the region owners are a very nice couple who have made us feel very welcomed. I’ll show pics of our little house later whenever I finish decorating it up. Or … well, I’ll probably do a house tour video, instead. I find doing house tour videos to be easier for me than showing photos of 5 different rooms and y’all know I’m all about convenience!

Posted in birdy, Jeremiah, love, Uncategorized, update

January Update

I keep coming in here and starting posts and getting distracted and forgetting what I meant to write about. I guess I’ve lost the knack for really blogging. I’m trying to write more lately over on the style blog, but after years of basically doing a picture and credits because I was told that’s what people wanted, it’s hard. But I’m trying anyway.

SLife has been really good lately. Oh! Oh my gosh. I .. wow, I just went back to re-read my last post and realized that I have BARELY said anything! For all you guys know (if you don’t follow me on Facebook or Plurk) is that I started dating someone new a while back. Um…

Christmas Gift

That’s right, we’re engaged! I know, some of you are probably like, “Wow, every time I look, you’re engaged.” To which I say…bite me. 🙂

Jeremiah makes me so incredibly happy, you guys. He just GETS me in a way that no other man in SL has done before. Now listen, I’ve been with some really good guys in SL. I am not talking badly about them at all. But when someone truly understands who you are, just the way you are, right in that moment? It’s priceless. He’s not going along with things I want just because. He’s not waiting for me to change to fit what he wants. I get to be just who I am right now. Do you even know how incredible that is for someone like me? I tend to think people don’t like who I am, or that they want something from me, or that I’m not good enough to be around. He doesn’t make me feel like that. I always feel wanted and loved.

I think one of the best parts about all of of this is how quickly Jeremiah picked up on being a father to my little Birdy.

My Loves

They absolutely adore each other. I did not let him meet her for a little while. I wanted to make sure that he would be staying in my life. I didn’t want to be one of those stupid SL girls who was in lovelovelove for 3 days and then single again. And plus, I had some other stuff going on and there were hurt feelings and weirdness … well, other things I won’t get into. But I knew, and he knew, pretty quickly that this was meant to be. So one night he finally got to meet her. And y’all. When I say that after 10 minutes I probably could have left and they wouldn’t have noticed? I mean it!! They hit it off so immediately, it was crazy. My beloved nerds. 🙂 (Yes, they make fun of me for not being very nerdy. But they love me anyway. LOL)

I’ve definitely been more immersed in SL lately. More than in the past 2 years combined, I’d say. I am still very into my Twitch streams, of course. But if I’m not streaming or gaming, I’m in SL. It feels like home again.

And the wedding? Oh, it’s gonna happen. We’ve actually got quite a bit of it planned already! Jeremiah is much better at planning than I am, so he has really taken so much pressure off of me as far as the wedding goes because I don’t have so much to do myself. I’ll talk more about wedding plans later.

And…I guess that’s all the update for now!

I...am...CRYING.