Hi there, I’m Melissia and I want to welcome you to Books and Sassy Lilacs! My husband and I live in Winter Garden, Florida with our twin almost 4-year-old daughters (my sassy lilacs)! We also have a beautiful tortoiseshell kitty named Lola. I love books, chocolate, Disney, staying up late reading and sleeping in, game nights, pedicures, bubble baths, cross-stitch and adventures with my family. I aspire to be a better cook but lack the time to do it. Or maybe let’s just say I focus more on other things. It’s certainly something I should spend some time on as I have some picky eaters in my family! (I’m not mentioning any names…).
It was my goal to create a blog for quite some time. Originally my goal was to start a blog to keep in touch with family and friends while I traveled for work. Fast forward a few years and I became pregnant with twins. It started to look like I was going to be on bedrest. Bedrest turned into having the girls 7 weeks early. I then wanted to start my blog to connect with others out there who had twins and preemies. Now life has continued to change and I am a working mom with twins, one who has not only caught up in her development but we’re told is testing at a 7-year-old level in communication, and the other who is globally developmentally delayed and doing all things in her own time. This can be very challenging as I struggle to make time for my husband, my girls, my jobs and myself.
My Love of Reading
I grew up in the Midwest, moving from Iowa to Nebraska to South Dakota and back to Iowa. Disney brought me to Florida 16 years ago when I moved with a friend to work for Disney (yay Disney!). I have one older sister and have always had a love of books. I’m told my parents would put a pile of books in my crib and they would know I was asleep when the books stopped being dropped out of my bed. We also joked that my childhood cat Whiskers was very intelligent as I often had her and many stuffed animals circled around me and would read to them.
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