The LOL family

Since I inappropriately dedicated the first post on Ling Out Loud { LOL } on crap, I totally got in trouble from my sister Y, so to redeem myself, allow me to officially introduce you all to my little LOL Family.

If you already know our backgrounds, then allow me to congratulate you for your excellent social media stalking skills!  But for everyone else who is new to us, please read on.

Ling from Ling Out Loud

Let’s start with little old me.  I’m Ling – that is my real name.  { That is a headshot of me before marriage and motherhood took its toll on me 😛 }  I wanted to be all mysterious and come up with an exotic faux name but I’m rubbish with naming things.  Cases in point – naming my blogs The Best Beauty Blog { big head much? }, Lip Stalker { creepy much? } and now, Ling Out Loud { a play on ‘think out loud’ slash ‘laugh out loud‘ }.  *hangs head in shame*

I think I am slightly silly for starting a new blog when I have limited free time but I knew I had to have a new TMI { TOO MUCH INFO } outlet when I realised how soul-destroying it is to waste my oversharing abilities on writing beauty reviews all the time on my other blogs.  When I wrote a recent vagina post, it kickstarted my mojo and here I am today!  YAY!

Anyway, I’m a Scottish Chinese lass { parents are from Hong Kong } but moved to Australia in 2009.  During my stay in Sydney, I met my now-husband – he’s kinda shy and wishes to remain anonymous so let’s call him Mr LOL { totes original but at least, it’s better than The Procrappinator, right? }  We got married within 8 months of meeting each other because I really needed a visa to stay in Australia.  Haha, just kiddddding!

I’ve recently re-ignited my passion for photography and I’ve even taken my DSLR out of the house.  Not hanging it round my neck like a total tourist, but hanging it off my shoulder like a total banker with a W.  It’s semi-embarrassing but the camera on my new iPhone 6 is not fantastic…although I am looking forward to getting a selfie stick so I can take photos of our little family.

Anyway, as you may have gathered, I have a cheeky, crazy, sarcastic sense of humour with a tendency to overshare.

Mr LOL and Ling

The Procrappinator Mr LOL, the amazing man of my dreams and the loving father to my children, is a human wind machine { farting is one of his super powers! }.  He loves food glorious food, Apple gadgets, watching sports and DIY home improvement stuff { he loves watching Better Homes & Gardens for inspiration }.  Sadly, he doesn’t share my love of blogging because he describes himself as “a man of few words“, but I have my { dirty } ways to squeeze a word or two out of him for future blog posts so keep your eyes peeled.

We decided to expand our family in 2013 but after losing two heartbeats within one year, we decided to take a break as I was physically and emotionally done.  Well, the Big Guy Upstairs { God } had other plans and we found out I was pregnant AGAIN within this same year.

40 weeks and 2 days later, our little Bunty { not her real name but we would have named her that if it didn’t rhyme with a certain C-U-Next-Tuesday word } popped out and changed our lives { and my ladybits! #TMI } forever.

ling out loud, cutest baby ever

Bunty is 10.5 months old.  Two-teethed, cheeky chatterbox with chubby thighs!  Crawling everywhere and learning to stand unassisted for 5 seconds these days.  She loves to put everything into her mouth.  She hates headbands with a vengeance but that won’t stop me from putting them on her!  She also gives the best cuddles!

Cliché as it sounds, she is my everything and I love her sooooo much…except for the never-ending snot and stinky nappies! #foreverwipingbumsandnoses

I just cannot believe I helped make such a cutie and she came out from down there because everything else I’ve made and come out from down there in that area thus far has been…well…literally, shi… CRAP!  { gosh, I do talk a lot about crap, don’t I?! }

Anyway, Bunty is another reason why this blog exists.  In the future, when she can finally understand the power of the written word, I want her to be a blogging superstar that I failed to be I want her to read this blog and smile at the family stories I’ve shared, laugh at the ridiculous things I write about and cringe at the photos that were taken.  It will be great to relive the memories together as I’m sure my Nemo-memory cannot retain all the treasured moments so blogging will keep me accountable in documenting things.

On that note, my next post will be on my birth experience so if that’s something you’re interested, please come back and visit!

Care to share about you and your family?  If you have a lifestyle blog, feel free to leave a link below so I can check it out because I am nosey like that.

4 Comments on Meet The LOL Family

  1. MissDirections
    November 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm (3 years ago)

    This comment took forever to deal with on my phone so now I’ve forgotten what I was going to say. Probably something along the lines of…

    Love your work x

    • Ling @ Ling Out Loud
      November 4, 2014 at 9:57 pm (3 years ago)

      LOL!!! Thanks Ash!! xx

      P.S. Sorry that this new commenting system is not phone-friendly!!! I installed Disqus today to see what the fuss is all about…but hmm…not sure if I like it or not now…

  2. Sonia Life Love Hiccups
    November 5, 2014 at 8:40 pm (3 years ago)

    I love oversharers.. I am one after all. Awesome to meet you and your gorgeous family hun xx

    • Ling
      November 6, 2014 at 11:51 am (3 years ago)

      Oversharing is the bees knees 😀


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