|Reviews for Beautiful Life|
| Guest chapter 33 . 3/12
Loved this chapter!
| Chuckleshan chapter 33 . 21h ago
Just so you know this chapter got me in trouble! Firstly I see what you did there with that jibe towards glee with the diner comment and the fact you fit it in so well too was even better. The thing I loved about this chapter is the fact it was all about celebrating Brittany and appreciating her through the eyes of her family, usually it's the other way round where Brittany is always upbeat and celebrating everyone else. The bond those women share is something only a few lucky people have for Santana to know that something is slightly off with her wife and for her to be able to set her at ease and allow her to discuss her concerns over her own future just shows how good if a wife she is to Brittany. Totally also enjoyed the dig at Archie lol parading the hot young wife around.
I love the family dynamic and how old habits die hard with them. I cracked up so much when they were talking bout the diaper bags and the time they took Annie to the museum and the following day having two bags because I can realistically see this happening and I just about lost it.
The point at which people really thought I'd lost it though was with Annie's baby doll being named candita, the first thing that came to mind was candida before I even read the next part I just choked on my Gatorade and then started laughing so hard there were tears ffs! It still makes me laugh though little candy too cute Annie too cute.
The gift from the girls was incredible I love how you bring back minor details we'd have otherwise forgotten about in the story, it's probably one of my most favorite parts of the way you write is all the minor details you sprinkle into the chapters.
It was great seeing everyone there at the party for Brittany and even better knowing Puck for all his machismo grew up and is a single dad raising a baby girl. Even in that tiny way you rounded out a character that isn't part of the core story, yet someone we would wonder about. Who would have thought Rachel and Finn would be the only one with a boy, good thing Thoreau, was around lol or else he really would be surrounded by only girls. I even loved the "not-so-unholy trinity" name that was cleverly done.
My favorite moment all chapter though was Annie helping Santana with her love song and then Annie goes and adds the final nail to the coffin with "every time she looks at me and Reese she falls in love with you more." Can this kid get any smoother? I need her as a wingman.
This was yet another great addition to the story and I can't wait to see what you follow it up with now. Once they get back into a working routine with Brittany dancing and then show your brave taking off where will they find the time? I also hope they can find some alone with my wife time.
So happy you didn't songbird me this time! This is probably as close to perfect as we will get before the 100th so once we are all the zombie fandom I will be happy to have had the pleasure of reading your story to date. Congrats on the over 400 mark.
| Lynniepops chapter 33 . 22h ago
Yet again, you have delivered an outstanding update! I am always so pleased when I get the email telling me there is more of this story to read!
I think you have captured the first few weeks with a newborn so well, it is not dramatic like some stories make it, it is just real and honest and beautiful. The fact that Santana struggled with some postpartum stuff was a little bit heartbreaking but absolutely in-keeping with her character and as you know I love when you do this with your work. I love to watch these characters grow, and be proud of them when they deal with these situations they are faced with in the ways that they do.
O.k. so Brittany's birthday was absolutely brilliant and filled with the best feels. The gifts from the girls were adorable and Annie's whole approach to everything was so cute that I wholeheartedly believe only Annie L-P could be that friggin cute! I also enjoyed the dig at Glee.
I love that Brittany had a bit of a freak out about turning 30. Not because I enjoyed her being upset, but because no one ever really writes Brittany being the one to stress about this when, actually, it makes perfect sense that she would. Her life is dancing, and people can't do that as a job forever, of course she is going to worry. Another bit of story that makes me love reading your stuff! You think so in depth about these characters and I love having things I hadn't thought of before highlighted to me. I am sure there are all sorts of bits that I miss, hopefully I will catch them on a second reading!
The rest of the trip to the zoo was super cute, I absolutely love the new dynamics of the family, because although they have changed there is still so much about them that will never change and that only makes me appreciate them more!
The party was hilarious and beautiful and so special. I always, always love these scenes because the characters you have created are all so excellent and you are absolutely always on point with every single one of them. The characterisation never slips, and this makes me feel like I am reading about real people I know, not just ones made up in that ever-talented mind of yours!
I really enjoyed the last bit with Santana and Brittany, who were just the two of them even though they were in a room full of people. I love that they have such a connection that they can do that! It was a beautiful end to an amazing chapter. Brittany is a lucky girl, getting herself a red box bracelet. Must be special, I heard that for most occasions its just the blue box!
| ruby-may89 chapter 33 . 3/12
Wellll damn that was a lot of feels!
| Nyx93 chapter 33 . 3/11
Holy Freakin Wow, that was one of the sweetest chapters :) THAT is how Brittana is! That's how their Love shall be perceived as ; Pure Love.
| sarcasticSweetLadykisses89 chapter 33 . 3/11
Omg u really enjoyed this chapter. Great update. Thank you
| catmig chapter 33 . 3/11
Loved this chapter. Probably one of my faves of this story so far.
| LoneGambit chapter 32 . 3/11
It's taken me forever to finally review this, but I'm super glad I waited because now I can construct some comments that this amazing chapter truly deserves! First off, I still can't (probably never will) get over how you absolutely continue to nail the characterization between EVERYONE. You can see the adjustments that Santana and Brittany have made to care, and be slightly more prepared for, their second and also incredible daughter but at the same time they remain their loving, caring, protective, snarky, and awesome selves! The interaction between Annie and Reese is so damn sweet I'm pretty sure I have cavities now (and I aint even complaining!) Their mothers continue to be humorous but I'm also glad that neither of their daughters, or anyone else really, is scared of telling them to cool their jets a little. It's especially awesome to see Brittany be so protective and Santana complacent with taking the time to relax! Still one of the most beautiful Brittana families ever! And as always your writing never fails to drown me in the feels!
PS I love that Reese threw up on Kurt, that was kind of funny (though throwing up on 'bowtie' would have been awesome too!)
| AlabamaMiles chapter 32 . 3/5
Oh it is just so so good! Annie is the best, she is so sweet with her new sister and just the cutest with her mothers.
I'm amazed that neither woman kicked all of the people out of their house. They must be so exhausted and in need of just being the four of them. I just wanted to tell everyone to leave lol
Oh and i loved the pezberry talk. Its good santana has her friend to talk to about that. But dont you worry santana you have an amazing and understanding wife, you can talk to her.
So happy every time there is a new update. Love this story so much
| ishiheard2day chapter 32 . 3/3
BRITTANIEESE moments are totally awesome already and I can only see them getting better. Annie and Britt being protective over Santana and Reese. I'm not gonna lie- I read this multiple times before posting my review. AND after the shitty day I had today- THIS made it better! Now... can I have another update soon, please?
| brittanagleek25 chapter 32 . 3/2
Another beautiful chapter this is such a sweet story!
| Lynniepops chapter 32 . 3/2
I was really interested to see how this chapter was going to go, after the mega emotions of the past couple. I was also super excited to see the family back at home, and a little bit nervous in case the adjustments caused issue. I loved all of this, it was pretty bloody perfect again!
I have said this before but I will say it again, I love that you never forget what has happened before, and I love that you linked back to when little Annie came into this world. It is only natural that Brittany and Santana would compare this to how it was the first time round, but it is so very different in so many ways. I love that Santana was worried that she wasn't worried enough, but accepted that, only to realise she was maybe more worried than she thought. It was sweet and funny, and reminded me how much I love these two just doing their thing. I think I love them the most because they are equals, they have both put so much into their relationship that they now have this great balance and it really just works.
Ok. Firstly, the sign was the best. Secondly, Annie was right at the top of the cuteness scale. Thirdly, the grandparents were hilarious. Perfect mix of fluffy and funny for their homecoming, just as you would expect from the eclectic selection of characters there are in this world. The four of them (eek that is so fun to write) all curled up on their chair was just amazing.
As always, I absolutely loved the scenes with everyone together. You always manage to capture the characters so well even when there are a hundred of them running around, and the interactions between them are always absolutely spot on. Some of my personal highlights were Santana feeding Reese with everyone there, I love when she allows herself to feel the emotions and push right on through them. Annie sticking up for her little sister was adorable, she is already showing signs that she is going to be a super protective big sister and I love that. And of course she explained to Reese why it was ok that she was going to play in the park, because sisters explain stuff to each other, so why wouldn't she start now? Ugh, I love her! I also appreciated Brittany telling Kurt to shut his mouth, because he should not be saying such mean things! Brittany and Santana are both amazing parents, and so protective of their family, and although maybe Santana has a bigger mouth about that kind of thing, you know Brittany is right there thinking the same. When she voices her opinions, you know you need to wind your neck in and apologise!
Right, so I love me some Pezberry, as I bang on about all the time. Glee have basically put me into a state of depression regarding this at present, so I was even more excited than usual to have them together in this chapter. I love them. They are so genuine and their friendship is one that has built up over time and become something that means the absolute world to them both. We all know that Finn and Rachel are two of the most important people in Santana's life, they all know that too, but of course it is always nice when we get a little bit of fluff and she actually says it! Thank you for making me smile with these two. Also, the whole vagina conversation was hilarious, whilst still managing to be super sweet!
The pictures in Reese's bedroom just about set me off (almost, I managed a whole chapter without tears), they are just adorable and perfect and Annie only makes them better by being part the organisation team! I love how you wound this chapter down, giving Reese her first bath as a whole family (which was super cute, and Annie was really brave), then having time the three of them making sure Annie knows she is just as loved as she always was, and finally ending on our girls who are as perfect and beautiful together as ever!
I will be quite happy if this story goes on forever, so please feel free to continue writing until you have arthritic fingers (then you should hire a PA and make them do the typing).
| blueashke chapter 32 . 3/2
:le sigh: Just so happy they're home safe and sound and omg watching Annie react and the bit with Brice and can this story just continue forever? Please and thank you
| mocblue chapter 32 . 3/2
Another amazing chapter. You managed to capture all those crazy thought & moments when bringing home a newborn. And the crazy relatives who want to "help" when you want to be alone! Loved how you managed some humorous moments with Santana's breasts-the running family joke! Protective Britt is awesome putting Kurt in his place! Great chapter!
| Chuckleshan chapter 32 . 3/2
Adjustments indeed, I think the person in most need of adjustment is little Reese herself, going from the uterus, to the birthing room and now she's home with the family. I love how Annie just knew that even through her excitement she had to tone it down so she wouldn't startle her little sister, but then here came mama Lopez and mama Pierce and their loud over-enthusiastic selves it just made me laugh. I could just see this seen playing out in my head. However I am sure they definitely appreciated having them there.
As the eldest child I get the importance of making sure the baby adjusts, but making sure the older child is also included in the welcome home process, lest you want to breathe jealousy from the start. The fact Annie has been included in the doctors appointments and got to see her sister before anyone and get her gifts and help set up for their welcome home it makes her feel this sense of importance of a being a big sister a role you can see she takes seriously as she basically turned into mini-Santana with the arm cross action and insisting to Brice that her sister is fun, that was cute. Plus her bragging about how she has a baby and she's part hers and Brice doesn't have a baby, cuteness overload there but glad they patched things up and the fact that Annie cleared it with Reese and reassured her that she'd be at the park, but she'd be back was just too much fluff to handle.
I know the show is screwing up your BROTP, but you sure as hell managed to fix it. I think we as readers have gotten to used to the co-dependency that Brittana tend to have on each other, that we don't get to appreciate their outside relationships with others. I love that in this story they know they are each other's first best friends and wives, but they have outside besties to keep the mystery alive as Santana put it. I enjoy the pezberry friendship you have going with them and the fact that even if Santana teased her all the time during her pregnancy they still share a bond of motherhood in the way they gave birth and getting reassurance from her best friend that everything down there settles back after a while is definitely a whole new level of friendship, no matter how much she claims Finn is her real best friend. Lol
I have to say I nearly slapped Kurt my damn self for his near slip up with Reese but then Brittany going into mama bear mode and defending her wife and the innocent ears of her child after he scared her and putting him in his place, that was definitely the Brittany I've always enjoyed seeing I love the depths to her character she's not just background for the Santana show she's present and a mother just as much as Santana and even more protective than she probably thinks she is, so it's not hard to see Annie gets it from both her moms.
I enjoyed the fact they all had some family time and again included Annie in baby bath time even if she was a little scared/upset that her sister was crying. Then Santana and Reese having time together while Brittany and Annie had time together and then switching out and spending just the three of them time with Annie while Reese slept. This is just the perfect little family.
Now there's one more big event in the Lopez-Pierce family Britt-Britt's birthday as Lizzie so slyly reminded. I wonder how that's going to go down with all this baby excitement.