The last Of Mexico (I Promise)

This is the last of our Mexico pictures.  My parents are still down there, and I wish we were too.  What a wonderful break it was, in the midst of complete chaos.  Thanks to everyone who sent good vibes our way and PLEASE keep them coming.

Happy Monday!

More pics here, here, and here.

Back To The Grind

So sad our vacation is over…

Back to work we go.  It has been a bit chilly in Santa Barbara these last few days home.  Brrrr!

We had such a great time with the folks.  We could not ask for better parents, on both sides.  We laid out, read books, and ate some amazing meals.  Now, back to reality.

On a side note…please keep the mister and I in your prayers, as we are about to endeavor on a few new challenges.  We know God will have our backs, but a little extra prayer never hurts.

Smooch!!!

Loved Ones…

I miss these two so much!  These two little’s are my niece and nephew, who live in another state, which makes it hard for us to see each other.  I have watched them grow (through Skype), since their first days from when they were born.  The personalities they both have are great! She is an amazing dancer and pianist, and he is, well, he likes trucks, trucks and more trucks (plows and trash trucks to be exact).

I can only hope someday that God blesses us with two beautiful children like these two.  I love them more than they will ever know. xo

Merry Christmas

 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!  Hope you are enjoying time with your loved ones.  We have a full day of eating ahead of us over here.

  I wanted to take this time to thank all of my readers and the support you have given me on this blog.  It was only ever intended for my mom and dad and a few others. I’m so very grateful!

Also, we decided to take a drive the other night, in search for some Christmas lights, and we found some.  I posted a few pictures for you to enjoy!

Being Grateful

 Today was such a strange day.  Feelings were high, then low, then high, then low, ok, you get the point.   I had to pause and remember all of the things in my life that I am so grateful for.  Sometimes we rush through our days and don’t even have a second to think.  I’m realizing more and more, that doing just that isn’t healthy.  So here ya have it, some simple things that I am grateful for:

My husband, who no matter what loves me unconditionally.

My Family, who I miss dearly.

My Spiritual connection to something bigger and larger than me.

My friends back home (Omaha), who are irreplaceable.

Our cute little home (that we rent).

Today I know that I am loved.

(Excuse the quality of the photos. I’m going to have to graduate to a Mac soon).

first photo: family

second photo: a good friend

Frolicking with Family and Friends

 We’re Back!

We just returned from our trip to my hometown, Omaha, Ne.  My husband, who is from southern California, has never had a chance to visit, so we packed our suitcases and flew 1400 miles.

Upon our arrival we were greeted by my mom and dad.  The weather was perfect (not humid, believe it or not), and the eating began.  I wanted to make sure to show my husband every single stomping ground that I used to frequent, so we were busy.

We had wonderful lunches at M’s Pub, Greek Islands and of course I had to introduce him to Runza.  We grabbed a delicious pizza from Pitch and yummy sushi from Blue Sushi.  We also had some great dinners with family and friends.

My best girlfriends are still in Omaha and I miss them dearly.  We had some fun nights and reminisced about old times (God, we were crazy).

Omaha is a really great city, with many things to do (mainly eating).  The music scene is great, food is delicious and we could not have asked for better weather, and yes my husband LOVED it!

I have posted some fun pics from our outings.