Thursday, July 28, 2011


Summer is in full effect for us right now, and of course it would not be complete without a visit to the roller skating rink at least once.

I hope you are enjoying your summer living it out to the fullest. To those that are on their way back to school already, I just hope you got to skate too.

Much love,



It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.

~Laura Ingalls Wilder




The 4th.....170-171/365

We had a good time during the 4th of July weekend. It was spent with family and friends and all the good suff in between...

On the 3rd we were at a family bbq. They had a pool, the kids stayed in that thing until way past dark. It was awesome.

This dude was elbow deep in some cake, and apparently I was bothering him...

One of my favorite cousins and aunties this side of san pedro. :)

Stay cool,


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Last Day...169/365

Well it finally came, the last day of our vacation, and boy did we go out in style. We went to Denver and spent the day at Elitch Gardens. We got wet at the water park, played some carnival games, and Joe even got me on a roller coaster. I don't even like roller coasters.... We had so much fun, I know it will be a day the kids will remember for quite some time.


Being up in the Ferris Wheel makes everything even more beautiful.

I had to go up in the bat ride with Sid. I was a little bit nervous, but it wasn't as bad as it looks. Or maybe that's just the way it looks to me.

The man had to try his hand at the hoop games.

Then we had to say goodbye to family.

It was a blessing to see these cousins running around like they had known each other forever, when they had sorta just met. They were like two peas in a pod. This makes me smile, everytime....

Weddings are a wonderful thing, they bring family together and remind us of what we have in one another. I love you all.

Staying in love....


Estes Park...168/365

You know how you've lived in a place basically forever, and you are so comfortable there that you don't really visit all the tourist spots and don't really have a desire to go just because you are so comfortable right where you are at. Then you leave. But then you come back, and you see an aspect of your former residence that you hadn't seen before and you wonder " why didn't I visit here when we lived here?" That's how Estes Park was for us. It was so beautiful and so peaceful, so God breathed we liteally said "How come we never came here before"..... I wished that we had had just a little more time to enjoy it's beauty at our own leisure, but alas it was not to be, the wedding was over, and life had to get back to normal.

For my cousin A, it was her first visit to Colorado...and I believe it made a good impression on her. :)

(*To her parents, YES, she has made "the blog," and YES she will make another apperance soon! lol.)

much love,


The big day...167/365

Wedding day finally came! Even though the wedding wasn't until way later in the day, everything seemed to move at warp speed. And because I was the Maid of Honor I didn't get to hang out and take pictures all day long (like I would have liked to), I had to attend to my beloved sister. So here are just a few shots that I was able to get of the day.

Juss, you were a most beautiful bride, and I thank you for blessing me by letting me be involved in your big day. I love you more than words, and just know that I think you deserve all the happiness in the world. I will always be there for you, ALWAYS, no matter what. You won't be able to get rid of me. I love you, love you, love you sister of mine.



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Colorado II....165-166/365

The wedding and reception was being held at The Stanley hotel. The Stanley hotel is absolutely beautiful, and not only is it beautiful but it is also famous. It's famous for being haunted and for being the inspiration for the Stephen King novel "The Shining." Yeah, that's right the redrum, movie with Jack Nicholson. Now, me being the scaredy cat that I am, I tried not to focus on the fact that the hotel was haunted and that such a crazy novel was written about it. They even had the movie playing on a continuous loop on one of the hotels t.v channels. Crazy, I know. I think that if I had taken a moment out of the two nights we stayed at the hotel to really think about where we were and what had supposedly happened in the empty spaces there I don't think I would have been able to sleep. Everything would have meant something. All the creaks and groans would have been whispers from a different realm. Good thing for me when a wedding happens you have no time to think, so much is going on that you just have to go with the flow. And that is exactly what happened. We went with the flow.

The view coming around the bend and the first time you see The Stanley is amazing.

Of course all the ladies had to get our nails did before the big day.

He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues it possesses.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is a beautiful thing. Stay lovely,


Sunday, July 17, 2011


I stayed true to my vision and continued to take at least one picture a day while we were on vacation. A couple of times I barely got it in amidst all the wedding errands, but I was proud I made it...

This is my newest cousin K jr. He is soooo adorable.

And of course my beautiful niece. Her and Izzy were tight. We miss you Mella!!

The beautiful bride to be and my mama, getting ready to celebrate at her bachelorette party.

More to come...


Let the fun begin...160/365

We took a flight straight from LBC to the Springs. It marked the beginning of our vacation and the countdown to wonderful wedded bliss for my sister.

Our flight wasn't too bad, and went by relatively quick. The kids didn't get antsy until the end and by then it was almost time to land.

Despite the crowds and the hassle of security, I would take a two hour plane ride over an 18 hour car ride ANY day of the week.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Almost there...sorta...154-159/365

These are all like random pieces of nothing that seem to happen through out my day.

On second thought, I guess that is really all my entire 365 project is, random nothingness that sometimes results in beauty....Wait a minute, I think I like that. Maybe I'll make that the subtitle of my book, "random nothingness that sometimes results in beauty." Now, I am not sure what book this will go on, but I know that I have a book somewhere with in me. :) Anyway, I said it here first, this is me coining the phrase "random nothingness that sometimes results in beauty" (just in case anyone may try and steal it later).

I like it.