Week 8/52- Wild Card


This weeks theme is wild card.  I decided to post pictures from Kamila’s first party invite!  Her friend Sydney turned 1.  iPhone pics are horrible, but they seem to capture the best “in the moment” pics 🙂 ImageImageImage


Week 7

Negative space. I’m late , what’s new…

Clearly, there’s absolutely nothing negative about this picture. It brings me calmness and happiness. Something about the smell of the salty ocean and crisp breeze going against your face, equals pure bliss. This is my positive space.

*Mission Beach (San Diego, CA) 2/14/2013

‘This is our life 52 week project’ update. 2-6/52

With all the packing, move, unpacking, job hunting, baby watching I’ve really fallen behind on my ‘This is our life 52 week project’  I’m forcing myself to focus on this and will do my best to make it happen weekly.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do one post with all those pics or do one a day until I catch up.  Since time isn’t on my side these days, I decided to do them all on this post.  Booo I know no fun… here it goes.

Week 2- This makes me laugh


Week 3- I wish I could freeze time


Week 4- A different perspective


Week 5- Finding the light


Week 6- Good Morning (She really should have been in that Pampers commercial)


Pics from the day 2/14

Happy Valentine’s Day!  How am I celebrating this hallmark holiday?  By sitting on my comp looking through the pics from today, while my romantic hubby and daughter are asleep (it’s not even 8pm yet!).  I don’t blame them, we’ve had a very eventful and fun day!  Not only is it Valentine’s Day, it’s also Kamila’s 8 month birthday!  Yikes- 4 more months until she becomes a toddler, so sad.  Pretty soon I’ll have to start planning her birthday party ahhhh.  Let’s not think about that right now and focus on the present, well past now because it happened earlier today.  We brought out the BOB stroller (more on that later) because it’s capable of going through sand since it has huge wheels and is very sturdy.  Another reason why I bought it, I plan on doing lots of running at the beach during the summer with her (early in the morning of course when the sun it’s too bright).  Anywho- We went to PB and hung out for a few hours, stopped at my old friend Nicole’s Ice Cream stand to say hello.  She made me an awesome Acai bowl, I’m addicted to those and reminded myself that I need to the stuff to make my own at home.  Cheaper and healthier 🙂  Oh it was also the first time she had some sorbet.  She loved it.

Kamila absolutely LOVED the beach, once we got on the sand she started squealing because she was so excited to see the waves and feel the crisp cool wind.  Wasim took her to touch the water a little, it was super cold of course but she loved it.  Next time we go it’ll be on a warmer day and actually sit on the sand and let her little hands and feet explore.  I’m pretty sure she’ll try to eat the sand and that’s ok, no one ever got sick from a little sand in their mouth.

I haven’t taken her monthly picture update yet, but will soon.

*Most of my pics are from my iPhone and none have been edited.  I’ll finally be getting Photoshop soon woohooo!  This is also the age of blurry pictures, she’s all over the place, up and crawling getting faster and faster each day.

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Don’t mess with TEXAS

Tonight is our last night in Houston.  I’ve always been very emotional and tend to keep any feelings to myself, unless we are really really close.  It’s only appropriate that I write about my experience in this city since it’s my last night.  My husband and I moved out here a little over 3 years ago, we had no friends other than his dad and step mom.  One month after our move, I landed a really cool job with amazing people and ended up staying longer than originally planned.  Part of that was because I joined a running group and made some amazing friends.  I’ve always been the type to be friendly with everyone and hang out with anyone that wanted to.  My life changed when I met my friend Jackie who pushed me into running harder and faster than I thought I’d ever could.  I ran a marathon, several half marathons in between and loved it.  I will never forget running 4,5,10,15,etc… miles in the middle of summer and hating life HA, it was a love hate relationship.  I mean really, who likes running when it’s 95 degrees with 100% humidity on concrete?  I hated it, but I loved the feeling after.  Once I hit my final mile, I pushed it a little harder… there wasn’t much in me left, but somehow I managed to finish strong.  Every time.   My shirt and shorts were drenched in sweat, my face was covered in salt (runners know what I’m talking about), and my feet were starting to blister.  I felt amazing.  All the toxins, worries, stress, waste, netagive energy  were out of my body.  I felt so light, fresh (stinky lol), rejuvenated, happy and alive.  I long for that feeling, I CRAVE the feeling of accomplishment from running 10+ miles like it’s nothing.  That is my drive.  I am excited to start running again.

My Houston experience made me the person I am now.  I fell in love with running.  I made some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met, I made some of my closest friends, I ran alot of races and gained a new healthy lifestyle.  Without the friends I made here, I wouldn’t be the way I am now.

There are also a few others outside the running world that made a huge impact in my life.  I met them at work.  I hate saying “work friends” because we spend more time with them than our own families.  I will miss them dearly.

What I like about Houston = People, affordable living  and you really can’t mess with Texas, they will fight for what they believe in and will not let anyone just come in a take it away.

I didn’t think I’d be this sad about leaving, but it’s slowly starting to sink in.  I will probably never see most of my friends- thank God for FB, Instagram & Twitter, and that makes me sad.  I hope we get to see each other again, but in the mean time I hope the calls, texts, emails, inside jokes never stop.

Thank you Houston for welcoming me with open arms for over 3 years, but it’s time for me to go home.

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1/52 evening rituals

Better late than never right. For the next few weeks I’ll be trying to get caught up with these weekly posts, it’ll be a little hard with the move, but I’ll get there…eventually.

Kamila has had a bedtime routine since her first month of birth; play, bath, bottle and sleep.  She sleeps for a glourious 12 hours!  We are seriously lucky.  Actually, everyone is seriously lucky, no more zombie mom!  Last Friday we finally got rid of her swaddle for good! I was always afraid that she would never be able to sleep without having her in a straight jacket.  Good news… I was wrong!

When we get home from work and school, Kamila likes to sit down, roll around and play with her toys.  We only get about an hour and a half (sometimes two if we’re lucky) to spend time with her before she goes to bed.  It totally blows!  I am beyond estatic that I’ll get to spend more time with her!


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The end of an era

Today is my last day at my current job.  Actually, I have less than an hour left (yes I am blogging at work).  What are they gonna do, fire me? I’ve spent three years of my life with the people here and can honestly say I’m going to miss it.  Sure, no one likes to work, but I do and I like working here (minus the stupid drama).  It’s a little bittersweet for me because I know I’ll be move onto greener pastures (ok not literally), but I’ll be home, where we belong.  While I am sad to leave Houston, I’m excited to see how the next chapter in our lives will unfold.  I HATE good byes. I will truly miss the amazing friends I’ve made here and will never forget the great memories we created.  Especially with you Ashley 😉 since I know you’re reading hahahaha.  My only reader probably- I’m so lame.

I don’t like change- I hate the unknown and live in fear. Wait, I sound emo or as if I’m depressed.  I’m not ha! however, change is a good thing in this case. See ya soon!