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We started a home project late last year; an idea we’ve been wanting to do for over a year.  It wasn’t the best timing in the sense at time of completion (off-season weather) to take full advantage of it. However, we love everything about it! We will love it more once the plants & flowers bloom in the Spring. D and I love having family & friends over…so having an additional (pleasant) place to hangout, makes it just as nice. This past weekend our weather spiked up to 77* — we took full advantage of being outdoors! The little man had the most fun, I think.


I’ve experienced a lot of realizations since turning thirty-nine: about myself, about my everyday, about my relationships, about who I surround myself with…and I promised myself, I am going to end my 30’s with a bang! I am seriously looking forward to my 40’s…

Looking back at the past decade, I don’t have any regrets. My one and only child was born, my little family of 3 experienced the lowest of lows before we even reached the halfway mark (which has made us a stronger unit) and then experienced the highs years later (which made us even stronger), the 35th year was a turning point in so many ways…met some really genuine people who are now really close friends of mine, realized relationships come in & out of my life for a reason, learned the word acceptance can lead to real happiness…

I’ve learned so much about who I am, who I want to continue to be, who I want to share my life with, what makes me genuinely happy and who & what inspires me. My life isn’t perfect, by any means, but I truly believe you create your own magic, your own sparkle… Life is simple, if you allow it to be.


This was the first NYE this little man celebrated with us. He took a nice long nap earlier in the day so he could stay up til midnight. He had so much fun sharing in our little crazy ways in ringing in the new year! I will save you the deets on that one — but one detail I will share is the annual jump shots we do every NYE! By the looks of it, I think he had a lot of fun! The best part about this photo, I felt exactly how he looks at the stroke of midnight! I loved, loved twenty-thirteen…but I’m really excited about 2014!

3 of us

I can’t believe it will almost be a year since my last post! 2013 was beautifully full with so many memories! Many changes for this little family of three. They’ve all been documented…just not here on the blog. I’ve missed being here. Life has been so full which means it seems to be even busier than in years past…and I don’t see it changing anytime soon. I think that is a good thing. I have ideas as to how to keep my little neglected blog updated. Stay tuned.  For now, I’m sharing our most current shadow family of 3 shot. Shadow shots have always been a favorite of my mine especially when we are out and about and well…this is the only way we can document the 3 of us in most occasions.

Cheers to 2013 and Happy 2014!!

at california adventure 12.24.2012


FAVORITES…just to share a few.

Colors:   black + gray

Hobby:   playing Star Wars

T.V. Show:   The Cosby Show

School Subject:   science

Number:   one

Food:   spaghetti with Daddy’s pasta sauce

Restaurant:   Maurizio’s

Snack:  spicy potato chips

Vacation:   Maui

Singer/Group:   Maroon5 & John Mayer