Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Wow, I can’t believe it’s the last day of 2010. This year has been filled with many changes, challenges, new memories, milestones and so much more. While a lot of people seem to think 2011 is going to be the best year ever, I’m not as optimistic—I’m just being honest. Don’t get me wrong, I do have a positive outlook on what the year has in store, but I’m really just hoping that I can continue to make some steps forward during the year even though I know it’s still going to be a challenge. With that being said, I do look forward to some exciting things in 2011 like weddings and babies (other people’s babies by the way). I also can’t believe that my little man will be 3 years old and Lexxa will be 6 and moving on to the first grade! As hard as it is being a parent, I can’t imagine my life without those kids. I am so proud of the little people they are becoming. They make me smile every day and I find the greatest joy in watching them grow and learn new things all the time. They also make me forget about my shortcomings because we love each other unconditionally and no amount of money or success can ever replace that.

So, I know 2011 will be filled with much love, happiness, laughs and amazing moments, but I’m also ready to tackle its challenges. Here’s to taking on a new year no matter what’s in store!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Flashback Whatever Day

I think the idea of "Flashback Friday" is great for bloggers and a couple of people I know have done it...but we all know that I'm not that great at posting consistently, so I'll just do flashbacks whenever I'm in the mood.

Lately I've been thinking a lot about my friend who is getting married in Maui next year. She is my dear friend and I wouldn't miss her wedding. This means that I'm going to Maui! So, what does this have to do with a flashback? Well, Brad and I went to Maui on our honeymoon almost 7 years ago. I can't wait to go back!


The Kea Lani Fairmont in Wailea

Dinner Cruise
Absolutely Beautiful!

Girls Weekend

My twin cousins, Tiana and Michelle are just 5 days older than me. This means that they just had 30th birthdays as well. So, we decided that we should celebrate together. We ended up deciding to go on a wine tasting trip to Paso Robles. It was a ton of fun and it felt so good to have a weekend away (thanks, Brad!). This was a fabulous way to celebrate my birthday and I'm so lucky to be so close with my cousins so that we can share such great times. How could you go wrong with a limo, lots of wine and good company! Oh and on Sunday, we headed down to San Luis Obispo and did some kids running around, no one saying "Mommy, I need to go to the bathroom," just taking our sweet time doing whatever sounded good next.

Don't get me wrong, I missed the kids and I was happy to come home and celebrate my actual birthday with them and the rest of my family the next day...but this trip is just what I needed to unwind a little. The only down side was that I started catching a little bit of a cold a day or two before the trip, so I was fighting that while we were there...not to worry though, it didn't ruin my fun!