Sunday, July 29, 2012

Road Trip!

I was invited to go on the famous bus trip put on by the Heritage Ward.  San Diego...Or Bust!

Some bus fun.....

First stop-Barstow Station. Great many things to do hang in drivethrough with Mary Ann and Josh. Mary Ann is also going on my Europe trip. We both crashed this trip.  :)

We got into the Travel Lodge around 2. The rest of the travelers got to put their stuff in their rooms and chill for a bit. My room? First the key didn't work..and when we got another key, it an occupied room!!! Then I got another room...again occupied. I was tired of hiking across the property. We finally got a room, that was in the process of being cleaned...but at least we had a room!!  :)

But the property sure was pretty.

Next stop.....BEACH!!!
Oh, how I've missed the beach!!

I met new friends....

And I met Alaura who's celebrating her first birthday...and beach outing.  Happy Birthday Alaura.

Beach Feet!

Agustine, Ali and roomies.  Sun was in my eyes.. ;)
Agustina took this one...we had fun!

Later that night...we went through the city of Coronado and we had a bonfire with a singles ward and the beach we stayed was where the Navy Seals trained...don't remember the name of the beach. Pictures to come, if I can get phone had died.  :(

I love this place.

Good lookin' Bunch. We stopped traffic....Literally!  ;)
Dreams Come True! I finally get to see the Mormon Batallion Site and Old Town!

Trying on the Gear....

500 Mormon Volunteers that marched over 2000 miles!! It really was amazing.
After, we strolled through Old Town.

And, although lunch was provided....As an adult, we get to make choices. And I chose Mexican!!!

I made it here....finally.
I ate my first Chili was sooo good.

And, the best part was I finally found shoes on accident!!  Very Happy Feet!

It was such a fun trip. It was packed and we were sooo busy. But fun! Love San Diego.

Monday, July 23, 2012


AAACK!! Two more weeks. Till my life changing experience.. I am so stinking excited! How did I go from being nervous last week to almost giddy? I've put on my lavendar..but not sleepy yet. Late at night is when my creative juices are a flowin.
And I am going to do a day trip to London...for real. Besides the airport!!!  :)

I loved this picture...kinda fitting.

And lastly...Some parting words from Dr. Seuss

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” ― Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


My blog is my venting therapy place, and sometimes its my place where I put stuff a journal. With that being said, here's some pictures I took last week.
                                                                    Sock Bun from Pinterest...Why? Because I can. 

Next up...Ronnie's Party. That handsome guy next to her is her husband Carl

Oh Boy.

I love this one..and I love Instagram. I'm addicted.
The party was fun, but I'm glad its over. And, I hope I'm not in charge again.
I climbed a mountain...kinda.

Discovered that I DO like bread with olive oil and balsamic. Too much....
Watched the clouds roll in...

And lastly.....So excited to get this. Three more weeks.

Monday, July 16, 2012


I've made progress. My favorite picture that I got from Grandma's house is now, proudly hung in my bedroom. It only took me 3 months to do it. Better late than never, right?  Everytime I make an attempt at either going through things or making changes, I have a hard time. Sometimes, I wonder is there a time when this just doesn't happen anymore. Sometimes I think I could have been a therapist, since I do so much self analalyzing. I have gone through a hamper, that had clean clothes...rewind four years ago. My first roomate took it upon herself to go through a garbage bag full of clothes that I had stored in a spare bedroom. I didn't get upset, I knew that she was trying to help. But the way I coped was to push away and close the door.  And as I sat in my room and looked at the picture that I finally put up...I realised one reason that I am really slow at making changes or going through some of my parents things, is that I feel its a personal therapy session everytime I do. As the years go by, I realise there are things that I  do that remind me of my mom...somethings that I swore I wouldn't do. Not me, no way. But here I am...still here..still have things to do and go through. I cry...and have a long talk with a best friend..and dust myself off. Because tomorrow is a new day. There is a poem that I shared with someone who had lost a daughter and the poem is about how you spend your dash. The little line between your birth and your death. For that little line represents all the time that matters most.  Maybe someday my room will be rid of all the stuff...and maybe not. But its my time..and I will tackle when I'm ready. And Mom? You were right.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

And the rest of Saturday.

So this is the real Saturday, LOL. I had a lunch with two dear friends...
Jolene aka Birthday Girl!!! Love this lady!

My friend Linda took me here for post birthday lunch last Saturday...7 months late. But hey, we should celebrate everyday, right?  I love tapas. Fun place.

Birthday Flan, Make a Wish!

Chocolate Tres honor of National Chocolate Day. ;)
Oh My.

Afterwards, I searched hi and low for sandals at Nordstrom. I showed GREAT restraint. And..i'm still shoeless. :(

I got my fireworks. Thank You Caesar's!!  :)


 Good to see was a fun weekend!