Thursday, November 15, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
We may bbq in the back and then head out around the town to try and find the best spot to view the local fireworks. "Okay, that was fun. I'm tired. Lets go home now."
Well, this past 4th of July was different.
With the process of starting our first restaurant, we wanted to make sure we got some quality family time in before the "BIG Hur-Raw" of the restaurant.
Well, we've been trying to camp at this one place in Big Sur but it must be quite popular cause it's booked as far out as I can see. Sheesh. However, we did find some place different. Instead of our usual Calaveras Big Trees, where we head out north-east, this time we headed south.....to the Santa Cruz Mountains!
It really is a beautiful place!
Only problem is, we are used to having our own space between campsights and not one that is literally 5 ft from the next camper over.
While we were setting up our tent, we noticed the surrounding campers with their usual sized tents. Well, we have been camping for many years and while started out with these usual sized tents, we have upgraded over the years....hence the next conversation...
Neighbor: Sorry. We're just watching you set up your condo over there.
After we set things up, we decided to head down and check out the river.
When we were putting things up, we kept hearing a helicopter right above us, real close. When we were heading to the river, we got a closer look and I noticed that it was a rescue effort going on. Never heard whatever happened though. Just hope that person was okay.
We camped for a few days.
To be honest,
We even got ready to head down to Scotts Valley to enjoy some local fireworks there!
(love my daughters fireworks headband!)
What a great way to refresh ourselves before a long wait for our next vacation.
So unusual for us and honestly, I feel soooooo cooped up here at home!!
All the more reason to blog and keep all of you company but then I have less things to yap about? I guess? Oh boy...maybe I'll just have to start Vlogging!!
Hmmm?? Your thoughts on that? I've done it before and it was fun(ny)! An upcoming Vlog post??
Ayways...I hope you all will come back and visit me again! I know I've been MIA for awhile and I do plan on being better! I hope to update you more with what's been going on, as well as what's to come!
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
I have one child, a daughter.
If you have read my blog before, you would already know that.
But here's my confession...
It pains me to see her grow up!
Yesterday was her first day in 5th grade. 5TH GRADE!!! *sigh*
On the way to walking up to her school, she tells me "You're gonna cry, huh?!". I replied with a "No! I'm fine. I've never cried before." She replied with a simple "Oh."
Well, later as I was carpooling with my husband, driving him to work, I broke down. My husband being a man just simply said "It's OK Hun, it's part of life." No kidding.
In the next few minutes, I mustard up the courage and dried up my tears and carried on the rest of the day.
Later as I was tucking my daughter into bed, I told her I broke down earlier. Almost like I was confirming to her that she was right. Instead, I think I just stirred up mixed emotions in her. AHHHHH!!! (I need to learn to keep my mouth shut sometimes).
She then says to me, "I knew it!" so I confirmed with her that I was really fine when she said it and that it was when I was driving "daddy" to work. She then gets quiet a little and says "I wanted to cry too" and then she puts her face in her pillow and breaks down. *sigh* She then goes on to say in the midst of crying, "I don't want to grow up. I love you so much. I don't want you to leave." Oh boy! What did I just start??
I never knew how hard it was gonna be to be a "mommy". One thing I can assure you is this, it is a daily learning lesson. Now, to avoid causing my baby girl anymore stress that "mommy is so sad that I'm growing up", I need to encourage her to be excited! Yikes! Again....not an easy thing to do but I am the mommy and I need to do this for my baby girl.
In the meantime, any wisdom someone may lend me would surely be appreciated!!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
It's been a whirlwind too.
A mixture of good and the most recent....no so good.
Let's start at the beginning, shall we?....
Well, as I mentioned in my last post, we we're going to Vegas to attend the Billboard Music Awards. That was last week. Wow...last week? Already? How does that even happen? I mean, I was JUST there. Time...if only I could freeze it.
Anyway, on the way to the airport to start our mini vacation, we stopped off to visit my grandpa who had passed away 19 yrs ago. The last time I went to visit him was 2008. A visit was so overdue.
Then we took my daughter to Hayward to show her the house I grew up in the first 4 yrs of my life.
The next day we went to the Hoover Dam.
We've been to the Hoover Dam before but our daughter was 4 the last time we took her so she couldn't remember.
However, the last day I did suffer from a bad headache all day which was a bit horrible considering we had to "kill time" by walking around the heat until 7pm when we needed to be at the airport.