Sunday, June 11, 2017

Weekend update

Sunday, June 11, 2017
. . . . that's not trademarked right? I love SNL, but I don't want to owe them any money.

So, it's been a while since I've updated you on my life.  The last few months have been hectic to say the least.   A lot of life changes.  Mostly good.  Some uncertainty but such is life, right?

My boys are doing great! Growing fast.  A few weeks ago we made a trip to Toys R Us.  I'm ashamed to say we still had gift cards from Niko's first birthday party.  Who are these people that don't take their kids to Toys R Us? So we went looking for one thing, I forget what the thing was because we did not walk out with it, instead we walked out with items we weren't even planning on getting.

Houston summers are hot to say the least and even though our neighborhood pool and splash pad are open for the summer we decided to get a small pool for our boys to play in our backyard.  We finally set it up this morning. It was a perfect morning. A bit overcast and windy but hot enough to be in the water.  My boys had so much fun!  I feel like this was the best $28 I have ever spent.  We had no problems setting it up and it held up pretty well I guess we'll see how it does over the next few weeks.

The The Sizzlin' Cool Jungle Play Pool was a big hit with our boys. It was a bit more expensive in store but they matched the online price.  Maybe in the future we'll get a "real pool" but for now this will do.  All the little things that make my boys so happy always amaze me.  They had such a good time splish splashing all day long.

til we meet again . . . .


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pura Vida

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Last weekend we took a trip Costa Rica for a friend's bachelorette.  It was a short trip but a lot of fun.

We went ATVing which is a big departure for me.  I am not big on the outdoors like at all. I am not that adventurous.  My idea of adventure is looking for parking at the Galleria on a Saturday afternoon.  You want to make it extra adventurous? Go the week before Christmas.  Needless to say after some careful consideration I decided to partake in the activity as everyone else was doing it.  So . . ..  I couldn't do it.  The look on my face must have been enough as one of the guides told me I could ride with one of them.  I assured him I was fine but as I made my way onto the road I realized hey, I am not too sure about this and I have two kids at home and I just don't really want to die today.  It sounds dramatic I know but I am so happy I didn't do it.  The route included busy streets and going up a mountain.  No thanks.  The other ladies did it and I was so proud of them but I didn't need anymore accolades on my resume.  I'm going to be alright if I am not an expert ATVer.  Despite not riding on my own the tour was a lot of fun.  It was still a bit stressful but not as much as if I would have been driving.  We stopped for lunch and it was delicious and then we went to a waterfall.  It was a good day.  Our guides Johnny and Ramiro from AXR Jaco were really good, it was a good time.

We celebrated by relaxing, being adventurous and going out.  We stayed at the Crocs Resort and Casino.  It was nice and new.  The spa is cool, I had a relaxing massage.  The hotel breakfast was so good and it was included with our stay and it wasn't a continental breakfast, it was a full blown breakfast.  Costa Rica was pretty chill and I actually really enjoyed my time there.  I usually don't like being outdoors as much but the weather was so nice and the locals were very attentive.  I was pleasantly surprised.  Those crocs were no joke though.  We stopped by the crocodile bridge over Rio Tarcoles on our way to Jaco.  I was scared.

Ok, that's it.

'til we meet again Costa Rica.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

#staywoke . . . it's not always black or white

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Sometimes I have so much to say but I can't seem to verbalize it or there's so much running through my head that when I do say it I feel like no one understands "the words that are coming out of my mouth". Today, however I do have just a little bit to say.  I may come off a bit narcissistic at times or a bit self righteous and my friends can attest to that but I feel like I'm a good person and I try my best to be open minded and kind but I what I really try to do on the daily is to look outside myself which can be really hard to do. Just because something doesn't affect me it doesn't mean it doesn't affect millions of other people. Just because I can do something doesn't mean everyone else can do it and just because I have an opinion doesn't mean everyone else shares the same. I've learned that and it's become apparent now more than ever . . . but if there were 3 million women marching in DC, don't you think that's worth looking into? Why were they marching? If gag orders have been placed on federal agencies that are only trying to educate the public, don't you wonder why? If corporations don't want GMO labeling, don't you wonder why? Why? WHY? So you can hold on to your opinions and speak your truth but I ask that we all take the time to educate ourselves, a little research can go a long way.  I mean if 8 out of 10 people tell you that How to get away with murder is good, aren't you going to at least watch the pilot and see for yourself?! I don't know everything and sometimes people ask me something and I'm like "uh, I don't have enough info to formulate an opinion" . . . it's true, I cannot comment on everything that's going on in the world because I don't know half of it . . . but I try to educate myself and learn as much as I can because honestly that's all we have.  I read an article years ago that implied that DJ Khaled could be the solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because DJ Khaled is Palestinian but Israelis and Palestinians like him alike.  I mean that was a pretty far stretched thought but who knows, I know nothing about Khaled aside from his snapchat stories, he posts a lot, but it's a thought right . . . a hopeful one.  Everyone says that all we need is love but honestly all we need is a little bit of empathy . . . just because you cannot relate or because you don't agree with something, it does not make it wrong.  Our forefathers fought for the freedom of speech . . . it would be a shame to silence us.

Now onto something that is literally black and white . . . my outfit . . . deets below . . .


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