Monday, May 30, 2011

Awesome and Awkward

 There were so many awesome things piled into the past three days! Three day weekends definitely have my vote as one of the best things in life. I think they should come around more often, don't you?! As I remember all the awesome stuff, I guess I should just go ahead and tell you all the awkward parts too! Feel free to list your weekend awkward and awesomes below...

Here's what was awesome:

-My husbands teaching at church this past Sunday morning! So good! God used him in a BIG way!
-Mornings where baby J decides to sleep in until 9....
-The scalp massage you get when you get your hair done...
-Fish Taco's at Gordon Biersch....
-The company of Lisa and Kevin....
-My moms new chicken pot pie recipe....
-Joya with her pants hiked up telling me she is Steve Urkel...
-Mornings you wake up @ 6am ready to go...

And now the awkward:

-Telling the lady at Bashas Happy Labor Day not once, but twice.
-Rocking out in the car, show casing my vocal skillzzz to some old school Alanis, when my 2 year old daughter tells me to "STOP! SINGING!"... tough crowd!
-One of my dear family members telling me the hard truth that I have the ability to become pretty large in my back-end, if I don't watch it now. Its okay anonymous family member, I need these talks, seriously!

We do have a winner for the MOST awkward moment of the weekend...
 What you are seeing is my dog Nash, who just so happend to get tangled up in my unmentionables while we were out and about this past Memorial Day. Bad Doggy!! Awkward.....

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday Night Rebels

Tonight we let Little Miss J stay up way past her 7pm bed time (Early? Mmmhmm. Neccessary? Mmhmm!). We decided to let her call the shots as to where we would be spending our night out as a fam. She did a great job choosing! Her picks were tire swings and cheese burgers! So that is what happened! Personally I think we'll be letting her pick more often :)

Here is a pic of her and Tai at her favorite spot!! Next stop was In N Out. Good job Joya! I'm going to practice teaching you the words "Chandler Mall" for next time daddy asks!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Midnight Ramblings

Random things that I have been thinking about lately that are not in anyway related and probably don't have any appeal to you.

1. I really wish I had a better laugh. One that didn't involve the snorting noise and or the horse sound.

2. Life just feels a little bit better when you have a whole conversation w/ a friend using a British accent that suddenly turns a little bit southern.

3. The Real Housewives Of Orange County are not very nice.

4. 1 pump of coconut goes really nicely in my green tea. Scratch the classic.

5. A feeling of gratitude is the best feeling in the world.

6. Christina Aguilera and Snooki must be sisters somehow.

7. Cake Pops :P

8. Yoga is not for sore sore abs and legs can vouche for this today!

9. Sedona for the weekend...soon, maybe?

 10.The cutest thing in the world has to be my daughter in her princess helmet!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

100 Dreams

A couple of the blogs I frequent caught my attention when they posted an entry listing 100 things they dream of experiencing or accomplishing throughout their lives. It got my mind going, and I couldn't help but challenge myself to create my own list. So here it is a list of dreams and desires. It is my hope I will get to cross off every single one of these bad boys. From the outrageous to the courageous to the silly and the simple. These are my dreams.

1. Ice skate in Central Park at Christmas
2. Learn to knit
3.Run a marathon
4. Host Thanksgiving dinner at my house
5. Learn to drive a stick shift
6. Learn Italian
7. Go to Italy
8. Adopt a child
9. See the Suns win a NBA Championship
10. Write an award winning song
11. Write a good book. One that will sell millions preferably.
12. Raise children that love Jesus.
13. Travel to Brazil on a mission trip
14. Back pack through Europe w/ my cute hubby...
15. Go to Africa on a Missions trip w/ my family
16. Lead worship w/ my hubby in front of thousands if not millions of people.
17. Read an entire book in one day
18. Create a life
19. Start a blog other women can relate to
20. Vacation in Hawaii
21. Host a bible study
22. Buy a vacation home in Cali
23. Grow old and gray w/ Tai Navares..
24. Learn to make cake pops as good as my sisters!
25. Learn Portuguese
25. Go back to Brazil on a missions trip as a translator
26. Take my husband to see my home town and get a Mike and Rosy's sandwhich
27. Have lunch w/ Kelly Rippa
28. Learn to walk properly in heels
29. Become extremely organized
30. Have a home that has hard wood floors throughout the entire house.
31. Have a REAL Christmas tree
32. Learn to wrap Christmas presents as good as my SIL Nicole...
33. Journal religiously everyday for 1 year..
34. Own a Louis Vuitton luggage set (what can I say I'm sick of Samsonite!)
35. Write a romantic comedy screen play
36. Develop a post baby 6 pack
37. Stay in bed one entire day w/ my hubby and watch back to back Friends Episodes
38. Write a song w/ Taylor Swift
39. Take Joya to Disneyland
40. See Joya get into the college of her dreams
41. See Adele perform live
42. Meet Sheryl Crow
43. Take a dance class
44. Learn how to cook Mexican food like a REAL Mexican
45. Do a Napa Valley Wine Tour
46. Write a book that I will leave my children full of my life experiences, prayers for them and wisdom
47. Go to Ireland and drink a Guiness off the tap
48. Write a Childrens book
49. Have my own garden
50. Read every book ever written by CS Lewis
51. Own a miniature pig
52. Paint a painting being taught by a Bob Ross video
53. Instruct a yoga class
54. Learn to surf
55. Learn to play the piano
56. Beat my husband at Words W/ Friends
57. Learn to golf
58. Beat my husband at Mario Kart
59. Fly a kite on the beach
60. design my own beach cruiser
61. Learn to cook as good as my momma and poppa
62. Take a photograohy class
63. Start a photography blog
67. Memorize crazy amounts of scripture
68. Bring people to know the Lord
69. Become prompt w/ thank you cards
70. Take cooking classes w/ my hubby
71.See a Broadway Show in NYC
72. Watch an entire episode of House w/ out googling a medical symptom
73. Build a tree house in our back yard
74. Learn Hebrew
75. Work in a flower shop
76. Create a stained glass murial
77. Take Joya to The American Girl head quarters in Chicago
78. Go to Chicago
79. Eat at Portillos in Chicago
80. Take a trip w/ my girl friends for my 30th Bday
81. Have a date w/ my husband where we stroll through Central Park on a horse drawn carraige
82. See Dave Matthews in concert again
83. Discover a band before they even become noticed
84. own a coffee house on the beach that show cases local musicians and artists
85. Own a legit camera
86. Learn to shoot a gun
87. Go to the Super Bowl
88. Go back to see my old house I grew up in and fish while I'm there
89. Go to Fashion week in NYC
90. Create a successful fashion blog
91. Go Fly Fishing
92. Learn to moon walk
93. Learn all the choreography to Thriller
94. Volunteer at a Womens Shelter
95. Learn to like my dog Nash more
96. Have a flower garden
97. Watch A Little Princess w/ Joya
98. Create my own jewlery line
99. anonomously pay for someones dinner
100. See myself as more than capable to accomplish all of the above. See myself and others in the eyes of Jesus.

And there you have it people!

Now I am dying to know something that is on your list....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

San Diego!!!!

When your hubby has 2 jobs and you're running after a little munchkin 24/7 you gotta get your romance on and get outa dodge... So we did! And I gotta say, I fall in love w/ Cali more each time I'm there. The only thing missing on this trip was my favorite little person in the whole universe, Miss Joya. She stayed w/ her Momo and PaPa and we missed her terribly. Honestly I didn't know I could miss a person as much as I missed her. The smile on her face when we got out of the car upon arriving home was a moment I will never forget!  I could write about her all day but that is not what this post is about for once.
Tai and I have not been away on vacay just the 2 of us since our honeymoon! That was nearly 4 years ago! To say a baby free trip was in order is an understatement. We stayed in Mission Beach at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay 3 of the days and 2 days were spent w/ family in San Clemente and also Carlsbad. Here's a peek inside the best trip EVER (minus all the snot rags, but that story will have to wait!)

I've decided my favorite beach in SD is Coronado, its the cleanest and its such a cute little town.

I was enamored w/ the view from our room. We were on the bay. Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Tai is afraid of birds. I became aware of this during our trip, this being one of the moments I captured that serves as evidence ;) since he won't own up!! 

Mary showed up in Encinitas while we were in SD. Some unidentified artist created this BEAUTIFUL stained glass mosiac and glued it to the side of a concrete bridge. There is a debate going on whether she will stay. I vote yes! I like her :)

Sea World. I think the sea turtles had to be my faves!

2 of my most favorite things in life. San Clemente Pier and my cute hubby!

Yay for good times w/ people you love! Xoxox