Thursday, June 22, 2017

Secret Swings

Hope everyone is enjoying the Summer. We have been enjoying the slow days and spending a lot of time with family lately. My Grandma is having some health issues so we have been spending time with her and the family. We also celebrated Father's Day and my birthday as well. It has been a nice Summer so far and we just want to enjoy every moment.

Last weekend we decided to go on a hike and put a little swing overlooking a good view. We had done this hike before so we knew exactly where to put the swing. Brian being the handy man that he is had it up in less than five minutes. We are not sure how long the swing will last. I'm the sure park rangers won't be too thrilled that it is there. I hope a few people find it and get to enjoy it though before they take it down. I have a few other spots in mind to put more swings. The whole project only cost a few dollars. Hoping to encourage people to get outside and enjoy the view. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Finding Magic in Mexico pt. 2

The summer is here and we are so excited. I already hit the road and ended up in Mexico, more on that later though...

These are few other photos from our magical Mexico trip. We some spent time walking around town but majority of the time was spent at the beach relaxing. We didn't even do any hikes which is crazy for us. Our main focus was just spending time as a family. The weather was beautiful and we were always able to find good food... lots and lots of tacos were consumed during this trip. Looking at these photos are getting me so excited for Tulum which is less than a month away. Our Tulum trip will  be more about the hiking though. I can't wait to see what we discover there. We love you, Mexico!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Sweet Weekend

This past weekend was so nice. The weather was warm and for the first time in a long time we were errand free. We had no where special to be, no special parties, and no work. We sat and thought about what we could do with our warm weekend. We all agreed... the drive in movies is where we need to be. We packed up the ranchero and we were off. It was good two days spent with the people I love. We really got to spend time with each other and not stress on the next thing that needs to get done.

Audrey's and my school year is coming to a close. She will graduate next week from Kindergarten and we couldn't be more excited. Things are starting to wind down and soon we will be able to have more freedom to do just us. I can't wait...summer we are ready for you.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Finding Magic in Mexico pt. 1

During our Spring break we decided to head to Mexico. We just needed a little get away and found an amazing travel deal that we couldn't pass up. Even my Brian joined in this time. He's not usually one for travel but this time I was able to convince him. So we headed to Puerto Vallarta with no plans in mind but relaxing and spending time together. Most days were spent relaxing on the beach, eating good food, and seeing the town a bit. Brian even made a friend with one of the locals and he gave us his own personal tour of his home. We were able to see his neighborhood and meet his sweet family. We all fell in love with Puerto Vallarta... it has this laid back vibe and everyone is so kind that you meet. Audrey loved the weather and couldn't get enough of the beach. This trip really meant a lot to me, it was so nice to get away from the hectic Bay Area and gave us a chance to find some magic. When we got back from this trip my sister and I booked another trip but this time to see Tulum... We are all counting down the days. There is just something about Mexico.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Just Breathe

To be honest these past few weeks have been really hard. My work life has been nonstop craziness. I know when you go home you are suppose to leave your job for the night but when you work in education... sometimes you just can't. I am so thankful for my supportive family and friends. I just keep telling myself to calm down and just breathe... this too shall pass.

Yesterday was such a nice day. We kept things simple and easy. Audrey, Brian, and I went on a little hike and found some beautiful nature to admire. We also stopped at little cafe in the middle of nowhere and found some amazing avocado toast. It was just a simple calm day spent with the people I love and who support me. It was all I needed.

I hope everyone had an amazing Mother's Day and to my own Mom for giving me the best childhood and who continues to be so ever supportive in our lives. She has always set the best example for me to follow and I am forever grateful for that.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Walking this Earth

We just got back from our trip to Mexico and it couldn't have been more perfect. It was the best little get away. This weekend we unpacked, got organized, ran errands. We ended today with a little hike with some good views. We aren't exactly ready to go back to school and work but we are so close to SUMMER!!! We already starting to plan some summer adventures and working on summer schooling as well.

It's no secret that Audrey and I love to hike so when M.A.P. shoes sent shoes for Audrey to hike in, we were so excited. They are eco- friendly, durable, and comfortable to hike in. They are even waterproof for when we do our creek hikes. They really are the perfect shoe for all occasions. We are so excited for Summer and can't wait to see where Audrey's shoes takes us.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Learning and Growing

April has been so busy, so much work, so much to do, but at the same time, so much fun. This Little Lady turned six on the sixth and it was the best little day. We celebrated with close family and Audrey couldn't have been more excited to turn six. We are officially on Spring Break now and taking full advantage of this time off. We started today with some Easter crafts and a gorgeous hike. In a few days we will be leaving to Mexico!! Audrey is already packed and ready to go. She packed her swimsuit, sandals, and her coloring books... you know the essentials. I suppose you don't really need much more than that. We are looking forward to this trip it is so needed. 

This month we also took some steps to assess her focus issues in class. We hope to start some classes on social skills and whole body listening when we get back. I also found a ton of books to read and get more educated. I know this will be a life long journey and I just want to learn everything I can on how my her brain works. I want her to learn skills that will help her in classroom even if we don't continue with traditional classroom education. She does so well one on one but being with others she gets distracted very easily. However, we just got her report card and she is doing so well academically... most of her grades are above class grade mastery. If anyone has any advice on this topic... please share. I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter too!!