Happy Easter

This year was Marina's second Easter and the one she got to enjoy the most.

Happy Birthday Sophie

No matter how old she gets, she will always be my baby.

My Babygirl is Growing up

It seems like it was just yesterday that she was born and I am getting sentimental.

Blisswood Ranch, Texas

his place was amazing! I knew it from the first day we got there when we saw a rainbow that we would have a wonderful time..

Thankful for My Family

My babygirl’s Christmas photos have never looked more beautiful and I never more proud.

September 7, 2014

Frithos Road Trip: Tombstone, Arizona

Our final destination was Tombstone Arizona, the town too tough to die. They are not kidding. If you happen to be a fan or be married to a fan, like me, this is the place to go to. It is just like the movie because the characters still roam the streets and they reenact the OK Corral shooting. Pretty cool stuff. 
They stores are mostly gift shops but at night some turn into actual bars and saloons to go and enjoy your night the way it used to be. The town is open 365 days a year so everything closes at 5, which is kind of a bummer since you never want it to end. 
You can go on a chariot ride through the town and learn about their town history and everything you do you help support their ongoing effort to keep the town alive. This is a really cool place to visit at least once but we already can't wait to again. The people there are very friendly and the walk around the town is something you will never forget. 

July 26, 2014

Frithos Road Trip: The Rocky Mountains

This has to be my favorite part of the trip. The Rocky Mountains were the perfect place to just enjoy with so much to see. You drive around, park and just enjoy the view and nature. At one point we got off and I just sat there on the grown soaking it all up knowing this moment would be gone much too soon. 
Sadly Marina doesn't come out in this picture but there another version where she is. It will truly be one photo I will treasure for the rest of our lives. 
Here is Marina playing with snow. Snow in August. That was pretty cool specially since Marina had never seen it. She didn't know what to do with it but Camila did and she built a snowman. :) 
The visit to the Rocky Mountains was definitely my favorite place of the trip. 

July 11, 2014

Frithos Road Trip: Yellowstone and Bear Tooth Mountains

The one place I always dreamed of going is the Yellowstone National Park and we finally got to go to it. It's a beautiful place that words can't describe. We got to roam with the Buffalo and meet Ol Faithful. Truly miracles of nature. We had a wonderful day filled with so much to see and enjoy. 
Driving outside of Yellowstone you pass a beauful place called Top of the World at Bear Tooth mountains that even at this time it's got so much snow. It's a beautiful place to experience at least once in your lifetime. 
It was amazing to finally get to Montana, where we stayed at a cabin that didn't even have an air conditioning. In August! That was incredibly new to me. Their heaters though, they were bad ass. 

These are magical moments that I will never forget and for sure can't wait to do again. So we finally reached the highest level of our trip, Montana. A place so filled with natural beauty that I could spend all Summer there. Only summer, I can't even imagine what Winter looks like. 

After reaching Montana, it was now time to go south. The heat and the "civilization" willed with the WiFi awaited us. :)

Frithos Road Trip: Pikes Peak

The scariest and most amazing ride of my life! While I have been up a mountain before many years ago, I have never experienced anything as scary like this and being that I am afraid of heights this was quite an accomplishment for me. 
Pikes Peak is 14,110 feet and the road driving up sometimes was so small and steep I just felt we would fall off any time. Again, being I am afraid of heights I felt quite lightheaded at some points and wished I could scream "let's go back!" But didn't. 

I know who was enjoying every bit of it and that was my girls Camila and Sophia. They never stopped smiling and laughing. To them this was the best carnival ride if their lives and me well, I just wanted to cover my eyes and cringe. But didn't. 

I felt so proud fo myself when we finally got to the top. It was the most surreal and addictive thing I've ever done. I never imagined myself as a mountain climber,  (Ahem, fear of height??) but at that moment I realized I had fallen in love. 

To be this close to the sky, to say I've conquered my fears and to say I was there enjoying all of it with the people I love most in this life, this was one heck of an awesome day!!!

Frithos Road Trip 2014

We have always wanted to make this trip and thank God we finally got to it. We have been married for 16 years and three girls later and are finally making the family trip we have always wanted. It only took 2 weeks of travel and over 5,000 miles in my new 2014 Highlander (and one dead animal... more on that later) but it was all worth it. I would do it all again in a heartbeat!
On our way out of Texas we made our first stop on the one place we neeever expected to find: the second biggest canyon in the US and it's right here in Texas! We didn't even know it existed! It was vast and magnetic. We had so much fun. 

At the point the weather was beginning to get much more pleasant. Hmm imagine that. 

We got to see the Texas Canyon from above and also enjoy it from below. You can either hike the trail down or like we did, drive down. I wasn't prepared for hiking, I was wearing my flipflops. (I'm ashamed at even saying that right now.)

Oh boy, was there A LOT of learning I did during our Nature trip. Hiking shoes, backpacks, water bottles??? More on that later...
Apparently, there's these thing called hiking shoes and I did not own a pair, I did later though. So we mostly drove into and on to mountains. 

But before we got to look up and drive up at mountains, we looked down at the amazing canyon where tribal Indians made their homes and where once they battled to save their way of life. What's a beautiful place. I would later come to find out the West is so filled with our native way of life. I felt like home!

So far, our family trip had an amazingly great start... 

June 29, 2014

It's time to say Goodbye Mexico

I am so proud of my loved Mexico. It's been a great run. From almost not qualifying to making it to the around of 16. I would've loved more, so much more but it was just not meant to be. I don't know how to explain how heart broken I am. Words can't describe. Mexico goes home with their head high. You made it past many strong opponent and some (Spain the 2010 champions) didn't even get to enjoy. 
Of course everybody wants the final victory. The last battle for the glory. Only few have felt it and some (Brasil the penta-campeon) have felt it several times. That must be nice. I mean who wants this immense feeling of excitement to end? No one. 

One day it will be for us. Maybe one day.