Hello My New Blog

With every new year comes a redefinition of who I am.

Frithos Roadtrippin 2014

These places were in my bucket list, dreaming of one day visiting.

January 2015

Family Time.

Happy Father's Day

A day we celebrate everything our babyboy does for us.

Marina Turning 2

My baby is growing up by leaps and bounds now.

June 24, 2015

Happy Father's Day

Father’s Day is my reminder to stop and take a moment to appreciate the most important men in my life. For me, my father was incredibly influential. He taught me to be strong and always trust myself. He taught me to push forward and always stay hungry and strive to be and have more.

My hubby is my rock. He is my strength and my motivator. No matter what I do, try or fail he is always there for me. Heworks so hard to give us the life we always wanted. I work hard so one day he won’t have to. My reward would look something like seeing him relaxing and enjoying life. We both work hard to move forward to that goal every single day.

I feel happy that my girls have a strong, protective and loving dad. This is more than I could’ve ever asked for. They are crazy about him and I know he is about them too. Not just father’s day but every day we should take a moment and show our appreciation to those men who truly have made a difference in our lives. The dads in our lives.

Happy Father’s Day.

June 11, 2015

Visit to Moody Gardens, Galveston, Tx.

Family Time! It's been years since we've been here. I would say about ten years or so... Long enough that my first daughter doesn't even remember going! So it was finally time to go again. Moody Gardens is always fun and this time was no different specially with two more little ones to enjoy the visit.

Moody Gardens has several attractions and theaters along with their three main pyramids. The Rainforest, the Aquarium and the Discovery pyramids all of which are filled with fun things for the kids to do.
My favorite part was there is the rainforest pyramid… it’s always the rainforest. My girl were looking forward to the butterfly garden but maybe it’s the time of the season but we didn’t see many. It didn’t matter, it’s the perfect time to go because soon enough it will be too hot to handle. The temperature inside was a whopping 103 and the humidity through the roof. Let’s just say my hair wasn’t too happy about being in there.

The girls got to see sharks and all kinds of other fish in the Aquarium pyramid, including penguins. They did not look too happy though. There’s nothing like being in captivity that will do that to you. They reminded us of Happy Feet when they show the penguins in captivity. Not a “happy” sight.

My second favorite part? Taking photos of my family of course. We got to make some great memories and that’s all that matters. If you never have, then you should definitely pay a visit to Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas!

May 28, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me!

This girl. Happy Birthday to her! One more blessed year is now behind me and I couldn't be happier. I am so incredibly honored to be living my life with the family that I have. Every time we get together, I realize how lucky I am. They are a crazy bunch... In a very good way. ☺
Now here I am, one year older, one year wiser-ish. I like to think I have grown mentally and spiritually to move towards the goal of my dreams. 
My dreams are up for grabs and it involves my family, business and my photography. So much to do, so much to think about, so much to hope and pray and plan. 

One thing for sure is that there is no time to waste. I was lucky to get a new lens for my birthday that I can't wait to play with, master and make the best of.  

My family came to visit us on my birthday, May 23 and it was epic! 

Here's to a new year and new plans and brand new accomplishments!

God first! ☺

March 25, 2015

Say Hello to my Apple Watch

So this is a two part series. Part One is the before my Apple Watch and Part Two is after. This is so that I will be totally unbiased afterwards and give a true account as to whether or not I truly needed it. 

Part One: 
My sad and lonely wrist is Apple Watch-less. I'm into fitness and so far I've managed to make ends meet by using other means. For example, I run and I have to wear my huge iPhone 6+ on my hip. I can't even wear out on my arm it's so big.  Not a biggie I found this ultra cool fanny pack like bag I wear on my hip. I call it my Kangaroo pouch, but really it's a running belt. I got it at Amazon, check it out here, you will love it!
My Gear Beast waist belt has been my partner in crime in keeping up with tracking my fitness. I can't possibly think of being able to do it any other way. I usually wear it all day just to get an accurate reading of how active I was that day. It helps with counting calories too since I know how many calories I burned with my daily walking and exercise. 

Overall I am not completely thrilled with my way of tracking my fitness this way. Wearing it under a coat wasn't so bad but now that the hot weather is coming I don't see how I can keep wearing it. Maybe on a long hike it would still work. I can't say I haven't managed to find a way and continue to but all I know is that my fitness tracking is limited to only when I wear my phone around my waist. I know I'm much more active than what my phone tells me but I have no other way of knowing.

A cheaper alternative would be to buy a fitness band, many are sold for around $100 bucks, why not go that route? Because! There's an even better way and I can't wait to try it out. I dream of the day I get it and of how it will be able to make my life better and compete... Or not. We'll see... 

Part Two. To be continued...