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 12, 2014

And the winner is: iPhone 6 Plus

It's that time of the year again, a release of a new iPhone. Yes, my favorite time of the year.  After much deliberation, I took the plunge and went Biggest. As if getting a new iPhone and deciding on the color wasn't enough, they had to go ahead and make two different sizes! I am not a big fan of the phablets but I couldn't pass up on the better camera. Just couldn't. 

If they had made both phones with the same identical specs, it would've been no biggie. I would've chosen the iPhone 6. The fact they made the iPhone 6 plus with a better camera, the Optical Imagine Stabilization, makes me think Apple wanted to lure clients to that phone. Also Apple decided to ditch the 32 GB and now doubled it to 64GB, yes thank you! 

The camera is what finally did it for me. I was so hesitant and still couldn't make up my mind this morning. I missed the midnight sellout and by 9 a.m I was finally placing my order. Delivery? 3-4 weeks delivery is said. UGH! Oh well. Nothing I could do now. The weird thing though is that the iPhone 6 had a delivery date for 9/19! Yes they had that available but not the Plus? What? I thought it would be the other way around! I don't mind the wait as long as I got the one I really wanted. All I know is that once this phone is on my hands, I will know immediately if it's for me or not. 

Only time will tell how much I enjoy having such a giant phone. My sister, a Samsung Note 2 user, swears she loves the size of her phone and that I will not regret buying it. Just in case she is wrong, I will make sure to keep my receipt handy if I need to make a quick exchange at the Apple Store. 

My first impression will tell me everything. It's either Love at First Sight or nothing.  Sure I'm not gonna lie, I still feel nervous  I overbought it then again it's Apple. What's not to love? The more Apple the Better. This will definitely be a whole new experience for me and one I can't wait to have. Delivery day can't possibly get here fast enough! :)

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...