My Birthday Princess ~ She’s 3!

There’s something I love about this little girl that I can’t even begin to put into words. These past 3 years have been overwhelmingly perfect. The moment that I looked into her eyes I knew that I would love her and she would always be my little friend. I knew that she would fit . . . → Read More: My Birthday Princess ~ She’s 3!

Easter with a Wedding

This is our 2nd Easter having Alana with us. Last year was so much fun and the kids looked absolutely adorable. We headed to California and went to Grandma & Grandpa’s house for some easter fun! This year we’re doing the same thing. Tomorrow we’re packing up and heading to California to go spend . . . → Read More: Easter with a Wedding

Valentine’s Day ~ a little peak

Our Valentine’s Day was THE BEST EVER!  I’m gonna do a little rundown here for ya ~ My husband proposed to me 9 years ago – the ring is pretty, but the diamonds are EXTREMELY small and it’s a two toned ring and for some reason my finger breaks out ~ so, I . . . → Read More: Valentine’s Day ~ a little peak

Another Year… Another Decade… Another Recap

This isn’t only the close of another year, but another decade. A decade that for me seem to fly by too quickly. Let’s first do a breakdown on 2009:Recapping on this year that almost seems like a blur, a few things stand out in my mind.

Once again, we almost lost our . . . → Read More: Another Year… Another Decade… Another Recap

Giving Thanks of THANKSgiving

This day sometimes gets rushed with people, food and food….. did I mention FOOD? Don’t get me wrong, getting together with family, eating deliciousness is definitely a wonderful aspect of this day.  Right now I sit at my inlaw’s after finding a WiFi signal I am relaxing and reflecting on the meaning of THANKSgiving. . . . → Read More: Giving Thanks of THANKSgiving

Probably the worst Halloween EVER… we survived though

Our Halloween DEFINITELY did not go as planned. It was just a straight up catastrophe from the get go. I woke up feeling absolutely HORRIBLE. That’s the first bad thing, then….I got moody. Moody Amanda is no good. Especially on a holiday! Gino was scheduled to get off at 6, so my job . . . → Read More: Probably the worst Halloween EVER… we survived though

8 Years Ago Today I became a Mom

8 years ago today I learned what it truly means to have someone in this world grasp and cling to your heart in a way that nobody has ever done. I learned so much about unconditional love, understanding and striving to be the best I can possibly be.8 years ago today, a beautiful . . . → Read More: 8 Years Ago Today I became a Mom

Just a Cutie Ridin’ her Tot Rod

I posted these all over at my {photography blog} too, but I guess they belong here since they’re of my precious baby girl! Enjoy!!!

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Dear Ella, You’re 2… Oh my

Dear Ella,

I will begin this letter to you letting you know that you are extremely special to me. You make my heart smile (actually grin!) all throughout the day and I’m so thankful for every moment that I have with you. From the day you were born I knew there was something special . . . → Read More: Dear Ella, You’re 2… Oh my

Just a Motivating Monday – Embracing my years

Welcome to the 3rd edition of Just a Motivating Monday ~ If you are just joining us here’s the scoop:

-Write a blog post about ANYTHING at all that inspires you, or something you feel will inspire others.

-Please link back to Garibay Soup

-Please snag my Just a Motivating button on your post.

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