"You are meant to grace the world with your dance, to follow the lead of Jesus wherever he leads you." - Captivating

Aside from Jesus, "...traveling is the great true love of my life...I am loyal and constant in my love for travel...I just don't care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because its mine. Because it looks like me." - Eat.Pray.Love.

Here you will find my travels, not just physical travels but emotional and spiritual as well...journeys to different places in the world and journeys of the heart. And, of course, fun and silliness too :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 107

1. A night of dancing to awesome 80s music with friends
2. A surprise starbucks trip with Diego
3. Babies to play with
4. Cooler weather
5. 1 week of school done

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 106

1. Adorable new kiddos in my class
2. Having an amazing travel-filled summer
3. Finally getting settled in my new place
4. Cooking (and people liking the food I cooked)
5. New pictures framed and up around the apartment

Sunday, August 16, 2009

3 Birthdays and A Country Wedding

My other big trips of the summer were 2 trips to New Mexico. The first trip was a birthday present from Diego to me. We spent about a week hanging out with his family and had a wonderfully relaxing time. It was a busy week for us as Diego's mom's birthday is July 9, mine is July 10, and his sister's is July 11. Crazy right? Among other fun events of the week, Diego treated us all to a trip to the Ojo Caliente...a fabulous hot springs spa. Then, a few weeks later we went back to New Mexico for one of his cousin's weddings. It was beautiful and we had so much fun two-stepping and dancing all night.

The birthday girls -- Becca, Sarah, and me
Diego and I on my birthday

The big 2-5
Becca and I celebrating her birthday
Cousins -- Diego, Gerard, and Sammy

Diego and his adorable goddaughter
Hanging out at the lake

At the wedding




Trying to be cowboys

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The OC

This summer has been crazy busy. I have literally been home about 10 days this entire summer. I'm not complaining though...I have been blessed to take some amazing trips this summer. One of those trips was to see some of my favorite family out in sunny California.


We finally got to meet little Asher (my cousins' Brent and Kim's son)...and he is just as adorable (or actually more) in person.






Headed to the beach


Our yummy loot from the farmer's market.


Adam and Dani made us all a lovely dinner out on their deck. Here are Linda and Ted at the couple's table....well it was their anniversary :)


Mom and Adam


The ladies -- Dani, me, and Jill



We went to the San Diego Zoo. Here's me with the fake elephant...


...and here's Adam.






Our trusty tour guide?


I decided to lie down with Asher.

QT




Two Ashes

US Open of Surfing = amazing


Photo Shoot at Blue Water Grill


Ted and the ladies


At church on Sunday


Monday, August 03, 2009

Beautiful Barcelona

Barcelona was possibly my favorite place we went. I loved its relaxed atmosphere and awesome architecture...plus, lying on the beach was of course fantastic.



Carrie and I at the Sagrada Familia -- This church by Anotoni Gaudi was AMAZING. It was one of the most unique building I've ever seen. It won't be completed until around 2030. The next few pictures are all of the church.















The beach



Delicious seafood paella

Las Ramblas

Mmmm...sangria


Christopher Columbus