"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 :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Cousins

My cousins and I on the Nichols side have always been extremely close. Despite our differences in age we all have always gotten along well...and that bond has really only grown as we've become adults. Sadly though, they all live in California...but that does give me a great excuse to visit often! I was going through some old photos and there were so many of us I decided to do this blog. I just came back from, yet another, great trip to California also, where I got to hang out with most all of them. D and Min, we missed you! It has been awesome over the years to see , as some of us add significant others to the mix, how well they fit right in and are fabulous additions to our crew. I am so blessed by these relationships and don't know where I would be without them. Love ya'll!

Below are the "stairstep" picture we love to take whenever we are together. I could easily have spent hours trying to pick between the hundreds of pictures we have taken over the years but decided to stick with these...other than the last picture that was taken at Adam & Dani's wedding.

Brent, Dimitri, Jill, Adam, and I




2009 -- With Honey and the wonderful additions of Min, Dani, and Kim

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

4th of July in New Mexico

Diego and I just got back from our trip to New Mexico. I think we saw the whole state on our trip. We had a wonderful time visiting so many of his family and friends though.

We went to Ruidoso to see friends, Clayton, Cindy, and Lily McCook (and then soon to be Olivia McCook in mom's tummy). Lily is Diego's goddaughter and it was her 2nd birthday...she is just a doll. I love Ruidoso...such a pretty town and we all, of course, loved playing with Lily.

Then, we went to Albuquerque to see Diego's cousin, Herman, and his boys, Daniel and Derrick. This is us at an Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball game. We had lots of fun there and then the boys came with us to his Grandpa's ranch for the 4th. They are such fun kids!

Last, we went to Diego's Grandpa's ranch for the Romero Family Reunion they have every 4th of July. It was so much fun. There were 10 brothers and sisters in his mom's family so its a ton of people. Everybody camps out and we ate yummy New Mexico style home cooking and talked and sang by the campfire. Such a fun family!