"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, July 31, 2011

My Two Cents

Diego was joking around the other day that I always like to put my two cents into every situation. So it gave me an idea for a blog. Thought I'd share my two cents on a few random musings for the blog world...since I know all of you care as much as Diego does for my opinion.

- Debt crisis: I really am no expert on what is going on with this because frankly I just find it all frustrating and frightening. (If you want a more knowledgeable opinion, I suggest you read someone's blog who is much more educated on the subject such as my sister-in-law.) What I do know is I'm exhausted with how bipartisan everything is now. At this point I don't even care what the outcome is...I just want both sides to remember what it means to compromise. Come on guys, this is something you learn in elementary school. Listening to this back and forth sounds as immature as my kids' arguments at recess. Can we all be adults please?
note: Just saw that they may have reached an agreement...hallejujah...but still my point extends to the government beyond this issue.

- Pinterest is a fantasically fabulous way for me to be productive waste even more time on the computer.

- I'm kind of over Lady Gaga's constant extreme weirdness but her songs are just so fun.

- I think the latest dance craze, the Shuffle, is just a less structured running man. Come on kids, we were doing that move 20 years ago :)


- Wait, hold the phone! Amy Winehouse died of a drug overdose?!?! (This is when I need a sarcasm font.)


- I can't decide who Ashley should pick...I really like JP but not sure I want him with her. Is that mean? And on that subject, I'm still very annoyed with the producers of the show who let Bentley parade around being his jerky self without giving Ashley the heads up.


- So its hot outside. No surprise there to anyone in Texas. Here's the thing, I know August is always the hottest but it didn't dawn on me until I saw the high temperatures expected for this week of 108 to 110 that it would actually get hotter than the 105 that we have been having. I just thought the unusually extreme hot June and July would just extend into August rather than it actually getting worse.


Tune in next time for more of my 2 cents. I'm sure you found it riveting. Maybe I should rename my blog that?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bathroom Transformation

My first big project for my new house was to paint the hall bathroom. It had an ugly wallpaper on it that had to come down immediately. The actual taking down of the wallpaper proved to be more of a task than we anticipated but we finally got it all done. I wanted to paint the walls a color so that they would go with the shower curtain I have because I really love the colors in the curtain. It might have turned out brighter than we expected but I really like it. Even if Diego calls it the La Bamba bathroom because of its brightness :)





A huge thank you to all my helpers...actually I think I was more their helper :)


- Thank you Mom and Warren for plastering the wall.

- Thank you Mom and Sarah Quintana for painting the primer.

- Thank you Mom for helping me take down the wallpaper and painting the room. (Notice a trend here? Yeah, Mom helped me quite a bit!) I'm very blessed!


The pictures are not wonderful because it was hard to get good pictures in such a small space but here ya go...



Before:


After:




Saturday, July 09, 2011

I could blog about...

I know it seems I've abandoned my blog. And I know I basically have but I'm just not ready to completely let it go yet. I promise I have all these grand plans of things to blog about but haven't been home for long enough all summer to actually do it. So for now here is a preview of what I hope to blog about in the future. No promises but definitely good intentions...

1. Updated pictures of my house now that I actually have furniture in it. I definitely will do a before and after of my bathroom transformation.
2. River trip with dad and Katie. We had a very fun weekend at the river. Here's one of Gruene Hall.


3. Alaska cruise with Diego's family and Seattle--we had a wonderful time and after I can sort through and pick a few pictures I will try to post them. Here is one of the Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls for now.



4. California-- we are currently out here for my beautiful mom's wedding...and some fun beach vacation/family time too :) Hopefully more pictures to come....



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