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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Our Sunday Field Trip..

The plan was to go to Catalina Island...We had all of our stuff ready and we were on our way..Then rain happened..It never rains anymore around here but it did which is good but the Catalina Express we drove to first in Long beach was cancelled ...The we drove to location number two..It was cancelled so we ended up at location three ( another hour away) wear we were told 9 out of 10 people on the boat are getting sick because its so choppy...Oh and by the way the boats coming back will probably be cancelled so you might be stuck there and oh the hotels are now sold out....Well okay...what are we to do....We go o a Field trip...Question one...were are we ? Question two...What is there to do here ? So now we are on our way to the Queen Mary...Yes The Queen Mary..Its good fun for the kids but man your not missing anything...seriously..Boring..But we made the best of it...
We had lunch at Bubba Gump..good food and I loved the movie memorabilia..it was a good time had by all..Oh the kids food came in little boats..They loved it..There lemonade was to die for.
Then we went to The Queen Mary and pretended we were part of the danger around the boat...8 year old boys think this is cool...
Oh then we did the Ghost Tour..We payed for this great tour because my 6 and 8 year old thought they wanted to do it..The mom in me should of thought oh!! maybe there to young but I did not because it sounded like fun...My dad thought it was okay too so we bought the tickets waited for an hour in the freaking cold and guess what? It was to scary for them so we did 5 minutes of the tour before my poor Isabella started asking to leave ...Her and I did just that really fast...Christopher and my dad went on and 5 minutes after that he wanted out..They thought those 5 minutes were the best part of our Sunday Field Trip. I thought it was the food then the tour..It was a 2 hour drive back home but I think for at least 1 hour they talked about those 5 minutes...cool hu...You never know what the fun part will be so you just have to try all stuff sometimes....Most of the time its what you least expect...I had a good weekend and lots of mommy time...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Just for fun


My sweet little Isabella is realy having fun with all the little fu things I am making for her..There all a little off but she loves them anyway...Have a beautiful weekend.I am off to catalina Island with my kids..Field trip time...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bold and beautiful

At this moment the things that make my heart sing and that I give thanks for are...
My children who teach me patience and who are patient with me..
I am so grateful that we are a healthy bunch in this house.(except for allergies)
For traditions like the one we started tonight .
My dad , my sister and my best friend.
The great weather we have here in San Diego.
Yarn , paper, paint.
Girlfriends.
My camera.
Swimming lessons.
Shoes.
playdates.
This great country.
Happy Thanksgiving...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holy Moly...I love this bus...

I want one of these so badly...Wow..I am in love.....I m going to dream about this bus all night...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

At my finger tips..

There are so many little things around my finger tips that just make me happy to look at...
They each represent something different in my life..
The have all taught me something.....
but I have to consistently remind myself to stop..and be a part of it all....
to be present....

Friday, November 20, 2009

I added Martha...


My girlfriend Dee asked me if I named my gourds..I did and here is Martha...Why Martha? My aunt worries a-lot and she looks worried even when shes not...Its just who she is..well this gourd looks worried but in a kinda cute way..She reminds me of her with her short red hair....
All I need now is some good words to put on her cute round body....I am thinking that maybe a Santa Gourd would be cool too....or Mrs..Santa..Have a great Saturday..and as for me I think I am feeling kinda quite inside and I think that's okay...actually its perfect....Happy Saturday..

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Pink Ninjas have the new inspiration up....


Here is mine...The promp was What was I thinking? and I was not when ths was taken...Story I am camping in a cabin in colorado ...It was winter so it was cold. On our hike I was dared to go in the water in just my underwear...I couldnt put that picture up....no way dude....But here I am freeezinnng my but off...but still I won the bet....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The fun award goes too...

I was given this award by my beautiful blue eyed friend Koleen..She paints these really fun and energetic girls. They give hope and strength and good advice...Go check her out...The Heartwing Sisters..Thank You my scarf sister for thinking of me...

To accept this award do the following:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

So...here are 7 things about me:
1. In my life, I have lived here: Colorado, Arizona, San Diego, Mexico, San Francisco.
2. I am really looking forward to turning 40. I think my 40s are going to be amazing. I will have an 18 year old and a 11 year old and a 9 year old..( crazy)
3. My favorite meal ever is Ciopino with a glass of red wine.
4. before I had a navigation system in my car I used to get lost at least twice a week even if I had already been there..( honest )
5. My mom and dad were both hippies..We drove around in a VW van.
6. I absolutely love being in Love. I think its one of the most amazng things I have ever felt..LLOOVVEE
7. I have been scrap booking my life and my children's life for 11 years. I have the Albums and pictures to prove it.



Now to pass on this lovely award to these creative blogs...and it was EXTREMELY hard for me to pick only 7 because there are so many amazing woman out there that have killer blogs...

4. Giggling in the rain by Jennifer

Monday, November 16, 2009

Race Day results..




I am so proud to say that my dad was just amazing out there, He came in 7Th in his age group. That just makes me so happy for him. I had such a good time and my time was okay for me . I have done better but seriously I had a blast....I love whole race day event...The night before setting everything up...having your gels and water ready..Leaving the coffee maker ready and charging the I pod and the watch and the cell phone...Getting up at 4am to start getting my caffeine on...Being in the car on time (that's hard for me ) as I am driving down to my dads house I call my best friend only to be reminded that OH boy!! I forgot my watch so I turn around and come back home to go get it...That's my norm... Then I start driving 45 min to my dads were we are being picked up at 6am so we can get to the starting line on time...then we freeze our buns of as we wait to start...go potty many times...I also love that point in the day right before we all take off everyone there for the same reason..It feels really cool to be a part of a race, The distance doesn't really matter .Your time shouldnt really matter..Its why your there that matters...I am there for me, for my health, for the joy of this experience with my dad for that moment in time were I am creating a story...Ohhh yeah and the pictures...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A-lot to say..on this Sunday...


I have a-lot to share...My life feels like its a little bit on fast forward...I am running from grocery store to my kids classes to who knows what...I hope to slow down next week...and just chill...Okay ,well I painted my gourds and all I have to say is Thank You Kelly-Rea for all your inspirational talent you've shared with so many of us, I am very grateful to you...I feel that through Kelly-Rea's book and her blog I am not as afraid of the white canvas. I am okay with messing up and starting over or not. I believe she opened the door inside of me that said Hey Gloria, just let it be whatever it may be...That is good enough...You are good enough..
Its really hard to for me to believe that all the time but the fact that I have started trusting myself with it sometimes is very cool..I think in those moments when I have artistic balls I really try to tell myself okay Gloria what does this feel like....now remember this feeling because its what you want ..You know be there present when I feel it..Artistic Balls are those moments when I let myself flow in whatever medium I chose and I don't judge what I am doing ..I let myself flow..After all its not a contest , its not going to be judged its just something that made me happy to create at the time..
Do you love color...I love me some color...I love random colors that go or maybe don't go..I just like color ...I made some headbands and I am not done but I still wanted to share all this big color..
The last thing is tomorrow at 4am I will be getting ready to run with my dad ....13.1 miles
I haven't really trained because I am injured but I'm going to do it anyway...because I love it...I am already a little nervous but that's good.. OK..well good night and have a great Sunday....
and Ill post some race pictures tomorow...I am going for anything under 2 hours..




Yeah...reading this I know I am all over the place...but so many things get me so excited...I just love it all...good night.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Present...






I have been filling in for a friend who got the flu ..So I that's pretty much taken up this whole week...but Wed I had set a date with a kinda of new friend who is a great artist . We thought we were going to spend most of our mornng crocheting..so we thought..I got to her house and she showed me around her art studio...It was very fun and pretty...We had thought we were going to crochet somewhere.( oh I already said that ) I looked up on a shelf at her house and saw a gourd...I told her how cool I thought it was...She asked me if I wanted to go to a gourd farm...Yes, I said that sounds great! I would love too...So off we went in the Pruis to find the farm....
Wow...I never knew how beautiful gourds could be ...and how they were cleaned and all the ways you could decorate them..I had read on Elsie's blog that her dad paints them...Well, I wanted to try...I could see the little personalities coming up in all the shapes...I found gourds that were shaped like my kids and my mom and my dog ....What a cool adventure...I told my friend Dee I love today I am so glad we came...She said that's why its called the present....What I said..Yes there is yesterday ,tomorrow and the present...Everyday is a present....I loved that..Thanks Dee , I had a great time...
Now I am of to paint some gourds...Have a splendid friday....

Monday, November 9, 2009

My sister....

My 89 year old grandmother and my sister Angelica.....

I wanted to tell you about my sister...Angelica..She is mother of 4 in that four she has identical twin girls...and two boys...She is beautiful , really smart and talented...She can play the piano big time and she can sing..She was a great role model for me growing up and I love her dearly..She is recording her second CD and she said it would be done soon..so I thought golly Gloria why haven't you shared her music with your friends... so here's her website...I wanted to share...my big sis..Angelica....

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday.... so soon...


I don't really know were this week went....I have been thinking about the fact that I really cant be super DE duper happy on my blog all the time and I guess that's okay...So all about my week..ready
The hardest thing that happened lots of papers were signed this week bringing an end to the longest relationship I have had...weird and sad..I guess I feel strange because I feel lucky and blessed in so many ways...I am sad that it didn't workout, I am blessed that it did work for a while. I am happy that we will do everything in out power to make things good for our kids, that we will stay good friends that we had great kids and great memories..I guess the trick for me is to let myself cry when I need to and to try really hard to smile and be happy...I feel that my core is happy , sad that we lost this battle but it was a battle for so long...That's not good either...
I find that if I just keep moving forward or backward whatever just keep moving the feelings pass..I know that's its really important to deal with it and going through it is better than pretending...okay, I am the queen of wearing rose colored glasses but as I grow up I find that dealing with the adult female inside of me that I am sometimes afraid to embrace is very powerful, I also find that HOLY...S..T..
I can deal with this stuff...It hurts but dealing with it has given me a sense of understanding about myself and what I can do...CrazY...I was the girl that was afraid to say no or just didn't speak up...because I didn't want to bother anyone. I know... silly it was just me..Hiding. I don't really hide anymore..I speak up kinda..when I cant .I ask for help...
This week I kept going and kept going...I made myself sit at Starbucks and hang out by myself even though I wanted to go home and sleep...I ran with my dad when I did not want to..I did a-lot of things I didn't want to because I knew if I did I would eventually feel better...and its working...I am afraid to share all this because I don't want my little blog to be sad but I also wanted to share..Our lives can sometimes get crazy difficult...but it keeps moving forward even when we don't want it too,Its just the way it is...so for me Surrounding myself with people who are true to our friendship.....surrounding myself with positive people who care....and having friends who are artist and teachers .hanging out with my peeps...all those things have really helped me. On my little path of life.
On another note I have discovered croceting...OMG..I love it !!!! I have to tear myself from it. It came at a perfect time...I have made a couple scarfs and some hats..and ohhh flowers...I even have a crochet date with a new friend on wed....She is going to teach me...so cool
I took this picture today and made the scarf and hat yesterday....fun hu...This week I plan on posting a-lot ....Oh I have a half marathon next Sunday too with this great guy that I love my dad...I hope you had a great Sunday....

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Pink Ninjas have done it again..

Whats my age again..?That's it the new inspiration is up over at The Pink Ninja Blog..This is such GREAT blog to be a part of. If you have played you know why? Play along and leave them a comment with a link to your blog ...and we promise to go check out your work out and whisper sweet nothings in your ear...Here is my layout..I go biking often with my dad or best friend...and yes just like in my car I take pictures of myself.....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Inspire Me...

That is the title of My friend Allison's Circle journal...Here is what I came up with...Its funny how I really don't have anything in mind when I start a Circle Journal and if I just let my self be...with out much thought I can make something I am happy with...after all I have the title...and the pictures so I guess the rest is all in what that makes you feel...Here is my take on it....I am ready to get back to scrapping because I just got all my pictures from the retreat....fun stuff.....


I love this quote..Today I am full of whispers of a wild woman and I am not afraid....Im not sure who wrote that but I am glad they did...
Randomness is Okay.....