Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Naked and famous

I woke up late today and I should say I got lots of sleep. I am feeling happy this morning . San Diego is full of hope for me this morning. This song is on replay on my I-phone. Wont you have a listen. Happy Wed...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Plugging along

Hi guys, I am taking it easy trying to relax and enjoying full days with my kids. They just came back from camping so they are happy to just be home with me. Thats a good thing when all you really want to do is nap and just relax. We hit up Red Box and I cooked ..Since being able to sleep has become a bit of a challenge I wake up super early and paint. 

I am not really happy with the girl with the green eyes. It makes me feel like I just need more and more practice but I still wanted share. 

I think her face is to small for her body but next time I would tilt her head and make her face longer. Maybe tomorrow morning I will try again. Have a wonderful night guys and I will share more fun stuff soon.  

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Hi guys, I spent most of today hanging out painting . I have found that being this pregnant  gives me a valid excuse to just chill out    ( guilt free ). So as I said in my previous post I am taking this class. I have been introduced to Modigliani . I guess I live under a Rock because most people I ask know who he is but I had no idea. I do now.  I googled Modigliani the painter and I found this painting of Jeanne she was his inspiration. So this is my attempt of Jeanne. I like this style and I am going keep playing with this method. One thing about having a blog that I really like is  being able to share my work being able to share makes me want to be better.
I never would have chosen these colors but I love them.  It is different for me but I love it. I have 3 weeks to go before I have baby J and I do not have to work so guess what I will be doing while waiting for my baby boy to arrive. I will hopefully be learning , painting , creating .. Hope your Saturday was good..
I will be back with more soon..

Friday, July 26, 2013

Painting with Tascha

 I feel like I need to share that yes I signed up for this class.
I have signed up for about 4 on line classes this year and I am really excited about it because if you work and your a mom the only way your getting to take an art class is online. Its really great how easy it makes it. You do it when you can. Late at night or early morning. At your moms house or a coffee shop. I am learning and I love how excited it makes me. 
There is a button on the right of my blog that will take you to Learning with Tascha . This is my first girl from the class. I am excited to share more..

Thursday, July 25, 2013

HardRock 100 race report

I saw this on Face book watched it and I feel like I just watched a movie that completely moved me. I love Colorado, I love running. I find Scott Jurek to be simply inspirational..I miss running a-lot.. After I saw this movie all I could do was sit here and think about how I love moving my body in the sweet motion that keeps you moving forward and I love that gliding feeling. I love how it clears your mind and how every time after a run I felt like I did something great that day that was just for me. I think its so great to be so in love with running .This is a great race report..I wanted to share.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Checking In...

Morning. I woke up this morning to a very quite house. Two of my kids are camping so my house seems a little empty. I do have to work but I only have this week left. So Aug 2oth is my due date and its a planned C section for medical reasons. I have spent lots of time reading birthing stories of all these really strong woman having natural child births and having there babies at home. A huge part of me wishes I could do that. My first daughter was a natural child birth but the next two I just got to sick so I had to have a C section. I think what I really dislike or I should say what I am not looking forward to is recovering. Thank God I have my mom to take care of me after. She has been there for all of my babies births. I feel very lucky to have her. I am also praying and hoping that we will be able to buy a house very soon.  I saw the perfect house last week and maybe just maybe they will accept our offer. Its a little crazy here in San Diego to buy a house. Right now when you go buy a house there are about 5 offers every time on every house so if there is a cash offer the house you want ...Your out. I am hopeful that we will get a house soon that fits all of us. 
So to keep my spirits up I have been walking the last two days. I have to tell you at eight month pregnant I weigh 170. I started at 125 so I should probably try and stay right around where I am at. I got a fit bit this past weekend and its makes it more fun to walk since my body is not running anywhere anytime soon. The great thing is I have to say that yes walking is a-lot harder and what hurts the most are my feet but I feel really good after I walk. I feel happier and like I am doing something just for me. I am also drinking more water and logging that. This cute little thing has lots of fun features but these two are enough for me right now. I am sure after Jack is here I will get more out of it. I figure any little thing that helps me get a little bit more active is good. I am of to work and I hope you have a nice day..

Monday, July 22, 2013

Bloom Girl Work Shop

Hi guys..I was lucky enough to get a spot in Jamie Doughterys Class this past weekend at Stamping Details in Poway. I think Jaime is a great teacher she is patient and what I like the most is that she takes the time to really explain to you how you draw the eyes and the nose the lips. I wish she taught a class every week because I would definitely go. Jaime is crazy talented if you have not taken the time to look at her girls you should they are so pretty. 

Here is my finished girl. I like her she makes me smile. I have to say I love taking art classes there like good food for my soul. In other news I have 4 weeks to go until my new baby boy come out to visit me. I am so ready to have him. I am really really tired and wish I could sleep all day. So I know its going to be a slow blogging month but soon I will have so much to share.. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A little bit to share

Happy Hump day friends....
How is it going in your neck of the woods ? Its not to hot here yet. The weather in San Diego is usually pretty good. I have been turning on my AC specially at night. I have 3 days to go until I get to 8 months.. and at this point I get really warm at night. My poor kids have all there blankets out to keep warm because I need the air on. My favorite drink right now are Arnold Palmer's with lots of ice please..I cant seem to have enough of them.

My favorite Popsicle flavor is coconut.. The funny thing is I never eat ice cream. I do have yogurt but I am not a fan of frozen treats.. but I can not really think of any food that would be yummier right now that coconut Popsicles. I am really trying to be good. I don't think I am doing a great job..
Baby Jacks crib is built and its next to my bed right now. I wish I had more to share as I sit here chewing ice.. Have a great day.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Morning and Free People

 I love this video because it totally makes me day dream. It makes me think of all the magic there is in love. Being in love. Falling in love with the same person over and over again. Little moments that bring all that much needed glitter into our lives. I really like videos that just take me to a magical places with in me. This is one of them..Its a perfect Sunday Morning piece of glitter..
I will take this video with French Toast Please.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Yes.. I am showing of

Here is the last of the pictures I will show .. This is my oh so favorite one. I wish every moment felt this way..

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Checking in..

Hi Guys.. here is a picture from my prego photo shoot.. I really like two pictures. This one because I think this is how I see myself. Most of the time happy and positive ..I feel like in my head I complain a-lot about my size but I think its because I feel uncomfortable at this point. I love the location we used for this shoot its so magical. I only have a couple weeks to go before I get to meet my new Love little man Jack. I am really excited and just trying to keep myself stress free. ( not always easy when life happens ) I am focusing on what I have and what I need to be grateful for and trying hard to let go of those things that no longer need me. Its crazy how life changes so quickly. I hate change it super hard for me to adjust but I do. Its a little weird how growing up opens you up to being able to see the things you ned to work on. I feel that for me I am able to see better and accept responsibility for myself. I wish all adults could do that. The baby crib is built and his changing table is also done. Hope your week goes well..

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Music

There are times when I all I can do is look forward to Sunday. This Sunday has turned out to be one of those. I am not as active as I would love to be but I got out and went to the Beach. I have my kids with me and that makes me happy. I got the best gift ever today...Rad tickets to see John Mayer when he comes to San Diego..I love love John Mayer, I have seen him in concert 8 times. This will be 9. EEEK I am also loving the weather here in San Diego its cloudy and warm.So a little John Mayer and the warm sun. The giggling of my children's voices and knitting my baby boys blanket.. Its turned out to be a wonderful Sun Day...

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Weekend Snapshots and thoughts.

I ended up taking a whole week of work due to this cold that is almost gone. This summer cold really kicked my  butt. I am feeling much better now. I feel like a huge weight has been taken of my shoulders. Time to move on . Here are some of my favorite pictures from the last couple of days. I am probably going to be a a little quite around here at my blog situation. I am not sure if I have been feeling less creative because I'm so pregnant or if its because I was sick . The last time I was pregnant was so long ago that I don't really remember what the last month is like. I think I have felt fine but just this last week was really hard for me. I am just grateful that this week is almost over I can move on. I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July. Here is a quote I came across that I feel pretty much sums up where I am right now.

When life at times makes us stumble and fall...we may limp for awhile...struggle to walk for awhile...but before long we are up and running again...not away from life but towards it. For each time we fall...we only become stronger...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

OH July

I find it crazy to think its already July.
I am feeling pretty big over here. I am more tired than usual and feeling very ready to have this baby. I forgot about how much fun the last couple of weeks are (not) of being pregnant. I feel like I want to get so much done but I can't move as well as I would like. Its also pretty warm in my neck of woods and that also makes it yucky.. I have been thinking a-lot about how much happiness running brings to my life and how much I miss it. It helps me smile longer.  I find that when I run I can smile all day long.. It helps me feel grateful for the little things.. I feel like running any distance over 8 miles helps me completely clear my head. Its like taking a q tip and cleaning out all the nagging spider webs in my brain. I miss being able to move my body and having that flow. I feel that the things we love to do that have ritual almost become like a dance. Getting ready to run and getting the things you need to help you go the distance are like four play . Getting ready to paint and getting your tools ready and having the perfect moment in mind that brought you the inspiration that's carrying you through to that painting that's like four play. Passion is so important and making time to do what you love is equally important. Obsessing about those things and planning are such a great part of life. Keeping journals about how they make you feel just add to the love you have for that feeling. I think today I will write all about my love affair that I miss so much.. The best part is knowing that its just a matter of time before I can put my shoes on and go for a run..