Monday, May 12, 2014

We've moved

Thank you for all the years of love and friendship.
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Snow At Lake Tahoe

So I won't even begin to say how long it's been since I last blogged.
Just blame the kiddo. That's always my excuse.
Who cares. New year. New blog post.
So let's have at it.

Last weekend we decided to take our little family up to Lake Tahoe for some snowy adventures. It's been a pretty dry snow season in the Bay Area, so we really weren't expecting much. Actually, I think it hasn't snowed in weeks up in Tahoe. But who cares. The kiddo would never know the difference between crappy 4 week old snow and fresh powder. So up to Tahoe we went.

And what do you know...it snowed while we were out!
How perfect was that?!
I'd like to take all the credit and say that Mama planned it all out.

Her fun lasted for about an hour.
After that, she was over it.







Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Fall!

This weekend we headed out to Ardenwood Farms to pick out some pumpkins. In the past years (2012, 2010), we've picked out the standard pumpkins to decorate. This year we picked up some pie pumpkins to try our hands at a homemade pie. I've never made a pie in my life. So wish me luck. We also picked up some of the dried corn to make some stovetop popcorn. Has anyone tried this before? All tips are welcome. I am totally trying to avoid burning our house down.

Looking at this post makes me realize how much time flies by. She's growing like a weed and testing her adventurous limits. She's climbing on jungle gyms, jumping on our bed and going down the slides head first. She's such a brave little soul.

She definitely knows how to make mama's heart skip.

Happy Fall, Everyone!






Monday, September 30, 2013

And We're Back..

For the past few weeks I've been dabbling at the idea of shutting the good old blog down.
I started getting crazy ideas of Mia's future employers, googling her name & coming across the blog with a picture of her naked bottom or a 6 year old little girl with the craziest front teeth that were too big for her face.

Then I started going down a crazy path of:
"This isn't fair to her."
"I need to give her a fighting chance."
"She deserves a choice of whether she wants her photos online or not."

I think every mama blogger goes through this type of self-doubt.
Then my twitter account got shut down.
I lost all my followers and tweets post-2011.
It was a sign.
So I didn't fight it.
I let it be.

And now I'm back on this blog.
Typing away.
Go figure.
Fact is, I missed being able to share the memories and document them on our site. I find myself going back from time to time to relive past memories. And  I really enjoyed the people we've met through the blog.

So we're back.

I did promise myself to not post any crazy pictures. Only the cute ones.
And that all potty training/embarrassing moments will be saved for family gatherings.
And if, when she gets older, decides that she doesn't want to be a part of the blog, we will stop.
Sound good? Sounds good.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Adventures in Parenting - The Time We Let Mia Color

So I've realized that this blog has become "one of those blogs" that has post after post about their kid.
And I'm okay with that.
Hopefully you are too.

And speaking of great parenting..
We had the great idea to let Mia color.
We put down a sheet. Gave her a box.
And let her go to town.
With markers.

Why we didn't use crayons, I'll never know.

It only took 2 days for the ink to fully come off of her hands.
Washable markers? Mmmhmm. (that's my sarcastic mom tone right there)
They came right off her clothes in the laundry.
But her hands? Not so much.
But we had fun.
And really, that's all that matters.

P.S. Those are tears running down her face. Not drool.
Not a fan of clean up time.





Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy Anniversary


Today makes 8 years since we became boyfriend & girlfriend.
Today makes 3 years since we became husband & wife.
Today makes me realize that we are getting very old, very quick.

But no matter how old we get, you will always have my heart, Mr. Cortez.
And even when I'm 70 years old, rocking the beehive hairdo like my grandma still does today, 
I will still be as crazy and head over heels for you.
And we will still eat hamburgers once a week.
And we will still be listening to Kanye & Jay-Z.
And we will still laugh at "the lady riding the bike".
And we will still be as crazy in love.
And I can't wait to rock that beehive for you.

I love you to times infinity.
Thank you for sharing the best years of my life with me.