Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Heart Surgery

Last Friday my dad who is 80 years old had open heart surgery. He has been extremely healthy his whole life and it came as a shock to us that he needed surgery!!!!!! He walks everywhere and is at a very healthy weight so we didn't think too much when he went to the doctor to get his heart checked out. So now he is on the path to recovery.Today Trent and I (along with the boys) will go to visit at his home.My oldest son Tristan lives with him so it will be nice to see him. Tristan loves seeing his little brothers lately.
As a mom it is nice to see all my kids miss each other and ask about what is going on in their lives instead of fighting and getting on each other nerves. I do miss having all my kids at home with us, our house is too quiet sometimes!!!! Since now we have my dads heart issues in our medical history, I have bumped up my workout. I am a work in progress but am determined to live an even healthier lifestyle.I was Jazzercising and doing aerobic home videos before sporadically.Now I am walking/jogging on the treadmill for 60 min. two times a week and still jazzercising once a week( I will start adding yoga into the mix again). I have been eating low carb and now I have started juicing (carrots,apple,kale) again.I also eat more fish which I love!!!!!! Every week hasn't been perfect but I do have different views about health now.I was always dieting/exercising to get skinnier and now I am doing the same but more for my health.A slight shift in perspective.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Photo shoot

The past few days I have been attempting a photo shoot with baby Weston. I pulled out my 35mm camera that has been in my closet for at least 7 years!!!!! I thought we had a great session but when we developed the film(this is an old school camera) there was nothing on it!!!!! So today we tried again and well it was another miss. We had a few turn out but most turned out blurry. Tomorrow we will try again!!! I have two more rolls of film and he can usually only handle his photo taken for short increments. I took some back up photos with my phone using the instagram app.I love that app!!!! At least those turned out!!!LOL!!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012


Our next project coming up is turning a small porch that is attached to the kitchen into a pantry!!!!!! It has been a dream of mine to find a spot for a pantry. My husband's grandma had a house about the same age as our home and a very similar style and what I loved about her house was that it had a huge pantry !!!!!! Of course my favorite movie homes of all is the Practical Magic house. I love the swinging door ,the glass cabinets,basically everything!!!!!!! I have been creating this space in my mind for years.Next weekend we start the demo for it!!!!!! I am so excited although with a 100 plus year old house you never know what we will run into. Here are some of my inspiration photos for upcoming pantry....

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Baby Weston

Baby Weston was born on Monday April 9,2012. Hubby and I are official grandparents!!!!!! We were both there with our daughter Paloma and her fiancé Jake all thru the labor.I was even in the room when Weston was born!!!! We have had a busy week getting to know our grandson.He weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz at birth. The boys are excited to be uncles,it is so cute.I have been snapping away taking photos every chance I get.Here are a few of my favorite.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


We had a great Easter!!!! We originally were going to go to the families Easter party but stayed home instead.I already had my outfit planned and decided I would dress up anyway.I wore a new fabulous lace dress and new coral patent leather pumps.I decided we would celebrate Easter and make it special no matter where we were. My dad and older son were supposed to come over but didn't.My daughter Paloma and her fiancé joined us as did my younger boys friend.The boys painted eggs and luckily the weather was warm enough for an Easter egg hunt.They had a good time finding the eggs and especially the lucky "golden egg" I decorated with a simple Easter display.Here are photos of our day.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dressing Room

Today I woke up with a lot of energy (rare these days) and cleaned my own private sanctuary, my dressing room.I took everything off the book shelves and dusted. I even cleaned the dust that accumulated on some of my shoes and boots. It gave me time to go thru my items that I have forgotten I have.I loved discovering old jewelry and make up and other treasures that were hidden away in the dressing table drawers.I even found some old baby photos of my children and a beautiful photo of my mother that I have forgotten about. I made a mental note to buy a frame

to display it in our living room.It took all morning but was so worth it. Now I feel ready to play dress up once again!!!!!!!