Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 6: Happiness

Day 6: Something That Makes Me Happy

What makes me happy? Children! Specifically my beautiful nieces! They are growing up so fast! I can remember the day they were both born and now they are these little people who tell you what to do! It's amazing! I love them to pieces!

Taia Marie

Caileigh Alexis

Blogging Challenge Days 4 and 5

Im trying to get caught up on the challenge so I might post a few of these today and tomorrow, hopefully!

Day 4: My Parents

I wish I had pictures on my computer but they would have to be scanned in and I am at work for the week so that is not possible. Instead I will tell you a little about them.

My Dad! He was in the Navy and loved it. He loved to fly. He loved thunderstorms and would sit outside in the garage for hours watching them. He liked to cook. His food was amazing. He didn't even follow a recipe for any of it. To me, he was a great dad. He would wake me up in high school by coming in and pulling on my big toe!! He used to tell me if I wasn't up by 7 on the weekends that I was wasting the day away! My dad passed away 7 years ago and I still miss him terribly but I try and remember all of the good things that used to make him happy! He was a good dad!

My Mom! She is a good mom when I was really little and she's a good mom now. Growing up though, she wasn't around. My parents got divorced when I was 12 and my dad got custody of me and my sisters. My mom kind of disappeared. It was hard to grow up without her, but around the time my dad passed away she was back in our lives and our relationship has grown stronger ever since. She's there to talk when I need to talk and she was at my wedding. She lives in Florida so I don't see her very often but the fact that she is here and available to talk is really all that matters!

Day 5: Siblings

I have 3 sisters! Rachel is 25, Shauna is 23, and Brianne is 10! Brianne is our sister from our dad's 2nd marriage that also ended in divorce. I am very close to Rachel and Shauna. We usually talk/email everyday. They both have beautiful daughters. Rachel has a 4 year old named Taia who is sassy and a priss-pot just like her momma! Shauna has a 6 year old named Caileigh who is spunky and mischievous just like her!

I don't see Brianne as often as I would like but she is in my thoughts and prayers every day. Her mother keeps her away from me and from Rachel too. Shauna gets to see her though so that's good. My dad never got to know her though and that makes me sad.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Starting tomorrow...

I will be taking care of my two favorite boys until Sunday. Whew, full-time parenthood here I come! I've done it before but for some reason I always feel a bit unprepared. It's one thing to take care of them from 7Am until 6Pm but to have them 24/7 for 5 days... it's a good thing I love them!!
I have planned a few fun activities and we'll do some of our normal things too. Plus, Thursday morning they will both be in school so I'll have a little break!

We are planning a dinner trip to a local airport to watch planes take off. Friends are joining us so it should be a fun adventure!

I'm sure we will spend lots of time outside

Playing with Lulu!

Playing soccer!

Of course we'll be playing with trains and cars and all the other stuff boys play with!

And painting! They love to paint!

Hopefully I'll sneak in a couple walks too!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Blogging Challenge Days 1-3

I am going to play catch up with this blogging challenge so hopefully you will come along for the ride!

Day 1: Introduce, Recent Picture, 15 Interesting Facts

Married. Lover of photography with high hopes of one day doing it professionally. I love children but don't have my own yet. Homebody but love a good date night or dinner with a friend. Love the fall but Christmas is my favorite holiday!

This is the the best, most recent picture of me and my dress is crooked! :) This was after friends of ours got married so it was a joyous occasion!

15 Interesting Facts (hopefully I have that many!)

1) I was born in the Philippines but I am a US citizen! My dad was in the Navy.

2) I don't have cable in my house (gasp). We watch TV via our Apple iTv or the Internet!

3) I have not finished college yet but I hope to one day, hopefully.

4) I have really, really bad road rage! I'm trying to work on it but it's really hard when I'm in traffic an hour to and from work 3 days a week.

5) I really like coffee but I need lots of cream...and sugar.

6) I really want to have babies but sometimes worry that I might not be able to.

7) I hate when my husband is away from the house at night. I'm not really scared, just a little more nervous.

8) I (we) spoil our dogs like children.

9) I am finally learning how to cook really good and comforting meals.

10) I look up to my younger sister's far more than they could ever know.

11) Sometimes I wish I could redo our wedding.

12) I am an avid reader but prefer to read chick lit over stuff that would make me think!

13) I want to travel every where but am terrified to get on a plane.

14) I really want to go to Napa but I am not a big wine drinker.

15) I tend to have a really good cry once every couple of months.

Day 2: Meaning Behind Your Blog Name

Life's Little Adventure's just came to me because we had just moved into our house and were trying to make it a home. Now it's just the day to day stuff that's an adventure!

Day 3: Your First Love

Ha! Pretty sure my first love was when I was about 5! His name was Timmy and he lived down the street! But then again it might have been Dustin when I was about 8. He taught me how to climb a tree and all about baseball! Young love!

My real first love was and is the man I married; Cameron! He's my best friend and he has always been there for me and I know that he always will be!

So that's all I will do for now. Days 3-6 will come another time! I know you're excited!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day 8: Place I've traveled

This past May, we traveled to the Cayman Islands for my brother-in-law's wedding. It was the first time I used a passport and had to go through customs. It was also absolutely beautiful even if it was pushing 100 degrees every day!

We swam with stingrays!

Beautiful creatures!

Awe the beach!

Pictures on the beach at sunset!

There's almost nothing prettier!

Better Late Than Never...

Katie over at is hosting a 30 day blogging challenge. I'm a week late to the game but still very excited to get to know other bloggers. Here are my favorite movies. If I get bored I will go back and do the first 6 days!

Toms vs. Converse

I am trying to decide if I want a pair of Toms or a pair of Converse for the Fall/Winter months. I am a nanny so I need a pair of comfy and resilient shoes that I can just throw on.

Converse look pretty cool and I already have a pair of light pink ones that I like. They are not super comfy though and they are not slip on which I would prefer.
I love the idea that for every pair of Toms you buy, a child gets a pair also. And I've heard that they are pretty comfy. But I did hear that you can't wear them in the rain and that they tend to stretch after a year.
What's a girl to do? The price isn't too different but I can only get one pair. Guess I'll just have to keep thinking about it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Blah Blah Blah

I have been really busy lately so this post is just a bunch of randomness!

~ I've been working non-stop. If I'm not at one job, I'm at another. And if I'm not at those then I'm at some type of photo shoot. I feel like I've had no free time.
~ I really shouldn't say that. I have managed to sneak in a few dinner dates with friends but none with my husband unless you count dinner in front of the TV?!
~ We had friends up last weekend and went to a bar to watch the Alabama- Florida game. That was fun! We were for AL; they were for FL!
~ I drink a lot; like more than I've had in a very long time!
~ We hung out with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law on Saturday night which was fun. We have been trying to do that more often.
~ I've been shopping on eBay lately. I got a pair of Seven jeans for $35! And I have a few shirts coming soon that i paid like $1.00 for plus $5.00 shipping. Pretty awesome!

OK. My battery is about to die and I'm at the bookstore so I guess this is it for now!