Sunday, May 15, 2011

First Farmers Market

Our family just moved to back to California in November from Nevada and we couldn't be happier about it.  We have been waiting for spring and the first farmers market in Sonoma since we got here.  The first one of the season and it definitely did not let us down.  It was so much fun and such a great people watching experience.  Just when I think I couldn't love it here anymore it goes and shows me something new.   The next one I will get more pics I promise.
Presley's favorite......cherries!
They had a mariachi band and a local dance studio performed
Pulled Pork Sandwhiches and coleslaw, get in my belly right meow!
                           
She wants to be just like daddy
           
My monkey doo and me
                      
Patiently/cooly waiting for the swings
                                         
Pauly and Nikle
                               

Monday, May 2, 2011

The first time is always the hardest....

  Oh my goodness, trying to figure out what to write for your first blog is harder than I thought.  You would think "it's just a blog what is the big deal"? but it really is tuff.  I didn't know if I should write about something serious or not.  It came down to deciding on writing about what brought me to this point in the first place and then see where that takes me.  So here goes.....
  To say that these last few months have been emotional ones would be an understatement, actually it has been more like 6 months.  In that time I turned 30, had an ectopic pregnancy, moved from Nevada to California, then ended the year by getting whiplash from my first try at snowboarding.  All in between 2 major holidays!  I was completely overwhelmed come January that it felt like I had literally hit a wall.  I had finally come to a point that I had to say enough is enough I need to take care of myself for a change.  If I don't feel good how am I going to be able to care of my family.  This was a first for me so I really didn't know where to begin.  Thank goodness for my family because they really helped me get started on the right path.  It was definitely bumpy at first with a misdiagnosis that just made me soooo much worse it was scary! I then found my amazing chiropractor, which was for the whiplash, who suggested amazing people for me to work with.  I may have started seeing her for my neck but I got so much more.  She suggested that I go to an accupuncturist to help with the female issues.  I have never gone to one so I really didn't know what to expect.  Now that I have been going since January I would reccomend it to anyone.  I don't really understand how it all works all I know is that it does.  Even though my physical symptoms were on the up and up, and continue to be, I still had the issue of easing the worries in my mind.  I had been through some major tramas and needed to deal with that as well.   You don't realize how hard it is to really take a look at yourself until you grab that mirror so to speak.  I am still going through all of this right now so it is still pretty fresh.  I had decided though that I wanted to learn from my experiences and grow from them, not be stunted.  It is NOT EASY!  Growin pains are a bitch.....but it sure does feel good to stand tall I have to say.  Which for someone who is barely 5'2" I will take height any way I can get it!   Don't get me wrong though I still have days when I feel really small and overwhelmed.  When I catch myself in that place I just try to take a step back, take a breath and say it will all be ok, what will be will be.  Letting go really is a scary thing but everyday it feels alot less like falling and alot more like flying...... 
  Now we are to the present time and you know what I have been going through in a nutshell.  Not all of my blogs will be so serious I promise.  Sometimes I might write about a fab recipe I found or a product I just love.  Alot of them will be about my beatiful family for sure, which is always on the go.  I hope you enjoy my blog whoever "you" may be.

Cheers to the Journey!