2015: A Truly New Beginning

I don’t have any specific resolutions for tonight.  Some years I do, other times I don’t, but in general I strive to be a better version of myself, do more for the glory of God, and make it a point to learn from the various experiences, good and bad, of the year before.

With or without a bullet point list, this new year marks a significant change for my family as we have 11 days before we move across the country from California to Georgia.

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Weekly Image of Life: Summertime Blast

I’m very excited to participate in this week’s Image of Life Challenge.  Before the summer breeze gives way to fall leaves, it’s the perfect opportunity to share photos from our first vacation as a trio!  We traveled to Los Angeles, CA with my in-laws, and with 8 adults and 8 kids under the same roof, there were sure to be adventures had by all! 🙂

After being on the road for just over 7 hours (only 1 stop – Alexandra was a trooper!), we arrived at the house we’d be sharing.  This picture of the foyer is only a glimpse of this beautiful home.  Before heading to bed there was plenty of bonding time with the cousins… Don’t let the face fool you.  She was loving it! LOL!

After a good night’s sleep, we were off to Universal StudiosThe hubby and I had never been, and we definitely look forward to returning when the little one is old enough to remember!

Beware! King Kong is watching!
Smile for the camera!
Oh, did you roll the red carpet out for me? You shouldn’t have!
Dr. Seuss Land: One of the MANY sights on the famous studio tour.
This was HIS idea, I promise!! I must admit that it makes for a great picture. Hahaha.
This funnel cake was delicious. I have no shame in saying I devoured it!!

We weren’t home for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, but we didn’t miss it!

The next day we ventured to Hollywood Boulevard, where the sights were aplenty! We started with lunch at Hard Rock Cafe.

Can’t forget the music!

I know Muhammed Ali is extremely famous, but where’s my star? 😉

Strike a pose.
Wait a minute. Who gave Captain America a break?
Hollywood and Highland Shopping Center

Later that night we went to a graduation/anniversary party of one of my dearest friends. To all of our surprise (including her!), it turned out to be a 10 year vow renewal as well!

In spite of being tired, our final day was full of smiles.

The gorgeous displays at the Bowers Museum, was a relaxing end to a fun-filled weekend.

We had a truly blessed time, and in the same way it began, our trip ended…with family.  Thank you for visiting and God bless!

The Weekly Image Of Life challenge is issued every Wednesday by The Island Traveler at This Man’s Journey.  If you would like to participate and see other entries please visit here!

Weekly Image of Life: Beautiful

Maybe I’m biased, but there is nothing more beautiful than my family.  My marvelous husband turned 30 yesterday, and we visited Coyote Point Recreational Area in San Mateo, CA. we spent the afternoon connecting with ourselves and the gorgeous landscape that surrounded us.  There was not a cloud in sight, Alexandra was enthralled by the cool breeze and waves crashing, and I felt tranquil and at peace.  I thank God for His blessings and for celebrating another year of life with the man of my dreams! I’ll let the pictures do the talking, but love, nature, happiness, and joy are all beautiful to me!!

The Weekly Image Of Life challenge is issued every Wednesday by The Island Traveler at This Man’s Journey.  If you would like to participate and see other entries please visit here!