Charro Days 2017

Papo & Grommies at Sombrero Festival!

Last month we celebrated another Charro Days in the Rio Grande Valley. Charro Days is a week-long holiday honoring the special bond between South Texas and Mexico (I’ve written about it here, here, and here.) This year, Evita participated in her first ever Charro Days dance performance! It was hilarious!!! See for yourself:

The show must go on! Eva’s Dance brought back so many memories of all the dances I did throughout elementary school. I love that she can take part in the tradition. <3

Pura Vida

Exactly this time last year I was in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. I was in much need of a vacation, and some warm tropical, waves. I traveled alone, surfed all day, and dreamt all night. It was a magical place and an an amazing experience. Here are a few pics from my trip…


Keiki Update 2016!

Well I missed a year’s worth of keiki updates!! Here’s what their year looked like in pictures…

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

It was the best year ever. ♥

I’m back.

After over a year away I’ve decided to return to this little space. It’s time. A lot has change since I stepped away. I’ve changed. I’ve grown in ways I could have never imagined. I’ve awakened. And I finally feel it’s time to open myself back up. To use this blog as a way to create and to connect.

I’d love to write about all that I’ve been up to in the last year, but that will definitely take more than one post.
For now I’ll fill you in on some of the highlights…

Evita is now 4 (almost 5!) and Damian is 2 (3 in April!). Eva started pre-K at a local public school and Damian is still in daycare while I work. They’re both as adventurous, talkative, and lovely as ever. I’m so grateful to be their mama.

I found LOVE. The kind of love I always dreamed about but was never sure actually existed. A love free of insecurities, doubts, and pain. I found my self-reflection, my healer, my twin soul. <3

The two of us started a non-profit, SurfVive.org. Our goal is to spread the love and lessons of surfing by offering free surfing lessons to our community. We’ve also started a community garden and hope to teach our neighborhood the importance of responsible food choices for our bodies and the planet.

I’ve also started my own photography business, To the Sea Photography. I’ve had dreams of turning my passion into a career and I’m starting to watch them come true.
I’ve been on a couple of trips, back to Hawaii and forward to Costa Rica. I fell in love with Mexico.

I’ve made new friends, lost some old. I’ve gained sisters. I picked up the guitar again. I stopped eating meat. Stopped drinking. Stopped obsessing over the gym. Started doing yoga. Surfing more. Painting more. Reading more. Life is brighter. More melodic. Colorful. And I’m so thankful for everyone who has been by my side along the way. ♥

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