Monthly Archives: July 2011

NEW YORK CITY [DAY 3]

Let me preface this post by saying we had an amazing time the night before. We went to Greenwich Village [I believe] to a fun little jazz/blues club. I had a couple of mai tais and we danced and sang along to Miss Georgia Brown, the boisterous and soulful singer of the night. I felt...

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Natalia [a birth story]

9:30 p.m. on July 11, 2011, I received a call from my brother-in-law saying my sister, Christina, was in labor with my niece. Without hesitation, I raced to the hospital where I saw my sleeping nephew, Christian, in the corner and Jason beside Christina’s bed. I made it in time! This is not the first...

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New York City [Day 2]

“You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will be as one” I have had these lyrics in my head since I left NYC. Our second day of our trip was memorable not only because we got to visit such popular sites...

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New York City [Day 1]

I had been eagerly anticipating the day I would see NYC in person. This was my first real vacation away from my family and work in a long time. Yes, I was a little uneasy about saying goodbye, but I think we all need a little break, ya know? A couple of weeks before my...

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Goodbye + Hello!

Today, I will be saying goodbye to San Diego and hopping on a plane to New York.  It’s my first trip to the Big Apple and I’m beyond excited! In other fun news, this past week, we said hello to the newest little baby girl of the Smith family, Gwenevere. She looks so much like...

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St. Malo Beach, Oceanside Wedding [Nicole + Dan]

06.18.11 These two are incredible. I have such a great amount of respect and adoration for Nicole and Dan.  Hearing their story made me realize that good things come from bad experiences. They met during a dark time in their lives and are now stronger than ever. Their ceremony was a testament to their love for...

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