last week we ventured down to Disneyland. We went down with a bunch of family, and had a great time! I haven’t been to Disneyland since I was a little girl. The rides, the junk food, the characters, it was all so fun to see. We had 3 little kids with us, and the look on their faces was priceless when we entered the park. It was the best part of my day, seeing their excitement! Our first day we went to the park around 10, and the we snuck out around 3:30, while everyone else stayed until 9pm. Dave and I stayed back the second day, while everyone else went from 10-10pm. I couldn’t do another day, I was beat. Disneyland is fun, but exhausting. I was completely over stimulated, and we needed to get back to Santa Barbara, so we left on Friday. What impressed me most, and maybe it’s because we don’t have kids, or maybe it’s because these kids are really good, is that the 3 littles with us, went all day with no whining or crying all day! All in all it was a great time! What would be awesome is if you lived in Anaheim and could get the yearly pass, and go whenever you want. Now that would be cool!
Happy mother’s day to all of you courageous women out there, including my own mother. Mom, you are the most amazing woman I know and I feel so lucky to have been blessed with you as my mother. You exceed dignity in every way possible, you’re classy, sweet and strong, all at the same time.
I love you!
I found this video on a blog that I read. This family’s love is beyond imaginable. Their love and compassion is absolutely amazing. Take a moment and watch the change they are making in their childrens lives.
Found this video from this lovely blog.
As some of my readers may know or not know, infertility has been an issue in our household. We have struggled, gave up, started again, gave up, started again, on and on and on. It’s such a personal issue, that honestly if you haven’t gone through it, you should really start counting your blessings, and be thoroughly grateful. I would never want this for my worst enemy. I tend to read a lot of blogs, and many of them talk about infertility in their lives. I came across this particular story that touched me so much I had to share. The points made here are dead on. Even if you don’t know someone who has struggled, you may in the future. Times are getting hard, and doing things the good old fashioned way, just isn’t reality anymore. If you are blessed and it does still work, you should be grateful for everyday that you have. You are blessed!
- They will eventually conceive a baby.
- They will stop the infertility treatments and choose to live without children.
- They will find an alternative way to parent, such as by adopting a child or becoming a foster parent.
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So sad our vacation is over… Back to work we go. It has been a bit chilly in Santa Barbara these last few days home. Brrr! On a side note…please keep the mister and I in your prayers, as we are about to endeavor on a few new challenges. We know God will have our backs, but a little extra prayer never hurts. Smooch!!!
We had such a great time with the folks. We could not ask for better parents, on both sides. We laid out, read books, and ate some amazing meals. Now, back to reality.
So sad our vacation is over…
Back to work we go. It has been a bit chilly in Santa Barbara these last few days home. Brrr!
On a side note…please keep the mister and I in your prayers, as we are about to endeavor on a few new challenges. We know God will have our backs, but a little extra prayer never hurts.
One of the main reasons I started this blog was for my husband and I to stay connected with friends and family back home, and to share a few recipes and new-found things. Then, I also remembered that I wanted to start a journal of our life together, and always be able to have it to show our children. I’m not one for scrap booking, or even writing in a journal, but I do like this little space of ours, that we call goodnewssantabarbara.
I’ve decided to share some of our wedding photos. It was the most gorgeous, beautiful day of my life. We had the most amazing friends and family that were able to join us. Much thanks to our photographer Willa Kveta, she was absolutely amazing. I loved looking through these photos, it made me wish we could do it all over again…
PS make sure you don’t miss the picture of the beautiful swarovski crystal shoes that my girlfriend gifted me on our wedding day. Thanks Deniz, I love you!
“there is no greater risk than matrimony.
but there is nothing happier than a happy marriage.”
I miss these two so much! These two little’s are my niece and nephew, who live in another state, which makes it hard for us to see each other. I have watched them grow (through Skype), since their first days from when they were born. The personalities they both have are great! She is an amazing dancer and pianist, and he is, well, he likes trucks, trucks and more trucks (plows and trash trucks to be exact).
I can only hope someday that God blesses us with two beautiful children like these two. I love them more than they will ever know. xo