8.18.2010

Dreams, Goals, Wishes

Have you ever wished anything for your life? Ever sat down and just thought where you would want to be at that very moment? Are you happy with your life? What is it that you desire right at this very instant? That wish you want to wish upon that star but you know it can't come true, just yet. 
My current dreams are a little far-fetched, a little out there, but a lot of me. I want to grab a backpack throw in a toothbrush, a few pairs of underwear, deodorant, a shirt, a skirt and my camera and just go. Anywhere. I want to travel to my hearts content. Go visit the great wall of China, have tea with a monk, hang out with giraffes in Ethiopia, visit the children of Nairobi, swim in the mediterranean, cliff jump in Greece, relax with espresso and a baguette in Cannes, France.
But that is not all I want to do. I want to be a mother, to love on a being I helped create. To be there for my child when they fall and I get to pick them up. I want to teach them how to swim, to cuddle with them at night after fits of giggles from too many tickles. I want to love on them like Christ loves on us daily. 
Via www.oldorchardbeachlodging.com
To finish off my 'wants' with this. I want to own a house where I can getaway to.
I want to live in a house so cozy, I will never want to leave. 
via www.realhomemaking.net
'Sigh'
I'm so young, yet I desire so much. Maybe I should just wish on some patience.
God is so good, I just need to trust in Him for all my hearts desires. 
-ana

8.13.2010

Month O'Bliss.

Only sunset we saw in Mission Bay, San Diego.

I have been horrible about blogging. I am sorry. Okay not really sorry...BUT here's my excuse. My husband got back from Afghanistan (isn't that excuse enough?) and we went on vacation and visited families in Seattle and Napa. We drove the whole way! Needless to say we both lost our behinds somewhere between mile marker 1,500miles and 1,800miles. We love Josh's little 350Z buttttttt.....we had NO space. Visiting family was a blast to say the least. It was great to be able to spend time as a family together. Josh and I got to even meet the 15month old twins from New Jersey. It was fun. 

Also on our trip we did a bit (okay a lot) of shopping. Went into some AWESOME stores. It was a blast to say the least. 
Here are some of my favorite places along our trip. 
The Urban Seed -This place had the CUTEST most precious things. Little jars, soaps and some of the greatest vintage finds I could find. (Too bad we didn't have a bigger car!)
Gelatiamo - So it's not really a new place we discovered, we actually got the gelato for our wedding from here. Maria (owner) is the sweetest italian lady EVER! Honestly she sincerely makes the best gelato we have ever tasted. Josh and I have a problem comparing new gelato we try with her's. We might be a bit biased. Hehe..
Un Amore -This lady does custom designs on basically everything. Mainly blenders, but oh my goodness, I want one of her blenders SO bad! Her designs are to die for! You can get it custom designed for you too!
(Yes it's a mixer, Yes it's amazing) Image via un-amore.com


Sweet As Can Be Honey- Their honey is YUM-O. I fell in love with their Marionberry Creamed Honey. Put it on toast every morning. It's delicious!

Beaded Jewelry- Marlene Van Beek is the designer that made the jewelry for my bridesmaids. She is great! I love her jewelry. It is truly unique and very beautiful.

Adorable Abigail









Some of my favorite shots from our whole trip. Enjoy. 
Just my adorable niece and twin nephews!
Shot taken at Academy of Science Museum, San Francisco
Just walking the flamingos to their cage. Seaworld
Abigail and Sierra. Cute nieces.
Shamu at SeaWorld
Dinner after wine tasting with great friends