I owe you all yet ANOTHER update, as I’ve been MIA for about three months making some major life changes – some I can talk about and some I can’t just yet. But let me fill you in on just a little bit of what has been going on since June.

We went to a Giants Game in the rain with some friends and had a blast

Cody threw a beer tasting party for the beers he brewed
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We made our first road trip with Cooper down to Fresno to spend some much needed time with Cody’s side of the family and celebrate a graduation. Cooper also met his new cousin Coach and had to learn to hold his own.

We finished off T-Ball season for our nephew and watched our niece do a little tumbling routine for her recital, then ballet and soccer season for those little ones quickly started and ended. They both did a great job! There were also some awesome Auntie Amberlee babysitting cuddles and laughs that happened as well.img_0652.jpg

We celebrated Father’s Day

Lots of mediation and yoga…with my little curious helper

We went AXE THROWING! Bad Axe Throwing was awesome! img_9034.jpg

We Celebrated 4th of July

 

Cody had to take a trip to the ER for some stitches above his knee (all is well now and he has a cool scar lol)

We continued our Summer art & wine festival tradition after a lovely chakra meditation class

We took our annual family vacation to Morro Bay with Cooper for the first time

I quit my job…yes, you heard me. I left my job of 5 1/2 years for stress relief (which was becoming a serious health need) and am in the midst of manifesting the life I want (but more on that later)img_0623.jpg

Our youngest nephew started Transitional Kindergarten and we got to walk him to school on his very first morning!

Taylor Swift dropped her new album Lover and I drove Cody into insanity listening to it on repeat

I chopped my hair short and took a new professional photo

We went to a Luke Bryan concert and it was awesomeimg_0929.jpg

My best friend finally had her first baby and Auntie Amberlee is in love!

 

We celebrated my Aunt’s 40th birthday with a murder mystery luau. Cooper wasn’t too keen on his pineapple costume lolimg_1093.jpg

Football season has officially started (Go Niners!) (Peep Cooper’s cute little jersey!)

And we are planning a trip to Maui with my parents very soonImage result for maui clipart
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Below is a poem that I wrote a little while ago. It’s open, it doesn’t hold back and its vulnerable. Underneath the poem is a rebuttal of some sort – a reply – proof that there can be positive change that comes out of these types of situations if you’re willing to put in the thought and the work.

August 7th, 2019

There are times you can look at your life and see that all of the materialistic things are exactly how you pictured them, how you dreamed it would look like your entire life. The furniture, the shoes, the flowers, the posts on social media…

But inside its like you’re a stranger in your own home….in your own life. Hell, in your own body. 

They say you create your own reality, but what if reality wasn’t something you were ever taught to acknowledge? What if by some sad mistake you brought this all on yourself – what if you asked for it? 

And what if, just what if the damage can’t be undone? 

They say there’s no going back, only forward. But what if backing up and backing away is all you’ve ever known on the inside while pushing forward with a smile on the outside and now the cracks in the middle of the two are are beginning to show? 

What if what’s staring back at you in the mirror isn’t what you always pictured and not at all what you dreamed it would be?

Then what?

Then what? Then you reinvent the wheel, or at least try to.

There are times in everyone’s life, I can imagine, when we all feel hopeless, lost and confused. Life is full of ups and downs, choices, rewards and consequences. But if we try hard enough, most of the time we can pick ourselves up, work hard to wipe the slate as clean as it can get, make amends not only with others, but with ourselves as well. That last part is a very important step.

We have to learn to find the joy in life and live off of that – take that energy and put it towards everything you do as much as you can. Take time to take care of yourself, your life and your relationships (and weed out the toxic ones).

That step you’ve been afraid to take? That leap of faith to get the ball rolling towards the life you truly want inside and out? Take it. I did, and with a lot of work things are really turning around for me. I’m not at all saying that it’s an easy road, but if you put in the work it can be so worth it. I’m living, breathing proof. Though I’m still working on creating the life I want and manifesting my dreams, in just one month things have really changed for me and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You have the power to turn things around and make your life exactly how you want it to be. Remember that, especially during the difficult times.

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On April 15th, 2019 our first little fur baby turned one year old! Oh how time flies. And in July we will have had our sweet little pup in our lives for an entire year. I’m an “extra” dog mom, so of course, I baked him a doggy cake, spoiled him rotten and even took pictures.

Cooper is still the sweet, silly little puppy that he always has been, but he’s definitely grown up and into his “teenage” phase. He’s found his big boy bark, has gotten better at social queues and communicating with other dogs and has even grown a bit longer and filled in around his middle (in a very healthy way, not overweight at all). He’s growing his fur faster so we are seeing that long-haired dachshund come out. He’s spunky and a cuddle bug, talks back and enjoys walks and playing with other dogs as well as meditating with me! He’s the sweetest boy and we couldn’t be happier or have more love for him if we tried.

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If you know me, you know two things are true: I HATE politics and stay as far away from them as I can and I LOVE Taylor Swift.

However, regardless of her bringing attention to this in a positive way, I am not just some dumb fan following her opinions blindly. I do not stand for discrimination of any kind. Just educate yourself and sign if you feel compelled to. 🌈

Check out the Equality Act:
The Equality Act

Check out the petition:
 https://www.change.org

Check out Taylor’s upbeat & supportive music video:
You Need to Calm Down Music Video

Only Love Always,

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I’ve been MIA for a few months, focusing on me and my health, as well as my family and life in general. But I’m back and hope it stays that way. I’ve got several great ideas for some upcoming posts and can’t wait for you all to read them.

Let me know if there is any specific content you’d like to see and I’ll see if I can make it happen!

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