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California 395 Roadtrip

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

The last 3 months were killing me. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been going through chemo since July and have been confined to my room and my four walls. If my road trip pictures are any indication of what I like to do, you have to understand how difficult having to be home was for me. And not just the being home, but the state I was in. I felt like I was dying. No longer living. Trying to survive.

I poured over pictures of past trips and lived vicariously through all the travels of people that I’ve come to know over the last few years hoping and praying that road trips would be part of my life again. The second my doctor said I was done with chemo the dreams of being able to get on the road again became more attainable. And the first chance I got to get away, I did.

The BFF called and said she had a permit to go hike the Subway in Zion, Utah so we decided to pack up the car and head out of town. Unfortunately, Utah fell through so we quickly scrambled for plan B and headed north on the 15 to the 395. What amazing treasures can be found off the 395. There is so much beauty to be seen if you get in your car, grab a map, and just drive. We stopped at Fossil Falls, Alabama Hills, dined in Lone Pine, camped at Tuttle Creek campground and then headed towards Big Pine Lakes for a mountain hike. This is the most exercise I’ve had in 6 months so to say that climbing that mountain was challenging is an understatement. We hiked for 4 hours and finally made it to the First Lake. What an amazing treat on the eyes after pushing through miles and miles. I am hooked. I want to do it again. I want to see more beautiful places. I want to live!

Here are a few pictures from every stop along the way. Enjoy!

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Chasing Sunsets

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for sunsets. All of them. Whenever I can chase one, I will. I took my first little road trip down to San Diego this weekend after months of battling health issues. It was so good to get away.

I found my way to Sunset Cliffs in San Diego and waited for the sunset. I noticed a lot of couples showing up to do the same. I even witnessed one gentleman get down on one knee and propose. I missed him down on his knee but I caught their embrace when she said yes. It’s not stalking, it’s people watching!

I decided to try to find them to get the picture to them and, thanks to the power of social media, I found them! Happy Ending.❤️

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Yvette

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Her oldest is going off to the military so she wanted to have pictures with her kids before he leaves.

It’s amazing how time flies. We get so busy taking care of them, raising them and making sure they become well adjusted adults that when the day comes for them to spread their wings and fly we wonder if we’ve missed any moments.

When they’re not little anymore you can’t bribe them with ice cream to take a picture with you, so I have to say these two were troopers by granting their mom her wish to capture just one more moment. Hold each other tight, treasure family. Next thing you know, they’re ready to leave the nest and live life.

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California Christmas

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Only in California can you take your Christmas card pictures on the beach, barefoot. Be jealous! Meet my friend Diana and the boys in her life. Merry Christmas!

Color Me Pretty

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

I’m doing something a little different today. I want to introduce you to a wonderful make-up artist in the Inland Empire area in Southern California, Laura Coronado. I stumbled upon her pictures on Instagram (you can follow my Instagrams here) and I absolutely fell in love with her.  Her before & after pictures are incredible!  If you live in the Inland Empire area and are in need of a make-up artist, Laura is your girl.  Feel free to check out her Facebook page HERE, you can find her contact information there as well.  Check out a few of her before & after pictures below.  Happy Tuesday!

 

 

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