Wednesday, September 26, 2018

My 38th

Happy birthday to me.  And for the very first time in over 12 years, I am celebrating my birthday with my extended family.  On a not so happy note, this is the first time I'll be without my kids on my birthday.  It'll be a different kind of celebration because of me being away from my kids and being in Boston but I am going to enjoy every last minute of my 38th birthday. 

Traveling To Boston

When the opportunity arose for me to travel to Boston, at first I was hesitant due to the fact that I hate to fly, I knew if I went I would want to make the most of it.   My grandmother was turning 90 years old and family from all over the United States would be in Boston for her birthday party.  I was nervous but also extremely excited and I could not wait to finally set foot in Boston after 12 years being away.

Boston is a wonderful place.  It holds a very special place in my heart.  It's the place I grew up, where I went to school, the city I met my husband and had my first son.  It's my home.  I guess it's now my home away from home as Costa Rica has officially become my home.  But Boston will always be my number one.

The main reason for being in Boston was for my grandmother's party and being around family I hadn't seen in over 12 years and also family members I had never met.  The party was the main event but I had other plans as well.  Boston is a city filled with history and beauty, good food and a lot of fun.  And then there is the shopping.  I think more than anything, I am excited about the shopping.  Target, Trader Joe's, TJ Maxx just to name a few.  It's the place to be to shop 'til you drop and I will be shopping until it's time for me to go home. 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Time For Fall

It's that time again when the weather begins to turn and the days seem to get just a tad bit shorter.  Your wardrobe changes from short shorts and tank tops to skinny jeans and long sleeve shirts.  When it's no longer flip flop weather and you have to pull out the boots, you know it's time for Fall.  Fall festivities and Fall decor; Fall foods and scents.  It's the time of year when your mind starts to wander to the holidays. 

In Costa Rica, Fall doesn't technically exist but we do get Fall like weather starting the end of September which does put me in a Fall state of mind.  It's also the time of year when stores start decorating for Christmas so it's not hard to get into the Fall mood.  Even though I feel as if time seems to be literally flying by, I am excited for the weeks and months ahead.  Time to get my Fall and holiday prep on.  Also, as a side note, September is my absolute favorite month as it is the month of my birth.  So yay me!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Making Memories With My 5 Year Old

And then he was 5 and not so much a baby anymore.  It makes me so very happy to see how far he has come and how far even I have come as his mother.  The beginning was rough but the journey has been absolutely wonderful.  Happy birthday to my baby boy on his 5th birthday.