Well, 2010 was definitely my year. I moved home after living in the Phillippines for almost a year. (dang, i did love the Philippines though). My life changed COMPLETELY but I have never been happier. I made so many wonderful friends, reunited with my best friend since childhood, got two pups, worked at Walmart for about 2 months (it was actually fun!), got in my first (and last) fight (don't ask haha), and became mama wolf of my family (which has been challenging as well as rewarding). My papa passed away this year, but I am so happy to have made the decision to come home. I got to spend a lot of days with him.
These are photos that were in my photobooth that recap my year, the first one I was actually in the Korean airport on my journey home. The last photo was on New Years Eve (I had the stomach flu sooo bad.)
Dress - Vintage (from my grandma) Shoes - Chrystina's Bow - local store in my town!
This past weekend, my dad went to Vegas to visit his girl, and I was left to look after the kiddos. I finally got a new car! (i blew up the motor in my old beauty, my little vw rabbit 6 long months ago) and we've been having a blast. Our local thrift store had a 50% sale these past 3 days, and we went to 2 of the day and got so many treasures! Mostly items for around the house (and man, i don't mean to brag, but i have sure made this house cute since i moved home), but I picked up some gorgeous vintage dresses for Kira, and she adores how different they look to all the modern day clothes. We spent a lot of time at our new favorite park, they have 2 ponds and the kids are allowed to feed the ducks! I need to get better at posting, it's on my goals list for this week! School is ending, i'm just feeling like I have no weather appropriate clothes for this amazing 40 degrees we've been feeling in Yucaipa.
I bought this dress for $10 over the weekend at my favorite thrift store. I wore it to class today, and I'm pretty sure everyone thinks I'm weird, but oh well. Sorry about the ugly background in my photos..The sun is setting way too early, and I had Chrys take these photos as we were exiting a thrift store this afternoon. I didn't want to miss the chance in this dress!
How are you enjoying the time change? I left the time on our stove an hour ahead (instead of moving it back) and I've been getting all the kids to bed at 8:30 (because they think it's 9:30!) am I mean? or just clever? I'm loving this extra hour of peace though!
My friend Chrys and I threw the most magical Halloween party! 12 of our closest friends came by and we danced the night away. I was an owl (i made my skirt!), and my lovely friend Magaly did my hair and makeup! (shes the gangsta' in the photos). I have been awful at posting, schools been busy, and so have the children. Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! And I'll end this post with a photo of Kiersten's ever growing baby bump.
Today Kiersten and I were up bright and early! We ate bread bowls full of soup for breakfast then we headed off to the cable cars to go adventuring. After 20 minutes of sitting and waiting on the cable car, they told us it was down for another 30 minutes so we attempted to walk our way to China Town. We made it up 4 or 5 major hills, winded..we just waited by a cable car sign and got on the first one we saw that wasn't full! We hung around Union Square, walked around then headed back to Fisherman's Wharf to eat lunch at In-n-Out..After we ate, we took 2 busses and went off to Haight and Ashbury! (we were extremely proud of finding out way along the city). We bought organic fruits and drinks, and headed home...Even though it's still pretty early, we are wiped out from all the activities we've been doing. Tomorrow is another full day here, and we are going to attempt to go to Alcatraz!
For my brithday, my wonderful grandma sent me and my cousin, Kiersten to San Francisco! Kiersten is 5 months pregnant and cute as a button and today was her first time flying! We flew in at about 2pm today, and we've been running around all day having a blast exploring the city. We ate cupcakes at Ghirardelli square (i got pumpkin, she got banana caramel), rode the cable cars, ate at a cute diner, saw a walkathon, went to a wax museum (kind of creepy), and went to a vintage arcade.
& My outfit for the day
Outfit Details Dress- Thrifted Boots - Thrifted Scarf - Gift from my grandma Cardigan - Forever 21 Tote - Made by me!