Friday, November 30, 2012

Hello Friday :)

Happy Friday everybody!

Even the air smells fresher on a Friday, don't you think? I do...

So, have I mentioned lately that I saw Madonna live in concert last week?

Thought so... And to give you guys an idea of how cool the concert was, here's a little video of it!

video

Look fun, eh? Like I said before, she was amazing and specially the dancing, WOW, what a show!

Also last week I could have crossed off another item of my bucket list (well that's if only I had such a list, but I don't)... I am talking about seeing live and holding a real Lemur.... I've always wanted one, then I saw Madagascar 1, 2 and 3 and King Julian became my must have dream pet!!!

Well, my wish sort of, kind of, came true, when I stumbled upon a REAL Lemur, his name is Charlie and he is just adorable!!! Check him out...


Don't we look like the perfect couple? I though so... If only I can have him, but I can't. At least it was rescued from an animal show by a very nice man that gave him a good home.

Hope everybody has a fabulous weekend... 'Till we meet again.

Happy Friday and Weekend to come!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Throwback Thursday

It's official, today is the day my brother and sister in law move back to Canada.

It's a sad day and although I don't want to see them go, I am happy for them as I know they are going to be at a great place and they have lots of new opportunities of a new, better life waiting for them.

I wish them all the luck and a future filled with blessings... Already looking forward to go visit them next year. May God takes them by their hand and keeps them safe through their travels and new life.

And now, it's time for another edition of Throwback Thursday



So, in honor of they departure, here's my blast from the past photo from 2010.


And 5 fact about this photo:

1. This was the first photo of the four of us (from left: my brother Mau, sis in law Gaylene, Me and my hubby) back when they moved to the island in May 2010.

2. We were eating at a local dinner called Timbuctuu, food was plenty and very good back then... it's been a while since the last time we've been there!

3. My favorite food at this dinner was their coleslaw, yumm!

4. My Brother and SIL are moving back to Alberta, Canada.

5. Having family on the island was great, although I never got to see them as much as I wanted, I will miss them.

Now, if you feel like joining in with your own Throwback Thursday, please do... Can't wait to see your blast from the past!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

a darling award

Besides having a wonderful trip to Florida last week, seeing part of my family, being able to enjoy a great show at the Madonna Concert, I was also very fortunate to be nominated for a blog award.

I received the "Liebster" Blog Award from Mrs. T, which made me feel very happy!

So Thank You Mrs. T for the special honor.
The award (like a mentioned above) is called Liebster which is German for beloved, or darling!


Here are the rules:
1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4. Choose 11 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate. 
5. Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award.

As far as the rules go, I am afraid I will be breaking a few, like the part of choosing 11 bloggers because I am not even sure I follow that many... 

So instead today, I am going to be just thankful and nominate anybody that reads my blog regularly, please go on a grab the award if you feel like it and answer the questions on the comments... thanks! 

I hope nobody calls the "blog award police" on me, LOL!

Now, off to the other "rules", first is the 11 facts about yourself:

1. Although I like Christmas time, I am not very fond of Christmas music.

2. I have been on a diet for the past 4 weeks and so far I have lost a total of 16 pounds... My goal is 20 so I am getting very close!

3. I love to drink coffee, I take it black and no sugar!

4. My favorite new brand of jeans (as of last week) is Lucky Brand, they are just awesome and fit like a glove!

5. My favorite city (that I've been to) is definitely Jerusalem, there's just so much meaning to it, even if you are not religious it should mean something from the anthropological point of view. It is a place where you can stand in the middle of a plaza, close your eyes and perhaps listen to more than 5 languages at once... love it there!

6. I love dark chocolate in all shapes and forms.

7. I love to sleep, so to me insomnia is like my kryptonite, a bad night makes my day miserable and my mood not a happy one.

8. Photography makes me happy.

9. I am scared of frogs, mainly because they are cold and slimy... Although I do think Red Eye Tree frogs are very cute (as long as they don't come too close to me)!


10. I love having animals to share my life with, if I had more money and space I would probably have many more!

Here are Mrs. T's 11 questions:

Questions:
1. Electronic reading, paper, magazines or paper reading, paper, magazines?
I love reading in every way, nowadays I am more into my kindle but real books are great too
2. What item do you collect on vacation? 
Shells if I go to the beach or any local souvenir
3. What is the best Vacation spot you went to?
Tabacon Hot Springs in Costa Rica
4. Are you a white gold, gold, or silver kind of person?
Silver all the way, well, unless I am wearing something that looks good with gold!
5. Would you rather wear shoes or bare feet and why?
Love to be bare feet but know it's not very good for you
6. What is your favorite book?
The Alchemist
7. What is your favorite song?
"Redemption Songs" by Bob Marley
8. What is your favorite movie?
don't think I have one
9. Would you rather have a heavy fall scented candle burning or a light spring scented candle burning?
Any scented candle would do, in fact it's got more to do with the time of day
10. Name one secret obsession.
Dulce de Leche
11. Why did you decided to blog?
I wanted to put my thoughts into words and share a bit of life with others.

And now off to my questions (please feel free to answers them if you feel like it)

1. What is your favorite part of the day and why?

2. If you could meet anybody (death or alive) who would that be?

3. Are you a "Half Full" or "Half Empty" kind of person?

4. If you could ask me any question, what would that be?

5. Have you ever been to place that you feel as if you've been to before but you haven't?

6. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?

7. What are you most grateful for?

8. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job and if so, what would you do?

9. Who do you consider your best friend?

10. What would you like me to blog about someday?

Well, hope everybody enjoyed my fact and answers and that you take a bit of your day to answer some or all of my questions.

Thanks again to Mrs. T for the award and for those that always read my thoughts and share their lives with me by comments or your own blogs.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

finding my way back...

Hello All!

I have been back home for a few days now, but I have to admit that I just didn't have it in my to get back into blogging, so here I am trying to find my "blog mojo" again.

My trip to Florida was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G... Every day, every minute was so much fun, loved spending time with my favorite girls from my family (and my brother)... and the concert was just the cherry on top.

From left to right; My brother Mau, our Mom and me!

Madonna was simply great and she has an incredible show and an amazing physical condition, she can totally dance along her tons of dancers, the outfits were great and even the lighting/stage was incredible. I would love to see her live again!

At the beginning of the show we didn't have good seats, but we managed to move and then the view was great! Here are some pictures (but all taken with my phone, so not the best quality, sorry!).






I have a few videos as well, but I haven't really had the time to go through them and decided which ones I will share here, so please give me sometimes to work it out, promise it would be soon!

Those that do follow me on Instagram have seen some already, so soon I will have some here.

This past weekend back home was simply what I needed after days of fun and lots of shopping walking I did in Florida.

Unfortunately on Sunday I got some sad news from back home, a very dear friend of mine, Grettel, passed away after a very short fight with stomach cancer. She was an amazing girl, friendly, honest, always willing to lend a had and with the most contagious laugh you can ever imagine.

She will be missed by many and specially her Daughter  Mom and Brother who were very closed to her. She will always be in heart and prayers and I know she is in a much better place close to God and her loving Dad.

Well, that's all for now... Hope everybody had a great holiday weekend (those that are in the US) and are enjoy this week!

Happy Tuesday!

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