These are the reasons why I love summer so much:
- The amazing Southern California weather we have.
- Going swimming at the beach. (Here’s a list of awesome beaches in Orange County.)
- Spending time outdoors with family and friends.
- Picnics everywhere.
- The Hollywood Bowl.
- Endless concerts.
- The OC Fair and LA County Fair.
- Bonfires and s’mores. (Here’s a list of beaches where you can have a bonfire.)
- Movies and concerts at the park.
- Long drives down PCH.
- Graduations and weddings.
- Ice cream, gelato, soft serve and frozen yogurt.
- Longer days.
- Water parks.
- Pool parties.
- Long walks along the beach.
- Strawberry everything.
- Kayaking and hydrobikes.
- Water balloon fights.
- Independence Day and Labor Day.
- Our anniversary.
- My birthday!
I’m fortunate enough to have married someone that makes me feel loved all year long and not just on Valentine’s day. I’m truly blessed because my hubby and my mom tell me they love me on a daily basis and I know that there are people out there who are not as fortunate as I am. I’ve had a lot of death in my family and I believe that you should tell people how you feel every chance you get. If you’re reading this and you haven’t told someone you love them today please do so now. Remember that life is precious and you might not get another opportunity to tell someone you love them. If on the other hand you are someone that hasn’t heard those words in a long time please know that this stranger sends you her love. I love you guys and without you I would not have anyone to blog my stories to.
It seems like the holiday season takes a long time to get here and when it finally arrives it goes by so quickly. Christmas time is my favorite time of the year and I think it became more apparent after working for the Mouse. I used to worked all major holidays and now that I no longer work there it feels odd to actually have the time off to spend with my loved ones. I’m not complaining about having to work during the holiday season since I was able to enjoy my favorite holiday for two months. However, I do have to admit the park itself was pretty packed during this time of year but being able to see the fireworks on a nightly basis and seeing snow fall upon Main Street made up for it.
I’ll be doing a quick re-cap of what has taken place in my life this month just like I did with my November post
Let’s start off with our little goddaughter’s birthday. I can’t believe that our little goddaughter has turned 5 years old already. She really hates taking posing for pictures and I often have to beg her just to take one so I can keep adding them to her scrapbook. This is the best smile she would give me and only after asking her several times to turn around so I could take it. Can you tell she hates posing for pictures?
If you remember this previous post where she asked me for a specific type of cake for her birthday. Well I did my very best to personalize it for her and it paid off because she loved it. She’s really into unicorns, rainbows, and flowers right now.
The holiday season is meant to be enjoyed by surrounding yourself with wonderful friends and sharing great food. My friends and I take time out of our busy lives to have dinner at least once a month with each other. During the month of December we have a Christmas potluck at one of our friend’s house. This year I made tiramisu and red velvet cookies to contribute to our potluck. Along with taking something to eat we each took a $10 white elephant gift. If you’ve never heard of a white elephant gift before trust me you are truly missing out on the fun. We had a blast stealing each other’s gifts. Here’s a photo of my friend’s lovely Christmas tree and the cute ornament of their little doggy Lola.
On Christmas eve we all headed over to my aunt’s house to celebrate. No traditional Mexican family could go without having tamales, ponche, buñuelos, and menudo for Christmas dinner. By the end of the night we were all so full that we didn’t fully enjoy the dessert station we had set up. We all chipped in and brought in yummy desserts and I set it up. I ended baking another tiramisu to take to my family’s dinner along with other goodies. My favorite part of the evening was when we all began to decorate cookies.
I’m still trying to figure out what happened to November. It seems like only a few days ago I was trying to plan what we were going to be doing for Halloween and all of a sudden Christmas is fast approaching. Here’s what happened in my life since we last left off.
9.) We finally got to see World of Color at Disney’s California Adventure 10.) We had a traditional Thanksgiving dinner but on Black Friday I helped my mama make some delicious tamales 11.) Per mama’s request I baked a couple of pumpkin pies and a scrumptious double layer pumpkin cheesecake 12.) Before November finished we went one more time to the Happiest Place on Earth