My semi anti-Valentines Day post

Today I couldn’t help but to be annoyed by overwhelming Valentine’s Day social media posts, balloons and the impromptu flower shops outside grocery stores. I had to ask myself why? Do I really hate it this much? I don’t think I do but I dislike the idea that as human beings we are programmed to … Continue reading My semi anti-Valentines Day post

The power of hugs and kisses from a tiny human

Earlier this week I felt something I don’t remember ever feeling before—the pure innocence of love. I was seating on the floor with Gael like we usually do when we get home from work. He was playing on his corner and I was seating there just watching him when out of nowhere he turns, sees me … Continue reading The power of hugs and kisses from a tiny human

Texas Posadas: Making new traditions with my little man

My family doesn’t really follow any traditions during the holidays. We just get together in someone’s home, eat and watch the kids be kids. I guess this is a kind of tradition, no? Some of the traditions I grew up with in El Salvador were lost when I came to United States.  Christmas felt different … Continue reading Texas Posadas: Making new traditions with my little man

#NaPhoPoMo 2013 Last Day: Look for the light

#Naphopomo is officially over and although I started a little late I'm proud of myself for posting 27 straight days. I really enjoyed the practice because it got me back into photography and on a regular routine of writing.  I have to thank the wonderful Karen Walrond for introducing me to Naphopomo and encouraging me … Continue reading #NaPhoPoMo 2013 Last Day: Look for the light

#NaPhoPoMo 2013 Day 26: Our Christmas tree

  Our mini Christmas tree is up! I'm not usually a Christmas kind of person but I'm really excited this year because is Gael's first. Last year I put up the tree because I was pregnant and this year he gets to see the light beam. The holidays are just so much nicer when you … Continue reading #NaPhoPoMo 2013 Day 26: Our Christmas tree

#NaPhoPoMo 2013 Day 25: 10 months

It is hard to believe today he is 10 months, just 2 months shy away from being 1 year. I remember the days when I could take a photo with that zebra to show his growth from month to month. Now it is hard to get him to stay still. He crawls non-stop, stands on … Continue reading #NaPhoPoMo 2013 Day 25: 10 months

#NaPhoPoMo 2013 Day 24: Life changes

Last year life didn't look or feel like this. I'm thankful for the changes Gael has brought into my life and all the little things he helps me value. He brings a different perspective, humility, hope and love I've never experienced. I'm thankful for this every single day. The photo above is a tradition I … Continue reading #NaPhoPoMo 2013 Day 24: Life changes