What’s funny about Mexico, is that when you decide to stay there for an extended period of time, your friends and family embrace a growing concern for your well-being and safety. As was the case with my friend, who insisted I go to a Halloween party in San Diego instead of being in Mexico for the weekend. He even went to a costume store, purchased costumes, and agreed to pick up the bar tab. Senores y Senoras, that all worked out in my favor.
Ryan and I met at a Halloween party. He was dressed as Goose, only because his Maverick was too short to be Goose. If you get to know Ryan, he’s much more of a Maverick–good luck getting him to do anything conventional, but I guarantee, whatever he does works and he somehow always comes out where he intended. Ryan pick-up line was asking me to share a heater, he’s always cold, and it worked. We met, he fell in love with me immediately (naturally ☺)…
Have you been looking though your phones’ lenses more than with your own eyes? No, we won’t start a rant about social media breaks or suggesting to stop taking photos and videos of precious moments...but one New Years resolution to consider is to simply be more present and aware of how often you are looking at your smart phone, insisting on documenting every second. Being avid travelers certainly has us whipping our iPhones out on the regular, but in this last trip to France we made sure to also keep the phone in our pocket and just BE. Our posts didn’t have to be live, a once per day post before bed was plenty. We have found we love to share but it can take away from what we are actually doing in the moment.
Let 2019 be the year you find your balance, collecting memories in your mind as well as the Cloud. ☁️
There is nothing like the look in kids’ eyes when meeting their favorite Disney characters. Yesterday spending a day with 3 5-year-old girls giddy to chat with princesses, dance with Mickey and Minnie and gaze in a magical daze at the parade leaves us in amazement and awe ourselves of an innocence we need to dig down and rediscover in ourselves. What a beautiful day in so many more ways than we could count on. 💓