Thursday, June 25, 2009

there will never be another

today is a sad, sad day

he will forever be the king of pop

r.i.p. michael jackson

{my all time favorite mj music video}

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

summer means time to bbq

i absolutely love summer and one of my favorite parts about summer is grilling out. sister and i finally grilled today and we made shrimp and chicken kabobs for the first time. it was a very yummy dinner if i do say so myself. i can't believe i never liked shrimp before.

we're all about trying to make new things for dinner because all we ever really eat for dinner is rice, beans and meat! ever since i was little my dad would say we only eat rice and beans because we're puerto rican and that is what puerto ricans eat but i'm starting not to believe him anymore.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

when in rome...

so last week my mom, sister and i got back from our trip to italy and what an amazing trip it was. i already had a passion for traveling but this trip made it 100 times stronger. there is just so much to see in this world and i want to experience as much of it as possible. i also think the more you travel the more educated you become because i definitely learned a lot on this trip.

we went to rome and venice and they were so different but equally beautiful. my favorite day was we went to the colosseum and the roman forum, so much history! but i also loved seeing all the beautiful churches, it was awesome to see what people built to honor God.

these are just some of my favorite pics.

i am also now convinced that I would like to live overseas for about six months to a year. probably spain because i really want to be fluent in spanish. hopefully i can do a semester abroad while in grad school.

Monday, June 22, 2009

everyone should have a dad like mine

so grateful to be able to spend another father's day with my dad. we had a wonderful day, church, bahama breeze, lounged out by the pool followed by a blockbuster night. nothing better i tell ya.

my sister, dad and i circa late 80's (that was my favorite outfit btw)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

So Close I Can Taste It

a beautiful holga of miami beach
photo from here

you know i never thought i would miss miami as much as i do. i would always tell people how miami is way overrated but miami beach truly is beautiful, the beach and the art deco. i just can't wait to to see the blue ocean, lay out and feel the warm sun on my skin and smell the salt in the air. too bad my body isn't as beach ready as my mind is.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow...

So the past 3 months I've been living in Chicago with family for a job opportunity. I have been teaching first grade and it has been an awesome experience but summer is approaching and in less than a week I'll be home in Miami!!!!

I have to admit I was getting pretty homesick but the past 3 months really did fly by. And it's very bitter sweet, although I'm super excited to get home I will miss many things here.

The top 5 things I'll miss most....
5. the change of seasons, I appreciate nature so much more now
4. the trail I run on, it started my love for running
3. H&M, I will be really sad about this one
2. my students
1. my family, they might be crazy and dysfunctional at times but I love them all so much