Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday quote

"And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me".
~Lee Greenwood

Friday, May 25, 2012

Yay for the long weekend!

What are you all doing for long the weekend? James and I have a few family BBQs on Sunday and the rest of the weekend is ours. Excited to finish reading the Hunger Games trilogy because I've been really lazy lately and have put the books on the back burner and I plan on booking our July vacation to the north west! Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Happy memorial day!!!!




Monday, May 21, 2012

Weekend update

Hello friends! Hope you had a nice weekend!

Here are a few pics from mine!

*Had an amazing time celebrating James uncle's 60th at his Hawaiian themed party* took a walk with the pups to library park* had Sunday morning beers and mexican breakfast with the hubby*went shopping with my sis and nieces*took flowers to my sis and dad*made an eclipse box to safely watch the solar eclipse on sunday*

Til next time;)



Friday, May 18, 2012

Yay Friday!!

Happy Friday Friends…what are your plans for the weekend? James and I have a family party to attend Saturday, but besides that I will be planning my sisters baby shower…it’s a Minnie theme and I’m really excited to start buying all the pretty stuff I’ve found;) Enjoy your weekend!   Here’s a song to get your weekend started:   “What Is Life” --- George Harrison       Cheers!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Late Sunday quote...

Hi friends, hope you had a nice weekend! We had fun in Catalina, the house we stayed at was amazing, it was a Spanish style three level with a fabulous view of Avalon Bay. Thanks to Cousin Amanda for inviting us;) here are some pics of our weekend! Oh yeah and happy mothers day to all the lovely mothers in my life;) love you all to pieces!

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine" --- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Friday!

What are your plans for the weekend? James and I dropped off the pups and are heading over to Catalina Island with family. James' cousin Amanda rented a house and we're excited to barbecue, drink some beers and just enjoy the nice southern California weather. I'm sure explore the island a bit too;) hope you have a nice one!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

This song makes me happy!

Home- Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my Ma & Pa
Not the way that I do love you

Holy roly, me, oh my, you’re the apple of my eye
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

Man, oh man, you’re my best friend, I scream it to the nothingness
There ain’t nothin’ that I need

Well, hot & heavy, pumpkin pie, chocolate candy, Jesus Christ
There ain’t nothin’ please me more than you

Ahh, Home
Let me come Home
Home is wherever I’m with you
La la la la, take me Home
Baby, I’m coming Home

I’ll follow you into the park, through the jungle, through the dark
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

Moats & boats & waterfalls, alley ways & pay phone calls
I’ve been everywhere with you

That’s true

We laugh until we think we’ll die, barefoot on a summer night
Nothin’ new is sweeter than with you

And in the sticks we’re running free like it’s only you and me
Geez, you’re something to see.

“Do you remember that day you fell out of my window?”
“I sure do, you came jumping out after me.”
“Well, you fell on the concrete and nearly broke your ass and you were bleeding all over the place and I rushed you off to the hospital. Do you remember that?”
“Yes, I do.”
“Well, there’s something I never told you about that night.”
“What didn’t you tell me?”
“While you were sitting in the backseat smoking a cigarette you thought was going to be your last, I was falling deep, deeply in love with you and I never told you ‘til just now.”
“Now I know.”

Ahh, Home
Let me come Home
Home is whenever I’m with you
Ahh, Home
Let me come Home
Home is when I’m alone with you

Let me come Home
Home is wherever I’m with you

Ahh, Home
Yes, I am Home
Home is when I’m alone with you.

Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my Ma & Pa
Moats & boats & waterfalls & pay phone calls

Ahh, Home
Let me come Home
Home is wherever I’m with you
Ahh, Home
Let me come Home
Home is when I’m alone with you

Quote of the Day

"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present" --- Jim Rohn

Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Weekend recap...

*Baby Zaylah was born...and of course is a beauty, perfect addition to their cute little family. Zane and Zoe are so happy to have a new baby sister;)*

James and I found a puppy, she's a lab, such a sweet girl. Although we'd love to keep her, we can't, so we're looking for a nice family that can take her in...

I took a cooking class at Roy's in Pasadena, it was fun being in the kitchen, hanging out with some of my favorite ladies, and eating some yummy food;) very satisfying!

Nice walk on Sunday afternoon to close the weekend right;)

We ended the weekend by taking a nice long afternoon walk with Ted;)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hello friends

Happy Friday friends!!! It's been a while...what are your plans for the weekend? Not much here, excited for a relaxing weekend at home, planning on finishing up the second book of the Hunger Games and enjoying the southern california weather;)  Enjoy!

Here's a beautiful picture and great quote...ttfn!

"The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Do you ever feel like you're always waiting for something to happen?
Sometimes I feel as though I'm constantly replaying scenes in my head, moments in my life, decisions I've made... I used to be able to go to my happy place, a world where real life
and fantasy life lived parallel to each other. The scenes in my head that get me through life...

Henry David Thoreau: "Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder."

Friday, January 6, 2012

Start spreading the news...

New York New York. 

Excited to make your acquaintance...



Thursday, January 5, 2012


In the midst of my frazzled state yesterday, I received this email from my friend Nat and it cracked me up! Oh the days of ole...

LOL…just came across this and thought it would give you a laugh. (circa: the time you started sharing your office;)


From: Natalie 
To: Norma
Subject: ode to your office


Your office used to be my favorite place to visit during the day. A place where I could find solace in an old friends comforting words of wisdom or a giggle at a crazy blog she’d found but alas those days are over…that same safe haven is now plagued by things I can’t even bring myself to write about…it will never be the same again and I know that to be the sad truth now but I accept it.



Dear Norma’s office,


I miss your old, comfy, familiar feel…the one that is like coming home to a roaring fire place, a cup of hot coco with creamy, rich, whipped cream after a day out in the snow. Or sliding into your favorite old pair of perfectly broken in jeans that are worn in just the right places after losing a battle against all the skinny clothes you bought because you were gonna fit into them damn it…even if it killed you! I miss the old us.


Love always,



Ok, so maybe it doesn't mean much to you, but it definitely brought a much needed smile to my face;) 

Thanks Nat! 



Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hello 2012

Happy New Year!!

It's been a while, but I'm back. The last few months have been busy! The year ended well and I'm really looking forward to a good year:) lots of plans for 2012. I will be seeing you guys and hope this year brings everyone good things!!

Until next time...

Sunday quote: 
"Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right"--- Oprah