Saturday, January 31, 2009

When PIGS Fly...

I am sure you all have heard the phrase..."when pigs can fly." People always want to doubt what we believe in our dreams.

You gotta DREAM it and BELIEVE it--- in order for it to come true...and please know that nobody will believe in YOUR dreams if YOU don't believe in YOU!!!!!!!

I collect Piggies...I have been collecting them for years. I think I started when I was young because I had learned about Chinese New Year and loved that I was born in the year of the BOAR. My best friends mother collected pigs too...when she died in a tragic car accident, I took over her some of her collection, making my HOG collecting even more important to me.

I own a sick amount of pig collectables. They surround my whole house AND are a big part of my life. I JUST received a new pig as a gift for my entire family! THIS woman makes flying pigs to remind people to "live your dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem." She created a Presidental Pig to mark Obama's inauguration and my mom got us one. NICE.

I am LOVING the local pig maker.

GO and get YOUR pig today.


Thursday, January 29, 2009


Some days I sit here at my work desk and wonder what I am going to do with my life. I do not know and I do not mind not knowing.

Some days I think that I've become so used to the "unknown" that planned activities or planned situations seem rather strange to me.

Some days I just get thrown off track and I don't know WHAT to even THINK...let alone know what to DO. I always enjoy finding my way back to my track and with every unknown adventure, I become more comfortable with myself :)

While SOME days are always going to be harder than others- I can assure you all that EVERY day always matters ;)

Yall have a GOOD one.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I am almost 3 years into my reunion. February marks the beginning of round THREE. The month always seems to bring the same questions...Do the days ever get easier? Do my questions ever get answered? Will I ever find the missing piece? Will I ever be content without it? I have SO much to say these days but I don't have the energy to express it.

So, until I do- I shall express AWESOMENESS with two AWESOME songs.

Rock Out. Rock On.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Appreciating DC...

At this time tomorrow, Barack Obama will be our President. I often forget to be thankful that I live in such an incredible area. It's a cool time to be in DC...


Sunday, January 11, 2009

We ALL look up at the SAME sky...

As a little girl I found so much comfort in the fact that SOMEWHERE in the world my biological family was looking up at the same sky as me. LOVED THAT.

I spent nights crying and reaching for the stars...I actually still do. I spent nights sitting by my window- singing (not very well, may I add) the songs from Annie and other lonely childrens movies.

I've shared this story with my biological mother many times over the past three years but when I was in Chile, I felt the need to share it with everyone. I let them ALL know I thought of them every single time I looked up...AND THEN...they emailed me THIS picture...

No matter where you are in the world...all ya gotta do is look up. No matter the miles that seperate us, we all look up to the same sky :)
LOVE IT. Don't you?!?! Who couldn't?!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

BLOG ON, bloggers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHECK brotha's girlfriend sent me this article. The Vietnamese government is trying to put a hault to truth telling bloggers in order to protect their reputation. Well, they are putting restrictions on bloggers...telling them what they can and cannot discuss.

Can't say I know much about the topic but I think bloggers all around the world should BLOG ON!!!

What's the purpose in writing when someone else is telling you how to tell YOUR story?!?!

Ahhhhh, have I mentioned...VIVE COMO QUIERES?!?!?!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009



I prefer to be TRUE to myself, even at the expense of incurring the ridicule of others...VIVE COMO QUIERES!!!!!!!!!!!!


Monday, January 5, 2009

Looking Over 2008...

Sitting at the top of Santa Lucia in Chile...sitting at the top of a volcano and overlooking THIS beauty....found myself reflecting on the year and all the days that had passed in 2008.

2008 was a year of CHANGE...changes that brought smiles and changes that brought tears. But I know change does not come without fire- when the smoke settles, you realize, you are right where you are supposed to be.

From changed relationships, to changes in habits (365 days without drinking...and still counting)....I think the smiles will always be remembered and I think the tears were for all the right reasons.
Could I be in love with the way 2008 turned out?!?!?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

GIVE Something Greater...?!?!?!

I have always viewed MOST American People as selfish and greedy. They want more and more for themselves, often owning 4 or 5 vehicles with only two eligible drivers in the home. They talk about nothing but their they have "everything" and don't "need anything from anyone." Well, if you and your family indeed have EVERYTHING--- give something to someone who does not.

For only $250.00 you can pay for ALL the expenses to repair a childs cleft lip or pallet. Samson, Dominick and I have been devoted supporters of Smile organization that helps give "life" a whole new meaning to children who have NOTHING. Not even a smile :(

For the first year, I changed our rules. Typically, Dominick gets ONE present for Hanukah, ONE present for his birthday and ONE present for Christmas...Samson and I do not spend a penny on one another and we donate money to repair cleft pallets instead of going over board on gifts for our son and family members.

But this year was different. Over the past 3 years that I have been speaking to my biological mom in Chile, we have talked about EVERYTHING. From her problematic family to her self- distructive lifestyle. I've never seen her smile and often asked why. She explained she had no teeth on the top of her mouth and that the bottom ones were in bad shape.

SOOOOO, while in Chile- I took my mom to multiple dentists. A radiograph clinic to get a full mouth series of X-RAYS for her...the periodontist to treat her severe gum disease...the dentist to extract her rotten teeth...and a dental lab to build her some prostetics/dentures.

Dominick still received his 3 gifts, one for each respected holiday/occaision. But this year, he got a lecture on how our extra money will help Abuelita smile again. Samson and I paid for all her dental work while we were in Chile. Her new SMILE should be complete within a year :) My mom and I are pictured below in the dentist office.

To new SMILES...and the beauty of giving BACK. Along with a promise that we didnt forget all the little children from Smile Train. We promise to give smiles to you kids too!!!


Thursday, January 1, 2009

To New Beginings...

Since I do not drink alcohol, I am toasting some FANTA to 2009.

To new relationships, new ideas, new peace, new comfort, new a good and much brighter NEW YEAR for all.

Happy New Year! Feliz ano nuevo!