Monday, May 14, 2012

The "To Do" List

You guys!! I swear I still exist! I have been so MIA lately and I appolagize but you can go ahead and curse midterms for that.... I have been cursing them all week! I am SO ready to be done and I am Soooo close I can taste, smell and FEEL the freedom!! But the closer graduation seems to get the LONGER the "To Do" list seems to get! Lovely....;) 

As daunting as my "to do's" seem to be I am trying to remind myself to just flip it the bird sometimes! I mean seriously how much crap can one gal do... I ain't super-woman people! We went to church this weekend and the service was about family but I found a way to connect it to my "to do" list because lately that thing has been weighing HEAVILY {like loaded diaper heavy!} on my mind! Pastor Matt was talking about this guy named Bob... who clearly I need to meet; and how Bob quits something every Thursday. Yup, just flat out up and quits it! I mean EF yeah Bob! And no he doesn't mean, like major huge things like smoking, drinking and the like but just things that have him bogged down, wasting his time, over it! Wow, the thought of that to me was just so freeing, I feel like in our culture there's so much emphasis on following through and finishing; which is definitely not a bad thing and the majority of the time things should be finished and followed through but sometimes I think all of us need to just give these things that are causing us guilt and grief and stress a big old EF YOU!! And ask ourselves "why"?? It means so much to us that we finish it. Who cares if it's finished... does God care? 

Paster Matt also introduced me to a new life motto I've given it an acronym because all good things in life are given an acronym - it's called W.A.B. What About Bob and no I am not talking about my favorite quiter Bob from above, I am talking about the movie people - What About Bob the movie!! If you have not seen this amazing movie GO, NOW put the computer down grab your keys and get it it's awesome! But W.A.B is not only an excellent movie, it's now my way of life. It's called baby steps people...say it with me...BABY STEPS!! It seems too simple, but seriously why do we need to complicate things...? I think sometimes it's really helpful when you have a huge daunting "to do" list to just take it one baby step at a time. It feels easier, and then you get to cross more off, which lets face it, that's everyones favorite part about a "to do" list!! And because this is life and there will always be a "to do" list... {I know, it sucks} if we're always burdened and stressing about our lists can we ever just relax and live! Life is for living and not for listing so sometimes that list of ours.... it needs to go to hell! 

So this week, please join me in WABing and giving our "to do's" a big EF YOU!! GO- live a little! Cut Loose!! 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day

Dear Mom, 

Thank you so much for all that you have done for me. I could not ask for a more perfect mom for me. You have taught me so many valuable and meaningful things in my life, I can't imagine where or who I would be without your love and guidance all these years. You are my best friend, no one understands me like you and no one just "gets it" like you. You are a natural babe and radiate with beauty from the inside out. You are such a giver, and you are always doing something for someone else to show that person just how loved they are. Everyone that know you knows what an incredible woman you are, how strong and wise and loving you are. We all feel incredibly blessed to have you in our lives. You are amazing at anything you do as we've all witnessed through the years. Anything you take on you are successful at. You are so creative and talented, you give beauty to everything you do. You make people feel at home and loved instantly and you go above and beyond to take care of everyone. You are truly one of a kind and completely irreplaceable, there's no one as amazing to you. Thank you so much for everything you've done for me throughout my 23 years. You never cease to make me feel so loved and taken care of. I could never thank you enough, but I hope today you feel incredibly loved and taken care of! You deserve it! I love you mom!! 


we're still wondering why I was born black....? Naturally tan! 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

PS. I Miss You

Happy Weekend Lovers!! 
Hallelujah for the weekend... even though mine consists of studying for midterms....:(
Today, I am dreaming of and missing last week/end! 
I was in the gorgeous Palm Spring with my dear family and I miss them!! 
Why can't we just all live closer?!?!?!

Anyway it was a wonderful family reunion of sorts!
It started on Tuesday at 5:00
that's when I got out of class! 
I got a wild hair and decided to drive up to Palm Springs just me and Carlita 
{Pat had work and school booo :(} 
and SURPRISE my family!!! 
And, I am so glad I went for it! 

I text my sister-in-love Julie on the way up there just so she could keep me posted on their whereabouts and keep the old farts awake...but somebody just couldn't keep a secret!
not to name names ;) 

She told my brother Wes 
"I know a secret about Kayla"
and of course he said 
and she said 
"NOooooo!... she's gonna be here in like 15 minutes and she needs a way to get into the gate!" 
and so he went out to get more "chasers" and worked over the gate keeper 
{flashed her his right boob ;)!!}
 to let me in! 
Thanks Wes.... 

SO then I got there and let Wes walk in with Carlita and say "look what I found at the door?!?" 
Then everybody got real giddy and smothered me with sloppy kisses and bear hugs! I loved it! 

I had so much fun... it is hard to beat the dessert this time of year! The weather was so grand! 
Also... I got spoiled rotten with a shopping spree and fine company so that was lovely too!

Can we all just go back?!?!
Round two, ya?!?!

Here are some "Palmstagrams" from the trip!

Blondes Only Lunch on El Paseo

mojito me!
Cooking everyone a vegan dinner!

My mom's new Puppy Ina

I got to watch them read their Married Interview!
Is there anything more precious?!?
My brother Wes and his dream car the Dalorian

Me and My beautiful aunt Carol
My grandparents crappy place ;)

Me and my little BFF
At Stone Brewery!

Happy Weekend Dolls!!