Tuesday, October 29, 2013

4 Amazing incredible years

Today marks 4 years of B and I being together.

I know our anniversary has changed now that we are married. October 29 is no longer the date to "celebrate" as May 11 has taken that spot. But 4 years is incredible to me.

Incredible for so many things - because 4 years ago - I was not a wife, I was just becoming a girlfriend. I was in many ways finding myself and figuring out life - afterall this is what my entire blog is about right?

Figuring out this long road called life - trying to live and love life one day at a time.

I named my blog that so many years ago (February of 2008- wow I have been blogging on this blog for over 5 years...where did the time go?!)

The thing is - I still don't know about this life - I am STILL trying to live and love life one day at a time - but now - I am not doing it alone. I haven't done this alone in 4 years. B and I are figuring out this long road called life - TOGETHER and we are living and loving life one day at at time TOGETHER.

4 years is a big one for the two of us - we now are in our longest relationships ever. Both of us came with baggage- both of us had "previous lives" and previous relationships that lasted over 3 years...but never 4.

So here we are - jumping into something new - and yet - we already made the leap we are husband and wife - and all of this is new - and yet- he and I - we aren't new - we are just us on this journey together.

This journey that has been the largest blessing in my life (and his I am sure) than I ever thought possible. I cannot believe how much life can change in 4 years.

B- Thank you for the last 4 years. You are my heart, my love and truly the greatest person I've ever known. I am in awe of our life together - I am so blessed to be on this journey in life with you.

2013 has been the best year of my life so far - but I know it is just getting started.

Monday, October 28, 2013


Happy Halloween :)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


It is no secret that B and I love to travel. He travels all of the time for work - I do not. I love to see new things and experience new cultures.

I am 50% Cuban. My mom is 100% Cuban and grew up in the states.

We are planning to go to CUBA. You see, my grandparents are from Cuba, and my mom while being 100% Cuban was born in the states. She spent her childhood summers and holidays in Cuba - but it has been 50 years since she has set foot on the island.

All my life I have been curious to see where I am "from". Most people and visit where their family is from - obviously as an American I have yet to go to Cuba to see where hald of me is from. I have asked my grandfather numerous times if he would ever want to go back and up until now the answer was a resounding NO.

After our wedding he told us that he wanted to go see family. I think our wedding really hit home about family to him. He wanted to bring his grandchildren to see our history and to meet his family that still lives there. Aunts, uncles and cousins. My great grandparents both lived in the states until their death. My grandmother passed away when I was 14.

He is our link to our past. We are in the process of getting family visas or whatever they are called - so that we can visit family and see Cuba not as a tour group but as a family seeing our history. There are two kinds of Visas and the one we want is the one that allows us to be there NOT as a tour group. These are harder to get and we have to prove that family lives there.

I am excited, nervous and thrilled that this may actually happen.

Never in my life did I think that I would be able to see Cuba through my grandfather's eyes.

So this trip is in the baby stages, but I cannot wait!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013