Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Poor Garden.

I just couldn't bare it any more...Seeing my poor garden all overgrown and with tons and tons of weeds just broke my heart. After three weeks of no gardening this is what my garden looked like...


Yikes!
But I've been so busy with settling back from our trip and with wedding preparations...
Not to mention it's been too hot lately to be outside.

I'm sorry little garden.

No more excuses! Today I will tend to you not matter what.

Ahhh! Much better.

Nice and clear.

I didn't even notice my new hydrangea bloom under all the over growth.

But after a couple of hours and a lot of sweat, it's all done...
Now, if I can only get hubby to mow the lawn ;-)


Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

Blessings.



Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Beautiful Teul

Although California has always been my home, I have always considered El Teul my home too. It is my home away from home. It's my Shangri-la. And here is why....


Love its beautiful skies and awesome weather...During 8-August and September there are the most spectacular thunder and lighting shows at night.



Love its small town charm.



Love its breathtaking scenery...



its history...



Love its rustic beauty...

Its food...
Here's my mami making oven gorditas, a sort of yummy sweet bread.

Yes those are oak leaves... They make awesome baking sheets.

In they go...

And here they are, in all their yumminess, fresh out of the oven....




Love its spirituality...This is the one and only temple in town...that's how small El Teul is...By the way, this is where I had my Quincea├▒era mass many, many moons ago :-)

I love that we have lots of family and friends there...

This is Irma and her son Beto. They are new friends/family we made while on vacation...Teul has some of the most friendliest and sweet people.

*** Irma y Beto, los queremos y extra├▒amos mucho.***


And most of all I love that my parents have a home there and that they love living there...for part of the year. We miss them way too much to let them live there all year around :-)

***Mami and Papi, thank you for our wonderful vacation. We miss you tons...Can't wait til you come home.***

Well that's El Teul and why I love it so much in a nutshell...I hope I didn't bore you too much with all my vacation pictures, which by the way were courtesy of my very talented daughter...well except for the last one, I took that one :-) I do hope you enjoyed reliving my vacation with me.



Thank you all for stopping by today.

Have a wonderful day.

Blessings.



Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm Back...

Hi Everyone!
I'm back...


I've been away for way too long and I've missed all my sweet blogging friends.


I just wanted to let you all know that I'm back from a highly anticipated and much needed two week vacation. We traveled to the beautiful little town of Teul de Gonzalez Ortega in Mexico, better known as "El Teul". This is the town where my dad was born and my family's yearly, summer, vacationing spot when my sisters and I were growing up. Here are a couple of pictures driving towards it.



I will definitely be sharing more pictures later...

In the mean time, I'll be busy unpacking, restocking groceries, doing laundry and just getting readjusted. Plus, as some of you may recall, before I left I was helping out with a wedding that is now just two weeks away...Yikes!! And there is still so much to do...I promise that as soon as I can I will be over to visit. Oh and don't forget.... I will be having a giveaway to celebrate my 300+ followers soon too. Yay, I can't wait! So please stay tuned.



I missed you all very much and I'm so happy to be back!
Wishing everyone a wonderful new week.



Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, August 6, 2010

Hi Everyone!

Just popping in to say hello to all my dear and sweet blogging friends and to tell you I've been enjoying some much needed rest. I have sooooo much to share with you all and can't wait until I can do so....Very soon, I promise. I miss you all and can't wait to come visit and catch up. Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and wishing everyone a fantabulous weekend.


Hugs and Kisses,