My ramblings as a lover of adventure, all things crafty,art, life, and mostly bacon....

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


When you think of Palm Springs California what do you think of?


or this?

It was such a fun day.  I really love doing things like this with kids. Those bright smiles and excited noises.  I totally recommend going to  Palm Springs and take the Aerial Tram Ride and visit the snow!

Before it gone! 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

What a sweet surprise!

This is a text from yesterday:
Matt: "I'm taking you out tonight and buying you shoes and a    dress"
          "Is that ok?"
Elena: "Really?"
          "Just because?"
Matt: "I want to is that ok?"
I'll spare you the rest of the messages :)

But he took me out and we went to my favorite store Anthropology for this pretty dress, and then got some shoes to match.

Then he took me to Marine Room off Princess Street :)

Where we had a really awesome dinner and some very yummy wine.  It was so sweet and such a nice surprise. 

I don't think I have even been in a relationship where I knew we were actually meant to be together forever. I don't see an end in sight. I don't feel like we might not make it. There are obstacles but they are not the kind that make you think,"is this person right for me" It's such a different feeling and so great and I can't believe we found each other.

My dad used to take me to Marine Room when I was a little girl.  He was working at Scripps as a researcher. It made me think of him and that is a good thing. It reminded me that he used to live close and I was his little princess :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

That wise old Lorax...

Go see the movie!

The movie taught such great lessons!  I just loved it!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I'm a Happy Happy People!

Some people are just in your life to make things better.  I have to spotlight one of these people right now.

She is my friend Debby and I just love her.

It's not just that she supports Charity Wings. It's that she supports me.  I have known Debby for I think 6 or 7 years?!?!  something like that.  She has one of the biggest most generous hearts and I am so lucky to have a friendship with her that has grown over the years.  We don't see eachother that often, she has been in my book club forever, but it's one of those friends that make my life better just cause she is in it.

Thank you Debby for doing what you did yesterday. For helping me cross the finish line and for everything you have in your heart that compels you to have the same ideas about charity and giving as I do.

Love you!

Monday, March 12, 2012

For the 17 million Americans affected.

This is what it looks like when I tornado rips through 10 states.  I am trying to raise $1000 for the tornado victims for the deadliest tornado outbreak in the midwest in 50 years.  I hope this inspires you to do something to help these families and survivors.  I have $65 left to reach my goal.  

Thank you so much for your support. <3

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I needed this...

 I got to spend a day at Disneyland with Matt and his boys and it was awesome!  Jake is 2 and not terrible at all!   He is hilarious and can entertain himself all day no problem!  He laughs and smiles and makes everyone around him feel happy and loved.  It was his first trip and dang was he cute!

  Matthew is sensitive and smart and a huge Star Wars fan and we were determined to get him into the Jedi Training Academy.  What an awesome surprise when he got picked! I filmed it so he can watch it again and again.
 Every kid needs a picture escaping from the Dog Pound!
 It was so cute when we got there Matthew said he wanted a picture of all of us with him on Matt's shoulders, and Jake in the stroller with me pushing it. So that is what we did!

I really am the luckiest girl in the world.  I have an amazing boyfriend. Well, let's just say he is perfect for me.  He needs me and I need him and I am so lucky we found each other.  And he let's me order in restaurants and is willing to share plates with me. I love that!