Life is Good

Lately my weekends have consisted of spending time with my family and friends. The thought of going out and partying rarely ever crosses my mind anymore. It is a change I will most definately keep for awhile. This weekend was filled with beachy air, AMAZING seafood and spending time with my sister, brother-in-law and two kids. They spent their last two days at a beautiful condo my parents rented for them on the beach in St. Augustine, Florida. It was AMAZING!

My sweet Alexis had the best time spending it with her cousins at the beach. She loves hers cousins so much she was practically attached to their hip the whole weekend. Let’s just say she slepted very well at night and couldn’t wait to get up the next morning and start all over again.

For dinner we ate at our ususal place which is called O’steens. We waited an hour and thirty minutes to get seated but with was worth every minute. The food there is DELICIOUS and I recommend this place to anyone who comes to visit St. Augustine. Just a little FYI: They ONLY EXCEPT CASH

Today is Father’s Day and unfortunatley my dad is somewhere above the clouds flying to Africa, but that won’t stop me from expressing how AMAZING my father is. I never know what to buy him for father’s day because he practically has everything he needs. My dad lives his childhood dream everytime he flies high above the clouds. He is Captain Hawkins and is responsible for his co-pilot and the 200+ passengers aboard. With being a captain comes tremendous responsibility and that is why I LOVE MY DAD SO MUCH. My dad embodies the word “responsibility” because he took care of his family every day, one step at a time.  With that being said my childhood was perfect and I thank my parents for that, but since today is Father’s day I need to be especially thankful for my dad because he sacrificed so much to give each and everyone of us kids a good life to be proud of.

I am so proud to call this amazing man my father because without him my life wouldn’t be grounded and secure.

Happy Father’s Day

xoxo, Christina

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Sand, Sun, and Family Fun

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“This is the best day ever!!!” Is music to my ears. It is moments like these that warms my heart to know that I bring these amazing moments to my daughter’s life. Sun kissed tan, sandy feet, sun shining bright, and just the right amount of wind is the absolute definition of “the best day ever.” I have always wanted to travel to paradise, but the benefit of living 30 minutes from the beach makes paradise closer to home.

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Being at the beach reminds me of the good things in life. Those “best day ever!” moments help me to stay grounded when life throws us a curve ball. As parents we always try to make sure we give our children the best life we can offer. Keeping them safe is very important, but I think the most important gift we can give our children are the memories they will have and be able to look back on when they reach adulthood. As an adult I can honeslty say I had an AMAZING childhood and my parents did a great job making sure us kids were happy despite any situation they were going through.

I hope as a single mom I can still continue to give Alexis more “best day ever!” moments. As long as I can do that I know that I have done a great job! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

xoxo-Christina

New Chapter: Part 1

It has finally reached the end of May and a new chapter is about to be born in my single mommy world. I am mentally preparing to see my precious 5 year old walk across the stage in her little white cap and gown to graciously accept her first achievement. That’s right my baby is graduating from Pre- K next Tuesday! It has been a journey seeing my daughter from the very first day till now. She has learned a lot since that first day I dropped her off at daycare. I will never forget the sad look she gave me. I fought hard to hold back tears because that was the first time I had ever left her under someone else’s supervision. Now, she loves the friends she has made and she has made herself known  in everyone’s life at her school. I am so proud of her and I can only imagine what life will bring to her once she starts Kindergarten in the Fall. Let’s hope I can keep myself together!

As for myself I am still working and in search for the right things in my life. I recently traveled to Dallas, Texas and had a great time seeing my family and going to my first Texas Rangers game. Go Rangers! I was dissapointed that I wasnt able to see Mike Napoli play. but they won and that makes me happy regardless. While on my trip I realized that I need to be doing more with my life. Our busy lives consume us on a day to day basis and we often forget the beauty that lies within our world. We are constantly surrounded by negative things that we forget that there are still great things and people out there. We just have to take that time and enjoy those moments. I have learned a couple things:

1. Your relationship with God is what brings you happiness and peace within yourself. I am slowly learning that without His guidance I wouldn’t be making the right decsions.

2. Family is what builds a strong foundation to help keep us afloat. Yes, of course we all dream about having a family of our own, BUT before all of that you have to remember the ones who have always been in your life since the day you were born. Cherish the moments you have and appreciate those around you and never let anyone take the place of that

Well, It is Friday and I am hoping tomorrow the sun will be present because I plan to go to the beach with my family! Have a good night

xoxo-Christina