i always think i keep up with what’s around here and then i look to see when the last post was and… well, it’s been a while
i still have so many summer break pictures to share
monument valley, grand canyon, sedona, vegas, panama city beach….
but as much as i’d like to stay in vacation mode, life just keeps moving forward
these days faster than ever before
at the end of this month summer will be over and it will officially be fall
i enjoy fall
but i dread what comes after it
it will also be four years since we moved from miami to asheville
it’s hard for me to believe it’s been that long
i still miss our miami life in the red house with the pool and our dear friends near
perhaps i don’t miss miami as much as i miss us in miami
and regardless of how good life is here, how great the house we live in is (we have paid our price) and how many friends we have, i still feel landlocked, like i don’t belong and want to head towards the ocean just about daily
asheville makes me feel the loneliest i have ever felt
it’s a feeling i can’t seem to shake off
even after four years
thanks for listening friends
hope you are all having a good week so far
flowers, flowers and more flowers. i don’t think i could (or would want to) live in a world without flowers. which makes winter harder than it already is
our neighborhood divas the day before starting school
first day of fourth grade
second day of fourth grade
santa fe memories
he turned forty two
last summer in spain with my family memories
lazy weekend mornings
and not so lazy weekend mornings
back to lots of home cooked meals
panama city beach memories
besties since kindergarten now in fourth grade
Lily is back to art class after school on tuesdays
this year for our family summer vacation instead of heading towards europe or the ocean, we headed west towards the desert
a little out of character for this ocean girl but for some reason, those desert vibes were calling me
and i am so glad they did
santa fe is filled with so much beauty!
i loved the architecture, all the details around it, the art, the colors, the food, the weather…. eighty five during the day, no humidity and cool nights
so many things to do in town and so much to do out of town too
hot springs, hikes in beautiful national parks, all under a gigantic blue sky!
and the best part?
our miami friends got to come meet us and we got to spend some much needed time together and as a family got to experience something new
it was a week filled with santa fe memories i will forever cherish
happy friday friends!
ps- i took a lot of pictures with my phone. this is a short instagram summary of our trip. we also went to the georgia o’keeffe museum and to Taos. we tried going to the georgia o’keeffe house/studio however tickets were sold out for the whole week we were there. next time!
our airbnb was pretty awesome
after dropping our bags off we quickly went out and stocked up the house with all sorts of fresh goodies
coffee mornings in santa fe
shopping on canyon rd
there are beautiful details everywhere you look in santa fe and i fell in love with every blue door i saw
fell in love with all the windows too
and all the details….
there were many matching outfits
celebratory times for being all together again
many delicious meals
a trip to the rio grange gorge
many outings around town
a trip to bandelier national monument
jemez hot springs
laundry down time at home
a night of amazing flamenco at el farol
and meow wolf
my santa fe souvenirs home in asheville. so many fun things to see and buy there!