West Virginia

More bundled up fun at the park

It was chilly again yesterday. (YES!)

We went to the park in the morning and met up with our friends.

Lily, Sofia and Dylan were so fun to watch.

They are totally aware of one another now and they are so funny!

I got a little Christmas shopping done also.

Can you believe Christmas is in 17 days?

I can’t!!!!

I have to get all my shopping done this week because we are leaving for West Virginia on the 16th and there will be no shopping after that.

That means only 8 days!!


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Claudia took all the kids because she was freezing!



For those of you who have been coming here for a while, you are probably aware that both Will and I have a love/hate relationship with Miami and think about moving often.

For those of you who are new coming here and didn’t know, Will and I have a love/hate relationship with Miami and think about moving often.

Will was born and raised in West Virginia and misses mountains and seasons.

I was raised in Portugal and New Jersey and miss hills and seasons.

We need a bigger place (still living in a 1 bedroom apartment) and what we really want is a house.

The house we REALLY want is in Raleigh, NC and we have both been considering moving there for a while now.

It’s hard though.

We don’t really know Raleigh that well and we don’t really have any friends there.

When we think about moving, we both get sad thinking about leaving behind our great friends that we have here.

And then, there are days like yesterday.

Even though it was too hot out for me (it was perfect beach weather really), it is so easy to entertain Lily around here.

We went for a bike ride, stopped off at a park, stayed for a while, went for a walk on Lincoln road where she was busy looking at the water fountains.

It makes thinking about moving so much harder….

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bad picture of me but look how happy Lily is!


Photo challenge

Joining The Paper Mama‘s photo challenge.

This week’s challenge: Black and White.

I love this picture of Lily taken in August in West Virginia.

She was listening to the leaves blowing in the wind.

With her little finger pointing up, it’s like she’s saying “listen….”.

It always stops her.

And she always stops me.

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Lily and Samba

Ever since Lily spent time with Titus, Rio and most importantly, Lola in West Virginia, she loves dogs.

LOVES dogs!

Samba, Ricky’s dog is here visiting with him and Lily is not sure what to make of her yet. (maybe it’s Samba’s monkey face that throws her off…)

She likes petting Samba but the moment Samba turns around, Lily runs away. LOL

Samba is 10 years old but at times she still acts like a big ol’ spazz!

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Lily and Samba

oh crap! here she comes again!!


At first I told her “no”

When Lily and I got to the park yesterday morning, not only was there no one in sight but also after almost 2 days of continuous rain, the sand area was a HUGE puddle. (more like a kiddie pool, really)

Of course Lily saw all that water and wanted to get in it immediately.

I tried to distract her by taking her to the slides, the tire, Clifford, nothing worked.

She kept on going towards the water and I kept on telling her “no”.

Then I thought to myself: ” If we were in West Virginia, what would I do?”

I took off Lily’s pants and let her dip her legs in the water.

Of course that wasn’t enough for her so I then took off her shirt as well.

I mean, why not?

It’s only rain water.

She had a blast!!

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hands in first


ARTsy wednesday

Today’s artist is one of my favorite artists and you all know her.

I’m talking about Mother Nature.

I miss West Virginia and all the nature that surrounded me when we were there.

I miss the cool and dewy mornings, I miss the flowers, the butterflies, the fresh mountain air…

Here are some pictures from one of my nature walks when we were there in august.

Don’t you just love nature?

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