Monday, January 9, 2012

making dreams happen

sometimes i think about an event in the horizon and start to feel really tired. it's enough to make me want to give up, and a lot of times I do! I already have one big regret going into this year and it happened on new year's eve. Chris and I were coming home from dinner and he said, let's get in a cab, go down to the mall, and take a walk on new year's eve! But it made me tired thinking about it, so I said, naaah, let's just go to your apartment, watch internet tv, and eat snacks.

I REGRET THAT DECISION SO MUCH! I mean, we basically do that every regular old night of the week. But how fun would a walk on the mall have been? What a memory we could've made!

Instead, after watching some tv, I fell asleep on Chris's couch, and he had to wrestle me awake so we could watch the ball drop. LAME!

lesson learned, my friends. It's so important to put in some effort to make those memorable events happen -- to take that trip over the weekend; to change out of your jammies and go downtown when your friends call you out; to take a flight home to see your parents on a random weekend. in short, life is for the living!

one experience i will truly treasure is our family trip to Joshua Tree over the Christmas holiday. It's been a dream of mine to go to Joshua Tree national park, ever since I saw a photo of a Joshua Tree on U2's album cover. we made an attempt to go last year but it was raining so hard that we ended up in palm springs instead. i'm so glad we made the effort to try again. so so glad.

my sister is the words-with-friends king!

mama and sister looking fly

are they not the most stunning trees?

miss this girl every day

desert calm

uno the photog

mom on a rock overlooking the san andreas fault

me and dad down below

daddy surveying the fault line

aren't we cute? :)

thankful that my parents are so in love
after 30 years of marriage! what a blessing!
lesson learned: make the effort to make beautiful things happen.

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