Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leaving Tahoe!

A small snow storm rolled in so it was piled high! Were in Phoenix Arizona right now about to board our plane back home :)

Tahoe: Day 2 (Tuesday)

We took the gondola up 10,000 feet into the mountain to enjoy and it was amazing!! We went tubing, ran around, hung out at the ski lodge, and it was cold as hell!! I had my ski goggles on the whole time haha. And r some reason my snowballs come out as snow diamonds -_- " lol.

Righ now were waiting for our shuttle back to the airport, then home!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tahoe: Day one (Monday)

Tahoe is amazing, beautiful and now my favorite place!! Nico and I off to the mountain now :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Bully.

 A couple years back, maybe two at least, my oldest nephew was in elementary school. He has always been tall for his age, really knows right from wrong, and I've tried to teach him about the world, how people in other countries are different, why everyone is equal whether their skin color is different or they are gay, about helping others that need it and about doing what is right, even if it's not whats popular. Well, one day he was at recess, and a kid in his grade (i think 5th) was picking on a smaller 2nd or 3rd grader. Pushing him, calling him names, being a jerk. A bully. Well, my nephew saw this and of course knew it was wrong, but what to do? Tell the teacher who has never stopped it before? No. My nephew waited till after school, while everyone was walking home, and found the same bully picking on the smaller child. My nephew walked up to the bully, and said nothing. He stared at him as the bully started to call him names. My nephew punched the kid in the face, just once, knocking him back on his but. The bully was shocked! and he just listened. " if you ever pick on him, or any other kid around here again, i'm going to beat you up." He then walked home with the little kid who was being picked on. I know some say don't solve violence with violence, but he helped that kid, he stopped that bully. And that's why i love my nephew.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

My Boy: The Beginning of the End- Part 1

My Boy By Ariel Perez
Part 1- The beginning of the end


That disgusting sinking feeling in my stomach began to bubble up acid and shock. The words rolled so easily off of the detectives tongue, smoothly but ending with a crash and a bang. He looked prepared, i can tell he's done this many times before. His face was stone. It was a full blow to the soul, "too much blood, no sign of him, amber alert, missing", and the last "I'm so sorry, we'll do what we can to find your boy". Words. Harsh and sharp to the touch words that felt heavy and hot in my mind. Radioactive thoughts that were never to be touched were pushing their way into my mind. I was trying to understand, trying to comprehend the horror that was now my crumbling life. Where was my little boy, where was my Kale?


He's always had such a curious mind, always asking questions with no answer, " mommy, if the sun is burning, is it hurting?". I tell him no, the sun was born of flames sweety, the sun is happy so he shines bright for all to see". He looks up at me with his big emerald eyes, ponders my quick to the draw answer and accepts it with a mile long smile. That smile, it could end wars. Where was that heart warming smile now? Was he calling my name, screaming for me to find him? The thoughts were heart breaking, mind bending, my baby was lost somewhere,  hurting, and I cant help him. I feel myself falling away from the world but I'm falling apart on the floor while this detective waits for me to pull myself together again, if just for a second. How did I end up down here, when did I hit the hard cold floor.I couldn't even bare to stand up. I didn't know what to say.  My hands were shaking and my mind was racing. I wanted to run outside and barge into every house, every building, every crevice had to be searched, he had to be ok. Gone. How can he just be gone. 


He walked the same way from school every day, top of his 4th grade class, smartest little boy you'd meet. He knew not to talk to strangers, not to walk off the path back to his warm home, he knew not to wonder around,  he cant just be gone. He has to be somewhere. They say someone took him, someone hurt my little boy..and i feel helpless. Like every nerve in me is becoming more and more lifeless as the seconds slowly but surely pass by. Was it possible for your heart to break, actually physically break with every beat inside you? I can feel my heart hurting, screaming in agony at the thought of my boy bleeding somewhere, crying, in pain as I was. I looked up at the detective with my water and mascara stained eyes, he looked back at me with eyes that said there's no hope. The detective helped me up onto my couch where Kales stuffed animals were resting. Their home, a stuffed home for his stuffed friends he says. He would hang a thin cover over the couch and camp out with them, telling his never ending adventures to his fury friends.


"We have about 200 people out searching neighborhoods, the forest, and the lake area. Hopefully we get civilian word through the amber alert. I promise to be on this case every step of the way ma'am."


I grabbed Kales stuffed lion and held on to it tight. And there it was, a rush of cool air as i squeezed the little animal, it smelled like my Kale. I took it in, and imagined him running back home, running into my arms so I could hold him, tell him its going to be ok now. That he needs to pick up his toys and do his homework. I stared out the window lost in my effortless thought, watching the driveway with hope. But it was empty. 


"The lake..?" I ask him in a bit of confusion and horror. The lake. The dirty words floated around in my head followed by images of someone floating in the brown dank lake, only they weren't moving. A small pale body just barely breaking the surface of a man made hell hole. He can't. No. I tried to hold back the rush of hot tears, the inevitable gasping of air and the unintelligible words but it was no use, I was breaking. Everything around me felt like it was falling away again, like i was in some horrible nightmare that i could not wake from. I looked around at my once happy home, it seemed so foreign now, so lifeless. I pinched my arm a couple of times, to check if this unfolding horror story was real. The red marks signified that it was.


"is there anyone I can call for you? Any family you'd like to have here?"


"no" I say,"it's just me and Kale, it's always just been me and Kale.."


We were always on our own, just the two of us since he was born and his dad, if you could call him that, left us. Too much responsibility is what he saw when he looked at Kale. I saw something more, I saw life. A reason to try my hardest to achieve everything that I could in life. He's what fills my world.


I needed to find my boy. My Kale.


©HeyJude

Friday, February 17, 2012

Clipix!!

 

I tend to search the internet for tons and tons of things. My main focus right now are dresses!! But my problem is that      there are just too many dresses that i love! I usually would just save all the paged to the favorites file, but I found something better. Its called clipix!!!! It's like a virtual clip bored with different sections. So I made a section for all my dresses!! Clipix is a free awesome, new and useful tool that is changing the way we organize our lives online. It solves the problem we all have of seeing and finding tons of note worthy things online each day and never having a good way to save and organize them. I'm a bit of a prickler when it comes to this. Use clipix to keep everything you find online that you want to save and come back to. So no more searching again and again or filling up your favorites file! I've also made a section to keep track of furniture that will be bought this year! Clipix is making all my online work and searching so beyond easier! Everything i want to go back to look at now is easily clipped, blogs, more furniture, clothes, books everything! I honestly love this. You can even share your clips on facebook or twitter!! And I really do recommend it to everyone!! If you want a small preview of what this great site has to offer, check out their video!

 

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Our last day wondering around.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Return of the Vegas: day 2!

So these pictures are from yesterday! And it was freezing. I even had my scarf wrapped around my face. Lol. Lastnight we stayed at imperial palace, and its all super stuck in the 70's lol. Our flight is later so we'll be back in the good country of Texas soon!! Time for coffee food and goodbye to the Bellagio fountains!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Vegas: the second coming!

Day 1!! Valentines day! Were staying at caesars palace! We had dinner at Japonais, a Japanese restaurant which had freaking amazing food!! I got to gamble for the first time! And now were off to day 2!! :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Clipix!!


My Clipis Boards!
I tend to search the internet for tons and tons of things. My main focus right now are dresses!! But my problem is that      there are just too many dresses that i love! I usually would just save all the paged to the favorites file, but I found something better. Its called clipix!!!! It's like a virtual clip bored with different sections. So I made a section for all my dresses!! Clipix is a free awesome, new and useful tool that is changing the way we organize our lives online. It solves the problem we all have of seeing and finding tons of note worthy things online each day and never having a good way to save and organize them. I'm a bit of a prickler when it comes to this. Use clipix to keep everything you find online that you want to save and come back to. So no more searching again and again or filling up your favorites file! I've also made a section to keep track of furniture that will be bought this year! Clipix is making all my online work and searching so beyond easier! Everything i want to go back to look at now is easily clipped, blogs, more furniture, clothes, books everything! I honestly love this. You can even share your clips on facebook or twitter!! And I really do recommend it to everyone!! If you want a small preview of what this great site has to offer, check out their video!



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