Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Debated for hours whether to make a post this evening. Not only I am riding the high from all the festivities but I wish for the party to continue... don't wish to stop... not even for minute. I am afraid if I do I might miss something. I was looking forward to this holiday season... Mia is getting older and seeing her face filled with excitement over anything and everything is what I live for.


She was grateful for the wrapping paper the ribbons and the boxes. Not caring what was inside the boxes and like the most well mannered lady she was grateful and expressed her gratitude each time something was given to her. Her new favorite word is WOW.



I looked up wow in the dictionary because I look up every word. The meaning is an exclamation of wonder surprise and pleasure.
We all need more WOW moments.  As I look back at this year at the same time I keep looking forward to what's next....
I am ready to challenge myself all over again.
I will consciously create more wow moments for myself and those around me.


Did not set the gifts on fire... Just the fireplace Xmas morning.

Transforming myself was just the beginning and I am going all in.
I will take risks and welcome the challenges on my path.
Everything that I was afraid of  I will face.

In 2010, I was scared to call myself a writer and a photographer...
In 2011, I am comfortable telling you that not only I am a writer and a photographer...
I am a storyteller.

:::insert wow:::


This year I turn 40. I can feel it... it's within me.
I  feel more beautiful, comfortable and wiser than 20 years ago and guess what?!
I am ready to wow 2012.

Merry Xmas!

Stay Sweet Peeps!

PS... We were nominated on Babble for Best 100 Blogs... Wow.


  1. wow!!!

    Happy Christmas hon, beautiful post. I could feel the happiness of your family radiating from my screen. Which makes me happy too.


  2. Your little one looks so sweet. It looks like you had a lovely holiday.

  3. I'm with Mia on this...WOW. It really sums it up. She is a wise one. She may be a girl of a few words but she knows how to use them. She is an observer of her world and when she speaks its beautiful. Like you. You did good mama Adri. There were unexpected surprises this Christmas but well deserved for you and family. I love these pics ! Miss you all.

  4. Aww this does look like fun! I love Christmas.

  5. Congrats on being nominated! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  6. ~~an exclamation of wonder surprise and pleasure~~

    This describes your blog perfectly.

    Xx Kissssss

  7. This post poetically encapsulates what it is to live in wonderment. Beautiful job. You inspire me amiga.

  8. I love that you looked up "wow" in the dictionary. My almost 2 year old got the hang of opening of his presents real quick...it was pretty cute, until he started saying "more presents?" to everyone who he could.

  9. What a great post. I'm excited to read more of your blog!

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  10. good for you!! happy New Year too!

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  12. I agree, those light up faces are something to live for! :)

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