MEXICO

I’m so happy to tell you our trip to Mexico was a success!  No hospitals, no doctors, only good times and precious memories.

This is Naucalpan,  where my Javiee grew up and where we stayed while in Mexico.  I imagine it looks scary to some of you.  So many people talk about how dangerous Mexico is.  I never felt that and we visited so many places during our stay.

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This trip was so special to us.  It had been twelve years since my Javiee had seen his family and I had never met them.  I’ll share some family pictures.

 

 

 

Family is a priority in Mexico.  Everyone gathers together in the morning for coffee and bread.  There is no sitting in front of the computer or TV all day.  It’s  family time, work and then more family time.  I think we should all disconnect and focus more on quality family time.

Food is a big deal.  If you visit or have someone visit you, you eat.  They expect you to eat.  That’s exactly what I did.  More pictures…..

 

 

 

I loved the street markets!  A definite must if your visiting Mexico.  The difference in the size of the produce is crazy.  It’s all so tiny compared to the produce you get at your local grocery store.  It will make you think about what’s in the food your buying here!  More pictures…

 

 

Here are a few pictures from one of my favorite days.  I climbed the sun and the moon pyramids!  I told my Javiee I deserved a Wonder Woman shirt after accomplishing that!

 

 

Here’s a few more of my favorites… I took so many pictures!  If you want to see more you can find them on my Facebook page.

 

 

Why the picture of me coming out of the bathroom??  Because you have to pay to use the bathroom.  Then you tip a lady inside the bathroom for toilet paper. 😂 Keep pesos handy if your visiting Mexico!  That was lesson number one for me!

I loved Mexico. I loved meeting my Javiees family.  It was all about love and family.  Life in the United States is so fast paced.  Slow down and make time for yourself and your family.  Share a cup of coffee and a doughnut with someone special today.  Life is short!  Get out and make some memories! I love you guys!💕💕💕

In Memory of Another Stage 4 Sister

Sara el Hassani is now dancing free of pain. She lived with metastatic breast cancer for over six years. Through it all she never stopped dancing.  She was such an inspiration to me.  She will be missed.

 

You can find Sara’s blog here:

https://saraelhassani.wordpress.com

Pink To Black….Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

In an effort to bring awareness and more funding to metastatic breast cancer, my family went to Washington, D.C. to participate in the METUP die in on the capital lawn.  So much money is raised during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  So little of it goes to Metastatic Cancer Research.  1,430 men and women die everyday of Metastatic Breast Cancer.  This has to change. Silence does not bring about change.  It’s time our voices are heard.  If you would like to join METUP or learn more about the group go to http://www.metup.org

I have to share some pictures!

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I was also featured in The Living Portrait Series in The Asheville-Citizen Times.

Here’s a link to the article

http://blogs2.citizen-times.com/photography/category/living-portrait-series/

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Now for family news!!

T.J. turned 13 this month!!  I don’t have to tell you how happy I was to see him become a teenager!!

As for me, I turn 42 tomorrow!! 42…..and they said I wouldn’t see 40!  I am blessed!

Get out and make some memories! I love you guys!!