Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat...

Happy Halloween! I hope everyone enjoys today! Be safe, be careful!
So far today has been eventful. Lily's school had a harvest festival and we took lots of pictures! I will post them either later or tomorrow. We carved pumpkins! They look really neat. Later tonight we are taking the kids trick or treating! What are your doing on this festive holiday?

Friday, October 28, 2011

Desert Botanical Garden

Today, I took a trip to the Arizona Desert Botanical Garden. My friend and I went to help a student from the university of Alaska with research data for his doctrine.

There's a few trails but we decided to just take the one needed for the experiment. We saw some interesting plants. We were hoping to see a snake or tortoise, we saw a few birds. Here are some pics that I have edited with filters . Just to make them a little more eye catching!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Dad.

I grew up without my dad in my life. I mean he was in my life, but only about 2-3 times a year. maybe he would come by around Christmas, or my birthday, and sometimes in-between, sometimes not. I am not blaming him. I am not blaming me. It just the way it happened. It was mostly a financial relationship, he would give me money when I wanted it. That would be those 2 or 3 times he came.I did go with him to California for a weekend. It was awkward most of the time. I also went to Mexico with him for a week, that was truly an experience. Imagine being in a country, where you don't know the language ( I know very little Spanish) with a dad who you barley know. With his family. I was so scared to eat anything. just because of the rumors. I did find a website about the city that my dad is from and where I visited.  I remember my junior and senior year I was in need of more money. The only solution was my dad.
I see him about the same now. My birthday, my kid's birthdays and Christmas. I decided this needs to change so I recently told my dad we would visit him at least once a month to form a closer bond. I want my kids to know him. I went for September already and it was interesting. We had a BBQ and I spent most of the time with my half brother and half sister. While lily played outside with her aunts. They're the same age. But it's a good thing I guess. She can at least be close to them. I will keep you updated on our progress.