Thursday, November 26, 2009


Today I am blessed to BE thankful for many things in my life. I am thankful for my wonderful Mr. G, schmookie pups, fun-loving family and as always my health. This is the second Thanksgiving lunch with the Ayala and Galindo family under one roof. This thanksgiving, as the previous one, began at 7 a.m. when I crawled out of bed to turn off the alarm, walked blindly to let the Schmookies out and then I headed straight for the fridge to get that 22 heavyweight pounder out. Once I finally had a bite in my stomach I was able to roll up my sleeves and get my turkey on. The FamBam came a knocking around 10 a.m. while I was basting turkey lurkey for the 3rd time and beginning to start on the traditional Ruiz stuffing. As usual my two older but younger sisters came when the food was practically ready and the Galindo family was unpunctual as ever, arriving an hour and a half later. But what is family without sweet predictability? As soon as everyone arrived we ate, buffet style, cut the pumpkin pie and then played a couple of rounds of ping pong. The last item on the agenda and of course the most important is always to take family pictures, serious, silly and one's that will hold a special place in our hearts for years to come. So, here are a few snap shots of the Ayala-Galindo thankfulness Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Hello world...I am starting this blog with my life. I have an amazing husband of about one and a half years, two pooches, four beautiful yet unique sisters and two very supportive parents. To be honest this past summer I had created a blog dedicated to my sewing abilities and love for dogs. However, once work started up again I became stressed and completely out of time. Boo, :( to me for not keeping up with my blog but like the saying goes if at first you don't succeed try, try again. That is what this fierce aries will do, try again. Now on to my sisters.

Recently I had taken a photo session with my sisters as a birthday gift for my mother. We took these pictures at the historic
Pio Pico state park with our awesome photographer Ala, at The Modern Type. She was able to capture our fun and flirty sides with ease. I loved how the colors popped and the black and white photos gave the pictures a vintagey look. (Yes, I like to make up my own words...just like my mom!). She is one of those photographers that make you feel so relaxed and pretty that it would be easy to call her a friend. So, below you will see her impressive work.