Monday, July 22, 2013

Our San Diego/San Clemente Family Trip 2013

As you all know my husband works in the film and television industry and his schedules SUCK sometimes. There is usually no such thing as weekend off or 9 to 5 hours. Since we have been back from our honeymoon my husband has been making up for lost time and worked non stop, 11 days straight to be exact! So last Tuesday he had off and we randomly packed the kids. And headed down south a few hours to San Diego! Random trips like these are common with my husband and I. We can be compulsive and egg each other on with our spontaneity. We had no idea what we were going to do but we made a quick reservation at the Sheraton by the marina and hit the road! The kids are always so good in the car! As soon as we got there we checked in, dropped our stuff off in our room and went down to the pool to swim and have lunch! We stayed at the pool for a looking time due to the fact that both my monkeys are fish they love the water! We showered and made reservations at an amazing restaurant which I go more into detail in my previous post and then drove the kids to downtown San Diego for a late night ice cream stop!

We had originally planned to stay just one night but we were having so much fun that we wanted to stay another night! Due to Comi Con , only the biggest convention that is hosted in San Diego, our hotel was completely booked so we hit the road. We decided to take the scenic route home along Pacific Coast highway to enjoy the ocean scenery and all the beautiful landscape Southern California has to offer. As we were passing San Clemente my husband decided to pull in and show the family one of his favorite little beach towns ever! We ran into beachcombers a tiny little inn by the beach! There sign outside said NO Vacancy but we were so in love with its view that I begged my husband to just go in and ask. Lucky for us they had one room available and we decided to stay! I don't think I can describe t you it's amazing location (pictures below might help) It was beautiful!!!!

If there is one thing I love about my family is that you can take us anywhere and we find ways to make it fun! I was so proud of the kids for being so well behaved and completely out of there element! I always sit back and think how my life functioned without these two little monkeys and this amazing man by my side! I am grateful I have these memories to share with them when they are older and looking forward to so many more adventures with them in the future!!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

M O M M Y•≫fashion diary

      Earlier this week the family went on a super random family trip (which I will blog about in the next few days and post lots of pictures). Anyways we found the most amazing restaurant right on the marina overlooking the San Diego skyline called Island Prime. I feel like we got there at the most perfect time because when we arrived it was just before the sun was about to set so we saw the skyline in the daytime and as the sunset we saw the lights of the buildings all flicker on and it just gave the kids an amazing view while we ate. My youngest is at a difficult age in restaurants because she's just very high energy and doesn't want to sit in one spot for too long but she did so well here. The food was delicious! Mainly seafood dishes but my favorite part was the presentation it was all so beautiful! The view behind us was the skyline and the view to the left of us was just water. The part of the restaurant we were at, sits on top of the rocks on the shore of the marina so it feels like your floating over the ocean.

     I was very excited to finally get to wear my necklace I had purchased a few weeks ago from  The Oxford Trunk . The best part of this necklace is that it was just as bright and vibrant as in the photo on the website.  I fell in love with this necklace when I was browsing  the company's Instagram, where a model was featured wearing this necklace along with the most gorgeous kimono eveeeer. I love the fact that they have amazing and unique pieces for such an affordable price. You will definitely be seeing tons more of there pieces on my Mommy fashion diaries.

Outfit Details:
Orange Knot Necklace: The Oxford Trunk
Tank Top: Target
Aztec print Harem pants: g-stage
Sandals: Target

Friday, July 12, 2013

Our over due ::h o n e y m o o n::

My husband and I were married on February 13, 2011, almost 2 1/2 years ago. Life was super hectic when we got married. My husband was working on a feature film (x-men) and I had just found out I was pregnant! We decided to take a minimoon (which is what we called it) to San Diego the days following our wedding. We stayed in the nicest suit at the hilton over looking the bay and had a really relaxing stay.

    At our 2 year mark I couldn't get that honeymoon "itch" out of my mind. We plan on having our third baby sooner than later and we figured we should probably take this opportunity to go on our honeymoon now!

     We looked at so many options but finally agreed on Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I think whenever you decide to travel you have certain key elements you are particularly looking for. Location and climate are the obvious first that come to mind. Playa del Carmen is on the eastern side of Mexico giving us the carribean climate we were looking for (well at least I was....being half Cuban and having traveled to Miami and Cuba many times I missed it!). Besides climate we were looking for a nice QUIET location with privacy. Playa del Carmen is south of Cancun (45 mins) so it doesn't have the hustle and bustle of a huge tourist town! And finally what sold us was, my husband is currently working on "The Voice" and could only take a specific number of days off , therefore were thrilled  that we were still close enough to not ruin an entire day on travel. 

    As the days got closer to our trip I seriously started to get emotional about leaving the kids. Justin had been away with grandma on a Florida vacation before for two weeks without me prior but Kaylee's longest was 2 1/2 days away from me. If it weren't for the fact that my mom was taking care of them I don't know how I would ever leave them. My mom is a super hands on loving and VERY affectionate grandma so I always feel assured that they are getting that kind of love when I leave them.

    Our flight left at midnight for LAX. We had a tiny layover in Mexico City and by 3pm we had landed in Cancun! Our driver was waiting for us outside and 45 mins later we had arrived at The Grand Sunset Princess Resort.  As we pulled up we saw these huge white walls and the only color besides white was the blue sky and the bright green palm trees that surrounded the grand opening. Everything was outdoors. The check in lobby was all open there was not one room you entered. Since we were in the platinum suits we had a more private section for check in and was welcomed with cool towels to wipe our hands and face down and 2 glasses of champagne. It was seriously a dream. I have NEVER been to a resort like this in my life.

     As we got to our room we got an unexpected surprise when we opened our door. Our balcony had a beach view, which we hadn't paid for but it looked like we had gotten bumped up from some elsese cancellation. We definitely were not complaining about it, it was beautiful. Our balcony had a hot tub and two lounge chairs and it was just perfect.

   Everyday we were in paradise we basically did the same thing over and over again. Wake up order room service, change into our bathing suits and sit in our private section of the beach with our butler alllllllll day just soaking in the sun. What I love about the Caribbean is the beautiful bright blue water and how warm it its. Everyday the water was no cooler than 80 degrees and the shore goes on for ever you can basically be out 200 yards and still be able to touch the bottom of the ocean. Which in Los Angeles just doesn't happen it seems like it just keeps going and going forever. Then around 6ish we would pack up all our stuff and move our lazy butts to the pool where we would watch the sunset from the swim up bar and a cocktail in hand and discuss what and where we wanted to eat that night. We would then retreat to our room as soon as the sun was completely down , take quick showers get dressed and head on over to the restaurant of choice. After that we would have a few cocktails by the ocean and wait for the club to open and dance the night away.

     This trip was exactly what we needed as two hard working parents living a hectic life. My husband works 7 days a week some weeks and 12 hour days almost everyday. He wakes up so early and works so hard to give our family everything we have. I couldn't imagine anyone else who deserved this trip more than he did. For myself I would say I needed to just get away from my everyday as well. Being a stay at home mother is my favorite job in the world but I needed a breather to just be myself without worrying about two other monkeys. I was so grateful we got to be with each other without interruptions from the kids. Its hard to talk to realllly communicate with each other after the kids are asleep because we are each tired from our lives. This gave us endless time to just talk, about anything while enjoying each other.

    But as always any parent cant be away from there babies that long and I definitely missed them so much. By the end of the trip I couldn't wait to get back home and snuggle with them allllll day.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

M O M M Y•≫fashion diary

Today was one of those days. I woke up early hoping to get the house all clean and de-cluttered, film a few videos for my youtube channel and perhaps squeeze in a quick pool sesh with kiddos.  My husband sent me a text that changed ALL that. MY DAY ended up consisting of having breakfast on the run with the kids while heading to the insurance guy to renew and get our new insurance policy. Had drive through McDonalds for lunch and snuck it into the DMV as we got our new tags for my car. Luckily I have friends there and they gave me an appointment ticket so we were called sooner than most people there. I then rushed home to get a very very very cranky daughter to her bed for naptime. This doesnt sound like a lot to most people but when you throw in a 7 urar old who has an opionion about everything!!! and an almost 2 year old that cant sit still and likes to scream VERY loud in public it geta hectic. The day is still youngish its about mid afternoon so I will try to squeeze in all those other activities I had originally planned for. I figured what better day to blog about my outfits and let you guys in on some real mommy talk/rants because lets face it this is real life as a mother and especially a mother of two during summer vacation with her kids.

Outfit Details:
Sunglasses: Target
Black Undershitrt: Target
Black and White Aztec Kimono: G-Stage
Belt: Hollister
Cutoff shorts: Hollister
Booties: Mossimo
Necklace: Moms jewelry stash