How many times have you scrolled through your Facebook news feed, come across a friends adventurous photo album, and think to yourself "I wish I could be more care free!" Or how many times have you said to yourself "I'm going to do it!" and before you know it years of excuses have passed you by. For the most part I have always been what some like to call a 'goody-too-shoes'. I have always played by the rules, never getting into any real trouble. My little sister on the other hand is the complete opposite. S he is a care free, live in the moment, free spirit kind of girl. I have always admired her for that. I recently turned 25 and I realized that I just want to live. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I want to steal a car and drive across state, but I do want to make my life count. I want to look back and laugh at the silly things I did. I do not want to regret living my life too carefully. With all of that being said...this past weekend our friends Jasmine and Chris invited us to come along on their spontaneous beach trip. We decided to go to Venice Beach. When we got there we ate, walked around, and enjoyed the gorgeous weather. Before we headed home we decided to visit the Venice Canals. If you live in So Cal and have never been you should add that to your 'Summer To-Do List'. It's a community of gorgeous homes that have bridges and a canal that runs through the neighborhood. We were there at night so it was all lit up and extra romantic! I'm not sure if there was something in the air or if there was something in that hot dog I ate earlier, but we had the 'GRAND' idea to lie in the street, yep in the middle of the road, and have a photo-op...which then led to planking pictures, and pictures on the bridge, and even a picture of me in someones boat!! I know, I know...tsk tsk!! But it was so much fun, even the part where I almost fell into the canal because the boat was sinking and Chris and Jasmine had to pull me out because my hubby was laughing so hard he was crying!!! Haha!! Although I have waited 25 yrs. to experience days/moments like these, I'm happy to be doing it now and I'm glad I created these memories with my hubby and our AMAZING friends!!! Here are some of the memories I managed to capture that night..enjoy!!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Posted by Simply Amazing at 9:29 PM
Thursday, June 2, 2011
You are friendly, kind and caring
Sensitive, loyal and understanding
Humorous, fun, secure and true
Always there... yes that's you.
Special, accepting, exciting and wise
Truthful and helpful, with honest blue eyes
Confiding, forgiving, cheerful and bright
Yes that's you... not one bit of spite.
You're one of a kind, different from others
Generous, charming, but not one that smothers
Optimistic, thoughtful, happy and game
But not just another... in the long chain.
Appreciative, warm and precious like gold
Our friendship won't tarnish or ever grow old
You'll always be there, I know that is true
I'll always be here... always for you.
- Written and owned by Angela Lee Hillsley -
(Someone who doesn't follow rules, they make their own. They are extraordinary, different from everyone else. Someone who doesn't see the need in being cookie cutter, someone who isn't afraid to break out of the mold; to not be the "norm." Someone who looks danger in the face and laughs..loud and snorts!!!)
She gives me:
She is my :
best of all ...MY FRIEND
Not one day goes by that I don't thank God for having someone like her be a part of my life. Her wisdom, strength and confidence is admirable. Her ability to stand firm and still have a heart full of compassion and love is amazing. I love that she is genuine and honest (even if your feeling get a little hurt by the truth) I appreciate her ability to show me my faults but to love me despite them.She wants nothing more than to show you your full potential and she holds her hand out to walk with me so I don't run away fearful of the challenge. Anyone that knows her knows just how amazing she truly is..but I'm blessed to get to work with her closely and spend quality time with her. My growth spiritually and in my personal life have increased immensely because of her.
If you are blessed with an amazing friend, make sure to take the time to love on them and show them your appreciation.
I'm lucky...blessed and honored beyond all measures to be able to call her my friend and my ROCK-STAR!!!
Posted by Simply Amazing at 2:58 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2011
On January 22nd 2011 God blessed us with a precious gift..My niece Aubree Nicole!! I remember when I was a little girl and I had a puppy named Lucky, Whenever I was sad he would climb into bed with me and cuddle as if to say " it will all be ok!" Now in my adult years (omg!!) life gets so hectic, crazy and chaotic...but I know that when I come home her beautiful smile makes it all disappear. Never did I imagine loving anyone as much as I love her...I mean obviously I love my hubby and my family, but the love I have for her is on a whole different level...I dont know what my days would be like without her in them...I love her to pieces and am honored to be her Tia!!
Posted by Simply Amazing at 11:59 AM