Friday, July 29, 2011

this moment

 A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. 
A simple, special, extraordinary moment.
 A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Colorado tomatoes and a pretty handmade basket

On Sunday we went to the farmer's market. Beli helped out in choosing tomatoes.

 We noticed this advertisement, we are marking the dates on our calendar. I love watching movies under the stars! don't you?

 As we were walking around the market, Beli noticed some hand woven baskets. She asked if she could have one and I said no. As we started walking, I see that she walked away with a huge basket. I returned it to the owner and apologized, but guess what? I got talked into buying one!

 Here she is with her pretty handmade basket!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

NoNo's cafe

How we came across this restaurant was by pure accident.  Earlier in the evening we drove around the neighborhood in search of a playground for Beli. We ended up across town!

It was time to go home and we asked Beli if she needed to potty. She said no, so we left. After a few minutes we reach an busy intersection and Beli tells us that she has to go So here we are, on the highway with no gas station in sight!

We are sitting on a red light waiting to turn left and I just hope that there is a place to stop, otherwise we are going to have an accident inside the car. The light turns green and we don't see any gas stations but we do see a cafe, so we stop and I run with Beli  inside.

The man in the restaurant was nice enough to point me to the bathroom when I explain I have a kid in need of one. When we come out, Beli is a happy kid once again and since we are at a restaurant she informs us that she is hungry. We are still about half an hour away from home and it's getting late so we decide to stay for dinner. The same man that was very helpful walked us to a both and handed us the menu. In fact, he was one of the chefs!

sample of dishes served, it was on the house!
basket of bread with spicy dipping sauce.

  I ordered the Monica smothered catfish. It was spicy! Yum.

 Hubby ordered jambalaya.

Grilled cheese sandwich for Beli.

Bread pudding for dessert!
Hubby with one of the chefs.

Great service, kid friendly, and very good food from New Orleans. We are coming back for sure! The menu at Nono's (means Grandpa in Italian) changes every 3 weeks so by then we should find something new for our taste buds!

Friday, July 22, 2011

out for a leisure walk
what a lovely sight

have a wonderful day my friends!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Why oh why

"Have no fear of moving into the unknown."---Eileen Caddy

Do you meditate? For my birthday I received a book about daily meditations and it has been quite helpful, because everyday when I open its pages it somehow speaks to me. Like this phrase: "Do you feel that if you were somewhere else all would be well and you would be at peace?"
Earlier in the week, I had one of those days of self pity and involved lots of complaining. I felt guilty for feeling this way. So I did something about it. I applied for a new job!

But why am I complaining. Why? Why can't I see the big picture on those days when I'm drowning in self-pity? What more should I be doing? If you have any suggestions can you pass them along?

Meditation for today:
Instead of fighting against my circumstances, I will learn to flow with them and I will strive to find harmony and balance within.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Concert at the Park

A new favorite place to visit is the Southglenn mall. I think I have mentioned this place before. In fact, when my sister was visiting here last week we took the kids to the movie theater when the admission tickets were half off. ( I guess I forgot to post those photos, reminder me I have to share them with you)

Well, a few days ago we went out for some ice cream and we arrived to the sound of saxophones and trumpets. What a delight!

 And shortly after, it started to rain! Very typical Colorado weather nowadays.
rain mixed with hail

 We waited about 10 minutes, it stopped raining, the sun came out and the concert resumed.

Enjoying a scoop of strawberry skateboard ice cream (strawberries with gummy bears, rainbow sprinkles and  marshmallows)

The band, soul school, was amazing! I captured a few videos but had a difficult time uploading them. I'm sure you can  find them on youtube. 

Have a wonderful day. I'm off to a fun place (the playground) with Beli. 

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