You’ve asked me why I stare at you as you come downstairs to go to work in the morning and I know you self consciously think something is wrong but that thought couldn’t be further from the truth. In that moment in time you are mine. It is before you grab your phone, before you grab your keys and before you even kiss me, I look up and somehow you are more beautiful than I remembered. I see the strength, faith, confidence, hope, compassion, determination and love that fills the room as you walk in but the day steals you away too quickly and I am only left with the scent of you and memory of your lips on mine. Happy Birthday Mamacita 🎊🎉🎈🎁🎂 Love you Forever
As I woke up this Sunday before Thanksgiving I decided to polish the shoes I would wear to church this morning. The smell of the carnauba shoe polish, the rustling of the paper to cover the kitchen table, the entire process reminds me of my father. I am incredibly thankful for all my father has and still does teach me, as well as, the fact that shoe polish will always remind me of him. #thankful #blessed #allenedmonds #allenedmondsshoes #tradition
As we left the theater after watching Coco @msites04 knew the answer to the question she was about to ask but asked it anyway, Are we preparing an altar this year? With my voice cracking and tears still in my eyes I said YES. I was raised with family being the most important part of life and have continued that as a parent. Family does not always share the same blood but it is rather a connection of the soul. God brings people into our lives for a reason and just because they pass away does not mean they are gone from our lives. I have seen my grandmother in the face of a person I just met, I have felt my grandfather guiding me in a decision and laughed with my great uncle. I have enjoyed watching my wife prepare our altar over the month of October as she puts her creative mind to work to make sure our family is welcomed as they visit us. #diadelosmuertos #allsaintsday #allsoulsday
Living in Southern California you learn there are just some things more important than other. In no particular order that is; water 💧, The Lakers 🏀 , The Dodgers ⚾️, Wine 🍷, In-N-Out Burger 🍔 and yes Avocados 🥑. They are delicious , creamy gifts from God and better here than anywhere else in the Country. #avocado
What time is it!!!!!! Before any of Vincent’s sports 🏈 🏀 🏃 we make him an Organic Protein Shake courtesy @mudchick95 . 4 strawberries 1/2 cup blueberries 1 tablespoon Chai seeds 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon 3 tablespoons whole milk yogurt 1 scoop protein powder 1 cup power greens 1 cup water
One reason I love the weekend is it gives my wife a chance to cook those dishes that take a little longer to make. If you’ve never had @msites04 empanadas I’m sorry because they are pockets of heaven that get better with every bite. 😋 🤤 #empenadas #homemade
Austin & Liz What I have learned from being married for 14 years is the Chinese Yin and yang symbol is a great one to represent a relationship. One needs the other to be whole, to be strong where they are weak. As a couple, working together towards common goals, being aware of your surroundings, learning from every situation and growing together will keep your relationship flourishing. Love is not easy, life is not easy but it is simple when you always put the other persons feelings in front of your own. You will not do everything right but that doesn’t mean it is wrong. A lesson learned is more valuable at times than advice given. Some days just getting to the next day is a victory while other days you can do no wrong. Love in every sense of the word is important but being grateful for everything in your life in the good and bad times will change your perspective and keep you humble. True JOY comes from God and will radiate brighter and brighter from you when you start each day thanking HER (you can talk to me later about God being a woman) for the many blessings in your life. You have to learn many lessons on your own but please listen to those who truly love you and want the best for you. You are both family and loved more than you will ever know. Love always, Uncle Rob
On this Tuesday as we are all hard at work, just realize this man is balancing a 48” x 40” wooden pallet while riding a bicycle 🚲 on a 50 mph road in California. I don’t know about you but my day just got a little easier to deal with.
We had a great lunch @lasa_la today. I never realized just how good Filipino 🇵🇭 food is until this afternoon. Next time we’ll have to go for dinner! Third picture is the Drunken Pancit and the fourth is the Lechon Kawali. #eatlasa #lasarestaurant #chinatownla #dtla
So being a morning person I really don’t understand all the hype about sunsets, sure they are beautiful but to me sunrise is so much more amazing. Waking at 5AM to run🏃, cycle 🚴 or hike ⛰, the cool morning air instantly wakes me up. Every time out, I get to see rabbits, hawks, coyotes, bobcats and last week for the first time an owl gliding past me, probably going after one of those delicious rabbits. It is quiet, which allows me to clear my head and start my day in the calming natural surroundings. As the sun rises and envelops me it is a reminder to be thankful to the Lord for all the blessings he has bestowed on me and for giving me one more day on this Earth. Lamentations 3: 22-23 The favors of the Lord are not exhausted, his mercies are not spent; They are renewed each morning, so great is his faithfulness. #blessed
I can’t help but be excited for the start of my 3rd year teaching Confirmation 2 classes! What I have seen from these High School students is INSPIRING and that like us all they are yearning for the JOY that only Jesus can bring to your life. I ask that everyone keep me and my students in your prayers so the Holy Spirit can continue to inspire others through me. #sbdiocese #sanbernardinodiocese #dynamiccatholic #decisionpoint #thebestversionofyourself #catholic
What a difference a year makes!!! The first day of 7th grade versus the first day of 8th grade. I love watching Vincent grow and pray that Jesus will always be a guiding presence in his life.
Out of all the beautiful moments this past week in Pittsburgh my favorite was of my Parents holding their newest granddaughter. To me it shows the Beauty and Joy in life, be it a newborn dependent on her parents or a couple in their Twilight years, all life is precious and a gift from God. I thank @immenselyamanda and @dsites5 for the honor of being The Godfather of Piper Rose 🌹.
You had me at chorizo ❤️!!! Enjoying my Cuban Omelet with mariquitas and Triple Cortadito ☕️ @merenguebakery this morning. #merenguebakery
After talking to a friend about healthy lifestyle choices he told me to check out @theatpproject Podcasts. Listened to the first one this evening about Intermittent Fasting and had to share. I hope all of them are this interesting!!! I plan on living to 120 so love to learn about what is and is not healthy. #theatpproject
For the World Cup Finale I decided it was time to treat @msites04 to lunch at @parispastriesrancho and had a delicious Omelette(Mary) , Ham & Cheese Croissant(Vincent) and Vegetarian Parisien Sandwich finished off with a Peach Tart. For dinner we had Croatian 🇭🇷 Punjene Paprike(stuffed peppers🤤), was able to finish off the French 🇫🇷 wine 🍷 along with Perrier and for dessert some more decadent pastries 🇫🇷 from @parispastriesrancho . It was a month of watching The Beautiful Game and eating amazing food from around the world 🌎. Congratulations 🍾 France 🇫🇷. #worldcup #fifaworldcup2018