summer, new friends, and news

Summer is my favorite season of the year. Hands down. I love the heat, I love the sun, I love the beach...so it's no surprise to me that summer puts me in a happier mood and gets my creativity back on track.


We took Alina to the beach over the 4th of July weekend, this was only her 2nd time. She's finally old enough to enjoy it, so this will have to occur much more frequently. I got some great shots of her playing in the sand, some make me all teary eyed because of their cute factor.


I can't remember if I've mentioned it officially on my blog (but nowadays I can't remember much of anything), hubby and I are expecting our 2nd child in January 2010! This was a total surprise baby, but we're happy and hoping for a healthy baby and pregnancy. Thankfully, we won't have to worry about finding a larger place because we qualify for a 3 or 4 bedroom house on base now. We'll be moving again as soon as one opens up. Weird, moving only after living somewhere for 6 months...oh well, part of military life I guess.

Oh, and how could I have forgotten to mention: I met JessicaJane on Etsy over a year ago, and we've been talking regularly online and texting for a while. Her husband recently got stationed at the same base as mine, so we finally met in person! It's weird, how I was super nervous on my way to her house, but once I got there it wasn't nearly as scary as I thought. It just felt like reuniting with an old friend. I guess it helped since we talked online so I already knew what to expect from her. It's such a wonderful treat to not only meet someone as talented as Jessica in person, but to finally get to hangout with someone who is a Marine wife like me, artsy, and business owner! I finally feel like I've met someone that has the qualities I've been really missing in a friend, and it's a great feeling.


This Saturday, Jessica and I are driving up to L.A. to meet Danni from Oh, Hello Friend! I've only talked to her online, so this will be exciting too! If you haven't already, you should really check out Danni's blog. It's wonderful, pretty, cute, inspirational...a very addictive read! :)

Sorry for the long long blog post, but it's been a while and I guess I had a lot to get off my chest.

Happy friday
xoxo valerie


GrandmaMarilyns said...

Cute baby pic. congrats on new baby. It's nice to meet someone in person that you have just talked to online.

oh, hello friend. said...

im so excited to meet you tomorrow! :)
so glad u and jess met, lucky!


Jenn said...

How fun! I love meeting new people with the same interests as me.