Sunday, April 21, 2013

Updates on My Life

Last weekend was one of the best weekends I have had in awhile. A few of my best friends and twin sister (Alicia, Alyssa, and Ashley) came to visit me! :) We had the best time, being silly and adding some great memories to your times spent together. We were able to fit going to the Getty Museum, walking third street promenade, seeing the beach, and plenty of shopping into the weekend.

Also, monday was April 15, that means tax season is over, and I get my husband back. He is a CPA and has been busy at work for the past two and half months. His firm always has a party on April 15th and we won a mini ipad at the party! :) It was pretty exciting!  

With great memories comes some sad ones as well, in the past week we have had a tragic event happen in the boston area. I used to run in high school and have many friends that are still runners. Many of them have ran marathons and half-marathons. These events are full of excitement. Families and friends excitedly cheer the runners on and the anticipation to see your loved one cross the finish line is such a special moment. I am so incredibly sad by the bombings that happened this past week. But the part that affected me the hardest is the part about the young boy who was killed the bombing. He was just a child waiting at the finish line for his dad to finish the race. I will never understand why these things happen and can't imagine what the victims and their families are going through right now. I just know that they have all been in my thoughts and prayers, especially that little boys family who lost there son too soon to a horrific event.

It is crazy to have a week that has some amazing highs and some time of lows. This year for me has been a roller coaster and it is only April. For this weeks Sunday sayings its all about how life is a roller coaster and you have to decide how you want to live the ups and downs of life. I am going to choose to enjoy the ride as much as I can because once again I have learned that life can be short. 

How do you live the ups and downs of life?


 photo Signature_zpsdbf774ba.png
Link ups: 


  1. I really loved reading your post, Nicole, you invite us into your life in such a graceful way! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

  2. Lovely quote!! Definitely one to remember!
    Girls time together.....what could be better?!

  3. Glad your husband is back. The tragedy in Boston is horrible and i can't seem to get it out of my mind. Let's hope that this won't happen again. Glad you had such a nice weekend. It's nice to have those and it's sad that they are so rare. I totally feel the same way. Looking forward to my son's bday celebrations starting this weekend.

    Check out my blog for a stella & dot giveaway and join me this Thursday April 25 for my link up.


  4. Glad you get hubby back! Yes some months are more up and down than others, they will go on and hopefully we can find the best of the hard times. Girl time is always the best way!

    XO Chelsea