Sea World and My Hiatus

 Ahhhh….I’ve been on Hiatus for a while. I feel like I’ve been saying that every time I post for the past couple months. LOL! But what can I say! I’ve been living life! I do however look forward when it’s not so busy with the “musts” but full with the “I get to do what I want to do”, like post more often, take more photo’s, spend long nights at my parents pool, wander in the desert, all that good stuff. Soon! I’ll be done with school in December so I’m hoping for some time after that. That’s if I don’t roll straight into the masters program. Shhhhh!!! Not sure how many people will be happy with that decision, but sacrifice in the present will lead to benefits of plenty in the future.  Or that’s what I like to tell myself anyways!


So I owe you all a HELLO, well anyone that still reads this, but I’ll just let the polar bear wave for me. As you can tell we went to Sea World last weekend. I was in La Jolla for work last week so the family came down to spend some time at the amazing hotel and hit up Sea World. Sal and I also caught a football (soccer) game on Wednesday. We watched Real Madrid vs. Guadalajara Chivas. We had a great time, and Sal was like a giddy little school girl watching Christiano Ranaldo play. He had the camera and I think the majority of the pictures are of him. Which is fine by me!!!

Roman recently watched Free Willy from beginning to end and is now in love with whales. So we got up Friday morning and headed to Sea World to meet all of Sal’s sisters and kiddo’s.  We knew we had to see Willy (Shamu- but try telling Roman that) and didn’t have anything else planned. There were so many of us that we didn’t really make plans besides that. Before the show started we stopped to see the seals. We fed a couple of seals, and one blasted seagull that took a sardine right out of my hands. Damn him! LOL!

We saw Nemo and Dori too! 

I have a photography challenge coming up where I will be in low light so I tried my hand at high ISO with no flash. I thought it turned out pretty good. Not good enough, but not bad. Maybe a little more brightness in LR? Anyways, this was the shark exhibit that Roman loved. He usually runs through these tunnels not really paying attention, but this one had his full attention. What is it with guys and sharks? For any of you interested, it’s shark week right now. LOL!

Finally, in the artic area a beluga whale giving the crowd a show :).


Okay…so just when I thought the heat was supposed to stop it seems that its only gotten hotter. The Weather Channel says it 91 degrees with 20% humidity….ugh. On the bright side of things it means more pool days!!! Yay!!!

Anyways….so Roman and I headed over to my parents house today to take pictures and play. I love my parents house it’s like a little paradise in the middle of the desert.  The next house I build is going to have a lot of the qualities their house has, and luckily my mom is a designer (of all sorts apparently) I’ll have some help when I need it.  The landscaping of the house makes me want to wear my bathing suit all day and drink blended frozen drinks and pretend I’m in Hawaii. These chairs are out front…where we don’t spend too much time, but I love to sit in them when we do. The mural was painted by my mom’s best friend Barbara Greenmun (sp?), who has also done a ton more around the rest of the house.

I wasnt sure what to take a picture of today, I guess I kind of hit a block, but the great thing is once I get going I have a ton of fun! Im starting to learn my settings in the manual mode! Baby steps…;) So I just walked around and let Roman take a ton of pictures than I took some. Maybe Ill Google some tutorials for Photoshop Elements once I get the hang of the manual settings….Im sure that wont be for a while though.

Pool Time

Almost everyday this summer  Roman and I would go to my parents house to go swimming after I got off work.  He has been in the pool since he was about 3 months old, and thanks to my great boss I’ve been able to spend more time in the pool with him this summer.

Today was a beautiful day…somewhere in the nineties. The pool water was a little chilly, about 84, but nice none the less. So we headed over to my parents and fully enjoyed the last day in the pool this year. I’m a little sad that the summer is over, but I’m sure that Roman and I will find some winter activities to keep us busy and give us something to look forward to when the work day is over.