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Off the Rails

06May14

It’s no secret that life isn’t easy. Life can downright suck sometimes. For me, it’s been a lot of the time. I can completely pinpoint the moment my world started caving in. February 2011 – the day my father lost his job. Up until then, I was carefree, loving life, thinking I could take over […]


It is 2 hours to midnight and there is a Happy Endings marathon on VH1. No better time to reflect on this past year. 2013 has been filled with some of the highest highs and the lowest lows. Some of the high/lowlights: I started down a new career path. Fingers crossed this leads me closer […]


November 28: My family Today, we got to spend the afternoon with my loud, crazy family. On my mom’s side, there are 5 siblings in the states with everyone else still in the Philippines and my dad is the only one on his side to be here, everyone is in Vietnam. This was an extra […]


This month has completely gotten away from me. Let’s do some quick catch-up. November 7: I am thankful for a man who cooks Before meeting J, my idea of a good dinner was a bag of microwaveable veggies and popcorn. That did not last very long in this house. J worked in restaurants for most […]


Don’t laugh – I think I am going through a quarter-life crisis. These past few weeks have been utter turmoil and within the chaos I had an epiphany of what I want to do with my life. I want to make a difference Yes, it is vague. No, I have no idea how it will happen […]


Wow what a difference a year makes! A year ago today, we brought Riley home from the shelter. We started this journey with no plan at all and she continues to amaze us everyday. I still remember when we first saw her, it was in the last row that we looked at and she was […]


It’s almost time for the man in red to come down the chimney! You know… If we had a chimney… J and I are hosting Christmas dinner this year! We are making a whole rack of food and hopefully not setting off the fire alarm. Riley met Santa! She wasn’t exactly the happiest about it […]