I promised my niece I’d update as often as possible. So here I am, on the train headed home and I decided to update.
I Love these throw blanket kits from Joann’s.
Not only are they super easy to make, I don’t have to worry about coordinating fabric and they so warm. You’re supposed to cute 1 inch strips all the way around and tie the strips and your blanket is done. It’s usually what I do when I make them for other people. But for these 2 I decided to sew them. I like mine sewn better than tied.
This was my last project of 2018. For my nephew Kieran.
This one I made for myself.
Uh oh my train arrived at my destination, I better hurry off before conductor closed the doors and I get stuck on there until the next stop.
Thank you Hugo for living your life so laid back, for always smiling and for always being so helpful, for being so nice and always making everybody laugh.
I don’t have as many stories of Hugo as those closest to him. So at his services when we were asked if anybody wanted to say some words about Hugo.
I didn’t stand up. I should have, but the chicken shit in me took over and I just sat there. I sat there listening at all the things his friends and family were saying. They all shared similar stories. They all talked about his love for food, for adventure, his love for his family and life.
When I first started working with my friend Diana. I thought it was the cutest thing that Hugo would pick her up for lunch every couple of weeks. She’d always come back with something funny to say that Hugo did. Sometimes she even had that look on her face of excitement like when couples start dating. Almost like they were getting to know each other. That is my favorite thing about them as a couple. After being together for so many years they still went on dates, they still said I love you when they talked on the phone and they were truly excited to be in each other’s company. Then you add Abby and Jeremy and their level of happiness goes higher than the sky. Diana has always been one of those moms that has so much pride in her voice and in her eyes when she talks about her kids. And Hugo is one of those dads who’s pride shows in every single fun thing they do together.
Hugo was such a foodie. Him and Diana would take the kids to the Anaheim Art Walk every time I had a booth there. They would stay the entire time and pretend they were there to support me. They think I don’t know that they were actually there for the food trucks LOL. The look on their faces was of 5 year old’s at a candy store. From tots from Mess hall Canteen to crepes from Crepes Bonaparte. They love their food! But my favorite thing and what I will carry in my heart is the day they picked up my huge containers of stuff I was going to be selling at the Art Walk. Took it to down town Anaheim for me. Hugo started to unpack my stuff. Diana quickly TRIED to put a stop to it, because she knows how picky I am and how I like to do everything myself. Hugo set up my tables anyway. He taped the cables down and out of the way so nobody would trip over them. And then OMG he saw the candles. I don’t even remember what he yelled but Diana and I turned around wondering what he was so excited about. A few days before I was on Instagram live making washi tape candles and he was logged on watching me make them. So when he saw them he realized it was what I was making on IG Live. It was the funniest thing. I will always carry that in my heart Hugo. You took the time to help me when you didn’t have to. you taped the cords down when I didn’t even think to. You set up my tables for me even when you knew how picky I was. You took your wife and kids to every art walk I was a part of and not only purchased from my small business but you guys took your time and went to every vendors booth. Those are the selfless things I will always remember.
I am probably rambling. I would have been a mess if I had actually stood up to talk at his services.
So I will leave you with some of my favorite photos I had the honor of taking a few years ago.
Your adventure continues Hugo. When you come across my dad, you will know it’s him because he will talk your ears off. But I promise you, you are in for some fun times with him.
I didn’t realize how long it had been since my last update until my niece Dani reminded me that I hadn’t updated my blog. She’s probably the only one that checks for updates and that’s okay with me.
A lot has happened in the last few months. Lots of good stuff and some stuff not so good.
I’m back to work. I don’t know if that falls under good or bad LOL. The fun thing about work is that I take metro. If you know me, you know I like taking the train places. So it’s a daily adventure lol. I will be doing a blog post of the do’s and don’ts of riding metro.
I love people watching so riding the train to work has been fun. I posted this in my personal Instagram. But I wanted to share it here too.
He usually wears bright pants. I was surprised to see him wearing black. What doesn’t surprise me is the confidence in his walk. People stare at him because of his bright pants. But he walks like he truly doesn’t give a fuck what people think. GOOD FOR HIM. We should all walk with that same confidence.
Hi Dani girl <3 Tia loves you.
Please stop by on Thursday for an extra special Thank you Thursday dedicated to Hugo Juarez! My friends husband who recently passed. Love you Diana.
Have a great week!
I have posted about my little guy in a while so I decided to post about him today.
He’s getting older and lazier lol but still very much behaves like a puppy.
He’s going to be 15 this year.
I love you baby boy <3
Have a great day <3
So much to be thankful for lately. But today I am thankful for friends who invite my sister and I over for their birthday lunch. Friends who take their time to make lemonade.
How beautiful are these lemons!!!
Friends who take the time to make us salad and soup.
Thankful for a good lunch that was cooked from scratch but even more thankful for nice conversations, for fun stories and for how appreciative friends are. Thank you Alma for such a fun afternoon.
While most people wish we could skip Monday and go right into Tuesday. I TRY to look at it like a brand new start. Whatever went wrong last week. We can leave that behind. Don’t get me wrong, I too sometimes with Monday’s left as fast as they arrived. But there is nothing wrong with a fresh start.
So please have an awesome week!
All my love <3