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Story Behind Foto: Recently I realized that I tend to focus too much on the future whether it is my career, mom’s health, family or relationship. I am constantly trying to figure out how to make it better, how to improve, or what is in store for me. Long story short, it is a bit exhausting and stressful!

While talking to a friend, I was reminded to “stop and smell the roses,” or in my case, relax a bit and focus on the progress I’ve made. Focus on what I have now! The conversation made me realize that if I continue to focus on what may be I am totally missing out on the NOW. I am thinking this would be a good time in my life to read, “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle.

So, let this be a reminder to us, “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

– CAT

Happy Friday! Hope you had a great week and have an even better weekend.

As I mentioned last week, Ryan and I spent time in Tahoe a few weeks ago, here is another foto from our trip.

WinterSunset 2012

Story behind foto: took the foto a few days into our trip after it had been snowing for about two days straight. We decided to put on our snow clothes, layers were necessary, and take a “walk” outside the condo where we stayed. For me it had been at least 4 years since I had seen or touched snow, to say the least I was very excited. We got in touch with our inner child and had a snowball fight; it was so much fun! Once that was over I took foto’s and here is one taken toward the end of our walk.

And if you must know… yes, we made snow angels too.

-CAT

Happy New Year!!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season surrounded by family, friends and loved ones.  The beginning of a new year always inspires me to create new memories, to grow as an individual, and to gain wisdom.  Wish you all an awesome 2013!!

Here’s the first Foto Friday of 2013:

Tahoe 2012 A

Story Behind Foto: last month Ryan, my boyfriend, and I took a trip to Tahoe, Calif. During our week stay we explored South Lake Tahoe, however, we did not ski nor snowboard because there was little snow. Because we were unable to do typical snowy weather activities we did a lot of low key type of activities such as going on walks and hanging out in the casinos. Oh, and eating a lot of pizza and locally brewed beer, yum. Moving on, on day two we took a little walk in low 30s degree weather, I understand this may be the norm for some, but for me it was super cold temperature. It was actually really nice, I went off the trail and took some amazing photos this is one of my favorites.

Have you ever been to South Lake Tahoe? If so, tell us about it.

Hope you enjoy and cheers to new beginnings.

-CAT   

Hi all, it’s Cristy here! On a second attempt at Foto Friday. Lets hope I do as good a job as Miss Catalina. 🙂

Story behind foto: About two weeks ago I was fortunate enough to go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for five days and during my stay I went foto crazy! It is such a gorgeous place with some amazing views and I thought I’d share one with you all today. I took this foto from inside the pool at the resort (I know, risky taking a camera in water). I love this foto, because it captures the beauty of the ocean water and I think that the palm tree adds character to the background. In the picture you can also see the rain clouds clearing up. You see, it had just rained before I took this foto, but it was so hot and humid that I didn’t leave the pool because the fresh rain felt so great.

I hope that you enjoy this foto as much as I do.

**Cristy**

Story behind foto: I am back! These last few weeks have been quite hectic in my world, but I won’t bore you with the details. Moving on to the fun stuff, here’s a foto I took over Labor Day weekend in San Diego, Calif. where I celebrated my birthday. While I was there I realized I never visited San Diego while living in Southern California, what a shame, it truly is a beauty city.

The foto was taken while on a while on a stroll through Seaport Village, the restaurant is called Edgewater Grill and it sits directly on the water. Something about the building and the setting captured my eye and here you have it.

Enjoy!

~CAT~

 

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