Texas Fun, Yoga Time, Noodle Bar, SNOW & more!

Monday, February 2, 2015 2


Dear Friends, 

This month was absolutely amazing both in my personal life and in my blogging world.  I hope that everyone had a remarkable start to 2015 and is welcoming the next 11 months of the year with open arms! I know I am 🙂

I’m excited to share my adventures of January 2015…. It’s My Life in a Nutshell!


Adventures in Texas

Well, if you remember from my Decembers My life in a Nutshell, my sweet hubby and I rang in the New Year at Red Rock Casino! That festive night was perfect and the very next day, off I went to spend some much needed time with my family in Austin. This Texas visit was EXTRA special because I spent some much needed time with my very best girl friends.


Austin Texas with the Girls


As we always do, we had a fun filled night that ended far too quickly. First, we listened to live music and then headed off for some dancing. I love my home city but I must say that it always scares me how much it can change in such a short period of time… Anyway, Brian’s best friend Scottie just so happened to be in Austin for the New Year and lucky for us his group joined us for a little fun. Without a doubt their company was much appreciated.


Austin Texas Trip

It was a great Austin visit!


A little bit of yoga

Every month I look forward to spending time with my “little”. She is an amazing young lady that I mentor through the Big Brother Big Sisters program. My “little” is very adventurous and she really enjoys trying new activities and this month I took her to yoga with me. She had never tried Yoga before so I figure this is a good place to start before I ask her to join me for anti-gravity yoga 🙂 Hopefully, this anti-gravity adventure will be coming soon… BUT this yoga class was something she absolutely LOVED!!!




We had a great morning at yoga, followed by tasty burgers at Red Robin (her pick) and then followed that up with a little desert from The Cupcakery. Those are some of the tastiest cupcakes ever!!



*Just so you know, as a volunteer I’m asked not to post photos of her for her own protection and that’s why unfortunately you don’t get to see photos of her face here.    


Perfect Movie Date

Brian kept talking about American Sniper. He talked about it, showed me trailers (over and over), talked about it some more and shushed my during the commercials. And so of course, even though I’m not a fan of war movies, we found it a perfect excuse to go out for a date night.



Our first stop for dinner was 8 Noodle Bar, a new restaurant we spotted while at Red Rock Casino.  Well, I must say that this restaurant was a fantastic choice for the night with its Asian Fusion menu that really hit the spot. I’m a soup lover and found a perfect soup for me while Brian found a noodle dish that he was very pleased with too.




After dinner we enjoyed a cocktail at Hearthstone and then headed to watch American Sniper. As expected, the movie theater was packed and we ended up sitting far too close to the screen but it was all worth it as the movie was truly amazing! If you haven’t seen it, I REALLY do recommend it.


Birthday Celebration in Colorado

My youngest brother turned 17 at the end of the month and we were able to plan the perfect birthday trip/ official college visit. The weekend started with an official visit to the Engineering school at the University of Colorado and then we were off to Copper Colorado for a quick ski trip.





My two brothers enjoyed a full day of skiing while I stressed out down below. The stress is explainable though because it was just last spring break that Jesse (17 year old) suffered a concussion which meant we spent that ski trip at the hospital.  But all went really well (thank goodness) with the skiing and then it was time for tubing for me!  




Tubing was VERY fun! We went down as a group multiple times, which was great EXCEPT for when Brian broke our link that I was holding onto so tightly.  


My Blogging World

Some of you know that I’ve been experimenting with this blog of mine for a few months now but this January was my true launch!! And I’m very excited about that! As of just a couple of weeks ago, I started a Facebook page and Instagram page. I’m not going to lie, I have a lot of work to do in that space (well, in every space) but I hope with time I’ll get better 🙂 I’d love to have you on the my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

My hope is to roll out new features that you’ll enjoy (crossing fingers). Of course, I’ll let you know when that happens.

THANK YOU so very much old friends and new friends for your support in my ventures.

Oh and thank you for taking the time to read this long post! 


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Read Decembers My Life in a Nutshell here

Please leave a comment below, if you’d like 🙂 


  • Renee
    February 3, 2015

    Great read!! I love hearing about all the wonderful things in your life! I can’t believe how big the boys are!!!!! Take care.

    • Rosa
      February 3, 2015

      Thank you Renee!!

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