Grow through what you go through!

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Life has really been testing me these past few months…you know like the times where you ask yourself,” how can I have this much bad luck?”. Is it luck? or is it meant for me? Where you question your faith and your entire existence?? haha ok maybe that’s a little to far!  I know everything happens for a reason and I’ve gone through my share of bad experiences in life and I can say I’m a pretty strong human being but sometimes you can’t help that a situation gets the best of you.  As hard as the situations have been I’ve learned to take everything as a lesson, learn from it and move on, never dwell on what is out of your control. You decide whether you are going to let it bring you down or you will walk away with your head held high as you remind yourself that you are a badass!! When my friends and I want to complain about something we use the phrase, “It’s all mental”, because technically it is! Our minds are so quick to pick our emotions for us and we don’t realize it! We are so quick to over analyze and put negative thoughts in our minds when we should be doing the opposite. We under estimate the power of our minds just like we can put negative thoughts we can put powerful thoughts back  in. I hope that if anyone ever is feeling discouraged don’t! When one door closes, many more open up.

Remember you are not what you are going through, you are not the circumstances you are in. You are what you believe you are and what you deserve, so always believe you are nothing but GREATNESS!!

XOX

Adri Castro

Fear Of The Unknown

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So early this morning we had a doctors appointment because Ayden has had this horrible cough that just didn’t want to go away.

So we saw the doctor and turns out that it might be allergies that might be swelling up his nostrils causing mucus to run down his throat instead of his nose ( because of how swollen his nostrils are) causing Ayden’s cough. So she decided to do blood work for allergy testing and Ayden instantly freaked out which he’s usually so good at the doctors. We are in and out of the doctors office due to his history, it made me so terribly sad for him not knowing what was going to happen, not knowing what he was going to feel etc. No matter how many times I told him how fast the process would be I couldn’t tell him not to be scared because I am not Ayden and I can’t not express what he was feeling inside. I just wanted to express to him that he’s been through so much more that he could even understand at the moment. One day he is going to realize how blessed he is, how much he’s gone through and how he should be the bravest little boy and is the bravest boy I know. Even though I tell him everyday and I told him then he doesn’t understand the extent of his strength but he will someday but for now, as his mother I will remind him.  The love of a mother for their kids will always and is like no other, i’m sure all you mamas agree with me.

We should be receiving the blood results within a week hoping everything turns out well, I shall keep you guys update.

Love you guys!

 

 

Cancun Mexico 2017

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We were blessed to go to Cancun Mexico this summer and it was an AMAZING experience!! We couldn’t have chosen a better destination for our family vacation. The main reason why we chose Cancun was because of the beaches. Ayden and Aubrey are beach bums they can be in the water all day long!! The beaches were so beautiful we were able go scuba diving and swim with fish and had so many more activities for the entire family.  The number of beaches you can go to are literally endless and there’s not one  beach that would disappoint you!! Heres a video from our trip and few pictures hope you guys enjoy!!!

 

 

 

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Aubrey’s 7th Birthday Fiesta!

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We decided to go with “The Book of Life” theme which was about The day of the Dead or El Dia De Los Muertos. I feel this theme was very close to my heart not only because we celebrated Aubrey’s 7th birthday but I was able to incorporate a piece of our families culture and that made it even more special. We still have most of our family back home in Mexico so to feel like we were able to recreate a day that is well known from our roots and culture was amazing.

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Backdrop @shopoliposa, Cake@kellyssweetstreats

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Cake: @kellyssweettreats, Skull couple I found at Homegoods the sombrero I bought at the Mercadito in LA and the flower crown I made on my own from Dollar Tree flowers, I bouquet that included about four, fiver flowers were only one dollar! The skull table runners are from Target.

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Cupcakes @kats_sweets, seriously the best cupcakes I’ve ever had!

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Their outfits were both purchased at El Mercadito in LA. Everything was surprisingly super cheap and really good material.

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Day of the Dead skull and Piggy (Chuy) Apples by cakepops @popmania

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Papel Picado Flags @sewfancyboutique. The cups for the center pieces, table runner and paper flowers were also purchased at El Mercadito in LA.

Hope you guys enjoyed a little piece of Aubrey’s birthday!

Counting the Days…

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So Sunday finally Ayden & Bree get back from their vacation!!

I just want to share some quick pictures that my mom has sent to me since she left..

Ayden dressed up as Juan Diego at the Basilica of Our Lady Of Guadalupe.
Ayden dressed up as Juan Diego at the Basilica of Our Lady Of Guadalupe.

Coming from a mexican family we have this belief where you make a promise to a saint in return for a miracle or something you really want. It could be anything to passing a test, to curing a family member, getting a job it could be anything. Last year Ayden was very sick my mom had made a promise that if  Ayden would get well, she would dress him up as Juan Diego (a saint) and take him to The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe or also called “The Villa” and this year my mom had the privilege to do that.

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Bree in Veracruz and her cousins on the way to the Beach. If anyone knows hers you know how much she loves the ocean I mean look at her face!!