Feliz dia de las madres


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This weekend, we’ve been hanging out around the house since little Livi is under the weather. We had an amazing morning on Friday with a beautiful Mother’s Day brunch at her new school, and then we headed to the zoo for a couple of hours to see the animals and pet the goats. Friday night is when she started to get sick, and we’ve been laying low so she can recover. It breaks my heart to see her not feeling well -especially since she’s usually such an energetic little thing- but selfishly, I love the extra snuggles. Yesterday, she fell asleep in my arms while resting on the couch, and I watched Fools Rush In with her curled up next to me. For the first time in so very long, she felt like a newborn again.

It was a reminder of how quickly time passes even though some days feel longer than others. Even on nights like Friday night, when all of our clothes have to be immediately thrown in the washer, all I can do is laugh and know that these really are the good ol’ days. They’re happening right now. Last night, I already got the best gift: a big sleepy kiss and an “I love you mama” that melted my heart.

Today, we’ll likely spend most of the day in our pajamas, and I feel so blessed to get to spend time with the people who made me a mom. While I miss my mom, nanas and stepmom today, I’m thankful to have people to miss this much.

Hope you have a wonderful day, and a “Happy Mothers’ Day” to all the mamas out there <3 See ya later tonight.


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  1. Happy Mother’s Day to you and your sweet family!!! 🙂

  2. Liv is so beautiful! Especially in that last picture – what a grown up little lady!

  3. Happy Mother’s Day Gina! Livi looks so grown up! Enjoy your day together.

  4. Feliz dia guapa! 🙂

  5. Lovely! Happy Mother’s Day 🙂

  6. Happy Mother’s Day, Gina 🙂

    I bet that was fun to visit her new school. Get well soon little lady!!

    Enjoy these “good ole days” 😉

  7. Jennifer says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Gina. All the best to Livi as she gets better. Getting into the HIIT workout today for my Sunday exercise 🙂
    Hope you have a great day

  8. happy mother’s day, gina! i’m sorry that livi is feeling under the werather, but i hope you get to enjoy lots of snuggles with her today 🙂

  9. That sounds like such an amazing Mother’s Day! You make me excited to make my own traditions when I have kids some day :)!

  10. Happy Mother’s Day!

  11. Happy Mother’s Day!

  12. I hope she feels better soon! Have a wonderful Mothers Day!, and Happy Mothers Day to all the Mum’s in your life, sounds like you are blessed with many 🙂

  13. this made me cry <3 happy mother's day! and love to Livi! I hope she's better soon

  14. katelyn says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Gina! Also, it looks like you are wearing the polar loop in the photo at school- could you give a quick update on the loop vs the fitbit… PRETTY PLEASE 🙂

    • Fitnessista says:

      i REALLY wanted to write this in my review, but i asked polar and they wanted me to keep it to only talking about their brand instead of a comparison:
      i like the loop better than the fitbit. the band of my fitbit was gnarly. even though they said it’s waterproof, water and sweat from teaching zumba would get into the band and it felt pretty unsanitary to me. i like that the loop is one piece and very easy to clean. it also seems to be more accurate. the only bummer is that it’s kind of enormous. i notice that no matter which one i’m wearing, i feel more inspired to be active that day and get to my daily steps 🙂
      hope this helps a little!

  15. Happy Mother’s Day! She looks so much like you!

  16. Yaara Leve says:

    Happy Mama’s Day Gina!
    You and Livi look so pretty in that pic! Where are your sandals from? They are so cute with that dress. I hope you had a lovely day! It’s also so nice that you are close with your mom and nana. You guys make a great team.

  17. Happy Mother’s Day! Hope your little feels better soon!

  18. Happy Mother’s Day, sweetie 🙂

  19. Happy Mother’s Day! It’s sad when kiddos are sick, but it does result in some pretty great snuggles. 🙂

  20. Happy Mother’s Day!!

  21. Hope Livi feels better soon! Happy Mother’s Day!

  22. Jasmine says:

    This was so sweet and heartfelt! I hope you really enjoyed your Mother’s Day 🙂

  23. Happy Mother’s Day Gina! Hope Livi is feeling better by now!

  24. Happy Mother’s Day! Hope Liv is feeling better soon 🙂

  25. So sweet. Love the pictures. Hope you had a great Mother’s Day despite Livi being sick.

  26. xoxo
    Happy Mothers day!!

  27. Happy Mother’s Day!

  28. Happy Belated Mother’s Day! Hope your little lady is feeling better today!

  29. Cassie Vaughn says:

    Love these pics!

  30. Fools Rush In will always be my fave, love Salma!

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