Weekend Savors | Ultra, Ombre Hair + Coloring Kiddos
Because the week is filled with hectic schedules and not as much family time as I'd like, I love love LOVE to savor our family togetherness through the lens on the weekends. This is the most special time because we're all together the entire weekend and being with my family (and capturing it all) is my number one passion of all. :)
This weekend, I was supposed to head to Florida to see my good friend. BUT...I had a hair appointment with a new stylist at 9 and I ended up rescheduling with my friend because I figured I'd be there all morning and then with a 3 hour drive, I wouldn't get there till late and I really wanna spend some GOOD quality time with her.
Luckily, she's AWESOME and she totally understood!! I can't WAIT to see ya, Punch!! :)
Even though I was home all weekend, I still had lots to I SAVOR (through my iPhone lens)!! I'm a HUGE fan of DANCE music. I have been for quite some time. I really fell in LOVE with it when I was in college, though.
I had my fun DANCING to techno music in Gainesville, but 10 years later, I NEVER thought DANCE music would be SO big here in the states.
Ultra Music Festival is a festival that brings DJs from all over the world to Miami.They also have festivals all over the world, too, throughout the year. It's A HUGE fest these days and it's literally one BIG dance party. I remember going down to Miami for Winter Music Conference waaaaay back, but man, it wasn't as big as it is now.
What I LOVE the most about this festival is how it brings the world together. It's the same reason why I LOVE the Olympics and the World Cup. The Olympics and the World Cup bring the world together with sports BUT Ultra brings the world together through music and DANCE!!!
All three days, you see everyone with their flags that represent their country and when asked where the fans were from they were from all over...Egypt, Mexico, Chile, California, New Jersey, just to name a few.
We're all ONE and it's all about UNITY...whether at ULTRA, the Olympics or the World Cup...and it's such a BEAUTIFUL thing...and something I absolutely LOVE!!
What's GREAT about ULTRA is that they live stream the entire festival. So I don't have to go and be squished and surrounded by kids that are 10 to 15 years (or more!) younger than me. I'd still give anything to be there for just one day...in the back, away from the crowd, just dancing and feeling the positive VIBE of it all.
But...I FEEL that positive vibe on the live stream, SO, I can only imagine how it FEELS live!! WOW!!
There's a lot of media hype that comes with this type of festival. But all that media hype I stay far away from. I'm not part of that hype. To me, it's all about the music...it's all POSITIVE, happy and it just makes me FEEL alive!!
It's a pure natural high for me!! It always has been!!
I was LUCKY to spend my entire weekend tuning in when I got some time. Especially after the kiddos went to bed!! Awwwww yeah!!
This was my Friday night!! I miss my home state and my home in south Florida!! :)
If you haven't heard Kaskade, oh man!! His set was AMAZING!! :)
I didn't go to bed until way past midnight!! WAAAAAY past my mama bedtime. And then I got up early to go this FABULOUS salon.
This was first time at Gracie's Boutique and Salon and I just fell in love with it. My new stylist, oh WOW!! She's incredible!! I owe it all to my first babysitter that I hired here in NOLA. If it wasn't for her posting her new fabulous hair on Facebook, I would have never found this place. A.MAZ.ING! :)
I have my funky hair back!! YAAAY!! It's taken me 7 years!! :)
After my visit to the salon, I finally picked up my "first day of Spring" tulips. When we lived in Virginia, my friend, who's born and raised there, said she always buys tulips on the first day of Spring. I thought, "what an AWESOME idea!!" and I've done it ever since.
There's nothing better than having beautiful, bright colored tulips after a long, gloomy winter. :)
That afternoon, I snuck in more time to listen to ULTRA on my iphone. I was sitting in my rocker and my little lovey was laying by me. I just couldn't help but SAVOR the way she looked here.
Then when she did this... oh man!! Every day she's looking more and more grown up!!
And when she sat up like this...I had to snap her some more.
Then her chill time was over and it was back to play time. "Where did Camille go??"
"Here I am, Mommy!"
More ULTRA for me that night!! This was when Alesso was on!! SO GOOD!!! And, SO FUN!!
In between ULTRA, I was keeping up with our game. I'm SOOOO excited that our boys are going to the Final Four. Woooooo!!! GO GATORS!!
Sunday, while I was vacuuming, D was on the floor with our little ones, who were coloring. Now, this isn't easy to do with Luca.
He's starting to color on the paper, but he'd rather run off with the crayon and try to color anything he see's in the house, while laughing as hard as he can. Yes, this IS a big game to him.
I was thrilled that I SAVORed this little sibling coloring moment.
My weekend ended with more DANCE music. OH YEAH!! This right here was when David Guetta was on. It was AWESOME!!
But, I have to say, Tiesto's set, I can't STOP listening to it. I think it was my FAVORITE of all. There's SO much LOVE in his set it's unbelievable!! Talk about FEEL GOOD music!! OH MAN!! SO GOOD!!! Eeeeeeee!!
Thank you ULTRA and all the DJ's that played such amazing sets!! I'm now set for the next year with workout music. Woohoo!! :)
(all iPhone pics edited with the PicTapGo App)
So tell me...
What did you SLOW DOWN + SAVOR this weekend?
Until next time...
Life IS so so good...SAVOR it up!