Goodbye — For Now

My very first Say Hola Lola post (actually it was called Live Love Travel Souls back then) was over six years ago. Never did I imagine this little ole’ blog would mean so much to me. It became a place to inspire, divulge, vent, relive, accept and document what has been the most rewarding yet one of the most challenging times in my life. I shared pieces of my life that probably belonged in a diary — not out in public, but I wanted to be real. I wanted parents of children with special needs to know they were not alone. But more importantly, I wanted to show that life does go on. And that life, while different than what you had expected, is full of love, happiness,...
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A Look Back

And just like that another year has passed. I have no complaints about 2013 as it was a good year to our little family. In truth, no year should ever be banished as a “bad year” because with all the bad always comes good. Experiences are learned from, lessons are always taught, tears may be shed but laughter is never far behind. If motherhood has taught me one thing, it’s that you can’t control everything. You can only do your best to cherish the good moments and blossom with knowledge and strength through the challenges. It may have taken an incredibly special little girl to help teach me this – and believe me, I’m still a work in progress – but I’m trying and I’ll keep reflecting on...
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Just Living

Over the past couple of weeks, I have made a valiant effort to sit down and write a post. But each time, I had to think and think about what to write about. This is rare for me because as you all know…I always have something to say. This blog started out in Costa Rica. It was originally called “Live Love Travel Souls” and it was pre-marriage and pre-Lola. Rob and I thought we were going to be trekking around to various adventures and the blog would be a great way to share our newfound lives with our family and friends in the States. Then I became pregnant so I was prompted by Rob to write about my pregnancy in a foreign country. Then we got married so...
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Changes

I should have known my emotional state was off when I teared up when watching the Coke commercial (yes, that bad) with Jay-Z. The one where a woman has her feet hanging out of a car window while the breeze from the open window appears to be refreshing her spirit. I wondered if I would ever be that young, free soul again. Would I lay back in Rob’s arms while Lola drives her crazy old parents around and laugh out loud with the joy I was feeling? I’m well aware there was something much deeper than a silly commercial tugging at my emotions. But rather than fighting and kicking that lurking feeling away, I decided to take a closer look within to try and figure out what I...
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Ramblings

I know I’ve been a bit silent on the blog lately and to be honest, I guess I haven’t had much to say. The thing about having people that follow your blog daily (thank you!!!), they expect to see content. But we’ve had a lot going on in our personal lives, we’ve been busy here at the hotel and Lola has just been her happy little self. While our days at work are broken up, we haven’t had a day off since the end of July and I think I’m just tuckered out. I need a break. I guess I could use a bit of extra sleep too even though Lola does sleep 8 – 10 hours at night. I could use a bit of mindless reading while...
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