Trip to Oregon

Last week I went on a trip with my special friend, Dannie to Salem, Oregon to see his family.

It was my first Stone visiting that part of the United States and I had a wonderful time there.

Dannie’s family was nice and we enjoyed spending time with them.

We had a rental car and we put over 975 miles on it in the five days we were there.

We went to Salem, Newport, Bend, Portland and Vancouver, Washington.

Here are some of the pictures I took. I can’t wait to visit Oregon again. And I can’t wait for the next adventure with Dannie.

#blessed #specialfriend #oregonroadtrip #sistersoregon #bendoregon #salemoregon #multnomahfalls

Random Pictures

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. Life is good and just trying my best to be happy and appreciate the people I have in my life. Here are some random pictures I’ve taken lately.

A boot that is in Wimberley, Texas.
My GMC Terrian hitting 70,000 miles.
Can’t wait till the spring when the flowers are out.
Lemon tree at my dad’s house.

Happy New Year

To all my Family and Friends,

Happy New Year!

Let’s see what 2020 has in store for us. Let’s move forward and remember what is important.

I saw this and it pretty much says what I want to do in 2020.

May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations on your life. Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness.


2019 — End of a Decade

Well, I’m sitting here thinking about all that has happened in the past decade and there have been some major things that happened, as well as many, many other things.

Here are some:

2010 — my mom, Lydia M. Garza died

2014 — my brother, Joe M. Garza died

My nephew, Brad and niece, Pam, both got married

I turned 50 in 2016

I had some surgeries: gall bladder, gastric sleeve, hysterectomy

I lost over 200 lbs

I’ve traveled to South Carolina, Kentucky, Mexico and Florida

I got a new car, GMC Terrian, on my own

I have some great friends in my life

I met some great people

I’ve been on two cruises

I met a fabulous man, who I love

I’m a cancer survivor and still fighting that battle right now

Those are just a few things that I’ve gone through this past decade. All of it has made me into the person I am today. I am stronger and hopefully a little wiser with all I’ve been through. I’m looking forward to what the next decade has in store for me.

So, let’s remember this past decade and move forward to What’s Next.

New Friendships

For past six months I have been participating in a walking challenge. It is a challenge on the Samsung Health app.

The goal is to have over 200,000 steps a month. It’s been fun doing the challenges. But an unexpected surprise is the new friends that I have meet on there.

We all have the same goals and when we challenge each other, we encourage each other to do our best.

I have chatted with these new friends on the app and some I have even chatted on our cell phones.

It amazes me how you can meet someone online and create a friendship. i feel so blessed that our paths crossed.

So this is a shout out to Tom. Thanks for being a friend. I’m looking forward to our challenges and conversations.

The Meg

For the past couple of days I have been watching this movie over and over.

The Meg

A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed – the megalodon shark .

The film stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis

Sometimes there is a movie that I like to play in the background while I am at work or doing something else and this is one of those movies. Each time I play it, I catch something that I miss.

It’s a pretty good movie and I’ll probably watch a couple of more times. And will probably do the same when the sequel comes out.

Thanks, Jesse for access to your movies.

Samsung Health

This past November 2018, an old friend from high school introduced me the the Samsung Health Challenge.

Samsung Health provides core features to keep up your body fit and healthy. It will record and analyze your daily activities and habits to help maintain successful diet and lead healthy lifestyle.

The Challenge is to get 200,000 steps a month.

This was something that I thought I could never do. But with losing almost 200 pounds, having a friend push me and motivate me, I’ve beat the goal each month since.

Here is my record step count since I started.

I have see where I rank out of the over 1.3 million people who signed up for the challenge. But I’m pretty happy at my numbers for April.

Now for May. My goal is 450,000 steps. And I’m going to do it!

Special thanks to Rob C, you motivated me to give my best.

Make it a great day.

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