"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And I believe in miracles."
~ Audrey Hepburn

3.23.2011

María & María


(Mom & Nana chillin' at Stabucks. Nana read the bible while
 Mom attempted to call her entire phone book via Gmail)

All week my nana was dying to see the giant statue of the Virgin Mary that sits 
atop of Cerro San Cristóbal. We had to wait until Thursday, however, because it was really
 cloudy earlier in the week, and we wanted to get a clear, unobstructed view of the city.




When Thursday came and the sun was shining, my nana was so excited! 
Her excitement was contagious and the three of us energetically climbed the 200 steps 
to the top of the hill (after we took a cable car that went 300 meters into the air).






 The view from the top was incredible. What is more, the feeling at the top was incredible. 
The combination of the lush garden, which bragged tons of beautiful 
plants & flowers, and the soft, spiritual music wafting out of strategically
 placed speakers resulted in all of us feeling so overwhelmingly at peace.
We actually sat up there for quite some time, just soaking in the atmosphere.






Before leaving the hill, we stopped by a beautiful little 
chapel that was tucked away, behind the trees. 






Overall, nice afternoon :)




It was St. Patrick's Day so in the evening my mom came out with me & my friends,
where we tried to teach Chilean bartenders how to make Irish Car Bombs...
Major fail... haha ♥

5 comments:

Sarah Dozier said...

you and your mama are SO beautiful and your nana is the sweetest/cutest woman ever!

:)

VanOosten said...

Awwwww :) very nice!

Marcella Alyssa said...

Hahah thanks Sarah. And seriously though, she really is the cutest person ever!

& thanks Brandi! :) At least I think it is you... haha

Bryan Murray said...

I'm gonna take a wild guess and say that your new background picture of Santiago is from this trip. Which reminds me, are you still taking a photography class over there or did you not get into that one :/

Marcella Alyssa said...

Didn't get into it :(