Over Mother’s Day weekend I traveled to San Diego to spend time with my family. I asked my mom if we could make tortillas the way we used to many years ago with my grandmother. During our little cooking and photography session she began telling me of her youthful days growing up in Mexico. She grew up in the countryside where there was a much slower pace to life and every day was lived in the present moment. Lately, I’ve been craving the countryside life. I want to experience that world- if only for a short while. I dream of living amongst nature, having my own vegetable garden and cooking delicious meals and enjoying them out in the warm sunshine with the people I care about. My mom's storytelling and these photos inspire me to do just that.