Wednesday, August 31, 2011

No More!

Although this song is pretty old I feel like I can relate to it right now.
Sometimes life throws you unexpected surprises which sometimes are good while other times not so good. I've mention several times already that I had something happened in my life a couple of weeks ago and it was life changing. It makes me feel betrayed, hurt, sad, you name it. And this is something I've decided to take on and fight it. Whether I'm making a mistake on taking it on and not letting it destroy my life is something that only time will tell. I believe that things happen for a reason and what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. With time my wounds will heal and it'll make me a better and stronger person.

"My favorite part of this song is when she says:
Only God knows where the story ends for me
But I know where the story begins
It's up to us to choose
Whether we win or loose
And I choose to win"

I choose to win! I will not let this overcome me or destroy my beliefs.
Only God can judge me and only he decides the end.

Have a blessed day ya'll!

Good Wednesday Morning

Pictures were taken Tuesday morning, at about 7:30am

It's been a little over a week that I started the fall semester at college and my new job. You know, the one I kept talking about that was night shift. Yea well that's not working out like I thought it would. I mean seriously. Just look at the picture. I've been into the sun lately. It's just so pretty. How can a girl fall asleep after getting out of work to a beautiful morning like that. Although it has been a bit
chilly for my liking. You can definitively tell that fall is right around the corner and it
makes me sad to think that summer is almost over :(

On another note Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. The nice colors, cool weather, falling
leaves, cute outfits and shoes :) not to mention Halloween, thanksgiving and then the holidays
that follow. I tell DH all the time that I want to relocate closer to a beach but honestly I
don't think I can live without my seasons. I don't like the freezing winter weather but I do
like snow. Of course only if I get to stay home from work and school and I don't have to drive
anywhere :)

Ok so back to my train of thought.

Working nights has been hard. Adjusting to a new sleeping pattern even worse. I've been sleeping 3-4 hours max for the past 9 days which makes me sleep deprive right about now. Today I plan on taking something that will knock me out for at least 7-8 hours before my 3rd night in a row 12 hour shift. Then I'll have 1 more shift and we'll be heading to Ocean City, MD for the weekend. Besides our wedding in Punta Cana, DR I have not been on any pool or beach whatsoever. What a shame. This has definitively been a rough and busy summer. I'm really looking forward to a weekend away. And I hope mother nature is nice with the weather after the recent earthquake and hurricane. I just want to have a normal end of summer weekend, whatever that is.

Bueno, hasta luego. Happy Hump Day!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Party is cancelled.

I'm so upset. I was looking forward to be throwing DH a surprise 25th birthday Bach. I've been planning it since like ever. Had everything booked and lots of things ordered :(

The reasons behind it are personal so I won't be sharing here just yet but by the looks of it we might be heading down to Ocean City, MD that weekend instead so it won't be all that bad.

I really wish I was able to still throw the party for DH but sometimes life throws us certain things that are out of our control and we just have to do our best to find the best way to handle them and move on. Well, whatever. More money for shopping and bills ;)

Now A Hurricane!

Are you serious?! Wasn't the earthquake enough?

The past week all I've heard is hurricane this, hurricane that. So annoying. I know the weather looks like it is going to be bad for the next few hours maybe even until Monday but let's just hope that it's nothing major that we need to be concerned about or worried on someone getting hurt. And please
Lord please let us have power. If we loose power I'm going to drive myself crazy with nothing to do at home. :(

I do recall being in a hurricane before in the Dominican Republic. If I recall correctly I was about 6-7 years old. It was pretty scary but my daddy was alive back then and he was home with us so it wasn't too bad.

Honestly I love the rain. I think is so romantic :) especially when you are home watching movies all day, eating, and cuddling with your loved ones. I remember in DR the roofs are made of this aluminum type thing we call "Cin". And when it rains it makes the best soothing sound in the world.

Is like music. So relaxing and comforting. Oohh how I miss those days.

Well I hope you all stay safe. Have a very good night ;)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Two Months

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
~Doug Larson

"I didn't married you because you were perfect. I didn't even married you because you gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults. And the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage".

- Thornton Wilder, The Skin of Our Teeth

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My First Earthquake

First of, I'm very mad at myself for not checking in here as often as I would like to. I know as of yet I don't have a big, or little for that matter, population of readers and followers but this blog wasn't designed just for that. It's to Chronicle my life as a married woman and to keep track of my achievements in life. So, my apologies.

Now. Just like it says it on today's title, earlier this afternoon I experienced my first earthquake. It wasn't bad at all but an earthquake indeed. I was sitting with my mom in her kitchen talking and DH (dear husband) was sitting in her living room with our son. Suddenly, we feel like the floor is shaking and my mom says "Ta emblando la tierra", translation: the earth is shaking. Then we just look at each other in disbelief and I turned to DH and then I look at her again and in fact the earth was really shaking. It was such an unusual and creepy feeling.

Within seconds it went from feeling like someone was stomping their feet to actually feeling the ground move underneath my feet. My mom once again said "Ta tembando la tierra" and rushed us all out. I ran to my sisters room to tell her to wake up and then I ran outside. And we saw everyone coming out of their apartments and houses to see what was happening.

A few minutes later it stopped and we went back inside. Me being me and depending on my facebook and twitter accounts to confirm our thoughts logged right on :) and in fact it was an earthquake. Crazy!

"USGS reports earthquake is magnitude 5.8; located 87 miles southwest of Washington DC" -twitter's breaking news.

Friday, August 12, 2011

More pictures were blogged!

I truly love my photographer. She did such an amazing job with all the pictures :) And she posted so many on her blog. It makes me feel special. Just click on the picture below and it will take you to her blog. Enjoy!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

I'm Pissed!

Some people sure know how to bring someone down from cloud nine!

Yesterday I left class early to go talk to an advisor about the application process to apply to the nursing program. I get there a few minutes early and the advisor I was meeting with told me to give her a few minutes that she will be right with me. I didn't mind, I was in no rush.

A few minutes later she asks me to follow her to her office and says "So, How can I help you?"

I tell her I wanted to know the process for applying. Since I previously had spoken with an advisor late last semester and he told me exactly what to do regarding my classes, etc. I didn't need much from her. Well. This lady tells me "You know is very hard to get into the program right. You might not get in. I mean I encourage you to apply and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you but know your chances are slim".

Are you kidding me???? Have you seen my grades? Are you even an advisor??? I was speechless. Completely in disbelief. How dare she bring me from cloud nine like that.

Of course I know that there's a 50/50 chance I get in or not and I shouldn't assume I will get in that easy because this program is very competitive. However, I've been working my behind off for almost 3 years now taking night classes and missing out on my son's and family's life to better myself and here she comes out of nowhere and instead of encouraging me she's making me feel like shit! (Excuse the language).

I was really caught by surprise. I'm here keeping a positive mindset, hopping for the best, killing myself with this science courses and so on for her to act like that. I could not wait to get out of her office. All I kept thinking was "I should report this lady (but not that nice)".

I'm sorry. I'm still in shock and I just needed to vent.

What do you think? Am I wrong for being so mad. There are a million ways she could of said things. Just like the other advisor told me, she could of said that the program is very competitive and there are a lot of students that apply for it but that I shouldn't give up and even if I don't get in there's still next year and other colleges. Even if she would of said what she said in a nicer tone I wouldn't of felt bad but this was just plain mean from her part.

Either way I will not let her bring me down. I will continue with my summer class and apply for the program and if I don't get in I will be blaming  her lol. Just kidding but seriously if I don't get in I'm going to feel so bad and miserable and I will just be heartbroken :(

So please wish me luck.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Shhh... Its a Surprise!

I'm planning a surprise 25th birthday party for my darling husband =)

I'm so excited! He complains all the time because I've never thrown him any parties or have done anything special for him so for a year now I've been saying that I want to throw him a birthday bach. Making it for his 25th is a great idea. Or so I think. This is what I have in mind.

-A few of his friends/cousins (and a few of mines)
-Lots of alcohol
-A funny and delicious  cake
-Red, black, & white balloons
-A few hookahs
-Some music
-Cute invitations
-Him being clueless :-p
- a HOT red, black, & white outfit for me
-A few appetizers
-My two baby girls (meaning my cameras)
-Some noise and dancing

= A FantaBulous Birthday Bach!

I can't wait to see his face. I hope he really does get surprise, I'm working so hard for all of this to come out as planned and if someone spoils the surprise I will NOT be a Happy Wife!!!

So far I've booked the Hookah Lounge, created the invitations in MS Publisher (see picture below, what can I say DIY projects are embedded in me), bought a few bottles, contacted his right hand boy, managed to keep it a secret from him :)

Things are looking good and I'm thrilled! Yaayyy!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Meet my new baby girl.

DH gave me this camera as a gift last Christmas (2010) because I was set on learning about photography. Not that I want to change careers and become a photographer, not at all. I'm too shy of a person for all that. I just wanted to upgrade my camera and take better pictures as I was inspired by my fabulous wedding photographer Julia Azcona and by a sweet couple with a family business in Allentown that does awesome work.

With the wedding plans, school, work, home, and everything in the in-between I had no chance to take out my baby girl for a walk in the park or even our backyard until just recently. 2 weeks before leaving to the Dominican Republic I took a photography course at our local Dans Camera. It was a beginners course so I didn't get much out of it because everything that the instructor said I had already learned through my other instructor Google :). But hey, repetition is the KEY right.

Still, in DR I was clueless to what I was doing. Luckily I had brought my point-and-shoot with me. I'm not letting her go just because. No no no. She's still my clubbing buddy and my answer to the question "who has a camera?" when we go out to random places. She's just so convenient.

Then almost two weeks ago I went to instructor Google again and got some great tips on Aperture and Shutter Speed. Right after work I headed home took out my baby and started shooting away until I got a few images I was happy with. Want to see? Ok I'll show you.

Ok. So maybe I got a little bit carried away but I like the way these photos turned out.
What do you think? Not bad at all right?

Like I said before, I'm not trying to change careers but having this skill cannot be harmful. If I can take awesome picture on some family gathering events and of my son, niece, and nephews I'll be a happy camper :). So come on, join me on this new adventure I've taken on and see where it takes me!