Saturday, December 31, 2011

Everything must come to an end.

And so shall 2011.

This year has definitively been a roller coaster for me with unexpected turns and twists but is has been a great year. I married the love of my life, became an aunt for the second time, have gotten to know and met wonderful people that will hopefully become lifelong friends and lost a few friends that didn't deserve my friendship. Today, at the end of the year I'm grateful for all that has happened because I have grown and matured spiritually and in many other ways.

Here's to welcoming 2012! I know for a fact that this year will be an awesome year full of adventures and good changes. Have a great day y'all. Drink & Party Responsibly ;)

Hasta next year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Today we celebrated the birthday of the greatest man in history, Jesus. He had no servant yet they called him master. He had no degree yet they called him teacher. He had no medicine yet they called him healer. He had no army yet kings feared him. He won no military battles yet he conquered the world. He committed no crime yet they crucified him. He was buried in a tomb yet he lives today. He came and died in that cross for you.

***I saw this on facebook the other day and decided to share it here, today.

Happy Birthday Jesus!!!
Hoped you all had a Merry Christmas!

6 Months.

"There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal, no door that enough love will not bridge, no wall that enough love will not throw down, no sin that enough love will not redeem... It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough, you could be the happiest and most powerful being in the world..." Emmet Fox

A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time. ~Anne Taylor Fleming

Saturday, December 24, 2011

:( Sad.

Today has made it to #3 in my top 5 worse days of my life.

I feel so hurt and sad and betrayed. And to top it of tomorrow is Christmas and I have to be at work in 1 hour. I sure hope my night gets better and that I have a better day tomorrow. My SIL is coming from Cali with her husband and 9 months old baby boy. I can't wait to see her and have a glass of wine with her and pour my heart out. I need a friend right now and I think she'll understand.

I'm a believer that everything happens for a reason and as hard as the devil is trying to bring me down I will not allow it. He will not win the battle or war because I have God by my side and I know he will help me win. I know I will win this.

Happy Christmas Eve!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

May you have a blessed and happy day. I'm thankful for having you as a mother and I'm sorry for any trouble I might have cause you growing up. You're my best friend. Thank you for always being there for me. I love you!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Toothfairy is real and cheap.

Or at least according to my son she is lol.

A little over 2 weeks ago my son lost his first tooth. He was so excited and so were we. We ended up putting money under his pillow, $7. When he checked under the pillow and saw that his tooth was gone and there was money instead he came out of his room screaming "Mami Mami the tooth fairy is real the tooth fairy is real". I wish I had a camera, his happiness was priceless.

A week after that his second tooth fell out. Again he was excited and couldn't wait for bedtime so that he can put his tooth under the pillow.

The next day he had forgotten all about it and so did we. When he was reminded by his uncle about it he headed straight for his room. Steven and I just looked at each other worried. I managed to stop him and distract him long enough for his dad to go put money under the pillow.

After going to his room he came back to me and said in his serious voice "mom the tooth fairy is cheap", I asked him why and he said "because last time she left me a lot of money. And this time she only left me $1. OMG. I was almost in tears from how hard I was laughing. However he was serious! He was mad that he only got $1.

We had to explain to him that the first tooth is more special etc etc.

Didn't I tell you my son was a character. This is just a glimpse at my everyday life with my son. He sure knows how to make me smile :D

This picture is him at 7 months and 5 years old. He still have the same face and same dreamy eyes :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

School's Out!!!!

December 13 took forever to come. WOW!

But boy am I glad school is finally over.
At least for the semester it is. Why is it that it always seems to get harder towards the end? I don't get it. I loved my classes at the beginning of this semester. I took Microbiology and Statistics. Micro is just so interesting. And I love how the professor teaches it. She's awesome in lecture but the meanest professor ever in lab. I have to admit that although lab was also interesting I got nothing out of it. We did some fun experiments yes but I just wasn't into it. I was more into the lectures. Learning about the types of viruses and bacteria and why they are good or bad. How they harm us or help us. It was all mind-blowing. I'm definitively keeping that book lol.

My Statistic class in the other hand was HELL! I don't know my final grade but it better be at least a C. I will settle with a C and never look back again as long as I don't have to repeat it. I will probably never need it in life and if I do then I'm screw because I seriously got nothing out of it. Well hopefully I got a C :).

So. Here's to a great start to my winter break. Let the holidays be joyful and wonderful, let the weather behave, and let the break take its time before the spring semester decides to come.

Happy Holidays Y'all!

It's been 13 years

Since my father's death. And I still seem not to be over it. I mean come on, is it really that easy to get over such a tragic phase in your life?

For 13 years I've felt like part of me is missing. And in fact I am missing something. I'm missing the memories of a father & daughter talks, dances, boyfriend introductions, punishments, and so on. And most importantly a father's pride.

I remember being mad and jealous of those who had a father but wouldn't appreciate them. Or those fathers that have kids and don't bother to call them or get to know them. These last years however, I've met other individuals who have also lost their father and they can share my pain. I no longer feel alone. I've realized that I am not the only one. That I'm not alone. And in a weird way it makes me feel good. Like I have someone to vent to and that will understand me. That will give me the words of encouragement that I need.

I do have my brother and sister to talk about my feelings but is not the same. They were too little when he passed and they hardly remember him. Their memories of him are very vague.

Then you have my son. A 5 year old that has the biggest heart. I remember just a year, year and a half ago when he asked me where my daddy was. I, of course, told him the truth. That he had passed when I was young in an accident and he went to heaven. And ever since he learned how to pray he has asked God to please let him be a doctor so that he can fix my daddy's brain (he had brain surgery) and I can see him again. Other days I hear him praying and he asks God to let him go to heaven when he dies so that he can meet his mommy's daddy and so that I can be happy because they are together. My eyes get watery every time I replay this memory. It's so touching and I feel so blessed to have a son with such a heart and faith. I know my father would be so proud to have him as a grandson if he was living. They would of had a great relationship.

I miss my father so much. I hope that where ever he is that he is watching over us and is proud of what we've done with our life. I hope he sees how much we miss him and love him.

"Thoughts today,
Memories forever.

Remembering you,
As time goes by.

Sadly missed,
Lovingly remembered.

Always in our thoughts,
Forever in our hearts.

Forever remembered,
Forever missed.

A little tribute, small and tender,
Just to say we still remember.

The tears in my eyes I can wipe away,
The ache in my heart will always stay."


I love you daddy!

Monday, December 12, 2011

How Sweet...

are our videographers.

I just got a package in the mail from Gabriel and Caritza. They are the couple that recorded our special day for us and Caritza, the makeup artist, has done my makeup in several occasion.

We got a Christmas card and a glass ornament that says "Our first Christmas as Mr. & Mrs."

This was very sweet of them and we are so grateful to have chosen them to be part of our day. He also did our Save The Dates and Engagement video. They are very talented and make an excellent team. I wish them both the very best in their personal and professional life.

To check out more of their work please visit their website and blog. You will love them as much as we do.

Thank you guys!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Weekend Recap

A lot of fun things have happened the past several days. Let's recap shall we.

First of let me just say:

Hello there December. Is nice to have you around for awhile. I've missed you but you just got here and you're already leaving me broke.

On Friday one of my friends had a party for her husband's birthday. Unfortunately for me I had to work and couldn't make it. DH went by with our son and stayed awhile. My friend sent me delicious Ecuadorian food that her mom made and a piece Tres Leche cake, my favorite kind of cake :)

Saturday after I got home from work I took a 3 hour nap then I got up and got ready to meet a dear friend from a VIP board that I'm a part of. We've met once before while we were both still on the planning process of our wedding but this was the first time we saw each other after both weddings. It was nice seeing her again and talking about anything and everything. We had lunch at a Thai restaurant in Landsdale, PA and it was delicious. :) We ended up ordering a plate to go for the husbands. Here we are right before we said our goodbyes.

Later that night Steven and I went to his fathers house to watch the boxing fight. It was Cotto (Puertorican) vs Margarito (Mexican) and it was a rematch. The first time around Margarito had cheated by wearing "plaster-like" substances under his boxing gloves. I saw that fight in 2008 and it broke my heart to see Cotto take such beating. He ended up giving up towards the end because as he put it "he felt like he was getting hit with cement". His face was all messed up. But he put up a great fight and made it to the 11th round. Margarito got caught cheating in his fight with Mosley where they checked his gloves and allowed him to fight since he got caught within minutes of the fight starting. Mosley gave him a beating obviously because he had to go out there on his own without his "gauze" like he says it was. BS!

This rematch was A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!! Cotto won of course. Margarito's doctor stopped the fight because Margarito lost sight from one eye (the same eye that Pacquiao punched out of it's socket during their fight in Texas) and he was worried that if he would let the fight continue Margarito was going to have health issues from it. This fight was better than I expected. They both put up a great fight there's no doubt about it but Cotto rocked Margarito jajaja. Just take a look for yourself.

*A video in YouTube have not been posted yet. When it does I will be adding it right here.*

Sunday, today, my son lost his first tooth. I knew it was going to happen any given day because that tooth was super loose. That was the first tooth that came out too as a baby. Ohh where is the time going?! He also has 3 more that are about to fall out soon. Maybe his dentist will just take them out on his next appointment in two weeks. Just look at him missing a tooth and still handsome lol.

After church we all headed to a Peruvian restaurant that we frequent and had dinner there. As expected food was delicious :) then it was time for some cleaning and wine drinking ;) what a weekend.

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Our Christmas Tree/Decor

Christmas is my favorite holiday. Again I'm not too happy I'm not celebrating it in my own house this year either but I'm healthy and with my loved ones and that's enough for me. Let's just keep our fingers crossed for a Christmas of my own next year shall we ;)

What kind of decorations do you have around your house?