The countdown has begun for our trip to Denmark. It's exactly 1 week from today. We aren't packed yet, nor do I have any idea what I'm going to pack (I hear it's cold...I don't dress for the cold). Our plans haven't been finalized yet, and the house isn't clean yet (there is nothing worse than going on a trip, and coming home to a messy or dirty house). So we have lots to do before the trip, and I work the 2 days before we leave, so that pretty much leaves Monday for me to get everything done. Wish me luck!
I love my nanny so much!!! When comparing the two of us, I think that we have the same nose and cheeks. It's so wonderful to have such a special bond with your grandmother! This picture was taken at Frances' house on Christmas Eve.
Hmmm, it's been a while since we have had a Hall of Fashion post. I'm thinking that we need one soon. Maybe tomorrow I'll take pictures of some of the newest items added to my wardrobe. I'm absolutely obsessed with clothing, but the funny thing is that I spend most of my time in scrubs!
Well, today Miguel bought and gave me my birthday gift. A little early, but in preparation for our trip to Denmark, Miguel gave me the camera that I have wanted for a while...the Canon Digital Rebel. Can you belive it? I finally have the REBEL!!! Yay! I have only had it open for about 30 minutes, but I have already taken over 50 pictures! I can't wait to learn how to use it!
Merry Christmas to all of my loyal blog readers! This Christmas was wonderful! We had such a good time at my mom's house. Frances, Megan, Bianca, Danny, Roman, and Karen came over for dinner. We had a traditional Christmas dinner, which was very good! We all ate until we were completely stuffed. We listened to more great Christmas music, and Miguel and I got tons of great gifts. I think that the only thing we were missing was the rest of the family...Joel, Valerie & Yasmin are still in Guam (enjoying a great Christmas with Val's family), and Courtney & Richie are in New York enjoying their first Christmas there. Pictures will soon be posted at smugmug. I feel so blessed to have such an awesome family that cares about each other. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays because it is when we get to put everything to the side and show our family how much they mean to us.
So today was Christmas Eve. Our family always gets together to celebrate and open gifts. this year, the fun began at 5:30. We listened to salsa music, and christmas music, ate yummy food, and enjoyed the company of not only family, but Jenny & Emmett also. Felix made some coquito (which Miguel said was very good), and Frances made probably the best flan that I have had in a long time, and some awesome arroz con dulce. Yummy yummy yummy! Then we all opened gifts, and danced some more. Tomorrow we will do it all over again at my moms house. It's so awesome that our parents are good friends, because we never have to split holidays. My mom and nanny were at Frances' house tonight, and Frances and Felix will be at my mom's house tomorrow along with the rest of the family. We had an awesome time, and this was probably one of the best Christmas Eve's in a long time! Very memorable. Pictures will be posted at smugmug soon.
Last night we went to Frances' house to celebrate Megan's 18th birthday. We had so much fun dancing salsa, singing happy birthday, and eating cake. I remember when Meggy was just a little 4 year old girl, and all she would say was "mami, mami, mami, mami." What a beautiful young girl she has turned into. Photos of the event are on my smugmug site.
It seems that every year Miguel & I exchange gifts early. I was determined not to let that happen again this year. I was sticking to my guns about opening each other's gifts on Christmas morning. That was until I found out that I have to work Christmas morning. So I held out as long as I could, but gave in this evening. We lit up the Christmas tree, turned on all the Christmas lights, played some nice Christmas music, and exchanged gifts. I must say that Miguel did a very good job this year! Pictures of the event are posted on my smugmug site.
Today is my first day off after a 5 day stretch of working. I worked 56 hours this week, and I am tired! I was scheduled to work 60, but they let me come home a little early yesterday! Today I enjoyed just not being at work!
The end of a really long work week is finally here! I picked up a couple extra shifts this week, and it made the week so long! I worked Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Crazy, I am...I am crazy.
This year Joel & Valerie are going to be spending Christmas in Guam with her family, so we decided to have our Christmas gift exchange before they left. Everyone involved in the exchange came over for lunch Sabbath afternoon, and after dessert, we exchanged gifts!
Your heart is...romantic! Your heart is all about waiting for your true love. When you have your true love you always want to be with them! You truly care about them and they will be the frist thing in your whole life!
I just wanted to say thank you to all of my family & friends for your prayers and concern the other night. I should have known that the weather was going to be bad, and not to be out on the road in those conditions. I'm okay, praise God, and that is the most important thing. As for the car, so far it has approx. $875 worth of damage. It may be more once they get the car up on the lift. I'll be in a rental care until my car is repaired. I'm sorry that I scared everyone, but am very grateful for you concern. Thank you, and I am sorry.
Last night Miguel, Danny & I went to see Saves the Day at the Granada Theatre. I was so excited to see them. Miguel & I have seen them about 4 times live now, the last time being in Long Island, NY about 4 years ago. The first band to play was Emmanuel. Decent music, but (once again I'll say this) I didn't like the screaming. Next up was The Early Novemver. I actually really liked them. There wasn't any screaming and the music was good. I think that I liked it enough to buy the album. I'll probably get it sometime soon. Miguel didn't really like them much. In fact, he hated them. Not sure why? I thought it seemed like his kind of music. They are from Jersey, and the music really reminded me of east coast music. Pretty catchy...that's why I liked it. Next up was Saves the Day. I was a bit surprised about this. They were supposed to be the headlining band for the night, so when they appeared on stage 3rd, I was a bit disappointed. Now we weren't gonna get an encore. We have never seen them when they weren't headlining. We were thinking that things got changed up a bit because their label folded, and they didn't get their new album out, and they are looking for a new label now. Anyway, they played mostly old songs and like 2 or 3 new ones. The older of the old (my personal favorites) sounded kind of funny to me because Chris' voice has gotten higher in more recent albums. They actually played my all time favorite Rocks Tonic Juice Magic, and Miguel's favorite song Holly Hox Forget Me Nots. The crowd was so into them. The only annoying thing was that there was this like 15 year old girl standing behind us. We had an awesome spot. We went upstairs onto the balcony, and you could see the entire stage. Awesome view. Well, before Saves the Day came on, this girl asked Miguel if we (me, Miguel & Danny) would move so she can stand where we were. Miguel told her that we were gonna stand here, and that she could stand whereever she wanted. She started cursing at him and then backed off. So Saves the Day started and she was standing right behind Miguel and Danny. She was screaming at the top of her lungs in the highest pitch voice I have ever heard. Now I like to scream and sing during the show, but she was just ridiculous. So she would sing a little bit and then yell f*** yeah. It was piercing. After the Saves the Day set was over we decided to leave and not stay for the other band. Miguel walked away from our spot first, followed by Danny. Right as Danny was walking away the girl and her friend pushed into us and said "we need the be right the f*** here." Then the girl looked at me (who was only like 5'2"), and pushed me. I had had it by that point with her, so I pushed her back. She started yelling "what the f***." All I said back to her "I dare you to push me again." Let's just say that she didn't push me again. She really had some balls for purposely pushing me. I mean, yeah you get pushed and bumped into at shows, but she was obviously trying to start something. Then we left, and had a fun ride home. At the end of the set, Saves the Day said that they will see us again in March, so hopefully they will be back in Dallas, and on a night that we can see them...again!!!