Wednesday, December 31, 2008

24 minutes...

24 minutes left of 2008...

It's been a very exciting year. In the beginning of the year, I was excited about our apartment. This coming year we will have our own home. Looking back at my blog this past year just makes me realize how time flies and all of the things that I have accomplished and have been blessed with. I told Ron the other day that I still can't believe that we're married. It took us 10 years to do so, but it was worth the wait. We really planned our future life together to help us have a better life.

Things to look forward to in 2009...

Our new home. About 4 months left. =) Very excited, but very sad to be leaving the OC.

Francis and Michelle's wedding.

Grandma and Grandpa's 80th and 90th birthday.

Carlo graduating.

Making a baby (:P) after Francis and Michelle's wedding.

I'll leave it at that for now! 15 minutes left!!!

Have a safe and happy new year friends!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


The reason for the tracker in our previous post...

We bought a house a couple of months ago. End of October? It is a 3 story single family corner lot home with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a loft. This was not the previous lot that we wanted. Long story. To make it short, we got a better deal, same model w. more square footage, AND cheaper! It is a house that we looked at last year but knew we could not afford, but thanks to the buyer's market, it's ours. All ours! Still can't believe it. =) A brand spankin' new house! *sigh* Closing is in May. Ron and I are very excited. =)

Another project I have been working on. I think it's mighty cute! It's for Ron's Grandma's 80th Birthday. I am REALLY liking this whole invitation making thing!

I have yet to blog about the wedding! I kind of started but will release everything when it's totally finished. =)

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Spent our in the Bay with Ron's mom's side of the family. Good times as always!

Til next time!

Monday, November 10, 2008


The countdown begins..

Amazing..6 months...keeping our fingers crossed..

More on this later.. =D

Thursday, October 16, 2008

One of the best people I've worked with!

Surprised to see us on there....haha!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Been awhile..

Photos are finally uploaded...

I still need to update! =( Sorry! Work has truly been keeping me busy. Thank your teachers teaching you how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide...most of all read!

Someday I will update!! <3

Friday, August 8, 2008


Aloha! We're back from our honeymoon...well it's been a week since we've been back. Lots of recaps and photos from the wedding and honeymoon to come. Been so busy with the apartment and what not. =) Some teaser pics from our professional photographers.. =D

Monday, July 14, 2008

We're Married!

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It's been two days and it's hard to believe that we're married. Honeymoon starts next Monday. =)
Thanks to our friends who took these photos. Our professional photographer loved working with us so much that he offered us a gift..a free photo shoot at Disneyland. He said he's never worked with such a fun couple who was down for anything. =D

Blog on the whole wedding later. =) We've been trying to fix the apartment. As of right now, our entertainment system. I got Ron a 42" plasma TV. My brother got us a home theater system. And Ron's sister got us a PS3. We're totally set! Haha!

Oh .. and can you say ... CHA-CHING! Ron and I tried opening our envelopes the night of the wedding...1/4 thru we were tired and we were surprised to see that we were up 10Gs. =X Let's just say we received back everything we spent (not including the reception that my parents covered) + more. Total shocker. We didn't want to keep the money in our hands so we went straight to the bank today and even the bank teller was shocked. It was crazy.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Some Planning Stuff

I will start my post off with our gifts. ALOT of gifts! I am a gift giver! I love giving gifts! Love my pink and orange totes for my girls? =D I would love to show you what's inside, but I'm afraid you'll just have to wait til Thursday.

My Flower Girl Gift Bag

They will be wearing a tiara to match their cute dress. =D
For Our Moms
I would have loved to get them in pink, but in all honesty I don't think they'd use it. So we got one mom a white and brown one and the other mom a brown and brown one. =)

For Our Dads
I'd have to say shopping for men is harder than shopping for women! We knew we wanted to get our dad an everyday watch, but we were definetly on a budget. It took us forever to buy a watch for these two! For one, my dad has all the watches in the world and I don't know if anything can compare to his gazillion Rolex watches, so it was really hard for me to find a good everyday one. On the other hand, Ron's dad is glued to the watch he currently uses. So here they are...

For Ron's Dad:

And for my daddy..

Some other wedding stuff!

Escort Cards
Table Placement Stuff
Everything for each table was placed in a manila envelope for each table. Easier for my coordinator to place everything. =D Here you see the envelope, coloring book/crayons, place cards, and table number. What you don't see is the menu card, which I already put in. =D

The Programs
It's only a total of 3 pages!! It has ALL the readings in it too!
Behind the whole "love is..", when Ron and I first started dating he would clip out those comic strips and put it in our letters so it just stuck with us thru out the years. There are 4 different "love is" comics on our programs. =D (I didn't include one of the pages, because it had EVERYONE's name on it).

For our Money Dance
Instead of pinning the money onto us, they will place it in these "baskets" which my Jr. Bridesmaids will be holding.
The Coins
The Ring Pillow
*note to self---> Get Ron's promise ring!*
The Snack Bags which will be passed out AFTER the ceremony.

We made about 200 bags and each bag is only about $0.75 each!

The packing crew.
Moral support...haha..

This is part of the escort table where the escort cards will be placed in front of the frames. The left side are my grandparents, and parents wedding photos, and vice versa for Ron. It's a somewhat a surprise for his grandparents. =)
Pardon my wannabe fan napkin. Adult place setting
Kids place setting.

Well I'm off to pick up my dress! It got steamed. =)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

One more week!

"Life is not perfect. You will make mistakes, but each time you meet life's challenges together, you will grow wiser, stronger, and surer of your love."

Sometimes I get mad at myself for being too forgiving. I get mad and upset, but in the end I always forgive. Sometimes too easily. I mean, yeah I'm hurt and I'll have that in the back of my mind until it disappears, but I don't know if it's a good thing that I forgive easily and quickly. I've learned to speak my mind though because I feel that if I don't, the situation will only get worse. I don't want people to think, "Hey you hurt me, so you can hurt me again because I didn't say how I felt and I forgave you." It ain't going to work like that anymore.

Just a random rant. =)

I know I've been MIA but so much has been going on these past few weeks.

We finally spoke to our new priest who is so kick back compared to our previous one, though I will miss our previous one.

Last day of the school year was last, last Thursday. Same day, I officially got hired as a 6th grade teacher. What a way to start our married life! =D

My 6th graders and I. Teachers vs. 6th graders at a softball game. Teachers kicked butt.

I had a pre-bachelorette dinner with two of my girlfriends. Then last weekend I had my bachelorette weekend in San Diego which consisted of lollipop penis, drag queens, the beach, kinky toys, and pole dancing....yes pole dancing. I don't have that many photos. I'm still waiting on them from the other girls.

Ducks in our "backyard!"

Our "backyard."

Yes, those two are men. The one in the pink was gorgeous!

Since Monday I've been like the energizer bunny .. on wedding mode. Monday, I don't even remember what the heck I did.

Tuesday, met with our DJ. We have the coolest DJ! He DJs the Ducks and the Angel game AND he's even in theKnot magazine because theKnot had requested him to DJ one of their lovely parties. I'm so excited! After that, my niece and I had time to kill so we went to Victoria Gardens and bought myself a "just in case something spills on my wedding dress" dress. It's just a cute baby doll dress. I don't plan on changing into it, but it's there for emergency purposes. After that, we had my hair trial. I LOVE IT!!! I am so in love with my stylist! Now, my other MOH and even my jr. bridesmaid wants her to do their make-up too! I'm going to have two for the ceremony and one for the reception. I wish I could post pics, but I don't want to spoil it! So you'll just have to wait and see.

Wednesday ran errands, dropped off my dress to get steamed, and did a walk thru with Darcue,

Thursday, I got my fingerprints done for work and went for a Slim Wrap. I just went for the heck of it and lost a total of 8 inches off my body. I lost 1.5 inches off my freakin' waist! My brother was shocked when I came home cause he said I did look like I lost weight. Woot!

Yesterday I spent the whole day doing wedding stuff and packing up my things. I was getting a little sad packing up my clothes. I can't believe I'll be leaving "home" in a week. I've never left home!

I'm excited. I'm just trying to do my best to make sure everything gets done. =)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Shameless Plug

One of the best photoshoots my brother has done by far. I just love the pics to death! I'm so proud of my brother!

This is my friend's baby (the first baby of the group).