Dec 29, 2005

26 years ago..

I entered the world, full of life and laughter, and I was ugly or as my mom calls me "the ugly duckling". She makes fun of me all the time, how I had split ends and a mullet to the big red marks on my forehead and upper lip, & my feet were turned inward. Even with the ugly remarks I love it when she tells my birth story, how she had to wait 8 hours to hold me (back then they knocked you out entirely for a c-section), and when she finally held me she examined me all over counting my toes and fingers and how happy she was to have such an ugly baby!

I have to say I am pretty happy with the past 26 years of my life, from my childhood to my crazy teenage life and to my present adulthood, I feel as I have really lived, I have accomplished plenty of things I didn't think I would be able to. I can't wait for the years to come. I read this piece from Anna Quindlen who wrote the book "A Short Guide to a Happy Life" and this made me think of all the things that I have yet to "learn how" to experience:

"Life is made of moments, small pieces of silver amidst long stretches of tedium. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won't happen. We have to teach ourselves how to live, really love the journey, not the destination."

So I will continue to enjoy my journey and hope you join me in creating those moments of small sliver pieces. I don't want to feel compelled to get to the finish line, I just want to BE.. be me, be fun, be HAPPY!!


I leave you with ...

Milena -1 year and 4 months old:


Dec 27, 2005

Christmas Aftermath

Christmas is over! I am the type of person who loves the chaos and excitement of Christmas. I also enjoy when its over, I feel a sense of relief, like a weight has been lifted and I am ready to enjoy my birthday and dance away 2005.

Daniel loved Christmas! He ripped up wrapping paper by the ton, the boy has toys to last him his entire childhood! I got a barbie doll and thought I was lucky! This year I got cute earrings, the "so in love" perfume by victoria secret, a wet/dry electric shaver, some cash and a gift card to Michael's!! Didn't get my Canon Digital Rebel like I hoped but my b-day is Thrusday so I might just get the Canon EOS Rebel T2 (HINT HINT)

Had a good time on Saturday at Franklyn and Samantha's house we danced and ate and just had a blast! Franklyn Jr. and David got a ton of gifts as well! I swear the living room looked like toys r us! Christmas Day was great we went to my mom's and she made us breakfast YUMMY arepas con queso with hot chocolate & strawberry shortcake and then we helped Nathaly and Kaylie open their presents.

I then went to Priti's to exchange our kris kringle gifts. Of course we had a blast, nothing prevents us from laughing when we are all together!

Dec 23, 2005


I am so excited!! Tomorrow we will be celebrating Christmas Eve at Samantha and Franklyn's home for the first time!! Then I am off on Sunday to my Mom's and to my girl Priti's house and then we are heading over to Brian's house to party!! WHOO HOO!!! Can't wait! So Santa stopped by house already and left a ton of presents!!! Here is the picture of my little tree!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and A Grand New Year!

Dec 15, 2005


I have been very busy lately, Not sure how many people read since NO ONE has left me a comment!! No sweat my pets, I have been scrapping plenty and plan on submitting some work to Scrapworks! They are looking for Design Team Members for 2006 so I am going to submit and see what happens!! Wish me luck!

On another note I have not done ANY X-Mas shopping YET!!!! I need to get myself in the stores this weekend! Well I got three gifts but still need 17 gifts!!!
UGH!! procrastinated a ton this year!

Danny and I put up our FIRST X-mas tree this past weekend and it looks beautiful!! We never put one up before since we have always celebrated x-mas at his parents or my parents house. We opted for a 4ft tree since we have no space and put it on top of a table, cause Daniel would've destroyed it had we left it on the floor. Gotta get a pic of it!

Need to seriously get my behind to the gym! I have been slacking a ton and eating way too much junk food lately.

I will try and post a pic of my cute little tree tonight!


Dec 6, 2005


Nothing much going on, I have ADD today and really just wanna be home in bed. I've been uploading my old layouts and should have them up by this weekend. I did put up a flickr badge!! I think its pretty cool...Have to figure out the whole banner thing to.. There isn't enough hours in the day.... This morning I couldn't help it I LOVE these little things..

Till Manana..

Dec 4, 2005

New Layout

So I didn't really get to do all the layouts I wanted to do this weekend but I did one late Saturday night. My weekend was short, Carol and Kaylie came over to my house on Sat and we watched the kids play and make a mess. When she left I had the urge to scrap so I did this page: and I am pretty happy with it! Its also my first 8x11 page.

OH, Desperate Housewives is on gotta go!

check me manana!!

Dec 2, 2005


I am so happy its Friday! Have had a rough week. Stayed up late trying to work this blog thing and should have a banner up this weekend (hopefully) Planning on scrapping a ton tonight and doing some 8x11 pages ( I've only done 12 x12) trying to venture out and do more with less if that makes any sense. I will also try to post some of my layouts.

Check me manana

Dec 1, 2005


I have been wanting to do this for about a year now and finally decided to go for it. I really hope you enjoy my blog.