Thursday, January 8, 2009

...Uh Rewind!

Okay so remember that post with all those wedding plans. Well I've done a lot more searching around, and plans are changing just a little (or ideas rather!)
So the (current) plan right now is to have a Sunrise wedding, and a sunset reception!

Early morning, Sunday May 3rd 2009 we'll wake up, and go down by the Rio Grande River, and meet all of our guests who decide to come. We'll say our vows, exchange rings, and Rey, Myself, and our photographer will take off in a hot air balloon!! Were looking into a Continental breakfast and orange juice (rather than champagne) toast for everyone who attends.

That evening we will all meet up again...Were thinking El Pinto, the New Mexican Restaurant. If I recall correctly, there's an outdoor area with colored hanging lanterns already so I wouldn't have to pay for that. I could be wrong...I'll be looking in to that soon! Also they have the outdoor heating and what not. I don't want to pay for the wedding package, as its like $50 per person! So if we do the dinner catering (which is still private) that will include everything and desert for $35 per person. So it wouldn't be very formal, and they only allow you to have the linens they have. (which are very that's a-ok with me.) I'm going to see on getting a special table for our cake and multi colored chocolate fountains with fruit. If not, we may cut the cake in the morning ceremony.

As my flowers, I'm thinking more "my style" I guess you could say...instead of daisies. There home made...but not silk or whatever. If my idea goes like I want it to...there gunna look awesome! Lets just say very colorful, and "SO ME!"

I just ordered my "Save the date" cards! Oh man...the first BIG step!!

No photos this time :( - but there's More to come soon!

Also I haven't done much with it yet but here is our page - more to come soon!

Yay! :D

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


46 wrapped gifts-

Lot's of Money-

A tree-

Tons (and tons!) of Travel-

4 dozen cookies-

Enough chocolate covered pretzels to feed an army-

12 chocolate covered candy canes-

A Yummy Cheesecake-

The finest looking ginger bread man I've ever seen-

The handsomest cookie villains ever!-

Many homemade gifts-

2 broken ornaments (only?!)-

My little who, from whoville...and His very first Christmas! (check out that hair!)-

Great gifts and Happy kids!-

...Including his favorite, and theee best gift ever! (Thats - ma - boy!)

Lots and lots of family and friends!-

an empty calendar countdown-

and 6 tubs of decorations taken down, put away, and locked up for a another whole year...well almost...(lets not think about that right now! Lol)-

...So we made the though the Holidays!! Happy Birthday Jesus :)
Well, I didn't get to cross off #55 - Have all my Christmas decorations put away by January 2nd, from my list of goals :(
<--- My Goal List --->
...but, Next year, Next year!! :)

Whew...As for now: Relaxation!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

...and the planning begins!

Lets rewind back to Tuesday May 3rd 2005...

I lazily roll out of bed, it's that time again, time to go to work. I soon realize I forgot to put my load of whites into the dryer before falling asleep, leaving me to dig into the over heaping basket of dirty clothes that were slowly inching their way out of the closet doors. I peer down to my belly, its growing beyond my control. Now not only do I need to find a shirt that's semi-clean, but one that will fit, and one that won't look to heinous, as I am going to be married today! The pink one with the bow will work...Yeah, it makes my boobs look bigger. With my hair pulled back, as I often do working with kids, out the door and into the car I went, morning sickness got the best of me as I had to pull over twice before even reaching my destination. The morning was slow, cranky kids and poopy know, the usual. Finally the afternoon rolled around, it was time to go get married! It was pouring outside - but you know what they say about rain on your wedding day: *rain on your wedding day means that your marriage will be blessed with fertility and good fortune* Lol...Anyway, Rey and I were to meet at the fed-ex at 3pm, to pick up the re-sized engagement ring to fit my then, smaller finger. I hurriedly drove around for an extra 30 minutes trying to find the darn place, circle after circle, stinky from work, sweaty from panic - I finally found it! With a quick hug, we jumped into my car to go retrieve the marriage certificate which needed to be signed at the courthouse where we would be married. What should have taken a few Minutes, in-and-out, took nearly 45! Running to the car, dodging gigantic puddles along the way, our hair wet and pressed to our foreheads, the time was 4:30 and we needed to make it to the Bernalillo courthouse before they were to close at 5pm...Which is at least a 25 Minute drive from downtown Albuquerque, but we were determined - May 3rd was our day to be married! It took 3 phone calls to reach the judge, letting her know we were on our way. Through the pouring rain, we arrived at 5:05pm, the doors were still open, only the judge and only a small handful of people were still in the building. The judge looked at us and said, "and your witnesses?" Wait, witnesses? Rey and I looked at each other with deep concern and panic. "Maybe I can round up two witnesses for you." She said. A few moments later, we had our witnesses. With a shake of hands, the ceremony went on. At 5:15pm on Tuesday, May 3rd 2005 - I said, I do. I do, for the rest of my life! Tears, hugs, love, and happiness were exchanged between us, there was nothing else around me, no flowers, no clapping, and even if there was, all I saw was my husband, the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with! A quick snapshot was taken from the judge, cell phone quality to say the least. Smiles the size of Russia, and a happy couple indeed! Sushi dinner was our honeymoon, and I swear I can still taste it in my mouth...

There has always been talk between us of having a real wedding...May 3rd 2008, was originally the set date, our 3rd wedding anniversary. Again it was put on hold as I found myself with another growing belly, round 2! Lol - given that, Our little Zachariah, was born on July 24th, 2008. So here we are again...Well folks the time has come! Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 - The day of our 4th wedding anniversary we will have a ceremony to celebrate our marriage. A re-commitment of vows, if you call it.
Here's what I have so far:


Lol...Okay so I have Ideas...The thing is, we have to wait for our income taxes before we can buy a single thing for the ceremony and our japan honeymoon!

I don't know much about the gal, but I like her style! :)

Setting Outdoors, One location:
This is probably one of the hardest parts! You want something that's affordable and nice, and able to accommodate all of your guests!
So I've been looking into Places like, and sister sites: &
I've found a few nice places that have nice yards...between $150-$300 a night, so it will fill two purposes if needed. A place for out-of-towner guests (if the want) to stay the night and also the location in which we can have the Ceremony! I would just need to rent tables and chairs...Along with tablecloths :)...And a sound system (oh crap, I forgot about that part!!)

Paper Lanterns (In MANY different Colors - Not white! I have no color theme, just lots of color!!) - These hanging from trees, along with outdoor string lights.
And fire pits to keep warm! (if needed)

When we got married in the courthouse, we decided to wait to exchange our rings until our actual ceremony. With the courthouse wedding, I gave Rey a temporary sterling silver ring. And Rey gave me my engagement ring. (although with his proposal, he did ask me to marry him with the ring :) So when we have the ceremony, these are our rings:

Daisy's for my bouquet and the "wedding flower"...Simple, pretty, spring-y, cheap, and one of my favorites!

Table Tops/centerpieces:
mUlTiCoLoReD Sphere Candles in many sizes large and small, Mirrors, and photofetti :)

Now this is another hard biggie!! (an expensive biggie too!)
To cater...or not to cater!?!?
Ok so if we don't cater, that leaves a lot of responsibility upon us...right? finding the time to cook and serving our guests, who would do that? Not us, I would hope! I think since were saving so much elsewhere in our budget - we may just have it catered, that way our guests, can enjoy themselves too, ya know? Rey and I are talking Chows Asian Bistro to cater.

We wanted to do Sushi and/or Japanese cuisine...But - that's REALLY expensive, like catering x2! Eeekkk...Then our minds went to way low budget mode - not just cheap sushi, but yucky, desperate, cheap costco $13 party platter sushi.

I don't know if we could bear it, being the sushi snobs that we are! Okay, okay...and then our guests - lets not kill our guests! Lol...lets Nix the sushi idea (we'll get plenty of that for ourselves on our japan honeymoon anyhow!!)

The Cake:
Again mUlTiCoLoReD layers OR 1 solid color, other than white!
With edible daises:
Not sure on the flavors yet...

My Dress, I've already got it!...You'll just have to wait and see!!

The bridesmaid/maid of honor dress...still to come!! :)

Hhhhmmm, what am I missing?? Oh yes, the Honeymoon! Yippy! :D :D :D

I'm on the search for a great deal ;) We want to see as much of Japan as we can possibly see in one visit!
This one includes airfare, all meals, accommodations, transportation in Japan:
what you'll see:
* Nara (Giant Buddah / Deer Park)
* Bullet Train Ride
* Kyoto (Kiyomizu Temple / Nijo Castle / Golden Pavilion / *Miyako Odori)
*Miyako Odori is not available for March '09 departure
* Shizuoka (Tea Ceremony at World Tea Museum)
* Mt. Fuji (5th Station)
* Hakone (Mt. Komagatake Ropeway / Owakudani / Lake Ashi)
* Tokyo (Imperial Palace / Asakusa / Ginza / Shinjyuku / Hama Rikyu Garden / Sumida River Boat Cruise)

And it even comes with a "free" Japan Deluxe Tour Traveler's Kit!!!! Lol...

Each Japan Deluxe Tour participants will receive following traveler's kit free of charge.
JDT Tour Kit

1. Japan Deluxe Tour Hand Book
2. Custom and Immigration Forms
3. Gratuity Envelope
4. Neck Pouch
5. Zipper Bag for Liquid Products on the Air Plane Cabin
6. Pen
7. Passport and Document Holder
8. Name Tag
9. Foldable Tote Bag
10. Infomap Japan Magazine
11. Plastic Pouch

#11 Man, that's what sold me on Japan...The plastic pouch, baby!! Wow, now I'm really excited! :D :D :D

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Blame it on the time change!

I would go ahead and start this 1st post EVER with me...But, maybe later. Just gotta get a little parenting stress off my chest first...Lol

Meet my oldest,
Meet Noah:

Cute right? *blows hot air on my knuckles and rubs them on my shoulder* He's very Charismatic, happy, goofy, independent, charming, and almost three! (November 8th, 2008 to be exact!)

Now lets get down to the nitty gritty (Nacho Libre) of this new blog of mine, and why I suddenly have the urge to blog in the first place. Now this little boy goes to bed at 8pm every night and wakes up at 7am every morning. Its like clockwork. You've got kids on a routine?...Well then, you know exactly what I'm talking about, don't you? Time change. I hate it. Never have before, but I do now. Let me tell you why...
6am. No, not 7am. 6am (or so we believe) Noah gets up. Rey (my wonderful Hubby) and I still sound asleep...He's quiet. Doesn't say a peep...For a whole hour. Got that?
Well, when we wake, you know what we find - take a lucky guess...??

Cd's thrown out the window, and fed to the dogs...
Bread, bread crumbs, and bowls, all over the guest bed...
Call the plumber, there's toy fish and aligators stuffed down the bathroom drain...
A twelve foot, Black Permanent sharpie marker line drawn across the white carpet...
Salad dressing all over the the pulled out Dvds...
Cd in the tape player, as if it's going to play music...
When really, he should have been doing this - like the rest of us folks!...

What wack job parents did this kid come from?!? Man!! (More to come from them in future blogs, I'm sure! - haha) So my question to you is, at what point is it okay to beat your kids? Lol, seriously. Well, as hard as it is, I guess these are the times as a parent you just need to go back and think about the positive, cute things they've done in the PAST...huh?
Like organizing his shoes (and socks, LOL)
Cheers to better days, future blogs...and much needed naps! :)

SO...Wanna win? You know you do! ;) Have your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, anybody you know done something so looney, so wacky, or so out of character, where you thought to yourself, "who is this kid, and where did they come from!?!" Tell me your story - and you can win this:

A Baby Looney Tunes(SUPER SOFT)Plush Blue Blanket, and Baby Looney Tunes Mobile!(ARV: $45)

Just in time for the Christmas season! Giveaway ends Saturday Nov. 8th (My sons 3rd B-day!) - 11:59pm PT -

Winners will be chosen with, and will be notified via e-mail shortly after the giveaway. PLEASE leave your email in your post if you do not have a blog that I can contact you on! Comments such as "Enter me" or "Can I please have this" WILL NOT qualify you into the drawing! I can't wait to hear your stories, and Good luck!! :D

UPDATE: Congrats to tigger210 For being my blog winner! picked YOU!! :D
Thank you all for posting, I enjoyed reading each and every one of your stories!!