Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Birthday Nat!!!

Natalie & I have worked together for a few years now, but we didn’t become close friends until recently, so sad I didn’t realize before what a rad person she is (yes, I used the word rad), it's ok though, because we're catching up fast! She’s smart, funny, witty, and beautiful both inside and out…but my favorite quality is the fact that she could appreciate my crazy self, put up with all my neurotic thoughts and specially follow my stories even though they’re all over the place:)We have a lot of fun together! Oh yeah, a couple more things, she can bake like nobody’s business and has really cute style! Happy Birthday lady!

Now here’s a little bit about her:

1. What is your favorite color?
2. What inspires you:
Love, Life, music… well I feel kinda goofy saying it but being loved and loving….in all of my relationships. Love from friends, Love from family and the romantic kind too. They all produce a certain kind of energy that sustains us. Each brand of Love uniquely different from each other…like a strand of fresh water pearls…each separate but all very much connected and no two perfectly alike. And life…all that in tales including the happy times, the heartbreak, the unknown…the hope that we find in each new day. How we are all part of such a huge picture. So intertwined. It’s so trivial but I love to ponder such things because I find it terribly interesting! And music…aaah…the soundtracks of our lives. What else can I say that you don’t already know yourself. Music infuses each day, sometimes minute to minute, with emphasized emotion. It can lift your spirits when you feel down, indulge your mopyness when that’s what you’d prefer. Take you back to moments in your life at every stage: childhood, school days, boyfriends, friends, school dances, heartbreaks, vacations, etc-if you’re so lucky. My ipod might as well be connected straight to my heart because it is so very vital to my existence…I almost left it in Tennessee and remembered it on my way to the airport. I made my uncle turn back. I couldn’t bear to go a week without it! I’d do better without makeup for a week for crying out loud and lets be honest I’d be a wreck without make-up so you can imagine!
3. Where would you like to travel:
Anywhere in Europe would be exciting but I’d settle for a camp ground in the great outdoors!
4. What are your sweet indulgences:
Perfume & chocolate
5. Favorite pastime or hobby:
Hmmm…reading and finding new music to love…hangin’ with the familia or friends. Dancing…with myself and singing very poorly!

Yes, I made her fill out a survey:)

Here's a pic of us being nerds...

Have a beautiful day!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Peanut Butter & Jelly...

While browsing Etsy looking for a birthday gift for a good friend of mine, I came across these super cute peanut butter & jelly charms by Crafty Addictions...

Aren't they adorable!

Find them here:)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I need a dollar, a dollar is what I need...

I love "How to make it in America" on HBO...Totally addicted to the show. It's about Ben Epstein (Bryan Greenberg) & Cam Calderon (Victor Rasuk) trying to make it in the fashion world in New York...I love the story line, the characters, the chemistry, and the music is the cherry on top! I also got a baby crush on Ben, he's so adorable. So sad the season finale is already here:(

weekend update...

Saturday, we woke up, took the puppy to visit the grandparents, visited the new baby, visited with the soon to be parents Loren & Michelle, then I was off to a naughty party at my best friend Grace's house, it was a fun day! Today we stayed in, except for doing a little grocery shopping in the morning. Now it's time for dinner, my hubby made lamb with a red wine reduction, boiled potatoes, and roasted asparagus and mushrooms. Lucky me;)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

It's a baby girl!

Zane is a big brother!!! Zoe Ann Perine was born in the early hours of March 25th, 2010, weighed 6 lbs 13 oz, 19 inches. She's beautiful;) Congratulations Katie & Lee!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style"-Maya Angelou

I've had alot going on lately...we all get preoccupied with our own lives. As you may have noticed, I've been enjoying myself some wine, not because I'm a bad mom, because I'm not. I've been avoiding the topic. James & I went to our first prenatal appointment a few weeks ago, while having the ultrasound, we were informed that there was no heartbeat. Yes, we were heart broken. We were very excited about becoming parents. However, I do believe that there was a reason for all of this, and though I was very angry at first at our misfortune, I feel better now. I went through the motions, and after alot of thought, I've come to realize that it just wasn't our time. James & I are lucky to have eachother and this experience will only make us grow. I apologize, I hate to get so serious but I feel that I needed to write about this to be able to put it behind me, I truly am a very lucky individual, I am surrounded by much love, happiness, and good fortune. I'm thankful every day that I get to give it another shot at a new day.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy weekend:)

What a lovely saturday out, the sun was shining, a little bar-b-que, micheladas, kick ball game, our new puppie, friends & family...

So happy it's officially spring time;)

Friday, March 19, 2010

We're dog people!!!

Who knew? We got the cutest little puppy, he's a shih-tzu poodle, he's 10 weeks, his name is Teddy Troubles...He was our birthday gift, thanks Alex!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It was a good night...

James & I had a nice intimate night at home last night, we sat out on our back patio, had a fire on, played some Pink Martini on Pandora, played scrabble, and he tasted me on different wines. I got spoiled...this was my favorite;)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Good cliché at it sounds, its the only way to put it.

For our birthdays, James & I hosted a party at our home, I put together a big spread of appetizers, and Katie & Meghan brought over the sweets. It was all very casual, had good wine, shared many laughs, and had good conversation. It was a fun time, so nice to be surrounded by all the smiling faces, we are so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

One step forward, three steps back...

While watching Grey's tonight (like I do every Thursday night), I was taken back by Meredith's quote at the end of the show, I always enjoy them, but this one in particular really hit home, its hope...
“They take pictures of mountain climbers at the top of the mountain. They’re smiling…ecstatic...triumphant. They don’t take pictures along the way. Because who wants to remember the rest of it? We push ourselves because we have to. Not because we like it. The relentless climb. The pain and anguish of taking it to the next level. Nobody takes pictures of that. Nobody wants to remember. We just want to remember the view from the top. The breathtaking moment at the edge of the world. That’s what keeps us climbing. And it’s worth the pain. That’s the crazy part. It’s worth anything.”
---Meredith Grey "Grey’s Anatomy"

Happy Happy Birthday Baby...

Love you, Love you, Love are my rock, we've come a long way in such a short time.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Even if things get heavy, we'll all float on...

I backed my car into a cop car, the other day.
Well he just drove off, sometimes life's ok.
I ran my mouth off a bit too much, oh what did I say.
Well you just laughed it off, it was all ok.
And we'll all float on, ok.
And we'll all float on, ok.
And we'll all float on, ok.
And we'll all float on any way, well.
A fake Jamaican took every last dime with a scam.
It was worth it just to learn some sleight-of-hand.
Bad news comes don't you worry even when it lands.
Good news will work its way to all them plans.
We both got fired on exactly the same day.
Well we'll float on good news is on the way.
And we'll all float on, ok.
And we'll all float on, ok.
And we'll all float on, ok.
And we'll all float on, alright.
Already we'll all float on.
No, don't you worry, we'll all float on.
Alright, already, we'll all float on.
Alright, don't worry, we'll all float on.
Alright already we'll all float on.
Alright already we'll all float on.
Alright don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy.
We'll all float on...alright.
Already we'll all float on.
Alright already we'll all float on, ok.
Don't worry we'll all float on.
Even if things get heavy, we'll all float on.
Alright already we'll all float on.(Alright)
Don't you worry we'll all float on.(Alright)
All float on....

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Gel's!!!

My niece Angelica turned 9 today! We went to Disneyland to celebrate, she was very excited to ride "Captain EO" because she loves MJ!!! So cute:) Here are some pics of the night...