Sunday, June 7, 2009

Looks like it's my turn!! :)

I was tagged by Melissa at for the "8" tag as well as "photo" tagged.I'll do the 8s first! Here are the rules:

Here are the rules:

1. Mention the person (or people) who tagged you

2. Complete the list of 8's.

3. Tag 8 other bloggers and let them know they have been tagged.

Ok, here it goes.

8 things I am looking forward to:

1. Bea and Vides' visit on thursday.

2. Seeing Up

3. the Angels/Dodgers game

4. finally finishing my picture ordering

5. finally getting more work on the ol' scrapbook!

6. going back to school.... did I really just say that??

7. ummmm..... maybe buying a new camera??

8. The weekend of June 27th and 28th, for a graduation party and baptism!! ;)

8 things I did yesterday:

1. woke up early and went to work

2. went shopping for a new dress... uncuccessfully

3. drank a starbucks

4. took a nap

5. went to a graduation party

6. took lots of pictures

7. made some changes to my fantasy baseball team

8. updated my facebook

8 things I wish I could do:

1. exercise without losing my breath!! hahaha

2. buy a house

3. travel anywhere I wanted, anytime I wanted

4. jump out of a plane, hangliding looks AMAZINGLY FUN!!!

5. Go back to Guatemala for a visit

6. be on the beach

7. I wish I was more "artistic"

8. I wish I was better at sports??

8 Shows I watch:

1. baseball

2. old episodes of 90210

3. Brothers and Sisters

4. One tree hill

5. Dancing with the stars (while it was on)

6. Biggest Loser (while it was on, well I watched most of it this season)

7. Sports Center

8. the news

8 favorite fruits: In no special order.....

1. Strawberries

2. Mangos

3. Cherries

4. Pineapple

5. Plums

6. Pears

7. Cantaloupe

8. Grapes

8 Places I'd Like to Travel

1. Guatemala

2. Greece

3. Spain

4. New York

5. Costa Rica

6. Canada

7. Japan

8. Italy

8. Places I've Lived

1. Guatemala

2. Miami Beach, Florida

3. Riverside, CA

3. Corona, CA

4. Lake Elsinore, CA

5. Fullerton, CA

8 People I've Tagged: well I don't have 8 so I will do 2

2. Bryan

Now for the picture tag... It's also from Melissa at

Here are the rules:

Go to your photo files...Select the 6th photo folder...

Select the 6th photo in that folder...

Post that photo along with the story behind it.

Then challenge 6 blog friends to do the same!

My 6th folder, 6th picture is:

How appropriate that my picture would be one at a baseball game!!! hahaha!!! :) It's an old one.... I know, this one is one Isaac took when they finally arrived to meet me at one the A's / Angels games...... This was after many self portraits, I had to entertain myself somehow!!! The game had started and I was outside, ticketless, waiting for the rest of my party to arrive!!! ;) the sunset was AWESOME that night too!!! :)

A graduation party like none other!!! :-)

On saturday night we attended a graduation party for a long time family friend who had gotten her P.H.D in Clinical Psychology. Xanti and her family suffered a GREAT loss 4 years ago, her mom passed away from bone cancer, I still remember it like it was yesterday..... I think that's got to be one of the hardest losses anyone can endure, especially at the young age of 24..... Ana, her mom left the family letters detailing what she wished for everyone to accomplish in the time that we had left!! One of the main things that she wished for her daughters was for them to finish their studies and become proffessional women..... It's safe to say that her daughters have followed her wishes to a T. To show the end of an educational career and the beginning of a "proffessional" career, they decided to throw a party, they wanted their "family" to help them celebrate, by eating, dancing, drinking and being merry", so that'e exactly what we did..... Guatemalan Style!!! ;) here are just a few pictures of our fun evening..... sorry I know there are a lot, but I couldn't pick just one!!! ;) Our amazing centerpiece!! :)

The table set-up outside..... It was beautifully decorated, and YES! it kind of mirrored a wedding reception!! ;)
Gaby and I, trying the "house" sangria, and posing by the bonfire pit!! there was an uncle or something, that tried diligently to keep the fire going ALL night!!! all he needed was a few bottles of lighter fluid!!! hahaha...... Man now I wish I had taken a picture of that, along with the best looking "porter potties" I've ever seen..... We're talking carpeted floors, art on the walls and a very nice floral arrangement to go with it!!! ;)

Smile!!!! :-) one can never have too many pictures!!! :)

The Morali'!!! :-) hahaha!!! or is it the Moralez'???

This pond was in their backyard..... Now I remember when they were designing the backyard, but I don't remember thinking that it was going to be this AMAZING!!!! :-) It's finally done and it looks AWESOME!!!! :)
The bridge to the "beach" on the other side..... it was a small piece of the backyard that had sand on it, to portray a beach...... AWESOME!!!!
A dad's toast to his daughter on graduation day!!! He was so proud and you could tell!!! :)

The cake!! too bad we didn't get any!!! It looked amazingly good!!

AND this is where the "Guatemalan" type of party begins!!! hahaha!!! first they passed Pippy graduation hats out to random people on the dance floor, my dad was one of the lucky ones!!! :-) and by the look on his face, you could tell he thought so too!!! :)

Jose, Juan Carlos, Diana, Gaby, Michael, and I ready for some dancing!

Me and Gaby with the graduate... figures that the picture would be blurry!!! Oh well, it's what happens when one decides to take pictures while dancing!!!

Then they passed out "girl" hats, and my mom and I posed with ours!!! hahaha!!!

Alan and Crissie, dancing the night away...... YES! there was indiana jones type hats for the guys too!!! hahaha!!!
AND just as I thought I would shoot my shoes off of my feet, because my feet were so tired from all the dancing... the skies "opened" up and someone delivered slippers to all the "pretty" ladies on the dance floor!!!! Now let me tell you, it doesn't get any better than that!!! :) hahaha My dad said that they were passing maracas out too, but I must of missed those!!! Oh and I can't forget the flourescent bracelets and necklaces that they passed out too!!! :)
Right before we left we took advantage of one more photo op, this time with Marco and Erica!!! and there my friends is the recap of a WONDERFUL evening full of close to 300 people who I'm sure I've met at one point or another, about half of them were close familly and friends, but the other half were strangers, and we all got together for one night to celebrate what is perhaps one of the gratest accomplishments that a person can achieve!!! :-)

Natalie's College Graduation

It's so weird to see that the "little" kids of the family are now DONE graduating from College..... Natalie was the last one of the children to take the leap!!!! :) Last sunday Gaby and I went to her Graduation Party Lunch at O'malley's in Seal Beach. The weather was AWESOME, we seriously couldn't of asked for any better..... It was nice to sit and talk with the family for a while, while enjoying a very tasty lunch! I had a Prime Rib sandwich that was AMAZING..... But sadly for me, someone "accidentally" took my leftovers home..... hmmmmm.... I hope they enjoyed them!!! ;) Here are a few family pictures of the afternoon!!!! Enjoy!!! :-)Me, Natalie, the graduate, and Gaby :-D

Tio Rafa was here from Guatemala, so he joined the festivities as well!!! :)

Natalie blowing out her candles while Timothy looks on..... YES it's true, at our parties there is ALWAYS a song BEFORE we cut any kind of cake!!! On this day we sung the Happy Graduation Song!!! and then the kids helped Natalie blow out the candles of the Graduation cake!!! :-)

The patio of the restaurant was so neatly decorated that I insisted on a picture in front of the well!!! no one else wanted to join me.... so I went ahead and did a "solo" one!!!


Last week..... (I know, I'm just a little behind!!! hahaha) I met Sheri for our usual once every couple of weeks, dinner and "window shopping" evening! We try to get together at least once a couple of weeks, to catch up, and last week I was craving steak so we went to Dos Lagos and ate at Friday's, dinner was good, then we went and walked around, looked in the shops to see if there was anything that called our name.... We had no luck, that is until we got to Pinkberry, now I'd never been there but she said it was good.... So I decided to give it a chance, now I'll admit I wasn't sure about it at first, but I continued on and towards the end I decided that it wasn't bad, it was actually REALLY good!!! hahaha!! although not sweet like Golden Spoon, Pinkberry tastes A LOT like yogurt, but the taste grew on me, and I the next day I felt like I wanted another one!! :-D I didn't take any pictures of my first one.... but I found some online, so I'll use those!!! ;) I think the swirl pamogranete and original one was the best, but that's just my opinion!!! :)