Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Proud daddy!

Doesn't this picture look like "The proud father" type of picture?

I'd be so happy to just have her as a "baby" for forever.

They both just woke up in this picture.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Here's a recap of my weekend:
Thursday: Drove out to Palm Springs, almost died due to stupid drivers.

Friday: Woke up at the crack of dawn and drove my baby girl to the vet so she could get spayed. Worst feeling ever! 400 bucks later we will get to pick her up. To keep my mind off of my puppy being under the knife, Mr. Bumblebee took me house hunting.

It is a while before we can get a house, we are looking at summer of '09 but it was good for us to go out there and get a goal and an idea of how the market is moving. Everyone we talked to, including people in the leasing office said that it would be the perfect time to buy.

This is our goal house. Our forever house. And no, we have no intention of having a load of kids for all those rooms. We see a "office" a "game room" a "craft room" and a "guest room". Of course the 3 car garage is the biggest selling point for Mr. Bumblebee.

So we pick up the baby girl and she is tipsy! It turns out to be a long night of trying to keep her from freakin' out from her shadow.

Saturday: Mr. Bumblebee goes to UCLA game with my dad. They have a great time while my mom and I nurse the puppy back to health. Problem is, she's feeling just fine now and wants to jump and run. No bueno.

Sunday: Head home and then go to Disneyland at night to shake off the semi stressful weekend. It's beautiful of course and I'm so relaxed there. Castle looks amazing, they re-did it for the holiday season...very impressive and it's about freakin' time!

Monday, November 19, 2007

A-Z; All about Me

I was tagged by 2007's Journey so here goes:

Rules: List a word that describes you for every letter of the alphabet. Offer as much or as little explanation as you wish. Please keep the words positive (for example, don’t use “fat” for F or “lame” for L), and feel free to get creative. Tag as many or as few people as you wish.

A: Ambidextrous

B: Boisterous

C: Comedic

D: Dog Adorer

E: Energetic (who needs sleep?)

F: Fairy Tale Lover (I am one of the oppressed women who loves to believe in prince charming...so kill me, I grew up on Disney)

G: Grunter (For the first half hour that I am awake, I can not speak...I have to work my way into speech)

H: Home desire-er (we want a home)

I: In love

J: Jive Dancer (I love to swing dance)

K: Kid @ Heart

L: Loyal

M: Married (I agree with Alyssa and everyone else..., it's AMAZING describe myself as a married woman)

N: Nostaligic

O: Oprah Watcher (amen Alyssa)

P: Prayer Believer

Q: Quick-learner

R: Redhead (Alyssa, we are a lot alike!)

S: Sassy

T: Ticklish

U: Uberfriendly

V: Very Determined

W: Walmart Disliker

X: X-mas Lover

Y: Young Love

Z: Zoo adventurer

Ok so I am tagging Amber Marie @ Simply-Mine

Sunday, November 18, 2007

So Mr. Bumblebee and I hauld our tooshies to Santa Ana to get some shopping and Hot Dog on a Stick. Once we get there the mother was closed! So pissed off. So I am updating from my BlackBerry, so cool. I am actually in Tustin waiting for Chace Crawford with my baby sister to get autographs from him. I've never seen gossip girl but apparently I need to. Anywho... Signing off.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Pearls are a girls best friend...

So Mr. Bumblebee broke me down and I submitted to getting a Blackberry Pearl. I was against it because I felt like it wasn't worth the money. I knew it would take me forever to learn how to use all the features. So 24 hours into my ownership of the Blackberry Pearl 8130 and I am sold! I can understand how addicting these things are. I love how I can get onto the internet, check my email, and the blackberry messaging is a really cool feature too. But the camera and the clarity really is what is amazing about this phone.

Anywho, this isn't a commerical...but I'm a happy camper. Tonight I have a hankering for Hotdog on a Stick and a giant Lemonaid. Ya, I'm a cheap date. So since there are no HDOS in Newport, we are driving to Santa Ana's Westfield Mall to check it out and satisfy my craving.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Extract of Llama!

One of my favorite traditions as I had mentioned earlier is going to Lombardi Ranch with my family. Because of the SCV fires, it was partially burned down. I was so sad. I hear that they are going to try to get it up and running again ::crosses fingers::
Some of my favorite memories there is when my sister was almost eaten by their Llama. He nibbled on her jacket. Every year since then, there is a slight ackwardness when the two of them meet up again.
Here is a photo, year by year of the meeting. It's fun to see my sister grow up. She turns 20 this January. Yikes.

A little bit of interesting information, when the fires first started, they weren't able to evacuate the animals. So they just unlocked all the gates to give the animals a chance. Once the flames were put out, all the animals survived and all went back into their individual pins and waited for the owners to return. The owners were amazed at the animals. Makes me love it more.


Sorry this is late but I have a huge project due Thursday that I've been working on.
So Tess' graduation was a bust, we were the only losers to show up! For the 100+ we spent on these classes, I wanted a damn picture of my dog in a mortarboard cap. In the end it was worth it because we got a crap load of coupons which will be used. Here are a few photos of my girl:
So it's uber-cheese ball but hey, what else are ya gonna do on a Thursday night in Newport huh?
So without going into to much detail, I've got two job offers. Both have about the same in pros and cons. We'll see. I just want to have a job that I love finally. So good vibes my way are much appreciated in this transition.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Last Puppy Class...

So tonight Tess graduates from her puppy class tonight. It's kind of sad because then the week after that she is getting spayed and then she's like..."grown up". I am totally not ready for children and it will be awhile before I think I am, so Tess is really my kid right now. Whenever I get a bit of baby-fever I just look at my cute pup and I am satisfied. So tonight we get to stick her in a graduate hat and she gets a cute diploma and then Mr. Bumblbee and I will take her to get a soft taco from Taco Bell to celebrate. Here are a few photos from the last 8 weeks of puppy class:

This is her teacher Miki. She's really sweet and was really attached to Tess.

Please ignor my husband's big frodo footI will post pictures from the graduation ceremony (yes there is a small ceremony) later.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Four Months Already!?

Yesterday was 4 months of being married. So, my adorable hubby calls me up and asks what we are doing for dinner. I let him know I'm making chicken tacos :) He told me to stop and put it away we are going out to dinner to celebrate. So sweet. So in honor of being married for four whole months, here are a few wedding photos.
...Best day of my life...

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Sucha Bad Student

I'm a bad student and decided to ditch my class this morning. It wasn't that I wanted to sleep in, I just was kind of pissed off overall. I have had some pretty awful neighbors while living in apartments. My first apartment in Long Beach was horrible because it was party central. Don't get me wrong, I love to party but I don't want to live at the party!! I couldn't think to myself because it was so loud there. My second apartment wasn't all that bad but it sounded like we had elephants living above us. And now here we are, paying a crazy amount of money to live in Newport Beach and the jerk who lives below us has his music blaring till 2am!! We went down and told him off last night and finally he turned it off, ugh...

Also, I have allergies and they've been rather easy to deal with the last few years and so I decided to not fill my prescriptions for the medication and of course now my allergies are crazy out of control. OF COURSE. So I'm just pissed off today and I decided to not go to my first class and try to mellow out.

This teacher kills me anyways...first day of class she goes "You won't get an A if you miss class, so don't miss. I mean...you could get a B but you won't get an A." OK lady; I'll miss class from time to time for a B. I can live with that, thanks for clearing it up.

Monday, November 5, 2007

i.heart.peppermint .

I absolutely hate how much of a commercial holiday Christmas has become. Halloween just passed and already there is Christmas music in shopping arenas and lights and snowmen on aisle 10 at Target. However the only thing that I am happy about is that Baskin Robbins starts to sell their AMAZING Peppermint Ice Cream. It's pure heaven with a candy cane in the mix. We eat so much of that ice cream every year, I even looked into ordering one of the big freezer case sizes for my MIL who is the one who hooked me up on it. I can't recommend it enough. It doesn't put me in the Christmas spirit because for some reason I remember having it for the first time around my birthday in January.

I'm not into the holidays at all this year. Mostly because I know that someone is going to get hurt this year because of how Mr. Bumblebee and I decide to spend them. Its not that I care, this is what Mr. Bumblebee and I have decided to do and it is what benefits us the most and allows us to have a good time, but I'm just not anxious to start the disappointments. This is the first holiday season for us as a married couple and hopefully throughout the years, people will become more understanding.
I really enjoy baking and I just came across the chocolate peppermint ice cream cake....oh my lawd! I am just looking for an event to make this bit of heaven. If anyone else wants to try it, you can find the recipe here. If you are dieting or just like to stay healthy, it's off the Cooking Light website so it's virtually sin-free...or close too.

Usually for the Christmas season, my father and I make the vascochos (mexican wedding cakes) for tradition. People rave over our cookies and always ask for the recipe but sadly there are only two people who know it and that is my father and I. It's a recipe that's been handed down in our family and I was lucky enough to get to know it. My mother and my sister don't even know it. I don't always see eye-to-eye with my father but I love how we can share this. It's our thing that we do for Christmas in memory of my loved Nana. One thing I can say is instead of almonds, we use pecans...yum!

Ok, enough about desserts...

Sunday, November 4, 2007

La Dia De Los Muertos

I'm Mexican and in typical Mexican fashion, I celebrate La Dia De Los Muertos. We've been to Olvera Street for the last 4 years in a row now and I love it. I am open to new places to celebrate but this is an amazing celebration. If you have no idea what La Dia De Los Muertos is...go here. I'm too lazy to explain. The best thing ever about celebrating ANYTHING at Olvera Street is eating at my fave place ever: Cielito Lindo!!! Best taquitos and guacamole sauce ever! Myself, I can eat 4 with beans easily. Just thinking of the amazing tasty goodness makes me get hungry.

Another part of the celebration that I just love is the beautiful alters. These alters are dedicated to loved ones that we hope will return and visit us on this night. I took a few pictures of some of them but they don't do them any justice.

Then we get to watch an Aztec Indian Dance for the celebration. Their costumes are BEAUTIFUL and their dance is mezmorizing. I stood and watched them for the hour that they performed. It makes me so proud of my heritage and who I am. I don't look Mexican but I'm a proud Mexican-American.