December 31, 2009

Good-bye 2009!

It's the last day of the year.
When I think about it, this year has flown by.
So many things have happened and we've done so much but it's hard to remember things other than our wedding!

Some highlights of my year:

January - Going to Chicago. Buying my WEDDING DRESS!
February - Translating for a group of people from MN. Rojo concert with my new family!
April - GET MARRIED BY LAW!!!!!!
May - Move to our apartment. WEDDING IN THE "CHURCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
June - Helping my sister prep for her Euroquest. (& writing her a lot after she leaves!) Visiting my mom while my dad was in the DR.
July - CLR girls staying with my mom. Painting my parents house while they were in San Juan.
August - Sending my hubby's papers.
October - Going to Chicago.
November - Having a great Thanksgiving!
December - Traveling to Zacatecas & Durango. Maria Luisa's wedding. Our First Christmas [married].

So not to much big stuff happened this year for me. Things just went from being me to us, single to married, and Miss to Mrs.
It was a great year! I hope you all can say the same!
Happy New Year's Eve everybody!
Good-bye 2009!

December 28, 2009

Chicken Poop

Back in May, while prepping for the wedding, the two of us went to clean the wedding site.
One of the things that needed cleaning was the fountain. It was beautiful and I planned to fill the fountain and float candles and orchids in it. The only problem was that it was covered in bird poop.
So we brought some old scrub brushes and went to work on the fountain. With my hubby constantly learning English, he learned something new [while cleaning]. Bird poop. He thought it was the funniest sounding thing, so he kept saying it and using it in sentences.

[Late]Christmas shopping this year I was checking out after buying some tools for the man. At the check out there was a little box containing "chicken poop." Ew, I know right? Gross! But looking closer, it was a gag. It was just plain chap stick on the inside. So with the memory of cleaning the fountain, I bought it as a gag for my husband.
Christmas morning, I sent my husband on a treasure hunt. I gave him a clue of where the first gift was hidden and with each gift there was another clue. Let me tell you, the look on his face when he opened the chicken poop chap stick!!! Priceless!
Now that he's figured out what it really is, he totes it everywhere - grossing everyone out!

Our Quiet Christmas

Christmas was nice this year!
Of all the gifts received though, my favorite was having my husband home for four days! We had great talks and just a great time being together.
This was the first holiday ever, in my life, that we didn't have a big fiesta. It was only my parents, my sister and the two of us. Quiet. Peaceful. Nice.
Don't get me wrong, I love having people here and serving alongside my mother. I am just grateful that this last Christmas in Mexico could be just the family.

A few days before Christmas I found an apartment! I am so excited and yet I find myself crying when I think about moving. I don't want to move without my husband but I don't have a choice at this point. So unless his papers come within the next week, I'll be moving without him.
I try to look on the bright side and think of how I can get the apartment all nice and ready for when he comes, but I keep coming back to the thoughts of wanting to share these moments with him!
So pray for us please! Continue praying that the letter will come and with it great news!

There are many stories from this weekend and I will end up sharing some of them but on separate posts to make it easier for us all.

December 15, 2009

I forgot about Christmas

How is it that Christmas is next week?
Where have I been? How did I forget?!

Because of all our unexpected payouts this year, we're not buying many gifts. But even so, I'm way late on getting started. So...
Surprise! I bought the first of my Christmas gifts.... YESTERDAY!
Yeah, you get my drift. Much longer lines. Walmart takes and hour just to check out, so in other words, bring a book with you. Oh and not to mention the last of the "pickins." A few months back I found something that I thought my husband would like but now, the store is sold out. Blah.

Every year my mom, my sister and I make Christmas cookies together. Lots and lots so we can freeze them. This year, we haven't made one. Not one!

Maybe all this forgetfulness is due to where we live now. It no longer gets cold [so there's no snow!]. It just seems like summer still.
I think I need to where there are more seasons. Washington, Oregon, Maine, Illinois. Something.
Do you have any suggestions?

December 9, 2009

Yet again, I'm late.

Here I go again... forgetting to update this blog.
Well I admit that I didn't totally forget. I've just been a little busy or like now, sick.
I feel better than yesterday, when I was suddenly struck with the plague! Blah!
Now, I'm not one to go to the doctor the first day I Check Spellingfeel sick. Nor do I like to go to doctors I don't know. For the past three years, I've gone to different doctors who didn't seem to know squat! So as you can see, my hesitation as grown... a lot.
I feel bad, but I don't think writing about it will make it better. So on to new and better things!

This past weekend my husband and I went with my family on a road trip to a few states south of us. It as nice to spend time together even more so because it was our first vacation together since we're married (we never went on a honeymoon).
Friends of ours got married this past weekend and we traveled to support them. We also traveled a few more hours west to see my brother-in-law. All in all we had a great time, but as a friend would say, we could make a book out of what happens when with my family.
Just a few highlights were....
Me getting stuck in between the elevator doors; the van in San Fransisco terrain that had no reverse; the patch that rids people of evil spirits... and so much more.

Now we're home again and glad to be in our own bed.

[If any of you want to me to elaborate on stories, I will. Just ask!]