Sunday, December 28, 2008

Some thoughts I'm having...

1) I'm looking forward to starting the new year...many people always say that it will be a new beginning and better things to come, and sometimes that's not always the case, but I'm hoping and praying that it really will be this time.
2) These last several months have been a rather difficult time in my life...I never expected to be going through many of the things I am now. I honestly feel like I'm not sure who I am.
3) I know that there are bigger and better things in store for us coming up soon and I am trying to have trust enough to keep believing that.
4) It's not easy to let the past go and look toward better things when so many things seemed to have gone wrong before...
5) I'm thankful to have Ignacio here with me who helps me to focus on the brighter things in life. He is such a positive person by nature...I'm not sure how he does it.
6) I'm also thankful for my mom and dad who have helped me much more than parents should have to at this point, I hope someday I'll be able to repay them for all they have done for me.
7) Writing all of these thoughts has helped me feel better...
8) Blogging is a very interesting concept. It's hard for me to decide if I actually want to post this one, but I guess since I took the time to type it, I'm better off posting it.
9) It's nice to know that you can share things with family and friends who care about your life.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Tag!

My mom tagged me...

1) Wrapping paper or gift bags? I like to use plain gift bags and dress them up with pretty ribbon, I probably go overboard…( could that be?)
2) Real or Artificial tree? Artificial.
3) When do you put your tree up? Sometime in the few days before or after Thanksgiving.
4) When do you take your tree down? A day or two before New Year's.
5) Do you like eggnog? I've actually never had it, but I don’t think I would like it.
6) Favorite gift received as a child? I always liked it when I got a new bicycle.
7) Hardest person to buy for? MY DAD!!!
8) Easiest person to buy for? My mom, she's easy to please.
9) Do you have a nativity scene? No, not yet.
10) Mail or e-mail Christmas Cards? I like to mail them, but unfortunately, I didn't get to it this year.
11) Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Hmm, it's never bad when people give you things!
12) Favorite Christmas Movie? I like Elf, it's cute.
13) When do you start shopping for Christmas? Not nearly soon enough...but that's part of the fun.
14) Do you hang mistletoe? No...
15) Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cherry candy canes!
16) Lights on tree? Little colored lights.
17) Favorite Christmas Song? I can't pick a favorite, I have 3 or 4 mixed cd's of Christmas music in my car...I love them all!!!
18) Travel at Christmas or stay home? This year I will travel back to Childress and Wellington.
19) Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? I didn't cheat, I'm just not going to give it any effort. But that commercial of that little girl trying to name them is funny when she says Nixon.
20) Angel or Star on top of tree? Star.
21) Open the presents Christmas Eve or Morning? Christmas eve we open them at my mom’s, my grandparents in Wellington, and Ignacio’s family’s house. Christmas day is at my Honeyma’s.
22) Most annoying thing about this time of year? Hmm...everyone tends to drive crazy on the highways and also they tend to act crazy in the stores. Not me though…
23) Favorite ornament theme or color? I love the ornaments my mom used to use, they are little porcelain Wise men, Baby Jesus, a lamb, etc...she gave them to me, I just love them!
24) Favorite for Christmas Dinner? The usual turkey and all the fixins.
25) What do you want for Christmas this year? I really don't want much, I would like for it to snow, but I just want to spend time with my family.
26) Who do you tag? Anyone who would like to participate!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ready...but not so ready!

As you may or may not know, I am expecting my first child in March...and while I'm very ready for him to be here...I'm not very prepared! This weekend Ignacio and I picked up the crib and put it together (mostly he did, he didn't want my help...) but that's the only thing we have done so far. I mean I have bought a few little outfits here and there, but we don't have a lot of the things that we will need yet. It's still three months away, which may sound like plenty of time, but when I get to thinking about's not that far away after all. And you never know when baby will come, it could even be a few weeks early. There's a lot of things we need to do to our apartment to make room for baby...and while Ignacio's great at carrying heavy things upstairs and putting furniture together, he's not so good at the cleaning and organizing. My mom offered to come up during her break from school and help sort through all of my junk and get things in order...that would be really helpful! So I'm excited (and nervous) that these next three months should go by pretty fast...but I hope we can be prepared sooner rather than later.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I can't believe it's already November and we are about to be celebrating Thanksgiving. Our family is very in to holidays and we always have a big traditional Thanksgiving. We usually have it at my Honeyma's house, and she is always a wonderful hostess. This year, however, we decided to have it at the South Plains building where my dad works. It makes it easier for everyone because there are lots of tables,and a big kitchen where we can all help get things ready. It will take a lot of the stress away from my grandparents having to get their house ready for all of us! I'm thankful that all of our family can get together for this day and enjoy lots of food and fun times. Some things that we always do are take lots of pictures (especially my mother), play board games, watch football, and just enjoy being with family.

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and I hope that you all can enjoy happy holidays with the ones you love!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My First Post/My 8's

First of all, I am new to the blogosphere and I'm not sure yet how it works. My mom keeps telling me to get one, so I finally did. I doubt that it will be very interesting or that I will have much to say now, but I will give it a shot.

Stay Tuned.

I decided to start with My 8's.

8 TV Shows I Love To Watch:
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. How I Met Your Mother
3. Friends (Yes, still.)
4. Law & Order: SVU
5. Two & A Half Men
6. Heroes
7. Ellen
8. The Girls Next Door (Don't ask.)

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. Chili's
2. Cheddar's

3. Pete's Cafe
4. McBride's Steakhouse
5. Steak & Ale (Although it's closed now...)
6. The Parkway Grill
7. T.G.I.Fridays
8. Texas Roadhouse

8 Things That Happened Today:
1. Woke up.
2. TV watching.
3. E-mailing.
4. A package came in the mail.
5. Little baby kicks.
6. Ordered pizza.
7. A shower.
8. Some phone calls.

8 Things I am looking Forward To:
1. March - The baby will be here!
2. Thanksgiving.
3. Christmas.
4. Feeling like normal again.
5. Seeing my family.
6. Seeing Cam.
7. Payday.
8. A clean house.

8 Things On My Wishlist:
1. A healthy/happy baby.
2. A white Christmas.
3. Happy Holidays.
4. Getting healthier.
5. A video camera.
6. Being debt free.
7. Everyone to just get along.
8. A strong relationship.