Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Never say Never.

Hi friends and family,

Those who know me well, know that I dont have a sweet tooth in my body. I am just not a sweet eater, never have been. I also attribute the fact I have never had a cavity to this also. I will have the occasionaly piece of cheesecake or rice krisipie treat, but for me to sit down with a bag of cookies....Well, it just doesnt happen. Now, lets talk savory for a minute. Now we are walking down my alley. I love all potatoe chips, olives, pickles, chips and salsa, nuts, sunflower seeds....If its coated in salt, you are speaking my language.

If I had to choose chocolate cake or fried chicken....well the chicken would win everytime.Thats just how I roll.
But, recently there is has been a change. BIG change.LOL

I am watching a TV show, Bobby Flays, "Throwdown" the other night and it was on the best carrotcake. He interviewed and competed with this woman on how to make the most moist and delicious carrot cake ever.
 Well, I come from a long line of carrot cake makers and bakers in general My grandmother makes carrot cake, my stepmother makes carrot cake, and over 20 different kinds of cookies every christmas. I dont think I have ever eaten a slice of this cake, maybe an obligatory bite here and there but cake is not by thing. Its never been my thing. Ever.

 Now my cousin Melissa loves it, my husband begs for it and I well, I ignore it. Well, during this show my mouth started watering so bad that I actually began to change out of my pj's and put on normal clothes so I could head to the grocery store to pick up supplies to BAKE this cake. Yes, my dears, I said Bake !

I have developed a sweet tooth, I look at deserts  online, I admire and watch the cake competitions, baking shows and now I  watch ridicoulous shows like " Cupcake wars".  I used to talk smack about this kind of shows, I labeled them as grotesque and wasteful.
What the heck is happening to me? Will I ever go back to being my salt loving self?

Here are my latest cooking admirations:



looks like a real rose

adorable

little flower pot cupcakes. precious!

pea in a pod.

just cuz its easter.

so pretty.



cookies on a stick, and its a sea creature. SOLD !

did someone say Ding Dongs...

I want the lady who made these to be my mom.


flowers/cupcakes....geez louise...so cute

I think this is what I will need for the baby shower.


I didnt know that you can have cupcake stands like this. so cute.

Monday, March 28, 2011

9 Things I Love.....



Nine things I absolutely love (haha, they're just whatever came to mind) 

 Strangers that smile at you.

 A super clean and organizied house

 A new design magazine and a sunday afternoon

 Opening a letter addressed to me

The old antique book smell

 Re-decorating,designing my home over and over again 

People with manners, yep, thank you notes, doors held open, thank you and please's.. this just never goes out of style.

Looking down at my belly and seeing a little bump

The smell of the sea on a crisp morning

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Our Last 6 Months

I have been swimming lately not only in the ocean but swimming in my melancholy and nostalgia of my babyfree marriage. I have had waves of emotions,mostly feeling warm and extra lovey towards my husband who has been gone a good majority of this past month and pondering how these are our last days together,our last months of it just being him and I. Do you know how much I enjoy our time together, our quiet dinners, our sillyness and playfulness,our date nights where we grab sushi togo and eat it with the back hatch up on the SUV parked at the beach watching the waves come in and out! ~sigh~~ Our days of waking up slow and just hanging out  in bed talking , sharing, snuggling... till both of us want to get up.  I have enjoyed him, I love him and I will miss our little party of two. We are not just husband and wife, we are friends...buddies, we like to hang together, we party together, we like to do absolutly  nothing together and we somehow have fun. But, we are also super balanced with life, work , family and friends. We love creating traditions of family gatherings, celebrating others big moments and milestones.

I am so happy we have had these last 6 years to get to this place we are now, we have traveled so many amazing places, we have truly lived and when we married I had my own home, he had his. I was at the peak of my career and so was he. We knew who we were when we got married; of course i wish I would of found him a wee bit earlier but everything comes in just when its supposed to. I was ready and he was ready to marry, after being divorced for 10 years, I asked him this morning, when did he know that I was the one, and he responded the moment I met you . I remember him once telling me that when I had been designing his house, he walked me out to my car and he said there was a moment that he just felt like he wanted to kiss me. I hope I always give him that spark, I hope that he always loves me as he does right now.

When we were driving today, I couldn’t help but reach to him and thank him for loving me. I thanked him for picking me and I thank him for loving me even when I can’t love myself. He is truly my love and as we embark on this huge milestone in our lives, both knowing it’s going to change everything, we can say with 100% clarity, that this baby is planned, wanted, needed and has been tenderly thought of for many years. I don’t know if I will miss these quiet precious moments of our last months  of "before baby life". But, I did want to write about them, be nostalgic about them, and love on them while I still have them now.I will hug all over him and love on my hubby as much as I can for these next 6 months, so he knows how much I love him, adore him and apperciate him.

Please don't doubt for one single second, that we LOVE you "baby to be", we can’t wait for you to come, but while we are waiting for you, every day will be a honeymoon.

video
Here is a short video of our fun times of "Life Before Baby.....LBB"

ps. this video has music so you will need to turn off music either at the bottom of blog  or just hit the little speaker button next to the play button on video , either way :)..otherwise two songs...a little crazy making :)




Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More than Family, better than a friend, my Melissa !



Some people are blessed with a sister, I unfortunantly wasn't but what I was blessed with is an unbelievable cousin, her name is Melissa. She has one of the most amazing personalities of anyone I have ever met, not only is she hilarious , she has one of the biggest hearts in the world. Althoough, we have been known to even fight like sisters, you will never meet two people closer. She and I speak everyday, she has been my rock  from the start of this pregnancy. I feel in life I have always been there to guide her, and now my sweet baby cousin who is due in 7 weeks with her own baby is guiding me,  and I couldnt be more willing to listen to her, through every cramp and unknown question she has been there to help me through it. melissa has always been gifted with children, she has a way with kids and they all LOVE her. That is why I am so happy she was first on this  because i know this time I will learn from her. LOL...
This  last  week we received a sweet little package for her and Chris (her husband) but I didnt want to open it until Mike returned home. So, today we opened it and it was such a nice surprise !


Thank you sweet sister....baby and I love you so much...








Fat Free Brownies,
who else in the world besides a great woman of the sisterhood would know this is just what I have been missing in my little world here in Puerto Rico.....



Melissa went to her doctor and got another "Welcome Baby Kit " that her doctor gave her and sent it to me....This was amazine...we just dont get htis kind of stuff here in Puerto Rico....Lots of great information, websites and helpful information.....isnt she the sweetest, most thoughtful girl ever !






Our party days our over.....and we are now in Family Mode....but we are gonna be the funnest Family EVER!!!!!  We promised each other years ago that our kids will grow up together and we will raise them loving each other and to be super close. I am so happy my baby is gonna have a big cousin that will be able to teach them everything.





THANK YOU MELISSA AND CHRIS  !!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Breakfast in Bed for my Best guy.

Havent seen my hubby in almost 2 weeks, and only have him till tomorrow then he is off again for more work stuff. He has been so good to me and the baby. We have been so good together. I never thought marriage could be so amazing.

So, when I am feeling extra ~ lovey~ , I always make him breakfast in bed. First of all the man loves breakfast .


Friday, March 4, 2011

~Big Sisters Are Cool~

Today was a day of lots of gifts, we got many packages today but one of the most special ones was from Mikes  first born daughter Kevyn. She is 24 and is  living in Phoenix with her boyfriend Shane , working full time and going to school full time. Whew~  For all of us who did that we all know what your going through so we know how hard it is to find that extra time. But, she did ! She took the time to pick out these cute gifts and mail them.  Thats always the hardest part from me is to actually get them in the mail. We got the softest blanket in the world, its so cute . Its green,yellow ,pink,blue and white. Very unisex :)

But, my favorite was the bib that says " I love my Big Sister "...and its PINK ! Does that mean Kevyn you think we are having a girl too :) I love the onesies also and the fact you did boy and girl !! You rock ! Did anyone ever tell you that ? you are a good gift giver, truley you really are. I have always thought that about you, you really seem to know just what to get people.  I think you must get that from your Dad because he is also pretty darn good at it too.

I think Dads favorite was of course the shirt you got for him. That said "Arizona Dad", he put it on right away !!

Thank You, Thank You, and Thank you....






nice face babe....





Baby received so many cute things from Big Sister that I know he/she will love. Thank you Kevyn for your thoughtfulness ...We love you !