Happy Birthday Jon!

24 years ago the most amazing man was born, and I am so glad to call him my husband.

 Happy birthday sweetheart! I am so excited to be celebrating your birthday with you today. Here comes another year of life, and I am so glad that I get to live it with you. I am so blessed to have such wonderful person like you in my life. Thank you for bringing me so much joy and completing me. Thanks for being the best friend I’ve ever had, and for sticking by my side no matter what. You are such a beautiful person, inside and out! You’ve accomplished so much in your life, and I can’t wait to see the multitude of things you will accomplish in the future. You’re amazing. I love you! Now lets have some more cake.

Happy Love Day

Outfit Details: Dress- Isaac Mizrahi for Target // Belt- Another Line // Shoes- Vintage // Purse- Forever 21

Happy Valentine’s day, loves! Whether you have a Valentine or not, there is someone out there who loves you and that is all that matters. Today is a day to celebrate everyone you can’t live without. Yes, this should be done everyday but why not take advantage of the cute cupcakes and candy! The candy and cupcake part is the not so everyday thing, which is why I love this holiday so much!

I got to spend this day with my sweet husband. I am such a lucky lady to have this man in my life. He is so supportive and loving. We always have the most amazing time together. So today was perfect! There’s no other hand that I would rather hold.

That first photo is my Valentine to you all! You all make me smile! If I could send you each something, I would. Thank you so much for following along with me. I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Your comments and support mean so much to me! I hope you all are having a wonderful day with your loved ones!

What I Wore: Anniversary Edition

Outfit details: Dress- Monteau, Belt- Another Line, Tights- Romwe, Shoes- Preview International

We had so much fun celebrating our two year anniversary yesterday! It was definitely a special event, and special events call for pasta! So we went to one of our favorite Italian restaurants, and had a nice dinner.

I got so many compliments on my tights! They had just come in the mail yesterday morning. Perfect timing for my special date! All the grandmas loved them! I always feel like I wore a great outfit when the older gals compliment me. I also got a “SHE LOOKS LIKE LADY GAGA!” from a little boy. What can I say, I was born this way.

Memories of 2012

2012 was SO good to me! I’ve accomplished a few of my goals, went to a few of my favorite places, and made memories with the people I love the most!

If you know me, you know that I am the biggest Disney fanatic! I always have been. I went to the land of Disney in March, and it was so much fun. I wish I could be there now! Disney is especially beautiful during Christmas time!

Fact: Being a Disney-atic doesn’t fade with age.

I went to go see one of my favorite bands this year, GOTYE! It was definitely a fun show! I also got to spend the day in the city with my hubby. It was a lovely day! I wish we could have attended more shows this year. I missed a few that I knew we would enjoy. I think I might just make that one of my new year resolutions.

After 5 year of school, I finally got my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting in May. This is definitely one of my biggest accomplishments. If you are in school, you know how stressful/draining/time consuming school is. All the hard work pays off though!

I had so many great moments with my favorite people this year. I got closer to the man I love, I saw my nephew grow, I watched too many movies, ate too much junk, I learned many things, and I laughed until I cried when my dad put on a wig and looked like Gene Simmons on Halloween. All of these moments are my definition of a successful year.

You were a doll, 2012.

Happy wedding birthday.

Happy 29th anniversary Mom and Dad! If it wasn’t for this day, I wouldn’t be alive. I am forever thankful to God for the parents he put in my life. I’m also thankful for my husband, and I know one day we’ll be celebrating our 29th anniversary too. I look at the long road my parents have been through, and I see that the vows they said twenty-nine years ago were obviously not only words that the were gone with the wind. Marriage is a long journey, but having that person you love with all of your heart next to you makes it worth it. It isn’t always easy, but it’s so rewarding.

This was my parents on March 7, 1982:

I love this picture! I love my mom’s dress! I tried it on a couple of times and seriously wanted to wear it for my wedding. My mom has definitely been an inspiration in the way I dress. I will have to dedicate a post to this one day!

Marriage is awesome. I hope everyone gets to experience it! Goodnight everyone!

This is the story of a Girl….and a boy.


Hello my fellow bloggers!

Yes, I still remember that this thing called a “blog” still exists, and we are not yet strangers! Actually, I really missed spilling my nonsensical thoughts on a blank page of cyber-space. It has been such a long time, and all I can think about is all of the changes that have occurred since I last shared my thoughts with you guys.

Okay, so last time you heard from me was February and now it’s November! It rained a little, the flowers bloomed, and then “Hello summer!” the sun came out! Around this time, June 16th to be exact, I was experiencing something that I would call positively life-changing. The person who I can truly call my sunshine, Jon Pena, came back into my life. Now I can call him my husband! The story is beautiful, but like all beautiful stories (for example: The notebook, Pride & Prejudice,and every love story with a happy ending) it is long! If you want to know the details then maybe I can get a contract with a film company. I’m pretty much the equivalent to Kristen Stewart when it comes to acting. You can judge if that is a good thing or not. Anyway, the story is not over! It actually barely begun. It started on June 16th, and the ending is….well, until death do us part. You get the picture! 😉

This story started in Oakdale, but then I moved to Lathrop where everything is so much closer! I’m so glad that I no longer have to drive 45 minutes to get to school, the mall,and uhhhhh… everywhere! It is definitely like me to get off topic. Anyway, prince charming came to visit in August. It was in the plus size section of Wal-mart in Stockton that I fell in love all over again. I hadn’t seen him in two years, but it sure didn’t feel like that when I saw him. The feeling I felt was so familiar and irreplaceable. I could only feel like that about one person in this world, and it was him.

About a week later, I was getting engaged in front the Burns tower at the University of the Pacific. About a month later, I was getting legally married in Reno! AND In about a month, I will be having my wedding ceremony and reception! As you can see, it has been an eventful year.

When 2010 first started, I had a few ways that could imagine the year ending. I thought maybe I would have lost those 5 pounds, or perhaps that I would have written my own book. Turns out God had other plans for me. Next year should be a very different year for me. I’ll be married, living in Florida, and I’ll be an aunt! I’m mega excited for all these future events! I am a big ball of emotions when it comes to changes, but I feel a sense of peace when I think about how God will be there with me every moment. I know that if I trust in him and follow him I’ll be just fine.

Sorry about all of the little blanks and lack of detail! I’ll blame it on my tired mind. It’s definitely time to say goodnight. So…. Goodnight! 🙂

The Soundtrack of My Life


“We only got 86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell them that we love them
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we’re dying” -Kris Allen, Live Like We’re Dying

I got an interesting fact and some good advice from this song. We don’t notice how much time we waste complaining about life, school, the weather, people, the old lady driving slow in front of us, this list can go on forever. We waste away the seconds of our days. Sometimes we waste years! Why do we act as if we could turn back time? Instead of throwing that precious time away, we should invest it in “turning things around.” Tell your family you love them! Enjoy the beautiful world God has made! Like our wise friend Kris Allen said, we gotta live like we’re dying. Sometimes it’s hard to be optimistic, but there’s always something to smile about. ALWAYS!

At work this week, I found out that one of our clients passed away. It was sad news. His wife came in, and I could feel the pain she was going through just by looking at her. She told my dad to enjoy my mother right now that he had the time to. That thought has always impacted me. I tell my family that I love them as many times as I can (You can ask them… I sound like a broken record sometimes). I enjoy every second of their company. I thank God for them everyday! I am so blessed. I have a great God, good health, I’m surrounded by amazing people, I don’t think I have room for much complaining.

So lets be content with what we have. Lets truly live those 86,400 seconds. I love you all! Thanks for reading.