The Queen: Michelle

The Queen: Michelle
I am 28 years old. Still a princess but the queen of my family. Spoiled beyond belief. Lucky and truely blessed. A lover. A crafter. A mother. A wife. A friend. This is me.

My King: Junior

My King: Junior
The LOVE of my life! He completes me and balances me out in every way. He's a workaholic. He's loud, blunt, and crazy. He drinks Monsters like his life depends on it. Above all he is the greatest Daddy I could ever ask for, for my children. And he treats me like his Queen (and he calls me that too).

The Model Child: Diego Ray

The Model Child: Diego Ray
9 years old. My only boy. He is the epitome of the perfect child. He is so responsible and independent. Wise beyond his years. He is laughter, he is love, he is compassion, he is simply amazing. He keeps me grounded and reminds me always that I am beautiful. He is a natural born leader and takes care of the household and family better than me!

The Diva: Alayna Danae

The Diva: Alayna Danae
7 years old. She is drama. My fashionista for sure with a style all her own. Sensitive and loving when she wants to be. Thumbsucker. My biggest headache because she is the most like me. She is the only one who can cause me to become uncontrollably angry. She loves to dance. She loves to model. My bookworm and most academic.

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace
4 years old. This one is something else. She is pure comedy. Never a dull moment with her crazy antics. She is also the crybaby. She does things her own way. She knows what she wants and isn't afraid to be cute to get it. My Disney loving pal. So girly. Her favorite color is pink. Loves Rapunzel. Will wear a dress every single day. Can't leave the house without a bow in her hair. She refuses.

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle
2 years old. My sweet baby. She loves her Mommy above all else. She is a cuddlebug for sure. The calmest most well behaved baby ever! But she has TONS of energy. She is so small and petite. She loves to sing and dance. She so SO ready for ballet and has yet to even step foot in a class. She loves Minnie Mouse and watching Disney Jr. She is hilarious and talks way too much.
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy 2010!

We have to put this year behind us and start new because my calendar says so.

I kinda like having a fresh start. I need it.

So in lieu of resolutions which I will NEVER keep... I am gonna give you a list of what I want to work on this year:

* After I have this baby I really do want to get healthier. Notice I didn't say lose weight... I don't obsess over a number and how much I have gained or lost. I actually rarely know my weight unless I am pregnant. Which is a lot... but I don't stress about it afterwards. This time I would like to just look all around healthier. Maybe no more soda? Which I only seem to drink when I am pregnant anyway... weird.

* Continue with my photography. Not sure what this means yet... but I want to learn more... try more things with my camera... and really make an effort to better my picture taking skills.

* Start slowly decorating my home. The apartment is bare but it is beautiful and such a clean slate! I can't paint but I can start adding my own touches to make it more us. One room at a time. Maybe I'll start doing a project a month as my goal. I've seen others do it before and that seems like a reasonable task to take on.

* Visit my Mommy. I have never been one to like cemeteries. I know that some people go all the time to visit their loved ones. It's not really my thing... In fact I hadn't been back to a cemetery in 5 years since we buried my Abuelito. And now my Mom is right next to him. I struggled with the decision to go back or not... but this is my Mother. I want a place I can feel close to her because although I can go to her house it's not the same. I feel a void there. Maybe this will only be temporary but right now it feels different without her there. And the main reason is for Diego. He so badly needs something physical to see that reminds him of his Jamma. He has already asked if we could go back... we will... but not yet.

* Take my Daddy on vacation! I really have been wanting to do this for a while. We almost planned a trip for Jr and I to go with my parents to Sedona at the beginning of 2009 and it never happened. I don't know where to yet... or when even. But my Daddy is as much of a sightseer as I am so somewhere where we can definitely take lots of pictures. Any ideas Daddy-O? I've REALLY wanted to take him to Disneyland (he hasn't been since before I was born) but I don't know if we can swing that this year.

* Put Diego into a sport. My Mom has so much wanted Diego into a sport, especially baseball... and she never got the chance to see him play. I need to find something for him and make sure we follow through with it. And put Alayna back into ballet.

I think that's it. I can't commit myself to too much because I know I won't get anything accomplished. Cheer me on that I can at least try these! Haha!

And for good measure here's some pics from New Year's Eve:

Abuelita didn't want her picture taken...

Does she not understand I don't give up?

See! My Daddy and his Mommy

"Hi, I'm Chucky... Wanna play?"

Daddy and Marya

2am and this girl was still awake!


Nikki said...

I have similar resolutions! But not resolutions because no one keeps those...more like "I strive for's"

1. GET HEALTHY after baby. Again, like you, not LOSE WEIGHT but be more active. I remind Loyiel pretty much weekly that he has to be my coach because I won't be able to do it by myself.

2. also visit mom! Mario was mentioning to me and Loyiel how none of us really will because life goes on yadda yadda and we won't have the time. I wanna MAKE SURE we go on at least the important days yanno?

3. And finally, get a new job. I need to put my degree to use! So even though im terrified of agencies, I'll look into at least some alphagraphics to get the 5 or 6 dollar pay jump at least!

Tan tan!

Jose said...

Stop calling her Chucky or I'll find a bunch of names for you.

Anonymous said...

YOU CAN DO IT! I'll push you along when you get weak, I've got your back love.

tiffandkevin said...

I am all about getting healthier friend! I will help you and you just let me know how I can help you decorate!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good list.
You know Michelle. a year after my mom died. My sisters and I got together and drove to the cemetery (me.. I took pictures)... Then we went to Robinson's May (now Macys).. The same one my mom LOVED to go to.. The Del Amo Mall and Robinsons May is where we really felt close to her. I would like to visit my mom and dad at Green hills more; but more and more I feel closer to them where ever I happen to be than at the Cemetery near San Pedro. I hope you find a special place to remember her..
I've found an answer to my questions to my mom many times --- the recipe you may want to ask about... may just come to you.

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