Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thankful on Turkey Day!

Happy Gobble, gobble!!

I've got so much to be thankful for this week! First off, Gil and I had our engagement retreat for our church this past weekend. I am going to be honest here and say that I was NOT looking forward to it. But it turned out to be a sweet encounter!

For one, I saw some people I went to high school with. We had fun reminiscing and comparing wedding vendors, and it was such a fun surprise to find out we had the same photographer and invitation vendor!!! Such a small world! Then, I kept looking around our room and it was soo romantic to see 19 other couples who are in the same boat! We saw lots of holding hands and cherishing going on! Very sah-weet!!

In the end, I felt closer to Gil and closer to God. We'd be given a lecture, then encouraged to pick a quiet spot outside to share our thoughts and feelings on issues. I loved this retreat! Here's a pic of us at the fountain. Every church should have their own private park!

Then, our nephew is here! He has grown up so big...cries more but also laughs more! I also especially love his "subtle" smile. He'd have his pacifier in, looks at you, then you see his eyes shine and cheeks go up!! It is the cutest thing. Here's a pic of him laughing like crazy!!

And these are so much fun! They're MiniCards, and I got ten free when I signed up for a Pro account at Flickr.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Gettting ready for the holidays...

i put up my Xmas tree already. Why? Cuz I want to enjoy it for a longer period of time! And I am ABSOLUTELY in love with my ornaments. They are mostly either handmade or from Anthropologie. And I am SOO gonna try this!. And I so want these!.

Oh, and I made it at SIS TV's Catwalk! Soo exciting! Toot for me!

Had some fun cardmaking here!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sooo In Loooooovvvee.

First off, I love this pic of Apollo, my sisters' dog. They got him when he was a puppy, and at first, he was sad because he was taken away from his siblings! You can't help but see his smile here though!!! I love the Jim Holtz crackle paint.

Over the last couple of days, I've gotten back into scrapbooking. Especially yesterday, when I visited my sisters. We were two hours away and stuck in the house so I scrapped and later, we put together some of my "save-the-dates." Was really disappointed that although we visited Staples, Michael's, Office Max, AND Target, we couldn't find the correct size envelopes. Then, the printer broke. Hopefully, I get to send these out by the end of next week. I'm also hoping our website will be ready to view.

My scrapbooking galore:
Used mostly Scarlet Lime and Cocoa Daisy October Kits. Added rubberbands, staples, magnets.

For more details:

And cards galore:

Friday, November 9, 2007


Had lunch with my good friend, L, today. Between running errands and catching up, we just couldn't stop jabbing. We talked about everything from lingerie to the quiche she had made, from being your own woman to being good to your man. I had a blast!

Did this yesterday, and used October Scarlet Lime. Loved the colors here, and of course, the SHOES!!!

Also got this in the mail. Got a sample from Auntie Nalani's Cookies for our wedding favors. It's so freaking cute, but I'd love to save some money by doing my own. They do give a great deal though!!

But I really like the multi-colored ones I found on the knot:

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Playing Tag.

I've been tagged (thanks to Chenguna!):

5 things I was doing 10 years ago (November 1997):
1. Got into the nursing program at my college.
2. Working as a bank teller at Bank of America.
3. We be clubbin' at over-21 clubs (finally!).
4. Hanging out and getting close to my nursing barkada (means group of friends).
5. Enjoying being able to order drinks.

5 things on my to do list today:
1. See if my car starts, then..
2. Go and get a battery and oil change...
3. Pick up my Love, Elsie order at Picture Me Perfect.
4. Scrap..
5. Some wedding planning.

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Fresh fruit.
2. Yoplait yogurt.
3. chocolate.
4. ice cream.
5. Skinny Cow fudge bars.

5 songs I know the lyrics to:
1. Little Mermaid's "Part of your World."
2. Little Mermaid's "Kiss the Girl."
3. Cinderella's "Dream" song (ok, ok I'm a pediatric nurse who likes to sing, ok?).
4. Alicia Keys songs.
5. 1980's Madonna.

5 of my bad habits:
1. Procrastinating.
2. Pack rat.
3. My place is in a constant organized chaos (some are clean and organized, rest are freakin' disaster).
4. Being lazy.
5. Being an impulsive shopper.

5 things I'd do if I were a millionaire:
1. Buy homes for us, my family, and my family-in-law to be.
2. Travel around the world.
3. Buy new cars.
4. Invest in real estate.
5. Shop, shop, shop!! (he he!)

5 things I will never wear again:
1. Skinny jeans.
2. Pleated pants.
3. 32-A bras.
4. Tie dye anything.
5. My high school jeans.

5 of my favorite toys:
1. Camera.
2. Computer.
3. Scrapbooking supplies.
4. Stamps.
5. Hello Kitty stuff.

NOW I tag these people to answer the same:
And all of you out there :).


Been so so busy these past couple a' weeks!

Can't believe this is done and she's married!!!

Got to hang out with them!

Can't believe they're finally engaged!

Got to kick it with my homies:

Celebrated my babe's birthday:

Booked a block of rooms for the wedding next year here:

Dressed up as Hermoine for Halloween:

And got my make-up and hair trial done!

And I'm missing these two!! (Used October Cocoa Daisy and Scarlet Lime kits!