Armando’s Grandfather

I was fortunate to have met him. He was a smart, hardworking man who built a successful business and helped raise a family with drive and ambition.  He was funny and would always make me laugh once Armando translated to me what he had just said.  Yet, he also always made the effort to speak…

Valentine’s Day Disaster

I had good intentions.  But it all went terribly wrong. After Armando gave me my amazing birthday surprise on Monday, I wanted to do a thoughtful gesture in return and what better way to do that than to make him a 5-course Valentine’s Day Dinner the next day.  He was travelling with work and would…

Best Birthday Surprise Ever!

I had the best birthday morning surprise yesterday…but before I tell you about it, I need to give you a play-by-play of the night before so you can totally appreciate the surprise like I did. Sunday Feb.12 11:00 PM  Armando and I are on our computers, studying and researching, respectively.  Armando looks exhausted from his…

Name Change Confusion

Do you remember as a little girl, laughing and dreaming with your friends about what your name would sound like if you married your friend Bobby?  Or what about marrying that cute boy in Math class?  As girls we would giggle and cringe at some names we hope we didn’t end up with and practise…

OUR WEDDING DAY

The ocean breeze.  Crashing waves.  The butterflies of excitement. Violin music floating through the air. Engulfed in love, surrounded by family and friends. Tradition is present.  Two cultures combined. The squeezing of hands.  The stolen glances.  Words spoken from the heart. Mr. and Mrs.  Sealed with a kiss.  Bonded with a hug.  Now together as…

The Sweetest Liar

Armando is at it again…lying to me. When I do a grocery store run, Armando often yells out to me as I’m walking out the door, “Buy me a treat!”.  And when I come back, I always have something for him.  So the other day when Armando was leaving to pick up some things we…