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 … More Valentine’s Day Disaster
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 … More Best Birthday Surprise Ever!
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 … More OUR WEDDING DAY
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 … More The Sweetest Liar
What gift screams, “I LOVE YOU!”? Is it diamonds? Plane tickets to an exotic island? A spa gift card? Nah….a guy truly loves you when he buys you tampons. Yes, the dreaded T-word. Most guys’ eyes pop out of their heads as they look at you in horror realizing that you had the audacity to … More The Little Box of Tampons
Make up…Done. Hair…Done. Slip on Dress. Strap on heels. Ready to head back to another place. Another time. Another era. As we walk into the grand room, we are surrounded with an endless sea of tables covered in white linen and sparkling silverware. In the middle is an empty dance floor, and at the end … More Dance Me Back to Another Time
Got some bee-u-teeful flowers today!! Nope, it wasn’t my birthday. Not our anniversary. No celebrations of any sort on this day. And no, these are not Armando-trying-to-get-out-of-the-doghouse flowers. He brought them home today for me, Just Because. I love those gifts. No special reason, other than he was thinking of me. Don’t know how I … More Just Because Gifts
Armando planned a date night the other night. Before all the “Awwwwws” start and the “He’s so sweet” fills the room, he doesn’t get full credit for it (but I will give him most of it). Lately, I’d been feeling neglected. Everything else had seemed to become a priority but me. This of course, was … More Nagging for a Date Night
I’m not a coffee drinker but I love coffee. I came to this conclusion the other night as I was lying awake at 3am. Lying wide awake because I drank coffee that night. At that very moment, I was hating the coffee. Now it’s true that I don’t normally drink coffee except for those times … More Coffee Connections
Armando and I love movies. And I am one of the luckiest girls alive because he loves to go to chick flicks with me. He will never admit it but I know he enjoys them; the duplication of romantic comedies in our combined DVD library attests to that. I think it’s the romantic Latino side … More Outdoor Movie Romance…who needs a Chick Flick?