Married 3 Years…


Three years ago today I married  the man of my dreams at Eagle Castle in Paso Robles, CA. June wedding in Paso Robles = I ordered fans from Oriental Trading Company. It ended up being pretty chilly, but at least we had them. The tables were named after places we visited… I kept some of these and they’re in our living room now. Football mums were the main flowers The … [Read more...]

Two Weddings and A Funeral


Yesterday we went to the wedding for Ben’s friends – Dan and Jen. It was held at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. One of the groomsman caught my eye. He’s a cute one! Oh, it’s Ben. He shines up like a new penny  He’s also available for funerals, bar mitzvahs and engineering parties. I hit on him and ended up taking him home Scandal. Put your guy in a suit and … [Read more...]

2 Year Anniversary


Once upon a time a red haired Mexican girl met an artist’s son from Florida. They fell fast and hard in love. They did crazy things… And went on adventures… Today marks 2 years since they got married in a castle in Paso Robles, CA. Since it was in a castle, the wedding theme was Regal and Classic… With golds, cremes and green colors… Even though she forgot her … [Read more...]


I've been putting off my 2009 recap because I don't even know where to start! This has been the craziest year ever and I almost don't want it to end :) I started the year in California, with a boyfriend and a job and am ending the year in Maryland with a husband and a pile of freelance work I better get on! Here are the highlights for the first half of the year (since it … [Read more...]

Wedding Extravaganza!

I am on my way to Belize right now!!! Ben and I are going to Belize on our honeymoon. We had to postpone it because we moved to Maryland from California less than a month after the wedding. We got married in Paso Robles, CA. on June 20th. Paso is Central California Wine country and it’s beautiful! Ben and I made many road trips up to Paso (from Orange County). We fell in love … [Read more...]

Thank you, thank you

We got our Thank You cards in yesterday. Finally! I picked out 2 different designs... and this is the back... Today I did a run without my Garmin since it couldn't find the satellite. I ended up doing the same route again. I need to change it up. Now I am enjoying a Green Monster and one I'm going to take this new Lara bar for the road. This is one of the new flavors the … [Read more...]

Marriage confirmation & my Mexican Family

Facebook sent me this email...I thought it was funny: Benjamin said on Facebook that you two are married.  We need you to confirm that you are, in fact, married to Benjamin. Well, I confirmed it with Facebook, so it must be true! Tonight we watched our wedding video. It was very  nice to be able to watch it since it happened so fast on the wedding day I don't feel like I got … [Read more...]

Wedding Sleeves

Ben loves to tell the joke, Q: "Where did the General keep his armies?" A: "In his sleevies" Well, I forgot my "sleevies" on the wedding day! For those who are new readers, I had my dress custom made at a local dress shop.  After trying on a lot of dresses I didn't find one that was, "The One". So, I decided to have someone make exactly what I wanted. I took them pics of 3 … [Read more...]

Wedding Menu

I did not get many pictures on my camera at the wedding, but I did manage to capture my food! It's almost sad that I took pics of my food at the wedding, kind of like I was "working" since the b.l.o.g is my part time gig, but it did not take away from all the fun :) I missed the wine and hors d'oeuvres hour since we were taking pictures, so I don't have pics of that. But, I … [Read more...]

Back in Action

Hello!!!! I am back from my Wedding Extravaganza :) We are postponing the honeymoon until September & I can't wait! I wish we were there now since coming home so soon was anti-climactic... The Wedding Weekend was absolutely crazy and I am putting together a full recap for you. Stay Tuned!!! I am not working this week because I have to get my stuff ready to move. I … [Read more...]

Wedding Makeover

In about 5 days I am going to marry this lumberjack looking guy... But, before we say our "I dos" I suggested he clean it up a bit. This was his first time ever getting a professional hair cut! He had always had his mom do it or just buzzed it himself! I think he was nervous when he got in the chair :) Then, he looked like this...but, the makeover was not complete! Oh, and … [Read more...]

Fancy OC

Let's get one thing straight - I'm not from the OC.  I'm from Pico, and that makes me chill as shit. But, Ben lives in the OC, which means sometimes I kinda do too :) He recently moved to a new place and this morning was my first run around this new area of the OC. I found an awesome trail that goes out 6.7something miles. It goes through a sort of wilderness area & it's … [Read more...]

Hopeful Honeymoon

Because of some stuff going on right now Ben and I may have to postpone the honeymoon to September :( I am so bummed because we have put off taking a vacation this year for this trip! Boo. I'm hoping it will work out and we'll be able to go to Belize like we originally planned. I don't want to say "pray for us" because this isn't that important in the grand scheme, but maybe … [Read more...]

Almost there!

Ben and I got our marriage license today on our lunch. We had to meet at the Registrar's office because we are coming from 2 different directions. Before I left I ate cherries. I still can't decide if my favorite fruit is watermelon or cherries!         I also had to pack lunches for Ben and I to eat since we were getting the license during our lunch. I ate half a piece … [Read more...]


It certainly didn't feel like Monday today. I got to sleep in, go for a run, eat a leisurely breakfast and accomplish a ton of wedding tasks :) Wedding things we got done: - Tons of follow ups with vendors - Deciding flower stuff - Getting Ben's ring sized and engraved W/O: Run 6 miles. I woke up late - 8:15ish! Luckily, it was cool here today so I still had a nice little … [Read more...]


There are only 30 days until my wedding! I have so so much to do it's crazy. I was MIA after lunch yesterday because I had wedding tasks after work. I also have a lot of stuff to do everyday for the rest of the week. Then, Ben is leaving for NJ next Friday and I'm meeting him there the following  Monday. So, I need to accomplish a lot before then! Wedding Dress: I did get to … [Read more...]