Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Today when Sarita was taking her nap, I decided to go explore Polyvore a bit. I've seen sets on La Chiquitita and Trina's blogs. And I thought it would be fun. You can find me here.

I made this set. Just a little inspiration. Because Juan and I are going on a dinner date with our friends before we head home. It's going to feel nice to finally get a little dressed up. And hang out with some adults. And not talk about hospital stuff.

I really liked this dress because it's so feminine. I remember seeing La Chiquitita wear a similar type outfit for Amelia and Riq's Rehearsal Dinner. So I decided to give it a try. Now I should probably go shopping. I have a tummy, but it's not a big preggers belly yet. So I think I can still get away with wearing "regular clothes." Just in larger sizes.

Do you ever use Polyvore? I just think it's fun. It gives you some ideas. Reminds me of play paper dolls as a girl. :) And then you know what you want when you go shopping. Because if you are like me, you are usually clueless. And let your daughter choose much of your clothes. Now, I need to go shopping! ~C

Sunday, June 27, 2010

We're Expecting!

Surprise! Wow! I know. Juan and I have known for a while. We told Sarita, La Chiquitita, and Big O some time ago too! Don't be mad at any of them. We asked them to keep quiet for a while. Originally, Juan and I wanted to wait until week 20. But we just couldn't wait any longer! We're 19 weeks today!

Start the jokes now, but the trip to Hawaii was perfect for Juan and I! Although we missed our princesa so much, we're now expecting a new baby this fall! My due date is November 21st. And honestly, the entire family is excited!

We were able to tell our parents last week. On Father's Day no less! They came to vissit for a few days. And everyone is super excited! It's been a long time coming. And after all the problems we've had, this is such a blessing.

Sarita is so excited. She has been talking nonstop about her new baby. I'm just excited to see her sweet smile. And we've made a family decision. We're going to look for a home near our family and friends. Maybe just maybe, we can convince Nana and Nono to move back too! :)

Honestly, most of this comes from us wanting to be closer to our loved ones. And we're praying for all the best. After the new baby is born, God willing, Sarita will have her operation. And if all goes well, we can celebrate the new baby and a healthy Sarita. ~C

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Life and Music

I seen this video on La Chiquitita's blog recently. I've been trying to catch up on my blog reading. But I just thought it was a cute song. And the video reminds me of her. Because she is silly like the girl in the video.

You see, our friend is a quiet person by nature. And a little shy. OK, a lot shy when it comes to men. And for years, I listened to countless men confess their love for her. But they were all too shy to ask her out. Because even though she is shy, she is very successful. And men are a little taken aback by that.

But in the end, she found a man. They met by chance. And she captured his heart. Without even trying. That's what happened. He'll admit it. In the end, they met. And he finally had the huevos to ask her out. Now, you can't find a happier couple out there. How funny life is. Music mirrors life and life mirrors music. Oh, and Pepe Aguilar happens to be La Chiquitita 's favorite singer too! ~C

Monday, June 21, 2010


Now it's officially summer. Today was technically the longest day of the year. And we were inside all day! But we enjoyed our day.

I really do wish that I could take my little girl swimming, to the Zoo, and to the beach. All those things scream summer to me. But I can handle watching some cute movies with her too! That's what we did today. Oh, and we colored some pictures for Juan. :)

So how are you spending your summer? We're hoping on making a trip home in July. And maybe finding a house. Who knows, we might even get to go visit Nono! :) ~C

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Today is Father's Day. One of my favorite times of the year. I've been so very blessed with the best men in the world. I'm going to write 4 letters, to 4 of my favorite hombres. I hope you enjoy! ~C

Dear Papi,

I know your my dad. And you're supposed to love me. And tell me things like I'm the prettiest girl in the world. But it's all those other things that make me love you so very much. Like when I just need a hug, and you're right here. When my best friend died, and my baby girl got sick. You were just here.

As a little girl, I admired you. I liked to watch you work. Because there wasn't a thing that you couldn't do. You taught me as a little girl, what to look for in a man. And honestly, I owe everything to you. Without that, I would have never seen Juan coming. I would never have allowed myself to love him. Or to be this happy. Thank you for that!

Every day, I'm grateful that God gave me to you. Because you make my life better. Like remembering my Nerds or Hersey's with Almonds. Thank you papi! I'm crying like crazy. Because I just can't put into words how much you mean to me. I love you more than you will ever know!


Your Little C

Dear Papa,

All those years ago, I was so nervous to meet you. I wanted you to love me. And I wasn't sure if I was going to make a good first impression. I still remember the day I met you and Mama. Juan told me we were going to go to your house for dinner. And I was so nervous. I took extra time to get ready. Making sure I didn't have a wrinkle in my clothes.

By this time, I knew I loved Juan with all my heart. I hoped that you would see that. And I hoped that you would welcome me into your family. And you did. I hadn't gotten out of the car, when I felt these 2 strong arms envelope me in a bear hug. I will never in my lifetime forget that moment.

I don't see you as my father in law. But more like my dad. I love sitting down to talk to you. Just sharing stories. I especially love the relationship that you have with your son and my daughter. :) I know, Juan is the man that he is, because of you. You taught him so well. And I want to Thank you for that.

The last 5 years have been tough. I've wanted to sit and cry many times. And sometimes, you just let me. Without judging me. But knowing that I needed it. Thank you! I know as long as you live, I'll always have someone on my side. I Thank God every day for sending Juan, yourself, and your entire family my way.


Your Daughter C

Dear Big O,

How did you get that name in the first place? I think it had something to do with La Chiquitita. But I'm glad it stuck. And I'm so glad that you're in our lives. Who would have thought, one of Juan's oldest and dearest friends, would become one of my very best friends in the entire world?

I remember that week that changed all of our lives forever. My heart was broken. I didn't know which was up. And I'm certain, you felt a million times worse. And then, our little princesa came. In all her glory. She was the angel sent by B to take care of us. I still remember that day. The day that you and La Chiquitita became our family forever.

Sarita could not be luckier. She has people in her life that love her so much. But I know, if something should happen to Juan and I, she would be well taken care of. Her Nono and Nana love her so much. Nothing in the world makes her happier than hearing from the 2 of you.

I know, deep down in my heart, one day you will become a dad. I know it's hard to imagine right now. Nearly 5 years later. But I know, it will happen one day. For know, I'm more than happy to share my little girl with you. God sent her 2 very special Godparents and an Angel. That much, I know.

Thank you for everything you do for Sarita. And for our entire family. You've gone way out of your way to help us. To be supportive. And to be loving. I will always appreciate that! And don't forget, some of the best family, is not related by blood.



Dear Mi Amorcito,

I can remember all those years ago. On our first date. As young as we were. Dreaming about everything the world had to offer us. Nothing in the world could have prepared me for the life we have. It's not always sunshine and puppy dogs. But there's no other life that I'd want.

I remember when we were trying to get pregnant. All I could think of was the perfect baby with your chubby cheeks and big heart. Oh, let's not forget that wonderful voice. I prayed and prayed that God would bless us with a baby. One that you could teach how to make yummy cookies, love everyone, and maybe, just maybe how to sing too!

And God did bless us. With a perfect Angel. In the time our lives that we needed her most. Sarita came. Bouncing and all smiles. Just like her daddy. And although, we've had a difficult, and at times heartbreaking 5 years, there is no one that I'd rather be walking this road with, than you.

All the sleepless nights that we've spent in hospitals, wondering if our little girl would see the sun rise again, I'm glad you were at my side. Never once, have you faltered, given up, or let us down. You've held me when I've fallen apart. You've wiped away my tears. You've held our baby girl tight. Rocked her to sleep. And sang to ease her pain.

I'm sitting here in a crying mess. Just thinking about the amazing man that you are. I could never have gotten through all of this without you. Never! As loving and as caring as you are to me, your a million times that with our daughter. And I'd honestly, have it no other way.

Knowing that you're "Our Papi" gets me and Sarita through the days. Even the really bad ones. I know that you would do anything to trade places with her. But I want you to know just how much you mean to the both of us. We dreamt up so many wonderful things to give you for Father's Day. And I really hope you enjoy your presents.

If there was anything I could do for you, I'd make you "King for the Day." That way, you could feel just as special as you make me and our little girl feel every day of our lives. I'm so lucky you're my husband. But our daughter is the lucky one. She has you as a daddy. And one day, I know, she is going to find a perfect husband for her. Because, you have shown her what a real man, husband, and daddy should be.

Happy Father's Day!


Your Amorcita

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Crazy Ladies

My comadre sent me this book a while ago. She LOVED it! And with us spending so much time in the hospital, we all need to find things to entertain us with. I've been reading a lot! And I can see why La Chiquitita LOVES this book so much. It's a great one!

I'm a little sad. Because I'm almost done with Crazy Ladies. So I was looking on Barnes and Noble website. And I found a few books by Michael Lee West. I'm not sure if I'm going to buy Mad Girls in Love or Mermaids in the Basement. They both sound good. Maybe I'll get both! :)

Don't you just LOVE when you find an author you enjoy? I do! Then I feel like I need to read all of their books. In this case, that's not a bad thing. Not at all! ~C

Monday, June 14, 2010

Twitter Fail

Is anyone else tired of getting this little guy? I know I am. Maybe it's just me. But recently, he's the guy I've been getting. I haven't signed on to twitter for a while because of the friendly little whale. I'm just wondering why twitter doesn't upgrade it's site. Does anyone else feel my frustration? ~C

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Around here, 'Rella is #1! Sarita just loves her. And of course, Prince Charmin'. It's nothing we've pushed on her. Rather, it's something that she just loves. And everyone knows it. Knows it with a passion.

Her Nana and Nono are always sending some cute 'Rella doll or outfit. Sarita just loves them all! So we thought it would make her decision easy. She was granted a "Make-A-Wish" wish. Sarita just has to decide what she wants to do. And that's our problem.

I guess I just figured she'd want to go see 'Rella. But her Nono works at Disney World. So that was out for her. Crazy, I know. And she just can't decide where to go. She's talked about Sea World and even a NASCAR race of all things! But no decision yet.

Anyway that we spin this one, Nono has come to the rescue. When Sarita is feeling up to it, he's talking her to the Magical Kingdom! Our little girl is very lucky! Now to just decide on this wish. ~C

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wedding Barbies

Just look at what Sarita got at the hospital today! She was so excited! One of her doctors and his wife came to visit. On his day off. He's really a nice man. And they have 3 little girls. All are very adorable!

And with them, they brought Juan and I some books and Sarita a big pink box. Inside were these Barbies. She was so excited. And the 4 girls played for at least 2 hours! After how bad Sarita has been feeling for the last few days, she really needed some friends!

Now we have a really fun family to hangout with out here. The girls promised to be back to play. And my little girl, well she fell asleep holding her new Barbies. Thanks friends! ~C

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


If it were up to my daughter, we'd have a couple of these guys. Cute I know. And delicious when they're bigger. We know all too well!

But Sarita just loves pigs. Funny thing, when she was talking to her Nana today, she asked if she could go see J's pigs. And to tell them that she missed them. The things my daughter comes up with! That's why I love her so much. ~C