Monday, November 30, 2009


Today was a pretty productive day. I haven't had a whole day off in a while so I got to get some errands done. First, I had breakfast with my friend Tiffany at The Peach Cafe in Old Town Monrovia. The food was super fresh! We both had omelets, and shared and half stack of blueberry pancakes, so amazing! Our meals came with some corn bread, which was delicious as well. After Tiff and I hung out for a bit and then I got to running some errands. Took some clothes to the dry cleaner, went to the drug store and picked up some essentials, and then went home to clean my room and do some laundry. I had a nice day, now I'm just relaxing. I'm a little tired but I want to go to the gym so I'm going to drag myself there in a bit.

Blueberry Pancakes!
Me, showing off my outfit and making a funny face.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

my weekend

Overall I had a really good weekend. Friday, as planned, Christian and I went ice skating in Pasadena, but before that we grabbed sushi at a restaurant called Matsuri that I've always wanted to go to. It was good food! After that we headed down the street to ice skate. It was tons of fun! I don't remember the last time I went ice skating but I do remember being a lot better at it when I was younger. Christian skated circles around me since he use to play hockey when he was younger. I felt bad, I held his hand the whole time because I was so scared of falling. He was a good teacher though, very patient. After a couple of laps I got the hang of it! Later we went to his place and cuddled and had chocolate chip pumpkin cookies and lactose free bryers vanilla ice cream. Totally yummy.

Saturday I worked 10-3 again. I was super tired from the night before since I got home kind of late. I got home around 5ish from work since I did some window shopping. I laid on my couch for a bit to relax, instead I ended up taking an insanely long nap, no bueno! Lately I haven't been getting good sleep, but that's another story. After I woke up from my nap, I had a nice little chat with my best friend Jessica. We ended up grabbing some hot chocolate at Starbucks, I missed her so much! She is such a good friend, and we have such a great understanding with each other. We don't see each other that often since we have different schedules but that's okay. We get it. She's one of those friends that are constant, even if we don't see or talk as much with each other. We're getting matching tattoos soon, excited!

Today I woke up super late! I was so upset at myself, but I just can't sleep lately...I did some cleaning then got ready for work. Work was lame, I'm so happy I worked a short shift today. Christian met up with me at Paseo and we had dinner at La Grande Orange Cafe down the street from my job. Dinner was really great! And the place was super cute. Now I'm relaxing a bit before I get ready for bed. I'm going to read a bit, I know that will help me fall asleep. I want to get up super early to go to the gym and clean some more! I have the day off tomorrow, better be productive.


Our dinner at Matsuri!

All Smiles.

Looking good in those skates. ;]
Getting the hang of it !
My hair looking weird. :]


Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

gobble gobble

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Having some webcam fun with my cousins Ricardo, Jose, and my younger sister Briana. I'm thankful for so many things, especially having the huge, loving family that I have! I'm also thankful for: Having my best friends in my life, meeting my amazing boyfriend Christian, having a job, for being healthy, and for having so much love in my life! This year has been a humbling one, and it hasn't been easy for most, therefore I am so grateful that things have gone so well. Hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving filled with happiness!


Sometimes I feel like I can be so nice...feels like it gets me nowhere sometimes. I try my best though; to make things fun. All the changes that are going to happen within the next year make me super nervous. I think I've been too comfortable and it's about time I start to venture out. I hope I'm making the right decisions. Everyone feels like this at times, right?

Potluck happened tonight and fun was had. I wish I had pictures but I got caught up in the chaos of cooking in a small kitchen.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Three of my favorite pictures from last month.


I started up a blog again! It is my goal to try and keep this one updated as much as possible.

It's the holiday season and I love it! And because of that I've been in a crazy, baking mood! The most recent thing I baked is the Tiramisu Layer Cake to your right. It was my first time attempting this recipe, and it turned out super yummy! I modified the recipe a bit so I was a little worried at first, but that went away once I got the taste approval of my boyfriend.

Tonight, Christian and I are going to try and attempt to watch Precious in Pasadena. We've been wanting to watch it but each time we try to something comes up! We either get caught up at dinner, or we go the opening night of New Moon...who knew you couldn't watch something other than New Moon that night?! So we'll see how that goes. Tomorrow, my friends and Christian are coming over for a Pre-Thanksgiving potluck. Should be fun! Lots of food and wine!

And then Thursday is Thanksgiving! I'm super excited to eat amazing food, and spend time with my family. I get to make my famous pumpkin bread and green bean casserole. Yumm. I have to work on Black Friday, but it's not too bad! Working 10-3, I got super lucky. Later that day Christian and I are going ice skating, I can't wait!

I'm sooo sore from working out, I love it. Have to work on some hw before class!