Tuesday, February 23, 2010

getting back into the swing of things


So my winter intersession is over and I am so happy! 5 days a week, 3 hours a day of Algebra 2 for 6 weeks was just insane! Math has never been my strong point or one my favorite subjects so it really required me to focus. I had homework due everyday, loads of problems! So I didn't get a chance to do a lot of things. I feel so free now! It feels amazing to get back to my old routine.

I had a good weekend. Friday was my last day of class for winter so after my final I headed to the gym! I hadn't been in a while since, well I was super busy with my class. Before the gym I stopped by my Aunt Yanira's house to check on her puppies. Her dog Lola gave birth to 7 adorable little Maltipoos about 3 weeks ago. Oh my goodness they are just too cute! I practically died when I saw them. I want one so bad but we already have our hands full here at home with Dexter and Emma. After I played with them for a bit I then proceeded to go to the gym. It felt great to be back! I had a good work out and then headed on home to get ready to hang out with Christian. I didn't get to see him all week because I was so busy with hw and studying! It was really nice to see him. We didn't do much, we grabbed some noodles from Noodle World! Yummy stuff. Then we watched Aliens because he really wanted me to see it since I never had, so I indulged him. I enjoyed it so Christian was happy. We had a lovely night in!

Saturday was a good day as well! I worked a mid shift, after that I headed home and rested for a bit before I headed on over to Christian's. We had made plans to go to the Belgian Ale Fest at Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena. I've never been, but I always heard about how good it was. I met more of Christian's friends that night, I was a little nervous. I'm superrrr shy when I first meet people, I'm not the kind of person that can make conversation easily so meeting new people or being around new people is always a little nerve wrecking. In the end everything was fine and it was nice meeting more of his friends! We left Baldwin's around 11 and then went back to Christian's place where we got some pizza with his roommates, who joined us at the fest as well...boys love their pizza and beer! Before that we stopped by the liquor store so his roomie could get something to drink! There was this funny sign in the parking lot. I was tired by then so I went to sleep and soon there after Christian headed to bed as well. A nice finish to a fun night!

Sunday was great! It was really nice to have a whole day off. So I slept in and did nothing for a good while. Then I decided that it was time to go to the gym! After my work out I went home and rested some more before dinner. My family and I decided to go have dinner at Tokyo Lobby down in San Gabriel where we use to live when I was young. We use to go to the this restaurant all the time when I was younger. It's super cute with Japanese lanterns and fake cherry blossom tree all around. I love it! Food is great too, and reasonably priced! My sister's friend Sally joined us as well with her son Calvin. I love him to death! He is the most awesome baby ever. Overall I had a really nice weekend!

This week I started my Spring semester. I'm taking my last class before I transfer out and I am so excited! I'm ready to get out of here! I'm taking Statistics 18 which is stats for behavioral studies. So far I like the class! I might give me some trouble later on but that's okay since this is the only class I'm taking so I can focus solely on that. I'm also taking a spin class and we had our first mini workout today! I'm excited for this class. I love having time again! I hope every one's week is going great so far! Anything new going on? :]

They're soooo cute!!
Yay workout!
It was just too funny at the time.
Calvin is just the best!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine's Day

A little late, but it's finals week! So I've been busy, busy! I woke up Sunday morning to my dad giving me a rose. He's so cute! Each year since I was young my dad would give my sister and I a rose, so Valentine's Day has never been a holiday that I've absolutely hated. It was Christian and I's first Valentine's Day! So I got up and started baking some sweets for my sweet Christian! I made him some brownie bite cupcakes and some heart shaped cookies Super yummy if I do say so myself. So that took up most of my morning. After that I relaxed for a bit and caught up on The Mentalist, if you like crime scene shows, you should definitely check it out, it has a quirky twist to it! Anyway, after that I started to get ready for dinner at Bottega Louie in Downtown, LA. I've been wanting to check this restaurant for some time now, so I was super excited when Christian told me that he had made reservations there! I finished getting ready and then I got all of Christian's little presents ready. I've been a little strapped for cash lately so I did not go all out like I would have liked to. I got him a nice shirt and a pair of shoes he's been wanting and a card of course! I also got him a bag of his favorite candy, which are Swedish Fish! And I framed a picture of us for him. :]

So I headed over to Christian's place around 5:30 since our reservations where at 7:30 so we could enjoy some champagne and exchange our presents. Christian had given me one of my presents the night before ,because he couldn't wait, which was a box of assorted chocolate truffles, yum! He is so sweet and thoughtful! He made me a card and a mix cd! He also bought me some beautiful roses and a gift certificate to the salon I go to. He listens so well! Not too long ago I mentioned, not on purpose ;], that I really needed to get my hair done, but the salon I go to is really pricey...and since my hours have been getting cut at work, I haven't had the funds to go. I'm really picky with who touches my hair since I have curly hair and I've had some horrible things happen to it when I've spent less on my hair. So it really is nice of him to do that because it's not cheap there. After that, we had some champagne and took pictures of ourselves all done up!

Then we headed off to the restaurant. When we got there we were seated right away since we had reservations. Normally they don't take reservations but Christian has a friend that got us one, which was really nice of him! Everything on the menu looked so good! We got the asparagus with fried egg as an appetizer which was super delicious! And for our entrees I got the ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach and Christian got the trenne pasta and we both had some wine. It was all very good! For dessert we had some french macaroons, which were my absolute favorite when I was in France. Overall we had a very nice dinner! We then headed back to Christian's house to enjoy the rest of our night and some more wine. I'm so lucky and grateful to have Christian in my life. He makes me so happy! I had an amazing Valentine's Day, and I hope you all did too! What did you guys do?

Here are some pictures, Christian has the pictures from the restaurant so who knows when I'll be getting those,haha:
Outfit! Worn with black suede pumps!
All done up! :]

Sunday, February 7, 2010

another weekend update

I'm so busy with work and school during the week so until this math class is over with (which is in two weeks! :]) the weekends are probably the only time I can make some sort of update. This weather has been horrible for my hair! I have curly hair, so when it rains it gets big! It's fun sometimes but I just wish it could be tame at other times.

Friday was an okay day, my body has just been wanting to get sick. Thursday my body was achy so that was no good. I woke up Friday morning not feeling so great, and I really didn't want to go to class but since I missed class on Thursday because of my doctors appointment, I made myself go, cough and all. After class my mom and my sister met up with me in Old Town Pasadena for some sushi. It was raining super hard, so our plans for doing some shopping were cut short. Plus I was sick and my mom can't do a lot of walking since she had her surgery, so I think that was for the best. After my mom and my sister left. I walked around in search of ideas for Valentine's Day. Probably not a good idea since I was sick and it was raining but at least I think I have it all planned out! :] After that, I had work from 5-cl, blah. My cough got pretty bad at work so it was a good thing I worked in the back since it is a lot warmer back there. After work, I headed home to take it easy and drank some hot tea and went to bed! Nothing too exciting.

Saturday was a nice day over all. I woke up a little early because Christian and I had a pancake breakfast planned! We went down to Leroy's which is a diner near my house, it's super good! I had pancakes and Christian had some belgian waffles, everything was really yummy. After breakfast we headed down to the mall to buy a baby shower present for Vanessa's sister Roxy. She's having a girl and naming her Marly Rose, super cute! I got Marly a cute little dress and a ducky. Hope Roxy liked it! Christian then dropped me off at home since he had plans for the afternoon and then I drove off to the shower. Pretty much everyone that I know was there, it was a huge shower, more of a friend thing. It was so adorable! I felt a little down since I was sick and couldn't enjoy much of the games since they were done outside, and it was freezing! Christian and I had other plans for the rest of the night so I left the shower around 8. It was good seeing all of my friends and I'm glad everyone had a great time, I think I would have been a party pooper if I would have stayed. When I left the shower, I really didn't feel good and when I got to Christian's house, we decided to just lay low. We grabbed some sushi and then cuddled and watched The Breakfast Club at his place. I ended up getting a little worse so Christian made me some hot tea and I took some medicine and I pretty much knocked out. We had a super cute night, even if I was a little under the weather.

So I woke up this morning feeling a little better, but still sick. I felt bad because I feel like I kept Christian up the whole night because of my coughing but he said he didn't hear a thing which made me feel better. We ended up watching Meercat Manner and playing Peggle on Xbox for most of the morning, so much fun! He then made us breakfast and some hot tea which was soo sweet of him! I then had to get ready to go work 1-cl. :[ Christian took care of me the whole time! He is so caring. Work went okay, I felt a little better once I got there but once I left work my cough got a little bad. So then I decided to grab some rice noodle soup with shrimp and veggies for dinner! Soo yummy with Sriracha sauce. So now I am about to do some math hw before I rest and go to bed. :/

Hope everyone is nice and healthy and had a good weekend!