Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween




Today we celebrated Halloween and we had tons of fun. The day was great because we got to spend a lot of time together and even went to a party with friends after the treak-or-treating portion of the holiday....


Olivia was dressed up as a Flamenco dancer, with a dress that her grandma Danay bought in Spain before she was even born...it looked so cute on her and she even added the personality to the outfit. We all went trick-or-treating at Sawgrass Mills Mall, where there were many other kids in costumes... Olivia's cousin Erika and friend Melissa also came along for the adventure...they had a blast walking around the mall getting candy from all the stores....


At night, Iggy and I went to a party at a friend's house... We dressed up as well; I was a Gothic Witch and Iggy was a rocker. There were many fun costumes at the party and we got to laugh at everyone being silly and enjoying the night... We danced a bit, ate some and then came back home. Overall it was a very fun day and a great celebration....

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"I Voted"




I never thought I'd say that... "I voted"... I feel so proud....
For some people, election time might be something trivial; an event that happens every four years and often plagues the media with campaign advertisement and candidate rivalry stories... For others, it may be entertainment as politics become the main topic of conversation among friends and family, often leading to disagreements which you never thought existed...
It is a time when some become aware of their beliefs and often develop ideologies based on daily life...others are not even aware of who's nominated to be president and don't really care about politics or even who wins the election..(yes! it's possible)...
For me, this election has become a major event in my life; not only because I am now mature enough to understand the consequences of bad politics and erratic decisions, but also because it is the first time that I am able to vote in an election... therefore the first time my voice will actually be "heard" by someone....
I received my voter's registration card in the mail, right before I left for my trip to Venezuela... I kept in a little box, next to my computer, eagerly waiting for the day I could go out and show it to someone...
Since early voting has already started in Florida I decided to go out and vote yesterday... I went to the local library and stood in line for about two hours...
I talked to other voters and saw many people campaigning outside and after a long wait I presented my dear card and picture ID and was given my ballot.... I entered the booth with it in my hand.. and there I was, ready to make my choice and make my voice be heard... I grabbed the pen and filled in the bubble for "my" candidate and just like that I VOTED!!!
It was quite an experience... I want to do it again!!!!
On my way out I got my "I Voted" sticker.... I felt like a kid with a new toy... what an awesome day!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Welcome to my new blog...


After giving it a lot of thought I have decided to start a blog as a way to share my thoughts and inspiration. I often feel an immense desire to write and express myself with words and find it very interesting to try to put down all of my feelings and emotions, so I have started this page in an effort to compile some of my writing and personal experiences.

I have always admired the beauty of writing and I am often amazed by the power of words and stories, so I think this blog is going to be a fun experience for me as a writer, as well as for anyone who visits this page.

This is also going to be a page where I can write about my life, as a world of my own. I will share stories about the things we do as a family and how we celebrate special events among many other things, which are intended to help everyone see the beauty of life and the power of love.

I hope you will enjoy every story that I post on here....