Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas tree is up and ready!!

Today we decorated our Christmas tree. It is blue and silver like every past year, although we were debating whether or not to add another color, we decided to leave it as is.

First we took out all our ornaments and put up the lights, which is the most boring... Iggy helped me untangle the lights and set them up around the tree. Then, while Olivia was sleeping, we finished hanging all the other ornaments and setting up the house decorations. When Olivia saw the tree, the first thing she did was to try and take off the ornaments, she even pulled one out until we said "no!". The tree turned out so beautiful.... I'm so happy it's finally up and ready! I just love Christmas!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

We bought our Christmas tree

Tonight we went to the Home Depot and bought our Christmas tree. We bought a beautiful 6 ft tree and it was exciting to pick it out together. I'm so eager to start decorating the tree and to see how Olivia reacts to it since last year she was too little to even notice a tree. We will start decorating it tomorrow... I can't wait!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday!

We heard that the Sawgrass Mills Mall would open at midnight on Black Friday, so my cousin Carolina, my aunt Laurita and I decided to take on the adventure of today's shopping. We got to the mall at around 12:00am and tons of people were starting to arrive and fill the mall. All stores were open and the sales were literally "insane". Lines outside the stores were huge and some people were even protesting because the stores were controlling the amount of people that went in and out... it was crazy!! We walked around for a couple of hours and I was able to buy two pairs of pants for Iggy and my dream camera, the Nikon D80.... what a great deal...
In the midst of the Black Friday madness we met our friend Pechy and her mom, who were also after the great deals... It was a fun night....not sure if I'd do it again though! :) I finally got back home around 3:30am and needless to say I was exhausted!!!


Today we celebrated Thanksgiving with a great lunch at my parents' house. We were able to spend time together and thank God for all the blessings in our lives. The food was very good; we had turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and all the typical food for this celebration. After the meal, we took some pictures and had a wonderful afternoon as a family.
At night we went to Martyna's house for our second Thanksgiving meal of the day... tons of food to spare as well.. It was great! What an awesome holiday!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Olivia's play date with Melissa

My friend Pechy and I decided to take the girls out on a play date. We went to a park near Pechy's house and we all had a wonderful time. Olivia and Melissa got to play together and Pechy and I were able to catch up. It was great seeing the girls interact with each other, playing in the slides and running around with other kids in the park. Olivia was so protective of Melissa and it was so cute to see how she was looking after her the whole time we were in the park. The weather was beautiful so we were able to take some great pictures and enjoy the outdoors. What a great play date!

Louis' birthday BBQ

Tonight we went to Louis' house to celebrate his 31st birthday. My parents were nice enough to babysit Olivia for us so we could have some fun tonight. The celebration was done with a BBQ at Louis' house in Aventura and it was a great party. There were tons of food and drinks; I ate so much yummy meat and we had a wonderful time with friends. Louis had a great birthday and we got to spend a night out. At the end of the night we picked Olivia up and came back home. Happy Birthday Louis!..thanks for such a great BBQ party.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Jordan's birthday party

Today we went to Jordan's 2nd birthday party at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines. We had a blast and the party was very fun. There was lots of food and Olivia got to play around with other kids and run around the park. I also got to spend time with some old friends and enjoyed watching all the kids having fun. Jordan got tons of gifts and all the desserts and food were very yummy! Thank you Castro family for such an amazing time!...and Happy 2nd Birthday Jordan!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Five List

My blogger friend Susan tagged me in a little Blogger assignment, it's called the Five List and it looks like fun...
Five Things On My To Do List
1. Clean and organize the house
2. Go the the supermarket
3. Buy Jordan's birthday gift
4. Do our laundry
5. Make plans for Thanksgiving.

Five Things I like to Snack On
1. Cheese
2. Cookies
3. Chips
4. Fruits
5. Hershey Kisses.

Five Things I Would Do If I Was A Millionaire
1. Pay off our debt (it's not too much but it has to be paid)
2. Quit my job
3. Go on a trip to Paris, Australia and many other places
4. Help my parents
5. Buy a bigger house.

Places I Have Lived
1. Caracas, Venezuela
2. Alabama
3. Florida

Five People I am Tagging
I have no one to tag because I don't have many blogger friends, but this was fun!
Thanks Susan!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Our 3-year wedding anniversary

Today we celebrated our third wedding anniversary ("leather anniversary") and we had a great day. In the morning, Iggy surprised me with a nice anniversary balloon and a beautiful card.
We then went to have lunch at the "Olive Garden" and had a great time; we talked about our accomplishments as a couple and the wonderful times that we have spent during our married life. At night we went to a show called "CORTEO" by Cirque du Soleil, which is currently in Miami. We took the opportunity to attend the show as a celebration. It was a great show, but the best part was being together. These three years have been wonderful and we pray that this anniversary is one of many more to come!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Baby #2 is on board!

Today we found out we're expecting baby#2 and couldn't be happier about it. After being a few days late with my period, I decided to take a test (well, a couple of them!) and sure enough, I am pregnant!! We are very happy and very hopeful that this pregnancy will be a healthy and successful one. We thank God for granting us this gift, which we have longed for. My first prenatal appointment is scheduled for Dec. 1st. For now, my expected due date is July 23rd, 2009, but this will need to be validated by the doctor. I will keep updating my blog for progress on the pregnancy! Yay!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Today we welcome Jesus Ignacio

Today is a very special day for our family as we welcome Jesus Ignacio, the first baby boy of this generation.
Jesus Ignacio was born at 2pm at El Avila Clinic in Caracas, Venezuela. He weighed 8lbs 12oz and was 25 inches long; he joins his big sister Fabiola and proud parents Ana Isabel and Jhonny.
Jesus Ignacio has finally broken the mold as he is the first boy among all the girls born in the Colmenares family within the last several years. We are all so happy that he is finally here and congratulate the Teran-Colmenares family for the new addition. May God always bless the new baby and the whole family! Congrats Ana and Jhonny!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My mom's birthday

Today we celebrated my mom's birthday with a family lunch at "Macaroni Grill", one of our favorite Italian restaurants. It was a nice afternoon and we all got to spend time together; we ate, talked and took lots of pictures like we always do. My mom got some great presents including a Coach bag and some cash gifts. After lunch, the girls played together outside the restaurant in a little yard and had a lot of fun.

We then went to Dolphin Mall together to walk around and do some shopping. We enjoyed some family time and had some coffee as well. My mom had a great birthday, where she got to spend time with the people that love was a great day! Happy Birthday mom, many more to come!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Iggy receives his "Permanent Resident Card"

Today is a very happy and special day, a day we have been waiting for and has finally arrived.

At around 3pm I went to check the mail as usual and found a great surprise; Iggy's "Permanent Resident Card" had finally arrived. After several years and very tedious legal processes, Iggy's permanent status in the US has been approved....that means no more visas, no more immigration lawyers, no more fees... Wow..what a relief!

It makes me happy to know that this journey has come to an end. My hubby is finally a Permanent Resident!!!!

Now he begins an even more exciting journey: the journey to citizenship. In about 2 years, he will be able to apply for American citizenship and hopefully will be able to vote in our next election. Congrats Iggy on getting your "Green Card"....

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A new president has been elected!

The 44Th president of the United States was elected last night. It was a history making moment as tons of people were cheering on president elect Barack Obama, who beat his opponent John McCain by a large margin of votes.

Obama will become the first ever African-American president and he will enter the presidency with many tough challenges and a long road ahead. He has made many promises and we all must hold him accountable at his new job. I must say that although I did not support Obama, I hope he can make the changes that we need to get the country back on track and I hope that he can have the wisdom to guide us in the right direction.

Last night was a very special moment and all eyes are now on new president elect Barack Obama... let's hope he makes the right choices for all of us. Congrats new president!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

Election day is finally here. McCain vs. Obama, it's on!

After several months of political campaigns, the day is finally here; Americans will elect the next president of the United States. By tonight, we will know whether it is McCain or Obama who will lead us during the next 4 years.
Since very early in the morning, poll sites have been open for people to cast their ballots. Everyone is very anxious about the results and what will come after this election.

Everybody has something to say about today's election and news channels have been reporting every single development regarding the presidential race up to today. Let's hope that whoever wins will make the right choices for America. One thing I'm sure of is that no matter who wins today, this election will make history!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Olivia used the potty today!

Today we bought a little potty for Olivia to start to introduce the concept of peeing in the restroom rather than the diaper...
I put the potty right next to the toilet and sat her on it... As soon as she sat down, she started to pee and started to look down in the potty to see what was coming out of her... it was too funny...
I, of course, started clapping like a maniac and celebrated her big accomplishment.... She looked at me like I was crazy and then started laughing... it was too cute!
I'm so proud of my daughter today, she's turning into a little lady...