1 Year Wedding Anniversary

A year ago today I took the day off work to accompany Alaethia on her school field trip to Rancho el Charco.


Picked up Jorgie and Justin (they were still living with us at the time) and took them and the girls to Ben and Jerry’s.


Waited for Jorge to get home from work and we got dressed to take the biggest step, other than moving in together, of our lives.

We drove to Edinburg, to our attorneys’ office,  and waited for them to be ready to marry us. They offered to when we’d brought it up, so we accepted. They had a client, so we went around the block to Paul’s store and I found a couple of things.


And then we were ready to get married. I cried, of course. I’d been waiting for that moment for 5 years, patiently waited with a ring on my finger since December 8, 2013 🙂 .

Of course we wanted to have our family present, especially our kids, but at the time we had goals we needed to accomplish amd didn’t want anyone to ruin our plans. We kept it hushed other than telling a few friends relatives. We didn’t tell the kids till that Mother’s Day. We said we would eventually have a real wedding, with a cake and a dress and our kids, but at this rate, and more goals, a wedding just seems like we’d be blowing money.

We celebrated our anniversary early last night since we’d be driving around picking up kiddos this evening and with the food festival coming up I wasn’t sure how late I’d work to begin with. And because Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal were on tonight, heh. Priorities.

We went to House.Wine & Bistro. And even though I’m on antibiotics due to my surgery (again), I had myself a Strawberry Bellini.

Shiner for him, Bellini for me.

If you don’t have anything else at House.Wine, at least have the Lime Shrimp and Pomme Frites.

My baby's pork burger.
My chicken & spinach Flatbread.
Apple pie with cheddar ice cream.

It was all to die for. John, the boys and I actually shared my flatbread tonight, as I had only eaten 2 squares last night.

Enjoyed my love’s company during lunch today and then it was pizza night with the kiddos. Here’s to decades more together 🙂 !


I tried to begin a new post about an hour ago, but it seems like it’s just never meant to be. I’ve got a Thanksgiving post pending, and I was going to post about working at the Christmas Parade yesterday but this darn computer kept pretending it didn’t have Wi-Fi capabilities all of a sudden. Then, when Jorge messed with it and it finally came back on, I remembered I had to pay some bills so there went my whole hour *sigh*.

It feels like this weekend went by too fast. Well, it did, because I worked yesterday, dur. But anyway, I was hoping to sleep till at least noon to make up for lost sleep yesterday, but we spent the morning cleaning the house. Most of my cleaning time was spent helping the girls organize their room. It had become insane already.

I’m preparing to have a stressful month, or 2 months or so, but we’ll see. I’ve not dwelt on it so far, so I really need to get back to that. Just roll with the punches. *oohhhhhhmmmmm*

I’m not really sure this week is the best of weeks to start a diet cleanse, what with all the stress and my “Girl problems” that start this week, but I’ve been eating like crap and feeling even worse so it’s time. I wanted to do something like this (my main goal is to eliminate some carbs and sweets) and I saw a girl I follow on Instagram, _amandagetsfit_, post a cleanse! It was kismet! I saved it and did my grocery shopping today by it. It’ll help me keep Mom on track, too, because a lot of the foods on the cleanse list are exactly what she should be eating.

I semi-started today, even though I had coffee in the morning. Oh my, it was the best. I’m not prepared for the insane withdrawal headaches I’m sure to get. I’m going to miss it. It’s the reason I wake up in the morning!! –Ok, I’m being completely over-dramatic, but I just love my morning coffee :(.

I should get in bed. It’s 11:45pm and I have to be up around 4:40am to get everyone to school and myself to work on time. I’m sure gonna miss that coffee!!