Friday, September 28, 2012

Flowers, Flowers

Danica is currently obsessing over flowers. We took our dog, Mr. Miyagi, out for a walk and found these cute, little flowers on the way to the pool area. She was so happy when I picked them out for her. I love how easy it is to make her smile and happy.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Throwback Thursday

I love going through my computer and looking at Danica's baby pictures. Here's one from August 2011:

Sell on Blogger

I just found out that you can create an online store on your blog. Just sign up for Google Checkout, add your products to a Google spreadsheet and create your widget. Yay! I'm making some hair clips and headbands, because a lot of my friends have been asking me to make them. Keep an eye out for them. They'll be up in a week or two! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Baby

I always tell people that Danica was born with a flower on her head and they give me that "Really?" look. LOL. Anyway, here's a proof...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Being a SAHM

I thought being a stay-at-home mom would be the easiest job in the world. I was wrong. It is the toughest occupation. I worked as a Respiratory Therapist before I had Danica, and let me just tell you... it's easier to be an RT than to be a SAHM. With that said, I still prefer to be a stay-at-home mommy. It's hard, but it is rewarding. When I hear Danica talk and copy my actions, I am so amazed at how much I have taught her. At the same time, I learn a lot from her, also. I learned to be patient, kind, gentle, loving, forgiving... I also learned to cook and eat healthy, because I want her to live a healthy, happy life. I have to give a lot of credit to all the mommies out there, especially the ones who also have a full-time job and the ones who are raising a child on their own. Much love!


Friday, September 21, 2012

The Shuttle Endeavour

From the Los Angeles Times:
It was an air show to end all air shows, a one-off spectacle that saw California crane its collective neck to the sky in wonderment.

The space shuttle Endeavour, perched atop a modified 747, landed at Los Angeles International Airport Friday, but not before captivating millions on a pre-retirement tour of the Golden State.
From the desert to the mountains to the sea, Endeavour flew as low as 1,500 feet past photo-op perfect California landmarks and cheering crowds.

Today, history was made as Endeavour finishes its last flying days for good. Even though I didn't get to see it live, I was still amazed by what I saw on television - a 747 giving the shuttle a piggyback, flying over the Los Angeles area. It was truly breathtaking.  What a beautiful site, indeed.
Here's a photo taken by my sister, Viv of She shot it from the JPL in La Canada. Isn't is beautiful?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Little Lady

Danica is now 19 months old. She definitely is growing up too fast. She copies everything I say and do. Whenever I do laundry, I ask her if she wants to help me. She replies, "Yes, Mommy." She then helps me push the hamper from the bedroom to the laundry room. Now here is the fun part for her. Before I could even load the clothes, she tries them on. Yes, she tries to put on the dirty clothes. It's her way of playing dress up, I guess. I don't know... but she has fun going through the dirty laundry.



Sunday, September 16, 2012

Today I Turn 31

That's right, today I turn 31. Some people say age is just a number. I think they say that because they don't want to reveal their age to others. I, on the other hand, am proud to say that God has blessed me for 31 years. I was 28 years old when I got diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia and PNH, my life could have ended at 28. Instead, the good Lord gave me more years to be with my loved ones. He is forever faithful.

Two weeks ago, Raul asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I'm a very simple person to please, what I asked for was to be with family and friends. Days later, he told me that he has contacted my friends and none of them were available to meet up with us for dinner. I was sad. Then I started doing some investigation and came up with a conclusion that Raul was up to something. Here's why I had an idea that Raul was having a Surprise Birthday Dinner for me:  He said none of my friends can make it. Seriously... NONE of them? Impossible. I mentally prepared myself for a party and even practiced my "surprise" face in front of the mirror.

The day of the party, I kept bugging Raul about this Surprise Party that I was so sure I was going to have. He told me not to get my hopes up and that he was very sorry my friends could not be there. I got sad. Still, in the back of my mind, I knew there was something fishy going on. None of my friends called or sent me a text message. Once again, I practiced my "surprise" face in front of the mirror. I even showed it to Raul. He laughed and told me to stop torturing myself. Over and over, he said. "Hun, I'm really sorry. They said maybe next week we can do something for your birthday." I mentally prepared myself for both situations - with or without them, I'm gonna have fun.

To make a very long story short, Raul did throw a Surprise Party for me. My family and friends were there. Not all of them, some were out of town and could not be there. The space was also limited, so Raul wasn't able to invite everybody, but I had such a great time. I have to admit, when we pulled up to the parking lot, I thought, "Wow. Raul wasn't lying. There's nobody here. My friends are really not going to be here." The lot was practically empty.

Raul opened the door for me. I walked in, looking straight ahead to approach one of the servers, when all of a sudden, from my left side, I saw Bey and Mike, then the rest of the group.