My husband got a new job a few weeks ago which I’m so happy about; however, he has to work some weekends and this weekend was the weekend that he had to work both Saturday and Sunday. The only time I got to see him was in the mornings until 1pm before he leaves; and since I didn’t have to work today I stayed up last night and waited for him and we ended up doing something that we use to do on a weekly basis at nights before he got this job.. go to IHOP. That has been our little thing to do for so many years now, we love IHOP and we especially love going there at nights. So last night I waited for him to get home almost at midnight and we drove to our favorite IHOP location and had a mini super late date.
I miss my husband like crazy though; I feel so lonely. Part of me likes it because I have more me time now but the other part of me hates it so much because I just want my best friend and the love of my life with me. I’m really hoping he doesn’t have to work next weekend so we can at least get two full days together to just enjoy ourselves and have fun.
I wish I could say that on a daily basis I sit back and think about how thankful I am for everything and everyone in my life, however, that is not the case. I sometimes take things or even sometimes people for granted and I don’t appreciate them as much as I should. So in honor of Thanksgiving, I wanted to make a list of everyone and everything that I am grateful and thankful for:
My Husband – My husband is the number one person I am most thankful for. He not only is my loving, sweet, caring, adorable husband but he is also my best friend; he is always there for me, always supporting me and pushing me to be better. He is the only person I can be super silly and myself with, and who loves and accepts me for who I am. I cannot imagine my life without him. I love you baby!
My family – I am not as close to my family as I would like to be, however, I am still very thankful for them.
My job – In my 10 years of being a nanny, I don’t think no wait I know I have never in my life been so attached and so in love with a child as much as I am with this baby girl who I have been a full time nanny for since she was 5 days old… she and I are very much obsessed with each other, just ask her mom 🙂
Coffee and Tea– I cannot go one day without coffee or tea or sometimes even both.
My Car – The car I currently have is the first car that I wanted, my other cars have been just cars that I got to just have a car, but this one I wanted for months before I finally went and purchased it and I love it. It is so spacious and perfect for me and I’m thankful that I have my own car and go anywhere without relying on anyone.
My phone – yes I said it, I’m very thankful for my phone, I cannot imagine what life was like before phones took over…I do everything on my phone now a days!
Yesterday was mine and my hubby’s 3 year wedding anniversary! I can’t believe it’s only been 3 years, a part of me feels like the wedding was just a week ago and another part of me feels like it’s been 30 years. I just feel like I have been with my husband for so long now I can’t even remember what life was like without (nor do I want to find out.)
To my amazing husband,
Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for always looking out for me. Thank you for always pushing me to be a better version of myself. Thank you for accept me for who I am. Thank you for always supporting me.
I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us, I absolutely cannot wait until we start our little family. I love you so much and I’m so blessed and lucky to have you as my partner, my best friend, my love, my husband.
HAPPY anniversary my love… Cheers to many many more.
Last week I mentioned how I wanted to get into starting a new healthy habit which was to try and get 10,000 steps a day and go to the gym. Well week one is now done and I am proud of myself… I did Reach 10,000 steps everyday except for the weekend (Saturday and Sunday). Usually when I would start a habit or diet, the second I failed at something I stopped doing everything all together… This time around I kept telling myself that it’s OK that I didn’t get to finish my steps and that it’s OK to take a break for a day or two and start back up again the next day! I didn’t really weigh myself so I’m not sure if I have lost any weight but I am going to weigh myself tomorrow morning and hopefully keep track.
I have been enjoying going to the gym, it’s been a bit hard since I haven’t been to a gym in months maybe even a year but I’m excited! Here is my fitbit step tracker for the past week (obviously ignore the numbers for today since it’s barely noon here and I haven’t finished for today!
I think I may be the only odd one out when I admit what I’m about to admit… I do think like Halloween! There I said it, now please keep all your judgments to yourself 🎃.
I don’t know why but even as a little girl I never liked the whole concept of Halloween, I never enjoyed dressing up, going to people’s house and grabbing candy, which most of the time it was candy I never liked… I just never had a reason to look forward or to enjoy this particular day. I always just end up staying home and watching movies and relaxing! I plan on doing just that tonight after I get home from the gym!
What are your thoughts on Halloween? Do you have any plans?
Every year I always make the same new year resolution/goal and that is to lose weight. Obviously like many others I lose my motivation after a few weeks and regain it at the end of the year. I want to lose weight so bad, idealy I would like to lose minimum of 60 pounds.
Before I would just start a diet and it would only last maybe 2 days to a week, this time around I want to start a new habit and slowly change my lifestyle for the better. Starting today I want to drink at least 100 oz of water and take 10,000 steps a day! I don’t drink nearly as much water as I should, even 100 oz is not enough for me since technically I would need to drink half of mg body weight on oz which would be 140 oz a day but since I’m not use to drinking that much, I will start with drinking 100 oz then add more in the days or weeks to come. Same with my steps, I don’t do 10,000 steps a day unless it’s a crazy busy day, so I will be going to the gym after work go make sure I gdt those steps in and I will share them here every Wednesday along with an update on how I am doing with this new habit of mine.
My alarm went off at 5:30 this morning and I couldn’t remember shy in the world I set my alarm on for Sunday. Then it hit me… It’s Monday, you know what that means, back to work back to reality. I feel like i barely had a weekend. All I did was organize, clean, rearrange my room and have our cal ki f bed delivefed; which by the way Im so in love with. My husband and I have always had a queen size bed and have dreamed of one day getting a cal king and we finally did!!! We even ordered the Casper mattress which oh my goodness is so soft, that made it even more difficult to get out of bed this morning.
I am now ready for it to be Friday!!! How was your weekend?
Last week my husband and I went to Costa Rica for our very first vacation out of the country! We had never gone on a honeymoon when we got married so we decided that this was going to be our honeymoon vacation…almost 3 years later but better late then never right? Costa Rica is absolutely gorgeous, I completely fell in love with the place and cannot wait times go back! The weather was great as well, it was humid but not so bad and my favorite part was believe it or not the storms that we got almost every single day with thunder, lightning and rain…lots and lots of rain! I felt so relaxed and in peace when the storm started! We even got a storm when we were on a boat and it was amazing! It was a first experience for my husband and I and we both loved it! We then went snorkeling well my husband did, I just swam in the ocean, for some reason the snorkeling gear just gives me anxiety the second I even try to put it on, but I have done snorkeling before in Catalina Island. After the snorkeling we got to see one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen and the most magical rainbow on the other side of the boat! We did also go on a boat to see crocodiles which we saw a few of, I was so terrified that one was somehow going to get on the boat 😂
We stayed at Riu Guanacaste Hotel which is all inclusive, the only thing was that they didn’t have room service which I find so strange! I wish they had it, but now i know to check for next time when we book a hotel! The food there was ok, it wasn’t the best but it wasn’t the worst either! It’s mainly buffet style and some of the food items weren’t as warm which kinda sucked and after a while I kinda just got tired of the whole buffet thing and couldn’t wait to get home to Los Angeles to have different types of food!
Overall, we had such a great time and cannot wait to go back!
Two weekends ago, I finally was able to do something that I have been wanting to do for a very long time… Get the keratin hair treatment! My hair is crazy after I shower; it’s fine for an hour or two if I leave it as is but then get super puffy, frizzy and uncontrollable! I have to straighten it on a daily basis and I have damaged my hair from it so much.
I found a Groupon for the keratin for only $89 here in LA and I looked up the yelp reviews on the salon and made an appointment.
I ended up getting my hair colored, cut and the treatment done all within less than 3 hours! I was able to finally wash my hair last night and oh my goodness… I’m in love! My hair is straight(90% still has a little bit of wavy at the back hair but I’m totally OK with it) soft and so not frizzy anymore! I love that I didn’t have to use the flat iron or a blow dryer to straighten my hair! I wish I had taken a before and after picture!
If you are debating whether or not to get it done, I highly recommend doing it… It’s like changing!!!
I don’t think I have ever mentioned on here that my husband and I are trying to get into photography; so on weekends now, we tend to go somewhere and work on our skills at taking pictures and just getting more familiar with our cameras. For now we are just doing photos of nature/places/etc; we will eventually love to start taking photos of people but for now this is what we are doing. This past weekend we decided to go to a place that we love… Hearst Castle! We first went there on our 3rd year anniversary and fell in love, and decided to go back and do our engagement photos there. It is about a 3.5 hour drive from where we live so we only went for the day. We have already done most of the tours so we knew we just wanted to get up there to take pictures so we bought a tour which you have to buy in order to enter the castle, and as soon as we were in, we ditched our group haha. I want to show you a few pictures that we took; of course I will post more on our Instagram account if you would like to follow us on there for future pictures.
Have you ever been to Hearst Castle? What was your experience like?