Monday, November 21

broken heart

Just wanted to say hello and share two of my fav songs (Pete Yorn...always, La the moment).  I find it very interesting about myself that I enjoy listening to songs about heartbreak. You would think I've had a traumatic love life (in highschool I had Fiona Apple's Tidal CD memorized and constantly blasting in my jetta). But things haven't been that complicated.

Thursday, November 10

my mexican

Would you like to know what it’s like and how to be married to a Mexican?  My tell-all experience follows… (“tell-all”, it’s like a People Magazine special!) 

Disclaimer: I only have nine months of experience.

Wednesday, November 2

missing mex

Day Of The Dead

Happy Dia de Muertos!

Although I am loving the fall weather and love being in Milwaukee - I miss days like today in Mexico. The culture and traditions infuse the whole day with excitement and touristy awe.  I'm missing out on delicious gorditas and impressive offerings to the dead.  Boo hoo! 

Thursday, October 20

think about it...

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never goes to die, and then dies having never really lived."

Wednesday, May 11


Jaime has been "approved" by the USA!!!

Permanent residency application has been card is in the mail...and Jaime is free to live the American dream.

Happiest part of this all? NO MORE PAPERWORK! Well - at least not for two years. I'll take it!

Friday, March 4

livin' the dream

Well – here we are. Married. It was beauty among controlled chaos. And now we have the rest of our lives ahead of us. What a wonderful feeling. Thank goodness I was able to “love and leave” the wedding. I don’t miss planning or thinking about walking down the aisle, etc. It was for me the perfect mix of “I’m so excited!” and “I’m so happy this is done.” Some exceptional moments include Jaime’s loud and proud vows in Spanish, snuggling in for our first dance, enjoying the company of so many beloved people, and escaping from the ceremony.

Tuesday, January 25

so done!

There comes a point in the wedding process where you just want to be DONE with the planning. That point is now. I'm happy to feel relaxed 4 days before my wedding...the checklists are almost complete (special thanks go out to copious amounts of freshly ground & brewed coffee...couldn't have done it without you). Now it's time to just enjoy these "almost our big day" feelings.

Saturday, January 1


trip home in September - check
month of intensive yoga in October - check
Day of the Dead - check
Thanksgiving - check
parents' visit to Mexico - check
wedding party for Jaime's family in Mexico - check
Christmas - check
New Years - check