4.30.2011

Smitten

From this...


...to this!

I'm stuck at the apartment this weekend writing papers, so to cheer me up Trae made me this from photoshop! It's a collage of all (or most) of the pictures we've taken together throughout our relationship; I wish I could show yall all the detail, but the real size photo is too big to fit on screen! Plus you'd probably get sick of looking at so many pictures of us haha. Still, I took a piece of the photo to give you guys an idea of what I mean :) This was a pleasant surprise! That boy is so sweet.

Can you believe tomorrow is May 1st?! I mean, where did the time go? Oh well, I'm not complaining! May means Summer and Summer means no school!! This is the last weekend of the semester that I'll have to sacrifice to write essays. Hallelujah! Do you guys have any fun Summer plans??

I hope you all are having a better weekend than I am!

xx

4.29.2011

Sign Language


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The city of Austin is so cute sometimes.

4.28.2011

Ello Ello Ello

This title only sounds right when said in a British accent... C'mon say it, you know you want to!



Who's staying up to watch the Royal Wedding? Not me. I want to, but over here it won't be airing until 4 AM. Which means the wedding over in England will be at 10 AM. Huh. Seems a bit early for a wedding... But I guess when the whole world is watching, you have to make it a whole day event, yes? My cousin Matthew over in England told me today everyone over there is freaking out haha! I probably would be too.

I'm mainly curious to see what her dress looks like. I've always had this sort of fascination with wedding dresses and how different women go about choosing theirs. I love watching the show "Say Yes to the Dress" on TLC hehe. It's crazy how much we are willing to spend for a dress we're only going to wear once in our lives. Still, I've seen some girls able to buy a gorgeous dress for less than $500! Not bad, eh? I have a feeling I will be very indecisive when that day comes for me. If you're married, how did you go about choosing your dress? What made it the dress?

Oh! I forgot to mention Trae and I ordered our new DSLR camera last week so it should be coming in tomorrow or Saturday! Unfortunately, I don't get to use it, or even see it, until Mothers Day weekend (did you remember to get a gift? hmmmm?). I can't wait! I can finally start making this blog what I intended it to look like!

Yeesh. I am so relieved this week is finally over! At least for me it is since I don't have school on Fridays (sorry everyone else). Although I must confess, it went by pretty fast for me thanks to some of my classes being canceled. However, registration for Fall 2011 courses has been stressing me out. I need to take one last semester of Italian and when I went to register, it was all filled up! :( Argghhhh. This happens EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I need a class for my degree, and I can't get into it. Thankfully, it's not just me that has to deal with this. Bleh! Alright, I'm done.

One last thing, I finally finished my Bucket List! I haven't created a link for it yet, but I will get right on it! In the meantime, you can see it here.

Cheerio!

4.25.2011

Easter recap

Hello! I hope everyone had a happy Easter! Mine was entertaining to say the least. Trae and I went to my grandfather's ranch in Floresville, Texas to see my family around noonish. We grilled BBQ, cracked cascarones, hid Easter eggs for the kiddos, and then watched the children attempt to destroy the pinata for candy. It's funny to watch my little cousins experiencing what I went through when I was their age: the fun and competition of finding the biggest egg for the grand prize, the disappointment when you didn't find it, and wanting to be the one that cracks open the pinata for good whilst claiming the head to take home for your victory (only to throw it away the next day haha). One of the few downsides to having long, thick hair is getting confetti trapped in those hard-to-see places; seriously, even a shower couldn't get them all out! No need to worry though, I got everyone back ;)

What did you do on Easter? Does your family have any Easter traditions?



4.23.2011

Me in photographs

I've seen many people post one of these on Facebook as well as Blogger, so I wanted to make one as well! Right now I'm home in San Antonio for Easter visiting my family and Trae's family so I better make this quick! I just wanted to give readers a little bit more of a look inside my life. Some of these pics are super old and most of them are super embarrassing! Oh and I may have tweaked a few of the original titles... Enjoy! :)

1. someone I spend a lot of time with:

2. a picture of myself:

3. a picture of someone in my family (my pops):

4. a picture of something that makes me happy (pigging out haha):

5. an old picture of myself (freshman year of highschool):

6. a random photo of me and my significant other:

7. a picture I've never shown before:

8. a relative(s) of mine:

9. a friend I share the most with:

10. a picture of something I love to do for fun (go to a concert!):

11. a picture from a place I love: England <3

12. a picture that reminds me of old times:

13. a picture from a great night:

14. an unsual picture:

15. a picture of my spare time (drawing):

16. a picture of me looking ridiculous:

17. a picture of someone who is always there (my mama):

18. a picture of a time in life I miss:

19. a picture from last summer:

20. a picture of a past accomplishment (graduating a summa cum laude!):

21. a picture that makes me laugh:
 
22. a picture that would be hard to explain:

23. the most recent picture of myself:

24. a picture from my favorite trip:

4.18.2011

New layout!

I wanted to try something different for my blog. I am so indecisive, but I will try to resist changing the details too often hehe. I don't have many followers yet, so I don't think I need anything fancy as of now. Sometimes it's nice to keep things simple :) What do you guys think?

I didn't go to any of my classes today. I am trying to finish an essay that's due next week that way I can have time to go to Easter with my family this Sunday!  I also have to write another essay about any video on youtube that contests to racism. I've been looking for hours, and a lot of the stuff I've seen is so sad and offensive. Even cartoons like Loony Toons were showing/saying things that nowadays would be completely inappropriate. I still don't know which to write about though.... As I've said before, I am not good at writing papers.

I better get back to work, so for your entertainment: random pictures taken from my cellphone!

I saw this bike on campus at school (the design is the Texas flag!); I wish I had one!

Cute colored glasses given to Trae and I at a Thai restaurant! How sweet. Which reminds me... Who ever decided pink was for girls and blue was for boys? Just wondering...

I drew these whilst bored in my Italian class. I enjoy drawing random cartoon animals heh...

Blurry picture, but I love catching his real smile. :)


4.15.2011

Introducing... my love!


I talk a lot about my boyfriend in my blog, so I thought I would dedicate a post to him.
If you hate sappy love stories, don't read this! :P


This is Trae.
We met in 2006 at a wedding, but it was just a quick "hi, nice to meet you" in passing. Sometimes I ask Trae what he would have said if back then I told him "hey, we're going to date someday." He says he would have called me crazy haha!
It wasn't until 3 years later when we met again at a party my friend Rhett was throwing at his house. Rhett is Trae's younger brother who is also the same age as me. We played beer pong, joked around, and just started talking. He was so cute!
I would walk around the party and talk to other friends, and shortly after awhile he would suddenly be there too! I would think, "is this boy following me?" haha. Trae used to swear he wasn't following me but then he finally admitted he would go to wherever I was just so he could talk to me more. I knew it! ;) The picture above is the first picture we ever took together and it was at that same party!


So, now we've been together for over a year, and we couldn't be happier! With past relationships, I would always get bored (or fed up haha) after a year, but with Trae I haven't felt that at all. Not once. We're still learning about eachother and are always looking for new adventures together. He is the most patient, selfless, caring guy I have ever met in my life. He treats me the way every girl deserves to be treated, and I'm so grateful I found him. He's a nerd just like me, and I love the fact that we can be complete goofballs around each other. There is no one else I trust more with my secrets, fears, and desires. Granted, I never thought we would get this far when we first started dating. He was soooo shy and I'm more of an outgoing person, so I never thought we would mesh well. I've never been more pleased to be wrong.


A little about him!
Occupation: Web Developer 
Hobbies: guitar, karate, music creating/editing, videogames, working out
Likes: Boxer dogs, rock music, family, concerts, computers, traveling, food, basketball, church
Dislikes: long shopping trips, rude people, jerks, cold weather

Favorites...
TV Shows: Dexter, True Blood, Big Bang Theory, Dragon Ball Z, Modern Family
Movies: Tommy Boy, Happy Gilmore, Tombstone, the Batman movies, 300, Braveheart,
Gladiator, Black Sheep, It's a Wonderful Life, Gremlins, Back to the Future
Bands: Incubus, The Strokes, Minus the Bear, The Mars Volta, Metallica, Jack Johnson
Place to be: the beach

This picture was our first Halloween together last year! I was a cat and he was a centaur (half man, half horse)! Him and his mom made it; isn't that hilarious? This picture always makes me laugh! My little cousins kept calling him "horsebutt" all night hahaha.

So now you know a little about this wonderful boy and how we came to be.
Hopefully, this is only the beginning :)

Have a great weekend!!

4.13.2011

Altogether now, "Dawwwww"

 My boyfriend just sent me this adorable picture on Facebook! If you don't know what it is, congrats! You have a life. Just kidding of course! It's a type of Pokemon called a Bulbasaur. Oh, did I mention I'm also a nerd? I guess the secret's out haha. For our anniversary a few weeks ago, he bought me the new Pokemon White Version videogame and I cannot WAIT to play it over the summer!!! Just last month I beat the Heartgold Version, so that was exciting :) Sorry if all of this is like another language to you guys.... But I can't be the only one right? ...Right?

I swear I have the most random dreams sometimes. Last night I dreamed one of my aunts took me to a fancy restaurant (and I mean, fancy) and I found a hair in my food. Gross! I wanted to tell them to take it back, but my aunt was like, "no that would be rude!" So I, against my will, just kept it haha. Would you keep silent if your expensive meal had a hair in it? I wouldn't! The next thing I remember about my dream was trying to go to sleep while a cat kept clawing and scratching me everytime I would doze off. Now keep in mind, I don't own a cat. I never have. To be honest, I'm a dog person. So, why am I dreaming that I have a cat?! Who knows haha I think dreams are so interesting and peculiar. Some of my dreams repeat while others will continue from where I left off in a previous dream months ago! Weird. What's one of the most strangest dreams you've ever had?

An update on my bucket-list: I've reached 75 things. The closer I reach to 100 the harder it becomes to list more things I want to do. I decided that I'm going to start a fresh list with nothing on it I have already done; I guess as sort of a challenge to myself. After going through it, I've realized it's a little hard thinking of things I've never done! Which made me happy. I've climbed the Great Wall of China, been on TV, met someone famous, got a piercing other than my ears, crossed the London Bridge, ate a scorpion (while I was in China haha), among some other cool things! Still, I will finish this list and in time, I will complete everything on the list. Hell yeah, motivation! hehe.

Lately, I've been feeling really uncomfortable sharing outfit posts. All I have is a simple Canon point-and-shoot camera which doesn't portray a good quality of pictures that I want to share with you guys. So I've decided I'm not going to do them until I buy a legit camera which I plan on doing once Summer starts. I'm excited. Any suggestions on a good camera?

Tomorrow is Thursday which means Friday is the day after!!! Hurray!
I learned my days of the week through the Rebecca Black video.

Ciao!!