Sunday, December 26, 2010

My Mystery Christmas Gift

Christmas was absolutely amazing!!!! It was my daughter's First Christmas and I woke up really early because I was super excited! I took most of the Christmas pictures with my dad's camera at my parents house so I will get it and put those pictures up later. These are some of the ones I took when she was playing with her gifts that Matthew and I got her.

Matthew and I both agreed that we wouldn't get each other anything for Christmas and I actually stuck to it this time. I told him if there was anything he wanted that he could order it and get it because I had no idea what I wanted to get him. He is really into building circuit boards and making different kits, so he ordered a tool kit and a few kits. I think he is already done with all but one and that is only because it didn't come with instructions so he needs some help from his Grandpa. After Alexa was all done opening her gifts Matthew made a small comment about the stockings. He said, " I guess Santa didn't come because our stockings aren't full of stuff." I didn't pay much attention to it because I really wasn't expecting anything and when I looked over at the fireplace all 3 looked empty. I just put my attention back on Alexa and that was that, or at least I thought it was. We went to the Fairbanks, Matthew's grandparents, to spend the rest of Christmas morning over there and he made another comment after everyone was done opening their gifts. He said, "Don't forget to check your stocking when you get home." I was like wait what?!?!?! I asked him if he was serious and all day he gave me little sentences like, "I don't know am I being serious, you just need to check the stocking to see if anything is there." I really thought he was kidding because when on earth would he have the time to go someplace without me knowing. I'm usually always home with Alexa and if I'm not home he is at work. I told him I wasn't going to check because I didn't want to feel stupid if nothing was in my stocking. The day went on and I told everyone about my mystery gift. They all said the same thing to check my stocking and to text or call them after because they wanted to know what the outcome was. Well after I put Alexa to bed I checked my stocking and guess what I found?????? I found the most incredible present on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Make sure to read what some of them say! Especially one in particular because he only made one of them hahahaha

  • 5 10 Minute Massage
  • 5 15 Minute Massage
  • 5 30 Minute Massage
  • 2 Leg Massage
  • 2 Foot Massage
  • 3 Kitchen Clean Up
  • 5 Day of NO Nail Biting (This is a problem in our house haha)
  • 2 Movie-Night
  • 5 Home Cooked Dinner
  • 5 Dinner-Out
  • 1 Jalapenos Dinner (Anytime) It's a Mexican Restaurant for those of you who don't know
  • 2 Chinese Dinner (He doesn't like Chinese food)
  • 1 Shopping Trip (Mall)
  • 3 Date-Night
  • 2 Car Wash
I was shocked! This is the Matthew I fell IN LOVE with and I was so grateful for my Christmas gift. It was so thoughtful and he made it so cute and special. It was the best thing I could have gotten. I love my husband so much!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dancing With The Stars Taping!

Matthew and I always sign up for free tickets to live taping of shows we watch. I went on the waiting list for Dancing with the Stars way before it started and sure enough I received an email last Wednesday to come to a live taping of the show. I was able to choose between Monday night and Tuesday night. I would have preferred to go to Monday night's taping because I love watching the dances, but since Matthew's day's off is Tuesday and Wednesday we were only able to go to Tuesday's taping. Don't get me wrong, it was still a lot of fun!

The morning of.......
We woke up and immediately started to get ready so we could drop off Alexa with my mother and get on the road. We knew we had to check in no later than 3:30, but since it was first come first serve we wanted to be SURE we got in to see the taping. We got to my mother's around 10 AM and kissed our baby good-bye. We do not like leaving her at all, but we knew she was in great hands and would have fun at her grandparent's house. We got to LA around 11:15 and since we wanted to have our tummies full, because we didn't know when we would get a chance to eat, we went to Olvera Street. It's a street that has many little Mexican shops and little hole in the wall places to eat. I have been going there to eat, every so often, ever since I was little. Matthew and I love this place called El Rancho Grande. It has the best Mexican food! 5 taquitos, beans, salad, and Root Beer's later that each of us had, we were on our way to the taping! We had to park in the designated parking structure about half a mile away. In heels, it felt like 3 miles away, and it was only the beginning of our day. We reached the area were we line up and there were only about 2 small groups ahead of us. We couldn't have a camera or our phones or else they would take them away and give them back after the show, so we left them in the car. That's why there are no pictures.We got to the line at around 12:45 and we waited and waited and waited in the freezing cold weather until around 3:30.   A group that was behind us brought chairs, so we asked what they did with them when we go in. They said that they stash them in the bushes and see if they are still there when they come back. They also said bums like to take them and try to sell them. haha. By the time they started to take us in, a priority ticket line had formed and there were about 35 maybe 40 people in that line. It was for the people who didn't get in last week, so they got a priority ticket to see the show for sure. We were getting nervous, but we heard that they bring in about 170 people for each show, so at that time we knew we would get in. I was freezing! I had a jacket on, my short strapless dress, and my heels were off since I didn't want to stand in them the whole time, so my feet were frozen from standing on the cold cement. Matthew was just tired of standing. He was covered from neck to toe. Guys always have it easy. All they need to wear is a button collard shirt, tie, slacks, and nice shoes. Done! Girls however, have it way harder! For every event there is a different dress for it. Back to the story, so we get in from off the sidewalk that we waited forever on and they took us to some long benches to sit on. It was nice to finally sit down, but we were still outside. We sat there for about 35 to 40 minutes and then bench by bench they had us go in. Unfortunately we got seated on the balcony over looking the front of the judges, so we weren't on TV, but they were still good seats. We weren't complaining. The whole point was to see everything LIVE! Everything looks so much smaller! I couldn't believe how different it was from seeing it on TV. Before the show started the whole audience was able to go dance to the music they had playing on the dance floor. Matthew doesn't like to dance so I knew we were not going to go and I was kinda sad. He knew that I wanted to go so he gave in and we DANCED ON THE DWTS DANCE FLOOR!!! It was a lot of fun. Some of the dancers and stars came onto the stage and danced too. Brandy came out and she is a lot prettier in person. Throughout the whole night there was this guy host that entertained us and he was funny. He pulled everyone out to dance and gave away rings that have lights. I got one! He came up to our balcony and Matthew pointed to my hand as I was holding it out and he gave me one! I was happy! :) It's just a stupid ring but I was happy to get something from the show. :) It was funny cause when we went to commercials, you see the judges getting their make-up touched up and the stage crew is changing the stage. It was really neat to see everything! It was funny to learn that DWTS tapes things for the next weeks show. We did not see the guy playing the piano at all. He was taped last week for this weeks show haha. Cheryl and Derek danced for next weeks show. It was super cute! Before anyone danced you saw them practicing and stretching. It was so neat. I'm going to go on the waiting list again and again and again. It was a great date! :) The night was fun and we were on our way home by 7 PM. It was worth the wait!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Alexa's First Brush

 This was the first time we helped her brush her teeth. She loved it! She was a very good girl about it and I hope it stays that way. :)

Before this, Alexa kept kissing her daddy a lot. I wonder why? Maybe because of the sweet taste from his sucker lol. :) It was so funny to watch! :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Alexa's First Tutu

 I wanted to buy Alexa a tutu for her first birthday and since I couldn't find one I really liked I decided to try and make one. This isn't the one she is going to wear for her birthday. I just wanted to try colors I didn't care about to make sure I knew what I was doing. I think it turned out really well. :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Alexa's First Pumpkin

Matthew, Alexa and I went last night to a Pumpkin Patch in Yorba Linda. It was fun taking our little girl to go get her first pumpkin.

I had to add this last one because it was funny haha

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Apple/Pumpkin Farms

Today we went with my parents to the Apple and Pumpkin Farms. We first went and picked Apples from the Apple trees. It was a lot of fun! We could have made our own Apple Cider but Matthew wasn't with me so I wanted to wait and do it together. Later in the day we drove to the Pumpkin Farm. We walked through a tall Corn Maze and we were able to cut our pumpkins off the vine. :)
It was so much fun!


 We were in the Corn Maze. It was so much fun! We had to find 4 different posts.

 I'm definitely making this a family tradition!