Day 17

 A picture of something that has made a
huge impact on your life recently.

Today's gas prices have had an impact on our life! LOL!

Day 16

  A picture of someone who inspires you.

 My Mom has raised me to be a great wife, daughter and friend. I am who I am because of her.

Day 15

A picture of something you want to do before you die.
 Hawaiian Cruise
This is something that Lawrence has
told me he would love to do someday, 
so for the sake of love, 
I will make sure we go on this cruise!

Day 14

A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.

Mikey is the funniest kid on the block and like a nephew to me! He always has "Nacks" (better known as snacks) with him to share and can make you laugh so easy! If you ever offer him soda he will reply "Mommy said no TODA" (LOL), because Mommy doesn't allow him to drink soda, we know just like to hear him say it! Besides being funny Mikey is very loving, caring and never forgets a promise you make to him!

Day 13

A picture of your favorite band or artist
I like a mix of music styles, but one of my new favorites is a composer, Michael Giacchino!


Day 11 & 12

Day 11: A picture of something you hate

 I don't like roller coasters at all, they make me sick! (literally!)

Day 12: A picture of something you love

I love Jodi Picoult! When I first started reading books, I had a hard time falling in love with reading, I wouldn't enjoy it enough to casually read. I remember going into Barnes and Noble and saw the cover of "My Sister's Keeper" on the self, I bought a book based on the cover pictures (lol) and fell in love with her writing. Since then I've read almost her books and absolutely enjoy reading as a hobby!

Sweetheart Banquet

Another successful Sweetheart Banquet for the youth! We had a big bump in the road early last week when we found out showers were in the forecast for Saturday and our event was scheduled to be an outside banquet! Ahhhh! In a rush and short on time, I called a dozen locations and finally found one banquet venue that had space available for Saturday the 19th! Woo hoo!

These pictures are from Photographer #1, Christopher (my brother) and Photographer #2, Faith has more picture for me to post later!

Picnik collage

Picnik collage

Picnik collage

Picnik collage

The Gentlemen


The Ladies


Day 9

A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
Merry Christmas
 (Christmas 2009)


If ever I have a problem you wouldn't know because I tend to hide things from people and keep things to myself, but I can never hide it from Lawrence! He'll know something is wrong without me even speaking a word. He has been there for me, has listened to me like no one else, wiped my tears away and will do anything he can to put a smile on my face!
Your the best and so glad you are in my life,
You complete me Love!

Day 8

A picture that makes you laugh.

This is my little cousin Faith, she is a chubby little one and loves to eat! Well, during our San Diego trip last year, she almost choked on a french fry so we took it away and this is the face she gave us! LOL!

Day 7

A picture of your most treasured item

The Tiara I wore for my wedding.

Day 6

A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day

Kate Middleton

Since I like planning events I thought it would be a unique experience (to say the least!) to plan a Royal Wedding to a Prince

I'm sure it's very stressful like any wedding but at the end she will be the Princess of Wales!

Has to be a dream come true for Kate!


Valentine's Weekend

I'm not sure how to sum this up into a short post, but I'll give it a shot! 
I surprised Lawrence this weekend with a stay at  
The Hyatt of Scottsdale
This was the same location he had proposed to me at and I thought how fun to celebrate Valentine's day there. I had to hold this a secret from him for 2 weeks and I was about ready to burst! lol!

I had asked him not to make plans for that Friday and somehow he assumed we were going out to eat. We drove and drove (Scottsdale is pretty far!) and when we reached the entrance of the Hyatt he recognized it right away and says "Awe, you brought us back to were I proposed to you!" and I just smile and said "Yup! This is it!" 

We pulled up and I asked him to drop me off at the front because I was going to check on our reservations while he parked and asked him to pop the truck open so I could get his gift out. (that's what he thought I had put in the truck but it was really our luggage!) It was dark at this point so he didn't see the luggage and besides he wasn't looking since he assumed it was his gift. I walk into the hotel and check us into our room, got the keys and waited for him in the this point he got it, he saw the luggage and I told him "Guess what, we're staying here!" 

We had dinner at the SWB (Southwest Bistro) which is one of the three restaurant on location at the Hyatt and it was SO GOOD!!! I highly recommend this place for any future stay or just to try a nice place to eat! The weather was just right to sit outside next to the fire pit and enjoy our wonderful dinner. 

We had lunch the next day at the same place, Lawrence couldn't get  enough of the Ceviche!


Day 5

A picture of your favorite memory 

This pictures was on my 20th birthday when Lawrence gave me a puppy as my gift. I wanted to name her: Peaches, apple, hairy, love, sweets....but couldn't decide, then my uncle asked "Why don't you just name her Paris, since you like it so much?" and I thought to myself, that sounds like a perfect name!

Day 4

A picture of your favorite night

This was the night we got engaged 12/26/08

Day 2

A picture of you and the person you have 
been closest with the longest

 My family are my closest people.

I probably won't do day 3 and 4 over the weekend :-/

Day 1

Today I have decided to start a 30 day Challenge, it sounds like something fun to try! goes nothing!

Day 1: A picture of yourself with 10 facts

1. I am bilingual
2. The origin of my name is French
3. I married my Mr.Wonderful, Lawrence
4. I love all things Paris
5. I order teas at Starbucks (I haven't acquired a taste for coffee yet.)
6. I was homecoming Princess (Westview High School)
7. I hate speed or fast things
8. I'm a night owl
9. I am 5 foot 6 inches 
10. Growing up I wanted to be in the Olympics (ha!)

Valentine's Gift Ideas

I was browsing through the Martha Stewart website...

and found lots of cute gift ideas that you can make for your sweetheart, girl-friends, sisters or mom! 

It's so fun to get a candy gram and even more fun to make them with LOVE and give to someone special.

I looked for ideas that could cost $10 or less to make, so I hope this sparks your crafty side for Valentine's Day. Each title is also the link to go directly to that project and get directions on it.

Martha Stewart Crafts Heart Glitter Pack


Valentines Day Heart Treat Box

Add some homemade cookies!


Valentine's Day Treat Packages


Valentine's Day Sign Card


X's and O's Cupcakes


Heart-Shaped Soap

Miniature Valentine's Day Gift Bags


Easy, right? Then go for it!