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Happy New Year

It's been a roller coaster of a year and I can't believe that today is the last day of 2011.
As the clock strikes 12, I will bid farewell to this years sadness, happiness, excitement, busyness, 
and frustrations and welcome this new year ones :D (I'm hoping there's not a lot of sadness in this one, at least not the really heartbreaking ones).

I will bring in the New Year in Central Park tonight with a live DJ and fireworks and surrounded by my family. We will laugh, dance, hug and cry and wish each other a most magical year! There's no better way to ring in the new year than surrounded by those closest to my heart!

I wish you all my darling friends a very Happy New Year! May it be a most magical one and may it be full of lots of health, happiness, laughter, love and family! You all deserve nothing but the best and from the bottom of my heart I say I Love You and I thank you for a most magical year!
See you all next year in 2012 :D

Feliz Ano Nuevo!!

Love,
Kary xoxo

Feiz Navidad from my family to yours :D


 We played hookie yesterday with Miguelito and braved the crazy crowds to do some crazy last minute Christmas shopping. It was a one of a kind experience and in the process Miguelito lost his favorite pair of gloves, so after much crying and pouting we decided to head back home. And now it's Christmas Eve!
I still can't believe it! We start to celebrate on Chritsmas Eve and get some serious hard core cooking done which begins in about 3 hours. First I have to finish wrapping those last minute Christmas presents that were bought last night.
I love our tradition and Miguleito looking forward to it every year, you can read more about it in last years post here.

May the celebrating begin!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May it be full of lots of happiness, laughter and love while surrounded by all those nearest to your heart!!!
Feliz Navidad my dear friends!

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.  ~Burton Hillis

Love,
Kary xo

Quick Recap...

Happy first day of Winter!
Where has the time gone! We are just two weeks away from the end of the year.

It has been a crazy past few days, between eating, opening my mailbox and finding tons of happy mail -
I swear I have the BEST blog friends ever, and shopping (which by way I still have lots to do - yes I am a major procrastinator) I haven't had time to blog. So I'm just going to do a quick recap of what we've been up to.

Buying some Fat Boy's Dough from Whole Foods and finally baking them today = Cookie heaven!
Hanging out with the Theodore, Alvin and Simon :D
Rocking out in his new Long Footed PJ
Buying yummy cookies in Litttle Italy and munching on them while we watched The Grinch :D
A sneak peek of some cookies I baked to give away as Christmas presents. Oreos covered in chocolate!
Before
After
Being festive with red and gold sparkly nails!
Opening the mail and finding Happy Mail from his sweet Tia Micaela
Just
3 Days 2 Hours 24 Mins
Left Till Christmas
Love,
Kary xo

Love is the beauty of the soul....

You are my soul mate, my sweetheart, you are my dream come true, from now until the end of time I give my heart and soul to you.

10 years ago I met my soul mate, 2 years later we promised each other an eternity of love.Today I am happy to say Happy 8th Anniversary.
Every single day I fall more in love with you, and everyday I give thanks to God for putting you in my life.
8 years later and still going, looking forward to many more years with my wonderful husband.

I LOVE YOU Luis Pacheco

Love,
Kary xo

Cuties...

I received a special invitation from Cutie Kids for Saturday morning, which included free carnival games, yummy food, unlimited bowling and some cute little celebrities :)

Sweet booth girl wishing Miguelito Good Luck on his throw.
On to the next game
Cheeze!! Excited to knock down the bottles and win some prizes
Bowling..... Miguelito loves to bowl

Miguelito with cute and talented twin chefs Lily & Audrey
Cheeze :D

 To say it was a very fun day is an understatement!

Only
10 Days 23 Hours 54 Mins
Left Till Christmas

Love,
Kary xoxo


It's the simple things in life...

Watching my boys cuddle in bed :)

Wearing glitter on my nails. Glitter rocks! Plus we all need sparkle in our life :)

Munching dinner at 11:25pm. Instead of getting ready for bed.

Receiving Happy Mail! Excited to receive my Ornament Swap Package from sweet Phoenix. Stay tuned to a special post about how we got spoiled rotten by this very sweet girl. Meanwhile you can check out what I sent her and what she sent me on her post here.

Buying these Flutter Frame Sunglasses from Urban Outfitters. They have free shipping this weekend, plus 70% off most of their items online and in store - yikes! Cheers to spoiling myself :)

Cheers to an early Anniversary date with Hubby and him taking me to see New Years Eve tonight :) Movie and a dinner with my soulmate = Perfect Friday!

Happy Friday Loves!

Love,
Kary xoxo

P.S. Thank you all my sweet friends for your sweet comments on my last post. You are the BEST!!!

Just A Minute in...December

Just A Minute in...December

Watching... Hope Floats on Netflix. I'm a sucker for romantic movies and I love this one.
Planning... Our weekend holiday adventures, which includes visiting Santa at the ABC Carpet Store and sipping some hot chocolate at Belvedere Castle in Central Park while caroling the night away :)
Creating... Christmas cards, a Christmas banner, ornaments  and using lots of glitter.

 

Wanting... The days to go by slower, I really don't want this holiday season to be over.  
Dreaming... About adding a new member to our little family. Two nights ago Humbe and I were talking and we have decided that it is finally time to start trying to have another baby! I haven't stopped smiling since :)
Girl crushing... Drew Barrymore, she has come so far. Not to mention that I think that she is beautiful. I love her in Riding In Cars With Boys - this movie makes me cry and laugh.
 Loving... The fact that 2012 is going to be big in so many beautiful ways, not only am I going to get to meet and hug some beautiful blog friends, but I am also hoping to rejoice in some very happy news.
Adoring... This holiday season, wrapping up Christmas presents, eating and baking yummy treats with Miguelito.

 Only 18 days left till Christmas, where does the time go? Between doing Christmas activities with Miguelito, shopping and planning our Christmas celebration time has been going by faster than lightning.

Last week finished off on a very sour note with the news of my Grandmother having Alzheimer's, news that has us very sad. My focus now is being strong for my mom who needs all of the support that she can get right now, one good thing about this weekend was that we got enjoy a family weekend with my 3 aunts, 17 cousins and my Grandmother. It was great to be able to see my abuelita and reassure each other that everything was going to be ok and as a family we would work together to get through this.

Now Sunday night was an entirely different story, I was browsing through some blogs and as I saw pictures of baby bumps I told Humbe."Can you imagine when I'm pregnant again? How big is my belly going to be?" next thing I know Humbe says "Kary, let's have another baby" What? Humbe are you serious?  Humbe: "Kary, yes I believe with all my heart that now is the time", we continued to talk until Humbe fell asleep and I stayed up, looking up at the glow in the dark stars in my ceiling and thinking about what Humbe and me were just talking about. It's been 8 yrs since I had a baby, and this is something that I've desired with all of my heart for a while now, but for certain reasons we just couldn't have another baby. I know now that as long as we have each other,my Miguelito, my family, life and faith everything will be ok! 
I am both happy and nervous about starting over again, but I haven't stopped smiling ear to ear and even crying here and there. Even on Monday as I picked Miguelito up at school and he told me that he was sent to the Principals office for wadding up toilet paper and throwing it up to the bathroom ceiling. I couldn't stop grinning :)
Now to make a visit to the doctors office to get this IUD out and getting an all clear.
Cheers to this holiday season and 2012 being a most wonderful year :)

Love,
Kary xoxo 

Four Day Weekend :)

Sometimes it seems like I just fall off the earth! But I'm ok and I'm back :)
I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving! I am SO late right?
I have so many pictures from Thanksgiving and the days following Thanksgiving, so I'm just going to do a picture post :)
Picture overload coming up.

Thanksgiving Day Morning:
Snoopy up in the air :D
Greg Heffley from Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
Kermit about to get hit with that big sign!
PO from Kung Fu Panda
The main guy! The one to end the parade Santa Clause :) Ho-Ho-Ho, Merry Christmas
We woke up at 5:00am Thanksgiving morning. My boys and I got ready pretty quickly so we could go out and grab a good spot to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was all worth it once the parade started and the giant balloons started flying above our heads :) Oh, and the happiest news of the day my Humbe had the day off!

Thanksgiving Day Dinner:
Honey Turkey, stuffing which included glazed apples and raisins,mashed potatoes with gravy!
Traditional Mexican food, Pozole and tostadas topped with black beans, Mexican cheese and lettuce.
Three layer gelatin - flavors top to bottom: grape, peach, and blue raspberry.
Three layer milk based Mexican gelatin! Flavors top to bottom: walnut, strawberry, and eggnog.
 For Thanksgiving we always like to cook some traditional Mexican dishes and this year was no different. My pappa always cooks turkey at his job and so he's always in charge of cooking one for our house - hehe! So that's one dish scratched off our list. Aside from helping my momma cook our traditional food and learning the family secrets I am also in charge of desserts. Which always makes me happy :) I baked some cupcakes (a separate post to come soon, I'm a dork like that) and some gelatin! I have been craving jello like crazy! Seriously you would think I was pregnant. This was the perfect time to make some pretty jello.

For the water based jello I made three layers of some of my favorite flavors; grape, peach, and blue raspberry. For the milk based one I used a special mexican recipe and made it into a pretty three layered cake. I must say it was perfect! It wasn't to mushy and soft or to hard :) Yay for yummy jello!

 The Day after Thanksgiving:


Friday was spent sleeping in late, playing Nintendo Monopoly, eating Thanksgiving leftovers and catching a late show of Arthur Christmas! Perfect way too kick off the Christmas season, with a cute and funny movie which made me tear up :(..... I've been told to be a baby cry, I wonder why? hehe!

Saturday:
Hennessy - Colada, Texas Size
Pina Colada (virgin of course)
 Saturday was spent shopping and eating out with my sister and her boyfriend. I was told I was a bad mom for letting my child drink a pina colada? really? Whatever, I just deleted the comment from facebook and let it be. Yeah that's me letting people hurt my feelings without me saying anything. But I don't believe it to be true, but the comment did hurt my feelings. I swear I almost went bankrupt while shopping and most of my money went to Urban Outfitters :) Another post on the things I bought coming soon. Quick story: When I ordered my drink I told the waiter I wanted it Texas size, Miguelito was palying his nintendo and only overheard a little bit. Once my drink arrived he started whining that he wanted a drink like mines, I told him he couldn't drink from my drink but that I could get him his own, he said it wasn't fair. Conversation went something like this:

Miguelito: No fair mami, I do exercise, why can't I get a drink like yours.
Me: Miguelito what? What are you talking about?
Miguelito: I heard when you told the waiter exercise.
Me: ??? Huh?? Exercise?? What are you talking about papi, I didn't say exercise. But I almost spit my drink out when I realized what he was talking about. Miguelito I said Texas size, Not exercise!
Miguelito: Oh :P Texas size

Sunday:
One of the cutest movies ever!
Miguelito with some holiday cookies and our Christmas Tree

Sunday was perfect, Humbe was off again - yay! So we got to end our four day weekend together :)
We started our morning off by watching Hugo at the theaters. It is such a cute movie that should not be missed. We ate lots of yummy treats like Cream Puffs from "Beard Papa's" I couldn't wait to eat them that I forgot to take pictures. next time I promise. We cleaned and moved things around so that we could put up our Christmas tree :) Yay!!! I'm so happy to have it up already! We have vowed to make it a tradition to put it up on Thanksgiving day starting next year. I made sure to have it up and ready by 9:00pm so that I could catch the season finale of one of my favorite TV shows "The Walking Dead". We munched on pizza as I squirmed and squeled while watching my show. OMG! Sophia! Do I have any Walking Dead fans here?
Now I have to wait a grueling 2 months until I can see Sheriff Rick again - Sunday February 12,2012 to be exact :)

That was our four day weekend, full of lots of yummy foods, happiness and love with my beautiful family!
Now I can't wait to come back with pictures from yesterdays Winter's Eve at Lincoln Center, a good picture of our lil ole Christmas Tree and our DIY Advent Calender.
'Tis the season :)

There are only
25 Days 03 Hours 08 Mins 13 Secs
until Christmas.
But who's counting? :)

Love,
Kary xoxo

Happy Thanksgiving

Yay! I am less than 24 hours away from eating some yummy Turkey and other delicious traditional Mexican foods :)

I love the rush that you feel in New York City during this holiday season, as you know this city never sleeps and even though it's always buzzing with  things to do, there's nothing like the holiday season events. From being able to see the balloon inflation for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to the actual parade - tomorrow, or the tree lighting's that happen all over the city, beginning this coming Monday.
It's all SO magical!

One of our yearly traditions is getting to go to the balloon inflation of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I always pick Miguelito up early from school, so we can run and drop his things off at home, grab a quick snack and off we go to see the balloons getting inflated. Rain or shine! We are always there, three years ago I was even interviewed and came out in the news - embarrassing video clip hidden somewhere in my house - :)

Today was no exception and it was just as magical as always. Plus I started my morning just perfect! I got to watch Breaking Dawn again, second time around :) And it's still AMAZING! It made me cry again :)
More to come on that next time. After watching and drooling over sexy,sexy Edward. I did some quick last minute shopping and than I was off to pick my baby up from school. One of his happiest days ever - such an adventure to get picked up early from school.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation 2011:

My baby super excited to start seeing all of his favorite balloons :)
Miguelito with his Tia Jessy - Kool-aid and hot dog balloon.
Aflac Balloon - Little duck ready to speed away in his sled :)
One of the coolest ones + My Miguelitos favorite one! Sonic The Hedgehog
I LOVE the smurfs :)
Kermit! Just in time for The Muppet movie :)
My sister, Miguelito and me :)

I had such a good time and my city never fails to amaze me! Now I'm waiting for my hubby to get home, so we can go to sleep early. We have to wake up at 5:30am to go and find a good spot for the  Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade :) 

Happy Thanksgiving Day Loves! 
From my family to yours. May your days always be full of blessings and may we remember that everyday is a blessing :) I have been blessed with many blessings this year including all of you, my amazing sweet blogger friends who always leave me the sweetest comments, and are always there for me!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart - I love you all!!!

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow. 
~Edward Sandford Martin

Feliz Dia De Accion De Gracias!

Love,
Kary xoxo