Seize the day because life is what you make it...

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