"If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life." Humphrey Bogart




Saturday, July 17, 2010

Room in progress

When Matt and I first got married we didn't have a lot. In fact, we started off with just a bed. Well, lucky enough I have been able to accumulate things here and there. It's such a project decorating a room. Especially on a budget. I finally got started this last week and I am enjoying it so far! I have a couple projects in store and I will definitely blog about them as I go. This is a picture of the room so far. Mind you, we started off with just that bed. :)

This is it so far. A longggg way to go but a great start! I have tons of project ideas that hopefully my mom and I will do. Curtains, Pillow covers, and a chandelier soon to come! Yay for projects :)
p.s. Matt sent me the first "love letter". It was wonderful and it brought me to tears. I have a wonderful husband!



Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fly Me to the Moon

Italy. France. Germany. Spain. Hawaii. Australia. Romania. Greece. Scotland. Ireland.

Just some of the places I want to visit. I love travelling. I love foreign cultures. But most of all, I LOVE VACATIONS! With a baby on the way and plenty of bills in sight, the possibility of exploring any of these wonderful places seems impossible. And at this point, it is. But I have learned throughout my life that if things were just handed to me I probably wouldn't be as appreciative. And if you know me then you know I never give up on something I truly want.That is why Matt and I have created this...

Yes, the answer to your question is that we will most likely have to fill this up a couple times in order to go to the exotic locations listed above. But we have a goal and we are working towards it! It will feel so rewarding when we have saved our pennies (literally) and can enjoy a vacation away without credit cards or savings used.

One of our goals when we got married, was to immediately eradicate our debt as soon as possible. Now the goal is to make sure this is done by the time the baby arrives. (edd: January 30th, 2011) This is possible as long as we keep our minds set!!

I really feel motivated and excited for the future! I feel blessed in so many ways. :)

-Life is good.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Love Letters

For those who don't know...
My husband Matt lives on the Ft. Irwin Army base. I am lucky enough to see him about 2 weekends a month. It is really hard living apart from him especially now that I am pregnant but we seem to manage pretty well.

Recently I have been looking through old emails between us from our first months together and realized that those letters from him were some of the best written proof of how much he loved me. (Of course that is why they are saved) So, as a challenge to our relationship we have decided to write each other love letters at least once a week.
Being married brings on a lot more challenging issues from when we were just dating. Of course shared finances, household duties, and work are just a few of them. The rules of the love letter are:
1. NEVER write anything negative.
2. Open the letter with an endearing name (this gets fun if you are creative) and of course close it with your own name.
3. Be open and write what is inspiring to you.

Instead of always texting and chatting on the phone about everyday things I really want to devote a portion of my time to telling Matt how much I love him. I love reading about history and one of my favorite subjects is about the great loves throughout time. Abigail and John Adams wrote over 1,100 love letters from the beginning of there courtship in 1762. Also, Heloise and Abelard's tumultuous love caused them to be separated for most of their lives but that didn't stop them from exclaiming their love through words. Many letters were exchanged even after they were forced to be apart.
Overall, I love the way things were centuries ago. The way the men courted the women, the letters they wrote, and the events their love endured. I eventually want to compile a book of the letters between my husband and I so that we can show our children. I feel like our love is a "great love of all time".

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Wonderful World of Blogging

I AM OFFICIALLY A BLOGGER!






Well, sort of. I have to say that getting this whole thing started was a lot more difficult than MYSPACE. haha... I guess I will give a little information on my recent life changing events.

On April 9th, 2010 I said "I do" to the love of my life Matthew Torres. Although it was an intimate (4 people intimate) wedding, it was everything I could have wanted. Because all I really wanted was to be married to Matt.
Matt and I go way back. 9th grade to be exact. I was a freshmen and he was a junior and unfortunately we sat next to each other in Spanish class. (I wasn't too fond of him at the time). I had begged our teacher multiple times to move me so I wouldn't have to sit next to him because he truly enjoyed pestering me. Of course, I still asked to wear his varsity football jersey multiple times. I guess you could say it was a love/hate thing at the time. We stayed in touch and flirted all through high school. He had serious girlfriends, I had serious boyfriends. But we always stayed friends.
I moved to Utah in March of 2007 and was emailing Matt consistently while he was stationed in Italy for the Army. When I moved back to California in August of 2007 we went on our first official date. We saw a movie (typical) and then hung out for a little. Although it was an amazing time, there was no first kiss. I was playing hard to get. He eventually had to go back to Italy and then he eventually was deployed to Afghanistan. At this point, we had moved on with our lives but still tried to keep in touch. He was in Afghanistan, I was in Maui, Hawaii.
Inevitably, we eventually started talking a little more consistently. And we talked about everything! I had never felt more secure and safe talking to someone before. I started feeling more and more in love with him after every conversation. I had never thought that this loyal friend could possibly be more. Eventually (after months of online romance) he proposed that we should get married. What started off as a joke, felt more and more real. And I almost felt like I should be on some eHarmony commercial. No one understood how I could have such a serious relationship with someone who lived so far away. But of course no one understood how much I loved him. We exchanged letters back and forth through email everyday and of coursed texted as much as we could. I felt like I was in a star crossed romance, something that only was found centuries ago.
Well as life goes, things didn't end up as perfectly as planned. Our engagement ended within 5 months and I became the runaway bride. Although Matt never gave up on me, I had given up on the idea of ever getting married. Long story short, I moved home from Hawaii on September 1st, 2009 and started hanging out with Matt again. It wasn't an instant reconnection but I definitely knew that I didn't want him out of my life. I was selfish and didn't want a relationship, but didn't want him to stop pursuing me either. Luckily enough, he eventually set me straight and "demanded" that I figure out what I want. (I was actually excited that he put his foot down cause I was ready to end the game,but my stubborn self wouldn't let down) We officially became a couple. It was a fast road from there but I had never felt so sure of something before. I knew that Matt was the person I was supposed to be with. And of course, we didn't waste any time.



I feel so blessed these days. I have to say that I have an amazing husband. He is the most loving, supporting, giving person. He loves me unconditionally and with all of his heart. I know when he says "I love you" to me, that it's not the kind of love you usually see in movies or read in books. It's the real deal. He is everything I have ever wanted in a partner and I am so happy to spend the rest of my life (eventually eternity) with him.



He is my soul mate.





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