Monday, December 31, 2007

My Little Princess Mimi

Here's Mimi by the window and with her new toys. I am happy to say that she LOVES them!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Pampering Christmas

Here are some pictures from Christmas day with my family. I have a gorgeous and wonderful family! I am so thankful to have them in my life. They're great!
I spent Christmas Eve at my mom's church for midnight mass and later on went over to my Godparents' house. It was a great evening! The following day, we woke up a little late than usual since my mom, bro and myself stayed up til 4:00am talking. We opened our gifts. Mostly, I was looking forward to seeing my mom open the gift I gave her. Which, by the way, was a Homedics pedicure spa! She wanted one for Christmas and I made sure she got one. The cool thing about it was that my brother got a dead sea spa manicure kit which is completely awesome!!!!! So both go together.
As far as gifts this year, I was totally blessed with many that I completely love. Mostly were pampering gifts such as perfume(Red Delicious by DKNY), makeup (drool), and the dead sea spa manicure kit. This'll come in handy as an escape during those crazy, stressful times. Of course, I gave myself a crock pot and a new laptop... (from November...kinda had to, though) and some silverware.
Later that afternoon, we went to Allen to see our family. We had TONS and TONS of food! My mom made her ham and my cousin made her famous Honduran Enchiladas. Along with that, we had horchata (silent h) which is a cinnamon rice drink (drool). All was wonderful and delicious and it was great to be around people I love!
I hope ya'll had a great Holiday!
Love ya'll!
Things to ponder: How to spend the last week of 2007? Coming soon to a blog near you! (LOL!)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Topsy Turvy

Well, here I am on a Friday night before Christmas stuck at home. I attempted to go shopping, but found myself coming straight back home. All the freeways surrounding my area were shut down. I'm not too thrilled about it, but I'll take this time as an opportunity to rest. I mean, it has been a really long day.
I've been a busy girl with my job and graduate school. I've recently finished my first course in graduate school and I PASSED!!!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY!!!! :D It's a miracle...that's for sure!
With so much work and school work, Christmas snuck up on me. This year, I totally had no time to prepare which is unlike me. Worst of all, since we started our break today at 3pm just a couple of days till Christmas. So, I apologize for not sending anything out. But...

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Many Blessings to all of you! :D

Thinking of ya'll!
Abrazos (OOOOO) Besos(XXXXX) y Bendiciones (blessings),
Laura :D

Sunday, December 16, 2007


I am so happy and thankful to say that I made it through my first graduate course with Lamar! This research course was really challenging. I was totally out of practice. It was super insane given the facts that I started in the middle of the 3rd week of 5 weeks. Moreover, I didn't do so hot on the midterm(it was 2 days after I began), but only by the Grace and Mercy of God I am passing and points were added to my midterm grade. I was so stressed out and ready to quit. But that all changed when I was around friends who were so encouraging, supportive and determined to finish this program.
Well, I don't know my final grade as of yet. In the last week, an application assignment, a final exam, 3 journal entries have been completed. I hope I did well on these assignments. Whew, am I happy this research course is over!

The next thing to tackle is this coming week at work and christmas shopping that I have not started...which by the way won't be until the 21st. HA! Also, THE GRE!!!!! yay.

I hope everyone is doing well!
Take care and many blessings on ya'll!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

A Quick Post

Hey guys,
Sorry I haven't posted in a long time. Things have been really insane on my side of the world. But, all the while, I am enjoying it!
Graduate school is kicking my butt. However, I have to keep in mind that I am doing 3 weeks of work in a matter of days since I got my laptop a into the third week of the course. But, this course is almost over! :) Also, I've been meeting up with colleagues for study time and it's been fun.
Other than that, I've become a full-time Rockwall church-goer. I felt strong that God was leading me to no longer go to church at Word of Life Family Church-Commerce. It felt like it was my time to let go and surely God confirmed it.
For those that don't know, I went to that church for more than 5 years. Thankfully, we've opened a church, Word of Life Family Church-Rockwall. Right now, we are in the process of moving into our own facility...God-willing...really soon. This church has been a great blessing in my life and God has used it to mold me into a better person. And, It's because of the awesome spiritual parents, my pastors, that He placed in my life. Now, I am a part of the staff as a Asst. Youth Leader and it's been great!
Well, work is keeping me busy and at the same time I am trying to figure out how to balance all these responsibilities in my life!

Ya'll take care and I hope to hear from ya'll soon!

Laura :)