Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sweet surprise

My husband booked a room in the hotel near our reception venue for the night of our Church wedding, the plan was we will spend the night in the hotel like you know...like normal newly weds ;). We booked our honeymoon like a few days more after our wedding so for the meantime an overnight stay will do :D

What surprised me was when we arrived we entered not just in a standard room but my man was so generous enough and got the only executive suite in that hotel, and not only that he even decorated it with rose petals, from the door until our bed and even the jacuzzi. :D How sweet was that? My tipsiness was gone after seeing it...haha... *giggles*

our bed

our jacuzzi

Not only that, when I woke up the next morning he surprised me with a bouquet of pink roses ... I almost fainted lol. Hmmm now why I am posting this? well it's because I wanna document it and when I feel like looking back, It's just a click away :D

my bouquet of pink roses
So much inlove- ANNA ;-)

Friday, April 12, 2013

We said " I do " again

At first I thought staying here in Mex will let me post more stories ( because of the new culture and environment) and even shed some pounds ( because I will not be eating rice in a daily basis) but omg!What happened to me? I was like 98.99% gone here and gained like 10 more pounds (loser much! lol).
My bad! I'm so sorry folks but I really dunno what's in here that made me too lazy while the wifi connection is in full bar...What happened in the passed 8 months of laziness? Well....

I arrived, met Alan's family and friends,enjoyed Mexican foods,drank tequila and corona until my liver was about to scream, got tanned by the hell-like summer in Sonoran desert, got frozen by the 1 digit something degree celsius temperature during the winter, etc.....etc....

But you know what's the best part of what happened here?

These.... :D *giggles*

PS. I will keep you hanging for a while if you are waiting for a more detailed stories about our weddings ... Yup! until we are done with our fourth, so please just watch out for that ;) .

our Civil Wedding

our Church Wedding

One more wedding to go folks! ;-)


Monday, January 21, 2013

lovin' 21,

Today is first day of my spanish class so that means my it's my first time to try commuting here in Hermosillo too.Congratulate me for not being lost...Lol Everything went well! Mister bus driver dropped me in the right stop, I crossed the right pedestrian, and arrived 10 minutes before our class...Great! Our class room still got lots of oxygen available for the 5 students and a teacher.....haha...yup we are only 5 aspiring spanish speakers there, 3 Chinese, 1 German and 1 Filipina (of course yours truly).

And do you why I am loving today's date more!? It's because it's our 4th wedding monthsary (civil) and my thoughtful and sweet hubby surprised me with lovely flowers when I came back home.(giggles).

Sunday, January 6, 2013

On the 12th day of Christmas

In the past years, January 6 normally reminds me of the Three Kings day that means it's the last day of christmas and you can start hiding the christmas tree back to the store room, it's my cousin's birthday too (Ate Ría) and it's the same date when I last spoke to my dad before he passed away 14 years back .....but now there's another thing that will remind me of this day....the Rosca de Reyes bread... :D

Let me share to you this Mexican tradition i just met....

During the era of the kings of France, bread was filled with a lima bean, and the person who found it in his bread would receive the gift that His Highness had prepared for the event. The idea was to place a lima bean in the bread dough, which was usually filled with fruits like dates and raisins, and this bread was shared around the time of the New Year festivities.

The tradition changed a bit when it arrived to the Americas, transforming itself according to the customs and resources of our country, where it eventually became the rosca. Here the rosca is decorated with pieces of orange and lime, and is filled with nuts, figs, and cherries. Hot chocolate accompanies the rosca.

So every year, on January 6, families all across Mexico gather around their tables to share the rosca de reyes. And now, instead of finding a lima bean in the bread, a little plastic doll representing Jesus is placed in the bread. The person who receives a piece of bread with this doll inside has to make the tamales used in the fiesta de la Candelaria on February 2. This celebration is the last of the Christmas festivities, 40 days after Jesus's birth.

And of course we had rosca today and guess what? I've got a little plastic doll inside my rosca...They said it's good luck if you find one cause it's like you have the baby Jesús with you...Now that I've got good luck I guess I need to learn how to make tamales so I will be ready for February 2. :D It's so nice to know new tradition....it's like standing in the same position and seeing different views in every direction you look....Happy Three Kings everyone!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Hola 2013,

Lást year has been nice to me, I'm so thankful for all the blessings and good memories that made me smile and to those bad ones that made me stronger.

Now it's 2013, I'm so excited to know what it has in store for me... :D I wanna start the new year with a new appreciation for life! I know good things are coming.....new opportunities and adventures are on its way. I wish y'all a happy happy new year!May this year bring us all more LOVE, good health and prosperity!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Our cacti-ish Prenup shoot in Mexico

When I hear the word desert ....a picture of cactus always comes into my mind...And because Hub's place is a desert I always wanted us to have a couple photo with the cacti field as our backdrop. Since, we don't have enough time to plan and all we decided to ask a 16 years old photography hobbyist nephew of  Alan if he can do it for us.We are so glad when he said Yes right away :D

So see how was it below :p

Location: Bahia Kino, Hermosillo, Mexico
Photography by Adrian Luna