Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

twilight and trees

just finished twilight! i loved it! of course i knew i would--who can resist a good vampire story? i sure can--of course, i also long for a new story of those vampires i love... ahhh anne, can't you get to work!?! i'm planing to go see the movie over winter break. i want some time before i go see it since i'm always dissapointed in the movie versions of books. that worked for narnia-loved the movie but only since i forced myself not to read the book until later. i hope santa brings me the other 3 twilight books for christmas!
work... well we have the house lights up, the tree in and there are lights on it--tonight will be the actual trimming of the tree. diego really thinks the tree is his. he has been loving on the tree since it came in the house. he's trying to add things to it, loves to look at the lights and sits with it. it's cute really.
last night i made real mexican hot chocolate--omg... i don't know why we ever bother with poweder cocoa! the chocolate was so yummy and spicy! i even had whipped cream. diego did not enjoy the steaming milk--funny--
christmas shopping is going well. the big debate is train table or not? i already found a nice train set but we still need a table. i notice one in the target ad today. i might have to give the good ol' Godmother and father a call and see what they're planning to get diego. i think he might want a train table!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

oh joy!

i had FREE TIME this weekend and i finished up some projects i have "hanging around" for quiet awhile! my lovely friend dawn sent me this house book awhile ago-and i even had a poppyink kit to do it with but i never added pictures... funny enough... but i ran across it this weekend and just finished it. i'm sorry i'm missing certain pics i would have liked to put in there but whatever--i have it done now! and i'm quiet happy with it!
the little apple town of julian has also made it into my scrap pages! it was such a cute little place to visit-i really want to go back when it's really snowing! and that pie... wow... pumpkin apple crumb... i have photos of it--can't wait to scrap that!

oh yes! my christmas cards are now done!!! yah! and even scrapped! yah! it's a year long battle of which photo wil make it onto the card-but this year costco upgraded and now you can use up to FOUR pictures! omg! so i'm there! lol-the 4 pic cards were too traditional for me but the three pics were great! i love this one! they're already to go--now if it would just stop being HOT outside i could turn on the xmas tunes and make some hot cocoa and address these bad boys!

the trip to mexico is now NEXT WEEK!!! we leave on monday and i can't wait! it seems like forever just waiting for thanksgiving and the cruise! i can't wait to go!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


finally done! yes! and it feels great!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

julian the apple town--its beginning to look a lot like christmas

had a lovely weekend...

we went to the little town of julian! it was so cold and i saw SNOW!!! i love snow (maybe because i've lived in california all my life and really never see snow). we had pie-apple pie and vanilla ice cream, and a nice hot cup of cider! what a cute little place to pop into!
i have to say i had the BEST pumpkin cookies there too! i meant to go back and pick up some for the house/drive home but i forgot! ughhh! but we did bring home a pumpkin apple crumb pie-omg... that is just heaven!!!
christmas music going on the ipod today--i'm ready to holiday season. my christmas time is now here!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

it's all gone...

so... i had to open a new email account.

everything is gone-
still can't fix anything with paypal or ebay-

i have no one's email
if you want me to have it,
leave me a comment.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


my email is broken. bummer...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

13 days of halloween (cont)

whew! it's been a fun but busy weekend!

8. harvest party at diego's school! the kids danced, played ball, chased each other and the parents finally met each other. here's diego and his teacher!
7. decorated our house (finally!) and we went to trick or treat street in TO! so cold and fun! there were pony rides, petting zoo, animal shows, carving contest, the haunted train! and of course, hot cider for everyone! it was so cute--i love going there every year!
6. boo at the LA zoo--omg... not cool that it was freaking 95 outside! can you say HOT! lucklily, i knew it would be hot so i did not dress diego up in his bat suit. he would have roasted! but he did have nice time checking out the gorillas. they had cool stuff set up around the zoo-i loved the carving stations!
5. tomorrow i plan on passing out halloween pencils to my kids--just for fun! diego had a great time playing with them.
only bummer of the weekend--found out ces has to go to canada... AGAIN!!! grrrr! oh well, what can i do? nothing. we'll be fine without him.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

13 days of halloween...(part one)

13. (sunday) pumpkin patch!
silly diego was afraid of the pumpkins! he's a riot!

12. (monday) got boo'ed!
ooooh! candy and i don't know who from!

11. (tuesday) gave boo'ed & put out the pumpkins!
ah! i boo'ed one of the other SPED teachers!
10. (wed.) painted toe nails orange!
will photo later!
omg... i haven't had a mani in awhile! and she got me done in time for class--yeah baby!

9. (thurs) baking cupcakes for harvest party tomorrow night!
can you say red velvet? oh wait... they'll be so cute!

happy haunting!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

oh so random...

ahhh... it must be bed time.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


then use people first language. it's PEOPLE with special needs. not special needs people.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

the wedding, the witch and the wardrobe...

it's OCTOBER!!!

it's been a busy week!!! last week we had a party on friday, a wedding in fresno on sat, drive back home on sun, cesar left to canada on mon--he's still gone. ugh... and the monkey boy learned how to climb out of his crib!!! ugh! overall i've had very little sleep and feel like a single parent... ugh!!!

the party on friday was fun! lots of silly people! they were all of cesar's coworkers-his people. diego had a great time running and just watching everything go on around him. he loves people. he tried to eat everyone's food--ah... my boy loves to eat! oh yeah, there was a dancing scull too... scary!

fresno-gosh it's so darn far! omg... too many crazy drives and too many "close calls." i really hate making that trek! but really, the wedding was beautiful!!! my cousin tina has finally married her prince. that is a whole long drama but know that hector is a great man. i'm so happy she made a match. i'm so happy for her!

gosh... seeing people i grew up with was pretty crazy. they're adults now! lol! how did that happen? kids i've known since wow... since we lived on grant street in fresno--since my parents were married... yeah, that long ago! they're all still around and hanging out with my brothers--still! it was so nice to see them. i've got to find old pictures at my mom's and compare them to now. that would be a great scrap layout!

i have to tell ya... my dress... the pretty cream and black dress here (i'm on the far right) was a whole 99 cents! LOL!!! for real! i love to power shop!

my goodness... these cousin's of mine are growing up sooo fast! i can't believe how old they're getting--- aren't they cute!?! i should clarify--they're the children of cousins... diego's cousins.

spent some quality time with the nephews on sunday. i got them all matching t shirts for halloween. none of the 50 pictures of them came out clearly--i guess with 5 boys, someone would always be moving. they had a blast hanging out together! here's eddie, joey, isaac, miah and diego... wow... say that 5 times fast!

ces won't be home until friday now so i'm hoping to get some scrappin' time in. i can't find my mojo--maybe tomorrow i need to look at some challenges and see what i can come up with. limited time to really enjoy my blogs really affects me. oh well... we'll see what i can come up with! happy witching hour!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

so diego had a birthday...

and i'm still tired... hee hee hee... it's been non stop since the week BEFORE his birthday. his Bday was really nice... but A LOT of kids showed up. it was really nice and LOUD! just the way it should be. lots of nice new toys and only one big fall!
diego's passport thingy came in too. you need a picture ID to travel out of the country now so we had to get the two year old a passport. it's such a cute photo! i can't wait for our trip. i need to diet. hee hee hee...
work has been going great--except when they sent me to the wrong meeting on friday. i hate being late anywhere but i was. oh well.
this weekend was fun too. ces's dad came down from AZ and spent some time with us. we went to LA and acted like tourist. visited olveria street and saw real sugar sculls! so cool! can't wait to upload those pictures but i'm updating my ipod right now. i'm still using my old mini and it's slow. i'm going to get a new one just haven't yet. i'm debating getting a shuffle just for the gym. i don't need the big one there--speaking of gym! i forgot to mention my belly dance class! it's a BLAST in there!
it's late... i'm sleepy... i need rest! happy 1st week of october everyone! time to break out the halloween music!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

my bones are rattling...

so i found out about this cool train ride
they take you to the pumpkin patch and everything! i am so there! sign us up. picked up my pictures from costco today... can't wait to scrap! i need some ME time.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

scrappin' to the math?

my desk looks great doesn't it!

so i got this bright idea--we're making a ABC book of geometry terms (which they're required to make the terms understandable for a 5th grader). i have tons of "beginner" scrap stuff i'm always passing off to people--why not use it for my students? so tomorrow we're going to start scrapping our terms! i can't wait! i'll post once we get started...
OOOOHHHH!!! i almost forgot! we're going to MEXICO!!! we're booked on a cruise for the week of thanksgiving and going to mexico! i can't wait! 4 days at sea.... ahhhh....

Sunday, September 7, 2008

whoosh went the wind...

a big thanks to lefa for the GREAT mini alpha's for this project! i couldn't have done it without them! i had an idea--didn't quiet turn out the way i planned it but it's okay. i like what i ended up creating. it's just a little something before i really have a chance to "get into halloween."

Saturday, September 6, 2008

mrs. aleman, mrs. aleman, i don't get it.

hee hee hee--that's line i image when i took the "teacher look" photo. i've been busy but finally finding my way. scrapped this a week or so ago but just got to posting it. i just made a cute halloween sign i plan to post tomorrow but it needs to dry right now.

i'm finally better--nasty bug in the house. diego still has a day care cold. poor thing. he's almost off the sippy right now. almost there. still needs one at home for his nap (but not at school) and for bed time. i wanted to start getting him in his bed but he woke up at 6 this am. and then fell asleep in the stroller while shopping for his birthday stuff. ugh! so no big boy bed nap today. bed time will still be in the crib for awhile. i'm hoping by dec we'll be in the big bed for good.

shesh... i've been up since 6. it's now 11. i'm tired.

Monday, September 1, 2008

i had so much to say...

but then caught a 24 hr bug. we have been sick all weekend... eww...

happy labor day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

first day of school

met my students today! i want to post pics but since it's SPED--i can't. it's confidential information. it's just so hard... so the state of cali decided that all 8th graders have to take alg. 1 in the 8th grade now--including SPED students. yeah... i met my students today. they're a sweet bunch but there is no way they can handle algebra one. are you kidding me? i would guess them to be at about a 6th grade level--if i'm lucky. there were a lot of fingers out doing simple math today. and it's NOT their fault. they have medically documented delays. they're in special ed for a reason! why would we want to send them over their fustration level? i don't know... i don't make policy.

and... that leads to my 1st day of university classes too! wow... it just occured to me, when the Dr. I said, "welcome to graduate school" that YES, i am in grad school now! omg... i've taken many classes in the past but they're all credentialing classes so technically they're 5th year classes and not grad school. they do not lead to a degree--a credential is not a degree. even if you have two like i do; they're still not a degree. lol! but now, yes, now, i am in grad school.

diego--doing great in daycare! he likes going. he seems to enjoy the kids. he's eating well, LOL-like there would be any question. i'm happy for him!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

on the eve of my first day back...

first i should report: diego did wonderfully at daycare! when i walked in to pick him up--there were no tears, no big rush to greet me, just a smile--of course, it was SNACK TIME!!! he just sat in his little chair and waited for me to come over to him and sit while he helped himself to his snack. my boy LOVES to eat! it did my heart good to see him happy. i'm sure he's happy! yeah, sure, he's not with me all day but he's with KIDS! he loves to play with kids! and i'm excited for him--he's ready for this.
as for my classroom... it's empty alright. of course, no one really knows what i'm "supposed" to be teaching. the principal said math and science. i hate math and science--but i'm better now. i had a moment but then my best friend kathy talked some sense into me--i'm married to a scientist and i've been trained extensively in math. i'm excited about it now. i went to lakeshore today (the teacher store) and bought a few things. i feel better.
today was cesar's b day. it was nice. he went bike riding with friends in the AM. we then went to dinner at claim jumper. ooooh yummy! we have mini bundt cake made already but are waiting until the little one falls asleep--he's almost there.
good night-sweet dreams!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

i'm so sick...

cesar was sick, my neighbor was sick... i don't know who got me sick but i'm sure it was one of the two! eeeek! i'm dying... i'm just dying... LOL!

well, the week has been so crazy! and it's only tuesday. i made a final choice on daycare. diego and i have been visiting daily so he gets used to the place. i like it. he seems happy to be with the other kids. of course, you know, diego will be full time but full time for us is not that full. i'll be home by 4 everyday but wed--i have classes that night.

transcrips, the thorn in my side... i went to too many colleges! LOL! no, not really but it seems there are transcrips for thousands of places. i'm down to my final last two requests. i've spent a good pretty penny on them too. the prices vary so much from school to school. rat bastards!

enrolled in school. i'm so excited about that! i miss being and feeling "smart." of course the whole application process is so silly. it's just a formality really. i submitted my paperwork yesterday and now, yes, a whole 24 hours later, i'm enrolled. yeah... lol!

i need to head over to see dr. saul and get some paperwork filled out for diego's daycare. i also still need to get a TB test. i'm so sick of doing those!

i am so tired... maybe i'll try to take a nap.

Monday, August 18, 2008

back to school... oh yeah! (did you ever watch grease 2?)

i've got to go back, back to school... again!

so i got a job! i'm thrilled! it's been a journey really... 1st one i was offered but turned it down--something about the fit (money...LOL!) didn't feel right. the 2nd, i didn't get the job but this certain district never hires from the school i went too. and the 3rd... took forever! i mean, forever! but, the offer was a great fit and i'm thrilled! i'll be teaching middle school SDC/RSP--what does all that mean? Special Ed.

i'm hanging out with my neigbors cricut--ugh! i am so in love with this stupid thing! hee hee hee... i borrowed it to make the invites for diego's b day but now i want one. of course, you know she has two so this is the "extra" one. she just got the cricut expressions--it's HUGE! and she is selling this one but is waiting for a friend to say yes or no. i'm next on the waiting list. lol! i have the indie art cartrige right now and i love it! i'm making a mini out of some of the die cuts.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

the things you find when cleaning out the stash...

i've been on a cleaning kick... days and days of slowly sorting through the scrap stuff i own. luckily for me i have two great gals to grace with STUFF! they're both new to scrapping so they love everything i hand over. of course, the second i make new room, i'm off to buy more! i haven't been to joann's in FOREVER and since i'm making the invites for diego's b day, i popped over there and was impressed with the clerance! love, elsie, stamps, and those shinny KI memories paper sets, all 1.97. i got the camera mini i've been wanting forever! ended up spending 30 bucks on a TON of clearnce items.

but, while cleaning... i found three sets of chipboard monograms and made a quick mini for myself. i can't wait for FALL. i did all four letters but didn't feel like getting them all uploaded.

i know somewhere there are three mini's started of diego's baptism that i misplaced. i'm sure they'll turn up soon.