Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Y

I finally got hired!

I've been working at the YMCA for about a week now and I am really enjoying it. Basically I'm a tutor/counselor/coach for the 3rd graders at the Y Learning Program at Franklinton Elementary. It's a good age. I'm glad I don't have the older kids because they think they're "grown." 
3rd graders are still sweet. 

I'm happy I got hired because now I won't be so bored at home...and it isn't TOO time consuming, so I will definitely still have a lot of time to devote to school work. 

Another plus is the free YMCA membership I get for being an employee! I'm hoping to find a pilates class that can fit into my schedule. 

Monday, October 20, 2008

A Little Stop Motion Fun

Yesterday Alex and I decided to do a little experiment with our camera. 
The previous day we had been looking at some really amazing stop motion videos, so we decided to try it out for ourselves. 
Here is a short clip of our first attempt in the world of stop motion. 
Perhaps we will continue to experiment and improve in this area. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Alex's Blog!

My husband is blogging!

Photo blogging that is. Follow his blog here

I'm sure he'll have some interesting things posted up. 


Love you, Hubs.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Young @ Heart

Alex has been dying to see this movie for a long time. Since we now have a netflix account I decided to put it on our queue and move it up to the top of the list so we would receive it right away. 

Well we watched it last night and it was incredible! We were both brought to tears as we watched these people pour their lives into this chorus. The stories were so touching and really inspiring. Not to mention, the soundtrack rocks. The songs range from "Fix You" to "I Feel Good" to "Schizophrenia." 

The movie reminded me of my grandma. She was always so full of life and she loved music. I remember when she would come visit us in Miami. She would always play the guitar for us and sing songs about Nicaragua. 

If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend this documentary. 

Thursday, October 09, 2008

a round of congrats

A lot of great things have happened within the last week. 

Kat and Lenny got married. 

Ely Marie and Izzy got engaged

Rey and Lauren got engaged

And Glennis gave birth to Baby Jasmine. 

[Also, a couple weeks ago, Baby Vika came into the world!]

I'm so happy for all my friends who are experiencing all these joyous occasions in their lives. I miss you all and pray for your continued happiness. Can't wait to see you all again and give you a big congratulatory hug. 

Monday, October 06, 2008

Abuelita Vilma

We had a great weekend in Miami. It was really nice to see friends and family. 
And of course, Kat & Lenny's wedding was beautiful. 

Unfortunately I also received some not so great news. My mother called me yesterday, during the wedding reception, to tell me that my Abuelita Vilma had passed away. 
This is my dad's mom who lived in Nicaragua. She had been sick for some time dad rushed out to Managua on Saturday because the doctor said she would probably be passing soon. 
I am glad I had the chance to visit her back in March. I wish I could have gone one last time. 
She was an incredibly amazing person. I have such fond memories of her... I know it is better for her now...she is no longer in pain from all the health issues that were ravaging her body and mind. But it's difficult for the rest of us that she's leaving behind.
I haven't spoken with my dad yet...but I can only imagine how he must be feeling. 
And my grandfather...I mean, once you've been with someone for so long, it must be so lonely being without them. They had the kind of love that chick flicks are made of. ;-) They were the best real life example I've ever seen of what it means to love someone and be committed to them. 

They're burying my grandmother this morning in her hometown. I don't remember the name. I believe it's Jinotepe, but I'm not sure. I was trying to find a way that I could go and be with her this last time, but it didn't work out. 

Just pray for my family...especially my grandpa. 

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Going Home!

Alex and I are off to Miami for the weekend!
We're leaving tonight and come home on Sunday night [right after Kat and Lenny's wedding...I predict craziness].

I'm excited to see all my friends and family...and I'm excited for the following things:

  • gallo pinto!
  • Uni-K Wax (how I miss thee)
  • Lunch with Alex's co-workers
  • Early Birthday Lunch with Alex's mom
  • Lia's bridal shower!
  • Kat and Lenny's wedding
  • Visiting the Lighthouse
  • Seeing Little David!
  • Being with my abuelita
Hopefully I get to see everyone. If not, we'll be back at the end of the month for Lia and Eric's wedding. 

Yay Miami! ;-)