Friday, July 31, 2009

photo(s) friday...

Here are a few of my favorite pictures of the week:
Bryant is soooo much like Phil, he is just going to town on those ribs...
even double fisting...

I am so excited, they are arriving a day early, so I will see him tomorrow!! Phil is taking him on Saturday to a bbq event that Eric brother and cousin are participating in. We went last year and had a blast...(even got to see Sam from The Cooking Guy).

...talking about Eric.... I also wanted to post my favorite picture from Eric and Diana's wedding. I don't know why they were so nervous, they have know each other for 15 years!!

We had such a great time, and I love the beach wedding, just like mine ;)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

where in the world is Carmen...

In case you have been wonder about me lately hiding under a rock... I have been studying for the Bar.

Yep that me, with glasses, no make up, hair messy etc. And if I had a wide angle lens (hint) you would see the brown sweatpants I have been living in.

I also want to thank all my friends and family for putting up with me during this time. I have been neurotic, crazy, flaky, bad at returning e-mails, not attending birthday parties or bachelorette parties, not being on FB, not updating my blog, not scrapbooking (I know I did take a class, but not the same), etc... I plan to make it up to you as soon as I get back!!!

Especially want to thank Phil for supporting me through all this and for all the "yes, I need a latte mocha from Coffee Bean to study," and him driving me there at all hours of the night. Love ya babe!

But I am excited to take the Bar, and look forward to getting my life back! See you soon!

I drive out to Ontario tomorrow, and it is from Tuesday - Thursday. Not much to do in Ontario so I plan to drive back on Thursday evening. Hopefully I am back in time for the concert in the park and a glass of wine (or two after all Bryant isn't back until Sunday)! Anyone want to join us?

Monday, July 20, 2009

happy birthday pumpkin

I can't believe he was born today last year!! I am really missing him today more than I have since he left on Wednesday. I can't wait until he comes back home.

My grandpa sent me this picture of him...he just like his mama!!! ha ha... I hope he said "cheers" beforehand. Phil and I have been teaching him to say cheers everytime we pick up our cups.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Weiner Dog Races for the SBACC

Phil and I had so much fun today at the Weiner dog races. It was our first time at Los Alamitos Race Track. Erin's mom and sister volunteer at the Seal Beach Animal Care Center, and the shelter has their yearly fundraiser at the race track. The main attraction is the Weiner dog races (they also had the horse races). Erin had extra tickets, and was kind enough to give them to us, so Phil and I went. (It was a study break for me, which was so needed.) Unfortunately Phil had my cell phone in his pocket and didn't hear my cell ringing so we didn't get to hang out with Erin. In the end we were so tired from walking around everywhere looking for seats, it was very crowded (great turnout) and hot that we left before it ended.

Baby James

Welcome Baby James!!!

(Oh how I miss Bry! Although according to my parent's he doesn't miss us.)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Mr. B

Mr. B
Originally uploaded by Diana Mattar
I love this picture that my friend Diana Mattar took of Bryant when he turned 8 months old. (I really need a better lens for my camera...wish list)

I will miss him so much as he leaves for two weeks to Orlando Fl with my parents. Not to mention that Phil and I am going to be missing his 1st Birthday with him. We will have a party for him when he returns. I wish I could go...too bad I have to take the Bar.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

working on my resolution...photoshop elements

One of my new year's resolutions this year was to learn more how to use photoshop elements and to learn a little bit on digital scrapbooking. During tax season I saved up some money and signed up to take a class from Patty D the digital scrapbooking teacher. I signed up back in April and the first available class at my local scrapbook shop Scrapbooking Heaven was last weekend in Huntington Beach. I loved her, she was great. She is also very popular, there was a lady and her husband that flew in from Texas to take her class!!

Anyways...check out what I learned to do in one weekend, what I could not figure out on my own after several months of trying...
I gave the pages I made for Liz and my parents to them already, but I still have to give Ashley her page. I don't know what Phil is planning to do with his page.