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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Our Decision

Jaime and I tried for a baby this past month.I was nervous scared and  kept telling myself things of all the possiblities that could happen.

Mind you, this is the first time in 4 years that we are "trying" to have a baby. So this was a pretty huge deal.

After many tries, I realized the following week I began to feel backache and a lot of cramping. I automatically knew why. We had failed to make a baby. I Text Jaime(I would have cried if I had called him) and told him the news.

To say I was sad was an understatement. I just thought that we would be an exception to everyone else who would have trouble getting pregnant. I hope that we didn't wait too long to give our daughter a sister, because I think that would hurt even more.

What makes this even more sad is that Megan knew we are trying to get her a sister and knowing we failed to give her that really hurts.

Sooooooo........

On July 28, at night Jaime and I decided that it was time to try and have a baby. I don't mean just for one month. I mean "o.k, let try till we have that baby." We are going to take a leap of faith and throw all our plans out the door. Which, that does make me nervous but I need to do this for my baby girl. I know shes lonely.It is a huge decision, but we are ready for this baby already.

Monday, July 29, 2013

"The Special Month"

*This is where I get personal.*

 Written July 11th
We are the type of couple who like to plan for things. Like take for example, our school situation. The plan was that Jaime was going to go to school first and when he finished I was going to go. So that plan has came through and we are down to my last three semesters of school until I receive my Bachelors in the Spring. Another example would be Megan...she was a very planned baby:) There are many example but these were the big ones. The more recent plan has been baby making #2. Oh I know what your thinking....oh baby talk again......nope not this time. Well, not really.

I have this plan for school, work and Megan's school year. I have already expressed in a previous post about my plans about Megan's schooling. My plans for school and work is for me to to be certified and start teaching by next August. That's best case scenario.

So it was like a week ago, I realized that everyone and their mothers(not really their mothers) were becoming pregnant and or just had a baby. All the while my little kid is dying for a sister. So I counted the month of when it would be good for us to be pregnant and I came to the idea that this month (July)would be the last month that maybe we could try and aim for an April baby. April is best for me because I graduate in May and I kind of don't want to be pregnant when I receive my diploma.  I can go to interviews during the summer without being pregnant and I wont have to take time off from work on my first year as a teacher. Jaime was on board and he thought it was a good plan. So we decided that whatever happens, happen. We are not totally trying just "going with the flow"......That was untill.....I cheated.

Yup I looked up an ovulation calendar. Not sure if they work but I did it. I think Jaime found it adorable. But I know now that if I fail it's going to hurt.A lot.

So you might say this is a special month.

If we fail to conceive we will not get another chance till next year in March.


Stay tune to see what happens.........




Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A little Judgemental

* I think I may offend someone but this is just how I feel on the matter


I think we all have done it. We have judge someone by the way they look. For me its more of a matter of what if this person is a bad person and runs after me and takes me away type of thing. I don't mean judging like they are less of a person if they have tattoos and a cut up shirt. I don't like to judge a man/woman buuutt I think there are some exceptions,especially when you think you may be in danger. You know how when in the movies a girls is walking at night and there is a group of biker guys and then a lady walks by them and something bad happens to her because she was taught not to "judge" a person. I think we have that instinct when the time is right to judge a person. I'm not saying that every biker is a bad person....but I think there are certain times when a person should judge the situation at hand.

I have been meaning to type this post for about a year now, and I have been thinking about a certain individual lately that I judge by the way he looked.

It was the first day of my sophomore year and I knew a couple of people in the classroom. There was one more seat opened and it was in front of a scary looking guy. The guy looked like he was in his 30's(he was a senior) and he had a huge mustache,was built(muscular) and he just looked like he could pound on someone if he had the chance.

We were sitting in tables, it was a biology class, so it was two per table. My friend Patrick was sitting right next to me and a friend of mine was sitting right behind him so that meant she was sitting right next to the "scary guy". I remember the first time he spoke to me, his voice sounded soft, and he was giving me some very sweet advice. I mean his personality was really, really sweet. After a while we even started to walk together to class if we saw each other. He was a really, really good friend. He was those type of people that looked scary but he had a good head on his shoulders. I mean, I could not have been more wrong about this guy. He would even sometimes give me a ride home. I think I may have written this post before....but this is one of those significant times where I need to remember not to judge people based on their appearance. I'm glad my parents never saw him give me a ride home because I'm sure they would have freaked out. Then to top it off I was one of those Jocks in high school(if you like labels) so people kind of just stared at me when I would walk with him. I will always remember that guy. He taught me something really important.

I'm not sure If I will hit the publish button..because of the message it sends, but I did want to share my story even if I have told it before.

Friday, July 19, 2013

What's in a name......



This is a post that I have been wanting to write for quite some time. All of y'all know my husbands name is Jaime. I'm going to take a wild guess that you all are pronouncing it like (Jay-Me). I guess you can say I like that too. The way most people (and I) pronounce it  is like (high-meh). I'll tell ya why.

I think you all know that we are Mexican-Americans. Born here, but grandparents are from Mexico. So the way we pronounce our names are different. People say my name weird too. They pronounce it as (Dee-ah-na), the spanish way. I hate when people call me that. My name Is Diana (Die-ana) the English way.

 The English name to Jaime is "Jim". Yep Jim:)

Pretty cool huh? I just wanted to clear that up:)
I sometimes call him "Jim" when I'm being adventurous, but that hardly ever happens.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Support

This week was an important week. Reason one: I cant tell you untill August and Reason two: it is the week of my practice PPR test. All week I have been telling myself, I'm pretty sure I know my stuff, I just need to study a little bit. I was so pumped to take the test, then the night before the test I started to freak out.
  
Before I tell you my freak out Jaime and I spoke about what I should do if I was to pass it. Should I take the real test and hope to god that I pass it, or should I wait until I take more practice tests and then take the real test. We both agreed that we should ask our family member that are teachers and also ask my advisor.


Back to my freak out:
So....I asked myself what if I only got 10 right (there's 90 in all) what would I do now? I told Jaime about what I was feeling and he told me that everything was going to be o.k, that I was going to do great. I only had 4 hours of sleep that night.

Next day I took my test and was running on 4 hours of sleep.

At the begining of my test...all I could think was Crap.....some of these answers look the same and I could see both happeneing...Grr.

After I was done with the test, they told me my grade.

They told me...

I passed it.

I let out a  "oh my god that's awesome!!!".

I asked my advisor what She thought I should do and she said that I should look over the questions I still was unsure of and take a computer based test and then take the real test.

I cant tell you how happy I was that I passed this test. Being a teacher is what I have always wanted to do since I was a little girl and sometimes I get scared about not being a great teacher...but then I tell myself that I know I am going to be great. It also help when your family members are proud of you and are pushing you and giving you encouragement. Don't know what I would do without all of them.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Insta-photos

 I know that my blog has consisted of only books and well, that's pretty much it. Nothing much has been going on in our lives. Just the usual and I wont bore you on that so I'm going to give you the highlights on IG.



Megan watches youtube like it's no ones business. She really likes youtube and she will watch anything girly and cute. There is one video with japanese girl that is openeing a pack of gummy candy from Japan. Megan has been begging for us to buy her that candy. We have been searching for this gummy candy and have still yet to find it. Until I searched on Amazon(duh) and found it. Problem was it was only sold in Japan...which made sense. It is a Japanese Candy. The candy was not expensive...the shipping however was 5 times the amount the candy was for. Talk about CRAZY! We finally recieved the package in 5 days (expedite shipping). Megan was so excited and she had fun with the candy.

Side note Kit Kats in Japan have many different flavors...I think we got Kiwi...we'll never know. I dont read Japanese:)


I have been getting these cute little notes from my husband. Seriously he is so cute. Life has been so good lately. Nothing but smiles and laughing. Not that it hasn't been great. Its just that I'm finally taking the time to appreciate my husband and just have fun with him. Sometimes marriage and day to day life gets in the way of love and we lose ourselves.






 I love my chalkboard. However I do wish it was bigger. Im still looking for something bigger, but have yet to find it. Until then this is what is up on the chalkboard.




These two in the photo are my grandparents. The best grandparents. Have ya'll seen the move parental guidance, well in the movie it talks about how every grand child has favorite grandparents. Well these two were it. And I have no shame in saying that. My grandma from my mothers side died before we could build a relationship and my grandfather remarried and never hear from him. Regardless my grandma R and grandpa R were always there for me since day one. I actually do mean day one. The would buy me diapers, they bought me toys, they bought me an Air conditioner..all for me. My grandparents have always been there. Every chance I get, I try and pay them back for what they did for me and for being the most amazing grandparents to me. I finally found a nice vintage frame(from target) for their picture. It now stands in the first room in the entrance.

Their love story is really the cutest story:)



Friday, July 5, 2013

Baseball game & fireworks (4th of July)

To be completely honest, I thought it was going to rain. It usually always rain here on 4th of July. I think there has only been one year when it didn't. Yesterday was actually kind of a perfect day. It wasn't hot at all, and it was super cloudy outside && semi-windy! It was an amazing day. We didn't leave our house till about 5pm, we pretty much stayed at home till then watching The Sandlot(awesome movie). Our plan was originally to go to a park festival in the next town but as we were driving, Jaime suggested we go see a baseball game. After the baseball game there are usually fireworks afterwards.


Game was fun. I think Megan really liked the fact that we were able to eat some snacks. She was just having fun eating the snacks. The game was pretty fun. I'm pretty sure we lost (we didnt stay for the whole game) but it was so much fun teaching Megan a little bit about baseball. We have been watching The Sandlot for a couple of days already so she kind of knew a little bit.

Then at about the top of the 8th Inning we left to see the festival across the street. Megan wanted to go play at the park but there was just too many kids. I think I would have lost her if were to play at the playground. So we walked around the fair for awhile, and then headed back to the truck. We sat on the bed of the truck and waited for the firework display. I would say it was the perfect day. It was just me,Jaime and Megan. It felt amazing just being with my little family.

Oh forgot to mention I also did some work for school. I finished my S.S. lesson plan and finished a research paper. So drained from this semester. Hardest semester yet.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

& more books




THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.

My Review: It has been years since Ive read the last Harry Potter. I missed Harry Potter, and reading this brought back all the adventures I embarked with Harry Potter:) These short stories remind of the little fairytales we "muggles" would hear from our parents when we were younger.



Just listen-Sarah Dessen

When Annabel, the youngest of three beautiful sisters, has a bitter falling out with her best friend—the popular and exciting Sophie—she suddenly finds herself isolated and friendless. but then she meets Owen—a loner, passionate about music and his weekly radio show, and always determined to tell the truth. And when they develop a friendship, Annabel is not only introduced to new music but is encouraged to listen to her own inner voice. with owen’s help, can Annabel find the courage to speak out about what exactly happened the night her friendship with Sophie came to a screeching halt?


My Review: This book was ok. I thought It would be a little better. It is a good read but it was not a book where "I could not put it down". It took me awhile to finish this book.



The Scorch Trials-James Dasher

The Scorch Trials picks up where The Maze Runner left off. The Gladers have escaped the Maze, but now they face an even more treacherous challenge on the open roads of a devastated planet.
And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Can Thomas survive in such a violent world?



My Review: This trilogy just keeps getting better and better. I really like how the book takes a turn and we know a little more about the characters through this book. The end of the book will leave in a cliffhanger though. It is still a must read!!


Why we broke up- Daniel Handler
I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.


My Review:  Im not sure why I started to read this book. I think it was because I saw it on Instagram and just decided to give it a chance. I liked how the book reminded me of all the little stuff I would keep when I was in a relationship and how I gave it back to the specific person or just threw it away when I knew I was ready. I dont know if you all will like it. I would say the reason I kept reading it was because I really wanted to know why they broke up.I would say it's a good read.


Awake at dawn-C.C. Hunter

From the moment Kylie Galen arrived at Shadow Falls Camp, she's had one burning question: What am I? Surrounded by vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies and witches, Kylie longs to figure out her own supernatural identity…and what her burgeoning powers mean. And now she'll need them more than ever, because she's being haunted by a new spirit who insists that someone Kylie knows—and loves—will die before the end of the summer. If only she only knew who she was supposed to save. And how…
But giving Kylie the most trouble is her aching heart. Gorgeous werewolf Lucas left camp with another girl, but he's still visiting Kylie in her dreams.  And Derek, a sexy half Fae who's always been there for her when she needed him, is pushing to get more serious—and growing impatient, especially when Lucas returns. Kylie knows she needs to decide between the boys, and it's tearing her up inside. 
Yet romance will have to wait, because something from the dark side of the supernatural world is hiding in Shadow Falls. It's about to threaten everything she holds dear…and bring her closer to her destiny.
Awake at Dawn is the second installment in C.C. Hunter's young adult fantasy series.

My Review: Oh goodness, these shadow falls books are amazing. This is the second installment to the shadow falls books and it did not disappoint. I think this is another set of books you all should read. Unfortunately it does come with a love triangle. Ugh I hate that. I do really like Kylie's character though. Both boys are amazing and both would be some amazing guys to have in real life hahahah.

 Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Amazon: Everybody thinks Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship--or an early grave. Then Cate finds her mother's diary, and uncovers a secret that could spell her family's destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra. But if what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe--not even from each other.

My Review: Im looking forward to reading more on this book. The Character is likeable, and she's the kind of person that believes that family comes first above all things. I would say it is a good read.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Books

I know Ive been MIA for awhile on blogging. Its been pretty bad over here. I mean school and with my reading. I hate that I am not reading my books as much. I wasn't able to read The Vacancy which I felt terrible for because J.K. Rowlings was one of my favorite authors growing up. I will post up another review sometimes this week on the next set of books I have read. I have a couple of books that I wanted to do a little review on. Its been awhile since Ive done a review on books, so here it is:)


 Fan Girl by Ken Baker
Amazon: While staring you straight in the eye, far above the tips of her Toms, Josie Brant would swear that she does not like Peter Maxx, the teen sensation who causes every girl within a 100-foot radius to scream at ear-shattering decibels. Even if Josie may completely, totally, and unequivocally be his biggest fan.

So when Josie finds out her best friend has won a contest to meet Peter by stealing one of Josie’s songs, Josie is overwhelmingly shocked and upset—some of which flies out the window when Ashley introduces Josie to Peter as well. And suddenly, in a whirlwind of Tweets, IMs, texts, and phone calls, Josie finds herself in the middle of a flirtatious friendship that has the potential for complete harmony. But just when everything seems pitch-perfect, the paparazzi flashbulbs explode, along with any notion of a fairy-tale romance.

My Review: This book is more for a kid that is either in 5 grade or in middle school. It was very cute and if you know a middle schooler I highly recommend this book. Especially if they have a thing for a famous popstar:)



 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

 Orphaned at an early age, Jane Eyre, leads a lonely life until she finds a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There she meets the mysterious Mr. Rochester and sees a ghostly woman who roams the halls at night. What is the sinister secret that threatens Jane and her new found happiness?

 My Review: This book was almost like most of the movies. I really wanted to read this book because I really wanted to get to know her point of view on everything. I wanted to know how she felt with Mr. Rochester. It did not disappoint.

                                                            Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Amazon: One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

My Review: The ending to this book made my mouth dropped.This is another great trilogy. You need to read this book. I love how four and Tris's relationship becomes even stronger and you can just feel that they truly belong together.



 The Maze Runner by James Dasher
 
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every thirty days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. 
Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

My Review: If your not reading this book you need to be. Its mysterious, and full of action. I will rate it a must read book. 

Young adult are pretty much my favorite type of books but I have been looking for a good romance novel for adults. So If you all know of a good book...dont be shy:)