February 2008:My birthday month & my bridal shower! My sisters and cousin all got together to throw me a wonderful party. Lots of good food, desserts galore, and lots of fun games which I didn't have to help make or plan. It was a nice surprise, and it was a great way for all the ladies of my family, and friends to meet and greet! It was truly a fun day!
March 2008: My bachelorette weekend and dinner at Mesa Grill, Eric's bachelor party, and Eric's birthday party, teaching our photographers, Damion & Julie, how to salsa at La Granada, and everything else to finalize the details of our wedding. March was great, but if I had to pick one...it's going to be from Vegas.
May 2008: Surving the aftermath of the wedding of being a newlywed, changing my last name, withdrawals from the wedding planning, going to more Angel baseball games since we were season ticket holders, Sex and the City Movie Night, babysitting Eric's little cousins for a weekend, re-visiting Coco Palm for Monica's birthday, and the beginning of our house-hunt, bring on the open houses.
June 2008: Eric's cousin got married, I think it's our 5th wedding of the year that we attend. My great friend, Yvette, comes down from San Francisco for her birthday weekend, more baseball games, and more open houses. Its hard to fall in love with houses because some homeowners don't treat their homes right, some were dirty, some were clean, and some were just really ghetto!July 2008: We continue to house hunt, find a great house but its way out of our budget, my mom's birthday, my little sister completes her certification for a Medical Office specialist, we find another great house and put an offer in, and I finally get to meet an April knottie, Jessibeth!
August 2008: WE GOT THE HOUSE, the start of loan paperwork, the house inspection, Armando throws the first ball at the Angels game, our last taco/poker party at the apartment for Adrian's birthday, and the Angels swept the Yankees!
September 2008: We close escrow on our house, we continue to renovate and paint, and clean our house, buy a new fridge, and I pack furiously everything away in our apartment, we move the last weekend of September, and everyone we know helps us! My mom and sister come over to help un-pack, the twins get their halloween costumes, and we finally sleep in peace in our new home.