May 28, 2007

birthday fun.

First, Happy Memorial Day! Ellie had her first swimming experience today and to put it mildly, I'm pretty sure we have a fish on our hands. She loved every second of it.
Thanks to Ernie & Nancy for the bbq and pool fun!

Secondly, Happy Birthday Jessica. 25 years old! I can remember the day she was born. I was having a birthday sleepover at Deanna Peters house. My, how time flies!

And, Ellie turned 10 months yesterday. Crazy! I'm going to have to start planning a birthday party soon.
And, just to keep me updated, here's the scoop...

she points at things.
she loves books, and now she opens them and just blabbers away to herself.
she says wow, agua, and kaka? when you change her diapers.
she is starting to stand up and balance herself without relying on furniture to hold onto to.
she wants to get in all the cupboards and drawers and pull everything out.
she plays peek a boo herself.
and, we affectionately call her the monster.
I'm sure there is more, but right now nothing is coming to me. Anybody have anything else they want to add?

May 24, 2007

May 19, 2007

it doesn't fall far...

She may not look at all like me, but look at this.

She is SO my child.
I cant wait to teach her to put her legs around her head!

May 18, 2007

we're back...

edited due to comments-
Yes, Liz if I ever make it up there again, we need to go find players houses, just like the good ol' days. Only now we have to substitute the Scirocco with the milk truck but I'm still game for the Sno Shack!

Hey all...

We made it back from Puerto Vallarta! Good times, super good times (a word that has since been reintroduced into my vocabulary). And I think Im diggin it. Super. We didn't do much, just a lot of lounge time but that is what a vacation is for, right? We did go deep sea fishing one day and that was about it and there were absolutely no dolphin sightings. That was a disappointment but what do you do? Ellie was excited to see us, I should say more Joaquin then me. It took her some time to warm up. Could be because some lady with a really bad sunburn was claiming to be her mother.

Yesterday the three of us headed to St George so Joaquin could finish up a couple classes and I went shopping. Oh my hell, there is so not anything much to do there. I hit a couple scrapbook stores that were just all right and then went to the "mall". Couldn't find a single thing. Luckily, it should be the last of the classes so I won't have to go there any time soon and our own Cafe Rio will be here shortly!

Let's talk tv. Just sitting here catching up and yes, I missed a lot.
American Idol - I'm some what happy with the results. I always thought Melinda looked like a 40 year old woman in a 20 something body.
The Office - loved it, all 60 minutes of it. This, in my opinion is the best comedy on tv.
Greys Anatomy - ??? I have no idea what to think about just what went down.
Dancing with the Stars - I haven't watched this one yet, I'm waiting for Joaquin, but here's hoping Ian is gone because anyone who says their name I-AN should be.
Utah Jazz - who can believe it? I feel like a dud, I used to know everything about these guys and now I know nothing. Makes me feel somewhat sad, I wish I could go to a game and relive my younger days.

May 11, 2007

happy thoughts.


Happy Happy Birthday
From all of us to you
We wish it was our birthday
So we could party too!

Have a wonderful day and we'll see you tomorrow in Mexico!
Be safe.

Love ya,
The Ceballos Trio

May 10, 2007


Oh Mexico
It sounds so simple
I just got to go...

We're leaving on Saturday morning. Yes, without our daughter. Yes, without our daughter on my first Mother's Day. I know she has no idea, but I do. Hopefully, on Sunday I'll be so busy swimming with the dolphins or something that I won't really remember it. Oh yeah, my mom will be there so that won't work. Wishful thinking.

My good friend Steph sent me this email, so for all you Mother's out there, I'm sure you will relate and Happy Mother's Day to all!

Before I was a Mom
>I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
>I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
>I never thought about immunizations.
>Before I was a Mom - I had never been puked on.
>Pooped on.
>Chewed on.
>Peed on.
>I had complete control of my mind a nd my thoughts.
>I slept all night.
>Before I was a Mom
>I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.
>Or give shots.
>I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
>I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
>I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
>Before I was a Mom
>I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to
>put them down.
>I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I
>couldn't stop the hurt.
>I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
>I never knew that I could love someone so much.
>I never knew I would love being a Mom.
>Before I was a Mom -
>I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
>I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
>I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
>I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so
>Important and happy.
>Before I was a Mom -
>I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every
>10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
>I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,
>the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
>I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.

On another note, my mom was scrapbooking some things and needed to know when we went to New Jersey. Lucky for me, I scrapbook and was able to go back and get the date. But, while doing that I was looking through the old books. So many things I had forgotten about...

Tina Yothers in concert.
Having my picture taken with Rick Fox at a Skechers party.
When I got stuck tending
Kristine W's son and neice at San Diego pride.
When Doug and Liz dressed up as cheerleaders.
The picture of the Twin Towers in New York City 03/01
Seeing Mark Eaton at Tuscany at one of the critically acclaimed Halloween parties.
The 2002 Winter Olympics where I picked up my Coke and fry sauce Olympic collector pin.
And, seeing myself years ago, thinking I was fat then-what was I thinking?

Anyway, this is a good reminder why I do all this stuff!

Have a wonderful week!

May 9, 2007

don't know what you've got til it's gone.

I remember the day when Nordstrom opened here. I took the day off work so I could go visit. I remember walking in, calling my mom and almost crying from all of the excitement. It was finally here!

Flash back to today (if that makes any sense) and I am coming out of Postnet at lunch. What do I see in front of me, but...Cafe Rio! I get the same gut feeling. Didn't almost cry though as I wasn't actually in the building. But just knowing that one day next month it will officially be opening, I just may let out a burst then.

Call me wierd, call me crazy, call me whatever. Just make sure to call me when you go get a pork salad with no rice and a whole wheat tortilla because I'll meet you there!

May 8, 2007


I am lucky.
Yes, I AM lucky.
It's not like I need a bottle of water to tell me that. However, it does help to look at a cool marketing tool to remind me.

Cinco de Mayo has come and gone. I'm pretty sure it is safe to say that the parents will not be throwing another party any time soon. But, I'm sure a good time was had by all and here is Ellie in her party dress. Thanks to Auntie Em for supplying the goods!

And, it's day three of eating no bread. Not that I'm not eating all other kinds of shit, but it's called baby steps!

May 3, 2007

san gennaro

Tonight the three of us along with Jessica and Collin headed over to the big San Gennaro Feast celebration. Lots of eating and what felt like 8 million calories of food, including fried dough - bad choice - and seeing Gregg Peterson in real life. And when I say real life, I mean walking around like an average joe without some freaked out purple sport coat. Ellie had a great time, I don't think she has seen so many wierdos to people watch at one time. And the good mom that I am, won her a little duck!

and look at Joaquin in action. close, but still no prize.

Oh, and my long awaited passport finally came in the mail today so it's official - I can go to Mexico - phew!