Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We have been married for a year, officially! (Lots of pictures)

Sunday was our first anniversary so, I decided that I would honor this day by creating a post all for our wedding and anniversary. Well, as you know from another post, our wedding was a disaster but, I was looking through pictures and got to thinking, maybe the decor was not right and things didn't go the way I planned but, we had fun and got married, which was the important thing, right? Well, here are some pictures from our wedding. As you will see, we had a very relaxed informal redneck after party!
The aisle was put all wrong, I came in from the front side.

Promising forever.

After ceremony.

I just love this picture. we had a very creative photographer.

The rings!

Us with my Jr. Maid of honor and daughter, Jeni

Us with the Jr. Bestman and son, Luis, and...
The shoes that I looked long and hard for!

A few details:

My bouquet, all hand made by me

The Family:
From top left: My brother and bestman, myself
Bottom left: My grandmother, my siter and maid of honor, my mom.

Myself and my sister and maid of honor

The wedding site.

The After Party
The first dance.

Just dancing

My sister all decked out redneck with my daughter, they were having fun!

Miguel with my sister. He loves to dance Duranguense.

Miguel pulling my sister around the dance floor, she does not know how to dance to any Mexican music!

The bouquet toss. I can't find the picture of the fight (literally) for the bouquet! 

Removing the garter

And it's off!

All in all, it was a good wedding, I can now say after regoing over the pictures and remembering the fun we had! There was lots of food, lots of Modelo, Lots of mixed drinks flowing and tons of laughter and dancing. 

Now for our anniversary:
My sister in law's birthday is November 18 and it was her 18th so, we had a party for her on Saturday and it ended so late that we just stayed at my mother in law's. Sunday, we got up and hung out for a while and then left. we decided to do a Trash/ Rock the dress shoot for our anniversary but, I refuse to pay another photographer outrageous amounts of money so, my sister inlaw will take the photos. We decided we will do them at the Macroplaza, Paseo Sta Lucia, and Parque Fundidora since they are all connected. Well, I have never been to Fundidora so, we went there just the 2 of us on Sunday. Afterwards, we went home and had a cookout just the 2 of us. We had planned on going out to a restaurant but, after a weekend full of people, we decided to stay home and enjoy being alone. We bought a cake but, after pigging out on ribs, potatoes, salad, and grilled zuchinni, we were too stuffed to eat cake. We saved it for yesterday and took it to my in law's to share with the family. 

We will be doing the other photos in 2 weeks so, I will post that after we do it. I can't wait to get to dress up again!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

So excited!!! And nervous.

So, I spoke with the doctor about my tubal reversal and scheduled an appointment for a consultation for a test, that I can't remember the name of! It is a more involved ultrasound and will verify whether or not I need a reversal and if so, what are the possibilities of it working. My gyneocologist said that she would prefer to do this test to avoid unnecessary expenses in the case of not needing a reversal or my tubes being too damaged and in the end, needing IVF. I hope either the test shows I don't need a reversal or atleast that my tubes are not damaged, IVF is very expensive, even here in Mexico! If all goes well, I will have surgery around the first week of December. At that time, alot of my students cancel classes anyway so, I won't cancel many classes myself.

When I had my other 2, I didn't really study up on what I needed to do to prepare for pregnancy but, now, I have been. We both are taking prenatal vitamins, Miguel thought it was funny that, he is taking a vitamin for a pregnant woman but, I told him that it has all of the necessary vitamins and minerals to help produce a healthy baby! It is recommended to begn folic acid 3 months before trying to concieve so, we started a week ago. that means, that we will have been taking the vitamins for 3 1/2 months when we officially start trying to conceive. I have been studying everything from how to chart ovulation all the up to positions that help facilitate pregnancy! Of course, that was Miguel's favorite part. I showed him a video of fetus development from conception to birth and he thought that was really cool. I also, used that video in Health class for the kids, (other blog).

I have a broken wisdom tooth that, I need to get pulled and haven't done due to work. I have been surviving on Advil but, now, I have to get it pulled. For one, bad dental health is dangerous to baby and Ibuprophen makes it more difficult to conceive plus, it is a NO NO during pregnancy.

I have been looking at Babies R Us website already! A little early, I know but, you can never be too prepared! Haha!

Hopefully by this time next year, we will be counting the days for our little one!! I can't wait!! This has been a long time coming.

Off this subject, this will be my first Thanksgiving away from the States and the kids are wanting Thanksgiving Dinner. Any ideas on what to do, has anybody done Thanksgiving Dinner here?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

We have made a decision......

So, we decided to stay in Monterrey. we are going to continue to rent where we are at, atleast until the contract is up. I am going to advertise English classes here in our neighborhood and my boss is going to give me classes in the corporate side of town in January so, that equals more money. We are going to buy another vehicle so, Miguel has one and I have one, that way we can both get around town without waiting on the other one. Then, Miguel will be able to get jobs on his own which, equals more money! i wanted out of Monterrey because, I dread spending another Spring, Summer, and Fall this hot but, that is what minisplits are made for right?! I will just make sure my car has good A/C and the minisplits in my house are the right size for each room next year! this year, we baked until 2 in the morning, the mini split was for a smaller room so, it didn't cool!

We will be officially TTC next year!! For those of you who don't know what this is, it means trying to concieve!!! I will be having my tubal reversal surgery done between December and February and two months later, we will be able to start. This is something we have wanted for a while but, first, we wanted to get married and then, we decided to postpone to move here and get Miguel's visa, we were going to wait for that but, I don't see him getting it anytime soo, I don't even have my Fm3, yet. So, we discussed this as we do every year and decided, we will start this year!! If I am as fertile as I was, we will be pregnant within a month after starting!!!!

Another thing, our first anniversary is coming up so, I have been thinking about our wedding and how it was a disaster, the only good thing was, we got married.

First of all, my Dad was in the hospital on my wedding day! Then, the first coordinator we hired quit returning emails and wouldn't take our calls 6 weeks before the date! Well, we hired another one as Day of Coordinator, well, she never showed up!!! So, here I was already running late and my photographer (the absolute best) calls to tell me that nobody was at the site decorating and the chairs were setup backwards. I try to rush the hairstylist and try to get my family to the cite to decorate. Well, with traffic, they arrived 15 minutes before, alot of guests had already arrived. I arrived 5 minutes before and the officiant was saying, he had to hurry that, he had a bigger wedding in and hour so, my wedding had to end in 15 minutes!! So, here I am walking down a walkway that was not even the aisle I had planned with all of the decorations I bought in boxes!!! Almost nobody showed for the ceremony so, it was empty! Well, except for my family. Miguel's family in the US were not in agreement with our marraige! The officiant is rushing everything and then, my brother, the bestman, drops the arras!! He could only find 12 of them so, we did the ceremony with 12. After the ceremony, we take pictures and our closest friends and family set up the reception site! I coul'n't believe it, I felt like crying but, my makeup would run so, I grinned and beared it. We hired a very popular Mexican Restaurant to cater so, I was confident the food would be great atleast. Well, NO! the food was cold and horrible, they didn't even have enough! All of the guests had arrived by then, of course, nobody misses food!! we had ordered a cupcake wedding cake and I had planned on it being set up really pretty, I had even drew out the design but, it was just layed out on the table, the plates and stands were not used! The afterparty was great!! We had it at the party room where I worked so, we decorated it the night before and the DJ set up early another good thing! We danced the night away and everybody drunk a few too many drinks, we had all types of drinks from Bud Light or Modelo to Screwdrivers or Cosmos! It is not a real party without the boos if you ask my husband and his friends! So, after the disasters, we have decided that our Church wedding will be planned WAY ahead of time and since, it will be here in Mexico, Miguel has 5 sisters so, between thme, his Mom, and I, this one will go off with a bang. And BANG! will it, I am very stubborn and modern so, his little Ranchito is in for a shock!!! This wedding will take place in 2 years on our anniversary and I have started looking at different styles, I will use the things I bought but, have different colors and add more decorations and style! Any advice on how to combine the traditional Mexican Ranchito weddings with a modern American flair? Anyway, I have 2 years but, after my last disatser, i want a head start!!!! LOL

First, we will have a baby!!