Thursday, December 31, 2020

We've Made it This Far

Happy New Year! 2020 will never be forgotten... It's a perfect time to say goodbye.

I hope all of my readers have a 2021 filled with joy, amor, y good health.

Thank you for your support over the years. Your comments have kept me going and your words of encouragement kept me from running away forever. Gracias mil, para siempre.

Abrazos fuertes,

Sunday, September 6, 2020

You Don't Want This Life I Live

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Mac Miller left us too soon. 

Trauma changes how are brains are wired. Every traumatic event is stamped in our mind and body. Even those we don't choose to remember. 

Losing my dog Coda has broken my heart. Things will never be the same. I had the honor of having her in my life for 14 years. I was with her when she passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Rest in peace Coda Baby. 

I will never forget 2020.

Estoy triste, 


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Canceling Your Wedding #WeddingWednesday

No one wants to think about canceling a wedding, but it happens a lot more than you know. Right now planning a wedding is extra challenging due to the coronavirus. Large gatherings are prohibited and many people are sick. You must consider the risk to yourself and your family, especially the elderly ones.

Make sure you read your vendor contracts very carefully. Check with your wedding planner for help. He or she will be able to guide you through this process.

Bliss by Monica

Saturday, July 11, 2020


You would have been sixteen years old today. I don't know how you would be dealing with the quarantine due to the coronavirus, but having your own car would have helped. I love you. We'll see each other again one day.

Para siempre,

Monday, July 6, 2020


Sons of Anarchy

Jax and Tara

I wish I watched this show years ago. I'm currently watching the series for the fourth time. I discover something new every time. My favorite seasons are 1-3. Everything fell apart when Tara found those letters from Maureen and started asking questions. Gemma is evil. I truly wish Jax and Tara could have taken their boys out of Charming.

Ride free,

Jax and Tara fan art...

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Happy Birthday Mi Hija

My curly haired girl, Happy Birthday! I wish I could hug you in person, but we are both staying safe at home this year due to the coronavirus.

I love you. I still remember walking down the hallway and stopping to listen to a Prince song playing on the speakers at Toledo Hospital. You came out trying to talk, hungry, with curly hair and beautiful dimples. It was love at first sight.

You are my sunshine,

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Tall Ships #WeddingWednesday

Attending festivals are a way to connect with a city and the community. Your future spouse and you may want to arrange to have your engagement photos taken during your favorite event. One of my favorite events is the Tall Ships Festival in Northeast Ohio.

Sail away!

Sunday, May 24, 2020


The coronavirus is serious. We are staying home to flatten the curve. I have severe asthma and I don't want to become a statistic. As of today over 1.6 million people have COVID 19 and 97,000 have died here in the United States. It's a world wide pandemic. Praying for all of you.

Stay safe, wear a mask if you can, and take care,

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Chicago #WeddingWednesday

Find your favorite place in Chicago to schedule your engagement or wedding photos!

Bliss by Monica

Monday, September 30, 2019


I will be putting my blog on hold.

This is not goodbye, but see you later.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

OAESA - Educational Leadership

I am going back to school for my administrative degree.

In my 25 years of teaching I have worked with many administrators. Some have been great, others horrible, and the most somewhere in between. I believe students, especially now, need leadership. Fair, unbiased, and compassionate principals.

I want to give this a try. I want to work in a district that wants and needs someone like me. I want to work with the staff who is passionate about the children and their content area. I want to be in a district that mirrors society. Diverse groups of people from all ethnic backgrounds, cultures, religion, and walks of life.

The first step was making the decision, now I must put in the work. I will be busy, you might not hear from me much in the fall, but know I am still here. I will stop by to share stories, updates on my social life (lol), and of course fabulous wedding inspiration posts under the #WeddingWednesday section.