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.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

15 - Quince

You would have 15 years old today. Probably waking up and getting ready for football practice at the high school. I imagine you being tough and playing dirty, but planning everything out like me.

I would insist on putting energy bars in your bag, plus two water bottles. You are a growing young man. You would be tall y muy guapo.

Your sister would text you Happy Birthday from Chicago. You would reply back with a funny picture. Both of you are funny.

I would be making a list of your favorite foods to buy at the grocery store. Today (and always) you would eat like a king. My baby boy.

I love you. I miss you. I know you are watching us from Heaven. One day I will hug you and tell you how much you mean to me in person.

Take care.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Forever Changed

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an adventure. In my opinion it's not a place where you can just breeze through. Try to spend at least two or three days exploring the spectacular exhibits.

You will receive admission stickers that will allow entry for three days. This is great for budget friendly travelers. I am not a New York resident, so my entrance fee was $25.00.

I will never forget how I felt being in the presence of artifacts from my ancestors... If you have the time, go. Take your time. Absorb the beauty in this breathtaking museum.

My Gossip Girl fantasy came true.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it...


Saturday, April 13, 2019


So much has turned around in the past two months. I am so grateful and rejoicing.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

#WeddingWednesday ~ Cherry Blossoms

If you love cherry blossoms and want to have your wedding photos featuring these beautiful pink blossoms, consider traveling to Washington DC.

Cherry blossoms do not last year round in Washington DC. There are websites and social media groups that post under #cherryblossom and #blosswatch. Follow @CherryBlossFest for the peak season of this amazing gift from Tokyo, Japan to Washington DC.

The cherry blossoms smell as gorgeous as they look! 


Monday, March 18, 2019

Mercury in Retrograde

-Praying for New Zealand.

-I made a big decision last week. After doing so I have not experienced a day of greater peace.

-Jealousy drives people to do terrible things. I have seen it up close. I never want to be ruled by this type of sin.

-Amazon is both amazing and scary at the same time. This company has changed the shopping habits of part of the world. Mind blowing.

-My Pixel 3 is my favorite smartphone. As a member of #TeamBlackBerry I cannot believe I just typed that sentence. If you are looking for a new smartphone I highly recommend you give the Google Pixel a good look. If you are already using G Suite at school or work it will make your life much easier. This isn't an ad, honest opinion.

-Please pray for my friend Nanci. Silent request. Gracias mil.

Tengas un buen día,