Saturday, July 11, 2020

16

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,
Mom

Monday, July 6, 2020

SOA

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,
Monica

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,
Mom

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!
Monica

Sunday, May 24, 2020

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,
Monica

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

Life

I will be putting my blog on hold.

This is not goodbye, but see you later.

Abrazos,
Monica

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.

Abrazos,
Monica

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.
Mom

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.

xoxo, 
Monica 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

#WednesdayWisdom

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


Abrazos, 
Monica