Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Good News

Before I left to California I got really good news.  I received a letter that I had been impatiently and anxiously waiting for.  The letter that will change my life and one that means a lot to me and my family.  I will tell you more about it in another post. ;)

And when I came back home to Utah I received more awesome news.  I got my grades for the fall semester and I am super happy to announce that I got all A's this semester! I burst in so much joy and happiness when I read that I had gotten an A- in Chemistry! I thought that I was going to get a C+ or a B but never did I imagine that I would receive an A-!  You can't believe how much I stressed over that class and math too.  Right now there's nothing else that can make me any happier.  The good news that I received this month is the best Christmas present and I couldn't ask for more.

I love life.  I love good news! :)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Back From Cali

So I'm back from my trip to California and I had so much fun!  It's always good to leave your home state for awhile don't you agree? I wish I could have stayed longer but I had to come back to my normal life.

I ate soooo much food in California! I always eat a ton during the holidays.  My boyfriend's family is all Mexican just like me and so we had yummy, delicious, homemade posole, tamales, carnitas, bunuelos, ponche, and all that good stuff.  We partied like there was no tomorrow.  We love dancing.  It's a big part of our culture and so on Christmas Eve, after we had eaten, we danced the night away.  We were having so much fun that we didn't make it to bed until 6:00 o'clock in the morning!  :) 

I love my boyfriend's family.  They are super funny!  And I love spending time with them.  The only thing that I didn't like about the trip is that we really didn't go visit any places, which was a little bit of a bummer.  I wish we could have had more time to go play around in Cali but maybe next year there will be time for that.   I still had fun! We might be going back to go to Disneyland and I can't wait.  I've never been to Disneyland so I'm totally excited for that. 

I hope you all had a blast Christmas Day!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

California Here I Come

I'm all packed and ready to go to California!! Yippeee!  I didn't go to bed last night until like about 1 a.m.  I was too busy wrapping gifts, deciding on what outfits I was going to be taking, and just packing.  And I also didn't want to go to bed until I had finished ironing my blouses and jeans.  Yep, you read that right.  I iron my jeans.  I've heard that many people don't iron jeans and I find that odd.  Hmm... anywho, I'm totally ready and anxious to get on the road! It seems like we won't be leaving until like 1 a.m or 2 a.m though, since we have to wait for my boyfriend's uncle to get off of work.  We kind of have to wait for uncle because him and his wife, Tia Dany, and their kids are coming with usIt snowed today and I really hope that the roads aren't too icy.   

Well, I hope you all have a good time with your families.  Have fun!  Remember the true meaning of Christmas.   And have a Merry Merry Christmas!!!!!!

P.S I forgot to tell you some good news...  I got 84.5% on my Chemistry final and that is some awesome news!!! My wish came true! Thank you Santa! My final grade might just be a B- or a B.  Hoooray!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Is Almost Here

Today I woke up thinking that I was late for school and then I realized that I was done with the semester! Hooray! I am totally enjoying my Christmas Break! I'm super excited for tomorrow because I get to go to California for Christmas! :)  We are going to have sooo much fun!  My boyfriend's family is super fun and they know how to make Christmas super delicious.  So I will probably come back with a few extra pounds in me. LOL.

So this weekend I went shopping for some Christmas gifts.  I was really good this year because I have the habit of shopping for gifts the day before Christmas.  I'm improving.  Since none of my family reads my blog (because I don't think they even know I have a blog),  I think it's safe for me to say what I got them.  I went to Big 5 and got my brothers those 20-in-1 game tables where you can play Foosball, air hockey, and a bunch of other fun games.  I hope they like it!  And for my mom, I really had no clue what to get her so I went the easy way and got her a JCPenney gift card.  I know, not very creative and maybe a liiitle pathetic, but hey she likes to shop there a lot; I figured that she should be able to choose what she wants.  For grandma I got this cute sweater I liked and a dish thing to place yummy cakes (since I broke the one she use to have).  My dad lives in Mexico and so I thought it would be better to just send him money since he happens to be out of work right now.  My boyfriend and I also picked up some nice watches for his grandparents and I can't wait to give it to them.  All I have left to do is wrap presents. :)

I'm all ready for Christmas! How about you?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Semester is OVER

Whoohooo! I'm super excited and just wanted to share how happy I am that the semester is over!! :)  I was really freaking out about my finals but they weren't that bad.  I won't know what I got on my Chemistry final until they post grades.  But guess what??? I got a 95% on my math final! So I finished off math 1050 with an A-, which I thought was pretty dang awesome! And for Ethics and Values I probably got an A, that class was just too easy.  

So in celebration I went to do what i love most.  SHOPPING!

When good things happen, what do you do to celebrate?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Dear Santa Claus

It's that time of the year again! The time when families come closer together.  Sparkling, colorful nights and beautifully decorated homes.  Uplifting Christmas carols playing in cars.  Big smiles on little kids' faces as they make gingerbread houses.  Yep.  It's a sign that the Holidays are here.  Christmas is only 1 week and 4 days away!

For many years I haven't asked for a single thing.  I know; I'm weird.  There's nothing really that my little heart desires because I have everything I need.  I'm very fortunate you see.  I have good health.  I have a roof over my head and food on the table.  I have a job.  I have a great family.  A wonderful boyfriend that takes care and looks out for me.  Friends that make me smile everyday.  What more can I ask for?

Well. This year I actually do have one thing that I would love for Christmas.  And it's a bit on a last notice so I hope that you can help me make my wish come true.  As you know, the school semester is almost over and finals are here.  Tomorrow I have a very important final.  A Chemistry final, and the one that I'm really freaking out on.  I have done my part and studied as much as I possibly could.  Chemistry is a hard subject for me.  And all I want for Christmas is to get a B on the final.  (An A would be even better but that's expecting too much.)  That's all I'm asking for. I don't want a nice car, a mac, or more clothes.  I just want to get a good grade please.  In return, I will try to be a better person this coming year. 

Thank you so much Santa

With Love,


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Moon

You know, I really hate going to theaters that I'm not very familiar with.  I usually go to Cinemark when I go to the movies but being that everything was sold out for New Moon we found tickets at another theater that wasn't as popular. 

I wasn't planning to go see New Moon the week it came out.  I wanted to wait 'till the crowd and fans died out a bit before going to watch it myself, but my boyfriend's aunt, which I consider her my aunt as well, called me in reply to a message I had sent.  Since my aunt and I love to go shopping on Saturdays I had texted early to ask if she wanted to go to the Mall with me.  So she calls back:

Tia Dani: "I can't go shopping because we're going to go the movies."

Grace: "Oh... you are going to the movies?" I was starting to feel a little sad because I had been looking forward to hanging out with her.

Tia Dani: "No, WE are going to the movies."

Grace: "Me too?"

Tia Dani: "Yes! we got tickets to the 3 o'clock New Moon showing."  To clarify, that was 3 p.m. not a.m.

Of course got excited because 1. I love to go the movies.  2.  I love hanging out with Tia Dani and her kids.  3.  I really wanted to see New Moon.  So I told her I would go and meet her at the theater after my hair appointment.  After getting my hair trimmed I speeded my way  to the theater because I was already 30 minutes late (thank goodness they were saving my seat).  When I entered the theater, I don't know if it was because I was at an unfamiliar setting but my eyes took forever to adjust to the dark.  For the life of me I could not see squat. zip. nada.

"Tia, I can't see anything..."  I whispered.

Tia Dani tried to guide me by taking my hand but I still stumbled up the stairs to my seat.  And then, she let my hand go. And I was lost...  I still couldn't see...  I didn't know where I was supposed to sit.  So in my struggle to get to my seat (wherever that was) I have no idea but I touched something or someone.  I thought maybe I had grabbed the seat or my aunt's shoulder or one of our other friends.  I squinted trying real hard to get a good look and I saw a gray patch of hair! Oooops! Wrong person!  I accidentally touched an older man's head!  Of course, I apologized as I tried real hard to hold my laughter in.  Finally, after what seemed the longest minutes of my life I was able to get to my seat.  Yeah, please call me graceful.

I really enjoyed New Moon although some of the scenes looked a little fake and the acting was a little rusty in some parts.  Nevertheless, I loved it.  The books will always be better than the movies in my opinion.  For those who haven't read the books, I would advice you read them after you see the movies and not before; you'll enjoy it more that way.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

RSL Beats Galaxy

My heart beating fast. Bum at the edge of the seat.  Biting my nails off as tears roll down my face.  I'm totally serious! I know, I'm such a baby but this is how I spent the last 15 minutes of the Real Salt Lake Vs. Los Angeles Galaxy game on Sunday.  I've never been a huge fan of any sports team until now.  Now I am a RSL fan and forever will be.  My first RSL game ever was a super fun experience and after that I had to keep going back to see them play.  I fell completely in love with RSL. 

So back to the game; anyone who watched the game last Sunday would agree with me that it was one of the most intense games ever... Or at least the last minutes of it when they went into overtime and penalty kicks.  I hate it when a game has to go into penalty kicks!!! It's one of the most hair pulling moments of my life!  Thankfully, my hair pulling moments didn't have to last the whole night because RSL ended up winning 5-4 after a 1-1 draw making them MSL Cup Champions for 2009! I felt sooo relieved!  I jumped, clapped, and screamed! I was super excited!  I hope they win next year too! :D

I could tell you more about the game but that would be a huge post, so instead, if you want to read all the details of the game click here.  

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Looking For Paradise

I have a new favorite song.  A song that speaks to my heart.  And yes it's the song that plays as soon as you open up my blog. 

I don't know if you've noticed, but recently many of the new songs out there have a little bit of Spanish in them and I love the change!  It gives it a really nice feel and beat to it. :)

This new song that came out oh... I don't know when, but it's pretty recent.  Alicia Keys and Alejandro Sanz sing in it; and I love it!  It's titled "Looking for Paradise".  

Everybody is looking for their little place of paradise; whether it's being with your loved one, your family,  being outside on a nice fall afternoon jumping on the pile of leaves, enjoying some nice hot cocoa curled up on couch while watching your favorite movie...  Some would say the sweet taste of chocolate is paradise!  Whatever it may be, we all have our little paradise, and it's in those moments when we feel a little down when we should seek and take comfort in it.  And not only when we feel down but always! 

For me, dancing is my paradise.  I can't even try to explain the way I feel when I dance.  When I dance, I completely forget about the chaos and difficulties; it's just me and the feel of the beat.  I also have a sweet tooth and so chocolate is also in my paradise for sure. :)  My paradise changes everynow and then depending on my needs and feelings, but my paradise is always a place of freedom and happiness.  A place of giggling and fun.  A place where I find peace.

"Looking for Paradise"

Everybody say oh oh oh oh

Driving in a fast car
Trying to get somewhere
Don´t know where I´m going
But i gotta get there

A veces me siento perdido
Inquieto, solo y confundido
Entonces me ato a las estrellas
Y al mundo entero le doy vueltas

I'm singing for somebody like you
Sorta like me baby
Yo canto para alguien como tú
Pon la oreja, nena

Oh oh oh oh…

Estoy buscando ese momento
La música, que cuando llega
Me llena con su sentimiento
Con sentimiento, vida llena

Walking down the sideway
Looking for innocence
Trying to find my way
Trying to make some sense

Yo canto para alguien como tú
Sólo como tú, baby

I'm singing for somebody like you
What about you?
I'm singing for someone
Someone like you

Tú, dime a quién le cantas
'Cause there's something about you there
Speaks to my heart
Speaks to my soul

I'm singing for someone
Sorta like you
Yo canto para alguien
Someone like you, someone like me
Sólo como tú, oh, my sister

Todo el mundo va buscando ese lugar
Looking for paradise

Oh oh oh oh…

A ese corazón herido
La música le da sentido
Te damos con la voz tus alas
Le damos a tus pies camino

Oh is anybody out there
Feel like i feel
Trying to find a better way
So we can heal

I'm singing for somebody like you
Sorta like me baby
Yo canto para alguien como tú
Sólo como tú
What about you?

Yo canto para ti
I'm singing for someone
Yo canto para alguien
'Cause there's something about you there
Speaks to my heart
Speaks to my soul

I'm singing for someone
I'm singing
Sorta like you
Yo canto para alguien
Someone like you, someone like me
Sólo como tú, oh, my sister

Todo el mundo va buscando ese lugar
Looking for paradise

So what is your paradise?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Love and Energy Drinks

You know, it's always cute when your sweetheart sends you cute, little love messages once in awhile right?  So the other day I'm sitting on my chair at work, when I hear my cell phone vibrate.  I open my phone and start reading... I was starting to feel butterflies in my stomach when all of a sudden I just had to burst in laughter.  I usually don't share my text messages with others, specially if they are those lovey, dovey, cheesy messages but this one I had to share it with my friends at work.  

Grace: "Hey guys, you wanna hear the text I just got from my boyfriend?!"

Friends: "Sure!"

I start reading.

"Baby, I don't know why but I feel so happy today.  My heart beats fast for you... I don't know if it's because of the energy drink I just drank or because you're with me.  I'm crazy for you.  I love you."

My friends bust in laughter.  I couldn't stop giggling the whole day and my boyfriend couldn't stop laughing either when I re-read the text message out loud that evening.

Energy drinks... (sigh)

So is my boyfriend romantic or what? ;)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wedding Cravings

There is just something in the air that's making me crave marriage.  Engagement pictures, bridals, wedding rings, wedding dresses, wedding cakes; I've been hearing and seeing a lot of this lately.  It seems to me that half of the Facebook population is getting engaged!!!  And I can't help wanting to take part of it too!  It makes me feel giggly and happy inside.  Seeing all those pictures of gorgeous and so in-love couples makes me melt and brings tears of happiness.  So what, I'm a little emotional and sensitive.  ;)

I have been with my boyfriend for 4 years, 6 months, and 6 days to be exact and well you know... many having been in such a long relationship as mine would have already gotten married, or at least engaged by now! 

"So when are you getting married Grace?"

"You know it's about time you get married!"

"You guys have been together a long time now Grace, aren't you planning to get married yet?"

I get bombarded with these sentences by my friends, co-workers, and family. 
My reply:

"I'm too young for marriage, C'mon I'm still a kid!"

So why am I not married yet?  Well, because I'm such a loser that my boyfriend doesn't want to propose to me. 

No, I'm kidding, LOL!  My boyfriend has actually proposed that we get married.  Multiple times.  And me being the meanie-head that I can sometimes be, I always say no.  I know, I'm a meanie.  (It makes me wonder why my boyfriend is still with me.)

The thing is that I do still feel like a kid!  Education is my focus right now as well and...and... I'm scared of marriage.  I have seen many marriages fail and I'm scared it will happen to me too.  I have reflected a lot on marriage.  I really have.  But I'm just scared.  Along with the fear of a failed marriage, it's a big commitment.  A big decision.  A decision that will affect my entire life!  So even though I try to avoid the word "marriage" from my vocabulary as much as possible, the truth is that I do want to get married.

While I sit and tell half of the world "No, I don't want to get married yet." or "Ugh, marriage is so lame and not for me." deep inside I crave marriage and can't wait for the day that I will be dressed in white, by my fiance's side, and the privilege of forming an eternal family.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

So Here It goes...

My first post ever! I can't believe it. I never thought I would ever venture into the blogging world. Never even comtemplated having a blogspot. And here it is. It is official. I, Grace, have a blogspot!!! And not only a blogspot but a REGISTERED domain. Yep! I officially welcome you to GiggleMePink! OMG! And guess what? I'm feeling kinda excited about it and nervous at the same time. :)

It came to my mind that many blogs have a theme, a passion, a hobby. So what is my blog going to be about? Good question. I guess we will see how GiggleMePink develops and grows together. My only goal is that I hope this will be a blog that when you visit, you feel at home. A blog that will make you giggle. A blog you can come to after a hard day at work or school and forget about your ploblems for a few moments.

Welcome and Enjoy!