Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Fotos Y Recuerdos

Sometimes you come across something the moves you so much that you just have to share it with other people. This is one of those times.

I was watching the news. They were talking about Flashes of Hope. Flashes of Hope is a non profit organization that creates these beautiful portraits of children fighting cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

The portraits, taken by award-winning photographers, help children feel better about their changing appearance by celebrating it. For families of terminally ill children, it's especially important to have a portrait that preserves forever the beauty, grace and dignity of their child. That is from their mission statement. What a wonderful idea.

I cried while I watched this report. Seeing the beautiful portraits on the tv screen made me realize what a beautiful act of love this is. I went online and checked out their website. As I looked around their site I realized that people need to know about this organization. That is what leaded me to this post.

I highly recommend checking out their site. Which is here or on the side bar of this blog under links.

I leave you with one of those beautiful portraits.

Image from Flashes of Hope.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Denver Gets Real.

Well as real as MTV will allow it to be.

Thats right the Real World Denver is now on the air.

It was weird watching the show. Seeing them go to place that I have been to a million times or know about. The cast is crazy but that is normal for the Real World. Denver looked beautiful. In fact if anyone ever wonder what Denver was like just tune in on Wednesday nights for the Real World Denver.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

A change is coming my way.

I was tired of the old template.

I needed something new.

What do you think of the new template?

I changed my Myspace also.

I get bored and this is what happens. I end up changing everything.

About the last post. It was not directed at one person but a few. I need to vent and when I saw those postcards on Postsecrets . I just couldn't help myself. They said what I have wanted to say for a long time.

Posting those cards helped me get over the situation. I can finally let it go and move on. Thanks for asking though.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The space between your heart and mine is the space we'll fill with time

I know it has taken me a while to update, but it is not my fault. I was waiting on a few people to send me some pictures from the party that I did not have and really wanted to post.

So here we go. Sorry that this is long.

I arrived late Wednesday afternoon. My ride was late. He left me outside to "freeze" as he says. It wasn't that cold. Anyways, I was suppose to stop in Brooklyn so I could see my maternal grandmother and eat dinner with my aunt and uncle. Due to the fact that my ride was late there was no time. I ended up going straight to the Heights from the airport.

When I made it to the Heights, My grandmother open the door and I wish I had my camera out to take a picture of her face. Her whole face broke out into a smile and she gave me the biggest hug while she asked me "Karla eres tu?" After spending what seem like forever embraced in my grandmothers arm, my aunt came out of the kitchen and came over to say hello. She had to rip us apart seeing as neither one of us wanted to let go.

After the usual rounds of hellos, hugs and tears. I heard my "daughter" say "Karla" as she came running towards me. That was the best thing in the world. I then made my way to the living room to greet my grandfather. Which caused both of us to end up in tears. My grandfather always cries when he hears that I am in the room. Which means I end up in tears because it breaks my heart to see him like that.

You know I took a million pictures so here they are.

The Princess, I can't tell you how much I love this little girl.

While I was in New York I was able to meet some of the new editions to the family. They are too cute and I am going to show them off...LOL

Baby Natalia is the cutest little thing. She almost give my "daughter" a run for her money.

Baby Adrian came all the way from Florida to celebrate.

Ok, I am going to have to give you a little bit of back story before I can post the next picture. My grandfather lost his vision a few years ago. So when someone comes to visit him that he has not seen in a while (like me) or a new member is added to our family he ends up being depressed for days, because he can not see them. So this nearly killed me. I was crying so hard when I took this one. I am amazed the picture even came out.

My grandparents meeting the newest member of our family.

She is such a flirt....La Panda with her men...LOL.

She is too cute for her own good.

I spent the rest of the week helping my aunt set up for the party and running earns and spending time with my family. On Friday night my aunt brought out this video from a sleepover we had in 1991. OMG we were crying from how hard we were laughing. It was so funny and yet embarrassing at the same time. The best quote from that night was my cousins boyfriend saying " Honey after that video we need to re-evaluate our relationship." Oh the good old days.

Saturday was the big day. Of course it was RAINING, even so the show must go on and so we did our hair...
and made sure our lipstick was on right...

Before heading over to the church for the mass...

The mass was beautiful and such an amazing testament to my grandparents and their love. After the mass we took a few pictures....

La familia.
Brian wasn't feeling it.

Pero Adrian was ready for his close up...
So where my grandparents...

After half an hour of pictures we left the church and walked a block down to the hall. Where the party was waiting for us. We ended up taking even more pictures...

Mi veijios.
With their children.
The granddaughters.
and grandsons.
just the grandkids.

The whole family.

My sisters and me.
This picture of my sister and nephew is too cute.

I was able to steal my grandmother away for a minute...

Then I took one with two of my favorite people. My grandfather and uncle...

and of course I got one of the princess...
I was so happy to see my primo's Danny and Jose. Who made it back home safely from Iraq....

Our bartenders where underage but umm at that point no one cared...
The cake was soooooooo gooooooodddddd.....

This is my grandmother's reaction when.....

She saw these guys walk in through the door....

After that it was time to dance until the early morning hour.....

Some of us did not make it.....

Early Sunday morning I was sitting in a terminal at JFK waiting for my plane back to Denver. Wishing I could stay a little longer.