Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Beginning of a new career perhaps????

So, I applied for a position as a cake decorator at Crumbs of Paris. That is where my best friend got my baby shower cake and it was delicious and beautiful! I know I don't have a lot of experience, but I do have a little and I'd love to learn and grow in an actual bakery. So, I have an interview on Thursday with the executive pastry chef. I'm excited and a bit nervous, but you never know what you can do unless you just go for it, right?? Here are some pics of some of my cakes:

This one was a cake we made in my beginning cake decorating class.

I made this cake for Tristan's Little League cake auction. It was auctioned off for at least $50 or more.

I made this for some of my consultants who achieved star consultant status one quarter last year.

This was for Alfredo's (Ibis's dad) birthday last year.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ibis's New Truck

As promised, here are some pics of Ibis's new truck. Very nice!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Balboa Park

Marli, Rabeka, Xander and I went to Balboa Park this morning to get some walking in. It was great! Beautiful day down there. We went up and down quite a few hills, so I am feeling the burn. Love it. Also, we saw lots of dogs, plants and just had a fun time walking around in the sunshine. Perfect weather here in San Diego. I'm trying to put Marli down for a nap right now before I take her to Grandma's so that Ibis and I can attend the temple. :o)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cute little Marli Jayne

Here are some fun pictures of Marli from the past few months.

We went to the zoo in December with my cousin Anne, her two boys, Ryan and Trevor and my sister, Erin and daughter, Reagan. The next few pictures are from that excursion.

Marli loved the goats! In the petting zoo.....

On Christmas, Reagan and Marli got matching jammies and they had lots of fun together! All bundled up and protected with her sunglasses! Those are actually Tia Annya's glasses, but I think they fit Marli's face, don't you?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Home with Ibis

Well, it's definitely been different having Ibis home during the day. He's been getting more sleep than he's ever gotten I believe! It's been good, because he gets to watch Marli during the day and spend some good quality time with her. Poor Coco, she's been having withdrawals since Marli isn't going over there as often. LOL! Marli will be with Ibis all day since I have 4 dance classes and then a showcase for one of my schools tonight. Busy dancing day! Gotta get running.... My school that takes most of my time during the week ends today with their showcase, so I'll be running daily next week! I have to, otherwise I will never be able to run that 10K in March. Whew!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day

Ibis was a sweetheart and made me dinner. He went to his parents' house and used their bbq to grill up some rosemary chicken and then his mom helped him make some small potatoes that were probably some of the best I've had! Then, he gave me my present. A BCBG dress that is black and white and really cute. I wore it to church today along with the boots he bought me for Christmas. He's got good fashion sense! Much better than me, I'd have to say. See, we totally complement each other!

Marli wore her pretty fancy sea-foam green dress (got at Mervyn's for a crazy low price back in December) and some new shoes from Grandma Coco. Very cute! She's sleeping now......I love naptime!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sick of this!

So, Ibis lost his job this past week.....for the second time in one month! Oy! There's just not enough work for the companies to keep so many employees. It's a little disheartening, but I know that things will turn around. We have some money in the pipes coming to us from taxes, Wheel of Fortune and EduDance. Luckily, I've been busy with that this semester and I'm making enough money to cover our bills for now. Not sure how things might play out in the long term, but for now, we're doing okay. :o)

Here are a couple of pics of Marli. She's just too cute!

This was taken in Tijuana at Ibis's aunt and uncle's home. We were down there for Abuela's funeral service.

This was on our little trip to the zoo in December. She loved the goats!

Friday, February 13, 2009

New Truck!

Ibis finally had to break down and buy a new truck. Well, it's not a new truck, but a very nice used one! It's a Ford F150 supercrew, dark blue, low miles, and about half what we would have paid for it at a dealership. Great find! Very happy and he's excited about it. Pics to come!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's About Time!

Okay, so here is our family blog. The other blogs I have are for my running and another one from Marli's perspective. Soooo.....here is our blog for our family and what's going on in our lives. Feel free to read it and I hope you like it!