Friday, April 30, 2010

Picture of the Day


My mouth is just watering thinking about this burger. I can taste the sauce, grilled onions, meat, cheese….vividly. I can also feel the lumps and bumps on my thighs from indulging in this too many times. But boy is it worth it. Oh you naughty #2, animal style, with a chocolate shake on the side….bring so much bliss to my pudgy belly. You are the reason I will never have a six pack. And, I am perfectly fine with that, because you and I, are a match made in burger heaven.

Capturing Your: Heart


Coconut. Not many people know this, but Coconut has been my nickname since I was in Junior High. I am not sure who gave me that name, but I am sure it probably originated from my older brother Richard. Why did he give me that name? The simplest version is, brown on the outside, white in the middle. I could go into a long elaborate story explaining this, but, really… do you really want to know why I gave myself the new name of Jessica in the 6th grade? Or why I had NO idea I was Mexican until I was in the 6th grade? Hehe…yes, all true stories. Anyways, I met another Coconut back in 2001. I just started dating my husband and he introduced me to his old room mate Chris and his wife. It was an INSTANT click. If I told you how a like we are on so many levels, it would probably freak you out. And let me just say, Erica, is an absolute beauty. I am envious of her on so many levels. I want her hair, her smooth skin, her cute little body….and all her clothes. All of them. Oh, and I’ll take her little mini Cooper too, since I am just dreamin’ here.

I love Facebook. For the simple fact that it allows to feel connected to so many people, even though we may be surrounded by a few states. I can find out what they are doing,  feeling, where they went, see their recent pictures, and even send them messages. I just love technology and how it helps me to feel so close, even though we are so far. I was able to reconnect with Erica and her family through Facebook this last year. And although we’ve only lived here for less than 3 years, whoa….I was totally amazed on how much her two beautiful children have grown up! Nicole is now this tall, beautiful, sweet TEENAGER and Carter is now a little man. Although Nicole and Carter have certainly grown, Chris and Erica have somehow managed to turn back the clocks. They haven’t aged one bit. Nada. And for that, I’ve decided to hold their pictures hostage until she divulges all of her beauty secrets…and hands over her wardrobe….and the keys to her car.

This won’t be the last time you see Erica and her beautiful daughter. We also did a Mother Daughter shoot that same evening. So until then, enjoy the Beautiful Olsen Family!

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Surprise!! Happy Mother’s Day Olga!


My family is big. As in, Brady Bunch big. However, since I am Mexican, we would be Es Brady Buncho. I have two blood brothers and 3 step siblings. We never lived together in the same house together, so we somewhat avoided the chaos of having 6 teenagers in the house at once. My parents divorced when I was 7 years old and it wasn’t until I was 15 that my mom remarried. In fact, my favorite babysitter in the whole wide world….actually became my step brother. There is nothing weird about the circumstances, so don’t let your mind go crazy and start coming up with these weird stories. It was a matter of two divorced parents remarrying…and we all went to the same church. Ok, I am not sure if I make the story worse or better…but back to the favorite babysitter in the world story. So, Philip, my step bro, use to babysit us when we were younger. He use to play with us hide and seek, bring over some fun Atari games and even Nintendo games. But one of the best parts about having Philip as our babysitter, was the CANDY he would bring. Remember, we weren’t allowed to have any candy, sugar, sweets…whatever you want to call them? Of any kind. So, Philip would bring over his fanny pack full of candy, band aids and who know what else, and would hide the candy for us to find. We LOVED it!!! Not only would he hide candy, but he would let us stay up way past our bedtime (which was seriously early, like as in 7PM….and I am not exaggerating because I remember in the summers, it was still light when we went to be) and would let us run into bed, just seconds before my mom opened the door…as long as we didn’t tell….and boy, our lips were SEALED.

So fast forward to 2010, and Philip is now married to the beautiful and very sweet Olga, and has two little crib midgets of his own. Since I haven’t “formally” taken pictures of my nephew and niece, I wanted to surprise Olga with some pictures of her two beautiful children as a Mother’s Day gift. So, behind her back, and with the help of Philip and her mother, I snuck over her house during the day and had a little photo session with Kevin and Sophia. And truth be told, selfishly, this was also for me because I HARDLY ever get to spend time with them since 1,000 miles separate us from frequent visits. I was super happy on how cooperative both Kevin and Sophia were. And as you will see, I just couldn’t get enough of Miss Beautiful Sophia! Her eyes are absolutely s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g! I did absolutely NO editing to those eyes…those are 110% hers. When you look at Philip and Olga, they have dark brown hair and dark brown eyes, so when you look at Miss Sophia, she is this little blondie with BLUE eyes! However, she was beautifully gifted with her Grandfather’s eyes which I am sure is a sweet reminder of her late father, which is such a sweet blessing. So, Olga, I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day…for being such a wonderful mother to these two precious children and tolerating Philip’s jokes…even when they aren’t funny :) I loved spending time with Kevin and Sophia and even got to spend more time with them…but on the computer. Either way, they are so special to us and we love them and you dearly! Happy Mother’s Day! BTW....the pictures are in the mail!

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