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This past Saturday I got to cheer for my UTSA Roadrunners in Football! All these years of cheering on the UT Longhorns can’t compare to the excitement and pride I felt when seeing my Alma Mater run onto the football field. Almost 57,000 people attended the Inaugural game- making it an NCAA record breaking crowd for a first time college game.
It was great to see all my old classmates, my Sigma Kappa sorority sisters and fellow UTSA Rackers tail-gaiting and in the stands. College Football is in San Antonio, Texas and it is here to stay! WOO-HOO. Congrats to the Roadrunners on their 31-3 victory. Still undefeated. Birds Up!!!
Yesterday I came to the realization that budgeting is now a large part of my life. Graduate School, Old School debt, Wedding, Crossfit? Yea somethings gotta go…. I was naive to think I could have it all. As I start thinking about the wedding and the infinite details that matter within it, I begin to realize how ridiculously expensive the “happiest day of my life” was going to cost me. Now for those of you who know me personally, you know that I am a fan of eloping and doing things the simple way but I am also a Mexican woman who was brought up with very traditional Hispanic values and morals. What that means is that I have a very large family that will want to attend, not to mention the large amount of friends that Steve and I have.
I don’t really understand the above quote because don’t these also apply? “The greatest things in life are Free” or “You can’t buy Love”? HA!!! Tell that to the wedding vendors and flower shops. I have started to think of the things that really matter for that day (Besides the Groom of course)….
#1 Photographer!!! Pictures are going to be the only keep sake we will be taking with us from that day
#2 People (The right people- our parents, grandparents and siblings are most important) and yes… Tanya you are included in this (my maid of honor) Please note- guest list has not been determined due to uncertainty of the wedding size. (We are hoping for something small)
#3 Priest- He has to know Steve and I and speak of our relationship and new adventures to come from someone who knows us individually. Not a generic message that I won’t remember.
#4 Music- for some reason the one thing I look most forward to besides the actual vows are the first dance as ‘husband and wife‘ and the father-daughter dance. This is the moment I have dreamed of since I was a little girl.
Yup- That’s all I have thought of so far. Steve has been great- kindly ignoring my one million questions…. hahaha! Although he did give a response when I asked about a color for the wedding. His answer “blue”…. such a dude answer But one that I can definitely work with!
My mind quickly started turning and ideas continuously popped in….See what one little response does to me?
Sometimes when you meet someone, you don’t realize what impact they will have on your life. The meeting and relationship can last years, months, days or even hours. The important thing you must remember is the event, the changes this person brings to your life and the significance they will have on you.
I had someone come in and out of my life on multiple occasions. Meeting her for the first time at 18, then again at 21, then at 26 and so on. No matter how brief or long the interactions may have been. She was a special soul who cared for her friends and family with all of her heart. She had a big impact in my life. She taught me to be strong, to stick to my beliefs and most of all to have fun. She also introduced me to the love of my life which I will forever be grateful.
Val, I will always regret not having that last conversation with you. I put it off thinking we had all the time in the world to reconnect….. and now I will never get the chance. I just want you to know that I will miss you dearly and I am glad to have been blessed to know you. You were always an angel and now that you up in heaven, I know you will watch over those you love most.
I will remember you always my friend. My prayers and wishes are with yourfriends and family. I will miss you boo.
This past weekend I got to experience my first (and last) St. Patrick’s Block Party in Dallas, TX. I must say that it was unlike anything I had experienced before. It was a mix of San Antonio’s Fiesta and a crazy College Party (think Old School). The magnitude of people that showed up in Greenville was insane. I got to enjoy my green beer with my friends from all over Texas: people came in from Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston to make it to this celebration.
Our friends took part in the parade, which meant start drinking at 8am. I on the other hand am not that crazy… and yes, I kinda like my liver. Instead, I slept in, enjoyed some breakfast and met up with the gang around 2:30pm. The best part of the day was the attention we got from our t-shirts. Steve’s friend made us custom “Team Sheen” shirts for the event. Shouts like ‘Tiger Blood” and “Winning” were heard all around us. Ha- who knew this is what Charlie Sheen would be remembered by?
Thank you Dallas for being so hospitable… But I can definitely say that I am officially too old for that scene. My recovery time was brutal. Nothing like a hungover 4 hour drive to make you hate life. HA! Anyways, happy St. patty’s day to everyone this coming Thursday