Friday, January 29, 2010

We've gone fish mad!

Have we gone fish mad?!?!

My sister and I have always been crazy about sushi! We find it amusing to watch our husbands shove a whole sushi roll down their mouth in just 3 minutes hahaha =) Did I mention with hot sake too? Talk about hardcore!

Raise your hand if you heard of Little Mad Fish??? I'm not talking about angry fish that swim around in circles haha. I'm talking about Little Mad Fish the sushi joint! Everyone's been raving about their happy hour special (Mon-Thurs from 3-5)! 50% off all rolls and sake! It's such a good deal! We had it for the first time and maaan was it goooood! My preggers sister (who is due any day now) and I and both our husbands ordered 9 special sushi rolls, one order of deep fried oyster appetizer and hot sake for a total of $43.72! You can't find anything cheaper than that for good quality sushi! This is definitely going to be a weekly thing!
I felt bad for Lily...she was just watching us eat the whole time hehe

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Alice is coming to Annika's Wonderland!

I just had to post up this amazing Alice in Wonderland Tea Party invitation made with love by Tiffany (cousin-in-law's wifey). I just haaaaad to share it! This is just about one of the most crafty and creative invitations I've seen! From the burning and color of the paper, to the font and texture. Even the color scheme was meant for a queen! Everything was perfection!

J'adore skirts!

Lately, I've been having this mild obsession with skirts. I love wearing them with booties (ankle boots) or tights. These are some of my favorite looks from Jcrew. I wore the same floral design shirt from Jcrew but in a peachy color, which I wore with a black skirt from H&M, black tights from Target, Aqua black blazer from Bloomingdales with my new fabulous black Dolce Vita booties from Nordstrom that I can't get enough of wearing! I wore this ensemble to the baptism of my god daughter Lana ♥

Monday, January 25, 2010

Lana Love's Baptism

Sunday, the 24th of January was a busy day...It was Lana's baptism! I got up super early to get ready. I didn't want to be late for Lana's big day...A god parent being late to church? That wouldn't look too nice don't you think?!?! Not only did I have to figure out what I was going to wear but I had to pick Lily and Ryan's outfits too...I became my family's own personal stylist hehe.

We got to the church and it was gorgeous! Lana had a beautiful baptism ceremony and she looked absolutely stunning and angelic. I had an awesome time and so did Lily! Lana's cake was delicious! It was soooo good! I even took some home haha. Her favors were cute calendars. She looked so adorable!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Natalie Mackenzie's Baptism ♥

Natalie had a successful and beautiful baptism. She was baptized three months after she was born on October 17, 2009. "Why so early?" Because every month was taken with a different function up until she would be 8 months and I didn't want to wait to long for her to be baptized. So with some sacraficing, we pushed it early and made it happen in less then 2 months. That means no more dining out, date nights were put on hold and did I mention no shopping for 2 months! It was a stab wound to my closet! Haha! No Bloomies for 2 months! LOL! But in the end, I knew it would be worth it. This party was for my baby girl and I would sacrifice anything to make it eventful.

She was baptized at a gorgeous and exquisite cathedral in downtown San Jose. Her reception was held at Little Italy's Maggiano banquet room in Santana Row with the company of 130 guest. She had not but 2, nor 6 or 10 but 20 god parents...I know! I know! What can I say....Filipino parents give their kids a lot of god parents to harass haha. Because I was put on a budget by the hubby I did everything myself, from the centerpieces to the menus and the decor; it was all me! I was stressed out of my mind but the reception turned out fabulous! I ordered mini cupcakes from Kara's Cupcakes and French macarons from Paulette. There were absolutely delicious! The food was amazing! I was glad everyone enjoyed their lunch and had a great afternoon talking and mingling with everyone at the reception. I was proud of myself and my husband for planning such a lovely baptism for our little girl.

Natalie's invites
The church where she was getting baptized
Natalie getting nervous hehe
Natalie's God Parents
Reception to follow...Santana Row Little Italy's Maggiano
Kara's cupcakes and Paulette macarons
The set up for the appetizer buffet
My pretty and white rosary bracelets

Sunday, January 17, 2010

This is where my life changed...

I always wanted to start blogging the new adventures in my life, on how I became a newlywed and a new mother in less than a year but never had the time or patience to start one up until now. I made it one of my new year's resolution to start blogging and here I am starting from the beginning where my life all changed....

Yup prego it's true! This news was a complete shocker to me as it was to my family and friends. Maybe...because this pregnancy was not planned. I was planning my dream wedding for crying out loud. My wedding date was saved for July 10, 2010 and now I was expecting a baby. I was scared out of my mind...had no idea how I was going to break the news to my parents and my sister. My biggest fear was of what they will think of me...afterall, I wasn't married yet. And the fact that my sister was getting married in 7 months, that would make me 8 months prego and on top of that it was a destination wedding, who know's if I'd be restricted to flying.

You guys are probably thinking..."Aren't you on birth control?!?" "What did you expect?!?" Well, I was on the patch (ortho evra-a small patch that sticks to your skin to prevent pregnancy) and hated that thing. I changed my patch every week and every week I had to rotate sites and everytime I would apply the patch to my buttocks it would stick to my undies and come off. For this reason, I wanted to switch back to the pill and during that switch I must of caught a sperm and voila! I'm prego! I never thought in my wildest dreams I would get pregnant. I remember taking the pregnancy test and thinking OMG! There's 2 lines! Aaaaah!!!

I guess this baby had plans of its own...I see it as a true blessing. My soon-to-be husband was estatic and extremely excited. Although, I am not prepared to be a mommy yet (but then again who is?), I was happy for the new change in my life. I held off the big secret for a couple days when I couldn't take it anymore and just had to tell someone, so I told a few of my close cousins then my sister and finally told my mom who was shocked and even asked me "You weren't careful?" She later told my dad who was extremely disappointed in me (because I was daddy's little girl). I didn't see or talk to him for about three days, not one word to eachother. When I finally saw him, I just started crying. I couldn't even get one word out of my mouth. He hugged me then hugged my soon-to-be-husband (I hate to call him my baby daddy hehe). From that moment on, I knew everything was going to be okay.

We both decided to get married, it wasn't because I was pregnant. We we're already planning our dream wedding before I found out the big news. I don't want anyone thinking "Oh, they got married because she was pregnant" If you are thinking this you don't have a freaking clue! From the moment I found out I was pregnant I became unselfish...I didn't care about not having my dream wedding...all that mattered to me was my baby and my soon-to-be family.

A month later, I was married in San Francisco's City Hall and became Mrs. Orille on December 12, 2009.

My simple, sweet, beautiful ceremony.
I was expecting a baby girl due date set to be July 9, 2009. My doctor cleared me for take off! Yaaaaay! I was sooooo psyched I was able to attend my big sis's wedding in Hawaii! I had to be there! I was the freakin' matron of honor! I was 8 months pregnant and was looking forward to a tropical vacay. Whoa! Was I in for ankles swelled up like crazy! I guess it was because of the warm, humid weather. Eeeew! It looked as if I didn't have ankles at all! I couldn't even fit into the cute, gold flats I was supposed to wear for the wedding. In the end, I was happy to be there for my sister who looked absolutely gorgeous on her special day. I had an awesome time with my husband and my family.

Paradise Cove Luau

My older sis's Black & Hot Pink Bachelorette Party
The Bachelorette
Love is Paradise 05.12.09
The love of my life
I had my baby shower on May 30, 2009. It was the cutest baby shower because I myself helped plan it hehe along with my mom and mother-in-law. The theme was delicious girly, whimsical butterflies. The invitation included a butterfly design with the colors pink and turquiose. It set the perfect tone for an afternoon shower. My husband and I couldn't ask for a better shower filled with so much love, happiness and excitement.

My adorable invitations....sooooo cute! I fell in love with them!
My lovely flower arrangements
Some of my guest wore the theme cute!
I absolutely loved my candy and dessert buffet bar! Yummy!
My baby was showered with sooooo many gifts! I loved them all!
5 weeks later, after killer contractions and of course the epidural, I pushed for 50 minutes with the support of my amazing husband; I gave birth to a healthy baby girl on July 6, 2009 who weighed in at 6 lbs and 11 oz. We named her "Natalie Mackenzie Orille." After they wiped off all the mucus and slime as my husband would call it...she was absolutely beautiful!
I have no regrets...I would not change a thing...I'm a true believer of everything happens for a reason...I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful family. I love them so very much! I absolutely love being a mommy and a wife. I can't wait to have more!