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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pictures from Alecs Grad Party at Morenos

Familia, Friends, Fun, Dancing and Togetherness, that's what its about........

Alec's Graduation Party was at Morenos resturant in the city of orange, I finally figured out what to do for center pieces, well lest just say I've done better. Thanks to my good creative crafty friend Priscilla the hats that were hideous to begin with didn't turn out so bad after all, she came over and glittered them what a difference a little glitter can do. Thanks Priscilla!

It was really nice to see everyone! my familia from Redondo came, And my cuz prima, Linda and her family. We were missing Andrew my nephew that evening he was home recovering from being in the hospital for a week, he gave us all a scare but as my sister Rosana always says God is good and he truly is good.........

We danced laughed, drank and socialized all evening, it was a lot of fun,

We had a great time up north (Berkeley) I didn't realize how beautiful and historical it was, the architecture is incredible what a beautiful campus it's just breathtaking, the only thing that was disturbing was all the Homeless in the the streets, A lot of them were very young and on drugs. As a mother it broke my heart to see. After Alec's graduation it was very late and freezing we walked back to his apartment to open a bottle of champagne and toast in his honor, we stopped at a local pizza place, we purchased 2 extra large pizzas to take back, my the time we got to Alec's which is a couple blocks away, we had one and a half left, Hunter had handed out slices to the homeless all the way back. Very very Sad !

I posted some pictures of the festivities of the event, it was Chicano/Latino ceremony what a truly inspiring event, the speeches were very inspiring not only in English but in Spanish too.

As a Latina I for one was very proud that evening to be Hispanic, to listen how far some of these students came and how far there going.......

Friday, May 7, 2010

Jalostotitlan Jalisco

We are looking forward on finalizing our family trip/reunion to Jalos, we are planning a 13 day vacation in August, All of Carlos's relatives will be there , some of his cousins (primos) from
up north are going ,its going to be quiet the reunion, It's a big surprise celebration for Carlos's aunt's 80th.... birthday. "WOW" what a well deserved treat! She is an amazing lady, has always made me feel welcomed, and comfortable in her home, she is such a joy to be around, always laughing and telling stories.
This is my third trip to Jalos and I have to say I really enjoy it there, I was never raised really understanding my Mexican culture and I must say it's a beautiful enriched culture, as I travel to Jalos or any part of Mexico I become more and more enlightened with this amazing heritage,What I truly enjoy is how the people are not only so spiritual but dedicated to their faith. As they celebrate from the the 5Th to the 15Th of August; the feast of assumption, They decorate the streets in light blue and white streamers hanging from street to street, and do daily pilgrimage through out the town, you feel the spiritual energy from the people. The colors is a form of symbolism of Virgen de Asuncion their patron saint, as they carry her through out the streets the people follow behind all the way to the church, it's really something to see. Pictures posted are of Gilbert & Lecha Vallejo, I googled Jalos and they came up, how funny is that? they didn't even know they were famous in Jalos, the other pictures are of the beautiful church and of course some of the beautiful people....

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Congratulations Alec

Brea Jewelry Event

The Brea Jewelry event went well, I'm just glad its over and I can finally slow down....

Know on to the next event ..... My nephew Alec is graduating from Berkley, How cool is that?

I'm sooooo proud on him. I'm very proud of all my nieces and nephews, anyhoo we are getting ready to travel up north to Berkley for the graduation and then the graduation party is the following weekend so I'm busy getting ready for that. I'm in charge of making centerpieces for the party and can you believe i struggled with ideas? Will post pics once I decide on what I'm doing.