Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tia Margarita's Birthday video...

{ Were you expecting cheese cake??? }

Finally able to get all the images together and set everything to music. If you were there, you should be here. Sit back and enjoy the fun and merriment. We all had a great time reminiscing the "good ole days" Here's the instructions:

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and if you have trouble call me...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Drop in for Easter Brunch...

( Click on the image and see the rabbit's RUN!!! }

What a great way to invite everyone to Easter Brunch...Maria Elena does her promotions with picture's of the family. This year she asked me to do the card and this is what we came up with. If you're in Orange County, visit the El Ranchito in Costa Mesa on Placentia.

Friday, March 20, 2009

President OBAMA visits Orange County...

{ Margie, Labor Secretary Hilda SOLIS and Maria Elena }

{ President Barack OBAMA }

The President is coming to Orange County, Costa Mesa we think...I start calling all the people I know and no tickets...Margie found 2 tickets and for a minute I was on stand-by because Maria Elena was feeling a bit ill and might not go...I felt lucky but really prayed that she would feel better because of such a special event. Maria Elena recovered and had an unforgettable time.

Thanks Margie, great photos...

{ Air Force One...The Presidents Jet...courtesy of Nicole Velarde }

Nicole was able to get into the restricted area and almost "touch" the Presidents Jet...Well the help of a zoom lens doesn't hurt...The jet was at Long Beach Airport. Thanks Niki!!! Check out her blog and get the details...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunday Brunch...La Cuaresma...Lent

{ A plate of Capirotada }

Capirotada brings back memories of being at my Mami Lupe's house..I didn't understand Lent, ashes on your forehead on Wednesday, I don't think I ever gave up anything...Camarones con nopales...capirotada, then it was Easter Sunday and the egg hunt. I remember Roosevelt Park and Redondo Beach pier, did I forget to mention all of my cousins, we have so many great family memories.

{ A fresh tasa de cafe for after-dinner memories and storytelling }

Spent the afternoon with my Mom, Margie and my uncle Johnny. It was so good to see that the Ranchito was busy and had a waiting list most of the day. The food brings everyone in but the family atmosphere keeps them coming back week after week. My Mom was excited when little Johnny told her that about 5 families had asked if she was Margarita, La DueƱa...She loved it...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Just monkey'in around...

{ That's me in front of my RED Honda...Just LOVE it!!! }

Out and about this morning, this is in front of ProPhoto in Irvine. It's a professional photo developing shop and I'm trying to get some advice. Yeah, Eddie the photographer caught me while I'm taking a breath...I made it to Newport Back Bay right after this and I took a bunch of photo's that I'll post when I stitch them is one great flower from the bay...

{ Just a beautiful yellow flower...The bee's were going crazy... }

When you get a chance...Newport Back Bay...Get some exercise

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Aubrey Bella Velarde...Welcome sweetie!

{ This is just a stand-in...Not actually Aubrey }

Just got the news..Niki is having a baby...GIRL!!!

Niki called and brought over the Ultrasound, we scanned it and she's putting the picture on her a few minutes. Last week we spent the day with my Tia Margarita and celebrated her life and all that she does for us and now were starting a whole new generation...

Life goes on and rewards us in so many special ways.