family travel

Weekend of moving and changing tires

We helped a relative of Nathan’s Grampa move in Albuquerque on Saturday. There was lots of stuff to move and try to fit into a smaller place, but we helped get the job accomplished. Saturday night, Nathan and I couldn’t sleep because of obsessive dreams about moving and getting things to fit into trucks and what not. LOL! And my muscles got such a workout that they were twitching most of the night too. Crazy! On Sunday morning, we woke up before the sun got here and left to attend church in Deming. We love to go down there and visit the church down there, but we haven’t been able to do it while Grandma Peny was staying with us. Anyways, we had a nice service there, a fabulous picnic lunch (ended up being at our friends’ house since the weather was bad), and got to visit with our friends. It was a good day. On the way home, we planned to stop into Las Cruces and visit with some more friends and have pizza at Uno’s. But on the way out of Deming, we got a screw in our back tire. Nathan put the spare tire on and we got the flat one fixed, then he replaced the fixed one. Between the 2 of us being unexperienced with cars… it was slightly surprising that no one got hurt while changing tires. 🙂 After all that, we ended up not having time to go to Las Cruces :-(. We had a quick dinner at Burger King and headed home. I fell asleep in the car while Nathan was driving, and when I woke up, I was reading the signs on the road to see where we were. I saw a sign that said “Las Cruces, 15 miles”… Nathan had taken the wrong entrance to the freeway and headed south instead of north. We almost made it to Cruces, afterall! LOL! It was really funny. We lost about an hour of travel time on our scenic detour, but that’s okay. That just gave me more time to hold my honey’s hand in the car while we were driving home and we made it home safely, that’s the important thing.

family sean


It’s “take your kids to work day” and Sean and I got to go to PNM and get a tour of several departments, and even got to meet some policemen. It was lots of fun, and then we got a pizza lunch afterwards. We just got home. Sean got so worn out, he started snoring in the car really loud on the way home. He’s already saying “Let’s go to work again with Daddy.” Sean also got to play with all the neat toys that Daddy keeps in his “box” (cubicle).

Albuquerque family

Fashion Models

My mum, Sean and I will be attending a fund-raising event at the Maxwell Museum on UNM campus. The theme focuses on different cultures and more specifically, their different styles of dress. We are going to be fashion models representing the Philippines. Sean will wear his fancy barong, my mom will wear a Maria Clara dress, and I will wear a Mestiza dress. We get a free lunch, so I’m pretty jazzed about that. 🙂


Les Directions

Someone sent me the following directions:

Go to

Click on Maps.

Click on Get Directions.

From: New York, New York.

To: Paris, France.

Read line #23.

Those Google folks are perty funny.


Back off, Magazine Lady!

I went to the library today and on the way out, I decided to check out one of the 2 baskets of free magazines that people bring to the library for others to take home. There was a lady standing at one of the baskets, so I thought I’d look at the other one while she was looking at the other. I picked up a magazine to see what other magazines were underneath it, and the lady quickly grabbed the magazine from my hand, and moved over and blocked me from accessing the basket anymore. I said, “um, okay, I guess it’s time for us to go, Sean” and we left. That was really strange. Nathan thought that this may have been the same lady from years back that continuously pushed her shopping cart into me until I moved out of her way. But the cart lady was a tiny Asian woman, and the lady from today was neither tiny nor Asian.



I saw a guy yesterday that was riding his bike while talking on his cell phone (holding it in his hand) while eating a banana with the other hand. He was riding in the road with traffic with no hands. Smart.