Monday, September 21, 2009

I'm back!!

So it's now September! I haven't been to diligent in keeping up with my blog,have I?

Lots has been going on...June 19-27 I went on a cruise to Alaska with my sisters Michelle and Kim. WONDERFUL adventure!
July 4th, we had reunion for cousins only on my Macias side at Kim's house here in San Diego. It amazed me how many of my cousins barely knew others. We had a good turn out and plan to have a reunion annually. Next year it will be in the northern part of the state.
Then on July 8th, I had both of my knees replaced at the same time!! yep! Bilateral Total Knee Replacement. I know, what was I thinking?? As I write, it's been almost 10 weeks since the surgery. I spent 4 days, 3 nights at Sharp Coronado Hospital. Then discharged from there and transported across the Coronado Bridge to La Jolla Nursing and Convelescant Home for 14 days of physical therapy. What an adventure!!!
I am still not back to myself, but I am learning how to be patient with myself. I keep having little setbacks, but know that they too will pass!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


spring layout I had gals at a Cancer Coping class. (L)

Below...easy easy basket made for my hostesses. I will fill them with CTMH goodies and chocolate!

Mini Album made using BIA, CTMH mini album and CTMH papers. This was one of the classes I taught at a Desert Scrappers Retreat 2 years ago - MY FAV retreat, in Palm Desert.
Below: Altered Rolodex. These were made at a workshop I had last year. One is used as a Special Occasion file and the one on the bottom is to store business cards.
These are just a very few of the projects I've created. Tutorials and other crafting will be posted soon!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Last one for today

Well, I think I've kind of caught up with the most recent happenings.
Before I sign off....I want to share my day. Today I said 'farewell' to Mr. Garcia. I went to grade school and high school with the Garcia children. It was a sad day, but also a joyous one as family and friends celebrated his long and happy life. I will always remember his smile....
Until we see each other again, Mr. Garcia. Say hello to Mrs. Garcia and my Mom!

I will say good night and pray for a new day....

birthday party for Ella

Forgot to mention this!! My Goddaughter Ella was 6 years old May 20th. I just can't believe she's going to be 'graduating' from Kindergarten next month!! I just love her to death.

When I arrived, she rushed at me with open arms and said "Nina, I've missed you!"

I treasure these photos -

Ever been to a 60th High School Reunion?

first - here's photo of Raquel and her grandpa! Just wanted to throw this in cuz she likes it!

Here's my dad & I at his 60th reunion from Central Valley Union High in El Centro. We had a great time visiting friends and family along with the reunion.

And then the Cruise to Catalina....

Here I am in Catalina after a couple of hours shopping!! And the beautiful city of Avalon. Top right - we are in a winery in Ensenada where we sampled LOTS of vino!!

My happiest day

these are 2 of my favorite photos from the wedding. I have tons...but can't post them all!

Photos to share

Mickey blowing out her 50 candles! And she did it!
Raquel and 2 of her favorite guys! Her brother Jose and Pancho.