Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Turkey Day

This year's Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2004 Right After We Got Engaged

With less than 12 hours to go, we're fast at work getting ready for Thanksgiving. It's a special day for us for many reasons. Thanksgiving is Scott's favorite holiday. When we were in law school, Scott used to do a Thanksgiving dinner and invite all our friends. He would get up at the crack of dawn and cook all day. He took a lot of joy and pride in his turkey. Since we moved to LA, we've begun a new tradition. Every year, we gather at Scott's second cousin, Lynne's house and share Thanksgiving with her and other family and friends. It was during this gathering two years ago when Scott proposed to me. So, this Thanksgiving, we look forward to seeing our dear friends and family and to celebrating the anniversary of our engagement and to giving thanks for all the blessings in our lives. We hope you have a blessed day filled with happiness, love, laughter and lots of delicious food. HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Welcome to the World

Little Emmett Augusten Mayer was born to our wonderful new friends, Jane and Brian Mayer yesterday morning. Momma, Papa and the little superstar are all doing wonderfully. Although just arrived, little Emmett has been with us through some very happy events. As a matter of fact, unbeknownst to us, Emmett was there and helped his mommy when she presided over our gorgeous wedding ceremony in April. So, his arrival is extra special to us for many reasons. We send all our warmest wishes and congratulations to the Mayer family and welcome little Emmett to the world!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Ok, enough political stuff. Back to A&S

"You can now kiss the bride"

One of our gorgeous egagement photos

At my shower with our moms

Still on Cloud Nine from last week's victory, but this blog is not a political one. Back to us and our married bliss. Here are some more photos from our engagement and wedding.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


It's a great day!!! The Dems have taken the House back and the Senate might shorty follow. It's a proud day for me. This was my fist winning election. I became a citizen in 2000 and every election has been heart breaking. It feels so wonderful to finally see the people of this country wake up, vote their conscience and take our country back. It's a fabulous day!! Ok, Now I'll go to hear MY President speak. Oh, and the reports say Rumsfeld is stepping down!!! Wooooohoooo!!! It's a FABULOUS DAY!!!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Vote 2006

In Paris during our honeymoon.
What do the French know? One could say a lot.

Please make sure you vote tomorrow. It's such an important election and so much is riding on it. This country must find its intellect, its vitality, its diversity and its honor again. Our country was built based on differing opinions, fresh modern ideas, ethical thinking and freedom. And yet these are the very values obliterated in the recent years. They have been obliterated by a one-party, monarchy-style government, dirty politics, an immoral occupation, failing foreign policies and the systematic destruction of our constitutional and civil rights for the sake of tricking the nation into feeling safe.

Now dissent is no longer viewed as an exercise of our cherished right to free speech. If you raise your voice in dissent, you are considered unpatriotic. Now we cannot rest assured that we have constitutionally protected rights and are entitled to the due process of law and that no one can take these rights away from us. Our homes can be searched without our knowledge and warrants; our library records are a sign of our intentions and therefore no longer private; our citizenships can be stripped on the basis of so little; our freedoms can be taken away without due process or access to habeas corpus; and we can be maltreated and harmed, as long as our president deems the treatment as "non-torture".

This country has become unrecognizable to its citizens who love it from the bottoms of their hearts. Sometimes, it looks and feels like the restrictive, backward, religious dictatorship my family and I escaped from. And this fact hurts my heart. You see, I am in love with my country. I think it's an amazing place born out of some amazing ideals. These ideals must be protected and defended when attacked, as they have been in the recent years.

For the love of God, if you're a citizen of this country, give damn and vote tomorrow.
God bless everyone in the world, as well as America

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Those are feather lashes, just in case you were wondering. They're Fabulous.

Scott's sign says: Young Republican in Training, Adopt a Jailbird.

Happy Halloween! This is my favorite holiday!!! It's the one time in the year where you can be as flamboyant as you want without people passing judgement. I can't wait for when we have kids. I'll get to do all the things I didn't when I was a kid: carving pumpkins, trick or treating and all other Halloween traditions.

This year, we were invited to a great Halloween party in Long Beach. It was so great and very fun. They even had a Halloween hunted house set up, but I was too scared to go through it. Scott went as a young Republican on his way to the county jail. Quite appropriate for these times. I went as the angel of death. There's a Republican-related joke in there somewhere.