Saturday, May 31, 2008

Our Living Room

Our living room has come a long way. The first thing we got into here was the TV. Actually, it was the first thing we got for the whole house! TV is very important to us! Every now and then we added little knick knacks to it. We changed the curtains, added the center piece of pears and pine cones to the coffee table, and added some picture frames. But now we finally added some stuff on the walls. I think they go with the room perfectly. We spend most of our time in here. I don't exactly know what theme I've been going for is. Perhaps you can tell me. I think it's a combination of country homey and modern? Tell me what you think of it so far. :-)

Thursday, May 15, 2008


It's been the BEST six months of my life! My heart is totally complete now. Being married is truly a blessing!
Just minutes after our "I dos"!

On our honeymoon!

Merry Christmas! Hanging our first ornament on our first tree!

Cheers to our happy new year!

Welcome our first snowy day!

Let's celebrate our love..happy valentine's 2008!

Finally...welcome spring! happy easter!

Our favorite is here.....BASEBALL SEASON! Watching the Greensboro's the team we agree to cheer for together!

More pictures to come. We celebrate 6 months Saturday and we have plans to spend the day in the mountains with the pretty wild flowers and breathtaking views. :-) I am proud to be Mrs. Wray. I love being married to my best friend.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Wedding Album

We just got our wedding album from our wonderful wedding photographers, PS Photography, Inc. These girls are I could not be happier. It is seriously the coolest thing ever and just flipping through the pages made me relive the whole day all over again, which made me smile and even tear up a little (shhh, don't tell anyone). We had such a great team of vendors at our wedding, things really could not have run any smoother and things couldn't have been more beautiful. We are a truly blessed couple: we actually had one of those fairytale weddings.

Wedding Album

We just got our wedding album from our wonderful wedding photographers, PS Photography, Inc. These girls are truly talented at what they do. They know how to capture beautiful moments. I could not be happier. The more and more I look at these photos, the more and more I want to relive it. And thanks to them, I can. We had such a great team of vendors at our wedding, things really could not have run any smoother and things couldn't have been more beautiful. I can honestly say that we actually had one of those fairytale weddings. We are blessed. Here are a few pages from the album. When I go back to Miami in July I will take it. I didn't have enough time this time to share it with everyone. Here are a few of the pages. Thanks Patty and Susie!

Monday, May 5, 2008

I am one lucky BIG sister!

I don't mean to brag or show off or anything....OK MAYBE I AM!!!! I mean, HOW COULD I NOT SHOW OFF MY LITTLEST BROTHER WHO HAPPENED TO BE BORN ON MY BIRTHDAY!???? I am so proud and honored to share it with this little guy! God has truly blessed me.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I am Cuban-American

I never realized how "cuban" I really am. Sure, I do acknowledge it. But since moving away, I've come to realize it even more. Miami is a whole other world. And you may think, well, so is where I am now. That's true. But they are so completely opposite, yet both worlds fit "me" so well. In Miami, what was normal to me, is not normal here. Like, I've noticed how much cafe con leche I drink. I can't get on with the day without it. I never paid much attention to my habit because EVERYONE drinks cafe con leche in miami. And what happens when I am running the streets and I want cafe con leche in Miami? I can stop by Vicky bakery and get one for $1.25. I can't here...not even for $5.25 at Starbucks! Can you imagine?! Aqui, no existe esto. That is why I had to stock up on Cafe Bustelo last time I was home. And now I have so much, it can last me till 2010. And while in my classroom, when the kids drive me up the wall, what are the first words that WANT to come out of my mouth? You guessed it! "Ay, Dios mio!!!" If I say that here I am sure the kids will look at me funny! So, I watch myself. LOL And it's ok. How many times have I caught myself "almost" talking Spanglish? I never noticed how much "spanglish" I really speak. Also, I've realized how important it's always been for me to have a manicure. Almost all Cuban women take their appearance seriously. Since I was 17 years old, I've gotten my nails done on a weekly basis. Aqui no. Women don't particularly care too much about their well manicured feet and nails. I pay twice as much for a mani and pedi. But I don't care because even if I am wearing a sweatshirt and jeans, I believe I still look good because I have a manicure. The tiniest and smallest details of who I am stand out like a white sheep in a green field. I've realized how much I have taken my culture for granted. I watch "I love Lucy" differently now. I am proud of what Desi Arnaz was able to accomplish during those times. I turn on Univision because I WANT to just listen to it. Listening to those telecasts reminds me of who I really am. It reminds me of home. I watched Gloria and Emilio on The View today and I felt like I was watching my family on TV. Does that sound weird? I will be in Miami next Friday. And I will be going to Vicky bakery to get my cafe con leche, tostada, and 2 croquetas. I can just taste it already! Ay, Dios Mio!!!!

I guess you can take the Cuban-American girl out of Miami, but you can't take the Cuban out of the American girl.

I love my daisies.

More from my garden! Look at my CUTE new Gerber Daisies?! Don't they look adorable! Ahhhh...I still can't believe I have my own garden!