Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cruz's Citizenship

So proud of Cruz! 
If you ever have a chance to go to one of these Oath and Ceremonies... then you should.
It was pretty much the most patriotic thing I have ever been too. It really made me think of all our freedoms that we enjoy here in the USA. 
Here is a little rundown of how it went...
Welcome in the judge. 
Have 2 musical numbers (Star Spangled Banner, and God Bless America).
Short talk from a Lady, who talked about don't forget your culture; and share it with others.
Judge talked. 
He spoke about his family immigrating from Romania. Then spoke how his wife's father fought in WWII, she never got to meet her daddy because he died fighting for our freedoms.
(It was a powerful story, that made me really thankful for those who fight to keep our freedoms and liberties.)
Then the Oath.
Short movie clip, with a welcome from President Obama.
Then they allowed the new citizens to say a few words if they wanted to.
This was one of the best parts, people spoke for 30 seconds to a minute or so. They talked about how grateful they are to be able to be apart of this great country. About how we have so many opportunities at our fingertips, so many liberties. The one that stole the show, and left no dry eye in the building was a women from China. See when you get citizenship from another country and you are from China; China basically disowns you. You have to give up your chinese citizenship, and you are not welcome to go back. She spoke about having mixed feelings, and yet she was so very thankful to be able to become a citizen of this FREE country, a country that people have the rights to do what ever they dream, a place that supports your choices, a place where you can be happy. It was one of those moments where you realize your life has been richly blessed, just by where you were born. Made me even more grateful for my ancestors who sacrificed so much to come here. Land of the free home that I love.
Present all new citizens with certificate.

Oath and Ceremony 
 Big congrats to my HUSBAND-O. He really did all the work. Excited for him and his new citizenship. Now we can go to London without him almost deported. (Remember that story... here)
 Cruz's new co-worker in St. George was getting his citizenship as well. Small world. It was nice to have a friend there. It was good for me too, because I got to sit by his friend Jenny while we waited for the ceremony to start... good thing too, it was a long wait... it was nice to have someone to chat with. 
I thought this was the perfect card.  
When Cruz was studying for the citizen ship test, he really got into it. He knew all the answers by heart, and pretty much the questions too. There was one that asked "name two of the the 13 or 14 states (I can't remember) that border Canada?" He always wanted to answer with not just 2 or them but all 13/14 which ever it was. LOL!
What do you get someone who loves trivia... a trivia game. 

It was a fantastic day.

We are happy.

We celebrated with my parents and went to dinner.

Love you Mr. Cruz Armando Marcano, one of the newest citizens of the United States of America.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

25 main

25 main, in St. George. This is such a cute little place. (It is kind of a girly place.) We went there back in July. We had our lunch there before we headed to do some shopping for the husband-o in vegas. I had been wanting to go there since I saw the place, and finally we did. It didn't disappoint, fun decor, and the food was yummy too. I can totally see myself taking people there that visit me from Orem.

Life is kinda busy, and the blog has been very ignored. I have lots of exciting things to be bloging about, but other things keep getting in the way.
Thanks for all those who have been downloading my halloween soda labels. They've been a huge hit lately. :)

Sorry to mention this again... but you never know, maybe someone will see this blog post who is also looking for a pretty house.
So, if anyone is possibly looking for a cute house in the Orem, UT area, ours is for sale!! Moving due to the husband-o's promotion at work. If we could we'd take the house with us we would... but we can't.  Check our listing... here.

Monday, August 13, 2012

life is busy + life is good.

I have been super busy, with everything that is going on.

  1. work and their crazy busy season... it's pretty much ended. { Just finished our trade show! }
  2. going to st. george every weekend to see my handsome husband. { I have never loved Friday more, driving 4hours... has never had a better reward... being with my husband.)
  3. doing freelance projects { these have been so very appreciated and could have not come at a better time... thank you! }
  4. trying to sell our house/preparing for leaving my full time job to start freelance design FULL TIME. { this takes a lot of time, and i have only done a few things }
here is a fun, little shower card I did for my niece who gets married in just a few weeks. I also did her announcement... but since her wedding hasn't happened yet, I won't post that quite yet. Crazy to have a niece who is old enough to get married.

Speaking of OLD... funny story that made me feel pretty good.
Went to the St. George library, just to check it out. Wandered around, and the husband-o decided he wanted a book in French to read... so I went to the front desk to ask if we could get a library card. She asked "how old are you" when I responded 31, she was shocked. I then said "how old do you have to be?" She said 18. WHAT, she thought I wasn't 18???!! I will take it as a complement. :) LOL.

To prepare for working as a freelance designer, I had to purchase this little baby. (No, not the elephant... the computer.) Being that I've been working as a graphic designer for about 8 years now... it may surprising that this is my first mac. 

It's been a crazy summer, hard to believe that it is almost over. But I am very excited to see what the fall brings. It will be an adventure, with moving and leaving my job etc...! I am feeling ready. I am so very ready to have me and the husband in the same place. I don't know how those military wife's do it.  Now if we can just sell our pretty house. 
Want to buy it? Check it out here...  (see, I told you it was pretty. If I could I would pick it up and take it to St. G. with me.)

life is good.