Monday, September 24, 2012


On August 30th we celebrated 4 great years!
Wow, time is flying by.
I have loved all of it.
I moved down to St. George on our anniversary. It was the best present I could have gave our marriage.
I am much less stressed out, and it is really the truth, once you get married...
Home is where your HUSBAND is.

 This year we celebrated down in St. George!
(Our new home... however, we live in a hotel.)

 Cruz surprised me with these pretty flowers waiting in our hotel sweet.
 We went to this fun restaurant called Anasazi Steakhouse & Gallery.
They cook your food on a lava stone. It was festive and unique. 
We also had yummy cheese fondue and for dessert was chocolate fondue.
All was very yummy.
It's true every year we are more in LOVE.

Happy Anniversary, love love!
Thanks for everything.
So, excited to be living down in St. George with you.
Love you.
Remember our...
1st Anniversary.... here.
2nd Anniversary... here.
3rd Anniversary... here.
All good memories. Weird to think that we bought our house on our 2nd anniversary and by the 4th we are trying to sell it. Who would have guessed that. Not us.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

thanks for making work so very SWEET.

So, when Cruz told me he had a job opportunity in St. George... I was still at work, and immediately cried. I was super excited for him and his opportunity but it would mean big change for me too. One that would change my career. I have been lucky enough to work exactly where I have always wanted to. I love doing graphic design. I do it for work, I do it for fun. It is awesome. Covenant offers so many unique things to do from making books to aprons...! Moving would mean leaving the job I'd been working (also loving) and doing something else. That was hard. I didn't really want to... but I also knew it was exactly what we needed to do. Though I had mixed feelings.
Mark, Margaret, Me and Jennifer.
See these people up there... they are some of my co-workers from Covenant.
The place I have been working for the last 6+ years.

Oh, the funny stories I could tell. We have had so many good times, and well... some down times too... but that is what makes it real life, right? We have made mistakes, and learned from them. I love all the people that work there. They are all very funny. They will help you with anything they can. They have blessed my life. They started out just being my co-workers but now... I call them my friends. 

So, for my last day... I wanted to bring them a little treat.
The last day of work really jumped up on me...
so, I was making these well after mid-night.
They turned out good though.

My co-workers really did make life very sweet.
the people you work with really do make or break the job.
I was lucky enough to work with people that made it a fantastic job.

Hugs to all you Covenant employees... current ones and those who have moved on.
Love ya. Miss ya.
... and the best part is, that they love me too... enough to let me do freelance stuff for them. So, it has made the transition a lot easier. Though I miss seeing them.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

august and september birthdays!

We have a lot of birthdays in august.
So, we have a big birthday party.
Gerald's is the 11th
Candace's is the 14th
(Who was on her honeymoon... so we gathered her gifts for later.)
Alan's is the 26th
and our Mom's is the 29th.
Let's eat cake!
... and we did.
Alan and Lisa hosted a little family gathering. 
We had good times, with good laughs.
Some funny things...
J.J. sticking his face in the air when the camera is out, and closing his eyes in case the flash goes off. Too cute, and really funny. He did want his picture taken.
Emma wanted to wear... a tutu, scarf, jacket, gloves, hat and a towel dress that you you use after a bath!  Needless to say she is into dress-ups. (When we were leaving she was wearing a red church dress.)

Happy birthday all of you!

And... speaking of family birthdays...
these guys have birthdays in September!
Since we won't get to celebrate in person... we will celebrate via blog style.

Cruz's sister Armery's birthday is TODAY. ¡Feliz CumpleaƱos! Big hugs. Hope you have a wonderful day. This picture was from when we went to Venezuela. She is such a good little Mom to her little one. She has a big beautiful smile, and a contagious laugh. Miss ya. Hope your day is fantastic.

and... little Emma had her 3rd birthday on SUNDAY. Love ya silly little girly.
I know she was excited to have a birthday. She wanted pink cake! 
We hung out the weekend before, when her family came to St. G. and while on a hike I learned that PINK is her favorite color, and She doesn't want to get married. I asked if she knew Cinderella? She said nope. I told her after she gets to know Cinderella she may change her mind. She said, I don't think so. LOL.

Now that I am living in St. George, I am sure we will miss out on some birthday parties. Something that I will have to get used to. I've always lived around my family, except for when on a mission... and when I went to college for the 1st 2 years. I love a party, and love my family more. I'm going to miss little gatherings. But I am happy that I am in the same state, and I could go visit them at anytime. It makes me think how amazing my husband is. His family lives in another country. So far he only sees them every 4 years. Thank heavens for Skype, Facebook and email.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Humphries

Candace and Corey got married!!!
Three cheers!
It was a beautiful day.
Candace looked beautiful and Corey looked very handsome.
They were both very, very happy.
I loved watching her dad walk her down the isle. 
They had a lovely little ceremony under a large tree filled with blowing pink ribbons 
with their closest family and friends. 
Later that day they had a fun reception that was cupcake sweet.
All of the planning and handwork paid off, everything was perfect pink.
The happy couple then escaped to a mexican cruise honeymoon.
So excited for my niece to be married.

I also go to design her wedding announcement.
She knew exactly what she wanted.
We spiced up her idea with some damask and bright pink.
She loves pink, and loves bright pink even better.
Love ya Candace.
Hope you are enjoying married life.

all designs © Christina Marcano
Let me know if you need a wedding announcement designed. :)