Monday, March 2, 2009

New Calling

So yesterday I was called to the Miamaid Advisor in Young Women's. I am very excited for this calling; I can only recalling once ever going to YW when I was 16 with a friend. I converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was 20 (4 years this April!). I never got to experience mutual or girls' camp.
I remember when Eric used to go to mutual or when Jessica went to girls' camp; I wished I could be part of it. Now I will live vicariously through these YM lol. I am really happy to be in First Ward and all the blessings that it has brought me. The support from my ward family is amazing and I really feel confident in myself with the gospel.
I have so many ideas to bring to YM; I want to make our own little blog for the girls. They have Mormal *lol such a funny name* coming up and we're going to do make-up day and all that fun girl stuff. It makes me happy since I never had any sisters; again, living vicariously through them.
I had a hard time falling asleep last night, went to be past midnight. I'm only praying that today will be a good day considering the odds are against me: it's Monday, I had less than 8 hours of sleep, it's new employee orientation. I better get going if I want to get to work early and start on some stuff before 8.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Saturday, the 21st was our 10th year anniversary; insanity. We have yet to be married but have been together for 10 years; to me that is an accomplishment. We've exercised our faith in the gospel and in each other that I am comforted to know the next 10 years will be a new adventure of wonder and fun.
We celebrated by have Dim Sum in Chinatown with my mom and my Aunt Jennie; I absolutely love Dim Sum. We went to my favorite place, The Empress Pavillion in downtown Chinatown. Dim Sum is a Chinese traditonal breakfast which is literally translated as "touch the heart". It is usually served from early morning to early afternoon.
The dishes are in small portions and are served by waitresses pushing carts. Once a waitress approaches your table and you see something you like, you order the dish by them stamping a card. Dim Sum is super yummy and all I wanted for course was my Shu Mai :) D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! Just looking at the pictures my mouth is watering :D
Afterwards of an amazing lunch, we went to Chinatown for a bit since my mom and Aunt have never been there together. It was nice to walk around and enjoy the day together. I like to do many things with the both of them considering they hardly get to see each other because of the distance; making new memories with my family is what I am trying to do more frequently. It makes me feel good and I love experiencing new things and showing them what I've discovered.
Eric and I later went to the Diamond District in downtown L.A.; yay :D Later we enjoyed a nice Italian dinner at one of my favorite spots in Sherma
n Oaks, Pomodoro. We had tickets to go see Lisa Hannigan in West Hollywood and we were both super excited. With the prominent gay atmosphere in West Hollywood, the show was at the Troubadour, which is right in between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. The show ended up not starting until 9 p.m.; which wasn't what we had orginally thought. The opener was Lisa's guitarist, Gavin Glass. He was such a wonderful singer and I really enjoyed his music. Lisa herself was amazing and Eric and I are now bonafide fans. The show ended after midnight and we were both exhausted; we still had to go back to Downey and get my mom who was at my Aunt's. We didn't get home until almost 3; I practically zoned out during Stake Conference, which I'm not too proud of. We had a fun time though!