May 2, 2014

Celebrating 5 years...


Our fifth anniversary was a sweet milestone in our marriage. I received a beautiful flower arrangement, went to have a nice dinner at one our of favorite spots and tried a new dessert place together.


Dinner at Southwest Bistro located inside of the Hyatt of Scottsdale.




This year I didn't want to do gifts, instead I wanted us to write vows to each other. So, we did just that! We found a private area at the resort and read our vows to each other. Just the two of us. It was a very emotional moment for me, I probably cried the whole time.





Thanks to Yelp, we found this nearby ice cream shop, Sweet Republic! It was extra sweet!


"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."
1 Corinthians 13:4;7-8

April 25, 2014

Growing Love...


2004
Ten years ago this summer, I accepted Lawrence's request to be his girlfriend. I thought he was so handsome and charming, how could I not agree to be his girlfriend. Four years later he asked me to be his wife and once again I accepted his request. 

Today we celebrate...
5 Years
60 Months
1,826 Days
43,829 Hours
of Marriage!







Love can create such a strong bond. Growing deeper and deeper with every year. Never knew there was a love like this, until I met and married you.

YOU. COMPLETE. ME.
 

April 24, 2014

Miss.Melissa


Just posted a new session on my photography blog!

April 22, 2014

Diet Summary - Week 9


Food
Prepping food has been a really good thing for me personally. Some people prefer a fresh cooked meal daily but I don't mind having to reheat my meals. Breakfast consist of oatmeal with low calorie Almond Milk or I'll make a breakfast shake with fruit. A new dinner option I made is gluten free-angel hair pasta topped with grilled chicken and organic pasta sauce. Other than that, the rest of my menu is pretty much the same from past weeks.






 Workout
My main workout is going on walks or jogging. If I am just going on a walk, I take 3 or 5 pound weights along to workout my arms and add some endurance. I haven't been back at doing 45 min cardio sessions since March...(i think).

Results
I have been able to maintain my weight from the last post. Even with the vacation we went on, Easter Sunday and everything in between, I was happy to see that I am maintaining!

 

 Thoughts
At this point I am realizing that being consistent is a lot harder than what I thought. I didn't imagine I'd be taking all these mini breaks in between, but life happens. I've learned that I have no problem eating the right foods. If anything I really enjoy eating healthy...but I do have a problem finding the motivation to workout. Instead of quitting at week 8, I will keep going. I still have a goal in mind and I am determined to reach that goal!





April 18, 2014

Norther California - Part 4

The last post of our fantastic trip...San Fransisco was great!





















I have to say the best part of the last day was in Chinatown. My Mom stumbled upon a tea house called Vital Tea Leaf. It was VERY educational, we sat there for about 2 hours learning all about teas. I've shared everything I learned about teas with anyone that'll listen lol. If you'd like to know, let's talk! I purchased two different teas and I am not kidding, I felt results from the first one within ONE day.