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Thanks girl! Happy New Year to you

After serious and cautious consideration…your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2008! It was a very hard decision to make. So try not to screw it up!!!My Wish for You in 2008 May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires! May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy. May the problems you had forget your home address! In simple words May 2008 be the best year of your life!

Officially M A R R I E D

ღღ Just Married ღღ
I'm the happiest woman in the world right now . It's now official, I'm Mrs.Bethel now in US and Philippines. We got married at a methodist church where he is a member. We invited few, just family and his friends. My family wasn't there but I know in their hearts they're there. I also invited few friends but they were'nt able to come due to distance, they'd be all coming from the west coast. A few came from those few invited, and it was surprising. But doesn't made me and my husband sad or what. I was more of thrilled and nervous, and teary (but Dave's more!) And of course very happy. The ceremony lasted for like 30mins, shorter than we thought. It was very solemn. Then a lovely reception follows, and that I would give kudos to my mother-in-law, sister-in-law Ashley and Ms Debbie for all the help they did for the preparations. Mom Helen cooked the food oh the best pasta ever! I want to eat more but you know I can't because my gown's getting tighter..lol

Some pics to share:

all smile


2 days before the wedding

just an update with our preparations for this sunday's wedding.. we're almost done with everything, helped my future mom-in-law with groceries and flowers. I never thought I'd so stressed out thinking about all what must be done before sunday comes, so you know the ceremony would be the one I (and Dave) picturing. I am happy I'll be marrying the man I want to spend my whole life with, and that's 2 days from now.. Sad as well because my family would'nt be able to witness that event. Don't you wish you have the best of both worlds?

Thrift store tour

Fond of ukay-ukay shopping?? it's a.k.a. thrift store shopping here. The difference is that stores here have variety of things to sell, from clothes, to toys, furnitures, home decors, books, and even fitness equipments! all at a very low price and sometimes they're branded! in Phils., they only sell shoes, clothes, and toys.. here, it's even way cheaper than you could think of. Today, I had my playtime with mom-in-law at Helping Hands thrift store, clothes are on sale, for only $0.50!! yeah fifty cents. With $20 in my hand, oh I took all what I could put in my cart, and here's what I bought:

Victoria secret sleeping top
Ralph Lauren green long sleeves
L.L. Bean collar shirt
GAPs and Old Navys shorts and mini-skirts
Tommy Hilfiger's pink long sleeves
Nike basketball short
Esprit white tennis shoes
Bratz and barbie dolls (w/o clothes)
Aeropostale cotton shirt
Mudd gray 3/4 sleeve

nice huh?


Sold! for $72,000!!
I was watching the 37th Annual Barret-Jackson collector car auction show on tv. And this is one of my favorites, well aside from the million-dollar-worth cars yesterday. I'm still loving pink. I'd bid on this one if I'm there, and if have the money of course.

It's my BEERDAY :-)

And so I got some coffee mugs for free yesterday! It was NAVYFED's annniversary, 75th or 76th, can't remember. We went there to signed some papers and the lady who assisted us was so accomodating. Honey said they have the best deal as to checking and savings account so far compare to banks, and as I can see it, they offer reasonable interest rates for different kind of loans. I could have open my own checking account but I forgot what's my social security then, I think we'll just wait after the wedding, so we don't have to go back there and change my last name.

Oh, it's the 18th today.. it's my birthday! *yay* I'm getting older now, and that makes me an older woman to Dave by 38 days. And he always jokes about him marrying an old woman on the 27th. I thought it's not a big deal, and when I realized that our ages will be on the marriage contract, oh well, oh yeah it is for me now! haha

I have some wish list; aside from good health, more love, an english bulldog this year, more money so we could go back to Philippines next year and most of joy-filled married life. For material things (of course!) click on the right, it's all in there :-)

Im getting a Saturn!!

so this is the car I'm going to have, it's a 2001 Saturn SC2. I have no knowledge that honey was looking for a car for me, and he talked to this lady who's selling her saturn (with busted engine) for not even a thousand dollars, for the reason that she just want to get rid of it! and yeah, that's a great deal. And so we went to her place this morning, just few miles away from here to check if it's good or not. Dave is a professional mechanic, so he knows what's wrong with a car with just simply touching it..lol can't say anything more, he loves cars and he knows how to take care of them. So there, here's the picture of what I'm going to drive soon. All he have to do it replace some parts and voila! the car will run again. Car's interiors are still great, power windows, sunroof..well of course some visible sign of wears at bumpers but that's not a big deal for me, so it's good! yes, we're getting it!!! we'll pick it up later, I'll post more pics.

Got Marriage License

We just applied for a marriage license today! It was quicker than I thought, we only spent 10mins at the Register of Deeds and that's it, we have a paper saying we can marry within 60days. And the wedding date is set to the 27th, yeah 11days to go and im changing my last name to his. Im so excited, thrilled with the preparations. It's a simple wedding with few people invited, and that's the way I wanted to be. I have met some of people that is like a family to him, and everyone's great and fun to talk to.

Change topic. Have you heard of the Onslow county marine murder case? that was so horrible and disgusting, a heartbreaking case. I hate to talk about it but it is really something to let everyone know. I live at Onslow County, and Camp Lejuene is just 20miles away from here. Latest news update can be found at WITN. The suspect marine is still at large and reward is at stake of who could tip where he is right now.

drift cars myspace layouts

I'm thinking of myspace layout again, I find mine very gothic, how boring? lol... I googled and this are of my few choices, now help me decide

Black eyed peas on New Year

Happy New Year to y'all!!!
So how did you spent your new year? Oh mine was totally different from what I'm accustomed to. In Philippines, roads are often blocked for street parties and for setting up fireworks, not to mention the famous "media noche", where you share a dinner with your family and invited guests at 12:01 midnight. We always have superstitions and beliefs that became a tradition for all years, mostly are adapted from Chinese culture.. oh well, all of this are truly missed..My 2008 celebration is different. Despite that, I'm still happy, because I'm spending it with my honey, it's our first ever.

Ok here (NC), there's a ban for fireworks, so no loud pla-pla, superlolo, or even a fivestar here, or else you're going to jail once caught.
Second, no 12-midnight feast. Yeah, it's a little sad,but we and his friend Eric did it, we ate Chicken Alfredo and Spaghetti at midnight. Good thing, they have xbox to play with while waiting for that 12:00 dinner! poor guys..but I appreciate them doing that, it made me feel like I'm at my country.
Third, it is a tradition here to eat Black eyed peas on January 1st on lunch (or dinner). Those peas symbolize money that you'll get for the rest of the year. So it's like, the more you eat, the more you get. Dave cooked it with ham, and it was so good!

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