Jonahs and Magelis’s Baptism: The Celebration

2minxinx2minxinx2minxinxIt was time to celebrate and my family knows how to do it right, and we always do it big. I swear whenever something is going down, is like a herd that sticks together. Every time we see each other, it’s like we haven’t seen each other in years, and there’s always plenty of bochinche (gossip) to catch up with. I spent most of my time chatting up a storm with my cousin Janneice, who’s up in Connecticut, and is desperately waiting for her husband to make it back to her.

Whenever we see each other we always have a main topic at hand, boys. Aaaah, isn’t it great?

This time we had  some good food to recharge us, and after grabbing some beers it was time to hang out outside with the rest of the cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. My not so baby cousin Raymond is always in charge of the hookah, and like animals in the wild, we make a circle surrounding our prey.

The babies ended up taking a huge nap, so it was some adult time.

And we all love that!2minxinx2minxinxI2minxinx2minxinx| my not so baby cousin Raymond and I |2minxinx

| Juniors ready to party! |2minxinx

| Cousinly love: Janneice, Sasha and I |2minxinx| The Mayhem |IMG_6893| I love when Magelis is in tropical colors  |
2minxinx| Jonahs waking up from a much needed nap, and Magelis being held by my godmother, her grandmother. They were celebrities for the day with all of their outfit changes, Lady Gaga has nothing on them |
IMG_6789| The men getting busy playing dominoes, true dominicans |2minxinx2minxinxIf only it were simple enough to explain what’s going on in these pictures. The men decided to play a trust exercise of their own. They had to hold themselves up, while they lay on the other, someone was to remove the chairs and they had to hold their position, without using their hands.

I guess you all know what happens next!

Liquor is brave people.

hahahhaa.

See you guys next time.sig 2IMG_6896 IMG_6908

Quelf and Dance 25th

IMG_3053IMG_3050IMG_3085IMG_309583cdf0bd9774a3ef9123c4df9b341aabI spent my birthday sharing it with one of my best men, my brother Luis. My step-brother and I are officially 25 years young. I didn’t really want to do much but spend some quality time with a few close friends. We spent the night playing a board game by the name of Quelf, which we ended up turning into a drinking game. We had to pick a color out of  a hat, whichever color you got, you picked  card and did that act. If you failed to do so, you got the penalty… take some shots!

We were feeling the buzz in no time. Chevy got stuck putting her hands on her head for the whole time, and anyone who locked eyes with her, she had to say ‘”I have you now”. Jesus was stuck with a box in his shirt, Angel got stuck holding a spatula, Luis had to dance like a ballerina, Domingo had to act like a dog and I got stuck playing stiff, because my card read, I couldn’t bend my arms or legs, every time I bended, I  had to take a shot…..omg. I moved way too much!

Tanya got excited when Chevy  mentioned Just Dance on the wii, and we all started to get down.

Check out the video from our night below.

 

Potluck Dinner

Potluck Dinner

living roomI was excited for the Potluck Dinner I was throwing, I got to see great friends and family, and not to mention the fact that I had awesome food and drinks in the process.

groupQ and I cleaned like crazy before everyone arrived. Even though there wasn’t much to clean, sometimes I just like to be bossy and make him work. But shhhhh..don’t tell him anything.

cousins and sisterThere really isn’t much to say except for I believe everybody had fun, hell I know many had fun. And these pics pretty much help you guys get an idea of the craziness I had to deal with that night. Though it may look simple now, I promise you with Tiana in the picture, it was all worth while.

( Picture above: my cousin Lidia, my cousin Sasha and my sister Julissa )

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When I invited everyone the rules were pretty simple, either bring a dish or bring a bottle. I made beef and rice with beans, Misha brought macaroni salad, Steph made bbq ribs, there was ALOT of chicken of many different kinds from rotisserie to fried, Jen brought two massive dishes of rice, one white one yellow, salad. We had 5 gallon jugs of wine, 3 bottles of vodka, whiskey, ciroc, heinekens and pina coladas. Whew, that was a lot to type!

I’m sure I missed a bunch of it too.
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Everyone, which was mostly everybody didn’t really know each other and this was their first time meeting the other. So I thought it was great, we all got to meet new people and network. make plans for the summer and talk about upcoming projects.a jenI’m so glad A and Jen came down from Connecticut to come and spend some time with me.

They mean the world to me and I don’t even think they know it.

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I finally got to hang out with Obby and his girl Janna. Obby is awesome, and I hope we get to hang out more often this summer. Ever since I stopped working at Bergdorf Goodman I’ve just been drifting off everywhere.

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Judy brought some Moscato which was gone in like 15 minutes, and I got to see Jessica, who’s a total sweetheart and I met while working at Armani Exchange.oli sara

Oli is the cutest thing ever and Sara is one the smartest women I know. I’ve known these girls since my days in Art and Design High School way back when, how quickly time flies.q oli ncrys judjes and

I made sure everyone always a drink in their hand, keep the laughter coming.crystal steven

Crystal is a freaking doll, I’ve known her since I was in middle school and we used to hang out after class, especially during the summer when we will hit up the pool with her mom. I only get to see her a few times each year bc she’s busy traveling almost everywhere and she just finished getting her degree, I’m so proud of her!

godfather meraymond me    I was so happy when my godfather showed up and I have to say it was one of the biggest surprises of the night. I’m so grateful he passed by, let alone with beers. Love you Tio!

My baby cousin Raymond, though he’s’ not much of a baby anymore. ♥
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Stephy and Jay,though I haven’t knownthem for long, I’m sure we’re gonan have a lot of good times ahead of us and I know this night was no exception.group shot

This is when all the ratchetness began. I’m not even sure that’s a word, but I just used it as a verb.

Look at our group picture, how cute are we?booty

All I see is ass, and I know I wasn’t the only one looking. Tiana ended up giving a few lap dances haha

jen hugging megroup shot  That’s me getting some love from Jen, she’s just about the best mother figure I have ever seen. My niece and nephew are so lucky.

a and obby dancing

I caught A and Obby dancing, acting like fools… this is officially my blackmail picture.

Not sure how well that will work though, since I’m already showing you guys.obby janna

Obby and Janna looking adorable.pick me upI have no idea how I ended up on the ground ( no, I was not drunk, just a little happy ) and Q kept trying to pick me up.

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I think this picture of us would have actually came out cute if my eyes weren’t in a different world.

(ok, maybe I was a little drunk)
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Tiana acting a fool…you’ll see a lot of that in the next few pics.kick

She wasn’t the only one though, the get together got  a little better once everyone thought it died down…it didn’t.

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Tiana was a trip and having Stephy in the mix , well it was definitely interesting.randomIt was a good night, with good friends, with good food, and good drinks.

I definitely cannot complain.

(look at Tiana twerking while doing a handstand..hahahaha )

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Until next time guys.

( This is officially my favorite of us…for now )
my favorite pictureHappy Birthday to me.

(click on any image to make it larger)

DC BBQ 2012

Thanks to my brother J, my team, DC had a blast getting together and catching up. J usually plans this annual barbecue ( last years bbq post here )  for all of us to attend and actually spend time together, since everyone lately is usually caught up into their own world now-a-days.

( hopefully that changes )

I arrived with a bottle of vodka and a gallon of cranberry juice and greeted everyone with their kiss on the cheek, it didn’t take long for me to start hunting for food.

 

Of course I was super excited when I saw the guys from Mook Life grilling and I started calling shotgun on the burgers!

I spent most of the whole time throwing a  football  around, girls against guys and I must say, between me, Tuti, Set and Kash us girls definitely had a decent arm. I’m sure these guys were very impressed.

It was also nice seeing the DC guys from Canada, yes we’re everywhere!

Shout out to them.

The sun was blazing and I was so glad I wore a flowy dress instead of some regular jeans and a tee. My only mistake was playing ball in some thong sandals. I started to play barefoot in the grass, but once the game was over I put them on and they just snapped!

All I could think was ” How am I getting home? I’m sure as hell not hopping!”

Ens, the genius that he is hands me a knife and tells me to slice the bottom of my shoe open, thread the leather through and hand tie a knot at the bottom so I can at least get home.

What a prince.

I was happy when I noticed the bestfriend Ari ( Misha ) arrive, especially since she’s been so busy working on a super secret project that you guys are not supposed to know about yet, but will soon and hopefully enjoy. I was even more in shock when she popped up in a dress!

And even more, in stripes!

haha I loved it!

The lovely Kash ( Teekayelle ) also made an appearance and I’m always more than happy when I have friends from two different circles collide. Not that this was the first time of them meeting. We have much work and good times ahead of us.

And on that note, until the next adventure…. later guys.

Thanks to ARI and JEN for the photgraphs.

Tuti’s Performace

I met up with Jen in Fort Independence with a huge bag of overnight clothes and plans to head to Connecticut.
Plans quickly changed. Destiny, which we all call “Tuti” and is Jen’s niece, was having a performance in her school today.
So we packed up all the kiddies and headed on our way to the MNR. With all the noise and hyper moves everyone quickly scattered giving us places to sit.
That’s Michael, Jen’s brother hooking me up with some chicken wings while we wait for our train to arrive!
Jesse, the youngest brother,Jen and I.
Since we had no napkins to clean up after those chicken wings, to clean up Justen’s hands Jen had the mastermind idea of using pantyliners.lol Oh, man……Poor Justen, he looked humiliated, especially after I snapped a pic!

After finally arriving, a few stops before Poughkeepsie, we were picked up and drove to the school. Though I didn’t get a chance to grab a pic, the school looked beautiful, spacious and almost as if it was fake and able to be used as a backdrop for some cliche highschool movie.

Tuti did great though. She first sang Adele’s Someone like you, then Ceelo Green’s Forget You. of course, it has to be forget you, keeping it classy for the kids.

She then came out, sang and danced a trio in her stunning glittery red dress. Yes, the definitely stole the show!

Here’s a few pics of her special night. ( You guys should already know when you click on any picture it becomes larger )

Everyone was so proud of her! Once the show was over, we all headed out to Giacomo’s for pizza. Where my plate was looking way too good for my own good. I had pizza, a philly cheese steak, philly cheese chicken and some organic fresh mozzarella pizza that was waaaaaay too good!

This family is so inviting, you can clearly see how much love they have for one another. I’ve met many of them on separate occasions, but there’s something about special occasions, I felt so welcomed and grateful for being able to share this moment with them.

Look how cute they are !
Especially with all these little princesses running around who are so fond of their uncles and daddies. Too adorable!

Look at how awesome my plate is, well was..yum! After getting fat we all headed to Mayra, Jen’s sister house and started talking and then a nerf gun fight started!!

I was ready for war.. especially since there was only gun! I would catch the ammo, stuffing my bra with the neon green bullets until I was ready for war!

Once things calmed down we had a little glow in the dark, uv, blacklight fun.

Of course I couldn’t resist leaving my mark with some glow in the dark markers on Jen’s leg =]

Until next time readers !