Jun 30, 2009

Why I love my Saturday mornings

During the week, I am the first to get out of bed as I leave to work much earlier than Mr. Newlywed. But when it comes to the weekend, Saturday is the only day I really have to sleep in, as Sunday I usually go to church in the morning. What I love the most about Saturday mornings is that I get to wake up with Mr. Newlywed. We usually lay in bed as we wake up and I love it because we have a chance to talk to each other while we cuddle in each others arms. It is usually our time together with no interruptions such as TV, laptop, cell phone. Saturday mornings start off my weekend with a big smile on my face.

Dear Mr. Newlywed, if you are reading this, thanks for those Saturday mornings. And also thanks for when I drag you back into bed when you try to get away because I just want to have one more minute with you. That extra minute means the world to me. I love you!

Love,
Mrs. Newlywed

The joys of a summer morning....

Summer GIVEAWAY by Reality of Happily Ever After!

I follow the wonderful Reality of Happily Ever After. You should stop by. She is simply AWESOME! Well, she is running a giveaway to kick off the summer! Below are the details which I simply copied from her blog, but make sure you stop by and enter to win!

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Details for giveaway:

SUMMER GIVEAWAY!!!


Summer is Amazing.

Summer is Beachy.

Summer is Happy.

Summer deserves a
CELEBRATION!!!


So let's get to it!

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First up?

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The minute I laid eyes on this,
summer came to mind.

I. love. this.


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Second up?

A Preppy Princess
Personalized Boat Tote

{of course personalized to you}
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Perfect for the pool.
Perfect for the beach.
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Third up?
{YES! There's a 3rd!}

Five of O' Magazine's
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Click here to choose the 5 colors you'll pick!

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W.O.W. !!!!

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HOW DO I WIN!?
{so glad you asked... it's easy! too easy...}

There are only two ways to win :)

#1 Be or become a follower (2 entries)

#2 Post about this giveaway (5 entries)

Then let me know you did by leaving me a comment :)

The winner will be announced Friday, July 3rd @ NOON!!
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good luck to you all!

Jun 28, 2009

Frisbee time!



We took advantage today of the great weather and walked to the park near our apartment to toss around a Frisbee. Now, I am not very good at throwing a Frisbee around. OK, I suck! But, with some coaching (and being made fun of) from Mr. Newlywed and a friend, I started to get the grasp of Frisbee throwing. I'm not an expert, but we had fun throwing it around.

Next Frisbee lesson: Learn to catch all the time.

:)

The joys of Frisbee playing...

Jun 26, 2009

Popping biscuit cans everywhere!

So, today after I worked a half day, I went to pick up my sister who is visiting from Puerto Rico, along with my two beautiful niece and nephew! Before I picked them up, I had to stop by the food store to pick up a couple of things for dinner. One of the items on the list were some biscuits. I bought 6 cans (I LOVE them), and figured I would store some for next week's dinner menu. I put all the groceries in the trunk of the car and head off to my mom's house to pick up my sister and the kids and bring them back to my apartment. As I am driving, I hear a loud bang, and I simply think that it's one of the cans from the grocery that fell out of the bag and is now rolling back and forth in my trunk. When I get home and start to take the groceries out of the bag I noticed that one of the cans of biscuits POPPED open! That is when I realize that the loud noise I heard was when the can popped in my trunk. Below is a picture of how the can looked like.



FAST FORWARD A COUPLE OF HOURS....

I am in the kitchen washing the dishes while chatting with my sister who's sitting at the kitchen table. All of a sudden we hear a loud pop. I am thinking that maybe my niece dropped one of her toys. When I check on my niece I see she hasn't dropped anything and my sister tells me that it sounded like it came from the fridge. When I open the door I see the biscuit can at the bottom and think, oh the can just fell from the shelf. Nope, I was wrong. AGAIN another biscuit can popped open!



So, at this point, my sister, Mr. Newlywed and I are in awe that yet again, I had TWO cans of biscuits popping in just ONE ENTIRE DAY!

People, this would only happen to me!

The joys of biscuits....

Jun 25, 2009

Annoying Habit Wednesday! (on a Thursday)

Annoying Habit Wednesday

So, I am not completely sure what happened to my brain yesterday, but I completely missed Annoying Habit Wednesday! What's even funnier is that the night before I was chatting with a friend and she reminded me not to forget it was annoying habit Wednesday and I told her, of course I wouldn't forget. So much for that! Anyways, here we go. This week it's my turn. Annoying habit of today is....

When Mr. Newlywed Giggle decides to throw his clothes at me when I am still laying (sleeping) in bed.

Funny because this happened this morning. This usually happens when I am working from home or have a day off which would explain why the Mr. is up before I am. There are times when he's changing getting ready for work and decides to wake me up. As he's changing he "gingerly" tosses his clothes towards my head. I believe this is my wake up call from him. It works. I woke up this morning to his pj shorts on my face. I love my husband. Other times it's been undershirts and even socks as well.

Stay tuned for next week's annoying habit brought to you by Mr. Newlywed Giggle.

Jun 24, 2009

Annoying Habit Wednesday to come tomorrow! Stay tuned! My mind decided to go on hiatus today and it completely slipped my mind. I promise it'll be a good one ;)

Jun 23, 2009

I hate my can opener!

So, I decided to make myself a tuna sandwich today for dinner, since Mr. had saved his cheese steak sandwich that we got from Pat's this weekend. Before we were married, the Mr. bought a handy dandy gizmo that was a one touch can opener. The idea is that you put the can opener over what you are opening, press the button and then it's suppose to squeeze together until it fits snug over the can then turn it automatically while cutting. Below is a picture of the can opener. It's called OneTouch.




Now, that handy dandy gizmo of a can opener did this to my tuna can, AFTER we heard a huge POP noise!



Another picture so you can really get the idea of the strength of the stupid can opener.



And, now a picture of the broken piece of the stupid can opener.



And a picture of my favorite gadget in the kitchen (for today), my wonderful Oxo manual can opener that is very easy to turn and cuts without leaving edges.



The joys of can openers..... (well, guess a can opener can't be a joy, but my manual made me joyful today as I was able to open up my can of tuna... so, maybe it's right for me!)...

Oh yeah, and it was my FIRST time using this stupid can opener!

Proof of an annoying habit!

Remember when I posted about one of the annoying habits that had to do with the Mr.'s slippers? You can refresh your memory by reading it again here. Well, this morning when I woke up, the first thing I saw in the middle of the floor... the slippers! So, I decided to take a picture as proof!



And this is why I trip sometimes in the morning. Thank god the window shades were open and the sun was glistening on them, otherwise, who knows what kind of condition I would have been in this morning; gash in my head, broken bone....etc. :)

The joys of annoying habits...

Jun 22, 2009

Edward Cullen is HOT!



I have started the third book from The Twilight Saga and already loving it! I'm hooked along with the rest of the world with this series. The books have me so involved that I actually feel the emotions Bella goes through. I swear to you that I really do feel the emotions. It's amazing, one minute my hear is fluttering and the next minute my face is clenched and I can feel the anger and fear running through my blood. Amazing. That's all I have to say. A M A Z I N G.

There is a lot of criticism out there about the books and author, but I decided to finally read it to see, and I instantly became hooked. I think the books are great and am loving it. I might go out this week to rent the movie of Twilight and see how that goes.

So, who else is addicted like I? Come on, you know you are! Let's discuss!

PS. Edward Cullen is HOT!!!!!!

Jun 21, 2009

Hey, that soccer player is wearing tighty whiteys!

So, the hubby and I were watching one of the soccer matches from the Confederations Cup. And then this happened. I immediately grabbed by blackberry and made Mr. rewind (thank goodness for DVR), so I can take the video off the TV with my blackberry. Hilarious! Oh yeah, and I meant to say "he's wearing tighty whiteys", but that didn't come out and sound very stupid. It's OK. I do. Enjoy!


Jun 18, 2009

My title changed!

Hello everyone,
You might be confused, but I decided to change my blog title as I felt the one before was a wee bit too long. But it's still me! So, let's welcome the new title!

Old title: Laughs and giggles about marriage, cooking, and commuting to NYC

New Title: Newlywed Giggles

I'm excited about the new title and hope you are!

Google Analytics - oh what fun

Today I went to my google analytics to see the stats for my blog. I am always interested to see what searches get people to land on my page and two of them were very interesting, and a bit scary as well.

  1. "nyc cannibalism"
    - Um, if you were looking for a site that supports this lifestyle, mine is clearly not one of them. But while I have your attention, I would be intrigued to know why this subject interests you? Do different cultures taste differently? Which do you like best? Do you add salt and pepper?
  2. "towel toothpaste bleach"
    - This sounds like you might want to play a prank on somebody or you use your towel to brush your teeth by putting some toothpaste on it, then to get that whitening effect, you rub on some bleach as well. How's that working for you? You know, they have created these handy dandy Crest Whitestrip that you can put on overnight. I'm sure you will save yourself from bleaching your own clothes when you try to put liquid bleach on to whiten your teeth and then you won't have to deal with that bleachy smell. Let me know how that works for you!
The joys of google search...

Things I want Thursday

So, I have been following the wonderful Sass over at her blog and she is truly wonderful. She has this blog post named "Things I want Thursday" and since I was feeling a bit down because of the weather and some other stresses, I figured I would post my version.

Things I want...... and maybe you can help?
  • I want to be on an island sipping a pina colada
  • I want to have motivation at my job to get things that need to be done
  • I want it to stop raining already.. Seriously, raining for two weeks. Are we being punished? Or is it really April and not June and I'm still dreaming. If I am dreaming, wake me up!
  • I want a personal chef to cook dinner everyday so I don't have to.
  • I want people to stop asking me when I'm having kids. For goodness sake people, I JUST got married this past November. I did not mark myself as a baby machine. I would like to enjoy my couple time before we have babies. I want to do things like go on vacation, stay out late at the movie theater, go to Hooters for wings and a beer. Seriously, what is the obsession with people pressuring newlyweds to have babies? Is it because you had babies right away and are trapped now and want to sucker other couples into it? If you know better, you would know NOT to ask me that question. It's annoying. And don't say you don't know it's annoying because you hear plenty of other newlywed couples complain of the same thing. And for those newlyweds who are going through this, you can do what I do which seems to work... Look at them with a serious face and tell them that you have decided to not have kids and just turn and walk away. This stops the questions.
  • I want October 17th to be tomorrow because then that would mean that we leave for our cruise vacation
  • I want to be a super wife who is able to manage everything in her life and still walk around with a happy smile on her face.
  • I want flowers.. preferably carnations because I love carnations
  • I want dinner to be ready when I come home, even if it's pancakes.
  • I want someone to throw me a surprise party for my birthday so I don't have to plan my own like I do every year.
  • I want a Lexus for the week and an Audi for the weekends
  • I want more followers to my blog so I can make them giggle with some of my stories
  • I want to stay 25 forever and not get old. The thought of being wrinkly really urks me out.
  • I want someone to buy me a new wardrobe because I hate shopping for clothes
  • I want have a salary of $400,000 because that would make my life much easier.
  • I want.......

hmm.. this is good therapy.. maybe I will continue this next week... or go back to reading Sass's and attempt to help her get the things she wants.

The joys of a rainy Thursday when I have had too much time to think....

PS. Sorry if this is ranting.... but then maybe I'm not.. who knows.

Jun 17, 2009

Check this out!



So, I'm one of the bloggers on She Just Got Married and mentioned is a post about a giveaway for two very interesting books! Both books are by Sharan Naylor. Come check out the post by clicking here to take a look around the She Just Got Married website and also learn more about this great giveaway! Enjoy!

Annoying Habit Wednesday - Dishes

Annoying Habit Wednesday

Is it that time already? My gosh it is!

Today's annoying habit is brought to you by the Mr.

  • The Mrs. leaving dishes in the sink for a day, or two, or three.
Yep, I will tell you that I do this. I have no shame. Why? Well, after I come home from work I am the one who always cooks, unless there is a night when we order out of course. Unlike the Mr., I get home from work and cook dinner so I spend maybe about an hour and half in the kitchen. Meanwhile, the Mr. comes home from work and usually gets to sit down and relax on the couch and catch up on the internet and watch TV. So, that is his relaxing time. Quite frankly, I want some of that time for myself too. I leave my house usually (not all the time, but usually) around 7:30am and get home at 5:30. So, it's been a long day. Especially walking 10 blocks to the work and back 10 blocks to the train station, then switching trains, walking to my car and driving 10 minutes to get home. You may say this is routine and I should get used to it, but what is funny that the train system and weather is never the same everyday. So, can't get much of a routine. (and yes, I am complaining and I'm allowed to complain, it's my blog).

Anyways, when I come home and have to stand to cook dinner in the HOT kitchen (which started now in the summer month only), I get tired and would LOVE the luxury of sitting down and watching some TV and catching up on my blogs right after I walk in the door from work, but since I am the only one who cooks, I don't get that luxury as much as the Mr. So, yes, I sometimes leave the dishes because by 7:30 when we are usually done eating dinner, the last thing I want to do is stand in the kitchen and wash dishes. For example, when I go home today, I know have to wash the dishes in the sink, which now makes me like it better because I can wash while cooking at the same time so I kind of feel like I can kill two birds with one stone. So, there you have it, I don't wash the dishes everyday. They sometime sit there for more than a day.

So, does your Mr. cook at all, wash the dishes, do none??

Jun 15, 2009

We should NOT cut our nails on the train



So, on my way home I was sitting on the PATH train attempting to read New Moon (yes, I'm addicted to the twilight series, but I'll post about that later on). I was not able to concentrate on the train because I kept hearing this pinging sound. Like metal clashing against metal very quickly. So I start to look up and see where the heck this noise is coming from, and that is when I turn my head and stare at one of the passengers in disbelief. This person was sitting there clipping their nails! D I S G U S T I N G!

The joys of taking the PATH train...

I want to sleep for the next three days!

What a weekend it was.. . let's see if I can give you a short summary of it.

Friday
-worked from home till 12 (loving that my job has summer hours!)
- watched TV for about an hour while the hubby was out with his friend
- went to the food store to pick up some baking ingredients
- baked TWO cakes
- iced the one layer cake, the other was an upside down pineapple cake (yummo!)
- Went to a meeting at my church from 7:30-8:30
- Drove half hour to my friends house to celebrate her birthday party. This was a girls night and included some male strippers as well. ;)
- Got home around 4:30am

Saturday
- Woke up at 8:30am, got dressed and drove 1 hour and half to CT for my cousin's bridal shower.
- Left CT around 3 to drive back home to my friends house, which took me about 2 hours and 15 minutes to get to for her birthday party
- Had a fun night, but tired, night there
- We got home around 11:30 at night

Sunday
- woke up went to church
- immediately after church was done sped to my mom's house because my sister flew in the night before with my niece and nephew visiting from Puerto Rico!!!!

So, i'm super excited to be together with my sister and the babies!!!!!!!! I missed them so much and glad that they will be staying for about a month here!

The joys of my sister, niece and nephew...

Jun 12, 2009

Let's race 3.5 miles!

So yesterday I decided to walk 3.5 miles. Not because I actually felt like doing it for my own good, but because my company participated in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge. This is my third year and every time we have SO much fun! You have the option of running or walking the race, so we walked and had a good time with lots of giggles!


Here I am balancing the empty cup on my head while I walked along the race. The cup is empty because it was previously poured on me.




Here are some of my colleagues.... He was running around in circles around her! I told you we like to have fun!




Now this was hilarious to us! My friend told me to run up and walk at the same pace with the guy on the left because he was so tall. Granted, I am only five feet tall but this guy was REALLY tall.



Here I am! This is as we are in the car cutting across town to get to Central Park for the race.



Yep, you guessed it. They are skipping!



And saving the best for last, these two gentlemen were the extremes of each other. The one on the left had huge calf muscles in his legs, meanwhile the guy on the right has teeny wheeny tiny legs. And as you can see they have matching white sweatbands and very short shorts.




All in all we had a great time at this event. Looking forward to next year's!

The joys of corporate challenge....

Jun 10, 2009

Wipeout!



Have you seen this show that is shown on ABC? If you have not, you MUST! This show is hilarious!
  • Human cannonballs! Human pinballs! Crashes, smashes and mud splashes! Twenty-four thrill-seekers will compete in the world's largest extreme obstacle course designed to provide the most spills, face plants and wipeouts ever seen on television, in Wipeout, a painfully funny new reality series.
  • Each week 24 daring new contestants of all ages, shapes and sizes will go head to head through rounds of grueling and physically demanding but wildly hilarious obstacles to win the title of "Wipeout Champion" and the grand prize of $50,000. The contestants and the courses change every week, including new over-the-top obstacles such as "The Catapult," "Plank in the Face," "Hurtles," and the return of the fan favorite the "Big Balls." In the end, only one contestant will win, while everyone else will Wipeout!

Me and the Mr. love to sit and watch this show. You would think that these people are crazy for participating, but they do which makes good TV because I know that we LOVE watching this show. Note, I would refrain from drinking liquids while watching this show as you might burst out into laughter and possibly create a mess. lol.
Here is a brief video of what the show is about. Enjoy!

Annoying Habit Wednesday! TWO habits!!!!!!

Annoying Habit Wednesday

This week, you are lucky because you get TWO annoying habits, both from the Mrs. So, here we go...

Annoying Habit #1 - When the Mr. uses my towel.
  • Ok, so in our bathroom we have the towel holder that is against the wall and we bought a towel holder that hangs over the door. I decided to put my towel against the wall that was across the sink and I put his towel and robe on the door hanging. I also have a small holder next to the sink to hold the hand towel. After a couple of weeks of us living in our apartment, I noticed that my towel started to have bleach spots. For the life of me I couldn't figure out what the heck was going on so I started cursing the towels from Bed Bath and Beyond and telling everybody that the towels sucked. At first, I thought I might have rubbed against it when I was cleaning the bathroom because I use the Soft n Scrub with bleach in it. But, even after I took precautionary measures, I still would see my towel have bleach stains on it. Then one day, I SAW it happen! What happened you ask? I'll tell you what happened, I saw my husband reach for my towel after he finished brushing his teeth and cleaning his face.... he used my towel to dry his face and hands (which to use he has to turn around to grab the towel). Now, why on earth would he use my towel when there is a hand towel for that purpose RIGHT NEXT TO THE SINK IN PLAIN VISIBILE SIGHT! Ugggh.... drove me insane. And the bleach stains??? Yeah, they are from the toothpaste we use because it's whitening toothpaste. So it all fell into place and now I moved my towel to the door hanging bar and his robe to where my towel use to be.

Annoying habit #2 - When the Mr. takes his socks off and throws them in my face.
  • This one doesn't need much explanation. It's hilarious to me, and deathly to me. I always start acting out like I'm dying because of the smell. Please note: Sometimes, he's had his socks on ALL day... eeewww!

Besides these annoying habits, I still love the Mr. It's our quirkly things we do to each other that make us giggle.

Hope you enjoyed this week's annoying habits and stay tuned for next week when it's the Mr.'s turn to fill you in on some of mine! (scary, I know)

Jun 9, 2009

What a weekend!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Well, for me it was perfect. Friday night we saw the movie The Hangover and I haven't laughed so hard at a movie like that in a long time. It is a must see!

Then Saturday was a nice chillax (how I like to call it, chill and relax) day. Was curled up on the couch while the hubby did some work and we went went to Target and rented some movies.

Then Sunday was super exciting because I was able to fulfill my duties as a Godmother!!!! My best friend's chose myself, my husband, and my other best friend as the godparents and we had a fab time. It was a beautiful service and then off to BBQ later. It was nice to get together with close friends to celebrate such a joyous occasion.
Here's a pic of me and Madison at the BBQ relaxing in the yard:

And here is the yummy cake we all had:


And here is Madison getting some cake frosting to taste:


We had a great time on Sunday and it was a perfect way to end the weekend.

The joys of great friends and great food...

Jun 3, 2009

Annoying Habit Wednesday!

Annoying Habit Wednesday

So, I'm sitting here at home reading my blog updates and all of a sudden it hits me! It's Annoying Habit Wednesday! I then stared at my husband and was "quizzing" him on what day of the week today was, as I thought it was Tuesday, but thank god for my husband to correct me.

Anyways, here it is. This week was my husband's turn to pick an annoying habit and he decided to go with:

Not parking my car straight in the driveway

Ok, so let me explain. We are able to park both of our cars in front of our apartment door as we live on the first floor. To come to our apartment, you have to drive down a long and narrow driveway and then we have to make a sharp turn with little room and park our cars side by side. Now, I have a sedan so it's easier for me to put my car on the left side since my car is a bit smaller to keep making the sharp turn. He parks his SUV on the right side which is in front of the apartment door. Well, he's always complaining that I can never park my car straight and I am always parking it more to the right when I have more than enough room to move it to the left side a bit.

My response: "Babe, to me it's straight." And then I continue to walk into the apartment and yep, I don't fix it.

So there you have it!

I also realized while writing this post that I missed last week's annoying habit! How could I forget! Well, I promise that next week I'll have two annoying habits to make up for last week's missing post. :)

I'm cheating on my husband

So I am cheating on my husband with Jason Statham... yep, the SUPER HUNK from Transporter, Crank, War movies... he's hot!

And you all thought this post was about me actually cheating on my husband.. silly readers you are. I love my husband, I wouldn't cheat on him, of course unless Jason Statham showed up at my house and asked me to be his wife and lover... ANYWAYS...

So, which celebrity would YOU choose to cheat (in fantasy land of course) on your husband with?

Some pics for you to enjoy...


The joys of Jason Statham....mmmmmm goood

Jun 2, 2009

Are you his daughter? No, I'm his wife

So, my dad went into the hospital on Thursday and while we were at the hospital, a lovely nurse came in to the room with what looked like a book of questions to answer. It literally took us about 10 minutes to answer all the questions, having to do with medical history. So, as the lovely nurse is almost finished with the book of questions, she looks over to my mother and asks her if she is his daughter. Now, I immediately start to giggle and say "No, I'm his daughter." and my mom says "I'm his wife". The lovely nurse looked like she was about to die in the hospital room meanwhile my dad is laughing so hard along with me because we just couldn't contain ourselves. So the lovely nurse says "I'm sorry if I offended you." in which my response is "Offender her, you just gave her the best compliment ever!".... and we all started to laugh together.

Some background info for you all to fully appreciate your giggle you have right now after reading the above. My parents are 13 years apart in age. My father is 65 and my mom is 52. I have an older sister who is 32 and I'm 25. Now, my mother does look younger than 52 but I also think that my dad does not look like he's 65 either. Below is picture of the four of us on my wedding day taken this past November.


Do your parents have a big age difference?

Thank you all for prayers and support!

I want to thank everyone for their prayers and support while my dad was in the hospital. I'm happy to say that he will be coming home today from the hospital! He's going to be OK and most important thing is that the doctors caught it early enough to treat it.

I want to thank everyone for their support and kind words.

Now, I'm back to my grind and do have a funny story to post about of what happened to us in the hospital. Stay tuned!

Jun 1, 2009

Update on my dad

My dad has been in the hospital since Thursday because he was having some chest pains, we later found out from the MRI that he had a "silent" heart attack in the past, which is basically he had a heart attack but didn't even know it. He has some damage to his heart and they found that one of his veins has collapsed. They transferred him this morning to a hospital where cardiology is a specialty to do an angiography to see what is going on a bit more clear, and then they were going to move ahead and do an angioplasty to open up the block veins in his heart.

I will keep you updated as soon as we learn some more information.
I appreciate your prayers and support.