Tuesday, December 16, 2008

All I want for Christmas is...a job!

Guess Christmas came early this year because I found out today that I got the tax processing job at Pricewaterhouse Coopers that I interviewed for last week. The position won't start until January 5th, but I am looking forward to working for a very well-known company like PWC. For those who don't know, PWC is one of the big 4 accounting firms and is ginormous!!! It has a presence in about 150 countries and is very reputable. I am excited to be working for somebody I can trust. What a great way to finish off the year and start a new one. Thanks to all who have helped me in my job search here in Texas, and even though I am still looking for other great opportunities, it is nice to know that I have one in the bag already. Merry Christmas indeed!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Texas Here We Come!

For all of you who don't know yet, Sarah and I are moving to Texas! Well, technically I am already in Texas and have been since Monday, but Sarah will be here shortly when she drives out with her brother Daren and his family for Christmas. After a long and fruitless attempt at finding employment in Southern California, we decided an attempt at the less affected Dallas region was in order. I had my first interview already this week and it went great, so things are looking up. Although we will miss our friends in sunny Southern California, we know that there are new experiences and relationships in store for us in Texas. Both Sarah and I have brothers that live here in the Dallas region with their families and it will be great to see them much more often. We also will be staying with Sarah's parents until I can find employment and save up enough for an apartment of our own. We have mixed feelings about this move, but we both have an overwhelmingly strong feeling that this is the step we need to take right now in our lives. We appreciate the love and hospitality that my parents have shown us while we have lived with them over the past 5 months.

Sarah is looking forward to a well-deserved break from work once I get a job. She has been such an inspiration and blessing to me over these past months. She has been my beacon and my strength during this difficult time. I appreciate her more than can possibly be described for the amount of hard work that she has put in to keep us on our feet and I am so glad that she is such a good worker and has a job that she enjoys. I will always remember the sacrifices she has made in our behalf and I will make it up to her. She will have a sugar daddy very soon (I hope).

For all of those we have left behind, farewell. We love and will miss you. For those of you whom we will now see more often, we can't wait to see you and share this time of our lives with you. And to everybody, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


In the spirit of this Thanksgiving holiday, Gerret and I have soooo much to be thankful for. Even though it's hard at times to think of all the good things, we really are so blessed. We are grateful to have each other, to have a home to live in, and to have parents who love us. We are grateful to be able to have a job right now. I am so thankful to be able to practice massage and help people. We are happy to live near the beach. We are blessed to have the gospel in our lives. What comfort this brings to me, especially right now when there are so many things that are challeging us and the circumstances that we are in. We love all our family members and friends and cherish the relationships we have with all of you. We love and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

I was really excited to try to make dessert for Thanksgiving this year. Those of you who know me well, know that I am not really an accomplished chef at all, but I was able to make this yummy pumpkin cheesecake and this is how it turned out.
It has whipped cream topping with toasted almonds and caramel topping. Mmmmmm, can't wait to eat it. I though it turned out pretty dang good. I am so proud of myself!...and Gerret.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Twilight Mania!

On Thursday night at midnight I was in line with about three hundred other chicks waiting to see the first showing of twilight. It was insane and funny to see how into it they all were. Everyone was screaming and giggling. There were so many twelve year old girls with their dads as their chaperone whitch was cute. He really took one for the team by taking all these screaming overly excited girls to see the movie.
Okay so I am anxious to see what everyone thinks of the movie. There was sooo much hype for this film. I liked it but was disappointed because no movie can really ever measure up to the book and how you play everything out in your mind. All the small details there vocies the way you imagin them to look all that good stuff. I know they tried really hard to capture all the highlighted points of the storyline but it just doesn't compare. I knew there was a good chance that I would be disappointed but was hoping for more. I want to hear what you all thought of the movie. Do you feel the same way or was it the best movie that you have ever seen like I know several chicks feel.

This was the line wound all the was around the movie theater outside.

I know I know what your thinking how lame but my friend talked me into it so if I did it everyone else was forced to also.

So what are your thoughts how did you feel about it yay or nay?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Horton Hears A Who - Katie

Katie, from "Horton Hears A Who", is a really funny...thing. Don't know what she is, but you have to see this video.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Best Gift

With all the political topics being brought up in the world today, Proposition 8 is one of the most important. This video hits home about how important the family is and why Prop 8 must be passed. We hope that you all like it.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Knott's Scary Farm

Last night we went to Knott's for their Halloween Haunt they have every year. It's fun and terrifying all at the same time. They pretty much turn the park into a party with all the decorations and mazes you can walk through. The only thing is they have plenty of characters with the scariest costumes walking around the park ready to chase you, stalk you, and make creepy noises in your face. I know you're wondering why on earth anyone would want to put themselves though that kind of terror. Well, it's just fun. Plus it's funny to watch random people get chased through the park. Well, that is until they turn around and come after you. It's all part of the fun for Halloween I guess. Here are some pictures we took of a few freaks walking around.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I am actually admitting it

Okay so I love this time of year. The cooler weather, the rain storms. It just feels like the beginning of the year to me even though it's really not until January. I didn't really get a taste of what seasons were like until I lived in New York for over a year. Growing up in Southern California is great. Don't get me wrong here, I worship the ocean, but autumn in the New England area is absolutely amazing to see. Watching all the colors on the trees change and fall, school starting, the fall activities, the crisp air and apple picking. I fell in love with it. I am going to say I kind of miss New york right now. After all the anticipation of coming back to California and leaving New York, I am admitting what I though I wouldn't admit. I do miss New York this time of year.
Here are some great pictures of the New England area during the fall season.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's About Time

beautiful serena and I

It's been forever since I blogged and we have gotten to do a few things since then. This last week my cousin Serena got married in Arizona. It was a beautiful wedding and we are sooo happy for her and James. It was great to see some of the family while we were there. we were also able to see Gerret's Sister who just had her first baby Ella, she is adorable. Along with that we got visit some good friends from Cornell Todd and Abby we totally miss them.

Arizona was a much needed break from work even though its starting to slow down. I have been none stop this summer between both my jobs so it was great to get away for a little while. Unfortunatly I had to come home a bit earlier because I had some problems with my crown. I swear sometime I just want get ride of all my teeth and get Dentures. Yeah I know how bad that would be but teeth are so freaking expensive and such a hassle when problems do arise. plus it's always the most inconvenient time that it has to happen. So when I went into the dentist on Friday we both decided that it would be best if we just pulled the tooth. I had a crown on this particular tooth from a old root canal that I guess failed. Lets just say I will never and I repeat myself never be awake when I get a tooth pulled next time and hopefully there won't be a next time. It took him two and a half hours to pull this tooth it was needless to say absolutely miserable and painful. Why does it seem like all of us Gorgueiros have bad teeth and I take really good care of my teeth too. It must be the Genes that I inherited=( I wish I was able to return those pairs of genes for a full refund Ha Ha ha. Okay that was a lame joke but I know some of you completely understand.

This was a beautiful place to get married I loved the moutians in the back.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Tagged 3s and 8s

Lexi tagged me a long time ago and I'm finally getting around to this.

3 Joys:
1. Coming home to my husband
2. spending time with good friends
3. having the gospel in my life

3 Fears:
1. something horrible happening to a family member
2. getting in a plane crash
3. spiders and slithery creatures

3 Obsessions:
1. painting my nails
2. working out at least 3 times a week
3. the Twilight saga

3 Surprising Facts:
1. I am a really shy person in big groups
2. I am a total worry wart
3. I love driving in my car with the music blaring

8 Things I am passionate about:
1. my husband
2. my family
3. having good healthy relationships in this life
4. setting goals and following through with them
5. Really trying to be a understanding person
6. Having a good sense of humor
7. The Gospel
8. Nurturing others

8 Words or Phrases I say often:
1. What can I do for you ( I say this at least 20 times at work)
2. That is sweet
3. Yeah Whatever
4. Hows it going
5. I want that
6. Lets snuggle
7. I will try
8. You're silly

8 Things I Want To Do Before I Die:
1. Skydiving
2. Go to the Greek Islands
3. Go on a church mission
4. Learn Spanish
5. Have kids
6. Get out of debt
7. Run a marathon
8. Tour Europe

8 Things I Pray For:
1. Good health
2. Safety and security
3. To be busy at work
4. Gerret will get a job
5. Our Sunday School class will behave
6. Opportunities to help people
7. Our families
8. Financial security

8 Things I've Learned:
1. Taking a walk when angry and frustrated will help cool you off
2. Eating healthy foods make you feel better
3. Don't judge someone unless you've walked in their shoes
4. Marriage is tough, but sooooooo worth it
5. Speaking without thinking gets you nowhere fast
6. Reading the scriptures puts you in the right perspective for the day
7. Stepping back and laughing at your situation sometimes makes it so much easier
8. Communication is key to every relationship

8 People I Tag:
1. Amy
2. Veronica
3. Erin
4. Melanie
5. Lindsay
6. Angela
7. Abby
8. Beka

Monday, August 11, 2008

It's Been A While

I wanted to catch up on some posting since it has been quite a while now. Gerret is back. He finished his assignment with homeland security and is looking for more permanent opportunities. He enjoyed the experience, but decided to stick to the business world instead of translating. I am soo very happy to have him back. I will be honest, it sucked when he was gone. I have been busy with work. La Costa gets some really big business groups in for conventions and they invade the spa, which is bitter and sweet. Bitter because i get booked with 6 to 9 massages a day, but sweet because I like the numbers on my paycheck! We have been dying to go to a Padre game this summer. I love Petco Park. It's really nice. I went to go see Phantom of the Opera. I never saw it before. I loved it and it was absolutely amazing. I wish I had a voice like the talented singers in musicals like that.

My good friend Kelly had her 24th birthday, so we decided to have a girls' night out, which was much needed and totally fun. We were shocked at the price we got at the Omni Hotel next to the stadium in the Gas Lamp District. It was only eighty dollars for a five star hotel. You don't run into that too often, and we had dinner at our favorite restaurant, Bucca Di Beppo! I finished the Twilight Saga and am sad to have it done with. I got the first book thinking, oh I can read while Gerret is gone, but I got so obsessed with the book I breezed through all four of them in about a week and a half. I love those books. It is such an easy read and easy to get into. I am thrilled about the movie and a second version that Stephenie Meyers is writing to the first book Twilight. It's called "Midnight Sun." It is Edward's point of view from the beginning. That is gonna be interesting! So that is the latest with the Montgomerys. Nothing too exciting. Just work and more work and the occasional fun times. We will keep you posted on what's next.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

So Far Away Again

Sarah and I are once again distanced from each other for a short period of time, but it feels like an eternity. As some of you may know, I am working for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for about a month or two as a Cambodian linguist. So far it is a pretty neat job. I just listen to suspects' phone conversations and translate as necessary. I'm somewhat of a glorified voyeur. Ha ha.

It's a pretty nice arrangement here as well. All expenses are paid for except for food, which is very helpful at the present time. I am staying right in the very center of Philadelphia at the Marriott Residence Inn and although the amenities here are great, they really don't mean a whole lot without my sweetheart. I miss her so incredibly much, it's getting ridiculous. As the days go by I notice more and more things that I miss about her and I look forward to when she flies out to see me next month so she can get to experience Philadelphia. I am literally a couple blocks away from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell and I can look out my window and see city hall with a statue of William Penn on the top.

To Sarah, I love you. I miss you so much sweety and I appreciate how good you've been about this whole situation. You truly make me the happiest man alive. I don't know what I'd do without you. You are the best.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Take what you can when you can get it!

Gerret got a call yesterday from Homeland Security telling him to get ready he's leaving on sunday afternoon to go to Philidelphia for a few months. I was speechless when he told me Iam sooooo sad now I guess in my mind I figured that they were strining him along and that it wasn't going to happen and now he gonna be gone, Iam going to be husbandless for a few months man that sucks. I have to focus on the positive side of things he's working what a blessing especially right now when the economy is suffering greatly and thousands of people are being laid off. Its funny though that they can make things happen so incredibly fast when they want them to and in the mean time you just waiting hummmmmm is all I can say to that. Well that is the lastest we are excited to see where this going and where it will take us, hopefully not back on the east coast to live but I guess whatever. You gotta take what you can get right when the opportunity comes along right.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Aaah the San Diego Fair!

Every year they have a theme this year was summer of sports ( The Iron Man)
It would be so crazy to see some one fall from one of those rides kinda twisted huh.
everyone on the two rides to the left is upside down too.
Every year my parents took us to the fair growing up and it has always stuck with me I love it. We made it this year for Dollar Tuesday and that rocks its perfect for our budget ha ha ha. Its just fun to run around and watch all the crazy rides and the near death experiences people are probably having on them. Some look so unstable and not safe I just can brave up enough to get on one. It fun to walk around and eat different horrible fried food, I only do that once a year and that only happens at the fair for me. This year we had fried zucchini and pastrami sandwiches it was so good and for desert Funnel cake for me that is the best desert ever invented strawberries and whipped cream it doesn't get any better than that. I also love all the different venues. they have some pretty cool things all the instant cleaner and cookers and jewelry oh and the petting zoo there are some of the most interesting animala there like the Lama never saw one up close until today. We made it to a hypnotise show that was great I wish I had some pictures of that, words can't describe the hilarious things he had people doing on stage. For example a 17 year old boy gave birth to a baby girl a panda if you can imagine how that is going to go down pretty interesting. All and out it was a great time at the fair. Iam so glad that we made it this year. last year we were in new york so the distance would be a bit more difficult to make for a fair.
The mama Lama and her baby. They look like aliens

chelsea brittany cara erin and me

Monday, June 9, 2008

Niagara Falls and Palmyra

The Sacred Grove. I am so glad that we went one more time before we left. The Palmyra Temple from the Sacred Grove.

Gerret and his parents in front of the clock tower.

North Hill on compus looking out onto the countryside.
Horseshoe falls, which is Niagara falls in all it's power, plus a rainbow on the Canadian side.
When Gerret's parents came out for his graduation, we took them to Niagara falls and Palmyra, New York. It was Awesome it couldn't have been a nicer day. It is just amazing to see how much water acutally flows from the falls. It's amazing how incredibly huge they are upfront. Here are some pictures of the falls and the Sacred grove in the summer time. We also gave Gerret's parents the tour of Cornell's campus. It is such a beautiful place and it overlooks some cool scenery.

This is American Falls on the American side.

We are Here!

I coundn't resist. I had to take this picture while passing the border
This was an awesome Arizona sunset.
Me being terribly bored on the drive taking ramdom pictures of myself.
While driving through Ohio, we stopped to see the Kirtland, Ohio Temple.
It was beautiful.

Gerret playing dress up with Hannah and Austin's dress up clothes.
Caroline and Kaitlyn climbing on Gerret
Hannah and Austin had this really cute community sprinkler park to cool
off during their hot summer days in Texas. Here they are putting it to good use.
I want one of these to play in too.

Things have been so crazy here for us. We have been in California a week now and haven't had time to post much, so I am getting to it now I guess. I started work again as a massage therapist at La Costa and it's great to be back, but just slow for now it should get busy as the summer goes on. Gerret got the job with the D.E.A and will be leaving within the next two weeks to Indianapolis, we are excited to see where the opportunity will take us and for the cool experience that Gerret will get to have.
We arrived in California on Monday, June 2nd, after our long drive across country. We were so excited to see the sign "Welcome to California" when we crossed the border. We are just so happy to be back and thawing out from the Ithaca winter. We drove from Ithaca, New York to Dallas, Texas and stayed with my parents for a few nights and then continued on to Scottsdale, Arizona where we picked up the moving truck from Todd and Abby Runyan. While there, we got to see Carlyn Swensen and Matt Coates (her fiance). It was a long drive, but went by fast and we are happy we made it safely. I will admit, it was a boring, flat drive 'till we got to the west coast. I forgot how many hills and elevation climbs there are while driving through the desert.
When we stopped in Texas we got to see my brother Eric and his family along with Gerret's brother Kurt and his family. We had a great time visiting with them. Our nieces and nephews were so excited to see Uncle Gerret and to hang all over him and play dress up with him. Gerret is such a good sport. He is gonna be such a great dad when the time comes.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Here comes the Graduate!!!

We finally made it to graduation. It was a perfect day the weather couldn't have been better. Not a cloud in the sky a slight breeze and the warm sun, the stadium was jammed packed. We had to get there about three hours early just to get a seat it was great.

I am so incredibly proud of you Gerret you did an amazing job this last year and a half and really faced some difficult challenges academically but pulled through and grew in so many ways. Iam so glad to have been here with you and watch you accomplish something great that will help you in our future in ways that we can't even imagine right now. I love you so much babe this has been an awesome year. Although it was tuff at times I am Lucky to have been able to share this with you.

Congratulations Graduate!

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Best Feeling.....

So my last day at work was Friday May 16. For the last year I have been working at Cayuga Medical center as a hospital aide in the operating room. It was a very interesting experience needless to say i have seen some very scary and unusual things there. I am soooooo happy to say that i finally don't have to work there any longer, most know that i hated my job I was very mistreated and stretched to the max. They were really short staffed so I had to do more work than I should have had for the position that I was in. Ithaca really doesn't have many jobs, so you either work at the hospital or Cornell not much to choose from.

I ended up with the hospital believe me I would have left after the first month but it's SO incredible hard to find jobs in this town when you find something you have to keep it. It was the best feeling to me to walk out those door and know I never have to come back and work there again it was priceless to me, Iam sure for those who have had to deal with a job that you just despise completely understand the feeling, it's great!!.

I did meet some really cool people though that made the difference for me while working at the hospital. We went out for a little goodbye party on Friday night. Aside from all the negative comments I have made in the past about this place I will miss some of the people that I worked with. Thank you so much for helping me get through this year at work, I can honestly say it was one of the hardest and emotional jobs I have ever had.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Gerret!!!

Happy Happy Birthday Gerret!

It was on Monday May 5 Cinco De Mayo! We where able to do a surprise birthday BBQ party for him without him finding out, which was awesome. He was completely clueless and didn't even see it coming. I will admit I am proud of myself for keeping it a secret, well i only had to keep it a secret for 24 hours but that was hard enough. I can't hold stuff like that in it's just to hard for me plus I just get to excited to have it happen already. Thank you all for making this work out so well in such short amount of time. the only thing i didn't do was take pictures of everything so I only have one picture, I will have to try to snag some from other people. I know this is written past Gerrets Birthday but I wanted to post it anyways. We have been so incredibly busy with work for me and school for Gerret that I haven't had the time to do much with the post so better late then never right.
We are on the count down only 17 day left and two finals for Gerret till we leave Ithaca New York and start on our long drive back to sunny San Diego which we are happy to announce that we are moving back to. Unfortunately we are still figuring out the job situation so until then we will keep you posted.
Okay so there are somethings that we will miss about Ithaca the summers are amazing this is the time to be here, all the out door activities that you can do the hikes the lake the gorges it really is fun, the fall is beautiful there is just so many colors everywhere, and most importantly the friends and relationships that we have created while here at Cornell. We are so thankful for the friends that we have made here I don't know what we would have done with out them especially through the 7 months of the insane winter here. We will miss you terribly=(..