Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Will you marry me?





It was Saturday December 14, 2012 I have just gotten off work and smelled liked fried food and hot sauce, I was heading straight home to shower and get ready because Matt was going to pick me up so that we could go to his work Christmas party. I was down stairs in my room finishing putting on my make up. When I hear the doorbell ring, my roommate quickly came downstairs and says" Uhh I think you should go open the door..." I asked her why, and if its Matt to just let him in. But she insisted that I should go open the door.
So I get up, run upstairs ( I was in the basement) and open the door, I did not see anyone but when I looked down there was a vase of tulips (my favorite flowers) a disc and two cards. I grabbed all those things and I set it on our living room table. I quickly opened the card first, and it was Matt's hand writing. My hands started shaking and my heart started pumping fast. The card said how this day will be  day we will always remember ( I immediately started balling) and how I should watch the video he made. The video was pictures of us and how we met. I was crying so hard and my roommate was there to watch it all happen! I love that she was there with me. As soon as I finished watching it. I was to open the 2nd card which led me to a park where a hill is. So I quickly got in my car. And drove to the park. I parked and ran out to the hill, and I see Matt's mom with a rose and another card! I gave her a hug and she handed me the card and letter which read (yup I saved those cards)
 " Now, My beautiful girl, you are coming close to your final destination, where I Am waiting for you! This place is near by and it is one of the places where we first began to speak about marriage. It is in the same park but in a more secluded place with a smaller hill and a bench on top. I don't know if you remember the day when we walked around that area and spoke about life and our future together, but I do. It is a very sweet memory for me now. I wish to make it a place that we will always remember as "our place" Go there now and I will be waiting for you. I am so grateful for all of my memories with you my love; and I look forward to many more. I love you more than I can describe in a card, and I want that love to last! Remember, I will always love you! Love- Matt " 
Oh gosh, tears just kept coming down my face, happy excited tears! I could not believe this was happening!! I had my mother-in-law take me to the other hill Matt was waiting for me. It was both her and my now sister-in-law. She was recording me and asking me how I felt. ( I wonder if she still has that video...)
Anyway, they dropped me off and I ran to the stairs. I looked up and there is my handsome man wearing a suit and holding red roses (which I still have by the way!) We hugged tightly and kissed each other. He then grabbed my hand and led me to the bench. where rose pedal and candles were around. I sat down and he went down on one knee! (ahhh! still gives me butterfly's)

By my full name " Adela Elizabeth Martinez.."he started expressing his love for me and asked me if I would marry him.. and of course I said YES YES YES! after all the smooching and putting my ring on my finger, We slowed dance and had sparkling cider to celebrate.
After all that, we headed to a restaurant where more of our family was waiting to celebrate our engagement! One of the best nights of my life!!!

And we  had one of our best friend to capture this moment :) We have more pictures
but I could not find the folder! 

    Forward 4 years,and we are happily married with a beautiful baby boy.



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

San Diego Trip



Hello Friends! It has been awhile since I last updated my blog. Last post was about my sweet baby boy. Now that boy is  3 months old and I love him so much, sometimes I can not believe this is my life right now! Now every adventure Matt and I have, we have our baby by our side and it is so much fun and better! What have the Browns been up to?
Well Matt works full time, and I was able to quit my job and stay home with our baby. Which I am so happy that I am able to do that. I was also going to school before Ethan was born. And I took the summer off when he was born. So now it is fall semester and I started another semester in school. So I go in the evenings. It is hard trying to balance school and a baby, But I am thankful that Matt's job flexibility and he can come home early when I need his help, I am also thankful for my mother-in-law that watches Ethan when Matt can not make it on time. So we are pretty busy here but at the same time we are having fun. Like couple weeks ago we spend 4 days in sunny San Diego. We had such a good time. We had activities planned for each day we were there, we also had family there and that made it even more fun. So here are some pictures from our trip that I took. Enjoy!


Ethan did so well on the plane,there and back!







He only cared about his hands



That night, some of our family went outside and played basketball
 and also raced to see who can run the fastest!



Watching the whales :) 


We could literally see the beach from the place we were staying at 


Keeping Ethan away from the sun as much as possible.




Our last sunset at Carlsbad.

Sunday we went to the Pier.


Had some Seafood 

And on our way back to the airport, we had to stop at the San Diego LDS Temple.
(such beauty) 


Leaving San Diego