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    4 months ago

    meanstreets asked

    how did you meet your husband through tumblr? Sorry if you have answered this before

    Well, seeings how today I can say that Joserisms and I have been married for 11 whole months, I thought this would be a good question to answer.

    It was right before the start of my second year teaching, and I’d gotten a tumblr message from a guy who was about to start his first year of teaching. I don’t remember exactly what he asked, or exactly how I answered, but I sent him a message not thinking a whole lot about it. It wasn’t until I posted pictures of my classroom and heard from him again that I started to wonder who this guy was.

    You see, I try to keep my blog pretty private. I don’t post my whole name, I don’t write about the location of my school, its name, or the names/faces of students. So I was really quite shocked when this guy asked me specifically if I taught at a particular school. To be honest, I kind of freaked out. I thought I would have to delete my entire blog, warn my school, etc. (cause let’s be real…there are some real creepers on here). Before I did all that, I thought I would at least finish reading his message. Turns out he recognized the books I was using as ones he was familiar with. You see, the schools I’ve worked at are private and associated with a specific religion. There are a lot of these schools around the world, but not enough to where everyone knows about this religion. BUT when you come across someone who is this religion or is aware of it, it can be a big deal. So anyways, it turned out he and I share the same beliefs, had mutual friends, and went to sister colleges (oh, it also turned out that I hadn’t turned off my “tweeted from” location on twitter, so that’s how he really figured it out).

    It’s kind of funny looking back because when Joserisms and I first started talking, I told my sister, “Just because we’re both single and the same religion doesn’t mean we’ll get married and have babies!”Anyways…

    After emailing, and texting for awhile, we progressed to phone calls. I realized that he was a really funny guy who had his head on straight, and he was someone I looked forward to hearing from everyday. Our busy teaching schedules FINALLY allowed us to meet. We decided to meet at the Disney Museum in San Francisco because hey, if you’re meeting someone from the internet, what safer place than the Disney Museum?

    I was incredibly nervous, and found myself hiding behind my coffee and whistling throughout the entire museum (I whistle when I’m nervous). We hadn’t labeled this a date, so at that point I didn’t dare hold his hand. I mean, maybe he thought I was super weird? After the museum we decided head to Berkeley to check out the show Mortified. Unfortunately, after we both drove over there, we found out it was sold out. So we wandered around and found a great Thai food place. Things felt so natural, and I was already smitten. I’m not sure why this sticks with me so much, but I thought he was super great after the following happened…

    Our food came out, and he said, “Oh, you know what I want? Some hot sauce.” He turned to ask our waitress for some, and there she was, holding the hot sauce. His face got so excited, and he quickly put it all over his food. He then looked up, looked over at the waitress, then back to me, and said, “You know what I reeeeally want? A PONY.”

    Our waitress seemed to miss the memo, but I thought it was hilarious! After a few more hours of talking, my encouragement for him to hold my hand, he walked me to my car and kissed me on the cheek. Instead of being a normal person, I immediately asked, “Is that it?!”

    Then he really kissed me, and if felt like my knees were butter, fireworks were in the sky, and this Mozart was playing in the background.


    The rest is history I suppose. He is the perfect person for me, and I love him with all my heart!

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    1 year ago

    Hey, Here’s Some More Advice…

    On your tropical honeymoon, always remember that you are white and your husband is Mexican. This means you have to reapply sunscreen about 500 times more often.

    It hurts to wear clothes.

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    1 year ago

    1 DAY!!!!

It’s almost zero days…and it’s been a long day. Can’t wait for tomorrow!

    1 DAY!!!!

    It’s almost zero days…and it’s been a long day. Can’t wait for tomorrow!

    missatmrvar

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    1 year ago

    2 DAYS!!!!

His and hers manicures. What a sport!

    2 DAYS!!!!

    His and hers manicures. What a sport!

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    MANicure

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    1 year ago

    3 DAYS!!!!

Testing paletas for the wedding is serious business!

    3 DAYS!!!!

    Testing paletas for the wedding is serious business!

    who needs cake when you can have popsicles??

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    1 year ago

    4 DAYS!!!!
Notice how they match the programs? Built by Joserisms and painted by me. We make a pretty good team.

    4 DAYS!!!!

    Notice how they match the programs? Built by Joserisms and painted by me. We make a pretty good team.

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    1 year ago

    5 DAYS!!!!

Taking a break from wedding planning to see a movie.

    5 DAYS!!!!

    Taking a break from wedding planning to see a movie.

    wedding countdown

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    1 year ago

    6 DAYS!!!!

Programs are ready to be passed out!

    6 DAYS!!!!

    Programs are ready to be passed out!

    missatmrvar

    missattomrsvar



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    1 year ago

    7 DAYS!!!!

Bridesmaid gifts are done.

    7 DAYS!!!!

    Bridesmaid gifts are done.

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    1 year ago

    8 DAYS!!!!!!!

No wedding planning today, just spending the day at SCU’s graduation.

    8 DAYS!!!!!!!

    No wedding planning today, just spending the day at SCU’s graduation.

    this is not a photo blog

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    1 year ago

    9 DAYS!!!!!

We just got our baby pictures/table toppers figured out.

    9 DAYS!!!!!

    We just got our baby pictures/table toppers figured out.

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    1 year ago

    10 DAYS!!!!!!!

Today we got our marriage license, and it was kind of surreal giving them my new name.

    10 DAYS!!!!!!!

    Today we got our marriage license, and it was kind of surreal giving them my new name.

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    1 year ago



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    1 year ago

    Barbie’s Dreamhouse

    Discussing the vast amounts of clothing I’ve accumulated…

    Me: But I’m pretty sure [Joserisms] has more clothes than I do.

    Student: Dang! You guys are like Barbie and Ken!

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    1 year ago

    It’s Brag Time

    Want to know why my class is SO STINKING AMAZING?!

    They’ve been planning a surprise bridal shower for weeks!

    Let me give you the run down… Yesterday a mom took me out to a nice lunch for “teacher appreciation week” (aka time for the kids to decorate). I was a bit surprised that the principal approved it, and even more surprised to find we were eating out at a restaurant over 30 minutes away! 

    After a long leisurely lunch (with creme brulee to top it all off), we FINALLY got back to the school only to find out that my class was in the gym helping the P.E. teacher with stuff. I walked over there to get my class, and that’s when it all happened….

    A mom of a student, who was claiming to be my sister, shoved a flyer in my face. It read:

    Weddings Fantastic

    Complete Wedding Packages

    Starting at just $49.95

    (Includes matching wedding attire, floral design, hair & makeup, music, but NOT reception)

    I was shoved in a chair by a student who proceeded to do my hair and makeup. After 3 or 4 eyeshadow colors being added to my face, my hair was teased all the way to heaven. Quickly after, two of my girls introduced themselves as my wedding dress designers. They did a fantastic job with less than two toilet paper rolls! At least I thought so since no mirrors were included in the package.

    Next, my wedding coordinator (played by our lovely 5th grade teacher who happens to have a mean Southern accent when she wants to), introduced me to my “mail order bridesmaids” complete with tablecloth bridesmaid dresses and some amazing 80s hair.

    We were then all thrown in a back room where I found out the principal was playing the role of my father (though he wouldn’t stand too close because he must have thought I looked diseased). I was handed a bouquet of weeds complete with roots, and the music began. 

    I shuffled down the aisle only to find Joserisms up front waiting for me. I also found a mirror… Anyways, one of my boys played the pastor, and I HAVE to share his script with you!

    Friends, we have been invited here today to share with [Joserisms] and Miss At a very important moment in their lives. So, who’s kicking this woman out of the house?

    (This is when the principal offered his blessing with far too much enthusiasm)

    Thank you. Now, congratulations on the termination of your isolation, and may I express an appreciation of your determination to end the desperation and frustration which has caused you so much consternation in giving you the inspiration to make a combination.

    We then read the vows “we” had prepared for each other. The kids found a mad libs wedding vow format they filled out complete with fart, puke, and Mexican food references.

    Finally after an exchange of Ring Pops, we were told we could shake each other’s hands and be officially presented as the almost Mr. & Mrs.

    The kids were AMAZING! For our “wedding” gifts, they each brought in recipes, each gave a date night idea for our Can of Dates they created, and gave us $150 for Home Depot!!! Is it possible for a school day to get any better than this?! 

    I am SO blessed to have such amazing students and parents of students who worked so hard putting together such a fun party. I couldn’t imagine a bridal shower/mock wedding being any better than this.

    I’m telling you, 8th graders are the coolest! Also, here’s a picture of the bride and groom…

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    I have the BEST class

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