Christina and Phil

March 29, 2014

Mi Torta de Dulce

Joking around, Phil used Google Translate to look up Christina's nickname "Sweetie Pie" in Spanish. The result was a poor translation, and so now he lovingly calls her "Torta de Dulce" (Cake that is sweet) or "Dulce Pan" (Sweet bread).

                                                                                                                                 

The Bridesmaids

With these ladies I have gone through so much, learned from them, partied with them, and each serve as a role model for me in one way or another. These beautiful ladies are smart, hard working, dedicated, fun, and the best girlfriends anyone could ever ask for. These are my lifetime friends and I'm glad I'll have them by my side on my wedding day.  

 Mandy  Deiling - My Maid of Honor  I met Mandy during my first internship with Chevron six years ago! She caught me off guard on how well she spoke Spanish. Even though she graduated before me, we still kept in touch, and as soon as I started working for Chevron full time in 2010 she has been my buddy. She is a great mentor, always has some good advice, and has always been there for me. We've been gym buddies, Avon Walk for Breast cancer teammates, and just great friends throughout the years. I'm confident that she'll continue in that role, and I'm lucky to have her as my maid of honor.  

Mandy  Deiling - My Maid of Honor

I met Mandy during my first internship with Chevron six years ago! She caught me off guard on how well she spoke Spanish. Even though she graduated before me, we still kept in touch, and as soon as I started working for Chevron full time in 2010 she has been my buddy. She is a great mentor, always has some good advice, and has always been there for me. We've been gym buddies, Avon Walk for Breast cancer teammates, and just great friends throughout the years. I'm confident that she'll continue in that role, and I'm lucky to have her as my maid of honor.  

Cindy Galan

I met Cindy eight years ago at Chico State. She is fun, creative, smart, and  most importantly a wonderful friend. She knows how to have fun and enjoy life. She went out of her way along with my other friends to surprise me on my 19th Birthday and now again to wish me good luck in Houston. I'm so happy she accepted to be one of my bridesmaids to be part of an important milestone for me. I'm sure we'll make this a day to remember. 

 Cherry Tran   I have known Cherry for a long time too! And yes a Chico Grad! She is wonderful and cheerful all the time. She's fun to be around with and I am thrilled to have her in my group of friends. She is smart, funny, and a go getter! Couldn't imagine my wedding day without her. 

Cherry Tran 

I have known Cherry for a long time too! And yes a Chico Grad! She is wonderful and cheerful all the time. She's fun to be around with and I am thrilled to have her in my group of friends. She is smart, funny, and a go getter! Couldn't imagine my wedding day without her. 

 Erica Ramirez Horvath   My first college friend! We have been friends since 2005 and I feel blessed to have met her. With her I knew adventure, and that having passion for ones beliefs was important and something to treasure. She mirrored what friendship was and helped me through some tough times. She is a wonderful teacher filled with passion for what she does.  I was lucky to be her maid of honor, and I'm excited to have her be a part of my big day.    

Erica Ramirez Horvath 

My first college friend! We have been friends since 2005 and I feel blessed to have met her. With her I knew adventure, and that having passion for ones beliefs was important and something to treasure. She mirrored what friendship was and helped me through some tough times. She is a wonderful teacher filled with passion for what she does.  I was lucky to be her maid of honor, and I'm excited to have her be a part of my big day. 

 

 Nelly Ybarra   Friends for eight years whether living in the same town or hundreds of miles away. She has always been there for me even when my face was all swollen after getting my wisdom teeth pulled. She always opened her home to us, and always had a good time together, and if I needed to see the positive side of things I knew I can count on her. She's solid like a rock and amazing on the inside, really understanding. I'm  lucky to have her be part of the big day too. 

Nelly Ybarra 

Friends for eight years whether living in the same town or hundreds of miles away. She has always been there for me even when my face was all swollen after getting my wisdom teeth pulled. She always opened her home to us, and always had a good time together, and if I needed to see the positive side of things I knew I can count on her. She's solid like a rock and amazing on the inside, really understanding. I'm  lucky to have her be part of the big day too. 

 Marisol Gutierrez    Oh this lady is fun, passionate, caring, and one heck of a baker! I too have known her for eight years! We've seen each other grow from college girls to professional women. She has always been there for me, and has believed in me. She has always welcomed me and gone out of her way multiple times just to support me. I couldn't be happier than having her there on my wedding day.  

Marisol Gutierrez  

Oh this lady is fun, passionate, caring, and one heck of a baker! I too have known her for eight years! We've seen each other grow from college girls to professional women. She has always been there for me, and has believed in me. She has always welcomed me and gone out of her way multiple times just to support me. I couldn't be happier than having her there on my wedding day.  

The Groomsmen 

 Robert Martinez - Best Man  What can I say... my Sigma Chi brother! Rob and I pledged fraternity together, held office together, and lived together in the legendary Rio Chico house. Since graduating, we've kept in touch and he's always had my back. Now that I'm getting married I am very happy to have Rob as my Best Man!

Robert Martinez - Best Man

What can I say... my Sigma Chi brother! Rob and I pledged fraternity together, held office together, and lived together in the legendary Rio Chico house. Since graduating, we've kept in touch and he's always had my back. Now that I'm getting married I am very happy to have Rob as my Best Man!

 Juan Alonso   We go way back to the good ol' high school days. We kept touch when we both continued onto Chico State. He’s a really great friend fun to be around, and has always been there for me. I'm glad he’s agreed to be a part of the wedding crew. 

Juan Alonso

We go way back to the good ol' high school days. We kept touch when we both continued onto Chico State. He’s a really great friend fun to be around, and has always been there for me. I'm glad he’s agreed to be a part of the wedding crew. 

 Kenny Chubbuck   Kenny and I go back to 2007 when I worked at Chevron. We were roommates for a year until Christina stole me away. Kenny is a great guy and coincidently we both live in Texas now. It’s great having a long time friend near by. 

Kenny Chubbuck

Kenny and I go back to 2007 when I worked at Chevron. We were roommates for a year until Christina stole me away. Kenny is a great guy and coincidently we both live in Texas now. It’s great having a long time friend near by. 

 Lew Kim   Lew sat across from me at my Web Security job back in 2010. After I left we continued to hang out each Wednesday for Pool League night. He’s an awesome pool player, and was our coach. We always have a great time together, whether it’s at the pool tournament, or hanging out at each other’s homes playing Wii dance or cornhole. Excited he’ll be able to be part of all the wedding fun.

Lew Kim

Lew sat across from me at my Web Security job back in 2010. After I left we continued to hang out each Wednesday for Pool League night. He’s an awesome pool player, and was our coach. We always have a great time together, whether it’s at the pool tournament, or hanging out at each other’s homes playing Wii dance or cornhole. Excited he’ll be able to be part of all the wedding fun.

 Nick Silver   I met Nick back in 2010, and he was actually my Team Lead for a few months when I worked at White Hat. We would carpool to work together in his Mazda Miata. He’s become such a close friend of ours and has always joined us for Christmas celebrations, going away parties, and fundraisers. I’m happy to have him as one of my groomsmen. 

Nick Silver

I met Nick back in 2010, and he was actually my Team Lead for a few months when I worked at White Hat. We would carpool to work together in his Mazda Miata. He’s become such a close friend of ours and has always joined us for Christmas celebrations, going away parties, and fundraisers. I’m happy to have him as one of my groomsmen. 

I believe that memories do last a lifetime and that's why  I'm glad it's you who I'm sharing my life with. Just looking back at the past five years, I see adventure, trust,  the love you have not only for me, but for my family,  and  that even when days get rough, you still manage to make me smile.