...3 years ago...

Three years ago today Mikis asked me to be his wife. It was by far one of the best days of my life. A day where he asked me to be his, forever. I hope I never forget how happy I was that day, how loved I felt that day, and the overall feeling you have to be newly engaged. It's a feeling I hope everyone gets to feel at least once in their life. Here's to love, and finding your special someone.

[a message in the sand i'll never forget]



...here's to a new year...

Well, it's safe to say I haven't been very good at keeping up with blogging the last few months, so I figured what better time to re-start blogging then now?! 

2011 has been an exciting year for Mikis and I full of change and exciting opportunities. Reflecting on the past year makes me realize everything that I am thankful for, and the amazing opportunities we have been blessed with. Here's just a quick list of what made 2011 so great!

-Celebrating our first wedding anniversary
-The opening of a new venture, El Hefe
-Amazing friends old and new that made for many memorable nights
-Following my dreams, and starting a new endeavor as a wedding planner. This wouldn't be possible without my amazingly supportive husband that I am SO thankful for!
-Purchasing of a new house, and new project
-One of our close friends engagements
-Seeing my beloved brothers turn 16 and grow into amazing men
-Spending Thanksgiving with both of our families

Here's to a new year full of many possibilites! I hope in 2012 your able to recognize and achieve your dreams!

[photo via]



...life as a sister...

I know I've said it before and I'll say it again, but I feel SO lucky to have siblings, especially one's I am so close with. The last few months have been crazy with both my recent career change, the opening of El Hefe and just everyday life. I have to say, I have never been more thankful to have my brothers and sister by my side. Recently, my brother Alan broke his arm in a dirt biking accident. Immediately fear and worry came through my mind, and I was quickly comforted by my brother who was feeling similar emotions. Knowing I wasn't alone and had my brother by my side made the experience so much easier.

My siblings and I have been through a lot the last few years, more than most people go through in most of their lives, and to know that we aren't alone in our recent challenges give us, or at least me, a sense of comfort. Everyday I will count my blessings to have them.

[my brother after breaking his arm]



...words of wisdom...

Normally, every Wednesday I blog a series of quotes that I personally find inspirational. Today, I have one quote to share that I feel a strong connection with considering my most recent career change. You see, I spent almost ten years, 10 YEARS at Westcor, so to decide it was time to change my path, it wasn't an easy decision. I felt like if I left Westcor I was going to lose my identity. With any major change like this, I think fear is definitely a factor that weighs on people, that ultimately makes them stay stationary in life. After deciding to follow my dream of being an event planner, which in turn made me leave my memories and history with a company that truly was a part of me, I felt free. People are so scared of change, but once you do take the risk and the chance, your realize there was no reason to be scared in the first place. It truly is an amazing experience. I hope my story encourages you to take make the change you have been wanting in your life!



...life in overdrive...

Well, as you can tell by the lack of posts, the Troyan Chronicles has been greatly neglected. To say our lives have been INSANE the last few months would be an understatement. Honestly, there were a few weeks where Mikis and I looked at each other and said "Is this really our life?". We can't complain though, we have had a lot of new and exciting changes, which has kept us very busy and in turn is why we have been MIA. Here is a quick recap on what we have been up to the last few months:

[we celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a weekend getaway to sedona]
[we opened our newest endeavor, el hefe]
[i turned another year older...]

  [and so did mikis...]

[we went to san diego to celebrate our great friends, jen & claude's engagement]

[we celebrated my twin brother's 16th birthday]

 [we had a lot of out-of-town visitors]

[we had many fun night's out with friends]

[and i said goodbye to my two beautiful offices and almost ten years with westcor...]
[to start working as an associate event and wedding planner with outstanding occasions]
Wooh, I'm exhausted just recapping it. I promise to make more of an effort to update and post more often. In the meantime, if you want to see what we are up to at Outstanding Occasions, follow our blog here



...words of wisdom...






Sorry that I have been so MIA. Last week was rough for me as Tuesday marked the anniversary that my sweet grandfather became an angel, so I found myself thinking about him a lot more than usual. To top that off, I came down with a case of strep throat on Wednesday that has since wiped me out. Literally I barely had any motivation to peel myself off the couch. I hope this week will bring me lots of energy and the motivation to share what’s been going on in our lives.

For now, I thought I would share a photo of the one who has been keeping me company while trying to get over this sickness…


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