Love Language

I just finished reading “The 5 Love Languages.” This book is SO insightful and it’s given me new energy!!!

I had heard so much about this book and after a few friends (who have read it) recommended it to me, I decided to pick it up. WOW! First off, it’s an easy read and I immediately started seeing myself in the characters and stories told in the book. Second, it really began to open my eyes and reinforce the notion that how we GIVE love and how we want to RECEIVE it are usually the same, but the person we may be giving it to and how they return their love to us, are often times a different “language.”

I’m also excited to DISCOVER and KNOW my language(s). The book gives you the framework to determine which language will speak love to you, and I think in understanding yourself, it’s easier to communicate your needs. And then of course, if you can discover and know which language(s) will speak loudest to a loved one, it gives you the power to love them the way they want and NEED to be loved!

There’s also a cool online tool to help you determine your “love language.” Visit

So what’s your LOVE language??

* Words of Affirmation
* Quality Time
* Receiving Gifts
* Acts of Service
* Physical Touch

Valentine’s Day

I went to an early “Valentine’s Day” screening last night with my comadre Gabriela who was still in town visiting with me from the Super Bowl festivities…so we’ll do my take and then hers…

Aubrey says – I thought it was ‘good’…I think I was expecting more with the “star power” of Julia Roberts, Patrick Dempsey, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Alba, Ashton Kutcher, George Lopez, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, etc… It was a lot of little story lines meshed into one with the central theme being love and having a Valentine… and while it could be a nice date movie, it was pretty regular and they could’ve cut out a few of the “stories.” The only story liek that pulled at my heart strings was the one involving Julia Roberts character, other than that I didn’t get too much of THAT lovin’ feelin.’

Gaby says – I’d say it’s a cute movie…going into it, I thought it was going to be a tear-jerker, but it turned out to be more of a comedy and something that’d be nice for a first date. There was one really hot guy in the movie who played a love-frustrated football player, so he was easy on the eyes, until his story took a turn. My daughter was a little upset that I watched it without her, but I’ll still take her to see it. **Note – Gaby did not cry during “Marley and Me.”

When in Rome…

I LOVED this movie! So cute, original and refreshing – a totally new approach to the ‘romantic comedy’ genre!! Kristen Bell plays the career-oriented single gal who’s had her heart broken too many times and is starting to give up on the idea of “LOVE.” Ladies..I know ya’ll feel me on that! Anyway, her “luck” takes an interesting turn when she goes to Rome for her sister’s wedding and the story unfolds from there. This film has humor, charm, wit and it’s just fun! It stays away from the typical and injects other true to life scenario’s and events, so you can’t help but to smile! 🙂 BTW, Josh Duhamel is looking very cute  as her love interest in the movie as well… But yes, WATCH THIS, it’s not just for the ladies!! The only thing I wasn’t too keen on is the film’s title…but I enjoyed it so much, they can call it what they want!

AND — while watching, I couldn’t help but reminisce about when I was in Rome 3 years ago with my sisters…

They LOVED me and the sisters in Rome…the pizza-makers surprised us with “special” heart-shaped pizzas! Ahhh, the memories…of LUV!!