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Garibay Soup: January 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Just a Motivating Monday ~ Unfinished Business

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-Write a blog post about ANYTHING at all that inspires you, or something you feel will inspire others. 

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-Please snag my Just a Motivating button on your post.

-I hope that we can all go and visit each other's blogs and read what everyone has linked up ~ I hope that this carnival can bring more traffic for you :) So, spread the comment love!


This week I read in my motivating book I'm currently reading called The Power of Focus that we should make a list of our unfinished business. Then next to each item write how it will better our lives if we complete that item.

I decided to immediately write that list. I wrote things I've been procrastinating on, big things, little things, anything that's been on my mind. So I have this list, and I have just dove into tackling it. I started with something small like cleaning off the top of the fridge, mailed off some much overdue items that needed to be mailed off. Today I tackled a couple of larger items, and I FEEL AMAZING AWESOME!

I'm challenging you this week to do this. Just make your list and put next to each item how it will positively effect your life if you complete this item.... and hang that list up where you can constantly see it. You want those items smack dab in YOUR FACE!  Then start small, and work yourself up to the big items.... get your brain feeling clear of having that nagging to do in your head.  Let's get our unfinished business out of our life!


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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

WFMW ~ A Life Tip

Kristen over at {We are THAT Family} has one of my favorite blogs.... I love Wednesday nights, because I can get all cozy and go through reading what works for other's.

I'm fashionably late today, but it's still Wednesday!!! Today I'm talking about something completely off topic... most people are sharing recipes, parenting tips, home decor tips... today I'm spicing it up and I'm going to share with you a life tip.

The most expensive thing you can own is a closed mind.

Simple sentence. Most people will read it and not think twice about it, but if you do stop, and you do really think about that ~ it's so true. It might be some good words to live by, because I definitely am. Had I had a closed mind I never would have learned about the company that is putting us on the path to financial freedom.... while staying home with my kids. So, I've decided that it's my mission for everyone to understand the importance of that quote.

And this Wednesday was simple, sweet and hopefully very impacting.

P.S.... if you are curious what it is that I was open minded about and is changing my life then email me at amandagaribay {at} yahoo {dot} com


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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

First Monday Mingle.... on Tuesday!!

Okay everyone.... be easy on me! It's my first EVER VLOG! I hope to do many more of these and get more comfortable!

Monday Mingle is hosted by {Eighty MPH Mom}!!  Head over and meet other bloggers too!!

This week we get to answer 3 questions...

1. Would you accept an invitation to do a survivor show? What would you hate most about being on the show?
2. When/how did you learn to ride a bicycle?
3. What do you want to have accomplished (personally) in your lifetime?

Untitled from Amanda Garibay on Vimeo.

Thank you for stopping by!! I'm excited to get to know other bloggers! Every Monday I also have a carnival here at Garibay Soup called {Just a Motivating Monday}. My dreams for this carnival is for people to know that they can come on Mondays and read uplifting, inspiring things from me and other link ups.... I'd love to have some of you join in and help uplift not only my week but other's as well... we all can use a little inspiration ~ especially on a Monday!!

I'm looking forward to joining in every week on this!! Then maybe I'll start vlogging more :)


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Letters for my babies

Dear Jayden,

Last night your dad and I were talking about how special you are. I know that every parent in the world thinks their kids are special, have a special soul, but we're not the only ones that see it with you. Your soul is different, Jayden. Most kids your age aren't concerned with the things you're concerned about. Most kids your age aren't as loving as you are. Your boyscout pack leader tonight told me how sweet and special you are. Jayden, your soul is so pure and I find it hard to think that it could ever change.... I told your pack leader, hey we just might have the next prophet right here. I love you, Jayden. You brighten my world and make my heart sing. I want you to know that I will ALWAYS be here for you... no matter what. You will always be my baby.

Love, Mama

Dear Ella,

I just want you to know that you are a complete joy to my life. I catch myself just staring at you while smiling. I catch myself praying to Heavenly Father just to thank Him for
blessing me with you. I tell you all day long that you and your brother are my best friends. Ella, I just absolutely adore you and I want you to always know that. I want you to always know that you are so special to me and I will ALWAYS be here for you.... no matter what.

Love, Mama


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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just a Motivating Monday - Our Choice

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-Write a blog post about ANYTHING at all that inspires you, or something you feel will inspire others. 

-Please link back to Garibay Soup

-Please snag my Just a Motivating button on your post.

-I hope that we can all go and visit each other's blogs and read what everyone has linked up ~ I hope that this carnival can bring more traffic for you :) So, spread the comment love!

Life gives us mountains to climb, and if we stop at the bottom we never know what beauty lies up at the top.

I don't fully understand why we have to be dealt tragic things to deal with.  Loss, divorce, money issues, death... the list can go on and on and on.  There are so many life challenging things that we have to go through, and during these times the majority of us can buckle to our knees and throw in the towel.  A majority of us forget to turn our worries over to God trusting in Him that things will work out, because THEY ALWAYS DO.

This past week I went through another pregnancy loss.  I think that one main thing that got me through it is focusing on positive things.  The last time I went through this I didn't do this, I buckled to my knees and felt like my entire world was colliding all around me.  This time, I felt my pain inside, but I knew that I had to keep going.... I had to find out what beauty is lying ahead of me.  Last time it ended up being a beautiful little girl I call Ella... this time, we'll find out soon.

I was going to base my Just a Motivating Monday on pregnancy loss, but we all are struggling with something in our lives.  Something that has us sad, stressed, worried, sickened... something that we can charge head on and defeat with happiness.  But the thing is.... it's your choice.  It's your choice how you handle the hardships in your life.  It's your choice when you will be happy again.  It's YOUR CHOICE.  So, how are you going to choose this week?

Here's how I'm choosing:

I just lost another baby that was growing inside of me, but....

  • I'm going to continue being a good mom and wife
  • I'm going to write out my goals and accomplish them
  • I'm going to smile when I get out of bed, because despite tragedy.... I'm still living
  • I CHOOSE to make the best out of each day
  • I CHOOSE to not let a day go by where I allow sadness or regret to take over my day

We choose the outcomes of every situation... good or bad.  Unfortunately we don't to choose the tragedies and unfortunate events that happen to us, but we get to choose to embrace it for what it is and grow from it.


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Saturday, January 23, 2010

The neighbors... oh how we love them! ;)

Me & Celeste out on the town for my 27th B/day

The story eventually had to come here. Back in September 2007 we moved into our home. We don't own it, it's not even a house... it's a townhouse (individually owned) and we've always loved it.  When we first moved in of course we'd see our neighbors... a casual wave but then there was "THE" neighbors.

Celeste... I know you're totally laughing right now as you're reading this!

Right next door was this girl that was blonde, drove a convertible mustang and we NEVER said hi to each other, looked at each other... and in all actuality we just rolled our eyes when we saw the other.  We really didn't like each other at all.... yet, we didn't know each other.  I never introduced myself, and she never introduced herself.  

Then she got pregnant.  I casually talked to her about her pregnancy, nothing more.  

Then she had the baby... I made her dinner, started going over and talking with her.  And dang it... we'd wasted SO MUCH TIME not liking each other, because in all actuality WE WERE JUST ALIKE!  

A year ago she gave me the heartbreaking news that they were moving... not far, but moving.  There was no more convenience to our friendship anymore.  When that happens, and your life is busy you grow apart, and that's sad, but that's life.

Not us.  I'm actually gonna have to say that we've grown even more closer since she moved.  Our girls ABSOLUTELY love each other.  She has become one of my closest friends...and IS my closest friend in Oregon.  I absolutely adore her!

So, when she ended up having to move out of her dream house, and creepy pimp neighbor gave his notice she decided SHE'S COMING HOME!!!!!!  My Oregon BFF is going to be living RIGHT NEXT DOOR!  I can knock on my wall and she can come over.... our girls can play EVERY, SINGLE DAY!  

Can ya tell I'm excited?  I always think it's so funny that we were so stand offish with each other at first only to become so close in the long run.

Now that these two girls are living right next to each other... you can probably expect a lot of blogging both here and over at {A Life Full of Ruthie} about us catching them doing things like this.... hey, since their mamas aren't cleaning the bathrooms while visiting... somebody's gotta do it!

On a side note... yes, this means there will no longer be any blogging about crazy pimp neighbor. HE'S FINALLY GONE!


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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

On a Funny Note....

Last night we were watching this really stupid movie called White Out. I asked Gino if it was taking place in Alaska (because I truly wasn't paying attention) and he said, yeah... in the arctic, up North.

And here's our conversation... please, laugh with me!

ME: Gino, they just said that it is in Antarctica, that's south

Gino: No, it's North... I know my GEOLOGY!!!!!

I busted up laughing.... I almost told him maybe he should just go make a CASE-A-DILLA and call it a night, because the last time I checked Geology has nothing to do with the positioning of Antartica LMAO

He of course said he was joking around.... YEAH RIGHT, GINO! Moments like these make me smile and realize why I love you so much.



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 18, 2010 ~ Another Day of Loss

There's little things about that dreadful day a little over 3 years ago that I remember. The color of my shirt, the time of day, the lonely feeling I felt... things that will forever be burned into my memory.

Yesterday things are still vivid in my mine... I'm sure that the way they'll stay.  Some things will fade with time, but some I'll forever remember.  I remember the excitement my nurse had seeing back in there, the talking of Ella already getting the teenager attitude at the age of 2, the talking of Mya and how sad that was to deal with, the talking of my nurse's tween driving her batty with her new teenager attitude.  I remember waiting forever for my appointment and actually thinking to myself at one point.... it's okay that I'm waiting, because it's that much longer of being pregnant in case something goes wrong.  Yes, unfortunately when you've gone through a loss as extreme as my loss with Mya you can't help but think this way.

The doctor came in... I really do like her.  She delivered Ella, my nephew, my cousin's baby and she's giggly and easy to talk to.  We just talked about Ella's heart problem... the possibility of this baby getting it, how hard it is to catch in the womb, and then......

the ultrasound machine came in.  My uterus tilts to the back, so it was hard to get the baby on the screen, but we could see it.  With as many pregnancies as I've had, as many ultrasounds I know what to look for.  I know where the heart should be, and when I don't see a flicker, I know there's a problem.  I looked at my doctor's face and saw the concern... SHI*!  Not again.

She turns it off after printing a weird picture for me, and tells me, well let's just send you next door.  That's where the good ultrasounds are.  Her's sucked and she wasn't sure if it was her angle.  I knew.  I had to wait for 45 minutes to get in to see if my baby was "viable" as the referral paper stated.

A couple walked in.  At first I wanted to tell them to please let me go in front of them, because I just couldn't take the waiting anymore..... I am here to see if my baby is alive.  Then I saw her tears.  Her drinking her water and her husband with the same glazed over look my husband had when we went to "confirm demise" {as the referral paper said} of Mya.  That took my attention off myself real quick.  I still had a chance.  Even though for the past few days I've known that there wasn't another soul in my body, because I felt something wasn't right, I still had a chance.  This girl did not.  This girl was extremely pregnant, and all I wanted to do at that moment was hug her.  Tell her that I know that what she's feeling at this moment feels like you'll never recover, but God will hold you.  But I couldn't.  I couldn't go to this stranger and hug her, hell... she didn't know me.  She doesn't know why I'm in that room.... waiting to get the same news she's about to receive.

She too was a patient of my doctor's, and my doctor was not having a good day.  2 patients back to back with lifeless babies in them.

After that poor woman left the office bawling and feeling her entire world crash all around her, they called my name.  It was time and I layed on the table, closed my eyes and didn't want to watch.  But I had to.  I had to get that glimpse of my baby.  It measured at 8 weeks 1 day, I should be 8 weeks 4 day, so that's close enough that everything could be okay..... but nope.

No heart beat.  Another baby gone.  I don't get it.  I have a hard time grasping why God allows drug addicts to have babies, horrible moms who beat their children, and then there's good parents who love their kids, care for their kids.... he takes them.  I know, from experience that there is a reason.  I know that had I not lost Mya I wouldn't have Ella.  I get that.  But the whole process just down right SUCKS!

This was what went on that dreadful Monday, Januray 18, 2010.  Not a very good start to the New Year, the new decade, but I have to hold myself together.  I have to be strong and appreciate the beautiful blessings that God has blessed me with.  There are woman out there who don't have children and all they have is loss after loss after loss.  I know that I can have another baby.  After my loss with Mya I had a perfectly beautiful kindof healthy little girl Miss Ella.  I say kindof healthy, because while she is one of the healthiest little girls she does have her heart problem.

I'm going to be okay.  I think my main thing right now is I really don't want to talk about it.  When people call me I'd rather talk about life and things going on rather than my loss.  There is nothing they can say that's going to make me feel better or change what happened.  So, people.... don't be offended if I cut you off and don't want to talk about it.  I find my ways, twitter, blog world and unfortunately I feel more comfortable talking about it there.  With woman who have been through this and strangely know what to say.  I appreciate your prayers, your thoughts, but when we get on the phone please don't talk about it.  I'm not trying to be rude at all, it's just something I'd rather not talk out loud about at this time.  


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Monday, January 18, 2010

Another Loss... Another Heartache... Another Trial... I Cling to HOPE

I've learned that God doesn't give you what you can't handle. I've learned that when you hurt so badly inside that you think you might not survive, you amazingly do.

One thing I hadn't learned until today is that God can give you one excruciating thing to deal with more than once.

It's been 3 years, 4 months, 1 week, 6 days since I lost Mya.  Probably the worst day of my life.

Today marks day 1.  Day 1 of losing yet another baby of mine.  A baby that I wanted, a baby that I grew to love, a baby that I dreamed of, a baby that I planned on.  Another baby that never said hello, and another baby I can't tell goodbye.

I'm numb.  I cried a lot today, maybe enough, because I can't find anymore tears.  I don't want to talk to people.  I haven't even talked to my mom.  I just know that there's nothing anybody can say to me to fix this, to make me feel better.  My baby is dead.  In all honestly what I need right now is the normalcy of life.  Maybe I'm in denial.

Tomorrow I'm dreading a bit.  I'll be put to sleep once again in order to have what used to be life growing inside of me taken out.  I'll come home with an empty womb, an empty heart, an empty soul.

But I also know that my life is going to go on.  I have 2 beautiful children that embraced me with smiles and hugs and kisses all throughout today.  I have a beautiful life, a wonderful husband, and I know that even though I might have a feeling hopelessness inside of me, there is hope.  Hope is what I have needed to cling onto when I lost my little girl.  Hope is what gets us through this life.

I have hope.  I have hope that I will have another baby in my life again.

I don't know how I will be feeling tomorrow.  I will home with my empty womb, my empty heart, my empty soul, but I can promise you that I will cling on to hope.

I'm not ready to write about what happened today.  Maybe tomorrow.  But today I'm not ready.

Please keep us in your prayers.


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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just Like That

You could be sitting in your home, with your family, warm, smiling, all is well. In the blink of any eye your entire world can end up in shambles all around you.


My heart has literally been aching for them. Seeing the babies being pulled out of the rubble. Watching moms scream out. Hearing of the thousands of dead bodies just being tossed into dump trucks with no regard. The millions of people that's lives have been shattered.

Last night I layed in my extremely comfortable bed, my down comforter hugging me as I started to drift off, and it's then that I realized Just Like That... we could be sleeping on the streets with all of our possessions crushed. Just like that, we could be down on our knees pleading for God to answer the millions of prayers for the disaster that just ruined not only our life, but the lives of millions of people.  Just like that, your life as you know it could be over.

For some reason I don't think a disaster like this has hit me as hard as this has hit me. Maybe it's the babies, the children, the anguish I see in mother's eyes. Maybe it's the fact that there's millions of people feeling hopeless, and missing their loved ones, not knowing if their loved ones are dead or alive, or buried in rubble..  I don't know what it is, but I've shed many tears, said many prayers.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Mortifying Parent Moment

Being a mom comes with a whole bunch of mortifying experiences. Situations that make you want to crawl in a hole and not come out for a very, very long time.

Today one of those happened to me.  As my fingers tap against these keys I still want to hide my face.

There was a knock on the door.  Normally, if you don't call I don't answer the door.  That's just how it goes ~ so if you're in my area and reading this... TAKE NOTE.  And after reading this you'll understand why.

Well, today I had this feeling that I needed to answer it.  I'm glad I did, because it was my landlord and I really needed to talk to him. 

I picked up Ella and answered the door, stood outside with her and spoke to the man.  We were exchanging phone numbers {funny how we didn't have each other's phone number huh?} and so I stuck Ella back inside. When I came back in from my conversation with him, Ella was standing in my living room with a shirt on.  And that's it.  No Pull Up, no panties, no pants... her bottom half was BUTT NAKED!

Panic went through my entire body.... did I really just hold my daughter outside, while she had nothing on?????  I had to know, so I called my landlord {since I now have his phone number} and asked.  YUP!  I apologized and said I really had no clue!!!!  HOLY CRAP.

And that my friends... is the life of a mother.

And this mother is MORTIFIED!


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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This Time it's Ella Says....

Normally it's Jayden that says the things that make us spit what's in our mouths out.... or want to crawl in a hole mortified because of it's timing. Not this time, people. Oh no. This time it was all Ella.

I have taught Ella the correct names of her private parts. I think it's very important for her to know these things and not have pet names for them.

We're in the middle of church and Ella says to Gino:

Daddy, do you have a gina? She doesn't say the va before the gina yet... but that was enough for a cover her mouth really quick kind of thing.

And thank goodness no one heard... at least I hope no one heard!



Sunday, January 10, 2010

Just a Motivating Monday - Happiness

If you're just joining in:
-Write a blog post about ANYTHING at all that inspires you, or something you feel will inspire others. 

-Please link back to Garibay Soup

-Please snag my Just a Motivating button on your post.

-I hope that we can all go and visit each other's blogs and read what everyone has linked up ~ I hope that this carnival can bring more traffic for you :) So, spread the comment love!

It's really unfortunate that our world is filled with so much unhappiness. I'm going to be simple and to the point this week.

Happiness is a choice.  I'm a STRONG believer that  we create the things in our lives all by ourselves.  If you're unhappy it's more than likely because you are choosing unhappiness.  Heck, if you are constantly focusing on the negative things in your life, the people around you's life, you can bet your butt you're gonna be completely, miserably unhappy.

Focus on what you have, focus on the happy moments that happen in your life.  If you focus on those things, guess what.... it's the most amazing thing EVER.... you'll have more of them.

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” —Oprah Winfrey

I look at that quote by Oprah and think that this most definitely has a lot to do with happiness.  Not just things.  Happiness is something you either have, or don't have.    

Focus on happiness.  

Choose Happiness.

I hope this little snippet on happiness will inspire you from here on out, not only for this week but for the rest of your life to choose happiness.  We are too blessed to be depressed!

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

7 Weeks Down... 33 To Go

My due date's a little confusing. If you go off of my LMP it would 8/20/10. If you go off of my ultrasound it would be 8/26/10. So, for now I'm just going to go off of my 8/26/10 due date. The funny thing is, Ella's due date according to my LMP was 8/19/07 and according to her u/s it was 8/25/07. I wonder if this little soul might be her long lost twin knockin on the door LOL.

Here's a little picture I took today. It really shows how much I'm really showing already.

Being that this is my 4th pregnancy I guess that's why I'm showing so early.

I talked earlier this week (actually like 2 days ago) that I my morning sickness had set in. Well, ever since I've posted that it's actually kinda been non existent. If I smell something gross I could most definitely throw up... but thank Goodness these past 2 days I haven't felt nauseas at all!

Reality is really setting in that there is indeed a little baby inside of me. I'm trying to have positive thoughts and think about how wonderful it will be when I finally see this precious little soul's face. But I'm not going to lie. I'm scared TO DEATH! Not about bringing this baby into this world, about the possibility of not bringing this baby into this world.  

Today I learned about a fellow blogger that I was just talking to on twitter 2 days ago about how she really wanted a baby girl, because she already has 3 boys!  We were talking about morning sickness... I remember how bad my morning sickness was with not only Mya, but with Ella as well.  I threw up with both of them.  She found out at her big ultrasound yesterday that her baby was no longer alive.  She was 18 weeks.  I was 18 weeks 4 days when I lost Mya.  It is reality that a beautiful blessing can be ripped from you.  It's not fair.  I don't understand, I can't grasp it, but I dread it.  I dread EVER having to go through what I went through that horrible September 5th. 

My little rainbow baby came though.  She came and filled my heart in a way that I didn't know could filled.  She eased the pain, when I thought nothing could.  I found my blessing in my tragedy.

With my experience I know now to treasure what I have a little bit more.  I know to be thankful for every day that I have life inside of me, because there's no better feeling.  There's no better blessing.

7 weeks down 33 more to go.   


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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Worked for YOU Wednesday.... Morning Sickness

I LOVE asking for advice.... and this week at {We Are THAT Family}, Works for Me Wednesday is all about asking what works for other's...

SO! I should have planned more, because now I sit here twirling my hair wondering what in the world I need help on.


I'm recently pregnant... I'll be 7 weeks along on Thursday and I just started Morning Sickness.... not very happy about this.  Today is day 2 of having to run to toilet.  YUCK!

So. Here's where you can help me. What in the world helped you with this? I have preggo pops and those help some, but I'd love other advice.


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His BFF is Gone... and I'm so sad :(

This year when Jayden started 2nd grade and started is Mrs. Rice's class he made his first BFF. Jayden had been through K-1 without a BFF.  I don't know if this is normal.  I don't know if it's because Jayden is different (IMO in the BEST way possible) but I do know that when he got moved to Mrs. Robert's class and he was no longer in Isaiah's class I learned that Jayden had truly found his BFF.  

Isaiah would come to my car ever, single day after school to ask if they could have a play date.  They now only had 1 recess together and yet they still remained so close.  I loved this.  I loved that Jayden finally knew what it was like have that one best friend!  

Today he came home and I asked him if he played with Isaiah at recess and he said no, he moved to California.


His best friend is gone.  No goodbye.... just gone.  And my heart is completely aching for him.  I remember when we were considering moving to Colorado and he said to me, "But I can't leave Isaiah, Mom."  SIGH I could ramble on and on all night long... I really could. 

I was moved around a lot as kid...... seriously here's how it goes:

K - started in Jackson, CA ended in Lodi, CA
1 - started in Lodi, CA ended in Jackson, CA
2- completely in Jackson, CA - wow... a year of stability :)  
3- started in Jackson, CA ended in Ely, NV
4 - Ely, NV
5 - Started in Ely, NV ended in Fallon, NV
6- Started in Fallon, NV, moved to Ely, NV, then moved to Jackson, CA then back to Ely, NV 
7- Full year in Boarding School in Sheridan, OR Delphi
8- Started in Fallon, NV ended in Jackson, CA
9- Started in Jackson, CA, then went to New Haven in UT
10- Sacramento, CA Country Day School for the entire year
11-12 home study and graduate early

and the kicker.... I was not a military brat.  Nope.... that's just the life of a dysfunctional family for you.

That my friends is some absolute craziness, and that my friends is why I am so adamant about staying planted where we are.  I want my kids to be in ONE place.  Luckily for me, for the most part I kept going back to places I had already made friends.... so I'd just pick up where I left.  Through all that moving around though I kept one friend through it all... her name is Jenise.  Jenise and I actually started Kindergarten together in Jackson, CA.... the first place on my crazy school list.  Today, with me living in Oregon and her in Sacramento we are still best friends.  We will always be best friends!  

I was hoping that Isaiah was going to be Jayden's best friend like Jenise was mine.  I'm so heartbroken that they won't be.


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Monday, January 4, 2010

The Whitest Hispanic EVER!


My husband is Hispanic. He's a nice mixture of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican. What I'm getting at here is he should not only know Spanish, but he should know how to spell things like.... quesadilla.

He had left a status update on his facebook about how he was hungry.... a comment was left telling him that he should make a quesadilla.


Gino: Um, why did he spell it wrong?

Me: What wrong?

Gino: Erran left a comment telling me to make a CASE-A-DILLA

Yes, people... he actually pronounced it like it was written in English.... WOW!

I don't think that I'll ever let him down for this one. I make fun of him EVERY, SINGLE DAY and he's gotten to the point where he makes fun of himself with me.

At work people come up to him all the time and start asking him questions in Spanish, and he always has to say, "Um, I'm sorry let me find somebody who can help you." SO FUNNY!

Don't let his skin color fool you, people.... he's the whitest Hispanic person I think I've EVER met in my entire life.


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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Pregnant Woman & Their Tempers

My patience was very close to non existent today. I don't know what my deal was {maybe the fact that I'm pregnant had something to do with it} but my son definitely could feel it.

Tonight he told me:

Mom, you know your temper you had today. Pregnant woman have to take their temper WAY down, because your heart can start beating really fast and then your baby will cry.

So, you just have to 1, 2, 3 and {he took a deep breath}

And I just love him so much.


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You can call me MISS APRIL

Our blogging community is AWESOME people. It really, really is. When something happens to somebody we flock together to do everything we can.

In November a blogger named Anissa suffered a MAJOR stroke. The recovery road ahead of her his going to long! We've seen the power of prayer do wonders, and we've seen the power of our blogging community do the same.

12 mama's got together and posed for a calendar for Anissa. YUP... I posed in a Boobs for Anissa calendar. And guess what? I'M PROUD OF IT! All proceeds will go to Anissa Mayhew's family to help out during this rough patch in their life.

{CLICK HERE} to see the calendar.... and buy it!!! PLEASE we want to raise as much $$ for this family as we possibly can!



Friday, January 1, 2010

A Year of Personal Growth

This is my year to.........................................

2010 ~ I'm not big on resolutions. I've tried them, I forget about them, and my life continues on without them. So I've dedicated this year to personal growth.  Personal growth to me, most importantly happens not only in one's self but also within their family.  I want to map out a little bit and sortof get a blue print going for how I will be going about my personal growth.


~ Read at least 10 pages of motivational reading EVERY DAY
~ Plan out my days.... do not wing it!
~ Spend 20 minutes every day silencing my mind
~ Scripture reading every day
~ Avoid any and all negativity!  Gossip, downers, complainers... you get the point.


~ Ensure that my family goes to church EVERY SUNDAY
~ Preplan and have Family Home Evening EVERY MONDAY
~ Make sure that I set time aside that is ONLY for the kids
~ Make sure that I set time aside that is ONLY for my husband
~ Make sure that I set time aside that is ONLY for us as a family

The above is simple, little things that will help with my Personal Growth.  There's a reason for each item I listed.  They're not resolutions... they're a blueprint for me to reflect throughout the year how I can continue on my personal growth.  

I can't even begin to describe how excited I am also about a workshop that I am going to be participating in that starts on Tuesday, January 5, 2010.  This workshop is HUGE!  This is a workshop that every person that is breathing should be taking advantage of.  I don't know if you know who Darren Hardy is, but he interviews the most successful people in the world and is the publisher of Success magazine.  His workshops that cover the stuff he will be going over in this one costs people roughly $1,500.00.  PEOPLE, IT'S FOR FREE!!!!!  If you aren't heading over {HERE} to his blog and checking this out you are INSANE!!!!  


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