{Our Girls…}

Love wearing mommy’s shoes,
They love to bake with mommy,

They pretend they are painting the fence,

They enjoy the outdoors,
They love picking flowers.
Raychel’s Quotes:
“Mommy, daddy took me to the boys bathroom. Daddy, don’t take me to the boys bathroom, am a girl!”
“Here mommy here is a beautiful flower like you.” -aww love it!
“Mommy, what is in there (in my belly) a boy or a girl?” me- ” I am not sure honey, whatever God wants. Maybe he wants a girl or maybe its a boy!” Raychel- ” Jesus wants a girl!” me- “Well… what if its a boy?” Raychel- ” N0o0o0o, its a girl!” – lol oh raychel!
While laying in bed raychel looks at me and says, “You are a beautiful child of God.” Aww it was so sweet to hear that from her… I always say this every night while putting my little ones to sleep and this night Raychel said it to me before I could say it to her <33
Oceana’s cute words:

” I do” she wants to do everything on her own now! lol

” I go getit”

“Tank you”
“th-top” Stop
“thithter” sister
“outside”
“mo” more
“juice”
“peas” please
“no”
“go”
Oceana is such a sweet heart… if i get hurt or when I was throwing up because of morning sickness she would pat my back and kiss my back. If she notices I am sad or hurt she will come up to me and pat me and kiss me <33 love that about her! She is a sweet heart, but she can be a tough one when it comes to going out places, it is her say when to leave how long to stay. Its whatever she wants or she will scream bloody murder and toss her self on the floor! Oh, OC!
Ray and I are so excited for littlest, we are so excited to complete our family! I am enjoying every moment of this pregnancy and I can not wait to take maternity pics with the whole fam together! I am also looking forward to the day when Raychel feels/sees the baby move in my belly! oh, and of course the day I give birth!! The giving birth part.. believe it or not… is my favorite part!! I will share my birth stories on another post 😉
I love these precious gifts God has given Ray and I. I pray that I will be a great role model for them and that I would direct them the right way. I feel so blessed knowing of the amazing loving God we have. His love for us just amazes me! I am thankful for Him and I praise Him!
Proverbs 22:6
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

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{Happy Birthday Elizabeth!}

Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
One of Elizabeth’s Favorite bible verses: 
Psalm 19:7
The law of the Lord is perfect, it gives us new life. His teachings last forever, and they give wisdom to ordinary people.
Happy 29th Birthday Sis!!

{Coffee Creamer Taste Challenge}

Marissa (my bff ) and I are such nerds with our Hazelnut coffee creamer. We love hanging out with our girls and drinking coffee with Hazelnut creamer! Well, there are two brands that we like; the Coffeemate and the Lucerne(Safeway brand) of Hazelnut creamer. Naturally, we wanted to find out which one tastes best. Soooo….we decided to challenge them. A few weeks ago I went over to her place, she already had the Coffeemate one and I brought the Lucerne one. We made a pot of coffee and each had two cups of coffee with the respective creamers in each cup. Here are some pictures of our coffee creamer taste test! This is truly what best friends are for LOL!!!!

(pictures taken with marissa’s cam)
The cups of coffee – pre-creamer

 The challengers:
 Pouring the coffeemate
 Pouring the Lucerne
 Tasting
 My Turn



And the WINNER is:

Its a TIE – they tasted the same to both of us hahah….so our advice is to buy whichever one is on sale Enjoy!!!


I hope this is as entertaining for you all as it was for us!

{A Sweet Dream}

Not last night but the night before I had a beautiful dream… I dreamed that I was full term and ready to give birth to our third blessing. I was at the hospital laying in bed ready to bush littlest out. All the nurses were there and my doctor was there and Ray was right next to me standing on my right side. I finally starting pushing baby out and after two pushes littlest was out! I looked down to see what he/she was and I seen this little thing between its legs but wasn’t 100% sure if it was what I thought it was and sure enough my doctor says, “It’s a boy!” Ray couldn’t believe it, he said, “let me see!” so after seeing it he believed it. When my doctor first said, “its a boy,” I said, “Praise God!”  for this new little man in my life. They handed me littlest and he was absolutely Beautiful! He looked like daddy! He was so fair and had daddy’s green eyes and light brown hair. I remember thinking in my dream, wow… he didn’t get the blue eyes like my girls. I remember then saying two names one that wasnt what we are planning to name him and then correcting myself with the name we are planning to give if it is a boy. I held him up and said, “Joseph… I mean… Joshua Ryder!” I remember then my mom being on my left side and I grab her arm saying, “mom its a boy, its a boy!” I was so excited, so grateful, so blessed, and littlest was absolutely precious! This dream felt so real that when I woke up I was a little bumbed that it was all just a dream, but hopefully in Jesus name this dream will come to pass!! All in His will! That morning I told Ray about the dream (of course!) and called my mom and told her too. I couldn’t stop thinking about this little guy in my dream all day. I told Ray the dream like two or three times lol! It sure was A Sweet Dream!

{Faith}

A while back I seen this on the blog of Treasures Promised, she is such an amazing women, wife and mother and has a heart for the Lord. I seen this and I wrote it down on the front of my bible, I look at it every now and then and I seen it again today and I want to share it 😉

faith: Is not just mind power
faith: Is connected to reality of Gods word
faith: Actually sees the promise of God coming true before they happen
faith: Is the evidence of things not seen
faith: Is almost like entering another dimension in time and space where you see the thing you are praying for happen before it actually happens in reality
faith: In Gods word is a higher reality than our physical reality… and the invisible or spiritual world creates the physical world… 
proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 6:25-43, Romans 3:21 – 5:11, Hebrews 11

Where You Least Expected

Our girls are pretty good at putting their shoes and jackets away in their room but sometimes not so good.

About 2 or 3 days ago we were getting ready to leave and for the life of me we couldn’t find one of Raychel’s gold shoes! We looked everywhere.. or so we thought! Then finally through the corner of my eye as I was walking to my room I seen it… here is where it was…

lol!

Belly Business

Pregnancy Highlights

 

How far along: 18 weeks

Size of baby: 5 1/2 inch long & weighs about 7 ounces

Total weight gain: 5 pounds

Maternity clothes: Not yet, but pretty soon!

Gender: So we decided to still wait!

Movement: Yes, little flutters here and there

Sleep: good

What I miss: nothing right now


 
Cravings: Nothing really- Actually, yes, Taco bell hard tacos!!

Symptoms: Growing belly

Best moment this week: Feeling the baby move a little more and a little stronger!

18 weeks
14 weeks

Clarissa’s Baby Shower

One of my great friends (Clarissa) is pregnant with her first baby and she is having a girl! This past weekend was her baby shower and it turned out so pretty! They had some great food and desserts and some very pretty decorations! Her theme was birds… I really liked it…I might steal her idea for my baby shower!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This morning the girls and I made some Valentine crafts to give to daddy when he gets home for lunch today…
PS. I am not good at doing crafts… this is as good as it gets lol

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.
His love endures forever
Psalms 136
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
1Corinthians 13: 4-8
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16
Daddy’s arrival…

Waiting for daddy to open the front door
 Raychel handing daddy his valentine
 daddy giving Raychel a Valentine surprise gift

 Princess cards!
 Oceana running away from daddy
 Oc got Tinkerbell cards!

 Ray and I exchanged V-day cards <333
We will be going out to dinner later this eveining with the girls 😉

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