My Parents Birthday

I AM SO BLESSED TO HAVE THESE TWO AS MY PARENTS! THANK YOU, LORD!

 

Raychel’s Field Trip

We went to Clayton Valley Pumpkin Patch with Raychel’s school. I love joining her on her field trips! We all had tons of fun.

 Raychel was a pro milking the cow.

 choosing their pumpkin

 

I Thank God for Her

 
I thank God, for my beautiful sister.

I thank God, that we are so close.

I thank God, that we both love each other unconditionally.

I thank God, that she is a women who fears the Lord.

I thank God, for the love she has for every person.

I thank God, for her sweetness.

I thank God, for Elizabeth.

God has truly blessed me with a beautiful sister inside and out. I admire her. She is more then I could ever have asked for in a sister. I love that we can encourage, laugh, cry, love and pray together. She is my BFF {besides my hubby.} Elizabeth. you. are. the. BEST. and I praise God for it. Gracias por todo hermana. Te quiero muchisimo! Que dios te bendiga a ti y a tu esposo siempre!

I pray that my 3 girls can share the closeness that Elizabeth and I share.  I pray that my girls will be best friends, that they can run to each other and encourage each other in Christ Jesus. I pray that they will be girls who fear the Lord. I pray blessings upon my girls, in Jesus name, Amen!

Blessing to you sista and your wonderful husband!!! Cant wait for you two to have babies!!!! 😉 xox

PS. BROTHER! I have not forgotten you! you will also have a post coming soon! I love you and I thank God for you as well!!! xox

Seriously?!

 Where has the time gone? I cant even remember Raychel being this small! it seems like she has always been 3 years old.

Raychel, you are growing up way too fast, baby girl! You will be turning 4 in just two short months!! I stumbled across these pictures and all I can think is… SERIOUSLY?! Where has the time gone!! Its a reminder that I need to cherish every second with you girls, because you are all just growing up way too fast. Soon, all you girls will be no longer in the baby/toddler stage *sigh.* Oh, How I will miss these stages! So, today and every day to follow I will be soaking in yours, Raychel, Oceana’s and Madison’s stages that you guys are in now. I love you girls so much!!

I was pregnant with Oceana in this picture

 Raychel and Oceana
Little Madison about two weeks ago.

Hubby Thursdays!

  My dear husband has read all these book in 2 years!! One hundred and fourteen! That means he reads about 4-5 books a month!

 I am so impressed of all the reading he does. He finishes a book and he is on to the next!

Some times he will read two different books, one in the morning and one at night!

There are times when we both start on a new book at the same time and he will all ready have read 3 more while I am still on the same book!

What does your hubby do that impresses you?

Prayer is Like Going to the Gym

  Before I had my girls, after work m-f , 7pm to be exact, I would head to the gym to work-out. Some days I couldn’t wait to get on that treadmill and lift some weights, and others I had to push myself to go. On the days I felt lazy and not wanting to go but pushed myself anyway, I felt so good and was glad I pushed myself, because after I left the gym I felt so much better physically and mentally. I would have regretted not going, then going. Going to the gym makes me feel good about myself physically and mentally. It helps me to stay healthy, active, and energized. But, in order to feel and see a difference you have to be committed to going at least a few times a week. You will not feel or see a difference if you are only going once, twice, or three times a month.

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Prayer is like going to the gym… I get lazy to start praying sometimes, and sometimes I’ll just cut my prayer short and say something fast and simple like… “Thank you Lord for my family, thank you for watching over us and providing for us. thank you for my girls, watch over them and keep them safe, Amen.” {a short prayer is better then no prayer at all.} Then I go to bed or I go on with whatever else I am doing. But, the times that I do feel lazy but keep at it in prayer, my words start to come out stronger and powerful as I am declaring it in the name of Jesus. After a strong, and heart felt prayer, I feel so freeing, joyful, and peaceful that I am so thankful that I kept on praying instead of cutting it short. It feels like my prayers reached the heavens! This is why prayer is like going to the gym. I can get lazy, but when I take the initiative and go/pray, I feel great afterwards and glad that I pushed myself to go/pray. 
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Prayer is like going to the gym, because You have to keep at it to see or feel a difference in the way you look and feel. Not just by going one day is going to make a difference {well… the prayer that will make a difference is the first… and that is… excepting Jesus Christ into your heart/life}. Praying on a daily basis will strengthen you spiritually. You feel so much more connected to our Heavenly Father and even the more by reading God’s word! God is a God who listens and he will give us the desires of our heart, we just have to be faithful, keep in prayer, and believe. If you feel your prayers are not being heard or answered to not get discouraged, keep pumping those prayer muscle and you will see that in God’s perfect timing your prayers will be answered!!

Ephesians 6:18

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.

Philippians 4:6-7
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”

James 5:16
“…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective”

Romans 8:28
“We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.”

John 15:7
But if you stay joined to me and my words remain in you, you may ask any request you like, and it will be granted!

Romans 8:26-27

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.

G&M Pumpkin Patch

 
On Saturday, the girls and I {No hubby 😦 he left to new port beach} headed over to my sweet friend Theresa house for a pot luck, then we headed to the G&M pumpkin patch!

The girls had tons of fun playing with their favorite buddies!



My Sweet Little Love Bug!

 

Madison, you turned 3 months this past Saturday!! Where has the time gone?! You are growing way to fast!!
You giggled your first real giggle on Saturday!! You pooped all over your pretty little dress and on mommy’s arm so I went to change you and as I was changing you I was calling you a “fuchi cochina” and it made you laugh! Oh. my. sweet. angel. I loved it, and cant wait to hear more!

You wear 0-3 month clothes and just 3 month clothes as well.

You go to bed at about 9:30pm and wake up around 6am to nurse, then you go right back to sleep and wake up again till 8:15 or so. 
You are such a good little girl and I am loving every little minute of watching you grow!

Oh, Father God, I pray for Madison… That she will have a loving heart towards people. Lord, that she will seek you with all her heart. Father God, protect and guard her all the days of her life. That she may do great things in your name. Lord, that people may see you through her. Apart her from evil, and that she may not fall in temptation. Father, and when she stumbles that she may run back to you always! Bless her Father, in Jesus name, Amen. 

Que chula mi bebe!

My sweet little love bug.

A week without texting, checking e-mails, and going on the computer

 
I was feeling overwhelmed these last couple weeks.

I felt that I wasn’t doing a good job on being a mother for my girls.

I felt blah.

I felt.. in a sense… lost.

I felt so disconnected from everything.

I felt disconnected from God.

All I wanted to do was to get away for a whole day and be with my husband and God. And that is exactly what I did.

Ray and I went to the beach last Sunday.

There is something so beautiful and so freeing about the beach.

Ray and I sat there and looked out at God’s beautiful work. We layed on the sand in quietness hearing the wonderful waves splashing.

Ray napped in the sand while I put my feet in the cool water. I talked with my wonderful maker letting Him know how I been feeling and that I need more of Him in my life. I needed Him to give me that extra strength to be the best wife and mom I could be. Once my lovely husband woke from his nap we prayed together and headed on out.

I told Ray that I was going to take a whole week without going online, texting and checking e-mails {my little retreat}. I felt that I need to focus more on God’s word, my girls, and my hubs and not be distracted by texting someone or checking my e-mails or going on the computer.

This past week went great! On not having to text, check e-mails or go on the computer. It was nice that if anyone wanted to reach me they just called me. I actually loved it so much better then texting! Its so nice to hear the persons voice instead of seeing a text. I loved the calls I would get from friends and family just to say hi, since they knew I wouldn’t respond to text. Ray and I always text through out the day, so each time he would want to text me he called. I loved hearing my phone ring with his calls through out the day.

By not texting, checking e-mails, and or going on the computer, I played and listened more carefully to my girls. I played with them as if there was no tomorrow.

I talked with my heavenly father and read His word every morning, and prayed through out the day.

This was exactly what I needed. I needed to focus 100% on God and my family, and it was a blessing. I will defiantly be doing more of these on a monthly basis. I believe God sometimes gives you more then you can handle, because if we were able to handle everything on our own then maybe we wouldn’t seek of Him all that much. But he gives us more then we can handle so we can learn to trust in Him and to seek Him and He will bring us help/rest.

Mathhew 11:28
 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

{{{Retreat}}}

 

I am taking my own little… much needed… retreat with me, myself, and God.

This verse has been playing on repeat in my head…
Matthew 6:33
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
I will be back in a year… I mean… a week… maybe?
One more thing… this picture above has a beautiful rainbow… it reminds me of a few days ago when it was raining really hard at night and my girls got waken up by the rain banging on their window, they called out to me crying “mommy, mommy!” They were scared. I went into their room and Raychel says, “mommy pray for me!” So I prayed, “Dear Lord Jesus, protect Raychel and Oceana as they go back to sleep. Let them not be afraid, for it is just the rain tapping on their window. And Lord Jesus, if it keeps raining that we may see a rainbow tomorrow morning, in Jesus name, Amen.” Raychel -“Amen.” Raychel went right back to sleep and Oceana need me to take her too the window to see the rain before going back to sleep… so we did just that. That morning we did not see a rainbow. Raychel kept asking, “where is the rainbow, mommy?” I said, “Oh..babe, I am not sure, maybe we’ll see it some other time.”  That night as Ray and I were laying in bed I told him about how the girls were scared last night and how I prayed with Raychel and Oceana about the rain and us seeing a rainbow but that we did not see one that morning. Ray then looks over at me with these eyes saying, ” I saw a rainbow! Before going to work I seen it.” It hit both of us, that it was meant for us to have this conversation that God does answer prayers. You may say… well, there is always rainbows after it rains, but, I know deep in my heart that this was truly God hearing mine and my girls prayer!
This reminds me of one more story I would like to share and always remember. Before Ray and I had kids we drove down to LA and back. As we were driving back home Ray and I were extremely tired, but we did not want to stop, we just wanted to get home into our warm and comfy bed {I know this was not a good idea and its dangerous not only to us but to others}. We were both falling asleep as we were taking turns driving. It was so hard keeping each other awake! We were both hoping to see a Starbucks around to grab coffee but, nothing! Then after a few more miles I saw a Starbucks! I yelled to Ray, ” STARBUCKS!” Ray- “WHAT!? Really?!” He turned his head all the way back to try to see it but he didn’t and we missed the exit. When Ray turned his head back from trying to see it, he said, “Olga, When you yelled “Starbucks” I literally just finished praying to God telling him if he is really there to please show us a Starbucks!” We were both in AWE!!! And that kept us awake. God is so good, guys!! Yeah… we didn’t get a coffee, but that wasn’t the point! He was telling us that He is there that He is with us, and He does hear us {you, me, everyone!!} God is more then good!! Praise Him!
God bless!! <333333333 

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