Goodbye 2011, You Were Extraordinary!!

Thank you, Father God, for your many blessing I have received in 2011!! Thank you for blessing me and my family each and every day!!

God bless you all, my lovely readers!! May 2012 be filled with tons of blessings, joy, and LOVE!!! I love you guys!! Thanks so much for being apart of my life! You guys are the BEST!!!
 

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Tahoe Trip Part III

Christmas Day, after opening presents {here}, we went to Heidi’s restaurant for breakfast, and then we headed to Heavenly in hopes there would be snow for the girls to play in. Tahoe was so dry this year, there was hardly any snow!! I guess last year was the opposite! But we made the best of it, and we ended up having a blast!

 Madison all nice and warm sleeping away.
 LOL! Look how dry! But Ray made the best of it for the girls to have fun…
 Here he is sliding down the hill with Raychel – haha!! LOVE IT!

 Raychel sliding down a small little hill.
 Then we met, Susie! Her mom and dad were so nice, they let them play in their board! Susie also has a younger sister about the same age as Oceana!
 They were sure having a blast! I also got to go down on the board lol!

 

Electric Tooth Brush with Stickers!

  Ray and I bought the girls an electric tooth brush that comes with stickers! They love their new tooth brush! They got to decorate it the way the like it. Its was actually very fun helping the girls get the stickers out and then they placed them where they wanted it on their tooth brush. It was a lot of fun spending quality time with them decorating there tooth brush- haha! I wish I had one of these growing up! They also have stickers for boys ;).

I have been neglecting my kids

I haven’t taken the time to write and send pictures to these precious kids. Ray is always sending them their monthly, but its more than that, I need to take the time to write to them, pray for them, and to let them know that we care and to show them the love of Jesus.
Can you help me and pray for these precious little ones? That they may come to know of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ  and that their lives will be filled with joy and love.
And if you can hold me accountable to writing to these precious kids, that would be great, thanks!
Do you sponsor any kids? If you do, we should keep each other accountable to write to them and send them updated pictures at least once a month, E-mail me!

Tahoe Trip Part II

Early Christmas Eve, we loaded up the Escalade with all the girls Christmas presents and headed to Lake Tahoe!
 We stopped at Starbucks, got some coffee and their breakfast sandwiches 😉

 LOVE my white chocolate mochas!!
 Oceana does too! haha! Don’t panic, I just let her have a little sip 😉
Our cabin for the weekend
 We unpacked, relaxed, and then we headed to dinner at Cabo Wabo
 After dinner we headed back to our cabin, got comfy, baked cookies for Santa and watched a family movie <333
 

Feliz Navidad and Tahoe Trip Part I

  This past weekend we headed to Lake Tahoe to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas out there! It was such a blast spending great quality time with my family. The girls were so excited for Christmas Day to open up their presents. The girls prayed to Jesus letting Him know what they wanted for Christmas so that Jesus can tell Santa ;). Early Christmas morning the girls were so excited to see that God had listened to their prayers and that Santa brought them what they had prayed for. Raychel was jumping up and down saying, “Thank you Jesus, thank you Santa!” Oceana was also very excited to get her Dora backpack. After opening presents Raychel said, “Now, lets sing happy birthday to Jesus” 😉 and that was exactly what we did! It is such a joy and a blessing spending these great holidays with my family 🙂 … specially in Tahoe!!

 Madison’s 1st Christmas! She loved the wrapping paper 😉

Feliz Navidad!!

Hubby Thursday!

  My husband is doing extraordinary as a Real Estate Agent!! He amazes me!! 
In 2007 when Ray got his Real Estate license he closed just 1 transaction  note: this was the year when the real estate market was going down.
2008  he closed 8
2009 – 23!
2010 – 35!!
this year, 2011, he will have had 45 or 46 transactions closed!!!
Ray’s goal for 2012 is 60 transactions!!!!
Can he do it?! HE SURE CAN!!
Thank you, Lord, for your many blessings. We cannot have done this without you! It’s all you LORD! I gave you thanks and the praise!!
Ray’s 1st year 2007

2nd year 2008 {Raychel 7 months old}

3rd year 2009
4th year 2010
5th year (this year) 2011

Christmas Card 2011 & What I’m Looking Forward to!

Looking Forward to…
  • Lake Tahoe Weekend Trip
  • Christmas
  • New Years
  • Raider Game
  • Our 5th Year Anniversary Getaway
  • San Diego Trip #4

young and restless

Happy Birthday Princess!

  Today, my sweet first born turns 4 years old!!! Happy Birthday Raychel!!! Daddy and Mommy love you so much!! We are so thankful God has sent you to us to love you and raise you! You are extraordinary!! May God bless you all the days of your life, my sweet heart!

Raychel’s 1st Birthday
2nd Birthday
3rd Birthday
4th Birthday!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAYCHEL!

My Insecurities & B e a u t i f u l Words

  My husband writes a vision letter on how 2012 will look like by the end of the year. He writes about how his spirituality, business, physical body, social life, finances, family, his 3 daughters, and I (us) will be like by the end of 2012. This is his second year writing a vision letter, and I just had to share what he wrote about me!! It also plays in with my insecurities that I have been… I guess… dealing with? well… first off… here is the B E A U T I F U L letter he wrote about me (us).

Your relationship with your wife has been amazing! Like all marriage’s there has been ups and downs, but you are so blessed to have her in your life! She understands you, respects you, appreciates you, believes in you and stands by you 100% all the time. You have been able to keep growing each year only because of her. Olga is such a great mother with handling our 3 daughters. She is able to take care of them, keep the house clean, have food on the table for us, laundry done (which she slips a little on that, but I have seen an improvement this year) and take care of me. What a super woman! I could not have asked for a better women! I am so glad she is by my side experiencing this journey together! We have been able to implement 1 date night minimum a month and at least 1 quality time together every week! We are still madly in love with each other and those few weekend getaways to Lake Tahoe alone have been great and much needed. I could not be moving forward in life if Olga was not by my side, praise God she is, and I cant wait for our lives to be 20 years in advance when we have built our empire and we are traveling all over the world together and spending all the more quality time together!

This letter is just what I love to hear from my husband!! I love these beautiful words!!! I love to hear that I am still loved by this man who I am so deeply in love with and could not imagine my life without him! While I was reading Ray’s vision letter about me, I was surly on cloud 9, but you know, Satan tries to steer my thoughts in the wrong direction.

As you were reading this letter you seen it has my name on it, right? but, Ray’s original version did not, it just had “she.” The thoughts that come to my head were surly from Satan himself! these were the thoughts… Ray is not talking about you, he wishes it was someone else… that’s why he doesn’t write your name on it. Yeah… stupid, I know! Of course he is talking about me!! I am his wife and we have the most amazing beautiful little girls together… and… we. are. madly. in. love. with. each. other.

Satan tries to fill my head with lies! He wants to take my joy away! Satan also attacks me in my dreams. I have nightmares, often,  about Ray leaving me and that he no longer loves me and he wants to be with someone else. Satan is a BIG fat liar and this is his only way he is able to attack me, through my dreams and thoughts. He knows I am insecure about myself physically and mentally, so this is where he tries to take hold of me to believe his lies! Like I said, and will say it again, Satan is a liar! of course he wants me to believe these things, he wants what God brought together to be separated, he wants marriages to fail, he wants to see people unhappy and turn away from God. BUT, the voice of truth tells me a different story! The voice of truth says do not believe these lies! The voice of truth says, Ray and I are a power couple, and Satan knows it!! He knows that God has set Big plans for Ray and I,  All for the glory of God!!! He knows I am weak in this area and that’s where he attacks. This area of insecurity about myself I will give it to Jesus! God will surly turn it around! So, I choose to believe the truth!! God NEVER lies, God is not a liar, He can not lie!! Our God, Jesus Christ, wants us to live an extraordinary life in him!!! So, ladies, do not believe the lies that come into your head! We are wonderfully made, and God wants us to live EXTRAORDINARY!

~NUMBERS 23: 19 God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?

~JEREMIAH 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

~PSALM 139: 14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.

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