Brandi’s Baby Shower

 
A few weeks back, Meagan and I headed over to Brandi’s for her beautiful baby shower for sweet baby Jalilah! We didnt stay long, but the few minutes we were there was a lot of fun.
{Pictures taken my Meagan}

cant wait to meet sweet baby Jalilah soon!

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A Much Needed Date Night!

 
Last weekend Ray and I went on a much needed date night.

Ray planned the whole date. Our first stop was the tanning salon (I know its not the best for your skin, but its so relaxing every now and then), then we headed to get couples massages!!

The massage were awesome! we both felt so relaxed afterwards.
Next to the spa there was Starbucks, so we grabbed us some, of course!

Then we drove off to Bart to head to the City for a late lunch/ early dinner.
Once we arrived at the city we went to The Mexican Restaurant. This was my first time here and Ray’s second. The food was really good, it tasted homemade!

After this yummy meal we did some walking around.
We went into a few stores and then we went back to Bart to head to the coliseum to watch the Worrior game VS Lakers

The game was a lot of fun and to top it off the Worriors won just buy a few points in the last seconds!!
I love date nights with the hubs!!

Planting with Grandpa

The girls have been planting beans with grandpa and they are really enjoying watching them grow step by step!



It’s actually fun watching what you planted start to sprout.



For I Know The Plans I Have For You…

  Declares the Lord!

He sure does!!! We do have free will to do or not do what we want, but if we trust in the Lord and want His will for our lives He will take control in any situation, big or small, if He sees this is not His will for our lives, He will take control and guide us a different direction.

The day I went in to get my procedure (lasering my tubes to close up the baby factory) done, He spoke loud and clear to Ray and I!

The day before my procedure, I went into the surgery room to draw blood and sign more paper work, so that the next day everything would have been taking care of. The nurse went through my file and asked me all these medical questions, and made sure everything that needed to be signed was signed.

The morning of my surgery, I woke up bright and early at 4:45am, showered, I did not put any lotion on, I took off all my jewelry, I wore something comfy, I didnt put any make-up, I did not eat anything ( all these were requests from the nurses/doctor). Once I was ready, I kissed all my girls and left them with my lovely sister (my mother-in-law was going to take over around 8am). By 5:30 Ray and I were out the door.

We arrived right on time at 6am, checked in, waited in the waiting room, Ray made a deposit, and we waited till they called me in. A few minutes later they called me in and they took my weight and took me in the room where I was going to change and get ready for the procedure. The nurses started talking with each other and then they looked over at me and asked me, “Olga, do you know why you signed and dated the paper April 28th 2011?” I said, “Yes, when I was pregnant with my littlest I signed the paper work so after I gave birth I would have the procedure done, but my husband and I decided to wait a few months instead.” Then the nurse said, ” Am sorry, Olga, but we are not going to be able to do this procedure on you today, because this agreement has expired. It expired in October 2011. I am very surprised your doctor or the nurse that seen you yesterday did not catch this.” They then sent Ray in. Ray was confused about the whole thing and was asking them to explain to him why the procedure couldn’t be done. I also asked them if I can just sign a new one, that I’m here and I want the procedure done. The nurses and the advise nurse said nothing can be done, and even if we were to fill out a new one we would have to wait 72 hours by law. Ray and I tried and asked if there way anything else we can do or my doctor can do to be able to get this procedure done, but there was nothing that could be done! Ray was actually very upset. Our family had taken work off to watch the girls and myself after the surgery and we both explained this to the advice nurse to see, again, if there was ANYTHING that can be done, but, again, nothing. Listen to this… My doctor faxed over the same paper with her trying to over write it and she dated it the wrong date!! Instead of putting 2012 she put 2011!!! It was one thing after another! If she would have dated it right, there might have been a big chance that this procedure would have happened!

On the way back home, Ray and I were shocked that we were heading back home without the procedure being done. Ray was saying, ” If this is not a sign then I don’t know what a sign is!! Maybe we are meant to have four kids?! Olga, what are the odds of this happening?! these are professionals and they should know their paper work. Your doctor did not catch it, the nurse that seen you yesterday did not catch it, AND when your doctor tried overwriting it she dated it WRONG!! seriously, Olga, what are the odds of that happening?! Maybe God is trying to tell us something?!

God is in control! from the day I gave my life to my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, He has taken Control of my life to guide me the right way towards His path and His will. He knows the plans He has for me and my family, plans to prosper us and to give us hope and future!! Who knows… maybe this procedure saved my life, maybe we are meant to have four beautiful children… God works in mysterious ways!

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.

My Mission Field

My family is my mission field.

There is no other occupation that is sacrificial as motherhood.
Being a mom is a wonderful opportunity to live the gospel.
I have to teach my children and guide them in the right path. 
Through my girls is the starting point where I can minister to so many more people.
Being a mom is giving up yourself.

picture taken by my baby girl, Raychel!! {only reason why I’m posting it not my fave}

How can I serve somewhere else if I complain here in my own home with the people I love the most?!
This, right now, me being a mom, cleaning, picking up my girls toys for the 100th time, doing loads and loads of laundry, cooking meals, wiping noses, changing diapers, potty training, story times, disciplining, comforting, nursing, kissing boo boos, teaching and guiding my girls, and loving & helping my husband  is right where I am supposed to be!
God loves the little offerings that are done with love. These little or not so little things, do them as if doing it for the Lord. These little things are BIG things to God!! and I thank Him!! I thank you Lord for this time in my life to serve my family. You have blessed me with a beautiful family!! and I will lay myself down for them! For you have come to serve, and us as moms are setting a small example of that. Thank you, Father God. Keep keeping me focused on what matters most, setting my priorities straight!

On My Heart ~ Randoms

  ~ Madison has two little teeth

~Madison’s sleep is different every single night. Some nights are better then others
~ Ray and I took Raychel and Oceana to watch Lorax. Such a cute movie <333

~ Kony 2012

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~ Haven’t been in the mood for blogging
~I am starting to work out again, and I am loving it

~ Fasting

~ I am enjoying QT with my family

 

~ I am Loving the new Kellogg’s cereal KRAVE

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~ Thanks Husband, for my iphone! 

 

~I am actually really enjoying not being on the computer all that much

~ This weekend I might close up the baby factory. I am a little nervous, I have never gone under. 

~ I ❤ instagram!

 

Birthday Fiesta!

Last Friday, we celebrated Meagan’s birthday!
Her hubs surprised her with a fiesta theme.
It was so much fun being with the people I love!
(pictures via meagan)
 
 
Also, a week and a day ago was my sweet sisters 30th birthday!!
We went to brunch at cheesecake factory, she did some shopping, and then we headed to our favorite place Concannon for some appitizers and a glass of wine. Later that evening we had pizza and cake at the parents.

On another note; madison has been sleeping a little better. Thank you guys for your sweet comments and prayers!! Love you!

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