Madison’s 1st Birthday

  Madison you are ONE years old!! Where has the time gone?!
We celebrated your birthday on your birthday, Sunday July 15th. We decided to do something small for you with just the family since we were heading out to Vegas early the next day.
You had a fun time running around and playing. You enjoyed opening up your gifts and playing with some of the new toys you got! When it came to eating the cake you really didn’t chow down like I thought you would, you kinda just stared at the cake and touched it a few times.
Madison, you are so loving to your sisters. When either Raychel or Oceana is crying you run up to them and give them hugs and kisses. You are a sweet heart! You want to keep up with them on whatever they do.
Oh, Mad… you do have a feisty side! Boy, do you not let anyone pick on you! You fight back- hahaha! Even when I tell you no or I take something away from you, you get so mad that you pinch me! I have no clue were this side of you came from ( I think dad lol ). Boy am I going to have my hands full with you!
Madison, besides this feisty side of you… I see that you are one smart girl!! You like coloring at such a young age, 1!! and you hold your pencil/coloring crayon like your supposed to! You’re  a climber… you climb everything even Raychel’s latter and you make it all the way to the top of her bed all by your self. Which is very scary for me, because I do not want you falling off. I hide the latter under oceana’s bed every day. Madison, you also try to jump like your sisters do, Its so funny watching you try to jump. You are a good listener, you understand me when I tell you to bring me something or to give whatever you have to your sister or whoever. Mad, I am so blessed to have you as my daughter, you are amazing! I know God has big plans for you and your sisters!! Never give up on anything and whatever you do give 100% at all times.

 Hello Kitty theme ­čśë

 singing happy birthday

Daddy and Mommy love you so much! xoxoxoxo
Happy 1st Birthday, sweet heart!!

Oceana’s 3rd Birthday!

   We celebrated Oceana’s Birthday on her actual birthday which was on Wednesday June 13th. It was a last minute put together birthday party, but it actually turned out great! I think it turned out better then if we would have planned it in advance.
Before her little birthday party started we both went to get our hair done with my sister-in-law.
Oceana looked so cute sitting in the chair getting her hair all curled up! She kept turning back all shy to where I was to see if I approved of how her hair was looking, and every time she would turn I would smile big and give her a thumbs up!

I very much enjoyed this bonding time with my little OC.

 After getting our hair done we went to Baskin Robbins for ice cream and a milk shake! We both had tons of fun spending quality time with each other! I defiantly have to do this with each one of my girls.

We got home and a few hours later the party started. Oceana had such a blast with all her little friends and cousins.
 Sweet Sofia <333
Cake time!

 Present time!

 the girls went all out with the makeup OC got for her b-day gift

Happy 3rd Birthday Oceana!!! We love you so much, sweet peanut!!

Ray’s SURPRISE Birthday!

  Saturday May 12th, Ray and I got away to the city to do an all day spa day, dinner, and stay the night in the city with just us two.
We took Bart so we wouldn’t have to worry about a thing! Parking out there can be stressful! While on the Bart train, we enjoyed each others company, and talked about how much we both need this all day spa day. Once we arrived at the city we did what we do best, grabbed some Starbucks! after we walked to where we were staying at, Villa Florence! We got there checked in, went up to our room and got ready to walk to La Belle Spa. 

As soon as we got to the Spa we were in heaven!

They served us lunch <3333´╗┐

After an amazing, much needed spa day, we walked to the mall and did a little looking around and then walked back to our room to relax some more before dinner at Press Club.
What Ray didn’t know was that his family and friends were going to be waiting for us there!
I did not get a picture of Ray when he seen his family and friends, but he was surprised, and you can tell by all the pictures he was very HAPPY!! Happy Birthday, my love!!!!

The rest was history!!

Mine & Ray’s Birthday Celebration

 
On Ray’s birthday the girls and I surprised him at his work with a small chocolate cake. The girls and I love visiting daddy at work, specially when we are surprising him! Ray was so happy to see us! The smile on his face was priceless!
we did just a quick little visit cause he had to get back to work. But, what Ray didn’t know was that I had an even BIGGER surprise during the weekend (posting next time) for him!

The next day was my birthday, and I treated myself to hangout with my sister and girlfriends from morning to evening!
We headed to oh la la crepes, super good! We did some shopping, grabbed some Starbucks, then headed to the pool! It was such a relaxing time hanging out by the pool without having to worry about the little ones.

After  relaxing by the pool, we headed to our favorite spot, under dog at Concannon!

I had the best 27th birthday ever!! Thank you sis for setting this day up, you’re the best!
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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!

A New Season

 
This is how our place looked…

now it looks like this…

 This weekend, this place will be empty!

We are doing it! We are moving! This will be a start to a new season in our lives. My parents offered us an offer we couldn’t say no to. They offered us to move in with them. We told them our plans of buying next year in Blackhawk (Danville)!! And my parents suggested that we move in with them, for a year, so we can save a-heck-of-a-lot more. We decided to go for it and move in with them.

 We are also in the process of buying two investment properties! On one of the investment properties we are just waiting on the bank (Its a short sale)!

 I am so grateful that my parents are opening their doors for us, that way we can save more and buy these investments properties and our home!! I am so thankful for all the blessings God has poured out to us! Because of Him, we will be able to buy investment properties and next year our home in Blackhawk!! I am so grateful for a husband who works so hard for us, so that we may have the best. Our original plan was to stay living in this place and just keep saving to buy a home in Blackhawk before Raychel starts kindergarten. One of the reasons we want to buy in Blackhawk is the schools. They are one of the best schools. The elementary school is actually an award winning school. Ray wants nothing but the best for his little girls. So, by the grace of God and the hard work of my dear husband, everything seems to be going as planned or even better with this offer from the parents!

I have been so busy packing and moving that I really haven’t had so much time to blog. I will probably be MIA all next week and the week after, but I will definitely be reading all your guys is posts on the hubs iPad ;). I might have some scheduled posts as well :).

Yay for a new season in our life!

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die,

a time to plant and a time to uproot,

 a time to kill and a time to heal,

a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn and a time to dance,

 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,

a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

 a time to search and a time to give up,

a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,

a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,

a time for war and a time for peace.

Ernie Graduates From High School!

Last Friday we headed to Livermore to celebrate Ernie’s Graduation!
It is such a blessing seeing my brother graduate from high school! I am so proud of him and I love him so much! ´╗┐I wish him nothing but the best in life!
Ernie, I love you, and we are so proud of you! You are such a great guy with a great heart! Brother, if you ever need anything we will always be here for you, but if there is a time we can not, you know that we have a loving God who listens and brings peace to our hearts. He will always welcome us with open arms! We love you Ernie!!!!! CONGRATS!!
waiting for Ernie’s name to be announced…

The girls skipping and hopping away´╗┐

Our proud dad 

Off to the parents house for some yummy tacos!!!!
 Proud momma

Elizabeth’s Bachelorette!!

My sister gets Married this SATURDAY!!! I am super excited!!! This past Saturday was my sisters bachelorette party, and it was a blast!
All of Elizabeth’s girlfriends met at our parents house and then from there they all carpooled to San Ramon to get our nails done {I live close to San Ramon so I just met them all there}!
Tatiana putting on Elizabeth sash and button!
Our mom outside her house {yep, that’s our dad in the background gardening away}
The nail spa was our first stop!

Our next stop was at, Ooh La La Crepes! They were so delicious!! {Thanks to Tatiana who found this awesome place!} At breakfast/brunch, I past out goodie bags that Elizabeth and I bought for the girls to thank them for coming.
 Elizabeth surprised me with my own goodie box! A starbucks card and a gift card to American Eagle!

After brunch we headed to Starbucks and to Victoria’s Secret for some lingerie shopping!!
{In walnut creek &lt;33}

  STARBUCKS!
Elizabeth about to try on a few little sexy lingerie outfits the girls and I picked out for her wedding night!

 waiting outside her door to see the lingerie on her!

´╗┐Tatiana and Nana each bought her a lingerie outfit for her wedding night!!

After some fun shopping at Victoria’s Secret, all the girls wanted to head back and freshen up/change before heading to SAN FRANCISCO!
At the parent house, Elizabeth opened up a few gifts the girls had gotten her.

 Then it was off to the CITY!

I was looking up online for a wine tasting place in SF and found the Press Club. It is so nice and classy inside, I had to get all the girls here for Elizabeth’s bachelorette!´╗┐ The manager was so nice too, he treated us all with champagne to celebrate the bachelorette party! {of course I did not have any or wine}
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Their appetisers are amazing!!
 and their cheese was delish!!

Heading to dinner at the Seasons
 The menu had all these wordings for the food that we had no clue what they were so Elizabeth took out her cell and started googling what each one meant lol!! It was so funny, we were all laughing. Dinner was so much fun! We gave Elizabeth tips on marriage, and we were remembering all the funniest moments we had with Elizabeth! We were cracking up the whole time at dinner, It was the best ever!

Since it was Elizabeth special day they treated us with some yummy chocolates after dinner.

 After dinner we called it a night and headed back home.
This was such a fun, special day! I can not believe my sister is finally getting married!!! He is a great man, they are going to be very happy together!! Cant wait till SATURDAY!! Priase God!

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