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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 😉

 singing happy birthday

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

Easter Weekend

 
Friday was Jacobs birthday, and after, the girls dyed some eggs and decorated them. The girls love spending time with their cousins. They love being at auntie Cindy’s house.

The birthday boy

All the kiddos at Jacob’s party

After all the kiddos left, the cousins dyed eggs!

The goddess princess waving while being carried away by her to handsome cousins.  
Once we finished dying eggs, the girls and I headed out to get ready for the A’s game!


On Saturday morning, we headed to Blackhawk Country Club for breakfast, a magic show and a Easter egg hunt for the kiddos. At the door to greet all the parents and kids was the Easter bunny!! The girls we so excited they climbed up the stairs so fast to give the Easter bunny a hug!
After breakfast they had a magic show for the kiddos. The guy who was doing the magic show did such a good job! I heard that he was way better then last year.
the magician kept choosing kids to help him on stage and Raychel raised her hand every time but was not picked. She got so upset, but she stayed persistent and she got picked at the end! which was the best time to be picked because they pulled out a real bunny out of a hat!! Ray also went on stage because the magician needed a parent with the child. Oceana sneaked up on stage too!
Once the pulled the bunny out of the hat all the kiddos went crazy and were running up the stage to see/hold the bunny. After the magic show was  over the Easter egg hunt began.
Once the egg hunt was over we headed to Braden’s first birthday party. The girls had such a blast all day Saturday.
Sunday, we headed to church a little earlier because Raychel and Oceana (and the rest of the kiddos) were going to sing. I love watching the little ones sing for Jesus, its so sweet.

 After a great service we headed to our favorite breakfast place Zorns.

Breakfast was delicious! We then headed out to the mall which come to find out they were closed 😦 lol!
We then went back to my parents house before heading to auntie Cindy’s casa.
At auntie Cindy’s we had such a blast spending quality time with family and also celebrating our niece’s birthday.

The cousins all went out hunting for eggs

This was our extraordinary Easter weekend!!




Madison Gets Her Little Ears Pierced!

 
This past weekend we took Madison to get her ears pierced. Raychel got hers when she was 7 months and so did Oceana, so now, it was Madison’s turn. My mom pierced my ears when I was 2 or 3 months old. This is a tradition in our family (Latin Culture) for the girls to get their ears pierced when there only a few months old.

Madison did so good. She cried a little, but after I held her and bounced her, she was a happy girl again.

Ta Da!!
I love her little ears pierced!! The hubs on the other hand, he can do without. but i think they look so darn cute!

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!

San Diego Trip #4

 
   This 4th trip to San Diego was so much more relaxing then the others. We didn’t do much. We ordered room service pretty much every day, and I met up with Melissa and her mom for a day. I love spending time with them and catching up. This year I was planning to do all these things in San Diego, but it turned out to be the complete opposite! As for pictures… I only took 5! I wasn’t in the mood, and there wasn’t much to take anyway. I had a great time though, its nice to change things up from your normal routine. 

click to see 2nd SD trip here, 3rd here

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
 

Thanksgiving Pictures Part II

  After meeting up with Ray’s side of the family, we then headed over to Milpitas to met up with my side of the fam! Oh, How I love spending time with all my cousins, aunts, uncles and friends!  We have such a blast when we are together!!

We may not be the perfect family, but we sure do love each other, and  truly enjoy each others company!!

{{{{Warning: tons of pictures}}}}

                                         All the cousins getting ready to take a group picture!

 I had no clue my cousin was holding my hair up the whole time!! lol!! thanks, feli!

Thank you, Lord for blessing me with an extraordinary family!!

Thanksgiving Pictures Part I

On Thanksgiving, early afternoon, we met up with Ray’s mom and her boyfriend, sister, brother and their families at Mimi’s Cafe to celebrate thanksgiving together! After Mimi’s Cafe, Ray, the girls and I met up with Ray’s dad and his girlfriend. Ray ordered dessert and I just ordered a coffee since we just had finish eating, plus we were heading to my side of the family in the evening. I love the holidays, because I truly enjoy spending time with family and friends!!! It is the best! thank you, lord for family!

 Michele’s birthday was just a few days away, so our mother-in-law bought her a cake to sing happy birthday! 

Ray’s dad and GF 

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