411 link up!

 1. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging? Has your blog changed?
I have been blogging for two and a half years now, and it pretty much has stayed the same.

2. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study?

I did for two years and then dropped out and went to beauty school instead. 

3. Where have you traveled?
Mexico, Nevada (Las Vegas), Hawaii, Spain, Africa, Puerto Rico, Caribbeans (on a cruise).

4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
A beautiful home in the gates of Blackhawk (danville ca), Investment properties, A vacation for the whole family, new cars, and I would donate a big portion to those who need.

 5. What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?
People who Chew gum with their mouth open, ugh! People who cant show any love (if you know what I mean), and bad customer service.

6. What is your favorite movie?
Can’t decide?!

7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?
I cant live without milk, but I do love me some cold beer in the summer time 😉

8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?
blog, take pictures.

9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?

10. Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past? Or present.
Well this just happened while I’m out here in Vegas… the hubs, the girls and I were out by the pool and this couple in their early forties who have no kids nor does it sound like they have been around kids much come up to us and start talking to us about our girls and how we do it with all 3 and if there is a lot of kid friendly things/restaurants at the MGM and I said, “yes, they have the Rain Forest Cafe restaurant… have you guys been there?! (oh man!! Of course not!! they’re in Vegas who is going to go to the rain forest cafe for dinner when they are out in Vegas with no kids!! I was embarrassed lol! and of course they kinda laughed and said no. Ray was like, “Oh, Olga!” after they had  left . 

11. What day would you love to relive again?
My wedding day!

12. If your life was turned into a movie… what actor would play you?
I. Have. No. Clue. Maybe my best friends’ would know this one.

13. What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?
taking care of old people, baby sitting, Mexican restaurant (hostess and waitress), chiropractic office (receptionist).

14. Show us a picture from high school or college.
I’m in Vegas right now and i am using the hubs business laptop so no pictures 😦

15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?

16. Show us the most current picture of you or you, or your family, or anything of meaning to you.

Love this!! If you follow me on instagram then you might have already seen this. Oceana is giving daddy a kiss right before he goes back to his seminar and us girls to the pool. Melts my heart!! <333333 
17. Where do you see your life 5 years from now?
Living in the gates of Blackhawk, Ray being the owner of Reality World in Blackhawk, having my husband and my 3 girls and my little guy by my side. my kids attending the bests schools, and most important, that we are all together,  healthy, and full of love and happiness no matter what!! 

Linking up with frommrstomama!

Becky, thank you for this! This was so much fun!!


What’s Your Love Story

I am linking up with From Mrs.to Mama today!!

1. How long have you and your significant other been together?Ray and I have been together for 9 lovely years!

2. How did you meet? {What’s your “love” story?}

We met at the Chiropractic office I used to work at. Ray would come in and get adjusted by the doctor, and after a few times of him coming in, he asked me on a date and from then on it was history!

3. If married, how long have you been married?  Ray and I have been married for 5 years!

4. If you are married, where did you get married at? Big or small wedding?  We got married at a golf course in Sunol. We had about 120 people at our wedding.

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!
Ray calls me Boo. I call him, love bug, my love, babe, honey. 😉 

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.

1. His heart! I love his love for people. 2. His determination. 3.Because he is Ray and there is no other like him!

7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?
Ray proposed while we were on a cruise! 

 After a nice dinner on the cruise we headed back to our room and we went out to our balcony, he actually went back in to grab the ring { I, of course did not know, I thought he was grabbing us a drink} while I stayed looking out at the beautiful scenery, Ray comes back out and gets on his knee and asks me to marry him {he says other things before he actually asks me to marry him, but I am just trying to keep it nice and simple}!

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals? Ray is a v-day card type of guy! Which I love, because i love when he expresses his feelings towards me. 🙂

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch? Are you kidding?! Of course… well… for me… I’d rather be on the beach!!

10. Tell us one thing you’d like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?
we would spend a whole month in panama mx, just the two of us! I would also love for us to go back to Africa.

11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine’s Day.

something simple, maybe dinner and a movie.

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine’s day?
nope, not asking for anything… just QT with him.

13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.
Do it all with LOVE. Forgive. Respect. Focus on making him happy and he will end up doing the same for you. AND go on lots and lots of dates together!!

14. Show us a picture of what love means to you.


Cafe Discussion & What I am Loving

our beautiful little journey
i’m so very excited to be taking part in the (very first!) cafe discussion going on at
what’s the purpose of cafe discussions? I’ll let Noelani explain:
Well, it’s a place for us ladies to gather in together, and share our thoughts and emotions. Every two weeks, there will be a new topic of discussion being brought to the coffee table. A place for us to pour our hearts out, exposing our emotions. A place for us to meet new ladies, who share the same views and beliefs … who we can relate to.
These topics will include things on – parenting, marriage, Military, our Faith, etc. The first topic of discussion? What’s the best part about being a parent?
I hope you can join us, and I’m so looking forward to hearing your responses!  

What I am Loving…

1. Being apart of Cafe Discussion, of course!

2. TOMS! I have no clue why I haven’t gotten these sooner?! They are so very comfortable and the best part… they give a pair to a child in need!!

3. This little scrunched up face!

4. If I don’t have someone to watch the girls while I get my hair done… my sister-in-love comes to mi casa 😉 !!

5. This man & these girls!

6. Gods protection over me and my family. It never fails that almost every week on the way to taking Raychel to school there is a car crash. I am so thankful for Gods protection on me and my family <33

7. I wrote to my kids!! {{post on my kids here}}

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

Hubby Thursdays -Ray’s Grandma and Grandpa

  Josey was 18 and Frank was 25 years old in this picture. This picture was actually taken right after they got married. They got married through the court, that’s why Josey is not wearing a wedding dress.

Ray looks so much like his grandfather. Ray totally has his grandfathers smile! Maybe not so much in this picture, but other pictures, it feels like I am looking at Ray smiling!

Ray’s Grandma always talks about how Ray and I reminder her of her and Frank. They both had birthdays the same month, as do ray and I… they were both 7 years apart in age… Ray and I are 8… Frank was a sales man… so is Ray! We have so many things in common with them, that’s why Josey always says we reminder her of them.

Hubby Thursday!!!
Link up and share anything about your hubs!

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Hubby Thursdays ~ Ray as a Young Man

You can tell that the Ray has always been so driven, and wanting to succeed on anything he does! Ray always gives… not 80% , not 90%, not 99.9%, not even 100%, but 110% to everything he does!Whether, small or big, he pushes himself to be the best he can be!

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Hubby Thursdays – Date Night

  Don’t you just love date nights?!
 I know I do!!!
This past weekend Ray and I went on a date! We went to dinner at On The Border, then watched a movie!
I love getting away for a couple hours and enjoying some alone time with my hubby wubby!

Hubby Thursdays- First Impression

  I met Ray while working at a Chiropractor’s office in Dublin. Ray would come in to get adjusted by the Dr. since he’s work was right next door to us. Ray was a DHL driver back then.
The first time I saw him I thought he was good looking hot, but that was pretty much it. Then he got in a car accident so he started coming in more. As I got to talk to him more he was just a fun guy to be around, he was always so positive and happy, and he always made me laugh. I could see he had a great heart!
So, that was pretty much my first impression of Ray that he was HOT, then as i got to know him, and seeing what a great guy he is, is when feelings started building up!
More about how we met on the next Hubby Thursday!! I actually wanted to hook Ray up with my sister!! Thank God that didn’t happen!!!! lol!
what was your first impression on your hubby/fiance/boyfriend? 

Hubby Thursdays

I love this picture of Ray and Raychel {even though Raychel is not looking}.
There is something so special about seeing a dad with his little girls. I love seeing and hearing how much our girls love their daddy.
Every morning they ask me where daddy is… I am pretty sure they know where he is, and what I am going to say… but they always still ask me, “mom, where is daddy?” and of course m-f I say, “He is at work, honey.” I love that they ask for him! Oceana’s cute little voice when she asks is so precious. This girl will ask every few hours “where is daddy” she will ask when we get back home either from the store or grandma’s or any outing, if she does see Ray’s car parked in the garage, she will ask “where daddy is,” I love it! When Ray comes home for lunch and or at the end of the day the girls take off running to give him a big hug and kiss. I love this, and I am so glad they do it all the time. I hope it stays this way forever!
what do your little one(s) do or say about their daddy that you love?

Hubby Thursdays- Our First

Where the hubs and I first met ❤
Our first picture of us together

our first New Years

Our first Halloween {yes, I know, totally a fake smile}

This was our first home
Our first Cruise together {picture from our scrap book that’s why there is a fake sun}
Our fist dog{whitey} togther
our first trip to Vegas together {I was pregnant with Raychel}
Our first baby {Raychel}
celebrating our birthdays together for the first time with Raychel and the rest of the fam {our birthday is day apart!}
Our first trip to Great America as a family of 3
Our first picture as a family of 4!
I can go on and on, but I wont 😉

Your Turn!


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