Momma of Dos: 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Fatty Boy Tuesday's:

What can I say about my boys?
Aside from they are amazing and a true Blessing.



My son:

My son is everything in my life from the moment he was born and I pray that everyone who wants a child gets to experience parent-hood. It is the most amazing journey one can take. My heart is over flowing with Love and Happiness to just think about him. Santiago has been more than I could have ever imagined. It's true that we cannot dictate what God will fill our lives with we just have to wait. Wait for His timing which in this case, as every case I guess, it was perfect! My son is that missing piece of my heart that nothing and NO ONE can ever fill. My husband looked at me when I told Santiago the other say “you are the Love of my life!", Ricardo said...what...I said "YES, HE IS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, and he should be YOURS as well!" There is NO room for jealously or hate there is no room for non-sense or wasted time...the time is now and my son is all I need to be happy. My husband is amazing, neither of us is perfect, but we love one another...should that love ever cease to exists we should both be in a place where Santiago will be ALL that we need to move forward. I am not scared of the future because God always knows what he does and he does it all for a PURPOSE and with a real reason! My son is my reason and my purpose, my motivation and my rock, he fills my heart with Love and Happiness. Ricardo and I wake up in the middle of the night and stare at him in awe of how Blessed God has allowed us to be! I can't believe that he is mine, that he was perfectly created for me to have in my womb and so close to my heart. That he grew in my ever stretching waistline and that after 9 months he was born. I love him today as I did the very first time I knew of him. To hold him and protect him to have him safe in my arms is amazing! The love and feelings that a child brings out in you are so indescribable, but it's awesome!

My husband:
I can go on and on about both of them...my husband is just himself. Nothing more, nothing less. And I love him as he loves me. We are happy and Blessed. At this point in time I can honestly say we couldn't ask for anything more!


1 Corinthians 13



Love


1If I speak in the tongues[a] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,[b] but have not love, I gain nothing.


4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Not Again Monday!

I have actually had a pretty great Monday.

My weekend ended in a very productive manner. On Saturday I got a lot of shopping done in those after Christmas sales! I am ready for next year and Sunday I started cleaning my garage...which will hopefully lead to me cleaning out my office, which will then lead to me having a good area for projects! Yaay. Which I am so far behind on!

In all Monday was good. Lots to do and think about in the upcoming weeks.

I have also started on my sister's baby shower plans! That's exciting and a Blessing!

Hope everyone enjoys their week. It will be another short one!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thank GOD it's Friday!! (Christmas Friday that is!)

(This should have been on my Christmas Card...maybe next year)


[From now on, for more than apparent reasons, the Holidays are no longer about Ricardo or myself!







Thank You for joining us on a journey that taught us a new and pure kind of Love, an unselfish type of life, and the greatest gift of all, FAMILY.

2009 was a year of many Blessings, the biggest came with the welcoming of our new son, Santiago Isaias. We pray that your family received their Blessings no matter how small and that you will have a wonderful New Year!

With Faith and Love,

Ricardo, Connie and Santiago Isaias Gomez.  ]

Christmas was exhausting but in all a success...MY SISTER IS PREGNANT. Now to plan another baby shower! I am ecstatic and have soo many ideas!!!

We shared so many fun, happy and loving moments together that it made the last couple of weeks WELL worth it! God is truly amazing and there is no doubt, NO doubt that 2010 will be the best year yet. 2009 leaves us the absolute BEST and most wonderful journey of our lives! My husband and I tell my son, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? But, he has been in our hearts and with God's perfect timing he is now in our arms! There is also NO doubt in my mind that my husband is the absolute BEST, he did amazing with gifts this year!!



I got a blow dryer...which if you would have seen the old one you would know why that was just the most perfect gift ever! And he also got me a gift card to my FAV clothing store, New York and Company! http://www.nyandcompany.com/nyco/ Which is also a most awesome gift cause I have not only lost weight over the last 3 months but my closet is SO out dated, since I was pregnant this last year I didn't buy regular clothes only maternity clothes, SO this gift I loved!

Santiago received many gift that at 3 months of age he could care less for, he slept through most of Christmas eve and Christmas morning. His life right now revolves around what time his next bottle is and how long his naps will be. Which I absolutely adore and cherish. But, I know he will grow up so fast that next year at Christmas, he will probably not sleep or eat much!


I will now try to dedicate a couple of days to sleeping and resting.


Are we there yet Thursdays?

I have been an absolute nervous wreck for tonight.

We have, well my sister has BIG news and I am soo nervous for her.

Plus trying to get family together, can be so exhausting and heart breaking but we will try out BEST!

Merry Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

~Praise and Worship Wednesdays~

In an attempt to regain some strength and some light. I stayed home today to prepare for Christmas!

Hope everyone has a Blessed week!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fatty Boy Tuesdays:

I can't wait for Christmas though Santiago is only 3 months old I know that this year will be the best of many more to come!

My husband in the mean time is getting ready to rev-up for school and hopefully find a good job soon!

My God, I really had soo much going on this week, I let my blog go..so upset!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Not Again Monday!

This week is a short week.... Christmas is here and I didn't even see it coming!

Monday has come and gone...

My world was shaken this past week...and I am slowly recouping...more soon...promise...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thank GOD it's Friday!!

I have had sooo much going on that I have not been able to keep up with my blog this week.... oh no!

But I am glad it's Friday!!!!  More soon... I hope.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Are we there yet Thursdays?

My week has been chaos to say the least... so much has transgressed and I am just happy to be alive. Christmas is quickly approaching and I need to find peace.

My sister gave me some great news and as soon as I can share...I will.

Plans for the weekend: (Seems like every weekend is busy these days!)

• We have a wedding this Saturday..

• Sunday hopefully not much...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

~Praise and Worship Wednesdays~

So, as I stated before this upcoming year I want my Faith to further grow and I want to learn more about myself and the conflict that is within more than anything.


Today, I started a Wednesday fast with my co-worker, where I will attempt to control my body through prayer. It’s been easy so far, I have been in prayer all morning and listening to my Christian/Gospel music. Now more than ever I need peace. I need strength to help support my family in their time of need. No one else will matter; God will guide me and give me the strength I need. My favorite Psalm has always been number 27. I have it tattooed into my brain and to my liking I recite it in Spanish.

Salmos 27

Salmo de David.

1 El Señor es mi luz y mi *salvación;

¿a quién temeré?

El Señor es el baluarte de mi vida;

¿quién podrá amedrentarme?

2 Cuando los malvados avanzan contra mí

para devorar mis carnes,

cuando mis enemigos y adversarios me atacan,

son ellos los que tropiezan y caen.

3 Aun cuando un ejército me asedie,

no temerá mi *corazón;

aun cuando una guerra estalle contra mí,

yo mantendré la confianza.

For me, Prayer has always been more powerful and spoken to me more in Spanish than in English. I like to pray over others in English but when I read from my Bible I use the Spanish version. It captures my heart and takes a hold of my soul. Without it my life would be chaos.

Last week I outlined 3 situations her e are some updates:

1. Dealing with a difficult person. In all these people are also going through a trying time. Whether it’s figuring out where they belong or WHO they belong to; if to the Lord or to this World. All we can do is pray for them so right now I will dedicate a prayer to my adversaries. Nothing more.

“Dear Lord I pray that these people with troubled souls seek You and find You. That You can bring humbleness into their hearts and release any fears that they may have. That they stop sheltering their insecurities by placing others in ridicule. That if they are truly Yours then they will stop speaking about You in vain. And, dear God that you may Bless them, MORE than you have Blessed me, so that they can focus on their lives and no one else. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen”

2. Forgiving. This time of year calls for nothing but forgiveness. Life is too short to hold a grudge and God will decide what others deserve not me. So, I am forgiving others as they forgive me. Nothing else matters right now. Nothing.

3. Decision Making. God has shaped me into a Faithful and God trusting Catholic woman and that is what I do…trust that the Lord has guided my heart into the right direction and that the choices I make will not hinder but lift my family up in His Grace and His Love. I praise God for all that He has given me in my 28 years and know that this is only the beginning.





Please continue to pray for me:



“Daily Dose of Wisdom,” please send your request to DailyDoseofWisdom@freedomthroughtruth.org for immediate addition.






“Proverbs 31 Ministries” http://www.proverbs31.org/






“Purpose Driven Life” http://www.purposedriven.com/homepage.do?method=homepageLanding

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fatty Boy Tuesdays:

So, for this format and for my baby updates I had been wanting to do a month to month update. I finished it. Santiago is now 3 months, he has grow so much physically and I have grown to love him so much more than I could have ever imagined. He is a true Blessing. I pray that other children have as much love and attention as Santiago does. That their parents are filled with Faith and patience and can teach them to be repectful and caring adults.

Month 1:
The challenges and rewards from the first 4 weeks have been life changing. The rewards of all the sleepless nights and troubles breastfeeding come when you hold your baby close and feel like you can touch the sky. The challenges of being new parents, sleep deprived and unsure of what came first the chicken or the egg are very frustrating and NOT at all easy. But, in the end you treat both with the same patience and understanding and it’s awesome. I prayed so much every day for things to get better, for Santiago to stop crying bloody murder from 2 am to 5am and he did. I cried the first couple of days when I wasn’t producing milk and my body felt as if every muscle and bone had been surgically removed, but I become more patient and understanding of what I can and can not do and soon I had strength and milk! Learning about Santiago and getting used to the idea that this life, this world is no longer about me has been the start of an incredible journey. The 9 month wait was so worth this experience of loving someone SO much more than you could ever love yourself or any other being on the face of this earth! Santiago was born September 16, 2009 at 9:26pm via C-section after a long and very painful 24 hours and after 4 weeks that experience had been erased and new pain has now been etched into my brain, hahaha! But, in all I don’t regret anything and I long for learning and overcoming anything that is to come!
Challenges:
Breastfeeding

Sleep Patterns
Germs!
Recouping from C-Section






Month 2:
The second month was filled with new challenges and many more rewards. This month brought about a more doable sleep schedules. I also started working again. And of course when I went back to work Santiago decides to start feeding his little personality but smiling, cooing (talking) and being just a beautiful happy baby. I started running home every night and making sure that I could get in all the possible mommy time and enjoy his smile as much as possible, learning that he is so animated made me feel overwhelmingly excited. Of course this also brought upon the horror that is ceasing breastfeeding. It was almost cold turkey cause within days of going back to work he no longer wanted to latch on, I really hated pumping and I didn’t put in the necessary effort. This wasn’t done on purpose, I just didn’t know that the milk would be gone so fast. I have since been taking advice from a lactation consultant online and old co-worker but have not had successful results. He also went to his first vaccine appointment and started going out into the public a lot more. He has almost doubled in size growing to a whooping 12lbs 15oz and 24 inches long. The doctor also recommended starting him on a schedule?! A schedule? REALLY? A schedule? That lasted all the 2 days that it took me to figure out that it’s more like torture and not a schedule. He is only 8 weeks and a schedule is not what I think he needs. He is a baby, he will have plenty of time to learn a schedule. I couldn’t agree with the doctor and in the mean time I continue sleepless and with nightly feedings. Sorry doc but Momma knows best! Plus that doctor doesn’t live in my house or hear the pain in my son’s cries…it’s horrible! This month he enjoyed Halloween in his own little way…asleep!


Challenges:
Breastfeeding
Sleep Patterns
Germs!
Recouping from GOING BACK TO WORK!



Month 3:
This month the challenges as far as sleep deprivation have not ceased but I feel are better controlled. My husband and I have found a balance between his sleep time and my sleep time and coordinated it all with Santiago’s sleep time. Is this the best method, probably not BUT it’s the method that is working for us…for now! My son loves, and I mean LOVES to interact with others talk to him and love him and he is the happiest most manageable baby you have ever met. Of course as expected with the coming of this month and the fact that he is now able to be up and out he had an eye infection. Hated it but we was happy and content despite it. His 3rd month landed between Thanksgiving and a very, very cold December. He continues to grow, no longer fitting in his usual baby clothes now he is into outfits for 9 month old babies.
Challenges:
Keeping him entertained while awake
Sleep Patterns
Germs!
Recouping from GOING BACK TO WORK!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Not Again Monday!

Well, this weekend was fun,  busy like every weekend has been for a couple of weeks now.
I worked Saturday and then we had family events to go to.


Sunday was awesome; we had our Family Sunday and attended mass with Santiago. It was a fun and overwhelming experience... but thankfully BOTH grandmothers were there... it was good. I am not sure yet how I will handle it when we start going alone..what I did learn is that I tend to OVER carry thing but I will learn. The Infant Chapel at church was filled with unruly children and despite that I think Ricardo and I were able to enjoy both the message and the company. I hope that gets better, we really need mass these days.


In all the weekend was BUSY no other word to describe it.


And now Monday...what can I say....IT'S MONDAY! Chaos reigns and hopefully the week will settle and I can get organized and be more productive this week. I don't want to finish the year with clutter; in my life, at work, or at home.


We will see.

From our Thursday to do list we got everything done except:
  • Rest in and clean our house.
  • Finish decorating my house.
  • We will definitely not have money to buy presents this year...but God will make a way.
So, we must work on these and probably add to it... I have to finish sending my Christmas cards out and I have already thought of what the baby and I will wear to the wedding this weekend.

Agghhh. Just so much.



Friday, December 11, 2009

Thank GOD it's Friday!!

Definitely a week where Friday is much needed but guess what I work tomorrow..no biggie..just praying that Sunday I can rest a bit.

I hope everyone likes the format and updates in this blog I am really working on getting myself organized and getting more stories posted on my other Blog.

Other than that I have been tired and sleepy this week but somewhat busy and in a good mood.

I am HAPPY that people enjoy reading my blogs and hope to cause some type of sentiment in my readers that will keep me motivated and writing.

Have an awesome weekend!

Are we there yet Thursdays?

Thursday was a hectic one.
 
Plans for the weekend:
  • I have to work... Mayoral Election in Houston.
  • We have a nephew's 1 year Birthday paryt we want to try to get to.
  • We have a Rosary to attend; as Catholics on the 12th of December we honor and celebrate la Virgen de Guadalupe! La Gudalupana!!! Viva!
  • We want to get some rest in and clean our house.
  • I also want to finish decorating my house.
  • We also have to plan for buying Christmas presents...it's a tight budget but God will be with us.
  • We are in the process of fixing a heater...Houston decides to be SUPER cold the first year Santiago is here and now we have to get a move on getting this done...it's been sitting on the back burner for 3years! :D
  • So much to do...so little time....

My week has been...hmmmm..productive. I think that by this weekend I will have all my Christmas cards mailed as we are starting to receive some and my husband is panicking! It has also been a week of revelation to say the least. New hearts mended and old ones at peace. I like where I am going and hopefully next week will be better. In the mean time...I have to finish this week off and pray that I don't lose my mind from the exhaustion!

Tomorrow Friday!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Praise and Worship Wednesdays~

People, who know me, know what God has done in my life. How Faith and Religion has changed my path in life. It’s awesome that last week I decided to start this format on this Blog (other Blog: http://gracejunkie.wordpress.com/) because God is REALLY creating some awesome situations in my life of trials and test!



OK! Let’s start:


Last week my son was sick a “mild” eye infection to the normal person a super dramatic and awful situation for me as a parent! So, it was Wednesday and I decided to call the doctor and get a prescription for some eye drops. But, before then I went to Church ( they have an awesome new website; check it out: http://www.stjohnvianney.org/) I wanted to sit in the chapel alone have not done it since I was pregnant and had Santi. I used to go while I was pregnant to ease the stress, the pain, the anxiety, fears of the unknown and to pray for my baby’s healthy and safe arrival. Well this day I went to pray for my son to just be healthy and for speedy recovery from his eye infection. When I walked in there was a man in the back row of the pews I could see his shoes sitting under the bench...he had taken them off. I didn’t think much of it and went on to sit and pray and wait for God. While I was praying I could hear people coming in and out of the chapel behind me, I prayed and once I felt at ease I got up to leave. When I left I noticed that the man sitting in the pew had his legs folded on top of the pew, his hands in front of him in prayer, his eyes closed and I could see his FAITH. His STRONG Faith! Then as I walked past the pew to the door another man, at the door, on his knees, his eyes shut so tightly his FAITH SO STRONG, he didn’t make it to the pew he had to PRAY AND PRAISE right there and then at the door! It impacted me, but one other thing that caught my eye they were both Asian (http://www.asianamericanalliance.com/Asian-American-Religion-Spirituality-and-Faith.html). Now as far as I know Asian’s are very “passionate” about their Faith, at times extreme if you will but this type of commitment impacted me in such a way that I thought…Why am I not that committed? Or am I? And how can I be more Faith filled? It was an awesome moment to live and I am now on a new journey. I feel.


Then, I have conflict, trials, and tests (Who doesn't!?!?); from what I know God doesn’t punish but he teaches you and guides you. When we are in these trials we think why me? Instead of, why NOT me? What makes me so special, so different from anyone else that I can’t possibly go through a bad spot? As I have said it in the past life is not easy, what fun would that be? We wouldn’t have a need to explore Faith, our spirits or a friend who can objectively give you advice. This past year has been a wonderful one; I was pregnant for 9 months and now have a 3 month old. During my pregnancy I ignored conflict and avoided trials. I had so much going on with my body and my health that all I could focus on was being strong for the tiny little angel forming inside of me. So, when I had him SO many situations came to light. A good light and I am now facing them, dealing with them, carry my cross once more if you will.


I am not perfect, far from it. I shouldn’t judge and I try not to. I don’t like to be fake or a hypocrite, so I attempt to be forward even if it hurts and follow MY beliefs. Well this leads me to a place where now I am in the process of learning and changing. God has placed 2 key people in my life right now (my Aunt Nena and Casey) who I think are going to open my eyes and there several situations which will allow me to further explore this. I will vaguely outline 3 situations and as I deal with them will write about them here:


1. Dealing with difficult people in your life, people who push your buttons if you must. One time on KSBJ I heard a devotional dedicated to this and surprisingly there are SO many books. I now own about 5 of them as I read them I will also write about it. I have realized that this experience is for me and not the other person. I have to grow, I have to change. The devotional on KSBJ explained how these difficult people can be seen as “pebbles in our shoes” and the only way that you could bring them into perspective was by realizing that just as they were a “pebble in your shoe” YOU too could be a “pebble” in some one else’s shoe! Wow!!! I had never thought of that!! Bearing your cross is a lesson that I have learned is a necessary one, to further humble you and bring you closer to God.


2. Forgiving. Those of you who know me, know about my story, we ALL have someone to forgive BUT most importantly we should learn to forgive OURSELVES. Only when we are at peace with ourselves can we learn to forgive others. Forgiveness, I have learned is difficult if you have not prepared for it. And, sometimes it JUST HAPPENS and that is a true Blessing! This will teach you to be LESS selfish and react to situations with Grace.


3. Decision making. When I was single and young I made stupid decisions, when I got married Ricardo and I started making better decision that would provide compromise and peace for BOTH of us. Now that I have a baby this is more trivial than I expected. Making the smallest of decisions affects every aspect of my little family. Making big ones will cause a revolution. Ricardo and I are NO longer only thinking about each other we now have a tiny life to guard and provide for. Which is why I am praying that what I decide will cause an effective and positive change and that these decisions are made with Grace and with the true guidance of God in my heart.


The real lesson is that Life is not easy and it will take me every day much effort and much devotion to be committed to learning and growing!!!


Wow. You see I told you! It’s SO much!


I LOVE to share my Faith and what I believe in. Here are some devotionals that get me through my day:


“Daily Dose of Wisdom,” please send your request to DailyDoseofWisdom@freedomthroughtruth.org for immediate addition.


“Proverbs 31 Ministries” http://www.proverbs31.org/


“Purpose Driven Life” http://www.purposedriven.com/homepage.do?method=homepageLanding

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Fatty Boy Tuesdays:

I am not sure if many of you know this, but we received a Blessing in disguise about a week before Santiago was born back in September. After 1 year at Baker Hughes my husband was laid off, before that he had been laid off for 8 months after 7 years at Tyco Valves and Controls. Needless to say it happened. We were so wrapped up in my pregnancy, my health and Santiago's safe and healthy arrival that it was a shock but we really didn't think about it too much.

Well as we all know....Santiago came; (http://gracejunkie.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/santiagos-journey/) we were then so wrapped up in the baby and getting use to being parents that we still didn't think too much about Ricardo's job status. We soon learned how fast time really does fly and it was soon the week that I had to go back to work. I was out looking for a daycare and completing paper work when we realized, DAYCARE IS EXPENSIVE! We knew we couldn't afford it at the time and that we needed to find an alternate at the time nothing seemed feasible. Then, a "Duh" moment, Ricardo wasn't working and most of his job search consist of searching on-line or could be done via e-mail. It was settled, he would stay home and on days when he had to go to an interview or do something work related we figured out that his mom or mine could be scheduled to take care of Santiago.

It's been 5 weeks since Ricardo started his own private Daddy Daycare for 1. Trust me, it has NOT been easy! The first 2 weeks were not only torture on my heart, leaving my son behind after 7 weeks of bonding, but also complete torture for Ricardo, HE WAS NOW ALL ALONE! That phase thankfully is over and we are now in the more serene and "haha, you'll never guess what he did today!" stage....



It's fun coming home to a happy baby and a distraught father. Ricardo does a really good job. Some days like any other situation, are better than others but he manages. Before this, Ricardo used to joke about being a Stay-at-Home dad and me being the sole supporter, but we NEVER in a million years imagined it to come to be, especially this early in our lives..ha. He has learned that being a "Mom" is a true challenge. I think he appreciates the situation a lot more and has learned so much from it, and will continue to learn from it. The bond that he is creating with Santiago  is not only an important one but it is soon becoming a strong one. I don't think many father get a chance to create such a special relationship. Some days I wonder if Santiago even realizes I am gone over 8 hours a day. I have mentioned this before but I never thought to want to be a Stay-at-Home mom but after only a short time with Santiago in my life I don't know how working women do it! I can't even fathom how some mothers whether by choice or circumstance are obligated to abandon their children. The love that this little man created within seconds of knowing of him is beyond words and not having him in my life would be disastrous! I know Ricardo feels this same way...



As Hispanics we grow up with our parents either both working hard and never letting up or with a Stay-at-Home mom, while the father works. The bond that we have with our fathers is created later in life when we learn to appreciate all that they really do for us. Which is why, I am so happy that Ricardo was able to have this opportunity to create what will strength not only his heart but his son's as well. Not sure how he will cope when he too has to go away for over 8 hours a day. It makes me feel sad just thinking about it.



You can already see it in Santiago's eyes; he has NO other Hero, NO other Love, No other Happiness in his life than his DADDY! The twinkle that Ricardo's face produces in his eyes and the smile that Ricardo's voice bring to his face are more than priceless....they are a Blessing! We discovered about 2 weeks after Ricardo started watching Santiago that it makes him sad to know that his Dad has merely left the room..I can't imagine what will happen the day Santiago is dropped off at a caregiver's home and he realizes that his Father has left the building entirely!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Not Again Monday!

It's actually been a pretty smooth morning!

I woke up at 5:50am, with my little man, changed his diaper had a little mommy/son time with his beautiful shinny face! He brings joy to my heart and a genuine smile to my face. Got ready and left for work and at work by 7:45am! Got busy at work and have been feeling pretty good so far!




This weekend was amazing, nothing too big happened but actually got to semi-decorate my house with festive colors and my Christmas tree is finally up! I am very excited and happy about that..I have to post some pics soon. I am working on several HUGE updates and oh yeah!!! It snowed in Houston on Friday and remained a nice cold holiday like weather over the weekend.






I am praying for an awesome week and hope to get lots more done.



In all..I can say I have a pretty boring but delightfully stress free and rested weekend!

Now to a more chaotic week.....

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Format Please!

So, we all know that I can be very, very scatter brained! Therefore in order for me to write and have some order in what I write I will give this blog a format!

Keep in mind somedays may be random but in an effort to have some organization I will try my absolute best to follow what I have established.

So, here we go:
  • Monday~Not Again Monday! (Updates about the weekend and Monday morning rush!)
  • Tuesday~Fatty Boy Tuesdays: (Updates about my son and husband, I love the name and my son and husband! )
  • Wednesday~Praise and Worship Wednesdays~ (Updates on my spirituality, Religion, Faith and GOD in my life....so much going on inside.)
  • Thursday~Are we there yet Thursdays? (Updates on my week as a whole and plans for the weekend.)
  • Friday~ Thank GOD it's Friday!! (Updates about ME!!! What I have going on, how I feel, where I am going, what I am thinking...and then some)
  • Saturday~(POSSIBLE BUT NO GUARANTEE THAT I WILL WRITE ON THE WEEKENDS...IF I DOOO I WILL POST)
  • Sunday~ Church /Family Day Sundays.....(nuff said)
I will start this next week....

I also have some catching up to do..I want to do a month by month run down and update of where my son is and how fast he is growing! While I was pregnant I wrote a month to month letter or memo to him I have to find a creative way to put these letters in a Scrapbook.

I also want to include different projects that I complete in this blog so look forward to those. Can someone pay me to do this cause I love it! :D

Here is a picture of my son from his first Halloween...which YES  I also have to catch up on "firsts" he has had his 1st Halloween and his 1st Thanksgiving...


Santiago Isaias at only 6 weeks (October 31st, 2009) with his Aunite Danielle his 1st Halloween!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving and NOW Christmas!

SO, I have SO much to do! Not sure if I have already said that but I DO!

It's Monday November 30th ALREADY! We have about 24 days left until Christmas Day!

Some goals for the upcoming weeks:
  • Plan Christmas!
  • Get Christmas tree and Christmas decor up!
  • Buy (maybe) a new TV stand and Buffet.
  • Print pics of Santiago and re-decorate my living room/dinning room/kitchen area.
  • Visit Baby Hailey
  • Plan and go to Santi's first play date (More like old girlfriends cathcing up date)
  • Start thinking about the baby's Baptism.
  • Loose some weight....
  • Get a dress for Ricardo's aunt's wedding.
  • Buy some presents...Christmas(for Santiago), B-day (Ricardo's nephew) and wedding.
  • Start saving for a new camera! YAAAY!
  • Aggghhh wow...and so many more that I am forgetting right now.

We had a really, really good Thanksgiving day and  break and even made it to the RenFest in Magnolia. I have to post some pics soon...

I have been so busy at work that I have not had a chance to think this morning....

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Day Before Thanksgiving.

So, last night one of my absolute best friends from childhood, whom only a year ago I reconnected with, gave birth to her little angel, Hailey! I am so happy for her and her family. They are so Blessed and so is Miss. Hailey for having such a wonderful little family, her mommy, daddy and big brother Christian!

I think she is like the millionth person to have a baby this year..seems like everyone I know and the women they know got pregnant, had a baby or are pregnant this year! It is amazing, life is amazing and having a child beyond being a true Blessing is truly a miracle. It just sets me back to think that this tiny person has formed in your body and is now a living and breathing human being. The creation of life is just a  complete "awe" factor in my life. I don't think I can ever get over it.

Also this week...Thanksgiving! Tomorrow is the day. Aside from eating that great food that just makes you want to carry a cot around and nap after every meal, is a day to give Thanks. True that we should give Thanks EVERYDAY but happy that we have one day to remind us to just do it. Be Thankful. I know many of us have either lost a loved one, or is in some type of personal turmoil, many lost their jobs and many their homes but I am Thankful for a million and one things today, tomorrow and every day.

I am Thankful for:
My life.
My healthy and beautiful son.
My healthy and wonderful husband.
My healthy and supportive parents.
My healthy and loving siblings.
My own health.
My extended family and their health.
My great girlfriends, wonderful women in Christ.
My job which is reliable.
My home and food that I am able to buy and eat every day.
My FAITH.
My ability to sense and live life freely and without limitations!
For everything and everyone presently in my life.




I pray that this week, on this special day we can all be with those whom we love and love us. That our hearts are filled with joy and happiness regardless of the celebration and that you find peace! May God Bless you and your families!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

WAITING FOR BABY HAILEY!!!!



My Bestie Yvonne went into labor today....we will wait and meet little Miss. Hailey really soon!
I pray that both mommy and baby are safe and healthy....God Bless their journey....

Amazed.

I love Blogging and all that it entails. The more I read and the more I learn it becomes more and more of interest to me. I love it. Therefore I have created this new page I will post here about my lovely and growing family. And my other blog will be used to post random everyday events. I can't wait. I love this setup and theme.