Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Well on October 1st, Emma will turn 2 so we are going to give her a party. The party will actually be on Oct 7th. We are going to have a petting zoo with ducks, rabbits, goats, sheep, and a pony that the kiddos can ride. The party is going to be at my sister's house. She also has a trampoline. That is going to be so fun.
Emma is gonna love it.

Westland Ranch

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A Year Ago

I can't believe it's been a year since Hurricane Katrina hit. I was watching a special on TV last night with Brian Williams. As I was watching this special my heart just cried. It was so sad. I forgot the specifics of what happened. There was footage of the people in the superdome before the hurricane, during the hurricane and after. I cried as I watched a mother hold her naked baby trying to feed it from a bottle, water I think. The baby was so hot, and lifeless in his mothers arms. Another mother with 3 babies, all hungry and thirsty. The man laying on the sidewalk, with people around him encourageing him to live. The people dead in wheelchairs and on the ground, from lack of food, water, medicine.
How could this have happened in America? Why did it take days for any food and water to get to these people. The head of Fema at the time said days later that they just found out. Idiot. Does he not watch the news? Brian Williams was there every day reporting. How could he not have known. The question of race has come up several times. If this had happened in Myrtle Beach, would it have taken as long to get people food and water? Sad so sad. I just don't get it. There are people in this country worth millions and billions, and we couldn't send helicopters of food? I just don't get it. There was an update. The lifeless baby lived. Praise God. I don't know what I would have done in that situation, the desperation those people felt, hungry, thirsty, hot, suffering, hopeless. Makes me realize that my problems are miniscule compared to what the victims of Hurricane Katrina went through.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Another Test

God is really testing our faith and patience. The women who was going to buy our house may not buy it after all. I found out on Friday that she left to Mississippi to be with her mother who was attack and left for dead. She doesn't know if or when she's coming back to town, or even if she still wants to buy the house.

First I want to pray for the woman that was attached. Secondly, I want to pray for the woman that was going to buy our house, that God will give her peace and wisdom on any decisions that she needs to make. Third, I was to pray for us. if this is not the person that is going to buy our house, I pray that God will provide us with another one quickI can't get my house back to show room condition, because we had already started packing. So I pray that we'll find a buyer that will overloook all the boxes, and will just love the house.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


I forget to cut my girls nails. Why? you ask. Well I don't ever cut my nails, I don't ever remember cutting my nails as a kid. So I do think to cut their nails either. Only when I see that Emma has scratched Isabel or vice-versa will it dawn on me that their nails may be too long. I've thought about setting a reminder in my palm pilot maybe every 2 weeks to remind myself to cut their nails. Does this make me a bad mom? Does anyone else a this same problem or something similar?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A new journey

Well we put the money down to begin construction on our new house. It will be completed by Jan 3rd, and we will close on Jan 9th. The contractor said it could be in December, but definately no later than Jan 3rd. Just called my realtor to confirm that we will close on our house on Sept 15.

The hardest thing about this whole thing is going to be preparing Isabel for the move. At the age of 3, she knows that that is her house. I told her the other night that we were going to get a new house, and live with Grandma for a while. She said "But I like this house, this is my house". I told her that it was someone else's turn to live in this house, but that she was going to get a brand new house.

We are going to decorate her room all Cinderella. I have a cool Cinderella Bed topper already and posters.. I went to home depot and they have paint card that shows a Cinderella room, all the paint colors and how to paint it. For Emma I think I'll do Dora the Explorer, she loves that show. Gotta find an example Dora room.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Prayer Update

My mom got the job!!!! God is so good.

Found a house

Well not really, we are going to get one built. We looked at alot of houses and just couldn't find one that we liked in our price range, in a nice neighborhood, and where we wouldn't have to spend more money on doing remodeling. For the same price we are going to build a brand new home on a good-size lot, in a great area. Mansfield. I'm going to go put the earnest money down today. We'll live with my mom during the construction time. The house should be finished in January. It's going to cut our drive time to church and to the girls school about 15 minutes. So that's half. I like that. Also forgot to mention that in the month of August, they take $20,000 off the price of the house. I like that even better.

Link to house

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Back at cha

Yesterday we were going to church and Isabel was whining that she wanted her Barbie.

"Sorry, it's on the floor so you'll have to wait until we get to church"
"By the way, where's my mouse that I gave you?"

"I threw it on the floor. You gonna have to wait too. Sorry."

I'm in BIG trouble.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

You are only as young as you feel

To all of you who are turning 30 or 40 this month.

David, Stephanie, Paul, Jeff.

Happy Birthday! I thank the Lord for giving you another year. May the Lord bless each of you and may you have a wonderful birthday.

Pray Pray Pray

My mother was told that she would be out of a job by Sept 1st. Another position has opened in her firm. She has been at that desk temporarily, and will have an interview today. Please pray for God's will in this situation.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Watch who you mess with

Yesterday we were looking at houses again. There was a bug in this one house that had been abandoned. Isabel leans over the bug and says:
"Hey bug! You wanna piece of me?"

Couldn't help but laugh.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Just a test

I still have faith that our house will sell, so we will continue to look for another house.
This weeks study in sunday school was entitled "How to cope with life's uncertainties". The fact that all the studies the last couple of weeks have pertained to our situation is kinda cool. I hate this waiting game, I just wish we could sell our house. I mean I have already started packing, and just to have to stop and put everything on hold is nerve wrecking.

Daddy, I know you have a plan for us. Your perfect plan. You know how much we want this house sold, and how much we want to move. If it is in your will, please make it happen. Please let this guy who wanted to buy our house approved for a loan.

In Jesus name I pray.

Friday, August 11, 2006

The Ant Bully

That would be the Valenzuela household. Just wanted to say thank you to my husband. There were ants in the bottom of our dirty clothes closet, so he stayed up until 12:45 am washing and folding all the clothes. He mopped and swept the house and treated the infected areas. Eddie you rock.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

This can't be happening.

Well the offer that we put on the house was beat. No problem. There's another house that we like. I just got a call from Eddie. The people who are going to buy our house didn't get approved for a loan. Our agent is trying to figure out what's going on. But as of now we're stuck. Also last Saturday we turned down someone who wanted to see our house, we are going to have to have are agent call them up, and I'm going to have to get my house back to showroom condition.

Please be praying for this situation. We really want our house to sell.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Found One

Well we found a house that we like. Since it's an older home, it'll need some updating on the inside. Great backyard, with a door at the back gate that leads to the covered playground area of the elementary school. Nice gated pool too. 4 bedrooms with 3 full baths. Plenty of space throughout the house. I think we are going to put in the offer tomorrow or friday. Be in prayer about this. I pray that if this is the right house, everything will run smooth, as far as negotiations, inspections, apprasial, and closing.

Monday, August 07, 2006

The Big Top

We went to the circus on Saturday night. Kinda of a last minute thing. After scouring my van for 5 minutes I found the free passes that we had for the girls. Not that it did any good, we ended up spending a fortune. We paid $15 for parking, cause who wants to walk far in 100 degree weather with two toddlers. Then we paid $27 a ticket for the adults (3 total). Hey I'm a firm believer of getting good seats. Then cotton candy was $10 each, but they did come with a cool hat. Then nachos, peanuts, coke and water. I spent well over $100. But I do have to say it was awesome. We were on the edge of our seats. I was so nervous for the performers, especially the ones that would walk on the outside of the big wheel, and the tight rope walkers. Funny thing though, the acrobatics are now being called sky surfing. weird. Anyways, it was a success, 2 minutes before it was over, we high-tailed it outta there, and managed to beat traffic. Can't wait until next year.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Great for kids

Just a reminder

This website is great for toddlers and kids learning how to read.

My 1 year old can recognize the letter A, say "Ahhhhhh" and "Apple"

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Be Still

As I frantically search for the cd that has our 2005 and 2004 1040's on it. As me and my husband battle over the "perfect" house. As my little one clutches my neck as I leave her in daycare. As I wonder how I'm going to pack everything before Aug 25. I will calm down and remember this verse.

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Well they accepted our counter-offer, and they are also paying for the title transfer which will say us another $3,000. God is so good. Now we've got to get pre-approved, find the perfect house, pack and move all hopefully before Aug 28. This will definately be a crazy month. Keep us in your prayers.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


This morning I was on 820 taking the girls to school. I noticed two cars on the right of me, one trying to get in.

Me: "Just let him in"

Isabel: "What are you saying mom?"

Me: "I'm talking to the car"

Isabel: "Why are you talking to the car. It doesn't have a mouth. Only us, only
us have a mouth. Look see (as she points to the car), see the car doesn't have a mouth."

Me: (Laughing) "You are so funny"

Isabel: (Laughting) "No, you funny. You talking to a car and it doesn't have a mouth. What's wrong with you girl"

You know I should take her to go see the movie Cars, so that she can see that some cars do have mouths.