Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Pictures of House

I finally got the pictures downloaded from my camera. Enjoy!

The House

Walking through front door


Princess Isabel's room

Emma's Dora room

Friday, January 26, 2007

Literacy Websites

Here is a great web site for kids and literacy!

Moments that make you proud

As we were driving we passed a church. Isabel yelled out.
"Look a cross! Jesus died on a cross!"

Yes he did.

Her Favorite Gift

Dora the Expolorer Backpack Set includes: checkers, bingo, dominoes, Tic Tac Toe, Go Fish, Match game, Crazy Eights and Old Maid.

This is Emma's favorite Christmas gift. I have to be careful and not let her just pull everything out, because then everything would be all over the floor, cards, checkers, bingo dots, dominoes... and it's a pain to clean. She's learned that we only plays with one game at a time.

I wonder who they took after.... wink wink

On Sunday, Isabel's sunday school teacher was raving about how smart she was. She was surprised that Isabel (3 years old) corrected her on how to spell Isabel. See the teacher normally spells it Isable. But Isabel, stopped her and showed her how to spell it right.

Last night me and Emma, who is 2, were playing Dominos, (yes she knows how), ok let me clarify it's Dora dominios, but she can still play.

Loba, our dog, wanted to go out in the middle of the night, but our door was shut to our bedroom, so she stood outside our door and shook (which makes her collar make noise) until I woke up and let her out.

My house is just full of smartness.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Potty Elmo

This doll has been very instrumental in helping both my girls get potty trained. We are on day 3 on using this doll with Emma. Let me tell you, she loves it and loves imitating it. In fact, today my husband caught her trying to hold it and asked her if she needed to go potty and she said "yes". We are on our way!!!!

Are you on the list?

Tonight is the night that Heroes starts back up again. Also 24 is showing at the same time. Seeing that I live in the stone ages and I don't have TiVo, I'm going to have to bust out the old vcr and record one. My favorite hero is Claire.

Friday, January 19, 2007


I have been having problems with my camera. It won't communicate with my laptop to download pictures, and I have so many to share. Not only that, my card is full, so I can't take more pictures and video until I download the ones on my card. I think I have to make a trip to Fry's to get a cf card reader, much easier than the usb port.
Speaking of communication, God had been really talking to me lately about things that I need to do to change and to get closer to Him. On Sunday, I will start a new journey that will help me do just that. Also, in February, we will hopefully attend the Total Money Makeove Live event hosted by Dave Ramsey for a second year in a row. We are hoping to get some of our friends and family to attend as well. It has changed our lives and we know that it will help others as well.

On a side note.....

Generous Wife Tip:
Do something with your husband that supports or encourages a friend. Are they responsible for children or an elderly parent? Volunteer together to sit for them so that they can run errands or have a date with their spouse. :)

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. Author Unknown

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


So I started watching 24 for the first time on Sunday night. Very exciting. Too bad I don't have DVR, I going to have to bust out the old VCR and buy a tape, just incase I ever miss it.

Ice, Ice Baby....
I hate ice on the road. Yesterday, Eddie had to work but he went in on Sunday and just spend the night. The girls school was closed so I had to stay with them. It's freezing outside. My dog doesn't even want to stay out, and she's a Siberian Husky. Funny huh? She doesn't know what winter is, being born and raised here in Texas. I spent the day cleaning my house and unpacking and organizing my office/scrapbooking room. Fun.

Guess what? I got new glasses. My had been broken for months, although I never wore them outside the house, I like these new ones so I'm wearing them instead of my glasses.... I'll take a picture soon.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Me: Isabel do you love me a little bit or alot?
Isabel: A little bit. (As she giggles at the surprised look on my face)

Me: Emma do you love me a little bit or alot?
Emma: Alot. (Guess whose getting a brand new car when she graduates)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Starbucks wanna be

I am not a starbucks drinker. Simply because I'm not really a coffee drinker and because Starbucks is too expensive. But I got a $20 gift card to Starbucks for Christmas. Needless to say I've treated others to Starbucks, because if I didn't I'd never get rid of all the money. The other day I walked into Barnes n' Nobles because it had a Starbucks in it, or so I thought. I ordered a frappachino, slid my gift card into the machine and it wouldn't work. The cashier asked me if it was debit or credit, and I informed her it was a Starbucks gift card. To my surprise she said that they were not starbucks, but a Barnes n' Noble SERVING Starbucks, so they couldn't take the gift card. So be warned all you owners of Starbucks gift cards.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Life Training 101

We we've started potting training Emma. Actually, her teachers started potty training her. They informed me last week that I need to bring pull-ups and start her on the same schedule on the days that she isn't in school. I don't know how I feel about this. Am I ready for my baby to be potty trained? She is 2. But then she won't be a baby anymore. That kind of makes me sad. Where has the time gone. Before I know it she'll be in kindergarden, then junior high, then high school, then college, then.... I can only pray that she and Isabel will seek the Lord in their lives and that they will follow his plan for them. There is so much that we need to teach them and we only have 18 years to do it in.

On a side note, my God-son, Carlos is graduating this year, and has decided to apply to the Honor Academy for a year.
The Honor Academy is designed to cultivate and develop the leadership potential in young adults while preparing them to impact today's world for Christ. The scope of the program is extensive and includes classroom instruction, practical hands-on experience, and life-transforming events. All are designed to give each intern at the Honor Academy a balanced, strategic approach to Godly character and lasting leadership skills.

Wow, I can only pray that my girls will grow to mature into Godly women and that their lives will be focused on serving him in whatever area he puts them in.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Dora Dil-Emma

So, Emma go the "I know your name" Dora the Explorer doll. This is a cool doll, because you insert a cd into your pc and program Dora to know your childs name, favorite everything, wakeup time, betime, stories, songs, etc.

Here's the problem. Isabel loves this doll, and Emma really doesn't really play with it much. Last night Isabel slept with the doll and woke up this morning with it. I told Emma to take the doll to her room. At that point Isabel through a total fit saying "mine,mine". Of course, Emma nags her on saying "no mine".

So here's the dilemma, Do I buy Isabel the doll ($40), just let her play with Emma's (It say's Good morning Emma! and other stuff), or reprogram the doll to say Isabel's name? Cast your votes now.

Rain, Rain

Yesterday as I drove home, It started to rain, it was cloudy on the east side of me and sunny on the west side of me. As I looked back over to the east, I saw the most beautiful rainbow. The entire rainbow. It was so beautiful. My girls were so excited to see the rainbow too. I also got the opportunity to tell them the meaning of the rainbow. God's promise to us that he would never again destroy the earth with a flood. Wow! Anyways, we sang the tradition rainy day songs and it reminded me of when I was a child. I used to think that a rainbow was round and went completely around the earth, and we only saw half of it and the other side of the earth saw the other half. I would also hope that my mom would reach the end of the rainbow while driving. That never happened. What are your fondest memories of rainbows?

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Re-solution: To again try to find solutions to my problems, issues, and annoyances. To accomplish a goal. (my definition)

My re-solutions the year 2007.

1. Exercize on Thursday and Saturday by taking my dog and children on a walk.
2. Bringing my lunch to work everyday except Fridays and special occasions.
3. Getting my new house in order by the end of January.
4. Being completely debt free (cars and credit cards) by the end of the year.
4. Clean as I go, so that my house won't turn into a pig's sty.

So far I'm on track. I've got to go buy a harness for my dog (Siberian Husky) her name is Loba (spanish for a female wolf). I shall go and do that today at lunch. For lunch I brought a salad, soup and orange. I am cleaning as I go, I even put my husbands clothes that he left on the floor in the washer. Lucky him, I didn't turn it on. It still had his cell phone and keys in the pocket. I'm almost completely unpacked. The office is going to take a while because I need Eddie to build me some book cases. I paid off one credit card yesterday and will payoff another one by next week.

What have you resolved to do this year.
Side note: I will post pictures of my new house as soon as I take some.