Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I got your back girl

Yesterday, I was busy in my room and Isabel comes in with the saddest face.
"I want some chocolate milk"
"Well let me finish what I'm doing and then I'll go get you some"
So she leaves. I then hear the conversation between my too girls.

Emma: "What's wrong Bell?"
Isabel: "I want some chocolate milk."
Emma: "you want chocolate milk? oh. I tell mama"

Then I hear little feet running towards my room.

Emma: Mama! Mama!
Me: I'm in here.
Emma: Mama, Bell want tocolate milk
Me: I know. Tell her I'll be there in a minute.
Emma: In minute, o-tay.

She runs back to the table.
Emma: Mama be here in minute.
Isabel: I want chocolate milk.

Emma runs again to my room to remind me that Isabel wants chocolate milk. It was the cutest thing to see how she was looking out for her big sister.

Monday, February 26, 2007

I greive

Today, my heart is filled with great sorrow. A friend of mine lost her husband on Saturday. I greive for her and her daughter. I just can't believe this. I mean we were pregnant at the same time, our babies were born 2 weeks apart. And now her little girl is going to have to grow up without her daddy. I cry for her. I pray for her. Lord please confort this family at this time, you know their needs.

Friday, February 23, 2007

One of those nights

I slept so good last night. It was almost perfect. I fell asleep around 9:30. I remember my husband coming to bed and turning on the fan to low, first for this year.
I awoke at around 12:30, and it felt like I had slept for ages. I awoke again at 5:05 am and hearing my husband driving off to work. For a moment, I had to think about whether it was Friday or Saturday. Crap it's Friday, 30 more minutes to rest my eyes. I awoke got the girls ready, bribed them with donuts and then we were out the door. Traffic was wonderful, it made me question again whether it was Saturday or not or if it was a holiday. Tonight my sister is hosting an Arbonne Party at my house and tomorrow is the Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover live event. I have my weekend full, but it should be lots of fun.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Girls just want to have fun

Climbing a retaining wall

The chase is on!

Wind in her hair

A long day is over

Handwriting Worksheets

This website will allow you to create a handwriting worksheet for your pre-schooler.
It will create the name that you enter into the box using dots or dashes so that your child can trace their name over and over again.


Monday, February 19, 2007

Daylight-saving bug could foil computers

Microsoft planned to send its daylight-saving patch to Windows PCs with the "automatic update" feature Tuesday. Users with automatic updates turned off should download the patch from Microsoft. (New machines running Windows Vista are immune, since Vista was finalized after the 2005 law passed.)

However, computers running anything older than the most recent version of Windows XP, known as Service Pack 2, no longer get this level of tech support.

Owners of those PCs should go into the control panel and unclick the setting that tells the machine to automatically change the clock for daylight-saving time. They have to make the change themselves when the moment arrives. (This is a sizable population; according to Gartner, Windows 2000 alone was still running 14 percent of PCs worldwide last year.)

For people who store their appointments in Microsoft Outlook or other desktop-based calendar programs -- rather than dynamic, Web-based programs such as Google Calendar -- the situation gets trickier. Patches for calendar programs are available, but appointments entered before a patch was applied might still be registered in standard time rather than daylight time -- off by an hour.

Microsoft advises heavy calendar users to go online and download a small program known as "tzmove" -- Time Zone Move -- that can retrofit all previously booked appointments to the new daylight-saving rules. Other vendors offer similar tools for their systems.

Of course, it's likely not everyone would take that step, said Rich Kaplan, a Microsoft customer service vice president who oversaw the company's Y2K efforts and heads daylight-saving preparations. Hence Microsoft's advice to be cautious about meetings between March 11 and April 1.

"Because if one person applied the update, and one person didn't," he said, "you could end up there at the wrong time."

Pastor with 666 tattoo claims to be divine

Can we say "weirdo". It's so sad that people fall for this kind of stuff.

Read Article Here

Friday, February 16, 2007

Learn something new everyday

The United States seized Puerto Rico in 1898 at the end of the Spanish-American War.

Puerto Rico's 4 million people are U.S. citizens and can be drafted into the military but cannot vote for president and have no voting representation in Congress. They also do not pay federal taxes.

(I have a friend who was born and raised in Puerto Rico, so I found this interesting)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Subtle hints

Last night me and Isabel were in bed, she was cuddled up with me and said:

Isabel: "Some mommies give kisses"
Me: "Do you want me to give you a kiss?"
Isabel: "Yes", she nodded

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

To my Valentine

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Ear Infection

I took Emma to the doctor this morning. She has a ear infection on her right ear. Dr said caused by all the nose and chest stuff that she has. Poor baby.
In other news... want to hear something funny? A co-worker pulled a muscle in his back while flossing. So be careful when you floss.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

It got us

Well, on Friday night Emma woke up with a fever. She had a cough throughout the week and had thrown up on Monday, but she was still feeling ok. Well I stayed home with her yesterday while Eddie and Isabel went to my in-laws to change the oil in both cars. We watched Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins, we slept, we played. We are at home again today. Eddie had to go to work, so it's just me and the girls. What was going to be a busy day of church activities is now a day of just taking it easy. I hope to get Emma well by Wednesday because that is when Eddie has to work again, and I want her to be able to enjoy her Valentines party at school for which I have to take cupcakes to. So be praying that we get better. Oh yeah I have the crud too. I have some congestion, and cough.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

upper lip = mustache

Yesterday my 2 yearold was putting on chapstick all over her lips and around her mounth and upper lip.
My 3 year old said "Emma you don't put lipstick on your mustache you put it on your lips!"

Flu Epedimic

The school that my nephew attends is shutting down for the next 2 days. They have had 30% of the kids out due to having the Type B flu.
Here at work there are have several people sick with Sinus infections. I've had some initial symptoms but have taken extra precautions so that I can avoid having one myself. Take care out there.

Monday, February 05, 2007


Check yours out here.

Here is mine.
1 Peter 5:10 NIV
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

Here's Eddie's
John 10:14 NIV “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—

Here's Isabel's
Romans 5:8 NIV
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Here's Emma's
Zechariah 10:1 NIV
Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who makes the storm clouds. He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone.

The Protector

Sunday morning the girls were laying in my bed and Eddie was sleeping. I was trying to convince Emma to bite her Daddy on the nose to wake him up, because nothing else was working. As she went in for the kill, Isabel stopped her and said "That's not happening!". So I had Emma kiss her Daddy on the nose instead.

Smelly Monday

All was going well in the Valenzuela household this morning. I made my lunch, got breakfast ready for the girls, filled their cups with milk and headed out the door. I was running 15 minutes behind, I all was good. Throughout the 23 minute ride to school I urged Emma to eat her toast. She had already downed a whole glass and a half of chocolate milk. We pulled up to school and (blaaaaaaaaaa) and again (blaaaaaaaaa). Emma through up everything. Oh my gosh what do I do. Eddie is working today. Do I go back home to change her? Do I keep her at home? Ahhhhhhhh.
Well I called Eddie and he suggested that she should be fine, probably was just too full. So I locked the doors and ran into the school to get her change of clothes that were in her cubby hole. I saw Isabel's teacher and told her that the kids were in the car and we had an accident, so she was the lookout. Ran back to the car and changed Emma, tried to clean her coat the best I could, and went in. Saw Emma's teacher and told her what happened and she said they'd keep an eye on her. Then got in the car and went to work, noticed that I didn't have my purse, which means no make-up. My cell phone and wallet were in my pocket, so I stopped at Walgreens and got make-up, mascara, and lipstick. I will be keeping these in the car for future emergencies. So that was my morning. Hope yours was better.

Facing the Giants

We saw Facing the Giants this weekend. It was a wonderful movie. I cried, I laughed, and I cried some more. I will definately buy this one for our collection. You should check it out if you haven't already.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Debt Snowball

On Feburary 24, we will go to Dave Ramsey's The Total Money Makeover Live Event. We went last year and it was really cool. This year we are taking 5 other people with us. Let me just tell you what an impact this was for us. We were living paycheck to paycheck, in a huge house that we couldn't afford, driving new cars, stressing out all the time, struggleing to see how we would pay our property taxes. Finally got tired of it. We make really good money so we should be able to enjoy it.
So we got on a plan to pay off our debt. All our debt.
First we sold the van and bought my grandmothers 1997 Chev Lunima with 32,000 miles on it. My van 2004 already had $80,000 miles. Then we sold the house and moved into a another new one but just not as expensive. Now we are able to really attack the debt. We've paid off 2 credit cards and plan to pay the other 2 off by March. We plan to be completely debt free cars and all by the end of the year. We will then throw bunch of cash into our emergency fund. Then save up to go to Walt Disney World (we will pay this in cash). I can't wait until I can call the Dave Ramsey Show and yell "WE'RE DEBT FREE!!!!!!"