3.31.2010

{Letting her Cry it Out}

About 3 weeks ago Oceana was like a new born baby waking up 3-4 times at night!!  I know she is not in pain, because all she wants is boobie! She takes a few little drinks and goes back to sleep, and she wakes up at the same times every night, So that tells me she is just programmed to wake up at those times every night, not so much that she is hungry, but because she is use to it, and mommy is willing to wake up and give her boobie.

I decided just to let her cry it out, as hard as it was hearing her cry it was the best thing, beacause now she sleeps through the night!!!  (now mommy can get her beauty sleep!) The first night she cried for almost an hour!! That was extremely hard, but at the same time I was so tired that I would dose off hahaha. The second night she only cried for about 10 minutes and went back to sleep. The third night she slept through the whole night!! Ever since then she has been sleeping pretty much all night, Oceana wakes up at about 5am to eat, but she will go right back to sleep and wake up again at 9am!! This totally works for me, I can't complain!

{K-LOVE}

Raychel is just too cute!! Ok, so I am driving listening to my Christian radio station called K-LOVE and they always say, "more music...K-LOVE" so right after they said "more music" Raychel screamed out "K-LOVE!" It was the cutest thing ever! Hahaha I love it!

3.30.2010

{Garage Sale}

On Saturday my parents had a garage sale outside their house, so Ray and I brought some stuff of our own to sell. It was actually pretty fun! We all just hung out outside, talked, played, and sold our stuff.




Love,

3.29.2010

{Growing Up}

Growing up Elizabeth and I, then our little brother Ernesto, grew up going to Concannon Vinyard where our dad and mom worked. Mom no longer works there, but our dad still does. Our dad and mom would always take us to Concannon and we would just run around and play. We would also have lunch there as a family. My mom actually had her baby shower there when she was expecting our brother Ernesto, and I had my quincenera party there. ( I cant believe I actually had a quincenera hahaha) (those of you who dont know.. a quincenera is kinda like Sweet Sixteen, but latin people celebrate it at Fifteen.)

We have so many video tapes of us at different ages playing there. We really dont have any pictures, but we sure do have a lot of video of that place. When Elizabeth and I were in high school we would go have lunch with the parents and most of our summer we would spend it over there.

Now my little ones are also growing up there! My dad says that it brings him back to the days when Elizabeth and I were just little girls running around and playing. Its nice seeing my little ones also enjoy growing up where me and my siblings grew up!

They are doing weddings there now!! Oh, how I wish I could have gotten married there, it has so much meaning to me, and its just beautiful.

Last Friday the girls,  my mom, and I went to visit my dad at Concannon to have some lunch....




My dad was very happy we had lunch with him!

Love,

3.28.2010

{ 90 Minutes in Heaven}

A true story of death and life!

If you havent already read this book, then you should!!

It's just amazing, it truly touched me!

Our God is beyond AMAZING!

Here is a little bit of the glimpse of heaven Don Piper experienced...

~Everything I experienced was like a first-class buffet for the senses. I had never felt such powerful embraces or feasted my eyes on such beauty. Heaven's light and textures defy earthly eyes or explanation. Warm, radiant light engulfed me. As I looked around, I could hardly grasp the vivid, dazzling colors. Every hue and tone surpassed anything I had ever seen.
      With all the heightened awareness of my senses, I felt as if I had never seen, heard, or felt anything so real before. I dont recall that I tasted anything, yet I knew that if I had, that too would have been more glorious than anything I had eaten or drunk on earth. The best way I can explain it is to say that I felt as if I were in another demension. Never, ever in my happiest moments, had I ever felt so fully alive. I stood speechless in front of the crowed of loved ones, still trying to take in everything. Over and over I heard how overjoyed they were to see me and how excited they were to have me among them. I'm not sure if they actually said the words or not, but I knew they had been waiting and expecting me, yet I also knew that in heaven there is no sense of time passing."

This is only a few of what he talks about heaven was like. He talks about the gate, music, and so much more!! You have got to read this book!

God wants us to live forever with him in PARADISE!! We just have to obey and believe in Him and do His will! 

~ John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

3.26.2010

Brown VS Blonde

Goodness....I cant make up my mind!!! I like the dark hair, but I love the blonde and so does the hubby. SO, I think I might just go back to blonde. 
                              
Brown VS Blonde
Decisions, decisions!


(just thinking out loud)


3.24.2010

Blurb, you are my new best friend!!!

Thank you so much Brittany from "A life to long for" for sharing the Blurb info! Blurb is so cool! Ok, so I love to scrapbook (on the computer) and make photo albums of my family. Its easier for me to do it on the computer, and this way I am more organized. Im not really into going to the store and developing my pictures and putting them in albums, because it will never get done! hahaha! I have been using Picaboo, but I have been doing twice the work! With Blurb I can slurp everything I have posted (you can also choose what postings you want if you dont want them all) from my blog to BookSmart (Blurb).  Slurp is Blurb's word for the process of getting images and text from where they are stored "like on Blogger" and loading all automatically into BookSmart, all in one fell swoop. This is so cool!! It is totally making my life easier!!


~Our Beautiful Girls~



3.22.2010

Date Night!!!


On Saturday morning after an event at our church called GOD C.H.I.C.K was over... I went home and as a family we ran errands. We went to the mall, and we even got mani's and pedi's together!!! It was extremely nice...specially because I was getting a mani/pedi with the hubby! Raychel was napping for most of the time, but when she woke up she also got her nails done!













After a relaxing pedicure and manicure we went home and packed the girls clothes and PJ's, because daddy and mommy were going on a date!! We got ready, got the girls ready, and headed over to the grandparents where the girls were spending the night.



Once we left our angles, we headed to one of Rays friends house to have dinner together.



After dinner with friends, it was time for one-on-one with just me and the hubby!



We took advantage of not having the girls, and we went to the movies to watch "Alice and Wonderland" in 3D!!






The movie was awesome! We really enjoyed watching it in 3D!


After the movie was over we met up with some famous buddies of ours and took pictures together! hahaha!





We had so much fun together, we just laughed the whole time. Once we got home we talked and laughed some more, and the rest was history!!

~I had such a wonderful day, It couldn't have been anymore perfect! I had worship in the morning and breakfast with the women at my church, went to the mall with my beautiful family, got manicures and pedicures with my family, had dinner with friends, and a fantastic date night with the hubby!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love,

3.21.2010

Off the Charts!!

At the Intero office they have a chart of all the agents and what they have sold, after each closing the agents get a little sticker of a house by their name representing how many homes they have sold.

Ray is one of the top agents!!!!



woo hoo! Praise God!

Love,