10.30.2011

My Parents Birthday














I AM SO BLESSED TO HAVE THESE TWO AS MY PARENTS! THANK YOU, LORD!
 

Raychel's Field Trip

We went to Clayton Valley Pumpkin Patch with Raychel's school. I love joining her on her field trips! We all had tons of fun.








 Raychel was a pro milking the cow.

 choosing their pumpkin


 

10.26.2011

I Thank God for Her

 
I thank God, for my beautiful sister.

I thank God, that we are so close.

I thank God, that we both love each other unconditionally.

I thank God, that she is a women who fears the Lord.

I thank God, for the love she has for every person.

I thank God, for her sweetness.

I thank God, for Elizabeth.

God has truly blessed me with a beautiful sister inside and out. I admire her. She is more then I could ever have asked for in a sister. I love that we can encourage, laugh, cry, love and pray together. She is my BFF {besides my hubby.} Elizabeth. you. are. the. BEST. and I praise God for it. Gracias por todo hermana. Te quiero muchisimo! Que dios te bendiga a ti y a tu esposo siempre!





I pray that my 3 girls can share the closeness that Elizabeth and I share.  I pray that my girls will be best friends, that they can run to each other and encourage each other in Christ Jesus. I pray that they will be girls who fear the Lord. I pray blessings upon my girls, in Jesus name, Amen!

Blessing to you sista and your wonderful husband!!! Cant wait for you two to have babies!!!! ;) xox

PS. BROTHER! I have not forgotten you! you will also have a post coming soon! I love you and I thank God for you as well!!! xox

10.22.2011

Seriously?!


 Where has the time gone? I cant even remember Raychel being this small! it seems like she has always been 3 years old.

Raychel, you are growing up way too fast, baby girl! You will be turning 4 in just two short months!! I stumbled across these pictures and all I can think is... SERIOUSLY?! Where has the time gone!! Its a reminder that I need to cherish every second with you girls, because you are all just growing up way too fast. Soon, all you girls will be no longer in the baby/toddler stage *sigh.* Oh, How I will miss these stages! So, today and every day to follow I will be soaking in yours, Raychel, Oceana's and Madison's stages that you guys are in now. I love you girls so much!!

I was pregnant with Oceana in this picture


 Raychel and Oceana

Little Madison about two weeks ago.

10.20.2011

Hubby Thursdays!

  My dear husband has read all these book in 2 years!! One hundred and fourteen! That means he reads about 4-5 books a month!




 I am so impressed of all the reading he does. He finishes a book and he is on to the next!

Some times he will read two different books, one in the morning and one at night!

There are times when we both start on a new book at the same time and he will all ready have read 3 more while I am still on the same book!

What does your hubby do that impresses you?


10.19.2011

Prayer is Like Going to the Gym

  Before I had my girls, after work m-f , 7pm to be exact, I would head to the gym to work-out. Some days I couldn't wait to get on that treadmill and lift some weights, and others I had to push myself to go. On the days I felt lazy and not wanting to go but pushed myself anyway, I felt so good and was glad I pushed myself, because after I left the gym I felt so much better physically and mentally. I would have regretted not going, then going. Going to the gym makes me feel good about myself physically and mentally. It helps me to stay healthy, active, and energized. But, in order to feel and see a difference you have to be committed to going at least a few times a week. You will not feel or see a difference if you are only going once, twice, or three times a month.


 Picture from Pinterest

Prayer is like going to the gym... I get lazy to start praying sometimes, and sometimes I'll just cut my prayer short and say something fast and simple like... "Thank you Lord for my family, thank you for watching over us and providing for us. thank you for my girls, watch over them and keep them safe, Amen." {a short prayer is better then no prayer at all.} Then I go to bed or I go on with whatever else I am doing. But, the times that I do feel lazy but keep at it in prayer, my words start to come out stronger and powerful as I am declaring it in the name of Jesus. After a strong, and heart felt prayer, I feel so freeing, joyful, and peaceful that I am so thankful that I kept on praying instead of cutting it short. It feels like my prayers reached the heavens! This is why prayer is like going to the gym. I can get lazy, but when I take the initiative and go/pray, I feel great afterwards and glad that I pushed myself to go/pray. 


Picture from Pinterest

Prayer is like going to the gym, because You have to keep at it to see or feel a difference in the way you look and feel. Not just by going one day is going to make a difference {well... the prayer that will make a difference is the first... and that is... excepting Jesus Christ into your heart/life}. Praying on a daily basis will strengthen you spiritually. You feel so much more connected to our Heavenly Father and even the more by reading God's word! God is a God who listens and he will give us the desires of our heart, we just have to be faithful, keep in prayer, and believe. If you feel your prayers are not being heard or answered to not get discouraged, keep pumping those prayer muscle and you will see that in God's perfect timing your prayers will be answered!!

Ephesians 6:18

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.

Philippians 4:6-7
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus"


1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus"

James 5:16
"…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective"


Romans 8:28
“We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.”

John 15:7
But if you stay joined to me and my words remain in you, you may ask any request you like, and it will be granted!

Romans 8:26-27

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.


10.18.2011

G&M Pumpkin Patch

 
On Saturday, the girls and I {No hubby :( he left to new port beach} headed over to my sweet friend Theresa house for a pot luck, then we headed to the G&M pumpkin patch!

The girls had tons of fun playing with their favorite buddies!