Belly Business ~ Baby #4

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 18 weeks today!
Size of baby: 5 1/2 inch long (head to rump)
Total weight gain: 5 pounds
Maternity clothes: Not yet
Gender: We find out in two weeks!!
Movement: Yes! Not often but every other day or so I feel my sweet little one move.

I know I say this all. the. time. BUT, I am enjoying this pregnancy so much!! I am super excited to be pregnant right now!! I am overjoyed!! I LOVE IT!! I love everything that is to come with it!! well besides worrying about baby every now and then, but other then that I can not wait to have the big belly and to give birth!! Giving birth and being in the hospital for those two days is so much fun to me, it is my absolute favorite!! I LOVE IT!!!

I love you my sweet baby and I can not wait to hold you in my arms in May!



Belly Business ~Baby #4

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 16 weeks

Size of baby: 4 1/2 inch long (head to rump)

Total weight gain: 5 pounds

Maternity clothes: Not yet

Gender: We find out January 2nd 2013!

Movement: Yes!! I felt flutters since I was 9 weeks and 4 days!!

Sleep: Ok

I am so excited... or I should say... we are so excited for baby number 4!! We are beyond blessed.
 I thank God everyday that the procedure of the tying of my tubes did not happen! He has BIG plans for us and for this sweet little one. It's crazy how Ray and I went through all these signs leading us to go one more round. Everything was falling into place. There was a few bumps on the road that almost made me want to stop (loss of baby #4 (our first try)), But I knew God had a plan and I had to keep going, and sure enough the following month I got pregnant with this little peanut!! People and even my doctor told me to wait two months to start trying again, but I knew, and felt that I just needed to give it to God and just go with it, and we did, and here I am now 16 weeks pregnant!!

This pregnancy has been similar with the other three, but it has had its differences.

Just a few weeks ago I got this rash all over my tummy, hips, chest, neck, and arms. I though it was because I tried this new soap so I stopped using it, but the rash was still there and I was getting new ones. I made an appointment with my OB and she didn't even know what it was, so I then went to a regular doctor who then told me that he thinks and is pretty sure that I have Pityriasis Rosea and that it should go away within 4 to 6 weeks. As soon as I got home I did what I do best... I googled it! I started reading and somethings were very negative and made me very upset and sad. I started crying, I just felt so sad inside. I then promised myself I would stop researching and instead I ran to whom I should have ran in the first place, my heavenly Father. I told Him exactly how I was feeling and I left it all in His hands. There is nothing I can do nor change anything that happens with this pregnancy, it is all in HIS hands and His WILL will be done!

 My rashes are actually going away now!! But even if they didn't go away I am trusting in my God and leaving it all to Him, because reality that is all I can do.

I am holding on to HIS promises!


Christmas Tree

  The girls helped grandma and papa put their Christmas tree up!

This time of year is so special and fun when you have little ones. I love watching my girls being involved in everything Christmas. They had such a good time bonding with my parents while putting the tree together and just watching that melts my heart!

I am so blessed that my girls are so close to my parents and their other grandparents and that they see them all the time. Growing up I didn't have that because my grandparents (both side) lived in Mexico so I would only see them once a year for like 3 to 4 weeks and that was it. I loved them regardless of how little I saw them, but I could imagine that extra bond you must have when you actually grow up having your grandparents around all the time. I am beyond thankful that my kids have that!


Secret Santa

Yesterday, I met up with my girlfriends to do our secret Santa!

We met at Oh la la Crepes (super good) and we exchanged gifts! It was so much fun seeing who got who. I had such a blast hanging out with these girls and getting some girl time! After a great breakfast and wonderful conversations we headed down town walnut creek to do some browsing and to take a picture with Santa! Yeah, you read that right, to take a picture with Santa! LOL the kiddos werent there so it was the mommies turn to take a picture with Santa lol.

Marissa got Meagan

 Meagan got Brandi
 Brandi got Marissa
 Melissa Got me and I got her! (I totally forgot to get a picture of her and her and I together ;(

This is true friendship... Marissa had a blister on her toe so Meagan gave her a piggy back ride!

 15 weeks and 4 days prego!!

Here is our Santa picture!!

These are all such wonderful memories with girlfriends that I adore, and never want to forget! I love how crazy, silly we can be when we are with each other. I love that I can be myself and they love me for me!

I thank God for these girls, because whenever I have a problem or worried about something, I just run to them for prayer and support! Love that they are there in a heart beat to pray for me and love on me. God has truly blessed me with great friends!

Thank you Jesus!



  I LOVE this song by Sanctus Real

Sometimes it's hard to keep believing

In what you can't see

That everything happens for a reason

Even the worst life brings

If you're reaching for an answer

And you don't know what to pray

Just open up the pages

Let His word be your strength

And hold on to the promises (Hold tight)

Hold on to the promises (Alright)

Jesus is alive so hold tight

Hold on to the promises

All things work for the good

Of those who love God

He holds back nothing that will heal you

Not even His own Son

His love is everlasting

His faithfulness unending

Oh, if God is for us who can be against us

So if you feel weak

Neither life, nor death

Could separate us

From the eternal love

Of our God who saves us

This is so beautiful and so true! This song has touched me so much <3>


I'm back lol

OK so I wanted a fresh start some where new (wordpress) but it was so complicated and I don't have time to learn all the new things on it or how to work it, so I'm back!! LOL! i'll just stick with blogger and this blog I already have. I have been here for almost 3 years... i think... or is it 2? anyhow, I'll just stick to this blog.

I wanted to start fresh, because its always refreshing to start new. I also have not been interested in gaining followers... its not about that to me anymore. Its now 100% just to document everything that goes on with me and my family! God is doing extraordinary things that I want to share and always remember and have my kids look back on all this. It's hard cause you do get caught up on people following you... well for me that is. It makes me feel special and loved when people follow me and when they don't i get kinda sad on why they don't... maybe I'm not good enough for them and so on, But i have come to a peace in my heart and my heart is full with the Lord and my family that i come to realize its not about the other people or how many followers i have or who likes me and who doesn't... its about being content and happy with what i have and that is my family and God and that is all I need! God truly has taken over my heart and has giving me a new mind and i feel the happiest i have ever felt!!! I praise you heavenly Father!!!


Tatiana and Matt's Proposal

I had the privilege to watch one of my girlfriends get proposed!! It was so romantic and so beautiful! Tatiana was not expecting it at all... which made it all the more special. Her parents were there, his parents and sister were there and some of her close friends were also there to watch this beautiful proposal . Tatiana thought it was going to be a couples dinner with me and my hubby (which he couldn't make ) and my sister and her hubby and her best friend Laura. But, when she got there Matt took her under the vines at Concannon  where there waited a trio that started playing as they walked up and right then and there he asked the BIG  question.... and of course she said YES!!

Congratulations Tatiana and Matt!!

Can't wait for the wedding in May!!


Camping Fun

  I am so behind on so much!
a few months back we went camping with some friends and it was a blast! The girls had tons of fun and ray and I enjoyed being in the outdoors with family and friends.

Raychel went tubing for the first time!!! She had such a blast!! Oceana was too scared to get on it, but maybe next year she'll be brave enough to try it.