Sunday, June 28, 2009

Quotable Sunday

Even though I'm out on vacation, I still have internet access.
Today was an awesome day with my family & I have decided to do my quotes on "Legacy/ies".

Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.

"The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind."
~John Allston

We were meant to give our lives away. Spend more time living your legacy instead of worrying about leaving it.
~ Lee J. Collan

I suppose that everyone of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.
~A.A. Milne

Your descendants shall gather your fruits.

Children... are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God's children.
~Dirk Benedict

Monday, June 22, 2009

Weekend Update; Cleaning, Luau, Father's Day

Well, our weekend started Friday. The WHOLE family cleaned all day long! Jose went & rented a carpet cleaner & did our carpets. The kids helped with the downstairs while I organized & dusted like crazy. Then they went upstairs. It was a LONG, HARD DAY!
Saturday I got up early and started decorating for the party. Then I had to head out to Costco to pick up the cake.
Here's pics from Saturday...
The Cake

Kid's waiting for CAKE!

My Silly Devin

Licking frosting off of the knife

Mr. Al Dog himself, thinking he's sexy eating the cake

Courtney got a pic w/ me, couldn't leave her out

The poker game going on

My pretty Little

Feeding Delayna, YES, I am SUPERMOM!

Chelsea playing with the boys

My Sexy Honey doing his thang

Silly Bits!

Branden copying & his silly Mama, Jodi

Courtney & Sarah, munching on some Grubbage (in Pauly Shore's voice)

Me w/ my 2 Besties; Me, Jessica & Angel

Silly Sexy Girls...LOL

Our backyard looking like Hawaii


The fish net with Adriana as the 'catch'

Soccer side

Father's Day, we all got up late & started hopping to get ready for church. We even forgot that it was Father's Day =( My poor Honey. We realized it was Father's Day when we got to church & Jim told Jose Happy Father's Day...WHOOPS!!!!
We had a wonderful service!!! Jose really enjoyed it and took it home talking about it. We got home, made lunch & cleaned the house from Saturday. Then we went to our friend's Noe & Monica's for a BBQ with a few of our friends.
Noe smoked ribs, brisket, chicken, and made home made mac n' cheese. Oh man, was the food good! The rest of us all brought sides & Janie made us desert.
It was really a great time! As the evening wore down, Steve & Mike brought out the guitarras and we all sang praise & worship songs. It was AWESOME!
I didn't take many pics, but I did get pics of Delayna & Eden, so here they are...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yet another...

Man, have I been being spoken to this morning. The whole, "Be still my heart", yeah, I've let myself be still this morning & through it, God had a plan & has been pouring into me.
I have to share this. Please take 10 minutes out of your day to be still & listen to what God has to say to you!

Word Filled Wednesday

On my way from dropping Adriana & Gwen off at school this morning, I was thinking...
"It's Wednesday, what do I have to do?"
Honestly, the first thing that came to mind was Word Filled Wednesday. I didn't know why, but I decided to come home & clean up the kitchen. Then get onto the computer to look up my blogger friend's WFW.
Well, when I got to eLisa's page aka Extravagant Grace, I found this:

Extravagant Grace

Have you ever been in a season of indescribable busyness, pulled in a thousand good directions? Have you ever felt distant from God, even though you are going through the motions of the relationship with Him and continue to be in service to Him?

That's where I am right now. This verse reminds me that the one thing I must do is Be Still -- somehow, someway to be still both in my soul and in my actions -- so that I may know Him. From that place, I will be able to hear His voice and heed His call.

I pray for a stillness of the Lord for all of us today. May we soak in His Word and allow it to still us from the inside out!
I know I've said it before, but God knows exactly what we need when we need it! I couldn't have written out my feelings any better.
May your day be blessed!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Spotlight On Delayna

Just because she's cute =)
Here she is 'eating' a mango from last night. We haven't really been feeding her like the typical way your supposed to. I have been giving her foods here & there. Last night I gave her some avocado & Jose insisted that she have some 'fruit'.

Here she is from Saturday. We went to a surprise 50th birthday party

Here's Bobo wearing Delayna...LOVE IT!

James & Taffy Brock had this shirt made for her before she was born.
I absolutely LOVE it!

Tonight I gave her some rice cereal & decided to make her some apple-pears.
She LOVES to attack her spoon when she's done eating

Then Papa gave her & Bits a bath

Nothing like a clean baby

She is the only daddy's girl in this house

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Here we go again...

And I'm not talking the song from Whitesnake.
Oh no! I'm talking about my poor boy.
Dominic was perfectly fine yesterday, playing with Celine & Shellianna for hours. Then last night around 1am, he came into my room with a fever. So I laid him into bed with me, until Jose got home from his meeting.
Jose got home around 1:30am & put Dominic into his bed.
Around 6 am, Dominic came in & said that he needed to go potty, so I told him to go. He came back crying and saying, "Mama, I just pee'd on the floor." I consoled him, telling him it was ok that I would clean it later & pulled him into bed with Jose & I.
We woke up late at 9am. We were hurrying to get ready for church. Jose got into the shower & I got Dominic up to get him in with him.
When I pulled his chones off, I noticed there was reddish stuff on them. I took him to Jose & told Jose about it. I then remembered what Dominic said about peeing on the floor.
I turned around & saw blood all over my bathroom!
I thought I was going to be sick. Not because of it being as disgusting as it was, but because ALL of that came out of my boy!
I went & told my mom and of course she was spazzing & called my Aunt Cheryl, who wasn't home.
I decided to call Urgent Care and see when we can get him in. They told me to take him in at 10:45am. My mom took the older two kids to church & I got ready.
Jose, Delayna, Dominic & I all headed over to Urgent Care. It was a quick wait.
They called us back & I went to do a urine sample. When Dominic went pee, his urine was the darkest deepest red I've ever seen come out of a body. Not to mention the smell. It was horrendous!
The Dr came in fairly quickly & was boggled by everything. It was the same Dr we saw the first time this all started. He even remembered us. I took him through everything that we have been through since seeing him last.
He really didn't know what to do for him or what was going on with him. He stated that boys and especially boys at Dominic's age rarely get bladder or kidney infections. He stated, it isn't impossible, but it's extremely rare. He decided to refer us to a Urologist and put Dominic on an antibiotic.

I am just at a loss right now. I've been doing whatever I can to keep my mind occupied. I couldn't eat for hours this morning, just hurting so much over all of this being such a mystery. My heart hurts, I'm struck with fear of the unknown, I am at a loss and the list goes on!

After calling Urgent Care, I called Glenda to start praying & put Dominic on the prayer chain. Within minutes I had people calling & texting me words of hope, strength & speaking life into my boy.
God knows what we need, because I was really broken.
Then when the kids got home, they told me that Mishelle was praying during praise & worship for Dominic, Jose & I. Then Pastor Todd prayed for us all also.
To know that my family is loved so much & cared for really helps me in my time of need.
I've always felt that I have to be "the bigger" person and that crying & breaking is a sign of weakness.
In a way, I feel as though this is God's way of working this out of me. I've prayed for a long time that the Lord would break the walls around my heart. I feel like this is doing it.
Thank you all for your love & support!
Just because I want to remember, I am posting a pic of the bathroom.

Quotable Sunday

Well, with everything going on this week. I thought I would take a moment to reflect on my Daughter's promotion.
I am going to do graduation quotes in honor of all those in my life that have graduated this week.

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises." Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning. ~Orrin Hatch

Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you'll make a difference. ~Arie Pencovici

Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues. ~Author Unknown

I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known. ~Author Unknown

Hitch your wagon to a star. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~Confucius

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Fun with Friends

Jose, Noe & Allan all went to a business rally. Angel decided to come over & hang out with the kids. I must say, "It sure is nice to have my bestie around like we did before!"
So here's some pics...

Mama & the pretty girl

Lil Allan

My bestie putting my girl meemee's

Aunt Vonnie came over & saw Delayna. It was the first time since she was 2 weeks old!

Celine wanted to take a pic of Adi

Celine & Shelliana

Mom, hanging out talking with Mona

Mona visited with us before Angel & the kids came over

We had Devin over THurs & Fri night. I gave them both a bath & had to take a pic!

That's it for now!