Monday, April 12, 2010

Knott's Berry Farm

My parents bought our family season passes to Knott's Berry Farm and we are having a blast taking the girls. They are at that magical age where I am getting such a kick out of watching them experience all these new things (rides) for the first time. C isn't quite ready to take the step of having her photo taken with Snoopy but she was able to manage a high five...maybe next time she'll build up the courage...and G is quite the little dare devil on some of these rides, they get my stomach, and we're just talking Camp Snoopy ;-)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy New Year!!

This new year we continue to praise Him who all blessings flow. Psalm 33:20-22 " we wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield in him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you." We are still waiting for the courts to begin the adoption process for our girls. We are still waiting for some prayers to be answered. We are still... Praising Him for who he is and all that he has done. We praise with the assurance that our sins are forgiven by the Lords love, mercy and grace. We praise even when we do not feel like rejoicing because we have hope, peace and faith in Him. We continue to strive to live as Jesus lived and love as Jesus loves. Last year brought trials and victories and we have seen enough to know that there are answered prayers waiting to happen just around the corner! We pray that all who visit this blog know the same peace as we do. May this year be full of peace that passes understanding for us and all of you.
God Bless

Monday, October 5, 2009

Gigi's 3rd Birthday

I can hardly believe that we have celebrated Gigi's birthday two times already! (She's three but we had her before she turned two). Boy time flies. It was so fun having all our friends/family hang out at the house celebrating her special day! She was in heaven being the center of attention in her cupcake dress, custom made by Grandma. Traci was the master mind behind the adorable cupcake theme making a happy birthday banner and "cupcake" party favors and our incredible neighbor, Auntie Dee Dee made the mini cupcakes and special huge Cupcake cake for her birthday. What an amazing outpouring of love this little girls was showered with for her special day.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Like any good holiday we were booked to the gills with places to be...I was a part of drama at church for the first two morning services. I managed to sneek over to Heritage to get Greg a gigantic cinamon roll which he requested for breakfast. We then headed over to his parents to wish his papa a happy father's did I manage not to get a picture of him?? That was cut short by having to be back at church. We quickly stopped at my folks to give dad a hug & kiss (we celebrated with him on sat) Greg had to run sound and I was on praise team. Halogen had a bbq afterwards so that's where we had dinner. Came back home and literally crashed into bed. I'm not sure how relaxing Father's day was for Greg but he gets to really celebrate it next week mon - a full day of golf - kid free.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Dirty Dancing

Me, Lola & Dee Dee

Me & Dee Dee inside the pantages (trying to get a shot of the set behind us)

I was an honorary family member on Sun with the Bonfield girls.

My neighbor Dee Dee invited me to go along with her family members for a girls afternoon out to the theater and dinner. We saw Dirty Dancing at the Pantages and had dinner at Tony Romas all compliments of her sweet mama Lola.

We had a blast...the dancing was amazing and the set was like none I had seen before, it used a lot of techology for the backdrop - I don't want to say too much lest I spoil it for some of you that might be going to see it.

It's always fun to have a girls day out!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cotillion End of the year Party 2009

The amazing menu (my entree of choice - yeah, that would be the lobster!

A cohort in crime - Christie & me

hmmm...what could this be??

I've flipped for the Flip

The girls- Nicole, Rebekah, Gena & Christie's another post on our Cotillion party...seems like I just did this for last year.
Boy time flies. Once again, I overindulged with amazing food,

Ah, my yearly fix of Lobster!

The staff is like little kids at Christmas guessing what goody could possibly be in those red polka dotted bags....

drum roll....

Flip video cameras!!!

I was so excited because I've been wanting to do more video of the girls but our camera isn't the easiest access and I'm always out of tape or battery or whatever. With the Flip it's all digital, I can upload it to my laptop, edit, add music, it's amazing. So thank you to the Martines for always making the dinner so memorable and the working experience so enjoyable!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Foster Family Fun Day!

The faith based community in Long Beach put together an amazing event for foster familes and prospective families with booths, food and lots of activities for the kiddos. Gennary had a blast from cotton candy & sno cones to getting her nails painted in the "princess for a day" booth. A big thank you to all the volunteers who spent time out of their sat to celebrate these amazing children and their foster families!