I have just gotten home from an AMAZING weekend with my Mother and Son! We spent this beautiful weekend in Monterey. I don't even know where to begin.... when we got to the place we were staying (this beautiful B&B) we were late so they left us a note and some keys. We went in and got unpacked and got comfortable in our beautiful room. The weekend just kept getting better. We had two days at the aquarium including a really cool behind the scenes tour. We had two delicious breakfasts at our B&B called the Jabberwok Inn. We had so much fun as a family. I really feel blessed. This weekend came just when I really needed it.
There was this weird feeling I kept having all day that I hadn't called someone important. I was stuck in the back of my head and then all of a sudden I pulled out my phone to call my grandmothers. Both have been gone for a while but it was this sadness that came over me when I realized that I couldn't talk to them. I miss you both so much and I am thankful for all of the time we had together.
I am looking ahead to a full next few weeks. The next big event is going to be the Confirmation of an amazing young man that I have sponsored. He really has become family to me and I am so proud of him. Every time we talk I see how much he has grown in Christ and I feel honored that he chose me to walk this path with him. I can't wait to see him fully initiated in the the Catholic church this Saturday. Keep him and I in your prayers.
Off to bed now. I have a presentation to give tomorrow at work and I don't want this vacation glow to end!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Well I just had one of the most amazing experiences ever. I can't even begin to explain but I did put a video together.
I have recently become involved with the Youth Group and Confirmation Program at my church (one of the many reasons I have not blogged lately). It is a wonderful program that is just getting renewed with a new youth minister. He is a good guy and I believe he is just want the doctor (GOD) ordered for these teens. I came home from this weekend with a renewed soul and an even deeper love for my God. It was kind of amazing cause I went to work the next day and had a REALLY hard day and even at the end of that I still felt renewed. I hope that the fire that this weekend started in the teens sticks with them and they remember the love they felt this weekend.
On another note, I feel like the last few (okay, very few) blogs have been me apologizing for not blogging. Someone recently told me that I say sorry to much. SO...no sorry just a I will try to blog more. I often feel better after blogging and I really LOVE when people e-mail or twitter me with comments. Keep it up and I will continue to come back.
This past year has been a tough one for so many reasons, but I see the sun coming up over the mountains!!! And even though I know I must climb those mountains I know that I can with the strength of my friends and family.
Well I must go but, I hope you enjoy this video!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
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Monday, May 11, 2009
So I have been MIA for a long time. Between Facebook and Twitter I have my computer fill. But I know I need to blog more so I am trying to start. If you want you can follow my twitter at CLICK HERE! I have just gotten back from a lot of traveling so I will try to have a blog up tonight or tomorrow.
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Sunday, November 23, 2008
I feel bad that I have been away for so long. There are reasons why that I will share with you another time. But today I am here to share with you something amazing. I just had my son's pictures done by an amazing photographer, Rachel Capil. She was so good with Ben, my mother and me. She was able to get so many amazing pictures. So check out some of my favorite pictures. If you want to see some of her other work or you are interested in contacting her go to www.rachelcapil.com.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
So I have been on Vacation for the last two weeks and to be honest I have really enjoyed both
vacations. I spent a week with my family down in Newport Beach and then I was home for 4 days and I left for Vegas for 5 days with the girls. I came home to absolute chaos, but things are calming down now. Last night we spent the night at the Raf/New house and then today we went to Nana Z's office picnic with everyone. Ben had a blast playing with his friends and getting his face painted. Now we are heading off to cheer on Team Believe at the Relay for Life in Martinez. My god mother is fighting ovarian cancer and our close friend Linda's brother in law is fight pancreatic cancer. I am going to ask that everyone pray for them and all the cancer fighter/survivors. It doesn't matter what higher power you believe in just offer up a pray this weekend. GO TEAM BELIEVE!!!!
Here are some pictures of the picnic today for your enjoyment!!!!!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
I have two kittens that I rescued. I can't keep them but I have had them for the last month and and getting ready to leave on vacation. I need to find someone who wants to love these sweet little girls. Please let me know if you or anyone you know would like to take these sweet kitties home with you.