Sunday, March 30, 2014

Celebrating my birthday at San Antonio

We were only an hour and a half away from home. I still did the things I wanted to do. It really wasn't much to ask for... I just wanted to ride the boat and try the 3 lb. cinnamon roll. The rest just fell into place as we go. We decided to visit the Alamo because it was free. Why not? A landmark in San Antonio. History. After that, we've decided to ride the boat while it is still daylight. It's located at the River Walk. We don't like to stay too late on a Friday night because then they'll be too many drinking and whatnots? Afterwards, we ate dinner and I've picked the Mexican restaurant because it was located right where we got off the boat. It's the food that smelled delicious fault! What a clever business. Just clever! I just couldn't help it. Tsk Tsk

The next day, on my birthday, we finally headed to Lulu's Bakery to try out the 3 lb. cinnamon roll! Together, Matt and I, could only eat half of it. Nothing more! So, we took the rest of it home. Then we stopped at the Tanger Outlets to look around and shop. Next, we headed to my mom's for a birthday cake and gifts. What can I say? Spoiled much? I think so! All in all, I I'm thankful for the opportunity to be able to enjoy and relax on my birthday. My husband has been absolutely wonderful! Love him!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Family photo and update

Out of the others to choose from, this is the picture I decided to purchased and frame. Our re-take were successful and Peter has thoroughly behaved (...and no nose picking, YAY). All because I prayed, remember? :)

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Hair Scare
Imagine walking to the rest room and seeing a cockroach on the shower wall. Would you have jumped or something? Well, I did! Yep, you've guessed it. Even my own hair scares me!  What happened was that my hair fell down the "drain claw" and instead of Matt throwing it in the trash, he put it on the shower wall.  Yeah Yeah...

Hand in sink disposal? 
Are you kidding me? There is no way I'm going to stick my hand down the sink disposal! It's a scary thought of what would have happen... like getting my hand all chopped.. okay, I'll stop there. It's too graphic to share my thoughts. I've seen my mother-in-law clear out the disposal with her digging her hand down there. Brave but no thanks!  One day, I was home alone with the kids and "felt" the disposal wasn't working properly and since my handyman wasn't there, I decided to use a folk to get the feel of what's in there. It had a mushy feel down there, I thought what could it be? Ah ha, perhaps a cloth. Sure enough, it was. 

Baby Gio, Baby Drew
For awhile, I don't remember if I told you this but Peter has been calling Andrew: "Baby Gio" for awhile and most recently he's been saying "Baby Drew". I really like his nickname! Too cute! A lady from church has caught Peter saying "Andrew". I told Matt that and he'd doubt it. Then Peter said it again! 

Drop glass
I don't know how I missed not seeing a glass on top of the counter, I swung my hand and it has splattered the floor. My kids were bare footed and Joanna was just about to walk into the kitchen, I've yelled and stopped her from entering the kitchen. I did not want her to get glass in her feet. So she obeyed and stayed put. I hurried and swept the floor and mopped it really good before my children or anyone walked in there with no shoes on.

Andrew looks small
There are times I get sad looking at how small Andrew is. I don't know why I guess I have been seeing other babies that are bigger than him at his age. He's 3 months and still looks like a newborn. Matt reminds me that he's just small but he is still growing. He's right. Today, Andrew looks a little different. I can tell he has grown some. It's time for me to post some more pictures. I know, I know.

Baked goodies failed
I've tried baking lemon bars and failed. How could I not known that my in-laws oven works so much better than my RV trailer's oven?! Next time, I have to "watch" all of my baked goodies so that I won't burned them. 

If you have heard of it and never used it, that's fine. I was like that for a long time. I gave in when my aunt mentioned it and another friend of mine. Now I am hooked! I have found a lot of recipes, crafts, do-it-yourself, and so much more on there! Look me up and see what I have on my Pinterest page. Here is my link:

Peter is sneaky
Okay, kids are like that, right? I don't know how I didn't see it coming but everyone else saw it coming.  Hmmm.. anyway, I picked up Andrew from the baby bassinet swing. Peter pointed and gestured to me to put him back. I did just that because I thought he wanted to play with him. It ended up that he wanted me to carry him, instead of Andrew. See? Sneaky!!  And I honestly didn't see that coming!

Wedding postcard
My dear friend has asked me to help her design her wedding postcard. I am happy to help her! But I told her that I have never done one before and if all else failed, to seek a professional. This is project I have been doing for the last few days. 

Lending our RV trailer
A pastor friend asked if he could borrow our RV trailer home until him and his wife finds a home. Matt brought it to my attention and made sure it was okay with me. I was at peace about it. I never ever would just let anyone use it. I like to take care of the things that the Lord gave us. Also, I wanted to be a blessing. This pastor friend was called to pastored a church and sold his home and needed a place to stay. So he'll have 2 weeks to move out of his house. We are busy unpacking all of our stuff into my in-laws. It's also good on my part so that I can give rid of things I haven't used it well... forever.  

San Antonio
This Friday and Saturday, Matt and I (and Andrew) are all going to take a trip to San Antonio. Reason? My birthday! YAY!! Well, my birthday is on Saturday. I'm excited to have the opportunity to go someplace and enjoy my birthday with my loves. Grandma and grandpa Guerra will be babysitting my two older children: Joanna and Peter. Thanks so much!!!!!

Okay... I guess that is all I have to update you with... I'll try and update weekly if not everyday or every other days.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Where did I go?

Um, yes. So, I fell off the face of the earth. *thud* (haha) Oh, come on now! You know I was kidding and it's only been a week since I've lasted posted. *wink wink*

To potty train or not. That is the question.
So, here's what new, I've been contemplating on whether or not to potty train Peter. Well, long story short, Matt says he isn't ready. So I had him buy diapers. BUT for sure, this summer, I am going to have him potty trained. Whether he's ready or not. He's two years old and yes I know at that age other toddlers has already been trained. I am beginning to wonder, maybe it's because Matt isn't ready. Perhaps!

Prayer has been answered to retake pictures
You know the family pictures I've told you about? The ones that I took at JCPenney? The one that Peter picked his nose? I've mentioned that I needed to reschedule and retake, hoping for a better outcome the next time.  Well, I got them done again. Retaken, that is. Anyway, long story short, Matt really doubt that I'll get any good pictures taken all because we've already had a bad experience with Peter not being cooperative. Well, I can't argue because it's true. I know Matt's right BUT I told him I'm hoping that'll change and I told him that I am going to pray. Sure enough, I prayed before we went inside.  He still has his doubt and I don't blame him but I was hopeful. Hopeful.  Don't get me wrong, I know this is not an important prayer to pray about but I really wanted at least one good family picture of us. A family picture of us is like a sentimental value to me. If the Lord lets me live longer, I can look back at it for years to come and reminisce. The outcome? Believe it or not,  God did answered my prayers! He has heard even the little unimportant things I've asked Him. Wowzers! And Guess what? Matt was man enough to apologized to me after we were done taking pictures. He said I cheated. How did I cheated?? By praying?? Riiiiight. It was all God. I can't believe Peter has behaved throughout our whole hour picture sessions!

Oh, I am not finished yet. It gets interesting and I love how the Lord works. Well, the little things adds up. I was spring cleaning and sorting out my clothes. Getting rid of some that I haven't wore in years. As I did, I found a $20 bill in one of my jacket. To you it's no big deal and perhaps $20 to you is nothing but to me it's something and I felt rich! Ha ha, okay I am exaggerating there. And then I found another $35 dollars stacked away underneath some of my clothes. No kidding! Now you see what I am talking about? I felt like the Lord was spoiling me! But really He was blessing me for whatever reasons! Of course, I thanked my Heavenly Father as I found them. Then I shared the news with Matt. I was thrilled!  Oh and get this, I have been wanting a black skirt that falls just below my knees and with belt handles (so that I can tuck in my shirt and wear a belt). Well, I found one just as I had described at the Thrift store!  Yes, I am not kidding! It's like God saved that skirt just for me! The plus side? I got it for under $5! Isn't our Lord wonderful?! It's the little things!!  Such blessings, right?! Right! Amen!

Thrift stores lover
If you're wondering, I absolutely loved buying clothes and other cute finds at the Thrift stores!  It is so affordable and I can find a lot of nice stuff there. I have to "look" for them. It takes some time but well worth it. If you haven't known me, most of my clothes that you see me wear are gentle and used. Yep, they are mostly bought at the thrift stores.  My type? I like classy and modest clothings. I find a lot of brands clothing such as Ann Taylor, The Limited, New York & Company, H&M and on and on. I even found expensive brand purses (Wilson Leather, Nine West, etcs.) and shoes there too!  Okay that is most of the time, not all the time.  Other times, I find nothing. Zip. Nada. So that keeps me going back because they are always recycling. Do I ever splurge? Yes, but rarely. I've always use my birthday and Christmas money to splurge on things I have been eyeballing for a long time. My recent splurge was on nude shoes from Nine West. The outfit I wore for my JCP photos were all from the Thrift store except the belt (Kohls) and of course my new nude shoes (Nine West).  Okay enough of that, you get what I mean.

Post card from The Cheek family
I just got a postcard from a dear sweet family we've met in Georgia. Thank you friends!  Funny, it doesn't take much to bring a smile to my face. A postcard or letter can sure brightens my day! Thanks for the postcard! Love and miss you guys!

Friends near and far
I'm so blessed for all the friends the Lord has brought into my life. Near and far, I'm very grateful for them! Thank you, Lord for all of my friends! I may not be around them or live close by to most of them but I admit it is very nice to stay in touch merely through text messaging, emails, letters, Facebook, blogging, videochat and other social media tools.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Pictures from FBC 1st Anniversary

We had a wonderful service and fellowship today for Friendship Baptist's church 1st Anniversary. A few of the church members couldn't make it but thankfully we had 3 visitors! Praise!

Pastor Steve Parker preached a good message and his family sang and even used American Sign Language! All that getting up early to cook and set up was worth it. It is exhausting for both Matt and I but we love doing it for the Lord!

The last picture was taken after we finished up and everyone left. We got stuck with a dead battery but thankfully, our neighbor came to our rescue and got the truck to jump-start! YEAH! Oh, and by the way, yesterday we were in the HIGH 80s, today was supposed to be in the HIGH 70s but for whatever reasons, the cold front came through this morning! RAIN+COLD= NOT SO PLEASANT WEATHER! What happened to our HIGH 70s?!!