Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Time... Where do you go?

Do you ever wonder where times goes? I do every night.  As I sit down and look at my long list of things to do and  2 out of the 10 things are done. I wonder what did I do all day?   AAHH these past three weeks have flown by. I feel like I wake up Monday and then it's Friday.  Today in the shower I was thinking how have I invested in my kids this week?  I feel like I have been rushing them all over and not stopping to just invest in them.  So I am reminding myself to bring back a few things that we have not done in a while.  Like Library Wednesdays, Fun Fridays, and nights riding our bikes outside.  Because before I know it time would have passed me by      (because you know it's good at that. )  I want to be purposeful in all that I do and invest in 6 things in my life.  Here they are:
  • God
  • My marriage/husband
  • Children
  • Family
  • friends
  • Business
One of the ways I am going to try to make this happen and get more out of my day is by waking up earlier.  Not spending so much time on the computer, stick with my days that I work on certain things and make those  work days habits.  So I hope I can accomplish these things. I pray that I can focus on what God has for me and my family.  I want to be the women that God wants me to be.  


Sunday, March 20, 2011

You Capture - Black in White Emotion


She is Beautiful!

The making of a star!

 Playing Chess with my son and I love how is whole heart is into this game

YES I am having fun Miss Chela! I love her facial expression!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Soul Surfer

Last week I had the privlidge to take Alexis and our good Friend Karissa to see a private screening of this movie! It was awesome! I cried the whole time and was so moved at how much was spoken of God.  I was so touched by this young ladies life that she had the determination to press on!  I want to encourage you all to please go see this movie! It was so amazing! A true story of a remarkable young lady.  When we got done with the movie on the way home Alexis said, " mommy I can't wait to get back out in the water." I pray that my daughter will shine for Jesus like this young lady.  I pray that she will stand up for what she believes in and will always share the love of Christ where ever she goes.  She makes me proud and I am so excited to see where God takes my little girl!

Soul Surfer

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Yahoo we are back to a normal Schedule! Jimmy has been working nights for the past few weeks and that kind of rocks my menu planning.  So we are back!

Monday: Spaghetti and Garlic bread

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday at La Fiesta ( so yummy)

Wednesday: Crock Pot Chili and Corn Bread

Thursday:BBQ Roast and potatoes and vegis

Friday: Ball Park Pizza Night

Saturday: Enchiladas

Sunday: Jimmy's Pizza

Have a great rest of the week!

Brother and Sister!

I feel so blessed to have Erik as my brother and Sissy (Roquel) as my sister. Even though we live miles apart I feel like at a drop of a hat they would be right by my side. I am the youngest of the three and I love that I have them in my life. We have each walked very different paths, but so thankful that the paths we have walked has brought each one of us to Christ. I know that Sissy and Erik will pray for me when I need it and will always point me back to Christ when I need it. I do miss them in a daily basis. I desire to live close to them, but I know that right now at this time of our lives that God has us where he wants us. So when I do have time with them I cherish it with all my heart. Last summer we had the joy of all being together and it was awesome, I hope we can do that again sooner than later. Sissy and Erik thank you for being the best brother and sister I could ask for. I love you!

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Monday, March 7, 2011


This past year I have parked by many cars that are full of clothes, food and pillows and blankets.  I stop and think about the person and wonder did they lose it all and this is all they have?  Hopelessness can overcome you and rob you of your JOY!  Around Christmas time I was driving in a parking lot at the stores and I saw this homeless man that looked so weary and tired. As I drove past him God told me to give him the cash that I had in my purse.  (by the way I never have cash, and I did that day)  And to tell him that God told me to it.  WHAT LORD??????  I said Okay God if I see him again.  So the kids and I walked into Target and I didn't see him anyway, so I thought well Maybe he is fine.  Then I turned and saw him starring at the Christmas greeting cards that Target received from others.  He was reading them and touching them as if they were for him.  I stopped and got very nervous.  Alexis said, "MOMMY why are we just standing here?" I told her what God wanted me to do and she said, "Well go do it mommy." I hesitated for about three minutes.  Then I walked over to him and looked into his hurt, tired eyes and said, "excuse me Sir I saw you and God told me to give this to you." He looked at me and then looked at what I handed him and he started to cry and said thank you so much! I walked away amazed at what God did that day.

Hopelessness. Stock Photo - 4082737Yesterday God did it again!!! I was down in Laguna Beach and again I had cash on me for some reason.  I was going one way and decided to totally change my route and turn around.  I did and I stopped at a gas station.  As I was sitting there getting gas I watched this lady come out of the bathroom and she was carring her clothes, and she looked weary and hopeless. She walked very slowly as if she was in so much pain.  She walked over to her car that was full of belongings that were very nicely put into the car.  As she started to put her things away her husband got out of the car and carried his clothes to the bathroom.  I just starred at them and again I heard God tell me to give them money.  I was in shock!! REALLY LORD?  Yes Chela do it! I said what if they are just traveling I don't want to offend them. But I knew in my heart they were not.  So as I drove away I pulled up right next to her and I rolled my window down and asked her if they were traveling and she said, "no, we are kind of homeless." That is when I said to her, "here I have something for you. " I handed her some money and said, "The Lord told me to do this." She started crying and in a very weak voice she  said, "Thank you so much!"

As I drove home I listened to worship songs and just prayed and thanked God for so many things. I thanked him that I get to go home to be with  my family in my cozy home that the Lord has provided for us.  I thanked him for changing my course that day.  I thanked him for his amazing love that he pours out to people daily.  We live in a society that is so involved in themselves that if we could just open our eyes and see the hopelessness that is around us and offer HOPE to those that feel hopeless.  God loves us all and I love that we can share his love in so many ways.  How are you going to offer HOPE to someone this week?