Saturday, October 12, 2013


  i already miss summer.
and we even had a very decent september.
we've also had a few sunny days in october so far.... but the chill is here!
also... since i was called to teach early morning seminary, i get out of the house at 6'30 and it's pretty depressing; cold and dark.... booo!
but i am LOVING IT!!!
i'm loving my class. the kids are ALL amazing! so sweet and such good spirits.
i am so lucky.
i am so excited for them. for this year. we're studying the Book of Mormon and I love it with a passion! so i'm loving it!!

the kids have been in school for a month and now i'm starting to settle into a routine.
i get home and the kids are ready so we just read and pray together and i get their snacks and lunch ready and i drive them to school.
i get back and i still have some time with evan before he goes to school. he normally is studying but i get to snuggle with him for a little :)
if i'm too tired i have a little nap....oooooohhhh i love naps!!
i get my lesson ready for the next day.
i clean the house, do exercise, do errands,.get dinner ready.... and it's time to get the kids from school.
i had in mind i would be playing the piano more... but so far i've only played a couple of days. i know. boooo.

but i must admit, that i'm feeling really good.
i enjoy my house is clean, i'm feeling more organized. i  am enjoying prepraring better meals... i even started baking!! 
i prepare treats for seminary every sunday. i'm trying new recipes and i'm loving the experience!! who would have known that i would enjoy baking so much :)
so.... so far i'm not too bad.
i even tried job hunting for a bit.
i did my first resume in 10 years. i had my first job interview in 10 years.... and i enjoyed it. i didn't get anything, but i like it like this.
me, taking care of my house and my kids and my husband.... oh, and Dave! hahaha
he was the best man in my wedding. he moved in with us. he'll be staying for a while until he finds somewhere to live.
so far we're loving having him here. especially the kids....they're obsessed with him!!!

the kids are doing great in school.
isabel is the big surprise.
she's learning so fast.
i love to see her get interested in things.
like writing....she wants to write letter everywhere.
the alphabet. she sings the song over and over and over. and writes the alphabet over and over and over :)
she is making lots of friends... which is the biggest surprise. she is so outgoing....she's still shy, but she's opened up a lot. i'm happy!
she is so independent now. she doesn't even let us walk her to her classroom. cuz she knows where it is!! doh!!
evan got the teacher he wanted in his class. he is in a split class grade 2 and 3. he is soo good!! so responsible, so bright, so helpful, so active... it's great!
and carmen!! she's so sweet. her teacher only had GREAT things to say about her.
how she's so kind, how she makes the class a better place. how she's so helpful and loving, such an example for the whole class....and o incredibly smart.
yep. that's her in a nutshell.
my precious carmen.

and evan is super busy, super concentrated in his school. trying to balance everything.... and doing such a great job.
he just wrote the LSAT and he's a bit worried.
worst case scenario he won't be admitted into UBC so we'll have to move. boooooo.
i don't want to move. but... i'm not afraid to move. only it will suck!
so we'll see where life takes us.

but one thing i know. life is great.
we're really blessed.
all i am missing is about $6,000 so i can go to Spain!!!!!
i need to go back. 
4 years is 4 years too long.
my kids need it too.
two things:
the kids were playing harry potter. casting spells, etc. and evan said; do you know what is the happy memory i was thinking about?? when i was in spain with abuela. i want to see her again... when are we going to see her again??
my heart almost dropped. literally. it feels like it breaks a little.
and carmen has to use the word hope in a phrase, and she wrote: i have a hope i will see my abuela again.
i wish i wish i wish i could take my kids to spain again. i wish i wish i could have my parents here....
i wish.
 i also have that hope.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Like fish in the water

thank goodness for a good sunny summer!!!
thank goodness for out door pools.
thank goodness for beautiful children!!

my boy was six now he's SEVEN!

I really try to be a good mother.... I really try, but then it's almost a month after that I post any pictures from Evan's b-day :S
It was fun! 
He was so excited!
We thought it was going to rain, and it did, but just 30 min before the party started it stopped.
You better believe that it was because we prayed and prayed and prayed!
I can't put into words what this little boy does to me.
In 7 years he's stolen my heart.
I love that every morning ....every morning he's the first one up and comes right by my side in my bed to warm up before his day starts.
i love it!
there's nothing that tops that up.
there's nothing!
I love my family. 
I love my kids.
I love being their mom!
One more year and he's getting baptized.
That day I'll be in tears.... happy tears.... I already know.
I can't believe my life. I can't believe my blessings.
I'm so happy.
Happy b-day to my beautiful boy Evan!

 (don't make fun at my baking skills. i know you will want to. but don;t. the only reason the cakes were on that table is because Evan liked them. yes, bless his heart, he actually said i did a good job. how couldn't i love him after that!!)

(Kaleb, Evan and Leito... best buds!)

 (my kids... plus "gabo" my other son, I wish! we love him so much!)

 (Evan and Pryia, his kindergarten's crush shhhhhhh don't tell! for two years he's had a crush on her and this year we didn;t have her phone number to invite her, but he somehow, don't ask me how,  knew where she lived so we dropped off the invitation right at her door. needless to say he was sooooo excited she came!)

Thursday, September 5, 2013


 kelowna deserves a post of its own.
we fell more and more in love with it.
we stopped by the temple for the sealing of a member of our ward. his fiancee has been staying at our house every weekend for a while while she came to canada to visit him.
well... now they are married, and they won't be needing us :)

And then we get to kelowna, and hte weather is amazing, and the lakes are soooo nice...and that's all we did. we went to different lakes everyday. and it was soooooo nice.

Fun with the cousins

 view from sarah's house

date night...wohoooo

 enjoying delicious fruit from the okanagan....yumm!!!!!
got some nice cherries and peaches... delish!

time for some screamers!!

 and church!

 she looks cute even when she cries

my three tesoros!

it was short but sweet.
can't wait to be back!

remember that time...???

Yes... it seems summer is over and I haven't posted anything about our summer.
And it was FUN!
I've loved it. So sunny, going to out door pools, lakes, the ocean.... getting tanned!!!
I finally look like a Spanish person. I was becoming whiter and whiter the longer I am here in Canada.
Now I look like when I got here :)
The kids also get super tan....yes! even though they are not very brown, they get brown. so that's nice.
they love the water. carmen is swimming really well now. evan is confident now without the life jacket and he throws himself in the water and swims pretty well too. isabel is also more confident. she got over her fears in no time. she swims with her "floaties"  and she even dunks under water without freaking out. a great accomplishment!
in a matter of 2 months they've done a lot of progress,
Now we all want to go to swimming lessons. Including me!
So let's enjoy some pictures of summer especially now that i look through the window and it's pouring rain :S

(At our every wednesday meeting with "the mexicans" . all the mothers from school ....and they all happen to be from mexico!)

( at the summer festival at the big church by our house)

( at the fair in point grey where daddy was working at a station with the army)

( being the fastest girl in pre-school at the sports day at school)

( at the spray park, on canada day)
that's how you eat ice cream

 (smurfing around)