Sunday, December 27, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Here we are waiting in line for Santa after the parade was over. Kendra attends Girl Scouts every week and they had a float during the parade. It was pretty cold out but the girls couldn't wait to sit on Santa's lap and share their wish list with him.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Student of the Week

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Family Fun Night

The kids and I went to South Side to carve a family pumpkin this evening. They enjoyed talking to their friends about their costumes and eating a snack & drink. In the meantime I spent about 25 minutes cleaning and carving our family pumpkin. It was fine with me, especially since I noticed that many parents were doing the same thing. The girls had fun so that's the only thing that matters.

2009 School Pictures

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Visit from Fire Department

Mia wasn't certain about exploring the fire truck, until she heard the other kids on the opposite side giggling. It was a good learning experience for the kids. They really payed close attention even though 4 year olds have a little trouble listening at times.
Here is Mia practicing "STOP, DROP AND ROLL" one of the drills the firefighters taught Mia's class. Firefighters talked to kids about not being affraid if a firefighter approaches or calls out their name in attempt to help them if there's ever a fire at their home.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Here is Mia on her 1st day of school. She started Headstart on the 8th but I haven't had time to update my blog. Mia was good and ready to be back. She was especially glad to reunite with her friends.

Kendra started school 2 weeks before Mia but she looked very pretty here I had to take a picture of them together.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Baby Shower Cake

Elisa likes to brag about me all the time, but she too has been staying very busy. In fact, this has been one of her busiest months so far. She has already sold four cakes this month, with one more coming up next week. As busy as she has been, she still made time to bake her mom a cake for her birthday and hopefully (fingers crossed) a tres leches cake for me on my birthday...hint, hint... Great Job Elisa, I am very proud of you.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Trace Adkins and Cohesion

I know it's not a good picture but you "can" see Buck on the left singing along with the rest of the group and of course Trace Adkins, one of country music favorite singer. It was an unbeliveable event according to Buck. Even as he was standing on stage staring at the crowd; he couldn't believe he was actually there singing with "TRACE ADKINS". The feeling was mutual. The view from where we were standing was amazing. I yelled "Way to go Buck, Way to go Cohesion!" I mean of course we loved Trace but in reality I was there to see Buck perform.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

4th of July Celebration

I found this cake over the internet and decided I could duplicate it for our barbecue at the church. I enjoyed baking and decorating it. I couldn't believe how simple it was. The hardest part was trying to keep Joshua away from it. He kept trying to lick the frosting off.

Here is Joshua mesmerized by the sparkles. We spent the 4th with our church family. Pastor Juan and some of the men cooked alot of food. We had rib eyes, pork ribs, venison, hamburgers, hotdogs, hot wings, and I'm sure I'm missing alot more. Shortly after eating we enjoyed an amazing firework display sponsored by one of our local grocery store owners. It seems like every year it lasts longer and ends with a bigger blast than the year before. We hope your 4th was just as fun as ours.

Another baseball season ends once again. Here is Kendra with not only her dad but her coach. After the game on Monday, we drove down to Pizza Hut and enjoyed a great meal along with all the team of kids and coaches, team mom and some parents. Buck also surprised the kids with their own medal. Even though coach pitch is still a learning league, Buck felt like showing his appreciation to the kids for their hard work.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day 2009

After a long hour setting Buck's new tent up, I was able to take a picture of Buck beside it. The tent sat in it's bag for a month because of the rain. Everytime his days off came along it rained. The whole family spend the night in it last night, we watched a movie, until we all fell asleep. It was fun, we had never camped out in a tent ever, except for Buck. The girls loved it so we are sleeping in it again tonight.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Joshua's 2nd Birthday

My little baby boy turned 2 years June 1st. We had his birthday party yesterday. Here are some pictures of his party. Of course it was raining and cold so we had to be inside through out the whole thing. His party started at 3pm and he decided to take a nap around 4pm, so we placed everything on hold until he was ready and refreshed. 2 hours later the party resumed as scheduled. I guess we just have to expect anything with little ones. He had fun playing with his cousins and enjoying his new toys. Can't wait til next year.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Camping we will go

On Memorial Day weekend we drove up to one of the Wind River campsites to spend the night and have some bonding time with Pastor and his family. We build a fire, ate good food and enjoyed each other's company. We went home the next day due to bad weather. It was cold, windy and the rain didn't die down until after we packed up to come home, but we have more weekends to come and I'm sure we'll have a great time as we did this weekend.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mia's 4th Birthday

Our baby turned 4 on Wednesday but she had a Fancy Nancy birthday this afternoon. She requested Chicken Nuggets and fries for her dinner and a chocolate cake. Her guests had a Tiera craft and enjoyed playing tag with her friends. Over all she had a fabulous party.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Another Cake

I made this cake today for a friend from church. Her mother in law turned 88 wao! The asked for a simple white cake with whipped frosting. She loves the spring time so I picked some bright but beautiful colors as she wished. It was great. I also made a spring time cake view my website for updates.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Exciting News!

Elisa has been making an effort to increase the awareness of her Cake making Business. Well I figured I would help her out a little and got Elisa her very own website. She is very excited and ready for business. Check out her new website at:

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Boysenberry Beauty

After a long 2 years of begging and pleading I finally have the love of my life. Well the other love of my life. What do you think? She's sweet right? I agree!!! I really didn't think I would ever own one, but I have a wonderful husband. Thank you Buck!!!:) I need to name her though, Isai thanks for the idea. I'm still brainstorming. I've already put her to good use. I made a Mexican chocolate cake with homemade frosting. "Yummo!" like Racheal Ray says. Baking and cake decorating have always been a passion of mine and owning my very own Kitchen Aide makes the experience so much sweeter. I'm no longer jealous.

My dad and I he just celebrated his 63rd birthday on February 13th.

Well after so long I need to share some things that have happened. I feel sometimes I bury my feelings under the "I'm tough enough to handle anything" but on Thursday January 29th I recieved a phone call from my brother Isai saying that my dad was in the hospital after experiencing a little itty bitty heart attack. I was totally not expecting those words to ever come out of any of my family members. I guess he didn't want to upset me because what is an itty bitty heart attack? After sharing with Buck what was going on, I never ever felt so paniced, desperate, and a little alone. The thought of being fatherless took over my thoughts and emotions I didn't know what to do. I know that part of life is death but I just couldn't believe that "I" was experiencing this now. I felt helpless and determined to see my dad immediately. But in the back of my mind I kept hearing calm down. I called the airlines to see if there was any flights out in the next couple of hours, but living in a small town, where the airports closes at 5 or 6 I didn't have a way to get to him right away. By this time the word was that my dad was in really bad shape. After doing some extensive tests, it was discovered that all of his main arteries to his heart were blocked. The chances of him having a massive heart attack and ending his life were very pretty high. I cried all night and couldn't sleep because I kept having episodes of what if's and I should have's. There was so much disbelief, so I kept calling the hospital to hear his voice and the need to hear him say my nickname as often as possible. I was able to compose myself and gather enough strength to ask for forgiveness. I told him that for a long time I had been angry at him for various reasons. I wanted to make sure that he knew I loved him and I asked him not to worry about us. Let me tell you, having so much unforgiveness inside is the worst emotion to have to live with. I felt so light, funny uh since I weigh a ton. Anyway, half way through our trip to Houston, JJ my other brother called my cell and said that his bypass went so well, the doctors decided to unblock the other two arteries. See his chances were so slim that he was suppose to have bypass surgery with many risks but the doctors were convinced that he could handle a triple bypass during the procedure. A 4 hour surgery was over in an hour & a half. I prayed and thanked God like I had never ever thanked him. That little voice in the back of my mind telling me to calm down I believe now was God. Telling me this is just a wake up call for all of us. It's not his time yet. The night before I had prepared myself to go see my dad not alive but to make preparations with my family for his funeral. I had my doubts that's the honest truth. But God is merciful. Well I don't know how to end this except with one thought. Trust on who should be trusted. Trust with all your might. I DO!