Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Fun

We gathered in Winston-Salem to celebrate with my dad and family. Before eating we gathered at the Grand Opened Postal Annex that my dad and step mom have opened to pray and give thanks for all our blessings. 
 We ate and had live karaoke... three guitars and drum and the laptop connected to the TV for chords and words:) fun times!!!! There are a lot of pics. This is just a little peek.
The cousins had a blast playing together!

 The drive home on Saturday looked like this.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We Are Thankful

For family and friends. Our supportive parents and siblings. Our amazing and talented nieces and nephews. We have been blessed with a network of such extraordinary family and friends!
 For our two sweet, loving, caring, and all around marvelous boys! For the opportunity to be able to stay home full time with them and enjoy these precious years!

 For God's love and grace. For His provision and protection. For God's healing and restoration. We have had a very trying year medically, but God has shown himself faithful and provided healing!!!!  To live in a country where we can worship freely. And for the men, women, and their families who sacrifice so much to protect our country and our freedom.
As we teach Sebastian the attitude of gratitude his list of thanks is brief. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Earlier this week the boys went down for a late nap.  Since they went down late, they woke up late... after the sun had set. This did not sit well with Sebastian at all!
S: Mami but the sun is not up yet, it's not morning time.
M: I know son. But it is still the same day. It's time to wake up from your nap.
S: (adamantly) No Mami! It is still dark. It's not morning time!
M: You're right. It's afternoon time. You were taking a nap. It is the time of year when the sun goes down earlier.
I will spare you the rest of the conversation... It took a good 5-7 minutes to coax him out of bed.

Moral of the story- Make sure Sebastian is up from nap before the sun sets!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sweet Moves

I love no inhibition!

As Mentioned

My attempt to video Vince singing... not a great video but it will have to do, for now:)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Vince has hit the gas on his vocabulary skills! I really need to make a video of him "talking". He now says:
Shay-tian- Sebastian
Mami mine- :) melt my heart
all the grandparents:
der- brother
ee-elle- Gabrielle
ueen- McQueen
eh-o- hello
chion- bendicion
oooh- I love you
celcome- welcome
an you- thank you... funny thing is is when he says thank you he has to say welcome too.

He "sings"
Hush Little Baby
Twinkle, Twinkle
Thomas the Train
Itsy Bitsy Spider

He also counts to 11 in English and 10 in Spanish.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I love cachapas! Thanks to my brother I have a small but happy stash of Cachapa arina PAN! I eat them breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Here we are at dinner and Sebastian wanted to eat his own cachapa!! This is a big deal because my sweet boy can be a bit of a picky eater... Bellow is the proof that my little country boy does have some Venezuelan in him!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Is how I would describe our lives over the past week. We have been home bound because of one kid or the other being under the weather. We have missed out in some fun, but oh well. Yesterday and today we have had 2 really nice days so we have enjoyed some fun in the sun and leaves.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011