Sunday, November 30, 2008

The end to a perfect weekend

I cannot complain too much about my life. It is good and we had an ok weekend. I cannot wait until Christmas where we get an 5 day weekend as a family. Today reminded me winter is in the air! It snowed again today and did not let up at all. I had to take my kids to play in it. I promised then that if it snowed it would happen so that is what we did today. We played in the snow and came inside. We ate peanut butter sandwiches and had leftovers for dinner. I love being mom. Its great.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Just a lazy weekend

Today we needed to get out of the house. I love my children and I love my husband but after being cooped up with them for 2 days nonstop we had to get out! We went to 2 different parks and the bread outlet. We also went to Mc'd where lil Ro fell off the bench and made a scene. Just another slow day but a great one. Hope all is well.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday. My day was cool.

I love the snow and last night we got about 2 inches. I love cuddling in bed in front of the window and we are on a budget this year so Big Ro ran out and grabbed a couple of good deals. He went to babie's r us and picked up 2 boxes of diapers (180 count total) and a box of wipes (480) to the tune of 25.00! Then he went to Radioshack and bought some blank dvd+r's for 7.99 a pack. He did this while I slumbered with my handsome son.

After he came home we repaired the toilet and did not fight once. That surprised me as it was very frusturating. I guess we are growing up and being a new team. We broke into the turkey and barely finished half of it. We watched a great movie Called "Los Tres Huastecas" a very funny spanish movie about three brothers. It is older but great. The little girl in this movie cracked me up. Reminded me of my son. We also watched a movie we downloaded. We ended our evening picking up a couple of sausage burritos and I came so close to winning a 1000 gift certificate to entertainmart. I was 7 numbers off. So short but sweet another great day. I love my husband I love my life. I would not trade it for the world.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

I am like the turkey! I am stuffed!

I woke up this morning at 715 to start cooking the food. I had the turkey prepped the following night but cooked it in the morning. I made all the fixings too. The turkey was done at 12 and the family and I sat down at the table and ate at 1230. The turkey melted in my mouth. The potatos were creamy. I was very pleased and ate just one plate knowing later that I would eat more for dinner.

The phone rang at 430. It was Pedro. He wanted us to come to his house for dinner with him. I was still full from lunch so I mostly enjoyed the company. We ate these delicious tostadas de tinga. We got home around 930 after driving by Best Buy to laugh at people waiting in the snow. Its a tradition.

I will tell you this was a simple thanksgiving but I feel so fortunate. My life is great. It felt pretty darn good to hear Big Ro tell his mom that his gavacha could cook. He told her he made a right choice. I can cook mexican or american. I can throw down. I love my life. I would not change it.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

So much to be grateful for

I am so blessed in my life right now. Its not perfect by far but its my life. On this evening of Thanksgiving as my turkey thaws I am reflecting. I am so blessed. For starters I live in a country where we have free speech. We can say how we feel and celebrate the way we want. We can live where and how we want. Anyone can come from any situation and make it here in the States as long as you have the will. We have tons of men and woman who fight and sacrifice thier lives so I can live freely here with my family. I am so blessed to be American even in this crappy economy.

Secondly I am so grateful for my family. I have been married to big Ro now for 9 years and 6 months. He is not only my best friend but my soul mate. He is an awesome father and treats me like a queen most days. He knows the way to make me smile and holds the key to my heart. I am also blessed to have two gorgeous and rambantious children. My daughter Roana is so caring and innocent. She adores her teachers and in turn they adore her too. She is very smart and I know with proper nuturing she will grow up to do great things. My son Lil Ro is a hellion but I would not have it any other way. He shows no fear. He tests his limits and I know he will grow up to be a strong independent man.

I am so grateful for my friends online and in life. Without a lot of them I would not have made it this far. My friend Carrie for example. She held me up in prayer and fought me through till the end. My friend Anelys has a great soul. We have never met in life but I feel as though I could tell her anything. Meaghan my dear friend you have been there for it all. You make me stronger each day and help me know I am not perfect but noone is. Heather, hon you are seriously an inspiration. You take the most negative thing and turn it around. You find the light in everything. Kelly, you show me all things are possible with faith hope and love. Crystal & Gina, you guys make me feel so great. You show me that I am a good mama no matter what people say or think. Nicole, you are so strong you are inspiration. Honesty all the people I have talked to have shown me some thing. They have helped me develop a better sense of me. I am so blessed to have found you guys my online but inheart friends.

I am so grateful also for Big Ros place of employment. He has a 4 day weekend and also they go above and beyond. They are encouraging him to become more and I know we finally have found a place to call home.

I have so much to be thankful for. When life gives you lemons make lemonade. I am enjoying mine right now. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! Be thankful for all you have! I am thankful for everything and all of you!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Twas the eve before Turkey Day.

Twas the night before thanksgiving, and all threw the house
Not a creature was stirring not even my louse.
The turkey was thawing in the sink full of water.
My dreams were filled with why even bother.
The alarm blared its a quarter to four.
I ran for my bathrobe and tiptoed to the door.

I grabbed butter and pepper and salt and lots of spice
People think I am crazy staring and even the mice.
Preheat the oven and open the door.
Tom turkey is baking and I hit the floor.

Ten hours later at six minutes to four
I get to the table all tired and wore.
We bow our heads and say grace.
The turkey is now gone without a trace.

Corn on the plates, the mashed potatos fly.
I turn my head and question why.
I shake my head and proudly exclaim...
Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving Turkey day.

Written By Susan

Monday, November 24, 2008

Short but sweet a great day to be mom.

Today was nippy. We shivered so the kids and I had to pull out our winter gear. It is crazy that tomorrow it is supposed to be in the high 60's. I bundled them up and had to brave the 2 day week my daughter is facing. I cannot wait until thursday! I cannot wait until we have the aroma of turkey wafting in the air and my kids around the table and carving into our delicious golden turkey. I love thanksgiving and I know Christmas will follow. Ro and I have talked. We decided santa is bringing a simple Christmas this year. One big gift. 30 or less and then a couple of smaller gifts.

We have so much to be thankful for. I have a friend on a board of mine. Her name is Krista. She is a very sweet lady who has suffered through 3 miscarriages. When I get angry at my children I think of her. I realize some people would give anything to have my babies if they could. My board has started a fund for her on site to help with fertility treatments. So far they have raised 900 for her. I pray every night for her and I know she will be blessed soon with a gorgeous child and this baby will be loved by lots of cyber aunties. If you are curious here is her story. She will touch you like she has touched me. If you have something extra donate to her. I wish I did but for now I can only lift prayers to God for her. The paypal address is Good Luck Krista! I hope we see your big fat positive soon!

Here are some pictures of my baby. My reason for living and the reason I breath. Thank you god for my wonderful miracles.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Is this really my son?

Today we went to King Soopers and bought our turkey. I was looking at 17 lbs most. Big Ro really surprised me when he picked out our 22 lb tom turkey. I really do not mind it at all. I love thanksgiving it puts me in such a good mood. Here is our menu.

Ham (nevermind I am not paying 50 for a ham on top of turkey)
Mashed Potatos & Gravy
Green Beans & Bacon
Sweet Potatos
Pumpkin Pie
Apple Pie
Rolls & Butter

That is it so far.

Today went to a chinese buffett. I really was worried that lil Ro would not let us eat again. But surprisingly he did. He ate and we finished a meal together. Who switched my son with a clone seriously? I took him to the bathroom once and that was it. Happier days ahead seriously! Not much going on lately. Trying to get the apartment back in order. That itself is an all day task.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Woo Hoo Go Bucks!

Yes I know. I know we are not National Champs. We did not have our best season ever but it was so sweet to see that first touchdown go to the bucks. It was barely 1015 here and I was screaming and carrying on so loud my neighbors probably considered calling the cops. I even cleaned my house first thing so we could just relax and watch the game. We have no clue if and what bowl we make it too but ya know with the Michigan loss today life is just a little sweeter. Go Bucks I may be in CO but my heart is still there with you all every season I am gone and as my Lil Ro says Go Books!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Yep you know it

We cannot go a day without some kind of excitement. Ha Ha. Today was a pretty good day. We went to dinner and tried a place called Culvers Frozen Yogurt and Butterburgers. It was soo good and they were so nice. I cannot believe that I actually got to enjoy a meal. LiL Ro was disciplined a couple of times but he actually ate too. Then Big Ro wanted to see his friend Peter. He dropped us off at K-Mart and I was so happy. I found a new carseat for Lil Ro for $20.00. Score it is a Cosco Scenera and was manufactured in 3-10-2008. We will get lots of use for that money! No more switching cars. I am so excited. Love my bargain highs. Not much went on but it was exciting for us. Hope you all had great days!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oh Yes the Joys Of ParentHood

Today was very interesting. I got my magazine Parents and could not put it down. It had an article and the mom reminded me alot of myself. She was a yeller. She did not realize it until it was almost too late. What I decided is by her example to start deyellifying my life. For one when I yell I get dizzy. My blood pressure goes up and I get even more frusturated. I now hold my breath and count to ten and then whisper to the children what I want. Surprisingly lil Ro stops screaming to hear what I had to say. Hopefully we can make this work.

I had to call Poison Control this evening. When I was checking out ebay I heard screaming from the kitchen. My Lil Ro decided to pour the whole dish soap on his head. He did not injest any but his eyes were very swollen and he was covered. I had to irrigate his eyes for 15 minutes in the shower but I felt so bad during that time. Thank goodness he is ok today. He is still feeling a little down and I am still a little tired but I blame the cold. If it would just snow a little it would make it all alright. I guess I ranted enough tonight. Hope you all had a great day.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I have no clue whats going on with me

On monday we went to our favorite taco shop. I got up in the middle of the night and I got sick. I do not mean just a little sick. I mean all over the bathroom. It had to be the food. I woke up today and ate some cheerios. Again I was sick. I took some tylenol and laid back down. I have no fever just lots of nausea. Big Ro asked me what made me sick. It makes me mad as I have no clue whatsoever. I know I know it could be anything. I am feeling slightly better but I am going back to bed right now.

Big Ro went to our friends and helped him with a computer. I am going to bed now. Hopefully tomorrow I feel lots better.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Its a beautiful Day! A Beee-you-tee-full day!

Today did not feel like November at all. The kids were driving me batty and we really needed to get out and test that car to the Max. We have a gorgeous state park here called 11 Mile Resevior. We love to drive up here and talk and figure out what is going through our minds. We had a very interesting talk about life and what is going on. The drive is around 45 minutes. While we are there we find a pronghorn antelope. He looks lost but we leave him be and he scurrys off into the mountains once again. Big Ro and I are going to go back to camp out this spring and see if we like it. We are going to hit up second hand stores to find some gear. Wish us luck and enjoy the pics of our day out.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Just a normal Saturday! Wish it was Sunday!

Same day different stuff. Today I am very proud of me. I bought lunch and dinner for a whopping 11.00. For lunch we had cold cut sandwiches and for dinner we had spaghetti with ground turkey and cheese with meat sauce. It was slow but it was nice. We just chilled. I am avoidingbeing online as my kiddos need me. I am sure tomorrow will be more exciting just wait and see.

Friday, November 14, 2008

I prayed for a boy, I got a boy...what did I get myself into?

After I had my daughter I was determined to have a son. I needed a man to pass on my husbands legacy. Surprisingly to me this was more important to me then it was to my husband. He was perfectly content with 2 girls. When that ultrasound came back in November of 2005 I was so happy to see that turtle smiling at me. When he was born I knew I was in trouble and I confirmed it today.

Today was my daughters thanksgiving lunch. I was very excited to attend with her. We got our trays and headed back to homeroom. As I sat at a desk fit for a 8 year old and tryed to shovel potatos in my mouth with a spork my son ran around and tryed out everything. He grabbed morning meeting balls. He was stealing other childrens food and ignoring ours. I was pratically in tears as I threw my plate away and he was reaching for the fire alarm. I picked him up swiftly and waved goodbye to the class. I gave my daughter a kiss on the forehead and headed out the door.

I put him on the ground and he takes off. There is a huge fox with a rabbit in his mouth. You can guess what he did next. Chased to poor thing down into its hole. I was going to take a picture but the scare of rabies won me over. We finally got home 30 minutes later. I am still trying to convince myself I have a typical two year old boy. But sometimes I really think I gave birth to the devil himself. God give me sanity, I need it today.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Its An Emotional Roller Coaster

Some of you may remember the little girl who found her way into my heart. Her name is Caylee Anthony. Today there was breaking news that some of her remains were found. My heart leapt for joy at the fact that she would finally be laid to peace but also broke that this mama actually killed her beautiful baby girl. They are now saying this is not related to the case at all. I am torn up. I am so ready to put this baby to rest and I have never met her.

On a side note. We went to Kmart today. I found my kids some good things. I found roana 24 pairs of undies and I only spent 5 on all of them. Sorry I have not been on lately but something is sucking the energy right out of me. I hope its not the flu. Tomorrow we have lunch at Roana's school. I am sure I will go no matter what and I promise pictures no matter what too. Life is ok I am ready for the holidays to be over. We are going small but we are going to have good ones.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

No news is good news.

I just realized today I am done. I am not going to have any more babies. It is amazing what a year with a toddler boy does to you. I love my two children with all my heart but if we threw another one into the mix I would have to throw myself in an asylum. For example, today my daughter had no school. Usually when its me and Lil Ro its chill. Well all day long I hear No no no. Lil Ro no. Followed by screaming and a smack. I run in to see my kids laying on the floor entwined in a wrestling move. I breath deeply and hold my temper. Lil Ro back to your corner and Roana back to yours. Round two begin. I am blessed with two wonderful children so I am not going to test the waters any further.

Also today Roana sat at the kitchen table and had a meltdown. She seriously cried for 2 hours. I did not know what to do. She then told me she was going to lose recess because she did not do her spelling words. I am going to talk to her teacher tomorrow and I am going to stand behind the teachers suggestion. It ultimately is Roana's responsibility to be in charge of her homework. Know what I mean?

Right now it is 8:45 pm. Big Ro is snoring on our mattress and Roana is passed out on the couch. Lil Ro is running laps around me. I am trying to find the positive in all of this. I know one day I will look back and laugh at it all. I will huddle my grandchildren and tell them these stories of your mom/dad used to do the same things. I look forward to these days but I am honestly in no hurry to have them come. I know my children are good and like anyone else are entitled to having their day off and I mean that every way possible. I love my babies and want the world for them. I know with all I want to do. I will give them that some day soon. And if I do not I know I am giving them the best I can.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Finally I did it

I made some tamales! They turned out wonderful of course. I think I may have found my solution. I am going to sell tamales for the holidays. Whatever I make will be for the kids christmas. I am so excited and Rogelio stands behind me. Yeahhh. I hope all is well for everyone else. Off to chill with hubby and fall asleep.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

We are having good days lately

Today we had dinner at pacos and we went to the store to buy things so mommy can make tamales tomorrow! Woo hoo! We had some hot dogs for lunch and curled up on the floor in the front room. It is supposed to snow tomorrow or Monday we will see. I took the kids outside to burn off energy for about an hour. Honestly the kids could use much more time then that but mommy is just out of energy. I am so ready for the holidays but dreading it at the same time. I really do not know how I am going to do this. Roana wants very expensive things but mommy is setting a strict limit. I am actually thinking of selling a few things. Maybe getting things off craigslist too. What you all think? So its a long day but a peaceful one. Hope you all do well this weekend.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Yep just another busy day

Today I had to call the maintence and have them fix our leaky sink. They came and fixed it. I had to call many places and reclean my apartment. I am trying to clean it on a daily basis so I do not get over loaded. Dang 1 pm rolled around quickly so I had to pick Roana up from school. After school we ran to target and got a couple of tshirts for the kids. I then picked up some hot dogs for dinner.

Daddy came home at 4 and we ate. Then everyone took naps. We did not get to go to the store today so no tamales for me. I am thinking of doing something with the kids tomorrow. I want tamales dang it. Wish me luck I am going through withdrawl here.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Busy day indeed

I have put off too many things lately. So today I had about 5 phone calls I had to make no more waiting. I could not put them off any longer. I called a couple of places for my friend Pedro. Then I had to call the windshield doctor to repair some chips in our windshield. The cable guy came and fixed my internet. He showed me where one of my dogs had chewed a cable making it unsteady. By the time all this was done it was time to take Roana to the doctor for her flu mist and checkup.

She has grown an inch and 1/4 since her last visit in July. I am so proud of her. I originally had her set up for the vaccine but they ran out so we got the flu mist. They do not allow cameras in the room however so no pictures. Then we went to our friend pedros and came home. It was a short day it seems. Tomorrow Roana has school until 1 and I have more calls to make. The maintence needs to come and fix a pipe under the sink and I am waiting for the medical supplies to come and get the oxygen concentrator. Busy busy days ahead. Hopefully we can do something exciting this weekend.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Blogoversary!

Today is a very good day for me so far. I woke up thinking I was awaking from a dream. It took me .50 and a newspaper later to realize it is not. Our country is starting to look in a new way. We are finally becoming color blind. I am heartbroken that people still think they can tear you down. Because I voted for Obama I am told I am a bad mama who supports abortion. It is ok. We are in America and we all have the right to our Own Opinions. I think Obama is the breath of fresh air we all need. Imagine we are having someone we can relate too for a change. This man came from nothing. He is an inspiration and I look forward to these next 4 years.

1 year ago I started this blog. I swear it does not seem that long ago. I have cried and I have laughed. I have bitched and I have rejoiced. I think this blog has helped me mellow out. I know having it to complain on has helped my family. I come and let the thoughts flow here instead of hollering at them. I am loving my life. Things are looking up this year. I could not have asked for a better blogaversary present.

ETA: I lied. One of my best friends gave me an awesome blogoversary gift. She gave me a wonderful page. I love it and I cannot thank her enough. Thank you Anelys. This is better then I dreamed and please know it means the world to me. I was blessed when we found each other in 2005. I know one day we will meet and it will not even be ackward. You are like a sister to me and someday somehow I will repay you. Love ya girl.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We voted.

We are awaiting the results. Roana and Lil Ro are curled in front of nick and hubby is currently relaxing with his Xbox 360. I am on pins and needles refreshing the map every 20 seconds. If I do not get back on its because I am celebrating. I cannot take this pressure this is too overwhelming. I have never felt this strong on a canidate. I hope our nation is ready for whatever may come.\
My daughter is so excited. I want to wake her if he wins but I probably wont. Our nation is going to do great things again. Lets get ourselves out of this hole.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tomorrow is a day we will all remember

For the first time in my life my daughter and I are talking politics. It astounds me at how much she can compehend. It all started out like this.

Roana: Mama are you voting tomorrow?
Me: Of course honey why?
Roana: Are you voting for the white one or the brown one mommy?
Me: Why honey?
Roana: Ms Brown says this is the first time we will have a brown president if that guy is president and I like him he is brown mommy.
Me: Yes he is brown honey but guess what he is part white too honey. His mommy was white and his daddy was brown. I like that about him too. He is a good man honey.
Roana: That makes me happy mommy. That means I can be president one day too.

Wow my baby gets it. She is witnessing history. Tomorrow we are going to the polls and she will help me cast this historic vote. Imagine this will give our children some hope. Some chance to be who they desire. It will give them a man of various heritages to look up to. It shows them it ok to be different and that we are all equal. We can all raise from poverty to become something more. I am very excited about this election. I pray we as a nation make the right decision and look past the color of skin. Our children have the right ideas if only we would stop corrupting them. I am so proud to be part of this country right now and hopefully tomorrow will help me even more be prouder to be part of this great nation.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The time has come

My little one. Mommy is now officially potty training. I love seeing your in your big boy shorts and diapers seem to keep going up in price so lets get this started. I am so proud of you. Today you only had one pee pee accident and refused to go poopy at all. But you will get there. Mommy is going to buy some pull ups to help with this process and on Thursday mommy will let you get a new potty and some new shorts too. Daddy has agreed. Our little man needs to grow up and you have shown us you are ready.

We went to the park today and mommy made dinner. We had tortas of jamon for lunch and then for dinner we had seafood alfredo. The shellfish made mommy break out and gave her trouble breathing. But I know you guys love it so I cannot complain. Then we munched on candy again. I am so blessed by all of this. I love my life and will not complain too much about it.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Just another Lazy Saturday

Today was wonderful. We had a candy rush of course from all the goodies we snatched from our kiddos but today we are attempting something new. Today we had a couple over. We are spending time with them. The boyfriend is 21 and the girlfriend 19. It is kind of weird being around someone who is 9 years younger but I know she is a good person. We ordered pizza and the kids laughed and played. We had a good time. I told them I hope we can hang out again soon. Time will tell. We watched Ghosthunters live and let me tell you that creeped me out. But I love that show and will not stop watching. Life is good right now.