Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Intentional

I don't like change, but I know change is inevitable. It is going to happen whether we like it or not and sometimes there is nothing that can stop it. This past year has flew by, it seems like the years all go by so quickly. I started thinking how I don't want to waste the time that God has given me.

I came across this quote from Kelli's blog, "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." C.S. Lewis, that she made into a desktop background, that you could download from her blog.
I love it especially since I'm a fan of C.S. Lewis, my hubby has read all the Narnia books to us during our reading nights! Head over to Kelli's blog to download the January desktop. It is a great reminder that it's never too late to dream.

I've been thinking of this new year and what I want to change......yes, I said it change. Many people have resolutions, goals or a word for the year. I want to be more intentional, life is too short and I want to focus on the things that are important in life. I want to enjoy the moments I have with my kids and be a part of things that will matter. I will try to be intentional with my time.


I have a lot of things I need to work on but I think if I spread them out I won't feel so overwhelmed. Plus I will keep reminding myself to focus on the important things that matter and let the little things go.

I have goals, dreams of what I'd like to do this new year and now I need to put them into action.

                                         What are your goals, dreams for the new year?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Little Things

We started off the weekend with my cousins party at a jumping jacks, which is a pretty neat place. They have these rooms where they have 4-5 Huge jumpers and slides. You go into a room and the kids jump and jump for a limited time. Then they take you to another room where they have different jumpers and slides. Once the time is up, they take you to the eating area. The kids had a lot if fun. This was our first time there but I'm sure it won't be our last.


  • The boys love being with their daddy. ( Look at those happy little faces...who can resist. ) They both wanted him to carry them to their sunday school class.  
  • Gabriel loves to pick up the boys from the school. He ran and gave Jimmy a huge hug. 
  • Daniel and Gabe on the merry-go-round at the mall.  
  • Gabriel doing his preschool homework....which has been a challenge to get him to do. More on that later.
  • I love this picture of Daniel and Gabe. Daniel gave him a big hug right before he went to his Tae Kwan Do test.
That was it a glimpse of our week via iPhone.

How was your week?

Linking up with Lindsay.

Monday, January 7, 2013

December Highlights

December flew by and now we are in January. Here are a few highlights of our December, I know pictures of December in January...... I'm kind of behind. It is really for me, having this blog is a way for me to document our memories and keep in contact with our family.

WARNING!!! Keep in mind this is going to be filled with a lot of pictures.

I have my new planner! Love this. I need a planner and I am so pleased with this one. It holds so much information but at the same time it is small enough to fit in my purse. Need to be organized this year. 
Love, Love  it!!



We take the kids every Christmas break to Knotts Berry Farm. My hubby gets a discount every year around this time. Which is perfect since the kids are on vacation. So it has become a family tradition. 


However, it is extremely busy this time of year at the theme park, so we try to let the kids pick the rides they really want to go on. We do see Snoopy on Ice every time and it is always so beautiful. 



Then of course we have to go to Disneyland, it is so beautifully decorated for Christmas and we even saw Santa Claus there.



Daniel couldn't take his eyes off of Santa, I thought for sure he'd cry. But he he sat there and just starred at the big jolly man in red.



The photographers asked my hubby and I to join in the picture. Which is kind of neat since we've  never taken a picture as a family with Santa.


And of course a few trips to Disneyland during the kids Christmas break. 




We celebrated Christmas Eve with my hubby's family this year in Las Vegas. It was a short but sweet visit as we had to drive back home to California to have Christmas dinner with my side of the family. 


Had lots of fun visiting with the cousins.



My sweetest sister-in-law had crafts for the kids to do. We made these cute carolers and hand stamped ornaments. I forgot to take picture of the ornaments but I will just tell you that it was a challenge to get Daniel to do his. But they still turned out cute.


Then we opened presents with our cousins. 



We woke up early Christmas morning and headed back to California. 



Came home and saw all the wonderful presents Santa left for us while we were away. 



The kids exchanged their Secret Santa presents that they gave to each other. Every year we put the kids names in a hat and they pick out a name and buy a present for that person with their own money. On Christmas they stand up and say something nice about the person they got.





Later we went to have dinner with my side of the family and had lots of yummy treats with homemade Hot Chocolate.



My Mom always makes such a wonderful dinner.



We sang Happy Birthday to Jesus, but Gabriel thought we were singing to Michael since he was standing in the front of the cupcakes.




We played lots and lots and lots of board games durning the kids vacation.



This year I think our favorite was Clue. 


And of course had to squeeze in some more Disneyland fun. Oh how we love Disneyland. 







And through the whole month of December most of us were sick with a cold. Some of the kids got it twice, I got it several times.......lets just say, I was sick the whole month. But there was only one person who some how did not get sick.......and the winner was Dad. I don't know how that man didn't get even a cold. So there you have it some highlights of our last month in 2012!
I think it was a great December. 
Whew.....I think I'm caught up now :)





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