9/30/2009

Word Filled Wednesday: Be still


Once again I am joining Amy Deanne for Word Filled Wednesday. To me it is a way to highlight the things God has given me in my devotionals that morning, and praise Him for His goodness.

We serve a great God and worthy to be praise.





Psa 46:10-11
Be still, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
Psalms 46:1-3
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

9/28/2009

Making your Home Sing Monday: Movie night


Movie night is one of the favorite things for us to do as a family. It brings us all together and it makes us stay there.

Sometimes it is easy to start reading books, finish one and then leave the girls with the rest of them. Ot start making a puzzle or playing a game and have to leave in the middle of the game to answer the phone or check something, never to come back.

How many mothers of teenagers have you heard say "One day you have your baby in your arms and suddlently you blink and they are all grown up".

It is hitting me too hard that the girls are growing up.

Noelia, my baby sits in the table while we are eating, telling us all she did in school and the conversations she had with her friends in school. And I look at her and all I can think is "when did she ever start talking?"
Kayla and Nicole, my two oldest, they read, they write, they make their beds better than I do, they help their youngest sister get dress, they set the table, pick it up..... And I look at them and all I can think is "wasn´t they born just yesterday?"

So today I am not blinking. I am headed off the candy store with them, and we are going to buy candies and pop corn, and we are going to have movie night. I have a great movie we have only watch once a long time ago, and I remember we all loved it. And we are coming back home and we are setting up the living room sofa´s and all our snacks, and we are all sitting down and we are going to have fun.

And I know the living room I just clean is going to look a mess when we are all done. But who cares, I can clean and blink tomorrow morning while they are in school.


For more ways to Make your Home Sing go over Nan´s blog.



9/24/2009

Thankful Thrusday and a cool challenge

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey




Today I am linking up with “Truth 4 the Journey” for first time for her meme “Thankful Thrusday”.

A while back I told you about wanting to start a meme like this, but a couple of weeks ago I found this one so I thought I would just join in.

So here it goes, for the 5 things I am thankful for this week.

1. Since we have been in the field, living by faith is the only thing you can do. There are not extra hours you can put into work, there is not a second job you can get, or extra things you can do. Trusting in God is the only thing you can do.
Still, God has sought us through. Lots of times we have wonder how, and when, but God has not left us. This week, once again, I have seen God meeting our needs right at the time we didn´t know how.

2.- I am so thankful that the girls are happy in school. I was a little concern about Noelia, since she is always with me. She hasn´t had times to get use to being away from me. Still, she loves school, she has a good teacher and she seems to have good friends there.

3.- I am thankful for a husband that is understanding and loves me even though I am not the fun girl I used to be 10 years ago.

4.- And I am so thankful that God has allowed me to be with my husband for 10 years and hasn´t allow the devil to hurt our family. After looking around even to Christian friends, being happily married to a respectful, loving, faithful husband, is certainly something to be thankful for.

5.- We got the thermostat for our heater set up today. Hopefully that will bring more praises in our heat bill this winter that we had last year (what a nightmare it was)




Forever In Blue Jeans



And because I wanted to do more than one meme, I am linking with "Forever in Blue Jeans" for the challenge to post a photo of me with one of more of my children once a week. Usually I am the one behind the camera (just like most moms), but I think this is a great meme because I want my kids to know I was there (and without photo there is no proof ;))

Now, praise the Lord for His blessings to you!




9/23/2009

The Lord be magnified



While reading in Psalms the other day while doing my devotionals, I read over these verses once again and blessed my heart, so today I thought of them to share today for Word Filled Wednesday.







Psa 40:16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

Psa 40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.




Have a wonderful day praising the Mighty God we serve!

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9/22/2009

Fall and funny

Happy first day of FALL everyone!


Where did summer go? How times goes by so fast?

I remember when I was little thinking time went by so slow. Since I turned 22, for some reason, time flies.

The birthdays keep getting closer. The seasons keep passing by faster.

............



Changing subjects.... Do you know what is funny?

Funny is having a beautiful warm summer day, the very next day you put out your winter clothes. That same day happen to be the first day of fall. That same followed over a week of fall weather. Praise God I left some summer clothes out.... :) Now, that is funny.

Funny is to spend over 10 minutes fighting with your frozen computer, trying everything you can think of and finally calling your husband so he can save your day. The explaining to him the very thing you have been doing for 10 min and..... voilá.... it will work. It is like your computer is having a funny day and thinks "let´s make fun of Pilar".... still, frustrating but funny.

Funny is that when your tv contoller doesn´t work, all you have to do is hit it really hard a couple of times, and then it will work... forget batteries you know? Mine is working that way... go figure.... but it is funny :)

Funny is to drop everything you are holding, and then having to go buy some new glasses because you have been doing it for too long and you don´t want to drink out of you hands.... in case you drop that too :)-

Funny is to forget where you put the very thing you were holding 10 SECONDS ago. I have seen people (I won´t say who... promise) that was going crazy looking for glasses she was actually wearing... hahahahha.... now that is funny :)

Funny is to forget about what you were talking while you were in the middle of the sentence.... that is also funny :)

So what funny things you do?

Now, funny is Tim Hawins and I am leaving you with one of my favorites videos of him. Have fun and enjoy the fall..... winter will be here before you know it.... and with it... Christmas.... oh my goodness!!!








9/21/2009

Making you Home Monday: Fall is here!


Monday again, cleaning is suppossed to be going on as I type, but I am still in my pj´s and laying in the sofa.... I am not feeling good.... headaches, nothing else, so I will pull a double and leave it for tomorrow.


Update on Noelia, she is still clean from fever, praise the Lord. I am so thankful to God and praying it will stay that way all winter.


But I can´t be in the sofa all day.


Two weeks ago we were hitting 100 everyday, now fall is here and we are in our 50´s- 60´s. Last week I had to run to the store to buy some clothes for the older girls, and today, for sure, I need to go to the basement and rescue our winter clothes. All of Noelia´s is there, and lots of it too since she has two older sisters.


Mine... well.... Let´s hope something fits.


My home will sing better and also warmer.


Have a great monday!


For other Make your home mondays link up with Nan at Moms the Word




9/19/2009

Praising God

I usually don´t post on the weekend but I wanted to praise God for His goodness.

Last night Noelia got a fever, it was pretty high. She didn´t have any other symtoms other than a runny nose. I must say I am a little "worry" of the girls getting the flu, even more if it is the swine flu. Everything in my house multiply by 5 and something like that could be a very huge deal in my house.

I started praying and begging God to take the fever away from my little one. I am a mommy, regardless of how little the illness is, I hate seeing my kids suffer. I know you understand.

So the fever went away after medicine but didn´t came back through the night.

This afternoon she was feeling hot and started praying again. The fever went away without medicine praise God.

I know I can´t put my kids in a bubble so they won´t suffer..... but sometimes I wish I could :)

What a great God we serve. The King of kings. The Lord of lords. The Doctor of all. My God, my Savior!


9/17/2009

Me, me, me

My youngest daugther, the one that has always been very independent, the one that has always allow me to do things around the house because she is fine playing on her own, that very daugther is stuck to my hip ever since she started school last week. She only goes 2 hours now, but when she is home, and her sisters are not, I can´t even go to the bathroom without her knocking at the door wanting me to get out with her.... It is cute but...

So my head juices are not running and I can´t think with her on top of me ;). I got this questionarie somehow and tought would be a way for you to get to know me a little better (assuming you want to :)) but I won´t blame you if you don´t read it :) ... it would make me happy though.. :)


The phone rings. Who will it to be?
One of my sisters, and I will be in it for a while :)

When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?
Always, because here in Spain you have to put a coin to get a cart and you only get it back if you return it to its place (… smart people uh? One pay check less they have to pay)

In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener?
It depends of how comfortable I feel in it.

Do you take compliments well?
Not at all. I can take negative one but positive…. Not so well. I remember the first time my husband (back then boyfriend) tried to tell me how beautiful my eyes were. I thought he was making fun of me and told him something back not very nice. Somehow, he still liked me.

Do you play Sudoku?
In my husband´s phone because I can get help from it :)

If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive?
I think so, I have watch Lost enough times…. LOL

Did you ever go to camp as a kid?

Not as a kid but when I was a teen. We went a few times with church

What was your favorite game as a kid?
Anything that I could play outside. I remember making food with mudd

Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you?
Well, I am married so that is now out of the question. But if I wasn´t and I had the same standars than now I would say no.

Do you like to pursue or be pursued?
Depending of how bad I want whatever it is that needs to be pursue

Use three words to describe yourself?
Sarcastic, fun (I think) and loyal

Do any songs make you cry?
Many

Are you continuing your education?
I am doing Bible college by distance if that counts :) and there are a few classes I want to take of different things (photography…)

Do you know how to shoot a gun?
Nop, I have only done it once. It was pretty cool though. It wasn´t a real gun though… well maybe it was a real gun but not real bullets I should say. The tree died ;)

Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth?
Many, many times

How often do you read books?
Daily

Do you think more about the past, present or future?
The three of them but I guess maybe more about the future..???

What is your favorite children’s book?
I love you all day long

What color are your eyes?
dark brown

Where is your dream house located?
I don´t know. I never thought about that..

If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed?
My family would be first, but since you said thing… probably my purse and photos

When was the last time you were at Olive Garden?
A couple of years ago


Where was the furthest place you traveled today?
No where, I didn´t get out of the house today

Do you like mustard?
No, sometimes honey mustard for the chicken, but I have to be in the proper place.

Do you prefer to sleep or eat?
Sleep, although lately I look like I rather eat… :)

Do you look like your mom or dad?
I would say neither, but people say my dad

How long does it take you in the shower?
10 min maybe?

Can you do the splits?
Nop, I think if I tried I would break… or never be able to walk normal again :)

What movie do you want to see right now?
Pride and Prejudice… I am always in the mood for that one. I love Mr Darcy ;)

What did you do for New Year’s?
Spent it with part of my family at my sister´s house

Do you think The Grudge was scary?
I have never had the pleasure to meet him so…. LOL

Do you own a camera phone?
Yep

What’s the last letter of your middle name?
R

How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
I don´t know, 7-8 on a good night?

Do you like Care Bears?
yes, and I am not ashame to admit it :)

What do you buy at the movies?
Popcorn, candies and coke (Zero of course, for the calories…. Hahahha)

Do you know how to play poker?
No

Do you wear your seat belt?
If I am driving always, if not…. sometimes.

What do you wear to sleep?
My pj´s, what kind of question was that?

How many meals do you eat a day?
2-3

Do you like funny or serious people better?
Funny.

Ever been to L.A.?
No

Did you eat a cookie today?
No…. yet

Do you hate chocolate?
Who could hate chocolate?

Are you a gullible person?
Not at all.

Are you easy to get along with?
I think so, although I am sure they would be people that would laugh at my answer



9/16/2009

First day of school

Schools starts later here in Spain (or in the States starts sooner, however you want to look at it) so for most of you, the excitement of the first days are over. But us, it just started, especially since our girls are still little and still think school is a cool place (let see if they keep their excitement in a couple of years :)).

Last wednesday night was a nut house over here. The girls were as excited as excited can be, we were getting ready for school and they couldn´t wait. They were going to get to see their friends again, and for Noelia, our youngest one, that meant she was going to be a big girl like sisters.

So thrusday morning was easy to wake them up and get them off the door :) (that always takes forever here at our house, after all, they are girls :))

Kayla. 2 grade. 7 years old. How did she grow so fast?





Nicole. 1st grade. 5 years old (6 soon). The funniest part with her was that she was going to get a new teacher. Once I found our who he was, I pointed him our to her and she just said "a boy?". I think she didn´t know guys could be teachers too. :)








Noelia. My baby. In school. How did that happen?



Did she look excited or what?




Showing off the backpack she was so excited about that now can take to school because the teacher says the wheels are to dangerous at this age...... :(



Noelia´s teacher. She is so sweet and Noelia took up to her right away.
No fits at all.
Have a wonderful wednesday everyone!



9/15/2009

Encouragement

Today I was going to post about my girls first day of school and a couple of funny stories that went along with it, but I just finished my devotionals and after reading God´s Word, I am so full of God´s love, that I would like to share a few Bible verses that have encourage my heart today.

Maybe this will be a blessing to you too. May you have a wonderful day!


Psa 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Psa 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Psa 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Psa 37:6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Psa 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him...

Psa 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Psa 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORDH upholdeth him with his hand.

Psa 37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

Psa 37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
Psa 37:40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.


WHAT A GREAT GOD WE SERVE!


9/14/2009

Making your home sing monday

Wow ladies, what it has been going on!

The last few weeks I have had little to not time to post or visit blogs. I have been having lots of time with my family as well as getting ready for school to start (it did last thrusday). To be honest, I haven´t been wanting to get in the blogsphere, which is strange because I love you gals, and I love spending time with you but..... one of those things.

Of course I am not trying to look good before you so I should be completly honest, the reason why I didn´t have it in me to spend more time in the computer to check blogs has a name and one name only.......... FARMVILLE from Facebook....... I know, lame, but.... soooooo guilty.... :(

But I am back, the girls are in school and I get some time in the mornings, and Matthew starts today football practice back up, so I also have some nights. I´ll be seeing you soon :)


So mondays I have been joining Nan at "Moms The Word" for Making Your Home Sing Monday, where we post about the things we are going to do today to make our homes sing.

Well, Mondays is my cleaning day, so today sheets have to be change, laundry has to be done, bathrooms have to be clean, dusting needs to be taking place (have I ever told you about the "dust magnet"? I have a piece of furniture that rightly deserve that name), floors need to be wash, and so on.... you know the drill.

Excited? Nop, who would?

The task I less look forward to? Ironing. I honestly can say that there are clothes that I haven´t worn all summer because it needs ironing and I just HATE ironing. Hate it, hate it, hate it!

So I better go, because I don´t think the house is going to be tired on waiting on me and is going to be clean all on its own.

Have a blessed day everyone!




9/02/2009

Missing

Hello everyone,

I have been missing from the blog world since last friday, I have been busy busy.

We had a great weekend. We had lots of family time. Ice cream, walks, parks, feeding ducks, games, movies. Those things filled up our weekend and made lots of memories for years to come.



Monday was my husband´s birthday and we were all devoted to make his birthday special and just about him. I pray God will allow us to share many more birthdays together. What a wonderful gift He gave me when I meet my husband.


And yesterday we were able to enjoy some time together too, wasn´t plan, but I sure enjoyed.

I have also been busy getting all the books and stuff together for the girls´school starting the 10th. It is amazing how much money those books cost. My 3 year old starts school this year, and only in her we spent over $150, and I am afraid that once school starts, they will come up with a list of things to buy aside of the books, because after all, at 3 years old what else do you do other than crafts?

Having 3 kids add up a lot! Especially because at this age they have to write in the books, so you can´t pass them from one kid to another..... so, you pretty much need an extra job income just to pay for books..... only I don´t have one.

I know many of you are feeling the pain just like me.

Well ladies, I just wanted to show in but can´t stay. I am in a complicated week of the month, if you know what I mean, and I am crawl up in the sofa with pain.

I´ll be back.... ;)