Friday, November 30, 2012

Thanksgiving


So here it is, what I have been up to these last few months:

I got a new calling a few months ago: I am the Santa Fe ward photographer (which I didn't know was a calling) and the person in charge of the Relief Society newsletter. I have actually two small callings. I love my callings because I can still attend Sunday School and Relief Society. 


I am also organizing an activity in my neighborhood for Christmas. I really hope everyone decides to participate. I can imagine how nice every house is going to look on Christmas Eve with all the luminarias outside.


Thanksgiving 2012

Sam, (Jared's brother a.k.a the future Doc), was kind enough to take some pictures of our family.  

Hobbs 2012


My handsome boys.  I love to dress them up with ties and little sweaters. 
I really love them so much. Milo is behaving so much better now and he follows Mario everywhere. 

Milo doesn't weigh very much. It is very easy to treat him like a little doll. 

What an odd pose for a picture, am I right?  It looks like he is trying to restrain me. He wishes...haha

Sam told me that this is our artistic picture.






 Milo is so cute. Today I found a page of one their books destroyed and I asked Milo who did it. He answered me, "ma", and pointed at Mario. I said, "are you sure it was Mario?" He looked down and said, "yeasss".  I know it wasn't Mario because Mario doesn't do things like that. Milo is a little dare devil.  




 Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal, really. My in-laws do a great job every year preparing a traditional meal. I really can't complain. The food was delicious.

Jared makes the moistest, tenderest turkey. In our family that is his job every Thanksgiving. Jared brined the turkey for two days and honestly, it is to die for.

The pineapple brown sugar ham is one of my favorite dishes. I am getting so hungry again.


I have also been decorating my house. Not too much stuff because I get overwhelmed. My dream is to have an all white bedroom with one of those puffy white headboards. Very girly. 

Jared got me a white egyptian cotton duvet cover for Christmas. I am in love with this duvet.

I am still unsure about these dragonflies.




The boys decorated the Christmas tree this year. The tree is full of  toys as decorations.



I am also organizing and cleaning my house. I got a label makers and I am going nuts.  Everything has a label.  The control freak inside of me it is taking over again. 
In another news, I closed my facebook account because I was getting too overwhelmed reading no sense and I honestly don't care anymore for facebook. I feel my time is too precious and somehow limited to waste. My boys are growing too fast and I don't want to miss anything because of facebook or pinterest..  Also crafts are no that important to me. In my opinion, it is cheaper to buy decorations and more efficient because the free time I get I can spend it with my family hanging out.








Monday, November 05, 2012

October madness and November

These are some pictures I forgot to post of Mario getting his soccer trophy a few months ago.



 October was a busy month. We celebrated my birthday,  Mario's birthday, and my sister and her son Oliver came to visit. I haven't seen my sister since 2009.

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My friend Krista took me out for dinner to celebrate my 28th birthday. We had so much fun together.





At Celestine's house celebrating my birthday.
 and Mario's birthday.

A present from Kiley for me.

As part of my birthday present we went to see The Lion King the musical. I really enjoyed it, my favorite character were the young Simba which reminded me of Mario and Scar. Scar voice was so seductive. I like bad guys what can I say?

We had a birthday party for Mario on his birthday. He was so excited because his friends from primary were there.




 It was super cold outside, I think the temperature was 42 degrees. We were so grateful to his friend for still showing up with that terrible weather.

 My sister and her son Oliver came to visit us for a week. It was so nice to meet Oliver. He is full of energy and very tall for his age. Oliver is 9 months old and he is almost as tall as Milo.
I took this cute pictures of Jhulissa. She is gorgeous.
 


We went to the zoo, botanical garden, to the aquarium, we went to five guys....Gosh we did so much in 5 days.





















This cute little guy is Oliver. 



Jared took some beautiful pictures of me and Jhulissa. It was so nice having my sister around and do things that sisters do. I had the best time with her, I will cherish those memories for a very long time.





Halloween: Trunk or Treat.

Yes, that is a bubble fog machine. I finally got one!


Mario, Oliver and Milo hanging out watching Sponge Bob.  Cute little cousins hanging out.

Seriously, how cute is that? Mario, Luigi and Toad.
Milo really believes he is Luigi. If you ask Milo what is his name, he will tell you "luigi."

This handsome guy is Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter.

shhhhh....



We had so many people coming over to our house. There was a traffic jam at the entry of our neighborhood because for some strange reason people think we live in the rich neighborhood.  
We live in the Ghetto people!



November is voting time.

I voted for the first time in my life! Yes, I vote for the Democrats...just kidding. 




This months is very special because is the month to be grateful for all the wonderful blessings that we have. I am grateful for everything, even my illnesses. I think because of every difficult time I had in my life, marriage, with my kids..I became a stronger woman, a better wife and a better mami to my children. I can't ask for more...wait. I CAN. I want to be a billionary so freaking bad!  hahaha.