Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas is a week away

We have been enjoying this time of year so much. I love doing things with our children, they're so excited about everything, they love being with us and have the greatest attitude. I really hope that they stay that way, otherwise, I don't know what I'll do. We took this picture with Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Gilcrease Orchard last night. We've gone the last couple of years and it's really great. There was hardly anyone at the orchard since it was so cold. For those of us who are used to hot weather most of the year because we live in the dessert, 38* is pretty cold.  They make these really good small apple cider donuts and kettle corn and we love eating a couple of them when we go. The kids like to eat the kettle corn while riding the wagon. Ezra screamed while he sat on Santa's lap for like 3 seconds. I think everyone of our kids as babies have cried while being held by Santa.

Massey this past wednesday at Pack meeting got a few belt loops and is only a requirement away before finishing his wolf rank, after that he'll just be working on his electives until he turns 9 yrs old and moves on to Bears. He loves Scouts, and having his friends there really helps.

Ezra is starting to look more like a boy, we went to the park last week, the weather was beautiful and he loved playing in the sand pit. He was crawling everywhere, he tried eating a handful of sand once but after he learned that it was gross he stopped putting it in his mouth.  I love this little baby, he's growing too fast and some days that makes me sad; however, seeing how fun it is to have kids a little bit older and experience the freedom of not having to worry about naps.. it's kind of great. So big news for this kid is that he finally takes a bottle, he's been drinking whole milk for a couple weeks now since he hated formula.  This is very huge since Jordan and I in about 3 weeks will be going on our 4-day anniversary cruise in January and I've been working really hard to wean this baby.

I am so happy to have the blessing of being a mom at this time. I'm very tired right now but I feel at peace. All four of our children are currently sleep and I love that tomorrow and the next two weeks I get to have them all home. The house gets super messy in like 5 seconds and there are little messes everywhere. Everyday I make them pick up all their messes and it's not fun but I hope that one day they'll thank me for teaching them to clean up after themselves. Tomorrow, we'll go to Aunt Britta's house to decorate gingerbread houses and like always, it should be lots of fun.  I'll post some pictures next week.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Many reasons to celebrate

So much has happened since I last wrote on our blog; however, much was documented using "instagram".  One of these days I'll print all those pictures on "chat books" and create little journals for our kids.
Well life is wonderful. Having four children is not as hard as I thought it would be. Jordan is such a wonderful husband and having his love, support and companionship makes it a wonderful experience for me.
Here are some pictures that I absolutely love.

We took family pictures before Grandma and Grandma left for their mission to Stockholm, Sweden. 
It was so wonderful seeing all the cousins play and having wonderful conversations with all my beautiful sisters.

Baby Ezra is 8 months and is such a loved brother and son. 
He brings such joy into our lives and our family feels blessed with his presence. 

Aunt Esther leaves for her mission to Charlotte, North Carolina at the end of October. 
We also had a wonderful time spending time with all my family. (the Garcia's)

Jacob is my buddy at the moment. He's not old enough for kindergarten, so I do a small co-op with my friend. Most of the time thought, he spends it with me and baby Ezra. Jacob is such a loving son, and a hilarious brother. 

I just love each of these faces

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New baby on the way!

It's true we are bringing another little baby into this world! I don't even know how far along I am, should find out soon and then we'll announce it to the whole world :) We found out the morning on the 4th of July while visiting family in Reno and announced it that evening while camping at Stampede during a skit that our family did for my family. It wasn't really planned but it couldn't have turned out more perfect.

I have some pictures that I'll post later.  Here is a picture of my parents and their 3 grandchildren, Rebeca, Jonathan and Massey.

During this trip we were able to see almost every member of Jordan's family, except for Britta's family. All of my siblings were able to go camping on the 4th, except for my missionary brother Sammy.  It was a very special time since we spent good quality time in such a short period with both of our families. 

We are so blessed to have come from such good families who love us and have taught us so much and continue teaching us about how to find joy in our lives. 
And speaking of joy, I don't think I posted about my mom being back, she returned to the U.S on the 29th of May after being in Mexico for  10 long months.  It was a glorious day and we wished we would've been there with most of my family, my beautiful sister-in-law Talia took amazing pictures of that day and captured some of the first hugs my mom gave my dad and sisters. 

Life could not be better for us, Jordan is doing his best to finish school and pass all of his required tests, graduation is mid-December and we are thrilled to continue moving forward as he graduates and gets to  practice as a Doctor in chiropractic medicine, maybe in Las Vegas, NV, but it's not a sure thing yet. We'll know as he gets closer to being done.  
As of my life, I'm feeling great, I love being a stay-home mom, and no longer feel bad for having quit our managing job, I'm glad I worked for 13 months, since the money we saved had a purpose, but now my purpose is to support my husband through these last hard months and continue enjoying every moment with our two wonderful and special children. We are well aware that trials are important for our spiritual growth at this time and are doing our best to overcome them when they come with the Lord's help. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

We have a 4 year old!!!

Animal-themed birthday party!!
my first real attempt at decorating a birthday cake...Massey loved it, even thought it was kind of random. I was very proud of myself for the cupcakes though. :)

decorating cupcakes
making animal masks!

breaking the beautiful fish pinata, which my amazing friend Aimee made!

Can't believe Massey is 4!!
So excited when he opened the gift that grandma and grandpa Anderson had sent. That gift sat on top of our china closet for weeks and Massey was dying to see what it was. He loved his gifts!
Happy Birthday Massey, we love you for being such a great kid and having such an amazing personality.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fotos para Tita de su 3rd nieto

Per Tita's Request (G-ma Giarcia) I'm posting pictures of my handsome nephew Jonathan. Since she enjoys seeing them on here.

A peticion de la Tita, aqui estan una fotos de mi sobrino tan guapo, Jonatha. Ya que aqui las apreciara mejor.

Tomandose una siestecita despues de la capirucha Octubre 16
Tomandose una siestecista antes de la capilla- Octubre 16
Un mes de nacido! Octubre 13
Una fiesta de toga- octubre 10
Buenas queda el traje para el domingo - Septiembre 20

September in a nutshell

Massey's 1st day of preschool. I took him for an entire week and then decided that I wanted to keep him at home for another year. I'll continue doing the co-op preschool with my friend Aimee twice a week and I'm currently working on expanding it (it's a project that might start in January). Head Start was a great program, but it didn't feel right for us. I stole a bunch of ideas from their curriculum and Massey wasn't too sad to find out that I would continue to be his teacher, and Rebeca his classmate.

Doing a cutting exercise. Massey and a super nice Asian boy were the only ones that could cut straight lines. Jordan and I thought this was very interesting and worth mentioning...:)

At the Oregon State Fair....their logo was "Too BIG to miss", so we had to go!
The kids and us loved it.
This was hilarious, they actually had a booth where you paid to find out if you were going to go to heaven. We didn't try it.
Massey and his Papi riding the gondola across the fair grounds.
Massey was so happy that he didn't have to wake up early to go to school that he woke up one morning and made us all pancakes.
...And Rebeca ate them all..This month, Rebeca's femininity really exploded. Shopping has been more enjoyable lately, that's for sure...and a bit interesting at times.

September was the Blueberry picking month. These 3 are actually hugging.
Rebeca's best friend Dia.
My brother Rudy's baby was born and I got to meet him in North Las Vegas. I went by myself.. NO kids. It was super amazing.
We kept wanting to go camping, but it didn't really happen. So our friends Aimee and Brant invited us to have a campfire in their backyard to eat s'mores. It was a very memorable night.

A fun summer (August 2011)