Monday, March 31, 2008


As I am flying to Oklahoma City for work, I have been reading "Undaunted Courage" about Lewis discovering the northwest passage to the Pacific. The mention of some of his travels has really sparked my urge to travel. I am really craving to explore with Julia & Antonio Philadelphia and more of Peru. Maybe soon we'll be able to have some more family adventures.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

lack of posts

what can i say. life happens. maybe we'll get caught up this weekend.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

rite of passage

i am officially the proud owner of a new swimsuit where the bottoms are a skirt. more and more i find i do things that really make me feel like a mom.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


last week was very trying emotionally. a great job opportunity had presented itself to me, but alas, there was another candidate more qualified than myself.

thursday night we received a call that the father of one of our dearest friends was being admitted to hospice. he had been receiving treatment for cancer but had taken a rapid turn for the worst. he found peace only 12 hours after being admitted to hospice. lucy could use your prayers today as she has to bury her father.

we have been excited about the upcoming arrival of the baby of one of our other closest friends. they are pregnant and are due in july. her "big" ultrasound to find out the sex of the baby was last week, her first one. no first trimester ultrasound since she wasn't high risk. it was a bittersweet appointment. though they were blessed and excited to find out they are expecting a little boy, they also found out that she had been pregnant with twins and one had passed at what seems 15 weeks gestational age. i cannot even imagine. to want to feel joy for having a healthy little boy, but also want to mourn for a child that you didn't even know you had. she is being followed by a specialist for the duration of her pregnancy. at a second ultrasound on friday, the specialist said little stuart looks perfect, his words. we are praying for the saints' intercession that in about 20 more weeks, we all get to meet their son, healthy and happy.

after all this, i realized...things aren't so bad if the worst thing for us last week was that i didn't get a job i wanted. so i just thanked the Lord for all our blessings.

9 in, 9 out

i realized the other day that antonio has been here with us longer than i was pregnant with him.

the past 9 months have passed just as quickly as the 9 months i was pregnant. they have also had times that seem to pass so slowly you wish they were over. yet, when those very moments pass, you miss them.

i am constantly amazed at how much antonio has taught me. i always thought we would be the ones teaching our children, but being a mom has shown me that it's often the opposite. this tiny little baby has taught me about myself, about my husband, about what's really important in life. in 9 months, i've learned more from antonio than i have in the past 27 years.

Monday, March 10, 2008

i've been tagged

Ten years ago today, i was:
- a senior in high school
- captain of the varsity soccer team
- waiting for college acceptance letters

Five things on my to-do-list today:
1. take antonio to a playgroup at my church
2. wash a load of antonio's laundry
3. start packing for our trip to colorado on wednesday
4. make dinner
5. finish up some paperwork (for a job that i already left!)

Things I would do if I were suddenly a billionaire:
- be a stay at home mom without having to worry
- have another baby now
- pay off the house and our student loans
- give money to the church
- give money to my family so everyone can take a nice vacation
- go to scotland (one of andres and i's dream vacations)

Three of my bad habits:
1. spending money i don't have
2. spending too much time on the internet
3. leaving shoes downstairs

Jobs I’ve had:
1. pediatric physical therapist
2. university gym supervisor
3. assistant secretary at a property management company
4. worked at bath and body works

Five things people don’t know about me:
1. i would love to be an adapted PE teacher someday
2. i have a weird fear of heights/falling off cliffs
3. i really don't like to drive on the interstate at night
4. i love the movie "white chicks" and will watch it whenever it's on. that, and "night at the roxbury"
5. i want a tattoo of antonio's footprint

So, I am going to tag: marisa and christi. I would have tagged my anointed pals, but tara took care of that already. If you have been tagged, it is because I find you interesting, not because I want to annoy you.