Monday, August 24, 2009


Max and I were able to hang out with our cousins on Saturday (Mike was in Cali). We always love hanging out with them!!! Max and Stephen are so cute together! They are getting so big!

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Velasco Reunion

Last weekend we were able to go to our family reunion. It was really nice seeing everyone. I wish I had more pictures, but I didn’t take my camera. I only had my phone. Max enjoyed spending time with grandpa.

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These are my lovely cousins Adriana, Erica, and little Bobby!


We moved!

…. about two hundred feet away. Soin moved out on her own :( (we really are happy for you Soin!) so we down sized back to a 2 bedroom. This is how we moved most of our stuff… yes, it’s embarrassing but it was really effective. Mike found a basket on the side of the road and we figured we would do Costco a favor by taking their basket back to their store… after we used it to move of course.

I think I would have rather loaded everything onto a truck and then unloaded it. It was a hassle walking back forth from one apartment to the other and loading and unloading about 50 times. It was exhausting, especially doing it in this heat. It's done and over now!! Thank goodness. Hopefully the next time we will be moving, it will be back to California.

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Bath Time!!!

Isn’t this adorable?

I came out from my cave of school work for a break and found my boys napping together. I would have grabbed Max right away, since as you can see, he was right at the end of the couch, but instead I put down pillows just in case he fell. He was just too cute to move!!!

He did end up rolling off but only to land on a soft bed of pillows. He sat up for a second, and then laid down and went back to sleep. So silly!



More Deals

The first two pictures are some more freebies that I have come across in the past couple of weeks… The first group is from CVS and the second is from Kmart.


Honey Bunches of Oats is my favorite cereal so we stocked up when I found this great deal of .48 per box at Fry’s. Fry’s is our local grocery store (for those of you from Cali)


I love couponing. It's definitely one of the best things I've ever learned to do. Even if I become wealthy, I think I will still use coupons. I just don't like the thought of paying full price for things anymore... :P

By the way, if anyone wants to know how I got these deals, just let me know and next time I will post how.

Monster Jam

I’m slacking! Sorry Liz...

Anyway, I think I mentioned in a previous post that I got Mike Monster Jam tickets for our anniversary (which didn’t even compare to everything he did for me). We went and it was so fun! I had never been before and honestly, I was thinking that I wasn’t going to be that into it, but it was really exciting and such a blast. Mike really enjoyed it too. I love going on dates with him! Our favorite was Grave Digger!


Sunday, August 9, 2009

I Don't Live in a Mansion.

Mike and I are awake at about 2am... probably not a good idea, being that Max will probably be up in four hours... ah well.

I had to finish an assignment for class and then we looked online at tons of $15,000,000 and $50,000,000 homes in Rancho Santa Fe. It was fun seeing all of these ridiculously gorgeous houses and their acres of land, gigantic pools with fountains, and bathrooms that are bigger than our apartment.

Surprisingly, it got me thinking about how much I love my life in our little apartment with our community pool and our bathroom barely big enough for the two of us. Don't get me wrong, I look forward to the day when we can have our own home, but all I ever really dreamed of was being a wife to a loving, righteous husband, and a stay-at-home mother to my children. This is what I wanted to be when I grew up. Now I'm grown up and I have it all.

A $50,000,000 home on the beach doesn't compare to what I have. I have an amazing man to call my own; a man who charishes me and loves me for who I am, a man who everyday strives to provide our family with a good life because he loves us, a virtuous man who is a wonderful example to me and so many other people. I have a beautiful son; a piece of my heart and soul, a pure spirit who helps me strive to be a better person, a boy who loves me unconditionally, an angel with eyes that tell me everyday that he loves me.

What a dream come true it has been... life is wonderful.

I haven't even mentioned all of the materials things that I am blessed with... no, I don't live in a multi-million dollar home but I have things that most of the world's population only dream of having; a roof over my head, good food to eat, a car to drive whenever I want, a cell phone, a computer, a refrigerator, disposable diapers for my baby, and the list goes on and on and on.

One day my dream-come-true life will move into a house to call our own. Where and when that may be doesn't really matter as long as we're together.