Saturday, February 27, 2010

Teresa's 60th Bday

SO....there's so much to write about - what's going on now, catching up from the end of last year and what's happened in between.

Since we last posted a recent pic :) (isn't it a cutie!?!) I thought I'd go back to updating the fam on pics from my mom's surprise 60th bday party.

we got a pinata - and tyler was our stuffer :)

my mom had decided to change her plans for that morning several
while we were waiting out in our cars, we got a call that we had time to run in to the
house and wait for her inside instead!

we kept it small - immediate family only since 1. immediate fam is large :)
and 2. my mom was still feeling a little social anxiety so we were trying to keep
the crowd to a minimum.

cake to match the cute invites that we made for her

there's always dancing when the fam gets together :)

tio beto and tia marie posing in a cute sibling pic...

we tried to get a picture of her with each are a couple of shots (for the others, see the link at the end of the post).

time for the pinata... (paige is looking at terema like....are you really going to hit it?! :) ) of the kids finally broke it! and all the kids rushed for the candy...

our attempt at a family picture for the day (although not everyone is in it. Missing alex and jess)
...chris and paige were quite photogenic that day - they had their own photo shoot (you can see all their pics in the link below)

in addition to this day being set aside for my mom's surprise was also the day my cousin left to go back to mexico ;( ...and we also attended a funeral of one of my dearest friend's dad. so we had to change, of course, and decided to take a pic by the Christmas tree before changing back in to relax clothes.

...and here we are LATER that evening...Tyler was pooped - it was a long day.

here's mom with her two bros

us girls with mom. it sure did seem like she had a great time on this day and her whole bday weekend...since her actual bday was the following monday, she celebrated for 3 days :) there were about 300 pics taken this day, and while there are quite a few here :)
If you'd like to see the rest, click here.

Friday, February 26, 2010

The little Miracle

He is Faithful, even when my faith is weak...

"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. "

So, as many of you know, we have been anxiously awaiting this day, to where our first appointment would be here...and past us. We didn't think we were nervous, but as the day grew closer, we realized how truly nervous we were! When we first found out that we were pregnant again, we both decided that taking an approach of fear would be like we weren't trusting Him...From my perspective, and this is Tyler by the way, perhaps I was afraid. I only hope the Lord can forgive me.
I fell into the doubting Thomas crowd. Not believing till I saw it for myself. The first time we got pregnant, I began writing letters that one day I could give to our child. After the miscarry, I didn't know what to do with them. I tossed the little book onto a shelf. This time around, I couldn't bring myself to pick up that book and start writing again. Perhaps, because until I heard the sound of that little heartbeat, I wasn't going to allow myself to be too excited.
How unfaithful of me. The Lord is the designer of all things, how could I not put this into His hands. This just showed me that perhaps my faith needs strengthening. Now, God has blessed us, even though my faith wavered.

I will simply post the picture, and I will leave that to say words that now won't come....

The little Mircle

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

We're back...for a week or two :)

Ahh...we're BACK! What a week it was. Tyler worked like a mad man just about around the clock. I did get some rest but am super exhausted.

While I did start the week nauseous as can be, Saturday - Monday I was A-OK! Just a hungry girl :) And ever since we arrived at the airport on Tuesday I've been nauseous non-stop. YAY. Great sign for baby growth...not so fun for me who didn't get up from her desk but twice at work today and is laying in bed every other moment of yesterday and today :) Tomorrow we'll get to go to an orientation through Kaiser, and we'll get to make our first official appt with the Dr. We'll keep y'all posted on that.

So...a little bit about Connie: I am a super star-struck kind of person. Not sure why. When driving through LA I'm looking in every car to spot celebs :) This past summer, I learned from Julie that Regina King is a coach of one of our so cal team's that comes to our events. On Sunday, as I was heading back stage for something, I spotted her walking down the hallway - I freaked out and radio'd anyone listening!! When I was up in my area, our 'VIP' coach check-in, the Coordinator of the league she's a part of said 'We're going to bring Regina up' was happy hour time, and during that time my job is to hang with coaches, get them drinks, and just hang out. WELL....Regina ended up in line behind me at one point. And when the person I was standing with walked away, she got right next to me to order her drink. We shared words...not much, then we were standing in a group and had a small group convo...and I let her be. I guess she's usually walking around with her hood up so that no one will bug her, so I didn't want to be that person. THEN, I told some friends of mine, 'hey did you see Regina King, she's right behind us'...a few minutes later, after I returned back to my table to check on the others working, my buddies were standing up next to her taking a picture with her... and then the went to get me and walked me right up to her - OH BOY was I excited. So here's my pic!

I was so nervous I didn't put my juice mix down the bartender made for me :) Oh well. This woman looks great on screen - but in person she is beautiful! And a lot more petite than I'd thought. Anyway, I'm still tickled about it. I spent the rest of the day telling everyone about my encounter. And yes, as much as I rambled and gave a play-by-play, I did leave out a lot of details :) ..........I just had to share my celeb sighting! It has been added to my collection :)

So, we're back - leaving again on the 17 or 18th...Hopefully I'll get a little caught up on some picture posting :) Especially if I'm spending this much time laying in bed :) Praise God for my amazing husband that attends to me!