Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Winter wonderland...

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird,
Here to stay is a new bird

He sings a love song,

As we go along,

Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,

Then pretend that he is Parson Brown

He'll say: Are you married?
We'll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you're in town.
Later on, we'll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we've made,
Walking in a winter wonderland.
In the meadow we can build a snowman,
And pretend that he's a circus clown
We'll have lots of fun with mister snowman,
Until the other kids knock him down.
When it snows, ain't it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We'll frolic and play,
the Eskimo way,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Little America

Well we did it. We headed to Little America and set our tradition in order of getting us into the Christmas Spirit.

(Left)This picture is in the hallway of Little America which we stayed in Lodge 1 facing the beautifully lit up forest with trees covered in lights of all colors. (Right) The room so comfy and cozy...oohlala!

It was so WONDERFUL and great, the 1st time we had it snow on us therefore our pictures have the snow in all of them. Plus, I am not that great with the camera although I'd like to think I am. (Left) If you look closely you'll see Nathaniel amongst the deer and Isabel heading over to touch them. (Right) This is the gingerbread house that the children have to go and touch the gingerbread children like they are ALIVE! This was right outside our room, this year well we'd have to leave the balcony although closer than we'd ever been.

Nathaniel loved that he could move the small benches at the end of the beds around to the peep hole and see out the room to the hallway. That was great excitement for him. Isabel found her excitement in the nightstand in between the beds. Loving the little details right down to turn down service!
So, this is our family SNOW picture of our stay at Little America, Flagstaff 2008! We sure enjoyed it and hopefully you can too...check out the gorgeous light display available from day after Thanksgiving until New Years!!
I commonly take a picture of us right before we leave, showing that we stayed there and how blessed we were having jobs and love to allow us to stay another great year with Little America and their wonderful staff!

The bELVEjarano Dance!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The little voice in the house...

So, the littlest person and voice in the house is excited about the snow as well. She sees brother getting all bundled up and ready to go out. She repeats, "out, out, out?" I just think she's so little and allow her to watch from the window and she is happy as can be. She grabs her heavy jacket and I put it on. She walks around with it on and loves it. I take it off and the little voice is gone. "AHH...AHHH..."at the top of her little lungs. If you could see her lungs they would be puffed out she is nearly screaming! So, I put it back on and than a moment later she removes it on her own. Little squeaky toy, we call her and that sums up our ISABEL. So, I let her watch and watch she enjoys it. Looking at the snow is great fun for her. As we head out to do during the day to do errands and you see this little girl squatting to touch and feel the snow. Hmmm...she thinks and on with her walking. Like that is what all the fuss is about. Sweet and sincere with a LOT of personality...Isabel Marie!

Nathaniel's SNOW DAY!!

Sleeping in late...daddy's gone from home and already left for work. Slowly waking up Nathaniel asks "Mom...is it the weekend?" I answer, "no it snowed last night." He bounces up so that he may see out the window from his bed and than out he goes into the living room proclaiming, "Yeah...let's go play!" I let him know that school is 2 hours late so maybe after practicing our see and say it words we can. He heads off to the shower, gets dressed, eats and ready to go now. I let him bundle up to go play. He runs out to run in the snow and make his own tracks and make his snow angel. Later he drags out the snow shovel and shovels a little bit of the driveway. He comes in after getting that out of his system. He is ready to enjoy the Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows! He often says, "well the sun is out melting the snow...are we going to the bus now?" I answer, "no once school is called it should go back tomorrow." Nathaniel just thinks for some moments and says, "hmmm okay!" Fun, Fun for the day...it later continues after mom's errands, too! Yeah for snow days.

~1st in December~

The arrival of our 1st Snow in December...wasn't it delightful? We sure enjoyed waking up with everything looking so new, crisp and fresh. We probably got over 3 inches blanketing the earth to warm the ground and the crisp air was everywhere. I love the snow!! I have been in the past to say, "if it's going to be cold it should just rain or SNOW!" Well it looks as mother nature heard more than I & gave us the gift of natural beauty at its best!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

10 years ago...

I can't believe that it was 10 years ago that we celebrated our marriage. Wow, how our family has changed and grown. It is simply amazing to see the wonderful blessings we have had come in and around our lives. If you could only see us now...next family picture will be in June 09 and it is going to be filled with hotties and everyone looking FINE! As you can see our Great Grandma Bel & Vera are in the pictures although currently watching over us all from the glorious skies with clouds above. Our angels among us in body and soul. Monica & Lujan with Isaac, Marcelina & Olivia. Grace, Chet with her Jamie, Cody, Matt & Nich! Joann, Joey, Maranda & Niki 2 of our 3 flowergirls pictures and they are now TEENAGERS! Jimmy & Maxine, James' parents whom are now both retired and enjoying the grandchildren while travelling and visiting their favorite places. My dad, is semi-retired enjoying all the GOLF & CARDINAL games he can possibly get in. James & I, now have Nathaniel & Isabel. Just fabulous family is no matter how mad you get at someone, or how little you see them in our HEARTS they shall remain strong as can be with more love than we can ever show. I love you all!

Little Blessings R Growing UP!

This was back in July when our little girls were little BABY girls! Can you believe they are OVER 1 years old now and healthy, happy and loving little ladies...what blessings are great!

Here's also our BIG BOYS...they have both changed as well because they are now growing into fine young handsome hotties! Here's Nathaniel & Nicolas, the best godbrothers alive! (in MY eyes anyway). Nathaniel & Nicolas reading together in Nina's (moms) playroom!

Friday, December 5, 2008

A mess = new DO!

A mess...through and true...Sheesh it's been FOREVER since I have done anything with this mess up top of my shoulders! It was time and last month was a bit rough so I thought....OUT with the OLD and in with the NEW!

This morning I started by cleaning out two of my lower cabinets trashing at least one bag full of TRASH and collecting one bag full of DONATIONS with lots of thanks to my little helpers Nathaniel & Isabel. I also have to give thanks to The Pampered Chef for making such great quality tools and products that I have now and use on a daily basis. WOWZA, for all of you that know me and I didn't in the past really care to cook or spend time in the kitchen unless I was baking, eating or MAKING reservations! Being an Independent Consultant has done me wonders. I can do things more efficiently and hardly any clean up is what I love. So, a huge bag of DONATIONS of kitchen items heads to the thrift shop for those who need. I still can't believe that I am such a PACKRAT with stuff I know I haven't used for a long period of time.
With all that said, I highlighted my hair this morning to a light blonde and glazed it with Auburn Brown. Went to the cosmo school and got it cut as well. I love it blended with shortly stacked at the bottom, small amount of layers up front and the color actually, I LOVE IT! It changes me and makes me happy... James has seen it and also likes it. GOOD AFTERNOON WORLD, happiness, brightness, and positive thoughts and changes shall come forward from hear on out...in with the HAPPY & BRIGHT me with a more manageable DO!
So, you can barely view the auburn brown highlights...they are bright in the sun and that is just what I wanted something subtle enough not to appear drastic although on the flip side of that coin when the sun is out you can view my personality through the VIBRANT color! Tell me what YOU think! Smiles at you and til later (((hugs))) to you all!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Isabel bears the {{{brrr}}}cold here on the White Mountains waiting with Nathaniel at his bus stop. Nearly 29-31 degrees out side, the children all bundled up. Awaiting in the early morning sun we are up and going for all the FUN!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Little America Resort" Flagstaff, Arizona

Yes we are going on our 13 year tradition of heading to Little America in Flagstaff. It has been a fun shopping trip for James & I right after we started dating back in 1995. Here we are in the year 2008 going on our 13th year with our own family. It is going to be just as fun as it was back in 1995. We head upto Flagstaff and stay in a cozy room enjoying the property packed with lights. Last year we had Isabel as a baby and couldn't really walk about with her being so little although this year will be much fun as we as a family will be able to walk the entire Acre property checking out their gorgeous light display. Each and nearly every Pine Tree branch is wrapped in gorgeous Christmas Lights of every color displaying scenes and fun things throughout the entire property making you feel the Christmas Spirit Wind blows through you. We shall do our Christmas shopping while watching their light parade. If you haven't experienced this is a moment you should take a drive to Flagstaff in the evening time and share the experience with your family and possibly start your own tradition! This is definately our family tradition and we have hopes to share for many, many years to come! This is the Candy Cane Lane that leads you to the entrance of the Gingerbread House. Happy December! So we head off as The Bejarano Family of 4 on December 13th, 2008...it's going to be GREAT! Pictures will come...

Check it out and just go for a drive...you'll be enlightened. Here's the website: