Friday, January 2, 2009

Let's SHINE in 2009!

New Years Day and what are we doing? Just hanging out being lazy cuz Daddy has the day off and we just want to play with everything we've received for Christmas. The tree is down and decorations put away well except for the bells on the front door...OOPS mommy forgot them. They can stay a bit longer. We all got ready for a drive. Nathaniel's great idea of thinking long and hard of what can we do and who can we see, just like mommy busy as a bee! Let's go feed the ducks... and we head off grabbing the bread we have load up in the car. Daddy is dropped off for an hour at the gameland for him enjoying quiet time I am sure. While he is there I take the children and we go visit Nina & Nino with Jacqueline & Nicolas! Nicolas is napping and Nino, too! That's cool as Nathaniel, Isabel, Jacqueline start playing with a new laptop he (Nathaniel) received from Nina & Nino and heads over to the play room. All of a sudden we hear footprints going back and forth, playing, laughing and giggling. WHAT!? Nino & Nicolas woke up...YEAH!! More was great to visit with my best friend, Theresa and just for a bit as I am always running late. Yes, we headed to pick up daddy although our time was fun chit-chatting and children playing is always greatness! So, we head and pick up daddy to head for the ducks. Rainbow lake was full and the ducks were afloat and on ice! Their stomachs never let them down the minute we opened the car doors they flocked over. Here are some memorable moments Nathaniel got a bit frightened of the taller ones trying to get the bread so he threw a slice at them and that didn't work. He figured it out. Isabel enjoyed them and the taller one was bugging her she knocked him on the head and he left her alone so she could enjoy them well. A great New Years Day!

A stay at the Arvallo's = 100% Memorable

Isabel is here posing in her Christmas Dress in Nina & Nino's home. We were able to stay here for our majority of our vacation. It was quiet and LOUD, full of ACTION with Isaac, Marcelina, Nathaniel, Olivia & Isabel running about. Boss & Sunny even enjoyed us there we could tell by the way they were barking telling us what to do and how to do it! Thank you Monica & Lujan for allowing us to stay, it was great fun. Craziness is what vacation is all about although we didn't have much. Just the usual Nathaniel couldn't wait to be around Isaac and than within minutes of laughing Nathaniel crying and back into the mix again. Isabel thinks she's just a little bit older playing with the girls and following the boys. She tumbled off Isaac's bed...YES, yes...I know. I even made a barrier and again she did, talk about feeling bad about falling asleep! 2 times with a fat lip we managed to keep her secured the next couple of nights although she still managed to have lots of laughter and fun with all of her cousins. Thanks Isaac, Marcelina & Olivia for sharing your room with us...we really do appreciate it. So this is the only moment that our two little ones dressed up and posed for a few pictures before Nathaniel being the lil 5 1/2 year old he is wanting to get into "cool" clothes with his skater/roller shoes that Santa brought. They are more like moon shoes with roller skate bottoms vs. Heely's he wanted although only we know the difference. The picture came out a bit dark although my camera was on the fritz so I am thankful for my cell phone which does rather well, I must say. Right before we left while Nathaniel & Isaac were playing with their Lego's assembling them Monica & I started some unfinished baking. He.He.Ha.Ha My orbitz didn't turn out like they were supposed, more like deer poo! The filling was great, though! Monica's fudge was in the works while we headed out. Lujan & Monica enjoyed the Lego's while the children watched and couldn't wait for the finished product! They turned out great while Olivia shared her Dora's Cashiering Setup with Marcelina and Isabel. Running all over playing while listening to Marcelina's Bratz movie was pretty great. All the comotion and craziness made it even better! So, all of us went as a family to the movies which was quite a task. Isabel normally doesn't sit well through the movies unless asleep well we found her pal, POPCORN! Chet and the boys headed to see another one and ended up back at Nana's for fun of their own. James, Myself, Nathaniel, Isabel, Monica, Olivia, Nana, Grandpa, JoAnn, Joey, Maranda, Niki, Grace & Jamie we all got to enjoy a great movie. Suprisingly to me viewing the movie withouth preview it was AWESOME! Great memories again THANK YOU Monica, Lujan, Isaac, Marcelina & Olivia for sharing your home with us and making us feel like we were home.

3 Favorite Moments of Christmas 2008

1. Family Being Together ...ALL OF US!
2. Memories being made, JoAnn a $90+ Winner at LCR
3. Live, Love & Laugh...I think we did it all

Christmas 2008

Let's see it all started with the birth of Christ, setting a moment for all to love & adore. Each and everyday is such a blessing with little gifts each moment, we just have to seek them out often finding them right in front of us. Tiny laughters, soft shed tears, joyous smiles, quiet moments...this is what I truly appreciate about Christmas. Memories being made each second like it's our, laugh and LOVE!

...what a delightful way to share the spirit of Christmas being with the ones you love and cherish! Different directions our lives are entangle with work, friends, activities and schedules although when it came to Christmas this year for us Bejarano's it was GREAT! All of us were able to travel and be together as ONE HAPPY FAMILY at JoAnn's home. All of Us under one roof. THANK YOU for our wonderful blessing of a family and able to enjoy it together.