Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
"Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
Our Christmas celebration begins on Christmas Eve, we wen to 9pm Spanish mass. It was beautifully said by our friend..Father Olson. At the end of mass, the priest brought out Baby Jesus for us to give Him a kiss. It was such a beautiful sight! Than we got home about 11ish and started with cocktails until midnight.. and we had our cheers and blessing of our dear Lord...Next we had dinner and dessert and presents... the children went to bed about 2:30am and we follow about 4am... Lets say we woke up about 10:30ish..to find that Saint Nicholas had filled our stockings with goodies!
Blondie playing with a child's nativity set.
Christmas morning... PrincesGirl wearing her gift from us, a pink robe.
Trainboy with his gift from Grandparents.. Do you see those circles under his eyes!
On Christmas Day, we had invite our friends over for dinner. Here we have dad and babymums waiting for the guest .. taking a nap while listening to beautiful music..
Babymums giving away her smiles!
MamaNico visiting us from Mexico. A great gift having her with us this Christmas!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Today we had to say Goodbye to a dear Friend of mine and her family. It was one of the hardest thing to do, to see a dear friend and her family leaving and not know when you will see them again! Jessica has been a great friend of mine for almost 5 years. A most generous and loving mother of 7! She is so creative. You should see the things she has done for us, such as beautiful quilts for each of our children. She would without even think about it, say yes to watching my kids, even over night so that we could go see the Holy Father. She never thought of herself and was always there to talk! She has is great smile and a big heart!
We will miss them!
May God bless them on their new journey!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Here is Blondie, all cute before Church few weeks ago, Her Dora love is shown with her pink Dora dress and pink Dora boots. But let me tell you that she didn't make it to Church with that outfit on. Nope... We had her seated at the table while we were finishing up breakfast. She notice the coffee espresso on the table (Thank God it was cold) and she moves the tablecloth so that she can reach it and spills all over herself but she did mange a drink since her lips tells the store of it all.
God love them, for I surely do!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
21I've been nominated for the Marie Antoinette Award by JMJ @ Totustuusfamily. Very kind of her to think of me in such a way!
The rules for this award are to display the icon and send it on to 7 other bloggers I feel are real in who they are. However, at the moment I only have 4 since few others have been taken by JMJ! :)
Laura at day by day
Cathi at Little Riddles Six
AM at Hands Full of Blessings
Charlotte at Waltzing Matilda
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The kids made their own Tilmas
We ended the procession at the chapel of the Oratory on campus where we sang songs to Our Beautiful Mother and made a visit to Her Beloved Son!
We had Mexican food, drinks, and games. Here the children were playing musical chairs with the Mexican music!
Our Lady of Guadalupe pray for us!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
My parents just celebrated 50 years on Saturday in South Florida. I was not able to make it but I was there in spirit. However, we are going down in June for a 50 & 1/2 anniversary. My parents have gone through so much in 50 years. Out of 50 years, they have been about 48 years outside of their beloved country, Cuba and I don't think they will ever be back. They have four sons and 3 daughters and 30 grandchildren. For them leaving their country was worth it all in the name of Faith, their true love. Our Catholic faith has given them always the strength and courage to go on one more day! Their love for the Holy Mass and their fight for the unborn has been something to truly admire. I am very bless to have them as an example of what marriage is all about, loving the other one through the hard times and laughing with them through the good! I thank them with all my heart for who they are and who they will become now and in Everlasting life..
When asked once during an interview of marriage couples past 30 years if they ever thought of divorce, my mother replies.."divorce never... murder many times!" All with a smile.
God love them!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Here is Babymums first smile caught on camera. When they just look at you and smile, it makes all the hard work so worth it!
Why does society not see the beauty in a baby? Why can we just protect these children?I don't understand the difference between a baby once born and one that is alive , unborn baby. Does minutes between giving birth make one baby human and another one tissues? Can someone tell me when during pregnancy when does unborn baby have the right to live or die?
May God Have Mercy on Us.
Join me in saying a Novena to
Our Most Beautiful Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe,Mystical Rose,make intercession for holy Church,protect the sovereign Pontiff,help all those who invoke you in their necessities,and since you are the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God,obtain for us from your most holy Son the grace of keeping our faith,of sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life of burning charity, and the precious gift of final perseverance.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
These are the rules: Pass this on to 5 blogging friends. Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write the 5th sentence, as well as two to five sentences following that.
My book: Saint Rose of Lima: The Story of the First Canonized Saint of the Americans. (This book was given to me by a great homeschooling friend, she gave it to us when she brought over dinner after the birth of babymums and its been my PrincessGirl biggest treat at bed time.)
"Charity! Gaspar, do you realize this is the year 1606? Rose is twenty years old and not married yet! Surely I have a right to complain when she spends hours at a time with sick Indians and Negroes. Why can't she be interested in meeting some nice young men for a change?"
"What good would that be? You know what the child told us."
A shadow crossed Maria's face. So Gaspar really believed that his daughter could never marry because she had promised herself to God at the age of five.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
1. Life (Thank you Mom for choosing Life)
3. Husband (What a catch!)
4. Children (four and counting...ha ha)
5. My Health (you don't know what you have until something goes wrong!)
6. My parents
7. My sisters and their family. (great brother-in-laws)
8. My brothers (yes, all four of them!) and their family
9. My Mexican family
10. My Country (even in these times, I love my Country!)
11. My Husband's job
12. My faith filled friends... so many ..so blessed, to live so far from family its so great to have these friends..
13. Our New home
14. My freedoms such as to educate my own children and to express my faith
15. Books... and being able to read
16. Great music and being able to hear
17. A cold beer!
19. Internet.. and freedom to write whatever your heart desires
21. digital cameras to catch great moments and share with the world
22. the Saints , to have someone to care for you
23. Our Holy Father
24. seasons... especially Fall
25. Classical movies such as Its A beautiful Life, To Catch a Thief
26. The Passion
27. drive-thus.. such as banks and cleaners (with 4 thats a great help!)
28. Our military men and women since the beginning of our country! God bless them
29. Policemen and Firemen and all in services.
30. diapers (clean ones)
31. Dollar store (you can't image what great crafts you can make from what you get there!)
32. My college education
33. Our Health insurances.
I can go on and on.. but I leave it at my new age... What will this new age bring me?
Monday, November 24, 2008
We deiced to have a club on Our Lady of Guadalupe. We plan to hold 3 meetings and than finish up with a Procession downtown with a Fiesta on December 12th. Our first meeting was last Thursday and we had a great turn out!
First, we talk about Our Lady standing on the moon; the symbolism is that of the woman of Rev. 12:1 who has the "moon under her feet". The moon for the Meso-Americans was the god of the night. By standing on the moon, she shows that she is more powerful than the god of darkness.
2nd: The eyes of Our lady of Guadalupe are looking down with humility and compassion. This was a sign to the native people that she was not a god since in their iconography the gods stare straight ahead with their eyes wide open.
3rd: The angel supporting the Lady testifies to her royalty. To the Meso-American Indians only kings,queens and other dignitaries would be carried on the shoulders of someone. The angel is transporting the Lady to the people as a sign that a new age has come.
4th: The mantle of the Lady is blue-green or turquoise. To the native people, this was the color of the gods and of royalty.
5th: The stars on the Lady’s mantle shows that she comes from heaven. She comes as the Queen of Heaven but with the eyes of a humble and loving mother. The stars also are a sign of the supernatural character of the image. The stars on the Lady’s mantle in the image are
exactly as the stars of the winter solstice appeared before dawn on the morning of December 12,
6th: The color of the Madonna’s dress is rose or pale-red. Some have interpreted this as the color of dawn symbolizing the beginning of a new era. Others point to the red as a sign of martyrdom for the faith and divine love.
7th: The gold-encircled cross brooch under the neck of the Lady’s robe is a symbol of sanctity.
8th: The girdle or bow around her waist is a sign of her virginity.
After our lesson here, their craft was to put these signs onto a poster with the picture of Our Lady and having it count to parts of the Tilma. So that the children can recall some of these facts with pictures.
Blondie hard at work!
Than they recreated their own scene of when Our Lady appear to Juan Diego with the miracle of the roses. The kids seem to have a great time!
Princesgirl showing off her creation!