Sunday, December 6, 2009

"D-day" is January 18th!

So, I got the word from my c-section is scheduled for January 18th at 7am! :) I can't decide if it's more nerve wracking or less nerve wracking knowing the day our daughter will be born (well, unless of course she decides to come early! :) I can't wait to meet her, see Who she looks like, and most importantly introduce Manuel to his little sister. Due to all the H1N1 precautions, Manuel will not be able to come the hospital :( so she'll be 4 days old before he gets to meet her, but I know their first meeting will be priceless! :) I could cry just thinking about it! :) These next 6 weeks are going to fly, especially with the holidays thrown in the mix. Life is about to get very interesting with two children in the house, but I can't wait! :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

So today is the day I wait for all year long, literally! :) Thanksgiving is my favorite day EVER! And not because of the food, although that would seem appropriate especially since I'm pregnant, but it has NOTHING to do with food! I love Thanksgiving because of my family. It sounds so cliche and trite, but it's true. I have the most amazing family ever! Not perfect, but amazing nonetheless. My immediate family and my extended family are a great group of people and I am SO lucky to have them. They are the main thing I have to be thankful for this year and every year, next to God, of course. I wish you and your families a VERY Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have something to be thankful for!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

11 weeks???

Oh my gracious, really??? ELEVEN weeks, that's it and our little girl will be here. I can hardly believe it! My pregnancy with Manuel seemed to fly by, but I was thinking that this one wouldn't...boy was I wrong! I can't believe in 11 Mondays from now our daughter will be born (she is a scheduled c-section). Time really does fly as you get older!!!! :)

My pregnancy is continuing to go well, so far. I can feel her kicking, moving and just having a good ol' dance party in there! :) I said that to Manuel the other day, "Wow, your sister is really have a dance party in there." He said, "What? With all of her baby friends?" Kids say the darndest things, I swear!

With the holidays fast approaching (My favorite holiday EVER-Thanksgiving!) I know time will continue to fly by. I just wanted to update for those of you that may be following. All is well in the Gomez household and I'm excited for the next few months and all it has in store for our family! :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Well hello, it's been awhile

So my goodness, it's been well over a month since I last posted and SO much has gone on since then. First and foremost, my nephew Spencer was born, and my goodness is he too cute for words. He was born on 9/2/09. He's our miracle, plain and simple. Spencer is the brother of angels Anthony, Mateo and Ian, who are in Heaven, shining down, so happy, I'm sure! :) Spencer is a super cute newborn. And no, I'm not just saying that because he's my nephew and I want to make my sister happy! :) I am saying that because he truly is! Most newborns aren't adorable, it's the facts. They look like wrinkly, old men. However, Spencer is a different story. He just looks so cute and wise. I could just eat him up! :)

Now, on to the 2nd bit of news...we are having a girl!!! That's right, I'm going to be a mommy to a daughter. It's still shocking! We found out on 9/3/09, and I don't think it's truly sunk in yet. Manuel is SO excited to be a big brother and even more excited that it's to a little sister (I can't wait to see them together! :) My hubby is also super excited. She's due 1/24/10, but will arrive via c-section 1/18/10, pending all goes well.

Things are good in the Gomez household. I have a tendency to "wait for the other shoe to drop" when things are going so well in my life (just the way I'm "programmed", I guess), but I'm trying to sit back and just truly enjoy life when it's going well. To praise God for the good times, and just "be".

Until next time...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

To be or not to be...

That is the question! :) Well, sort of. Ever since I found out that I was pregnant with Baby #2 I was SO certain that we would NOT find out the sex of the baby. We found out with Manuel, and for sure I wanted this to be a surprise, well, until today. I made my appt for our 18 week u/s at the end of the month where we could POTENTIALLY find out the sex of our baby, and now I'm thinking "what if???" Should I find out? What if we are having a little girl? I need to prepare! And a million and one other things are running through my head, making me think we SHOULD find out. And some might say, "Well, ask your hubby" but here's the thing, my hubby will do whatever I want when it comes to this topic, so he'll be of no help! :) I posted something on my Facebook status about it and I've gotten responses pretty much right down the line...some say yes, find out, others say no, don't do it! I know it all comes down to our own personal choice and no one can tell us whats right or wrong, but still, it's HARD! I didn't even have to think about this with Manuel because not finding out was never an option. This time is so much harder!! Decisions, decisions, hmmmm. I guess we'll find out what we decide at 8am on August 25th when we have the big appointment! :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Our baby

So I was having some pains and my OB wanted me to get a precautionary ultrasound yesterday. My hubby and I were so excited to get pics of our baby (My first u/s was at about 6w and it was still too early to get a good picture). I introduce to you Baby Gomez #2...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

One more thing...

Not sure why those pics are so huge!! :) I hate not really knowing what I'm doing! But they were too cute to not share. So enjoy, LIFE SIZE! :)

Oh Baby!!!

Babies, babies everywhere!!! One of my oldest and dearest friends gave birth last night to a little girl...Adelyn Reese. Can I just tell you how much I LOVE that name?!?!?!? So cute!! I can't wait to meet her! :) Congrats to the new mommy and daddy!!!

My sister and her hubby got the 3D/4D ultrasound of our little miracle, Spencer, yesterday and can I just tell you he's too cute for words (perhaps I'm partial! ;) But seriously, it is just amazing how well you can see his little face, arms, legs, etc. In the one pic his foot his pressed right up against his in the world do they stay crammed in there like that!??! Again, amazing! She is 32 weeks today, and I can't wait for Spencers arrival!

And while we are talking hubby and I are expecting #2! I'll be 12 weeks on Sunday. We still have a LONG way to go and I know that anything can happen, but we are super excited. It's crazy because when I was pregnant with my son I never thought about miscarriage, stillbirth, etc. I guess I was just so nieve to it all, but ever since my sister lost the triplets, and I follow so many women who have lost children, it is such a harsh reality this go round. I know I can't worry about it daily, the stress isn't good for any of us, of the "what if's" but I can't help but think about it!!!! I know it's all in God's plan and I have to take faith in that!!!! We are NOT finding out what we are having this time around. That was a HUGE decision to make, but after thinking about it, it is truly the ONLY TRUE surprise in life. And since this will most likely be our last child, we felt that it was a good decision. I hope I can stick to my guns come our 18-20 week ultrasound :) We shall see!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Really Jilly?

Okay, so I never really post and when I do it's about something sad or something COMPLETELY trivial, as this post! :) Oh well, at least I'm writing something!!!!! :)

My husband would say that I'm a reality TV junkie. I beg to differ. I do love SOME reality shows, and one in particular is The Bachelorette. As soon as Jillian got eliminated on The Bachelor last season I thought, "I hope she's the next bachelorette" and sure enough she was. I was so excited when they announced. But honestly, I've had about enough of her. I hope she is watching this season and kicking herself in the butt for the choices she is making!!!! I was watching the show last night, yelling at the TV, "Jillian you are an idiot!!!!!!" How in the world can she not see straight through slime ball Wes!??!!??!?!?!? I don't care if she's "in love" and love is blind, COME ON NOW, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the kind of person he really is. And then when I saw that Jake was coming back to expose the truth, I thought, "Okay, FINALLY she is going to know, and kick Wes off!" My oh my, was I wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jake had NO alterterior motives in coming back to tell Jillian about the true Wes. It's not as if he was asking for another chance, or another opportunity for a rose! He simply wanted to protect her heart. So why did Jillian not believe him!?!??!? I just don't get it!!!! If she ends up with Wes at the end I may have to boycott the show FOREVER!! Please Jillian, for goodness sake, get rid of the slime ball!

Sheeewwwwwwwww, I feel better!!!! :)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fathers Day

So, tomorrow is Fathers Day. I know that it will be a hard day for me, but I'm already getting REALLY upset about it, so I can't even imagine how I'll react when tomorrow actually gets here. Yes, I'm an adult (28 years old! :) and I should be able to control my emotions, but I'm a "crier" what can I say!??!?!? Tomorrow will be the first time in TWENTY EIGHT years that I will not be spending Fathers Day with my dad or at least being able to call him and wish him a Happy Fathers Day, and that's a tough pill to swallow! :( I'm sure he'll be having an AMAZING Fathers Day in Heaven, probably his best yet. And if I had to guess what he'd be doing, I'm SURE he'll be fishing, BUT that still doesn't make the pain any less real or me miss him any less. I'm sure tomorrow will be spent crying (while also celebrating, of course, because my husband is a WONDERFUL father!!!!) but I know my dad will be enjoying himself! :)

Dad, I love and miss you SO much!!!! Happy (early) Fathers Day!!! I hope you catch your biggest fish EVER! :)


Happy Fathers Day to all the men in your lives! :) Remember you never know when today will be your last day (or the last day of someone you treasure) so make the most of it!!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My daddy

As if May couldn't be any more horrible of a month (this is the month my triplet nephews passed, the month that my sisters (the triplets mommy) best friend passed and the month that my brother-in-laws (the triplets daddy) mom passed) my dad passed away last night. Unexpectedly, yet expectedly at the same time, if that makes any sense. He has struggled for years and years with addiction. It wasn't until recent years that he finally seemed to be on the up and up. My son Manuel got to know and love his PopPop (and his delicious meatballs! :) and things seemed to be going well. I got a phone call last night from my Aunt (my dads sister) saying that he had a massive heart attack, was rushed to the hospital and they weren't able to revive him. I'm only 27 years old, this shouldn't have happened!!!!!! :( We were supposed to be celebrating his 60th birthday in August, here at my house with a crab feast, he was supposed to get to be able to go with Manuel and my husband on their first "real" fishing trip within the next few years, and now that's not going to happen! :( I'm in shock, and I'm SOOOO sad, but my dad faced many "demons" over his lifetime and do know that he is FINALLY at peace in Heaven. And he is finally getting to meet his triplet grandsons. This is SOOOO hard!!! I know my familiy will help me through this, but it's SOOO hard. Daddy, I love you!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

One year

One year, 365 days, 52 weeks, 12 months, no matter how you say it, it has been that long since 3 little boys came in to this world and left this world, 3 little boys that should be here today. 3 little boys whose 1st birthday we should have been celebrating on this very day, but unfortunately Jesus had other plans. Anthony Michael, Mateo Joseph and Ian Vincent Brannock entered this world entirely too early and Jesus called them home. We will never know why, until we get to Heaven. But what do know one thing, these little boys made a HUGE impact in our family in the very, very, very short time they were here and we will never forget them. Their mommy and daddy miss them terribly. All of us miss them and wonder “what if” every day but unfortunately life can not be lived that way. Today we will look up to Heaven and cry and hopefully muster a smile to 3 little boys who are celebrating their “angelversary” (as another angel mommy, Robin, so beautifully put it on a blog that I follow). We know that they are being very well taken care of in Heaven. We know that one day we’ll get to see them again. Until that day to Anthony, Mateo and Ian…we all love you SO much and we miss you!!!!

**On a quick side note…Amy and Mike decided to get away for a few days to help ease the pain of this anniversary and when they arrived at the hotel Mike immediately opened up the curtains which overlooked the ocean and what do they see…3 dolphins swimming in the ocean right in front of them! Coincidence, absolutely not, to Amy, Mike and Aunt Christina, that was a sign from their 3 little angels telling them (and their baby brother-to-be) “Hello!”

Thank you for following Amy and Mike’s journey this last year, and for all the prayers, love and support.

Prayers and love to you all!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

In addtition

I mean come on now, I can't even get the pictures to post at the bottom of my blog, now that's a true sign that I don't know what I'm doing!!! :)

Ohhh, ohhh, ohhh and I almost miracle niece or nephew is a NEPHEW!!!! He is due at the beginning of September. Mommy and baby are doing well, and he is actually 20 weeks along TODAY! :) His tentative name is Spencer Liam. How adorable is sister came up with the middle name Liam which stands for Love,Ian,Anthony,Mateo. Anthony, Mateo and Ian are my nephews (triplets) who my sister and her hubby lost at 23 1/2 weeks in May 2008. They are our guardian angels and I know they are watching over their baby brother-to-be! :)

Not a true blogger

So, I've come to grips with it...I'm not a true blogger, and most likely never will be. There, I've said it! :) I just really don't have THAT many interesting things to say on a daily basis, BUT I will continue to keep my blog up and running, occasionally post words, and ALWAYS be more then willing to share my adorable pics! :) We had a great Easter weekend. Any time with my family (immediate and extended) is always thoroughly enjoyable. And no, I'm not just saying that! I really do ADORE my family, and we always have the best time when we're all together. Here are some pics of Manuel from Easter Sunday (and a pic thrown in there from the previous weekend when Nonna (my mom) watched him while the hubby and I attended a teachers meeting at church. Enjoy! :)

I hope you all out there are doing well, had a great Easter, and WELCOME SPRING! :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

My miracle niece or nephew

I haven't written in a while, and to be honest, I don't know that I'm really cut out for this blogging thing. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to write, but I don't really feel like anything I have to say is THAT interesting! :) The main reason I started this blog was so that when I followed/read other mommy's blogs and commented they could click on my blog, see my picture, and assume that I'm not some psycho weirdo! :) I've had some interesting (or so I think :) things to say here and there, but nothing TOO prevelent, so I think that's going to be the theme of my blog...saying what I want to say, when I need to say it, but not something I do ALL the time. But for all the blogs I follow out there, I will definitely continue to check on you daily! :) But while I am saying all this babble, I do have something pertinent to sister had a check-up today, and got a picture of the little peanut (she is 13w 4d, measuring about 14w). The doctor said everything looks great, and all is well (YEAH!!! :) I want to share my niece/nephews pic, so here is their blogging world debut...

Monday, February 9, 2009 unintentional hiatus

Goodness gracious, my last post was so upbeat and happy and then BAM! Just like life tends to do, we got thrown for a curveball. My little boy turned 3 on the 1/31/09, and I had every intention of writing a "Happy Birthday letter" to him as I've seen other blogging mommies do on their childrens' birthday. Well the day of his birthday came (also the same day as his Chuck E. Cheese party) and as life would have it, time got away from me, and I couldn't write on the day of. So I thought, "Okay, I'll write it tomorrow (2/1/09)" That Sunday came, we got up, went to church (as we do every Sunday), and things seemed to be going great. Manuel was a bit under the weather, but nothing that caused us worry or concern. We got home from church around 12:30pm and Manuel felt warm. I took him temp and holy moly it was 104.7 (He has a history of febrile seizures so this threw us into panic mode!) We JUST switched Peds and had a Monday morning appt for his 3 year check-up. Our new Ped didn't have a copy of his records yet, and knew nothing about his history, so we figured we'd just take him to the ER and have him accessed accordingly. Little did we know that the quick trip to the ER would turn into 5 days in the hospital!!!!!! Manuel tested positive for RSV, and was having trouble keeping his SATs up when he slept so they decided to admit him. He was at Franklin Square from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday morning when they decided to transfer him to the Sinai PICU (Talk about a scare when the doctor comes in at 6:30am, you have slept MAYBE 2 hours in the last 48 hours and you hear the word PICU! I was hysterical. Even though it was "my" day to spend with him (Hubby and I were alternating days off work and days at the hospital) I called my hubby in a panic, and as he always he, he was there in no time to comfort me and Manuel. We were taken my ambulance to Sinai (while Manny followed behind in our car), and he got the most AMAZING care!!! He was in the PICU for about 24 hours, and then in a regular Peds room for about 24 hours and then we got the news that we could go home. Talk about relief!!! My poor baby just kept saying, day after day, "I want to leave this "hopistal"" :( It broke my heart! And then he would pray (without prompting), "Jesus, please let me got home. I love you." So we are home, happy, and healthy (relatively), and ready to take on this new "diagnosis" of asthma. We follow-up with his new Ped on Wednesday. My poor angel has been through SO much his 3 years of life, but like I kept telling myself, and telling my hubby, it could always be worst! And praise God for getting us through this "bump" in the road!

Oh, and I plan on writing that letter soon, but now I just need to find some more time. Don't we all!?!??!? :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Excitement doesn't even begin to describe it...

Okay, so I am so flippin' sister and her hubby found out on December 23rd that she is pregnant! I am just now announcing it because I was just now give the "go ahead" to do so per my sister. So, you may be asking yourself, "What's the big deal, you are going to be an aunt?" but what you don't understand is that it's a HUGE deal. You see, for those of you that don't know, my sister and her hubby have struggled with fertility issues for some time. She got pregnant through AI, and miscarried. Then in December 2007 we found out that her in-vitro "took" and she was prego. After a few months we learned that she was prego with not, not two, but THREE babies! Then a bit of time later we found out that they were all THREE boys! :) Amy, her husband, Mike and our entire family were beside ourselves, SOOO excited!!! As was God's plan, at the end of April Amy went in to labor. They held it off for as long as possible, but they had done all they could do and Amy had the boys. Mateo was still born. Anthony held on for a few hours, but passed in my arms. Ian was the only one that held any chance (at being only a tad over a pound), but his chances were slim. We held out hope but the very next day Ian decided to join his brothers in Heaven and also passed. It was/still is a horrible time for our family, and I can't even begin to imagine how Amy and Mike feel/felt about it all. We miss those boys every day and I often wonder what they would be doing, and how Manuel would be reacting to have three little baby boys to "look after." I know that Mateo, Anthony and Ian are in Heaven, being well cared for my relatives who have gone on before. And I also know that they are watching over their brother or sister-to-be and making sure everything goes well with this pregnancy. Please say a prayer for them, as this is a very emotional time for Amy and Mike. They are SO excited to be pregnant again, but obviously, understandably VERY cautiously optimistic.

I'm going to be an Aunt again, WOO HOO!!! :)

Monday, January 26, 2009


I know, it's not even 50%, but thanks to Renee over at Life With My Special K's (wish I knew how to link her name to take you to her blog, UGH!!!!! :), I took a "blogger survey" and I was quite surprised I scored this high... no-repeat; font-family: Times New Roman, sans-serif; font-size: 30px;">47%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...I can't figure out how to post the little picture saying I scored 47%. I know nothing about blogging except how to post cute stories about my family! :)

Friday, January 23, 2009


I would imagine that every parent on this planet thinks that his/her child is the most amazing, not perfect, but amazing! So, being as though I am a mommy, why would I be any different, right? I think my son is the funniest, most amazing little boy out there (and let's add in ornery, stubborn, and likes to push mommy and daddy's buttons, but we love him more then anything on this planet anyways! ;) Anyway, back to my point...he is hilarious. The things that come out of his mouth continue to amaze me, and I am constantly wondering, "Where in the world did that come from!?!??!" For example, the other day we are driving down the road, my husband, Manuel and I were talking, and out of nowhere he says, "Speaking of which, when is Buscia coming over?" SPEAKING OF WHICH, did that just come from my almost three year olds mouth? And it was used completely in context, and said clear as day. That boy cracks me up, let me tell you!!!!! :) We laugh at him when we shouldn't, but sometimes it's just too darn funny not to. Call us bad parents, call CPS, but seriously, how do you not laugh when he says, "A cow p*ssed on my bed!" I know, I know, a Christian family, raising a good Christian boy should not find that funny, but we do! :) We reprimand him, but it's funny nonetheless. I sure do love my little boy and can not believe that a week and one day from now (1/31/09) he will be THREE years old! Wow, time really does fly! And as my husband and I are about to begin trying for #2, I wonder, how will I ever love another little soul as much as I love him!??!?! I know, you just do, but right now, I can't even imagine it. And reading Megan blog's over at FriedOkra today it sure did make me think (I have a link to her blog under my "Blogs I Follow". I'd post a link here, but I'm clueless! :)

Happy almost birthday Manuel. Mommy loves you, bad words, tantrums and all! :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

And so it goes...

"My" team (remember, I own them! ;) fell victims to the Pittsburgh Steelers (EEKKKK, I hate even typing that name), and we will NOT be enjoying a trip to Florida for the Super Bowl! :( I am a bit heartbroken (not being dramatic, it's the truth). But I am VERY proud-a rookie quarterback and head coach make it to the AFC Championship, that's quite a feat! There's always next year. And I hope we are there next year, but this time with a trip to the Super Bowl being the cherry on the sundae! :)

Other then that, our weekend was fab! Low key, but sometimes you need that!!! And a GREAT sermon from Dr. Hall at our church, really made me think. Gotta loves those messages.

I hope everyone has a great week even if your teams not Super Bowl bound! :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

The rival of the century...

Okay, well perhaps that's a bit dramatic, BUT with "my" Ravens (yes, I own the team ;) beating the Titans on Saturday night, and the Steelers (BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!) beating the Chargers last night, we are on our way to quite a showdown, next Sunday! Next Sunday at 6:30 the Ravens will be playing the Steelers for the AFC Championship. To some it's just a game, but to a Ravens fan and a Steelers fan it is more then that. We are HEATED rivals and it's going to be awesome. I'm not getting too cocky or confident because both teams are amazing, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that after next Sunday the Ravens will be headed to Miami (where the Superbowl is) and NOT headed home heart broken!!!!!! :) We are keeping our fingers crossed! GO RAVENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

When you thought I wasn't looking...


A message every adult should read because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn' t feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.'

WHO DO SO MUCH FOR OTHERS, BUT THINK THAT NO ONE EVER SEES. LITTLE EYES SEE A LOT. Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, friend) influences the life of a child. How will you touch the life of someone today? Just by sending this to someone else, you will probably make them at least think about their influence on others. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My heart is broken this morning after hearing of adorable, sweet, beautiful, amazing little Coleman Larson's passing. Coleman is one of those little boys who touches your heart from the second you see him (or read about him on his Carepage). I came to know of Coleman's story the day of his transplant and have been amazed ever since. His mommy is a wonderful woman and journals straight from the heart. His daddy seems pretty terrific too, and then there is Caden his equally adorable, precious, percocious twin brother. After a long, hard battle Coleman lost his fight to cancer yesterday and my heart is completely broken. I am honored to be a part of Team Larson and although Coleman's battle was won and he is riding John Deere's in Heaven with Jesus, our hearts hurt for the family he left behind. I will contine to pray for them and never be the same after meeting one sweet little angel who "Neva divs up"!

Monday, January 5, 2009


Okay, so I'm not a "sports girl", never have been. I never played sports (except for a season of rec lacrosse), not because I was lazy or didn't want to, but because I am not at ALL athletically inclined, AT ALL! And not only do I not play sports, I do not watch sports, EXCEPT for football! I love, love, love football (after dating a football fanatic for a couple of months-no, not my hubby. I learned more about football then most guys!). I will spend a Sunday afternoon watching football. For hometown pride purposes the Ravens are my guys! For all other purposes, I love the Colts (boo! :( they are out of the playoffs). Even though most Baltimorians hate the Colts (they were stolen from Baltimore several years back), that was before my time and personally I could care less. I love the Colts-Manning, Harrison, Saturday, Simpson, Vinateri, etc.) And yes, I liked them long before they won the Super Bowl. But they are out of the playoffs, so I'll have to route for my next favorite the Baltimore Ravens. "My boys" (as I like to refer to them), played the Miami Dolphins yesterday (flash back to '07 when the Dolphins only won ONE game the entire season and it was to us. We lost to them, UGH!!!!!!!!!! :( ) We went over our friends Kelli & Scott's house yesterday to watch the game (after church and teaching Sunday school) and had a wonderful time!!! Their son, Jacob is a little over a year younger then Manuel, but they still played together and had a wonderful time. And the adults had a wonderful time as well. I am SOOOOO happy we won, and I can't wait for Saturday when we will be playing the Tennessee Titans. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! This is the same exact "road" we traveled in 2001 which led us to the Super Bowl (first the Dolphins and then the Titans). I'm keeping my hopes up, but not even thinking that far ahead. Our head coach is a rookie, our quarterback is a rookie, that would make for an NFL record, how awesome would that be!??!?!??!

Keeping the faith, but not getting overly confident! :)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Gomez's Rockin' Eve

Happy 2009 to all! Our New Years Eve was great, VERY low key, but that's how we wanted. Being relatively young, we still get the invites to go to this party, and that party, a family gathering at my Aunt & Uncle's house, etc., all of which were pretty tempting invites, BUT after running, running, running last week with Christmas, and also having to work, I was just plain beat! (longest run-on sentence in history! :) So, hubby, Manuel and I decided that we were going to ring in the New Year, just the 3 of us. We watched a Dog the Bounty Hunter marathon, which Manuel fell asleep halfway through (about 9ish), and then at 11pm the Dick Clark's New Years Eve came on. The ball feel, 2009 began with a kiss from my hubby, laying in our bed, just relaxing. What a change of pace from new years past, but I wouldn't change it for the world! :) I hope 2009 finds peace, love, hope, good health and happiness for all of you. I have decided not to make official "resolutions" this year, rather Hopes for 2009. Here they are...

1) to be a better mother and wife. Don't get me wrong, I think I fair well at both, but I do notice that at time my patience runs thin, VERY thin, and I just need to re-evaluate. There are millions of people out there who would trade places with me in a heartbeat and I need to value, TRULY, value what I have.

2) to be a better Christian. Sure, I attend church every Sunday, we tithe (when we can), I teach Sunday school every other month, I pray daily, etc. but I need to REALLY work on being a better representation of God. Especially while I am work, that tends to be my downfall. It's so easy to fall into the gossipy, foul-languaged, environment of an office, but I really want to stop from doing that!!!!!!

Those are my two main goals for the year! Oh, wait, and to lose weight, BUT I really don't see that happening being as though Manny and I are going to start trying for Baby #2 within the month, but I hope that I can take the weight off quickly after he/she gets here. Manuel will be 3 next month and I still haven't lost all of his "baby weight", UGH, that's pathetic! :)

This year has seen many ups and downs for my family, and I just pray that 2009 will be THE year. The year that my sister and her hubby are blessed with a baby. The year that Manny and I are able to get completely financially secure to move to a place of our own, have another child, etc. The year that Manuel is completely healthy! Although his health scares hail in comparison to many other children out there, a sick child, is a sick child, and no parent wants to see their child sick. After countless hospital stays, a spinal taps, CT scans, etc. I am happy to report that it was "nothing" but ask a parent if they can get the thought of their child screaming at the top of their lungs, dripping sweat, begging for you, while SEVERAL nurses hold him down for a spinal tap. I will NEVER forget that moment. So needless to say this year, I'd like a hospital-free, seizure-free year for Manuel.

I can write and write until my fingers turn blue about what I "want" for my family, and I, but let's be honest, we know who the author of our lives is, and it's up to Him what's going to happen to us. I just trust that He'll be there, guiding me every step of the way! :)

Love and prayers for 2009!