Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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

Okay, so I am so flippin' excited...my 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...

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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!