Thursday, June 28, 2007

Family Gathering

On Monday we had the memorial service. It was very nice and went smoothly. We had our laughs and our tears but all in all, God was there as a comforter and strength.

After the graveside ceremony we went to our church for a reception in her honor. I was very proud of the ladies, they took care of us and made sure that everyone was comfortable.

We took a family picture and I asked if we could hold grandma's picture with us (not seen below), she was the reason why we were all there today.

I believe we are all still in shock, even though it had to happen. Once the feeling of shock leaves, we can get on with our lives and just look forward to the day we meet her again knowing that she is without pain for eternity.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Mama

Today is a great day for a birthday. It may not seem so, but it is a good day to remember that God giveth and taketh, blessed be His name. Life and death are in His hands. There is no better place to be.

You are the strongest, most courageous women I know.
I love you!


Memorial Services

Today, June 25, 2007 we will say our final goodbyes to Grandma.
It will be a hard day on everyone, but we just have to remember to celebrate in the midst of the pain we feel.

"Spoken For"
Mercy Me
Take this world from me
I don't need it anymore
I am finally free
My heart is spoken for
Oh and I praise you
Oh and I worship you..
Covered by your love divine
Child of the risen Lord
To hear you say "This one's mine"
My heart is spoken for
Now I have a peace
I've never known before
I find myself complete
My heart is spoken for

Thursday, June 21, 2007



Today you walked on streets of gold, heard angels singing, saw loved ones and most of all saw the face of God.

After 66 years of living for Him and 80 years of being apart of this world, you went home.

We have mixed emotions, but we rejoice that you are home and away from pain, worry, fear, loneliness.

I have loved you more than you'll ever know and I will miss you. I can't until we all will be dancing on streets of gold.


Friday, June 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Cristian

To My Boy,

Just one year ago...

I remember the first time I held you

Kissed your head, whispered your name.

You've changed my life forever,

My heart will never be the same!

Auntie Loves You!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Birthday Celebration

This is a breakdown of a great day!

Mom and Dad surprised me with dinner reservations at Maggianos for everyone! (we had cancelled our first plan due to Grandma being in the hospital.)
11:15AM - 1:00PM
Got a pedicure and eyebrow waxing done

Cathy and Sonia took me to "Stars Hollow" aka The Orange Circle. I am a huge fan of the show Gilmore Girls which is situated around a fictional town called Stars Hollow.

The girls gave me a scroll and inside it had the towns history. They told me we would be going to places in Stars Hollow aka The Orange Circle.

We started off at The elder Gilmore's home aka Frogs Breath. They have several different cheeses and wines to taste from. Cathy ordered three different cheese platters with fresh baked baguette slices. The Artisan Platter, Blue Cheese, Pick of the day. Each had four different kinds of cheeses and came with caramelized walnuts, salted almonds, and dried apricot. What an experience!!! I loved the blue cheeses the best. One of the cheeses that had a natural ash rind tasted like you bit a goat butt at the petting zoo! The bread was delicious!

We headed over to Lane Kim's job Mr. C's Records. Cathy bought me a 45 record of Doris Day's "Secret Love".

We headed over to Doose's Ice Cream Parlor aka LUCCIA and had Gelato! My fave! I had Pistachio and Tiramisu Gelato, Cathy had Chocolate covered cherries Gelato and Tiramisu, Sonia had Chocolate covered Cherry and some kind of chocolate one.

We went home after this and got ready to go to Maggianos...

The whole family went to Maggianos and ordered Family Style. They bring out unlimited plates of food for a five course dinner, we ordered the following:
Stuffed Mushrooms
Maggiano Salad
Cesar Salad
Four Cheese Pesto Ravioli
Chicken Parmesan
Herb Salmon
Creme Brulee
The food is unbelievable here and you take home bags and bags of leftovers.

I came home and opened a few gifts and then we got in our PJ's and watched 'Because I Said So' with Diane Keaton. We did alot of muting and some forwarding, but all in all it was a very cute movie!

So I said all that to say this - I had a wonderful 24th!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Mother's Day 2007

I was finally able to get pictures uploaded from Mother's Day.

We went to a tea house in Orange and had the Lady's Tea. It came with 6 pots of tea, our choice, my favorite was the Christmas Tea, Bite size sandwiches, veggie and fruit skewers, and brownie cakes. We also started off with a bowl of Chicken tortilla soup.

The Tea House is in an old Victorian home on the skirts of Old Town Orange. A quaint wrap around porch has benches to sit and look out over a beautiful lawn.

We had a great time that day, we also do though when we get together...

Saturday, June 09, 2007


Today is my birthday, I am twenty-four... young and free as a bird. By that I mean, no husband or children LOL! I can pretty much make any plan I want (within reason that is). My future is unclear, yet in God's hands, so no worries here. I can go where I please (within reason)and do what I want (within reason). LOL!

My favorite memory of my birthday was in the mountains I was probably 6 or 7 and we were in our camp trailer. Mom made a cake and everyone purchased little gifts at the local liquor store. I distinctly remember getting play money. It was dark in the tent trailer because it was raining outside. I can still see the glow of the candles. This was the same trip where we watched bear cubs climbing in a tree and eating detergent and hot dogs!

I love it and will never forget it.

Happy Birthday To Me!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Monday, June 04, 2007

What A Day That Will Be

There is coming a day when no heartaches will comeNo more clouds in the sky, no more tears to dim the eye.All is peace forevermore on that happy golden shoreWhat a day, glorious day that will be.

What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall seeAnd I look upon His face, the One who saved me by His grace.When He takes me by the hand and leads me through the Promised Land.What a day, glorious day that will be.

There'll be no sorrow there, no more burdens to bearNo more sickness, no pain, no more parting over there.And forever I will be with the One who died for meWhat a day, glorious day that will be.