Thursday, March 27, 2008

In Need of a Change

Im dying for a change right now. I can't put my finger on it but I feel almost despereate. maybe it's the monotony of this job I do everyday ....who knows. Maybe I need a hobby.....a change in climate? I know Im trying to convince Alberto to move right now only about 20 minutes away. He was all for it at first but doesnt want to pay the moving expenses. he is comfortable where we are. The problem is that we live in a basement apartment in a huge apartment complex.....everyone else has nice balconies while we barely get sunlight in the few windows we have. The new complex is owned by the same management company so really we could just transfer there......which is great for us that we wouldn't have to go through another credit check. They also ave a kids playground, and volleyball and tennis court.....which we dont have here .....I would only be paying about $40 more per month.....but the best part is i get free daycare over there so Im saving alot......why wouldn't he want to move?

I also feel like I have been in my company for more than 3 years and my most current position for a year and a half.......but i feel like Im learning nothing new ....I need something more right now....I dont want to leave my company but I have applied to other positions and heard nothing back so Im stressed.

This is where that much needed vacation would've come in handy ...............Hopefully by summer I can figure out what it is that I am missing.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I am Snoopy







Which Peanuts Character are You?


Monday, March 24, 2008

El Meson

I would give anything and everything....well almost for there to be a Meson Sandwich place in NJ.........They finally brought Pollo Tropical here .....but i really need some Meson .....This Restaurant/Fast food chain in located in Puerto Rico .....and MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM is it good......This was another thing i was wanting to go to PR for. When i was there in 2006.......i had it everyday.......LOL


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MMMMMMM doesnt that look yummy....k i think Im getting deliriously hungry now!

Easter Wishes

Hope all of you had a great Easter !!!!!!!! We stayed home...no church.....no visiting.....because little Fifi got her 4 & 6 month shots on Saturday. She got a really high fever and was miserable all day Saturday and Sunday. So she didnt get to wear her Easter dress :( But we still had a great dat at home just the 3 of us.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sick of $$$$$$ Issues!

I am sooooooo tired mentally about all these issues with money anymore. Some of you may remeber awhile back i posted about a creditor of DH who took all the money out of our bank account....well now they are taking $170 out of each of his checks !!!! I also got another letter from them saying they are going to get our account again for another $1100. I cant take this anymore! They say money can ruin relationships.....well it really can .....DH and I are just fighting about this all the time now.

To make this situation even worse. We were supposed to get his taxes back and we were going with all 3 kids on a family vacation. That idea was the only thing that was keeping me sane and motivated ......all i need is some time off away from NJ. Well now i just found out that i did my taxes wrong and that its going to affect how he files his.....and now he is going to owe money.....so we have no money to go on vacation. The kids keep asking when we are going ....so i have to find a way to break it to them that we can't. But I'm more depressed than anyone....i didnt get a vacation last year because i was too pregnant to fly .....and now i can't take a vacation this year......aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhh what else can go wrong ?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!??!?

Friday, March 14, 2008

Baby Esteban's Update

Baby Esteban had an appt. for ultrasound this week .....he is.....

pregnancy calendar
But he is only about 3.5 lbs so still a little small ....unfortunately only in the 20th percentile......but still pretty healthy still no physical deformities......but he will have a 4d ultreasound possibly in 2 weeks to check again for cleft palette. Please continue to keep him and his mom and dad in your prayers......he is almost here and they need your prayers!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

6 Months Already!

OMG my baby girl is growing so fast...yesterday she was officially 6 months old.......halfway to 1 yr.!!!!! She has changed so much !

Sofia as a newborn

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at 6 months

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Miracles Happen

This is AMAZING! Read before viewing picture - it's worth it!

A picture began circulating in November. It should be 'The Picture of the Year,' or perhaps, 'Picture of the Decade.' It won't be. In fact,unless you obtained a copy of the US paper which published it, you probably would never have seen it.

The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner.The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb .

Little Samuel's mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta . She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville , he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.

During the procedure, the doctor removes the u terus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developedhand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon's finger. Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.

The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, 'Hand of Hope.' The text explaining the picture begins, 'The tiny hand of 21-week- old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother's uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.

'Little Samuel's mother said they 'wept for days' when they saw the picture. She said, 'The photo reminds us pregnancy isn't about disability or an illness, it's about a little person.' Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful.

Now see the actual picture, and it is awesome...incredible....and hey, pass it on. The world needs to see this one! Don't tell me our God isn't an awesome God!!!!!




Don't tell me our God isn't an awesome God!!!!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Parkinson's Syndrome

Well it's official....my daddy has been diagnosed finally with Parkinson's Disease this week. I am very sad about this. Here is a little history of me and my Dad.

I was a daddy's girl till about age 4 when my parents divorced due to their infidelities and both were heavy drinkers and drug users. I lived in a homeless shelter for about 2 years after that and never saw my dad except for maybe 1 time a year and he would call once a year or so. I dont know what was the reason for that and I never asked...because that is between them but i always assumed he just didnt want to see me. Come to find out he an my mom just couldnt get along and they couldn't be civil on the phone. My Dad paid child support but didnt really see me too much. But there is always 2 sides to every story.

Once i turned 21 DH made me call him and to my suprise my dad cried to talk to me. He was soooo happy. I never ask him question because the past is the past and i'd rather not know. So now after 3 years I talk to him alot and love him alot. He came to see me for Fathers Day here in NJ in 2005....and i got to see him this past November too. Well right before we started talking again my dad had a stroke and lost alot of movement and feeling in his face ......so he can't feel himself swallow, and drooling too so he is always really messy. He was then misdiagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome. He was suffering so bad he was vomiting, no appetite, losing weight.....he couldn't talk very well. It was horrible.

Well now finally after 2 yrs of wrong diagnosis and treatment.....he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. I am glad he can get the proper treatment now but also sad....because it only gets progressivley worse. Some days he can't even talk to me ....my heart is breaking for him.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

My Vacation Dreams

Since I am on the subject of vacations i just thought i would post some places that i always see on TV and that I dream of visiting:


Xel Ha - Quintana Roo - Mexico








Anse Source D'Argent - Seychelles - Africa











Punta Cana - Dominican Republic







Isla Colon - Panama





I need a Vacation

So DH (Alberto) niece and her fiance just came back from vacation in Colombia and they made a stop in my family's country of Panama......here are some of the pics they shared with us........I really want to visit there now....aggggghhhh Im sooo jealous......i need a vacation:





Casa de Noriega!!!


Monday, March 3, 2008

First Words?!?!?!!?

Can it really be ?!?!?!?!? My baby actually said "dada" when she was looking at DH!!!! A few months back she was whining and when i went to pick her up it sounded like she said "mama" but she never said it again and i think it was by accident.

So anyways she said "dada", and she kept saying it over and over. Then I would look at her and say ....... "Diselo a mami, Da-da" and she would say it right back to me!!!! I dont know if she really is associating that word with DH ....but Im still really proud!!!!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Dream's of Warmer Days

When will winter stop???? That is something I would love to know right about now.

Its almost 12:30 AM Friday night/Saturday Morning and its just starting to snow once again. Luckily we haven't gotten that much snow this year but for god sakes we just had a storm last week.

So I'm sitting here drinking a cup of tea...my daughter is sound asleep in her crib and Im daydreaming that this tea is a tasty Margarita and that Im somewhere on a tropical beach possibly with Kelly in Cancun or with Anelys in D. Republic .....Estoy celosa de ustedes!!!
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