Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Little Bit of This and That!

Its 10:00pm and everyone else is in bed. The 2 oldest kids aren't sleeping yet. They are in there talking. Esteban's sleeping. He has to be to work @ 5:30am. I just read a book "Caleb's Story" by Patricia MacLachlan. Its a kid's book, but I read it anyway. I have clothes to put in the washer and dryer. I canned green beans out of my garden on Monday and Tuesday. I made bread yesterday. I make it in the bread maker and put the setting on dough then I let it rise in bread pans then bake it in the oven.
Esteban's dad (Esteban) is not feeling well. He is having problems with his blood pressure. He is unable to work. Esteban's mother ( Herminia) is taking care of him. So now she is unable to work. If you think of them please pray for them.
Esteban has herinia surgery on July 17, 2009 and he will be out of work for a month. Esteban Lee (6) is taking pianio lessons for Abby Smith. He is really enjoying them. He is learning fast. I was surprised. After he is done practicing, Fabian ( age 2) gets up on the pianio and flips thru Esteban Lee's book and does his practicing. :) It's cute. Fabian also gets out the notebook that Esteban Lee writes his ABC's in and points to them and trys to name them. I tell him their names then he repeats me. He copies every thing you say and do. He loves to watch "Bob the Builder". You tell me "Let's watch a Movie" and he runs to the bedroom and says "yeah movie". When watching Dora, Dora ask " Who do we ask for help?", Fabian says"Me" both times she ask the question.
Cynthia Yurelda (3), has a doll house she got for Christmas and she loves to play with it. Sometimes she will put her dolls @ their table and they will eat the same thing that she is eating for lunch. She cleans her "dog" house ( that's what she calls it) now and then. She'll take everything out and sweep it down with her small play broom then she'll put every thing back in it nice and neat just like mommy does it.
I would put pictures on here, but I don't know how to do it. I'm not to good @ figuring these computer things out yet. If someone is willing to show me how to do it, I'll take you up on it. Email me @ . Then I'll try really hard to put pictures on my blog. I know it's kind of boring without pictures. I do have a digital camera. I got it 2 years ago from my sweet hubby for Christmas.
Well its 10:30 and I don't want to bore you since there are know pitures on my blog. I hope that I can go to sleep after I do a few things. Those 2 older childern of mine are still not sleeping. Maybe I need to give them tylenol so they will go to sleep. Just kidding. :)

Have a good night!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Check Out My New Blog Sites

We finally got internet at our house. Now, I want to learn how to put pictures on our blog. You need to check out the new blogs I have here. and the duggar family with 18 kids. For those of you who want to homeschool and want an organized home you need to check out these 2 sites. They have really good resources. I'm going to get some of them soon. I bought the book "The Duggars 20 and Counting" written by Michelle& Jim bob Duggar. Its a great book to have. Anyhow please check out these 2 sites and let me know what you think. There are alot of resources on them that will help you to become a better Christian and have a Christ-filled home.
May the Lord Bless You,

Friday, December 5, 2008

'Tis the season to be jolly!'

I trust that each one of you had a good Thanksgiving. Now, it's Christmas time. We put up our tree last Saturday. Aunt Darlene did most of the decorating. We all have been fighting the cold. All three of my kids are on antibodics. Esteban, Aunt Darlene, and I are trying to use home rememdies. Next Friday night is the Christmas party for Kaufman Trailers. It is going to be held in Asheboro, NC this year. We will be doing our Christmas shopping after Esteban gets his bonus. So it will look bare under our tree until then. I'm kinda afraid to put anything under the tree. I don't want Daisy ( the dog) unwrapping the gifts. I don't even think that she has noticed the tree yet. She is the laziest pit I have ever seen. She sleeps too much. I had a kid's green recliner for Esteban Lee and Cynthia and she claimed it as hers as soon as we got her and when Fabian gets in her chair she doesn't like it. The only time she will bark at you is when she is sleeping in her chair and you decide to pull her ears. She is a sweet dog.
I still have to hang up our stockings. I'm not sure where to hang them. I had to put our loveseat on bed risers and put it in front of the fireplace to make room for the tree. I'll probally hang them on the wall by the tree. I wish you all the best for Christmas. Don't forget to thank Jesus for coming as a babe in the manger. Have a wonderful Christmas. The Lord Bless All of you and enjoy your families.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Update On Trip To Mexico

I found the blog I wrote about going Mx. I decided that I better let everyone know how things went. We had a nice visit with Esteban's parents. I made cakes and choc. chip cookies, poor man steak, mashed potaoes, American fried chicken for them while I was there. I took some of my ingredients with me because I didn't know if I could find them there and if I could how much it would cost. Man, the hamburger was so expensive. I don't remember how much, but I do remember that it was expensive and you only buy it on special occassions.
Esteban's dad is raising pigs and we got to see some be born. It's amazing that they are sooo pink and cute when they are first born, but after they are a few days old they become dirty looking. On rainy days, the baby pigs would walk in the house ( the only time the doors were shut was when it was time to go to bed) to get out of the rain. They would go in the kitchen and in the living room. Every time I saw them in the house, I shooed them out the back door and Esteban's dad would laugh at me and say that I never lived on a farm. I told him that I did and my mother never let the animals come in the house. One day, he decided to put them in one of their bathrooms for the night. I helped him put those squealling pigs in the bathroom. We had to hurry and try to keep them quiet so the mamma pig wouldn't hear them and try to get loose and get mad at whoever was hurting her babies. Never in my life did I think that mamma pigs became mean when someone touched her piglets. We had fun trying to keep up with those baby pigs. We had to go get them when they went in the neighbor's yard. There was never a dull moment when those pigs were out of their pen.
We had a good time there, but it was to long to be away from hubby. I told Esteban that the next time I go to Mx, he is going with me. Can you blame me? :) I was very glad to get home. Esteban's dad took me to the airport in Mx City and then I was on my own with the 3 kids. What an experience I'll never forget! On the way down, I changed planes in Chicago and our plane was late and I didn't think that I would get there in time. Well, I had to run with a 25 lb bag on my back and push 3 kids in a twin stroller. When we got there, we quickly went to the bathrooms and got in line while they were boarding the plane. I barely had time to catch my breath. I called mom to tell her that we got to our next flight and I could not talk long, I was out of breath & I needed a drink, but we made it to Mx all in one piece. On the way home, now that was a challenge. We made it to Chicago with no problem. We get in line and get on the plane and I had 3 crying & cranky kids on my hands. There were only 2 seats on each side of the plane. Esteban Lee had to sit acroos the aisle from me. I could reach out and touch him. He was so exhausted and tired and all he did was cry and say that he wanted his mommy. There was nothing I could do to calm him down and the flight attendent told him that if he quit crying she would give him some M&Ms. Finaly he stopped crying. Well ,we were off and the 3 kids went to sleep during take off. I thought that I could rest the last 2 hrs home. Wrong! We had problems with the plane and we had to land and get off the plane. Now, how was I going to get off the plane and put 3 sleeping childern in the stroller and wait till we could get back on again? I would not have been able to do it if the people hadn't helped me. Someone helped me with Fabian and held him while he slept ( he even peed thru his clothes and soaked her too) and the other 2 slept in the stroller while we waited. I called Esteban and told him that we would be getting in late. Guess what? After I talked to him on the phone, they cancelled our flight. Now, what was I suppose to do? .There was no way I wanted to find a hotel with 3 kids, had no cash on hand,I had only a few diapers in my bag, and I was about to burst into tears. I called Esteban and told him and then I said come get me. He would have if he could. I got in line with everyone else to get another ticket. I got one to leave around 6 in the morning to go to Greensboro. Now, it was around 1:00 in the morning and there was no way I was going to leave that big airport and try to find my way around it again. So, we spent the night in that big airport. The kids were still sleeping, so I left Esteban Lee in the stroller and put Cynthia on the floor ( she kept sliding out of her seat), and I curled up on the floor with Fabian and when I laid him down he dcided to wake up. I finally, got him quited down and I dosed off and on for a couple of hours. We get to Greensboro and go to get my luggage and they sent it to Charolette. They forgot to switch it. We went to pick it up that afternoon @ Charolette. Now, I know what its like to stay over night in an airport with kids. It really wasn't that bad. It could have been worse. I thank the Lord that even though Esteban wasn't with me, He was with me and I was okay. We did have a wonderful time and it was quite an experience.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lost Blog Found !

Hey, I found the blog that I wrote before we went to Mx. So, I posted it again. Somehow it got stuck in my draft box. I don't know what I'm doing half the time when I'm trying to blog.:) Its a little late(well 7 months late). Anyhow, I hope that you still will enjoy it. I'll post more later. I have to pick Esteban Lee up from school right now. Talk to ya'll later.
Bye for now. Cindy

Catch Up Time!

Well, its been along time since I last blogged. The last time I tried was before we went to Mx in May (the three of us) for a whole 4 weeks without Daddy. That was a challenge. Anyhow I had this whole nice blog and I lost it and then I said forget it. So, I decided to try again. I'm @ mom's doing laundry and the 2 babies are in the beds taking a nap and Esteban Lee is @ school. We decided to enroll him @ Tabernancle Public School for this year since he needs speach and O.T. He is doing well @ school and he is doing better since he is getting therapy. I'm hoping to be able to homeschool him next year.
We all are doing okay. The Lord has been good to us. Esteban's job has slowed way down, but @ least he still has work. Thank the Lord. We have refinanced our house so our payments are lower and that helps out alot. I guess we are going to try to have a bigger garden this year and I'm going to have to see if my mother will teach me how to can what we grow. In our last garden we planted cuccumbers and watermelon plants and they took over the whole garden. It was hard to walk in it to pick the vegetables. It was better than our first year. The first year we planted watermelon they grew, but they had a disease or something. They got black on the ends and when we cut them open they were no good. So we went from bad to very good. We had to give alot of the watermelons away. We had to many. Wonder what will happen this next year? Well I'll try not to wait so long ti post again. I have to check on my laundry and get packed up to leave. I have about a half an hour before I need to pick up Esteban Lee from school. He gets out of school @ 2:30p.m. So, I'll close for now. Have a wonderful week and may the Lord bless you.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Catch Up Time!

Hey Everyone, I'm sure that all of you are tired of seeing a blog from Jan. so let me update a little bit. In Feb, we went to the Hobe Sound campmeeting for the first weekend. Not much interesting happened that month. March 15th was baby Fabian's 1st birthday. We gave him a Mexican party. I cooked a ham, rice, refried blk beans, homemade tortillas and hotsauce. We swallowed it down with pespi. The best part of a party is the Mexican thres leche pastel. the 3 milk cake. All the Gringos couldn't believe how good it tasted. The baby was not in a mood for a party since he decided to start teething that day.He was very cranky. We had the party on the 22nd. We were going to have it on the day of his birthday, but I got sick that weekend and didn't feel like having a bunch of people over.
The weekened after Fabian's party, we added a new member to our family. Her name is Daisy and she was born on Feb 21,2008. In case you're wondering if we had a new baby, I guess you could say that we did :) because a 5 week old pitbull is just like a baby when you have to get up in the middle of the night to take her outside to use the bathroom and she cries because she is lonely and so you put her in bed with you so you and the rest of the family can sleep. Guess who had to take care of her. That's right "Momma". Esteban Lee has been praying a long time for a pitbull and some friends of ours has a female and breeded her and gave us one free and I got to pick her out. For those of you who think that they are man eaters :) ( Iwas sceptical at first till I read up on them & hubby had one till it got stolen), you have to make sure that they come from a good blood line and their not bred to fight. The mother of Daisy is very gentle with kids and she is a house dog and she is very laid back. When she turns 10 weeks we want to send her to obedient school that way we can have an upper hand on her. Anyhow she was Esteban Lee's birthday gift from us. We will give him a party on his birthday. It's June 12. He starts school this year. I'm over here at my mother's doing some laundry. My washer quit. I think that I'll have to get a new one when that tax money gets here. I think that we all wait for that tax refund to get here so we can buy things that we can't afford during the year or pay off some bills so we can make more bills. :) I hope that we can get all our credit cards paid off so we can shred them up. I've all ready shredded one up and Esteban has to shred his up since we just paid it off. I haven't had a car payment in 4 yrs and am I so thankful that we have been able to pay cash for them. We had to buy a van when Fabian was born because we couldn't get 3 carseats in a small car. God has really been good to us. No, we don't have an elaborate house or fancy house, but we are rich because we have Jesus Christ living in our hearts and our home. God is so wonderful and I'm glad that he is my King and I'll get my mansion when I get to heaven.:) And everyone said amen.:) This month is full for me. I am going to start cleaning out my basement today ( I've been saying this)and get things together that I don't want, use or need anymore. I have to have it out on my front porch by April 22nd so the Veterians can come and get it so they can sell it and use the money. I was going to have a yard sale, but it's easier for me to give it away for someone else to use than for me try to sell it. Yeah, the money would be nice, but I won't have a headache trying to make the money. So, I'll give it away instead. Fabian is doing physical therapy on Mondays( he's not walking yet and he's very laid back and could care less if he walks) and Esteban Lee does speech therapy on Thursdays so I'm staying busy. Tomorrow morning Daisy will get her shots. I'm starting to become very busy going places and doing things. Sometimes, I don't know which end is up. Well I hope that you all have a wonderful week and maybe I wont take so long to blog next time.
God Bless You All,

Monday, January 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Hubby!

Yesterday was Esteban's birthday. I wasn't able to post this yesterday so I'm doing it today. We didn't go to church in the morning. It was canceled because it snowed Sat. Then Sunday night, we couldn't go because Esteban Lee got pink eye. I take him to the doctor's this morning. We went to mom's for lunch and then Sun. night I had mom, dad, Aunt Darlene, and grandma Foster over after church for homemade pizza and wackey cake and icecream. Esteban got cards with money in them. He had a pretty good birthday. He got to talk to his family from Mexico and they all wished him a happy 28th birthday.
We love you Esteban and we are glad that God gave us another year with you. I hope that you have another wonderful year. I'm glad that you are my husband. You are the best one in the world. Thanks for being a wonderful help-mate and for being there when I need you, and for helping me with the childern and the house when I'm not feeling well. Have a wonderful day, Baby.
Te quiero mucho,
Tu esposa, Cindy