Our precious "buds"

Our precious "buds"
We love our boys! And our little Princess!!!

Beautiful Fall! Cooler weather, bright colors! Pumpkins and Spices!

"All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all"

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cleaning the Church

I signed Oscar and I to go help clean the church today. Since I work for the Church Facilities Management, I know exactly what is expected from the members.  We worked hard, thank goodness Reggie helped! But I am always so grateful for this very mundane experiences that can become great spiritual lessons! The Church buildings are so special places.  Our Coral Springs building is so special for us:  Oscar was the first Bishop there, he received the building brand new, Tito became an expert with sound and satellite systems. In these buildings our children are bless right after birth, baptize at the age of eight, attend youth activities every week beginning at age 12, attend seminary every school day of their high school years, go to their first dances, have their wedding reception, and most important: we take the sacrament and remember the Savior every Sunday!! I think we can find time to help keep it clean and always help make it look as it should look!

Temple Marriage

Manuel, Oscar and I were staying in a hotel. It was so good to have a few moments with just one of our children! This occasion was particularly great, since it was right before his wedding.
Tito gave us some good advise on things we need to do to make Manny's wedding day more relaxing. Poor Tito, being our oldest, he has endure probably the most mistakes from us! But we are grateful for his sound advise.
We arrived at the temple early and very relax (at least Oscar and I were relaxed!) Tiffany and her parents arrived a little later, then her grandparents. Two of Manny's mission companions came - Elder Bowcut and Elder - of course they're not missionaries anymore, but I love them so much! They were such good companions! David Rusk also came, he has been Manny's best friend since they were three years old.

Oscar and Tiffany's Dad were the witnesses, so they all went inside right away and I stayed in the waiting room until all our family arrived. The Browns, the Ralphs and the Hansen also came.

One side of the room was filled with Tiffany's family, the other side had our little family. I wish we had more of the extended family there with us, but I sure was very grateful and it felt so wonderful to have four of our five children there in the temple with us. Of course we would have loved to have Danny there also, but we are so happy he is serving a mission now!

The sealer was wonderful and he gave great counsel to Tiffany and Manny. Everybody in the room was uplifted by his words. I can't express how very happy I was to witness this special day and, like I said, to have most of our children and their spouses there with us!

28th. Wedding Anniversary

Time goes fast when we're having fun! We have been married 28 year now. We have been so blessed. We have five wonderful children, two great daughters in law, two sons in law, five grandchildren and two more on the way as of today!! Our family started July 15th. 1983 in the Provo Temple. Almost a year later we were so happy to welcome our first child - Juan Jose (Tito). After another year, we were expecting our second child and we moved to Canada for five years, right after Oscar finished his MBA. We welcomed our second, third and fourth children in Canada and then we relocated to Florida, thinking we would be here for just a couple of years, to save enough money to go back to Canada and buy a house there. Well, twenty two years later we are still in Florida, and loving it!

Our anniversary celebration was great: We drove to Orlando, went to Disney, stay in a hotel there, went to the Temple the following day, lunch at Cheesecake Factory, and drove back home. My love for my husband has mature and grow and I know it will continue growing. He is such a good man, a great father and my best friend! I am a very lucky woman!!