Thursday, January 29, 2009

Well I've been trying to keep busy lately. I am on break from work until the end of February! I am also taking a class that doesn't start until the end of Feb. So i have been doing projects around the house like staining our glider rocking chair. After the chair I will move on to upholstering a coffee table (dun dun dun). I have certainly had more prayer time which has been great. Jack and I have spent more time together since he goes back to school at night at the end of Feb. There will be a lot going on at the end of February...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fundamental Rights Violation

Today is the 36th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Anniversaries are usually happy occasions, this one is not. It is a day where our country took a huge step back in our progression toward being a better nation. The USCCB calls for a day of penance today that we might be reminded of a great call to fight for the Gospel of Life. I am reminded that this fight is not over and it will continue to be an uphill battle especially if the Freedom of Choice Act is signed and passed into law. If you don't know what FOCA is please look it up and go to Though at times it seems like this fight will be lost I am reminded of the babies I know like Makayla, Emily, Seraphina, Gianna, Cristiano, Vincent, Mateo, all those I work with, and my future children. It is in them that I get inspiration to fight for God's little ones that don't have a voice of their own. We must continue to pray and not be silent for we are the Body of Christ. May God continue to give us the grace and strength to seek out justice for all those in the womb. Amen!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A day out with the girls...

On Tuesday I went to the LA Arboretum with my sister-in-law and my niece. It was so much fun! My niece is very adorable and she had a great time, especially feeding the ducks. It was a clear day with highs in the 70s. We also got to give our niece her Christmas present, painting supplies. Then Jack met us at home and got to spend some time with them too. Then it was off to dinner where our niece was again adorable as ever as she got ketchup and pudding all over her hands and mouth. Kids do the cutest things...

Monday, January 19, 2009

And the Two Become One...

Saturday was the wedding. It was beautiful and it put the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony at center stage. Tom and Sophia were beaming with grace.
Jack did a great job of being the best man and it turned out the maid of honor grew up in my same neighborhood. What a small world! It was awesome!! It was a nice warm day.
BTW its been really hot this last week. It has been in the mid-upper 80s and its January!! The good thing about it is that you get to see the mountains very clearly.
After the wedding we picked up my younger cousin went to dinner and a movie. It was good quality family time.

Here Comes the Bride...

Friday we had a wedding rehearsal for our friends Tom and Sophia. Jack was the best man in the wedding. The church is really pretty it is kind of a old California pueblo style. They have a dress code posted right outside the church before you enter. That's pretty hardcore. After the rehearsal we rested so we could be ready for the big day.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Food a la Crow

Today I got to be adventurous in cooking. I made Japanese soba noodles with chicken and scallions. I've never made soba noodles before, it was really good. Jack and I both had seconds. Monday I made homemade pizza, that was fun i got flour all over the kitchen table. Tuesday we went to a praise&worship event at our church; there were a lot of things to pray for.
Grandma is doing better but the Dr. said she shouldn't live alone anymore. So my family is thinking of who she can live with. Tonight we are relaxing and watching one of our fav. movies Kung Fu Panda.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Crazy Week...

This week has been pretty adventurous and crazy. On weds. I helped my friend in her classroom with some work and it was tiring but it felt good to help her get organized. Then my friend Amelia stopped by my house out of the blue, it was nice. I got to eat food from one of my fav. places Pita Pita! the hummus from there is sooooo good. Thursday i relaxed and did some housework then we went to Trader Joe's (the grocery store). Then we went out for dessert with our new friends Xochitl and Juan:)It was nice to venture out and be random.

Friday was crazy i went to the flower mart in downtown LA with a lady from our church and my father-in-law, Papa Crow. We got some nice flowers for the picture of Our Lady of Sorrows in the church. I got some white gerberas and blue/white carnations for the house. After that i came home made an apple pie, Jack got home and we were off again to a healing Mass. The drive was kinda far so we stopped and got Taco Bell on the way it was not one of our smartest moves. The Mass was kinda long but they had adoration prior to Mass so that was good. Then we went over to an awesome family's house, the Toapanta's. There was apple pie, Mexican hot chocolate and coffee. I had chamomile tea; i know i can't believe i passed up coffee, but my stomach was having the Taco Bell effect. Then we watched part of Signs. We left in the middle of the movie and ended up watching the same movie when we got home.

Saturday was spent all day at the hospital with my grandma, she had gone in on Friday because she fainted and hit her head. Her medical situation is complex and we are not sure if she can live alone anymore. Her nurse is very nice and tells her jokes. It makes my grandma laugh despite her situation. I gave her the blanket I made her for Christmas finally, it was purple, her fav. color, and dark grey.

Today we are chillin' ! We need to rest due to our crazy week. The plan is Coffee Bean, Mass and then the hospital to see grandma. Jack got a little wired after Coffee Bean and decided to break dance. Amen.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy Epiphany!!!

Today is Epiphany in Mexico in the US we had it on Sunday. In light of epiphany today we had our own epiphany to start a blog; inspired by the Cordella clan and Angela. It is great to see how you are doing and knowing that I can catch up with you online.
Today was great we did a pretty good workout. We celebrated our 3 year anniversary of being together:) Then we went to Adoration together and then Starbucks woohoo! I started planning a tea party for my Mom's big birthday can't say how old she's gonna be, but its golden.
We are basking in free time and fun these past couple of weeks it has been a long time coming. Jack enjoyed his time off from work and is enjoying his 2 month break from school. Well gotta jet there is more fun to be had:)