Monday, December 31, 2007
he left the house at 4:45am not knowing what the traffic would be like. he needed to be at work by 6am and his drive is roughly 30-40 minutes, depending on weather and traffic. he called when he was on a break but i was in the shower so i missed it. he he left a message saying, they did a lot of paperwork and he got some time on the range. he loves the range so i am sure he enjoyed shooting a bit. he said it was cold out there but that things were good.
the BEST part of today and the rest of his time at this new Prison is that at the end of his work DAY he comes HOME!!!!!! yay! i cannot wait to make dinner and sit down as a family. i am really looking forward to this big change. not having him home everyday for over a year has been really rough. it made our time together sooo precious and we learned to never take each other or family time for granted. we are just soaking up all this goodness.
i can't wait to hear Jordan sing:
I'm so glad when Daddy comes home
glad as i can be
clap my hands and shout for joy
then climb upon his knee
wrap my arms around his neck
and hug him tight like this
pat his cheeks and give him what?
A GREAT BIG KISS!!
OK. OK, OK it will most likely be me singing it...i am super pathetic like that and WAY too excited that our new life TOGETHER has finally begun!! wooo hoooo!!!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
The Paige Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
At Knott's Berry Farm...showing us ALL how it's done on the rock climbing wall
after a loooooong windy day at Knott's Berry Farm
these are all that i have OF Jordan, i need to get some more pics from my sister in laws camera, i know she caught some cute ones with Jordan and Snoopy.
BUT, fear not fans and readers of TheVasquez3 Blog. Jordan received a digital camera for Christmas. the following are ALL pictures she took on her trip. she took 98 pictures in total, it was hard to pick the best ones. i HAVE to start with this super random picture, from the drive, of a random pink monkey hanging on some random truck. gotta love a new camera and seeing the world through the eyes of a 12 year old. my kid totally rocks!!
here are few pictures Jordan took while at the Paige Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits.
Koi Fish (i think this is an awesome pic)
Saber Tooth Tiger eating a Buffalo (she thinks)
and the next day at Knotts Berry Farm a Hearse...not sure why.
and a Roller Coaster she did NOT go on...hmmm
back at the hotel Snoopy and Brownie Cat are posing pretty
and the final day a stop the Queen Mary on the way home...
Jordan had an amazing time, as she always does with her wonderful Grandparents who loooove her soooo moch!! here they are posing for the new photog in the family! THANK YOU Grandpa and Grandma for such a super fun trip!! you guys are AWESOME!!
so here ya have it, Jordan's big adventure!! they also stopped for a visit at an aquarium on the way home but i guess there are no pictures of that on Jordan's camera. perhaps my in laws will send me some if they took any.
here are a couple of pics of our cute kid for your viewing pleasure...
almost ALL for Jordan!! spoiled much?
CUTE new pajamas!
awww teddy bear!sooooo tired from opening soooo many presents!!
so many new games, so little time!!
Jordan is going to be one super stylin' kiddo, with all the new clothes and shoes she got for Christmas...so stay tuned, i am sure you will see them as we go through 2008. We hope your holiday was everything you hoped it would be and more.
Friday, December 28, 2007
this was a little bit of Christmas morning and Christmas Eve at my folk's house. tonight we have "Christmas Eve" with Jordan and Paul's folks and tomorrow is our "Christmas" with her. we picked her up from her mom's Christmas night and Paul's folks came and got her early the next day for a trip to So. California for Knott's Berry Farm, and a few other attractions down that way. i was hoping they would get up and high tail it home today so we could have our Christmas with Jordan but it seems they are slooooooooowly making their way back home stopping at the Queen Mary and poking around Long Beach. i am trying to be very patient and just blog and do a few things around the house but i am feeling kinda gypped, i want her home now!! oh well, i am sure she is having fun...without us! i love that Paul's parents want to take Jordan to do things and i know she loves time with them, especially since the word "no" is not part of their vocabulary!!
my boo boo rocking it out on Guitar Hero...HOT!! the new puppy...at last vote his name was Sarge i am pretty sure that people who are not part of my family won't enjoy this very much. but for Scotty and Meg it must be posted. we wish y'all had been there. oh and hang in on the video of mom and dad...it gets better and better. sorry for the poor quality.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
i love you Boo Boo, my world is better and brighter because of you. 2008 has great things in store for us, i just feel it. Happy Anniversary, thank you for loving me the way you do, for investing in our marriage, for validating me and for always loving me even when i am a poop. you are the best husband i have ever had (;
Sunday, December 23, 2007
yep its pretty empty, but we have only been collecting for 2 yrs
for more Sunday Scribblings go HERE
Friday, December 21, 2007
I miss you way more than I was ever prepared to miss you. I am so thankful for the millions of wonderful memories I have of summers in Gualala, Christmases in Gilroy and 10E reunions all over the place. Sometimes I think I hear you whistling, it brings me a lot of comfort.
I know you are really super busy reuniting with all of our family up there in heaven but if you happen to pass by the angel babies looking for a home here on earth point one or two my way. I know we already have a gazillion boys in the family named after you but if you do happen to send a boy my way Sam is a name that never gets old!
I love you...save a dance for me OK?
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
i cannot even begin to put into words how much this angers me. and honestly i am not 100% sure why (only about 98% sure). i don't know this girl, but i do know my 11 yr old daughter loves her show on Nickelodeon, Zoey 101 (so much that we named our dog Zoey). i also know that her older sister Brittney is a TRAIN WRECK and that she also use to be one of my daughters "heroes" (gag). she use to talk about how excited she was that Brittney was having a baby and then it was another baby...and ARGH!!! it was so hard to explain to Jordan why i felt like she was a horrible mother (again, i don't know her but i have a serious opinion about her and how she "mothers" her children) AND how time and time again she has made horrible choices regarding her children. AND that in my opinion never really has fought for them in this whole custody situation. she is a lot like another woman i know (way to well) who seems to be using her kid(s) as a tool but doesn't really seem all that interested in being a mother to them. Brittney uses her time with her kids to shop for chandeliers while someone else sits in the car with them, seriously, that can't wait? i hope Jordan does not look to Brittney (or the other woman i speak of) for an example of what a parent should be. and on that note, in a shared custody situation if it is YOUR time with your child save the other stuff for when they aren't with you and DO NOT let other people (including your own parents) do ALL of the parenting on YOUR watch.
Jordan is obsessed with babies, she talks about it all the time. she talks of the day when she will have the 6 babies she dreams of having and i am also excited about that. but how on earth am i going to continue to teach her proper principles and values (and to WAIT for the right man and the right time/age) when the people she looks up to are so messed up and make choices that are soooooo different from what we are trying to instill in our child? what the hell is going on?! where are all the role models? i cannot do it alone, can i? i feel like i am one of the only women my daughter has to look to for a good example and role model...this is a huge responsibility, it feels almost daunting, but i take FULL responsibilty and i take my role seriously. and honestly i know she is watching me but i don't think she is watching me like she is watching the girls close to her age; Jamie Lynn Spears, Miley Cyrus, Hilary Duff...and on and on. i don't remember idolizing "celebrities" so much as a "tweenager". it feels so out of control and i REALLY hate having to explain to my daughter WHY i think these girls are making the choices they are...because honestly i don't know why and even more than that i REALLY do not approve! oh and where are their mothers and fathers? are their agents raising them?
it also kills me when i see precious little babies come into the lives of people that are so not ready for them, when here i am with open arms and an empty uterus. i mean really...it is just so unfair!!!
OK rant over...blah blah blah, nothing i have to say is going to change anything.
Monday, December 17, 2007
We had a great weekend together. Jordan was able to not only spend lots and lots of time with smaller cousins hanging from her hip but she also got to spend some time at Uncle Mark and Aunt Melinda's Gym, USA Sports. we just happened to be in town for one of their VERY fun "parent's night out events". Jordan had a blast and even made a new friend (hey it's all about networking). OH and yes Jordan got a haircut (actually 2 hair cuts 3 inches the first time and 3 more a few days later...she looks so grown up all of the sudden...boo hoo)
Aunt HolleeAnn had to break out some SERIOUS potty humor to get some
good laughs and smiles (especially from Garrett who did not want
to participate in the pictures from the word cheese)...you are welcome!
Lacey is in Colorado, but we did not want to leave her
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
OK i have a truly beautiful daughter, funny, smart, compassionate, loving, kind, i could go on and on and on...but my nieces and nephews are adorable too..and well sometimes 12 year olds just cannot compete with the adorable antics of toddlers! so here are a few pics from my trip of my niece Reese "riding" the princess pony that Jordan sent for me to give her cousin... BY THE WAY...Jordan, you are very sweet to send a bag of toys for your cousins to play with in the car and in the hotel, one of the MANY things i love about you is the way you think of others...you are a great kid and i love you! (like i am going to blog about someone else's kids and not give my own a shout out...puhleease i know where my loyalty lies)
and here is Quincy...umm just because she is adorable!so yea it was naked time in our hotel room...if you think they are cute now you should see them dressed!!
Monday, December 10, 2007
4. Favorite food (sushi, i could seriously eat it everyday!)
5. Favorite animal (Giraffe, it's all about the eyelashes!)
6. Favorite color (PINK! and these shoes are fierce honey!)
7. Town I was born (Gilroy Ca, Garlic Capitol of the World)
8. Name of past pet (Foxy Lady, yes really)