Thursday, February 26, 2015

I Will Be Back Soon

Our immediate family are always in demand. We try to help them in every way we can. Due to the fact that they need their Nana at this time, I will be gone from blogging for one month in order to spend precious quality time with my son and his family. I will be back the week after Easter, so I will post then.

I want to wish you all a Happy Easter with your family and until then have a safe and spiritual Passover. 

See you in a month from now...chao.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Do We Listen To Respond?

I have observed many people who interrupt others as they are explaining something to them, just to respond to quickly without realizing its very disrespectful.  I must admit I suffer sometimes from not being a good listener and I sometimes know the ending of their story before it ends. I have learned for years now that if I look at the speaker in their eyes as they are talking and I wait to respond to their story, the interaction between both of us always becomes a positive one.

I was blessed many years ago of having a great visiting teacher who's listening ears was and still is admired by many, especially me. She not only listened carefully to your story but she responded always with positive loving words. Being a good listener is a true talent and an art form a few people in the world have...this sister had that art embedded deep inside.  

If we just take a moment to listen instead of hearing before we respond, we can show how much we  love and respect others...unconditionally.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Always Seek For The Best

It is true to say that negative people do tare you and others down to a lower level than ever imaginable.

Negativity is associated with gossip, back biting, unwanted problems and the will to destruction of ourselves and others. Negative people always tare others apart, only thinking of themselves and what they can tare down next is their goal...this is one of Satan's manipulations. Their endless criticism of themselves and others brings down our own spirituality and goals in life. No matter how much we hate to distant ourselves from those around us like friends or family that have these negative influences; we are counseled to look for good wholesome positive people that can lift us higher than we are. Positive people who seek for bettering themselves and others always flourish like a bouquet of roses. Interacting and living among these positive spiritual people allows us to flourish in everything we do, while looking for the goodness in others and forgetting ourselves as we to help and edify others is the key to positive living and righteousness. When we surround ourselves with positive people miracles are born and we influence others to follow in our footsteps just by being an example of good clean living.

Seek only for higher ground, you will succeed in all that you do!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Happy 90th Birthday Aunt Felicia

My Aunt Felicia is going to celebrate her 90th Birthday on February 14. She is a spunky and very active lady, full of excitement and great memory. She can finish word search games in minutes which usually takes me at least 45 minutes. She will be celebrating her 90th Birthday with the entire family this next June 20th and it will be a great surprise for her on behalf of her 13 kids. She is still beautiful at 90.


This is her and her oldest daughter Olga.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

My Genealogy is Reaching Greater Zones, I Never Dreamed Of.

Breaking through some barriers, I have managed to pass through several hundreds of years to find my long lost family. 

After being in the church for over 30 years genealogy did not appeal to me before until the Winter of 2013. Ever since then I have become very diligent in trying to discover my past ancestors to unite them forever.  Many timeless hours have been placed in this research but once you find a family member a big smile and a tear or two stream down my eyes knowing I have found another link to my chain.  So far I have gone back 3 generations and I am currently breaking through the 4th generation. 

Many timeless hours have been placed in this research but once you find a family member a big smile and a tear or two stream down my eyes knowing I have found another link to add to my chain. 

If you have not started or you have a desire to do this type of work, then go to  or to find your family.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Missing my Girls

Years pass by us very quickly. 

This year as every year I receive new school pictures from my grand-daughters, but this year I had to really contemplate these photos. It seems like this year I finally realized how quickly they are growing up. 

This is a picture of my youngest grand-daughter Natalia when she was 6 years old.

This is this year's school photo...she is now 13 years old.

Here is my oldest grand-daughter Paloma when she was 8 years old.

And this is her at 15 years of age.

I cannot believe she is now taking drivers ED. 
What hurts me the most is saying good-bye to them before they moved to Wisconsin. They are all so far away from me now, but the nice thing is knowing they will all be here for Christmas vacation and twice throughout the Summer.

Nana loves and misses all of you.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

2015 Food Storage "Yearly" Cleaning and Inventory

As a Latter Day Saint my work in keeping my food storage closets clean, well organized and restocked is a never ending job. Even though I try to keep it full at all times, it seems like it never is full. I have been working very hard all year to fill it up well, but it is that time of the year when the storage room, storage closet and the pantry gets cleaned out of expired foods, organized and restocked. After cleaning every shelves with a rag and bleach then everything got to be organized properly and a full inventory of needs was completed. So this is how my food storage, closet and pantry looks like now, all well cleaned and looks lovely.

The food storage room

The bathroom shoe hanger is full again of all my personal necessities.

I need to stock up on a lot more laundry detergent, non dairy milk, & fabric softener sheets.

The spice drawer I am currently using is full again, but I need to stock up the reserve spice shelf...its almost empty.

The closet that houses all my lotions, shampoos, fabric softeners, cleaning supplies and hair products is now full again and organized.

My kitchen pantry is full again.

Being prepared for these cold snowy Winter days is very important, I am happy its getting all done. That's another task I can cross out of my cleaning & organizing list.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Prayer in moments of need.

Since this year began, so did our lives begin in a direction never thought of. 

On New Years Eve around 9pm I received a call from my brother telling me my cousin Eric (40 years old) had suffered a heart attack and was going to have open heart surgery that night. His main aorta  was clogged almost 100%. After this call I immediately said a prayer for him, but I never slept through the night.

Then the next day another devastating news rocked my life. This ones brought me to my knees in tears and ever since then I haven't gotten over it. I can't think or focus on anything I do. My broken heart has me in a state of confusion and disbelief. Heavenly Father knows my thoughts and feelings, I only pray for those involved in this problem that everything may work out.

Every day is a new day to treasure, but what may come before us each day only God knows. Let us all focus on HIS amazing grace and all the gospel principles He gave us, for in them resides truth, knowledge and the proper way to live. Lets keep are prayers a constant ritual in our lives and let us be like Him...He has all the answers to every problem. 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas 2014 And My Fabulous Trash To Treasure Redo Gift, At The End of This Post.

Hello my peeps, I hope you all had a great Christmas with your lovely family.

Our Christmas started with our annual family Christmas party on December 21.
This year we introduced the ugly sweater contest and as you see from my sweater the hot glue gun went bonkers with the Christmas ornaments, ribbons and beads.

Then I went to my son's house for 3 days of fun, great food and laughter. On the 23rd my daughter served a lovely Jewish dinner to end the Hanukkah celebration...This year the girls learned all about Hanukkah, their customs and traditions...they also got as their last day of Hanukkah a gift, a  "Dradel", a Jewish play top with Jewish symbols. 

Every Christmas eve at 8pm they open all of the gifts Nana bought them and Nana bought a lot of them as usual. Each of the girls bags were huge and full to the top.

My daughter in law loves purses and I got her this beautiful one with a lovely beaded wallet.

Paloma is seriously studying and playing with the game "Simon". 

As one of my son's gifts from Nana was his leather watch, he was thrilled with it. And he opened all the food storage boxes filled with food storage items, this happens every year...I fill them up for a year of non food items.

My youngest grand-daughter is a lovely painter, she painted this picture for me...its beautiful.

By Christmas morning the girls were up at 3:45 am and yes they woke me up first.

And by their crazy smiles you can tell they were super happy to find ipods under the tree.

My son and his family gifted me with my new Kindle Fire HD he is programing it for me and getting all my LDS tools installed, scriptures, videos and church hymns...I was thrilled.

Every year for the past 8 years the girls and I get a few pictures together in the same position to see how much the girls have aged and changed their appearance throughout the years.

The highlight of the day was my daughter in law's redo gift...a gift I redid for her new Shabby Chic French Country decor that we will be working on this Summer...check out the before and after photos.

This is the final lamp results...

I found this lamp on the curb of the was ugly.

After results. White primer, white paint, pearls, diamonds, glitter dusting, paint sealer and satin fabric to cover the electrical cord...fabulous results...