September 28, 2008

My Boys

No matter how tall they get, or how much facial hair they grow, these two guys will always be my boys, and I love that they still enjoy spending a Sunday morning with their momma. It was a day just for the three of us. It's ACL weekend here, so the streets were filled with peeps. We hit Congress avenue and enjoyed some of the venues it had to offer and soaked up some Jo's.


I love how this photo captures Jay's strength and masculinity, and Domi's contemplative and peaceful nature.
This shot remids me of "Today".


Even though the other two shots *speak* to me more, I choose this as my BSM, because it's fun.


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Have a terrific week!


My honey and I aren't much into the gift-giving thing for one another. Things seem to go to the kiddos, and even then, we're mostly on the frugal end. But this year, I had a little something special for him. A framed print of this shot taken last month by my friend and talented photographer, Bonnie Berry.


And did I receive a gift from my hubby?
Yes, I did indeed.

I'm now the new owner of THIS lovely little baby.

September 27, 2008

September 27th

Just going through the photos of our wedding day, puts a huge smile on my face. I remember it was so incredible, that I wanted to do it all over again the next day. And so did everybody else.

So whenever you make me mad honey, now I know what I need to do. ;)
These photos and memories make my heart sing.

Happy Anniversary.

The boys walking their mama down the aisle.

I can honestly say, the dancing was wild, and the most fun I have ever seen at a wedding.

The infamous rose exchange.

You don't even want to know what Javier is saying here...

September 25, 2008

Simple Joys of Childhood

...and why I love my job.


Being able to lay down outside, on a beautiful Thursday morning, and just listen with the children...for several minutes, to the many things we hear in nature.

This is just a glimpse of what my days encompass.

*Thank you to Mama Tanya for telling me about this idea.

September 24, 2008

Dodo with Lipstick

Congratulations to this year's winner of the Rubber Dodo award!


Sorry, couldn't help myself.

No Child Left Inside Act

VERY exciting to hear this Act was passed last week by The US House of Reps!

When I was teaching 1st grade, I would devote a large amount of time to the Earth Day unit I created. At my school, I was one of the few teachers (if not the only one) that even did such a unit. It wasn't in our TEKS or in our Scope and Sequence for the district, so I assume that's why teachers didn't have this particular focus in their lesson plans? We were always crunched for time, but I did it, and loved it. Several of my grade team members began doing Earth Day units soon after. Why on earth wouldn't we want to educate our young children--the future generation, about enviromental education?

Thank goodness for some progress.

September 23, 2008

(Spanish) Funnies - Rated R

Era un matrimonio que tenía problemas de dinero y la crisis obligo al marido a prostituir a su mujer. (??)

La esposa muy confundida le dice: "Pero yo no se nada de eso!".Y el le dice: "Cuando tengas una duda solo me preguntas vieja, yo estare atrás del poste!". Así quedaron.

Llegó la primera noche y la mujer se vistió bien apretadita y escotadita, ella parada en la esqui na y el marido detrás del poste.

Llegó el primer cliente en un carrazo del año, se para en donde está la mujer y ella se le acerca. "¿Cuánto?", le dice el cliente. "No, pos no se, espereme aqui". Y que corre atras del poste. "Viejo, que cuanto?". El marido le dice: "A ver, pues, dile que... a ver, trae buen carro... dile que $500 pesos".

La señora regresa y le responde: "Que 500 pesos!". Y él le dice: "Nada mas traigo $100". Otra vez le dice la mujer: "Espéreme"... y corre con el marido detrás del poste. "Viejo, que solo trae $100". Y le dice el marido: "No, pues dile que entonces solo sexo oral". La mujer corre otra vez con el cliente y le dice: "Oiga, que solo sexo oral".

Responde él: "Esta bien, subase!". Y empieza a bajarse el zipper del pantalón... y se saca aquella cosota larga y la mujer se queda sorprendida y le dice wowwwww!"
Espereme aquí, horita vengo". Se baja del carro y corre con el marido y le dice:

"No seas gacho viejo, !!PRESTALE $400 PESOS !!".

September 18, 2008

Sophia and Ethan

What do you think they'll think of these when they're older?





September 17, 2008

Pure Sweetness

An image I fell in love with this week.
From Casa T.


Macho Penguins

If you haven't seen the movie Happy Feet, you gotta see it. It's been out a while, but this clip gets me every time! I love the Latino Penguins, especially when they show off in front of the female Mexican Penguins (or are they Puerto Rican, or Cuban?) Anyhow, the head hancho is played by Robin Williams.

This one's for you Tanya!
And anybody else who 'gets' this.

September 16, 2008

My Life Path Number

My mom always told me I was a 9, like her, but until I found this, never realized how much it truly describes me. Especially, the first 3 paragraphs.
I tag my readers to continue this meme and see if their life number accurately describes them.

Your Life Path Number is 9

Your purpose in life is to make the world better.
You are very socially conscious and a total idealist.

You think there are many things wrong with the world, and you want to fix them.You have a big idea of how tbe world could be, and you'll sacrifice almost anything to work towards this dream.

In love, you can easily see the beauty in someone else. And you never cling too tightly.

You are capable of great love, but it's hard for you to focus your love on one person or relationship.

You have a lot of outward focus, and you tend to blame the world for your failures.
You are often disappointed by the realities of life - it's hard for you to accept the shortcomings of the world.

September 15, 2008

(Political) Funnies

September 10, 2008

A Dormir, Querida

For you, Tanya

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September 07, 2008

BSM: Move and Inspire

These are the words that hang above the high school marching field. I really miss having Domi around in the evenings, but I know it's for a good cause. Last week, it was Parent Marching Night, in which parents, actually got out on the field, and 'marched' (ha!) after being taught a few marching steps by their children. It was quite a sight to see. Parents bumping into each other and we only marched, no playing was even involved. It was a fun evening.

I have a deeper appreciation for what these band students do.
They know how to move, and they truly inspire us all.



This shot below I chose as my BSM because I feel it shows the respect and closeness this marching band has.

September 02, 2008

Squirrels by Domi

Just wanted to share the blackboard drawing Domi made for the Casa T. kiddies.
This week, the focus is on Squirrels and Nuts, and my darling did the honor of sketching our weekly blackboard drawing (in about 2 minutes).
Isn't he the sweetest?


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