Monday, December 21, 2009

a quick peek inside our little home...

so i know it's been months now, and i've been saying i'd post a few little shots of our place for those of you who've been wanting to see it... sorry it's so late but here is a few shots, including one of Buddy in his most favorite of places... (on the bed, snuggled in to me). :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Make it STOP... PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

Reader Discretion Advised!!!!... I am moving about in my house trying anything and everything I can to get my mind off of feeling like I'm going to HURL!!! I've been doing so well, no sickness for weeks now, and then all of a sudden, Saturday night brought with it this DREADFULLY AWFUL, DOESN'T WANT TO GO AWAY, feeling of needing to throw up.

So for nearly 48 hours now i've had this awful urge, but nothing has come of it. Just a crummy feeling. Then early this morning, about 6ish, I got a call from Frank that he forgot to leave me some important papers when he left for work, so he needed me to hurry to his work to hand it to me, so i got up, drove the 5 minutes there, felt ok, headed back, started feeling awful pulled into my spot at home opened the door, and then it happened, the most miserable, embarrassing moment ever... I lost it, projectile junk out my mouth as my next door neighbor is walking to her car. She had the most grossed out look on her face and unfortunately there was not a thing i could do about it. After a few unsettling minutes I felt ok enough to start heading inside... I got out of my car, walked around the nastiness to head upstairs to find something to atleast cover the nastiness with, and before I even made it past the grass to my house, there I was having a relapse of 5 minutes ago... this time it was even worse because there were more neighbors outside, walking their dogs, heading to work, going somewhere other then there. At first i was a little bugged that no one even asked if I was ok, clearly they saw me puking my guts out, (sorry for the graphic description) but then I thought about how I might react in that situation, and I'm not sure I'm a good enough person to walk even remotely close to that.

Hmm... Ironically, now that i've written how crummy I feel, I think i'm startin to feel a little better! :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thought for the day... and FOR LIFE!!!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

an ode to my husband...!

So just about everyone I know thinks that their husband is the best husband in the world and they are constantly bragging about this or that in reference to things their husband does for them, etc... I too would like to take just a few paragraphs to "brag" about my husband. I would not feel comfortable saying he is the most wonderful husband in the world, but I would go as far as to say he is genuinely the most wonderful man I know. He is PERFECT FOR ME, and wonderful to me. He supports me in all that I do, believes in all that I am, and can be. Helps me to accomplish all that I have in me to accomlish. He provides for me in all ways imagineable, he is my rock, and aside from the Savior, he is my best and most true friend. Time has revealed in him all that I could have ever hoped to find, and we haven't even spent that much time together yet. He teaches me each day to be a little more patient (which is undoubtedly one of my BIGGEST STRUGGLES in life), a little more kind, a little more humble, more believing, more hopeful, more faithful, more kind,more giving, more compassionate, more service oriented, to have pride in myself and all that I do, to work harder, care deeper, and many more things.

Many of you who have watched our life together blossom, might have heard Frank say at to you that in the beginning, "Sabrina didn't like me at the beginning". It's kind of a joke with us, he tells people I used to hate him, but he didn't give up on me, and now here we are!
All kidding aside, I have loved this man from the beginning. Apparently I didn't show it very well, but I knew that there was something special about him. I tend not to write much about how I feel about Frank, especially not to him, because i feel it so redundant, but that is simply just an excuse, and a pretty crappy one, because all along, in many ways, both large and small, he has made sure to make me feel so special. He has made sure to make me feel loved, and adored, appreciated and admired. He does his best to only speak kindly and softly. He helps me to create the kind of home that we read about in church books, and hear about in conference addresses. I am in no way trying to say that we have it all together, and that we do things perfect, or even remotely close, but what I am saying is that, mostly because of my husband, and his example to me and to others, we are able to have a home in which the Spirit abundantly resides, and a marriage in which the basic principles and doctrines of the faith that we so deeply love are guiding truths by which we live.

A few months ago, I wrote about our own personal hell, and the struggles and adversities we had recently faced and how they nearly pulled us apart. I removed that post, not because of embarrassment, but because I felt that it took away from the strength our marriage has become to each of us. We have come so far in such a short time, after some of our experiences as of late, it feels as if we have already been married ten years, but I would say that they have been the most WONDERFUL ten imaginery years of my life! Heaven has a way giving you glimpses in to it's glorious realm, and my life and my husband are daily glimpses in to what is to come for us, of that I am certain. I am SURE we will have MANY MANY MANY more trials to endure and opposition to overcome, but there is no one else in this world that I would rather go through it with, and no one else that could be more perfect for me then my Francisco! (HE HATES TO BE CALLED FRANCISCO) :) HE HE HE.

ANYWAY, thanks blogspot for allowing me to hop on the "brag wagon" for a few minutes to declare to the world how wonderful my husband is!

And Frank, when you read this, sometime in the next few months since you never read the blog anymore, know that I LOVE YOU. Always have, Always will. FOREVER!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

With a little hesitation...

Hello again! Well, as previously discussed, Frank and i are looking forward to some exciting changes heading our way throughout the next few months. In a brief way, I will do my best to fill you in...
As life would have it, our plans have once again changed and the things we had set out to accomplish this coming summer are going to have to take a back seat to a new little blessing that should be arriving sometime around mid-june. (give or take a couple weeks) Yes that's right folks, Frank and I are expecting a little bebe. Word of this comes after making some plans for me to FINALLY finsih my bachelor's degree this coming summer, and try to fit in some traveling before we strted our family. Well, obviosuly, that's not going to happen now. :P

we've known for a few weeks now, and have been reluctant to inform anyone just yet of our exciting news, but then I took a trip to the doctor and they informed me that at that time I was already just about through the first trimester and that everything looked good. So we decided it was probably safe to start sharing our joy. So here I'm thinking I've made out pretty well the first ten weeks being pregnant, 'cuz I didn't even know I was pregnant! Then, today, I headed off to a different "fetal specialist" to do a special ultrasound to make sure all is well, and the ultasound specialist then informs me that my doctor had misjudged my due date by nearly a month!! Hold the phone! A month! That's HUGE in the pregnancy world!!! What the heck? Here I am thinking we're nearly in the clear for the "scary" part, all of my fears and anxieties could be laid to rest, and then BAAAAAM! she hits me with the news that I am only 8 weeks. After that sobering comment, she did go on to say that all appears well, we could hear the heart beat racing and everything seems perfect. That was great news to hear even though the IDIOT DOCTOR i had been seeing was so off. Needless to say, I'm going to be seeing someone new! I've just been worried and hopeful that we will make it through these early stages ok, and here I thought we were through it. For those of you who have babies already, you might think i'm overdoing it by worrying, but for some reason, that's all i've been doing. I do however feel much better after seeing that little life inside of me and hearing the heart. It's a beautiful thing! Frank was unable to make today, but that worked out to his benefit because when we go back to do the 12 week ultrasound we thought we were doing today, the baby will actually almost look like a baby instead of a little cashew looking thing. :)

In the mean time, with all sincerity, we are hoping that all is well and growing strong in my tummy, but we also know that Father in Heaven knows the end from the beginning and so we turn our hearts and our trust to HIM that all will go as he has planned.

OH! and just for the record... FRANK IS SOOOOOOO EXCITED TO BE A DAD, AND I am so excited to be a mom...Hopefully no one is offended by what seems to be my lack of excitement, I'm sorry if you are,It's not that we are not excited, I am just a little worried I guess. I've never been a worrier, but all that has gone out the window since the moment I found out there was a life created and growing inside of me!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

It's been a while!

Hello blogging world... it's been too long since we last wrote. We have been so busy these past few months with life in general, but it finally seems to be slowing down, at least for a few months anyway. So as far as updates go... Around the middle of August Frank and I both found really good jobs have been busy working, he's been working 6 days a week for a month now, the poor guy! And i went from working 3 jobs, down to one, it's certaintly not ideal, but in today's economy, I'm just grateful to be working. And last, but probably most importantly, we are FINALLY, for the first time in a nearly a year, settled in, almost all the way in our own first place in a little piece of Heaven called Harveston. It's in Temecula, and if any of you have been there, you know that it's like a movie set or something... we love it here, there is a beautiful lake/giant duck pond that the community is built around, there are tons of young families, and the best ward we have lived in yet! We are so happy here. Life is great, which I am so happy to report, because if you remember from my last post, which was short lived on the blog, you might remember that we had recently returned from a trip to HELL and back. All in all Frank and are doing really well, we have some large changes heading our way soon, but we'll save that for another post, on another day... until then, PEACE OUT!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I guess when you're married you kiss long and juicy!! ha ha ha

** Keep in mind that what you are about to read is in relation to two sisters age 3 and a half, and almost three*** that makes what you are about to read even cuter in my opinion.
So today I was driving along in the car deep in thought about our current life situation, and then out of the blue I get the funniest text from a really great friend of mine about something her two little girls just said and then acted out. Maybe it's just me and the fact that I adore them, but it provided me with a much needed laugh. :)
TEXT MESSAGE: " the girls are playing and one said to the other ok, I am Brina and you are Frink (she calls frank frink i think cause she couldn't say his name right when she learned it) the other said OK, I GUESS WE NEED TO KISS NOW!! THEN THEY KISSED LONG AND JUICY. "

I guess you could look at that as strange, but when you live in the land of little people, I think it's deemed highly appropriate because they are just reinacting what they have observed in the past. Although, I am 100% certain they have never witnessed us kissing long and juicy!!! They have however spent a lot of time with frank and I. I responded to my friend that I wasn't quite sure how to respond to that other then to crack up and she said well, I guess they know that when you're married you kiss long and juicy.

thanks for the great laugh my friend!!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Just a quick update...

As some of you may have noticed with our recent encounters with you... Frank and I may seem a little distant, not very chatty, and genuinely humble, or like we ve fallin off the earth.That is a great observation, mainly because it's true. Frank and I are enduring several hardships at this present time that are leaving us both emotionally, and physically drained which leaves us with little energy to do much but small talk with most of you. PLEASE, we urge you, don't take offense to our distant behavior. We just have limited energy these days to do much else but endure and do it together, so what little extra "umph" we may have, we are trying to save it for one another. It's a beautiful thing, this life in which we live and the highs and lows we experience while making our way through it. These days, Frank and I are just trying to hold strong to our covenants we made with God and one another and be grateful for each day and the experience with which it brings us. We see these troubled times a a gift, and at some point we would like to share our experiences with you, we just aren't quite ready to do so at this time. :) We greatly appreciate all the kind words and deeds we have received recently, and hope you know how much we love and cherish each of you. Until we chat again, we send our blogging family and friends all our love!
xoxoxo Frank and Sabrina

Thursday, July 9, 2009

30 is the real over the hill!

That is what my husband says atleast. Yesterday was his 30th Birthday, and everyone kept asking him if he felt old, and he just blurted out each time, "THIRTY IS THE REAL OVER THE HILL," "IT'S ALL DOWN HILL FROM HERE."
Poor guy. I thought i'd remedy his feelings of sadness about leaving his twenties by giving him some classic toys from childhood, including a beach ball, a lacrosse set, some music from back in the day, some old fashion brownies and a birthday party with close family. Poor guy, it was an all around crummy day for him I think. :(

I love you even if you are over the hill honey!!! Happy Birthday!! xoxoxo

Thursday, July 2, 2009

POSTED! Check out my facebook page.

Ok, so I'm in the process of uploading pictures on to FACEBOOK. Who would of thought they would upload there, but not on to blogger? Weird... anyway, we've put just a few of our favorites on my facebook for your viewing. Feel free to tell us your favorites! There were so many pictures, that the photographer told us to pick our favorites and then she would touch them up once we've given her our list. Otherwise, she'd probably still be working on them!!

SO after a long wait, here they are!!!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

OK... OK...!!!

So, word is getting out, (by way of me) that our wedding pictures have FINALLY arrived. It's true, I've been trying to upload them on the blog for almost a week now. Unfortunately, I am beginning to think that it's not meant to be because the files are too big, and they are not wanting to upload. :( Sadly, I think they are going to have to be viewed on an individual basis. (Meaning I'm going to have to take them from friend to friend). You can tell how beautiful they turned out by the new picture at the top of our blog. Until I see you... PEACE!!! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Here is a little preview until the real ones arrive!

So, our professional pictures are in the works, so I thought I'd post the only decent pictures captured on the family camera... the quality isn't good, but atleast you get the jist of what an beautiful day it was. Until the REAL ones arrive... here they are.

the drive to our new home...

The last few hours before arriving in Houston... What a LONG LONG DRIVE!!! It took us about 28 hours to drive here. I'm not really looking forward to the drive home to Cali in 3 months!

A few more shots of the riverwalk and the Alamo in downtown San Antonio...

THE ALAMO (In San Antonio) interesting story... apparently they don't like people with dogs, they threaghtened to have me put in jail if I didn't remove myself immediately from the premises. Guess we'll never be going back there!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Pictures Galore!!!

Here are just a few snapshots of some of the things we have been up to since arriving in houston... as soon as life slows down again for five minutes I will be sure to post pictures from the road trip here to Houston!

the entrance to our apartment complex...

A day in the life of Northstar... :) (Cinco De Mayo festivities to be exact)

AN AFTERNOON IN GALVESTON... cruisin, on a sunday afternoon. :)

A couple remnants from HURRICANE IKE... (you know... just half a pier missing with a random truck slammed in to the side, and the paneling on a house ripped away. Nothing big)

EVERYTHING is built on stilts now... (thanks to hurricane IKE)

The Gulf Coast... ugh! (I'm sorry, but NOTHING compares to southern california's beaches)

Just about the only two nice houses in Galveston...

Eww... fuzzy for a reason, we didn't want to get any closer 'cuz we thought we'd barf!!! I have NEVER in my life seen such disgusting people as we did yesterday in Galvseton!! too bad, the place had so much potential!!

Welp! Here is what we have been up to the past few weeks, I'll be sure to update the blog as often as time permits... just so everyone is clear, I went from working MAYBE 25 hours a week, to working 70 hours a week. Now do you understand why I have been TOO BUSY TO TALK!!!!! :) xoxxo love you all