Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009

sorry for the blurry picture but I just love sunsets

Goodbye 2009
see you in my memories.

I thank God for another good year.
I mean I had a few hard times but my family is healthy and I have a wonderful home to live in.
So overall it was a good year and I am so grateful.

Well as usual I will be celebrating my New Years Eve. with family friends and pozole. I am ready for a nice evening.

peace and love
and I don't mean that in a hippie way. haha I genuinely mean that to all my readers.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

When it rains

Mimi drives me nuts.
She won't do her business.
Every morning I let her outside to go "potty."
She usually excitedly runs outside and does her thing.
But when it rains I have to literally push her outside.
The thing is she won't even go.
She doesn't like water.
I have tried taking her out with an umbrella but sill no luck.
She just cries and stares at me like this.

Then I feel bad for leaving her out in the cold.
But she needs to learn how to do her business rain or shine.
It doesn't rain often hear so I don't have to worry about this problem often but it can be such a pain.
Even though sometimes she drives me crazy, I love her to death.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


please excuse the bad picture. David either doesn't smile or he makes a crazy face. Anyways...

Three kids.
I love my brother and sister.
But I wouldn't mind having a few more.
That's why I am going to double that number when I have kids and have six.
It seems just right for me.
But only time will tell.
I may have a few and say this is enough.
But I highly doubt that.
The more the merrier, right?

Tomorrow I am going to sew and go to a creperie with my parents. It going to be great.

Monday, December 28, 2009


So my cousins didn't stay up the entire night but almost. The

starbuck fraps kept them going. Haha. So this morning they were all tired. I took the girls shopping and out to eat. It was really fun. Then I came home and hung out with Alyse and coryn a bit. Know I am going to bed. I need lots of sleep to make up for the lack of it last night.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


So i'm blogging via my phone tonight. I'm spending the night at my cousins house. I plan on sleeping but they are going to pull an all nighter. I am just hoping they don't write on my face while I sleep. They so would.

So when I'm gone I really miss my sweet Mimi. I know her ears are absolutely huge in this picture. Well they are always huge. haha. But I love her. She cuddles with me and keeps me warm when I sleep haha. Don't worry I keep her really clean. She is so spoiled I know.

Well in going to hang out with the cousins. Night.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


I love my family

I really do.
I am so thankful that I get to see them on more then just holidays.
I try to not take that for granite.
Night world
Its only Nine and I am exhausted.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Take it all in

I really really don't want it to be over.
Christmas please stay.

Bye Christmas lights.
Bye Christmas movies.
Bye Christmas tree.
Bye Christmas music.

See you next year. I'm going to miss you.

Just when it finally starts to feel like Christmas,
Christmas about to end. Why does this always happen?

Trying to take it all in. Laying in bed listening to "O Holy Night" (one of my all time favorite Christmas songs)and looking at the Christmas lights outside.


Wonderful Christmas

Chains be broken
lives be healed
eyes be opened
Christ is here

I just love that song by Hillsong United.

I had a wonderful day with my family. I am so unbelievably blessed. I can not thank the good Lord enough. I Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I am praying for all the children who are falling asleep hungry and feeling unloved. :( May God bless all the hurt people in the world.I pray that he will use us to do so.

I'm sad that tomorrow I won't be able to listen to Christmas music on the radio.:( I don't want all the holiday cheer to be over. Let's keep Christmas all year around. There is no reason to stop celebrating the birth of our Savior.

Well night.
pictures soon.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve.

I spent the evening with the people I love dearly. Now I am on my way home from my aunts house. So ready for bed. I will post pictures soon.

Night night

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sugar Cookies

Today I baked

pretty snowflake sugar cookies
Christmas trees and angels too.

lots of them

then I frosted them

and things got a little messy.

I packaged a few

then we took pictures

Jessi and I

Jessi and Jackie helped decorate with me. We had lots of fun. After we watched a movie and then I took the girlie's home. Later I sewed with Alyse. Now it is time for bed.

Yay tomorrow Christmas Eve!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

No Snow?

Today David, Coryn, Alyse, Daniel, and I went to the snow. Well not really there was barely any. :( I was hoping the snow would make it feel like Christmas. O well

My mom took this silly picture of us before we left.

See there was just a little tiny bit of snow.

It was extremely chilly. Well at least for a southern california girl like me. haha. Snow or no snow we all had fun.

I am going to finish watching It's a Wonderful Life. I just adore the movie. Tomorrow I am going to watch Meet Me in St. Louis. Yay!

Night Night

Monday, December 21, 2009

Pretty Girl

Today I took pictures of my lovely cousin Jackie. It was on my list of things to do before Christmas. I still have quite a few things to do. Here are a few pictures from our first day of winter photoshoot. I will try to post more later.

Poor Jessi helped the whole time. I will have to take pictures of her another day. She really wanted me to do her hair and make up. If you are reading this Jessi. I promise I will soon.


Sunday, December 20, 2009


Today I go to hang out with these cuties and their mothers.



We went to church and then hung out at Kristas's house for a bit. Then we for a bite to eat at Baja Fresh. Now I am sitting at home mindlessly watching t.v.

Now here are some pictures from last night.

My silly little cousins who I watched last night. It was fun. We played games, made ice cream sundaes and read Christmas books.



Lorisa and I (Nick wouldn't look at the camera for any of the pictures.)

I had another good day. But it still doesn't feel like Christmas to me. I am praying it will start to soon. I really want to go to the snow. I know that will get me in the Christmas spirit. : )


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tired Much?

Sure am. I had a wonderful yet busy day.
It included a qucik shopping trip.
A lovely birthday party
Babysitting my little cousins.

I had a great time.
Hopefully I will post some pictures tomorrow after I get some sleep.

yay church in the morning with some of my friends who have not been.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Another Long Day

Woke up
straightened my hair(haven't done that for a long time)
went to my Mama's classroom
then worked at Sonrise from 11:30 to 4:30
came home
listened to Etta James (I'd Rather Go Blind)
Went to Pastor Chad and Teresa's house to babysit.
Read Christmas stories to the kiddos. (that was on my things to do before Christmas list)
Got the kids situtated in the car. (this took some time)
Drove five little ones to the lovely Christmas party at the Enriquez's home.
Hung out and ate at the party.
Then came home to my lovely warm bed.


It was a good day.
and yes I still want to have six kids. :)


Thursday, December 17, 2009


I went to Chili's today with my Auntie Sophie and the kids. It was there last day of school before Christmas break.

After we went to the mall. Jessi, Jackie and I shopped around for a while. Then we met up with my Aunt and D.J. My Aunt was trying to shop around but it was hard because D.J was being a little stinker. But who could blame him. He is a five year old boy. So I took him away so that she could shop with out any whining. I had lots of fun with him. He tried on lots of clothes.

Star Wars

He loves anything with star wars characters.


I love this little jacket.

Then I went to my works Christmas party. It was so much fun. We ate, played games and danced. O how I love Christmas time.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Take it easy

Today I had a nice relaxing day. I went to Carrows with these wonderful people.

Grandpa and Grandma
Then I came home and did some crocheting. I made a beanie for David. It was so hard for me to get a good picture of him wearing it. He is such a goof.

nice teeth

That's better.
Well I think I am going to crochet a bit more. I am still trying to think of cute things to make for my etsy account.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Today I went to the library, thrifted, and watched a movie well sewing with Cassie and Alyse. It was fun even though we didn't get much done.
Then my parents, grandparents, David, and Alyse went to Coryn's choir concert. I couldn't get a good picture of Coryn because she was kind of far and music stand was blocking her. :)

I did get a good one of Rachel though.

The choir sang around us and it sounded amazing.


It was really great getting to hear all the Christmas music.
But all during the concert I couldn't stop thinking about how I have to take my math class over again... I just found out yesterday and I am so mad. I worked so hard. I just don't want to have to take it all over again. It really depresses me. Ugh. Because I didn't pass I need to change my class schedule which is extremely hard to do. The whole Cal State system is quite ridiculous right now. Before it was set up for me to take three classes on Tuesday and Thursday. Now I need to try to get Math 11 again. Hopefully I won't have to go in every day now. I am just praying I won't. My schedule was perfect the way it was. Ugh.I just need to get my mind off of it.

Geez that was a much needed vent. Goodness I need to stop complaining. I have so many blessings yet I complain entirely too much.
At least I have the holidays to distract me from the negatives.

Which reminds me I really need to get moving on my list of things to do Before Christmas. Only ten more days til it's here. Woohoo. Now that is something to get excited about. Can't wait til Christmas Eve with the cousins and then Christmas morning with my parents and siblings.

Tomorrow breakfast with the grandparents<3
-Esther Marquis Carrera

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hello Cinnamon Rolls

Today I spent the day with Cassie.

We baked some cinnamon rolls.

my favorite part was kneading the dough.

Mimi sat and watched.

We wore our aprons.

Then I rolled out the dough and Cassie spread the butter on it.

sprinkled cinnamon sugar


and rolled some more.

Cassie and the rolls

Then I taught Cassie how to crochet. You can see her in the background concetrating.


Cute Cassie and her cinnamon rolls.

After we crocheted a little bit more and then Gaby came over. She is sitting next to me right now cuddling with little Mimi. Sweetness.

Well night world.