Unconditional Love with a Memory

Circa,  Salt Lake City-2005
Family has been on my mind a lot lately because of the fact that I have my mother and sister 1769 miles away living in Texas. Besides my husband's family, I feel that they are all that I have on my side of the family, which brings me to the point of this post.

Double Birthdays

What a treat it always is to have these girls celebrate their birthday on the same day! It saves me money and time. One birthday cake in which they can share & all we have to do is add a few more candles for Lexie after the birthday song is sung for Chelsea. Gifts given by family, and relatives are always fun, and the day we bought these American Girl dolls for them in New York City was a dream come true. They had to include Ruthie and Felicity in the pic. These girls are growing up way too quickly for their own good. I don't know if it's the fact that living in Jersey makes the years go by quicker or that that they're getting older. Whatever it may be it's bittersweet. I pray that they will always enjoy their future birthdays together even when they are old and grey! 

A Special Day

The Maldonado Family
Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend my dear friends sealing in the Washington D.C. Temple. Temperatures were in the thirties, and I had four children in tow. The two and a half drive was worth it. Worth it to see my friend Stephanie whom I met almost three years ago here in New Jersey. She now lives in Virginia with her husband Mike and three children, Julia, Tyler, & Aiden.

To blog or not to blog.

Scrapbooking can become a bit tedious and although I have enjoyed doing it for the past 15 years I want to take the time to seriously write about their lives. My kids are growing up way too quickly, and because they are five years apart each of them have a different direction as to who they are becoming, and what they are doing. Since I love to write and take pictures, I figured it was time to join the 21st century, buy a computer, and start a blog...and so far I am loving it!