Spaz Attack

Thoughts from a big spaz who has lots to spaz about.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Some pictures Claudia sent me the other day.

I'm what Oprah would call a shlumpadinka! A mommy who wears no make up and wears a hat to cover her nappy hair! So sad! Doesn't Chase look like he just heard a funny story?

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Some random thoughts:

Susan looked so beautiful on Saturday. I am so glad that I got a chance to talk to Susan's parents and congratulate them at the wedding. Susan's mom was beaming the whole night and I loved seeing Susan's dad. Whenever I talk to him, I am that young awkward teenager again. Susan knows how much I admire her dad. He is funny, charming, kind, and strong. I remember the first time I went over to her house, he was vacuuming and I was so shocked. I thought, "Men vacuum?" since I'd never seen my dad vaccum. Through the years, there have been countless times that I've seen Susan's dad be "different" in the best kind of way. He used different words or showed different actions- different than I anticipated. And always, he has smiling eyes that shows he cares.

I sat next to a high school friend at the reception and at the end of the night, he said something along the lines of, "Cristina, you are exactly the same as you were in high school." I hear this all the time when I see people from my youth and I think it's funny. Claudia was laughing when she heard this statement and said jokingly "Yes, I have two young kids at home and I am exactly the same as when I was 16." My mom agrees too. She tells me that I was born with a certain personality and that I, for the most part, am still that same little girl. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? I don't know. Shouldn't you evolve as a person and change throughout your life? Hmmmm...I guess I'm just me!

I have to share about my favorite show on TV at the moment. This is the only show that I will watch reruns for and also the only show that I know what time the new episodes are on. My absolutely, hands down favorite TV show is Jon & Kate Plus 8. If you haven't see it, the new episodes are on TLC Monday nights at 9:00, but they show reruns all the time on TLC and Discovery Health. The show highlights a family with two sets of multiples, twin girls and sextuplets. Can you imagine having 8 children, 6 the same age? The father is calm and sweet, the mother is super organized. I think they are amazing parents. Oh, and the children are adorable! Every time I watch this show, I tell Jason that I want sextuplets and he always reminds me that I'm having a hard enough time with two! I can't put my hands on exactly why I love this show so much. I love that the parents are just real people who bicker and argue sometimes. I mean, what couple doesn't argue sometimes? Also, I love that they are a God fearing family and they often talk about their faith on the show. Can you imagine the fear of knowing that you are having sextuplets? They were scared but completely left it in God's hands. There are a lot more reasons why I love this show but I'll just end here. You have to watch it and tell me what you think!

Lately, we've been going to church together as a family again and can't write in words how much I love it and how much it means to me to take my boys to church and listen to sermons with Jason. I'm far from being an ideal Christian, but I want my boys to know God and to have a relationship with Him. I want to be a family that prays together. What's changed me since college? I had children. I watch them grow and they are my little miracles who show me every day that God has a plan for me. I love them so much and I know that love must come from somewhere and that I need to thank Him and praise Him every day for the gift of life and all the other blessings that we've been given. I'm also starting to realize that life is really short and that one day, this will all be gone. I still have a lot to learn but I'm just excited right now. Excited to learn and excited to grow... excited about our new church and excited for my family!

Hope you have a great week!
Love, Cristina

Friday, February 15, 2008

I'm at a Japanese restaurant with someone.
They ask me: "What are you going to order?"
I say: "Miso horny soup."

That never stops being funny! I'm laughing just writing it! hahaha!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I am in dire need of a complete makeover. I get in these long spells where I don't buy a single thing (it's been over 11 months since I bought a single piece of clothing!), and then I get these strong urges to replace my whole wardrobe and spend, spend, spend! I am at the latter state at the moment. When we moved, I donated half of everything I owned to charity. (some good suff, but some things that I haven't wore in ages and other things that I felt didn't fit right. Afterwards, I wondered why I didn't give the stuff to Claudia. I just wanted to purge everything at THAT moment. It was a impulsive thing, and if I didn't get rid of it RIGHT then, I would have changed my mind.) Anyways, I want some new stuff to replace the things I gave away. The weather is being a bit fickle in Cali this week, but I know that the hot weather is just around the corner so I want to get some summer clothes. I don't know why I share. This is a very superficial post but something that's been on my mind.

Oh, speaking of superficial, I hate my permed hair now! I want my straight hair back! I've been waking up looking like Medusa and there are like flyaways (is that what its called?) everywhere. I looked like a homeless person half of the time this winter. I'm surprised strangers didn't come up to me to give me some spare change and cry looking at my two poor homeless children.

Susan is getting married this Saturday. I'm so happy for her. What a lucky fella her soon to be husband is. I love weddings and can't wait to go with my hubby and sister on Saturday!

I was really PMSing yesterday and I got mad at Jason when he told me he was going to Brazillian jijitsu yesterday night. I don't care if he is studying martial arts from my native land, I told him I was tired and that I needed his help with the boys when he was done with work. His reply: "I'm tired too!" My reply: "Obviously not, if you are going to go WORKOUT for two heartless ogre!" Talk to me about being tired and then tell me you're going to workout in the same breath!

What else is going on? Oh, Happy Love Day to all of those in love, in need of love, or hopelessly in love.

Friday, February 08, 2008

No make up in your 20's:
clean, fresh, and all natural!

No make up in your 30's and beyond:
unkempt, lazy, and unsophisticated!

How sad is that?!
It sucks to age!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

My boys crack me up!

Every time I take a picture of Tyler lately, he has been tilting his head and body and smiling with his lips together. Someone must have told him this was cute!

Most of our time at home is spent in this play area. I try to put the toys away and they all come back out a second later. Here is Tyler looking through a book right after waking up.

Lately, I've been feeling brave and venturing out with both boys. In the past week, we went to the Discovery Center, La Habra Children's Museum, Santa Ana Zoo, and the Children's Museum in Rancho Mirage. Here is a pic of Tyler with Clifford at the Discovery Center.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Chase is a happy boy in Palm Springs!

Why is it so hard to get a good picture of two kids?

Tyler, that toy is not for you!