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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


Blogger Kristen said...

your blogs are wonderful! i love reading about you and your beautiful family and yes - you are exactly the same cristina that i had spanish and chemistry with!! age is just a number and your spirit and inner/outer beauty still radiates as it did in hs!

6:53 PM  
Anonymous susan said...

so glad all of you guys could make it! i haven't seen claudia in ages! you guys look as hot as ever, even with bebes!

so glad to read about your family church experience. life really is short. gotta live it to the max while you have it!

9:22 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

you ARE exactly the same. but more mature (somewhat), more experienced, and definitely a wonderful mother and wife. the good parts of you in high school stayed the same. that's the important part!

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Yolanda said...

hey, that's so exciting that you found a church to go to together. hope you continue to enjoy life to the fullest and see the goodness of God in it all. and as for being the same, ofcourse you've matured and grown up and all, but it's good to not lose who you were as a kid too. that aspect of you is precious, and the same goes for your children as they grow up. i don't think it's a bad thing at all.

11:07 AM  

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