Memorial Day.

The perfect day to show her off.

Please take a moment and reflect on the many brave men and women who have given their lives in the service and protection of our great country, both past and present.


We Caught a Butterfly

-My daughter: People always want to catch butterflies. Mom, why do people always want to catch butterflies?

-Mom: I don't know mija, Why do you like to catch butterflies?

-My daughter: Well... Because its fun!


A New Flower in my Garden

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever(Psalm 118:29)

A year ago I planted the seeds of Achillea (Yarrow) I saw in the picture of the package that it would bloom in a variety of pastel colors like yellow,white, pink. I never know which color I would get, but wished that it will bloom pink and didn't want white.

Here is a pictures of little buds, it seemed like this plant was going to bloom white.

I thought, it will look good with my bright yellow black eye susan and blanket flower, I just had to make the best of what I got.

But today, like every morning, I went outside to my garden and found out that its not white, its the color that I wanted, pink. I felt so grateful with the Lord, he blesses me every moment. I thought that I had to write something about it.

I just finish reading a devotional that my dear cousin from Texas sends me every morning and it talks about being thankful and how we sometimes fail to count all our blessings, like waking up more healthy than ill, not being persecuted, having food in our refrigerator, having money in the bank, or wallet, or spare change in our pocket, having parents that are still married and more. I agree with the devotional there is too much that we should be thankful to the Lord, I feel like a spoiled child,when I think of all the things He has blessed me with, like my new pink flower.



Last spring I planted 35 strawberry plants. I wanted to stop spending money buying my kids favorite fruit, but at the time of harvest I got like five of them. I lost interest in this plant, they also like to go the next vegetable beds, I was about to pull them out, but did not have time.

I stop taking care of them, didn't fertilize them, did not care if they make a jungle in their bed and so now I have like 100 of them all together.

Like a week ago I notice some red stuff, I have a lot of strawberries! the slugs and ants are so happy to have something to eat.

Because they are so crowded and did not fertilized they are small, still the kids and I picked up like 2 lbs.

I'm back into growing strawberries!!

Here I took a picture of the biggest one of a plant that is not crowded.

I need to fertilize, them take away their runnings and some plants I planted in their bed. hopefully next year I get these big juicy strawberries.


Did I tell you that I cross stitch?

I have been doing this project since the summer of 2007, my kids kept telling me to just stop it, or do another project. Sometimes I did wanted to begin another project, but I have a box full of unfinished projects besides it so pretty, that I had to finish it.

Here more than half way done.


Almost done.

And finally all finished.