Dec 29, 2008

Do you remember your Mom trying to get you to eat by saying "There are starving kids in... China, Africa..."

Well here is a chance to REALLY help children that do not have adequate nutrition.

This fundraiser is to provide the orphans with one egg and one piece of fruit per day for a year!

While visiting Africa recently, I saw how poorly the orphans at the Wellington Orphanage were being fed.

They only get 2 meals a day, breakfast and dinner. This usually consist of porridge or rice.

Very rarely do they get protein or fruit and vegetables. When mission teams are visiting they may get a piece of fruit a few times or protein on SPECIAL occasions.

This is a picture I took of one of the "special occasion" meals, rice with cassava leaf:

The Wellington orphanage is doing the best they can on what little budget they have.

However the children are malnourished which has so many side effects.

New research shows that even mild under-nutrition can prevent learning. Malnutrition can even affect learning before slowing down growth.

Under-nutrition increases how often and how long a child may be sick. They do not have proper medical care to treat the every day illnesses.
So when they get something that would be considered minor here in the United States, it could be fatal for these malnourished kids.

Poorly nourished children tend to be less physically active, less curious, less attentive, less independent, less responsive socially, and more anxious.

These traits keep them from developing reading, verbal, and physical skills, among others.

Because of their lack of protein, vegetables and fruit most of the children showed signs of iron deficiency such as anemia.

Anemic children do not do well on math, reading, vocabulary, problem-solving, or psychological tests.

Even mild iron deficiency causes fatigue and a shortened attention span.

Feeling hungry affects learning.

These hungry children tend to be irritable, disinterested in learning, nervous, timid passive, and unable to concentrate.

If we REALLY want to help this country, these children it all starts with proper nutrition!
Here are some pictures I took that show the malnourished children:

Please come to this AWESOME fundraiser! Have fun and help change the world!
January 4th at 6:30pm
There will be a concert with ARANDA and a hilarious comedian who is a Christian named Elijah Tindale!

It is at Club Venu in Bricktown 222 East Sheridan
MUST BE 21 years of age
Admission- FREE

(parking garage right next to Venu is free on Sundays)

Please pass this on to anybody you want, post on your own blog or forums.

Dec 16, 2008

Thankfulness, Gratitude, Meekness and Self-Control

This was written by my dear friend and mentor Kathy Patton. It really spoke to me today so I thought I would share it with you:
I love learning new visual aides and word pictures.

This morning I learned a few details about a very important small device on a boat. It is called the Trim Tab.

The Trim Tab is not the boat, nor is it the motor, it is not even the rudder on the motor. It is a small tab that when slightly turned in a new direction can affect the entire boat and its ability to properly ride through the water at greater speeds and allows the boat to turn with greater ease. It can significantly reduce the time needed to get up on plane. It also allow a boat to keep its bow down and stay on plane at lower speeds and thus conserving fuel.

I began applying this new concept to my life. What are some of the trim tabs that allow me greater effectiveness and ease of maneuvering through life?

Thankfulness and gratitude. I read in an article, "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

Meekness. John MacArthur’s notes say it well, “This is not weakness but a genuine concern for others which will be reflected in a desire to treat others gently, just as the Lord treats all believers.”

Self-control. The restraining of my passions and appetites for the greater good. Not allowing my desires to dictate my actions but laying them down out of love for Jesus.

Of course there are many others that could indentified but for today I will be concerned with putting these three into practice. I know it will improve my effectiveness for Christ. This time of year can be filled with things to do, places to go and people to see if I do not focus my attention on the eternal. My hearts desire is to fill this Christmas with Christ.

Merry Christmas and a very blessed New Year,

Posted by Deziray

Dec 15, 2008

FREE Jack Russell Terriers

This has been passed on by a friend, if interested please call Tracy at 625-2195 not Deziray!
I know nothing about these dogs or which are left:

These puppies are 6 of the CUTEST, SWEETEST puppies I have ever seen!
They were going to get dropped off at the Animal Shelter and I
volunteered to care for the puppies until suitable homes can be found!

Please call Tracy at 625-2195 if you are interested in providing a good
INDOOR home. JRT's coat are soft, smooth and too thin to fare the
elements outside for more that a very short period of time. They crate
train very well (I have been crate training them all weekend) and the
potty training has been going well!!! They are loving, loyal sweet
animals and I will provide a general care sheet for JRT's if you would
like to adopt one.

I cannot take care of them for long and I will be heart broken if I have
to take them to the animal shelter, but I have 4 dogs myself and cannot
take care of 10 for long!

I believe there are 5 males and one female These are SWEET natured
puppies!! They love to cuddle, are very smart and love children.

They have been wormed and flea bathed.

Nov 22, 2008

Africa pics coming soon...

I will return home tomorrow! I will have been away from my family for 2 weeks upon my return, so be please be patient with me. I will first love on and catch up with Jeff and Alessondra BEFORE I start posting pictures and notes from Africa. I am excited to share with you what God did with your prayers and the funds you donated!
I love each of you,

Nov 5, 2008

Despite the short lines, I still had a LONG wait...

Here is Alessondra helping me to vote. The wait was not too long, however it was close to nap time so she did become a little cranky, and was not looking too happy in one of these pics.
Speaking of cranky, let me tell you what I did AFTER we voted!
We rushed to the car. I was trying to quickly get home so Alessondra could take a nap and I could get to my 2:00pm dentist appointment (that they squeezed me into)! Alessondra's shoe fell off, the wind blew her "I voted" sticker away, and my hands were full. I opened the front passenger door to get rid of everything in my hands.
Just as I sat my purse, phone, her shoe and my keys in the seat, swung the door closed, getting ready to pick her up and all at the same moment she hit the lock, just as the door shut!
OH NO SHE DIDN'T! She locked my keys, my phone and her shoe in the car. OK, you think "Just call your husband and have him bring you his key" Well not a bad plan...except , I took Jeff's key to my car a couple of months ago. Mine broke and I was too frugal (cheap) to go get another one. So here I am in the parking lot of this PACKED church, cranky daughter with ONE shoe on, no phone and no keys and a dentist appt . Luckily I had seen a friend of mine (Thanks Brooke) in line to vote. So I had to make that dreaded phone call to my already stressed out husband, in the middle of the work day! Where is AAA when I need them? Oh yeah I am too cheap for that too. So where is the police officer with the slim jim when I need him. Actually he too was in line to vote, however that is a negative. They do not perform that task any longer, darn it!

So Jeff meets me. I take him and Alessondra home. I then drive (speed) to the dentist and beg them to still see me even though I am unable to pay due to no purse equals no form of payment.

My prince is here to save the day! While I was being gassed up, numbed up and drilled on, my husband scoured the yellow pages, compared prices and found a locksmith for $40!! WOW that is cheap, relatively speaking! He had to shut "Jeff Click Homes" down to accomplish this. His office manager, came to the house to sit while Alessondra napped, his project manger drove him to the church and Jeff waited in line to vote. All so he could retrieve my keys.

I am so lucky!

Nov 4, 2008

I am not telling you how to vote, or suggesting that you should be for or against partial birth abortion, but you should be informed.

OK, today is the day, please go vote!
I know a BIG issue is abortion, mainly "Partial Birth Abortion". In my medical training and in my interaction with patients, I have found that the majority of the population do not know REALLY what a partial birth abortion is.

I try to make informed decisions, not just emotional, or "party line" decisions. So I thought I would post these links so you could see exactly what is a partial birth abortion. If we are going to claim that we are for or against something we should at least have a general idea of what we are standing for or against.
Obviously there are other issues that you need to consider before you vote, please just educate yourself on the candidates voting record. Go with the one that voted the majority of the time the way YOU would vote if you could.

PS I was born during my mothers 7-8th month of pregnancy and my younger sister was born in the 6th month. Obviously we were both capable of life, surviving and thriving even though were were not full term.

Not graphic, just more informative:
Video Demonstration of a Partial Birth Abortion

Video of diagrams showing the procedure, this is usually done in the 5th through 7th month of pregnancy

Oct 29, 2008

The joys in life

Here are a few pics just to prove that our child DOES get treats every once in a while, and to show you that she IS a HAPPY child.
Not a sheltered, miserable, unsocialized, homeschooler that has no joy in life. : )
Alessondra enjoying a Braum"s Yogurt twist cone

Alessondra waiting with her cousin Makayla for some popcorn

Alessondra & Makayla playing dress up at UnPluggits "Princess Cowgirls"

Alessondra & her Daddy roasting marshmallows

Alessondra collecting CANDY at the Storybook Forest, Arcadia with Gracie and Jackson

Oct 14, 2008

Do want to help me save lives?

Miracoulsly God has provided the $3330 to pay for my way to Africa!

I am continuing to raise money to meet the many needs that we will come across in addition to the expense of the travel.

If I have a patient I can not help, hopefully I can pay to send them to the hospital, or if there is a need for other meds, I could purchase them, I want to be able to buy, fruit and eggs for the orphans. There will be so many needs I can not even begin to list them all.
I plan to take pictures of the people/needs I am able to meet because of your generosity and will give you an account on what your money was able to do!
Please pray for our entire teams health, safety and that we will respond to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

Below is more information, and how you can donate:
I am so excited to write this! I want you know about what God is leading me to do. As you more than likely know, one of God's calls on my life is missions.

I currently volunteer as a Physician’s Assistant at ROC medical clinic in Oklahoma City, and in the past have volunteered in other local shelters and clinics. I grew up without health insurance and vowed even as a young girl, that I would try to provide medical care to those that could not afford it or did not have access to it.

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Matthew 25:40

I have always had a burden for Africa and its people. A few days ago I was studying about Moses and his burden for the Hebrews. Moses felt inadequate and was reluctant to obey God and go back to Egypt to free his people. I feel the same way, but God is clearly is telling me to go to Sierra Leone, Africa with 4 H.I.M ministries, NEXT month! No, He did not speak to me through a burning bush as He did Moses, but I am just as sure He is speaking to me!

Through scripture, God has assured me: “I will be with you",
- Exodus 3:1

I trusted Him, that He could pull this all together in less than a month!
Let me give you some information on Sierra Leone (If you are the type that does not need details, please skip the next paragraphs):

Sierra Leone is the poorest country in the world, despite its richness in diamonds and minerals. The people see none of the benefits. They have been devastated by an 11 year civil war that has gained understanding by Americans only by the film “Blood Diamonds” and a book by Ishmael Beah, “A Long Way Gone,” that recounts his experience as a boy soldier. (Don't worry the war ended in 2002, and I will be safe!)

During this war, rebels burned homes and businesses indiscriminately, raped women and children, killed over 300,000 people, and caused incredible terror by amputating index fingers (“You will never be able to vote for freedom again”). Emboldened by the great fear it caused, rebels went on to amputate arms, legs, ears, and other body parts.

As a result of this genocide, many children were orphaned. While there we will minister to and serve an orphanage. (If you would like to learn more about the orphans go to and click on the link "Sponsor Now". It will give you a bio for each child. It will tell you how their parents and families were killed and give details on how they became orphans.)

While we are in Sierra Leone I will be doing medical clinics, visiting villages and amputee camps. We will give every person who comes to the medical clinics an opportunity to accept Christ. Of course, we would never make this a prerequisite, I will treat any one and everyone!
We will also be providing emergency medical attention to those who need it. Last time, 4-H.I.M. went many lives were saved because they were able to take them to the hospital and pay for their care.
I am told I will treat between 400-600 people! What an awesome opportunity!

This baby's life was SAVED because the last team that went was able to provide much needed medical care!

There are only three doctors for every 100,000 people in Sierra Leone. The average life expectancy is 38 years of age; this is only 3 years older than I am! I will be the ONLY medical provider on this trip. (Hence the reason for my insecurities and doubts I mentioned, but also the great need for me to do this!) I am told I will see between 400-600 patients!!

You may be thinking "So why don't they just graduate more doctors and other health care providers?” There is a medical school in Sierra Leone, but it has only just started up again following the war, and in 2006 there were only 7 graduates, 6 of whom left for Europe or the USA.

Three types of people do mission work: those that physically take part in mission work, those that pray for and lift up missions, and those that finance the missions.

Those that do the mission work usually must fund their own way on mission trips. I need to raise over $3300 to fund my participation in this wonderful opportunity. I am asking you to prayerfully consider participating with me through your financial support. Whichever way the Lord leads you, the blessing you will receive will be the same. You will be helping me to save lives!

All financial contributions, by the way, are tax deductible!
Miracoulsly God has provided the $3330 to pay for my way to Africa!

I am continuing to raise money to meet the many needs that we will come across in addition to the expense of the travel.

If I have a patient I can not help, hopefully I can pay to send them to the hospital, or if there is a need for other meds, I could purchase them, I want to be able to buy, fruit and eggs for the orphans. There will be so many needs I can not even begin to list them all.
I plan to take pictures of the people/needs I am able to meet because of your generosity and will give you an account on what your money was able to do!

You may donate electronically at Click on "donate now" at the bottom of the page. (In the comment section, please be sure to include my name so the donation will be applied to my participation in the mission.) Or you can send a donation in the mail. Every little bit will help!

Donations may be mailed to or I will come to you to get them:

Deziray Click
17412 White Hawk Drive
Edmond, OK 73012
call me at 405-408-3878

Please make checks payable to “4 H.I.M.” in order to receive a tax deduction.

I feel as Paul did when he wrote:

“Because a great door for effective work has opened to me, there are many who oppose me.”
- 1 Corinthians 16:2

I sincerely ask you to cover me continually in prayer as I prepare to go, even if you are unable to give financially to the mission. Thank you for letting me share this with you and for your consideration and help.

In His Service,

Deziray Click

Oct 13, 2008

Supporting the local Farmers market

Actual post date OCTOBER 24TH 2008
I try to visit the Edmond Farmers Market as often as i can, which isn't often enough. I have always had a desire to do this, but at first was too lazy to do it and thought "can it really taste THAT much better?" Well, let me tell ya, I am here to answer that LAST question, YES IT DOES! Click here to check out the Farmers Market around here.
I have recently started buying ground beef, from Whitmore Farms, they sell at the Edmond Farmers Market
OMG it is great, even Jeff, commented on how good it tastes.
It is cheaper than what I was paying at Crest. Saturday it was $3.25/ lb, at Crest I pay $3.55-$3.85/lb for the lean. If you can not make it to the market , they said you could call them to arrange a meeting. One of the owners works in the city so he could meet whenever the need arises. (Do you think I could get Crest or Walmart to meet me with a few steaks and ground beef when I need it?) Whitmore Farms LLC 405-466-2279
I love the fact that I am supporting local farmers and that what I am feeding my family is MUCH healthier, tastier and a smaller "carbon footprint." The last comment is dedicated to my tree hugging, hippy, lives in Colorado, hate to admit: registered democract, older sis!

So anyway I just wanted to share the info. This picture does not do the meal justice. We seasoned and cooked up beef patties, grill onions enjoyed this with a plate of fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. All this was bought at the Edmonds Farmers Markt, and was locally grown. Some farmers market only sale locally grown produce but not all of them, So you should ask before you buy: "Where is this grown?"

More info on Farmers Markets:


Most fresh fruits and vegetables produced in the U.S. are shipped from California, Florida, and Washington.
Fruits and vegetables shipped from distant states and countries can spend as many as seven to fourteen days in transit before they arrive in the supermarket.
Most fruit and vegetable varieties sold in supermarkets are chosen for their ability to withstand industrial harvesting equipment and extended travel not taste. This results in little variety in the plants grown.

Premium Taste. Locally grown fruits and vegetables are usually sold within 24 hours of being harvested. Produce picked and eaten at the height of ripeness has exceptional flavor and, when handled properly, is packed with nutrients.
Maximum Freshness. By choosing local produce at farm stands, farmers markets, pick-your-own farms and grocery stores, you pay for taste, not transportation and packaging.
Unique Varieties. Local farmers often grow a large assortment of unique varieties of products to provide the most flavorful choices throughout the season.

Find a farmer, farmers' market, farm stand, or local food outlet near you, visit
Shop at your local farmers' market or farm stand for the freshest, best tasting food available. It's easy to find local food. There are over 3,100 farmers' markets in the U.S.—one is probably near you!4
Encourage your local grocery stores and area restaurants to purchase more of their products from local farmers.

Fruit, vegetables, meat and milk produced closer to home rack up fewer "petroleum miles" than products trucked cross-country to your table. How do you find them? Search by ZIP code for farmers' markets, greengrocers and food co-ops in your area. The website, which includes handy contact information in its directory listings, also identifies restaurants that specialize in regional and seasonal ingredients. If you really want to get close to the farm, join a Community Supported Agriculture project, which lets you buy shares in a farmer's annual harvest. In return, you get a box of produce every week for a season. It will take more than a few visits to the farm stand to reduce the carbon impact of the U.S. food supply. In the meantime, here's another reason to go local: the taste is great.

Left or Right...She is CUTE (In my opinion)

These pics are about 2 years old, but I thought with the upcoming election, it was a good time to post them.
More than likely you will never find a "political" argument on this blog. I am not about to get into that type of discussion, but Left or Right I would vote that she is a KEEPER!
When Jesus comes back, He won’t be riding an elephant or a donkey. He’s an Independent and He has the only vote that counts!
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God... Rom 13:1-2:)

Oct 8, 2008

My healthy "Food Buddy"

Alessondra and I went to Penn Square Mall the other day to visit our FAVORITE store, the Apple Store!
Anytime she knows we are going to this particular mall, I can count on hearing the SAME question, with excitement: "Can I have Sushi and Edamame, PLEASE?" The food court has a GREAT sushi bar!

Another place that we frequently visit because it was one of my Dads, AKA Papa Bear's favorite places, is Souper Salad.

Children her age eat for free, and if you know me this is very enticing! I guarantee they are reconsidering that deal, once they witnessed how much salad she can eat! She does not eat the unhealthy iceberg blend, with tons of sugary dressing and gold fish and raisins on top. Oh NO, my child goes for the broccoli, okra, spinach and carrot toppings with a big helping of vegetable soup, dressing on the side! She also wants pickles on it, lots and lots of pickles, which I am not too crazy about the sodium level in that....But hey she eats sushi and edamame with me, if she wants a pickle, by golly she can have one!

Sep 30, 2008

"Daddy we are at da Fair of The Rides, NOT da Fair of the Heart"

We like many of you visited the State Fair of Oklahoma recently. I have to share this AMAZING story. I lost my new iPhone while at the fair, and much to my amazement, some honest person turned it in! The battery was dead and a lady in the ticket office charged it, located a text message from Jeanie, and called her and told her that they had my phone!

Jeff took these two pictures 364 days apart. I knew she was maturing but I did not realize how much more of a "little girl" she is now than last year.

Sep 18, 2008

Fruits of her labor...

We have our FIRST tomato on our Aerogarden. Needless to say Alessondra is REALLY excited, she already wants to eat it!
She has worked REALLY hard on these plants. She checks them several times a day, talks to them and helps me water them almost daily. I hope she gets to taste a little of her hard work soon!

Sep 16, 2008

Milestones...Come too quickly!

Alessondra recently had her first visit to the Dentist Office

In the first pic you can see that my normally fearless daughter seemed quite anxious, this is why we allowed "White Blankie" to accompany us outside of our home.

After the dental hygienist let her touch all the instruments and put on gloves, Alessondra cautiously let go of her blankie to show off her new set of gloves.

In this third picture Alessondra let her count her teeth, she has 20 of them!

Oh how quickly my sweet baby has grown up, I am seriously setting here typing this with tears in my eyes...what will I do when she gets married!

Excuse me I must go get another box of tissues...

Sep 14, 2008

Alessondra enjoyed our guests today!

Alessondra spent the afternoon trying to impress NBA OKC Thunder player, Kevin Durant and his Mom, Wanda. She made him look through her photo album, watch videos on my iphone and offered him her Mater truck (character from Cars). He was very patient and kind to her.

Sep 13, 2008

Blessings in life...

I have learned you must be careful what you ask for. I guess sometimes I forget that He is the "All Knowing and the All Powerful"
As you may know ( Or not) , my husband and I have been prompted by the Holy Spirit to simplify, downsize and create margin.

With the housing market being in a unique state right know I was not sure how this would work. Remember the account in Matthew, when Jesus instructed Peter to go fishing and in the first fish he caught he should reach in his mouth and there would be the coin, the EXACT amount he would need to pay the temple tax. This seemed unrealistic but Peter obeyed, and of course Jesus provided what he said he would provide!

God has provided an AWESOME situation for us and our current home. We had some individuals dropped in our laps, they want to move into our NOW!

Our house is not on the market, is not "showeable" condition and was in disarray yesterday when I got the call that in 2 minutes a Realtor would be at my door with some potential clients.
I had just finished steam cleaning the 2 big area rugs and all the furniture was pushed aside, I was in a tank top (bra straps showing, thank God I had a bra on!) no shower and the Realtor could not stay, so I had the pleasure of showing them around!

They want it, they want to be in by the 21st, of this month! This meant we needed to get out by today, so Jeff can schedule crews all next week to get it ready for our new tenants!

Jeff and I, my MIL, Cindy and FIL, Richard have spent the last 5 days packing, cleaning and sorting. The movers just left, they took all of out stuff to storage. This is a huge blessing, but a STRESSFUL ONE! So I BIG THANK YOU goes out to my in-laws!!!

God has so blessed us with this move, but he has never blessed Jeff and I like he blessed us on March 17th, 2005.

I will most definitely use A LOT of bubble wrap when packing her! (See the pics above)

Aug 16, 2008

Trying to "catch" a duck

Trying to "catch" a duck
Originally uploaded by dezirayclick

With a break in the recent 100 degree and plus weather Alessondra and I took a little trip to the park. We were joined by my lil sis Kerri and her 3 children: Ashlen, Blake & Makayla. Much to our surprise the resident ducks were VERY social, or maybe just REALLY hungry. Whatever the reason "the cousins" had a blast feeding them out of their hands.

dezirayclick's Fun w/ the ducks photosetdezirayclick's Fun w/ the ducks photoset

Aug 14, 2008

A day remembering Papa Bear

A day remembering Papa Bear
Originally uploaded by dezirayclick

A day remembering Papa Bear

Thurs 8/14/08
Today Alessondra and I visited "Papa Bears Bench". (My father who passed away almost a year ago)
She actually gets very excited when I tell her we are going out there, which I am thankful for. At first I was not sure about her seeing me cry. Her sweet hugs and little voice saying"Mommy it's OK, I'll make you happy, and when we go to heaven it will be HAPPY." This let's me know that she enjoys comforting her mommy.
She and I both love looking at the pictures on the bench and "talking" to Papa Bear.
She said to me "Mommy, are you SURE Papa Bear can hear me? Heaven is so high up there."

I have decided to try blogging on flickr. I figure If I take pictures throughout my day then this will help me with what to say in the blog. What mom doesn't like taking pictures of their check it out at Myflickr

Aug 13, 2008

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions
Originally uploaded by dezirayclick

Wed 8/13/08
Jeff and I decided early on that we would sit down as a family at the table for meals. Even though Jeff has been extremely busy lately he rarely misses breakfast with Alessondra and I.

After seeing her Daddy eat a healthy version of an egg Mc Muffin, she decides that she will follow in her "Champion's" footsteps and partake in one also.

Uploaded by dezirayclick on 13 Aug 08, 3.14PM PDT.

Jul 23, 2008

Sorry, I am not good at blogging, so no new posts.  After just reading 3 blogs of my friends, I truly do want to get better at blogging.  Maybe these friends (Erin, Keysha and Kim) can give me some pointers : )!!

Jun 24, 2008

I am terrible at remembering to blog!
You helped me "plant" today.  Actually I planted and you played in the water hose.  I enjoyed you being out there with me.  I so enjoy being your mommy.  Thank you for being an awesome lilttle girl!
Aunt Kerri and the kids came over so you guys could swim!

Jun 3, 2008

Yesterday you completed your very first swim lesson.  You did rather well.  You did not want to put your face in the water, but you and Daddy will work more on that at home.  You obeyed your swim coach and set a good example for the other kids.  Your cousin Makayla is also in the class with you.
It seems ever since you stopped "snuggling" you have quickly become Our "little girl" and not our "baby girl".  With this new stage comes a whole new level of fun and interaction with you!
You are the coolest little girl we know!

May 31, 2008

Return from 2nd annual family vacation

We just returned from our family vacation in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.
You love the beach.  You would run up and down the beach screaming "I LOVE the beach!"  You did this time and time again.  I love watching you enjoy life!  You are a really happy child. 

Daddy and I LOVED being with you with no other distractions.  We only stayed from Monday night to Friday morning.   

You were complimented on your Spanish.  We have allowed you to watch "Muzzy" videos for the last couple of years.  These videos are in spanish.  They were the 1st videos you ever watched. We are hoping that this will make it quite easy for you to speak Spanish fluently.  You also like to listen to the German editions of Muzzy.  

As a result you really enjoy any thing on the Spanish channels.  Which is a good thing since there was nothing in English on TV while on vacation.

Whenever you would see other kids on the beach you would have no problem approaching them. 

You are a very friendly, talkative and outgoing little girl.  You get that from me, I talk a lot also.

You get your brains from Daddy and personality from me. 

I'm back

In the hussle and bussle of Mommy hood I sorda forgot to journal.. Too much time has passed. I so regret all the thoughts and memories I have now lost. I guess there is no use crying over spilled milk. I will start today and try to record my thoughts and memories from here on out for Alessondra to some day read.