Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Meet my new "friend" Boot!

I'd like to introduce you to my new friend "Boot" however, I use the term friend very loosely. To date, I've called boot several names including heavy, hot, cumbersome, stupid, and annoying. Due to my recent strain and partial tearing of my Achilles tendon, Boot is going to be my constant companion for at least 6 weeks. "AT LEAST" - I'm a little worried about that arrangement because we all know what that means and for someone who has already worn out their welcome - that's to scary to even think about! So, until then, I am entertaining ideas for creative uses for Boot once we're not attached at the ankle "so to speak"!

Saturday, April 21, 2007


After waiting and waiting.... the Lil' Raiders were finally able to take the field this morning! A little rusty, it took them a little bit to wake up! But, #2, a fiesty little player from the Bursiaga home, scored a goal and played the entire game without complaint! Ahh.....the Spring season is finally rolling! You gotta love it!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Days of Refining

I do believe that I have had the most interesting and reflective days of my life over the past few days. Friday very well could go in the books as the worst day of my teaching career. As I have reflected upon it though, I have seen alot of what I've needed to see for sometime. I've learned alot about other people and myself, just since Friday. I've rearranged some priorities and those that were are no longer and some that should have been at the top have been moved there and cemented!

Saturday Jonathon competed in the Southwest Texas/New Mexico Tumbling & Trampoline State Championship. I am so proud to report that he came away with many awards, winning 1st overall in tumbling, 2nd in trampoline, and 3rd in Double-Mini. I am so proud of him. It was a great day and I found myself having so many different emotions watching him compete. I prayed through every pass and I know that God had favor on him Saturday. Clarissa did a great job WAITING all day for the attention to be back on her! It was really a nice family day.

Today Sal and I tried out a new Sunday School class. We had not been attending Sunday School since we left Alliance because we were trying to get the kids settled in to a new church. So, they'd go off to Sunday School and Sal & I went to Worship Service. Well, today, all 4 of us attended service and then went to Sunday School. As Clarissa drove me crazy because she kept moving (as most 6 years olds do) and Jonathon consistenly felt he needed to lean on me during the service, I had the following revelation: Just as my kids have to get used to being in "big church" (they always went to Kids Church at Alliance) again, I had to get used to having them there again. At one point today, I even thought: I liked it better when they were in class! BUT, when I looked over and saw Jonathon reading his Bible and following along with the Pastor, I knew that he needed to be there and that I just needed to get used to it again.

As I blog tonight, I must confess that I dread going to work tomorrow. I don't want to feel that way but I do. Please pray for me that this little time of refining will only be "a short time" and if it isn't, pray for strength to endure.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Easter!

Thought I would share my two cold, beautiful children on Easter Morning!

Saturday, April 7, 2007

I'm dreaming........

.........of a White Christmas! Not a white Easter!!!! Oh, those lines of communication sometimes get crossed. But, as I look out the window this morning, it is a beautiful wintry scene. The snow is falling quickly and softly, my children are begging to go outside, and we're talking of starting a fire......BUT, we are supposed to be dyeing EASTER EGGS, not roasting marshmallows! Crazy isn't it?

Friday, April 6, 2007

Good Friday

It's hard to believe that it's almost Easter, especially when I look out to see drizzle, an occasional snow flake, and not to mention, it's freezing out there! BUT, it is West Texas and this isn't the first cold Easter I've experienced here.

Today, Good Friday, has been just that. It was nice to sleep in this morning and then I was joined by my two children. We layed in bed and watched TV for at least an hour. Of course, I don't remember much about what we watched because I was too busy thinking about each one of them, and thanking God for them and just enjoying the moment.

I also had lunch with an old friend today. Isn't it amazing that when your are truely friends with someone, it doesn't matter how many miles seperate you or how much time seperates your last coversation, when you meet up, you can pick up like there was never a seperation? That's how it was. She had not seen Clarissa since she was 10 months old! We had a wonderful time and I thoroughly enjoyed talking about her new "gift" that is due in August. Once Clarissa found out that Stefanie was expecting a girl, she was ready to see the baby.......right then and there.

It has been a good Friday on this Good Friday. I'm thankful for family and friends, but in the spirit of the season, I'm thankful for Jesus and for what happened many years ago on that cross! Happy Easter to all!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

From the mouths of Babes...

I just wanted to share a few of the very profound statements that have made there way into my world today.

As we were getting ready for church this morning, Clarissa asked her Dad if he was going to die. Sal said yes, sometime. She, in the saddest of voices, said :"No...I don't want you to die!!.....PAUSE.......Daddy, when you die, can Jonathon take me to Burger King?"

When I asked her to look under her bed for something this morning, Clarissa put both hands up to her chest and replied, "EXcccuuuusssseee Me. YOU want ME to get down there and look under the bed?" Uhhh, yeah! And so she did.

I never know what is coming out of her mouth next!