Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chapada Diamantina pictures

I finally organized, edited, and posted the pictures from our trip to Chapada Diamantina. This was one of the caves we visited. This one was 21 ft. deep. The water was so crystal clear it looked and felt like you were floating. The whole place was amazing. Crazy long drive (10 hour there 12 hours back) but super worth it. I put our album on my Facebook page . If that link doesn't work for you then go to my blog and click the facebook button and it will take you to my Facebook page and there you'll find the pictures. I really wish you guys could all come to Brazil.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

More Sophia!

after her first bath

Say Hello to Miss Sophia!!

 (photo by Jasmine)

Sophia Milagros Pamela Perez
5/17/2012 @12:14 pm
after 30 minutes of pushing
8 lbs 12 oz; 20 inches
Mom and Baby are doing well!
(Yesenia is happy that Sophia shares her Daddy's birthday.)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Some of the mothers who have made me a better mother

and so many more.

Also, a shout out to the next mother-to-be, Yesenia, who has taken care of all of our kids at one point or another. I think she is fantastic. I am sure she will be a great mom.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mothers' Day!

To My Mother

As a tree, you sheltered me
in cool and tranquil beauty;
And in the breeze your tender leaves
caressed me as you soothed me;
To my new eyes, you were a rose
abloom in my home garden;
A dewy gem, with velvet stem
to comfort and to pardon;
When I awoke, your azure cloak
a flag of courage made me;
And for my care in harshest glare,
you were a cloud to shade me;
You furnished rain time and again,
to nourish and revive me,
And like the sea you called to me
to share with you eternity;
The world was new, and how I grew,
because with love you laved me;
You planned, you dreamed, you taught, esteemed,
and home and heaven gave me.

Mildred T. Hunt

To my mother who died when I was very young, but not before I knew her.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

happy birthday grandpa mike!

We miss you and wish you were here. 

I loved this quote that Richard G. Scott quoted in the last general conference from President Joseph F. Smith: 

“I believe we move and have our being in the presence of heavenly messengers and of heavenly beings. We are not separate from them. … We are closely related to our kindred, to our ancestors … who have preceded us into the spirit world. We can not forget them; we do not cease to love them; we always hold them in our hearts, in memory, and thus we are associated and united to them by ties that we can not break. … If this is the case with us in our finite condition, surrounded by our mortal weaknesses, … how much more certain it is … to believe that those who have been faithful, who have gone beyond … can see us better than we can see them; that they know us better than we know them. … We live in their presence, they see us, they are solicitous for our welfare, they love us now more than ever. For now they see the dangers that beset us; … their love for us and their desire for our well being must be greater than that which we feel for ourselves.”

I love telling Bo about his Grandpa Mike and thinking about how his Grandpa is looking out for him even though he won't get to meet him in this life.