"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

what have we been up to?

I sure have missed blogging. I miss my friends. I miss sharing my beautiful family.

But there's been so much going on in our household.

First and foremost. You will be glad to know that "The Ordeal" will be over in less than TWO weeks!! Yes, two weeks! More on that in a future post and prayers are appreciated more than ever during the time that's left.

For now I thought I'd share what's been going on 'round our neck of the woods. This is our last couple of months in pictures. Enjoy!

We partied at the beach!




We partied at Easter!






We celebrated Forever Family Days:

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(This is the amazing Waala family that joined us!)


And we celebrated birthdays!




.... and more birthdays!





We graduated Kindergarten....


and even got a trophy for being one of the top 5 readers out of 144 kids!!!


We've just been busy enjoying our Bouquet of Blessings!

OH!! And we're moving! Soon. Really. Soon. More on that in the very near future also!

So, I hope you come back and check in. I won't leave you again. I'll be back before you can say lickety split in Chinese!! :)



Leslie said...

How do you say "Lickety split" in Chinese? :)

Glad you're back!

Sherri said...

very nice pictures...looks like everyone is having a blast in that pool!! I even spotted a few others that know..

day by day said...

So glad to see an update! Loved seeing all the pics and what you have been up to with your beautiful family!!!!


Elisabeth- Truly Blessed said...

I am so happy to hear that you are so close to the end!! And I can't believe how grown up your little ones are looking- absolutely beautiful! It's wonderful to hear from you. Praying for you, sweet friend.
In Him,

Holly said...

Oh how I have missed my favorite Cuban American friend's bloggin!!
There's NOBODY like you O!!
Praying with you and can't wait to hear that the ordeal is OVERCOME and you have been victorious.
Whatever it is.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh I have missed you my friend!!! I am praying for the ordeal...you know that is on my birthday...that is how I remember:) Know that God is on His throne and I love love love all of the pictures...oh my heavens...they are oh so precious!

Love you my friend and please know that I am here for you if you need me:)

Angie said...

Love the pics and am so glad you're back in blogland! Praying for y'all!

Shanna said...

Oh my Lawd! So glad to see ya blogging! I took a sabbatical of sorts from blogging too.
Thankful for Facebook... as it seems we have all found it an easier way to communicate these days :) Still, I miss my blog/journal and have posted after over a month of silence.
Best of luck with the move. We moved last month....still trying to recover!
Hugs to you in the incoming weeks!

Sara W. said...

Oh Ohilda....I have missed you!!!!! LOVE all the pictures of your family :-)

Kai Kai is so big!! And just one handsome little boy. Love his smile and twinkle in his eyes.

Oh Carter told me that he now has 4 more loose teeth (not really). But he REALLY wants more to come out, so he is constantly standing in front of the mirror feeling each tooth in his mouth. It's hilarious. We are headed back out to Cleveland for his surgery soon. I hate to even think about it.

So glad you are doing ok, and sounds like you have been very busy.


Jill said...

Miss the updates and the photos! BUT...you ARE busy ya know! So glad to see all these celebratory moments! AND...moving too...whew...makes me tired for you! Will look forward to your next update!

Jill W said...

I know how time just gets away from you. Great pics! It seems like forever since we got together in FL. We had such a great time w/your family. Thanks for the update. We will keep praying for you!

Marsha said...

So good to have you back blogging.


Cheri said...

Hey! I think of you often so I thought I'd let you know. I hope your "ordeal" turns out just perfect. Sometimes we go through terrible, terrible times, and we so want to share, yet want our privacy. I've been there, am there, will be there again. When serving God we are guaranteed to have difficult times, but I love serving a God who takes care of me through those times. His thoughts toward us are more numerous than the sands on the shore.

He & Me + 3 said...

Glad to hear that everything has been going so well. Nice to see pictures of your kids again. WElcome back.
How do you say lickety split in chinese? LOL

Laine said...

Ohilda! I have missed you! I love Kai's haircut! Your babies' smiles make me long to see yall again!
Moving? Alabama by chance? ;)
And I continue to pray for you...God knows the details....
Hugs to you!

Ladyblog said...

Glad to see an update! Are you moving to Tampa?

David and Sarah said...

So glad that your difficult situation will soon be over!

Adorable pictures!


Aus said...

Man I missed you - dang! But we're super glad to see that things are going well with you guys - loved all the pictures - but you know you've been away too long when I can tell that the kids are bigger....I'm just sayin'....

Prayers for the wrapup of your life's 'issue' - but it's clear that you guys are coping - loving - and living through it all....nice work!

hugs / prayers / and Blessings!

aus and co.

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