Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Family Art Time

So my kids and I decided to give this whole melted-crayon-art-thing a try. Not too bad...I decided to use some broken crayons instead though instead of wasting the brand new ones, although it is a lot nicer with the wrapping still on....anywho..... My kids really loved it!!!

It's really fun to watch and make.

My kiddos were quite proud of their achievement. I miss them so much all day long, even though I work right upstairs from the. Although I love to teach I always wonder if I'm doing the right thing by sending them to school and not homeschooling. But there are so many good things about this school (a christian school) that I am reassured day to day they are in the right place. I guess it's probably just my separation anxiety kicking in every once in a while ;-) I love my kiddos!!!

Thank You to THIS BLOG for the inspiration!! =)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

No one can love you like I do...

So I've had my eyes opened more to God's love these past few months. Isn't it amazing how God loves us SO UNCONDITIONALLY? I am in awe.
We as humans can be so quick to hold a grudge and so slow to let them go. I've had my share of let-downs, but in the end I realize- what good does it do me to hold on to that mess? SO many people hold on to things that only hurt themselves...the person that has done them wrong is long gone, living their own lives...probably even guilt free because they might not even remember or have put away what they have done (maybe even asked God for forgiveness) and yet we choose to still suffer from that moment or moments we were hurt. Like continually picking at a scab and never allowing it to heal.

God wants to heal us, help us...but he can't do so if we constantly pick at those past hurts. God wants us to hand over our junk to him so we can be free...

There's something I've learned and It's been such an amazing gift from God......Letting GO!
Over the years it's been easier and easier... you can choose to be a bowl or a strainer.... either holding everything (good and bad) or allowing all the bad to be strained out and learning from your circumstance and retaining the good.
Make your choice today. God wants to protect you from anymore pain! He wants you to be able to dance in the rain knowing God is your umbrella protecting you from harm. Knowing he is your just judge and will bring Justice where it's due. Knowing that everyone is ultimately in need of HIM---yes even your wrong-doer. Learning to be sympathetic in every situation! Let Go! Release yourself in every instance and give everything up to your Father in heaven who truly loves YOU!!!!!

The measured tree overflows.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ah, my Micah...

Micah just turned around and said "Hey whats up mom, you're old and you're a dude!" Then he snapped and bobbed his head like it was a song. What a dork!


Earlier he told me "Mom when you grow up, you're gonna be old." thanks a lot Micah for the reminder lol


He's really obsessed with this whole me getting old thing

b/c he also said "Mom, when you get old and you die, who's gonna feed Janiah?"

Sunday, July 3, 2011

5 years already???

Celebrating my sweetie pie's 5th birthday. Oh my goodness I can't believe he is 5 years old already. Time is moving much too quickly. He will soon be in My heart hurts at how quickly time has gone by. He chose to eat at Chili's, his favorite place apparently since that is what he chose last year. And last year he was shy as well...this year a little less. He is coming out of his shell though! And he is AMAZING! Of course he's not always this shy...
All he needs is a little sugar and his shyness disappears! Ha ha ha. Gosh I love him so much! Happy Birthday Sweetie.... Micah: born 7/3/06

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Caleb and Janiah having a talk

I love how my boys are so sweet to their little sister. Brother to brother there seems to be quite a bit of sibling rivalry, but with their sister----nothing but love! Their little voices go up 2 octaves and they just want to be kissing her or holding her. Ah! It melts my to find out how to get them to treat each other that way!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

10 things about me....

1. I’m shy, but I’m an open book, I have nothing to hide ask me anything.

2. I wish we could skip formalities and just be friends.

3. I’m rarely offended, and if I am you will know b/c it would have been something really bad.

4. I believe in second chances, also 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th as a matter of fact 70 times 7 chances.

5. Once you break through my shyness & we become friends, I will remain a friend for life.

6. I wish I had the gift of hospitality, but I don’t… If I did I would invite everyone over and have a FEAST =)

7. If I look like I’m in deep thought, I might be daydreaming. Either that or I’m in deep thought =) either way, I’m not ignoring you.

8. The only people I haven’t got along with are the easily offended and the superficial…simply because we have never had a chance to get to know each other.

9. I’ve never done something to intentionally hurt another person.

10. I believe everyone deserves a chance to prove themselves even if others don’t ::::

Thanks for taking the time to read! MUCH LOVE!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking

Micah Dscrap by boricuajmr
Micah Dscrap, a photo by boricuajmr on Flickr.

SO here is another one of my pages I have been messing around with. This digital scrapbooking is so addicting!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jennifer De La Cruz ~ Jennifer Rosado

So, I don't know if I posted an about me post yet, but this is it. Some of my friends from back in the day know me as Jennifer De La Cruz. Or just Jen De La Cruz, reminds me of the time my friend said she heard me talking in my sleep...I must have thought I was like a female James Bond or something because I was like "My name is Jen, Jen De La Cruz" ....Any who. I'm not
Jennifer De La Cruz anymore and I haven't been for a while.

This is why ~~

Ooh La La....the Rosado/De La Cruz Wedding.... Ok ok this was so like 2005! Wow I'm getting old! =P

So yeah we got married in Arizona....HOT!!! And honey I'm not talking about you this time, although u are hot. =) Arizona was a very hot place to live. We worked there for a few years as youth pastors @ Avondale Christian Assembly Click the link to see their website.

About a year and a couple of months later we had our first boy... He is now 4.

Wow Time Flies~ Yep Our first Born~ Micah.

During this time of being new parents we also headed up a ministry called Urban Flo in Avondale, Arizona.

It was a great ministry and the very kids who were a part of it with us went with their father when he took a church in another city and now they are ministering there incredibly!

Our journey continued there in Arizona and in the meantime baby 2 was born a year and 3 months later =) He is now 3.

My little Caleb.
Yep and he was even born on my BIRTHDAY! Happy birthday to me =)

So then the next summer we moved away from Arizona to Cowtown, Colorado USA...MOOOOO! Which we really enjoyed at first because the weather was awesome...then the joy faded with tornado warnings and then a winter that just wouldn't end....ugh I hated it there! I tried though... But we actually stuck with it for 2 years.

about halfway through the second year we finally decided to make the move. It was just too hard for me to be so far away from people I knew and I needed family. I actually was starting to like
Colorado a little more since I had gotten involved teaching the toddler class and actually getting out on the weekends with a really good friend. She was awesome and I thank God for her.

Well and the story continues. We moved to New Mexico. My in-laws are here and it was middle ground. That's Marriage for ya', we needed to compromise. So here we are. We were waiting for word to see if we would be able to enter our name at a local church, but the call back was taking too long so my husband decided he might go to the Job Fair in Albuquerque. I decided to use my magic fingers and google some jobs before he drove 2 hours to a Job Fair.

What an amazing God we serve, I found a job offer for a Youth Pastor/Fine Arts Coordinator position. My hubby called them right right then and there and sure enough they
said, send in your resume and we did....right then and there. Next thing we know we are getting interviewed and signing documents and everything is falling into place.

Then we had another surprise! A really GOOOOD surprise! ~~~~

And well guess what~~
The newest member of our family, about to turn 1 month in a few days... Janiah. Our girl! YAY!

We are all SO happy!

And We feel good here...scratch that, we feel AWESOME here.Right here where we are at. Our jobs. Our location and our family. I don't think we will be moving anytime soon, unless it's into a house of our own. I can't wait for that day. God is really doing great things here and we have really seen His blessings! Thank you God!

And now I am a teacher, music teacher. I'm still on leave for a few weeks so for now I'm gonna enjoy my time with my little one and soak up all of those little first moments with her. Then I only have to work about 3 weeks and we are on Summer Break! Ah, the joys of working in the school system. It's going to be awesome being off with the kids! And I owe it all to God. He is truly awesome!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Paths of destruction?

I remember an illustration a professor used once (sorry i can't remember which one) but he said that once we do something or learn something we create a pathway in our brains that is there permanently, that is why many people have addictions or patterns. The same goes true in our spiritual walk with God. People fall into the same sins all the time and wonder why they can't get out. This is where Jesus comes in, we need to ask him to stand guard at the entrance of those paths and listen to him when he tells us to turn around and NOT go down that path of destruction any more! We need to hear his voice when he tries to save us from falling over and over again. It needs to be a constant decision. This is why we take up our cross daily! It's not enough to just ask Jesus into our lives but to obey him and let him guide us in the direction that is best for us!