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A precious quote

I have to get this down before I forget about the moment…

We were driving from the hotel to the airport through the Dominican Republic countryside to come back home and Isabel turned to Ricardo and said:

Papi – I love you…thank you for showing me your world.

Talk about a special moment…still brings tears to my eyes!! That is what being a parent is all about!!

Just had to share! 🙂



Isabel had her very first soccer game this past Saturday. It was the cutest thing watching 6 little girls who had never played before and had no clue of what to do running all over the field in all directions. Isabel had a blast and scored 2 goals.

I can’t wait for the next one this weekend!! Hopefully Ricky can get some of the pictures and video up from the game.

A prayer for Gabby

Please say a prayer for my friend Gabby. She has been battling cancer for over a year and things are not looking good for her right now. She is only 36 years old and has 3 young children and a husband. She had been in remission and was making a remarkable recovery but now the cancer has returned and is much worse this time around. Please say a prayer for her.

Happy Birthday Ricardo!

We love you!!! Tommie, Isabel, Vittoria and Jessie

Hope you had a great birthday!

I have my very own blog!

Hi Everyone,

I now have my very own blog! It’s still a work in progress but you can find it at:

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Tori is walking!

Tori took her first steps yesterday! It was the cutest thing. We tried to get it on video but she asked for no papparazzi in her special moment!! haha…we will try to get some today! I just wanted to share the news!

A little funny story to make you smile!

For those of you that know Isabel well this will make you laugh!

She has been talking about going to a pumpkin patch for the last week. She keeps telling me that JJ is taking her to a pumpkin patch (although JJ knew nothing about it!) There is a small church by our house that has some pumpkins outside and we figured that is what she was talking about. On the way to school this morning, JJ pulled into that church parking lot and asked if it was the pumpkin patch she was talking about…

Isabel got upset and said “No, I would need my binoculars to see this one”.

She the decided she needed to go find the pumkpin patch instead of going to school. When she got to school she told her teacher that JJ was taking her to a pumpkin patch after school. We still have not figured out what she is talking about! 🙂 But I guess it better be pretty big so she doesn’t need her binoculars! hahaha

The Girls

It has been quite a while since I have posted about the girls so here is what is happening in their worlds right now…

Isabel started school again on 8/16. She is now going 3 days a week and is loving it! She hasn’t been napping there yet, but hopefully will start again soon (makes for quite a grumpy little girl by 6 PM with no nap) 🙂

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Vittoria and Isabel

Hello! I know it has been a really long time since there have been any type of updates. Having 2 children is 100 times harder than just one! Or maybe it is just my kids. 🙂

Tori had her 2 month check up last week and was 12 pounds 6 ounces (75%), and was 50% for both length and head. Sorry, my mommy brain can’t remember the exact measurements! She also got 5 shots – it was horrible! But other than that, the doctor said she looked great!

She has been sleeping about 9 hours a night – yes, that is correct – 9 hours! At 10 weeks old! Isabel didn’t sleep that long until she was around 8 months old if I remember correctly. So we are pretty spoiled by that. She is smiling and cooing now – it just melts your heart! She is getting so big or as big sister Isabel says – “but she’s getting much bigger”. New pics will come soon.

I went back to work last week. I cried most of the first day back **SHOCK**…hahaha. But after the first day, it got much better. Jerry is just amazing! I can’t thank him enough for the love and care he gives the girls! He is great! He makes the guilt of me having to work just melt away!

Isabel just finished her last day of summer camp. She loved every minute of it! Next week she starts swimming lessons for 2 weeks. And then on August 9 she starts school again. She will be going 3 days a week now. It is amazing how much she loves school now. After the start we had last year, I thought we would never get to this point! She asks to go everyday now. My little girl is growing up!

Interesting tidbits we discovered yesterday

1. Vittoria will be born Tuesday, May, 9, 2006 at noon.

2. Right now she is about 6 pounds 1 ounce so she will only weigh about 7 pounds at birth (Isabel was 8 pounds 6 ounces).

3. It is definitely a girl. I had the doctor check yesterday!

4. I have gained just over 30 pounds and I’m PROUD of it!!! 🙂 Only time in my life I can feel good about gaining weight…hehehe (don’t remind me of this statement in 2 months when I am trying to lose the weight!)

5. We have 2 weeks from today to prepare!!! SCARY!

I am really excited and nervous at the same time. Now that it is scheduled and almost here it just seem so real all of a sudden.