Foster/Adopt Process Update

Many months have passed and my family have been able to accomplish so many things. My husband and I completed the parenting classes that was offered through the county. And we completed all the live scans, doctor visits, initial paper work, and exit interview. We just had our home inspected by the state.  Now, we wait for our adoption worker and the home study to begin.   Even though we have made it through so many steps through out this process, we still have a long way to go.  But, I am getting more excited for this new path we are now on. Our house is ready for another little one. The bed is set up in the room waiting. Our daughter is so eager to share her toys. Our hearts are open and ready to love.

I walk pass the room every night and see the crib set up. My heart beats faster. My thoughts begin to race.  What does God have in store for us?  Will a baby enter our lives? Or a little 4 year old girl? We brought a convertible crib just in case. We try to be ready for whatever God has planned but it would definitely be a lot easier if He at least gave us hints along the way.  🙂

Much love to the world,

Angelica

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View of the ocean in San Diego

 

 

Winter Left Early in California

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Winter left a few weeks ago even though our calendar states Spring will not come for almost another month.  Another great example of how humans are not in control. No matter how hard people try to control the world, there will always be a higher power moving things along.
Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful  weather that nature has gifted us.

Much love to the world,
Angelica

Ruby’s Diner Oceanside Review

Today, my husband took my daughter and I to eat at Ruby’s Diner in Oceanside. Since it was Valentine’s Day, the weekend and we wanted to eat on the upstairs patio,  I prepared myself to wait a long time. 
Once we got there, there was even a line to put down your name on the waiting list.  But, we were in no hurry. The waitress told us the wait will be 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Ouch… Well, we were still going to wait since it took us so long to even find a parking spot! 
We had a fun waiting time trying to keep our 5 year old occupied.  I noticed that some groups decided to leave after already signing in.  Better for us.  In about 50 minutes, we were seated.  

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They seated us upstairs on their patio with a beautiful view of the ocean. Since this special location is located on a long pier, the ocean views were endless.
My daughter ordered the Kid’s Cheeseburger Meal. My husband and I had the Hickory Cheeseburger and Chicken Strips. All hamburgers come with unlimited fries.
With my first bite, I realized how delicious our dinner was going to be. The hamburger was amazing. Thick and well seasoned. The hickory sauce was lightly sweet. The chicken strips were perfectly crunchy. And paired with their three different sauces (ranch, barbeque, honey mustard), it tasted delicious. The unlimited fries were warm, crunchy, and the perfect size to also dip into the sauces. 
After finishing our dinner, we had to make the almost impossible decision of picking out dessert.  We were down to two choices. Hot fudge brownie with ice cream. Or Apple Pie al la mode.  My daughter finally picked the brownie.  The dessert is so huge that all three of us were able to share and be completely satisfied. It was delicious. Warm fudge. Cold ice cream. Sweet brownie. Added almonds in between. With a lot of yummy whip cream on top.
One thing I would have loved for our waitress to have done better was to refill our waters. But I do understand that they were extra busy today so I will not hold that against them.
My family had a wonderful time eating at Ruby’s. And I know that my family will be going again. Hopefully on a less crowded day. 🙂 I will definitely recommend this Diner to everyone who loves eating delicious food and wants to have an amazing ocean view.
I hope everyone else enjoyed their Valentine’s Day 2016.

Much love to the world,
Angelica

Disclosure: I have no idea who those people are in the photo…

It is the end…….. of February :-)

I seriously can not believe that we are already two months into 2014! This year is going by pretty fast. Is it just me or do you all feel like this???

So it has been awhile since I posted anything on here… for many reasons. I will not list them but just know that I will be trying to overcome most of them. Wish me luck. 🙂

First thought of today: I hate allergies!! I never had allergies growing up so this is all new to me. I was lucky enough to find a good deal on Mucinex Allergies medicine (sale with coupon and rebate, it becomes FREE). Perfect timing. Today has been the first day I can actually breath through my nose! Thank goodness for meds.

2nd thought:  Rain is finally coming!!! Yes, Californians, we need rain too. I love the rain but hate that a lot of Cali people don’t know how to deal with it or drive in it.  Be safe people!!

3rd thought: My little girl is finally 3!!! A new world of opportunities has opened up for her. Dance classes, gymnastics, karate, sports, preschool, etc. There is a lot available to keep her active and learning. I was once a preschool teacher (many years ago) so I have actually started preschool with my 3 year old at home. She is always excited when it is preschool time. I love hearing new ideas so please share with me.

4th thought: Arizona is crazy!!! I can’t believe their laws.

Time to go. Till next time…

Angelica

Eleven Year Old Boy Murdered

Yesterday the world found out about the a little 11 year old boy who was apparently murdered by his 16 year old brother. This little boy was the same little one who my family and I went searching for earlier this week. The whole community and surrounding communities came together in hopes of finding this little boy alive. For days, volunteers were out searching. Day and night. People gave their time and their money.

Once details starting pouring out, more questions developed. Everyone was confused about the “story” that the brother and mom had told. But all these questions did not matter. The goal was to find this little boy alive. We all hoped and prayed.

Yesterday, we heard the devastating news. There was a body found buried in a shallow grave that matches the description of our missing boy. Right behind the home of where the boy lived.

So heartbreaking. So unreal. We all had so much high hopes. We just don’t understand how someone could hurt him. And his own brother.
Just like out of a movie. But this is real. Too real for me. Too close to my home. I have been feeling so sad for this angel.

Stories are now coming out. What is true and what is not is very hard to figure out. The brother apparently bullied this 11 year old for a long time. 😦  did this bullying accidentally get too out of hand?

Still so many questions.
This poor little angel should still be living today. His death could have been prevented.

I am proud to live in a community that comes together strong during a crisis. But so sad that this murder happened here. RIP little angel. You have touched so many hearts and lives (friends as well as complete strangers). You will never be forgotten.

Hug your loved ones tight. Take a good look at sibling bullying in your family. Protect our kids.

Angelica

Disneyland trip with bad experience June 26, 2013

Tonight, I keep thinking about my monthly trip to Disneyland with my little family. We went a few days ago but barely looked at the Photo pass pictures. And while looking at the pictures, I re-lived our horrible experience with the character Aurora (the princess). I can not believe how “distant” and unloving she was towards my two year old daughter! She did not even hug her! Did not even bend down to take good pictures with her. Did not even touch her! I know my two year knew something was different. She was already nervous and expected a huge from all of her favorite princesses! She looked even more nervous when she did not receive a hug from Aurora. I felt horrible that this woman would act that way towards my child! I didn’t want to make a scene and we were rushed to the next princess. So I shook it off and moved on so we can enjoy the rest of the day.
Since we are annual pass holders, we try to go to the Disneyland parks at least once a month. So we have been to the Princess meeting area a few times now. And all those times, my daughter had wonderful experiences. She received the biggest hugs, took awesome pictures, and each princess took the time to bend down face to face and talk to my daughter. She has meet Aurora before too.
So this reaction from this other Aurora really hit us off guard. I just can’t believe it. I can not believe her. I really think that true ladylike princesses should be casting as a major princess at Disneyland. This woman needs to be removed from this job! I am so hurt that she would do this. This is not OK to treat a two year old!
I have pictures too. Proof of her rudeness! So the world can see who she is. So Disneyland can see who she is.
I have put hearts on my little girl to protect her identify. But anyone can clearly see what happened that day.
Please comment and share this! Help me get the word out and hopefully something can be done about this unloving woman.

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I have a few more pictures too. One of Kaycee looking up at her just waiting to be hugged and never receiving any love. Very heartbreaking. Those “smiles” from this lady were fake!
We have never experienced anything so hurtful at Disneyland. You would not expect this to happen to your child. So unbelievable.

😦