Monday, March 30, 2015

Blessed to call him mine

I'm so proud to call this man my husband and my best friend.  Not only is he a great husband but an even greater father.  We are so blessed to have him in our lives.  I love you Rey!!!! 

Pretending to be sitting around a camp fire. Can't wait for the day to come when we can go camping.  

Cuddle time with daddy, daddy's mini me. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Indoor Soccer ⚽️

Kanani had been asking us to please put her in soccer for a couple months now.  She loves playing soccer outside and likes watching the game on TV.  We were just waiting for open enrollment for the spring.  Finally got her enrolled and started looking for all her equipment.  

As the days got closer for her first soccer practice she started getting nervous and kept telling us that she didn't want to do soccer any more. To please get her off the team.  I wouldn't accept it, I told her that she was going to go through with it since we've already gotten everything for it.  Also she wasn't going to quit before even giving it a shot.  She cried for a bit but then calmed down.  

The day finally came for practice and she was super nervous.  I just kept telling her that I believed in her and I knew she was going to enjoy it.  Once we got to the gym she let loose and ran to her team mates and just started playing.  After practice she said "Thank you mami for not letting me quit I had a blast.  I love soccer and want to do it forever."  I'm so proud of my princess and am so glad we didn't let her quit before even trying it.  I want her to always try something out before quitting.  

Getting her mouth guard fitted, which took some convincing at first.   

Doing her warm ups

More warm ups 

It was fun watching her do warm ups, especially when they did push-ups.  She was the only one with her butty in the air.  Guess we'll be working on that :)

She made a friend real quick, the only other girl on the team, Ms. Charlotte.  Kanani loved playing, she scored twice.  

Bringing it in and yelling WOLFPACK!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


After being gone for two months visiting my brother in Arizona, Dartanian was very happy to have my dad back.

Cuddles with Abuelo Luis

Not letting go of his Abuelo

Pure sweetness

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Beautiful Surprise

So Rey came home and surprised Kanani and me with roses.  It was such a wonderful surprise.  He doesn't do this often but when he does it's such a wonderful surprise.  Kanani couldn't stop thanking him for the flower.  She was so excited and quickly had me find a spot in her room to put it in.  

He wrote on my card the most beautiful message "Red is for all the Love we share as a family. Yellow is for the rays of sunshine that have entered our lives, that bring us so much joy Kanani and Dartanian.  White is for the pure and never ending love I have for you.  I love you like a circle my beautiful wife Denise". Love Rey 

Kanani's card said "My Princess Kanani, so you know Papi is always thinking of you.  I love you!  Rey 
We are so blessed to have such a wonderful man of God in our lives.


It was such a nice day we decided to go outside and enjoy the sandbox. 

Dartanian was starring into space.  Wonder what was he thinking. 

Another one starring into space.  I wonder what goes on in their heads.  

Enjoying the sandbox in the shade. 

He enjoyed playing with the rake more than the sand. 

Telling her brother a story with the sand. He sat there and listened to the whole story. 


Kanani is such a great big sister, she's always looking out for Dartanian.  Hates to see him sad or crying.  As soon as he's upset she quickly trys to comfort him or make him laugh. 

She loves telling him secrets, as you can tell by he's smile he loves it. 

Love how attentive he looks in this picture, as if grabbing on to every word she says. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Little Cook

Kanani loves to pretend to cook for us.  Even more now that she has a bigger kitchen.  She even likes to help me in the kitchen, which is sometimes a good thing.  I say sometimes because there's been times when it's more of a headache.  Once I start getting frustrated with her I see that beautiful smile of hers and it all goes away.  I love how she usually wants to help me in everything.  Especially when it comes to cleaning.  Once she sees me cleaning she's quick to say "I want to help".  I pray she continues to keep that desire of helping.  

Dartanian's face "What are you doing?"

Rey told her that some people eat lizards and dinosaurs were considered lizards.  She decided to make a lizard sandwich.  This girl is too much. 

Silly Boy

I'm in the kitchen cooking and cleaning, when I look up and see Dartanian coming towards me with basket in hand.  Now that he is walking he usually has something in his hands everywhere he walks. 

Using the basket as a hat

Playing Peek-a-Boo

Trying to grab more things 

Walking away after I wouldn't let him grab more things. 

My Babies


They have gotten big so fast.  I am so blessed to have these two angels in my life.  They have completed our family and have brought so much joy to our lives.  These two will never know how great and blessed we feel having them here with us.  My heart is so full of love, every time I look into their eyes my heart seems to skip a beat.  I love you my two precious babies.  No matter how old you two get you will always be my babies.


Seeing them play together reminds me so much of my brothers and me when we were younger.  I love that they have each other and will grow up together.


Can't believe that in less than a month he will be ONE.  


This girl has taught me to be a mom, always so full of life.  

National Puppy Day

I just love our fur babies.


Although you might not be with us here on Earth, I know you are in Heaven pain free.  You will always have my heart.  I love you Puyo and miss you more and more each day.  There will never be another puppy like you.


Zeus you came into our lives during a tough moment.  You have brought us joy through the times of grieving our first puppy Puyo.  I'm so glad that you got to enjoy some time with him even if it was for a short time period.  You helped us grieved and for that I'll always be grateful.  Love you our little wild child.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Callery pear blossoms

I love when the flowers start to bloom especially the ones in our front yard on our pear tree: Callery pear blossoms.

Words cannot express

I love my babies so much.  I'm so blessed to have them in my lives.  They have completed our little family of 4. 

Picture credit to my best friend Amber Craig, not only an excellent photographer, great mother, but an amazing friend and woman of God.  I'm so blessed to have her in my life.  

Monday, March 16, 2015

No Privacy

I'm sure I'm not the only one this happens too.  Try going to the bathroom to get some privacy and can't even get that.   I can't  remember when was the last time I could go to the bathroom (not even to take a shower) without someone sitting outside the door waiting for me to come out. These hands prove it.  Even my husband was sitting at the door with the kids waiting for me.  They just love me that much. 😊😍

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Today Kanani went with Rey to their Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-Fila.  This is their third year going.  I'm so happy this has become a beautiful tradition. Best part they share this time with friends whom we consider family. 

She was excited to go. 

Beautiful tradition

The girls ready for their date with daddy. 

Daddy's taking their princesses on a date. 

Very happy to meet a princess. 

She'll always be daddy's little princess 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hurricane Karnanian

Hurricane Karnanian (Kanani and Dartanian) is what Rey likes to call this.  They definitely keep me very busy.  As long as they are having fun that's all that matters. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Old Glory Legacy

Today we went to our Home school co-op (H.E.A.R.T of Raeford) field trip to the horse farm: Old Glory Legacy Foundation.  Kanani was very excited to come to the farm because of the horses.  She says when she grows up she wants to be a cowgirl.  I know the kids had a lot of fun, Kanani wished she would of gotten to ride a horse.  Hopefully when we come back she'll be able to ride one.  

My favorite picture of my babies on a horse saddle swing. 

The kids played in the park while we waited for the tour to start. 

Heading to the barn to start the tour

Kids rode on a traitor for the tour 

She was excited to see a turtle

Observing a beaver dam

When did she get so big.  It seems only yesterday I was rocking her to sleep in my arms.

Everyone are enjoying feeding the horses.

Petting the horse named Anya, she was a very gentle horse.  Dartanian couldn't stop laughing each time he touched her. 

The kids loved combing and brushing the horses (Anya and Two Socks).