red velvet

mmm...i'm quite obsessed with red velvet anything with cream cheese frosting!
it is so yummy even though it is basically a chocolate cake with red dye. haha.


nothin' a lil' paint can't fix

remember that mirror i found?
i wanted to paint it a fun color, but decided on a creamy white.
it's new home is in our master bathroom.
ten bucks. nice.


pumpkin patch...finally

we went to lombardi ranch a couple weekends ago.
it was crazy crowded, but still fun.

jail time. haha.

reach for the sky!
going to the top of the hay pyramid
waving to daddy
jumping off the hay bales! his fave part of the day.

on the hunt for the perfect white pumpkin.

no showing me the one he wanted.


lovin' on daddy


silly boys. they would not sit still for a pic.

my lil' monkey, with a black eye :(
i put a band-aid on it to hide the severeness of it, but we still got some funny looks, questions, and even some gasps from others.
seriously?! as if we socked our 3 year old in the face! kinda made me mad, but whatever.

again, not wanting to take pictures.

this one makes me laugh.
bro did not wanna take pics, he wanted to jump the hay bales.
look at that attitude!

my niece, bella.

no, bro, and cousin ethan (or easton as noah says)
these smiles make me happy.

sweet brothers


kern county fair

we went to the kern county fair last month.
it was called "best in the west."
i've been to several different fairs in cali,
this one really was the "best!"

bro dreaming of winning a stuffed animal.
and he insisted on wearing this outfit to the fair. silly boy!



food at the fair is insane and one can easily over do it,
but we choose simply and wisely this time around.
russ showing me the goods

these things were massive, he makes 'em look small.
they were hot, fresh, and the best corn dog i have ever had. period.

mmm...giant corn dogs.


turkey races. no joke.
look at the size of that thing.
thanksgiving is right around the corner!! haha


one proud big sissy

the tiny thing to the right of me, my youngest sister cerisa, recently passed her boards!!!
woohoo! smarty pants student
Dr. Cerisa Ignacio (soon to be Orozco) D.D.S.
doesn't that just have a lovely ring to it?! :)

ciara is on the far right of this neat pic!
she is not hard to miss 'cause she is lil', young, and beautiful!
this her on a panel briefing the United Nations on food security!
the gal has hit the big time.
she is at a table with people with Ivy League educations, masters degrees, and PhD's
(and british accents) haha!
and of course, though she was nervous at first, she did an amazing job and was by the far the best speaker on the panel. she answered questions after her presentation in english, french, and malinke. one woman was even so inspired by ciara's words that tears came to her eyes.

my little sisters are amazing and it is even more wonderful to hear them give all glory to God for their successes.
i heart them!