Monday, February 25, 2008

Family Pictures at the Velarde house...

Damian and his minnie me!

Sandra and Hannah being silly as usual...

Sandra and all her offspring...yikes!

Sandra's got a new dew?????????

Yea! That's right, Sandra cut off all her hair. She felt a little wild and crazy the other day and went to the salon. It really looks great on her. It took a day or so to adjust.

Micah is desperately in need of a hair cut, it's getting a bit wild and crazy too. WE had a surprise visit the other night from our brother Dennis, he was in town visiting his mom and stopped by to visit us, it was great to see him, maybe next time my sister will come with him to see us.

Happy First Birthday Gracie!

Last week we celebrated Gracie Orpilla's first birthday. We had a great time eating at a Chinese Buffet. She also had a good time stuffing her face with cake, cookie bars and chinese food, what a combination. Oh yea, she topped it all off with a shot of espresso from Starbucks, that's my girl, buffets and espresso.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Just wanted to share this amazing video that serves as reminder of what Paul told the Corinthian church, "... that they were no longer their own, that they had been bought with a price" so a reminder for all of us, that we are no longer our own, we too, have been bought with a price.

Playing in the snow

The other day the kids woke up and saw the snow that had fallen during their short nap, they we so excited and like any kid, just had to go and play in it.


Hi everyone here is a new picture of Charis, she has grown so much over the past 5 months and we can hardly believe that she is almost 6 months old. She is such a blessing and reminder of the great love that the Father has for each of us as His children.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Vanessa!

Last weekend we went out and celebrated Vanessa's birthday with the Jeff Snell and his family. We won't ask how old she is, if she ages anything like Sandra she is probably still 18. We had a great time at Buca Di Beppo's, fine Immigrant Italian dining. We were very blessed to be there to celebrate Vanessa's Birthday.