Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sad Day

Today two famous artists died: Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.
Farrah was known for her 1970's television series "Charlie's Angels" at the age of 62 this morning at 9:28am. She battled cancer and fought hard. She now is with her mother and sister in heaven who battled cancer as well. As Jaclyn Smith, who was known as the other angel said, "Farrah had courage, she had strength, and she had faith. And now she has peace as she rests with the real angels."

Michael Jackson died at a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious and not breathing at his home. He was 50.
My parents called to tell me Michael Jackson Died. However, my husband called earlier. My mom asked, "Arnnette, are you sitting down?"
"Yes", I said. She continued to say that MJ had passed away. She thought I would cry.
I have to say I did cry for Farrah, only because of the trials she battled with cancer, to close to home.
I bet you're wondering why my mom thought I would cry for Michael Jackson?
You see, In high school I loved Michael Jackson. I had all the magazines and diaries and folders with "I Love Michael". It was 1984, my parents were reading the paper when I screamed hysterically, and they could not get me to stop crying. When I finally calmed down, I showed them the paper with Michael all bandaged up from an accident that happened while filming a Pepsi commercial.
hm mm, maybe this is why I don't drink Pepsi and Only Coke is allowed in my house and the dining room decorated with Coke products. I don't think so but it's been so long, no, Pepsi gives me bad headaches and an after taste that makes me nauseous so, no it can't be due to the accident. I'm rambling again.
Anyways, my parents were mad because I was screaming like a crazy teenager. They thought I over reacted. I got in trouble for crying over michael when I should be crying over my grades or the current wars going on in the world.
My friend Diane S. understood my feelings, because apart from me being his big fan, Diane was more in love with him and even went to El Paso just to see his concert and here in Phoenix!

Thus the reason my parents thought I would over react today with the news of Michael Jackson. I will miss his talent and the memories of younger Michael Jackson.
My sympathy to Farrah's Family and Michaels Family. Both can rest in peace with out their worldly battles, and may their memories continue. Here's two songs I dedicate to both, She's out of my life and Ben, which Michael sang. Ben is acturally about his pet mouse. I always cry to both.

Ciao for now,

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Day Short Happy Fathers Day

Remember when our mothers would say, "Go Ask Your Dad". It seems now a days it's "Go Ask Your Mom" or "Go tell mom" or "You better go do your chore or your mom's going to get mad"or "mom, Mom, MoM,MOM, MAMA!"
Well yesterday or all weekend it was Dads' Day & Activities. I was going crazy because that is exactly what happened. Dad was on strike and sent the kids to me. It was Father's Day. However, we celebrated two days of father's day.

On Saturday we went to my mama's and went swimming. Well the kids did. Including my brothers Marco and Sebastian.

My grandson Leo'nel and Oscar our oldest son.

My sister Luisa and Evan, my nephew.

Luisa with her baby Olivia.

My Mama, Jinette.

Our close friend Rosanne and her boys Christopher and Jr.
My Brother In Law RJ with Olivia, my niece.
My hunk of burning love, Bayardo, Happy Fathers Day Babe! And Grandpa Mundo.

Tio Marco showing off his look a like cup. I drew my nephew on his cup, since he can't read so my brother wanted me to draw a look a like on his cup.

Notice the muscles as well? LOL.
Below are more muscles, Grandpa Mundo and Oscar grilling the corn and burgers.
Here Grandma Jinette, Grandpa Mundo Enjoy their lunch with Dorian, Evan, and Ayla.

Olivia loves the corn, so does her Tia;)
Emma our oldest daughter and her son, our grandson Leo'nel, 9 months old.
Then the next day we grilled again. Here is my Brother in Law, Kenneth, with my hunk of beefcake, Bayardo. Here they are grilling carne asada, pork ribs, & zucchini. I made two roasted chicken in the oven, Rice, & Beans. We had salad, potato salad, and marble cake with homemade whip cream frosting.
The kids are picking fresh tomatoes for the salad. From the top: Deanna, Dorian, Alexa, & Ayla.
Primas Hannah & Deanna.
Primas Ayla & Alexa.
To end this post, Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there who love their children and family and show it. Here's a tribute our dad, the grandpa's, the uncles with children.

Ciao for now,

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jack In The Box

Okay, I had to post this. My 4 year old loves to sing "Yippee-Yi-Yay, Mini Sirloin Burger". I kept wondering where she got it. So I see the commercial and I think it was cute. I loved the mini cattle and mini pony's For some reason though she thought it was a Burger King commercial. So in case you have not seen it, here it is.

Then when I was watching my husbands Novela (soap opera), Yo Amo Juan, the same commercial came on in Spanish. I was laughing so hard. I don’t like banda, a form of ranch folklore music, but it fit this commercial well. I also like that the music was not the same as the English. Anyways, I love the Spanish version and looking at the mini cattle.

Ciao for now... Arnnette

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Oh, What Do You Do In The Summertime?

There is a song that I used to sing every summer that I learned in Primary called, "Oh, What Do You Do In the Summertime?"
Primary is Sunday school for 3-12 years old in our church. Whether or not we sang it in primary every summer, I had learned it, and I would sing it years after Primary.You can click here to hear the song. Here are the lyrics.

Oh, What Do you do in the summertime, when all the world is green?Do you fish in a stream, or lazily dream on the banks as the clouds go by Is that what you do? So do I!

Oh, What do you do in the summertime, when all the world is green?Do you swim in a pool, to keep yourself cool, or swing in a tree up high?Is that what you do? So do I!

Oh, What do you do in the summertime, when all the world is green?Do you march in parades, or drink lemonades, or count all the stars in the sky?Is that what you do? So do I!

So far this summer, or technically its not summer, however, my kids have been on summer break since May 22nd! Anyhow, So far this summer we went to a Low rider Car Show during Memorial Weekend. It was fun. We ran into my cousin Dawn and old friends. We ate all you can eat crab legs....mmmmm.

Here the girls are posing.
Dad and the boys are posing.
Oscar is in Basketball training at School & at ASU.

He's number 50 with the black t-shirt under his jersey.

Oscars littlest fan, nephew and my grandson, Leo'nel.
Hannah's an LIT (leader in training) at the Boys and Girls Clubs and has been accepted on a scholarship at the Mesa Arts Center for their Broadway class, where she'll continue to learn to sing, dance, and learn drama. She also went on a Pioneer Trek dressed in Pioneer clothing and pushed a handcart through the White Mountains of AZ to Luna NM. She left at 6am on a Wednesday Morning and came back on Saturday around 5pm. She said it rained on them and they did not sleep in tents, which is nothing compared to what the pioneers when through.
Devan and Dorian went to Boys Scouts Camp at Camp Pueblo.
We celebrated my nephews birthday.

Then on May 31st, My sister Deborah and her family came to visit from El Paso, Texas. Daniel my nephew is getting big. I miss them so much. What little time we spent and divided with Cecilio's Family, my brother-in-law, it was Awesome.
We went to Freestone Park in Gilbert.
Danny happy with his prima.
We went to San Tan Village Mall in Gilbert and the kids got wet at the outdoor playground.
Leo'nel my grandson had fun with the water...oh-oh where did the water go?

from left to right: Ayla, Leonel, Dorian, Danny watching his cousin Enlai playing in the water and deciding if he wants to get wet. Enlai's mama Lily, Chillo's Sister. Below is Claudia his baby sister. I'm not sure if she was having fun.
Don't let the photo fool you, she's always smiling.

We went to Build-a-Bear and chose a new friend for Danny, Oh Mama the dog, after they got wet and dried up.
Primos, Ayla & Danny washing Oh Mama.
Danny and his new pal, Oh Mama

Dorian and Danny kick'n it watching Mall Cop.
We went to Oscars Basketball game.
Oscar playing at Basketball Camp against Perry.
More fans of Oscar, Primo Danny and Little sister Ayla. I had to take a picture of their feet.
The kids went swimming at Cecilio's family, while Bayardo and I went shopping dinner to take to the Drive-in later that evening

Devan did a head flop!
Then Dorian follow with a belly flop! Ouch!
We saw the Night of the Museum featured with X-Men:Wolverine, which was our family's 2nd time but we love his boot-ay when he jumps the waterfall, Or says my 4-year-old, so we didn't mind.
We visited Ikea, I bought a table drawing paper holder I have been wanting since March. We ate at Chipotle, and Pete's Fish N Chips. The week went so fast. It was sad to see them go.

So for the rest of the Summertime, We plan to visit the Navarro Family one weekend before school starts in August. Finish Sweep Cleaning my home and have a Yard Sale.
Note: I clean sweeped the boys room and moved the bed. Before I moved the bed I repainted the room. I went to get the camera to take a picture of the CAT logo I painted in the boys room 7yrs ago, for memories. The boys wanted to look like they were helping. Don't let this picture fool you.

We still plan to go to Payson for the Fourth of July and see the Parades and Fireworks,not to mention the stars in the sky, Have another Tea Party for Ayla's friends and cousins, go to Build and Grow at Lowe's, I've drank my Pink Lemonade, Need to teach my sons to embroider their monogram to make a throw pillow they've been wanting, and finish craft projects.
What do you do in the Summertime?
Ciao for Now, Arnnette