Friday, June 5, 2009

Abstract, Random.

I am an Abstract Random are my pictures.

Princess Mimi

Here are some pictures of Mimi. She turned 4 in May! :) I still can't believe I have a cat, lol! She's so precious! :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

"A Mother's Confession"

This was in our church bulletin last night for Mother's Day and I loved every word from this quotation. It made think about my mother and the importance of honoring her.

God Bless all you beautiful mothers! :)


"Not until I became a mother did I understand how much my mother had sacrificed for me.
Not until I became a mother did I feel how hurt my mother was when I disobeyed.
Not until I became a mother did I know how proud my mother was when I achieved.
Not until I became a mother did I realize how much my mother loves me."

-Victoria Farnsworth

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Random Questions

30 Random Questions.

1. First thing you wash in the shower? my hair

2. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? no

3. What comes to mind when I say cabbage? raw cabbage salad used for the honduran enchiladas

4. When was the last time you talked on aim? 7 or 8 years ago

5. Have you ever counted to 1,000? no

6. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it? both

7. Have you ever met a celebrity? yes, Brooke Fraser! :D

8. Do you like cottage cheese? yes! :)

9. What are you listening to right now? Everyday Sunday "Find Me Tonight"

10. How many countries have you visited? 3-Honduras, England and Spain

12. Would you go sky diving? YES!

13. Can you count backwards from 74? yes, but I wouldn't do it.

14. Ever been on a train? Yes, when I traveled throughout Spain! Oh, I miss it! :)

15. Can you use chop sticks? I'm getting better at it! :D

16. Ever have cream puffs? i think so.

17. What was the last CD you bought? iTunes count? heehee.

18. Last time you cried? I don't remember.

19. Ever walked into a wall? yeah, i have.

20. Favorite time of the year? spring

21. Are you sarcastic? I'm afraid so.

22. The last person you held hands with? i don't remember.

23. Can you hula hoop? no, i stink at hula hooping.

24. Could you ever forgive a cheater? forgive and learn from it.

25. Can you handle the truth? i'm good with the truth. i am a receptive person and i don't mind correction.

26. Have you ever crawled through a window? i don't think i have.

27. What's your favorite piece(s) of jewelry? my "seasons" ring, my watch, and my SV necklace...they all have a special meaning to me.

28. If you could move away, no questions asked, where would you move? Australia

29. What's the greatest thing that happened to you today? It was a productive day! :D

30. Favorite song of the moment? Lifelight by DJ Andy Hunter. I love the lyrics to the song!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


One of my friends from work makes these amazing dolls out of leaves that are used for tamales. It's a Mexican Art Craft. I would like to say that it's remarkable and BEAUTIFUL! There is soooo much detail that goes into it and the painting is flawless! I LOVE IT! The doll in the picture is the first one she made. She is wearing regional folkloric clothing from the state of Yucatan in Mexico. That's where my father's family is from! My grandmother wore embroidered dresses everyday! :) This doll is a sweet reminder of her. So, it's in my office and when I look at it, it makes me smile.

I've Been In My Shell, well...sorta.

I've been in my own little bubble the past couple of weeks. I'm here, but not really. It's like a turtle with its head in its shell. Or, it could be that I've been pretty busy and wiped out. lol! I'm doing my best to take it slow and not live life 50mph which tends to be my downfall from time to time. It's not healthy because it does lead to burnout.

Overall, things are going well! Thankfully!
I hope you guys are doing wonderful! I miss ya'll! Really, I do.
Blessings and lots of love,

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

"America" by P.O.D featuring Santana (Live)

I forgot how good Santana is! Oh my gosh! Here's a song to jam to and dance to or whatever, lol.


The Music Nerd

P.O.D.-Shine With Me

I know, I know.I am such a music lover, LOL!
Here's a great song by P.O.D called "Shine With Me." I love the lyrics and music to it. I love these guys. They have such a diverse and unique sound! :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sweet Thing-Keith Urban

All I have to say is this, "Heehee" (blushing).

Have a great day! :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

There's Nothing Like

There's Nothing Like by Hillsong United

I love this song. I love the lyrics and the way it's being sung! There's such a freedom about it, a freedom to worship as He calls us to worship during praise and worship time. It can be with arms held high, hands on your heart, head high, head bowed down, quietly or loudly.

It doesn't matter how you worship (or how the person next to you worships), as long as it's coming from the heart. The Lord looks at the heart of His children to see if the worship is sincere and true...and not on the outside. We are to worship Him in spirit and in truth.

John 4:23-24 "It's who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That's the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. God is sheer being itself—Spirit. Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration." (The Message Bible Version)

Just a thought....heehee..:)

Laura :)

LOL Dogs

I absolutely enjoy going to these websites: and

They are a good way to get a laugh for the day! Here are some doggie pictures, enjoy! :)

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New Hobby!

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Have you told her I'm not a pony, yet?

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Thought this one was really cool!

Crap, the copz...
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Ewww Yukky!  Dis Don't Be Hotdawg!
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Ewww Yukky! Dis Don't Be Hotdawg!

Friday, April 3, 2009


Yeah, I deleted the vlog because I should put forth more effort. lol. If I do another one, it should be better. lol. Usually I take my time, but this one was too bleh for me. I'm too much of a semi-perfectionist (semi b/c I am not perfect) or just picky...:p

It's another Friday night and I am working. I have a school district parent fair to work at tomorrow. I'm actually looking forward to it. One of my favorite parts of my job is to go out and do community outreach. I love being able to tell people that going to college is a possibility and a great door of opportunity. So, I have everything ready. I debated whether or not to stuff candy and my business card in treat bags like I did last time. However, I ended up emptying them out and left them with a teacher when I did a refugee outreach back in February. So, I will just use a really nice container for candy. heehee.

Have a great weekend!

Love ya'll,
Laura :)

p.s. The new Keith Urban album is AWESOME!!!...heehee...(blushing)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

More Kitty Pictures from The Crazy Cat Lady...(LOL!)

Hey there everybody! I haven't done my different post yet, but I will get to it! Here are more kitty pictures! These make me laugh so much. I love the one with the kitty going to the middle of the earth, LOL! That's something Mimi still does and I remember Little Beans digging her way to China! LOL! Aww....sweet precious ones!


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Friday, March 27, 2009


Been really busy and haven't had a chance to sit and write. I'm going to try something really different with my next blog. I hope you all are doing well! Take care and blessings on ya'll! :)))


p.s. enjoy the following random kitty pictures...yeah, I love cats ever since I got my little mimi...:))) before that, i was terrified of them, but mimi changed that...LOL!


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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Still Trying...

WOO HOO ! ! !
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This week has flown by! Praise God! :) I've been sleep deprived for 2 weeks, but the pinnacle of it was last weekend for Battle Cry. All of us hardly slept at all, so sleep is a big issue. I feel like my head is about to hit my desk as I am writing this. I would like to be as energetic as the kitty in the picture above, but I'm not. lol. But, God has been so wonderful as to give me the strength and attitude I need to serve my students and colleagues well. I just need to make it a priority to go to bed early and leave my projects alone for one night and take care of my health. I am feeling symptoms of a cold, but I refuse to get sick!!!! I've had it with getting sick. It took me 2 months or so to get over an upper respiratory infection! YUCK!!! I've been back to normal for a month now and I want to keep it that way! ha! Besides, I can't use any more sick days because I have a week of C4C Youth Rally this summer. WOO!
SO, that is all for now! I hope you all are doing well and thanks for stopping by!

Thank you! Come again!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Warning: Open At Your Own Risk!

Thanks to one of my youth, this commercial has been playing through my head for a couple of days, LOL! I think this commercial is way outside the box! :p It cracks me up every time I watch it!! It's too funny!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Battle Cry 2009 Weekend

This weekend was amazing. I learned so much and had fun while at it. The event is called Battle Cry and it's sponsored by Teen Mania Ministries from a town near Tyler, TX called Garden Valley. It's an interdenominational (All branches of Christianity) Youth event. Although, it was targeted to the youth, I learned so much about the basics like honoring your parents, purity, and stepping out of one's comfort zone. I felt so equipped after we left. Besides the great teaching, there were some great bands on the venue and it rocked! We had floor seats and sat front, center on the third row. Below are some sweet pics I took with my new toy (merry christmas to me, lol!), a Nikon D60.

There are many more and I will post more later on! Happy Monday! :)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Need A Little Motivation?

Here's a link to a great website! It helps increase work productivity and provides constant encouragement when needed. You have got to check it out. You can even download it into your computer and yes, it's safe because I have it on both laptops. I LOVE IT!!!

Copy and paste the following link to your browser:

Have a happy motivated day!!! :D

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Talking Dogs

This video is awesome and too funny!!! Sit back and enjoy a good laugh! :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Will I Ever Work from Home, Again?

There was an accident off the highway I live by and the one after it was congested, too. Oh boy! I was certainly going to be an hour late or so to work! I called and asked if there was possibility that I could work from home. Since I was not on the schedule to see students, I went ahead and worked from home. This was the first time I worked from home and to be honest, I was too distracted. I was thinking to myself, "I could be doing this and that and oooh, that other project." Of course, it had nothing to do with work and the program I am coordinating at the college. I paced back and forth and nothing!!! Ugh, I hate writer's block. For those of you who don't know, I'm a scholarship program coordinator and I have been entrusted to run this program. However, there are some hurdles I have to jump over. I am rewriting a proposal for possible grant funds. It's been a month or so and there is not much progress or at least where I would like to be. Anyway, back to my day, I was not happy with the results and felt like I wasted a day even though I got some thing done or I think it's done. But, even when I am in my office, I still feel so distracted, lol! Oh dear! What am I gonna do? LOL! Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day at the office and I can accomplish some things that need attention. So, that was my Wednesday! However, I got alot accomplished for Youth in our multimedia dept and this weekend's events this evening and I got to see my mother, too...:D

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Transformed And Being Transformed, Again.

So, what's new? Alot, actually. I've logged on many times to write something in the past two months, but I couldn't think of anything to write about. It's pretty sad, I know. I have recovered from my grandmother's passing and recently lost my great aunt Olivia in Honduras, too. Thankfully, my family is doing fine. I've lost about 44 pounds since August which is a big relief for me! My time in the Youth Ministry has been a blessing in my life for the fact that I still get to work with teens. They are my heartbeat and my motivation to lead a Godly example to the best of my ability....because, overall, I am a human being.
I don't know where to begin to tell ya'll the truth. Like many twenty-somethings, I find myself in continuous transformation. Sometimes, it's easy, sometimes it's not so easy. This is a new season for me. It's changing me from the inside out, spiritually. It's been challenging, but I am learning, growing and maturing. It leaves me with the choice to leave childish things behind and to move forward in His calling for my life. This time it's no game. What I mean by childish things, I am not talking about being goofy, silly, joking around and what not...we all know that part of me will never go away! So, get used to it! LOL!
But, I speak of behaving outside of God's character (Galatians 5:22-23). It's too important for me to live by His counsel, wisdom and for Him to direct every step of my life (Book of Proverbs). It's not easy because I am no way near perfect whatsoever, but I can do many things in Jesus...seriously, without Him, I am absolutely nothing. I stumble, but He catches me and redirects me. He lifts my head up when I am in the midst of refinement. I could not ask for more in a Father. It blesses me beyond measure. To say the least, this is only the beginning of something amazing for me that surpasses all my understanding and knowledge. So, this is the new me.I have much more to learn, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
I needed to vent out and write about what I have learned in the past couple of months and although, it's nothing new, but this time it has become more alive and in action in my life. It's mind-blowing to see I serve a living God who never sleeps (Psalm 121), watches my coming and going, and moves on behalf of His children. Wow.

I hope this finds everyone well.
Blessings on ya'll!
Laura :)
p.s. Yes, the preacher in me likes to come out once in a while and say something.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


This is a picture of my grandparents(Great-Grandmother Prudencia, Grandmother Mariana, My Grandfather Mario and the young lady in the picture is my dad's sister, My Aunt Blanca. Obviously, this was taken a long time ago:)

I was always told that I looked like my Grandmother Mariana. Surely, I started to see the resemblance as well as personality from the glimpse of time I spent with her as a child. I was named after both grandmothers from each side of my family; Laura Mariana. I remember my grandmother's soft spoken voice when she spoke and the sounds of the Mayan language. However, I didn't know what they meant :). She always wore these beautiful white embroidered dresses as you can see in the picture, her gold jewelry, and wore a bun to hold her long, black hair. I have a collection of those dresses that she sent me from Merida, Yucatan in Mexico. She was so kind, peaceful, and sweet. If I may add, she was quite the prankster, lol. I remember her sneaking up to my step-brother and pinching him...ok. ok more like she goosed him, LOL! I remember laughing so hard. She loved her grandchildren! :) She had such a good heart.

Due to extenuating circumstances outside of my control, the last time I saw her was in 1993-94. I loved her so much and even though I never saw her again, I always thought about her. I wish I could have seen her one more time. I really mean it, but the Lord only knows why things happened the way they did. He always redeems what was lost :). In the last couple of days, my mother was looking for my brother's birth certificate and she came across pictures of my grandmother. She was surprised by her findings and told me about it. The next day, we ran into a good friend of ours and updated us on my grandmother. She had been living in Tennessee with my Aunt Blanca. She was in the process of moving back to Merida, but on December 29, 2008 she passed away. My mom and I took it as a sign that she was thinking about us at that time. (I know she thought of us always) How did I find out being out of contact with my other side of the family? Let's just say God is so faithful and He knows I have a right to know on her well-being. Well, It hit me hard and I know she is in a better place! She does not have to endure her sickness and the changes she was about to go through.

I'm thankful for the time I got to see her and know her. Oh, how much I would have loved to have seen her now that I am much older. As it is said, life is but a breathe. I know one day I will see her again. I will always remember her laughter, her soft-spoken melodic voice, her smile, her generosity, her humor and kindness to others. I love you, Abuelita. May you rest in peace and I hope to carry your name with integrity and humility as you did! :D

Thank you for taking the time to read this. May 2009 be a great year for all of you!

Blessings on you guys!

Love ya'll,
Laura :)