Thursday, September 10, 2009

Our New Washing machine!! Cost - $1.25

God is so good to us - He always provides for our needs - well we needed a new washer and here she is. A Kenmore Ellite Calypso Wash Motion Machine - "Calypso, I release you from your human bonds!" (Line from Pirates movie).

Our good friends the Vixama's mentioned to me that they had received a brand new washing machine from a neighbor who was moving. They had just bought a front loader and didn't need this one, so they put it in their garage, and now it's in my basement! All we needed to buy was a replacement plug $1.25!

So today, as part of our school day we all stayed in the basement for 22 minutes while we tested out the Express cycle to make sure it drained properly into our small drain sink! Worked like magic. Tonight I will try a bigger load. Thank you Lord for your blessings!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Getting back to life in Brooklyn!

Hello all,

Long time no see - seeing the Fuenzalidas that is!! Due to popular demand - we are attempting to continue our "A day in the life..." blog!

Expect to see new info every few days. The best thing to do is put a link on your "link" bar and click on us from time to time.

We will try to give some previous events from this past summer. Enjoy -

Love the Five Fuenzalidas!

Monday, December 22, 2008

A visit.

While reading about King Otto II we heard a knock on our side door, it was Abuelita coming for a visit. She is going to NC for Christmas and wanted to say hello. She made this beautiful sweater for Esther and gave her a yellow and green turtle neck to wear underneath. Maybe I can sneak in her luggage and welcome the Brendleys home!

Snow for a day.

Our fist snow fall happened last week. It did not amount to much but the snow fell in the biggest clumps. Of course my kids ran outside and started dancing the children's snow dance. Some without jackets! Isaiah took a ride on the slide and wanted me to take a picture of his butt! No problem Isaiah!

Friday, December 12, 2008

There's no place like home for the Holiday...

Well, here we are! All decorated for the holiday. Isn't our little tree cute! We are not going to be here for Christmas or New Years - we will be back and forth to PA, but we are entertaining a few families here and there. The kids are counting the days down till school is over and Christmas break starts (I am too). Have a blessed day everyone.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The city is so lovely during the holidays. It was very cold but we were in and out of stores all day. After checking out some bead shops and my favorite store "My Trimmings" we stopped for a coffee and something sweet. Now that was a delicious pretzel!! Next we headed to our final destination - Macy's. That store knows how to dress themselves up in ribbons and bows. We found out that mom could get an 11% discount because she is from out of town. I guess somethings good comes from living out of town! We headed to the Cellar to eat dinner - we love it there. The chef made us a fabulous dish of Carbonara!! Thanks for coming in Mom. Dad - thanks for babysitting!

Christmas in Manhattan

My parents came in on Sunday night and we met them in the city - don't kill me but I left my camera home and so did my father! We had a great night although it was FREEZING and crowded. The next day my mom and I went on a "Day out" together. We started at Rockefeller Center then walked down 5th Ave toward Bryant Park. More to come...