Just Stinkin’ Perfect!

My friend of 23 years told me that her sister reads my blog often. I love it when I hear that people that I care about, and especially people I’m not always in contact with come to check up on my family, me, my life. But one thing that she did say was, “Wow, . . . → Read More: Just Stinkin’ Perfect!

The People Along Life’s Path

We finally escaped from our house and got on the road late last night. By the time we arrived at our first hotel at 1am I thought I was going to die of exhaustion. Have you ever gotten to the point when driving late at night where you think, if I just close my . . . → Read More: The People Along Life’s Path

Just a Motivating Monday – Embracing my years

Welcome to the 3rd edition of Just a Motivating Monday ~ If you are just joining us here’s the scoop:

-Write a blog post about ANYTHING at all that inspires you, or something you feel will inspire others.

-Please link back to Garibay Soup

-Please snag my Just a Motivating button on your post.

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I am Simply Blessed

I love it when I find carnivals that has a purpose for something I like to write about. Today I stumbled upon a blog called {Simply Blessed}. The carnival that she hosts is something that I was going to write about today anyways, and this just gave me an idea to spin it off . . . → Read More: I am Simply Blessed

I call it stupidity… who would’ve thought

I come from a snobby family, well not all of them, but a couple of us are. I’ve picked up their traits and probably created a bunch of my own.I’ve changed into things I never was before, for the better, since I moved to Oregon. One thing I have yet to let go is . . . → Read More: I call it stupidity… who would’ve thought

We are a RAIDERS family!

I know, I know, we have a terrible team, but IMO it’s just that we have a terrible owner. I just found this picture while looking through my memory card and I had to put it on here. I love this picture of us! We went on Superbowl Sunday to a house FULL of . . . → Read More: We are a RAIDERS family!

It’s for us… and in our own way we’ll get there

Normally on Sundays we awake early and get dressed up to attend church. It’s become a regular thing and something we feel is extremely important for our children.

Today is week 3 of no church for us. Week #1 was Mother’s Day and I was enjoying a very relaxing weekend on the Oregon Coast, . . . → Read More: It’s for us… and in our own way we’ll get there

I love Garibay Soup

I started this blog back in November of 2007 for the sole purpose of updating family members on our life away from them. I was reflecting back on how much bigger it has become. What new purposes it serves, and how I’ve grown from it.

I have had the most amazing privilege of getting . . . → Read More: I love Garibay Soup

Peace – It has to start with me

I had a wonderful day at church today. It’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve gone thanks to our trip and the flu. Even before all that, we were going off and on due to illnesses and another trip to Sacramento, and I’m so relieved that I have nothing planned and will be . . . → Read More: Peace – It has to start with me


We had the icky stomach flu hit our home again. It had the domino effect… hit us all. Started Sunday @ 1am w/Ella, Monday with me, Tuesday with Jayden & Tuesday into Wednesday with Gino.

I’m just happy it’s all over with, we’re all feeling better and we can get on with life.

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