Friday, August 28, 2009

Pacesetter ... Nathalie ... NMHS

Well today is the first game of NMHS and Nathalie's first football performance.

She has a friend that asked if I would like to take turns carpooling with her mother, they live in Tradewind Apts, I said sure. The way it'll work is we take turns one week each of taking the girls to school in the morning and whoever has the week off will pick up the girls after the game for that week. So this week it is the other mother's turn and my turn to pick up after the game tonight.

Well this morning, I was in my room getting dressed when Nathalie yells that she is about to leave, I said 'okay have fun, I'll see you tonight'... I'm about to leave and as I walked into the kitchen I see Nathalie's Pacesetter outfit hanging on the pantry door!!! I go into the garage to open it and call Nathalie's friend Kiya, I ask for Nathalie and when she gets on the phone I ask her, 'how you planning on performing without your suit?' Nathalie freaked out, so I told her that I would take it up to her at school, to wait for me. I was at the light and Nathalie calls me to find out where I was, because she was in practice, I tell her I was at the light about to turn into the school parking lot...I pull into the parking lot and here comes Nathalie laughing and smiling (as always)... first thing she says, 'don't worry I'm not in trouble, I got permission to come out here.' So I told her to hurry back into the gym to her practice.. SHE WENT RUNNING !! (she never wants to run)...I follow her to the gym entrance and yell out the window.. 'OMG, UR RUNNING...OMG!'
of course Nathalie is just smiling...So I told her that I would see her tonight and to have fun....she will be staying at the school all day until after the game...


NMHS : 28


Monday, August 24, 2009

Music growing up...

and of course momma loved her oldies too:



and she loved her country too:





and she was VERY VERY Patriotic:


and had a lot of Faith in Jesus Christ:


Music growing up...

This song momma sang at her B-day party that was at my apt, when we had a Karaoke/DJ guy there... momma took the microphone and went for it...

One of momma's final requests:

I know momma like Antonio's songs... he was a character...


Wednesday, August 19, 2009


This will always be her song from me...

Song For Mama - Boyz II Men


You taught me everything and everything you've given me
I always keep it inside
You're the driving force in my life, ey, yeah
There isn't anything or anyone that I can be
And it just wouldn't feel right
If I didn't have you by my side, oh

You were there for me to love and care for me
When skies were gray
Whenever I was down, you were always there
To comfort me

And no one else can be what you have been to me
You will always be
You will always be the girl in my life
For all times

Mama, mama you know I love you (I love you, ooh, you know I love you)
Mama, mama your the queen of my heart
Your love is like tears from the stars (Yes, it is)
Mama I just want you to know
Lovin' you is like food to my soul (Yes, it is, yes, it, is, oh... oh... oh...)
(Yes, it is, yes, it is, yes it, is, oh... oh... oh...

You're always down for me have always been around for me
Even when I was bad
You showed me right from my wrong, yes, you did
And you took up for me when everyone was downin' me
You always did understand
You gave me strength to go on

There was so many times
Looking back when I was so afraid
And then you come to me and say to me
I could face anything

And no one else can do what you have been doin' for me
You'll always be
You will always be
The girl in my life, woo, oh

Mama, mama you know I love you (You know I love you, you know I love you)
Mama (Hoo), mama your the queen of my heart (You are)
Your love is like tears from the stars (Your love is like tears from the stars)
Mama I just want you to know (Ooh, mama I just want you to know)
Lovin' you is like food to my soul, oh

Never gonna go a day without you, ooh...
Fills me up just thinkin' 'bout you
I'll never go a day without my mama

Mama (You know), mama (Mama) you know I love you
(You know I love you, ooh... oh... ooh...)
Mama, mama your the queen of my heart (The queen of my heart)
Your love is like (Say your love) tears from the stars (Your love is like tears from the stars)
Mama (Mama) I just want you to know (Whoa, ma-mama, mama)
Lovin' you is like food to my soul (Lovin' you is like food to my soul)

Bom, bom, bom (Oh... ho... oh... oh...)
Bom, bom, bom (Yeah... yeah...)
(You are the food to my soul)
(Yes, you are)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Just here at work, going through the 'old' entries from My Family that momma would write, the jokes, the smart comebacks, the kind/loving words/advise....etc.

I started to cry on this one...

This is in response to the passing of Danny Vallejo:

Lupe Rios Gonzalez - Feb 8, 2005
yes it must truly be Heaven there but may God forgive me, when it is my time to go home, the first person i wish to see is Ama...may God grant me that wish

Juanita Gonzales - Feb 8, 2005
I have a feeling that both she and Apa will be there standing beside God waiting to greet you and welcome you home.

Lupe Rios Gonzalez - Feb 8, 2005
thank u Juanita....such simple words to say but they say a lot when they come from the heart...Thank You!

Maria Chavez - Feb 9, 2005
I know how you feel - I can't wait to see Dad again but I also want to see Ama & Apa and especially the grandparents that I never got to meet - Dad's parents. That will be awesome. And just between me and you I want to see JFK and ask him "so what really went down?"

Lupe Rios Gonzalez - Feb 9, 2005
all jfk will say is marilyn lol
This was in response to Beli's post about Daniela's 7th Anniversary:

Lupe Rios Gonzalez - Jan 12, 2005
wow Beli, u made me cry too....i love all my kids and it makes me feel so good in my heart when i read something like this....everytime i talk about them to people i feel proud to be able to tell them that they r always ready to help me in any way that i need.....not many mothers can say that about thier kids now a days and it is so sad what they r missing...THANK U FOR BEING THE PERSONS THAT U R...I LOVE U ALL.
This is in response to WORD OF THE DAY:

Maria Chavez - Jan 13, 2005
my brain hurts

La Mira Rodriguez - Jan 13, 2005
I know the feeling! LoL

Lupe Rios Gonzalez - Jan 13, 2005
since when did u get a brain to know the feeling hehehehe

La Mira Rodriguez - Jan 13, 2005
oh yea, i forgot ...oops
this was a response to Daniela's Mother's Day story:

Lupe Rios Gonzalez - Apr 12, 2005
Thank you mija, i had to read it twice because of the tears in my could not have given me a better Mothers' Day gift...I love you too....from near or far, I will always love you and be here for you...

This is a response to Belinda on the same Mother's Day story:

Lupe Rios Gonzalez - Apr 14, 2005
to Beli, mija, i may not always show it or tell u, but i know you love is so true that actions speak louder then words and your actions tell me just how much you love me....yes we argue, but what mother and daughter doesn't...but we do help each other as much as we can..we are always there for each other and i will always try my best to help as much and in any way that i am able....thank you for this mothers' day means more to me then any material thing....i love you beli and i hope you will never doubt it nor forget it

This is a response to me on teh same Mother's Day story:

Lupe Rios Gonzalez - Apr 14, 2005
Miranda, thank you too for this mothers' day will never know how much your words mean to me...i love all my kids, but i am Apa's daughter and don't show affection easy...but i love you all with all my heart and soul..i would give my life for you...and yes, it may sound morbid but i would even kill for all of you if i ever had too...all of you are my life, my contribution to this world and my legacy...all of you please never doubt for a second that i don't love you....i am here if ever you need me anytime you need pleaseeeeeeeeeee stop making me you all with my life
This is in response to my Heave Ho' story from Chicken Noodle Soup book:

Lupe Rios Gonzalez - Mar 7, 2006
lmao....and if any of u ever get a high rise suv it better come equipped with a dang chain hoist lol....or one of those gigantic electric magnets and raise me up bye my leg lol...and u r soooooooo right Miranda PA'YA VAS TU lol

Beli Lopez - Nov 9, 2006 Viewers | Reply to this item Well, I finally got a high rise SUV (w/no chain hoist) and yes we had an episode this past weekend. Both me and Mija were laughing as mom tried to get into my SUV and I said "Heave" we both knew exactly what I was talking about. Mom, kept saying 'It's not funny" however finally after mom got in, we loaded the groceries and started back home, Mom laughed right along with us.

There are sooo many responses funny and sympathetic and heart-felt from momma...These are just a few of so many responses.. I like to go back and reread them as often as I can....I can hear her voice when reading them and her laughter and seeing her face when laughing....I miss her so much...

Monday, August 10, 2009


Okay, my first weekend at home and it was my turn to host the family dinner.. Decided on moving it from my house to the lake... IT WAS SO MUCH FUN !!

I had Mauricio take the hardtop off his truck to load up my gas grill, chairs, umbrella, cooler...and also I loaded my SUV up with another cooler, the sodas/water bottles and the floats...

I of course got sunburned again.. but it don't hurt.. I just hate it when I start to peel.. ugh!!

Next month is Daniela's turn and she said that she'll take it to Galveston.. hahahaha Her hubby said that SHE (DANIELA) will pay for the gas and the hotel and the food .... hahahaha DOES SHE KNOW THAT? hahahahahaha

Monday, August 3, 2009


Yeaaaaa!!! Seminar is over and that only means one thing.. It's already AUGUST!!!!

This year was awesome at Seminar!! We usually only have 2 performances during the program, and this year we had 6 performances!!

We had Jasmine Murray from American Idol (top 13) whose sisters are MK Consultants and they have an agreement that which ever one receives their pink cadillac first will receive Jasmine Murray as their new team member!!

We also had Joshua Allen from 2008 So You Think You Can Dance Winner!!!
His performance was great....we showed how he started with MK and the Friends of Tyme from when he was 9 years old up til 2007, when he auditioned for SYTYCD...and ended up being the winner of that competition!!

We also had Cassie LeBeau (i think that's how it's spelt), anyways, she was another American Idol top 13 a few years back...she is very nice and awesome!!

The performances were out of this world and the 3 VP's did their little skit dancing to Beyonce's Single Ladies!! It was hilarious and of course I have it on my phone recorded...too too funny!!