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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Random Stories and Pics

Zeus' phone has this application on it where you can add "frames" to the pictures that you take of people. When we were over at our brother and sister-in-law's house for our niece Chayo's birthday, I got this great pic of Zeus with out his knowing. It makes me laugh so hard every time I see it and makes my day. It set off a whole rash of people taking pictures of people with different frames around them and we all got a good laugh. Unfortunately I only have this one pic of Zeus from our little photo shoot. I'll have to see if I can get some copies of the other ones to post as I find them totally hilarious! :)

So, my sweet husband was excited because our lawn was turning so nice and green from all the rain that we got in May. However, he was less than thrilled with the weeds that were ALSO growing, so he got a jumbo bonus pack of weed killer to spray the front and back yard with. When he told me he had bought Round Up, I mentioned that I thought that killed everything, but he was adamant about it being weed killer. Well, that hard working man of mine spent a good chunk of one dry weekend spraying down the front and back lawns to annihilate the weeds that were battling the grass. A few days later, this is the view of our front yard.

Apparently there was one spot in particular that he stood in while he was thoroughly dousing the yard with Round Up - which apparently DOES kill weeds, but also kills everything else that is trying to grow there. lol My poor sweetie was SO incredibly frustrated to see the thorough deadness of most of the lawn. It still makes me shake my head and grin every time I drive up to the house and see the lawn and I can't help but be grateful that it wasn't ME that sprayed it! lol He's a very smart man, and I'm glad that OCCASIONALLY he does something that reassures me that he isn't actually perfect! :)

This is a little flower that is growing off the edge of the green spot in the front yard. Zeus says it's a sign of hope for us and our little lawn. :) Too cute!

So, again a little anecdote on the sweetness of my dear husband. On Zeus' birthday (May 27th) he got ME flowers - a dozen gorgeous HUGE buds that opened up and bloomed like crazy! That's the kind of sweet man I married. He's so amazingly good to me and I'm so very lucky to have him in my life. No, he's not perfect (he DOES leave his shoes and clothes around on occasion and occasionally mistakes vegetation killer for weed killer), but he's pretty close most of the time! :)

He was suppose to try and get the day off, but with his job and the time of year it was, he needed to go in for at least part of the day. I, on the other hand, ended up being able to take it off. :) The plan was to sleep in and then go to lunch and a movie since we haven't been on a "date" in a while. Well, I slept in and he went to work. He got home early afternoon and we went to PF Chang's (thus the horse statue). We had a delicious lunch and even got a decadent free dessert for the birthday boy that was bomb-bay delicious! We ended up missing the movie because we had to run to an alternative program graduation that Zeus works with. There were around 60 students from Zeus' campus that were graduating due in part to his hard work. Go baby! One of the student speakers was the first from her family to graduate from Middle OR High School! It was amazing. Good work sweetie!!!

Needless to say, we still need to do our big birthday celebration because he had to leave the next morning for El Paso for our niece Jessica's quincenera and was gone all weekend. I was bummed not to be able to go, but the doctor didn't want me making the 8 hour drive this close to the end of pregnancy. It makes sense, but I was sad to miss out on the celebration for Jessica. She's such a sweetie and looked SO stunning in her dress. The fabulous thing is that she's as gorgeous and sweet on the inside as she is on the outside! I'm so lucky to have such great family and extended family!!!

Jessica in her beautiful dress. A family picture without Mia and I. :( Can't wait to take Mia down and show her off to the family there! :)
Zeus woke up early one morning while he was there and took his nephews DJ and Carlos down the street to the track of his old High School to get their "exercise on".

While he was in El Paso, Zeus was able to go and visit his sweet mother's grave site. The headstone hasn't come in yet, but they have a beautiful marker there for now. She is buried next to Zeus' oldest sister Delia, so he was able to visit both of them. Rest in peace sweet Grandma Lina and Delia. We can't wait to meet your namesake, baby Mia Angelina, and are so glad you were able to find out about her upcoming arrival before you passed from us.


  1. This was really touching to read . . . The silly picture of your big, strong, VERY masculine husband made me laugh . . . and the rest made me go 'awwwww' . . .

    This man is DEFINITELY a keeper, Darcie . . . and I bet gramma Lina and Delia are up in heaven coaching little Mia on how to wrap her daddy around her little finger, and telling her JUST how to manage him . . . ;o)

  2. Oh, and I meant to say that your niece looks really beautiful . . . Happy Quincenera!!!

  3. You have a very sweet husband. The story and pictures of the weed killer had me laughing outloud!

  4. Every time I see the yard my heart just swells with love for my sweet man, even as I'm shaking my head and laughing. :) Marriage is definitey an adventure!