We had a wonderful summer and fall, and as we head into winter, I'm trying to get caught up on everything that's happened in the past couple of months!
On of the biggest events was Ricky's sister, Christy's, wedding in August. All five of us were in the wedding with Ricky as an usher, me as a bridesmaid, Tomas and Mateo as ring bearers, and Isabella as a flower girl. Even though the rain tried to put a damper on the festivities, we were thrilled and honored to witness and participate in the love and commitment of Christy and Tyler. It was held at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, and it was truly a memorable and magical day. You can view the pictures in the new slideshow post on this site (you'll notice Ricky and I were "enjoying" the festivities at the end of the night!).
Tomas is now in first grade and doing incredibly well at his new school, Cesar Chavez Academy. He has reading homework every night and I cannot believe what an impact this has been on his reading! He'll be reading Tolkien any day now.
Isabella is completely obsessed with all things High School Musical and is soooo smart and sassy (she's doing the Francia women proud!). She loves fashion and art, including putting on her own concerts where she impromtu performs a song of her own creation - hysterical!
Mateo is 100% boy and is just thriving. He's speaking so well and is losing his sweet little raspy baby voice. He doesn't call his dad "Ricky" anymore, which breaks my heart a little more everyday. He still just asks for balls for every holiday, so we'll see if we can figure out how to spice up his Christmas with more than just another soccer ball. I guess we are officially out of babies, although our puppy Hiro keeps us pretty busy on the baby front.
Ricky and I are both doing great at HP, enjoying our jobs and the amazing friends we've made there.
I hope you are all doing well as we head into the holiday season. We love you all!