Friday, May 21, 2010

An Explosive Day ~ Updated added Pics

Well yesterday I went to court regarding my CPS case with my boys. I went to my mediation and was granted full sole and legal custody of my boys. My case was officially closed and am I glad. It took me three years to get my boys back and I will not jeopardize them again or my other children. I worked hard and even though there were times I felt hopeless and felt like giving up I felt the Lord's presence and kept on fighting. I thank HIM for all that is good in my life.

My ex-husband and his lawyer was demanding visits with my boys and I finally agreed to unforced supervised visits. He is currently incarcerated for felony torture on me and was convicted June 2001. My boys were only 2 years and 18 months so they really don't know him. And I don't want to "force" them to see him either.

I took Lily to her first dentist appointment yesterday after court. She did really well I was so proud of her. She did not cry as the other children there. I also took pics of her on the dentist chair and she was posing as she loves to take pictures. She goes back next month for two minor fillings.

When we got home it smelled like fire and I thought someone was bbq'n so I did not think nothing of it. We left once Antonio got home to go run errands and pick up our new family pet. As we were out and about my daughter calls us and tells us she called 911. Apparently there was a fire next door to our house (vacant home) and it was minor. The fire dept was there to put it out and my daughter Alanis answered questions. I am so amazed at how grown up she is.

We enjoyed the rest of our evening and the kids were in bed. Antonio and I stayed up to watch Bones on the laptop. After wards we headed to dream land. That was about 10:30pm or so. As I was about to enter my deep sleep I was awoken by screams of "FIRE FIRE". it was my mom yelling as she noticed the fire from the bedroom window. (I thank God she was awake still to notice this as we could have been killed.) I looked out my window and the house next door (vacant home) was on fire. Well the garage and the flames were high and going strong. I panicked and called 911 as I was on the phone with the operator the fire spread to our power line, all I heard was a crackling sound and the power went out in the house. The power line that caught on fire gave out. I screamed for Antonio to get my baby and we ran out the house through the front door.  

Alanis was waking up her brothers to get out of the house as well. My son Dominic is a hard sleeper as he took longer to wake up. But he did. We watched the fire and the raging orange flames hover over the garage then finally to the fence and onto our garage. All our belongings were gone. All my kids stuff and mine as well.

The firemen arrived and did their job to put out the flames. They did the main fire then ours. I was told by the captain it had been the sixth fire that day. They had came from a fire on Fresno and Shields, which is up the way from us. PG&E had to come out and fix the power line and I am so grateful as we had power up in our house within the hour.

How can someone just go around and start fires? What do they get out of it? Is there something wrong with these people?

I thanked the captain for their hard work and he told me sorry about our stuff. I then told him at least my family is safe. And they were on their way.

I tried to salvage what I could which wasn't much, but hey I tried. I have pics which I will post after I upload them.

This also brought to our attention that we need to develop our safety plan in case of other fire. We will definitely be making one this weekend.

Til I blog again!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cell Phone Blues

I am soooo upset because I found out earlier today that my daughter's cell phone got stolen at school. I am also upset that she felt she was going to get into trouble if she told me. I guess the situation occurred yesterday during or after her PE class. My mom had said she was acting strange well I know why now. I need to work on my daughter's relationship with me so she can trust that she can tell me anything.

I will think about getting her another phone maybe not so expensive this time. Although grandma bought that cell phone for her. I know she will be needing a cell phone and I have several prepays maybe I will just turn one on for her. I do not blame my daughter for this, it is not her fault that someone had to steal to get what they do not have.

I still cannot believe that someone would  or could do that. Are they in desperate need of a cell phone they have to result to stealing? What is going through their mind? Are they having problems at home, is it a cry for help? Whatever it is I will pray that God will touch their heart and help them find their way back to His path.

Again, this day has been KRAZY! I took my son to the doctor, got him out of school and was running late (as I was on the phone canceling my daughter's cell phone). Anyways, when I got there they told me there was a problem with my son's insurance and I did not take the card with me. I asked why couldn't they call me to let me know before I took my son out of school and rushed over there. The person behind the desk told me it was another person's job to do so.

Already fed up with the day so far I got home and watched my shows on the DVR. I am so into One Life To Live and All My Children. If you are one that watches this it is getting good now. Most of the lies have surfaced and I absolutely loved the three day musical.

My day is still not over, later I am taking my toddler to the park and my boys to scouts.I have lasagna in the oven and waiting patiently for it to be done. I also went to my WIC appt this morning and had a nutritional class regarding cheese. They showed us a video on Eggplant Lasagna and it looked so delicious! I have not tried eggplant but I think I will try this recipe. After I make it there will be a review and the recipe will be provided. Time to check the oven, til next time I blog.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My 32nd Birthday!

My birthday has come to an end and I do say I had a great day. I got to sleep in and then kicked back with Lily. I then cleaned my room but by the end of the day Lily had her toys all over the floor.

Antonio got home from work and surprised me by saying he was taking me out to dinner for my birthday. He took me to Diccico's and I had the scarface paste dish. It was delicious. It was rigatoni pasta, chicken and mushrooms in a creamy alfredo sauce. I couldn't finish all of it so I took it home. Before the main entree came I had sour dough bread, salad and fried ravioli  so I was pretty full but had to eat the main course.

After dinner we walked around the shops near by and then went home where my kids were awaiting us. It was a nice break away from the kids. Tomorrow we are going to Table Mountain to play bingo and possibly a little slots. I hope I win some cash. I am trying to save as next summer we are going to Hawaii and I really want to take all my kids, but maybe not the new baby. I just pray my ex says I can take Bella too.

My Facebook friends wished me a happy birthday and I really liked that. It's nice to know people care. I also got phone calls from my dad and my grandma. My mom got my a gift and my kids got me a new phone. Well I picked it out and let's just say it was from them. I got the MyTouch from TMobile. I am still trying to figure it out. So if any of you readers out there have one and know how to download / transfer music from windows media player to the phone that would be a great help.

I am also having an online birthday party. Shop Gold Canyon and win prizes.
More info here:!/event.php?eid=119004618131660&index=1
My Gold Canyon website:

Well Good Night Readers!