Why a blog?

This is my first time to ever do anything like this so please bare with me. I decided to start a blog mostly for myself. I wanted to keep track of all the crazy things that go on in our house on a daily basis. I also thought this would be good for my soul and keep me smiling and laughing even when I feel defeated by my littles at the end of the day. I'm sure there are a lot of blogs out there similar to this one and it may just bore people but that's alright. This is us, me and my littles!

Friday, April 1, 2011

A glimpse into my 20's...

Here we go...In 20 minutes I will be 29. I know to most that seems so old and to others, so very young. I agree with both. The growth and maturity that occurs during your early 20's to mid 20's is SO significant! I feel like I changed into a completely different person over night by the time I was 26! The things I held fast to seemed so shallow and insignificant. My views on the world and values had changed. My faith had blossomed and grown. Those few years seemed so important to me and so critical but now I think of my next few years and how crucial THOSE will be! Either way, that last 9 or so years of my life have been, devastating, glorious, shocking, emotional, peaceful, full filling, dramatic, dreamy and above all, Messon! Here is a small and brief glimpse of what I've seen and experienced over the last 9 years.

My dad and step mom, Helen
My mom and dad a few years after they divorced

My parents divorced and my father remarried, bitter sweet and still something that lingers and affects my daily life.

My love
I was married and divorced with a baby by the time I was 23 (something most people don't know about me).  That season of life was very dark and depressing but God had a plan for me and my sweet Bella and bigger, better things were waiting for us! That plan involved BJ. He swooped right into our lives and we all fell in love. We like to say that Bella and I adopted him :)

By the time I was 27 I had given birth to 2 more girls!
My littles
the boat

The RV

Our boy

The cat
We moved to south Texas and we became pet owners, boat owners, RV owners....some phases lasting longer than others.

My west Texas nieces and only nephew :)
my south Texas nieces

My youngest niece

Over the past few years I have become an aunt!
My Grandad came to visit!

I have seen my brother grow into a man and graduate college! I had to say good bye to sweet Grandmommy a couple years ago.
Amanda :)

Kim :)

Shea :)

The men :)
I have lost contact with close friends that I grew up with. I have developed new friendships with precious people.
Bella turning 6!

Starting 1st grade!

Kinder at home

Bella being baptized by her Daddy :)

Kinder graduation with her buddy :)
I have seen my babies grow and change into little women right in front of me!! I have home schooled. I have learned to cook. I've seen my oldest completely give her little life to Christ! She's been baptized and has inspired ME to be a better Christian.

The last 9 or so years have been a roller coaster for sure! Some memories are good, others sad. I feel like they have flown by! I feel extremely blessed to have the life that God has allowed me to have. I wouldn't change any of it. I look forward to my 30's and what He has planned for us!


  1. Farica, happy birthday! I love this blog post!! It has totally inspired me to really love my 20s for what they are worth, joys and growing pains both. Sounds like God has really blessed you over the last decade. Hope you have a blessed day!

  2. I will cry right now. You know I will. :) I love you Fari and I'm so so grateful that God brought us to Zephyr at the same time! I hope your day is amazing...filled with good things...<3