Monday, April 27, 2009

meet monkey

hello monkey.
hello julian.

this is my 'oh so cute' nephew.
the first from my side of the fam. blood. nephew.

my brother jason & julian.
{yes- i have a brother}
Ha!

peek.


Jason and Clo live in the Bay area so we rarely see them.
bummer, i know- but-
they were our first official house guests at the new la casa de gibbs!
sweet.

monkey's first time on the jungle gym.

julian luca monkey mendez.
{we all have pet names}
his is monkey.

Jason, Clo, Me, Julian, Lex & Dylan
{z was behind the c}

me and my bro...
the now doting dad and if you know my brother...
this is very fun to watch. i enjoyed every minute.

me. lex. julian.

okay. the doting aunt too.
what can i say...

i know what you are thinking....nice try.
but that little monkey can visit whenever he wants.
i'm the cool aunt remember...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

mi casa es su casa

Bienvenidos!
Welcome!
{en espanol}

i hope you enjoy our home. we do.
it's a place to gather, laugh, love.

la oficina

a place to gather with friends & dine.

my kitchen has a candle burning at all times.

mi cocina.

a quiet place to land.

it is said your master suite should always be a sanctuary.
the sanctuary.

{as it should be}


a room fit for a little princess.

hello there-
hope you are enjoying the tour of la casa de gibbs.

a bathroom to match.

the playroom.
{yes- they are allowed to play in it}

imagine...all the places I would find gum if there
were gumballs in the 'gum maker machine'
as Dylan calls it. He is very aware that it is there.
yeah...I think I will keep it empty for a few more years!
HA!

a room fit for a little prince.
{still under construction though}

and of course the most important room in la casa.
and yes that is that 'oh so cool' memory board that i made.


it has artwork, invites, pictures and nifty little reminders like this:

if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, Praise God
Difficult moments, Seek God
Quients moments, Worship God
Painful moments, Trust God
Every moment, Thank God

welcome mat

hola. welcome to my new favorite little spot to take pictures of la familia.
It happens to be our doorstep.

hello sunshines.


little miss sunshine herself.
{little mr. sunshine hides from the camera. we really do have a son...i promise}

that sound warms my heart.

it makes me smile.

a daughter is sunshine to the soul.