Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Angel and A Fake Santa

Maysa has wanted to be the Angel of the Month for her class, since school started back in August. The criteria for being angel of the month are academic achievement, attendance and citizenship. This month she finally earned what she has been wanting and working so hard to achieve. Her dad told her that she could have one of the following rewards: a new outfit, a new book or dinner with the family. She choose to have a "nice dinner for the whole family." We are so proud of her achievement and wanting to share her reward with the entire family.

Later in the evening, we attended a lighting ceremony at the Hilton. Every year they sponsor an event for the Make A Wish Foundation. They officially brought in the Christmas season with a train set and holiday decors throughout the hotel property. There was even a Santa there. Maysa though had some concerns about Santa. She had a very candid conversation with her dad about Santa. "Daddy", she said very irritated, "thats not a real Santa."

"Yes, he is real, Maysa."

"Daddy, Santa is white and that Santa is brown. Look his hair is sticking out of his wig!"

I couldn't help but laugh as her dad explained to the PR Manager that Maysa was disappointed with their brown Santa. She said "white Santa is too expensive. Brown Santa only wants a couple of gift certificates."

Eva wasn't even interested in Santa. She was really afraid of him. She spent most of her time drinking punch, eating cookies and watching the train.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Its Official...

Im the newest fan of the Twilight series. So Miriam...Meliame in my other blog...I was typing so fast with the other blog that I called her by the Tongan version of her name...sorry Miriam, its all good though cause you are Tongan...anyways, we just got back from seeing Twilight the movie. I need to get a hold of those books NOW!! I don't know when Im going to read them but Im sure I can make the time for a minute or an hour or two with EDWARD and whats her face...Bella...LOL The movie was definately worth seeing at midnight. I almost fell sleep twice while waiting for 11pm so Miriam and I could go. I can't remember the last time I stayed up this late to go out without the husband and kids. Thanks Miriam!! And thank you Stephanie Meyer(did I spell her name right?) for sharing your gift of the written word.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Lucky Me!!

Tonight, the lucky 3's mama is the luck 1. At midnight, my friend Meliame and I are going to see the midnight showing of Twilight. Neither of us have read the books, but we are going to go ahead and jump on the band wagon now and see the movie before any of our friends back in the states. We both are going to be the envy of our friends and family whom are BIG fans of the series. Wish you guys were here. This is going to be the one time Guam is actually going to be ahead on anything. Call me at 2:oo a.m. Guam time if you want a spoiler on the movie.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tumble Weeds

Tumbles just opened at the Outrigger in Tumon. Its an indoor playground gym for kids. They do all kinds of fun stuff like rock climb and circuit training. My friend Wendy invited us to go check it out. Open Gym hours were not available on the day we went so we ended up taking pictures next to this statue that we found out later on was a fertility statue. OK, girls...GET AWAY from that statue...LOL

Eh, Boy...Are U Dead?

I drove around him twice to make sure and NOPE he wasn't dead but totally PASSED OUT!! Check out the reason...ALCOHOL OVERDOSE...look at the case of beer in the grocery bag. Kids this is why you should not drink end up passing out on the streets of Guam.

UnderWater World

This month Maysa will have four days off school. When she started school, I couldn't wait for her to have a day off so we could just hang out. She has been in school, since August, and its just been Eva, Kaylena and I at home. Having two kids at home is such a HUGE difference compared to having three. Its MADNESS, when they are home all day with just lil ole me. Since Maysa was off from school on Veterans Day, and Agustine had to work, I decided to take them to UnderWater World in Tumon. They had lots of fun and I stayed sane most of the day. The next day it was back to school for Maysa and back to just Eva, Kaylena and me!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

L Photography

If you live in So. Cal, Inland Empire area and are interested in having your portrait taken, check out my sister in law's blog at! Protraits are a great inexpensive gift that lasts for years to come. She has skills with a camera so check out her work. Here are a couple samples of her work thus far.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What The Heck?

Im sitting at the computer sporting my "a mohe" look and feeling all sad and angry at the same time. Since coming to Guam, we've made some friends and because of them being here is that much better. This past weekend, we found out that a family we are REALLY good friends with may be leaving Guam. Im mad because of the circumstance that brings them to the possiblity of leaving. Im especially mad at the guy behind all this and his unethical behavior. I don't know the guy personally but lets just say he is a freakin' idiot!! I know you shouldn't judge people, especially people you don't know but I know and trust enough people who know him and they basically feel the same way I do about this man...idiot...whatever he is.

Now to the sad part. Im sad because they are actually our first family friends here in Guam. We just all get along and so do our kids...their son has no choice but to play with my girls because Eva just muscles him into being their playmate regardless if he likes it or not. Im sad because in a sense their being down the street from me was like my "security blanket." Knowing they were there made me feel like I wasn't so far away from my family. Thats a big deal for me because anybody who knows me knows that my family is everything to me.

I've been here since August and we have done a few things with our friends down the street so we've got some good memories with them. However, had I known that we possibly wouldn't be here together, for very long I would have taken more pictures, had more outings together and just hung out more. Well, I guess the only thing left is to take pictures and hang out while there is still time. And as for the anger I feel about the guy in the first paragraph...all I can say is to quote Eva's favorite phrase "what the heck?"

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween In Guam

We just celebrated our first holiday in Guam. Well first major kid holiday. We didn't bother to carve pumpkins because number one they are expensive and number two they don't last long here. Well, they would but you have to refrigerate them every night. I would forget and the darn thing would rot and smell up the whole neighborhood so I just skipped on it. My neighbor though had a really good idea and spray painted coconuts orange with jack-o-lantern faces. Great option for next Halloween. We spent Halloween with friends in the village of Sinajana. Halloween here is really big with families getting together to BBQ while the kids trick or treat. Just about every house on the street we were on had BBQs and handed out candy to the kids. We had all kinds of trick or treaters. We even had a guy dressed as Jesus with a cross and all. I wish I could have taken a picture of him. He was joking with us because we only gave him one piece of candy. He said "thats all you have for Jesus, just one piece of candy?" I said "well, you should be able to multiply that one into 5000." He looked confused. I just thought...if you are going to dress the part you better know your role...sheez Anyways, Halloween was fun for us thanks to the Montanano Family!!!

Halloween Parties

The girls had a blast this year celebrating Halloween. They had trunk o treat at the church and they also partied at a friends house a couple of days before Halloween. I was kinda sad knowing that we wouldn't be able to go to Aunty Maopa's for Halloween so the kids can take my girls out trick or treating but everything turned out ok and Im happy there are good people here in Guam who are willing to share their time and homes with my family.

Cultrual Day Parade

Maysa's school had a cultrual day parade on Oct. 31 rather than a halloween costume parade. It was really nice and the kids enjoyed it. Maysa and Eva dressed in their Mexican dresses. Eva even got to march in the parade with Maysa's class. She loved being part of the big kids. She loved the parade so much she decided to stay with the class even when they went back to their classrooms. Mrs. Sayama, Maysa's teacher, was nice to let Eva hang out for like 30 minutes with her class as they went trick or treating to other classrooms. The girls were really proud to represent their Mexican heritage. Viva La Raza!!