Thursday, December 24, 2009

Chair Rails for the Masden Girls

Aurora's and Ava's rooms are almost ready. They both got new paint, chair rails and beddings to match. Hopefully the Masdens will finish all this work before the baby (Ava) comes in the next couple of weeks.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ava's Baby Shower

Ana had lots of family girls (Jenny was not able to come) at her home to celebrate Ava's Baby Shower. We ate good food: pabellon venezolano - shreaded beef, platanos, white rice and black beans (one of Ana's favorite foods). With a nice ice-cream cake. We also played some games and the winners were: Tiffany, grandma Millie, Linda, and Mila.

Mila's Birthday at the Scotts

Mila, Carla and I went to visit the Scotts. They just had arrived from the hospital with Mariana. Since it was Mila's Birthday we had a nice italian cream cake to celebrate.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Let It Snow In Houston - 12/03/2009

Because of the strange weather we had today I decided to take the advise of the boss and left the office early (around 2:00 PM). These are the pictures I took right on the parking lot as I was leaving...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Masden's Xmas Tree

Aurora and her mami went to pick a pine tree to call it their Christmas Tree! Aurora said "this one mami". And Ana agreed. When they got home they worked together decorating it. How pretty their Christmas Tree...!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

Our family in Houston will be gathering to celebrate Thanksgiving Day on Saturday this year. We hope and pray that all of you, family and friends, have a Happy Thanksgiving. God bless you and God bless America.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Paradise in the Venezuelan Caribbean

Would this be the samllest island inthe world? I found this picture when I was searching for more information on Los Roques. This group of islands are located at about 85 miles north of Caracas very close to "La Orchila".
There was a time when I really wanted to go there. I could even include this place in my "Bucket List".
If you want to learn more about "Los Roques" there is a good website:
The reason I started looking for more information on Los Roques this morning was that I saw some of the pictures that my nephew Pedro Rodriguez posted on his FB.
Take a look, the sand is white and the water transparent.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Piece of Texas History

I received these beautiful pecan nuts from Dane Hine. He told me that the property where these pecan nuts came from was originally owned by George McKinstry who was often visited by his good friend Steven F. Austin. SFA is considered the Father of Texas. He came to Texas in 1825 with 300 families (The term The Old Three Hundred is used to described them) and settled what is today Brazoria County.
Steven F. Austin died of pneumonia, in this property on West Columbia on December 27, 1836.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

North Houston Tea Party - Nov. 2nd, 2009

Just at the 31 second mark of this video, you can see me near the center of the screen. Could you tell?

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Battleship "NEW YORK"

The USS New York (LPD21) is a stealth ship that was built by utilizing 7 1/2 tons of scrap steel collected from the World Trade Center site. The ship's motto is "Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget!" God Bless America!
Follow the news from today:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Cow Family

The Cow Family went Trick-R-Treating last night. And I run out of candy in less than one hour. Barbie seemed to be the most popular among little girls... The weather was perfect...

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Masdens are Getting Ready for Halloween

Ana, Mike and Aurora are celebrating Halloween at their coldesac. They were working hard when I came home (I was with the Scotts, Mila and Carla celebrating Ted's birthday) on finishing their Jack-O-Lanterns. Aurora is pretty excited. She knows that the whole family is wearing "cow" costumes, even the dogs, tomorrow to go Trick or Treating.

Here is a picture showing Mike's, Ana's, Rora's and Ava's Jack-O-Lanterns.

Happy Birthday Ted @ Chimichurri's

We celebrated Ted's birthday one day earlier at Chimichurri's. According to Jenny this is their favorite restaurant. Mine too :-).

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunset over Miramar Lake

I happened to be driving back home and the sun setting over Miramar Lake was just breathtaking that I wanted to share it with you all.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Miss Venezuela - Miss Universe **Again**

I am amazed to see this beautiful young girl (18 years old), who just finished High School in a private catholic school, won the Miss Universe 2009 title. Her name is Stefania Fernandez.

Read the interesting interview by Efrain Castillo - El Universal at:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sunday at the Property in Magnolia

The Masden Family last Sunday afternoon exploring the property in Magnolia.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Honeymoon in Cancun - The Masdens

Mike downloaded his photos from Cancun in my computer. So I am sharing some of the pictures with you...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ana, Mike and Aurora Reunited

Aurora, Carla y yo fuimos al aeropuerto a recoger a Ana y a Mike que regresaban de la Luna de Miel en Cancun, al ir a recoger las maletas coincidimos con el artista y cantante mexicano Pablo Montero, quien encantado aceptó la solicitud de Ana de tomarse una foto con la familia Masden. Ana y Mike regresaron bronceados de Cancun.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Abuelita Lina en Houston - Verano 2009

Para aquellos que reciben las noticias familiares por aqui, les comento que en un rato estoy saliendo al aeropuerto a buscar a "abolita" Lina. Estara con nosotros por dos o tres semanas.
En esta foto "abolita" Lina con Aurora en casa de Milagros en su ultima visita en Marzo 2009.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

One year ago today...

After driving without stopping from Nanpa, Idaho to Houston Ted rested and Aurora came to visit the following day. This picture was taken one year ago. Jenny arrived in Houston a couple of weeks after that. Happy first anniversay living in Houston Ted!

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Houston Ballet and Swan Lake!

One of my favorites performances (or scenes?)...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Taking a nap at abuela's

Mike and Ana left Aurora at my house while they went grocery shopping. And while watching Lady and The Tramp she felt asleep.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Nurtured Family Open House

Since Jenny was not going to be in town for the Open House of Nurtured Family Boutique, she asked me if I could go to the classes they were teaching about diapering and baby wearing. I asked Ana to go with me and she was amazed of the things that are available through stores like this one. Any way we attended both classes on Jenny's behalf and we came home with three cloth diapers for Aurora. It was fun and there were lots of families. Ana, even talked to one of the ladies who works there and she end up being the buyer. So Ana offered Mila's Vintage Baby Bows and she was interested.
The owners Mark and Rebecca are pregnant with their fifth child.
They introduced a new sling to carry your baby called after their daughter Hava. You can see Rebecca teaching the class wearing a Hava Sling (

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Plant Arrangements by Mila

Mila and I went to Lowe's this morning and bought few plants and she made this beautiful plant arrangement for my front porch. Thank you Mila.