Jan 2, 2014

Saying Goodbye

Auntie Norma and the Triplets

GOD I hate goodbyes! Today was such a hard day for me. The Weydemuller's are headed back to Colorado. Patrick arrived at the Airport last night so he can drive the family back home.  I am so thankful that GOD has giving us again another opportunity to have the Triplets with us. The Triplets are always my High they are such a big part of my happiness. I can never get enough of them and the love I have for them keeps getting stronger and stronger. 
I'm going to miss them so much. As much work and energy that's involved in the care of multiples it's all worth it and I'm so Blessed to be a Auntie of Triplets.  Thank you Jesus!  I think I've earned a whole day of relaxation tomorrow. Yay!!

Jon saying goodbye
Patrick's Brother Micheal & stepson Cole stopped by our house to say Goodbye

Wise Advice

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold, the bird froze and fell to the ground in a large field. While it was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some Poop on it. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow Poop, it began to realize how warm it was. The poop was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.
A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow poop and promptly dug him out and ate him!
The morals of this story :
  1.  Not everyone who drops Poop on you is your enemy. 
  2.  Not everyone who gets you out of poop is your friend. 
  3.  And when you're in deep poop, "Keep your mouth shut!"

Be Happy

Feb 3, 2013

Triplets here we come!

Rudy and I are going to Colorado on Friday to be with our sweet Triplets and of course Angela and Patrick! I don't know who's more excited Rudy or me. Rudy has not seen the Triplets since 17 of April and I since June 16th But we both missed them so much and can't wait to see them. They are such a hugh part of our lives.
Our boys Jon and Cory will not be going with us which has me a bit nervous okay very nervous. They both decided to stay home and not go. They have a pretty important concert to go to and since they are both bigger than me I can't force them to go! Darn it!  Little do they know my parents will be paying them a surprise visit when we leave. (Thanks Mom & Dad)....

For months I have been asking Pat and Angela if I could have the Triplets for a month or two to give them a well deserved  break from the kiddies and give them lot's of alone time with each other. Angela was open to the idea but Patrick had to really think about it. 
Hey what's to think about I told myself. Patrick and Angela know We take care of the Triplets like they were made of gold and they know how much we love and care for them. What's to think about???? Who in the world would take care of 1-2-3 kiddies all at the age of Three for a whole month and for FREE"  Auntie Norma and Uncle Rudy that's who.
Well our prayers were answered today and we got the Thumbs up from Papa Patrick...We can bring the Triplets home with us when we return back to California....Yay!

I know to many people this sounds like a nightmare to care for Triplets for a day or two, 
But to the Ramirez Family it's a great Blessing from GOD and an honor to do it.
Thank you GOD for giving us this beautiful opportunity to again be able to share in Kieran, Haydan and Presleys lives...........

Feb 2, 2013

I'm Back in California

I'm back home now. After spending 12 wonderful days with my sweet babies I still feel like I did not get enough of the Triplets. Yesterday was so hard for me as I had to say goodbye to Kieran, Haydan and Presley they do not understand why I had to leave. Oh my heart was breaking as I hug and kissed each one of them. As I gave my sister Angela a kiss and a hug I finally broke down as she left the airport. This morning I was hoping to hear my sweet Kieran singing softly by my bed as he always did at 6:oo am. Than I realized I was back home. So today I spend the day praying for the Weydemullers. I learn first hand with Triplets it's a never ending job, the minute the Triplets wake up till the second they fall asleep at night, it's non-stop work... Angela has no outside help. With Patrick's long work days, Angela does it all. I really wish they can move back to California where she can get all the family support she and Patrick need.

Here is just a few out of 2,414 pictures I took of the Weydemuller's enjoy!

Jan 29, 2011

Seven Years Ago Today.

My Dearest Liam. Happy Birthday to you. Today you would of been 7 years old. I remember the day I held you in my arms and telling myself how blessed Rudy & I are just to be able to see and hold you before they took you away. Our beautiful little Angel. You touched so many of us and we will never forget you. I think of you everyday and wonder what you are doing in heaven are you playing with Miss Molly and sitting on your Opa Don's Lap?
Every time I see Daddy, Mommy and  your Brothers & sister I wonder who you would of looked like the most. I know you would of made a great big brother to kieran, Haydan & Presley. But this I know. You are always watching over them and being Mommy & Daddys eyes when they are not around.
I love you Liam and can't wait to see you again. Your Auntie Norma

Jan 6, 2010

So Far this I know

I've learned that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I've learned that you can keep going long after you can't.

I've learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

I've learned that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I've learned that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I've learned that even when you think you have no more to give, when a family/friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I've learned that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I've learned that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I've learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I've learned that two people can look at the same thing and see something totally different.

I've learned -
that there are people who love you dearly,
but just don't know how to show it.

I've learned -
that it takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.

I've learned that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I've learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I've learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many years you have lived. 


Dec 30, 2009

What a ride this year has been!! A lot of lows and plenty of Highs, but the good has far outweighed the bad in my world. On January 1, 2009 instead of making a resolution I picked a word to describe how I would live throughout this year. That word was "Confidence" and boy did I live up to it! I did things I never imagined I'd ever do. I took leaps of faith and received tremendous results. Naturally, there were a few stumbles, but they were nothing I couldn't get through.

For this year my word chose me. In every conversation, every journal entry and in every prayer the word "Abundance" appeared. Abundance of good health, peace, joy, kindness to self and others. And most of all an abundance of success in uplifting those in need. I plan to live through 2010 in complete abundance.

I wish you all a blessed New Year! May you find complete bliss in 2010 and leave all negativity, hurt, anger and loss in 2009. The future is yours to live in joy...

Dec 26, 2009

Missing our baby girl Molly

Not one day goes by that we don't think of our wonderful dog Molly. God we miss her so much! Three year ago today we had Molly put down.

 I am re-posting my original post I did 2 years ago..........................

I am very sad at the moment just thinking only if the triplets were here a year ago maybe our Molly would still be with us. You see Molly died of depression and sadness when the Triplets left back to Germany last year. Molly believed the Triplets were her litter so when the Triplets left Molly stopped eating and just wanted to sleep. Below is a short video I made of our baby girl molly and I attached an old post I did last year about Molly.

A few days before we made the hard decision of putting our sweet Molly down we spend every second with her and video special moments with her telling her how much we love her and thanked her for being such a great dog to us. 

Molly with her Triplets before they all left to Germany
  Post about Our Molly
November 26, 2006
.................................................................. Our Baby girl Molly passed away on December 26, 2006 at 2:05pm. As the months went by and seeing her fade away to bones and not getting any better, we all came to that very hard decision of putting her down. She went very quickly as it only took 5 seconds. We spent our last Christmas with Molly just loving her and telling her how much we loved her and how lucky we where to have her in our life.

Dec 10, 2009

We Might Not Have Christmas Cards, But We Have Love. (I can’t believe I just said that. Puke!)

I generally send Christmas cards. Its not that I have no Christmas spirit (my Christmas tree is already up I have so much Christmas spirit!), it’s just that I’m too lazy. There is all the searching for the perfect card, writing heartfelt bullshit inside the cards, digging up addresses for everyone, addressing the cards, going to the post office to purchase stamps, and finally walking all the way down my loooooong driveway to put the envelopes in the mail. Baby Jesus wouldn’t want me to strain myself, you know? So I just don’t send cards. This year, however, I decided that I would send out cards, but not just any generic store bought card, I was going to send out PICTURE CARDS. Because I am insane. Photobucket

Nov 22, 2009

Things for Which to be Thankful

        Trains, cars, and airplanes,  that allow us to travel great distances to be with our loved ones.

        The spouse who complains when dinner is not on time, because he is home with me,
        not with someone else.

        My boys's who are complaining about doing dishes, because that means they are at home
        and not on the streets.

        The mess to clean after a party because it means I  have been surrounded by friends.

         The taxes we pay because it means that my husband is employed.

         The clothes that fit a little too snug because it  means I have enough to eat.

         My shadow who watches me work because it means I  am out in the sunshine.

         A lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning  and gutters that need fixing
         because it means I have a home.

         All the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech.

         The space I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking.

         My huge heating bill because it means I am warm.

         The lady behind me in church who sings off key because it means that I can hear.

         The piles of laundry and ironing because it means I have clothes to wear.

         The alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because  it means that I'm alive.

         Getting too much email bogs me down but at least I know I have friends who are thinking of me.

        Weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been productive.


Nov 18, 2009

Why can't you take a turkey to church?
Because they use such fowl language

Why did the turkey cross the road?
It was the chicken's day off.

Why did the police arrest the turkey?
They suspected it of fowl play.

Why didn't the turkey want any lunch?
He was already stuffed!

What's the best dance to do on Thanksgiving?
The turkey trot

Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
The outside!

What can you never eat for Thanksgiving dinner?
Breakfast or lunch!

Why did the turkey cross the road?
It was the chicken's day off.

Why did the police arrest the turkey?
They suspected it of fowl play

What happened when the turkey got into a fight?
He got the stuffing knocked out of him.

If April showers bring May flowers what do May flowers bring?

Asked to write a composition entitled, "What I'm thankful for on Thanksgiving," a student wrote, "I am thankful that I'm not a turkey."

What did the widowed mother turkey say to her disobedient children?
If your father could see you now, he'd turn over in his gravy!

My Mother Taught Me About...

My Mother Taught Me About...

1. My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION...
"Just wait until your father gets home."

2. My Mother taught me about RECEIVING....
"You are going to get it when we get home!"

3. My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE...
"What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you! Don't talk back to me!"

4. My Mother taught me LOGIC...
"If you fall out off that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

5. My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE...
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

6. My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD...
"If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job."

7. My Mother taught me HUMOR...
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

8. My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT...
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

9. My Mother taught me about GENETICS...
"You're just like your father."

10. My Mother taught me about my ROOTS...
"Do you think you were born in a barn?"

11. My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE...
"When you get to be my age, you will understand."

And last but not least...

12. My Mother taught me about JUSTICE...
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you....Then you'll see what it's like!"

Nov 6, 2009



 When I stand up for
myself and my beliefs,
they call me

When I stand up for
those I love,
they call me a


When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or 

do things my own way, they call me a

Being a Bitch

means I won't compromise what's
in my heart. It means I live my life "MY Way."
It means I won't allow anyone to step on me. 

When I refuse to tolerate injustice and
speak against it, I am defined as a 


The same thing happens when I take time for myself instead of being everyone's maid, or when I act a little selfish.

It means I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won't become anyone else's idea of what they think I 'should' be.

And if that makes me a  bitch. so be it!


Oct 31, 2009

Halloween humor

Here's some Halloween humor for ya! 


Oct 11, 2009

20 Minutes of pure Happiness!

It only lasted for 20 minutes, But it was the best  surreal 20 minutes of