Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Christmas!

We hope you have a memorable Christmas or at least one of those wonderful Christmases that blend into all the other wonderful Christmas pasts that make you grateful for family, friends, health, liberty, peace and all the multitude of blessings we enjoy because of our Lord and Savior.

I didn't get any kind of newsletter out this year, but if I had it would have said something like:

We had a baby! Look at our blog for more details.

My parents' newsletter had the following:

Lisa, Pedro and Pedrito enjoy living in St. Paul, Minnesota (except for a few really cold weeks). They love being parents of the cutest baby boy ever, Pedro Tzion (meaning “sunny mountain”, named for his hiking guru grandpa). Lisa had a blast playing with her aunt, Sharla, in Florida for a few days. Now, as a full-time mom, she continues working from home on a few management projects for Goodwill-Easter Seals and participating on the board of directors for their neighborhood cooperative. Pedro is half way through law school at the University of Minnesota. He maintains a good balance by playing with his family, working with inner-city boys in scouting and making his own light-weight hiking gear. He tested it on part of the beautiful Lake Superior hiking trail. They have learned a lot teaching the 3-year-old sunbeams in primary.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Pedro T enjoys his baths, but it's after bathtime when the real adventures begin.

We join our hero in the middle of his battle. Oh no! It's not looking good. Is this the end for our dragon-slayer . . .

No! He escapes and conquers the creature.

"Come on, Mom. Piece a cake!"

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy 4-month birthday Pedro T.!

Beanie Pictures

He Knows Him

Above my baby's crib hangs a much larger picture of Jesus and the children, the same one you see on the right side of our blog. Pedro T. loves this picture. Before I put him down for a nap, he always bursts out of his tiredness for a few minutes when he sees this picture. He focuses on Jesus and gets really excited, smiling and making his body bounce up and down. He knows Him. These are the precious moments of motherhood.

What a sweet gift it is to care for a baby, one of God's precious children. I feel honored to be a mother. I hope I can teach my baby to always remember that God loves him unconditionally and to love God by keeping His commandments.