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Mota-Vational Quotes

  • "Life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain!"
  • "The happiest people don't always have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have."
  • "Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle... when the sun comes up, you'd better be running."
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Last weekend Stephen and I decided to do a little Fall cleaning. We cleaned out closets and donated some stuff to Goodwill. We also did some other fun projects around the house. Stephen installed speakers on our patio which is so much fun! Dad Mota came over for some extra help and some father son bonding time. =) We spent the rest of the weekend relaxing on the patio listening to music and dancing in our backyard. We even had a mini ice cream bar for extra entertainment, courtesy of Stephanie(camera ran out of batteries so no pics of that) but it was so fun! =) We did manage to get in the Aggie game, Cowboys and of course the Emmys. It was a great productive weekend!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Big Couple

Stephen and I decided to do something philanthropic to give back to our community. We have both always loved working with children and have done mentoring programs in the past. That is what lead us to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Stephen and I wanted to do something together, so we have officially become a big couple to a 10 year old boy Jonathan. =)

We met Jonathan last night and took him out for ice cream. He is such a cute little boy that loves soccer, playing outside and all sports. We are very excited to get to know Jonathan and hopefully be positive role models in his life.

Rain and Relaxation

This last weekend was super relaxing! There aren't many thing that motivate you to be lazy than a cool rainy day on the weekend. Well, Stephen and I did just that. Saturday we spent the day bumming around the house and napping off and on, it was wonderful!

Sunday, Stephen woke me up with breakfast in bed. We always have eggs on Sunday, so this Sunday was no different w/ our egg biscuits. He did a great job! He is seriously the best husband in the world! The rain had brought in some beautiful weather Sunday. It was perfect outside, so Steve and I met Steph and Gene at the park so our dogs could have a little play date. This is Buddy (our Chocolate lab)and our nephews Smokey (Buddy's brother from same litter, black lab) and Jake (the little black mix). They love playing fetch in the water! It was a little windy, so our attempt at sitting in the shade didn't work so well. Thanks for catching the umbrella Gene. =) We had a great time and so did the dogs!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Feeling Blessed

My wonderful husband surprised me yesterday with a dozen roses and a candle light dinner. Why? Just because he knew I'd been under some stress lately! He is truly an amazing husband. I'm not real sure how i'd get through some of these day to day obstacles if it weren't for him. Today I'm feeling truly blessed to be able to share my life with such an amazing man. I love you babe!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Visit from Mom and Grandma

Stephen and I had a fun weekend visit from mom and grandma! They came in Saturday and we all went to eat at Babe's. I know, we've been there a lot lately, but after reading all the blog entries about it, mom and g-ma had to go. It was worth it! We enjoyed the singing and dancing, not to mention the delicious food! It was a great kick-off to our visit.

Speaking of kick-offs, we got to watch the Aggies beat the Lobos 28-22! Gig em Aggies! Whoop!After the game we decided to hit up Marble Slab for some delicious ice cream! YUMMO!

Sunday, we went to see Mamma Mia. It was a great show! We laughed,cried and sang along, so much fun! We spent the afternoon getting ready for Kaylin's 2nd birthday party. We went and bought all the fun decorations. Theme: Dora of course! =) We just love our lil niece, can't believe she's almost 2! Can't wait to see her and Riley boy again.

It was a great visit. Always good to see mamma and grandma doing well!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

We had quite an eventful Labor Day weekend. Saturday one of Stephen's cousins got married here in Dallas. So, we spent some time with family that we don't get to see very often. It was a beautiful wedding and we really enjoyed catching up with everyone. Pictured w/ Mr. Mota: Aunt Gloria, Aunt Yolanda and Uncle Henry.

After the wedding, Stephen, Stephanie, Gene, Z, Mindy and I all headed to our lakehouse for the rest of the holiday weekend. We did just about everything there is to do out there. We tubed, did some skiing, played volleyball, horseshoes, washers, BBQ'd, jumped off the dock, floated in the water, played capture the flag and even got in some charades. It was so much fun!! I love it out there!

Monday, we met up with mom and grandma on our way home to give grandma her birthday present and grab a bite to eat before heading home. Needless to say we were exhausted, so we caught a nap when we got home and got ready for another week. More good times to remember with family and friends.