Tuesday, April 27, 2010

the candlelight dinner

I read this story with King Los on sunday while we were reading through love and respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.

This story touched me.

I want to be this kind of a wife!

Dr. E.V Hill a dynamic minister who served as senior pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, lost his wife, Jane, to cancer a few years ago. At her funeral, Dr Hill described some of the ways she had made him a better man. As a struggling young preacher, E.V. had trouble earning a living. E.V. came home one night and found the house dark. When he opened the door, he saw that Jane had prepared a candlelight dinner for two. He thought that was a great idea and went in to the bathroom to wash his hands. He tried unsuccessfully to turn on the light. Then he felt his way into the bedroom and flipped another switch. Darkness prevailed. The young pastor went back to the dining room and asked Jane why the electricity was off. She began to cry. "You work so hard, and we're trying." said Jane, "but it's pretty rough. I didn't have enough money to pay the light bill. I didn't want you to know about it, so i thought we would just eat by candlelight."

Dr Hill described his wife's words with intense emotion. "she could have said, I've never been in this situation before. I was reared in the home of Dr. Caruthers, and we never had our lights cut off." She could have broken my spirit; she could have ruined me; she could have demoralized me. But instead she said, "Somehow or other we'll get these lights back on. But tonight let's eat by candlelight."

Friday, April 23, 2010

Not content

I am embarrassed to even admit this.

About a year ago King Los and I took a trip to South America to the beautiful country of Colombia. We went so that I could meet his father and because he had not seen his father in over 10 years.

I had been to other countries before. Even third world countries. But, no matter how many times you see this kind of poverty you never get used to it.

So how is it that I can sit in this "mansion" and have my heart long for a bigger home?!

It's so strange.

I love saving money! I love yard saling and second hand clothes. I shop at only discount grocery stores and buy my meat in bulk when its on sale. I dislike going out to eat or even to the movie theater.


for some reason I can't seem to be content with my house.

Especially when I see the kind of house I have been dreaming about for awhile for sale. It also happens to be only two blocks from my parents house.

Then I look at these pictures and I feel ashamed. How could I ever sit here and be so ungrateful for what I have recieved?

I am sorry! I do not deserve these blessings. Yet you continue to give freely. Forgive me for not being content.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Everything by Lifehouse

I am in love with this song right now. These words are a comfort to me right now. I hope they will be to you also!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I have so much I want to blog about... however my daughter is waiting for me to take her for a walk and is attempting to use my computer as a chew toy.

But whatever you do today make sure you head over to Like a warm cup of coffee and check out a chance to win $400 for a charity of your choice and $250 for yourself! $250 would sure buy me a lot of yard sale deals!!!

Have a great Day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Opposites attract

I hate spending money!.....

Well I like the idea of it. I always have the best intentions. But, for some reason no matter what I hate to spend my money.

King Los... well he loves to spend money.

So for us money is always about a balancing act between saving and spending and submitting and agreeing.

Although as much as it pains me to say this I am glad I married a spender. Because, if it weren't for him we would never ever do anything fun. We would never go out to eat or for ice cream. (oh how i love you ice cream)

I always knew they said opposites attract however I often forget to be thankful for that fact. Although I realize most of arguments are about our very differing opinions I am thankful for those opposite opinions.

We are currently living with only one car. (Oh yea and a shiny silver motorcycle!) So we have been throwing around the idea of buying another one. However I have a personal rule and that is never buy a car unless you can pay for it in cash.

King los has a rule and that is never Not buy a car that you want! Ok I'm teasing just a little. But, he is being so great a bout it since he knows I am having a hard time even thinking bout the idea of spending that kind of money on a car right now. So he decided to let us see if we can survive this summer without two cars and then we can talk buying another one this fall.

Now that my friends is how you compromise! Even though he knows I will have a hard time buying one in the fall. I know we will have to buy one unless King Los is going to turn his cycle into a snowmobile.

In my fantasy land, this is my dream family car. The Queen Los mobile!

So if in the meantime you find any blogs doing a giveaway for this kind of car, let me know! Because this lil beaut can hold six kiddos and I would still look stylish driving it! Another great perk would be the fact that King los would actually allow me to own one since it is not a minivan!

So take sometime this weekend to appreciate the opposites in your hubby. Especially the ones that you know actually help you be a better you!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ultimate Blog party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Hey Everybody thanks for stopping by! I think this is such a cool idea to get to kno all kinds of blogs! My blog is kind of a mixature of all different types of mumble jumble! I am a wife to my handsome King Los and a stay at home mom to my beautiful Princess Eli. I love clothes and love finding bargins at yardsales and goodwill! I am a little dorky but I have a passion to follow the lord to the fullest! So make sure to follow my blog because there is some shopalicious things coming up!
So grab some chocolate(My fav party food!) and enjoy the party!!!!

(Heres one of my many goodwill finds. This sweater was around three dollars. Can't beat that!)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I am still alive!

Yes, I am still alive. However the past month has been a ruff one. After princess Eli and King los were about over being sick I came down with it. I still have yet to get my voice back. So therefore I now sound like Drag Queen los. But I did manage to take some pictures so everyone can see what has been up at Casa De Vargas!

Princess Eli is seven months and is now a phillies fan just like her mommy and daddy!

Despite being so small for her age Princess Eli's feet finally touch the floor in her bouncey seat.

She loves spending time with her friends and Addison sure likes spending time with Eddy!

Then of course there is Denzel and Keziah.

We managed to get some swinging time in even though i wasn't feeling the greatest. However swinging is one of my favorite things to do. It seems Princess Eli may follow in my footsteps.

And of course she is now sitting by herself. Well pretty much only when she wants to.

When I look at these things I think how much God has blessed me and I am so greatful!