Monday, October 31, 2011

19 Years and counting...

19 Years ago, the Mendoza Family got its shaky start. Right before our Wedding, there was a Funeral for a Lady who was also named Mendoza (no relation), who had no flowers and no one really to serve her Funeral Mass. Hey, how about 6 current or former Seminarians to serve her Funeral Mass or pray the Office of the Dead? The person who delivered our flowers was early, so we got two uses out of the flowers.

Here is a picture of the happy couple right after the Wedding at St. Mary of the Nativity Church in Salinas, Halloween, 1992.

The Priest who witnessed our wedding was really nice. We can't recall his name right now. We often wonder what happened to him, what he's doing right now. Hope he's doing alright.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Reeks Of Maine, 2011 Edition

The Advent season is coming, so, it is time to think about what to stick to your house.

Instead of tacky plastic displays, why not get a beautiful, tasteful Wreath From Maine!

They not only have wreaths, but garlands to wrap around pillars or posts, and swags to go over doors. We have had them in the past, and they smell so good without being overpowering.
We even happen to know someone who is selling these online, our friend Elizabeth Kramer.

So when you are ready to order, head on over to the Wreaths Of Maine website, and choose your wreath, garland, or swag. Ms. Kramer has a seller ID, which is 4144. Click on the above link, or go here:

So this Advent and Christmas, put a little beauty in your house. Get a Wreath of Maine. Don't buy a cheap Mexican knock-off where the "Balsam Fir" is actually made out of coloured Chili Lights.

Come on, buy a Wreath of Maine from Elizabeth, Seller ID #4144. This little girl right below is happy that you are going to buy one.

Don't make her cry by NOT buying one.

This little girl's Godfather would greatly appreciate it if you would make her happy if you bought a Wreath from Elizabeth, Seller ID #4144.


SELLER ID #4144! "Pookielizard" is another ID!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Occupy Chualar

Is not off to a good start.

Hey look! The freeway!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mónica!

Happy Birthday, Mónica!

Well, you have been a teenager for a whole year, and none of us are dead yet. That is agood sign so far.

You are a very special daughter, and we are blessed to have a delicate flower such as you.

Enjoy this birthday cake made especially for you!

May God bless you, and keep you, and grant you many years. We love you very much, and hope that this day is special.

We say, "HAPPY!"

You say "BIRTHDAY!



Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Eddie!

Or, why we should rename this blog:

The Kramer Birthday blog!

Now on to the next birthday cake in a series of seventeen. I think.

Happy Birthday, Eddie!

Can you believe that we first met you almost four years ago? You have gotten so big in that time! You're like nearly six feet tall, now. Who gave you permission to grow so big?

Well, sorry we cannot be with you on your birthday, so here is a cake that looks like a submarine, because we know how to like to play with submarines.

We out here in California wish you a happy birthday, and hope you get plenty of cake, nice presents to unwrap, and a good time with your family.

May God grant you many years to love and serve him, and may your patrons, St Joseph and St. Placid and Companions intercede for you. You are a good father, and even though humility prevents and protects you from saying so, you are a good role model of a Catholic husband, father, and friend.

I say "Happy," you say "birthday!"



Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, Miriam!

Happy Birthday, Miriam!

Can you believe it? We first met you when you were just over one year old! Now you are getting so big.

Sorry we could not be there to share your birthday, but enjoy this virtual cupcake with Bees, a worm, a Ladybug, mushrooms, and a delicious Beehive.

May God grant you many years ahead of you, and we pray that you have a blessed day.

May your Birthday BEE Happy!