Sunday, June 29, 2008


Saturday night Heredes, my brother Gabriel, and I went and watched the new Disney/Pixar film, Walle. It was BRILLIANT! If you haven't seen it yet, it's a must. 5 Stars for sure. From the beginning of the film it just brought you in and welcomed you to connect with this little garbage collector. And can I tell you that alot of what we learn from our Ethos at FRC, well I was able to see the importance of them by watching this movie. Gramling family you need to watch it! :)
It's cool to have blogged about this movie about a year ago and finally get to watch it. Don't miss!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

My Mii..

This is the best I could do to replicate myself as a Mii.  What do you think?  Thanks to my husband you can go here and create your Mii.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New Hillsong Album...

Just read up on the first services at Hillsong Cape Town (which had 5 services, 3,000 in attendance, & 200 salvations) and Hillsong Australia's new album, This is our God. I can't wait to listen to the album and watch the live dvd. To view a little bit of how their live worship night went, please go here. You will be so moved and touched. This week God has really been sitting me down and showing me some simple, powerful things. Loving people. Being loved by Him. And seeing this video- watching a passionate Christ follower singing to his Healer- just made me say Thank you Jesus for the Cross. Please just watch it. People's stories are so powerful and encouraging because you see God being at work. He always is, just sometimes our view is a little blurry and we miss those moments. I'm rambling now- I just had to share this because it was powerful to my heart, hope it is to yours.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Show #2: S&S...

If you missed Sirens and Sealions' first show at Churchill's, no worries because you can see them at PS14 on July 5th. Check out the flyer and go support. You can even enjoy some Vegan chili. (wow) To hear there stuff, again, you can visit their Myspace here.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Sirens and Sealions...

I had the privilege to be the mom and driver for the band Sirens and Sealions. What seemed to be a fun pastime (and joke according to my sis) is turning out to be something pretty serious. Who knows. On Wednesday, my sister's band, played at Churchill's at around 11:00 pm. They did so amazingly great! They played four songs. Check out NB Photography blog to see pics of the band and their work.
The band consists of: Johanna- Vox, song writer, canvas and egg shaker player. Chanti- Vox, bells, tamborine. Nick- Vox, acoustic guitar, harmonica. Marisol- Violin. Brian- Upright bass. and John (right?)- drums. Check out their myspace here for upcoming shows (PS 14 on July 5) and to hear their music. I just had to brag on my sis and her talented friends.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Here are some pics of some recent events in the last week or so.  May 31st our friend's Alex and Kristel got married.  I don't know if I said it already but the wedding was really nice and so them.  
This past Saturday my two coaches and friends, Sara and Connie, helped me put together our Doral Life Development Movie and Indoor Picnic.  We transformed the room into a huge grassy field.  As the ladies covered the walls with bulletin paper (tree trunks and grass) I setup the tech stuff.  Of course can't forget our two special little helpers- Samantha and Maria.  We had pizza, popcorn with pretzels, and dirt with worms.  All the families from preschool to teens were invited. David A. and Ashley helped as well by sharing a bit about their ministries- students and preschool.  We watched a Bug's Life and learned no matter how old you can accomplish great things for God.  "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12.  Thank you to all the other volunteers that showed up and participated.  This is a great start to what we are praying will be a great summer at Doral and connecting with families to reach their God potential. 
And lastly, there is a pic of Moods the new series at FRC. Let's just say the Lord knows how much I need to hear what HE's got to say and apply it to my life.  You can always check it out on our Internet Campus.  
Well, that's all folks.  My hubby is in Indianapolis and can't wait to see him Thursday morning.  OH my sister's band, Sirens and Sealions, plays tomorrow.   Check it out here

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Feeling a little Brazilian...

Friday night, after visiting the Martin's at the hospital, my husband took me out on a surprise date. He told me earlier in the week to make sure to mark off friday because he was taking me somewhere that would blow my mind. When we got there I was greeted by my sister, Vicky, and David U. The whole time I couldn't read the programs, look at the stage, etc. Mind you everyone around us spoke Portuguese and the whole day Heredes had me practicing my portuguese with the new Djavan cd. Hmmm- that was a hint. So, after having some Brazilians sitting behind us yell out Yea John Mayer- the real artist came out and yes, it was Djavan. I was so excited. Thank you to David Uribe for finding the concert date and thank you to my husband for the awesome surprise. It was nice to have a taste of Brazil. Here are some pics.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Ethan Martin

Here are some pictures of beautiful Baby Ethan Martin- son to Ivan and Lizbet. (Just in case you don't know).  He is a healthy, handsome boy.  Mom and dad had a better day today and have some fun days ahead of them. I'll have the video up soon.  Again, if you want to leave the happy family a comment, please leave it here. 

Number 100

100th post!
Maybe we'll celebrate later.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Baby Ethan Martin...

He is here !!! Born at 6:50 pm, 8lbs. 12 oz.  I haven't seen him yet or have pics, but once I do I will post them.  If you want to leave the couple a message, go ahead and post it here and I will have them read it when they are home.  Again, congratulations my dear, dear friends!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Quick Recap...

Here is a quick recap of things that have been going on since my last post:
1. Went to a super beautiful, cool wedding this past Saturday. Congrats Alex and Kristel! Check out some of their wedding pics here.
2. FRC just finished It Matters series and starts Moods. Very excited about it! Welcome back Pr. Troy and family.
3. A special friend will be entering the world tomorrow around 8:30 am- Ethan Martin. Congrats Ivan and Lizbet!
4. School is almost done. I feel so frustrated, but I have two more weeks to get some creative juices flowing.
5. I think I have a special date with my husband & friends on Friday. I think it's because he is leaving me for a week again. :)
6. My friend Lashon is in town and I get to hang out with her next week before she leaves to Europe.
7. FRC had Beach Baptism this past Sunday with a concert and it rocked! Here are some pics that our friend took.
8. My grandfather's birthday is on friday and my grandma is doing better after her heavy duty chemo. Keep praying for her if you can.
9. The office gets free Jamba Juice on Tuesday thanks to Stacie Gonzalez.
10. Waiting for tomorrow's announcement on the free NY tickets to see Coldplay. I am really praying that we win.
11. We cleaned our room. We can walk around.
12. My sister's band finished recording "Thumpin of my Heart" last night. They are so goooodddd.
13. Ate chinese with my family yesterday. I love that!
14. Ovations went great on Friday. I am posting something separate about how that went.
15. And lastly, I updated my blog today and trying to give it a new look. Still under-construction.
Thanks for your patience and for visiting.  Had something exciting this past weekend or month?  Share it here