Friday, May 28, 2010

Baseball Season is here.......

We were very sad to learn that Christopher couldn't play T-Ball this year. He is about 6months to young. Last summer we bought him a tee to hit off of at Big5. We never bought him a glove, because he was still throwing with both arms. In the past months he has started using his left hand for alot more things. So Jaime and I went to Sports Authority and bought him his first little left handed glove. It is super cute to watch him throw the ball around with dad and I. It is nice to see him get so excited about it. Next year, he will knock their socks off in T-Ball hopefully.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Susan Koman for the Cure: Sacramento Ca

On May 8th, 2010 The Race for the Cure came to Sacramento, Ca. This year was a special year. My family and I were invited to be on a team called the RAC-PAC. "Ready Aim Cure" As many of you know in December of 2009 we lost a dear friend of ours name Lori McElyea. Her husband Bill gave us the invite, along with a handful of other friends we know. So not only was I there to support my mother Peggy in her 2nd walk. I was there to support my friend Bill, along with Lori's; daughter, son, and grand daughter. With me i brought my mother and father. Also my in laws Lynn and Mark came to support my mother again. And last but not least Christopher and my self. I have never been so honored to be apart of a team. We had 312 members on our team, and 43 of them were survivors.  Each one of us has been touched by someone diagnosed with breast cancer…I ran in their honor…I ran in their memory –  but we all were a part of something inspiring and memorable and we've helped make an impact. My team raised $39,886.50. That is enough money for 314 mammograms. I'm still trying to get a copy of our team picture, hopefully the captain will email me back soon. Right before the races started all the survivors on our team got in a circle and held hands, to say a prayer and to send them out on there way. It was very touching to see women who did not know each other, come together as one. It for sure brought a tear to my eyes. I was thinking back from last year at this time, when my mother first told me she had a spot on her mammograms. It was right around Mothers Day last year and since that day my mother has been through alot. I'm very proud of her, and the things she has overcome, and only hope the future will bring joy. She has many years ahead of her, and hope she is able to enjoy them all. Also since the Fresno Race For the Cure: my mother in law Lynn has had her mammograms come back with concerns. We also are very thankful that it has not been cancer. I know that God has a plan for all of us, but it cant hurt to have him watch over our families and our friends to stay healthy and strong. And when we finally know our plan, he will be there to guide us. 
This year i wanted to try and beat my time in the 5K.  I got third place in my age division, and was very happy. I'm also happy that out of 815 runner i came in 64th. I cant ask for a better time. Well i could, but i wont. I cant complain, about that when our weekend was so wonderful. And the event was one to remember. I look forward to many years being on this team, and supporting women in Northern California
Crystal Ramirez     Sausalito CA    23821  33   64   23:32   7:35/M      01:23

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

Mother's Day
I just want to start out by saying that everyday i wake up and I'm THANKFUL for my wonderful family. I would not be the person i am today without any of you. I love my mother very much and I'm thankful to have her in my life and in my families lives. Thank you mom for being you and being there when i need you. I'm also thankful to have my mother-in-law in my life. She is a blessing and i have to thank god for bring someone so caring into my life. I'm luckily that me and Jaime's families get along so well, you don't really see that every day. So when i say family, i mean family. But without my husband and son life would not be the same. There would be a hole left unfilled. They bring me so much joy everyday. My life is never boring. I see how our mother's feel now when they are away from their families and children.
This year my heart goes out to anyone who has lost thier mother. I could not imagne, my life without mine. Everyday is a new day and a new memory.