Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Soccer 2011

So it begins, soccer season that is. Well, it really is a year round sport here in South Texas, but this is Madison's first season in a few years. I was so excited when I found out that the YMCA has all girl leagues. I'm not a fan of co-ed soccer, even at young ages, as boys tend to overpower the girls and well, it's just more fun watching cute little girls attempt the sport. We had our first game this Saturday and while the Pixies (Madison's team) did not win (score was 4-6) they played extremely well for it being the first game. I am so proud of my little soccer player. I look forward to see her growth throughout the season.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


One of the things I love most about Emma's preschool is all the extra events they host for the families. They started off the year with a family picnic at the school, in the fall it was trick-or-treat night and recently they hosted a rodeo day. They had pony rides, a petting zoo, various games for the kids to play and a great lunch. It's a great way to build a sense of community with the other families.

In honor of rodeo day, the kids were asked to make a hobby horse and dress western. I do not have a crafty bone in my body but I was determined to make my girl a horse. I came across this Hobby Horse Tutorial and went to work.

I think it came out somewhat cute. Then again, how can something look other than adorable next to Emma. (Pardon the fuzzy cell phone pic. As we've established, I suck at downloading my pictures from my digital camera)

Just incase you're wondering....

You may be asking yourself why the heck my tile was changed to Buttons and Pies. I mean, what do these two things have in common anyway? Well, these are the nicknames we've somehow created for our girls.

Button- This is Madison's nickname. Emma cannot pronouce Madison so it comes out sounding like "button". I think its adorable!!

Pie- This is obviously Emma. This nickname has evolved from two of her attributes. First, her sweet belly! I love my girls little belly. It looks like a pie to me. During her infant years we would call it Emma's pie and that evolved to her wanting to be called Emma Pie. When you ask what her name is, she will proudly tell you EMMA PIE!! One day Madison said, "Emma is as sweet as pie, right mom?" And yes, she is the sweetest girl ever. So, the name has stuck.

We're a weird bunch, I know!

Monday, March 21, 2011

So, I broke my promise! Pictures haven't been posted, mostly because they are still in my camera, but that's another story. Life seems to be zooming by and I haven't had a chance to update my friends (mainly Ellie ;)) on these past few months. I promise (again) to post more on the girls but lately I have had something else on my mind, my relationship with God.

As the days come and go, I find myself craving things. Whether it be a new outfit or a new deck. My heart seems to be intent on desiring "stuff". This bothers me to no end because as soon as I get it another item seems to peak my interest. A never ending vicious circle it seems. So it's my prayer that my heart be filled with love and desire for the Lord. So much, that there is no room for the stuff that seems to clutter our lives, literally. I pray this for my children as well. While, they are not spoiled rotten, they have more than I did as a child and I pray that these things won't cloud their perspective.

On another note, with Easter approaching I also pray that we can hold on to the true meaning of the holiday. The girls and I made quick trip to Wal-Mart after church and already we were bombarded with bunnies and chocolate. While, there is nothing wrong with any of these things, where is Jesus is all of this? He DIED for us and then ROSE from the dead. How amazing is that!! More amazing than any bunny who comes bearing eggs and candy if you ask me.

Finally, since Ellie hasn't been on Facebook, she won't know that Madison lost her first tooth!! YAY for her. I thought I'd add that in there just incase :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Prayer in Action

God has already started to show his faithfulness!! As I mentioned this morning, I feel overwhelmed and prayed to God for his help and guidance. Well, my boss emailed me to let me know that one of our deadlines got pushed back, which opens up next week to clear all my pending items. No work for me this weekend!! Thank you Lord for once again showing your control in all situations!!!

One of those God posts

I love God posts! And He's been on my mind more than ever lately. I'll admit it, I have been a bad Christian. My prayer life has been suffering, I haven't been in the Word, I haven't even gone to church all month long. I miss God!! I miss getting excited to read my Bible, I miss fellowship, I miss my ladies Bible Study. Work has been getting in the way which has me evaluating my situation. I sit at my laptop late at night, ticking and tying, making spreadsheets "clear and concise", filling out checklists (oh those darn checklists) and I wonder, what's the point? Is this really God's plan for me? What am I accomplishing? Who am I helping? The clients, well they could care less about my audit work papers. My boss? Maybe. Who really cares?

Then on my drive to work this morning, I break down. I start crying because I didn't see my girls but for a few hours the day before. Crying because I have to work this weekend and will more than likely miss my girls AND my girls night out. Crying because I'm tired, overwhelmed, my house is a mess, I'm hungry and I just can't take it anymore. And it hit me, work wasn't making me happy. But why do I rely on work to make me happy. No job, no person on this earth can provide the joy that the Lord does. Why am I not relying on Him and Him alone for my happiness? So I begin praying, asking God for forgiveness, asking him for guidance, for mercy, for protection, praising him for being God, for loving us, for forgiving us, for reminding us that he is always there. I'm not sure what the future will bring, where my career will head, how on earth I'm going to make up these long nights to my girls but I know that God will guide me. He will open doors as he sees fit. He will give me strength when I am weak. He will bring me unspeakable joy. Only Him.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Holy Moly

I have neglected this blog so badly this year. I mean, look at my personal profile information. 26, yeah right!! I wish!! Now, 28 isn't that far off but it gives you an idea of how long its been since I have been on here. I plan on reviving this thing, if its the last thing I do. Well, I will try. Come back soon!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dear Nini

A letter to my sister from Madison....

Dear Nini,

We all miss you so much! I really want you to come back so you can take me to go get a manicure. Mommy says, you'll be home soon! I'm counting the days. Mommy said we can use this blog to write notes to you and post pictures so you can see me, in case facebook is blocked at your work ;)

Oh and Nini, bring me a surprise. I love surprises. Oh and Nini, go to church! Mommy said you found a church. I love church. Do you go to Sunday school too?

Love you,
Madison Elise Vigil

Back to School

Well, I obviously skipped summer, because we are already back to school!! Both girls started school this year. Madison is enrolled in Kindergarten (ALREADY, YIKES) and Emma started preschool at a darling little school we found. Madison was of course VERY excited!! She went to bed early, woke up happy as can be and was ready for her first day. Now, let's just hope this positive attitude continues throughout the year. I'm sure in a week, it'll be back to having to be dragged out of bed, moaning and groaning about being tired and leaving the house with a not so huge smile. Emma on the other hand was very confused about the whole thing. I'm sure she thought we were just going on a very nice trip. Here are some snapshots of the girls' first day of school.

And a few of Madison's second day. I decided to give the breakfast a try and ate with her.

This girl is just way too excited for school! I love it!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Spring Spring Spring... We Love Spring

"We love the way the flowers grow, tulips and daffodils all in a row. Oh so pretty I want you to know that We Love Spring!"

This was Madison's favorite little song in Montessori school and she still sings it every spring.

Emma Turns 2

2 year ago, the Lord blessed our family with another little princess to love. It's been amazing to see her grow into a silly little girl. She reminds me so much of Madison at that age now. Here are a few snapshots of her day:

We love you so much Emma!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Random Cuteness

Texas Pride Continues....

Despite our loss to Alabama in BCS National Champioship game. My girl still lover her Longhorns!

Christmas Programs, Dance Recitals and 5th Birthdays

Merry Christmas from the Vigil Girls

A little late but you know, we're a busy family. I was able to take two weeks off during Christmas and New Years to spend with the girls. Here are a few pictures.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

More Beautiful You

I wish I could embed this into the hearts and minds of my little girls

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Longhorn Pride

We are a Longhorn family, we bleed orange and love our 40 acres! See, even the girls get into it....

Emma hoping for a touchdown

We're #1

Mama and Emma

Monday, November 9, 2009

"Pease" Mama

After many many attempts at getting Emma to sign please she ended up saying the very improtant word for the first time this weekend. "Peeeeaaase" (with hands held together) is probably the cutest thing a little one year old can say. Especially to her mother who is obsessed with manners. Bribing with candy was not a good idea on my part though. Everytime she said please this weekend she got a gummy. Good motivation don't you think? After a whole weekend of getting rewarded with candy my poor Emma had to learn the aweful truth that please doesn't always get you want you want. This morning as I was getting all of us ready for our day she takes me by the hand to the pantry, puts her little hands together and says, "Pease mama, pease." in the sweetest way. When she realized she was not getting a gummy she stomps her little feet saying, "PEASE PEASE PEASE!!!" in a not so cute way. Well, she didn't get the candy but she did get a banana. And by her upset little face it was not a reasonable replacement.

Happy (Belated) Halloween!!!

A few very late pictures of the girls. After many costume changes Madison ended up being the cutest, yummiest little cupcake and Emma the most precious pumpkin!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

This is what happens when Mom is not around

My sister babysat the girls for a week and this is what she gave my daughter for lunch!