I know I’ve havent posted in a while, and the truth is I am busy, and enjoying no pressure. On the flip side I miss all of you! The good thing is I have been taking photo’s in the mean time. Here are a few….

This is SOOC, from a photo walk with Jake!

This isnt. Lol! I like it a lot though. I might put it in my bathroom. Need to print it and see what it looks like.

I also did a “for fun” photo shoot¬†with Roman’s best friend Ty. We went out at sunset and I thought “I’ve got this!” Lol. No I didn’t. I learned a ton of things. Like fill flash is your friend at sunset, get closer, and use the middle focusing dot. ūüôā Doesnt Sal look good though? ūüėČ

Ty….showing some love to the world.

Every Memorial Day weekend Sal plays soccer in a local tournament¬†called the 5-A-Side. Unfortunately this Memorial was horrible. The wind was killer. It took me soooo¬†long to get the dirt out of my ears. Yuck. Sals team did really well, but unfortunately the last team was a fouling bunch and won by one point…off of a hand ball. Isnt that some ish? Oh well….there’s always next year.

The tournament is near and dear to Sal’s heart. Its put on in memory of Sal’s best friend Matt Armstrong who died his¬†sophomore year due to Meningitis. Sal has played every year almost since it’s conception. 60 teams played this year. What a great tribute!

Anyways, I’m going to try to post more often and catch up with everyone’s posts!

Post For a Long Weekend

This weekend was full of fun!¬† Sal and I started out on Olvera¬†Street, CA yesterday. Basically it’s little Mexico.¬† The street isn’t¬†that long but it’s full of history. The oldest house in Los Angeles is actually on Olvera¬†Street. Apparently there is some movement to tear it down. I hope it doesn’t¬†happen. I don’t¬†understand why we have to tear down something so beautiful and historical to make room for something new. I took a ton of pictures but I’m only going to put up a few. Enjoy.

After Olvera¬†Street we headed to our hotel and relaxed for a little bit before the USA vs Chile game. The game was at the Home Depot Stadium. The stadium was great! I don’t think that you could get a bad seat in there. The game was a ton of fun with USA and Chile tieing.¬† It went by so fast that I wanted it to keep going :). So far Hockey and Soccer are my favorite sports to watch live.

Since I don’t¬†want to cheat, here’s a fast picture that I took of the sunset on the way home. It’s not anything special but I HAD to have a picture for today. I hope everyone’s weekend was as good as mine!


The Burroughs alumni game was today at lunch and more people turned out than I thought would. It was a good game and as usual the old folk won!! Roman wants to play so bad. It was all we could do to get him to sit on the side lines. He had to get carried off the field a couple of times. Sal plays soccer three times a week and I should really take Roman out there so he can learn the etiquette¬†but it’s so dang cold!

He did get to hang out during warm up and half time though. The guys are so good with him.

I’m sure he will play soccer when he’s older, its in the Ramirez blood. I looked into pee wee soccer, but because Ridgecrest is so small the youngest you can be is 5.

Unfortunately Sal didn’t score this year, but there is always the 5 Aside and the Alumni game next year.

Even with a bum knee he’s still beating¬†the youngins to the ball.

This was the first year that Sal’s little brother Mark got to play on the winning side. He did really good!

I’m looking forward to next years game!

Yay Christmas!!!! 2010

What a Christmas! It was full of family, food, gifts, and crazyness! The first present opened this morning was a little camera. Roman was absolutely in love with it!

V got a little frisbee¬†and slept with it right away. He really has turned out to be one of the family. Like another kid. Even with the ruined couch and patio furniture, he is so amazing with Roman, and the perfect watch dog with his protectiveness. I never worry that anyone will ever try to break in when I’m alone with Roman, except when he’s snoring so loud I wonder if he would even hear anything.

Ahhh…..this is Sal opening tickets to the Chile vs. US soccer game next month from my parents. Surprised, excited, happy, ecstatic, doesn’t¬†even begin to explain how happy he is. It’s at the Home Depot center and the seats are amazing. They really outdid themselves!

Arent these p.j.’s super cute. My parents have such a sense of humor, but I fully intent on wearing them!¬† I also got a beautiful pair of opal earings that I cant wait to wear.

Thank you to all of our family who made this weekend so special. We love you!

A parting gift…Pictures that Roman took.

A Day of Play

After I got off work and picked up Roman today we went to the park, and boy is it starting to get cold. We brought the soccer balls and played for about an hour, and towards the end Roman had moco’s running down his face. That’s not the gross part though cuz all kids get runny noses; what was gross was him trying to wipe them on me and thinking it was hilarious. He gets his sense of humor from his dad apparently. Anyways, I love the picture above because it seems like Romans trying to catch the sun.

I also love this picture because he’s actually sitting still for a second. Its amazing!

Ahhh….but things wouldn’t¬†be okay in the world if I didn’t¬†get mean mugged for taking his picture. Still like it though. ūüôā There was a time when he couldn’t get his picture taken enough. The joy of kids.


Soccer isn’t¬†just a past time for the Ramirez family…it’s a way of life. All of Sal’s family sans one sister played soccer¬†and all of them ¬†follow it. In fact the youngest of all the kids is currently playing college soccer.¬† I can’t¬†say I didn’t¬†know that when¬†I married Sal that I would be a mistress at times to the game of Soccer. ¬†When it’s time for the World Cup, I sit back for 3 months and wait until it’s over. Thank goodness its only every four years. I’ve¬†survived two….so far.¬† ¬†Even though I find myself sleeping alone once in a while because Sal’s¬†mistress is on tv, I don’t¬†really mind. I think its a good outlet and hobby to have, and luckily America has never caught the bug like most European nations so I havent been totally overloaded. As you can see by the pictures above Roman has caught the bug, and I am happy about it. It will help him be active instead of watching tv or playing video games.¬† I want him to enjoy the outdoors and learn to be part of a team, while at the same time fostering a healthy competitive drive.¬† What I most look forward to is watching Sal coach Romans soccer team when they are little. I can just imagine Roman picking the flowfers¬†and this group of kids all huddled around the ball but not quiet knowing what to do with it. Unfortunately with the way time is flying, it wont be to much longer…