Tuesday, February 3, 2009


After a few years living in Canada, we are moving out of the country. What a journey life is. Finding a moving company that is not expensive is almost impossible. This month is packing time, I am kind of used to it since I have been moving every year, for the past four years. Hopefully, this is a final move for a while.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Superbowl Sunday 2009

Still sick, everyone will probobly be home today watching the Superbowl. I never really watched it all before, but since today I am sitting at home, probobly will watch it.
  • Jennifer Hudson will sing the national anthem at the Superbowl
  • Just to put a commercial up during the Superbowl it costs $3Million, never been as expensive as this year
  • More drivers are involved in alcohol-related accidents on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year
  • 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday and 14,500 tons of chips are eaten along with that guacamole. Wow!

Friday, January 30, 2009


Maybe it's the season again. . the cold season. I've been sick for two days now. Also, my kids are sick so it makes it even tougher. Hopefully we all get better soon, and hope the snow and the cold weather is gone soon too.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A men kills his family and than himself

When I signed out of my e-mail this article popped out on my screen. As I read it, I couldn't believe it, and couldn't stop thinking about it all day. How can people do this over a job loss or a problem that is just temporary. Taking the lives of his own children and wife.
People are loosing jobs, but it shouldn't mean suicide is the answer. The article said this:

"A Wilmington man fired last week from his job killed his wife, three daughters and two sons before committing suicide in their home Tuesday morning, police said. In a two-page typed suicide letter faxed to a television station, Ervin Antonio Lupoe, 40, said he and his wife decided to kill themselves and their children after both lost their jobs at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in West Los Angeles. The letter, as it was written, said: "So after a horrendous ordeal my wife felt it better to end our lives and why leave our children in someone's else's hands, in addition it seems Kiaser Permanente want's us to kill ourselves and take our family with us."
Lupoe placed calls to the news desk at KABC Channel 7 and the LAPD's 911 center just before shooting himself at the family's home in the 1000 block of North McFarland Avenue, police said. All of the victims were shot in the head, as was Lupoe, police said. Some of the family members were shot more than once.
an X-ray technician at the medical center, wrote in his letter that a supervisor rebuffed him when he tried to talk about his job status, suggesting, "You should have blown your brains out."
His wife, Ana Elizabeth Lupoe, also was dismissed sometime earlier from her job as a mammography technician at Kaiser.

At the end of his letter, Lupoe wrote by hand, "Oh Lord my God is there no hope for a widow's son!" Among Mormons and Masons, that statement is considered an urgent call for help.

It was unclear whether Lupoe killed his family before or after the 8:25 a.m. phone calls, but neighbors reported hearing shots at about 5:30p.m. Monday and 7:30a.m. Tuesday.

Coroner's official Ed Winter said the children might have been shot as early as 4 to 5 p.m. Monday.

In one conversation with KABC, Lupoe said he was going to kill his family. But in a call to the LAPD's 911 center, he said he had come home and found his family murdered, Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Kenneth Garner said.

Officers arriving at the two-story house minutes later detected the scent of freshly fired gunshots and discovered a revolver beside Lupoe's body. His 8-year-old daughter, Brittney, and twin 5-year-old daughters, Jaszmin and Jassely, were dead next to him.

Lupoe's wife and the couple's identical twin 2-year-old boys, Benjamin and Christian, lay dead in a rear upstairs bedroom.

Garner said he had never seen anything like the crime scene in his more than 20 years on the police force.

"It was a grisly scene," he said. "It's horrific."

Jasmin Gomez, 18, who lives in a trailer across the street from the Lupoe home, said blood seeped from the upstairs rooms through the walls of a recent addition and spilled out the family's garage.

Neighbors watched the grisly scene as coroner's officials carried the seven bodies out of the house on gurneys covered in blue sheets.

Inside the home, police found the same faxed suicide letter detailing Lupoe's dispute with his former employer.

"It looks like there may have been grounds for the termination," said Los Angeles police Capt. William Hayes said. "It wasn't that he was laid off as a result of the economic situation."

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa responded to the scene in midafternoon, emphasizing at a news conference that city services are available to residents in desperate situations.

Neighbors, school officials and an attorney who represented the Lupoes in a lawsuit stemming from a traffic accident said they had no clue what was looming Tuesday.

"This was just shocking, very shocking," Long Beach attorney Bob Pierce said. "I met this couple a month ago. I sat down with them and talked with them for two hours and there was not a hint of a problem. I'm stunned."

Pierce said Lupoe left him a message Monday that he received Tuesday morning. Lupoe did not seem upset in his message, but Pierce said the information he relayed "absolutely, positively bears on this story."

He would not elaborate.

The couple's three oldest children were enrolled at Crescent Heights Boulevard Elementary School, several blocks from the Westside medical facility where their parents worked.

Los Angeles Unified School District officials and police said the Lupoes pulled their children from school Jan. 15 and said they were moving to Kansas."

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Women Gave Birth To 8 Babies

The mother checked in the hospital on her 23rd week and delivered 7 weeks later, Monday January 26th, 2009. A Caesarean section for seven babies was scheduled, an eighth baby came out as a surprise. Doctors at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical, were prepared for the delivery and have practiced ahead of time. They delivered six boys and two girls weighing between one pound, eight ounces, and three pounds, four ounces. The babies were born nine weeks premature but are in stable condition. Two of the newborns ere placed on ventilators and a third needs oxygen. According to the hospital officials the mother is planning to breast feed all of them. At this time the babies are in the hospital and will stay there for about two weeks, the mother should be released in a week.

This is the second time in history, a women gives birth to octuplets. The first time was in March of 1967 in Mexico City, but all the babies died within 14 hours. In United States first live octuplets were born in Houston in December 1998. They turned 10 in December.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Chocolate Eclairs

1/2 Cup (1 stick) Butter
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Flour
4 Eggs

Place water and butter in a sauce pan, bring to a boil. Add flour and stir to smooth paste. Continue to cook and stir for a minute or two. Place flour mixture in a mixing bowl, Mix and slowly add eggs and mix until incorporated. Mix on second speed until smooth and glossy.

On a cookie sheet put the dough Pipe with pastry bag or scoop. Put in oven on 350 till eclairs are puffed up and and the bottom of them are brownish color. Will take about 10mins.

1 Package Pudding (Vanilla)
2 Cups Milk


2 Butter Packages
1 Cup powder Sugar
1 Teaspoon Rome

First option, fallow the direction on the pudding package on how to make the pudding.
For the second filling you will need the butter softened and beat with a mixer three ingredients together. Fill in the eclairs.

*Either of the fillings will work good.

2 Tablespoons Butter
2 oz Chocolate Chips (4 Tablespoons)
1 Cup Powder Sugar
1 Table Spoon Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Microwave butter and chocolate chips together till butter is melted, first mix powder sugar, milk and vanilla together than add butter and chocolate together. Spread on the eclairs.

Kids with a Second Language

Research has proven that children learn languages more easily in the early years. Since their brains are so feverishly making new neural connections. Studies have shown that kids can hear unique sounds of a foreign tongue better than an adult or a teenager.The best way for a child to learn a second language is not through audio but through conversation, with a live person, the child observes and repeats easier and it helps the brain remember faster. Also, the child needs to hear the language as he/she grows, to continuously learn. Having a friends or babysitters who is bilingual would be a help. Have them speak their native language to your child.
When the child grows up in a bilingual family they have a lasting cognitive benefits. However, their vocabulary is less in each language, but combined languages they know as much words as a person knowing just one language.