Thursday, December 18, 2008

A New Update Has Finally Arrived!

YAY!! I am so exciting to be blogging again! A lot has happened since my last update a century ago. First off, I am thrilled to say that I have completed a semester at Moorpark College which leaves me with one more semester there and then I'll be able to graduate with my A.A. in General Studies and my A.S. in Child Development! Hurray! I have been singing more lately as well! I sang a solo at our ward Relief Society enrichment dinner and my sis Kira, brother Jamin and I sang Silient Night for his singles ward in Simi Valley. It was the first time we all sang together and it was a very special experience. Our parents were there which was a real blessing for us all! I will be singing Friday night for our ward Christmas dinner and concert and I think Kira will be accompanying me to a song she wrote. I am feeling so blessed with my recent opportunities to sing. That is my true passion!

My sis Kira and her 3 month old Jordan Derek Sanoja

What are these?

Bro Jamin, sis, and me

Me and Daddy

Mom Sheri and her new husband Steve Lawson

Jamin and Mom

Nephews Tony and A.J.

Me and Mom

Me and Dad

Mimi's Cafe

Eric and his third wife (lol)

Eric & I carved a pumpkin over at our new friends condo, Violet and Tom(Sorry about the wrong name) Lufkin

Me and precious little Emma who I met at Goodwill while looking around with my mom. She and her brother and mom were out supporting Prop.8 and we just happened to see each other that night! A wonderful surprise!

Me and Jamin at Mom & Steve's place for Thanksgiving

Kira, Jordan, Me, and Mom celebrating Thanksgiving at her and Steve's condo in Laguna Beach.

Eric, his dad Lew, and his brothers Dodd and Kirk went fishing for the day for Lew's Birthday

Beautiful Sunrise pictures that Eric took on the boat

Eric & his fish

My Gingerbread Man

Beautiful sunset in our backyard in Camarillo

Another cool sky

My friend for over 15 years, Davianne Hughes. She came for a visit! She lives in Utah now. :(

Thursday, October 2, 2008


If anyone is big into the health and wellness world you have probably heard about Deepak Chopra. If you can read the magazine cover it says that zrii is a liquid nutritional based on ancient medicine and endorsed by the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Having battled cancer, I am all about health & wellness! Probably not as much as I should be, but I am trying. Zrii is helping me! I joined the business last week! I liked the fact that it is possible to make it a home based business! One that is not a scam! I am so excited about the business but I am also incredibly excited about the benefits this liquid product has to offer!!! I have been taking it for only a couple weeks now and I am beginning to see the affects working! The past 3 or 4 mornings I have been waking up earlier and feeling better with more energy! Let me know if you are interested in finding out more! You can either try, buy, or sell!

Here are some of the many health benefits:
Reduces bad cholesterol level- LDL
Excellent source of Vitamin C (30x more than oranges)
Supports cardiovascular health
Supports healthy lungs
Enhances food absorption
Balances stomach acids
Fortifies the liver
Nourishes the brain and mental functioning
Supports the heart
Regulates elimination
Enhances fertility
Good for the skin
Promotes healthier hair
Acts as a body coolant
Flushes out toxins
Increases vitality
Acts as an antioxidant
Enhances immunity

It has also helped with asbergers(sp?), tumor shrinkage, insomnia, migraine headaches, healing from injuries, skin rashes, etc.

One of the reasons I wanted to start drinking Zrii is because of the enhancing fertility factor. My upline shared with me a success story of a man who was told he was infertile. He tried many times to get his wife pregnant. After taking Zrii, he and his wife were able to have a child together! I know that it is completely in God's hands, but hey, what could it hurt, right?!

If you want any more information you can visit or call the office where I joined the "Zrii Family" as they call it!
(805)445-4454 It is right next door to Tao Chiropractics.

Thanks and I hope you are all doing well!

New Baby!!

Grandma Sheri, Kira, & me
Daddy Andrew holding Jordan
Precious little Angel

Kira had her baby on September 15th at 7:55 in the morning! He weighed 6.8 or 6.9. Cute as ever!!! He is growing quickly every day! Kira says he is a really great baby! His name is Jordan Derek Sanoja! How cute is that!!! What a little bundle of joy! Welcome to the world Jordan!

Body Worlds

My mom Sheri, brother Jamin, and hubby Eric and I went to the California Science Center to see the IMAX movie of the human body and the exhibit called body worlds in Los Angeles the last weekend it was there on the 6th of September. It was incredible!!! In the IMAX it shows a camera going down and into the stomach. I could not watch it because when I saw all the acids and badly chewed food floating around I gagged! Very interesting, though. The exhibit had everything you could imagine! Real babies at 9 weeks old, the human heart, bodies with no skin, a giraff with no skin or fur cut down the middle so that we could see the inside, etc. It sounds gross, but to me, it was incredible to see the amazing creations of God and the complexity of every living being!

Sister's Suntanning by the pool!

Kira's sweet new friend Kari, her husband Rob, and their child Carter have a pool at their apartment complex so Kira and I went to do some relaxing, swimming and suntanning a month or so ago. Well, we had fun together, like we always do!! I love my siblings so much and I love how we have never fought or argued before!! Growing up, my sister and I only remember having two arguments/fights. We were really young. I think we had just moved to Thousand Oaks so I was about 10 or 11 and Kira was about 7 or 8, if I remember right. The first one is this: I had been doing my homework on the floor in the bedroom we shared. Kira was tired so she wanted to go to sleep. I was on a roll so I didn't want to move into the other room. Kira kept asking me if I could do my homework elsewhere and I would not budge. She said she couldn't sleep with the light on so I told her to cover her head. Then she said she can't breath if she covered her head. I didn't want to have to move all my books and stuff, so I think I ended up staying in the room. What a little brat I was!!! Another instance of something bratty I did was this: Kira was in our room and she asked me if I could get her a towel. I told her "no" or "what do you say?" because I wanted her to say please. She socked me in the stomach. HAHA. I feel bad for telling on her because then she got in trouble. Oh man, I can't even imagine getting into any kind of argument or fight with her now. We are so close!

My Cancer Survivor Buddy Alena!!!

Alena & Me in Santa Barbara
Me, Alena, & Hilary

Alena came with her friend Hilary and Hilary's son Brennen to Santa Barbara and I met them there a couple months ago. I am finally blogging about it! I really love all of my cancer survivor buddies! Well, all two of them I guess. We spent some time in S.B. walking around and we stopped for lunch at the Natural Cafe. Then we went to the beach for a little while. It was so much fun getting to visit! I hadn't been to S.B. in a very long time and I didn't realize how close it was to me! I was thinking it was like a couple hours away but it only took me about an hour to get there. We had a great time together! I wish we didn't live so many hours away from each other. :( Maybe some day we will live closer to one another!

Sunday, September 14, 2008


I really realized the other day that my deep love and passion is singing and performing!!! Every time I sing, watch people sing, listen to amazing music like the band Heart sing These Dreams, Alone, & What About Love, and every time I see someone singing and performing on shows like American Idol or America's Got Talent, or when I am singing a solo or duet with my sister, my passion and love for singing burns in me. My dream would be writing music with my dad and sister and being able to perform on a regular basis for any size crowd and for us to be able to make a living at it. I want to write and sing uplifting and inspiring songs forever and ever!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Old Shelsi

This is my fun new blond wig! I love it! I feel like my old self again when I wear it!