Hi, My Friends!
I would like to interduce you to my family. I have been sharing some stories and pictures of my family but I really have not given a full introduction of who they are. So let me begin by first telling you who I am.
The welcome page tells what my name is but just in case you have not read or seen that let me tell you again. I am Sherri and I live in California. I am new to the blogging world but not new to writing. Well new at writing for the world to see, but I have alway enjoyed journaling. I communicate my feelings a lot better with a pen and paper. The Notepad App and the Bible App on my phone hold a lot of my thoughts as well as several paper – bound journals.
I’m hoping to make blogging my full-time job, but for now, I am self-employed in my own cleaning company. Twelve years ago I left Corporate America and started my own business. I have always had a love for cleaning and with the guide of our church and the support of my family I took the big step. Today I work at doing something I love but hope to soon put away the cleaning tools and pick up the technology tools and work my mind more than my body.
My husband Carlos.
Carlos and I have been married for 27 years together for 30 and we have four children. Carlos was born and raised in El Salvador, came to the United States as a young man, and became an American Citizen. He speaks both Spanish and English and I have learned to merge the two cultures together for his sake and mine. Can only eat beans and rice for so many days, we need to have hamburgers every now and then.
Carlos loves Jesus more than anything and is always after his heart. He loves to read his bible and go to church. You will find him every morning and every night at the kitchen table reading his bible. He is a man of prayer, prayers for anything and everything and everyone and has such a deep belief in God. His prayers are why the kids and I are Christians today.
He is the best husband and father one could ask for. He supports me in anything and everything that I do and he loves me beyond words, as well as his kids. His kids are everything to him. He has sacrificed so much for them, just so they can be all that they want and can be. If they need something never has the answerer been no. He believes in them and he will do whatever needed.
is our oldest son and is just as amazing as his father. He is twenty-seven years old and married to the smartest, most beautiful girl in the world and she is Lupita. They have been married for four years and currently living in Los Angles as Lupita is a student at UCLA. Carlos graduated from the Art Institute with a degree in Graphic Design. Currently, he does freelance work and together they run their own small business, Paperclip getmepaperclip.com
Carlos has always been an entrepreneur, he started his first business at the age of sixteen and Lupita comes from a family of entrepreneurs so it’s engraved in them. Both were raised in the church, met in church and married in the church. They also serve in the church still today. The wisdom they give out is beyond their years but God uses them every day to help bring someone to Christ.
is our next son and he is twenty-one. Nicolas is amazing as well and very smart. He is a charmer and he knows how to move your heart. He reminds me of those big teddy bears that you find in Costco. You just want to squeeze him. Nicolas is my child that I had to learn a different parenting style. Carlos Jr. was so obedient and Nicolas pushed every boundary.
Today he is also an entrepreneur and has his own business as well. He has a janitorial company – Empire Cleaning Services empirequalitycleaning.com that he started right after he finished high school and has built it up. To date, he has six commercial properties and several residential properties that he manages. He is a hard worker and has many goals that he is determined to complete. His girlfriend Mya is very intelligent and beautiful. They met in high school and have been together ever since. She is currently attending community college, completing her general education. They are a great couple and complete each other and I am so proud of them.
The princess, and the most beautiful one at that. Kristin is seventeen and is in her last year of high school. She plans on going to community college to complete her general education and then plans to transfer out to a university of choice depending on what she wants to do. To date, she still not sure. Every day she comes home with a different idea of what she thinks would be a fun career.
Being the only girl she is adored by everyone. She has her dad wrapped around her finger as well as many others. Her grandma for sure and maybe even me. Kristin and I have a wonderful relationship. We spend a lot of time together and talk about everything. She loves to take pictures and watch youtube videos. Recently she got baptized and is learning how to use her faith and embrace God. She is slowly growing into a God-fearing young woman.
Our third son, Devonte is eight years old and in the 3rd grade. He is an extra special blessing from God. A whiz at math and loves board games and roller coasters and is very competitive does not like to lose. A good trait to have, but it also gets him in trouble sometimes. He also enjoys any creative art activity. Devonte has his own youtube channel and there you can find him talking about the different board games he plays.
He is loved and adored by so many people, people that do not even know him other than through pictures. I always tell Devonte “I love him to the moon and back”, and he replies with
“I love you to infinity and back”.