Monday, April 16, 2018

Just Dance Challenge BTS

A Behind the Scenes look at that mystery drink Rachel concocted to make the loser of the last Wednesday Twins Day drink.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Welcome to the PartyOf8

You found us, welcome to the PartyOf8. So who are we? We're a family that loves God, loves people, and loves having fun together.

Monday, March 19, 2018


This one is all about Taylor's laser tag birthday party. A couple weeks ago our girls were invited to their friend's birthday party. They were so excited to be doing laser tag at their home. They had a blast.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

new site and rss feed (updated 7.30.08)

UPDATE: since writing this post i have decided to stop using iWeb and am now using Wordpress. the web address is still the same but the rss feed changed. i have updated the post with the new rss feed.

as mentioned in the previous post the new post is up and running. so if you're reading this post you either have:

the old site boomarked:
you have the old RSS feed: feed://
bookmarked in your feed reader (safari, firefox, google reader, etc)

so it's time to update your bookmarks.

the new site is at:
and the new feed for the blog is: feed://

there's more to the site than just that. and there will be more as time goes on. be sure to click on the link on the right to view our pics and video web gallery.

// today i'm thankful for:
1. ibuprofen
2. rss
3. making elia's day with a discount on this game
4. sunday naps
5. a clean living room!


Friday, October 12, 2007

it's happening later today

i'll be transferring this domain name over to my new site later today. for now you can visit the site here:

have a good day!

// today i'm thankful for:
1. not having sick kids
2. a little girl that walks
3. fall weather
4. cars that run
5. 73 days till Christmas!


Thursday, October 04, 2007

making a switch sometime

greetings readers!

i've recently gotten a .mac account and will be trying to transfer this blog over to iWeb. i'm not really sure how to go about this, since i'd like to transfer all existing blog posts over to it as well. so it may be a while or if i find a quick and easy fix it may be soon.

what this means is that you may or may not need to update your bookmark or rss feed (depending on how you read this site.) when the transition is complete the address will still be:

so if that's what you use to read the site nothing will change for you. if you're still using the old: it will bring you to this site and not to the site with the updated content. and as for the rss feed? i know that it will still have an rss feed, but i don't know if that feed url will be different or the same what it currently is.

i'll post one more time from this site just before i officially make the switch. just to let everyone know.

// today i'm thankful for:
1. cookies
2. fall weather
3. a car that runs
4. genius kids
5. a seven year old that's happy to have heelys (thanks elia)


Saturday, September 29, 2007

rest in peace sing and dance in joy!

last night was my father's memorial services, and this morning we have the graveside service. it was good to hear so many good things said about my dad.

it had been 11 years ago that he got his liver transplant; and kidney failure soon after that. and so for over a decade of his life he was very different than what he was like before. it was good to remember his personality before. and it was really good to see the picture of him (the one in the previous post - in color) shown up on the screen for most of the service. he looked young, vivacious, and happy.

so dad it's good to know what a wonderful legacy you've left behind. and it's even better to know that you're not suffering from disease anymore. you're singing and dancing with joy in heaven right now.

for those who didn't know my dad, here's his obituary that ran in the local papers:
Reverend Isaias Lara, a Prosser, Washington resident for 27 years, at the age of 75 died in his home on September 19, 2007.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Lara of Prosser and his former spouse, Consuelo Lara of Fresno, CA and eight children: David and Priscilla Lara of Fresno, CA; Daniel Lara of West Covina, CA, Deborah Moore of Whittier, CA; and Elizabeth (Lisa) Jack of Arcadia, CA; Abraham Lara of Grandview, WA; Magdalena Najera of Prosser, WA; and Elia Belmares of Saint Louis Park, Minnesota. He is also survived by his only sister Neomi Hall of Downey, CA and 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents Juan and Elia Lara and granddaughter; Abigail Najera.
Reverend Lara was born in Galveston, TX on October 22, 1931. He grew up as the son of Reverend Juan Lara, an evangelist, who raised the church Mission Belen in Los Angeles, CA. He married Consuelo Lara on March 1, 1957. Together they had 5 children.

After many years of prayer from his family, he accepted the Lord while at the Men’s Honor Ranch in Saugus, CA. Upon his release, after 11 months, he returned to Fresno where he preached and witnessed through the rugged streets of China Town.

After the death of his father he founded his own church, Templo Belen, in East Los Angeles. The church merged into the Santa Pentecostes Conference where he became Assistant Supervisor until 1975. He ministered in southern California and also traveled to Baja California as an evangelist.

Later in life he married Virginia Trujillo, together they had 3 children. They moved to Washington in 1980 to help build the Principe de Paz church in Grandview, WA.
He pastored a Hispanic congregation, Full Gospel Assembly, for 14 years in Prosser. He also ministered through a weekly radio program. Isaias enjoyed raising cattle on a 10 acre ranch he owned. During this time he maintained his own upholstery business. He also pastored La Nueva Jerusalem church in Caldwell, Idaho in 1996.

In addition to his diabetes, he was diagnosed with cirrhosis of his liver and in 1996 he received a transplant. Today he stands with the Lord free from disease and pain.
A viewing will be held on Friday, September 28 at the Grandview Assembly of God from 3 to 7 pm; with a memorial service beginning at 7 pm. On Saturday, September 29 at 10 am there will be a graveside service at the East Prosser Cemetery.

// today i'm thankful for:
1. his leadership
2. his legacy
3. his laughter
4. his love
5. his life