I am better man because of my wife!

Elizabeth Samaniego

Today I am celebrating seven years of marriage to my amazing wife, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Samaniego
Wedding Day November 26, 2005

I am amazed how time fly’s it seem like only yesterday when awoke on beautiful November day in Newport Beach California and knowing that I would be waiting for my soon-to-be wife would be walking the isle to say, “I Do.”

Everyday I spend with my wife has been amazing.

After seven years of marriage , my perfect day is still being with my wife enjoying a glass of wine and just laughing and talking.

The last few year we have grown so much spiritually and have become so grateful for the beauty in life.

I once remember reading the #1 reason for being married because marriage makes you a better man.

Today I am a better man because I married a insightful, honest, beautiful, and caring woman.

Elizabeth bring out the best in me. She challenges me to be better, she encourages me, she loves me, she cares for our family.

Thank you Elizabeth for being you.

Obama Wins..What are you going to change?

I stayed up pretty late last night watching the Presidential elections on CNN, probably like most of the country and finally around 10:00 pm or so….

CNN annouced that President, “Barrack Obama was re-elected as President.”

I was just finally relieved that it was all over and now we can get to the business of taking care of ourselves and our families and just pray that all these politicians can get to work on the people business.

Although four years ago I voted for Barack Obama and I did like some things he has done for this country, but there a few things I didn’t like!

I personally thought Both Barrack Obama and Mitt Romney who ever became President ultimatly have very similar polices and directions.

I didn’t vote for either one of them this year.

But I do want change and that change is not coming from a politician.

True change come only to those who change your thoughts, which change their actions, which create the results you get.

Many spirtual teachers including the Master Teacher, Jesus.

Tells us that are thoughts become “Things!”

So what are you going to do about your thoughts going through your mind today, tomorrow, and next year!

 

What goals do you have for you, your family, your career!

What are you going to Change!

This all reminds me of one of my favorite songs by Michael Jackson, “Man in Mirror” here are just a few of the lyrics:

 

I’m Starting With The Man In
The Mirror
I’m Asking Him To Change
His Ways
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change)

It’s time to look in the mirror and make change!

Andrew Samaniego Becomes Eagle Scout

Andrew Samaniego with Boy Scout Troop 11 in Redlands helping with Lincoln Pilgrimage February 2009
Andrew Samaniego with Boy Scout Troop 11 in Redlands helping with Lincoln Pilgrimage February 2009
Andrew Samaniego with Boy Scout Troop 11 in Redlands helping with Lincoln Pilgrimage February 2009

Today is very special day. Last night, I watched a young confident and
intelligent young man my Son, Andrew, go to Eagle Board of Review.

The Eagle Board of Review is the 2nd most important part of becoming an Eagle Scout, the most important being there Eagle Service Project.

During this board of review, the Life Scout must explain to adults, including those representing the local Council, how he became a scout, what he has done while a scout, how Scouting has helped him in areas outside of Scouting, and how he sought, planned, carried out, and reviewed his service project.

It is an indicator of the scout’s communication, leadership, and self confidence skills.

The scout must do this himself; neither his parents nor his Scoutmaster is allowed to be present during the actual board of review.

So as we drove to the conference, I asked him , “…are you nervous?”

“No, I’m pretty confident.” Andrew said

I was pretty impressed, because I think I was more nervous than he was taking him there.

But considering he has done over 7 board reviews, 7 scoutmaster reviews and 4-5 skills reviews over the last 3 1/2 years, I can understand why he was pretty confident.

I waited patiently for over hour as Committee Chair Eamonn McGloin, Advancement Chair Mr. Wilson, Assistant Scoutmaster Terry Welsh and lastly District Chair Jack Moser, reviewed my son file, his project and then question him about his experience with scouting, around 6:40pm, I see them leaving the building.

I watched my son with a big grin on his face walked towards me and he said “I am a Eagle Scout.”

I gave him a huge hug and whisper in his ear, “I am proud of you, you did it!”

After 3 years and 9 months of hard work, goal setting, hundreds of hours of service projects, over 26 merit badges, over 60+ camping and hiking trips this young boy who admits not wanting to join boy scouts when he went to first meeting. He has achieved the highest award in boy scouts!

Congratulations, Andrew I am truly proud of you!

To all the scouts, parents, parent volunteers, Scoutmasters, and Assistant Scoutmasters with Troop 11 in Redlands who donate hundreds of hours of their time and a special thank you to David Kehrlein and David Leysena, who where Andrews Scout Fathers and mentor who guided him and taught all these years.

As I reflected back to when you first started scouting, I was amazed by how much you have grown, so I had to share two pictures when Andrew first joined scouting. He is going to kill me!

 

Andrew Samaniego and Joseph helping out at Lincoln Pilgrimage 2009
Andrew Samaniego and Joseph helping out at Lincoln Pilgrimage 2009

The American Dream

One of my favorite YouTube movies and most informative thing I have seen about how the Federal Reserve system works. It made such a impact with my son at Andrew he has been sharing it with everyone including his own history teacher. I truly believe that all american should watch this video to have a better understanding on how our money works!

All of us Americans strive for the American Dream, and this film shows you why your dream is getting farther and farther away. Do you know how your money is created? Or how banking works? Why did housing prices skyrocket and then plunge? Do you really know what the Federal Reserve System is and how it affects you every single day?

THE AMERICAN DREAM takes an entertaining but hard hitting look at how the problems we have today are nothing new, and why leaders throughout our history have warned us and fought against the current type of financial system we have in America today. You will be challenged to investigate some very entrenched and powerful institutions in this nation, and hopefully encouraged to help get our nation back on track.