mendozachristine Just wanted to share a special, personal story..️ ..My hubby & I were trying for another baby for a long time. Feeling defeated yet optimistic, we left it in God's hands. [fast fwd months] ..we went to the Philippines in Sept 19, 2013 for our yearly Project Mendoza Charity trip. (We go to go to PI every year to feed homeless families. I Started in 2007 ..annually to our last trip in 2013. We weren't able to go last year due to my pregnancy & postpartum.) During our last trip we were able to give away 500 care packs- feeding 500 families w/ nutrition to last a week, first aid & education packs- w/ hot cooked meal for that night--(that year) to the only school in Gamao , w/ ZERO govt aid/help. ...I was so touched by those kids, I cried the whole time -(like a crazy lady)..
Afterwards, I gave thanks to be able to help others. I prayed for the safety & well being of those children who touched me in more ways than I did for them. I prayed for continued health & hopefully to be blessed with a bigger family whenever God willing. .......️ I arrive home to the USA a few days later. And a month later...I find out I am pregnant with Vance. He was born May 29,2014... EXACTLY 9 months (& 10 days) after that Philippines trip.
Vance- like his brother saved my life in more ways than anyone can list. Miraculously with reason w/ perfect timing. Happy Birthday Vance ️ I believe everyone should live life with altruism (without expecting return)...but sometimes life gifts you back unexpectedly & at the most perfect timing. ️(for those interested in pix from past charity trips: http://projectmendoza.tumblr.com ) thanks for reading
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  •   msfaye20 With the many things you did for those families and children, God answered your prayers in return with one of the best gifts in life, a healthy baby... Happy Birthday Vance!! May God continue to bless you with many more to come! #trueblessing #blessed @mendozachristine 3h
  •   anthonysforza Hey, he's got the same birthday as me... That's pretty cool. 3h
  •   lt_jjs Amazing! 3h
  •   exercisemike Happy Birthday to Vance!!! And you! 3h
  •   kingleon310 Happy Birthday to Vance and great job helping out those families. Bless you heart🏾 2h
  •   emery402 your stories always leave an imprint! Happy Birthday Vance! Wishing you many more birthday wishes to come! for your selfless heart and for those who are struggling through life's hardships and those who are battling an illness. 2h
  •   gogirl_nc Your stories are amazing, you're such an inspiration Happy Birthday Vance 2h
  •   rotjacksonbun You have a beautiful soul!! Happy birthday baby Vance!!! 47min

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mendozachristine Happy first bday to my youngest...my little big man. I love you so much! You & your brother are my entire Universe & I thank the Lord everyday for blessing me with the most loving babies a mother can ever wish for. May you be blessed with good health, good fortune, compassionate beliefs, abundant love, respect, compassion for all, understanding, diligence, physical strength, emotional & mental strength to serve yourself & protect/love others ...& overall happiness...to infinity & beeeeeyond!!. You're only 1 but I'm so so so proud of you & the little human you are. Heres to you & everything you are & will continue to be. I love you Vance... Happy 1st bday from us! 7h

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mendozachristine ️ to infinity & beyond ..Aloha to you from us! 1d

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mendozachristine SO good to be back in Hawaii! Celebrating w family -Vance's first bday (tomorrow) here! But first🏼️.....loco moco tiiiiiime 😎 1d

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mendozachristine Reposting to remind! Also, we are now picking THREE families for 3 $200 grocery home deliveries June 15th. Yay!
Sadly, a lot of families have difficulty covering bills & sometimes have to settle for unhealthy food options just to feed their families. Growing up & also parts of our adult lives- my husband & I have been there & know the feeling all TOO well. I remember growing up majority of my child/teenage life eating only TV dinners, plain bologna sandwiches & Vienna sausage over rice- almost every day. Fresh food was/is expensive & so we settled on processed food to get by.
While grocery shopping now, my hubby & I always feel a deep gratitude to be able to feed our kids w/ the healthiest food options [compared to what we individually were used to growing up].
Sooo, we (The Nguyen Family) decided to do a monthly giveaway of $200 worth of healthy Grocery giveaway- FREE to an LA county family. We will do this EVERY MONTH for as long as we can. Also, we will personally deliver it to your doorstep! All you have to do is comment below & tell us about your wonderful family! You don't have to go into detail, just introduce! Would love to meet u. ️We will pick random names from the comments every 15th of the month. Winners email a list of everything you'd love, we will shop for you while picking the healthiest options following your list...& your groceries will be @ your doorstep the very NEXT day! You MUST be a FAMILY( ie: Parents w/kids, or people living w/ parents) in LA county.
If you'd like to share this on your page, feel free to repost & Hashtag #NguyenGroceries! (Cuz Nguyen is pronounced WIN ! )
We just want to pay it forward & help other families cover some expenses even just a little bit. Healthier food impacts healthier children to become healthier adults!
Now, Let's #NguyenGroceries! 🏼 (I wish we could bring everyone groceries but we are just a normal family doing what we can. So apologies in advance if we can't get to everyone who enter.)..& HUGE thx & love to our friends @the_bill_england @excitementgirl matched our offer, allowing us to pick 3 families! 🏼Thank you so much for reading!🏼🏼🏼
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  •   ayalacrish May God bless you and your family more Ate Christine 4d
  •   angherna wow bless your family!! you guys are amazing!!! 4d
  •   kaykotamaki This is amazing! Hearts of gold! 4d
  •   geehova_replac Seriously, great that you and your husband are doing this! You should Probly have the fams dm you tho idk how comfortable peeps would be commenting here. Again, ur doing an awesome thing here like always. 4d
  •   mamaastarr 🏻🏻🏼 4d
  •   necky2008 Amazing girl ;) 4d
  •   noturavgazn_888 Such a sweet soul 7h

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mendozachristine Happy 1st bday baby Ryder! Such a beautiful event..quite possibly the most fun baby's bday we've been to! Thank you @benballer @nicc_la for a wonderful time. My boys are pooped & knocked out from the 1920s #greatgatsby carnivalesque extravaganza @lenalisa_platinum @simonemicheleleather #RyderBenjamin #Roaring20sTheme 5d

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mendozachristine "How creepers in cars look while trying to holler at girls on the street." lol.. Bored waiting so I'm playing w/ my snapchat. add me: Christine2429 7d

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mendozachristine ️just a little background on how I met & fell in love with this child. #RollForCesar #10thPlanetVanNuys #CerebralPalsy #SpecialNeedsAwareness 1w

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mendozachristine June 6! Everyone is invited to a fun family event benefitting Cesar! A wonderful little boy who needs our help covering medical expenses for his #CerebralPalsy. 100% goes to Cesar!
️ 3-6pm..w/ celebrity guests from the MMA scene, models, games, lots of yummy food, live DJ, cool vendors, giveaways, appearance from our local fire dept, cartoon character photo ops for the kids, & MORE!
All held in the vast parking lot of @10th_planet_van_nuys ! Please come out & have fun with us! Would love to see everyone there!
Any interested vendors, pls email:
BookChristine@ gmail.com . We'd love to have you there!
if you'd like to donate to Cesar, pls click the link in my bio..or login to:
http://www.gofundme.com/vf7gcx4

#CerebralPalsy is a lifelong condition so even a penny counts! Thank u so much for reading! 🏼#SpecialNeedsAwareness
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  •   cvtroger Anything pediatric, gotta support!!! Bias because i work in peds cardiology. 1w
  •   mooglemai I wish I could come!!! I'll actually be down there that day but we will be in Disneyland. It will be our last day in Anaheim until we go back home. This is awesome and I wish the best! I will definitely donate since I cannot stop by 7d

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mendozachristine Something about slicing open an avocado & it being perfect inside---makes me happy! 1w

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mendozachristine The "in-my-head-I've-already-killed-you-3-times" look. Lol jk. hi everyone! 1w

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mendozachristine ATTN: Los Angeles- Post your Selfie & hashtag #lejoliespa in the caption to win a FREE "Custom Facial" (worth $100+) @ my favorite spa- @LeJolieSpa in Studio City, CA! Award winning esthetician @sharonarafaeloff will access your skin & customize a one-of-a-kind facial to primp & pamper your individual skin's needs. She does my facials & she is THE best! good luck! www.LeJolieSpa.com #lejoliespa #lejoliespa #contest 🏻 1w

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mendozachristine Darn you Cheesecake Factory! Darn you to smithereens!!!!!!!!! in LOVE w/ my workout pants by @kalebylolav ! It has a scrunch butt design to make the boo-tay extra 3D! Lol 1w

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mendozachristine Hi IG fam! I'm helping coordinate a fun daytime fundraising event for a special, sweet little boy w/ Cerebral Palsy. If any of my followers know of any LA based companies (listed above) or other types of vendors interested in being a part of this event, please contact me!
This day time fun-filled event will be open to everyone & held in Van Nuys! So you're ALL invited! More details soon to follow! Thanks for reading! 🏼🏼🏼
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mendozachristine Woohoo! Bye bye old phone case...hellooooo sexy new case! My new iphone cases from @elementalcases arrived! Speedy delivery & great quality. Thank you @elementalcases 2w

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mendozachristine Sadly, a lot of families have difficulty covering bills & sometimes have to settle for unhealthy food options just to feed their families. Growing up & also parts of our adult lives- my husband & I have been there & know the feeling all TOO well. I remember growing up majority of my child/teenage life eating only TV dinners, plain bologna sandwiches & Vienna sausages (w/ the broth as soup over rice..EVERYDAY. & Sometimes fast food (on a "treat" day). If there was a home cooked meal, we would eat the leftovers continuously for days after. Fresh food was/is expensive & so we settled on processed food to get by.
While grocery shopping now, my hubby & I always feel a deep gratitude to be able to feed our kids w/ the healthiest food options [compared to what we individually were used to growing up].
Sooo, we (The Nguyen Family) decided to do a monthly giveaway of $200 worth of healthy Grocery giveaway- FREE to an LA county family. We will do this EVERY MONTH for as long as we can. Also, we will personally deliver it to your doorstep! All you have to do is comment below & tell us about your wonderful family! You don't have to go into detail, just introduce! Would love to meet u. ️We will pick a random name from the comments every 15th of the month. Winner emails a list of everything you'd love, we will shop for you while picking the healthiest options following your list...& your groceries will be @ your doorstep the very NEXT day! You MUST be a FAMILY( ie: Parents w/kids, or people living w/ parents) in LA county.
If you'd like to share this on your page, feel free to repost & Hashtag #NguyenGroceries! (Cuz Nguyen is pronounced WIN ! )
We just want to pay it forward & help other families cover some expenses even just a little bit. Healthier food impacts healthier children to become healthier adults!
Now, Let's #NguyenGroceries! 🏼 (I wish we could bring everyone groceries but we are just a normal family doing what we can. So apologies in advance if we can't get to everyone who enter.) Thank you so much for reading!
UPDATE: HUGE thx to our friends @excitementgirl @the_bill_england who matched our offer, we are now choosing THREE families!
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mendozachristine I confess. I'm a makeup hoarder. Cleaning out "maaaaiiii preeeecioussss" (Smeagol voice) stash & using this as guide. Hope it helps for anyone interested.
Ugh, farewell my little discontinued gems, farewell
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mendozachristine Morning gym! Thank you @shredlife_apparel @mszb for my new workout gear! 🏼 🏽🏽🏽 2w

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mendozachristine ️good morning! 2w

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