Welcome to our Life..it's a crazy busy one, but that's just us! We have 7 kids, 3 daughter-in-laws, 1 son-in-law and 5 Grandbuttons!!! WITH #6 & & 7 ON THEIR WAY!!!! We came home on July 15, 2010 with our Princess Franceska Danielle, we hope you enjoy our life because we sure do!! God has just BLESSED beyond what we could have ever imagined!!


Sunday, April 29, 2007


Real quick before we leave for church, yesterday Astrud and her team LV HEAT had a big tournament at U.T.S.A. in San Antonio and won the championship game for the 2nd week in a row! They are awesome and I can't wait to see what these girls do in their freshman year next year!!!! GO HEAT!!!!

Friday, April 27, 2007

More of Franceska's Room

These next few pictures are of the lamp I made , the rocking chair Aunt Kim has given me to use , the baby is going to use her Big Sister's bed from 14 years ago, the Chest of drawers I also stained for her. The lady bug plaque actually has 3 more to it that say Ladybug Fly Away Home, and that is from Aunt Kerry, Her lavender pillow with her name on it I just love, I think it is so pretty! And her name over her bed and last but not least every baby needs a burp rag that says, "BABY LONGHORN"!!!!! I hope all of you have enjoyed your virtual tour of Franceska's room, now all we need is HER!!!

Franceska's Room

Hi everybody , I thought I would show off Franceska's room to all of you. Katy still has one more roll of wallpaper to put up , but I think we still have enough time!! The first picture is of the light switch plate, the little cross is from Jessica and I just love it. And the other picture is just of her corner shelf that I stained myself. I hope you think the room is pretty , I sure do!

Monday, April 23, 2007


Here is Astrud, Jade, Lily and Rayn on the pile of dirt in our front yard that is supposed to be on the grass!! lol Next spring there will be a 5th little girl and we can't wait!!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Saturday , April 21st was our LID one year anniversary!!!! It was a good day in my eyes because if things stay the same we are looking @ 5 to 6 more months only and I say only because we have 12 behind us and oh it feels so good to not be at the end of the line anymore!!!! It was also a good day since Astrud and her Club Volleyball team LV HEAT took 1st place at the Hill Country Open tournament in Austin , Texas. They played AWESOME, and it was Astrud's best tournament yet!!! She played great!!! So anyway HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Spring Break at Graceland

During Spring Break, my Mama and Daddy, my two sisters, the four girls and I went to Memphis to visit Graceland. Here is a picture of all of us at the infamous gates of Graceland! You can't see Rayn because she had finally fallen asleep.

This photo of Daddy and me was taken at the Rock'n Roll Cafe, a restaurant right next door to Graceland in Memphis. The food was good...very very FRIED, but good!

This photo of my niece Rayn was taken at the pool at our hotel. She was being silly!! We had a really good time, but really missed Frank and Ricky!

A Family's Prayer Request

On Monday of this week , Steven and Megan came to the house to let us know that Steven had been deployed again for his 2nd tour in Iraq. God blessed us so much the first time by bringing Bubba and the rest of his unit home safe. We ask you to please pray for him and the guys that the Lord will watch over them again and bring them all home safely. He will leave for Fort Dix in New Jersey at the end of May , go to Iraq in September and come home the following May. He will miss Astrud's freshman year and he won't be here when Franceska comes home so when he comes home we will just have to have another big party. In our family picture , Steven is the one in the green t-shirt. Please pray for Steven. God bless all of you and tonight hug your children really really tight.

A Big Giant Thank You

I would love to take this opportunity to thank someone that has very rapidly became an important and special part of my life. Thank you Christie Daniels from Petal, Mississippi for creating our blog and teaching me a thing or two!! We have become such great friends and we have never even spoken on the phone. Everybody she is GREAT!!!!Thank you and God bless you Christie!! And she has a great name too!! You can click on her blog also, "Our Red Thread Journey".

This is a photo of Christie and one of her students. She teaching students with special needs at an alternative school in Mississippi.

About Our Family

We are Frank and Kristy Rodriguez. We have a son, Steven who is 22. We have a 14-year-old daughter named Astrud and are awaiting the referral of our daughter Franceska from China. Frank has four beautiful children - Chastity (29), Christopher (27), Craig (23) and Kelly (19).

We have been blessed with a wonderful, loving family. My parents Harold and Sudie and Frank’s mom Marcella and late father Joe mean the world to us.

I have two sisters, Kim and Kerry who are the wind beneath my wings! And a brother-in-law Ricky. They are a great source of support to me as are my beautiful nieces Jade (11), Lily (7) and Rayn (2).

Frank has four brothers (Joe, Jr., Oscar, Victor and Mark) and two sisters (Olga and Maryann).And our sister-in-laws Cindy, Belia Lorrie, and Michelle and all of their children our neices and nephews that we love so so much!!

Kristy is a fourth generation resident of LaVernia and it is a wonderful town to call home. We are surrounded by lifelong friends and family. In addition to thanking God for our wonderful life, we also want to thank Him for my wonderful Godson Jacob and his sister Alex, Jessica and the entire Bruner family!!! And our La Vernia First Baptist Church Family, we don't know what we would do without each of you!

Some Special Family Photos

We wanted to take a few minutes to share a couple of special family photos with you all. We hope you enjoy them!

A Mei Mei for Astrud

This is our beautiful daughter, Astrud. She is waiting on her Mei Mei (little sister) Franceska!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Some Thoughts To Make The Wait Easier.

The following verses have provided my family and me with great comfort as we wait for the referral of our daughter from China.

When a child is born an invisible red thread reaches out to all important people who will enter the childs life. As the child grows, the threads shorten, bringing those people who are destined to be together....
Chinese Proverb

Do not be afraid, for I will bring your children from the East and gather them from the West.
Isaiah 43:5

Don't get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.
Galations 6:9

Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Philippians 4:6

We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy.
Colossians 1:11