Friday, May 29, 2015

Five on Friday

Happy Friday Friends!!

1) Four day work weeks are the best!!

2) Last weekend we went to Legoland and picked fresh strawberries -

3) I did a TBT yesterday sharing a girl picture of me and one of Sissy...she is on the left. I laugh because everyone says we are twins but I don't really see it. Maybe we have the same nose but that's about it. 

4) This girl - even though she didn't feel good and had a temp ranging from 101-103 she is still a trooper and hung out with me for part of the workday yesterday.

5) Got this little take home box from my mom this morning when I dropped off Sissy...its my fav dessert from the restaurant they went too...chocolate peanut butter pie. YUMMMMY!!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, May 8, 2015


For today's Five on Friday - I am sharing about 5 very special mom's in our lives!!

1) First and foremost - my Mom! Without her I wouldn't be the person I am today.  She has showed love and support my whole life.  She loves with her whole heart, has an amazing creative side and the love she shows my children warms my heart.  I could write so much more about her but for now - just know that she is AWESOME!!

2) These wonderful women below is my Grandmothers.  The lovely lady in the top photo is my paternal grandmother.  She coined the phrase in our family "Love You More", she taught me to bake with love.  She loved being with people and her smile spread across her face so big! When Sissy smiles - I see Grandma's smile!
My Maternal Grandmother - passed away when I was young but I can still remember her welcoming anyone into her home, being so loving, playing cards with me in front of the window.  She left a lasting impression forever!

3. My Sister Natalie - though we are not related by blood or even marriage this girl right here has been with me from the start.  My life without her would be dull!  We may not live in the same city anymore and we may not talk everyday but no matter what she is my sister! She is honest, kind, an amazing mom, friend, and sister-extraordinaire!  
4. Mom - In - Law - Without her there would be no hubby!!  She has this ability to talk to anyone and usually no matter where we go she runs into someone she knows.  She loves her Grand kids with all her heart and they love her right back!

5.  This is my "Tia" - she has been my second mom my whole life!  Before she had kids of her own I had my own room at her house.  I spent many weekends with her and I loved everyone! She is grounded and down to earth but full of spunk!  She loves my kids as if they are her very own grandkids!

6.  Ok - so I know I only said five and I don't have a picture for #6 but it goes without saying that if it wasn't for this woman's courage and heart I would not even be here today - let alone have the women mentioned above in my life.  She is my birth mom.  She was young and knew that putting me up for adoption was the best option.  Had she not had that strength and courage I wouldn't have this wonderful life I have now.  She obviously loved me very much to know that at a young age she couldn't care for me the way she wanted and with that gave me the best gift ever - my family today! So a Happy Mother's Day wish I send to her for being the best kind of mom - strong and courageous to know what was right and what was best!  I hope where ever her life has taken her she is happy and I do hope one day that we can meet so I can say Thank You!

I hope you all have a Happy Mother's Day - whether you are a mom, fur mom, aunt, sister, friend - whatever it may be!

Monday, May 4, 2015

May Goals


1. Get items ready for garage sale next month - I started but did not finish this - so some progress was made

2. Celebrate a family who is moving out of state (kind of a given that we already RSVP'd to the party - but I feel productive this way - We had a great time at the party - sad to see them leave but excited for their next adventure

3. It's my month to host Bunco - so here's to having a successful night with good friends and good food. - It was a great night...I made a baked potato bar and it was a hit!

4.  Finish my left over book from March...according to my kindle I am 80% of the way through...and I have another book I want to start.  I am finding it's hard to read two at a time!  - CHECK MATE!! Finally finished the 5 Love Languages and also read The Duff.  

5.  Call regarding some home bills (cable, internet etc...) and see about how to save money - I tried this and got so frustrated I gave up...maybe I will try again in June.  

Welcome to May  - wait what?!?!? May already?  How did that happen?  

1. Celebrate Mother's Day - hosting brunch for all the special mom's in our lives. 

2. Celebrate the Hubby's birthday (already able to cross this off the list)

3. Read at least one more book 

4.  Work in Kid Clammy's classroom 1 morning this month

Happy May!!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Five on Friday

Hello Friday!!! Hello May!!!  Wow - May - really  - where did you come from???  We have a big weekend ahead of us...Hubby's Birthday is tomorrow... we are celebrating a few different times throughout the weekend!!    In the mean is some Fun Friday Fotos for you!! (keeping with the F theme!!)

1) Having fun with Sissy taking Selfies and family bike rides at the beach.

2) We went to the Rodeo with some friends the other week - its always a good time

3) Celebrating a friends new adventure as they are getting ready to move out of state

4) Celebrating one of your nieces birthdays

5) Neighborhood adventures...the kids have been asking to go for walks lately so we have been exploring different areas of our neighborhood - and this was the sun from last night!

Happy Friday!! I will be back next week with my goals update!!