It was so fun to celebrate 15 years with Joy! For her birthday, Joy wanted to invite the whole family. I like to say she is my social butterfly stuck in a family of introverts. For Joy the more people the merrier! Our traditions Flowers from Daddy Daddy brought her flowers. I loved these blue… [continue reading]
Irish Day Fun
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! Our Irish parties have changed and varied through the years. It’s just not like Christmas or Easter when “everyone” takes off and spends time with families. Oh no, people just go on their merry way scheduling life with no regard to Irish Day! 😉 When we aren’t making memories at home… [continue reading]
Happy 13 Joy!
And just like that we have two teenagers in the house. I am loving it! This old mama needs all the help she can get. 🙂 Joy spent hours making individual cards to welcome all of her guests. She went with a Beauty and the Beast theme. Her Aunt Sara outdid herself again on this… [continue reading]
This post is written by me on behalf of Nature Valley. All opinions are entirely my own. When we moved to the Rio Grande Valley I remember searching online for things to do with kids. One of the first things that came up was the McAllen Public Library. I scratched my head. Visiting a library… [continue reading]
Happy 12 Years Joy!
Twelve years old! Incredible! I am so blessed to be this girl’s mommy! I think she felt duly celebrated. We were to be traveling to my parent’s house to be available to help as my dad went in to the hospital for back surgery. Joy’s birthday fell on the day before the surgery. I knew… [continue reading]
Mommy and Me at Embassy Suites
A huge thanks to Embassy Suites for hosting Joy and me for a night at their Grapevine, Texas location. All opinions are my own. Our Mommy and Me Day began at the Grapevine Mills Mall with our first Build-A-Bear Workshop experience. When we had shopped and snacked and walked until we were tired we found… [continue reading]
It’s all in the sauce…
It was about a week and a half before Christmas and we were to be leaving shortly for my niece’s wedding. A few of us had absolutely nothing appropriate to wear to a wedding. Normally I avoid shopping anywhere with all five kids let alone mall shopping, but there was nothing to be done but… [continue reading]
National Candy Collecting Day 2015
Dress up and go door to door to get free candy every year? We’re in! Every year we go to our costume closet and reuse and recycle costumes. The kids can choose from something we have or make their own. You know what they never mind. I mean, let’s be real. It’s all about the… [continue reading]
Every day is national dog day!
I’m so excited to partner with Banfield Pet Hospital® for this post. We have a mutual love of our pets! 🙂 Our dogs enrich our lives so much. I am featuring my Yorkie today as my daughter Joy and Stormy seem to have a special bond. Joy has largely taken over the responsibilities to care… [continue reading]
Happy 11th Birthday Joy
Oh how did I let myself get so behind? Busy, busy, busy. Travel, travel, travel. Homeschool, hom….you get the idea. Whereas for years I would stay up until 1 or 2 in the morning to crank out the next blog post now I at the end of the day I go to bed. What’s not… [continue reading]