Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!!

I am proud to be an American, where at least I am free & I will not forget the men who died who gave that right to me...Lee Greenwood

We have had an awesome weekend! I am making myself really stop some moments to remember what the weekend is about. It is way too easy to forget all of the lives that have been lost in order to live in a richly blessed country such as the USA. I am thankful for all of those who have fought for me and continue to fight for me. I honor you all today. We are extremely blessed people.

There is an annual parade at the end of the block for Memorial are a few pictures from the weekend/ this morning:

The fire engine sirens were LOUD! ;)

These shots are for Popa!

Yard/ Paver shots - (side note...)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Paleo Choco Chip Cookies!!

I stumbled across this recipe a few days ago on one of my favorite blogs With Style and Grace and had to give it a try! There is no four and no sugar in these cookies and I assure you they are so good!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Yummy cosmetics

I have always been a fan of yummy cosmetics meaning, smell yummy, are yummy (aka healthy) for your body and make you feel yummy. Here folks, check em out. I love all of their stuff. Not to mention they are all made with no funky stuff.

A few of my favorite products that I am newly hooked to are: Gorilla perfume & Sea Salt scrub for face and body.

Go check this stuff out. Its awesome. :)

TOMS Shoes make me happy...

Not only are they "One for One" but they are adorable & comfortable...One for one meaning for each pair of TOMs you purchase a pair of shoes goes to a child in need. I dig this. Yet, another reminder how blessed we are. Our kids have shoes, we do not think twice. To purchase some shoes visit TOMS.
I am always in search of the perfect Mommy shoe and I have found my 2011 summer shoe...done.

Mommy and Lilly's new kicks: (Yes, her shoes have pink peace signs on them!!!!!!!!)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I AM Weary...

Between the loneliness of coming home (missing my family and people being around) and the extreme desire to be alone (without a toddler whining and attached to my leg)...Lilly being sick, Ryan working all of the time, and the long nights awake...I AM weary...but always through out my daily struggles the one thing I do know is that God is good...ALL THE TIME!

Matthew 11:28-30
   28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

All he asks is that we come to Him and He WILL give us rest...why is this simple thing so hard sometimes!? I am thankful for the reminder of this verse today and will carry it with me throughout this Thursday...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Congratulations Charles!!!!

 We were able to come out to California to see my baby brother graduate from the Cal Maritime Academy Summa Cum Laude. I am so proud!!! It was a beautiful day on the Bay. Here are a few shots:

TS Golden Bear

Chaz receiving his diploma.

My proud parents with Charles.

Uncle Bob with the graduate.

The sisters!

After the graduation we all went back to my sisters house for celebratory BBQ. Very fun.

As always it has been such a nice trip!!!