Saturday, July 31, 2010

Last Week of July!

Celebration time! Congratulations to Hubby's cousin! she worked hard on getting her LPN license. Some traditional Filipino food was served and of course you can't have a celebration without.......

a roasted pig! I tend to favor the yummy flan! You can see a bit of it there....not quite the same as our Mexican version but still yummy! : )
The graduate Joy Anne and hubby! : )
Joy Anne's dad, Uncle Johnny, was taking the pup out for a walk and he saw Hubby's bike.....I caught him in the act of getting on it! : ) You can see little Sheila there too! She is always dressed to the hilt!
Princess is sooooooo excited! Lol, her school books are coming times ahead! ; )
Our next door neighbors "gifted" us with these and more hostas! She dug them up out of her front and gave us 12 of them! I placed them in the backyard. They are looking much better now.
Izzy, after her capture! She knocked off some fencing in the back and escaped.......thankfully our neighbor in the back was working in his garden, he has a beautiful garden front and back! He was able to keep Izzy from running into the neighborhood and had her go back into our yard through the gap. Here she was giving Hubby full attention as he was "lecturing" her on her bad behavior.
Me and the pups : ) See the gap in the greens behind me? That is where Miss Izzy made her escape! Maggie had no care or interest in escaping.....she usually isn't more than a foot away from me anyhow. She is just a bit clingy! Maggie is 10 months old and Izzy is 2 yrs old.
Princess hard at work on her blog. She and a friend are putting one together on becoming women of blessings to their husbands and families. Princess is a great writer!
We went on a bike ride with the kids (Kyle, Jess, Eli and Holly) then had dinner together....ended the evening with coffee at the house. Hubby and Prince Charming were playing some worship songs together.....they sounded great! Hubby loves to play piano and he especially loves to sing and play worship music.
While Hubby and Kyle were playing we sat and had some rest time with Eli and Holly : ) Aren't they just too cute! I have quickly fallen in love with them!

Well that is it! July is over......I am really glad I decided to record my weeks in pictures! I just need to remember to take my camera everywhere I go!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Week of July 12

This week was a quiet one, lots of trips down memory lane, lots of prayer, and just plain ole trying to adjust to the changes in our family unit. Kids in England are doing wonderful, as expected! Robin Hood is enjoying the new sights and food I am sure, Maid Marion is faring well, just a tad of the good ol pregnancy weeziness, and of course my Dumplin is being loved to pieces and more than likely enjoying every bit of it!
I did start my holiday projects.....well one of them! Still learning the fine art of knitting.....can't tell you all what this will be due to the fact that it will be a Christmas gift!

We didn't get a veggie garden up this year, my heart just wasn't up to it I suppose, but our neighbors did bless us with some yummy cucumbers! Love them! One of the meals I made with them was very yummy!!! You will get a peek at it later.
Had quite a few days of hot humid and rainy weather.
Princess playing Robin Hood's guitar, he left this for her to "keep" for him while he and lil family are in is reassuring to see this in the house : ) a part of my son still home.
Someone received roses! It wasn't me.......Princess had the biggest smile!
With all the rain that came down, grass had to be cut! I promised I wouldn't get hubby in the shot!
This salad was very yummy and has become a favorite in the house! Spinach, romaine, cucumbers, blueberries, strawberries, feta cheese, almonds, yum, yum, yum.
The complete meal, it was most delicious!
Pat had a birthday this week!
One is never too old for candy!
We had a birthday lunch at Just Kabobs, the tators were y favorite part of the meal!
Hubby and Mowgli : )
Yummy spinach pastry.....although Mowgli didn't think so. One bite was enough for him but that was ok, more for me : )
It was my birthday too! I received a lovely bouquet from my Mowgli and a dinner date : ) . Princess gifted me with a favorite doing movie nights with her! We have movie/crochet nights : ) and to end the day....we went out for dinner but I forgot the camera! How that happened I do not know! But it was a lovely dinner : )
You all have a blessed week!

Friday, July 9, 2010


Today was a very difficult day for me. I had to be happy and uplifting at a time when my heart was breaking.
My oldest son and his lil family moved to England.
My emotions ran amuck today! I was thrilled and happy for them as I know my son has always wanted to live there yet I was sad because this is the longest we have been away from one another.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Our Week in Pics, June 27- July 3, 2010

My week started with my handy dandy list! I would get absolutely nothing accomplished without it! It's going to be a busy week so i already had quite a few things on my list!
For some reason Harley is in the paper shredding mood lately....busy making a nest!

Kids moved out of their house this week, they moved some stuff back into our home....I could always use more stuff! My oldest "Robin Hood" is so wanting to be a minimalist....."Maid Marion" has a lil love affair of stuff and I am sure Dumpling will be collecting stuff too....I wish Robin Hood well in his endeavor! : )
Beauty was busy making pillows for her new home in NC! She did an amazing job : )
So proud of her work! : )
Princess made some scrumptious yummy cupcakes! They were filled with ganache and strawberries, the frosting.....buttercream.
Holly enjoying a day with us! We love Holly : )
After dinner the kids went on a bike ride....we stayed behind to burn paper with Robin Hood, Maid Marion and Beauty.
Thumbs up from Eli and Holly : )
here we are burning away
Beauty picked up a new hobby! Not really but it was cute!
Bailey on a lil stroll in the backyard.
Mmmmmm good! Homemade jam and scones with a nice hot cup of coffee!
Princess enjoying her lunch today!
Yay! Mowgli got a promotion at work today! Can you just feel the excitement??????
Princess bringing in the balloons for our farewell picnic to Robin Hood and Maid Marion and Dumpling.
My two gals enjoying the sun and swinging away.
Princess dreams of actually being this tall! She is actually only 5'2" tall!!!! Just like her Mommy : )
I gotcha Dumpling!
One of the Brown kiddos fishing away, they are one of my favorite families!
Time to get out of the sun for a bit!
Caught some of the Martins! A great family!
Some of the Alcantara and Terrenal families
Vic met a few Vics today! There were quite a few of them!
Miss mary and Dumpling sharing some love
We had entertainment! : )
We even had a "hotdog" at the picnic! : )
Uncle Erick playing baseball with the kids! Lost track of how many times the ball ended up in the river!
Dumpling sharing some special moments with kathie And Vic! Very special couple!
Beauty and Princess
I think Aunt Susan was trying to give Uncle John directions to the park here. Aunt Happy and Grandma enjoying a visit with friends and some food : )
I love this pic! Uncle Patch (Mowgli) and Dumpling loving moments together!
Robin Hood, our writer : )
The girls spitting watermelon seeds!
The guys were completely enthralled by the seed spitting competition! Lol
Dumpling and De'Reen! : )
A tuckered out lil girl! It was a long week for her!