Monday, May 8, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 5.8.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 5.8.2017

Linking up with Sandra at Diary of a stay at home mom for HHM

Good morning,
 I hope you had a good weekend.  We don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo but Friday was also my Sister In Laws Birthday so we always celebrate her, we had a BBQ at her home and Lets just say Ribs were involved. I may or may not have had three servings hee hee
Saturday we had a slow morning then dropped Bella off for her study group then Me Hubby & Adam went to the Mall. afterwards we headed over to Barnes & Noble Where Bella and her group met, They all looked so happy but into their work. I wish I would of taken a picture.
 Yesterday we attended our little cousins First Holy Communion. It was great to see family, My hubby has a big family, you know the kind that you have to start saying goodbyes about ten minutes before you actually leave. They are all so nice and we had a Great time.
On to HHM...

Weather... it's 69 degrees, feels more like 80

What I am Reading... My daughter is reading this and on the way home she fell asleep, so while I was holding book I started reading- after only a few pages, I am hooked.

Movies or Shows I watched/On my TV... 
We have been watching any ASU/Barrett Honors College/Dorm Hauls & Tours We can find on You Tube They help since we cant just drive over. (till June)
Friday We watched a bit of Lion at my SIL's but could not really hear it over family chatter. We do plan on renting it soon. At home me and Bella watched Pride & Prejudice (again) lol
Last night I watched a bit of Longmire with hubby, Then stayed up too late watching the first two episodes of Call the Midwife S5

On the Menu...
M- Spaghetti
T- Beef Tacos, Rice & Beans
W- BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
T- Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
F- Homemade pizza

On My To Do List...
Laundry-all bedding
Restrooms- Countertops, Swish & Swipe
I hope to get things done and be inspired to sit and play in my planner, I've been so tired and overwhelmed with College stuff I haven't had or taken the time.

What I am Creating/Looking forward to...
I Love looking at planners on IG and Videos on you tube I Love  Rowena from Mama Row/Toasty Craft Room  check out her IG here  She is such a sweetie.
I just ordered my first Coffee cozy and am anxiously awaiting its arrival. I cant wait to order inserts but have to get my planner first -Yes I'm thinking of ordering a new one- fell in love with the Filofax Malden
any who if you haven't already please check her out.

Happening this week...Back to the dentist for me

Looking around the house... Not bad but I do need to dust.

From The Camera... Our Cousins held The Communion Celebration at Sonoma Ranch Golf Course in New Mexico. It is so Beautiful there!  Here are Bella & Adam with G - isn't she cute?

What I'm Wearing... Grey Capris and Grey Gap Tee

One of my simple Pleasures...The Quiet of our home when I am the only one awake.

Bible Verse or Devotion...
"For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should following his steps."

Thursday, May 4, 2017

My 2 Teenagers...

What I have been up to...
Sorry I missed the last Happy Homemaker Monday but...
Our two teenagers keep us on our toes!
Especially our oldest who is a High School Senior.
here are some pictures of our past couple of weeks.

Our Children are pretty much complete Opposites:

Our Daughter Isabella Likes to be home reading a book, watching movies, listening to music, drawing, crafting or shopping with me - during her down time, but usually she's studying or running off somewhere. Most of the time it's a study group, volunteering, or a school meeting. She likes to be involved and go out, she is easy going and will try new things.  and if you cant tell she loves taking pictures.

Our Son Adam is happy being at home reading a book, watching a movie, playing video games, or playing with the dogs. He loves Pizza and his mommas food, but doesn't like to try new things especially restaurants.  He is a sweet boy who helps me around the house *if I ask but pretty much groans about everything lol  and again if you cant tell he hates taking pictures.

Bella at her NHS Senior banquet where she received her NHS Bib Blue  for 3 years of service, she is an officer: Vice President.
Yellow Honor cords for being apart of organization for the past three years & going above & beyond.
Her Medal she won For Project of the year Goal was $500 Her group raised 1,378.
NHS together raised over $3,000 for La Posada house
(the photo of them presenting check is in my last post)
I am so proud of her and all these kids!

The next photo  She received a STEM award for her Engineering Project.
Here She is sneaking a photo with Adam -
He got Commended in two of his STARR tests!
 sadly his campus did not have a ceremony.
But our family  got together to celebrate him, Where did he want to go... you guessed it he wanted PIZZA! lol
and I was not allowed to take photos hee hee.
We are still waiting to see if they will be having an 8th grade graduation ceremony.
And then Senior Prom...

And Last but not least She Picked...
We have been SO BUSY with the process, many late and sleepless nights, some tears (not from me yet) but her Daddy and poor Grandma are having a hard time with her moving away.

I know I will be a mess come August, for now I am only having a hard time with the mascot. (sun devils) Blah!  I know hate is a strong word, but really? couldn't they have picked the Sun Angels? or Just the Sun? or something else :::insert eye roll:::

 I am so happy for her-She is spreading her wings and she's going to soar! of course I'd love for her to be close, UTEP is only a 20 minute drive away, but She was blessed with a wonderful scholarship for ASU, invited to apply & accepted into the Barrett Honors program and made it into the engineering program.
Plus they have robotics! She was hooked.
So this is our life at the moment, lots of paperwork,phone calls, research, finances, travel plans, picking building/dorm, roommate search, making lists of what she will need. all while trying to plan her Graduation party and also her Confirmation which btw is on the same day...Prayers Welcomed.

Thanks for Listening.
Love, Row.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.24.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.24.2017
(on a Tuesday)

Good Morning, I hope you all had a great weekend, We had a busy week and weekend so that my days seemed to blur into each other. I spent Monday morning trying to get as much done as possible before I had to have an extraction at the dentist-I knew I would be in pain, I rested the whole day afterwards. which means I missed HHM but am here to play catch up today.

linking up with Sandra at Diary of A SAHM

The weather...A windy 71degrees

On my reading pile...
Uninvited & Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis

Movies or shows I watched this weekend...
Hubby Rented Collateral Beauty, Great acting by Will Smith but thought it was just ok.

On my T.V.... Nada...just You Tube

On the Menu...
T- 8 can soup
W- ?
T- Bella's senior Banquet
F- Pizza

On my to do list...
Catch up on Laundry-seriously where does it come from?

What I am creating...    :(

Happening this week...
Our Daughters Senior Banquet

Looking around the house...
tidy & smells great! Sunday hubby came home with flowers for Bella who had her 2017 Honors Convocation at UTEP, Then he pulled out another bunch for momma-my sweetie <3

From the camera... My first book to review! ; )

Bella's Last time volunteering at our local dog rescue.(for high school NHS)

And Yesterday NHS last time at la Posada house - kids presenting them with a check.  They worked hard all year to raise this money.
(children staying at the home could obviously not be in photo but I tell you they are adorable)

some of these kids received scholarships from our local college and just found out during this event that the Convocations were in about an hour!!!-including my daughter so with no time to drive back to our side of town to change then back her and another student went straight from here. She was a bit self conscious to not be dressed up but we couldn't be any prouder.

Here our a few photos on the campus...

What I am wearing today...
Today is a PJ bottom and t shirt kind of day.

One of my simple pleasures... Shopping alone.
and now that I cant have anything hot to drink and not much to eat id say Coffee & Food! I cant even have toast whaaaa 

Bible Verse of Devotional...
"Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things which you have not known."
Jeremiah 33:3

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.17.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.17.2017

Good morning. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! We had family over. We had a great time laughing, talking, eating, laughing and eating, talking and eating lol  I see a theme. I was so busy eating spending time with family, I didn't take any photos but my daughter got one of the colored eggs. I get so mad at myself when I forget to pick up the camera because usually I am so good at it. so now I don't have any of my kids dressed up, we came home from church and got right to work : (  but I have the memories in my heart. Oh Do you ever sing a song/hymn from church all week. Well I was SO happy they sang Down To The River To Pray Oh I LOVE it especially by Alison Krauss.

p.s.. hubby later smiled and said I heard you singing hee hee because I usually don't sing while walking up to receive communion but I couldn't help myself. besides God doesn't care that I cant carry a tune I imagine to his ears we all sound like angels when we are singing to him at least I hope we do.

On to HHM! linking up with Sandra at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom

The weather... 64 degrees and lovely

On my reading pile...
Bible: Esther and as always Proverbs and Psalms of the day.
Book: Excited to start this not only because I have had it on my books to buy list for a long time but because my daughter knew this, bought it for me and is also reading it...that touched me and I will treasure it forever.

Movies or shows I watched...Oh My Lord, this show! Had me UGLY crying, the kind where you cant catch your breath. heartbreaking and HARD to watch It stayed with me.

On my T.V.... The Voice

On the menu...
Mon. - Leftovers duh :)
Tue.- Tacos
Wed.- 8 can soup
Thurs.- Mexican Lasagna in my P.C. Deep covered baker
Fri.- Pizza! I missed our Friday night Pizza & Movie fam. nights

On my to do list...
Make calls- BLAH...I don't know about you but I am not a phone person. I can talk to customers on the phone in a work situation, I can talk to my family and a handful of friends for a long time but other than that I do not like to be on the phone.

What I am creating... I am loving my Annie Plans Pintables

Happening this week...
Appointments...Optometrist, Dentist, etc.

Looking around the house...
remnants of the get together, but not to bad. 

From the camera...

What I am wearing today... Jeans and a mauve "girly blouse"
You know one of those tops that makes you feel feminine- that's what I call a pretty soft colored top that flows in the breeze. Sometimes I wish I could dress like Elizabeth Bennet but then I would have to have that shape and well I'll be honest;
Momma Like Food!  nuff said! lol

One of my simple pleasures... Losing count of how many times I've watched a movie like Pride & Prejudice

Bible verse or devotional...
"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for Adversity"
-Proverbs 18:17

Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.10.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.10.2017

Good Morning,
Hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was slow and relaxing, I Loved our Palm Sunday Mass. But it still feels as if I blinked and it was over. So soon Monday is here once again.

linking up with Sandra at Diary of a stay at home mom for HHM

The Weather... A Sunny 53 ; )

Movies or Shows I watched...
 13 Reasons Why  - Very heavy movie about teenage Suicide. 
Patriots Day (again)
On The Menu...
T-Beef & Potato Tacos
W- Crock Pot Meal?
T-Baked Chicken
F-Cheese Enchiladas
S- Pizza
S- Having family over for Easter Dinner: Ham, Potato Salad, Green Salad, Corn, Veggies, Rolls, Carrot Cake.

On my to do list...
Start Spring Cleaning.

What I am creating...
I am trying to print out some inserts for my TN and wouldn't you know it as soon as I purchase them my Printer acts up UGH! My hubby is trying to fix it - It has something to do with the Drive, He reinstalled but no luck.

Happening this week...
College stuff...
finishing up scholarships. Isabella is still debating between  2 one here in town one away - Texas Tech will be in town tonight and she is not sure if she has weeded them out or not so we might be attending. I use to think the hardest thing was funding, don't get me wrong its tough but what's harder is that you cant decide for them all you can do is Give it up to God & Pray. All Prayers Welcomed.

Looking around the house...
Hubby converted Air and I need to re-dust Everything

From the camera...
This Girl lol Bella having fun at her last robotics Competition:

What I am wearing today...
Blue Pants, Grey Top

One of my simple pleasures...
coffee Tradition with hubby: every morning I serve him and we clink cups, take a sip, and kiss.
We call it... clink clink, sip sip, kiss kiss.

Bible verse or devotional...
So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"
John 12:13

Monday, April 3, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.3.2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 4.3.2017

Good Morning! April already? I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am sorry I am so behind in blog comments and visiting you all. I did have a great weekend with my family nothing exciting, On Friday we unplugged and all sat around the kitchen table listening to music while drawing, reading, creating, etc. I love those days! When we are all just together hanging out, or out exploring the town. Bellas Auntie gave her money for her prom Dress so we did spend a few days shopping... and it left my head spinning. Thankful she finally found one.
On to HHM!

Linking up with Sandra for happy Homemaker Monday

The Weather... A Cool 55 degrees; feels so nice. 

On my reading pile... Just finished See Me by Nicholas Sparks. now starting Where Hope Prevails by Janette Oke

Movies or shows I watched this weekend...I only watched a few bits of Ellen, and other than You Tube I mostly read. My family watched Diary Of A Wimpy Kid AGAIN I couldn't tell you which one but its one of my favorites because When the mom dances on stage my family always say "There's Mom" lol because that would totally be me supporting my son if he was in a band.

On the Menu...Still slacking it on the menu planning...I know I am such a Rebel! hee hee well I plan but I've been changing it around because my family have been requesting/craving different meals. So I will take it day by day this week. but so far...

Monday -Spaghetti with meat sauce, French Bread & Green Salad.
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday
Wednesday - Crock pot meal - 8 can soup
Thursday - ? hubby off
Friday - Fish, White Rice, Corn, Mashed Potatoes or Potato cakes.
Saturday - BBQ
Sunday- Leftovers or diner with whole family after Palm Sunday services.

On my to do List...All the things = Spring Cleaning.
make calls and rearrange some appointments. make  orthodontist appointment for my son-time for braces.

Happening this week...Hopefully a slow relaxing week puttering around and proofing the house.
Excited to be starting Ester in our Bible Study.

Looking around the house... Happy : )

From the Camera...
My Adam <3
He was so good while waiting for his big sister to try on so many prom dresses I had to take him for pizza at my favorite: Ardovinos
Daddy took him for walk around the  mall and he came back with new glasses : )
As my Dad would say: "Too Cool For School! "

What I am wearing today... Black capris and a black and white striped top.

One of my simple pleasures... books on audio, I rarely listen but I enjoy them whenever I get a chance.  I was happy to find the Nicholas Sparks book I was reading on you tube and was able to catch up on a couple chapters.

Bible verse or Devotional...
"In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Proverbs 3:6

Monday, March 27, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 3.27.17

Happy Homemaker Monday 3.27.17

Can you believe we are at the end of March? It flew by for me, especially these last two weeks because my hubby and kids were on spring break. Michael went back to work last week and the kiddos went back this morning. I know most parents love when kids go back - NOT this momma, I am always a bit sad, I like having my little chicks under foot. We had a relaxing but fun time even thou I was sick for the first week. On to Happy Homemaker Monday...

Joining up with Sandra at Diary of a stay at home mom

The Weather... a very nice 58 degrees

On my reading pile... still reading See Me by Nicolas Sparks.

Movies or shows I watched...
Me & Isabella watched Beauty & The beast, It was better than expected and you know I found myself smiling and singing along. All the memories of Bella watching this as a child came flooding back.

Moana - Loved what I got to watch.
I finally got to see Fences!
I have been wanting to watch since I saw the first preview...

I Love Viola Davis! I remember seeing her a long time ago and I remember thinking, she's good! and so beautiful. Then The Help came out and she's been one of my favorite actresses ever since. I have loved her in every movie I have seen her in.
OK Woman Crush here...with or without make up I think she is one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. She is one of those people that you can just see the soul - do you know what I mean? but boy when this lady cleans up...she doesn't mess around lol
I mean just look at her? She's Stunning. Who are some of your favorite actresses?
Me & Hubby watched Come hell or high Water but momma fell asleep... I will try to finish it tonight.
I cant wait to see Going in Style with Morgan Freeman It looks so funny. I already told hubby try to get April 7th off!
On the menu...
Monday - A new recipe: Creamy Chicken & Spinach Pasta
Tuesday - Beef Tacos
Wednesday - Baked Chicken
Thursday - Brown Sugar Chicken
Friday - Fish
Saturday - Pizza
Sunday - Spaghetti

On my to do list...
Laundry: All bedding today
make beds
Sweep & Mop Floors
This week we take on our daughters closet
:::insert scary music here:::

What I am Creating/Something fun to share...
Its Here!!! EEK! I cant wait to start playing in this beauty...

hubby checked mail Saturday and nothing but I received "delivered" email...So Sunday before church, heals and all.  Me and Bella walked to mail boxes and sure enough there it sat.
(although its right around the corner...boy I miss homes with the mail box at the curb.)
along with These cuties I had purchased from Kennaprints $1 sale.

 I was sad that the envelope was a bit folded and so was the adorable gift name sticker- I felt bad thinking oh no its not perfect because it was a sweet surprise. but I guess I am a bit anal when it comes to stuff like that. I know that little tiny fold will drive me nuts.

I have been shopping little by little and finished this weekend by finding these goodies. My Laminator wont be in till tomorrow and the Paper cutter I wanted was out of stock so I went with another (for now)
I fell down the Rabbit Hole and am already dreaming of my next Chic Sparrow and more goodies.

Happening this week... We have a mandatory Senior meeting for Bella and Adam will be testing so a slow relaxing week.

Looking around the house... looks clean but I have a lot to do...power hour will be needed because today because...

All I want to do is drink coffee and play in my planner

From the camera...
T Mobile Tuesday had $5 Dunkin Donut gift cards and $2 movie tickets!
and look at this perfect mug I picked up at Target

One of my Simple pleasures...
at home manicures

Bible Verse Or Devotional...
not a verse or devotional just a quote running around in my head from all the Viola Davis talk

Have a great week
Love, Row.