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.