Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring Break 2016

For spring break this year, we drove to Tampa FL and took a cruise on Royal
Caribbean. We spent a day at sea, then Honduras, Belize, Mexico for two day
and then a day at sea and we woke up back in Tampa!
I took about a million pictures, but won't post them all :)
Our first full day at sea, we walked all over the ship ( not a boat!) and tried out many of the activities.
On the ship for breakfast and lunch, most people eat from the buffet. Then for dinner,
you are assigned a table in the main dining room. It is a bit more formal, so we dressed up a little.
We sat with a family also from Georgia.
We spent the day in Honduras at the beach! It was wonderful and we loved it.
The girls loved this floating slide/jumpy thing.
All of us. We had a great day in Honduras. Next stop was Belize
We started with a trip to the ancient Mayan ruins. It was very interesting
to learn about. We had a chance to climb to the top of one of the
buildings they built.... many,many steps!
We made it to the top!
We stopped for lunch and then we all boarded a little boat and went on a
river tour to look at scenery and the jungle animals.
We saw lots of different animals, but the best was a dolphin that swam
right along with the boat.
I saw some amazing sunrises and sunsets while at sea.
It is crazy to look out and see nothing but water.
I will post about Mexico soon!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Last week we celebrated my Dad's 70th birthday!

We met for dinner at Ted's Montana Grill and had a wonderful time all
together.  It was a nice night out to recognize my Dad's big day.

Thankful that my parents are in Georgia and we can celebrate events
like this all together.
Happy Birthday Dad! Praying for many more!!

Monday, April 4, 2016

An Afternoon with Fancy Nancy

Way back in February, I was looking through a parenting magazine that has lots of articles and suggestions about events and activities in Atlanta. I saw an advertisement for a play about Fancy Nancy and I knew the girls would love it.  We are big fans of Nancy at our house, so I bought the tickets. 
My Mom joined us for the afternoon and we drove into Atlanta and went to Mellow
Mushroom for lunch. They have some good pizza and it is one of our favorites.
We were a little early for the play, so we walked around and went to check out a Jewish temple that
was nearby.  It was a beautiful building and the details were amazing. I would love to go back
and see the inside sometime.
We had never been to the Synchronicity Theatre before and I wasn't sure how big it was or how many
people would attend, so I bought reserved tickets.  We ended up sitting in the front row and the stage was just a few feet away from us.
The show was super cute and Rebecca loved it. Afterwards, we were able to meet and greet with
the actors. The line was long for Nancy, so we met Bree.
Rebecca went home with a tiara, thanks to Nana!
Fun afternoon in the ATL.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Seven is Heaven

Yesterday was Rebecca's 7th birthday!!

She has been counting down the days on the calendar in her room and when I woke her up, she
said " I am finally seven!"

I let her open one gift before school and my parents called to sing happy birthday.  Later,
Abuela and I went to school to have lunch with Rebecca and we passed out cookies
to her classmates.
We told the girls that we were going out to eat in Atlanta to celebrate, but that is all we
told them.... we had tickets to go see the Cirque du Soleil Show.
We had dinner at California Pizza. We brought along all the gifts  and
I also had cupcakes for dessert.
We stopped to take a few pictures with the beautiful flowers. Atlantic
Station was looking so pretty as we walked to the show.
We made it to the tent! The girls were so excited. As usual, the show was
amazing and we had a great time.
We had a late night out, but it was worth it and I think that Rebecca had a
memorable and fun 7th birthday!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Easter Weekend 2016

We had a busy weekend. First we went to see Rebecca play soccer, and it rained on and off the entire game.  I was happy to get home and warm up.  I am over the wintery and rainy days. The girls helped me to fill up a bunch of Easter eggs for a hunt.
In the afternoon we went to a birthday party for Gigi and Gabby.  It was at a local bowling alley place and the girls had the best time.
Rebecca and I played laser tag for the first time and my Dad played too.  We did arcade games, bowling, and ate all sorts of treats.  It was late when we got home, so after showers, we finally got around to coloring Easter eggs.
Easter baskets for the girls.
Rebecca woke up at 7 and declared it was time to get Rachel and search for eggs and baskets.
We went to church and then my parents and our friends came over for lunch.
Delrika and my Dad both wore bow ties.
I love these cute bunny plates. I saw them and had to buy them.  I loved the bunny with
a bow tie because it reminded me of my Dad.
The girls.
Raphael planned out an elaborate Easter egg hunt for the girls. They had
to work together to solve clues and do activities. It was fun.
Gabby, Gigi, Rachel and Rebecca.
It was Gabby's 8th birthday, so we celebrated her special day!
Most importantly, we celebrated Jesus who died for our sins and rose again.