Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mother's Day Weekend 2016

We had a busy weekend ! Friday night the girls and I had movie night and then on Saturday morning I went to my MOMS Club annual Mother's Day Luncheon.  It was a little bitter sweet this year because it was our last one ever. We are closing down our MOMS Club next month. I have been in the Club since 2005. Some of my bestest friends are from MOMS Club. 
We had brunch at a new restaurant in our town and the food was really good. I had the churro waffles and chicken. We sat and talked for a long time. I snuck in a quick workout at the gym and then time to go home.  We had tickets to go the to local high school to see the musical Mary Poppins. Rebecca loves to watch Mary Poppins, so I thought she might enjoy it.
Sunday morning we were up and off to church. Each year our church does a big celebration for the moms. They had beautiful backdrops for picture taking and each mom got the cutest mason jar.
The girls and Raphael had several nice cards and gifts for me.
Rebecca made a little book at school. It was filled with lots of funny stories.

Later we met up with my parents at the Red Robin for lunch. Sunday was also my Mom's
birthday!! So we had a lot to celebrate :)
All the ladies !!
We headed home and played outside in the sunshine for awhile. It was a great weekend !






Thursday, May 5, 2016

Life Lately

Well, it's May already and I am thrilled! The girls are down to 15 days left of school !!! We are ready for school to be over and for some summertime fun.  The last few weeks are going to be busy and here are a few of the things we have been up to lately.............................

I am trying to get to back to running longer distances.  I made it into the Peachtree Road Race in July. The race is a 10k and I have mostly been running sprints on the treadmill, so I have been trying to run outside more.
                                           Rebecca had her seven year check up and all is well.
                                        I was trying to sneak a picture in the window reflection.
Layla and Rebecca.
#ebonyandivory
The flowers are in full bloom around here.
Rebecca played her last soccer game for the spring season.
The coach was so nice and I think Rebecca had fun.
It was field day last Friday, so I went to watch the games for awhile.
Liz and Rebecca. They are in the same class and on the same soccer team.

Saturday we participated with our church for a family 5k run/walk. It was part of a sermon
series called Double Dog Dare. It was a little warm and it rained for a minute, but we did it.
The girls did pretty well and hopefully we can do it again in the future.
Rachel had a dentist appointment and had to go home with a balloon :)

That's it for now. It is going to be a busy weekend ahead!!





Friday, April 29, 2016

Spring Break 2016 --Mexico and Other Stuff

We spent two days in Mexico. First was Costa Maya and then up to Cozumel. The
ship had a channel on the tv that was always showing you where the ship was
 and how fast it was moving, etc....
Costa Maya greeted us with sunny skies and beautiful water.  We all took a quick
ride to a little boat and we headed out to go snorkeling.
It was the first time snorkeling for both of the girls and it went pretty well. I was with Rebecca and
she did great. It's a lot to keep track of and you can't just stand up and take a break. There were a
bazillion little jellyfish in the water that got us, but we did see a lot of fish. I called it quits and we swam back to the boat to wait for the others.
Praise the Lord that Mexico loves Diet Coke as much as I do!
Our ship- The Vision of the Seas.
We moved onto Cozumel and we spent the day at the beach and snorkeling.
The last time we went on a cruise to Mexico, we went to this exact same place!
First we snorkeled and then the girls and I walked over to a lagoon area.
They swam and played for hours and I watched and ate guacamole ;)
We also did a little shopping and walked around the market area.
Some other pictures from the ship...................
Cutest vacuums !
All the ladies.
Daddy's Girls
Most nights after dinner, we all went to the theater for the nightly show.
Raphael played in a ping pong tournament.
They also had belly flop contests, bingo, karaoke, dance parties.
On the last night the crew had a parade and there was a flag for every
country represented on the ship.
Our last night.
We woke up and we were in Tampa!!
It was a great trip and we had a lot of fun, but it's always good to be home.
























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.
Selfie!
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!