Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Still Going Strong...

Miguel and I are still going to the gym. We actually woke up early on Saturday and hit the gym at around 8:30 a.m. I know! I was surprised I actually got up that early too! I didn't want to...but I don't want to start slacking off now. We had a good workout! I lost another pound and a half..so that makes a total of FIVE!! I'm SO happy! I'm still "dieting" too so I know that's helping alot. That was pretty much all we did Saturday. We went to church in the late afternoon and afterwards we dropped the kids off w/my mom and Miguel and I went out to dinner. We were supposed to watch Transformers too, but he was too tired :( We didn't go to the gym on Sunday either, but we did go today and yesterday. Tomorrow Miguel has a faith sharing meeting, so I'm going to go w/a friend and then we'll go together again on Thursday.

I managed to get one LO done this week so far. It was a lift off of Scrappy Daisy's gallery on sb.com. It didn't come out quite like I had wanted, but I'm still happy with it. I made it for the July Color Challenge over on sb.com. The colors this time are yellow/orange/red/black. I really love doing the color challenges! This puts my LO count at 64 for the year. I'm hoping to get some scrapping done tomorrow too. This last one took me like three days to finish because I just don't have the time to just sit and scrap with both of the kids here. Maybe tomorrow. Darn housework gets in the way of my scrapping! LOL What else? I think that's about it...it's getting late and I'm tired...the gym really kicked my butt today! I think the a/c wasn't on or something because it was hotter than a hoochie coochie in there! LOLOL I have always wanted to say that! (Like that Allen Jackson song). Anyway...I'm beat so I think I'll hit the sack...night all :)

Friday, June 26, 2009

I Lost....

3.5 lbs so far!! WOOOHOOOO!! I weighed myself that first time Miguel and I went to the gym and then on Tuesday I think, I weighed myself and I lost 3.5 lbs! I was SO happy! I know it's not alot, but it's something. And it's enough to keep me motivated. I don't think "working out" on the exercise bike was doing it for me anymore. It might have helped alot in strengthening my ankle, but wasn't doing much for toning anything other than my legs. I knew that the treadmill would do it. At the time I was walking/running before I fell down, it didn't seem to me that the treadmill was doing much for me, but seeing my body NOW and seeing it back THEN...it was most definately making a HUGE difference! I know that in time, if I keep at the gym and dieting...I WILL get to where I want to be. I am really LOVING the gym! We went on Monday and Tuesday, but on Wednesday Miguel had something to do after work, so we didn't go. On Thursday, he had a meeting for church, but I went ahead and went w/out him and I did pretty good. An hour and 5 mins on the treadmill, 125 crunches on the ab machine thingy and my 5 different arm exercises on the weight machines. Took another day off today, but we are going early in the morning tomorrow and then again on Sunday when Miguel gets home from work. I would really like to be doing 6 days a week, but if I can get in 5, I'll be happy with that.

This is the last week for the Blog Hop that Chon and I have been hosting and this week, it was her turn to host the challenge. She did a color combo challenge this week and we had to make a page using black/white/hot pink/turquoise/lime green. I had such a hard time with it for some reason! Not so much because of the colors, I guess I just wasn't feeling the mojo. I FINALLY found a page I wanted to lift and I'm pretty happy with what turned out.

Other than that...not much else going on here. Miguel and I might catch a movie tomorrow after church. But other than that...not alot planned for tomorrow. I need to go now...Mikey is tired and fussy and I need to give him a bath to wake him up because he can't go to sleep now...too late for nap and too early to put him down for the night! Later :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

And I ran.....

LOL makes me think of that "old" song..."and I ran...I ran so far away" WHO is that anyway? So we went to the gym on Friday as well..got on the treadmill right next to Miguel this time. Felt REALLY good...I wrapped up my ankle this time too. I decided to try to run...and I did! Only for one minute...three different times, but I did it!! YAY!! Wasn't struggling to breathe...wasn't in any kind of pain..it was GOOD! This is the first time I have run since I fell back in November. And it felt good! I was so happy! I wanted to scream out to Miguel who had already left his treadmill "I'm running...I'm running!" LOL Did more arm weights with Miguel when I was done with my cardio. Another good workout day. Oh, and with the dieting I'd been doing all week and the exercising, I lost ONE pound! I know it's only one pound, but it's something! And right now...I'll take it! :)We didn't go Saturday or Sunday, but we did go back last night and this time I did 40 minutes on the treadmill instead of an hour and then I did 5 minutes on this stair machine that KICKED MY BUTT! Seriously! Going up and down stairs is still an issue for me with my ankle, so pushing down to get the step to go down was HARD! But I did it! I have to admit, that I felt a little bit like passing out after though! LOL I'll take the treadmill over that thing any day! Also did arm weights and added in some crunches on the "ab thingy" lol...technical term :) I did 80...two sets of 40...that was a little hard, but I've been doing leg lifts at home so it felt the same..definately "felt the burn". We're going back again today. Don't know about the rest of the week because Miguel has "plans"...a church meeting, then inventory at his job. But we'll go again on Saturday and Sunday. I want to go as much as possible and get our money's worth. Miguel doesn't seem as motivated as me...lol, but then I know he's already tired from waking up early and working all day.

On Saturday, we took Mikey to Fiesta Texas to that new Wiggles World attraction. He loved it! I got lots of cute pics. He wasn't as excited about the show as we thought he was going to be..I think Miguel and I enjoyed it more, but I did get a great pic of him and Miguel at the end of the show with all the characters. That was ALL we did there that day....spent about 3 hours there, but it was HOT! I mean HOOOOOOOOT! Hey, that would be HOOT! lol Walking back to our truck afterwards, I really felt like I was going to pass out! And poor Miguel was carrying Mikey on his back!! I bet he wanted to just drop to the ground! And we were even drinking water like crazy too! Mikey fell asleep on the way home and we got back just in time for us to shower up and get ready for the reunion we were having with classmates we graduated with. We met up at a restaurant called Pericos and they had a table reserved for us outside by the band. It was kind of hot at first. Had I known we'd be sitting outside, I might have picked a different outfit! But as the sun went down, it cooled off some and there was a nice breeze so it wasn't "that bad". It was SO much fun seeing some of our old friends and catching up and reminiscing...it was really, such a nice time! I think there were about 12 of us and then some husbands/wives/ect..We want to plan another one and hopefully this time alot of people who weren't able to make it can join us.

On Sunday, we went over to Miguel's parent's house for a bbq, but I spent the whole time inside because it was just too hot...and it was "that time" for me...I didn't feel like being outside and sweating. I was pretty bored, but I knew Miguel wanted us there...me there, so I was. Right before we were about to leave, Adriana showed up with her mom. I hadn't seen her in a LONG time. So we stayed a bit longer and talked and caught up. Then we came home and that was it. It was a great weekend :) Here's some pics to share....

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day....

to this man....

He is a good father...a great friend, a hard worker. He loves God and his family. He is my strength, my rock and my friend. He plays video games with the kids, he puts up with my "hobby" :), he does all the "dirty jobs" around the house. He is a good man....a generous, kind and giving man. And we are so blessed to have him :)

Friday, June 19, 2009

What's going on??

Just an update on what's going on in my oh so exciting life :) lol Hmm...where to start. Mikey is still doing that whole "snoring" "gasping" thing at night. The meds the doc had given him which I "thought" were making a difference, don't seem to be doing so now. So I took him off the nose spray and the Singulair and am just giving him the one a day Claritin which is for his allergies and I give him allergy meds on a daily basis anyway. We made an appointment for the ENT, but that isn't until July 9. Which seemed like a LONG time away before when we made it, but is getting closer now. Although at night, when I'm trying to sleep and I'm hearing him make these noises that literally hurt my heart :( each minute seems like an eternity. I applied for CHIPS online and got back a letter early this week that he doesn't qualify. "We make too much money." Really? If that is the case, I'd like to know where all this money is??? So, I guess if he does need surgery to remove his tonsils or adenoids, we will just have to go ahead and do it and get billed and work out some kind of payment plan. Just another bill to add to the oh so long list! But it needs to be done.

I've still been working out on the bike. And earlier this week, Miguel and I went over to Gold's so he can add me on his account. He's had a membership for a while already, but didn't really use it much with his crazy schedule, but we figured that now that his hours have changed, we could both go together in the evening after he gets off of work. After we signed me up, he was also SUPER sweet enough to take me over to Target and bought me some workout clothes...a couple of pairs of shorts, a tee, and a sports bra :) I needed THAT! So yesterday was our first day. There's quite a bit of people working out at that hour and I couldn't find a treadmill that wasn't being used. Luckily, I remembered that the girl told me there was a small Women's Only section in the back with machines and stuff too, so I went and looked back there and found a free one! YAY! So I stayed back there on the treadmill for an hour while Miguel did his thang! lol :) I think I did pretty good. At first, I felt like my ankle was kind of "stiff" and I couldnt' really "bend" my leg right, but after a little while....it loosened up and it didn't even bother me like I thought it was going to...thank God. There were even times where it felt good enough that I thought I could speed up a bit and start running, but seeing as how this is my first day back on the treadmill since back in November when I fell, I didn't want to push it, hurt my ankle and ruin my whole workout. But soon...crossing my fingers...I think I can get back to where I was....I can't believe I'm saying it, but I miss running! I know! It's crazy! Afterwards, Miguel helped me do some arm weights because I really want to tone up my arms too. He's such a helpful boyfriend :) When we walking out the door, they had a scale up by the front desk and Miguel convinced me to weigh myself...I really....REALLY didn't want to...let me tell you, I SHOULDN'T have! :( :( I will not disclose said weight, but I was kind of bummed and I know I'm going to have a long road ahead of me, but I'm commited to it and I WILL get back to where I was before "that day" lol I've been dieting all week. Cutting out all breads, pastas, rice, ect...NO junk...no cookies, candy, cereal..nothing like that. Just good food...chicken, lots of fruits and veggies and a TON of water. So, we will see how things progress :)

Oh, I have some pics of my reorganized scrap area....put a whole bunch of stuff in that shoe organizer I got at Target. I really like it. And I got a page done yesterday. I didn't LOVE it, but I liked it well enough. Kind of bummed about that because it was a picture I really loved! I guess I just wasn't "feeling it", but I really felt like scrapping.

What else? Oh, tomorrow we have a "reunion dinner". A whole bunch of friends I graduated with who I found on Facebook are getting together. Some of us haven't seen each other in at least 10 years if not longer. We've had a good number of ppl RSVP so it should be a fun time! I'm going to be sure to take plenty of pics!

Not sure what else I wanted to talk about...I think that's all for now :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Name That Stamp!

Since this week's challenge incorporated stamping, I thought it would only be fitting that the mini challenge should have something to do with it also! What you have to do: name the company who makes each stamp pictured below. Please only post once. The first person with the most correct answers wins! Now GO!! :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This....

:) :) :) :) We have had an AWESOME week! Like I mentioned before, Miguel has a new schedule at work...9:00a.m.-6:00p.m. And with the exception of one day where I believe he got home around 7:30 (he was at his parent's house), he's been home in time for dinner and the sun is still OUT! lol It's just SO nice! We all get to eat together, we sit and watch tv or just talk or he plays games with the kids...he's helping me around the house with stuff I need like bathing Mikey. It has just been SOOO nice!! I really, really, REALLY hope and pray that the new people who have taken over his old "job" will hang in there and keep doing a great job so that Miguel gets to be home with us more. Really, I think that IF something were to happen where they weren't doing so great without him...I don't think he'd go back. Even he has said how much better it is for us all...for HIM...he gets more time to rest..it's just better all the way around! Anyway, on Saturday we had plans to take Lij to Sea World since the weekend before when he was at his dad's, we took Mikey. So we made plans to leave Mikey at home with my mom and to spend the day with Lij. Well, at the last minute Miguel decides that he is going to get us season passes to Fiesta Texas too!! YAY! I thanked him with a bunch of hugs and kisses ;) Lij was excited too although he's not much for getting on rides. Which is why we had gotten the Sea World ones to begin with. But I like getting on rides...not the REALLY scary ones, but I "will" get on some. And there are alot more kiddie rides for Mikey at FT too. Oh and that new Wiggles World which we went and checked out and just know that Mikey is going to LOVE it!! I cannot wait to take him and see the look on his face! I managed to get Lij to get on this ride with me...they're these big "pool balls" and they spin around and you can also make them spin more by turning this "wheel" inside. I thought it'd be okay since it didn't go UP which is something he just didn't want to do...lol...I was wrong! LOL You should have seen the look on his face. I was just praying he wasn't going to puke on me! He did NOT look like he was having fun at all!! It makes me feel kind of bad because he's so afraid of SO many things and I don't want him to miss out on having a good time. We also got on the Ferris Wheel and he looked SO nervous on there too! Poor thing! After a while though, I think he "loosened" up...when he saw we weren't going to plummet to the ground! We did a few more rides including a water ride where I got SOAKED!! So much for spending 30 minutes flat ironing my hair in the morning! It was SO hot though! We all dried off in NO time at all! We had a great time and afterwards we came home and showered and got ready for church. It was a good day :) On Sunday, for the first time in I can't even remember when...Miguel was actually home by TEN a.m. YES, TEN!! lol He goes in at 4:00 a.m. on Sundays and sometimes isn't home until like 5:00. We all got to eat breakfast together and we just hung out all day...we napped on and off on the couch...lol...Miguel played Xbox with the kids. In the evening, after dinner we headed over to Target and I found this really cool metal pail in the picnic section. It's meant for cutlery, but it was PERFECT for all my pens, tools and deco scissors! I forgot to say that Chon had come over on Friday and we hung out and we had also gone to Target and I bought this shoe organizer which was just PERFECT for putting all my diecuts, paper borders, stuff like that in. I purged and reorganized my sb area AGAIN...not quite done yet though. So I'll post some pics when I get everything in its place. Umm...I think that's about it. I woke up pretty early this morning and I've gotten quite a bit of my cleaning done...even got my ironing out of the way so maybe I won't be cleaning the WHOLE day and I can start my page for this week's challeng on our Blog Hop. Here's a few pics from Fiesta Texas :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hot Days of Summer Blog Hop Challenge #3

Wow! I can't believe we are already on the THIRD week of challenges! It's just been FLYING by! Everyone has done a great job and it's been so much fun doing the games and chatting with everyone :) Here's this week's challenge!

Sketch It, Stamp It
Almost every single time I scrap, my inspiration comes from a sketch or someone else's page composition. I love bookmarking pages I love, then using them later to take whatever bits and pieces caught my eye and make them my own. One of my favorite places to find inspiration is Pencil Lines. I love the way they have each design team members' interpretation below the sketch because sometimes the sketch itself won't inspire me, but one of the team's LOs might. This challenge will be fairly easy too and open to your own interpretation since there will be no restrictions as to colors, theme, products, ect. being used. The challenge: Use ANY Pencil Lines sketch as the guide for your page. You can flip it on its side, upside down...whatever...this is all about what appeals to you. You MUST state the sketch number you used in your product list when you upload your LO. The other requirement for this challenge....STAMPS. I know I have alot of them....ALOT....and although I've seen numerous people use them on their pages and love the effect, I never quite know how to incorporate them on my LO. So, it's time to dust off your acrylic or wooden stamps and use them on your page. You can make a background using them, stamp and cut out shapes/words, or stamp directly on your page....it's all up to you :)
The Rules:
1. You MUST use a Pencil Lines sketch as your inspiration. Don't forget to list the number of the sketch you used. Your LO must be NEW and not entered in any other challenge or contest. You have until Sunday night to upload your LO (one or two pager) to the sb.com gallery and link here in the comment section.
2. You MUST incorporate stamping on your page.

That's it...have fun and don't forget to look for this week's mini challenge!

Here's my take on the challenge. I used sketch #118 from Pencil Lines. This puts my LO count at 61.

Here's Chon's page:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's like therapy...only better :)

LOL I've been trying to scrap more pages that have "meaning", that tell a "story". I love just putting a page together..."just because", as my creative outlet, but once in a while, I feel like there are certain stories that need to be told, certain things I want to remember and pass on.

When I saw my son's step mother post a page on sb.com with a picture of her and my son, I knew I wanted to scrap a page about that whole "relationship". I loved the way Lij looked in that pic and wanted it either way, but I also knew it would be a good pic to use on a page to put some feelings down on paper. She was kind enough to email me the pic and I printed it out myself. Everyone who knows me...well, who is close to me...knows the whole story behind this and how hard it has been for me...and Lij..and well, a lot of people involved. It doesn't have to be like this, but for whatever reason....it is what it is. It's still very hard for me when I know Lij is leaving to stay with his dad. I mean, I trust his dad...well, trying to trust him more. But her...I don't even know her..at all really. All I know of her is what I've heard from Lij or his dad and the little and I mean LITTLE amount of time I have personally communicated with her and that was NOT good! I know that things could be different. It would only make this a million times easier if things were different. Hopefully, in time, things will get better. Anyway....making this page was somewhat therapeutic....I got some feelings down on paper and I really like the way it turned out. This puts my LO count at 60 for the year! Wow! Only 40 to go and we are only halfway through the year!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

This makes 59....

I'm at 59 LOs for this year...YAY!! The first one I did was for the second challenge of our Hot Days of Summer Blog Hop. Chon hosted this one and the challenge was to create a page using diecut papers...no 'square' pages. I love using shaped pages...I have alot of them!! I used some of my new MLS scalloped circle papers...I love the bright colors on those. Also used some of the MLS diecuts. And I cut the beautiful vines and flowers from a sheet of the MME Bloom & Grow collection. I really LOVE the way it turned out and it was all me...no lift :D The second is just a quick page I did using a LO from Chon's gallery. I think hers was a lift..not sure..and not sure from who. Used some of my MAMBI "A Kid Like Me" stuff. That's about it for today. Oh, Miguel has a new schedule. Since Monday, he has been going in at 9:00 a.m. and getting out at 6:00 p.m. None of this crazy 16+ hour days. He's not in charge of closing the warehouse anymore...strictly in office sales now. Even though it's only been two days, it is SO nice having him home while the sun is still out! We get to spend time together and Mikey gets to see him and play with him. It's great! Please pray that things keep going smoothly for the new people in charge of closing because I don't want him to go back to killing himself over that job. Our family is in desperate need of some TOGETHERness!! Good night :)

A Prayer

Miguel brought back this prayer with him from his weekend ACTS retreat and I just LOVED it! I want to share it with you all :)

My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself and the fact that I think I am
following your will, does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this, you will lead me by the right road,
though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore, I will trust you always
though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me
to face my perils alone. Thomas Merton

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Stop and Scrap...

Just a few things I got today from Stop and Scrap. Love buying from them. They have $5 flat rate shipping...can't beat that! Got some Pink Paislee alpha stickers...I can never have too many alphas! And some Jenni Bowlin. Also got this cool 8x8 MM pad. I don't have a Slice...just got it because it was 8x8 ledger paper...LOVE ledger paper! I was hoping to do some scrapping today, but didn't get to. Maybe this week. Night all :)

Don't Fight It....

It's pointless...to try to fight the urge to shop for scrappy goodies...I'm losing...badly! lol Chon and I had another one of our shopping days today, but I'm proud to say that I only spent $20. We both got this cool set of AL acrylic stamps at HL that were on clearance for $5 and change from $14.99. Then we went by M's, where all I got were three packages of stickers, two sets of notecards from the Dollar bins, and a set of 10 Craft Keepers that I got for $6.50 using a 50% off coupon Chon gave me...thanks :) I used those to put my scraps in. I had them in big Ziploc bags, but this is much neater.

After shopping, we came home and scrapped. Spent most of the time trying to print some pics out for Chon that I didn't even get to do because the computer was being FREAKY! I finally gave up and just worked on my page which was inspired by one of the Pencil Lines design team memebers, Tracie H. I really love the way it turned out! Love to use colors on a black background!

What else?? Miguel is on an ACTS retreat right now...won't be back until Sunday so we'll be spending the weekend at home. Chon took me to do our grocery shopping today so at least I got that out of the way. Hmm...what else? Not much else is going on. Oh yeah, I got some AWESOME stuff from Flowers To Flourishes. All this YUMMY Fancy Pants stuff for $20 including shipping! Felt, acrylic books and shapes, pins, buttons, rubons, and paper...oh my! lol Lots of stuff! Love it!

Okay, that's all for today..it's late and I am SLEEPY! Mikey took a late nap, but I'm putting him to bed in a bit anyway because I just can't hang anymore...night all!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hot Days of Summer Blog Hop Mini Challenge - Guess What I Am

Okay ladies...here's a fun little game I came up with. The first person to correctly name all ten products will earn 20 extra points. If no one gets all the answers correct, the first person with the most correct answers wins! Please post your answers in the comment section of this post. Let's play! :)
UPDATED: Please try to be as specific as possible...such as brand name :)

Making Memories Chloe's Closet die cut paper

Chip Chatter Gellies
photo anchors
Sharpie markers
Magic Mesh
Prima flowers
Heidi Swapp acrylic stamp
Coluzzle self healing mat

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy....

Remember those? From old Saturday Night Live? They were hilarious! I don't know why that seemed fitting for my title. I've been up for a few hours now. After Miguel left early this morning, I couldn't go back to sleep. So instead of just laying in bed wasting time, I decided to get up and get as much of my chores done as I could without making too much noise and waking Mikey. I might regret it later, but maybe then I can get Mikey to nap with me :)
I was just sitting here thinking when I realized how quiet it was and how I could hear my own thoughts and just "be". I'm almost always surrounded by noise...compliments of Mikey...lol...I think this is what I need...or need more of..."me time" minus all the noise and "Mommy can I have"s...I know that when he goes off to school, I will miss him like CRAZY, but maybe I will also regain some of my sanity! I've been doing alot of thinking lately...well, I'm ALWAYS thinking...that's one of my faults and I have this "nagging feeling" that some big changes are long overdue. Sitting here in the quiet...where I can actually form a thought or a complete sentence in my head...some things become very clear. I think I have lost myself...in being a mother and sitting on the sidelines...and I think it's time I bring myself back into the foreground. I need to put myself first because God knows if I don't, no one else will. Anywho....just had to ramble on for a bit and put this stuff down....back to your regularly scheduled program....

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June Color Challenge

Here's the page I did for Kimmi's color challenge over on sb.com. I really love the way it turned out and I love that pic of us! This puts my LO count at 56 for the year! TFL :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

There IS more to buy....

I forgot to post a few goodies I got last weekend at Super J's and my collection of Big Lots $2 Thickers :) I'd been wanting some of these KI lace papers and my sis told me they had them at the Super J's so after checking out a BL for Thickers, we went by there real quick and I picked up 3 sheets and these alpha stickers that I already have some of, but I just love. Oh, and another circle punch, but I forgot to put it in that pic with my stuff. Hopefully, I can get some scrapping done this week. We have our blog hop going on and I also joined Kimmi's color challenge again on sb.com. This month, the color combo is red/black/white/and teal or turquoise. I love that color combo!

So, we took Mikey to see the ped on Friday and he did confirm what we thought...that he has sleep apnea because of his enlarged tonsils. They weren't infected at all, but they are VERY large. So he gave us some meds to give him to try to "control" it until we can get him in to see the doc he referred us to and have him sheduled to get his tonsils out. He gave us a nose spray and some one a day Singulair and told us to continue the one a day Claritin and use a decongestant for a few days. I "have" noticed in the past couple of nights, that he is "gasping" for air or "choking" less and that he is still snoring, but not as loudly and there "are" short periods of time where he is breathing easy and NOT snoring. Last night, we slept on the bed for the first time in about a week and he did okay. I had been laying him on the couch propped up on a TON of pillows so he was pretty upright and I'd sleep on the other couch...which is not as comfortable as the bed. So good thing that we got to sleep on the bed. We must have been pretty tired from all this not sleeping because both Mikey and I didn't wake up until ELEVEN today! I know! But hopefully, we are on the road to some better nights. And thank you to all who have kept Mikey in your prayers :)

Miguel got home relatively early yesterday so we decided to make a last minute trip to Sea World and make good use of our season passes. Lij is still at his dad's so it was just the three of us. It was kind of hot, but we spent a good amount of time in Happy Harbor I think it's called...I kept cool by getting splashed when kids would run by me! I got a few good pics, but wouldn't you know, my darn camera batteries died!! It was a bit cloudly now and then so it wasn't so bad being out. We rode on a couple of rides with Mikey as well and looked at the fish in the aquarium and fed the dolphins. It was nice...we need more time like that.
Afterwards, we did our grocery shopping at our old neighborhood HEB and we drove by our old house. It's STILL empty! It's been almost a year and it hasn't sold! The grass looks so pretty there...nice and green. And the Hibiscus plant and some other bush/shrub Miguel had planted in the front by the door are HUGE! It was kind of bittersweet seeing it :( I miss that house! I LOVED the yard..and well, the house itself. But I sure hated being out there by myself like 95% of the time...didn't like that AT ALL. So I know that everything worked out the way it should have...I'm much happier here.
So, that's about it....I'm going to see if I can get some scrapping done. So, if I do...I'll post later :) Here's some pics to share :)