Thursday, May 30, 2013

Five Years!

Five Years ago Today, I posted my very first Blog Post! Can you believe it?! A lot has happened in our lives in these past Five Years! I feel like we've been through a lot! And Thank You so much for coming along on my Journey!

To take a look back in time; Here's where it all started. We've come a long way Baby! :) You've watched my Teenage Boys become men, and my Baby Girls grow into Young Ladies! My kids were all so young when I first introduced them to you . . . see them here. When I first started Blogging my boys were in High School, and now they both have Associate Degrees! My girls were still in Elementary School, & now have just finished their Freshman year of High School! Together we've shed some Tears and shared a lot of Laughs along the way!

This thing called Parenting, can take a lot out of you, demand a lot from you, but you get so much more back than you ever thought possible! As a Mom, I've wanted to stop time. Keep my kids from growing up so fast. At least with having this Blog, I can keep the Memories close! (Or out in Cyberspace! Same difference!) :) So, what do you say; lets see where the next Five Years takes us?!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Our Second College Graduation!

We have our second College Graduate! 
Yay Zach!
Zach got a full ride scholarship 
and now has his Associate Degree with no financial dept what soever!
(Thus far!) :)

 He attended Chandler Gilbert.
And will now continue his Education at Arizona State University!

 He actually finished & got his Degree in December, 2012.
He has an Associate in Science.

  But he walked with his class in May. 
It was outdoors on the Campus, thankfully before it got to hot!

 His proud parents! 
It's nice to know your kids are smarter than you are! :) 

 Proud Brother & Sisters!
Kyle, Lexi & Erica.

 Hope he can hear us screaming from where we were sitting!
 We are pretty loud! :)

 He Graduated with Highest Distinction! 
And a 4.0 GPA!

 The pictures aren't the best cause it was late at night & very windy, 
which is better than being 100+ degrees,
which in AZ, it could easily have been!

 Zach & his best Friend Jordan have now shared 3 Graduations;
 Jr. High, High School & now Community College.
And in 2 - 3 years they could have a 4th from ASU!

Next step; a Bachelors Degree in Applied Biological Sciences
in Wildlife and Restoration Ecology. (now that's a mouthful!)

We Love you & are so Proud you Zach! 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Give Me Five: Movies for Mom!

In Honor of Mother's Day, 
Here are my Top Five Movies for Mom's;

1. Stepmom
The Mother of all Mom Movies! 
No matter how many times I've seen it, I still cry! 

2. Steel Magnolias
This was my Mom's Favorite Movie of all time.
It holds a special place in my heart! 

3. The Family Stone
This ones got it all: 
It will bring a lot of Laughs & a lot of Tears.
And it has Christmas! :) 

 4. Raising Helen
This one's a cute & touching Movie, 
for Moms & Sisters alike!

 5. Mamma Mia!
You know me, I had to include a Broadway Musical! :) 
And all the Music in this one is from Abba! 
Mothers & Daughters can sing & dance along!

Every day can be Mother's Day if you pick the right Movie to watch! 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

From One Mom To Another!

There's nothing I Love more than being a Mom! 
It is my Greatest Joy! 
And my Greatest Challenge!

 A new Mom
with my first born, Kyle! 

Second time around! 
with my Zach man! 

Nope, they're not little any more, 
but they are still my boys! 

 Sleeping Beauties!

Lexi & Erica,
Forever my Princesses!

And on Mother's Day 
& everyday, 
I carry my own Mother with me. . . 
Forever in my Heart. 
Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

First Concerts Part 1!

My girls have been to concerts before in Church or at a Festival, 
but never in a stadium, like a real concert, before. 
Well that is all about to change:

Lexi's favorite group is Paramore!
Here she is in her Paramore T-shirt she got for Christmas, 
heading to her first ever Concert! 


Paramore is a Rock Band,
with a Unique sound. 
One of their first big hits for Lexi was on the Twilight Movie Soundtrack! 

The Lead Singer is Hayley Williams! 
(No my little girl was NOT reading Cosmo!) :) 
She was just so excited when she saw her on the cover,
she had to get a picture! :) 

On the Day of the Concert
Lexi commented on an Instagram Hayley Williams had posted, 
And to Lexi's Amazement, she commented back! 
Lexi was so thrilled to get a mention from her Idol! 

Her dates for her first Concert;
her Dad & Big Brother, Kyle.
She had been counting down the days for Months! 

She had so much fun! 
And Loved every minute of the Concert!

Now she loves Hayley Williams 
and Paramore even more! 
I remember my very first concert . . . 

My older sister took me to see
 The Commodores! :)

I still, to this day, have a special place in my heart for Lionel Richie! 
He has a new(ish) Album out 
of Duets of his greatest hits with some of Country Music's biggest stars
It brings back so many Great Memories!
If you don't have it, get it. It's so good!

Do you remember the First Concert you ever went to?
Lexi will. 
I'm so glad she got to go!

And coming up latter this month
her Twin Sister
will attend her First Ever Concert! 
I'm not gonna give it away, but,
Stay tuned for First Concerts Part 2! :)