Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ghosts Of Halloween Past!

For the month of October I've dedicated all my Throw Back Thursdays on Instagram to pictures of my kids over the years in Halloween Costumes. We've always loved playing dress up! :) And so, I thought I'd share some of them here as well. If you're like me, you're always looking for good costume ideas as well!

 This Flower with her Lady Bug & Bumble Bee!!

 Hulk Hogan -VS- Superman!!

John & I Rocking Around The Clock! :)

Twins From Different Decades!!

The many sides of Kyle; Peter Pan, a Ninja & The Matrix!

Before there was Elsa & Anna, there was Erica & Alexia!
The original Frozen sisters!

 A Rubik's Cube!
(which Zach can really do BTW!)

Is it me, or is it Boy George?! 
I Heart The 80's! :)

Captain Jack Sparrow! Mate.

 My little Native Americans!

 I've always considered myself a Progressive Woman! :)

The Eiffel Tower was never so Beautiful!

 "Smiling's My Favorite!"

Have fun 
Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Celebrating 27 Years Of Us!!

We've been in the middle of planning a Wedding for our oldest son, 
and helping him move out into their own place,
but this month we also celebrated 27 years of being Married to each other!

We snuck away for a lunch date at this cute little place called The Living Room.
And had ourselves a vegetarian treat!
They even gave us chocolate covered Strawberries!

I had read the Book The Best Of Me by: Nicholas Sparks this year
and the Movie came out on our Anniversary!
So, of course we had to go see it! :)
It's different from the Book, but both are really so good!!

Happy Anniversary Babe! 
I Love You even more now than I did then!
You truly are The Best Of Me! 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Give Me Five: Reasons I Like Being A Vegetarian!

I have always wanted to give being a Vegetarian a try, I'm not a big meat eater anyway. And with my son's Wedding coming up, we've been trying to slim down a little, so when we had about 6 weeks till the Wedding, I suggested we commit 4 weeks, 1 whole month to being Vegetarian. My Husband (who does love meat) was game & my 17 year old Daughters wanted to give it a try as well. Well, we did our 4 weeks & liked it so much, we're still going strong!

Here are 5 Reasons Why I Like Being A Vegetarian:

1. Being a Vegetarian causes you to be more conscious of what you're eating! No more Mindless Eating! You can't just say it's lunchtime, I'll just pull into this fast food joint & pick something up! You have to think about what you can & cannot eat! And that means Healthier choices!

2. Eating Fresh! Being a Vegetarian, means eating a lot of Fruits & Vegetables, which means eating less processed foods! That has to be better for you!

3. It causes us, and more importantly our kids to try new & different foods! It's been quite an adventure! Some good, some not so good! :) We've even made some up as we go! Some of our favorites have been Homemade Mac N' Cheese stuffed in Bell Peppers, and Grilled Sweet Potato Nachos! You can look on our Vegetarian Pinterest Board for more ideas!

4. Being A Vegetarian makes us Look Hip! :) That's right, you get to hang out out at cool places like Trader Joe's, and at the Hip new Restaurants in town with all the young, cool people! And yes, I am that shallow! :)

5. I've never seen a fat Vegetarian! HaHa!! And I hope I'm not the first! :) But, seriously, It is healthy and you do feel better when you eat better!

Our favorite way of eating is the Mediterranean Diet (the healthiest people in the world live in the Mediterranean!) And being a Vegetarian is very similar. We are also eating fish, but that's our only meat. And I try to make sure my girls are getting enough protein in their diet. The girls and I are seriously considering eating this way indefinitely! So if you got any good Vegetarian Recipes, send them our way! And think before you eat! 

Friday, October 3, 2014

17 Years!!

17 Years of Joy!!
17 Years of Fun!!
17 Years of Love!!
17 Years of Twins!!
17 Years of Beauty!!
17 Years of Laughter!! 
17 Years of Sisterhood!!

Happy 17th Birthday Erica & Lexi! 
What Beautiful, Fun, Loving, Giving, Smart
Young Women You Are!
I'm so Honored & Proud to be your Mom!