Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Maybe..

Maybe we should...
Dream more.
Love more.
Be  more available to our love ones.  
Smile often. - Smiles truly are beautiful. 
Meet a friend for lunch.- Remember before computers and cell phones.. people actually met up.
Capture the littlest moments. - Those always turn out to be the biggest! 
Be more appreciative.
Build each other up.
Make room for improvements
Be more positive. -Believe in yourself more! It's amazing what we are capable of when we believe in ourselves.
Try something new. - We're never to old and it's never to late to try something new. -Go for it!
Walk away from toxic relationships. - Seriously if you're trying to live a positive life. You really have to let go of those toxic relationships.
Embrace each moment, take it all in and experience it to the fullest. 
Just breathe.


Friday, February 20, 2015

This week.

This week:

-The sun was shining. It was beautiful out. I think this may be the last week that I am able to enjoy my valentine flowers. I've been giving them as much sunlight as possible. 

-This week we worked on lessons with our oldest daughter. She's currently counting to one hundred and writing her own name. She's been writing her name for some time now. But what amazes us now is that she does it without us helping her. -I swear I tell her to slow down and stop growing. Our littlest one is now 5 months. She's rolling all over the place!

-We took a trip to our local library. We checked out a few books and attended a few events. We're currently listening to the audio book- Caps for sale. 

-I purchased a new nail color a week or so ago. When I have some time to myself; soaking my feet and painting my nails is something I enjoy doing. 

- I took a week off from working out. Truthfully, my motivation and all willingness had gone away. I'm back at it now and it feels great. We all need a break from time to time. 

- I roasted some vegetables. I added them to our lunches. My favorite is roasted peppers. The house  smells amazing and it just tastes so good! 

It's been a very productive week.   I hope you have all enjoyed your week as well. We'll be staying indoors this weekend. We're being told that a winter storm is headed our way. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend.











Monday, February 16, 2015

Just us, some snow and a sweet snowy adventure.

Just when we were enjoying some warmer weather...
It decided to snow.
And I must admit...
It was beautiful out.
We headed out to one of our favorite parks and 
enjoyed a little time playing in the snow.
Just us, some snow and a sweet snowy adventure outdoors. - It truly was a beautiful day.












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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hello sunny days..







 Fresh air, cool breeze and smiling faces. This past weekend the weather was absolutely beautiful. We took a little family trip to the park. The sky was clear, the sun was out and our daughter enjoyed her time skating. We played at the playground.- Running, jumping, laughing and just enjoying our time together.  We ended our time at the park with a long family walk. - I'm looking forward to warmer days!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February..Lately.


“New day, new hopes, new life!!” 
― Lailah Gifty Akita



Our home is filled with so much love.-Sweet baby kisses, giggles, hugs and moments I just realize how much I truly love my family.  We put up a love banner and a few Valentine window clings. - I sure can feel the love. :)


Discovery bottles: Glitter, letter beads, buttons, starfish shapes, fish shapes and shells!

 We absolutely love our discovery bottles. When I first made these fun bottles our oldest daughter was a wee one. This week we decided to make a few more. I'm sure her little sister will enjoy them as much as she does. :)



Our learning board. It includes the month, day, season and weather. We start our morning using this board. I actually put this board together some  time back. 





We've been working on using scissors more. Our oldest started using them some time back. She's getting better and enjoying cutting pictures out on her own.


This week we have been working on the letter A. Each week is a new theme. We're enjoying this theme so much. Our daughter was so proud, she made A's all over her paper!


Preparing meals as a family.- Honestly, I wish we could prepare meals as a family all the time. But of course we have our days when things are just so hectic. So I really enjoy the times when things are calm and we can enjoy these simple moments in the kitchen together.

How's life treating you? How are your days spent with your family?

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cooking together.

Brown rice with vegetables and marinated pork chops











In our home, we really enjoy cooking together. When we're all in the kitchen we seem to always have a good time. Whether it's a quick snack, a sweet  treat or dinner we're preparing. We always enjoy preparing these as a family. 

Brown Rice with Vegetables: Diced-Carrots, red onion, cilantro, broccoli, red/green bell pepper and garlic.
Seasoned with: Chili powder, cumin, ground pepper, salt, dash of cinnamon and garlic powder. Stir together with brown rice. We normally cook our brown rice in the oven for about an hour.

Pork chops: marinated in Worcestershire sauce,  Italian dressing, whole pepper corns and soy sauce.
Cooked with peppers and onions.

I also prepared a quick and easy cucumber salad.

-cucumbers, sprinkle with garlic salt seasoning, pepper and toss  in Italian dressing. All done! 

Do you enjoy cooking together as a family? What's something you enjoy preparing with your family?

Enjoy! 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Winter. Around here.

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” 
― Lewis CarrollAlice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass









Winter.- Snow, mittens, warm hats, scarves and warm drinks to warm us all up. We enjoy our time out. Playing in the snow and creating ice igloos and sweet baby snow angels. The snow falls. It's all so beautiful. We enjoy these moments. 

Parks are covered with icy slides and cold swings.Our oldest daughter enjoys her time at the park.-She runs, jumps and climbs. While she plays with dad, I carry little one around in her carrier. I take as many photos as I possibly can. I think there is just something about winter that is so beautiful. 

At home, thicker blankets are out. Snowsuits, wet jackets and snow boots stay out to dry. Hot soups are prepared and we enjoy some warm drinks. Our daughter has a favorite.- Warm vanilla milk. We warm up a little milk and add in a drop of vanilla extract. She loves this.  I enjoy watching her sip up her warm milk. We discuss our day and what we all enjoyed most about it. I enjoyed our time spent together. Having fun and capturing these beautiful moments. Winter, we enjoy having you around.