Bet ya thought I'd forgetten I wrote a blog! Yeah, life got a little busy for awhile there. Spring for us means it's baseball and with two boys playing on two different teams we end up being at the ballpark 4-5 days out of the week. I truly love watching them play so I can't complain. Other things (the blog, housekeeping, healthy meals) take a backseat.
Tonight was a playoff game for both Carlos (AAA Tigers) and Trey (AA Dodgers). Both ended in a loss, Trey's season is over and Carlos' team lives to play another day.
Here are some baseball pics. Will try to be better about posting!
Over the years it has always been hard to find a way to spend quality one on one time w each of the kids on a regular basis. I am hoping I have found a solution to that problem!
We are embarking on a "de-crapify" your house for Lent project and (so far) it has been refreshing!
We got a bag full of kid hangers out of the closet in the girl's room on Day 1, and today I cleaned out Erin, Miss L and my shoe bin. What a difference it makes to have all the shoes that don't work gone.
The idea of the project is to get rid of a bag or stuff per day for each day of Lent. The website has ideas for places to purge. Doesn't matter if you donate, give to friends or throw away the stuff, it just needs to leave the house. Also, the size of the bag doesn't matter.
Can't wait to see how clutter-free we are by day 40!
I challenge you to do this, too...what do you have to lose? Oh wait, your clutter!
I highly suggest it if you can make it happen. Get pampered, endulge and kick back and relax while you see beautiful cities.
If you want to see more pics of the ship and get a feel for our experience, follow this link. This blogger got some great shots of our ship as well as info about the experience.
THANK YOU NANA AND PAPA!!!
We had the very best cerviche tostadas on the street. Deeeeelish!
Boys got some hats (Levi went Indiana Jones, Trey opted for the straight up cowboy) and we found a cool minion bank to give to our friend on the boat, Carlos.
Seeing the young kids on the street was a real eye opener for our guys. We felt good spending the rest of our pesos on a few little trinkets for a young boy on the street and also seeing his face light up when we gave him some cookies we bought at the Oxxo store. Guessing he doesn't get treats often at all and glad we could help with a little money and sweets. Just wish I could take all those little ones home.
One night Erin was so exhausted that she fell asleep before dinner and ended up sleeping the entire meal on me. We got her back up to the room after we had eaten and had planned to order room service for her. We asked what she wanted to eat and she said she wanted "the other Carlos' Mushroom Soup" We
To my surprise, Carlos spent a LOT of the vacation journaling. It was a beautiful thing to watch and I was excited to capture a few of the many moments with my camera.
This picture outside of a church in Puerto Vallerta is my absolute favorite.