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A Weekend Out and About

After several days of heavy rain, the sun came out, shining brightly and begging me to take my kids out of the house for the weekend. It was too chilly to go to the beach, so I decided to take them to visit the Cabrillo National Monument and the tide pools in that area. Day [...]

Ho Ho…Holey Moley!

Christmas Eve! Santa’s coming to town tonight! Let me just say that this better be a VERY VERY lllloooonnnngggg day because there is MUCH to do! Where to begin? Hmmm…how ’bout if we start with the tree?! Isn’t it pretty?…in the dark! Look again! There are only lights on it! Let’s get a closer look [...]

Oh!…..Be Joyful, Be Joyful, Be Joyful…..

Yesterday was the Christmas program for the 1st-4th graders at my children’s school. I’ve sat through the same program through 4 of my children. But no matter how many times I see it, I get teary-eyed. It’s a little snippet of time that marks where my children are in their lives. All too soon they [...]

Shecky’s Girls Night Out, San Diego! Your 1st Chance to Win a Pair of Tickets!

Alright ladies, here it is!  Today is the first of 3 give-aways that I will be doing over the next few weeks.  Enter to win a pair of Famous Goodie Bag Tickets* for you and a friend to Shecky’s Girls Night Out in San Diego on May 14th. Indulge in five hours of cocktails, amazing fashion [...]

You’ve Gotta Play When the Spirit Says Play!

It’s a BEAUTIFUL day in So. Cal! I had a busy day planned with two dentist appointments and then LOTS of packing and cleaning since the house is being remodeled starting on Friday. After I got the kids to the dentist, I realized that the sunshine was calling my name and that I couldn’t resist [...]

Shecky’s Girls Night Out, San Diego! Let’s Go!

I recently found out about the Shecky’s Girls Night Out event that’s coming to San Diego and wanted to share it with you!  Check out the link to see what a great event this is going to be!  Not only am I going, but I get to share the fun with all of you!  I [...]

Luke-Xavier Turns 3 at the Happiest Place on Earth-The Story of a Bag of M&Ms

Here is a picture blog of Lex’s special day at Disneyland   Luke-Xavier arriving at Disneyland for his 3rd bday Hi!  Would you like an M&M? Hi there!  I’m Luke-Xavier and it’s my birthday.  I’m at Disneyland!  Would either of you care for an M&M? Look who’s over there! Mickey, trying Lex’s ears Let me [...]

Ten Days Until Christmas Eve!

I am so behind! Here we are, 10 days from Santa’s big show and I am NOT READY! This next week is going to consist of lists, lists, lists and much shopping. The remaining stack of Christmas cards need to get addressed and mailed and some gifts had better be bought! Clay is heading out [...]

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

It’s beginning to feel like fall, even in San Diego! The last couple of days have been crisp and beautiful and have made us want to think about Halloween and Thanksgiving. We decided it was time for a trip to our favorite pumpkin patch. We loaded up the kids and headed out to Oma’a Pumpkin [...]

Look, look, look, look!

Alright, I’m fighting the urge to write about being frustrated that I STILL have a broken washing machine or a few other frustrating topics. So, I am going to focus on something that was a lot of fun and a high point in our summer. I told you about our photo shoot and what a [...]

Let’s Learn To Scuba!

We found out about a free Scuba class that was offered in our area from some family friends and decided it would be a great way to spend a Saturday. So, I loaded up the van with family and friends and off we went! The big plan was to get the older kiddos set up [...]

Mommy of Many Show #42: The End of Summer and 5 Months of Deployment Down!

I can’t believe how fast the summer has gone and that 5 months of this deployment are under our belts. We’ve made it through with only a few speed bumps. I want to thank all the people in our life who have made our summer so much fun and who have taken the time to [...]

Camping! How’d That Happen?!

Well here’s a story! Last week, a friend of mine called and offered me the opportunity to stay at the beach for a few nights with the kids. That sounded fun! She said she had rented a cabin but couldn’t use it for the dates she had reserved it, but that we could use it [...]

It’s Here!

So…..if you’ve been following the blog, you might have gotten the idea that I’m a Rod Stewart fan and that I just might be looking forward to going to his concert. Yep (giggling)! I guess I’m so excited because I just never get to do this kind of thing. My sister, Maggie, has been staying [...]

Check THIS Out!

So…..my favorite vidcaster…Chassy Cat (Wonderwoman AND Technogenius) was asking for videos awhile back and though I thought of obvious things to submit (you know, singing, dancing and the like), what I actually came up with was an idea on how to use her “One Click Server” idea to help deployed service members and their families [...]