Monday, August 14, 2017

cake, cake, cake

Monday, August 14, 2017

I spent my Sunday afternoon baking a cake and eating it too . . . actually, I just decorated a cake.  It was so much fun . . . but work.
My friend Monica invited me to a cake decorating class yesterday and I am so happy I went! We made an ice cream drip cake.  I am definitely not a pro but I learned some techniques and I am excited to put them to good use. The cakes were already baked for us, I picked vanilla and it was so delicious. Renee Main was our instructor and she was amazing and so patient.   I look forward to attending more classes and learning new techniques.  I found it extremely relaxing, now I understand why some people love to bake.  Maybe I'll start baking as a stress reliever.  I probably won't make any money off my cake decorating skills but I'll be sure to use them for our family parties.  Ok, that's it for now . . . I hope to not leave my blog so neglected but it's so hard with two little men running around!
til next time . . .

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Weekend update

Sunday, June 11, 2017
. . . . that's not trademarked right? I love SNL, but I don't want to owe them any money.

So, it's been a while since I've updated you on my life.  The last few months have been hectic to say the least.   A lot of life changes.  Mostly good.  Some uncertainty but such is life, right?

My boys are doing great! Growing fast.  A few weeks ago we made a trip to Toys R Us.  I'm ashamed to say we still had gift cards from Niko's first birthday party.  Who are these people that don't take their kids to Toys R Us? So we went looking for one thing, I forget what the thing was because we did not walk out with it, instead we walked out with items we weren't even planning on getting.

Houston summers are hot to say the least and even though our neighborhood pool and splash pad are open for the summer we decided to get a small pool for our boys to play in our backyard.  We finally set it up this morning. It was a perfect morning. A bit overcast and windy but hot enough to be in the water.  My boys had so much fun!  I feel like this was the best $28 I have ever spent.  We had no problems setting it up and it held up pretty well I guess we'll see how it does over the next few weeks.

The The Sizzlin' Cool Jungle Play Pool was a big hit with our boys. It was a bit more expensive in store but they matched the online price.  Maybe in the future we'll get a "real pool" but for now this will do.  All the little things that make my boys so happy always amaze me.  They had such a good time splish splashing all day long.

til we meet again . . . .


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pura Vida

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Last weekend we took a trip Costa Rica for a friend's bachelorette.  It was a short trip but a lot of fun.

We went ATVing which is a big departure for me.  I am not big on the outdoors like at all. I am not that adventurous.  My idea of adventure is looking for parking at the Galleria on a Saturday afternoon.  You want to make it extra adventurous? Go the week before Christmas.  Needless to say after some careful consideration I decided to partake in the activity as everyone else was doing it.  So . . ..  I couldn't do it.  The look on my face must have been enough as one of the guides told me I could ride with one of them.  I assured him I was fine but as I made my way onto the road I realized hey, I am not too sure about this and I have two kids at home and I just don't really want to die today.  It sounds dramatic I know but I am so happy I didn't do it.  The route included busy streets and going up a mountain.  No thanks.  The other ladies did it and I was so proud of them but I didn't need anymore accolades on my resume.  I'm going to be alright if I am not an expert ATVer.  Despite not riding on my own the tour was a lot of fun.  It was still a bit stressful but not as much as if I would have been driving.  We stopped for lunch and it was delicious and then we went to a waterfall.  It was a good day.  Our guides Johnny and Ramiro from AXR Jaco were really good, it was a good time.

We celebrated by relaxing, being adventurous and going out.  We stayed at the Crocs Resort and Casino.  It was nice and new.  The spa is cool, I had a relaxing massage.  The hotel breakfast was so good and it was included with our stay and it wasn't a continental breakfast, it was a full blown breakfast.  Costa Rica was pretty chill and I actually really enjoyed my time there.  I usually don't like being outdoors as much but the weather was so nice and the locals were very attentive.  I was pleasantly surprised.  Those crocs were no joke though.  We stopped by the crocodile bridge over Rio Tarcoles on our way to Jaco.  I was scared.

Ok, that's it.

'til we meet again Costa Rica.


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