Bursting with Energy

June 26, 2015 By · 1 Comment


Besides the fact I have been watching my oldest pack and repack his bags which means sometimes I begin to get that knot that grows ever so slightly when you know your bird is about to leave the nest. Yes, I said bird, but ya’ll know what I mean. Every time I see him pack his bag I get a sadness but a happiness that grows over me. See it isn’t like I’m just releasing him to a world unknown, in fact he will be leaving California with his dad and moving in with him until he has enough to move out on his own …. if he chooses to do so.

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Walmart & Pampers have Teamed up to Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

June 26, 2015 By · 57 Comments

Disclosure: The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.

Walmart and Pampers have teamed up to help get the word out for Children’s Hospitals. While I do not have a child that has cancer we did have our scare a few years back when BalletGirl had to get her birthmark tested for cancer. Thankfully it came back beniegn but didn’t mean we were out of the woods, in fact in the next year we have to get it tested again. I totally support childhood cancer and finding a cure for it, I have a soft spot in my heart for the organizations that will make children comfortable and happy during their time in the hospital. I can’t stand to see kids scared or in pain. I don’t think very many of us can, especially if we know the child.


During the month of June, Walmart and Pampers are teaming together to donate $200,000 to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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29 Palms: Summer Movies in the Park

June 25, 2015 By · No Comments

Thursday Evenings beginning in June at 8:30 pm: Don’t forget your lawn chairs, blankets, sunblock and drinks. They do have concession stands in case you don’t want to load up on snacks and drag them to your favorite spot in the park. I took off all the movies that have already played, so if you are looking for some fun that doesn’t cost you a lot this is the way to do it. Tonight the temperatures will finally drop just below 100′ at 8pm so it is perfect timing.
June 25~ Malificent
July 2~ Earth to Echo
July 9~ When The Game Stands Tall
July 16~ The Box Trolls
July 23~ Strange Magic

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Congratulations Graduate!

June 23, 2015 By · 6 Comments

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A little over 2 weeks ago this little baby grew up, graduated and became a young man. I remember just about that whole pregnancy with him, how doctors weren’t even sure if he’d make it to term. He shocked them all, even came a bit early and has always tried doing things before his time. I look back to all the times when it was just him and I, ,before we had a clue he’d have 4 more siblings. We were by ourselves for a little over 1.5 years when his dad was overseas. I think back to the time when I use to ride with him on the seat of my bicycle so he could go to his swimming lessons and a playdate or two. The Easter Egg where he proudly showed me the little gold egg he’d found, or that stolen first kiss in preschool to his friend Makayla.


Through the years I have loved watching him grow, seeing glimpses of who he’d be in the future. From the very first family date to him going out on his own. When we moved out here he got a part-time job at our local church, he’d show me he could plan his money well. Today I’m getting ready to say “see ya later” in a little more than a week. I am so very proud of him and know he will do great things in the future. I will miss him when he moves to Indiana and enters the college/adult life, even right now he’s currently applying for jobs online for out there. He’s a smart young man with a great head on his shoulders and a wonderful heart. I look forward to seeing the next stage of his life. I will miss him as he is my son, my first born but my friend too. Not many agree that parents should be friends with their kids but I tell you, I value that friendship so much. I know in the future he will be able to confide in me when he needs to do so. Here’s a few photos from graduation that I wanted to share with you all.


Just to show you the personality of my son, he had a Superman t-shirt on under his graduation gown, upon going up he ripped it open to do the Superman Pose. I loved it! Couldn’t get the photo but had a few to share anyways.



Congratulations AntonioMichael, aka SoccerBoy!

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Gifts for the Man in Your Life: Jord Watches

June 17, 2015 By · 4 Comments

Disclosure: We were sent a Jord Watch for review purposes. All pictures and opinions are our own.

jordwatchAntonio, aka SoccerBoy recently graduated from High School and I was so happy to be able to give him a Jord Watch as a graduation gift (one reason I had to wait to do this post). While most of your teens are all about their phones and not caring about having the time on their wrist that is not him. He constantly looks at his wrist when someone asks about the time and immediately pulls out his phone. He had brought up a few months ago how much better it would be if he could have a watch for when he goes to college/work after he graduated high school so I was already hoping to find him one. Jord Watch wrote and asked if I’d like a chance at reviewing their lovely watches, at first I wasn’t too sure but since I knew SoccerBoy had mentioned wanting one I wondered if they had one in his size. They absolutely did and they had quite the selection once I found his wrist size.

In the photos above you can see the watch arrived in a very protected box, I call it a pandoras box because I couldn’t immediately open it. Not to worry it isn’t that hard I just thought you lifted it up. haha. Inside it is protected by the lovely (tiny) pillow to secure it and it also has a layer of bubble wrap around it so it won’t scratch or bump during its trip to you. Every night he takes his watch off and places it back in the box. We got the Fieldcrest Natural Green Jord Watch to review.

Watch Details:

  • Deployment Buckle with Push Button
  • Scratch Resistant Mineral
  • Citizen Miyota Quartz Movement (2035)
  • Case Width: 39mm
  • Case Thickness: 11mm
  • Lug Ends: 49mm
  • Band Length: 205mm
  • Band Thickness: 20mm

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