Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Z got baptized :-)

We went to COTM (Church on the Move) on Saturday night for their Easter service. It was an awesome service. I really like COTM. They have great live music and the messages from Pastor Willie George are always good. I love his booming voice. 

Anyways, at the end of the service they were calling men, women and children up who wanted to be baptized. Zack was sitting about 10 people down from me and after about the 4th time that Pastor Willie George called for people to come up, I didn't even see Zack get up.  But I saw him start walking towards the front. And I was thinking "where is he going?".  My son, who is 10 years old, made the decision on his own that evening to be baptized. I'm not going to lie, I had tears in my eyes.

After he was baptized, he met us out in the hall. He said "mom, why are you crying?" and I told him that I was just so proud of him. 

Later on in the car as we were talking I asked him what made him decide to do that and did he know what being baptized meant.  He said "I'm not sure why I got up, I just felt something telling me to. And yes mom being baptized means that I am new in God and my sins are washed away".  So proud of Zackary and his decision.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Not suitable for children...

I'm linking up to The RHOK again and now everyone will call me a liar because this time it isn't all about my kids...oops! Please forgive me!

I had a bachelorette party to attend! So no kids allowed for obvious reasons. I kinda got dressed up which means I wore heels and applied lipstick!

Loving Instagram!

I met the girls at TeKei's. I ordered the Tiger Roll and some Edamame! It was delicious!
This had tempura shrimp, ahi tuna,
avocado, spicy and sweet soy sauce

Leslie (Alan's sister) opened her gifts and got her clues for the Scavenger Hunt! After dinner, all of us piled in to a huge white van and started our journey. The van was decorated with signs about it being the last night out, etc. And there may or may not have been alcohol involved and private man part straws to drink out of. Our first stop was Woodland Hills Mall at 8:20pm. We had 3 stores to go to in less than 40 minutes. This is the part where I curse myself for wearing heels! We went to Victoria's Secret, Frederick's of Hollywood, and Spencer's. *I forgot to mention that we got stopped by a rent-a-cop inside the mall for taking pictures inside of the stores, he compared us to 12 year old girls. How rude!*  After she found the items on her list, we headed across the street to Barnes & Noble. Our next and last stop was Priscilla's. Let me remind you that I was with Alan's sisters, his mom, his aunt, and his cousins inside Priscilla' was rather interesting. And just use your imagination when you think of the items on her list! I'm trying to keep it Rated R here! 

Leslie with her husband!
We loaded back up and went to SoCo's for a little while! I was having a good time but midnight was approaching and it was time for me to go to bed! So I left and they headed to another bar (one I will NEVER go to!).

It was so nice getting out to celebrate Leslie's upcoming wedding, but I was ready to cuddle with this little boy:

"Hello! Can you hear me now?"
This is the new FootPhone! LOL!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

In MY Neck of the Woods...

Linking up with The RHOK to show them what is going on in my neck of the woods...

My kiddos got a trampoline for all of their birthdays from their nana (my mom), and mama and papa (my grandparents). They were able to enjoy it all weekend long since the weather was so nice!

I love the way big sister and big brother are with baby boy. They love him so much and he is equally smitten with them. 

It is always about my kids in my neck of the woods...

FAILING! haha :-)

I am already failing at my weekly menu. I just want to be WINNING like Charlie Sheen.

We had a busy weekend!  My daughter turned 12 and she forced me to take her, 2 of her friends, and my niece to the mall on Saturday. I was tortured for 4 hours!! No joke! Did I mention how much I hate the mall? Well I do! Being pleasantly plump (muffin top galore), short (not even 5'2"), and large in the chest area makes trying on what I think would look cute majorly depressing.

Anyways...on to the menu. Food: the main reason why I'm a fatty!

Tuesday - Breakfast for dinner! Breakfast burritos with hashbrowns.
Wednesday - Crockpot Lasagna (I'll do a step-by-step post in the next few days), salad, bread.
Thursday - Beef Taco Burgers, Tortilla Chips with Guacamole (yum!)
Friday - I get to eat at TeKei's for Leslie's Bachelorette Party so Alan and the kids are on their own!
Saturday - Crockpot Lemon Chicken, rice, veggies. (Have you tried the Steam Fresh kinds in the frozen aisle? I just tried one the other day, it was Asparagus, Carrots, & Corn. I could have eaten the whole bag by myself! They were yummy.)