Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My First Project

Okay, so there are some pretty amazing remodeling blogs out there and this is definitely not one of them! LOL! However, I've take the first step into transforming old, dingy pieces of furniture into something fresh and vivid. A girl on base was giving this coffee table away on FB and I snatched up right away. All I used was a Dark Walnut stain and some sand paper to give it a newer look. 
Poor little coffee table...so gross and dreary...
But a little stain, goes a long way!
It's not much...but it's certainly a start :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Amazing Mommas!

I am so thankful to be surrounded by amazingly loving and supportive moms. I wasn't always aware of how strong and composed my mother truly is, but through the years, she has been a constant in my life, as well as an inspiring example. As if that weren't enough, I've recently acquired a compassionate, loving and thoughtful Mother-in-law who demonstrates her love for me and the boys in a multitude of ways! I am so very grateful that we actually get along and not fall into the "mother-in-law cilche" :) So, here's a little tribute to all the wonderful mommies that I've had the pleasure of learning from and aspire to be like in so many ways. Love you all! 

My Mami Linda! I am so blessed to have such a brutally honest mother! haha! She says it like it is and I can always count on her to be direct with me and have my best interest at heart.

This is my bestie Lisa and also my "go-to" mom. I can always count on her to give me advice with the kiddos and with the hubs. Even though I didn't grow up having a sister, Lisa has filled that void in my life and words can not express how lucky my family is to have her.
My Mother-in-law Sue! She is always so willing to take care of the boys, which consequently makes her a fun-loving Nana. Sue is probably one of the most thoughtful people I know...always thinking of me and the kids. :)

Even though I don't have pictures of my kind, compassionate and dear friend Stacy, she is also someone I admire as a mother and wife. I love her way of being...so gentle in nature and always with a smile on her face and a warm, welcoming attitude. Lastly, Belky, I am enthralled with the way in which she has raised her three boys. I only hope that my boys are half as educated and proper as hers! 

Hats off to all you amazing mommies! Love you all! XOXO!

OH! How did you spend your Mother's Day this year?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Day at the Park

I had forgotten the excitement and anticipation that emerge within a child when their little eyes catch a glimpse of such a delightful and extraordinary place such as the park. Rio recreates these feelings every time we stroll pass the park and as a result, we go almost everyday! He could literally spend hours there if I let him! So here are a few pictures of Rio playing away, while little brother Levi, enjoys the cool breeze of a beautiful spring day at the park.

One of Rio's many faces!

Levi just likes to relax in the stroller under the shade :) It won't be too long before he and big brother play together at the park!

Auntie Mandy Loves hanging out with the boys!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Boys Will be Boys!

"Being a Mother of boys is hard work 
from son up to son down!" :)

What an amazing sight to see your precious boys grow and develop a little more each day and absorb everything you teach them. At three month of age, Levi has already started cooing, recognizing faces and smiling every time we talk to him (he will be laughing in no time). Big brother, Rio, is finally WALKING and getting his creative juices flowing through finger painting! He has recently developed an enthusiasm for books which drives him to follow me around the house with a random book in hand. Lol! I am literally enthralled with my boys 'cause they are so stinkin' cute (if I do say so myself :o))! Below, are a few pictures of the boys that capture a bit of their personalities! I hope y'all enjoy!
Levi has such a sweet-nature about him. I get this look and reaction from him every time I talk to the little guy :0)

Only a year old and already working with his tools...just like daddy!

Mi ninito LINDO!

Rio and his books! Thankfully, Tia Lisa and Mayah have stocked up our collection :)

This is how Rio tells me that he is finished. Whether it be eating, painting, bathing...as soon as those arms go up, he's done!

Love y'all! xoxo!

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