Saturday, September 12, 2015

Alamo City Comic Con 2015

 Alamo City Comic Con 2015

This year we knew we wanted to dress up, since last year only Aiden dressed up. This was only our 2nd year going, but we knew from the the first year this was something, as a family, we love and will be doing every year! So naturally, we were thinking of things to dress up as on the way home from the first one. 

We love flea markets and thrift stores, and while walking the Trader's Village flea market it hit us after finding great deals on clone trooper helmets: we will be clone troopers. Awesome!

Time goes by, and we are thinking that clone troopers dressed as the Avengers would be awesome, and that's what we were planning on doing until about 3 months before this year's comic con. My sister works at a party store and was talking about the minion costumes they were ordering. 


We looked all over the the web and found minions dressed as storm troopers, but nothing where clone troopers dressed as minions; this was AWESOME for us! We put in the order for 4 minion costumes and we waited. Danny spray painted the helmets yellow.

Then, slowly, we added the hair and the goggles. The boys' costumes came in and they were adorable. However, Danny and I are were still waiting.  We were 2 days away from comic con and still no costumes for Danny and I. Panic mode sets in. Backup plan: find a yellow shirt and overalls. This won't be hard. WRONG! Finding overalls was a pain and I finally found one for me from target and for Danny the day before comic con from tractor supply. I was so happy we found some.

We are blessed and got into Alamo City Comic Con thanks to the Wounded Warrior Project. They provided us tickets last year and this year and we are truly thankful. 

Always sharing our favorite moments with our BFF's 

Elevator Shot.

Alamo City Man

Minion troopers in stores now,

Stan Lee and Aiden

How do you think we did? The boys were so wore out. They did amazing. We were stopped for photos most of the night so I am very proud of them and they lasted longer than I thought. My feet are killing me!

Time to start thinking of what we are doing next year. Any ideas?

Monday, June 8, 2015

San Antonio Art Museum

The San Antonio Art Museum has family day on Sundays and admission is free from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for everyone. 
The weather was just perfect today, beautiful skies and warm so we were excited to get out of the house again. We are starting our summer great with the free events in San Antonio. 
The first thing we did was head to the Hops House to gather out supplies for out drawling in the Gallery fun. 

I think we we were all excited so we all grabbed our own drawling pads and headed to the Gallery. W took about 10 to 15 minutes in different galleries redrawing art we like, and once we had our few images we headed back to the Hops House to finish our art. 

Aiden's Storm

Dad's Pumpkin
Mom's Bird

Afterwards we walked the museum and checked out all the beautiful displays. Aiden really just wanted to get to the sky bridge and take the elevator no surprise for a five year old. We had a lot of fun and hope to go more often now. The highlight of the whole day was when Aiden saw his pre-k teacher who hes not seen in just 3 days. He's such a sweet boy and the idea of not seeing her again made him sad so it was a nice surprise for him to see her and give her a huge hug.

The view from the sky bridge.

Some art Aiden enjoyed

Mason really just wanted to climb. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Building at Home Depot

I love free and Home Depot  provides building fun for kiddos 5-12 every first Saturday of the month. Today we went for the first time with a few of Aidens good friends. Today they built a truck, I will say I totally thought it was going to be a class setting where someone from the staff was teaching the kids how to build the truck. That was not the case, the parents ended up being the instructor which  was a fun way to connect with our little ones more. We had a great time today and look forward to building more in months to come.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Summer Board

Finished up a summer board for Aiden. I like to think I am somewhat organized and without something reminding everyday what needs to be done I will be lost. That being said I decided to hang up a huge pin board and add the following:
  • Aiden’s Chore List: Aiden turned 5 in April and has been awesome in Pre-K, I think he more than ready to follow rules and do some chores, especially since he will be home all day.
  • Sight word worksheets: He loves homework, so it was easy for me to decide to give him some work this summer that will keep his memory fresh and will be able to rick kindergarten.
  • Calendar: We need to keep track of days and times or we will just be lost.
  • A summer bucket list: I’ve never done a bucket list before and wanted to give it a shot since it’s Aidens first official summer break from school.
    • Here’s a closer look at our list.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

8 Years

8 years of

missing you.

not truly accepting that you are gone.

losing my mind to my anxiety. 

trying to get over it. 

having a hard time understanding.

being scared of things I cannot control.

lots of ups and downs.

looking for reason.

feeling lost.

I know people lose the ones they love every single day. It hurts and it sucks. I've spent the last 8 years trying to pretend nothing is wrong. Since October 26, 2006 I've tried to hide truth. I started getting bad anxiety once Danny left for Iraq the first time. Since then I've always been afraid of things that are out of my control and still to this day I am. I thought this is just stupid and it will pass. I can control it. I'm officially exhausted, Worry has taken over my life. I always think the worst in every situation and always trying to prepare for it. It's never ending. It's not a great way to live and I feel like it's not a healthy way to live for my boys, all three of them. I panic over every little thing. So soon I will seek help for it. I've decided its a serious issue and even if I think it's stupid it's real. I will be happy again, I need to be positive for my family. Daddy I miss you, and soon I will finally mourn our loss and celebrate your life. I love you. You are my HERO! 

Friday, October 3, 2014


I've found a new hobby. By no means am I a pro at painting, so I used pinterest and you tube tutorials on canvas painting. I love how relaxing it is. Here's what I have done so far. 

This month my hubby and I have a paint date, super excited. 

Do you paint? Is it relaxing for you?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wishing I was Super Mom

Dear Supermom,
How do you do it? Do you exist? I’ve officially lost my mom touch and need help. I’m huge on stressing about the little stuff and it’s taking control of my life. A few days before my birthday in August I found out what was causing me to feel so drained and out of it. I woke up with serious back pain, I cried when I walked. Finally decided to go to the E.R, which was very hard for me since we still had no health care since getting out of the Army. Apparently I had a kidney infection, long story short I just finished my 3rd round of antibiotics a few days ago and I still feel like crap. I keep telling myself it could be worse. I feel like this is NO excuse for me to have lost my touch as a mother, wife and friend. I know people who are hurting more than me and getting lots done and make it look easy. So my question again to the supermoms, how do you do it? I cannot even keep my little apartment tidy. I barely cook dinner anymore. When I’m home and with my boys it does not feel like I’m with them. I’ve not done crafts with my boys. I feel like I’m faking a smile all the time. I’m so tired, and it’s sad. My husband does more than I do now, I’ve stopped caring about things and that scares me. Do I just suck it up and move on? Is it just a phase?