Sunday, August 31

Numbers, Running & Men in a Rock

# 92 Bucket list done

It's extremely amazing that this monument was constructed with dynamite. A little history lesson on our travels. A must see if you are going through South Dakota. I think I will make the picture above a postcard.

The Hoover Dam wasn't on my bucket list which we seen on our way home. A last minute stop to waste sometime before we hit or hotel. We decide to drive through it instead of paying to park and walk around. After Vegas I had absolutely no energy to walk nor did the rest of the family. However, To get a picture I jumped out of the car to take one thinking I could just jump back in. Nope I had to run two blocks until I came to a break in the fence line before I could get to the car. My hubby was driving and laughing the whole time as my son is yelling out the window " You can do it keep up!"  My advice stay in the car.
. It's a beautiful site to see! Another pit stop I would recommend to go to if you are in the area.

Saturday, August 23

Justin ice bucket

The Internet has been slammed with the ALS Ice bucket challenge of course my son wants to join in. I love my son to death he is always up for a challenge no matter what it is. I guess it's what happens when you keep your children up to date with what's going on in the world today. Have fun Daddy your son just challenged you. You have 24 hours to comply.

The bucket is a little big but he was able to do it. GO JUSTIN!!!!! Christopher is fine he didn't care for the water that splashed in his face. He was fine with his brother doing it. I love my boys!!!
He did this on 8/9/14 I had to re-post due to no volume.

Thursday, August 21

As close as it gets

To # 82 Bucket List

We drove through Roswell New Mexico walked around and even manged to get lost. Please don't ask it was freaky. We did pose with an Alien. I wish my Papa( Grandfather) was here to have gone with us. He was the biggest Alien fan I know. We used to sit for hours at a time just talking about scientific stuff. He would have really loved it. It was getting dark  I was driving there was no way we were staying there at night. I drove to the next town before we stopped for the night here are some pictures. No, My hubby isn't pinching our son I told them to look scared and this is what happened. Hubby was trying to scare our boys. I love this picture!

Funny thing is my Papa did always call my hubby the Alien in the family because he is so knowledgeable about many things. I couldn't force myself to go into the museum in fear the Aliens would be watching. I know funny right well better safe then sorry. I don't ever want to run into an Alien.
I guess this will be as close as we get for now to our 
bucket list # 82. 

Monday, August 18

A pit stop

The best part of traveling is all the places you don't know about. 

A park alongside the road we found on the way to Las Vegas.  We stopped to play. 
Justin decided to hang like a shirt. This thing spins around. I pushed him around it. He had a blast. We stopped at the mall of course we took our cat into Macys to walk around we couldn't leave here in a hot car. People were nice about that. One plus for me she was coming in anyways.  It was 95 degrees that day.

Here is Justin swinging around. 
My men being crazy with their silly hat's. I wish I could say that about the food.
Oversized portions It was okay nothing Fantastic about it. This restaurant doesn't bring people in for the food just the site's on inside and out. F.Y.I we were a little overwhelmed by all the food on the menu.  In my opinion it was way to much to look at and hard to understand. 

We still had fun on a pit stop to stretch our legs.
Make sure to take pictures of the dinosaurs across the parking lot. 

Backpacks,Smile & Pay it Forward

First Day of School
This summer on our vacation I realized how much I really do put into my family. My life revolves around my two children and wonderful hubby. I'm very thankful that I'm able to stay home with my children not a lot of parents can. A Parents work is never done working full-time or being at home. I know going back to school can make parents cry. Not just because their children are growing up but shopping for school can bring heartache among some. My family and I thought it would be a Great Ideal to donate backpacks filled with school supplies to Justin's school. We love to help out when we can in the past if you are a regular reader you already know of our act's of kindness.
Keep up the Great work Parents just remember with the new school year ahead the most important part of your child's life is what you do with them is what counts the most.
1. Make time for them
2. Read to them
3. Hug them
4. Talk to them

Trust me it Matters!!!

I always go overboard school shopping anyways and we end up donating most of it throughout the school year. Justin came up with a nice way to do it better this year. We went to the store and purchased backpacks then filled them up. 

It nice to see that my son knows how to make someone smile. 

We had our hands full this morning along with the backpacks we also donated a big bottle of hand sanitizer, tissues and Ziploc bags.  Look for more post each month to see who we will help next. I hope this makes it easier for one parent not to have this worry at least. Ask your Children's teacher how you can help every little bit counts in a big way. Thanks for reading. 

Sunday, August 17

Frankie Moreno

I feel bad I bought tickets to a show had no clue who this man was. He was on Dancing With the Stars.
 I took a picture with Frankie!!! 
I have a new crush lol I know the picture is a little blurry but it will work. His show was amazing! He reminds me of Elvis. Between songs he talks to the crowd and jokes around. He has such amazing talents as a singer along with many instruments he can play. The best part of his show was how much he enjoyed having this 17 year old kid on stage with him playing the guitar. He is helping him with his music career. Frankie also helps the music program to keep it in schools. That won me over so I had to buy two of his CD'S. 

Here is my Mother and I with Frankie we will definitely have to go again. It is crazy that I didn't know who he was. I don't watch TV I had no clue. It shocked me that my Nana knew who he was. Now I know what to get her when he comes to Michigan for a concert. 
If you are in Las Vegas stop by the Stratosphere where you can catch Frankie and his band playing Five nights a week. 

Thursday, August 7

Walking the Strip

Walking the strip is awesome! # 67 bucket list check. Let's be real it's not New York but I loved it anyways.  I'm not One for the slots. The sites are more of my thing. 

Part of the whole experience is seeing amazing people with talents that don't seem real. Like this man who made a picture of New York with spray paint.  
I seen this before it's very different just with a putty knife.  A steady hand with amazing imagination. His artwork shows that anything is possible. 
I didn't get his name once I walk back through I will have to. 
Now complete this picture will look great in my living room. 
It's Beautiful! 
Another piece 
Stunning artwork


Sunday, August 3

Rocky Mountains

Just a few pictures of the Rocky Mountains.  Bucketlist check

Just breath taking! 
It's a little scary going around the curves.  I felt like a race car driver. Warning ears will pop.
The mountains are in front of us but we can't see them due to the weather.  A little freaky! 
These are the moment's that will last a life time.

Red Iguana

A small little restaurant the Red Iguana doesn't seem like much from the outside . It's very inviting with all the beautiful bright colors. 

Our first impression was excellent.  People are very friendly. Our waitress was very nice and on the pregnant side. With not a whole lot of room between the tables my  hubby and I held our breath just incase the baby decided to kick our water glasses over. 
It's funny if you walk into a Mexican Restaurant and say " Hola" the people start rambling on in Spanish.  Nope, Sorry I don't speak Spanish. A lesson learn I would say. I know very little. 

I ordered a chicken chimichanga. It had amazing flavor to it. It was soft unlike other restaurants that serves it hard and brunt. 
 A traditional enchilada plate is what my son ordered hubby had the same with a chicken salad which was more like tuna salad. They had no complaints.  Of course our popsicle had fries. He is on his kick of stubborn.  Totally takes after his dad all the way. I give it thumbs up better than any other Mexican Restaurant we have been to before. It actually taste like it was homemade not out of a can. It's overall is another place we will visit again.  

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