Frappé Friday Sept 8th 2017

Frappé Friday

Time for Frappe Friday – Grab a drink and find out what I’ve been obsessing with this week.

Coffee – Is it really that bad for you? Seems excessive to me, then again I’m slightly biased.

Book I’m reading right now: I’ve long been a fan of Honest Toddler and Bunmi Latidan’s novel is hilarious.

If you are lucky enough to be reading this from the comfort of your own home and haven’t been affected by one of the many disasters things going on in the world right now – your help is needed. Thoughts and prayers are wonderful but giving your time and money are what really makes a difference. There are many organizations you can partner with. If you’re in the Dallas area and want to help out with Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief, you can donate through the Red Cross here and volunteer here. View Post

Puerto Rico

Fajardo Balcony View El Conquistador

My first visit to Puerto Rico was such a fun experience. I’m so thankful for the San Juan Aeropuerto Transport Security Administration for returning my camera.  I really thought I would never see it, or these pictures ever again.

This is the balcony that made me fall in love with Puerto Rico. We stayed in Fajardo and if I could eat breakfast on this balcony every morning overlooking all this greenery and mountains and ocean – I would die happy.  On the first day we hopped on a Catamaran (some of us did not enjoy the ride and hung on for dear life) and cruised over to Palomino Island. This private island had it all  – palm trees, clear water, hermit crabs, iguanas and a restaurant with really fresh chicken ha! 3 -year-old Z spent more time feeding the roosters than feeding himself. View Post



I planned a trip to Puerto Rico. Yes, I planned the trip after Rambo got laid off. I know it sounds a little nuts because most people cancel family vacay’s indefinitely when they are jobless but most people are sane. Here are my reasons why we HAD to go on this trip RIGHT NOW.

* I’ve never been to Puerto Rico –  this list is not in order of importance.

* The kids are home for the summer.

* Rambo is home. He has been supporting the family ever since I became a stay at home mom, so if anyone needs a vacay it’s him.

* Most of our vacations for the past 7 years have involved going to see family. Do those even count as vacations?!

* I’ve never been to Puerto Rico –  I’ve decided this is a pretty important point and needed to be mentioned twice. View Post

Baseball after Babies

Baseball After Babies

I recently scored some last minute tickets to the Texas Rangers baseball game courtesy of my Mom. She even offered to babysit while we went to the game.  A date night?!
“I actually have four tickets,” She said, “Why don’t you take all four of them and invite some friends to go with you?”

Wait, a double date night?!

These tickets were for a weeknight and we didn’t have much time to find some friends to invite. This is where you find out how sad my social life really is.

I texted everyone in my ‘recently called’ list on my phone. One by one all of my friends declined the invitation. We could not find anyone to go with.

“So who are we going to the game with?” asked Rambo.

I don’t think he really cared who was coming with us. Unlike me, he actually knew a thing or two about baseball and was just excited to be going. View Post

April Showers or When it Rains it Pours

April Showers

Thank Goodness it’s finally May. It’s my favorite month because it’s my birth month and the weather is officially beautiful all over the planet.  And it’s really about time for all those April showers to bring me some May Flowers.

Let me tell you how much rain I got in April.

Rambo was laid off.  He left for work in the morning, had meetings scheduled all throughout the day, was told he was laid off and a security officer escorted him out of the building.  Just like that. He was back home by 10 am. I didn’t believe him when he called to tell me.  We both sat in the kitchen in shock because he just started this job 5 months ago.

Then there were the thunderstorms. I love Texas, but if it’s not tornado’s, its thunderstorms. Thunderstorms with golf ball sized hail.  A portion of our backyard fence blew down. We need to replace the entire thing because it was barely standing before the storms. The insurance adjuster came out and checked out the roof too. Turns out we need to replace the entire roof as well. Insurance would cover some of it, but after applying our deductible it was not nearly enough. View Post