Thursday, July 31, 2008

So Long, See ya, It's been fun.

I deleted my twitter account today. It was fun while it lasted. Making some changes, so I thought I would say goodbye to Twitter for a while. See ya'll tweets in the real world.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Salsa = Fun Times

So we went Salsa Dancing with a friend of mine, Erin and her boyfriend Bobby. Erin and I went shopping Saturday for a dress to wear since the lesson was part of our date night. So we wore our dresses and heels. We quickly discovered that that was probably not such a hot idea. Salsa is a workout. So next time we will be better prepared. But we did have a great time. We learned the basic steps, and learned a turn and some spins. We are going back this week, and I will take more pictures of us actually dancing. Before you know it, we will be pro's. We will at least have fun trying.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Middle School

We registered our oldest son for middle school yesterday. I can't believe my son is going to be in middle school. Middle school life is such a huge difference from elementary school. He will have his own locker, and he can't take his book bag to class, he has to keep it in his locker. So I am worried he won't have what he needs in class, or that he will forget his locker number. The mother in me is going to worry about everything. But I am sure he will be OK. I really liked how they addressed the kids more than the parents. They asked them questions, and explained things directly to them. I think that really helps them feel more responsible. It will be like sending him to school on his first day of kindergarten all over again.

Monday, July 28, 2008


iphone vs. Tilt


Are you Cuil?

A new search engine launched today. Cuil (Pronounced Cool) claims to search 121,617,892,992 web pages.

I love Google, I use Google several times everyday. It is the home page on my Mobile device.

I will give Cuil a try to see how it out performs Google.

Is Cuil Cooler than Google. We will have to see.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Last night, Little Adam asked if he could get on the computer when we got home. I told him he would have to get on the laptop because our PC is pretty much shot. He said, well we have had it for a while. I told him it is like 6 or 7 years old. Alex said, it's been 6 years since you got me, almost 7. You got me a long time ago.

Mission to Get Organized

You know my mission to get organized, well I finally got the Calender up. I bought one of those desk calender and tore off the month of July and put it on the frig. It has all of our important dates on it, and I added any other important dates to the other months and put it away. It is much better than a dry erase calender, because I can write events months in advance, and don't have to worry about anything getting erased. This way, we can all write down things we need to remember, and we can all see it. I feel much better already.

What to Wear

Saturday night we are going to take a Salsa Lesson with a friend of mine and her boyfriend. This is a first for all of us, and should be pretty entertianing. What do you wear to take a Salsa Lesson??? On TV they dress up, I don't want to be out of place. Any body know??

To cut or not to cut, that is the on going question

I almost lost the battle yesterday. My husband was this close to taking the boys for a haircut. I have a feeling it will come to that before school starts. Little Adam has curly hair, and you can really see it now that it is getting longer. I am going to take him with me Saturday when I get my hair colored to see what my girl (that is what we call our hairstylists) thinks we can do with his hair. He is going to Middle School this year, so we have to make sure is is pimped out and looking good. lol

Monday, July 21, 2008

Planning a Birthday

We are planning a birthday party for Alex, and I have a big problem. I love to entertain, and would do so much more of it if my husband loved it as much as I do. I love the crafty, Do-it-Yourself decorating, and just going all out. We have done everything from a basic birthday party to a Carnival Birthday Party (which was my favorite). I am having to hold myself back because Alex is going to be 7, and while I am sure he will love anything we do, I have to make sure it is more on the big boy side, and less on the cheesy side :o) I love giving them a day that is there day. So i am going to log off of Martha Stewart's website, and take Alex to Card and Party Outlet so he can pick out his birthday theme.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Delemia in the Rivera House

The boys have been going to the barber shop to get there hair cut with Daddy every Thursday since they got there first haircut when they were 1 or 2 years old. The boys have decided they want to let there hair grow out some so they can do something different with there hair. This is a big deal, because it is driving my husband crazy. Little Adam's hair is curly, and you can see the curls since it is getting alittle longer. Alex's hair is straight, so he will be alittle limited to what he can do. So right now, momma is trying to keep there hair fixed so daddy doesn't freak out, and take them to the barber shop. Two weeks ago, was Adam's first trip to the barber shop with out them, and Adam's Barber, who he has been going to since he was little, was shocked to see the boys weren't with him. So we will see what happens. I asked Adam to give me 6 weeks. 6 weeks to let there hair grow out alittle so we can do something and see how they like it. We don't know what we are going to do yet, so we will see what we come up with.

Alex's First Haircut

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The rest of our Vacation

Our last day at the Beach. We drove over to Destin, and the water was clear and the waves were high.

Then I got stung by a Jelly Fish. Adam insists it was just a fish bite. lol So we played in the sand alittle bit.

That night we went back to Pier Park and Did some shopping. We went back to the Beach Shop so the boys could spend there money. They had there picture taken with a baby Gator, and then we went to ride go-carts. The next morning we were on our way home.

The End

Monday, July 7, 2008

"Praise Me" HE said

A friend of mine told me I should blog about this so here goes.

If you have read my blog you know that June 18th, 2003 Adam was in a car accident and his friend died. Every June 18th we visit the cemetery. We took the boys with us this year. Little Adam remembers the accident, but Alex doesn't because he was only 1 year old. We talked about Bernie while we stood in front of the grave stone covered in flowers and Angels. We answered the boys questions. And we kissed our hands and placed our hands on the stone. As we prepared to leave I heard God say, "Praise Me". It was so strong in my spirit. So I asked Adam and the boys if they wanted to pray. So we stood in a circle, held hands and prayed. We thanked God for each day we have together. We thanked him for saving Adam that day. We gave him praise, because he has a plan beyond our understanding. We miss Bernie but we leave all understanding to him and we trust him and praise him in the midst of the pain and sorrow. This is the first time we have stood outside our home and prayed other than to bless food. This was a huge step for us as a family. I thank God for how we have grown and to continue to grow in our faith and in our relationship with God as a family. We have been apart of NVMC for 3 years and before that we didn't attend church, we didn't pray together, we didn't understand what it meant to have a relationship with God. We don't have full understanding and I know we never will, that is not meant for us, but we do have Faith. Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Day 3

Wednesday Panama City Beach was clear so we stayed at our hotel and hung out on the beach most of the day.

The boys caught a Hermit crab and Alex had to show it off to the Ladies.

Adam and the boys spent most of the day at the beach fishing for Hermit Crabs and Fish. Adam caught a few fish with the net.

That night we played Putt Putt, and went to a Surf Shop that had real Gators.

Then we headed to Pineapple Willy's for some Dinner. They have the best Ribs. My oldest Son is starting to eat like a man, so we all got Rib Buckets except Alex who could live on Chicken Tenders and Fries. We sat out on the pier which was really nice.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I got Spammed!

My Blog got spammed with lots of comments.


Tuesday we woke up early to look for shells on the beach. The water was still green.

So after we had our breakfast at Sharky's, we decided to drive to Destin hoping that the water would be clearer. We have stayed there before, and remembered how nice it was. Destin is was only 40 miles away, and it was well worth the drive. As soon as we saw the beach, we were in paradise. The water was so clear, and you could go pretty far out in the water and it was still clear, and you could reach. We all had so much fun at the Beach in Destin. Playing the water, and riding the waves on our boogy boards.

We went back to the hotel and swam some more and then got ready for dinner. We decided to go to Pier Park which is a really cool place to eat and shop. We ate dinner and looked at the shops, and me and Little Adam got a Tattoo, an airbrush tattoo. But I didn't tell me mom that part, I wanted her to freak out alittle.

We walked on the beach some more, and stopped at Sharky's to listen to some karaoke and watched the kids play at the play area.

Our First Day at the Beach!

We arrived at the beach Monday afternoon and couldn't get on the beach fast enough. The water was alittle green, not as clear as we expected.

So we hung out at the beach for alittle but, and then headed to the pool.

Our Hotel had a deal with the restaurant next to us that we got free breakfast and kids eat free, so that night for dinner we went next door to Sharky's and had dinner.

Our table was on the patio that faced the ocean, and an outdoor play area for the kids that was right on the beach.

It was a beautiful view as the sun set.

It was a nice dinner, and the crab legs were yummo.

We walked to some of the surf shops and then took a walk on the beach. And I ran into my friend Elvis.

People were letting off Fireworks, and you could hear the waves rolling in. It was a nice end to our first day in Florida. Check back for more.