Friday, March 27, 2009

Fun favorite things


Let's just be honest, who doesn't LOVE free stuff?

Ummm...I do.
Especially when it involves blog design!

my super sweet,

uber talented,

preschool teaching,

blog designing,

great food cooking,

furniture refinishing,

house decorating,

sick kid nursing, every sense of the word,

is offering a COMPLETE BLOG MAKE-OVER to one lucky winner!

So, if you need to add a little spring bling to your blog for F-R-E-E,
then go HERE to enter the giveaway for yourself!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Going to the zoo, zoo, about you, you, you?!?

We polished off the last day of our Spring Break with a trip to the zoo! I decided a little slide show was in order to share some highlights of the road trip! It was Gracyn's first time to visit a zoo and Cade's second. The sun was shining, a breeze was blowing, the animals were majestic, and the only stinky area was the fun times were had by all.

Cade reported that his favorite animal he'd seen that day was the sloth and Gracie reported her favorite thing that day was eating all the snacks out of the snack bag! HA!


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Growing Pains


The fastest way to get my 15 month old to go from


to this...

See those big honkin' molars on bottom? Well

we've got another set coming in on top!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Menu ode to our best friend

What's on our menu when Mommy doesn't feel like cooking or we've eaten sandwiches for 4 days straight or the dog (whose name shall remain anonymous to protect the privacy of the accused) jumps up on the table and gobbles up the sandwiches I just made using up the last slices of wheat bread in the house, while we were changing Gracyn's diaper in her room ?

Our favorite place...


To commemorate this delicious, satisfying, and always CHOCKED full of screaming kids...mine, please enjoy this little ditty. It sums up our feelings perfectly!
Love you Chick-fil-a.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fun favorite people
















Rees, you have made our family very proud.

We stand by you and support you as you choose a military career as your next step in life.

As you leave home, remember that you are loved, that you are prayed for, and that we believe in your dreams.

I love this quote by Harriet Tubman from an autobiographical novel,

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

Love you Weezer :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

LOOKS like Spring, just doesn't feel like it...

I decided it was time to freshen up the house with all of our spring decorations! Perfect timing right? The weather seems to be having it's last (fingers crossed) winter hoop-la of the year this week! It has been raining for 2 days now and in the 40's!!! Thank goodness Easter falls late this year! Hopefully this arctic burst nonsense will be long gone by then! I'm ready for tulips, daffodils, and Easter about y'all?

The most realistic "fake" chocolate bunny you'll ever lay eyes on! He reminds me of the ones I use to find in my own Easter basket as a little girl.

The nest was a real find at the Home Goods store,
$7.99 and just bursting with colors, feathers, and speckled eggs!!!None the less, at least it appears like springtime is just around the corner...inside Casita de Alaniz that is.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Q: Am I still alive? A: YES!!!!!!

Dear Blog,

Please forgive me for neglecting you these past few weeks. It seems that I have just not had the time to visit with you lately. While you are a priority to me, my husband, kids, friends, and home will always come first. These are nearest and dearest to my heart :)

Now that things are more settled on the home front, I look forward to visiting with you, recording memories, and posting photographs once again! Thanks for remaining faithful and understanding!

Your Favorite Livin' La Vida Loca Mammasita