Sunday, August 23, 2015


 Well after 7 days of school it was time for a break!  LOL  Just kidding, but Jay and I really did get to get away for 4 days thanks to Saladmaster!  
It was a fabulous trip full of fun and relaxation!

We made it to the airport by 6:30 am and with coffee in hand and swimsuits packed, we were ready to go!

We finally made it to the hotel by late afternoon, we checked in and headed to our room.  This was our view for the next few days:
Absolutely beautiful!!!  The water was so many shades of blue it was breath taking!

The first night we were treated to a dinner and some awards from Saladmaster.  Jay was recognized for his job as a corporate trainer.

The rest of the days we went from the room, to the beach,to the pool and back again.  Rough I know!

 It was an all inclusive resort which means ALL food and drinks were available whenever.  Including ROOM SERVICE!!  Which I totally love but never do because it is always so over priced but this time I could!  :)

So when we first arrived there was a sushi bar we tried:

The last night we were there Saladmaster hosted a poolside dinner for us.

This little place pictured below was by far my favorite place to eat.  It was a little taco bar and had the best fish tacos and the best view of the ocean.

 Alas it was all too quickly time to go home.  Loved the time with my honey and knew my kids were all in good hands.  Now time to go back refreshed and ready to continue our school year.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Back to School 2015-2016

Introducing the line up for this school year:  
This is the one and only year that all six are officially in school.  I took the last few weeks to start planning out this year and hopefully can stay on top of everything.  I am excited (and I think the kids will be too) for the topics we will be studying this year.  It is going to be an exciting and emotional year with lots of firsts and lasts and last firsts!  ; )

My Senior and my kindergartner.  Anastasia was gracious and humorous enough to pose in the booster seat once again.  I love this group of pictures!!! 

The kids talked me into making my famous Christmas cinnamon rolls for the first day back.  Ooey gooey goodness!  There were also some eggs cooked for some protein as I was the one having to teach them all day.  Ha!

The night before I put some goodies on the table for them to wake up and find:
The minion stuff was for Anastasia and the Paw patrol for Jadon.  Then the fishy crackers, smarties and water color paints were for the others.  We were 
"O-fish-ally" back in school so they need to be "Smarties". 

It was a good first day back even with one of the computers not working, the kitchen sink breaking, slicing my finger and Jay being out of town.  Oh my!