Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mahalo and Join Me On My New Page



I have loved all of the new opportunities that blogging has offered me.  Through an event over at Blogelina I was able to get a blog design done.  So with a new design I decided to finally bite the bullet and move my blog over to Wordpress.  I've experienced a lot of growing pains trying to figure out how to make everything work but the site is finally up and running.  All of your favorite content is over at the new site so no worries you won't miss anything.

Mahalo for coming and visiting with me.  I look forward to many new adventures and lots more to share!

Check out the new blog here!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fabulous Friday- Because of Him

Today was a great day for my little family. My husband is almost done with some training for work and they had a very special recognition day today. It was so wonderful to be able to take my kids and have them see their dad in a work environment.

Plus he got most of the day off which was super awesome. We ate lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, hung out with my in laws and played Mario Party on the GameCube (oh yeah, rocking it old school). Overall a great day and then tomorrow starts Easter festivities. 

I love this time of year when we celebrate renewed life. This year takes on an extra special meaning as I remember my cousin Christopher who took his own life earlier this year. Although his death was devastating I know that I will be able to see him again.  I am so grateful for that knowledge and the comfort that it can bring.


I am grateful for my faith in Jesus Christ and his sacrifice. Because of Him our lives may also be renewed. 


Hope your family has a wonderful Easter!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fabulous Friday- Brazilian Lemonade

When we lived in Utah, there was this great place called Tucanos-a Brazilian churrasco buffet.  We always went for our birthdays because you got a free meal on your birthday.  It was our special events place- like for graduation, anybody's birthday, we maybe went more than a few times. :) We would stuff ourselves silly on all of the awesome meat and grilled pineapple and they had to have the best salad bar I've ever had. I think my all time favorite dish they served was their mango codfish.  Oh man! The next time we get back to Utah you know we will be going to Tucanos, it's a must.

Okay, I'm going to stop gushing.  The reason I went on my little rant about Tucanos (sorry) is that they served Brazilian Lemonade which we would splurge for occasionally. So when I found this recipe for Brazilian Lemonade I about flipped.  It's the perfect addition to a make your own take out night.  I feel like any meal is elevated to the next level when you have a fancy drink to go with it.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we have.



Our Best Bites- Brazilian Lemonade



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Monday, April 7, 2014

The Mom Conference



I just found out about a great FREE conference for Moms going on this week. I am so excited to hear what other moms have to say. Being a young mom to my 2 kids I know that I really don't know very much so it's always great to get ideas from other moms who have been there.  Although what works for each family- and heck with each child- is different it's still good to have lots of ideas stored away in the vault.  You can check out each days lineup of presenters here. Some of the presenters you may recognize from the blogosphere, I know several of these bloggers are women I already follow, so I know the presentations will be great.


Watch the short little video about the Mom Conference and then go Sign up here.

Hope to "see" you there! :)