Monday, July 13, 2015

What I’ve Been Up To Lately Vol 3

 As always, I have my bad blogger hat and t-shirt on to write this post.  Besides my birthday post, I haven’t written anything since March!  Tsk tsk.  Sorry about that!  :) Here’s what I’ve been up to in random order:

Easter 2015
As usual, we spent Easter at my parents’ house.  My parents heated the pool and all of the kids got to swim. I also made this year’s bunny cake!  If you aren’t aware, it is a family tradition that me and my sister make a bunny cake.  My sister refuses to help anymore, so I was “forced” to make one by myself.  It's a hard life. :)
SCBWI Houston Conference
I have tried to attend the Houston SCBWI conference for a few years now, but I always miss it.  In 2013 I had just missed the Houston conference but went to Los Angeles one instead.  Last year, the Driving Jacks 5K was happening so I couldn’t make it.  This year, I got an email about the LA conference again but can’t go since it is too expensive and thought about the Houston conference.  I said “I wish I could go to that one, but it’s always in April” and then thought “Wait, it IS April!” and proceeded to google when the 2015 conference would be.  As luck would have it, it was the next day!  Haha.  I almost missed it for a 3rd year in a row.  I have since been involved in the local chapter and being the event planner and over achiever I am, I offered to help coordinate the 2016 conference. 
Astros Suite Tickets
My work gave us Astros Suite tickets for doing a great job on the events!  I have always wanted to go to a sporting event and sit in the suites.  Bucket list item!!!!!!  The seats were great, the fajita bar was tasty, and the wine was delicious.  It was a fun night!  I took my friend Tracie to the game and we had a blast.
Jamberry Nails
Ignore the fact that I need a real manicure
My sister introduced me to Jamberry Nails a few weeks ago and I have been obsessed ever since.  I started off with 1 set of nail stickers but have now hoarded my way to 12 sets. Oh goodness.  Luckily, my mom and sister also have several sheets and we all trade.  My toes and fingers have never looked so cute.  I am always debating what color to get when I get a pedicure, now I can have fun stickers that stay for a long time.  (Seriously, my pedicure ones stayed for just over a month and my fingernails stayed for 2 weeks).
Children’s Museum of the Woodland’s
I took Kali to the Children’s Museum in the Woodlands and at first she didn’t know what was happening.  She likes to sit back and observe for a while before jumping into the action.  Once she felt secure enough, so started to play and there was no stopping her.  She played dress up, ‘drove’ a car, slid down the slide, got soaking wet in the water play section (she was having fun, I couldn’t stop the fun!), and built lots of tall buildings.
Baseball player signing
My work hosts an annual Astros Day where they have 3 players come out and sign sports stuff for everyone.  I don’t need more clutter in my life and don’t collect any sports stuff.  I called my dad to see if he would want something signed and he said a baseball.  Jose Altuve, Marwin Gonzalez, and Luis Valbuena were all there to sign items for us! 
Royal Caribbean Cruise
I went on a cruise in May with my friend Clarissa!  We went to Cozumel, Belize, and Roatan.  I had a blast and fell in love with cruising.  I can’t wait to do another one.  Somewhere between Belize and Roatan (where I got in the water) I got a SUPER bad ear infection that still hasn’t 100% healed.  I think it was when we went cave tubing in Belize.  I should really write an entire post about just my cruise…let me get back to you on that.
Fondue Restaurant 
For my birthday my friend Terrie took me out to a fondue restaurant.   Bucket list item!!!!  I have always wanted to go to a fondue place but it’s kind of expensive just to do for no reason.  We went to The Melting Pot off Westheimer and it just happened to have a review that said it was the most romantic place to take a date. LOL. As you may or may not know, I am a self-proclaimed marshmallow freak and when the dessert fondue came out, I was so excited.   Yum!  They even gave me a signed birthday card when we were leaving.
 Cole Turns 4!
 Cole turned 4 at the end of April and they hosted a fish fry for him.  He requested a cake with m&m's on it and that is what he got.  

I think that’s all for now!!  I will be back with a post about the cruise, my birthday, and my trip to Venezuela where I met a real life Willy Wonka!!!


  1. Please write a recap on your cruise! Im going on a cruise with the same schedule in September! Cant wait to read about all the fun you had.

    1. I just wrote it. It will post tomorrow afternoon. :) Let me know if you have more questions! Are y'all going on RC too?