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When Your Baby Turns 18!

Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!

Eighteen years ago today, I gave birth to my 2nd son, al-Malik Glorian Blake and now I sit here wondering – WHERE DID THE TIME GO????? 

People would often say, “cherish the moments because they go by fast”.  I remember when I just wanted him to sleep through the night…to learn how to walk…to learn how to talk…to learn how to feed himself…to be potty trained…to start school…to get his driver’s license and after all that happened…this is him today ~ an 18 year old mini man!

 

HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY SON!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malik's Birth Day

The Day We Met

Malik at UD

Senior in High School

Friends on Freshman Football Field

First Formal Dance

Officially a licensed driver!

Border’s Book Signing with Spike Lee

Summers in Orlando – Cypress Harbour

Age 8

King of the Crab Legs

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Seafood Smile

 

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Birthday King at 8

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Happy and Toothless at 7

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Where did the time go?

 


Vacation Day in May

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Today was a fantastic day, this morning it was sunny with temps in the high 80’s and I was on vacation hanging with my oldest son.  There were a few things that we needed to get done including him renewing his driver’s license.  I can’t believe it’s been 4 years already and next month he’ll be celebrating his 21st birthday – God is Good!

All that closet cleaning Saturday and I could not find one pair of decent shorts…oh well, time to hit up GW Boutique this weekend!  I decided to wear an old pair of capris instead of a sundress and found them to be just as comfortable.

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Glasgow  County Park was filled with walkers and joggers but I was just there for the scenery

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Changed into flats from DSW

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Gazebo in Glasgow

After a doc appointment I stopped in at Rugged Wearhouse and saw some of the cutest purses, but resisted the urge to make a purchase!  It was a good vacation day in May.

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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Mother's Day 2013 – Me & My Men

Hello Friends and Happy Mother’s Day 2013!

Sending love to all the moms, mom-moms, nana’s, grandma’s, aunties, cousins, and friends on this beautiful Mother’s Day.  Mine was nice and it started with breakfast in bed, hubby made me chicken and waffles with coffee and fruit then we stayed in bed watching a Hazel marathon on Antenna TV.  This afternoon my sons took me to Ruby Tuesday for an early dinner, which is now our tradition because that is where they took me last year.

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Mother's Day Meal

The best meal I never cooked!

Salad, Sirloin and Spicy Shrimp – Pomegranate Margarita

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Me and Tayair

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Mother’s Day 2013 – Me & My Men

Hello Friends and Happy Mother’s Day 2013!

Sending love to all the moms, mom-moms, nana’s, grandma’s, aunties, cousins, and friends on this beautiful Mother’s Day.  Mine was nice and it started with breakfast in bed, hubby made me chicken and waffles with coffee and fruit then we stayed in bed watching a Hazel marathon on Antenna TV.  This afternoon my sons took me to Ruby Tuesday for an early dinner, which is now our tradition because that is where they took me last year.

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Mother's Day Meal

The best meal I never cooked!

Salad, Sirloin and Spicy Shrimp – Pomegranate Margarita

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Me and Tayair

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Hubby's Birthday

Today 5  7 is my husband’s 57th birthday!

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What did I get him?

NOTHING

Why?

Because for the past 25 years nothing that I’ve ever given him was good enough!

I am a CHEAP frugal shopper so he’s never used a single item that I’ve given him including gift certificates/cards.

Actually seven years ago I started giving him single dollar bills, and no not for what you’re thinking!  I would give him a dollar for each year starting with a pack of 50.  Most times he’d spend it on the boys, but this year he’s not even getting that because we just spent a bunch of money to replace the engine in Tayair’s old car to give to Malik.  Of course we had to assign the car to him and because he had an accident last month it’s costing us an additional $350 month, therefore, no one gets any birthday money this or next year!

Happy Birthday Hubby!

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alright…heading out to get ingredients for his birthday dinner….and maybe a Walgreen’s Gift Card…this year he just might use it!)

Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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Hubby’s Birthday

Today 5  7 is my husband’s 57th birthday!

Birthday_banner

What did I get him?

NOTHING

Why?

Because for the past 25 years nothing that I’ve ever given him was good enough!

I am a CHEAP frugal shopper so he’s never used a single item that I’ve given him including gift certificates/cards.

Actually seven years ago I started giving him single dollar bills, and no not for what you’re thinking!  I would give him a dollar for each year starting with a pack of 50.  Most times he’d spend it on the boys, but this year he’s not even getting that because we just spent a bunch of money to replace the engine in Tayair’s old car to give to Malik.  Of course we had to assign the car to him and because he had an accident last month it’s costing us an additional $350 month, therefore, no one gets any birthday money this or next year!

Happy Birthday Hubby!

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alright…heading out to get ingredients for his birthday dinner….and maybe a Walgreen’s Gift Card…this year he just might use it!)

Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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Car Search Is Over

Hello Friends and Happy Saturday

The car search for #1 son is over, and not a moment too soon, “Miranda” his 2002 Elantra was taken in for service Monday and unfortunately won’t be coming back – so sad too bad!  Her replacement is a Silver 2005 Honda Civic from Wolf’s Elite Autos in Stanton.  I  pulled a CarFax report and it had a high rating, 2 previous owners, and the outside is nice with only 1 small ding.  The inside is clean but the locks and windows are manual!  Can you believe they were making vehicles in the 2000’s with manual windows and locks, it was hilarious, but the price was excellent and Honda has a good reputation.

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OOTD – Smile…Say Cheese!

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Why do we use the phrase, “smile, say cheese” when taking pictures…”CHEESE” really, isn’t there another word in the English language that makes you wanna smile?

#1 son is my photographer and all he does is point and shoot, he never tells me to say “cheese” or “smile or even “hold in your stomach” (which is obvious in these pics), so this morning I decided not to smile and this is what we got.

Sunglasses - Rugged Wearhouse

 

Dress - Ross

TLP Handbag - Marshalls

How does your photographer get you to smile?

Wedge Shoes - Rugged Wearhouse Look at these legs – they need some sun badly!

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I am so thankful for yet another beautiful day which makes it hard not to smile!

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Have a fantastical afternoon – Smooches!

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OOTD – Tuesday's Testimony

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday, it’s another dark, damp and dreary day but my prayers were answered so for that I am thankful!

Driving into work this morning I was thinking about a financial situation and became a little depressed. When I got to my desk instead of reading today’s passage from “Our Daily Bread“, I read the scriptures on page 64, of “Gods Promises for every day“, What to do when you feel Worried“.  In less than 5 minutes my phone rang with an answer to my prayers,

Tuesday’s Testimony – God is Good!

Give all your worries to him, because he cares about you – 1 Peter 5:7

Jesus said, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God, and Trust in me.”  John 14:1

Today’s outfit is a Tribal Throwback, hubby had these matching vests made during our first year of marriage in 1991, you know that newlywed stage when it was cute to dress alike!   #2 son wanted his father’s vest, but he said, “no, wait until I retire and then you can have all my clothes”, so I gave him mine.  

This morning I shopped my son’s closet for my vest.

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Black Slacks – Closet Staple // Denim (Chambray) shirt – Avon // Mossimo Pumps – Target

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There is Power in Prayer ~ I Pray Prosperity for You and Your Family!

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Have a wonderful evening – Smooches!

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OOTD – Tuesday’s Testimony

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday, it’s another dark, damp and dreary day but my prayers were answered so for that I am thankful!

Driving into work this morning I was thinking about a financial situation and became a little depressed. When I got to my desk instead of reading today’s passage from “Our Daily Bread“, I read the scriptures on page 64, of “Gods Promises for every day“, What to do when you feel Worried“.  In less than 5 minutes my phone rang with an answer to my prayers,

Tuesday’s Testimony – God is Good!

Give all your worries to him, because he cares about you – 1 Peter 5:7

Jesus said, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God, and Trust in me.”  John 14:1

Today’s outfit is a Tribal Throwback, hubby had these matching vests made during our first year of marriage in 1991, you know that newlywed stage when it was cute to dress alike!   #2 son wanted his father’s vest, but he said, “no, wait until I retire and then you can have all my clothes”, so I gave him mine.  

This morning I shopped my son’s closet for my vest.

Tribal Vest

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Black Slacks – Closet Staple // Denim (Chambray) shirt – Avon // Mossimo Pumps – Target

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There is Power in Prayer ~ I Pray Prosperity for You and Your Family!

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Linking up with .StyleElixir – join in to meet new bloggers.

Have a wonderful evening – Smooches!

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