My trip to Tiffany & Co.

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When my mom first came to town, I asked her what all she wanted to accomplish while she was here.  She told me that there was only 1 thing that she really wanted to do and that was to take me to Tiffany & Co.

If you have read my past posts then you know that there is a lot of history between my mom and I.  We don’t really have the best history or the best present for that matter, but I suppose that the dysfunction of our relationship will always be there.  You see my mom when she does finally visit us, she brings gifts and about everything and anything imaginable for gifts for Sean and the kids.  So, for me she decided that she was going to take me to Tiffany and Co.

We ended up at Las Vegas – Crystals at CityCenter, Tiffany & Co.  The store is unbelievably gorgeous!  And the staff is very friendly!  Of course these are 2 very important factors for me!  When we went to the store, my husband kept the babies out in the hallway, so that my mom and I could look around without all of the little fingers touching everything.  Not that they cared in the store, in fact I was told that they have a little Tea Party set up, for when the little girls do make their visit.  So, when I ever do make another stop into the store, I know I can take the babies without fretting the entire time!

There were so many exquisite pieces.  You see I am a jewelry fanatic, I have so many pieces I don’t even want to tell you.  However, I can tell you when I did get each piece and what each of them mean to me.  Most of them have some type of reasoning behind them.  And now…. I have my first piece from Tiffany & Co.

I think this piece means something a little different to me, than what it does to my mom.  However I think that each time I wear it, and look at it, this is what I will remember.

I will remember the year, 2012.  I will remember this was the start to my mothers retirement, they year that she says that she is going to be more involved with my family.  This is the year that my Papa passed away, the year that Papa was taken by God and removed of all his sufferings.  This is the year that my dad is retiring also.  This is the year that I actually put a voice to my moms ears about how much she has hurt me over the years.  This is the MOMENT that I have accepted that I can not expect for her to want to be as large a part of my family as I want her to be.  However, I think that this bracelet, might mean to her of me thinking about her each time I look at it ( I don’t think she realizes that I think of her way more often than that).

The sales associates were great, and Peter, when you read this, please know that you did make for “A day to remember at Tiffany”  Thank you for giving us a great journey!

I think my wish list is going to start adding up.  I have already decided what I want for my next piece to be!Tiffany 1837™ ring in RUBEDO™ metal.  This is a special edition ring that has the signature inside of it for 2012 only, so I guess my savings account will need to learn to grow pretty quickly!  With the time crunch and all!  So let’s hope I get it!

Do you have a dream list?  I may be for Tiffany & Co. or maybe something else!  Leave me a note, let’s see!!!

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Family lunch at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

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  My husband grew up as a “Military Brat” all over the world.  He has a LOT of favorite types of food.  However he loves German food, but I have a hard time experimenting with foods, because I am allergic to onions!  However my mom came to town and wanted to take us out to dinner, and Sean mentiioned the Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas.  When I was a teen, my mom took my sister and I to Germany, and she loved it there, so she was anxious to go to dinner at the Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas also!

We decided to make the plans for Saturday afternoon.  And we went, as you can see by the pictures that I took the dining area is very large, so you don’t get that closed in feeling that you get at a lot of restraunts here in town!  The ceilings the walls the are all so beautiful.  And live entertainment.  There was a guy playing all differnt types of horns, while we were eating, he sang a bit and made several toasts.  He kept the audiance/diners very involved in his performance.  Don’t get me wrong…. he did not take anything away from your dining experience.

The dinner plates were just perfect in size.  I ordered one plate to share between the three kids.  (copied from their menu) Hofbräuhaus Wurstplatte – For Sausage Lovers! Hofbräuhaus Sausage Plate with Vienna Style Frankfuters, Pork and Chicken Sausages, imported Sauerkraut and Mashed Potatoes.

I copied this from their website this is what I had to eat!   Münchner Weisswürste – From the Bavarian Sausage Heaven! Two of Munich’s famous white sausages (Veal and Pork) traditionaly Poached or Grilled with freshly baked original Pretzel and Sweet Mustard imported from Munich.

Who can skip a desert?  My mom thought that everyone needed to share this!  And it was so good, good thing it is a larger portion, because 5 of us enjoyed it!  (copied from their site again, but with my picture!) Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte – Famous Black Forest Chocolate Cake .

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If you are looking for something just a bit different for dinner, you should really go check out Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas!  So, this was our family lunch at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, I hope if you go, you enjoy it as much as we did!

Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Magic

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We had a blast las night at the “Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Magic” show.  My mom was in town and was able to fill in for my husband!  I did not take my youngest tonight, but we still had a night to remember!  Here is what were able to experience, and if you want to go for yourself, you still have a few different days to make it to the show!

I think Shyla’s favorite part was when “Nemo” came out.  Her face lit up, she turned to me with her mouth wide open and eyes as big as saucers!  She sat like that the entire time of that performance, truthfully I’m not even sure that she blinked!  Then Jaden, looking for a favorite may be next to impossible.  When the show was done, Jaden made his way to me and gave me one of the biggest hugs ever and said “thanks mom for bringing me with you!  I had fun.”  You know when your kid is not prompted to say thank you and they just run over and say it all on their own, it must have been FANTASTIC!  I think other than the truth of enjoying the expressions of my children’s faces, ” was one of my favorite parts, well… I loved  “Beauty and the Beast” (I’m a sucker for that movie) so maybe they might be an even tie!

I would so recommend taking your family to this show, I believe that people of all ages will enjoy watching.  There was a man probably in his 50’s sitting behind us, he had brought his mother which I am going to guess is about 80 or more.  She knew all of the older sections, such as “Pinocchio”.  It was nice to hear him explaining to her the different newer movies and what they were all about!

Here is all the show information for this wkend and of course the coupon code will be on the bottom of the page!  Enjoy the show!  You still have tonight, Saturday and Sunday to go!

DISNEY ON ICE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF MAGIC
IS COMING TO LAS VEGAS, APRIL 19!

LAS VEGAS, NV — Be part of the festivities when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic comes to Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, April 19 – 22!

More than 60 of Disney’s captivating characters and their unforgettable stories come to life in this commemorative celebration, produced by Feld Entertainment. In this lavish ice show, everyone’s favorite sweethearts, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, take audiences on a fun-filled adventure, sharing memories with Disney friends including Goofy, Donald Duck, the beloved Disney Princesses, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, Mulan, Timon, Pumbaa, Stitch, Nemo, the Incredibles and many more!

Beautifully choreographed skating, breathtaking production numbers, stunning costumes and toe-tapping songs will inspire fond Disney memories. Families can share this once-in-a-lifetime skating spectacular as Mickey and the rest of the gang take the audience on a whirlwind tour of favorite Disney moments.

Ticket Prices: $14, $17, $23, $39 (VIP) and $50 (front row)

Show Times:    Thursday, April 19 – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 20 – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 – 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 22 – 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

 

To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to www.disneyonice.com, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.

 

 

 

 

 

“I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets on sale now for “Disney On Ice presents Disney/100 Years of Magic”

Who’s going to “Disney On Ice presents Disney/100 Years of Magic“? I am so excited to go see the show, I can’t tell you how pumped up the kids are! And I have a little discount code at the bottom of the page for you readers! First let me share with you the scoop, that I’ve been given!!

DISNEY ON ICE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF MAGIC
IS COMING TO LAS VEGAS, APRIL 19!

LAS VEGAS, NV — Be part of the festivities when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic comes to Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, April 19 – 22!

More than 60 of Disney’s captivating characters and their unforgettable stories come to life in this commemorative celebration, produced by Feld Entertainment. In this lavish ice show, everyone’s favorite sweethearts, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, take audiences on a fun-filled adventure, sharing memories with Disney friends including Goofy, Donald Duck, the beloved Disney Princesses, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, Mulan, Timon, Pumbaa, Stitch, Nemo, the Incredibles and many more!

Beautifully choreographed skating, breathtaking production numbers, stunning costumes and toe-tapping songs will inspire fond Disney memories. Families can share this once-in-a-lifetime skating spectacular as Mickey and the rest of the gang take the audience on a whirlwind tour of favorite Disney moments.

Ticket Prices: $14, $17, $23, $39 (VIP) and $50 (front row)

Show Times: Thursday, April 19 – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 20 – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 – 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 22 – 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to www.disneyonice.com, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.

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************Here is the discount code that I was provided to share!*******

Code: MOM5 $5 discount on $23, $17 and $14 seats for all Friday-Sunday performances

Not valid on Opening Night, Front Row or VIP seats

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So, if you are going to the show, leave me a note to tell me who you are taking with you! If you have already been to the show, please share with me your favorite parts, and who you shared your experience with! I am so excited to take the kids, as they get older the amazement just keeps coming to life in their eyes! And of course I will be back to tell you about our experience!

“I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events.”

A day in the sun

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This was a Saturday a couple of wks ago now.  We had gone to Taekwondo (what else do we do?!) and Mr. Matthews Sr.  was teaching Jaden’s class.  He told each of the kids that they needed to go outside in the sunshine for at least 1 hour to help their parents with yard work, or cleaning up weeds or something, anything outdoors.  And if they did this and came back to class the next wk, that he would give them a Silver Star!

Some friends of my husbands just purchased a house, and the family had left, this swing set in the yard.  So they told Sean if we wanted it that we could have it!  So luckily for Jaden, he was able to not only get a swing set to play on, but he was going to be able to work outside with his dad and put it together.  This was a surprise too, because the kids did not know we were going to be getting one!

I think they have been outside everyday on this thing since we put it together!  I still have not gone and bought the actual swings for it yet, but they all love just going on the slide or hanging out on the landing part!  I’m not going to tell them, how much I LOVE the swing too!  And I love it cause I can hear them play, when the windows are open, and get the living room and kitchen clean at the same time!!!

This time of year is great cause the windows are wide open and we can actually enjoy playing outside on the swing!  That is how we are spending our days in the sun!  What kind of things are you enjoying?

Mr. Spelling

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Monday was Jaden’s first day back to school, after Spring break!

Having all of last wk off, and with him struggling so much with his grades.  We made the decision for him to read a couple of different times a day, each day.  We had not been given his grades for his spelling test that he took the last day of school.  And we were very anxious to get those results back!  He brought the couple of grades home that he had received and… 100%  was on his spelling test!  I am so proud that he was able to accomplish this!  This was his 1st 100% in spelling.  Then the second part was his writing, and he was given 12 of 15 on that, which I think is really good for him also.

I know to some this won’t be something to jump and celebrate a lot of glory over.  BUT for our household it is.  With Jaden’s teacher suggesting thoughts of holding him back in first grade, just a couple of months ago, and now him doing better and better each wk on his test results!  We are very pleased, I made a huge deal over it all yesterday, and Sean gave him $5.  The money won’t be an ongoing thing, but we really wanted to show him how far he has come, and that he needs to keep up the hard work!

So, my little Mr. Spelling man, has suprised me once again!  Hopefully he can do it again this wk!

 

I freaked out at 1230 this morning…

I had one of those nights, las night. I wasn’t tired, I wasn’t ready for bed. I decided since I would just go up and probably read and play games, that I should probably stay downstairs and watch TV and let Sean get some shut-eye of his own! He went to bed about 10:45. It was about 12:15 when I looked at the clock, and I was thinking I should really go to bed, this is not going to make for a productive day at all tomorrow! I decided to watch another show. Then it happened just a bit later. I freaked out, and it was about 1230!

I’m sitting in my chair, all reclined back. So enjoying my show, I just started watching “Smash”. Not sure if I think it is the best show in the world, but I am up to speed on it, and really enjoying it so far! It was a commercial so the volume was down, not off, just medium. There is this crashing noise, a rumble of metal. I turn the volume off, all the way. Of course you don’t move, you stay very quiet, and just listen. BOOM, CRASH OF METAL AGAIN. “what the heck? they better not be breaking into my garage.” BAM, more metal crashing.

I decide I probably shouldn’t be sitting all reclined back in my chair, if they come through that garage door, I’m screwed (it’s probably about 40 feet from where I’m sitting). I go running for the window in the front of the house (about 8 feet in front of the window, my car is parked but I can see around it for the most part). There is 1 head lamp showing barely from the side of my car, they parked so close to my Yukon, like they were trying to hide their headlamps from shining into the house. “Crap, what am I going to do? I don’t know the combination to the one gun safe.” I go running up stairs to the window, and peer out. “they come in and we are all in trouble, all firearms are locked up” (like they should be!)

BAM, CRUNCH, SMASH… There it goes again, what the heck are they thinking, my front porch light is on, and there are 2 cars in the drive way. I had the TV so loud, that they had to of heard it. Then I put it on mute? Seriously what kind of idiot would try breaking in here? (The people who live behind us, got broke into a couple of wks back) I watch them back out of the driveway, very quickly…. I must have scared them off????

I go flying into my bedroom, grab Sean by the foot and start pulling. “Sean wake up, someones trying to break into the house. Get up, they are trying to get into the garage I think. I saw the lights of their car, truck, whatever… GET UP… SOMEONES TRYING TO GET INTO OUR HOUSE I watched the car pull away, but they might still be out there.” He gets up, puts his clothes on (not fast enough for me), we both go down the stairs… I beat him down again. He goes in the closet and gets something to protect himself (us.. I would like to think), and then goes and puts his tennis shoes on…. I’m peering out the side window, and being very quiet so that I can hear everything. NOTHING, NOT A NOISE, they must be gone by now.

We both go outside, he is in front of course.. with his protection! We look around, no one is in sight, no cars anything. I point out to him where the head lamp was shining from. He wrestles with the garage door. “YES, it sounded just like that, a bit louder and more, but yes that’s the noise I heard.” We look at the top of the garage door…. there is paint missing. “have you noticed that before?” he says NO, but I never looked either. I go walking around the side of the house and come back. We look at the garage door some more.

We go to walk in the house, and he looks to the left of the window that I looked out and saw the lights from…. “Aye, you sure that it wasn’t the milk guy? They just delivered our milk!”

So, my LITTLE freak out at 1230 thinking someone was breaking into my garage…. was really just the Milk Man, delivering out milk and opening and shutting the doors to his commercial milk truck… I now know why I need to go to bed at a decent time, and quit watching all these crime shows. Seriously people, my mind just ran with it! I decided since it was just after 1 I should probably take my crime infested mind to bed. I tossed and turned, but I was next to my husband who had to get up in 4 hours to go to work!!!