My 3 Best Friends

It’s Labor day weekend and I get to spend it with these hotties 😀

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I love my siblings! I’m so grateful that we actually like each other. Being the older sister, I had the privilege of helping my parents with raising them up (as much as I could). I love how we can laugh at each other and that no matter what, I can always rely on each one of them.

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We’ve all grown up and we’re all in different places in our lives but I know we’ll always be brothers and sisters ❤

Sibling Love

xoxo, Ate

Samson

I’ll make this short and sweet for now. Just in case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been or what has happened to this blog … well, I’ll have to put the blame on this little fur ball of joy 😉

Samson 11 weeks Mini Goldendoodle

This is Samson. He is a mini F1b goldendoodle (go ahead and google it I’m not making it up). He is now 12 weeks old and weighs about 7 lbs. He knows a few tricks: sit, come, stay, shake, touch, and lay down. He is almost fully potty-trained and is still learning very eagerly. 

I never thought I would be one of those people I used to make fun of. Yes, I have become a “dog lover” or maybe even worse than that because… I treat him like my own human baby. Some may find it disturbing, others may find it annoying and I won’t even dare compare raising a dog to a human baby. All I know is Samson has been a great source of joy in our home. He is the sweetest pup and he’s unbelievably smart. My brother-in-law, Patrick mentioned something about our pets possibly living with us after-life. It has stuck with me since then. Call it a fantasy or what not but it sure is a nice thought. 

Samson Paws 11 weeks

Doodle momma out. xoxo

Feel Love

Happy Valentines amigos! Hope you felt loved today if not, well I’m sending you bear hugs all over. So, here are just a few more ideas for our 14 Days of Valentines.  They say the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So why not bake him some cookies or brownies & shape them into hearts. Nom nom nom.

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Another fun idea is to play Valentine’s Bingo. There are a lot of printable ones like this one from Makoodle.com and you can use heart shaped candies to play with as well. Since you’re going all out anyways might as well leave a note saying “BINGO! How did I get so lucky!”

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Remember it’s never too late to express your love just because “Valentine’s day” is over.

xoxo|Grace

So Glad I Found You!

Oh dear! I didn’t realize Valentine’s day is in 3 days— that sure went by really fast!!! So, here are several more ideas to complete your 14 Days of Valentine’s

Valentines Idea

  1. In our house, apples are not very popular but we don’t mind dried apples 🙂 So, if you’re like us grab some dried apple snackies with a note “You are the apple of my eye”
  2. You can never go wrong with Snickers unless of course if you’re allergic to nuts. So if your man/woman is a fan of Snickers… “I hope you don’t snicker because I’m crazy about you!”
  3. “Be-twix you and me…I love you” Yummy & simple.
  4. My husband loves mint chocolate. He seriously ate the whole package of Andes mint chocolate in one day. So note to self, make sure to give the note first before he devours the treat. “We’re mint to be together”

Doing the 14 days of Valentines can be pretty tedious & it might take a lot of effort but don’t get discouraged! It’s TOTALLY worth it. Just remember who & why you’re doing it ❤

Mr. Love Robot

Hello & Welcome to another session of 14 Days of ValentinesFor today’s love token, I call this guy the Mr Love Robot — you can’t really command it to do anything other than showing your love one that you care about them. It might look like a science fair project gone wrong but I’m quite proud of this one. I pretty much improvised and did whatever I could with what was available and Ta-Da!

lollipop love

 

With a styrofoam ball, some bamboo skewers from the kitchen, and lots of lollipop, you can make a masterpiece like mine 😀 Let your valentine know that no matter what, you’ll always  be there for him/her especially when things get sticky.

I hope everyone’s having an awesome weekend!

Our Growing Family (Reunion)

We are the Senador family.senadorThese are my siblings.

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This is my own little family.

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This is my family in 1999.

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This is my family in 2006

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This is my growing family in 2010… (Jared not pictured due to 2-year mission)

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And this year, we get to be together again. It’s going to be a huge family reunion!!! This year, all my family living in America & all of Brian’s family (except the Desha family) will be gathered together to celebrate lots of things from Christmas, Papa’s birthday to Endownments at the temple.

I. CANNOT. WAIT.

❤ I love my family ❤