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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Celebrating Birthday in Ocean City

We celebrated her 9th birthday in Ocean City last month. She was pretty stoked and literally grinning from ear to ear. We seldom go to the ocean so this was a real treat to our children.  Last year, we went to  Lake Eerie and  celebrated her birthday there but  she love Ocean City more.
We don't travel a lot  due to finances constraints but we make sure to  do it on special occasions such as birthdays and  anniversaries when our budget permits.  

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Celebrate Your Wedding in the Woods

When people think of "destination weddings," they often think of beaches. While an oceanfront ceremony can be a beautiful thing, for some couples, an even more fitting choice may be a rustic outdoor setting near a lake or woods. One often thinks of cabins in the woods for vacation retreats or family gatherings, so why not a wedding?

A wedding in the woods, especially in the bright green beauties of spring or the golden colors of autumn, can be a memorable event, especially for a couple that loves the outdoors. A quick look online confirms just how many creative ideas are out there for outdoor "woodsy" wedding planning, from the clothes you choose to blend in with your surroundings to the kind of invitations you send. Perhaps one of the best parts of a wedding in the woods is that you don't have to invest much thought or expenditure in flowers or other decorative touches, since you have the advantage of the natural beauty of your surroundings.

All you'll really need are a few simple touches such as some rustic tables and chairs, hanging lanterns and perhaps a wooden trellis or other kind of canopy to create a lovely space for the vow recitation. Similarly, you don't have to think about going somewhere "picturesque" when the ceremony is over. Chances are, you'll have trees, rocks or a lake for lovely backdrops that are sure to give your photographer plenty of great ideas for post-wedding photo shoots.

When you visit and other sites like it, you'll find creative possibilities for wedding ceremonies, receptions and unique overnight accommodations for your guests. Broken Bow is located in Beavers Bend State Park, which puts it relatively close to both Dallas/Fort Worth and Oklahoma City. Like many other similar cabin sites, Broken Bow is located close enough to larger metropolitan areas to make it a reasonable driving distance for your guests and yet still feel like a wilderness getaway. Its decks, community center and comfortable cabins make it a great location to plan a unique and special wedding, especially for a couple that loves the outdoors.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Personalized Lunchbox

I had my volunteer duty to school today so I told my kids that I will just bring their lunches and they were very happy because the soup was still hot when I served it to them.  The kids take pride of their personalized lunchboxes.  They love to bring it when they have cold lunch.  They only  paid for three days of lunch each week at school so for the two days, I prepare  it for them.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Games at Kennywood

My son was more fixated on playing the games at Kennywood more than the rides this year. He wanted to win something so I let him used the tokens that the company where my husband work was given to them upon registration.
For me, the best things of going to Kennywood is seeing my kids laugh and the exercise I get from too much walking around the park lol.
My daughter on the other hand  is an adrenaline junkie.  She wants to ride everything although she is not   qualified to  so many of them as her height is not enough for the required height.
As it turned out, he used  up all his token but did not win w anything lol.  He was disappointed but I told him that at least he tried his best.  

Popular Christening Decorations: Favors for Guests

If you’re celebrating a christening ceremony, then you will probably want the guests to get back home with some remarkable baptism favors. There are few ideas that will do as great christening decorations prepared specifically for guests. 

You can buy these online or make them on your own – it is up to you to decide:

1. Original candy bar wrappers

Make your own or buy a design pattern online. All you need to do is print the chosen design. Purchase a box of candy bars and then wrap them to the silver wrapping. Replace the factory wrapping with your custom candy bar wrappers to give it a personal touch. Such original favors can be also used as unique christening decorations. They may also have a symbolic religious design – an angel, cross, dove, rosary or the baby’s name/photo.

2. Footprint postcards to make your guests remember this christening party

Cover your baby’s foot (sole) with ink and then stamp a paper piece. Add this unique print to postcards prepared for guests. Optionally include some information about the party like the child’s name and date of christening. Don’t forget to thank your guests for celebrating such important event in the life of an infant. Also you may magnetize the postcard’s back or put it in a small frame for the party’s guests so they could use such unusual christening favors at home after the celebration.

3. Coasters as authentic christening decorations

Two coasters can become a great christening decoration or baptism favor! Purchase glass at online craft store to decorate the coasters in a personalized way for your christening party. For example, you can include words like “Happy Baptism!” or some images (praying hands, angel, cross, etc.). Don’t forget to match the colors to the major color palette of other christening decorations. After that place the coasters all over the room and tell the guests that they can take these coasters home after the party.

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