Monday, December 19, 2016

My Daughters 18th Birthday Wishes

Happy 18th Birthday Julia Gonzalez

I have many times failed to be the Mom I pictured myself to be. I always wanted more for you.


 Watching you grow into a strong, grateful, independent, smart and loving child of God has been amazing to watch. 

I've realized being your Momma is a precious gift that daily humbles me. Every fiber of my being is grateful for having you in my life these past 18 years.Adulting is hard and can be scarey. The world can be a scarey place. 

Yet, I am confident you will continue to communicate with me on matters of the heart. Matters of right and wrong decisions. Matters of school, tattoos, boys, budgeting & money . Continue finding your true calling in life. Never stop learning. Continue going on Missionary trips. Continue serving an amazing God. 

Always find a bible based church to worship. Don't be a part of  the high percentage of Young Adults who don't hold steadfast to their faith.

 Continue to invite people to church. You invited me and I've never been the same.Thank you for the most amazing invitation of my life. 

Always find fun coffee shops ☕to study in and have wonderful friends to hang out with. Continue to crank up the stereo and sing your heart out to Adele. 

Continue  acting  like a Lady and dressing like one. Don't show your groceries in public and dance  like people are watching. I never liked the saying dance like no one is watching. Awe, their watching. If they start throwing dollar bills you've gone too far.πŸ’ƒπŸ˜³πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚

I will always pray for your future Husband.May he  love God first and may you have a lifetime of praying together. He is out there somewhere probably waiting for you to learn to cook. With your love of pasta and pizza lets hope he's Italian. πŸ΄πŸ•πŸπŸ˜‚πŸ‘«

Dont do drugs. Dont drink. You come from a line of alcoholics. We only think we are the life of the party. Be sober. Be THAT girl. 

Continue having a big heart and never stop reading  your bible.  

I love you more than chocolate. Actually more than SEE's Candy Chocolate!!! Those are so yummy. 

Happy 18th Birthday My Julia Rose. I love you with every fiber of my being. 
Momma Rachel ❤❤❤πŸŽ‚πŸ’ƒ

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Trip to Walmart for $7.78 pants

Julia and I took a trip to Walmart last night. I just wanna say ... When Julia refused to buy a bag. It warmed my heart. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’ƒShe looked at the checker straight in the eyes and said no thank you I will carry them out. ❤❤❤πŸ˜‚ By the way, I'm so grateful my $7.78 stretch fabric, sits below the waist, slim through hip & thigh boot leg opening pants FIT!!!  Singing praises and thankfulness! Glory to God for rejoicing in the little things. ❤

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December 1, 2016 - Blog Memories

With Julia going to a movie tonight with friends, I decided to hang out at Starbucks so I could check out my poor neglected blog. I work so much and without internet at home, I find myself putting off writing. Blogging  was my passion for many years. I look back at pictures and post of yesteryear and wonder where did the time go, I will be 53 this month and Julia 18. Yes 18 . Her college applications are not only tightening our wallets yet flooding my thoughts with memories . She has been my constant companion on this road to Single parenthood. It has not been easy yet my life changed for the better. Now there will be new memories of having a young adult in college. Good grief I'm not ready. Are we ever ready for another life change? They say change is good.  Adulting is hard. Its as if every time I blink another year passes. Next month will be 2017. Are you ready? I think I  need some chocolate. 

Christmas Home Tour 2016

via Christmas Home Tour 2016

Visited Living in Yellow Blog this evening. Adorable pictures!!!Click here

Crisp clean color and lines. 

Love hanging stockings 

Rustic charm