Tag Archives: joy

Simple Pleasures: Splashing water in the sun.

7 Sep

Summer Heats Up

Water splashing never felt so good

boy playing in water

Simple Joy

On a hot and humid day, we headed out to Balboa Park to visit Rockford’s favorite museums and we ended up spending most of our time outside playing in the water. What joy and delight this simple and pure activity brought to my boys. I watched in delight, once again reminded of life’s simple pleasures.

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Passing on a Legacy (Corona Beach Part 2)

5 Sep

What we gained from our elders

What we leave to our children

 
fisherman with amazing views

Embracing his legacy

 
As we completed our trip in Corona Beach and made a last stop to eat, I looked at my husband’s watery eyes as he simply uttered the words, “I miss him so much.” He was referring to his grandfather, “Tata”. All I could do was hug him and say, “You did it, just like you said you always wanted to…you brought your own kids to Corona Beach. You are carrying on his legacy.”

Friday Special: Special Moments

26 Aug

Special Moments Captured

A picture says a thousand words

boy gives mama flower

"Here mama, a flower for you."

 
They say a picture says a thousand words. Well sometimes it only needs to say one…LOVE. Here is a tribute to LOVE from our family to yours.

Friday Funnies: Funny Sayings by Rockford

12 Aug

He likes to correct

Funny way of saying things

kids playing on a race car

"Not like that Rocco!"

While at the zoo we are watching a show. At the end of the show they release about a dozen birds over us.

Me: “Look Rockford! Look at all those birds!”

RF: “Those aren’t birds Mama. Those are parrots.”

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La Jolla Tide Pools (Simple Pleasures)

10 Aug

Joy of life

Finding pleasure in a simple trip

 
La Jolla Tide Pools

La Jolla, California

 
My family and I are so blessed to be living in one of the most beautiful cities in America,  San Diego, California.  There really is no reason for us not to find a great place to go to on any given day.  This makes for any outing an opportunity to find simple pleasures just as we did at the La Jolla Tide Pools. Continue reading

Lessons learned at Lo Jolla Tide Pools (part 2)

8 Aug

My son hates the beach!

Helping our kids experience new things

little boy upset

"I want to go home!"

 
As a mom I always struggle with how much to push my kids to try new things, especially when they claim to “hate it” and cry at the site of it. Do I let them keep hating something so wonderful as a park or beach? Or do I try to give them a better experience of it until they appreciate it? Well here is something else Rockford and I learned at the tide pools.

Happy 1/2 yr birthday to Training Up My Boys!

1 Aug

Six months later…

Thank you to all our Readers!

mommy and boys

Looking ahead into the horizon

 
I can’t believe this little blog started January 31st and my kids and the Lord have really given me much material to write about. I am beyond blessed and honored to be a mother, a wife and a writer of my journey through motherhood. Thank you for coming on this journey with us.
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