Friday, November 7, 2014

Getting Ready for Christmas

Yes, getting ready for Christmas and we haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving.  Manuel got into the attic to get my things down so that the girls could help me decorate.  Well, he got into it, with them.  Since we have a lot less space in this home, I bought a small tree and I sold the old tree. 

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Larissa and Arianna really know about decorating.  They are really quick, too.

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Arianna was very clever.  She loves playing with the Bechard Trains (Joe Bechard made these trains) and I purchased 3.  One for Larissa, one for Arianna and one for Corina.  They just love these trains.    Anyway, Arianna put these two trains together and played all evening with them around the house. 


All done.  This would have taken me hours to get done, but these two little ones got it done quickly.  It is great having them to help even though I do not like them growing up so fast.  They are my little helpers. 

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Okay, now Arianna has started the countdown to Christmas Day!!!  47 DAYS!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Manuel Jr.’s Birthday

November 1, we celebrated by starting our day going to Brunch at Eilan Hotel and Resort.  We had an delicious brunch then we walked out to the grounds where they were having a farmers market.  They had great booths.  The day was just beautiful: cool and sunny. 

The area is all decorated for Christmas already. 


This hotel is just about 2 miles from our house.  It is just beautiful.  Will have to come back again.







After walking the Farmers Market, we headed out to church.  This was just an awesome Day.  We are truly blessed to have a son like Manuel.   Love You Dearly, Son.  Thank you for being so awesome!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Today, I picked up Lari from School and Dad brought Arianna later.  Lari has Homecoming at TMI tonite, so she will trick or treat early.  She did not have an outfit so she and I put some things together for her to wear.  Arianna wore her Greek Goddess outfit. 

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Grandpa grabbed his mask and is also ready to hand out treats!


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Off they go to the neighbors!!  It is so much fun to see them have fun!!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fun Times with The Girls

Larissa had Western Day at School…  she looks cool!!   Arianna has put some of my beads to good use.  She has been making bracelets…. She is so crafty!

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We have spent some fun time at Charming Charlie’s.  Fun!  We have also had so much fun with the American Girl Dolls!

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Our times together are so special.  We make the very best of every moment we have.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DeMontrond & WWW Rallies in Boerne

We traveled a whole 8 miles to a rally in Boerne.  First we attended the DeMontrond Travelers Rally which was followed by the WWW Rally.  I took very little pictures at these rallies, so please check out The Franklins Blog at

Manuel and I hosted the WWW Rally along with Ed & Margaret Fitzgerald.  We had a great time. 

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Our last evening together, we had dinner at El Rio in Boerne.  We had a delicious dinner and then headed to the rally room for our last night of games.  It was great to spend this week with our Houston Friends.  Always good to see them all.




Since we only attend rallies that are near San Antonio, we are not sure when we will see these friends again.  Many June. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Arianna’s Greek Festival

Today, Arianna had a Greek Festival and it was also Crazy Hair Day!  She is ready to have some fun! 

Today is also Halloween so we will post some pictures of that later.

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She is a Greek Goddess and Grandma forgot which one.  She tells Dad all about herself.

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We went from child to child hearing what they had to day as some of them had no parent present.   Ms. Acosta is Arianna’s teacher.

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After the performance outdoors, we were invited in to the classroom to partake in a Greek meal. 








Oh what fun this is!!!!  Love it!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Time to Post Again

It has been a couple of months since I have posted and we have not done a whole lot but here goes with a few pics.

In early October, we took a bus trip with the Holy Spirit Catholic Church to Coushatta Casino in Kinder, Louisiana.

We were at the church grounds by 6:30 am.  There are two buses going on this two night trip. 


Going through Houston.  Glad we are not driving and can enjoy the ride.



This trip was better than the last one we took as it is two days and had time to relax.  We both did pretty good.  I played the slots and Manuel played his poker.  Had a great time!

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