A-Camping We Will Go

A few weekend ago, Raychel, Oceana and Madison went camping for the first time! Boy, did they have a blast!!
We went camping with friends and their kiddos, so that made it all the more fun!! The girls loved everything about camping, from sleeping in a tent to playing in the lake all day to making yummy smores before bed. They enjoyed everything that camping has to offer.

This camping trip was a lot of fun, BUT it did have its up and its down.
My lovely husband decided to take a four hour nap during the day while I, the girls, and all his friends were on the lake! This made me very upset, because this was supposed to be a family thing and he was sleeping for most part of the day. He left me some what alone with the girls, and it was a little rough, because… first of all… Madison cant even walk yet so I couldn’t put her down, and Raychel & Oceana needed to be watched while they swam in the lake, they all needed to be feed and these were all Ray’s friends, which I love, but come on now, don’t leave me hanging.  Well… once ray finally woke from his nap, he made it up to me. He felt bad. He cuddled me, loved on me, and we ended up having a great one on one time together to talk (while Madison napped).
Ray does work very hard through out the week and some weekends, so I can understand how tired he must be once he gets time to relax, but this particular day it made me very upset, but in the end it all worked out for the good!
If Ray didn’t take that four hour nap then maybe we wouldn’t have had this great one on one quality talk that brought us all the more closer.  
You may ask, why is she posting this? Because, I want to show the reality of our camping trip. This camping trip was tons of fun, and these pictures will show you that, but like any healthy, normal marriage you get up set with your spouse, the important thing is how you handle it. I could have stayed mad all day, but it wouldn’t be worth it. I love this man and I know how hard he works for us and he knows how hard I work as a mom and a wife, so we talked about what I  (we) was/were  feeling and it turned out to be the best thing! 
I am now very thankful for that four hour nap!


Ray’s SURPRISE Birthday!

  Saturday May 12th, Ray and I got away to the city to do an all day spa day, dinner, and stay the night in the city with just us two.
We took Bart so we wouldn’t have to worry about a thing! Parking out there can be stressful! While on the Bart train, we enjoyed each others company, and talked about how much we both need this all day spa day. Once we arrived at the city we did what we do best, grabbed some Starbucks! after we walked to where we were staying at, Villa Florence! We got there checked in, went up to our room and got ready to walk to La Belle Spa. 

As soon as we got to the Spa we were in heaven!

They served us lunch <3333

After an amazing, much needed spa day, we walked to the mall and did a little looking around and then walked back to our room to relax some more before dinner at Press Club.
What Ray didn’t know was that his family and friends were going to be waiting for us there!
I did not get a picture of Ray when he seen his family and friends, but he was surprised, and you can tell by all the pictures he was very HAPPY!! Happy Birthday, my love!!!!

The rest was history!!

Mine & Ray’s Birthday Celebration

On Ray’s birthday the girls and I surprised him at his work with a small chocolate cake. The girls and I love visiting daddy at work, specially when we are surprising him! Ray was so happy to see us! The smile on his face was priceless!
we did just a quick little visit cause he had to get back to work. But, what Ray didn’t know was that I had an even BIGGER surprise during the weekend (posting next time) for him!

The next day was my birthday, and I treated myself to hangout with my sister and girlfriends from morning to evening!
We headed to oh la la crepes, super good! We did some shopping, grabbed some Starbucks, then headed to the pool! It was such a relaxing time hanging out by the pool without having to worry about the little ones.

After  relaxing by the pool, we headed to our favorite spot, under dog at Concannon!

I had the best 27th birthday ever!! Thank you sis for setting this day up, you’re the best!