Friday, September 16, 2011

Bento Lunches

This year the kids started kindergarten (insert gasp).  I want to make it special for them, and a little easier for me to make their lunches.  Something less mundane.  Then I remembered a LONG time ago I came across a Japanese Blog chalked full of bento supply links and super creative adult bento meals.  So I decided I would start making them bento lunches.  I actually found dirt cheap Mickey Mouse bento boxes at the Disney Store for $2.99! So here are my creations so far, I hope that you can take some inspiration from them.  Thanks for reading Smile

dino bento                 fish bentomissy's bento

                                                                  mac and cheese bento                                                      butterfly 2 bentostar bento                                        phineas bento

smile bento

I hope you enjoyed these, I would also love to see your creations as well!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Fresh Start.

Hello Blog world!  It seems as though I have abandoned you.  And that may very well be true. I have just been living my day to day life without sharing it with you.  If the saying “its the thought that counts,” is true, then I am in luck.  I have thought about blogging.  Many times I have.  I love blogging, but I haven’t made the time for it.  So, to get up to date I will post here and there about my favorite past events until I am caught up.  Hope you all have been good!  Thanks for reading. 


BTW…You can reach me on my other blog Raes Ramblings, on my twitter link on the right bar, or on YouTube via TheRachelForero Youtube page.  Thanks!




Sunday, January 17, 2010

Manly Hands...And a Beach Trip.


This post was supposed to begin by telling you about how hot southern California is, that we ended up having one last soak in the sun in mid September.  But, I though I should start off with how much I love my Hubby's hands.  They're strong, and show hard work.  Even when all he's doing is holding a hermit crab for his little ones. Sigh.   Moving on...


Ethan.  He is a skinny little monster!  He LOVES getting knocked out in that water!  This is his glory look, on his walk up from being out with dad.


Although Bella loves the sand and sun, she's not so keen on that ocean out there.


Bella and Mommy covering up some sand creatures.


Well, he loves just  about anything outside.

August Beach Days.




I thought it was cute, the kids thought it was funny, Alex questions who he married.

Anyway, one of our favorite things to do is go to the beach and just relax.  The kids love it, so its a win win.

Here are some photos from the last of the beach days of the summer.


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When I count back the months since my last post its pretty pathetic.  All I have are excuses but I decided some new posts are long overdue.  Since my last post we have had birthdays, weddings, holidays, and more!  What's more terrible, it that I have yet to even upload most of those photos from the camera.  Shame on me.  So I will start from the last set of photos to the most recent.

This summer, Alex's cousin Becky married her sweet Bob.  There are WAY too many pictures to show you, because I love them all, but here are a "few" of my favorite.  At the last minute, Isabella and I were unable to attend, because she caught some kind of stomach bug and was...well, I'm sure you get the picture.


Little Alex and his Grandpa Herman (hubby's dad)


Becky and Bob lighting the unity candle.

This was the only photo I actually began to edit...see the lower left steps in the photo?  almost a half a dress and a flower girls basket....almost clean.


Alex's mom and dad, a photo sure to make anyone smile.


In order, Alex's Tia Bertha, Mom, Tia Mercy, and Tia Mauricia


My Hubby, Grandpa, My sister-in-law Nancy, Grandma, Nancy's husband Rafa, Alex Jr. and Ethan


My sweet, handsome boys, Ethan and Alex Jr.


Ethan with Tia Mercy


The boys dancin' it up!



My mom and Jack asked me to make some sunflower cupcakes for a friend of theirs for her birthday.  Here is the result.  To be honest, I had never used a leaf tip before this, and it took a couple tries to realize I needed to turn it sideways. I know, go ahead and laugh.  Well, she loved the cupcakes, and I enjoyed decorating something new.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Feeding The Horses


August 14th, 2009.  Let me tell you about Jack.  We went to my moms new home where she lives with her dear friend Jack.  He is such a breath of fresh air.  He has no children or grandchildren of his own, and is just delighted to spend time with all of our kids.  He takes the occasional break in the back room, but that's expected from a man who is rarely in the presence of small children.

Jack was raised Southern Baptist, and I do believe he loves college football.  He loves horses.  He wakes up every morning at 5 am to feed them.  He is so accustomed to it that there is no need for an alarm clock.  He makes quite possibly the best ribs EVER.  I love how he changes his sneakers to boots with his shorts when its time to get dirty.  No Wranglers Needed Here.

He is a Generous, Whole-Hearted, God Fearing, Loving, Gracious, Kind, Patient, Manly, Man.

I like him.  Who wouldn't.  And,  well, he puts up with my mom so that's got to count for something.


Alex  and Ethan helping Jack get the food ready for the horses.


Walking the food to the horses with Jack.