We had a good week, a quiet week! Enjoying some down time and soaking up family time! I was able to do some cooking too! I made a little early St. Patrick's Day meal! Corn beef, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes! It was delicious! I even made a chowder out of the left overs! Quite tasty! We assisted Grandma Ada, Ace's great grandma, make her, "Oh so yummy, chocolate chip cookies!" Lots of Play Doh race tracks, monster trucks, and scooters! Its been great to enjoy the simple things with family!
Wednesday night I went up to LA's Viper's Room with some friends to watch one of my BF's from high school sing, Melanie Nyema! She has been singing back up for Solange Knowles. I felt like a proud mom, even teary eyed watching her perform, she worked it! I was beaming for her! I couldn't help but go back and picture her back at LMHS song dancing during half times! I am so proud of her and the woman she has become! We went out to another place after and met some of the band and stuffed our faces! Only us super jocks, eating platters of appetizers at 2 in the morning! Good times!
I was able to get out to my Alumni Middle School in La Mirada, Ca to visit with the students. Wow, it was the first time I have been back. Oh, did it bring back memories, most not so good. This was such a awkward stage for me. The principal reminded me of how I struggled with my make up and much more! This was in 8th grade, make up for me was brown lip liner, Ouch! I smiled and took it like a champ! Oh, the not so good ole days! It was great to reminisce about walking the halls with friends, the memories of the softball field, and my favorite snack machines! It was fun to see and share some of these memories with the students. Hopefully maybe inspire or encourage them in some small way. It was great to be back and see many of my teachers, still helping out our future leaders!
Casey is getting settled in for spring training, working hard! We will be heading out to Arizona soon. I am looking forward to cheering him on, this will be a fun season! Ace is at a great age for ball parks and being "Casey's" biggest little fan! Yes, Ace calls his daddy, Casey! We are looking forward to reconnecting with our friends in Arizona! It has been so much fun visiting family and friends. This has been an incredible off season, full of fun and relaxation! Its time for me to get back into the swing of things, literally! I am going to give myself 1 more week, then its go time! June is going to be here before we know it!
Ace is going to be so sad to leave grandma and grandpas, "Prada"! She has been his little buddy, not by choice!
Dream & Believe!