Memorial Weekend Wrap Up

May 30, 2011

This weekend was absolutely fantastic!  Saturday we ran errands, then went to Pflugerville to look at a neighborhood we love.  Bella even got to run the bases at their mini baseball field!  We then went home and grilled salmon & asparagus & just had a nice quiet evening.

Sunday we went to church then headed to the water park!  Bella was unbelievably excited & we had the best time!  She even was okay when it was time to go!  We then headed to Grandma's so Bella could stay overnight and spend time with them.  Eric & I ended up having some friends over for a BBQ.  It was really fun catching up with them.

Monday we went to the mall, then looked at a few more houses before heading back.  We came back and Bella got to drive her Mustang Power Wheels around the neighborhood.  There's a nice cul-de-sac right around the corner she got to drive in for a while.  

Overall a wonderful fun weekend with family & friends!

Last weekend on our way to Deustch Pfest.

At Pflugerville HS waiting for the bus

Playing in the little river at the festival

Memorial Weekend at the water park 
My Lil Water Baby!

Happy even when it's time to leave!

Video of Bella riding her 'Stang!

She loves her car!

Look at her go!

Changing her radio station

Daddy & Bella riding home! 

Happy Memorial Day!


The End of An Era

May 27, 2011

On May 30th, the Candlelight Inn in Arlington, TX will be closing it's doors.  It opened in 1957 & I know our family has been going since the 80's.  It's a wonderful hole in the wall restaurant with great food & a good atmosphere. 

It doesn't look like much & probably only held 50 or so people at one time, but the memories of our family eating dinner there and listening to the table top jukebox that was 5 cents a song will last forever!  I wish we could have gotten up there this weekend for one last meal, but instead I will just say, "Until Next Time." (Oh wait that's Oprah!) Goodbye Candlelight... you will be missed!

Friday Photo Flashback

May 26, 2011

The BEST Day of my Life...

This is Jan. 26, 2007
Bella's Birth Day
It's the first time I met my baby girl

Oh 3 Day Weekend...

How I've missed you since January! 

This weekend we have nothing planned, but lots of ideas of fun family things... waterparks, Kung Fu Panda 2, lounging poolside while Bella splashes around with Daddy, Round Rock Express game, I could go on and on.  I don't know how many of these we will actually make, but I'm glad we've got options.  Now that the summer has officially kicked off in Texas (the high WITHOUT the heat index was 100 yesterday!) we can now start hitting the neighborhood pool.  And trust me, I need some sun!

How are you spending your Memorial Weekend?

Wordless Wednesday

May 25, 2011

Eric & I on Friday Night!

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Happy Birthday Brent!

May 24, 2011

I just wanted to wish my big brother, Brent, a very happy 40th birthday!!

I am so happy for you!  Can't wait to come visit soon & celebrate!  Love you!!

Brent & Kristen on their wedding day!

Flip Flop Wines Review

May 23, 2011

If you read my blog at all, you know how much I love to relax with a nice glass of wine.  After a tough day, or when spending some quality time with the hubby, a good wine always makes me happy.  So, when I was given the chance to review Flip Flop Wines, I was thrilled!  I had seen the wines at my local market, and was planning on trying them out.  The bottles & designs remind me of the beach & summer time, and who doesn't love that?!

The thing I love most about Flip Flop wines, is for every bottle they sell, SolesforSouls donates a pair of shoes to a child in need!! How absolutely wonderful is that?! I actually donate to SolesforSouls, so this made me so happy to know that just by buying a bottle of wine, you are helping a child!

So here's a rundown on the wines I tried:

I was given 3 Flip Flop Wines to try, the Riesling, Pinot Grigio, & Pinot Noir. 
 I am usually a sweet white wine drinker, so I had to try the Riesling 1st.  (And just to note, I tried them on different days/weekends, not all at once!) It was smooth & sweet, but not overly sweet like a lot of Rieslings.  I tried it with chicken & grilled asparagus, and it really complimented the food well. 

My husband likes dry white wines, so he was the Pinot Grigio taster.  He said he liked how crisp it tasted & said the citrus taste worked well with the wine.  Even though he's usually a beer drinker, he said he would definitely like to buy this wine again. If my husband likes a wine enough to buy, then you know it must taste good!

The Pinot Noir we tried together.  It was a much drier wine, but still had a hint of sweetness that I really liked.  We grilled steak & corn on the cob to have with it, and it was perfect with our meal. 

We enjoyed all 3 Flip Flop wines & will definitely be buying more!

To learn more about Flip Flop Wines & SolesforSouls, please click here

Disclaimer: I was given the opportunity to review Flip Flop wines & given the wine to try in order to give a review.  I was not compensated to give a postive or favorable review.  All opinions are that of My Munoz Family.

Bella's Pre-K Graduation!

On Friday, Bella graduated from Pre-K!  I was able to get off of work that morning and go to her school to see her get her "diploma".  It was super cute & all the kids sang a few songs, then went to get their diplomas.  Afterwards, they enjoyed cake & juice.  Grandma & Grandpa both were able to come as well, so Bella was super excited!  After she graduated, I took her to McDonald's for a celebratory lunch, then we spent the day just playing and relaxing together.  I loved it!

My Munoz Family

Bella with her class getting ready to sing

Singing Itsy Bitsy Spider with hand movements!

Sporting her new signed Longhorn's Cap! Thanks Debbie!!

Getting her diploma!

Thanks Grandma & Grandpa for coming!

Love my Big Girl!

Bella & Ms. Mali - We'll miss you next year!

My Little Graduate!

Reminder... Chicken Soup for the Soul Giveaway!!

May 18, 2011

Make sure you enter the giveaway for Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Mom's!! Such a great book for new moms, mommies to be, and as a present for a baby shower!  Enter today!

Wordless Wednesday

Pigtails all ready for school

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Weekend Wrap Up - Gruene, TX

May 16, 2011

Saturday after Eric got off work & I took Bella to swim class, we decided to take a day trip to Gruene, TX.  It's one of my absolute favorite little towns in Texas, and we had such a wonderful trip!  We ate at the Gristmill, which was packed with graduates & their families.  Even with the tons and tons of people, it was still so enjoyable & the food was delicious!  After lunch, we got Bella a toy at the General Store, then walked around enjoying the beautiful weather & scenery.  We decided to end our trip at The Grapevine Winery with a nice glass of wine relaxing while Bella got to run around the patio area & play.  A great enjoyable day!
My Baby Girl all Smiles!
Aren't They Absolutely Adorable?!

It was pure Heaven!

Sunday, we went to church, then headed to Eric's parents' house for lunch with them.  We got to catch up with them, and before we left, put Bella on the swing while we enjoyed the 80 degree weather.  Overall, such a wonderful weekend!

Hope everyone had a great week ahead!

Cars 2 Trailer

May 12, 2011

I don't know about your kids, but my daughter is already super excited for the new Disney Pixar's Cars 2!  And this time it's going to be in 3D!! If you want to watch the exclusive trailer on ITunes, please click here. We're huge Cars fans at our family, we usually end up watching the movie at least once a week.  Bella even likes to play as Mater when she wants anyone to laugh!  We are super excited for June 24th!

 Here's all the information on the upcoming Disney Pixar's Cars 2!

Genre: Animation/Comedy/Adventure
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release Date: June 24, 2011
Voice Talent: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Jason Isaacs, Joe Mantegna, Peter Jacobson, Thomas Kretschmann, Guido Quaroni, Lloyd Sherr, Paul Dooley, John Ratzenberger, Jenifer Lewis, Michael Wallis, Katherine Helmond, John Turturro, Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Izzard, Bruce Campbell, Michel Michelis, Jeff Gordon, Darrell Waltrip, Lewis Hamilton, David Hobbs
Director: John Lasseter
Co-Director: Brad Lewis
Producer: Denise Ream
Story By: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis and Dan Fogelman
Screenplay By: Ben Queen
Composer: Michael Giacchino

I am pretty sure Bella's not the only one in the Munoz household that is excited for Cars 2! 
It looks like June 24th is set for us!
Enjoy the trailer!

Disclaimer: I am a Walt Disney Insider in association with Dreamworks Studio. I was given the opportunity to watch the trailer for Cars 2, but was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. All opinions expressed are that of My Munoz Family. 

Wordless Wednesday

May 11, 2011

Bella @ Aquatots Swim School

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May 10, 2011

 There are 2 things I am absolutely obsessed about right now! 

Fage Greek Yougart
They come in 4 different flavors (my fav is honey!) and have 0 grams of fat and around 130 calories!!

Blue Diamond Almonds with Wasabi & Soy Sauce
If you are a sushi freak like me, you will love these!  They are somewhat spicy, and very addicting!  I can eat a whole can in a day.  Nice thing about them, they are healthy! Woo-Hoo!

What's your new obsession?
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