Monday, November 29, 2021

Friday, November 26, 2021

It’s all about balance…

Yesterday I ate to much buuuuuuuuuuuut I made up for it today with some hardcore excercising at my FAVORITE GYM TO EXCERCISE at…
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1vb66iDQPZouTwrj7Ph2rmL00ybK3JJ0C
THE MAAAAAAALLLLL!!!! πŸ› 
I’ve been burning πŸ”₯ calories today doing the hardcore shopping routine!!!! My legs are literally more tired today then after the 5k Turkey πŸ¦ƒ Trot yesterday!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™ŒπŸ½
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Raise your hand πŸ™‹‍♀️ if you’re also a hardcore mall exceecuser?????

Belated greetings!!!

Happy Day after Thanksgiving!!!! I’m thankful I only gained 4 pounds yesterday!!!!πŸ™ŒπŸ½ #backOnTrackTodayhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=10cFC-wVP9zQwrHQkZnxf6bW3A5XNfRrL

I struggled in my mind about just taking one more day this morning, buuuuuuut I was good!!!!πŸ˜…πŸ˜‡ I was liiiiiiike buuuuuuuuut I only had a teeny half of a half of a Turkey πŸ¦ƒ sandwich πŸ₯ͺ last night… I looooooove Turkey sandwiches!!!! Then God inspired me with this idea πŸ’‘ for a KETO TURKEY SANDWICH!!!

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1EwrFILEwBGzcLJ6X9Dihg7A06CHQN29x
You guys, I’m going to share this recipe with you all!!!
2 slices of cheddar cheese
Mayo
Turkey
Ground pepper 
Lay out the cheese, spread Mayo on both sides, warmed Turkey on top one slice, then put the other slice of Turkey on top!!!! Bomb πŸ’£ soooooooooooooo gooooooooood!!!!!
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Yes Lord, YEEEEEESSSS

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

If this is your kids…

RAISE YOUR HAND πŸ™‹‍♀️!!!!
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1qKl9KIznrEo5w2qwc3fHBnoX_dNMY6Is
This is sooooook my brother John’s kids!!! Bahahahahaaa!!!! Neverrrrr us five growing up!!!!! Ahahahahahahahaaaaa!!!!

Truth!!!

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1VNmzE6wpSblGJEpfOOrCGtIvKbkgc2RV
Raise your hand πŸ™‹‍♂️ πŸ™‹‍♀️ if your bringing the ice 🧊!!! Ahahahahahahahahaaaaa!!! I’m NOT!!!;)

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Nailed it!!! Annnnnnnnd the winner πŸ₯‡

For the special turkey πŸ¦ƒ goes too
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1HN-3F9iBRwlTrIYzziLpa9ug703poFEj
ME!!!! Aka: Mar Bear 🐻 

Nailed it!!! Annnnnnnnd the winner πŸ₯‡

For the special turkey πŸ¦ƒ goes too
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1HN-3F9iBRwlTrIYzziLpa9ug703poFEj
ME!!!! Aka: Mar Bear 🐻 

Friday, November 19, 2021

Keto update!!!!

Soooooo guess what you guys???? Remember how i told you all HERE that I was going to TRY keto diet for two weeks??? WEEEEEEEEEELLLLLL today marks exactly two weeks on keto annnnnnd GUESS WHAT???? I'm loooooooooovin it!!!! 
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 I decided I'm NOT going to stick to keto on Thanksgiving, i'm just NOT feeling THAT DEDICATED!!!! Plus I'm making these rolls and these potatoes on Thanksgiving-ive been dying to try these two recipes, there all the rage on Pinterest AND DELISH!!!
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 ANYWAYZ, 
I'm down 10ish pounds!!! I say 10ish because it's a little bit more than 9 buuuuuuuut less than 10 still!!! hAHAHAAAA!!! Literally THE EASIEST diet everrrrr!!! like I can do this for a really long time!!!!

 I MEAN, if I can eat IN N OUT and still lose weight...
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1Q8sMYahYmQ2O5zIN_jfUFBCPUcBlCKtm
THEN PRAISE THE LORD!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

PINE NUT WARNING!!!

Soooooooo I told you all that I would tell you what I was doing with my basil plant in another post, WEEEEEEEEELLLL this is THAT POST!!!! Soooooooo because of the basil plant, I almost burntπŸ”₯ down the kitchen cooking!!!
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Here's the story, 

I just wanted to make pesto...it's sooooooooo easy to make...buuuuuut I read that IF you toast the pine nuts till their browned, the pesto is EVEN BETTER!!! Weeeeeelllllll...I really wanted to make my pesto THE BEST THING EVERRRRR...soooooooooo I put them in the oven to toast...
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 I was toasting pine nuts in the oven to make make homemade pesto cuz I have a basil 🌿 plant, and I went back to talk to Theresa for like ONE MINUTE...it was for her to try my keto peppermint coffee-which you would've thought I had given her POISON the way she sipped it... and MJ yelled from the kitchen, 'whatever your cooking is burning!" so I ran to the kitchen cuz I’m lik,e oh maaaaaannn... pine nuts are soooooooo expensive...this is gonna be such a waste if they're too dark...buuuuuuuuut when I got there I could see flames πŸ”₯ in the oven and I opened the oven and the flames started jumping out, at this point, everything broke out into complete chaos!!!!
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 All the fire alarms in the house went off, the kids ran outside screaming, the dog starts howling and me...I'm just RUNNING AROUND SCREAMING WHAT DO WE DO??? Someone CALL THE PARAMEDICS!!! CALL THE PARAMEDICS!!! (Yes, i said paradmedics!!! BAHAHAAA!!!) 😱 buuuuuuut THANKFULLY, my sister was there!!! T said GET WATER!!!πŸ’¦ (I was like, Oooooh yeah WATER!!!)
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and we started throwing water on it and it went out after a bit! There was a huuuuuuuuge mess, and we were covered in soot, buuuuuuuuut NO DAMAGE and we were all FIIIIIIIIIIIINE!!!!
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Sooooooo I learned two things on Saturday1. Pine nuts go from raw to BLACK in like a minute...my brother informed me of this...and 2.I don’t do good in emergency situations! I’m liiiiiike call THE PARAMDICS!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You know in the adventures in Odyssey when Zoe and Olivia are doing the radio show and Jay starts to choke annnnnnnd Zoe instantly knows what to do buuuuuut Olivia is just running around like a chicken with it's head cut off??? Weeeeeeelllll my sister was zoe and I WAS OLIVIA!!! It was a good thing she was there!!! You know I was freaked out because there are NO PICTURES to record the event!!!!
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Weeeeeeeeeeeeellllll I know it's pretty funny and we've cracked up about it A LOT since Saturday buuuuuuuuuuuut in ALL SERIOUSNESS, I am soooooooooo thankful for God's protection!!! That is the second fire we have delt with in the last 4 months and they are FREAKY!!!  FIrst one had NOTHING to do with me...did I tell you guys about the one at our hotel room this summer???) I'm pretty scared of candles at this point!!! Buuuuuuuuut thank you Jesus for looking out for annnnnnnnnd....
IF YOU GUYS ARE COOKING PINE NUTS...
DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK FOR EVEN A SECOND...
YOU'VE BEEN WARNED BY AND EXPERT!!!! ;)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Why I TRIED gardening!!!

Sooooooooooo I recently bought some fresh basil 🌿 and mint plants! With the mint leaves i've been making some really bomb creamer for my coffee in the mornings annnnnnd with the basil...WEEEEELLLLL...that's a story for ANOTHER DAY!!!! Hee, hee!!! ;)
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So my sister was like, do you remember when you were trying to grow all your plants on the back porch? I was like KINDA...that was a REALLY LOOOOOOONG time ago!!! She's like, what made you decide to do that??? I'm like, IDK, its sooooo long ago, maybe it was just one of my phases!!! Then I"m like OH WAIT, i remember...
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It's cuz I was doing a study on the book of Proverbs!!!! My sister just looks at me and says questioningly, ANNNNNND??? I'm like, well MORE SPECIFICALLY PROVERBS 31!!! She's like, ANNNNNNNNNNNND???? I'm like, I was striving to be a Proverbs 31 woman, you know, "She planteth a vinyard..." Sooooooo I was trying to start a garden!!! ;) 
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My sister was just like WOWWWWWWWW!!! And then O says in his PREACHER voice, weeeeeeeellllllll, THIS is just getting WEIRD!!!! 

I know, I know, I knooooooooow...I'm cRaZy!!!! I just really want to be a PROVERBS 31 woman...My vineyards didn't grow to swell...soooooooo some Proverbs 31 woman just goeth to TRADER JOES for their vineyards!!!;) BAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! 

“She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.” (Proverbs 31:16)
♥Mary Francces :)

Monday, November 15, 2021

Happy Monday!!!

Heeeeeeeeeyyyy everyone!!!!
Gooooooood morning!!! 🌞
In the words of my pastor…
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1MaJpnSAEIa71vagy_EXbGNThzq1Eh0x5
BE HAPPY ANNNNNNND BE READY!!! (To see Jesus!!!)
Hope you all have a great week loving πŸ₯° Jesus!!!

Friday, November 12, 2021

Pumpkin Spice Muffin War!!!

Soooooooo before I started Keto, well actually, I think πŸ€” this was back in the beginning of September or maybe even August still, I challenged my brother's HERE to a muffin war!!!
DD OR STARBUCKS???

Test which pumpkin πŸŽƒ spice muffin is better… Dunkin’ Donuts 🍩 OR Starbucks ☕️???
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Trying Dunkin’!!!                     Trying Starbucks l!!!
Annnnnnnd the winnerπŸ₯‡ is…
Okaaaaaaaay which one do you think I picked??? 
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Believe it or not, 
I PICKED DUNKIN DONUTS 🍩!!!
While I thought the pumpkin πŸŽƒ spice flavor was equal in both, DD was sooooooo soft and FLUFFY!!!! And bigger annnnnnd prettier!!!! Ooooooh annnnnd CHEAPER!!!
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Now my sister, O and Abe and Grace chose Starbucks !!!! One ☝️ of my brothers said when they got their DD it was dried out, which is what is sooooooooo annoying to me, aside from having the world’s worst donuts 🍩, they just aren’t consistent with something that is good, ALWAYS tasting good!!! Buuuuuuuuut the one I got was good!!!! 
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This is what my brothers thought πŸ’­ HERE!!!! Now I challenge you to join the pumpkin πŸŽƒ spice war!!!! Tell me what you think!!!! Maryfranceswriting@gmail.com
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Things i can't cook without!!!

I wanted to share with you all my basic cooking essentials!!! This is NOT baking, we’ll do that another time!!! Soooooo let’s go…
1. Garlic πŸ§„ 
2. Onions πŸ§… 
3. Bell peppers 🌢 
4. Crushed red pepper
5. Canned diced tomatoes 
6. Tomato paste
7. Tomato πŸ… sauce
8. Ketchup
9. Montreal steak seasoning
10. Spices and seasonings in general 
DO NOT TOUCH MY SPICES- you’ve been warned and nooooooo you can’t have too many!!!!
11. Sweet and spicy jalapeΓ±os
12. Seasoned rice vinegar 
13. Olive oil
14. Parmesan cheese
15. Cheeses in general 
16. BUTTER
 * take note πŸ“ All good things START with garlic πŸ§„ and END with butter 🧈!!! Can I get an AMEN?!?
πŸ’—Mary :)
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P.S. what can you not cook without???

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Proud Auntie Moment!!!

Soooooooo this past Sunday, in Sunday School, we had a trivia question for the kids, we were dividing the kids up too two different age groups, 9 and up and 8 and under got an easier question. well O is 10 now soooooo he's in the older kid's group!!! So I told my sister, well is that fair for him to get a harder question...I mean...I adore the kid and I'm just thinking liiiiiike weeeeelll ya know he's special needs etc...I'm always looking out for the underdog right??? I mean mind you, the kid is SUPERRRR smart, like literally he really is....buuuuut STILL!!! 
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My sister just says: well he's 10 sooooo he's with the big kids!!!! Sooooo we give the question: What is the first book of the Bible to be written??? And we told the kids we'll give you a hint, it's NOT GENESIS!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeelllll GUESS WHO WAS THE ONLY KID THAT KNEW????
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YES, ODIN!!! 
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Without even hesitating he jumped up and yelled, "JOB!!!" 
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I was literally soooooooooo shocked AND proud!!! Me and my sister were laughing sooooo hard too!!!! I was like I m liiiiike the proudest aunt everrrrrr!!!! he said he KNEW it cuz he heard it in the Monday night Bible study-EVEN THOUGH he's in the other room playing!!!!
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MORAL of this post is TEACH BIBLE STUDIES in your home!!!! Woop, woop!!!!

Monday, November 8, 2021

Happy Monday!!!

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1y3r6O3PCJqVECyOegZnihWAoEnZj7bw5
Just when I think πŸ€” we’re done with the 90’s for the year, ANOTHER 90-day happens!!! It’s soooooo DUMB!!! I have SOOOOOO MANY FALL SWEATERS waiting for me to wear them!!!! I actually feel bad for them because they want me to wear them so badly… soooooo pray for my sweaters!!! Bahahahahaaa 

Have a happy fall week and if your in your state freezing… don’t complain!!! There’s a girl in AZ that’s jelly of you!!!! (:

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Guess what?!?!?!!?

Soooooooooo you guys, I'm officially working on the next story in my kid's book series....I mean, NO you won't be seeing the finished copy for a WHILE, buuuuuuuuuuut, I figured it's better to get started! I actually have a list with 15 ideas written out and outlined from the New Testament buuuuuuuut now I'm officially writing the next book!!! I figure book #2 will actually go a lot quicker because I'll know better about the process and how to proceed with things! (IF ONLY the business aspect of publishing a book was as EASY as the writing part-UGH!!!)
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AnywayZ, wanna guess what THE NEXT story is going to be about??? This one is from Acts 8!!! First person to guess and tell me will get a free copy whenever it's published!!! (You disqualify if ive discussed this story idea with you or if someone has already told you!!! Hee, hee!;) Maryfranceswriting@gmail.com 


♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, November 5, 2021

Weight Loss Goals!!!

Sooooooo I wanna lose 26 pounds by the end of the year!!! My weight loss coach...YES...I have a weight loss coach...BAHAHAHAHAAA...anywayz she wants me to lose 40...which I'm all for buuuuuuuuuut lets also be real...THE HOLIDAYS!!! I mean, I'm jus sayin!!!! 
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Although, it all depends on HOW motivated I am, liiiiiiike I ACTUALLY stuck to low carb on my birthday...buuuuuuuut idk if ill ACTUALLY do that for Thanksgiving annnnnnnnnd CHRISTMAS!!! I mean really HOW can we celebrate the birth of Jesus without carbs??? EVEN HE ATE BREAD!!!!
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And my brother wants me to do keto with him and I just wanna do low carb-high protien lifestyle----buuuut i've been eating to much sugar soooooo I gotta cut that out again----I'm just NOT sure about the whole HIGH FAT thing, I'm liiiiiike what about HIGH protien with fat and veggies---I'm not like drinking oil or anything crazy...bahahahaaa...buuuuuuuut I said I'll TRY IT for two weeks and if I'm NOT down a TON of weight I'm eating an apple!!!! Buuuuuut just so  you know I'm NOT EATING PORK RINDS!!!! That's soooooooo DISGUSTING!!!! He's like they actually don't taste bad!!! I'm like I don't care HOW they taste...I can't eat pigs skin....I just can't!!! Annnnnd my brother is trying to convince me that the fat on like steak and stuff is SOOOOOOOOOO good!!! I'm like NO ITS SICK!!! I don't like the way it feels in my mouth and I'm NOT eating it!!! My fat of choice is BUTTER...thank you very much!!! 
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 Also, I had read these reviews about some keto premade foods, like these keto cups that are suposed to be chocolate candy...OMW those things are literally disgusting...DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!! and then this like this soup broth that the lady said was sooooooooo amazzzzzing...duuuuuuude it was also sooooo GROSS!!! Buuuuuuut not as nasty as the keto cups...I was literally gagging for those!!!! My brother was like, don't buy premade keto food, your a good cook, just cook  your own stuff!!! I was like TRUE!!! I mean, unless it's a twinkie, premade food is usually pretty gross anyways weather it's keto or not- frozen and packaged meals are all the same!!!!

....soooooo Soooooooo basically I'm just doing the diet that works for me, buuuuuut without any apples or fruit!!πŸ™„ I started today...I'll let you guys know how it's going next Friday!!!! If you've had success on keto or have any tips or GOOD RECIPES or good websites, hit me up maryfranceswriting@gmail.com or text me if you have my number!!! 
Keto taco-isn't it cuuuuuute????

I mean I'm gonna have to say, it was a pretty bomb lunch----maaaaaaannn i'm good!!!


♥Mary Frances :)

August 2021!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeellll you guys, we're ;up to August now!!!!

My comfy bed!!!!
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Bible Study time!!!
I found my 5k medals, I had been FREAKING out cuz i couldn't find them!!!


A game I want...I have and want all these games buuuuuut no one to play with!!! LOL




Good Morning toast from daily drip!!!! You guys gotta try this place!!!

I told them to SURPRISE me with a picture...
Isn't that soooooooo CUUUUUUTE????

Tiramusu...soooooooo that's like my FAVORITE dessert buuuuuut I can neverrrr eat it cuz ya know its at night when they usually serve dessert...sooooooooo I got it for breakfast at Daily Drip....BOMB!!!






My bed...isn't it sooooooooo COZY???
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Thursday, November 4, 2021

Heritage 2021!!!

Heritage- FINALLY GUYS!!! Sooooo these pics all uploaded SUPERRRR HUGE and I can't seem to get them smaller sooooooooo I guess just ENJOY!!!
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Soooooooo I met this girl Sophia, at the airport-she's really cool and nice and beaufiful and once we got to talking we're friends with all the same people- i was liiiiiiike OH I LOOOOOVE CHERIE!!! 
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=10g3TM34F-nCpMKB98SAWfl-n24v1BhhEhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1OmUbxJuBS_23owOZ99ucUPoDvPgWnXaM
aNNNNNNNND LOOK WHOSE HERE NOW...VIVIAN!!! 
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=12joc4wlapcdFgK9cg9NRd3zxvxe5mTYW
You know what's soooooo crazy is that Heritage is soooooo huge, it was easier to socialize and find your friends at the airport than at the actual conference...NO JOKE!!! lol 
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1xTv7Zl0qaJkpPINRxRnLAfFrqwp6XOZu
Aileen-my travel partner!!!
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Our gang-guess which suitcase was mine??? ;)
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1_QX4KNclwfi9OOzxjX0UvEY8OnqzZKuB
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Soooooooooooooo Keri made the mistake when she did the car rental that I was going to be the driver and i was liiiiiiike, NOOOOOO.... I can't do this... I don't know this city....I was FREAKING OUT...and her car of choice was HUGE- I don't like driving big cars my sister's mini van is too big for me annnnnd this thing was like a SEMI-TRUCK-I think it was for off -roading!!!! I almost crashed on the way out of the car rental!!!! I was liiiiiike, I'm sorry Keri, I know they said your legally to young BUUUUUUUT YOU ARE DRIVING THIS THING THIS WEEK...I.Can't. I just CANNNNNNNNNNNT!!!! We will just have to pray that God protects us admidst this illegal activity-it's either that or we risk death to and from church EVERYDAY!!! Soooo she drove!!! LOL 
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1wCuaaQv1koBrUZIRhm9I7Xkqd_GglL2A
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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Sweet 38!!!

Weeeeeelllll guys i'm sttill trying to catch up on all the events from July...I have a library membership now soooooo i'll be having more access to the internet...I can blog from my phone, it's just harder to upload a ton of pics and write a lot at one time...anywayz, soooooo long as I dn't get kicked out of here...the guy two computers away from me just tattled to the security guard that my mask was down!!! πŸ™„ First of all, we're 6 feet away from each other, there are plastic walls in between each computer annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd my mask is literally sooooooo thin I don't see HOW it could make  a difference!!!! πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ YESSSSSS I said security guard...theres ACTUALLY A SECURITY GUARD in this joint!!! I'm liiiiiiike this is PARADISE VALLEY NOT LA OR  even GLENDALE!!!! Bahahahahahahahaaaaaaa!!!

ANYWAYZ,
Back to July 18th!!! In case you didn't know, I'm 38 now...and MJ is 19...we still have the same birthday...HAHA!!!

We started our morning off with getting birthday freebies from Starbucks, Coffee Bean and like  a MILLION AN ONE DUTCH BROS!!! A lot of them couldn't believe we both had the same birthday and then we'd show our ID...One guy; apparently missed our birth  years and was liiiiiiiiiiiiiike NOOOOOO WAAAAAAY...Soooooo are you liiiiiike TWINS???? Yeah bro....IDENTICAL TWINS!!! bahAHAHAHAAAA!!!
all our FREE DRINKS!!!!

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Btw: I was sooooooooooo IN LOOOOOOVE with my outfit!!!! The shawl and purse was from MY FAVORITE STORE.... ANTHROPOLOGY!!!!
I kindly enlarged my picture for you all to better view my outfit...YOUR WELCOME!!! ;)
You can't see the purse well buuuuut it has all these seashells on it...I thought it was very Asian looking and my sister in law said it totally looked like something from the PHILIPINES!!!!
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Okaaaaaaaaaaaaay sooooo the rest of these pics are completely out of order!!!! Buuuuuut do enjoy!!! (:

Monday, November 1, 2021

Happy Monday!!!!

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1i-Um1qGkQIjmz__80IzEWfidZdrZBe8E
This is a song 🎢 our house 🏠 can sing 🎀!!!!