7th Birthday Party for Ari ( Momimhar posted on February 13th, 2020 )

Birthday table decor.

It was a beautiful Sunday even though it was raining all day. We got to see friends and family at my friend’s house for her daughter’s 7th birthday party. The kids had a great time playing indoors.

Floral birthday cake.

There were lots of delicious food mostly cooked by my friend R. This beautiful floral birthday cake was baked by a friend, too. We were joking that it’s too beautiful to eat. My friend L, who baked this pretty cake, is taking orders but in and around Dallas area only.

Mixed fruits and sweet treats.

The grownups, as well as the young ones, had a great time catching up and played Bingo for about a couple of hours. It was a simple yet a very fun birthday celebration for Ari.

Much-Needed Heated Socks This Winter Season ( Momimhar posted on January 31st, 2020 )

Brace yourselves it’s winter time again. Snow storms, blizzard, freezing rain, icy roads…you name it. It is super cold. The winter weather is unpredictable at times. Laziness gets in the way because we know it is sometimes impossible to go out and run errands when it is freezing cold outside. We also think of comfort foods this cold season. We make all kinds of homemade soup and hot meals for our family to keep us warm.

Speaking of comfort and warm, what else can we think of to keep us warm in this wintry weather? Of course, we thought of winter clothing like coats, jackets, hoodies, thermals, and accessories (scarves, beanies, and winter socks). Wearing warm winter clothes helps keep our body warm in the winter. Though our homes are well-insulated and the heaters provide the heat we need, wearing weather appropriate clothing like thermal clothes and heated socks provides comfort in the wintertime. I mostly wear jackets and fleece pants everyday. Also, wearing winter socks around the house keeps me warm because I don’t like my feet feeling cold at all.

cozywinters.com

Staying home most of the time in the winter is boring, I know. I am also an outdoor person but in this cold weather, my motivation to do fun stuff outdoors is very low. But we need to be active to stay healthy and the freezing weather cannot stop some of us who like to have fun outdoors. Snow sledding, skiing, tubing, and riding snow mobiles are fun. To keep us from frost bites and hypothermia, winter gears and accessories are to the rescue. Cozy Winters electric socks can be worn especially when skiing, sledding, or ice tubing. These will help prevent our toes from feeling frozen in freezing temperatures. I remember one winter day years ago when I just walked outside in the snow wearing regular socks in my winter boots. My toes were numb and hurting after a few minutes of playing in the snow. I learned my lesson. I had heated socks since then.

I love winter season but not quite the freezing weather. Thanks to the warm winter products because these make our lives convenient and comfortable. Cozy Winters have them all.

K Loves Christmas Decorating Our Christmas Tree ( Momimhar posted on December 2nd, 2019 )

K loves decorating our Christmas tree.

Christmas decorating is one of our favorite things to do and it’s the time of year again to do so. As soon as we got home from the Thanksgiving Day visit with the family we helped our daddy bring all the Holiday decorations down from the attic. I bought a new Christmas tree from Target when it went on special last year. From $69.00 for a 7-foot tall tree, it went down to $25 with free shipping.

Darling daughter loves decorating our Christmas tree. I let her put some of the ornaments on the Christmas tree while I look for the special ones I kept in my closet. “Good luck,” said the hubby. 😀 Fortunately, I found it in no time. DD took a break from decorating so I took the opportunity to rearrange the ornaments and finish up trimming the tree.

Our Christmas Tree 2019.

Presenting our Christmas tree for 2019. We’re so delighted with the result. Ninety five percent of the hanging ornaments were from the previous years’. I didn’t buy any new ones this year.

Pinkie Elf is back.

This morning we saw our scout elf on the mantle. Pinkie Elf is back. Darling daughter was wondering when will Pinkie be back. She was talking about her elf during Thanksgiving Break. DD went to sleep happy.

Fall Break Vacation 2019 ( Momimhar posted on November 9th, 2019 )

Darling daughter’s Fall Break was three weeks ago. We headed to Arkansas again for a road trip. My dear husband had been wanting to go check Fayetteville, Eureka Springs, and Fort Smith. Also he wanted us to visit a few caves around there. I’m sharing a few photos from our trip.

Fayetteville

Friday

We left Texas around 5:00 P.M. Thursday afternoon, an hour after DH and I picked DD from her UIL (University Interscholastic League) tryouts after school. Driving through Oklahoma in heavy rains that evening, we arrived around midnight in Fayetteville. Gladly checking in at Holiday Inn Hotel was very quick that we were able to haul our stuff up to the room, cleaned up, and fell asleep in no time.

We woke up well-rested and ready. The temperature dropped after that rain. Looking out the window colors of the leaves are starting to change. It’s very nice to see. After breakfast, we head on to the road and drove by the University of Arkansas. Talking about someday, maybe, our darling daughter will go there for college.

Eureka Springs

On our way to Eureka Springs, we did a quick stop in Seligman, MO (took a photo at the border proof that I’ve been to Missouri) and drove up to Cassville. We stopped at a fishing area which is a part of the Roaring River State Park. It was cold. It was a nice day for fishing. ‘Gave us the idea that we should try to do fishing next year.

It was a nice drive in the country to Eureka Springs. We arrived hungry so we ate lunch at a Mexican restaurant. We checked in at Quality Inn Hotel near downtown. It’s a Victorian-style hotel. Our room was at the back facing the west with the views of the garden and the pool. The pool sure was inviting but temperature was not!

In the hotel room we were like “now what?” sort of question. What are we going to do for fun in the next few hours? The temperature has dropped to the 40s and it’s gonna get dark soon. I saw a magazine on the table and grabbed it. As I was browsing through the pages I saw this Ghost Tour ad. I asked DD if she’s interested to go. She was like “yea, that sounds interesting”. DH wasn’t sure though.

I tried buying tickets online but had no luck so I called the number on the ad. By the way, it was the Crescent Hotel who was hosting the Ghost Tour that night and over the weekend as part their Halloween event. The guy I had spoken to said tickets online was sold out, but he has a few left at the register. Because we really wanted to do it, I asked the guy if he’ll be able to hold three tickets for me and we’ll come pay at the door at 7:00 P.M.. He said he can’t guarantee the availability by then. And so the three of us immediately drove to the Crescent Hotel to pick up the reserved tickets.

We came back to the hotel an hour early. The ghost tour time was at 8:00 P.M.. The hotel’s lounge was occupied so the three of us went upstairs to look around and reached the 4th floor where the pizza parlor and bar were located. We ordered pizza and some drinks while waiting for the tour to start. The pizza took a while to serve so DH had to take it down to the car because the assembly for the tour was starting. DD, myself, and all the other guests were in the assembly room when DH came back.

The guide talked about the Crescent Hotel’s history for a few minutes then she guided us to the certain places in the hotel where paranormal activities took place according to the people who stayed in the hotel years ago. Being in a more than 130 year-old building, it felt really spooky.

The Crescent Hotel had an interesting and quite mysterious history. Click here for more details, events info, and room availability.

Saturday

Friday evening was super cold so was Saturday morning. The next thing we did after eating breakfast was head to Walmart Superstore to buy DH a jacket. Haha! It was about 35 F. We grabbed lunch at Sonic Drive-In in Berryville then moved on to our next destination.

The Saturday itinerary was to visit caves. We visited three caves: the Crystal, the Mystic, and the Cosmic caverns. Our most favorite was the Cosmic Cavern.

Crystay Cavern

Mystic Cavern

Cosmic Cavern

Eureka Springs is a neat lively little town. But it’s quite touristy for us. You know what I mean?

Sunday

We just took our time checking out Sunday morning. We ate a good breakfast so we just had a light snack bought from a convenient store along the way to Russellville.

Driving through the Ozark National Forest, it was a bit of a challenge–winding roads, ups, downs, cliffs…it was scary. But I did it. We stopped at the Buffalo River Canyon Scenic View to stretch out and rest for a few minutes. It was very beautiful and relaxing. Imagine the place at this time of the month. So colorful.

Then we moved on.

Russellville

Sunday

We arrived there near dark and checked in at Best Western Hotel. After the challenging drive through the Ozarks, DH needed some drink. You know, beer or something. He went out to ask the staff at the front desk only to find out it’s a dry county. What a bummer.

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Hello October-Fall Season Is Here ( Momimhar posted on October 9th, 2019 )

We are, I think, ready for cool weather. Yes. It has been a long summer here in Texas.

This week, cooler temperature in the mornings feels awesome. It is sweater weather for my household members especially for darling daughter. She easily gets allergies since her respiratory treatment last year. My dear husband and I are watching closely that now because we don’t want to go through that situation again.

As for the cooler weather, I need to get those long sleeves clothes, pants, sweaters, and jackets out again. Good thing they still fit. DD need new ones, though. She’s getting taller. She needs a new pair of boots because her old ones were already outgrown and the out sole was completely worn out. Her jackets still fit same with the sweaters.

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