Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Night Out

These photos were taken almost 3 years ago back in California. Hubby's previous company is kind enough to host an annual date night for all the employees. It's a night to socialize with everybody. Great food and wine, awesome entertainment, and party all night long!
I always love going to this kind of event. Speaking of which, hubby and I are going to USAAs annual party this coming Saturday. I'm so excited because it's our first. 

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The Rattler

Would you dare to ride this 65mph thrilling ride for 3 minutes? I bet some of you would. Hubby went on this ride a couple of times during USAA's company picnic.
This coaster spits poison. Rattle your central nervous system with toxic spills and
heart-stopping thrills for which there is no known antidote. (And don't mind that clickety-clack sound. It's just the Rattler saying, "Watch out.")

Snake through nearly a mile of high-speed twists and turns
Experience the pulse-pounding terror of an old-school wooden coaster
Turn a mind-numbing double helix off the sheer face of the canyon cliff

Prom Dresses

If you are to ask someone what their fondest memory of high school is, they are most likely to mention their prom night. Prom night is something that every student looks forward to. They spend weeks preparing for the event and they make sure that they attend to every detail to make sure that the night goes well for them and their friends. Buying prom dresses has been a tradition for some, making sure that they have their closest friends with them to make sure that they are buying the right dress.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Do you know how to play RISK? Risk is one of the most played board games in the Dias family specially during family gatherings like easter, thanksgiving, and christmas. Honestly, I'm not really good at this!
After we had our Thanksgiving dinner, we all played Risk except Akesha. I was expecting to get kicked out first, but hubby made a wrong moved and he's out of the game. Later on, I decided to let hubby take over my set because I got tired of doing my turns and I was running out of!
Risk is by far the hardest board game I've ever played in my! Risk isn't the most complex game in the world, but knowing some basic strategies will help you win more than your fair share of games.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2009

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Just a quick update before we feast our Thanksgiving desserts....pies!

This photo was taken 2 years ago back in California. With me is my 2 sister-in-laws (Mexican & Nicaraguan) and my pretty niece Clara. We roasted a pretty huge 35-pound turkey. I actually miss celebrating holidays with the Dias family, too bad we don't live there anymore.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Scooby - Doo

"Hi Scooby, can I take a picture with you?"
"Heck yah!"
Hahahahaha! Hubby and I were laughing out loud when Scooby-Doo scooped Akesha into his arms and swung her all over the!

Custom Shipping Labels and More!

Investing in the right tools and equipments for your business not only allows your business to function as it should but it also creates a good impression on your clients because they can see that you are really serious about providing only the best products or services. Custom Shipping Labels, when used by your company, can help create a more professional image for your company. Your clients will see that you are investing in the right tools to provide a better service. Easy Order Shipping Labels are now being offered online to provide companies access to a customized shipping label that they can use on their products. These labels can be made in the design, colors and style. They can also be made in different materials depending on the needs of the company and on the kind of products where they will be placed. They are used to provide all the vital information about the product.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Maverick Label Decals

Businesses and entrepreneurs have found a new form of effective advertising through the use of custom stickers. Customs stickers that bear their company’s logo have paved the way for easier brand recognition. Most companies give away stickers to clients as part of their marketing campaign. They can be made in various designs and sizes depending on the company’s preferences. The marketing opportunities that community events and trade shows offer are now widely recognized by product manufacturers and distributors. A bumper sticker with your brand name and product information can be an effective advertising on the go. It will allow your company to reach a wider market. Your company will surely benefit from the fact that your stickers are exposed to as many potential clients as possible. Maverick Label decals and customized stickers can be used in your store to attract more customers. No more boring signs on your windows and doors. They can provide a more unique look to your business establishment. Customers are more inclined to go inside a business establishment that bears an innovative and unique design.
You can find affordable label decals at They offer custom window decals for inside or outside glass applications. For more details, you should check out their website today.

Peel Off Labels

Peel Off Labels have been effective tools in product labelling. Manufacturers use them to provide all the necessary information about the products. A product that is being shipped to a customer can be easily identified through the information provided in the label. Labels on papers are primarily used in food products. Those that are made in plastic are primarily used in products that may be exposed to different elements since plastic is more resistant to environment effects than paper. They can be peeled off and attached to another business form after shipping. These labels are made from durable materials and can be designed according to the specific requirements of the product manufacturers. The paper labels can be made from matte, glossy or special paper. These plastic labels are made to withstand the different temperatures that they can be exposed to. Product manufacturers are assured that the labels have enough adhesive so that they won’t come off easily unless they are peeled off on purpose. The many advantages that these labels offer have made them one of the most used tools by product manufacturers and distributors everywhere.
If you need a custom printed, roll, fanfold, sheet, digital and stock labels, you should visit Maverick Label  today. So what are you waiting for?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Taz's Tornado

This swing ride is fun for kids and parents. Hubby and Akesha went on Taz's Tornado ride at Fiesta Texas last weekend.
Kids will love swinging fast and wild from this giant Tasmanian Devil's multiple brown arms. No height min. w/adult, 42" min. to ride alone. No infants. Adults must be accompanied by a child under 54".

Saturday, November 19, 2011

RV Repair

Those who have their own RV know how costly rv repair can be. If they regularly use their RV, it is important that their vehicle is always in excellent condition. Being a member of an organization of RV owners can be very beneficial since you have a network of people that can assist you in things that are related to RV care and maintenance. They can also show you where you can buy authentic rv parts at a much lower price.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

No Internet Connection

Just a quick update via cellphone.
I'm hoping to get our internet connection back tomorrow.We had a power outage today,plus our cable and internet got affected by lightning and heavy rains.I'm glad the power came back this afternoon.

Thanks for the visit!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas Tree 2010

With Thanksgiving just a few days away and Christmas just around the corner, I am sure everyone is busy scurrying around getting ready for the Holidays. Is your Christmas tree ready yet? Ours is not set up yet, I've just pulled out my Christmas decorations the other day. My daughter is super excited to help me decorate the tree.
This photo was taken last December 2010. Our theme last year was blue and silver/white. And for this year, I think I have to go with gold and red.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Quotes About Patience

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.” — Saint Francis de Sales

Daughter waited patiently for her turn. The QUEUE was long but it was worth the wait! Photo was taken during USAA's Culturefest.

“Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience.” Unknown

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Apple Store Coupons

The coming Christmas season is the perfect time to buy the latest gadget as a gift to a loved one that deserves a special Christmas gift. You can even buy on for yourself as a reward for working hard all year. If you want to save from all your purchases this Christmas, consider using coupons such as apple store coupons. You can visit the apple store online and make your purchases by using the coupons and you will be able to get the latest gadgets at a much lower price.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lakota Warriors

These guys are Lakota warriors. The Lakota are a Native American Indian people of western South Dakota.
That's how they dress on a regular basis.
A welcome site at love creek orchards. Photos and video were taken during our visit to Love Creek Orchards, Bandera, Texas.
Watch them perform. Here's a short clip of their battle dance.

Friday, November 4, 2011


According to an article I read somewhere that says "Dirty pigs are healthy pigs." Is it true? I really don't know  much about pigs. So I have no!
Photo was taken at South Texas Maize Farm

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mauritius – The Tropical Haven

Any plans for your next vacation trip yet? If you want to escape to a tropical haven, Mauritius is the best place for you. Have you ever been to Mauritius before? Mauritius is known to be the most popular tourist destinations from across the world. I've always heard how lovely this island is.
photo not mine
How can you not fall in love with this place?

Do you know that the best time to get mauritus holidays deal is during off peak seasons? Trust me, things will become so easy and cheap that you can take holidays to a very interesting destinations around the world. So what are you waiting for? Start hunting for cheap holiday deals now!

Autumn Leaves

Oh, how I miss autumn leaves and fall colors.
These photos were taken when we used to live in California. 

It's fun watching the colorful leaves fall, but not in your backyard. Trust me, it's a big mess. Raking up the autumn leaves is too much to!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Planning Next Year's Vacation

I got a great news from my husband the other day. He told me that maybe we can take a long vacation next year and use his 3 weeks saved PTO. I really would like to go to Italy. Hopefully our plan next year will push through. I'm so excited and can't wait to find deals on All Inclusive Holidays online. All inclusive holidays can be very cost effective, with all food and drink, hotel activities and even entertainment already paid for from the minute you arrive until you leave. That's one thing I like about All inclusive holidays and deals.

Painted Pumpkin

Weeks ago we went out of town and drove almost 2 hours to get to Love Creek Orchards.

This place has plenty of activities, they have a story time area, the bat cave, train ride, the hay ride around the orchard, an arts and crafts tent, pony ride area, a hay maze, a scare crow dress up corner, and a paint your pumpkin area. There's snacks and food sold too but its cash only and it's really not worth the price.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Goliath Roller Coaster Ride

Would you dare to ride this ultimate inverted coaster? I dare you! Hubby went on this ride a couple of times during his company's family picnic.
Photo was taken at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Blue Monday & Mellow Yellow Monday

Info about this ride:
Once aboard, the bottom drops out as you soar out of the station four abreast to race at speeds of 50 mph with nothing beneath your feet but Earth
and sky.
Climb 10 stories before literally flying up and over a heart-pounding vertical loop
Feel the sensation of weightlessness as you race through a zero-gravity heartline spin
Fly head-over-heels through five inversions, including seven-story loops and two corkscrews

On another note, my friend and her family is taking a trip to UK this coming December. The whole family is excited about it. Right now, they are looking for hotel deals online.

High Efficiency Furnace

Is a high efficiency furnace worth it? I’m sure a lot of people ask the same question. My brother-in-law is using a high efficiency furnace, and according to him a high efficiency furnace can save money by reducing the expense of heating a home. He suggested that we should invest in one too. My husband is thinking about it.
If you are wondering where to find a reliable company that provides high efficiency furnaces, heat pumps, home energy & air purification, you should consider Trane company. Trane provides eco friendly home energy solutions that last. So what are you waiting for? You should visit them today for details.