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Random day off school the day after Mother’s Day for the boys.

With ALL 3 home, I decided we would take a trip to the new bowling alley across from ATT Park.

It was a pretty cool place with just 12 lanes and a dress code………














Of course with my high school history of MOST IMPROVED bowler back in 19_______:)

with the Mercy/ Riordan Bowling League,

I kept it real by winning BOTH games

On the way home, I could not help myself, I had to try a MoMo’s Martini












I then could not stop taking cool pictures of  THE martini













Yes, It WAS a random day off school for the boys and well their MOM……

THANK YOU Boys for the memories and FUN…...


I have NEVER been a fan of Valentines Day….

For all my LOVE for all things Hallmark, Valentines Day has always seemed too commercial.

I dread the day actually with all the fake love and overpriced flowers……..

I celebrate it most for the boys.

I LOVE when they come home with their bags of Valentines…

THAT is what makes my DAY!!!!!


Well that and these red beauties….                                                  

 It’s FUN to wear RED…..I get told it’s MY color!!!!!

















I DO like a SURPRISE of roses though……….like these from my dear friend Julie who met me for lunch and had the waitress trying to snag them

Or a favorite treat from My BFF Kristin……….she KNOWS me WELL…..

I blurred the edges because that is how I may feel after consuming













Remember THIS frame???          














THIS is the BEST I could do with 3 “Do we have to? ” boys



Off to make cupcakes for Nic’s basketball team who have one more Championship game tomorrow

I THINK I’ll use this spatula………………………                                                                                                 and maybe sip a cocktail out of this glass…………………..Hope YOU Find YOUR Valentine!!!!!!!!


The Lobre 5 LOVES to eat out!!!
Most of the BOYS Spring Break revolved around
“Where are we going to EAT?”

When it comes to Chinese food..we all CRAVE THIS place.
It is a find after work one night and we are WELL KNOWN there.
The owner just smiles as we walk in, knowing it will be a BIG order…..

STARTS like THIS......

Double Happiness that we have to order DOUBLE of.....

Raspberry Chicken YUM- O

It is HARD to share sometimes and we NEVER go with anyone but US because we are not really civilized when we eat there.

We reach across the table…..

We fight over the last piece of chicken….

We sit in the corner and talk with our mouths full…….

it is FAMILY ONLY!!!

Tonight, we celebrated Drew deciding to go to Sonoma State for a couple of years to figure out college, life and where he wants to go to LAW school.

Dinners like this, HE WILL come home for, because they are so SPECIAL and only OURS!!!

We look forward to visiting WINE country come Fall and watching Drew’s life as it unfolds…

Nic & Ryan told me tonight I am going to cry at night because I will MISS Drew so much.

It is true,


I know he will be ok because he will take with him all the lessons learned in the House of Lobre  (not the bad manners…… I hope)

He is my first-born and I will ALWAYS be SO proud of EVERY thing he does…as I am of all 3 boys.

My heart is very FULL and EXCITED.

An adventure is waiting and maybe a bottle of wine or two for visiting parents.


I give YOU permission…YOU heard me it’s OK.……

Stay in BED all day…… no one will mind……..YOU have the green light.


I was channel surfing one night ( knowing I needed to go to sleep) and landed on THE Lifetime channel with a movie called Homeless to Harvard


…… had Shauna written all over it……..I HAD to watch it……

All the commercials during the movie had a promo for


a 5 movie marathon that ran on Sunday and they invited YOU to stay in bed and watch sappy movies.

PLEASE Mother May I ??????


I need that……I need to watch all day Lifetime movies to soothe my soul……better than a day of therapy………Lifetime had all the answers…..

The boys would be fine

no one would notice………

just me, my jammies, maybe a cat or two……all set

Would anyone bring snacks? What if I had to get up? Would l I miss a major character development?

I could use this new beauty I bought from QVC and feast on pancakes and omelets WHILE watching the movies

One side does waffles, the other omelets in 4 minutes!!!!

or MAYBE a bag (or two ) of THESE  BEAUTIES
THESE don’t leave the evidence of YELLOW fingers 🙂 I found them in an aisle at Target and it has been LOVE at first sight bite EVER since.


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