Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (Defined)

A Young Adult Novel by Beatriz Fox * Coming Spring 2015 * Voiceover by Kelli Hines





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Chris Will... The Story of a Boy and Autism Unawareness by Beatriz Fox

Chris Will... The Story of a Boy and Autism Unawareness

by Beatriz Fox

Giveaway ends September 28, 2014.

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Goodreads BOOK GIVEAWAY for Chris Will - The Story of a Boy and Autism Unawareness COMING SOON!!!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Chris Will... The Story of a Boy and Autism Unawareness by Beatriz Fox

Chris Will... The Story of a Boy and Autism Unawareness

by Beatriz Fox

Giveaway ends September 28, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mila & Chris's ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge"

Today, Mila completed her Ice Bucket Challenge.  Chris also wanted to take part in this challenge.



The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an effort to bring forth awareness and donations for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) a "progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord".





Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mila Grace ❤️ Freshman 2014

Hi, everyone!  So, here's a glance at my daughter, Mila Grace's first week of High School.  Be sure to check out her fashion blog:

Chic-ipedia

http://chic-ipedia.blogspot.com



& her YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/Chicipedia



for DIY's, OOTW's, Tutorials & more! :)





Friday, August 22, 2014

The Story of a Boy - An Animated Poem (Chris Will)

"The Story of a Boy" - A poem from the book, "Chris Will - The Story of a Boy and Autism Unawareness" by Beatriz Fox



Read by Mila Grace McVay; https://www.youtube.com/user/Chicipedia

http://chic-ipedia.blogspot.com





"Chris Will" Book Trailer with Subtitles

Flashback Friday - "Chris Will" The Story of a Boy and Autism Unawareness by Beatriz Fox (Book Trailer with subtitles)



Sunday, August 17, 2014

2014 - Hawaiian Vacay

Every summer, we tend to incorporate "Disney" in our vacations; and, this year was no different! This summer's destination began with staying at Aulani - A Disney Resort, located in Ko Olina, Hawaii. We enjoyed all of the amenities that our resort had to offer, then ventured off to the JW Marriot Hotel, located in the property next to Aulani, and visited their Shark and Stingray Pond. We had an amazing time at our first luau, at Paradise Cove, which was a half day event!  We played Hawaiian games, learned to Hula, took part in arts & crafts, and had a big Hawaiian feast.  We also took a tour with E Noa where we ventured to the Dole Plantation, the North Shore and many other tourist spots.  We ate lunch at Big Wave Shrimp and tried their famous Garlic Shrimp.



In brief: For the last couple of days of our trip, we switched resorts and stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. At this resort, they had an interactive Penguin program and a variety of pools to choose from, along with a lagoon.  We took a taxi from our hotel into the city and dined at Duke's, then walked back so that we could explore the city of Honolulu.



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Thursday, August 14, 2014

9th Grade, Here I come!!!

Today, I registered my daughter, Mila for high school!  In a couple of weeks, my son will also begin the 9th grade!!  They are what is known as "Irish Twins,"  and were actually due on the same birth day! Though Chris is older, Mila skipped a grade, which is why I have two 9th graders!  Mila continues to attend a specialized School of the Arts, while Chris attends a NPS (non public school) for special needs with an emphasis on speech and language development.  They are both progressing and shining in their respective schools, and I could not be more proud of their accomplishments.



Monday, August 11, 2014

Spring 1999 LMU Magazine - Loyola Marymount University

August 10th is World Lion Day! <3 LMU Lions

Flashback from my days at LMU School of Film & TV



Saturday, August 2, 2014

TMI (Too Much Information!) Tag Questions



1. What are you wearing?  A peach shirt & blue jean shorts.
2. Ever been in love?  I thought so.  3. Ever had a terrible breakup?  It's all relative... 4. How tall are you?  5'3" & 3/4 5.  How much do you weigh?  I don't weigh myself!  6. Any tattoos?  No.   7. Any piercings?  Yes.  Two Ear and one Belly.  8. OTP? (One time pairing?  Who's your favorite fictional character?)  Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta (Sandy & Danny in "Grease.")  9. Favorite show?  Daytime: General Hospital.  Nighttime: Once Upon a Time.  10. Favorite band?  I can't think of just one. 11. Something you miss?  My grandmothers. 12. Favorite song? Depends on my mood.   13. How old are you?  43   14. Zodiac sign?  Cancer. 15. Quality you look for in a partner? Honesty.  Integrity.  Loyalty.   16. Favorite quote?  “Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. "I just wanted to be sure of you.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh.  17. Favorite actor? Robert De Niro, Anthony Hopkins...   18. Favorite color? Pink.   19. Loud music or soft?  Depends on my mood and what I'm doing.  20. Where do you go when you're sad?  The beach.  21. How long does it take you to shower?  Minimum 20 minutes.  22. How long does it take for you to get ready in the morning?  About an hour.  23. Ever been in a physical fight?  24. Turn on? Intelligence.  25. Turn off? Arrogance.  26. The reason I joined YouTube?  Initially, to post family videos. 27. Fears? Fear, itself.  28. Last thing that made you cry? I don't know. I don't like to focus on sadness.  29. Last time that you said that you loved someone? Earlier today, to my children.  30. Meaning behind your YouTube/Blogging Name? I usually use "meant2bea."  I intertwine the idea that what is meant to be (for me/"Bea") will be.  31. Last book you read? The Silent Wife.  32. The book you're currently reading. SOMEDAY, Someday, Maybe.  33. Last show you watched. General Hospital.  34. Last person you talked to. My daughter.  35. The relationship between you and the last person you texted. My daughter.  36. Favorite food. Dessert first! Then, Pad Thai.  37. Place you want to visit. Niagara Falls & all places tropical (Saint-Tropez, the Dominican Republic, Fiji, St. Maarten…)  38. Last place you were. My patio.  39. Do you have a crush? No.  40. Last time you kissed someone. Today; My kids.  41. Last time you were insulted. IDK.  42. Favorite flavor of sweet. Chocolate.  43. What instruments do you play? The piano, but not very well. I stopped lessons after getting to "Barcarolle" for the third or fourth time. 44. Favorite piece of jewelry. Belly ring. 45. Last sport you played. Does indoor spinning/cycling count?  46. Last song you sang. Fergie - Glamorous ft. Ludacris 47. Favorite chat up line? I don't use lines.  48. Have you ever used it? N/A. 49. Last time you hung out with anyone? My kids, today.  50. Who should answer these questions next? Twitter: @milagracee