Showing posts from 2019

Nintendo Family Fun at San Diego Comic Con

It was a #NintendoFamilyFun night at the @marriottmarquissd for #sdcc2019 πŸ„⭐

We got to preview few new games, toys, and sweets!

Check it out this weekend, no need for Comic Con badge!

Nice hanging out with @lorasaysso and fam!

#sponsored @nintendo

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Lysabeth Luansing-Garcia (@lovelylysa) on Jul 17, 2019 at 8:47pm PDT

Jump, Crawl, and Climb at Uptown Jungle

It’s that time of the year again! Summertime! 
I’m always looking for new places to take the kids to keep them busy and entertained.

Today we were able to check out Uptown Jungle in near by city Santee. Uptown Jungle is a multi-level trampoline park. The fun includes a kid's playground with play structure mazes, climbing walls, and warrior courses all designed to be climbed on, raced through, hung from, slid down, zipped across, jumped over and explored! I couldn’t keep up with my boys!

The air conditioned facility is designed specifically for children and adults to play together, and a tot area for children under 5. My favorite part was the separate adult area complete with leather furniture, flat screen T.V.'s, wifi, and massage chairs. Yes, massage chairs!

Thank goodness there’s a snack bar bar because my kids totally worked up an appetite and needed some “fuel” to keep playing.

Check out our fun here:

After chatting with general manager Ricky, I learned that Uptown Jungle…

#ToyStory4 Thumbs Up for a Great Ending

Pixar, you've done it again! I laughed and I cried along with my boys, hubby included. 
We loved Toy Story 4. We hope you will too! 
Here's our review, straight out of the theater:

#ToyStory4 in theaters June 21
Disclaimer: We received complimentary press passes in exchange for this blog post and social media shares. All opinions are mine. 

Make Your Voice Heard

This speech has been on my mind the last few days because the work of school counseling is mentioned. It hits really close to home because the counselor mentioned is a dear colleague of mine. I’ve worked with her since our early start as educators in the late 1990’s.

I’m going to put my thoughts here. Not sure if it will make much sense. I felt the need to put my thoughts into the WWW to balance the comments on this viral story.

What this student says about my colleague, is something any of my students could also say about me. True or not, I could also be put on blast for “not being in my office” or “not returning phone calls”, along with a long list of other reasons why a student or parent may say I’m lacking in my skill as a school counselor. It’s a frightening, and somewhat sad, to know someone’s opinion of me could be broadcast like this - especially if it’s filled with half-truths, exaggerations, and taken out of context.

Yes, I’m not in my office all the time. In addition to me…

Love this mural on the side of our school's band room 🎡🎢 "In our hearts, SUHi lives" the last words of our alma mater πŸ‘Ή Being an alumnus makes working here extra special ❤️


Ready for summer break from work to take time to reflect on how to tear down those walls! πŸ€”


Feeding America with Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Around this time every year, I’m chasing seniors who have not yet completed their community service hours required for graduation. Although they’ve been advised to start their hours early in high school with a particular type of service they have a passion in, many delay and wait for the last minute.

Now that my boys are older, I thought it was a good time to start getting involved in some kind of community service together as a family. I want our boys to learn the gift of charity and service. I hope through these types of activities, they find gratitude in the good gifts the Lord has blessed them with in their lives and to help share those gifts with others.

I looked into working with Feeding America to help volunteer in their warehouse, but the age requirement was still a bit older than the ages of my boys now.

Thankfully, we attended the Ministry Fair at our parish, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, here in San Diego. We came across the Feeding Families Ministry that works with Feeding Ame…

Do You Love Me?


Avengers: Endgame - Hold on to your hats true believers!

“Marvel is a cornucopia of fantasy, a wild idea, a swashbuckling attitude, an escape from the humdrum and the prosaic. It's a serendipitous feast for the mind, the eye, the imagination, a literate celebration of unbridled creativity, coupled with a touch of rebellion and an insolent desire to spit in the eye of the dragon.”

― Stan Lee, Excelsior!: The Amazing Life of Stan Lee
Avengers: Endgame brings to close the Infinity War saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 11 years of blockbuster movies have lead to this climax. With a running time of 3 hours and 1 minute it takes you through all the feels built over the 21{!!!) movies preceding it.

There are multiple callbacks to the earlier films. It's not fair to call them Easter eggs as comic book fans who grew up on the storylines know that one issue may reference the events in another. The movies in a way do the same thing, especially in the end credits. (sorry if you don't stay for the end credits.  If you don't, y…

Happy Easter from The Garcia Family (and Father Anthony 😊) πŸ™πŸ•―️

via Instagram

Brothers and sisters: Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough? Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough,  inasmuch as you are unleavened. For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us celebrate the feast,  not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness,  but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

1 Corinthians 5:6-8

#Easter2019 #triduum

Notre-Dame πŸ’”

via Instagram

Our hearts are with Paris and the community of the Notre Dame. We are blessed to have visited and shared prayer in this beautiful and blessed cathedral.

Tandem Bike Ride Along San Diego's Embarcadero

Beautiful day for a bike ride here in San Diego!

We've walked by Fun Wheel Rentals dozens of times during our walks on the Embarcadero and have always planned on doing the tandem bike ride sometime.

We woke up this morning and realized it was a beautiful day but we didn't have any plans. So today was the day to do the tandem bike ride!

The tandem bike ride was a good idea at first until we realized our short legs couldn't reach the pedals. Daddy had to do most the work! We love you hubby!

Once Daddy and I got off, the boys had a much easier time pedalling! Ha!

The Embarcadero is one of our favorite spots to go on a walk. We start at Embarcadero south, behind the convention center. There is metered taking near the fishing pier. Then we walk along the boardwalk that takes you behind the convention center and the Marriott Marquis. If you continue walking you'll walk through Seaport Village and walk by the USS Midway, and Broadway Pier. We usually stop at the Waterfront Pa…

Cirque du Soleil's Volta in San Diego

Thanks to my friend Joyce for being my date for Cirque du Soleil's opening night of Volta in San Diego.

It was awesome!

The show will be running in San Diego until May 4. Don't miss it!

For more info visit:

Star Wars Baby Shower

It was an honor to co-host a baby shower for my college friend and Godmother to my son.

I am so excited for her to become a mom!
We had a really fun time putting together this Star Wars themed baby shower for our derar for our dear friend.

Weekend in Big Bear, California

Happy Saint Patrick's Day πŸ€πŸ’š


#TacoTuesday at Work

Focus on the good 😊


To all my sister QUEENS πŸ‘‘ GREATNESS is YOU ♥️ Mothers, daughters, sisters - let's raise each other up everyday πŸ€— #internationalwomensday


Stella Jean's Ice Cream - San Diego

via Instagram Look cute she said. Then we just started laughing, the kind if laugh that makes you want to pee 🀣 Always a fun time with my Pinsan @kickitwitchin 🍨🍧

Happy Presidents Day

via Instagram Happy Presidents Day! Let's get ready for 2020! Are you registered to vote? #presidentsday

God's Gifts

via Instagram Thank you God for another year filled with abundant blessings ♥️ #HappyBirthdayToMe #godisgoodallthetime

Birthday Self Care at Yu Spa San Diego

via Instagram My birthday treat from my boys was a spa day πŸ’† My first time at a Korean jimjilbang was AMAZING! I even tried the Yoni Steam 🀯 Thank you @djericho @jelogarcia2008 @djgarciasays 😍 #HappyWifeHappyLife #HappyBirthdayToMe #YuSpa #jimjilbang

Grace of God

via Instagram God blesses abundantly πŸ’œ His grace is sprinkled in little moments all day, everyday. This weekend was filled with God's grace by surrounding our family with a life of love ♥️ Wishing you sprinkles of His graces this week! #godisgoodallthetime

Saturday: Beast Mode

via Instagram Phew! Exhale, it's the weekend! Have a great one friends! #momlife #workingmom

Wake Up With Determination

via Instagram I woke up with an intention to do good things today 😁 God blessed me with the thoughts, words, and drive - it was "extra" today 😊 Thanks be ♥️ #wellnesswednesday