Friday, July 27, 2007

> What's so poignant about this picture? Well, it shows a line of
little girls holding hands facing the immensity of ocean waves.
> Alone they might be washed away, but together they stand strong.
> Thank you each for holding my hand somewhere along the way when I
was facing a wave of my own.
> I hope you will reach for my hand when your own wave threatens.
> All of us girls..
> Old and young...
> Near and far...
> Hold special memories of good times we've shared.
> We've had our share of hard times when our friends were there to
make us feel better.
> We've shared...
> our hearts
> our time
> our secrets
> our fears
> our hopes
> and our dreams.
> Let us n ever break the chain of friends!
> If you get this twice or more, you are lucky to have more than one
> Someone will always be prettier.
> Someone will always be smarter.
> Their house will be bigger.
> They will drive a better car.
> Their children will do better in school.
> And their husband will fix more things around the house.
> So let it go, Be Happy!
> And love yourself and your circumstances.
> Think about it.
> The prettiest woman in the world can have trouble in her heart.
> And the most highly favored woman on your job may be unable to
have children.
> And the richest woman you know, she's got the car, the house, the
clothes....might be lonely.
> And the Word says if "I have not Love, I have nothing."
> So, again, love you.
> Love who you are.
> Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say
> "I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be
> I like that!
> "Winners make things happen.
> Losers let things happen"
> Be Blessed ladies and pass this on to encourage another woman.
> "To the world you might be one person,
> But to one person you just might be the world".

Thursday, July 26, 2007

My Life/ I want to be Somebody!!!!!!

I am in just one of those moods today. I want more out of my life, I want to have a purpose or at least know what my purpose is. I mean who am I really? I have no special talents, I'm just a wife and a mom. In high school I had all these big plans I was either going to be in journalism or a counselor. I started college but never finished. I hated school, I really did. Now I wish I would have finished at least I could have said I accomplished something. I would not change a thing about my kids I am thankful I have them, they are the biggest blessing, I just wish I had more for myself. I want to be somebody important. I want to make a difference, I'm just unsure how. I wish I were smarter, I feel like there is just something else I am supposed to be doing other than changing diapers all day. I realize that not everyone could do what I do, it does take a great deal of patience, but I also feel that I am not appreciated for all that I do. I am just in a funk right now, well actually it's been about a week now. I'm like that though I struggle with depression. I hate it! I'm happy one minute and crying the next. Some day's I feel so thankful for life and the next I'm asking why me?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

My Life/ How Men Think

1. Getting angry at us for not reading your mind is like getting angry at yourself for not being able to fly. It's not just futile, it's physically impossible.
2. Yes, we do think Jessica Alba is hot. Sometimes we're even dumb enough to admit it.
3. Don't ask us to understand your shoe fetish. Asking us to respect it is even sort of pushing it.
4. You do look good without makeup, just not as good as you look with it.
5. Ever notice how we don't fight with our male friends? That's why we get so frustrated when we fight with you.
6. You care what you're wearing infinitely more than we do. In fact, if you're naked when you open the front door, you won't hear an argument from us.
7. You don't like to get hit on in public, you don't want to date online and you don't want to be set up on blind dates. Tell us if sending messenger pigeons is an appropriate way of courting. Because if it is, we're all over it.
There should a statute of limitations on stupid things that we said that can come back to haunt us
There should a statute of limitations on stupid things that we said that can come back to haunt us. I propose 24 hours.
9. Cooking dinner for a man is like buying flowers for a woman, except it takes a lot more time, effort and thought for you to do it. Thanks. We appreciate it.
10. We actually like your girly pet-names for us, but please, not in front of the guys!
11. Just because we like looking at the women in Maxim doesn't mean we want to actually converse with the women in Maxim. Not for long, anyway.
12. Your nice guy friends are the most reliable source for telling you if your new boyfriend's a jerk. And he probably is. (By the way, you might want to consider marrying that nice guy who's giving you advice about the jerk.)

Monday, July 9, 2007

My Life/ Getting to know me.

One of my girlfriends sent me this the other day I thought I would share it. You can copy and paste it and write your answers in and send it to others.

Welcome to the 2007 edition of getting to know your
friends. What you
supposed to do is copy (not forward) this entire
e-mail and paste it
into a
new e-mail that you'll send.

Change all the answers so they apply to you,
then send this to your friends including the person
who sent it to you.
theory is that you will learn a lot of little things
about your friends
you might not have known. It takes a while just to

1. What time did you get up this morning?
7:30 am

2. Diamonds or pearls?

3. What was the last film you saw at the movies
Fantastic 2

4. What is your favorite TV show?
Army wives & According to Jim & Lost

5. What do you usually have for breakfast?
blueberry waffles everyday

6. What is your middle name?

7. What food do you dislike?

8. What is your favorite CD at the moment?
none really

9. What kind of car do you drive?
Chevy Suburban

10. Favorite sandwich?

11. What characteristics do you despise?

12. Favorite item of clothing?
pajama bottoms

13. If you could go anywhere in the world for a
vacation, where would you go?

14. What color is your bathroom?
green and white

15. Favorite brand of clothing?
Target clothes

16. Where would you like to retire?

17. Most memorable birthday?
don't really have one!

18. Favorite Sport to watch?
football sometimes basketball

19. Furthest place you are sending this?
not sure

20. Who do you expect to send this back to you?

21. Person you expect to send it back first?

22. Favorite saying
bastard(John) or I am so flipping mad

23. When is your birthday?

24. Are you a morning person or a night person?
sometimes both

25. What is your shoe size?

26. Pets?
Cat, Jasmine

27. What did you want to be when you were little?

28. What are you today?
Mom and daycare

9. What is your favorite candy?
fifth avenue candy bar

30. What is your favorite flower?
yellow rose

31. What is a day on the calendar you are looking
forward to?
This weekend

32. What church do you attend?

33. What are you listening to right now?
Tyler playing guitar hero's (cherry pie)

34. What was the last thing you ate?

35. Do you wish on stars?

36. Do you believe in Angels?

37. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

38. What is your pet peeve?
when I see shoes untied

39. Last person you spoke to on the phone?

40. Do you like the person who sent this to you?

41. Favorite soft drink?
cherry pepsi

42. Favorite restaurant?
Red Lobster

43. Hair Color?

44. Siblings?
Stephanie & Katie

45. Favorite day of the year?
My kids birthday's

46. What was your favorite toy as a child?

47. Summer or Winter?

48. Hugs or kisses?

49. Chocolate or vanilla?

50. Do you want your friends to e-mail me you back!!!

51. When was the last time you cried?
Last night

52. What is under your bed?
suitcases and Kenzie's Journal

53. Who is the friend you've had longest?

54. What did you do last night?
Went to the beach with John & kids and Katie, Rich and Jr

55. Favorite smell?
a baby

56. What are you afraid of?
Having sick children

57. How many keys on your key ring?

58. How many years at your current job?
Going on 9

59. Favorite day of the week?

60. How many towns have you lived in?

61. Do you make friends easily?

62. How many folks will you send this to?

Thursday, July 5, 2007

My Life

I don't know what is going on with me, these past few nights I have been having trouble sleeping. Once I fall asleep I wake up every few hours checking to see how many hours I have left until my alarm goes off. I think I maybe got about 3 hours of sleep total last night. I was dragging all day. I am praying that tonight I will just crash. My Sister had a hard morning, she walked in and said Hi and just started crying. I feel so terrible for her. She said that she was just missing Todd and that she still feels like it's all a bad dream. She started screaming at me and said "you don't know what it feels like to be me, you have your husband." I just started crying. I wish I could tell her it will get easier but I have never gone through this before, I really don't know what's right or wrong anymore. Last year at this time Todd and my sister came home for the 4th of July. They stayed about 2 weeks, we gave her a baby shower and had a family picture taken for my parents wedding anniversary. We had such a nice time. What a difference a year makes. We knew at that time that he would be going back to Iraq in October, but we were awaiting the birth of their daughter and he never spoke of it. I wish I could rewind time but life is not that easy. All day yesterday I thought of what we ate last 4th of July. It hurts to much to think of too long. I am sure that is why my sister was so upset today. I think that she was remembering the same things I have been. This weekend we are having a cook out at my Mom's house it is something we have every year. Our community has a small parade and activities during the day and fireworks at night. So we get to celebrate the 4th twice which is kinda cool. My kids love being able to watch double the fireworks. I only wish Todd was here watching the fireworks with his wife and daughter.

Monday, July 2, 2007

My Life/ No more training wheels

We had another great weekend. We took the kids camping and although hectic we had Lot's of fun. My three year old Hailey had her moments but she really had a great time. My other daughter Mackenzie learned how to ride her bike without training wheels. My son learned at a much younger age but she just had no desire until recently. I feel like these kids are just growing up to fast now. Of course Hailey can't grow up fast enough (just kidding). I started letting my son ride his bike over to his friends house down the road. Of course I have to watch to make sure he made it, but for me that's a huge step. I am very protective of my kids, I get it from my own Mother. Tyler just started going to friends houses within the last year or so. The first time I dropped him off and left him to go to a birthday party without me was the hardest thing. I now realize that it is just something I have to do, I am actually doing more harm trying to shelter him. He will soon be entering the double digit's I have to cut the cord. My husband is having a tough time with it also. Tyler is not only his boy but he is his buddy, the thought of him spending time somewhere else without him really bothers him. But we will get through it. Every child must grow up. It is a given. My son also made the All star baseball team for the second year in a row, so we are very proud and excited for him.