Sunday, October 31, 2010

Where have I been...

I apologize that I have been absent from blog land. You see, it was beyond my control and my very limits of parenthood were tested this last week. My daughter has been in the hospital all week. I just brought her home last night. Trying to catch up on MUCH NEEDED sleep and rest. Please bare with me while I recoup and recover and will be back sooner then you can blink (OK, maybe not that soon, but you know what I meant).


Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Friday Quote...

"The difference between school and life?
In school, your taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, your given a test that teaches you a lesson."
Tom Bodett

Sunday, October 24, 2010

You are...

I saw this plague and fell in love with it:

You are the cheese to my macaroni
you are the horizon to my sky
you are the bacon to my eggs
you are the laces to my sneakers
you are the jelly to my peanut butter
you are the smile to my face
you are the gravy to my mashed potatoes
you are the bubbles to my bath
you are the milk to my cookies
you are the ink to my pen
you are the ketchup to my french fries
you are the water to my ocean
YOU are the icing on my cupcake

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Friday Quote...

"The truth is, Everybody's gonna hurt you. You just have to find the ones worth suffering for."
Bob Marley


Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Does Life ever beat you down? Wear you out?

Does Life stress you out and make you want to cry?

Does Life ever feel like it's going so fast, you can't stop to catch a breath?

I think the older my kids get, the faster it goes. They are so busy being involved in "Life" and living it to the fullest, that it makes my life whizz by. I am so grateful they have the opportunities that I didn't growing up. And they have our support for each practice and game. Each School event and Church event. They ask, we deliver.

So it doesn't surprise me to sometimes sit back and wonder, what have I done for myself lately? Am I enjoying MY life? Am I living my life to it's fullest?

So I ask you this...When is the last time you laughed?

Not the slight chuckle you give your kids when they tell a story of their day, not the fake laugh you give a co-worker telling a story of their kids accomplishments, not even the social laugh you give to a spouse or group in a meeting or event.

I mean REALLY laughed. Holding your side, tears rolling down your face, about to pee your pants LAUGH!

That's living life. That's enjoying life. That's life. Life will always have stress of jobs, house, errands, sports, school, friends, events that we can't put off. Life will always go on, whether your there or not. Life will evolve and change depending on our surroundings, peer influences and family events. Homes will change, cars change, towns change, and jobs change.

But always the same. Did you know it's contagious? Try it. Stand next to someone who has the giggles. They can't stop. They are giggling for no reason. They are crying they are laughing so hard. Pretty soon, your smiling watching them. Then you start chuckling. Before you know it, your laughing with them.

Laughter is not only good for you mentally, it is good for you physically. It makes a surge of hormones and metabolic acids flow through your blood streams. The hormones go to your brain and stimulate your attitude, personality, heart pumps faster, calories burn more and your day improves.

"Laughter is the best form of exercise. It's like jogging on your insides."

So go now and LAUGH, and have a good day!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Friday Quote...

"I am the Master of my Fate, I am the Captain of my Soul."
William Ernest Henley


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'd like you to meet someone...

My Beautiful Baby Girl, Emily:My big girl has grown so much this year. She has excelled with her social life this year, making several new "BFF's", having sleepovers, play dates and swimming parties. She has developed several new hobbies, is learning to roller skate, idolizes her big brother and loves her puppy dog with all her heart.

She hurts easily, gets frustrated often, cries at the drop of a hat, but has a BIG heart and loves honestly and truly. She adores babies and toddlers, loves her grandma and has always been a "papa's" girl. She is patient, kind and caring. But don't cross her, she has her mommas Tiger spirit in her. And she is the best daughter anyone could ask for.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Friday Quote...

"The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart."
Josiah G. Holland


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Soccer or UFC...

We had a BUSY weekend full of High School Homecoming Football games, Bonfires, Floats, Royal Court, Marching Bands, Fireworks and Formal dances. And in between all that, we had a Soccer game.

It was an EARLY game. 8am on a Saturday is wayyyyy too early for a game. I'm just saying!

I grabbed my camera on our way out the door. And I'm so glad I did. I grabbed the best shots! We played the #1 team in our division, so it was an excruciating, violent, powerful game the entire time. We are battling for 2nd place, so our boys not only wanted the win, but to knock the undefeated title from the other team is priceless. And the other boys wanted that win like there was no kidding. And at the age of these boys, play time can get a little rough. We had a few injuries, a few knock downs and lot of shoving.

And then there was this:
Which was none of the above. Austin was merely booting the ball and the other player ran in front of him and realized he was gonna get hit so he ducked. The ensuing picture looks like Austin is decking the kid between the look on Austin's face and the kid flying forward. LOL!Austin plays Fullback/Defender position. So he normally does not get allot of ball time. We have a great Offense team. But this game everyone was playing hard. And Austin was a key player in ball time.
I love watching my kid's sports! I get so caught up in it. By the last quarter I couldn't sit in my chair and was pacing the field.

Being Team Manager doesn't help me either. It makes the boy's feel like my boys and I need to coach, cheer, heal, kiss boo-boos, water, feed, pat on the back and all around feel the pain and glory with them.

We ended the game in a Tie - which is great for us! The other team didn't handle it so well. The Coach had a hissy fit and was threatening to turn our coach in for rough housing, when his boys started it! Oh well, you roll with the punches.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

How Nervous are you...

About Internet safety and your children's pictures? About sharing too much personal information? About predators or thieves getting the information? Or just about protecting your children's privacy for their future?

I carefully guard the personal information that may affect other's, but if it is in regards to me, I'm pretty much an open book. I don't talk about other family members, post their pics or give full names out. When it comes to my children, I do not discuss anything that I or they may deem personal. If I share information, it's past information, and nothing that "may" happen or may affect their future.

As for posting their pics, I feel like there is much worse out there in the world to worry about. I don't post anything that may be or can be taken the wrong way, altered, or deemed inappropriate. I post school pictures, family shots or group events.

My sister is extremely private person and refuses to share her family information on the Internet. She has made her point of view recently to us all to not post pictures of her kids on any sites. She does not want to divulge their information and compromise their future safety. I understand where's shes coming from and I respect her wishes.

So it made me start thinking...we all share information so freely among us here in blogger world. We kinda all feel like family from afar, following each other's adventures and journeys in life. Do you worry?

And now that I have you thinking about it, will this affect how you share or will you alter how you post information?

It doesn't change anything for me, but it will make me analyze my pictures more closely before posting them.

I read a story recently about a girl who was on a social network site and was posting her school team mascots and how they won a game, plus had pictures of her up and how old she was. She also in one of her pictures had the front of her house showing in them, with her house number on it. An undercover Federal Agent googled school mascots, found what town she lived in, had her picture and her street number and what the house looked like. He waited outside her house and watched her walk home from school and enter the empty house alone and noticed she was alone for several hours. When her parents came home, he rang the bell and introduced himself. He explained what he had done and why. His teenage daughter had been kidnapped and murdered because of her Internet safety being violated. His mission in life was to protect other girls from this happening to them. This agent had flown from 3 states away on his own dime to protect and warn this family. The parents called the daughter down from her room and talked with her in front of the officer. She broke down crying when she realized how close she had come from danger.

That Officer could have easily been a Predator.

Be safe out there...


Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Friday Quote...

"Don't let insignificant people have significance in your life."