Monday, September 28, 2009

It's a Cyber Baby Shower!!

Head on over to An Island Life to celebrate a wonderful baby shower for Kailani!

It's another Monday.

So I really wish I had fantastic stories to share with you all. Stories about children, and photography... stories about recipes and organizing ideas... But the truth is, I have nothing. I never do. I just do what I have to do to get through the days. Right now I've got some chili cooking in the crock-pot for dinner, got the recipe from the cook book Fix-it-and-Forget-it. I have a messy house that I need to straighten up. I have a dog that needs to go for a walk. Oh, and some small news. I just got accepted into graduate school. So now, on top of trying to take care of a husband and a home and a dog, I'll have classes to attend, papers to write, books to read... oh joy, what have I gotten myself into. All well, maybe I'll have some things to finally share with you all my lovely readers! I'll be in the Marriage and Family Counseling program. fun times.

Something else that is coming up. My 100th post. I wanted to make it special, something for you my blog friends. What is it you would like to know, or what you'd like me to write about. I;ll leave it up to you all!! :) hope you are having a wonderful day!

oh, and to leave you with something fun! -

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

times change along with seasons...

Death comes. We cannot avoid it. As humans, I do think many of us try to ignore that fact or even believe they can defeat it. But, the truth is, it's inevitable. It's sad. It hurts. But at the same time, for us who lose our earthly lives, it's just a brand new beginning.

I just say these thoughts, not because I just lost some one close to me, not because some I know just passed away. But because one year ago today, a beautiful, strong, stunning, wonderful mother, wife, friend, daughter, and most of all, Godly woman who lost her battle to brain cancer. And once again, I am touched by the beautiful legacy she left behind. I am, myself, reminded of the greatness of God, the blessings He brings. I am once again reminded of the relationship we are meant to have with God and the love He has for me. I am encouraged and touched. With the thoughts of grace and peace that God brings to us daily. He continues to heal and teach.

And as I sit here on my front porch, watching the destruction of the beautiful trees that should be changing into a palate of colors, I am reminded that it comes all to soon and that we are never guaranteed the tomorrow where we put all of our, "I'll get there's". I'll miss those trees, and I'll miss the lessons I've learned from this beautiful woman, but I know that God is here, and I know I'll see the beautiful colors of fall again, and I know those wonderful lessons will continue on though many others in my life. And here we are, in a new season of the year, a new season of our life.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Aloha Friday!!

So over at An Island Life, we have Aloha Friday.... we are asked a question and we all share what our answer are! So, This week's question (which happens to be question number 100!!)

If you could do or have one thing to make your life easier, what would it be?

Hum, this is a difficult question for me. I don't have children, It's just me the husband and the dog. I also am a stay at home wife/homemaker. So my job is to stay home and keep the house in order and clean and cook. So I wouldn't say my answer would be to have someone come in and clean and cook. (although that would be great, but then I'd be totally lazy...) Maybe if I could have a nie full body massage once a month to revive my body from all the cleaning I do, (which is way more cleaning than the usual two people and a dog I'm sure! The hubby doesn't even clean up after So yep! full body massage once a month! I think that would definitely make my life easier!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

You Capture.

So, I'm not sure what this is, but they were all over the trees at the park we went to. I thought they were beautiful! Now go and check out Beth's site, I Should be Folding Laundry, and everyone else who's participating!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pet Owners!

I stopped over at An Island Life Blog to see what Kailani has been up to. Well I found out that she has a great give away going on for pet owners! It's a $60 gift card to Petsmart for any of their grooming services!! All you have to do is go and visit her site and leave a comment on what grooming service you would use the gift card on!! So go on and check it!!

An Island Life

Monday, September 14, 2009

35 days... and some odds and ends..

That's right folk!! only a wonderful 35 days until the hubs and I head on out to the west for our vacay in Hawaii!!!!!! I cannot wait!!!

In other news, I've been blog hoping and from one of the wonderful women I follow, Mrs. M, I came across a wonderful new blog!! Amber at aefilkins host a Friends making Monday! sooo Today's question:

What are your favorite fall shows??

So that's my fall line up for now... What about you? What are you favorite fall shows, share with us and then head on over to Amber's site and link your blog to her blog so you can meet new bloggers and find out what shows others are interested in!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Feels like Forever

....Possibly because it has been. As I sit here on this rainy day, (and I mean it's down pouring, but I love it!), I thought about how it's been so long since I have shared what has been going on in my little corner of the world. Really and honestly, not much has changed since my last post. But today, I just wanted to write to remember 9.11.01. It was a terrible day that started out just like any other for the whole world, until that one moment that changed the history of our beloved United States of America. I still to this day cannot forget where I was or what I was doing or how I heard about what had happened and the thoughts that went through my mind when I first heard about what had happened. It was my senior year of high school. Second period, physics class, (which I dropped out of for chemistry). The gym was right across the hall from our class room. One of the gym teaches came and ran into our room and asked our teacher to turn on the news. There is was, right on the television screen, those terrible images that are burned in our memories. Fear, concern, what just happened, freak accident.... all the thoughts that ran through my head. Confusion, not sure what was happening. Fellow students calling home, (living pretty close to NYC we were all scared for families and friends that worked in the city). Then as we all watched in horror that first tower go.... I'll never forget. That day, we were not taught by our teachers, but we all learned something. To the families that lost loved ones to those who lost their lives, to those who braved the fires to rescue, you are never forgotten, you will always be remembered. I salute those who protect us everyday and thank you for protect our country and giving us freedom. For freedom comes with a price, and for that price, you are not forgotten and I will always be in gratitude. I thank you.