Always Have A Dream

Always have a dream
Forget about the days when its been cloudy,
but don't forget your hours in the sun.
Forget about the times you've been defeated,
but don't forget the victories you've won.
Forget about mistakes that you can't change now,
but don't forget the lessons that you've learnt.
Forget about misfortunes you encounter,
but don't forget the times you luck has turned.
Forget about the days when you've been lonely,
but don't forget the friendly smiles you've seen.
Forget about the plans that didn't seem to work out right,
but don't forget to always have a dream.

- Amanda Bradley

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Long Six Months

  It's been a long six months. I know I've probably lost all my followers. My last post was only a few days before my brother in-law passed back in February. Needless to say life has had it's ups and downs.
We've had to deal w/some problems for Cody at school. He's had a couple more belt testings, is now a red belt, will get his red/black in a couple weeks, and become a black belt in December. We took Cody and went to visit our sister in-law in TN, when he got out of school for the summer. We still had our yearly summer get together w/ friends & family last month. And now it's August, I can't believe how fast the time goes by!  I can't believe our little boy is going into 5th grade this year!

  Will post some pictures of some of our adventures this summer a little later today.


Monday, February 8, 2010

1st Reginonal Taekwondo Tournament - Makes My Monday

Cody competed in his first regional Taekwondow tournament Saturday. He was a little nervous, but he did great, being his 1st one! I can't believe how many competitors were there, and family!! It was hard to take picures because of all the people, but we got a few. Everyone that competed receieved a trophy, which I thought was really cool!

This was just a few of the competitors.

(Kind of blurry) But This was Cody during warm-ups, doing a jump kick.

And Cody with his trophy! He was very proud of it! So were we!!

His lead instructor did a demonstration before the competition that was really impressive too...

All in all it was really neat to watch. Being the first competition, we weren't sure what to expect. But it was a fun experience, and can't wait for the next one!!

His smile after receiving his trophy 'Makes My Monday'

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Fun Weekend but a Long Week

This last weekend was fun. We went to my sister & brother in-laws for their son (Luke's) b-day get together on Saturday. It was a lot of fun, and were able to share in the fun with the rest of the family. I still can't believe he's 2 already!!

He had fun opening his presents.....

But the cards didn't really interest him at all!

His cousins had fun too, especially his youngest cousin Adam!!

The cake was yummy!!!

The neopolitan cake with vanilla ice cream was the best!!

Sunday night wasn't so fun though. Cody gave me a hard time about going to bed. The first time he came out of his bedroom he said he couldn't fall asleep, the 2nd time he was carrying his waste basket & said he didn't feel good. Well I thought it was a ploy just to stay up, this was all about 9pm. I was doing some laundry downstairs and I heard him get up and go into the bathroom......
Well Mom was wrong about the ploy to stay up!!! He got sick, and sick all over, from his bedroom to the bathroom!! I was trying to clean things up, while he was still sick. And I didn't know what to do first! I wanted to care for him, but I also needed to start the clean-up, and Mike was working. Needless to say I called Mike frantically ....."you need to find someone to work for you so you can come home"......................."never mind I've got it together now, see you in the morning". I guess I just needed to hear my honey's voice, then I felt better. I had to be at work the following morning, and when I was getting ready, Mike calls "I'm sick too"!!! Well I had to get someone to work for me so I could stay home & take care of my guy's.
They're feeling much better today. Cody went back to school, and everything is getting back to normal!!
Why is there such a thing as a "24hr bug"? I don't like it at all!! I'm just glad they are both feeling better now. Geeesh, what a long couple days!!

My Favorite Actors/Actresses

  • James Dean
  • Cary Grant
  • Myrna Loy
  • James Garner
  • Simon Baker
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Julia Roberts

My Favorite Movies

  • Mama Mia
  • Lord Of The Rings
  • Harry Potter
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • Pretty Woman
  • All Thin Man movies
  • All Cary Grant movies
  • All James Dean movies

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today - James Dean

Best friends forever!!

Best friends forever!!

Cody & his guitar

Cody & his guitar