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

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Baby Picture Sundays

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I always liked this picture of my Dad & Cody, watching planes together. I just happened to get them both pointing at the same time. Cody got a lot of use out of that little table, and the play set in the background, that his cousins Sarah & Jacob have now.
Cody had his belt testing yesterday for Taekwondo. He's got his Yellow belt now. He was pretty psyched about it, and he did very good. I had Mom go with us. Then afterwards she took us to Mc'Ds for lunch. So here are some pic's.
Getting ready to start
Giving one of his teachers a high five after breaking his board!
After receiving his belt.
Group huddle, Cody's in there somewhere!
There were 4 groups of students, including the adult group.
About 25 students all together!
Hope everyone is doing good! I might add another blog later tonight, I'm working today/tonight. I don't think I mentioned about my Dad going into the hospital to have surgery on Friday for one of his carotid arteries. They were going to keep him for one night, but one turned into two. I'm going to call and check on him here in a little bit to see if he is home yet or not. Hopefully he is! By the way, his surgery went good, they just wanted to monitor and keep an eye on his blood pressure. Will blog more soon. Take care & Smile! ;0)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Today's Actors Studio Guest - Me

I'm playing along with I like this meme a lot, so go to the site and play along! I love watching this show. James Lipton Today's Actors Studio Guest - Me James: What is your favorite word? Julie: Love James: What is your least favorite word? Julie: Hate James: What turns you on? Julie: Loyalty & hugs James: What turns you off? Julie: Impolite people James: What sound do you love? Julie: Adults & children laughing and having fun James: What sound do you hate? Julie: People yelling out of anger James: What is your favorite curse word? Julie: Don't have a favorite one, I try not to curse, but I do say "Gees Louise" a lot James: What profession other then yours would you like to pursue? Julie: Physicians Assistant James: What profession would you despise? Julie: A Doctor- too much responsibility (Liability) James: What would you like God to say as you enter the Pearly Gates? Julie: I forgive you for all your mistakes and bad choices, but I still welcome & love you?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Way Back When-sday

This isn't the pic I wanted, but I liked this one, so I thought o'well. Cody was waiting patiently while Daddy put a toy together for him. His patients are starting to dwindle a little as he gets older, but he's still a good kid, most of the time. I hope he grows up to be like his Dad! His dad has exceptional patience, especially when it comes to me!!?? And that's all I have to say about that!
 Well, we didn't finish up our x-mas shopping on Sunday, but I did finish it on Monday. Well hopefully every one is enjoying finishing up x-mas shopping & baking. I can't believe we only have a week left! Cody was excited about going back to school on Monday, but he's also excited about Christmas break. You should see his x-mas list!!!??!! I don't know if Santa will be able to deliver all that stuff, but I'm sure he will bring some of it. Anyway, take care & smile!  ;0)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Baby Picture Sunday's

 Well, Cody's fever finally broke! Thank God! I was starting to worry that I was going to have to take him to the Doctor again tomorrow. Hopefully I'll just be taking him to school. I've still got my fingers crossed that he don't spike another one before tomorrow.
 Now I can get back to posting some more happier things instead of letting you all know how sick everyone is! I forgot I even had this pic of Cody. I thought it was cute, but don't we all think our babies pictures are cute? I have so many of them it's hard to choose!
 Mom came over today so that Mike & I could get out for a while and finish up our x-mas shopping. She also made some awesome potato soup in the crock-pot, and when we got back we all had dinner together. Dad had to work until 7 tonight or so. It's always nice to have dinner with Mom, that way she don't have to eat alone!
 Anyway, hope you all like the pic. Take care & smile!!  ;0)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A quiet Saturday

 Today has been a slow, quiet day. Cody's still sick, still running a fever. I'm able to keep it right around 100 to 101 with alternating tylenol & motrin. I'm starting to get kind of worried. If he's still sick on Monday, we're going to have to take him back into the Doctor. Infact the Dr's office called me yesterday about 3 times to check on him. They say that they haven't heard of any cases of children with the flu or anything else with a fever that has lasted for so many days. Cody says he doesn't want to be sick Monday, he misses school!! Can't blame the little guy! Mike brought home some IV fluids yesterday and we started an IV and ran some fluids in him last night. It seemed to help a little, but didn't last. He didn't want to at first, but we told him it would be easier than going to the ER, and sitting there for hours on end. We told him this way he could still watch T.V., and play on the computer. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this fever breaks soon! Everyone please keep him in your prayers. Will keep you all updated on how he's doing. Take care & smile. (I know I should take my own advice & smile also, it's just kind of hard right now, but I will) ;0)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Lazy day for Cody & I...

 Well, Mike & I had planned to do some Christmas shopping yesterday, and maybe would have went to dinner for our 14th anniversary, but Cody was sick. He's been running a fever anywhere from 100 to 103 for the past 2 days, he's also had a headache & a stomach ache. We took him to the Dr yesterday, no strep throat, no ear/sinus infection. The doc said he might have a staph infection, and put him on some antibiotics. So we don't really know, only that he's been one sick cookie for the past few days. He layed on my lap last night while we watched some x-mas movies. When I checked his temp this morning it was fine, and he said he wanted to go to the mall & see Santa. So we ventured out to the Mall. There wont be many more years of him wanting to see Santa, so I'm gona savor every minute of it now while I've got it! When we did get home, he started not looking well again, sure enough his temp was back up to 102. Oh, well hopefully it wont last a whole lot longer.
  So needless to say, Cody & I basically had a sweat-pant/t-shirt day. We watched Christmas cartoons, put a puzzle together, and ate soup. Well, everyone take care & I'll post more later...
  Cody's Karate testing is the 21st not the 27th, but not sure if he'll be able to test this month or not due to missed days from being sick. We might have to wait till next month. Will let you all know for sure.
Take care & smile!! ;0)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Right around the corner!!!

Sorry I haven't posted anything in a while. I've been working a lot the last month or so. I'm just finishing up a 36hr shift, and I can't wait to leave for home!!!!!! I can't wait to finish up our Christmas shopping, and maybe making some x-mas candy/cookies. Hopefully I'll be able to do that within the next week or so. I can't believe x-mas is right around the corner! Time seems to drag when your working, then you happen to look at a calendar and it's, 'Oh my god', where did the last month go??!! Cody has his Christmas party at school on the 18th, and a field trip that same week. I'm scheduled to work. Thankfully the gal I'm working with (Allison), has a couple shifts that she said we could swap if need be so that I wont miss Cody's school happenings. I haven't missed a Christmas party yet & hopefully I wont this year either. I really don't have much else to blog about. Life's' just going on as usual. Oh, Cody has testing on the 27th for his next belt in Karate. I also posted a couple older pic's of Cody in his favorite Santa hat. Take care & smile!!! ;0)

Monday, December 1, 2008


 Sorry I haven't blogged much in the last week or so. Been a lot going on. Had Thanksgiving with my Dad & Sister Sunday. We got our x-mas tree Friday too. We go to a tree farm and cut down our own. Then after we do that, we go to a small shed that they have there, where they have hot cocoa and candy-canes. Cody thinks it's pretty cool. We don't have all of our decorations up yet, but were tyring to do it around our schedules, and also so we can do it together. Not much x-mas shopping done yet eigther, o'well we'll get there. Mike & I have our anniversary on the 10th also, fourteen yrs married (almost 17 together). My how time flies!! I couldn't have asked for a better husband! He's stuck with me thru the good and bad. I'm a very lucky girl. You all take care!

P.S.  I didn't get the full-time position I put in for, God must have different plans for me. It would be nice to know what they are?!??!

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