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











Friday, January 30, 2009

Check this out!!

I just found out about this neat web site fromWho Says 8 is Enough. You can upload pic's and do really neat stuff with them. I thought I would check it out quick and see how it works. I didn't spend a whole lot of time with it, but I'm sure I will later. Hope everyone will check it out, head on over to Picnik. Have fun!
Take care & smile!! ;0)

Friday Foto Finish Fiesta

Photo Phinish Phriday
This picture was taken about 6yrs ago, but It was a great time. It was Thanksgiving and the whole family was able to get together. Everybody lives at least 70 miles or so away from each other, all except my brother & his wife, they live in Tennessee. So they don't get up here to Michigan very much. This pic was also taken when Cody was the only grandchild. I always love it when everyone can get together! Makes for fun times. I just wish we all lived closer. I can't wait now to get another picture of the whole family, now that there are 5 grandchildren!! Cody loves being the oldest of them all. He plays so well with them!
Everyone take care & smile!!  ;0)

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Way Back When-esday : Best Buddy's

Back before he was talking back, and getting mad when you ask him to pick up his room!!
Just kidding (a little). Cody loved my Dad's dog Scooter, and same goes for Scooter. He used to sit right beside Cody while he was in the bouncy chair, that is the first few months after bringing him home. He just sat right there and watched Cody sleep. Cody used to follow him around every where. And they used to like watching the fish together!! He also liked posing for the camera, can ya tell??
 
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Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Foto Finish Fiesta

Phavorite Phriday Photo(s)
One of my phavorite photos. Cody's 1st time Up North on Lake Michigan, and only a couple years before my Mom passed away. I guess this is why it's one of my phavorites, it had two of my Moms most precious things - Lake Michigan & Cody (Her little man).
I had to add a couple other photos to from that same day also.
It's amazing how fast time flies. It seems like this day was just yesterday. I wish I could have kept Cody this age forever!
My Phavorite place to be also!
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ok, I'm ready for warm weather!!

 I am so over this cold weather. Below 0, just isn't doing it for me any more this year! I don't know about all of you, but as far as I'm concerned, we don't need the snow any more until the holidays roll around again. This last weekend I got out Mike's car-harts and then went out to play with Cody outside for a while. It was fun! We tried to make a snow fort, or igloo as he wanted to make, but I had to make him come back inside. He wanted to stay out and play, but it was just too cold to stay out for too long. It was kind of like when I was little and my Mom used to call me to come back in off Lake Michigan, my lips would be blue and shivering, teeth chattering.... "buttttttt Mommmm, I'mmmmm nottttttt coldddd!".
 Cody's instructor at Karate wanted to meet with Mike & I to talk. We met with him tonight while Cody was in class. He said that Cody has been doing very well, and wants him to continue so that he can go on to get his black belt. He said it would take about 3 yrs. This is all fine and dandy, but now it's just the coming up with the $$$. And who doesn't need that!! Anyway, I think it's great that he's doing that well, and there isn't anything I would want more than to let him continue in this. Hopefully well be able to let him go forward for his black belt.
 Well, not a lot else to blog about right now. So everyone take care & smile ;0)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Big Welcome!!

I want to welcome my new nephew Adam Michael. Born Tuesday morning @ 10:17, 9lb 4oz., and 20.75" long. And with lots of hair! Congratulations Barb & Paul!! I can't wait to see him for the first time. I guess everything went great with the c-section. From what I hear they will be coming home either today or tomorrow(don't quote me on that). He sure is a cutie! You guys take care & have fun with that new bundle!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Afghans

 Here a pic of the afghans I'm making for some of the children down at the RM House. Let me know what you think. I've got ideas for some more neat colors for others that I plan on making.
 Just to let everyone know, my (sil) Barb is scheduled for her c-section today. She's been in my prayers, that everything goes as planned. So we will soon have another niece or nephew later today. I'm really excited about it! I can't wait to see him or her! Good luck Barb & Paul.
 Everyone take care & smile!!  ;0)

Friday, January 9, 2009

I'm still here...

 Yes, I'm still here. Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years! We enjoyed the holidays very much. It was nice to spend Christmas with family, and have most of the family together. The time went by too quick though, as usual.
 Cody is back in school again. I can't believe the school year is nearing the half way mark already. It seems like it just started! He's really getting into learning about space (i.e. stars, planets, etc.), and also still interested in the presidents and collecting coins. One of the things he got for x-mas was (another) coin book. It's really cool, there are places for newer coins, and really old ones. Both Cody's Grandpa's gave him some really old coins to add to his collection, he was really excited about that!
 I haven't been on the computer at all for a couple weeks, as you can tell! I've been doing a lot of crocheting. I thought it would be nice to make some small afghans for some of the kids at the Ronald McDonald House. I came up with the idea a while ago, at one of the Prayer Shawl meetings at church. I have one done already, it's girl colors. I'm working on one now for a boy. When I get that one done, then I will take them down for the children.
 Mike's been busy with work, and snow plowing. That extra plowing money is always nice! He finally found a class and an evaluator, so now he's an official Fire Instructor. This will also be nice and bring in some extra money. He's worked very hard to get to this point! I'm very proud of him!
 Well, I hope no one gave up on my blog! I will post some pictures of the afghans I've been working on. Until then everyone take care!

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