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, February 25, 2009

Way Back When-sday

This is a picture of Cody and my Dad. It was Cody's b-day. Don't you ever end up with pic's sometimes that you like so much that you want to blow them up & hang them on the wall? Well this is one of mine.
I love the times Cody can spend with his grandparents. I think it's so important, they learn so much from their grandparents. And also get stuff because their 'spoiled'!! Why is it though that they can sometimes act like brats at home, but the moment Mom & Dad leave, they do a complete 360??!!?? When you pick them up you hear,
"he was an angel all day!"
I love times like these anyway, so I guess it makes up for it!
Everyone take care!! ;0)
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Two For Tuesday's - Sharing Ice Cream

Ah, I wish it was warm enough outside to be having ice-cream!!  Again, even though I don't have multiples, this is my 'Two For Tuesday's'.  I loved sharing moments like this with Cody! He was not a picky eater either, not even now. He would eat anything you put out for him! Heck in the summer time he would go out to the garden and pick tomatoes right of the vine and eat them like apples. He loves all kinds of veggies! I'm lucky for that, I know a lot of little ones are very finicky eaters.
I was just telling my sister-in-law that I would send her a brick to strap on her little ones head to slow him down as soon as we found one for Cody. I really miss these times, and time flies. They grow too fast!!
Anyway every one enjoy 'Two4Tuesday's'.
Take care!! ;0)

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Makes My Monday - Roses from my Hubby, just because!

Well it wasn't Monday, it was yesterday that he came home with these for me. I was just sitting here looking at them and saying, 'hey, that would be something different for a blog post'.
And you know what that those Roses 'Make My Monday'.
 I've had the crud all weekend, must have picked up something from Cody last week. It wouldn't be a family if we did 'share' right!!?? I woke up Friday morning at about 2am, and I could tell 'the crud had hit'.
 Anyway, on Sunday Mike went to the store to pick up something for dinner and he brought these back for me. Love the little jar & holder they are in!
Okay, I have to go blow my nose then go pick Cody up from school. So I'll talk post again later.
Take care, and everyone have a great rest of the day!!  ;0)
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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturdays Remembered

I said a while back that I came across some other pic's of Cody. The only thing is, putting them on the computer! Yeah this was back before digital camera's and other fancy technology. Oh' well it don't take that long to do. I do have to say they did have digital camera's, but they weren't as advanced as they are now. I didn't blog back then either.

Pudding was one of his favorite things...
maybe because it was easy to rub all over the place...
and then laugh because he knows you're the one who's going to be cleaning him up,
along with everything else...
Where would the memories be if you didn't let them have fun when they eat!!
Anyway, everyone have a great day!!
Take care, and smile!!  ;0)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Foto Finish Fiesta

 I thought I would try to get a picture of Cody with his baseball hat on. "Smile Cody"...noooo, he wanted to be all serious, any other time he wants to be all silly & goofy! Oh well, I need to start taking more pictures, I've been kind of slaking on that. Especially since the name of my blog is "Me and My Crew", and I never have any pic's of my better half, just Cody. I'll try.
What ever!!??
"Mommm, I don't want to smile!!"
By the way I just want to add something. The other day I wasn't into doing much except being on the computer. Ok, so I put on my sweat pants cuz I'm not going anywhere, and I want to be comfortable. My husbands comment, since he hates these particular sweats. (Maybe because their not somewhat form fitting) and isn't that the whole idea about sweats is that they are comfortable??!! "I know how to get you to stop wearing those sweats! I'll just tell you they make your butt look big!"   My comment??????
1. "You're not going to leave me after 17yrs because you hate my sweats!"
2. "If I was really worried about my 'Butt' looking big I wouldn't be wearing them anyway!"
3. "I'm comfortable, and that's all that matters!!"
So the 'Fat Pants' stay!!
(and just to rub it in I think I'll have him take a pic of me in my favorite 'Fat Pants'!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Way Back When-sday

It's so fun looking back through old pictures! I came across so many today that I can't wait to post later! The one I'm posting today is one I couldn't resist. He was always one that was interested in books & reading. He sat and looked at this paper for a long time. He also loves reading the funny pages on Sunday. It's no wonder that he's reading at a 7th-8th grade level in 3rd grade. Mike & I about dropped our jaws when we got his report card from school! He sure didn't get the smarts from me, (Mike said he didn't get it from him either,but I'm not going to say it) he he ;0)

We found out yesterday at the doctors office that he has an upper respiratory infection, and decided to keep him home from school today just to let the antibiotics take hold before we send him back. He's still kind of sluggish, and not eating a lot. So keeping him down today will help.

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday. Take care & smile!

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Where did Monday go?

Cody didn't have school yesterday because of Presidents Day. It's was a good thing anyway, he started running a fever Saturday. I was busy keeping him comfortable, and giving him Tylenol every 6 hours. We're pretty sure he has an ear infection, same symptoms he usually has with one. Mike worked yesterday, and I had my Dad come over so I could go to the store & get more Tylenol. I also picked up a couple extra things for him, that I usually do when he gets sick, i.e. coloring books, some candy, chicken noodle soup, etc. It is always nice to spend the day, just him & I (minus being sick). I helped him make a fort in the living room out of pillows, couch cushions, and blankets. I always love it when he tells me "Your the best Mom ever". That makes me feel really good!! He is so psyched about tomorrow, because 'High School Musical 3' comes out. He's been bugging us about it for the last couple weeks. Hopefully we'll be able to get it for him. I'm sure we'll be keeping him home from school tomorrow. I will be calling the doctor if he's still running a fever. I keep mentioning 'tomorrow' and today is tomorrow!! He's gotten up a few times already tonight, and I cant get back to sleep! So I figured I would 'Blog'!!!!! Since I didn't do any blogging yesterday. So don't think I'm weird for being on the puter so late, or early, how ever you want to look at it. Speaking of which, I think I might try going back to bed again. I don't want to be sleep deprived tomorrow today!?!?! I want to be able to be amongst the living. Anyway, Take care & smile! ;0)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Baby Picture Sunday's

Happy (belated) Valentines Day!!!! Baby picture Sunday's. I love looking at pictures of Cody when he was little! I wish time didn't fly by so fast. I wish I could slow time down sometime!! I look at his school pictures and wish I could go back in time. I really love going back and looking at old pic's of him! If only I could keep him little again. I dearly love to watch him grow. Some people say they cant wait to have them grow up & move out. But to me, I want to spend every moment with him and savor every waking moment with him. It wont be much longer that he wont want to spend time with me. So I'm going to savor every moment with him I can!!
I've said it before, but time really does fly, especially when it comes to raising little one's. But it's all worth the time & effort!!
Take care! ;0)
Our Valentine's day was really low key, but nice. Mike had to work, so Cody & I spent the day together and it was nice. Hope everyone else had a great day!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


 I know I've been ignoring my blog for the past week. I've been trying to clean the house, I mean really clean, dust, mop, disinfect, etc. BUT, I get to looking at it then get discouraged or start procrastinating. I have cleaned at least one room everyday, the laundry, and my 55gal fish tank. So I guess I haven't done that bad. I keep telling myself I'm going to set up schedule so I can keep the house clean (just like I've done for the last 5yrs) I should have luck this time right?? NOT!! It doesn't mean I wont try. Does anyone else have this problem? I hope I'm not the only one!!
  Anyway, I figured I'd post a picture of my fish tank, since I've never posted about my fish before.

The big rocks there are from Lake Superior. I picked them up along the beach a couple years ago.
I know most people think this fish is ugly, but I've got to tell you about it. Here about 3 years ago, back when I had 2 or 3 of these. I was cleaning my fish tank and when I do I have to actually take apart the filter and clean it also. Well when I did I saw this weird thing in there it looked almost like a fish?  Then all of a sudden it moved! Come to find out the other fish mated and the only little egg that survived got caught in the filter, and still grew once it was in there. It was very small, and if I would have put it in the tank it wouldn't have survived.  So I fixed up a small bowl with a plant, put it on top of the tank light to keep it warm, kept it fed and here he is today. I know probably not that interesting, but I thought it was cool!
Well hope everyone has a good day. Take Care! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Way Back When-sday

Way way back! A picture of my Mom and I being introduced to the neighbors dog. I loved animals, and still do. Hopefully we'll get a dog sometime within the up coming (years). Cody would like to have a puppy. But I don't think it will be this year...
Anyway, when I was little I used to go over to the neighbors to play with this dog. He was pretty cool!
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Two For Tuesday's

  I couldn't resist. I came across these other pic's when I was weeding out empty folders and other things that I'm not using. I can't believe the change in only the past couple years. It's amazing how fast children grow! I'm so lucky to be part of such a wonderful family. I really feel blessed!   I can't believe my 'baby' will be 9 in July!! Time sure does fly. Like I said in a post a couple days ago, I can't wait until the whole family can get together again so we can get another pic of all of us. I can't believe how much our family has grown!
Cody was too excited about meeting his twin cousins Sarah & Jacob!
...then his new cousin Luke...
...And he couldn't believe how small new cousin Adams hands & feet were!!
Hope you all enjoy seeing the change as much as I have!
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Monday, February 2, 2009

I'm trying out Mamarazzi's "Favorite Things Swap". Sounds like fun. To join in click the box above.
I will let you know how it goes.
Take care

Fun Sunday

Even though my nephew Luke's 1st birthday was on the 27th, we celebrated it yesterday at Mom & Dad's house. Everyone was there, it was really nice. There was lot's to eat and drink, and lots of opportunities to take pictures with all the grand-kids. Some of us watched part of the Super Bowl too! I'm not a big football fan, more hockey than anything else!

Daddy giving Luke a ride in his new truck!

The twins watching patiently as Luke opens his presents!

Jacob eating lunch with Uncle Mike
Newest member of the family Adam
Finally a picture caught in a split second before they all decide to move again!!
What a fun day!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Baby Picture Sunday's

How I love looking through old pictures of Cody. It's fun to remember moments gone by. I didn't realize how many I do have, and I love sharing them with others, and also looking at pic's that others share.
Too bad I can't keep him this age. He was so much fun. But aren't all babies? The theme this time is video's, unfortunately I don't have any video's I can find, so I just posted a pic.
Have a wonderful Sunday, and take care!  ;0)
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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