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, March 29, 2009

Baby Picture Sunday's - Spring

I thought since spring is the theme this week, that this pic would be appropriate. I only have a this one picture of Cody with the Easter Bunny. I hadn't looked at it in quite a while though. I can't believe it's that time of year again... I hope warmer weather and spring flowers will be here soon!! I can't wait! Winter has all but worn out its welcome this year!

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Have a great day!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

F4 - Favorite Place to Vacation

  Friday Foto Finish Fiesta
These pic's are from a couple years ago, but from one of my favorite places to be (Michigan's Upper Peninsula). These are from Tahquamenon Falls, Big Springs, and Pictured Rocks. Hopefully we can get back up there this summer for a while, and visit family or just go camping. I can't wait!
Play along, visit Carrie click here.
Have a great day!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Thursday

What I'm thankful for

  1. I got up this morning.
  2. The sun is shining.
  3. My husband had the day off.
  4. That Cody had a good day at school.
  5. A husband and son who love me unconditionally.
  6. That Spring is almost here!!
  7. and with that..warmer weather too!!
  8. Another Holiday coming up soon, so I can spend time with family.
  9. My son is smart and healthy.
  10. That God gave me a second chance today to start all over again.

 (I always like seeing it as a second chance, whoever heard of a 3rd chance anyway?)
Have a good day!!
What are you thankful for? Play along click here.

Making Wishes Come True



I subscribe to Betty Crocker e-mails for easy dinner ideas & such. Well today, actually it came the other day (haven't checked my e-mail for a few days), I read that they are donating $250,000 for the Make A Wish Foundation. So anyway, head over to the Betty Crocker site Making Wishes Come True and check it out, or the link above for the Make a Wish Foundation. I think it's really cool, helping all these little ones live out dreams!! 

Take care!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Makes My Monday

  I love this time of year. The weather starting to get warmer, the days staying lighter longer, and the first signs of spring starting to sprout up through the ground! It means that it wont be long before I'm able to get out in the yard and start cleaning up, maybe start some flower seeds inside so that they will be ready to plant outside when it does get warmer.

  I was outside today and noticed all the flowers sprouting up through the ground. How beautiful it is and how hopeful it makes me about the upcoming months! Thats what 'Makes My Monday'.

Hopefully they will look as good as they did last summer!
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Have a great day!  ;0)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Restful Saturday

  I finally finished the last of the four afghans that I made up for some of the children down at the Ronald McDonald House. I'll be taking them down sometime this next week. I can't wait! I hope which ever children get them will like them.
 
I can't wait to get started on some more, with some other colors. I didn't realize how much fun it would be.
Everyone have a great rest of your weekend,
Take care!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pray For Me, Pray For Others

Pray for Brady. Found out about this little boy from Debi. He was just diagnosed with stage 3 neuroblastoma back in January.
Click here to read more about Brady. So say a paryer for him and all the other little babies with such nasty diseases!
I sure wish someone could come up with some cures soon!!
Take care!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

  First of all, Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's such a beautiful day too, here in Michigan anyway. The first really nice we've had in a long time!! And to top of St. Patty's Day, it's my honey's birthday. Yeah he gets sick of the St. Patrick's Day thing when it comes to his b-day. But I think it's kind of cool myself.
  So I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to my favorite man!! I love him dearly and would do anything for him, just like he has done for me!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Makes My Monday

  Sometimes letting my son on the computer (parental controls active) is a good thing or not. I wont get into specifics. But he surprises me every once in a while. He likes to google about presidents, coins(currency), trains, and space(astronomy). There are some days when he really tugs at my heart though, like the other day after picking him up from school, when we got home I opened the door and was going to let him go in first, "You first Mom" he said. Then there are other times when he makes me things like this saying and pic that he printed out for me. It's those little things he does for me that 'Makes My Monday'.
What Makes Your Monday?
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Have a great day!!  ;0)

An Award For My Bloggy Friends

My Blog Friend Award!
  I received my first Blog Award today from Debi. Thank you so much, it means a  lot to me! I've been following her blog for quite a while now, and I'm always amazed at how much she cares for others, especially families who have children with cancer. If you get a chance,visit her blog and read about all she does, and on top of all that she has 9 children of her own. All I can say is she's an awesome lady!!
  Keep this award going. The requirements of this award are as follows:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. The kind of bloggers that aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of the prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award".
   Thank you so much Debi  for this  award it means a lot to me to be called a friend by a fellow blogger ;0)
 I thought it might be nice to award this to some of the bloggers I follow, and that follow mine. It means a lot to me, since I haven't been blogging that long.

  
  1.  Ann @ AnnOnandOn
  2. Heather @ Willow Lake Scents
  3. Laura @ Catholic Teacher Musings
  4. Mamarazzi @ Dandelion Wishes
  5. Carrie@Candid Carrie
  6. Lucy@An Ordinary Mom
  7. Cheryl@Twinfatuation
  8. Johnina@Bottles Barbies and Boys
Hope you like your award, and pass it on to 8 other friends!!  ;0)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Baby Picture Sunday's

 Couldn't find a picture of Cody in green, since that was the theme this week. So I thought this would do okay since he had a little little green face paint on. He wanted to be a clown, so we painted his face. He loved it!!
Have a happy 'Baby Picture Sunday'
Don't forget to stop by and play along!  ;0)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Foto Finish Fiesta

  I haven't played along with 'Friday Foto Finish Fiesta' in a while. So I thought I would find some pic's to post. The "Foto's" I picked were from a few years ago. Mike & I did a presentation for Cody's classroom on fire safety, and first aid. It was really fun! Those little ones had so many questions it was unbelievable!!
We had a lot of fun that day! It's great to watch their little faces!!
Play along with Friday Foto Finish Fiesta. Have fun!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thankful Thursday's

 


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What I'm thankful for todayNumbered List
  1. A husband who will and has stuck by me through the good times and all the bad times, and loves me regardless.
  2. My son who loves me no matter what, and that he's smart & caring.
  3. A roof over my head.
  4. A job(s), that I wouldn't trade for anything.
  5. Family & friends who believe in and trust me.
  6. A car to get me back and forth to work, and everywhere else.
  7. Food in the refrigerator.
  8. For a loving family (imediate & extended)
  9. For the one parent I have left, my Dad, who will do anything for me, and is always there when I need him.
  10. For all the friends I've made since I started my blog. ;0)
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Way Back When-sday

  I couldn't resist these pictures for 'Way Back When-sday'. Cody was just finishing up his lunch and decided to do a little reading, or should I say gawking! He didn't even notice me taking the pic's!
 
  Anyway, have a great day!!

Want to Play along? Visit Cheryl and have fun with Way Back When-sday

Monday, March 9, 2009

Makes My Monday

  I've been thinking about getting another family portrait taken. The last time we had one taken was when Cody was about 9mos. So it's definitely time to have another one! Well it probably wont be any time soon, maybe this summer? Anyway, I've been trying to find a pic of all of us together, and the only thing I keep coming up with are the couple that we had taken when we went to Disneyland. Needless to say, I posted one of them. I wanted to let my two guy's know that I love them & they complete me!!
  They definitely make 'Make My Monday'!

Play along with Make My Monday, stop by and visit Cheryl
(I just realized, one of the other pic's I was talking about is in my sidebar-lol)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

So much to catch up on

  It seems like the past week has been a little crazy. Just busy with everyday things, taking Cody to & from school, work, house work, finishing up antibiotics for a sinus infection, etc etc... I'm just now starting to feel a little better and not seem like my head has been stuck in a fish bowl (a small one!), and I can't forget yesterday evening Mike called me from work and said he would be leaving work early. He said that he slipped and twisted his ankle while out doing some training with the fire trucks, and that I would probably have to take him to the ER. Ok, so I'm thinking I'd go get him and he would hobble out to the truck, no problem. Yeah well, I get there and one of the other guys had to help him to the the truck! Why didn't he tell me on the phone that it was that bad? Well, that's a man for ya!! If he would have told me that I would have just said to have the guys take him in by ambulance (since they weren't out on any other calls right then) then I would just meet him down at the hospital. And wait....isn't that what the ambulance is for?? O'well, those of us that work with them don't see the need for that unless ABSOLUTLY necessary. We're all like that I guess.
  Anyway, after all the hurry up and wait, he does have a broken foot. So don't know how long he'll be off work. I'm just thankful that it wasn't as bad as some on the job accidents can be! Before I forget, I want to thank Mom for being there to take Cody for the night, because heaven knows how long ER visits can take. It really wasn't that long of a wait, about 4.5-5 hrs, and was still too late to have picked up Cody. So it's a good thing we did decide to just have him spend the night with Grandma.
  So I'm home with him now, and taking care of both my 'Favorite Men'! I don't mind, it's kind of nice to actually have Mike home and have him relax instead of up doing what ever and not sitting down for a minute. It's been a nice (rainy) day, minus the broken foot, to just relax and watch movies, talk, I can't forget my favorite (blog)!!
 
  I'm going to post some pictures of Cody and his belt testing at Karate last week. I had school (continuing education) classes last Saturday, so I couldn't go. Mike said he did really good! Also both of Mike's sisters were here with the kids to visit, and they all went to Impression 5 Science Center. It's really a neat place with lots for the little ones to do. Everyone had a good day that day! I just wish I hadn't missed it.
He's always happy to pose with his instructor Mr. Faett!
I'll say it again, Cody loves spending time & playing with his cousins. (I think they would follow him anywhere!! lol)
Even playing in the water....
and he loves explaining things to them.
I'm glad he has so many cousins now to play with!! Also that they had such a good day!

Grosgrain: Cinnamon Sticks GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

No, not the cinnamon sticks you're thinking about!
What a cool site! I could really do some damage with the check-book here!! The $20 gift card would be very nice though. They have the neatest jewelry. Too neat! Thanks for sharing Barb.


Hope others check it out too, especially those with kids,
Grosgrain: Cinnamon Sticks GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Mamarazzi's Favorite Things Swap



 I received my package yesterday from my swap partner. How cool it was to participate in the Favorite Things Swap! Hopefully my partner will receive my package soon!
The brightly colored wrapping paper was nice.
Right now I'm having a cup of that coffee while I'm blogging, and I also have one of the candles burning. It smells wonderful!! I also have to say how good it smelled when I opened up the package! The smell of the candles and the body spray & lotion, it was awesome! I haven't tried the chocolate & pretzel's yet, can't wait to though. Oh, I have to say I've had some of the Reese's cups! Those are my husbands favorite, but I told him these were off limits! My car also smells good too!!
The desserts cookbook, OMG, I have to go grocery shopping so I can make some of these wonderful recipe's. I'll have to post some of them! 
I just have to say to my swap partner, 'Thank you!!'  ;0)
I really love some of your favorite things! Hopefully you will get my package soon.
To see some of the Favorite Things of other's who participated click on the button below, or stop over and
visi Mamarazzi at Dandelion Whishes.



Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Way Back When-sday - Uncle Andy and Cody

Uncle Andy, one of Cody's favorite's, that he doesn't get  to see very often at all!
This was a few years ago when Andy (in the Navy) flew in for something work related. It was the first time Cody had ever seen a big plane like this up-close! He thought it was really neat. As did I, first time I'd ever seen one too.
We had the chance to go in and check it out, look at all the buttons. Pretty cool. Looked like to much for me to ever learn to fly a plane, that's for sure!
Andy is the one who takes care of, and fixes these types of planes for the Navy.
He and his wife Jeanne live in Tennessee now. Back when the picture was taken they lived in California. He only has a few more years left before he can retire. We're all hoping they can move to Michigan when that time gets here!!
Anyway, Cody loves and misses his Uncle Andy and Aunt Jeanne!!
Stop by Twinfatuation to play along with Way Back When-sday's
Take care!!  ;0)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Baby Picture Sunday's

 I know Cody will probably be embarrassed about this picture because he's in the bathtub, but I thought it was cute. He was looking at me like 'you're not mad because I drew on the tub are you?' He loved the tub crayons! They are pretty neat, and wash off easy. Can never get into the tub or shower as easily anymore!
"I know you're not really going to get mad at me", "you think I'm too cute!".
Play along with Baby Picture Sunday's.
Have fun, and 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