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, July 29, 2009

Cody's Birthday

Cody's birthday was Monday. It kind of got celebrated all weekend. Saturday we went to our nephews Baptism, Mike was the Godfather, and they gave Cody his birthday presents afterwards. Then on Sunday he went over to celebrate with my Dad & Sister. On Monday we had a small get together with Mike's Mom & Dad, and my Dad. We had a cookout, then cake & ice cream. So all in all I think he made out pretty good! He loves all of his presents!!

..and of course he wanted another Thomas the Train cake!!

And I got an early birthday present from Mike & Cody.... A new camera!! So it will be easier to take & have with me anywhere I go, I can just stick it in my pocket. Maybe now I'll be more motivated to keep my blog updated!?!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Last week was a long week

  It's been just over a week since the first Firefighters funeral both Mike & I have ever been in. Joe, one of our firefighters, passed away from cancer. He was only 53. He was in a hospital in Grand Rapids for quite a while, then when he took a turn for the worst, he was transfered back down here to Lansing and put into hospice. He actually worked for two different departments. There was at least one guy from one or both department's with him in hospice the whole time.
  His son Andrew was also part-time with us and full-time with the other department. They were kind of like family. Andrew is my neice Karly's brother, and Joe was like a father/uncle to her. Speaking of family, you never realize how close the firefighter family is until something like this happens. We all worked together to help the family, and help out with the funeral. It was really nice to be able to help like that. We even had other firefighters from some other departments there, even one from Detroit.
  Both depatments had all the emergency vehicles in the procession, and it was a long procession! We had other departments cover the stations incase a call came in.
  Joe will be greatly missed!
Joe & his son Andrew
Our Chief at the church.
Casket Bearers (from both dept's) preparing for placing the casket on the bed of the truck.
Enroute to the cemetary.
There were police blocking major intersections.
At the entrance to the cemetary
It was a beautiful day, and everything went very well. I couldn't beleive all the people standing at the side of the road on our way to the cemetary, some of them were even saying they were sorry.
All my love to the family.

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