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, August 30, 2009

A Fun Couple Weeks

Cody had belt testing in Taekwando last weekend. Yesterday afternoon one of the students had a birthday party, and last night they had what they called "Ninja Night", it was just a fun get together for all the students with games, fun competitions, and it gave the parents the night out. They had pizza and drinks for them, also at the birthday party earlier that afternoon he had pizza and cake. I think he's had enough pizza to last him for quite a while!!
The testing last Saturday was held at a local park. It was really nice. Afterwards they had a balloon fight and then a cookout.

Cody receiving his Blue belt.
Class picture.
Then the balloon & water gun fight started! I didn't get too close, I didn't want to get blasted with water, while taking pics with my new camera!!
They all had a lot of fun, I think the instructors got soaked the most!!! The kids loved that!!
The cookout was great! Everyone brought a dish to pass, and all the food was very yummy!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Things That Make You Thankful!

It's funny how becoming a mom changes so many things in your life, and I'm not just talking about having another little mouth to feed. I mean giving up the things you would usually do for yourself, and (besides loving your husband) knowing that you would give your life for the little one(s) that you bring into this world. Knowing a whole other love that you've never experienced before. And I think we take for granted (sad to say) that those little ones will always be there, and that you will go before them.
This past Thursday I had a reality check, that I think will forever change the way I look at the outside world. My Dad had been over to visit, Mike was working, and when he left, Cody does what he always does. He ran along the side walk to the corner waving good-bye. Mind you we only live 2 houses from the corner. Well, after my Dad pulled out of the drive, I went back inside to pick up from lunch. As I was going to the sink I happened to look out the side window and seen Cody, running like crazy, and by that time he was half way from the corner to our house. When he came in, he was out of breath and sort of rattled. I asked him what was wrong and he told me that two men tried to get him in their car, that was right behind my Dad's van. At first I couldn't say anything, just look at my son, while a warm unpleasant feeling came over me. All I could do was ask him where and how! Then, besides Cody, I wanted my husband. Thankfully he only works a block away! When we got there all I could say was someone tried to take our son, then the tears started! I didn't think that going to the police would do any good because there wasn't a liscense plate number taken, and I never saw the car. But Mike had us go next door to give a report to the police.
My life has been pretty hecktic with other things crowding my mind lately, and then this... I'm still numbed by the whole thing. And just VERY greateful that God was watching out for our little boy. It's wierd how minutes can seem like hours, and how fast things can change in the blink of an eye.
It's sad that our kids today cannot experience the kind of life we had when we were their age. It makes you doubt all your beliefs that you once had, It makes you do a lot of thinking. But then certain things happen that make you thankful too!
Mike & I are very thankful right now!!  And I hope that God keep's all little ones safe from harm!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Great Day

I know this is a few days late, but I'm not keeping up with all this new technology lately. Anyway, last Saturday my brother & sister in-law invited us to go Huckleberry Railroad and spend the day. It was awesome!! We had a lot of fun, especially the kids. It was fun to watch them on the train ride and all the other things they had to do there. Cody has loved trains since he was about 2 or 3 yrs old, and my apologies to Barb & Paul for getting Jacob hooked on trains!!
The scenery was nice on our train ride.
Sarah didn't like the train whistle, she didn't let go of Mom the whole time!
Cody was in his glory!
Mike tried walking on stilts, he did better than I would have!!
Cody & Jacob had fun seeing the sites.
...and looking at the cows..
...the Lamas and baby goats!!
When we got back to the house, Cody had fun reading to Sarah
While Adam played with Uncle Mikes watch..
It was a really nice day!! Thank you Barb & Paul, we all had a great time!! Thank you also for dinner!

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