Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
Did Christmas come and go that quick . . . I just came back from dropping Brian off at LAX to return to Wisconsin, miss him already. I'm not one for goodbyes, don't like to even say it. We had so much fun and we ate too much as always. Found time to update my glasses over this holiday. Still trying to get used to them. Every time I take pics with my kids, I feel like I get a little bit older each time or is it the other way around, they are getting older . . . LOL! Davey looks a little sleepy (he's standing behind me). I wanted to take one last pic before we left for the airport this afternoon. Buttons my dog slept most of the time through this holiday. My Christmas tree still is fresh, been adding water every morning. My cousin is coming from up north for a NewYear's visit and I would hope the tree can last a little while more. I was really planning on joining my dear friend for Christmas Dinner, but my kids had another idea, we went out for the first time for a holiday dinner at Todai's, amazing seafood and sushi, definitely recommended. It was so nice not having to cook anything or doing kitchen clean up afterwards. Hope your Christmas was a beautiful one :O) xo
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Doing a little baking and some cleaning too. You all know how much I love it when all my kids are home. So much good news to talk about this year. Looks like my oldest son will be relocating to Colorado for his job. Both of my boys will be living out of state. Sort of bittersweet you can say, but I am so happy for both of my boys. I wish my husband Dave was here to see how well the kids are doing and be part of this celebration. I'm sure Heaven is having a huge celebration. Blessing!
Monday, December 16, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
It works. You know that "God thing". I was not born into a religious family, or a family that even attended church regularly. While growing up my family only attended service on Easter and Christmas, sometimes only one or the other. But as far back as I can remember God was always part of who I am. I don't know how it happened, no one ever introduced me to God, but I don't know my life to be any way different and I wouldn't have it any other way. It's the peace that's addicting that comes with it.
I always get excited around the holidays, decorating and everything else that goes along with it. Getting away from this worldly living and living a life where God is the center point, makes my life a whole lot "simple", it makes it complete. Since Dave my husband has passed, I've had lots of alone time to think. I remember when the kids were small how I often felt that I was missing out on things. Dave was pretty much ill our entire marriage and required lots of hospital visits, doctor appointments and sudden change of plans. He suffered a heart attack at 29 years old, Bypass surgery at 41 years old. I don't regret it. I loved that boy like crazy. His illness actually made us the close family we are today. I believe that is why all three of my kids have so much compassion for others. Those times have taught me a lot about life, filled me with wisdom. I know my life was a "unique one" to say the least.
You know that God that I always talk about . . he has only been there for me, he knew I was going to need someone that I could always count on, give all my troubles and concerns too. Call on him when I needed a "miracle" to happen, he was there. Sometimes, Dave would suffer a "diabetic low" in the middle of the night and be in a cold sweat in our bed and I would jump out of that bed so quick to give him something to eat. He would be sitting up on the side of the bed completely out of it, mumbling words that did not make sense. Those were some pretty scary moments, feeling very much alone, not wanting to wake up the kids, because I knew it would scare them, but God was with me. So when Christmas times comes around it means so much more to me than decorating and shopping. It's a celebration of peace, a peace that only God can give you no matter what your circumstance is. With peace, comes freedom. My God is a big God and he can do some big things for you.
Give God a chance to make a difference in your life . . celebrate this season with him as your center point, I know I will. Blessings :O)
Friday, November 29, 2013
For the first time, one of my kids didn't make it home for Thanksgiving Day. I knew it was coming, oh well. My middle son Brian, travels alot and had been away already from his home in Wisconsin for four weeks. He was so very missed at the table that evening. Life is full of changes, isn't it? Anyways, after dinner we headed over to "Black Thursday" at Walmart. Oh my, that was an adventure for sure, but fun too. My most favorite purchase, was my new Christmas snowflake flannel pj's. Ok, now it time to have a pajama party . . . Life feels good again for sure. Blessings!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
You all know that I have three children. Davey, Brian and Cassandra. Being college educated was a "big thing" in our family. Dave and I were always talking to the kids about it, how important it was and how necessary it was to instill in them growing up. Davey and Brian have both gone to and completed college with degrees. In Fall 2008, Cassandra started attending Cal State Fullerton, majoring in Social Services, she also joined a sorority and was absolutely in loved with the college scene. Cassandra did not have a traditional run at her education. She struggled and did not complete college.