Friday, September 26, 2008


I must admit that I have been a bit depressed. It has really hit me that my Mom isn't here. It has only been six months, yet it feels like forever. I miss her so much, she was my best friend.

I called her to just vent and get things off my chest....even if I didn't take her advice, it helped me deal. I have tried walking and talking into my cell phone pretending she is listening, but it's not the same. I think it is hitting me because of school. She would always call me to see how the kiddo's were doing, and if they weren't doing their work, she would talk to them. She always called Dylan to tell him that she finally beat a level on Mario. (She had her own Game Boy Advance and loved to play!!) She was such an amazing woman. She could do anything!! I miss calling her and having her walk me through how to upholster my kids new stools, or how to apply the leather patch to my couch. I use to complain about my dh to her also. I love my dh, but sometimes I just need to vent about him. Now I have no-one. I can't complain to him about himself!!! I can't complain to his family about him!! I can't complain to my kids about their dear daddy!!
I know that death is part of life, and that she is in a much better place. Pain free and with all her family and friends whom have been waiting to see her, but it still is hard. I do have my Faith, but sometimes it just gets to you.
Another blogger friend Vaperessence ( I think that was her blog), lost her mom to cancer, but now her blog is gone. I hope she is doing okay.
Thanks for reading and please pray for me. I need it.
Enjoy each other and take alot of pictures and memories of your life.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

My family doesn't care...maybe you do!!

If you look at the moon and notice the "bright" planet to (my right) it is the planet Jupiter.
My family could care less....but I thought someone out in blog land might want to take a look.
I noticed it last night and said to dh that I thought there was planet. I finally had a chance to
look it up and yes, oh yes, I was correct.
So enjoy the evening and bring your binoculars and take a gander at Jupiter.
I love nature and history!!!

Monday, September 08, 2008

First day of School

Our first day was August 26th, and I am just now posting pictures!!

I always take a picture of them in front of the tree in our front yard. It is so much fun to see how much they have grown each year.

Here is my darling son, Dylan.

Here is my darling daugher, Katrina.

A close up of them actually being nice together!!!
We have had a great start to school, some interruptions,: family from out of town, a bff of Trina dancing with the Russian Ballet in Romeo and Juliet which was awesome.
Each day gets a little bit better.
I will try to post more each day.
I hope everyone is doing well. I pray that none of the hurricanes/tropical storms are doing any damage to your homes.
Blog with you soon.

Homeschool Swap

I participate in a Swap from The Homeschool Blog Awards ( ). It was my first ever swap and it was so much fun. You filled out a questionnaire all about yourself, your likes, your decorating style, etc. I received my items weeks ago, but no time to post.

I had the fun of meeting Motserrat a.k.a. Cocoa over at What fun it was to meet her wonderful family!!

She sent me the greatest swap items.

She makes cards, bookplates, notecards and so much more!! You really should check out her Etsy shop.
I love all the wonderful new scrap items she sent me.
I would definitely recommend this. It was so much fun!!!
Thanks Cocoa!!!!