Monday, June 27, 2011


Oh how we take life for granted. Everything is going along great then WHAM! you are hit with devastating news. I know I've mentioned it before but I'll do it again--I have an amazing group of friends that I met online about eleven years ago when I was pregnant with Kinsey. I didn't post much to our group when I was pregnant but read every day. After I had Kinsey, I had so many questions and it was amazing to have people who were going through the same things to talk to. Now that we have ten year olds, we don't post to our group board as much but are still involved through Facebook. I have met about fifteen of these woman and wish with all my heart I could meet a lot more!

Recently, one of our Mommies found out that her husband has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has less than a year to live. He is Neal's age--I think that is what has hit me the hardest-he is MY husband's age. I feel just horrible for this Mommy because she has had a lot of loss in her life and her husband has been her rock--the one who has stood by her and supported her the whole time. They are such a great couple. His wish is that they can go to Disney World before he gets to sick so he can make memories with his wife and four kids. Through a few emails among our group, we have managed to raise an amount that will help them achieve that dream. I know it won't be enough to pay for the whole trip but they won't have to worry as much about money on this trip.

I love this group of ladies. We have been together through so much. We've had "fake" people on our board and thank goodness have weeded those people out. Our core group of ladies are so wonderful. I know if I ever needed anything they would be there for me and I will be there for them. Love you March Mommies!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.

Neal and I would like to travel to as many National Parks as we could go to. We've been to a few but our big goal is Yellowstone National Park.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist

Brad Paisley

Trace Adkins

It's hard for me to pick just one artist or band because I like so many different people for different reasons and songs that they sing. These are two of my current favorite and two that I have seen in concert.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 12 - A picture of something you love

Books! Books! Books!
This is just one of my bookcases. This one is double stacked with paperbacks (2 rows). I buy them at the library when they have book sales. My favorite sale is when they give you a plastic grocery sack and say you can fill it for $5. You would be amazed how many books I can fit in one of those sacks! I also have a bookcase with all my cookbooks and another with craft books and magazines.
I'm not a fictional book collector because as soon as I read a book I pass it on. I have only kept a select few of my favorite books. A lot of the books on this shelf are parts of series that I'm collecting so I can read the whole series at once. Others are books I've picked up and thought I would like--I just haven't gotten around to reading them yet. Some of my favorite authors are Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich, Debbie Macomber, Susan Wiggs, and Sheryl Woods.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 11 - A picture of something you hate

I thought quite a bit about this one. Yes, there are things I hate more than needles--like child abuse--but do you really want to see a picture of that? I decided to go with needles because it is one of the things that just gets to me. I can't watch when I (or anyone else) gets a shot. I didn't have blood drawn out of my arm until I was pregnant with Kinsey (30 years old)! I got a shot when I had the flu about 5 years ago and almost passed out at the doctors office. It's just one of those weird things that I hate.....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most

This is my sister Melissa. She is the person I can go to and talk about anything. She's been with me through thick and thin! Love ya Melissa!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh

Marley always makes me laugh but this picture is so funny!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Day 07 - A picture that shows your true self

I've really had a hard time with this one because honestly....I'm still trying to find my true self. There are so many things that represent me, school books, my cameras, fictional books, and so much more. I guess I'm going to pick something that is near and dear to my heart and this project.

My cameras

I have a new little camera that I just bought recently to carry in my purse. The flash on my older camera broke and it would have cost $99 to get it fixed--worth more than the camera. I can still use my lenses for outdoor photography--what I wanted it for so now I have two cameras. One day I would love to have a nice DSLR camera but that will have to wait until later.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 6 - A picture of somewhere you've been

We went to the Grand Canyon in the fall of 2003.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 4--A picture of your night

Stacked (or flat) red enchiladas for dinner

Sunday, January 16, 2011

30 Day Photo Assignment--Day 1

I decided to try this photo assignment for 30 days. I'm not going to guarantee that it will be 30 days in a row but I will get it done eventually.

Day 1--a picture of yourself with 15 facts

I don't have a lot of photos of myself unless someone else takes them. Usually I'm the one behind the camera. This is a photo of myself with my wonderful, beautiful niece Marley. She will be 2 later this month and is such a sweet little girl.

1. I love to take pictures
2. I am a full-time college student
3. I have a 9 (almost 10) year old daughter
4. I've been married for 10 years
5. I love to read
6. I wear the same watch and earrings every day
7. We have 2 cats and a dog
8. I have lived in 15 different houses/dorms/apartments
9. I'm 41 years old
10. This last year I found out that I love psychology classes
11. And that algebra wasn't as hard as I thought is was
12. My favorite food is Mexican
13. I've worn glasses since I was 9 years old
14. I like to organize other people but my house is cluttered
15. I drink Earl Grey tea every morning

Monday, January 10, 2011


See that little ad over there on the right hand top side of my blog and down below this post? Yep, I did it--I monetized my blog. Just hoping to add a few cents to the bank account for now. I hope it doesn't offend anyone. We'll see what comes up in the ads Blogger puts on here. Thanks to those who are still reading =)

Sunday, January 09, 2011

It's a new year

I can't believe how fast the last year flew by. It's like 2010 was smushed down to just a few months. I had so many changes in the last year--I started back to college, left my old job, and am staying home for now. I'm hoping to find a new job soon but I'm just not sure what I want to do. I live in a little tiny village with few opportunities and am not sure I want to drive 20 miles to the next town to work. Decisions, decisions.

I start my next semester of college next week. I think this will be the scariest one so far. I'm taking Intermediate Algebra, Intro to Business, Child Psychology, and Biology. Biology scares me to death. I struggled with it so much in high school. I'm hoping that by taking it online that it will be easier (open book tests!!). The other classes will be time consuming but not so bad.

Here's to a new year and a new semester!