Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Good-Bye July!

Good-Bye July!

This has easily been the most difficult month we have had in a long time.  We have been through a lot as a family, and we are rising through the other side stronger and better than ever before.  I am very thankful for that.

Thank you July.  Thank you for the memories, the lessons, the experiences and above all...thank you for showing us how amazing we are!!

Supa-stars.  :)
Welcome August!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,

July 31, 2012

My 365...

Today was a good day.  A lot of work, phone calls, faxing, emailing and such, but I am feeling as if I have accomplished so much.  We really have in the past two days.  Things are definitely looking up.  :)

I had a nice long phone conversation with my aunt Maggie in Texas.  She is doing well, and resting comfortably.  It was great talking and laughing with her.  No matter what woes I am dealing with in life, my "Nana" always makes me feel better.  Only 3 years from 100, she is a special lady.  "Thank you Nana, I love you!"

Garrett had a great day too.  He took some testing in preparation for college and he aced them all.  Only two more to go.  My son is not only the coolest young man I know, but he is a genius too.  Yep, he most certainly is.  *proud mama!*

Hope your Tuesday was terrific!  :)

My photos of the day...

Peace, love and Lego Minifigs.  The boys and I love Lego Minifigs, and we stumbled on this little guy yesterday at the pharmacy.  He is definitely my favorite one thus far.

 I must be getting old.  Lately this is my favorite meal for breakfast, lunch, dinner, whenever.  Eating is such a chore, but I don't mind a bowl of Cheerios with fresh fruit.

***Doggy Daily***

"Silly Dozer.  He will never catch Miss Lilly, but he never stops trying."

Music I am listening to today...Lifehouse

Random Link of the Day...Watermark Tee  <---cute!

Until next time...


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,
Monday, July 30, 2012

For Jacob :)


From the website:

Jacob Austin Grecco entered into God's Kingdom at 9:26 pm. 

Jacob fought harder than 100 men. Jacob’s fight will not be lost, it’s just a lot of weight for one little boy’s shoulders to bear. So now it is time for him to rest, we will all 
be here to carry his strength forward into battle. To take what he has taught us and be better moms, dads, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to those in our own lives. We will live in the moment, not in the past, and not in the future. We will cherish those we love and have patience for those that test us. Jacob brought us together to fight with him, but now we must let our angel fly. Rest in peace Jacob.

Fly with angels sweet Jacob.  Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.  :*(

Please help spread the word.  Thoughts and prayers for Jacob and his family.  :)



Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,

July 30, 2012

My 365...

It has been an amazing Monday!  How rare is it that one can use the words "Amazing" and "Monday" in the same sentence?

We are still facing struggles with the latest issues we have been experiencing, but this morning a huge burden was lifted off of our shoulders by some kind and caring people. The entire experience has restored my faith in mankind.  Thank you God for all the amazing blessings you are sending our way.

The biggest adjustment for me has been to place myself on the receiving end of anything.  I am a giver, it is what I do, asking for help,  and even more difficult accepting it, does not come naturally for me.  It has all been very humbling, and I am thankful for not only the good...but the bad as well.  Bad = perspective and sheds light on all the good.

My cup is always, and shall forever remain half full...never half empty.  :)

Hope your Monday has been kind.

My photos of the day...

I handed Blake a notebook and a Sharpie this morning for some penmanship practice.  I asked him to practice his writing skills by writing a story.

Well...hand a boy a Sharpie, and he will draw some facial hair.
 My silly Blake.  I love you so much!  lol :)

 He did not even wash his awesome beard off to go outside an play.
 Blake is one cool dude.
 ***Doggy Daily***

Blake and Miss Lilly enjoying a little afternoon "Movie" snuggle time.  
Music I am listening to today...Rippingtons
Random Link of the Day...Monday Yummy Goodness

Until next time...


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,
Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 29, 2012

My 365...

The thermostat in this house has a mind of its own.  We have been waking up in the morning to discover that it is set to 78, and for a house this big...that is way too hot this time of year!

After pointing the finger at each other..."Are you resetting the thermostat?  STOP resetting the thermostat!", I realized it is probably some stupid setting.  Sure enough, it was.

A Google search later I was able to reset the dastardly thing and hopefully we can enjoy some regulated cool for the rest of the summer.

Thank you Google.  :)  Now if only all life's little issues could be resolved with a simple Google search and minor adjustment.  Oh wait...they can be.

Have an awesome Monday planet!  I plan on having an amazing Monday and terrific week ahead.

My photos of the day...

Still too hot for a bike ride...*sad panda*...so it was me, the camera and the garden for today.

 I see you hiding in there Mr. Bee.
Typical photo session with Casey...aka Shaggy.  He is such a brat, but I love him.  :)

***Doggy Daily***

"Hey mama, guess what?"

"What Miss Lilly?"
 "You never have to worry about anything ever again."
 "Really Miss Lilly?  And why is that?"
 "Because I am BatDog!"
"The world has to get through me to hurt you!"

"Why thank you Miss Lilly.  I feel better already just knowing that you and your ears are large and in charge"

Music I am listening to today...Switchfoot

Random Link of the Day...Because we don't have to walk through life alone.

Until next time...



Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,
Saturday, July 28, 2012

July 28, 2012

My 365...

I think I have should have been a fireman/woman when I grew up.  I am really good at calmly and systematically putting out fires when they crop out.  No, I am not referring to real fires, but rather life's annoying complications from time to time that can be quite a problem if you let them be.

It would be awesome if I had a team of firemen/women to back me up and hold the fire hose steady, but sadly I don't.  They boys would gladly step in without hesitation to help mama keep the fires under control, but my job is to keep "them" safe...not the other way around.  I would not have it any other way.

So bring on the fires life!  Mama is ready to extinguish you to a weak, smokey, smelly puddle of mud on the floor.  :)

Hope your Saturday has been awesome...and fire free!

My photos of the day...

Enjoying a nice day of reading.  

I love you Blake!  <3

 ***Doggy Daily***

Dozer and the Diva.
Just Dozer.  :)

Music I am listening to today...Matthew Perryman Jones

Random Link of the Day...Rattlesnake Bites...yummy!

Until next time...


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,
Friday, July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012

My 365...

Hello Friday!  I am so happy the weekend is here.  This has been a good work week for me business wise...a lot of work for which I am thankful...but I am ready to relax for two glorious days.  My consulting business is picking up, and I am very happy about that.

We still have no news or results of the meeting we had on Wednesday, but with all the prayers and positive thoughts we have been getting, I am confident (I insist) that everything is going to be fine, and we will get a judgement in our favor.  Good people always finish first.  I sincerely believe that.

After an entire week of no bike riding adventures, I have had some serious withdrawal!  So this weekend, the boys are joining me for some nice long rides.  It had just been too hot all week to take any rides. :*( Hopefully the weekend weather will be gentle.

Have an awesome weekend planet!  I love you all~

My photos of the day...

My Blake looks so cute in orange.  :)

 You can really see that he has two different color eyes in some pictures.
 Scooter master!

***Doggy Daily***


Music I am listening to today  Liz Longley

Random Link of the Day...Text From Dog  <----So Funny!!

Until next time...


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,

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I am a work from home mom of five amazing children, and five beautiful grandchildren. Enjoying my 50's and all that life has to offer.

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