Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Good-Bye April!

Good-Bye April!

Thank you for the fun times.  A lot of awesome things happened this month, just as I knew they would.  We made some pretty terrific memories along the way.

This was also the first month of our biking adventures for 2013.  We got a bit of a late start due to weather, April 14, but we managed to get some good miles in at just over 60.  Yay!

Our goal for May is to ride at least 100 miles.
Welcome to May and all the fun and excitement it will bring.  :)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,

April 30, 2013

My 365...

I was helping Blake study for his finals this morning, and we were reviewing some statistical math.

"Mom, this stuff is SO boring!  I will never use this in real life!  I am going to be a Youtube gaming reviewer and make millions."

"Okay son, I have no doubt that you are going to be a successful whatever-it-is-you-decide-to-be, however, let me ask you a question."


"A marketing company executive calls you up and wants to know about your audience demographic and game preferences.  How old they are, what their favorite games are etc.  You need to be able to compile this data to provide an answer.  Not to mention the fact that it is great data for you, so that you know which topics you need to focus on in your videos in order to build the highest subscription base right?"

"Nope?  First of all it is not "nope" it is "no", and secondly...what do you mean no?"

"It is easy mom.."
"Yes, I need to know this data to build my subscription base, but all I have to do is ask.  I would simply ask my audience on Twitter and Facebook to click "LIKE" next to an age range, and next to a game title.  I would then click the tally button, get the numbers..."
"BOOM...done.  Problem solved.  I don't need no stinking marketing company or their charts.  I AM the marketing company!"
*crickets chirping*

"Just hush and do your stinking charts!"

Kids these days...just too darn smart.  :)

My world on this gorgeous Spring day.

***Doggy Daily***
Ducati and Miss Lilly

Music I am listening to today...Pete Yorn, Ez

Random Link of the Day...Happy Birthday Willie!

The Daily V...


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,
Monday, April 29, 2013

April 29, 2013

My 365...

Oh Monday, why you got to be so "Monday?"  No not really...Monday is just another day.  I am just feeling really tired from a long exciting weekend.

I did hit the ground running this morning.  Not literally.  I could not run today if my life depended on it.  Blake really exhausted me yesterday.  I really wish I could bottle his energy, then pull it out when my feet are dragging.  That would be truly magical!

Hope you are having a fabulous day today planet.  :)

Blake has his "eye" on the situation.  

 "Hey Monday!"
 "Bite me!"  LOL
(Dear Santa, please bring mama a macro lens for Christmas.)

***Doggy Daily***

"Hello.  My name is Lilly.  I am a Spanish señorita."

Music I am listening to today...Jason Walker , When The Lights Go Down

Random Link of the Day...Spring Rolls

The Daily V...


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,
Sunday, April 28, 2013

April 28, 2013

My 365...

Would you like to know what really upsets me?  Makes my blood boil, keeps me up at night, makes me doubt myself and what my life us all about?  Absolutely nothing.  :-)  

Blake and I decided to take a LONG bike ride today.  Let me paint a picture for you...

67°f, Crystal clear blue skies.  The kind of sky that is so blue, it does not seem real.

Riding down the greenbelt which is lined by trees on both sides, of the most brilliant colors and fragrances.

Clear cold turquoise blue/green waters rushing down the river that create the most amazing, refreshing, cool breeze.

15 miles of nothing but nature's remarkable beauty.  

Blake, my precious youngest son.  A young man who is full of adventure, fun, curiosity and love with just the right mix of little stinker and mischief.

People enjoying the same awesome goodness that I am.  People who smile as you pass them.  People who seem not to have a care in the world.

What in my life could possibly bring me sadness and pause?  Not a thing.

The people that are in my life right now.  My husband, my sons, Kori, Amber, my grandson Cooper, my aunts Magdalena and Rita, Jack's family, my nephews, my nieces, my cousins, my amazing friends from all over the world, are in my life because they want to be.  Something in my spirit, welcomes their spirit sincerely and honestly.  And people who know and love me, know that I love and cherish them with every single sincere and honest cell in my being.  This makes my heart happy.  This is real.

The people who are not in my life right now, are not there because they choose not to be.  They do not see my spirit, my heart, who I really am, therefore they choose to remain outside of my world.  THEY have decided that for whatever reason, I am not real, I am not good enough, I am not worthy.

You know what planet?  I am okay with that.  That is 100 percent perfectly A-Okay with me.  No hard feelings.  No judgement.  No sadness.  No regret.  Because you see MY life is full.  My life is complete.  I welcome everyone into my world, but I will not force anyone to be in my world because ultimately that darkens my spirit.  I love you, I see you.  You are free to continue to live your life the way you see fit, and I am gloriously free to continue to live mine.  I will never compromise my life, and I certainly would never demand that you compromise yours.  If your life is working for you...awesome.  

Life goes on, and it is a beautiful gift.  A gift that I will never take for granted.  

What upsets me?  What keeps me up at night worrying and wondering and judging myself?  Absolutely nothing.  And honey, you can take that to the bank, deposit it, and earn a ton of interest!  

I had a happy Sunday planet, and I hope you did too.  This day was awesome, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank God for tomorrow and the week ahead because I know it is going to be freaking amazing!  :)

Have a great Monday.

We did it!  Blake and I started this month's biking adventure on April 14th.  I told Blake I wanted to get at least 60 miles in by the end of the month.  As of today...we have!  Yay Blake!  :)

Today's wonderful biking adventure.

 It was a beautiful day.
 Total ride, 15.13 miles today.  Woohoo!  :)

Four of my favorite people on the planet.

I am so loved, and so blessed.  <3
***Doggy Daily***

Music I am listening to today...as selected by Blake.  Thank you Blake.  :)  Andy Grammer, Keep Your Head Up

Random Link of the Day...Green Goddess Smoothie

The Daily V...


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,

Welcome to Mommy plus Five

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.

Time to start a new 365.

Thank you for stopping by! :)


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