Saturday, May 9, 2009

Dear Mom,

There isn't a day that goes by that I do not think of you or miss you. I wish you were here with me so I could come to you with questions about my own kids. I know God has a plan but he took you to soon from us and for that my Kids will never meet their "Grandma Carleen". I pray that you are watching over me everyday, I have noticed I have picked up some of your parenting habits(both good and bad).

Holidays are just not the same anymore--Not having you here to buy a gift for or to celebrate is very hard for me to handle. Some holidays are harder then others but NONE are easy. Alexis is a wonderful child, from what I have heard she is very much like me, I know you would adore her! Ryan is a pistol all in his own world, nothing can slow him down. Alexis knows that you are in Heaven now and that you are God's Daughter, she very much wants to grow old so she can meet you (bless her heart).

I don't want to dwell on the things that can't be, I want to celebrate the life that you lived and the 3 beautiful children you birthed! I want to laugh about the good times we had, the moments that I will always remember, I want to pray that I will leave these memories in the minds of my children. I want to have hopes and dreams that I can see them through life even when they are grown. I have these hopes and dreams because of the mother you were. We did not always see eye to eye, we did not always get along but we always had that bond that you cannot break between a mother and a daughter! I will be eternally grateful for the years we did get to share and the many memories I will carry with me for the rest of the my life. I am Thankful that you are my Mother, My very own mother!!

Carleen Ann
Loving Daughter, Mother Sister and Women
March 18th 1965-June 9th 2003


Monday, May 4, 2009

We finally did it....

We finally gave Ryan a BOYS HAIR CUT!!!!! I have held on to his long cirly hair for the last 21 1/2 months and it was just time for him to look like the handsome young man he is. I was ready for it to go as im sure he was. He can play without it all in his face or in on his neck, with the upcoming hot summer it was just time. He did very well, the lady that cut his hair was absolutly wonderful! He enjoyed playing with bubbles and watching Thomas on the tv while sitting in the firetruck seat. I took a lot of pictures in the last 6 months so I will always have memories of his beautiful curly hair. Here are some pics of his first "official" hair cut: (these were taken with my old camera.. lol)

Waiting for Ryans Turn

Playing with Bubbles

Sitting in the firetruck


MY big boy!

Handsome man!!

New Camera

YIPPIE!! I Finally have a new camera, Nothing special just a point and shoot but considering my old one was purchased in Dec 04, I am thrilled! I purchased the Canon Sd790, and im in LOVE!! There are a million options, that I got bored reading about, so I will just brush up on what options I have from time to time. I have to say I thought I would always buy Sony Brand, based on how much I loved my old one. But after a test run from a dear friend over at Devastating the Obvious. I was sold on the Canon! Now I am in picture heaven and my children are tired of saying "CHEESE".

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The True Stress Test

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I am not exactly sure how it works, but this is amazingly accurate.

The picture below has 2 identical dolphins in it. It was used in a case study on stress levels at St. Mary's Hospital. Look at both dolphins jumping out of the water. The dolphins are identical. A closely monitored, scientific study revealed that, in spite of the fact that the dolphins are identical; a person under stress would find differences in the two dolphins. The more differences a person finds between the dolphins, the more stress that person is experiencing.
Look at the photograph and if you find more than one or two differences you may want to take a vacation.

After seeing this study I will now be on vacation! =)

Tip for the day: Its okay to not take life serious sometimes, because nobody every gets out alive anyway

Friday, May 1, 2009

Fact for Friday~