Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Colin made his Christmas list to mail to Santa Dec 26 2010. He put every thing he didn't get for Christmas this year on the list for next year. This year we were blessed with good friends & family. G still is having issues with his health. We hope & pray for a miracle daily. We had really warm weather yesterday. I packed away all of the outside Christmas decorations.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I spent all day Friday at the CK Convention. I had a great time. Saturday G, Colin & I went to the BBall game. We had a great time. It was a lot of walking for G.
I've been on a cleaning spree. I've cleaned baseboards, ceiling fans, mopped, & etc. I love when my house is super clean. I just hate doing the work. :)
This morning Colin woke up sick. I hope he's better soon. I'd hate for him to miss school the 2nd week. We will do what's best for him & the children at school.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Back to School

School starts for little man Monday. I will be running around getting a few school supplies, this weekend. I wonder why I never get the list at the end of the previous year. I'll be out fighting the crowd. UGH! Colin is excited about going to the 3rd grade. I hope he has a good year.
I took the legs off my chaise lounge in my craft room. I designed & made a box for the lounge to sit on. The box is open on one side. I put all of Colin's school supplies in the lounge box. He goes through enough crayons & pencils for 4 children. Those are a few things I had that I didn't have to buy this year.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Good News

G just came from the cancer Dr. He is still cancer free (Hallelujah). He now will have to visit this Dr every 6 months instead of every 3 months. This is really good news. I just wish the other Drs
could do something about the nueropathy.

Colin has been in dance camp. Thursday is their final day. They put on a performance Thursday night 7pm. Maybe I will actually get some video or photos uploaded. :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

inspiring quotes

I love encouraging quotes. Here is one I read today that I wanted to share.

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." ~ Thomas Edison (1847-1931) American inventor, scientist and businessman

Friday, April 9, 2010

Heart goes out

My heart goes out to my co-workers that lost their jobs today. Too many good hard-working people gone & they did nothing wrong. Our company profits have been down & they've been making cuts for the last few years.
I personally haven't had a raise or increase for 2 yrs. Today I'm grateful I still have a job. Honestly every day I'm grateful I have a job.
One guy that is gone sat 2 desk away from me. I'm having trouble sleeping because I think of him & others I know. I know they have small children or which guys wife is still in school. I know it's going to be really tough for some people. I also understand that companies are in the business to make profits. If the profits keep declining decisions will be made that will affect some people negatively. I was in management for 10 yrs so I know it was hard for the people that had to make the decision or give the bad news. That is the part of management that I did not like. I'm sure know one likes it. My heart goes out to us all. It affects us all. Our company is a large employer in our town. This week 2 other company announced job cuts. It's tough times.
I know we will make it but it is still hard.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

On his head

Thank you to the mom that took this photo. This photo is of my

little precious doing what he loves, breakdancing

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

In my heart forever

Colin amazes me almost daily. He is an incredible dance. He's great in math but not so great in reading. He knew his letter sounds at 3 year old & vowel sounds at 4. He was reading small words at 4 so I don't understand why he struggles with reading. Well, yes I do. He doesn't take the time to sound out the word; he will guess. I've been working with him because his self esteem in reading is low. I encourage him & tell him he needs to practice.
I tell him he doesn't do just the easy moves in breakdance he needs to have the same approach with reading. He improved his dancing, yes he has a ton of natural ability but he works at it to get better. He doesn't want to work at his reading. I was encouraging him because he made the comment that he's not a good reader. I said I don't want you to say that; I want you to say, I'm becoming a better reader. I said you are very talented & smart. He said I'm talented. I said yes, not everyone can break dance or tumble like you. I said it takes incredible body strength and talent to do what you do. He said Awe Mommy Thank you. You will be in my heart forever. He touched his heart & said right hear. I was so touched. I said you will be in my heart forever too darling. He amazes me almost daily.

Monday, March 1, 2010

love this quotation

Quotation:May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.'

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

that's a vocabulary word

Colin is so funny. When he's talking & uses a vocabulary word, He will say that's a vocabulary word.
Last night before bed we were praying together. I pray first then he prays. He started praying & used a vocabulary word. He said during his prayer; That's a vocabulary word.
I chuckled to myself. I thought it was so cute. Every time I think about it today it makes me smile.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Stamp area

We got ice Thursday, sleet & 6" of snow Friday. I cleaned my stamp area Friday.I have so much more to do but I'm off to a good start.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

No cavities

Colin had no cavities at his dentist visit yesterday. Yeah. I must admit he has been brushing better & most of the time with no prompting from mom. I'm pretty proud & pretty surprised because he eats too much sugar in my opinion.