Friday, December 30, 2016


I'm hoping each one of you made it through the holidays. Holidays are both a wonderful time along with the hardest time. I wish that our lives were all as easy as a Hallmark movie but there is a little thing called reality. The holidays always bring up happy memories for me but they are shadowed by the loss of my parents and it's hard to enjoy everything about the holidays.

I was lucky enough to spend it with my husband, three daughters, oldest daughters fiancee and my three grandsons. We had lots of presents, food, fun and noise and I wouldn't want to have it any other way. I remember when our oldest first brought her now fiancee and his two boys into our family. I wondered how I was going to handle all the personalities mixing into our crazy family. And now I can't really remember life before them and I can't imagine my life without them. I always wanted a boy of my own and God blessed me with three girls...and then he gave me 4 boys how lucky am I?! Don't get me wrong I love my girls too but there's nothing like hunting down my grandsons with a Nerf gun and watching them run and squeal in delight...and maybe fear! They have changed me forever and helped fill up the voids in my heart.

2017 is around the corner, I'm not making any resolutions I never stick to them anyway. I am going to make a conscious effort to be nicer. Sometimes it's the little things that make someones day a little better like: wait a few extra seconds to hold a door open, leave a quarter in an aldi cart, just say hello to a stranger or smile at them, shovel someones sidewalk...there are tons of ways to make someones day brighter.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

What? Yes It's me again!

I was just looking around at the ole blog reading past posts and I just realized how much more personal blogs are compared to Facebook. Don't get me wrong I love FB but it seems so cold to me. My posts on my blog seem so much more personal. Maybe because I know only the people who really want to hear from me are reading it because they want to hear what I have to say, not just scrolling by to pass the time away. Anyway enough of that!

I've been asked for three photos. That's it 3 little photos and my what a journey I have been on today. I've laughed, cried, felt sorry for myself, I even could smell things I haven't thought of in years, hated myself, found some deep regret in there as well. Wow photos can take you so many places! It doesn't matter if they are in digital format or the old fashioned print photos ;) there is a reason you took them. You wanted to stamp a time, a feeling a memory that you would never forget...good and bad.

Tis the season to pull out those old photos, fire up the old computer maybe print some out. Even if you don't scrapbook them hang them up, pin them to the bulletin board or fridge. Take a walk in your past and just remember how quickly life goes by.

Somehow I've been too busy to notice that my three girls have grown up to be lovely human beings. It's funny because when I look into their faces it doesn't seem possible so much time has passed. I'm also still in awe that my parents are gone, when I look at the photos it seems like just yesterday I was kissing their faces.

Whew what an emotional day!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and an awesome new year!