Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad ❤

 76 years old today!!
Happy Birthday!!
Love you with all my heart!!

Love your favorite daughter.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

Today is about
Remembering those men and women who died while serving and protecting us.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I like to ride my bicycle......

Joining Joyce at From this side of Pond Today! 

1. It's National Bike Week...do you own a bicycle? When did you last ride a bike? 

Yes I do! I love my bike 

It was my mode of transportation while living in Germany. Since moving back to the states I've rode it a few times, last time was last summer. 

2. What's something you learned in school that wasn't part of the curriculum?

How to make friends, how to be a friend, how to be a good listener,how to stand up for what is right and what you believe. 

3. What's a food you've never tried, but want to try? What's a food you've tried and will never try again?

There are lots of food I haven't tried and don't want to....I'm not adventurous with food! 
Maybe Cajun food I'd try in the right environment like New Orleans! Food I'd never try again...Rabbit! 

4. Have you been more demanding on yourself lately or less? Why? Do you think that's a good trend?

Always too much....I have less time and still want to do the things I did when I had more and something has to give! I'm learning to let go of my old life and embrace the new.

5. Who is your favorite book, movie, or TV show villain? 

Wicked Witch of the West haunted my dreams for years!

6. How concerned are you about identity theft? 

I'm concerned and try to change my password's a lot I hope it never happens because that would totally suck! 

7. I saw this last question on Dawn's blog a couple of week's ago and asked if I could share. Everybody hop over and say hi, but first answer this...would you rather have an ordinary home in an extraordinary place or an extraordinary home in an ordinary place? 

Ordinary home in an extraordinary place hands down!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Have you heard about Zach Sobiech? Such an extraordinary boy...He passed away Monday May 20th . My heart goes out to his family and friends. I heard about him from Mrs. 4444's she is a teacher and has introduce me to amazing video that truly inspire and some that just make me laugh. This one is word watching....Make sure you have tissues near by! 

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Having a hard time balancing life since I started working.
Now that the weather is nice and Katelyn is home.
Balance and focus totally off.
Feel like a hamster on the wheel of life.

Everyday the same thing....round and round I go
Crashing when I come home and getting little done
Especially since discovering Candy Crush App......

So the weekends are spent running and doing 

You know what I mean...ugh! 
Life is going by too fast!

Happy Saturday!

Monday, May 13, 2013

❤ this book

Do you read Romance novels?
I do
I love when a book takes you places you have only dreamed about,
Places like a tropical island 
Falling for the wrong guy
That is what K.M. Jackson books do!

Read my review on Goodreads

released in Sept 2012

Read my review on Goodreads
releasing May 27, 2013

Author is a fellow blogger
Maybe you follow her Kwana Writes
She is a former fashion designer
a mother of twins and her beloved terrier Jack.

Her author FB page stop by and give her some love!

Congrats Kwana!

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Happy Mother's Day Mom
Love you and Miss you
Thanks for being the best Mom!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Today my ❤ is happy

My girl is on her way home TODAY
Her freshman year over....
It was a blink of an eye....
I missed her like crazy...
We loved our lil empty nest
I survived without her
More importantly she survived without us

Can't wait to give her a big HUG and Kiss! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A chapter closing....

Ever have the feeling you are treading water so lightly.....
 Your so busy crossing the t's and dotting the i's 
Even the littlest addition to your long list of must do's throws you?

We finally put our house in Utah up for sale
It's been rented by several different renters over the years since we left
We held on to it for several reasons 
We thought we were moving back after our time in Germany
Well that didn't happen....here we are in Western NY
The market in Utah had not recovered yet
 and we couldn't get we we needed

Timing is everything... 
May 2nd it went on the market 
May 5th we accepted an offer and are under contract

Hopefully by July we should be closed and the bleeding of cash will stop
Finally we can focus on our life here 
Finally one less worry, one less chore

I know we will live in Utah again 
It's home

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Started Cinco de Mayo on Cuatro
If everyone could just speak softer today 
And please don't mind the sun glasses it's so bright
How could one margarita do so much damage?

Happy Cinco de Mayo
Happy Sunday!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Remember when it was August

And I was all boo hoo my baby is leaving for college?
Wrote about it here 

It's been nine months...
She has worked her butt off
She has made her Dad and I proud
She is the happiest I've ever seen her
Well she is in her last week of her Freshman year
Can you believe it
 We all survived
I survived 
It's been so fast and so good

She said she has been studying for finals
Took a much needed break for a concert with friends
Gotta go back stage and meet this cutie...
She looks happy uh?
Can't wait to see her next week...
Good Luck on finals

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy May Day

 It's MAY
Wow where has this year gone?
I'm so happy it's MAY
I can't wait to spend my evenings hanging out on our back porch
 Taking an evening walk

And having this one home

Happy May Day!