The Kids

The Kids

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Spring Fling Carnival...

The boys had their faces painted at a carnival today... the artist that did the 'Spider Man' on their faces was just amazing!  I couldn't get over the detail and precision that she had on a 3-D and moving target!  Incredible!

Blessed in so many ways...

I have always felt that God has blessed my life in so many ways... even during deployments and deployment re-entries... I have never felt like I've been let down.  Granted, I have asked the proverbial 'Where are you?' a few times, but there's always been little (and big) things letting me know that He was always right there.

I've got two great boys and realize that I am so blessed that they are my full time job.  I understand that there is no substitute like me as a provider and caregiver to my boys.  Every time they succeed, I celebrate not only a success for them... but a success for me.  A stay-at-home mom doesn't get paid with cash, but instead gets paid in hugs and kisses, crayon on the wall, and dirty socks... I am very wealthy (just not in cash)!

If I have ever felt like over the last six years I have been spinning my tires not doing anything for myself, I apologize... to myself.  I have been harder on myself than anyone else.  I have jumped on my own bandwagon to beat myself up and tear myself down.  I have criticized myself for not doing more for myself and my family. 

Then I just happen by an audition announcement for Progressive Insurance... I put together the 50 second video and uploaded it.  I got picked for the top 10... Progressive PR calls to tell me I'm going to be featured on NBC's Good Day New Mexico... Frankenmuth and Saginaw News wants to do a story...

Then, I get the opportunity to read my life in print and realize... that I have been blessed in so many ways!

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2010/04/frankenmuth_native_vying_to_be.html

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I'm no fairy...

Frustrated with my 'to do' list, I tried explaining to JD that I need more help... I told him that I must make things look 'too easy' and I've 'taught' him that I don't need any help... I told him, "I can't do everything by myself... I don't have a magic wand... or a BROOM!"

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lovin' the Soccer Mom thing...

I've gotta say, I am pretty impressed with my soccer boys... it took Sean a little while to warm up to the idea of 'soccer' because he said it was boring. Once he got his uniform, it became 'un-boring'... they boy love it and are doing great!





Friday, April 9, 2010

No cowboy today...

Ethan's got a new look... funny thing is, that's Daddy's new hat Grandpa sent him - FNH is a gun dealer...

Oh, maybe that's not so funny... is it time for THE discussion... not that one, the one about gangsters?!?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Help Me Help Flo!

Hey everybody... as promised, here's the link to the Top 10 Finalists for the Help Flo contest... and YES, I'm in it!

Vote daily... share the link with as many of your friends as you can... of course, ask them to vote for me too... thanks and remember that I am 'acting' like a goof ball... uh, I guess I'm not really acting...

http://www.helpflo.com/video_vote/?contentid=5691197761992429673

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spelling bee...

Have I told you how much I love my brother, Kenny? 

He's a Chiropractor and was just accepted into a prestigious Nuero Science PhD program in Chicago...  he called me from Grandma's funeral in order to scribe a message to put in with her... 

I told him to write "I will always cherish the memories of her and the boys..."  Kenny stopped me and asked, "How do you spell 'cherish', one 'r' or two?" 

I love, Love, LOVE you Kenny!