Friday, January 30, 2009

For all of America

Take a listen to this song. It is from
I thought it was worth the post in my little part of america.
I love my freedoms and I cherish our land. This country will be ours again.
Stand proud!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Power of Prayer Continued

Prayer is so powerful and I ask that you fold your hands
once again for Abigail and her parents.
Ask for God's healing hands upon this sweet child as she soon undergoes major surgery
and is admitted into the hospital today for pre surgery testing.

To view their blog click on the pink prayer button to the right on my side bar.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

She seems nervous

OK. I admit it. I have used the pill. But I don't think the government should use it as their platform to stimulate the economy....nor do I believe it would seems to me she is she tries to defend this thought.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Letter from Girls to Girls

I saw this video clip of the Bush Girls letter to the Obama Girls and thought it was worthy of a pass along. It actually made me tear up. I love the last part...very important. Click here for the video.

enjoy and happy weekend.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Random Picture Contest

***** Opps! apparently I am tired because it was suppose to be a picture from January...the 8th picture in here it is

but I am still leaving the other one up because it made my heart smile.*****

So as I sit contently on a Sunday night browsing bloggy world I notice that Brittany over at 4 Little Men and Girly Twins is having a Random Picture Contest. I decide to play and well this is what was selected randomly through all of my pictures.

Oh takes me back to the day....the day after my wedding at our open house(March 30th,2003). For all you readers of It's a Corny Life....Stacie is in this picture attempting to catch the tiny bouquet I was tossing for my twin nieces sake. Thanks Stacie for playing along all those years ago and for being my maid of honor & my BFF.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

TV Love?

I am so excited for tonight. "Why?" you ask?

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have had a love hate relationship with NBC for years now.

First they had me fall in love with the show AMERICAN DREAMS then they did this.....cancelled!

Then FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS came along and it was love. Love me some Tim Riggins and Panters!!! Oh the drama! Then they did it to me again....cancelled.

I also fell in love with LIPSTICK JUNGLE and well last Friday was the end of that show too.

But a few weeks back I saw an AD an AD for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!
I almost couldn't believe my eyes. I almost feel over. Then I shouted, I jumped up and down. Honestly, I wished I had DVR'd it so I could watch it again and again!

Tonight I will have a fire rekindled. My love for NBC, my remote & recliner will cross my path again. I'll let you know how long this affair will last.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

God was present today in my home.

****this is a follow up to yesterday's post and a question about "how?" Well we thought we had the crib on lowest setting....apparently we were wrong. So he probably used the bumpers as a stepping stone and one side of his bed is made to be lower than the flip he went right over.****

God was present in our house today.
I had given Travis a bath before his 9am nap then got him dressed and put him in his bed. He was ready to sleep and curled up with his blankie went down like a dream.
Then I headed off to put Campbell in the tub. We bathe and laugh and splash around. Time to get out and dry off. Time to get dressed and head downstairs for some one on one time while brother sleeps. So we get dried off and half way dressed. I then open the closet to get her sweater. I hear her laugh and the SLAM goes the door to brothers room. You see she has realized that it is fun to open and shut doors. She also knows that this DRIVES mommy crazy!
So I quickly get her back in her room and scold her for opening brothers door and remind her that he is trying to sleep. She signs and says she is "sorry" mommy. In the meantime I hear brother cry out a little bit. Just as I shut her closet door I hear the door open and shut again and then him crying....he's been awoken and know has to work himself back to sleep. I hustle her down stairs. Telling her "how upset mommy is." She tells me "brother sleeping." I say "no, not now because you opened and slammed his door." She says "sorry brother."
So I can hear him over the monitor fussing a bit but nothing I think is worth going upstairs for. It's the usual "You woke me up, now I am pissed off" cry. As I put on her sweater and shoes he seems to calm down and I hear nothing. I think to myself "aah, he sleeps." I walk out of the play room into the kitchen and hear the hugest boom I have ever heard. I instantly think "that didn't sound good." Thinking something fell in the office but then my gut tells me "this isn't good!" In the span of seconds I hear a cry, it seems as if I fly up the stairs and fling his door open. "Oh my God!" Travis is on the floor...he's fallen out of his crib. He's crying, sitting up on his bottom but seems disoriented. I scoop him up and as if he doesn't know me he bucks away from me. Screaming at this point, I start talking to him and he seems to find comfort and calms down. My husband encourages me to put him down on the floor to see if he's OK. Travis instantly starts to crawl and laugh. Doesn't seems scared or hurt or disoriented anymore. God is good. I just know that God helped him fall in such a way that he was not hurt.
I didn't put him back to bed, I was afraid he might have a concussion. I take him downstairs and he is laughing and trying to jump out of my arms to play on the floor. I place him in the high chair while I call the doctor's office. We ironically were going in for our one year check up be it one month and a few days behind insurance, waiting for cards. The nurse calls me back and asks me a few questions. She tells me to come in at the scheduled time and not to worry. I thank God for that as her words make me feel better.
We go in for the visit and my doctor says...this thing happens, we see it all the time. Looks like he is fine. You must have had an angel in his room. "Angel" I think to myself maybe but I think it was God.
I felt guilt ridden all day. Most of you mommy's probably know the feeling.
So poor little guy not only did he have to get 4 shots today, he got his first experience at free falling or rather being a little daredevil boy. Let's hope that he's much older before he falls hard like that again. Let's hope he never falls again.
By the way when I got home....the crib was set to the lowest setting possible, clean sheets and bumpers in place. Thanks daddy.
Thanks God for being present in my home today.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Something new to read under my LOCKER ROOM side bar

What a gift children are...we all know that...even on the worst of days with tantrums and spilt milk and runny noses and the like. We are truly blessed when we become parents. For some it comes easy. For others not so much. Some will opt to adopt immediately. Some my let God help those He in trusted with medical knowledge to help them in their goal of parenthood. Others turn to someone...someone who can help, someone who is carrying the precious gift of a child for them...that someone is a surrogate. What a wonderful way to help another couple achieve their dream of having a baby. I feel blessed to know such a woman who is giving of herself and her womb to help a couple have a baby of their very own.
If you would like to follow along click here or go to my side bar under LOCKER ROOM to find this amazing journey Jennifer over at A Surrogate's Diary is about to take.

Good Luck Jennifer and blessings to all involved. You have my constant prayers.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

All That Matters is #100

Browsing the bloggy world today I came across this fun meme at The Mommy Diaries who found it at another site. I thought I would do it and see how many things I could cross off the list as things I have done personally...those are in bold. I must say that I agree...the most important is #100 but don't skip ahead or you might miss out on seeing something I have may have done it too.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain. ( OK for me it was Camelback Mtn but it's a Mtn.)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29 Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33 Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41 Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60 Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64 Donated blood, platelets, or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66 Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67 Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79 Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

100. Become a child of God

So just what is it about #100....Although the other 99 things were experiences that God has allowed me to have they only define me if I choose them to do so. Most certainly I believe that I am completely defined by #100.
I am proud to say I am indeed a child of God. On December 21, 197o, I was baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. On that day, my name was written in the book of heaven.
#100...all that matters.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Laughter is Contagious!

First I must apologize for the poor video quality but the lights were dim for bed time. But I hope the laughter makes up for it.

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Monday, January 5, 2009


So a bloggy friend of mine writes for a blog site called the The Internet Cafe and this was her posting today.
It really made me do some thinking. I hope it gives your mind and heart something to reflect and ponder on too.

Thanks Missy!

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New Recruits

So the kids got these great little flight jackets from Nana and Papa for Christmas. I think it was more from Papa than Nana but she liked them a lot too.

You see my dad is a military man. A to the core Army Man. So that makes me an Army Brat.
I really liked being an Army Brat and for a while thought I would be a helicopter pilot just like my daddy...but my dreams were cut short when...well when...I was told I was "too short" from the Army recruiter. I was bummed at first but I still landed in the sky...I became a flight attendant...yes there was a whole other "me" before becoming a mommy.

When they opened up these jackets I was so excited. They really seemed to like them too. The patches made them especially appealing. We needed a cold day to come along to give them a good we waited and waited...finally today. Today it was cold. A high at our home of 41 degrees so it was time to wear the take flight and have some fun....some new recruit fun.

Ready to Rock and Roll this Chopper!

But Captain the bow goes with some of my patches.

Doing the Army Crawl up the stairs.

Top Solider in the Army Crawl Drill.

Don't call me a grunt.

Ready for more...Bring it on Captain!

Thanks Papa/Daddy for finding these....we love them.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!

It's here. It's officially 2009!
We have a fresh year to make of it what we will.
I am so excited!
Last year was filled with joy,drama and fun.
I am looking forward to 2009 to be a year that is
filled with laughter, dropping dress sizes, learning, rediscovery and love.
Lots of love!

Happy 2009 everyone!

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