Thursday, March 5, 2009

safe and sound

We arrived safe and sound into the waiting arms of PopPop...

Then the extra salty margarita at the beach while sitting with Grandma watching Beaker and JackJack played the sand. They were happier then I have seen them in a long time. As the buzz set in, the stress began to fade.

Follow that by a decedent seafood buffet... and it is the perfect day.

Nite all!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

8/40 Days of Blogging, Lent 2009

I am so excited.... In just a few hours Me and the kids will be in FLORIDA!


I am cheesing out on this post to get back to cleaning and packing. as you MAY remember, I am not the best when it comes to gettting readt to go away. Last year's post says it all!

Wish me luck and I will really write on vacation.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

7/40 Days of Blogging, Lent 2009

Where do I begin, I guess 7:30 am is the best place to start...

I was in the kitchen making coffee as it was going to be crazy day when my cell phone rang. I do not know why I answered, but I did. It was the local PD calling to let me, US, know my husband's van was taken last night by the finance company. SPEECHLESS. I will forever remember the moments before the phone call thinking how nice it was that he did not park van behind my car so I could get out easier. Oh how wrong I was....

It was SO much fun going back up to the bedroom and having to tell him the wonderful news. I was on my knees begging him not to hate me, to remember how he loved me and our family. I had trouble getting the words out of my mouth... They took your car last night. Ouch.

He was mad but it came in waves. He seemed OK at first but that must have been the shock, then slowly he became pissed. Oh how short lived that was! When he realized he book bag, wallet and iTouch (which he uses as a PDA) were still in the van, he lost it, really got angry. I don't blame him, I would be super furious with me and the situation too if I was him. He could hardly look at me let alone talk to me.

I finished getting the kids ready and got the kitten, the newly name Prince kitty, ready for his trip to the vet. I tried to call about the van but Ford was not open until 9am. I have to say, everyone on the phone was super nice, since I was humble and super nice to them... even the lady at the tow lot was great.

Lets just say the situation is fixable... pay the bill... get the van back.

Easy, simple... not so much.

(part 2 tomorrow)

Monday, March 2, 2009


I was reading Kelly's Korner a few moments ago and she linked to a blog about a beautiful little girl named Gracie. It seems she had a heart transplant not a month ago and it did not take. After much praying and talking with family & doctor's, Gracie's parents are going to release her back to heaven today.

I was reading and became NUMB! My heart is so pained for this family. On the 20th of this month, Gracie would have celebrated her first birthday. Now she will party with Jesus.

God bless the loving family and welcome Baby Gracie home!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

5/40 Days of Blogging, Lent 2009

Ok, another post about the Mommies... this is a call for prayers:

is a sweet young boy who is in his last days of battling the "beast" called Nauroplastoma. This cancer has been chasing him since September 2004, when he was only 2 years old. His father, Mickey has kept a blog full of stories, memories, celebrations and heart breaks since April 2007. It is very unique to read such an emotionally filled blog authured by a father. Mickey is a loving father, husband, avid runner and former Navy seaman.

I found out about this amazing family from The Riggs Family, their sweet daughter Abby is also in the throws of cancer. It brakes me to read about these families, how they suffer thought the pain of treatments, the recovery and the unknown.

Cody and his family are in such a sad place. This is a tremendously difficult time for them and any extra prayers you can send their way are much needed. One of their friends, Kirk, wrote an amazing blog post called Hug Your Kids. It speaks bluntly about Cody's illness, the love of a father to his son, and reminds us to take an extra moment to hug our kids.

And while you are in the praying mood, please send you prayers for Abby as she is having an allergic reaction to one of her antibiotics. She is in the middle of a nasty round of chemo which has left her body deeply vulnerable.

Thank you in advance for your prayers and if you get a chance, leave them a message of love and support.