Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Super Princess... you are remembered

May the angels carry you higher
May you feel the warmth of God
May your light shine in those who love you...

For those who have not heard me speak of or write aboutSheye or of her daughter, Ava this blog entry is all about the love a mother shows her children, her husband and her family. I started reading Sheye's blog a few years ago and so related to what she had to say about being a mom to a free spirit. I laughed and nodded as she typed and loved the way she captured her children on film. Last year a tragic accident occurred- but one with a lesson I quickly taught my children, my friends and anyone who would stand still long enough to hear about the Super Princess and how one day she found herself locked in her parent's car... not knowing how to get out. Teach your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren.. .how to get OUT of your car!!! Teach them how to crawl to the front, try the locks, try the door handles on "Mommy's side" and to lean on the horn!!!! It is so vitally important. It is Ava's lesson to us all.. .along with being a super princess.
Go to Sheye's blog and leave some love...
Go to Ava's website and light a memorial candle...

most of all.. hug your children, breathe in deep when you hug them... snuggle them to sleep- it won't spoil them.. just YOU!

Monday, February 04, 2008

tagged, Mr T and lovely conversations

my little guy with his new big boy hair cut.. his grandma cut his hair... he looks so cute!

These are the rules:-You must post the rules before you give your answers.You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name.After you've been tagged, you need to up-date your blog with your middle name and answers.At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and need to read your blog for details.

M is for Married.. to the best man ever!
A is for Aritisic when I find the time
R is for Real... I am a real person... take me as I am
I is for Inspiration... I find ispiration in people, things, stories to make me a better mom and wife
E is for Entertaining.. my dh says he married a cartoon character.. that is entertaining.. right?? and not something bad? lol

I am going to tag: Michelle(twistedsoda), Allison (again.. sorry sweetie!), Inkastamp (sorry, Ana.. I need help! lol!), I still need to find one for R and now E... hmmmm who will be next??

I found Sandy's blog by way of the Organized Junkie and boy, does she throw a party! She has a book that she swears by and posted about it here non her blog: The Reluctant Entertainer. I love a good conversation.. my parents would talk for hours and I want to have my kids see me and my husband do the same... communication is key for sure in a family...

Sunday, February 03, 2008

5 things about me...

I have been tagged by the Garage Sale Diva!!
Five things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. teaching Texas history, department chair for the social studies dept, mentor to 5 teachers
2. completing my house plans
3. having surgery... again
4. watching the birth of my godson
5. sleeping as late as I wanted on the weekends

Five things on my to do list today:
1. make good Sunday breakfast
2. Laundry
3. make recipe of fresh guacamole! yummy
4. play with my kids outside
5. read to my kids

Five things I will do when I'm a millionaire:
1. pay off my bills
2. get dh flying lessons and his own plane
3. place enough aside for kids' college
4. get new furniture
5. give to worthy causes more often

Five things I'll never wear again:
1. peg leg pants
2. Huxtable sweaters
3. leg warmers
4. wedding dress (got married once and that is how it will be forever!)
5. Big, fluffy bows in my hair (diva said this and it made me crack up! lol!)

Five of my favorite toys: (I am going to make this from the past too...)
1. my camera
2. Adobe Photoshop
3. trampoline
4. my Geronimo horse I used to play with for hours on end as a kid
5. the tall pine tree in my parent's yard I used to climb all the time

Five banes of my existence:
1. people who don't say please, thank you or you're welcome (have some common courtesy people!)
2. liars
3. my weight
4. people telling me I am spoiling my kids
5. that the damn dryer eats socks!

I am going to tag...

1. Allison
2. Durcan Designs
3. Ana