Monday, August 15
Boy, don't you worry... you'll find yourself.
Follow your heart, lord, and nothing else.
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try.
All that I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.
Baby be a simple, be a simple man.
Oh be something, you love and understand.
Baby be a simple, kind of man.
All I ever wanted was for my son to be happy. He is a healthy happy nine year old with two loving parents.
Wednesday, April 20
Thursday, April 14
We took care of the first half yesterday the rest today.
Our house is a mess in the process of painting every room and having a yard sale. This is fun talking about yard sales. Did you know last Saturday was National Yard Sale Day? Hubby took the boys shopping on the other side of town while I went grocery shopping. On my way there I seen dozen of signs I made it in and out of the grocery store in 30 minutes then spent the rest of the morning driving around to yard sales. I found movies not that we need them but for fifty cents why not? I took a ton of stuff to Christopher’s teacher who sent home a list of things they needed for the home area. Christopher was excited to give it to her. He is such a big helper. After four years in Port St John I still have a huge area I have never been to. I did get lost but found ten more sales going on. It’s the small things that can make a person happy. My friend says I’m a simple woman. It’s true I thought I was in heaven the whole morning without kids. Life being a mom and wife sometimes it's just that simple. One step at a time will make Life simple.
Monday, March 14
Summer is here it's time to put the jeans away bring out the shorts and tank tops till November. We went for a run my Popsicle made good time even after he was told he has asthma two weeks ago. He ran a mile with us in 16:10 instead of our 12 minutes flat which is still really good. My oldest Justin has it too but since our move to Florida he has seem to have grown out of it. I hope the same will be for Christopher. I don't want him to think this will minimize anything he wants to do. It will just change the way he does things only a little. I won't let him use it as a crutch.
Wednesday, March 9
Since November I have had a cough that comes and goes whenever it wants. My doctor just says oh don't worry you are fine. Okay, So what am I paying you for? So my cough is back the weather changed again here in Florida so what is the best time to cough again. It's now because I'm preparing for a run with my kids. I hope I don't die like yesterday running with the family just one mile. I was so happy to see my house and driveway. I gave it my all the last block literally fell on the ground. I was so out of breath. My hubby thought I was playing around until he helped me up. It has to be the pollen that turns my black car to yellow. I'm fine in the gym which is bizarre to me as long as I don't run. Looking for a new doctor hopeful this goes away. I still kill it now I have a butt. Yeah me on my way squatting 90 lbs one leg. Talking to a few people about fitness goals I'm finding that if you want to lose weight or build muscles you have to change the way you think. I'm a positive person always have been. It's hard to always see the bright side of life. Even when I was pregnant I loved the way I looked. I embrace who I am and my body. I think it has a lot to do with my family. The women of my family have always had a negative outlook on themselves. Which in turn did the opposite for me. I loved myself at an early age. Fitness is a huge part of my life. It is what keeps me sane. It is who I am as a Mother, Wife, Friend and me. I laugh about it now since I'm shrinking. I told my hubby I was shrinking a few years ago he didn't believe me until I bought new shoes the other day. Either I have been wearing the wrong shoe size since I was 14 years old from a nine in a half to a size eight or I'm shrinking. I'm going to go with shrinking everything else on me is. The ladies in power mode class on Monday says it could be when you start getting old. It was a good laugh I turn 33 last month and shrink at the same-time. What else in in store for me this year.
I see YouTube channels for both my boys. Christopher is making a video everyday to put on his YouTube channel he wants. I think I will make one Daddy says No. I think I can change his mind if I put one up.
Monday, October 19
You just have to find that strength deep inside of you to take a stand.
Just because your parents had that life doesn't mean you have to repeat it. Know your worth it will help you. Don't let people punch you slap you call you out of your name. If a friend or family member talks to you about Domestic Violence please listen. Domestic Violence happens everyday all day long. Someone needs to be the voice to get this subject to be the hot topic and it will take someone famous to do it. As sad as that is someone needs a huge pull among society to get the talk to happen. I paid attention to Nicole Brown because my household was violent day in day out. I left when I was 16 never looked back and I still won't. I still did repeat my mothers footsteps. Only for a short time I realized that was not the life for me. That was not what I wanted. I made a choice to leave. It was the hardest choice I ever had to make. My abuser never was charged in the death of our baby. I miscarried which helped make my decision to leave. I wish I left sooner. If someone would have told me that life was wrong. Would I have listen? I'm not sure I just hope Domestic Violence Stops before everyone is lost in the past like Nicole Brown.
Sunday, October 18
If you have been following my month logs we as a family study something new each month. Since this is October scary month what better to learn about the Bubonic plague.
Many don't know it but people still are infected by the plague today.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday September 15,2015 that a person in that state had the bubonic plague, one of what is now 14 such cases reported nationwide in 2015
Between 1970 and 2012, the majority of human plague cases have been in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. There have been other cases, but they have been in nearby Western and Southwestern states. Still it is carried by fleas and rats. We spent our summer in New Mexico which just so happen to be a story on TV of a couple who thought they had food poison it turned out to be the BLACK DEATH.
The difference now today it is no longer a death sentence because of modern medicine.
To think that so many people died in Europe buried in a large gave together. Is hard to swallow considering that the plague is still around. Why don't we hear about it? I wonder how the reports on TV would be? Would they even cover any story about a person with the bubonic plague today?
We live a lot cleaner then people back then which I think has a lot to do with it. If you change your eating habits and live healthier plays a large role in your health.
I won't add any more pictures like the one above. I have a weak tummy. My children however are very intrigued about this month studies. My whole purpose for learning something new each month is for knowledge for things I know my kids won't learn in school.
Thursday, September 10
Monday, July 20
Saturday, June 27
Wednesday, June 10
He started his bucket list. Only a week out of school and he's bored. It started raining cats and dogs today its Florida it's going to every day now. Justin thought it would be a good idea to go wash the car in the pouring rain. The mom in me started to say no. Then I realize I have to take advantage of the situation he's wanting to watch the car and it's one less thing I have to do before our trip. I let him took pictures and videos. He was laughing the whole time. He was a little bummed out because he still had to go get the hose to rinse off the car because it stopped raining so hard. Christopher opt out of it he didn't find it to be funny or exciting. The things we do to stay entertained in the time of boredom. After Justin wash the car and rinsed it. I pulled into the garage dried it then did the interior. I even vacuumed it I just have to keep it that way over the weekend.
I love these moments because we might not have them again. I love being a mommy!
Sunday, May 17
Six in a half hours two cups of coffee forty ounces of water a turkey sandwich with ten totes of Legos. We were on the hunt for this lego toy named Bone. Apparently he lost his leg. Christopher refused to let me take a picture of him because he was leg less. The leg is smaller than my pinky nail only the white part. We found everything else like the Iron Man lego guys. Zombies from the zombie collection. We finally found Steve from Minecraft with the rest of his body. Christopher realize today that Minecraft Steve shares the same name as his daddy. We also found our share of cat toys that some how made there way in the lego box. Justin's poker chips were in there as well with my hair ties and clips. Christopher inform me that he uses my clips as monster cranes to pick up things. He has one heck of imagination on him. As we went through his legos we built a city that Godzilla the evil cat destroyed! He took off with the Legos with Christopher running after him. It was too funny! Christopher tries to rebuild when Mickey decided she was going to lay on top of the Legos. We never did find Bone's leg. After all that today I think I will just go buy another Lego set just to get another Bones guy. I think that may just be a little easier since my back was not to happy with me. Thank God for yoga! It was my best friend tonight. Boys are both sleeping. I never knew looking and playing with Legos could be so exhausting. I wouldn't have it any other way! I love being a Mom!
Friday, May 15
Thursday, April 9
Monday, April 6
Thursday, March 19
Abandoned Ireland is something I came across today as I was looking for information on being Irish this month. Just looking for something to tell and share with my boys when I came across this site.
I like to look into this in the future. I have a weird pull to strange abandoned places. I always have the need to investigate. It's in my blood I can remember being young always wanting to know the rest of the story to these beautiful places. The how, when and why? This place is maybe not on my list since everyone died who came in contact with it.
Another beautiful picture I found but no information about it.
Trying to trace my roots is a little harder than I thought it would be. No hit's on the web yet and tracking down family is not going so well. I sent a few Facebook messages out since everyone and their momma is on that site. Still after a week nothing well until then reading a few more kid stories to buy us some time. My boys love to make crafts and food which they were not sure about the soda bread. Then again I don't know if I made it the right way.
French onion soup has always been a big favorite in my household. Hubby and my oldest loves it. It's awesome a childhood treat that takes me back to when my Papa would tell his stories. This dish was one of his old time favorites. I sure do miss him a lot. I can't believe it has already been five years since he past.
Abandoned Tyrone House, County Galway, Ireland
Wish me luck on finding out any information. Thanks for reading.
Wednesday, February 18
Thursday, January 15
Friday, January 9
He is an old soul from what I hear from many people. He doesn't act his age. He is the cutest kindest little boy ever. He makes me laugh. Is he four? He is so smart for his age. These are just the few compliments I receive daily from people. I love the fact we are raising him right. I love the conversations he has with his older brother. Today was one of those days. Christopher took his truck to go pick up his big brother. Christopher got a warning not to park on the sidewalk from a teacher who couldn't stop laughing.
"Hello Jay you can put Your things in here." He says
Justin had his backpack and violin. As we start walking home. Justin saves the cone Christopher almost backed into. Along with the gate as well. Big brother to the rescue as his little brother was going off the side. I was in the process of picking up the front as his grabs the back.
Christopher says "Thanks guys you are the best."
Walking home was a blast. I'm talking to him taking pictures when Christopher says "Mom, I need to concentrate so I can drive safely!"
We start laughing and big brother to the rescue again stopping Christopher from running over a small tree.
Christopher Justin calls out to. "Look, I'm over here. Follow me try to get me."
Christopher drives the rest of the way with no problem. This is part of Christopher's Day.
Friday, November 28
Holidays are hard on a lot of families not being together money problems and just life gets in the way sometimes. Hubby and I purchased a Thanksgiving dinner for a family that needed a little help. They work but like a lot of families have a hard time deciding what bills to pay vs. food. We decided a longtime ago that if we had extra to give we would. We have kept that promise to ourselves to help. Opening our non-profit business is taking forever. In the meantime as a family we are helping all the time. We don't want anything in return for helping anyone that needs it. I love knowing that someone needed help and received it. It puts a smile on their face as well as ours. This Thanksgiving meant a lot to us. It never fails that our kids keep us laughing. When they were asked what they were thankful for Justin says "He is thankful it's not 1621!" They didn't have bathrooms then or toilet paper. I'm glad it's the simple things in life he appreciates. I'm thankful for spending time with my family and friends. We went to my Aunt's house bless her heart was in the hospital. She was able to come home later that night. The apartment complex she lives in puts on Thanksgiving in the courtyard. Everyone brings a dish mingles and eats delicious food. It's getting a little less weird having Thanksgiving outside as the years go by. The day was beautiful as well as all the new people I ran into. Life is a Journey you live in. Make the last month of 2014 count for something you can be proud of. My accomplishments this year may not be materialistic but they did change someone's life.