Wednesday, October 29, 2008

There is that better or should I say easier on your almost 33 year old eyes? I almost can't wait to send your birthday present I look for so long for just the right thing! I am trying to make myself wait at least until December!
I saw this over at Domestic Bliss it was a dress barn add. It fits my mood today!

Let yourself do something for others today.
Let yourself laugh.
Let yourself make funny faces.
Let yourself eat too much chocolate.
Let yourself meet someone smarter than you.
Let yourself be.
Let yourself entertain new possibilities.
Let yourself listen more.
Let yourself discover a new friend.
Let yourself whet new appetites.
Let yourself open up.
Let yourself think young.
Let yourself pass it along.
Let yourself be dramatic.
Let yourself experiment.
Let yourself twirl.
Let yourself cook up something new.
Let yourself spill the sprinkles.
Let yourself help others.
Let yourself be stirred.
Let yourself shine.
Hoping that your day is filled with laughter, love and creativity! Thanks Shanna for sharing the blogs that you like they are so inspiring!

Monday, October 27, 2008


Silvia is my longest relationship. We became friends by chance or fate. I was living in Fort Worth in an apartment complex and she was living there also. Though we would talk and make nice when we would see each other we really didn't know each other yet.

We were both in horrible relationships and making choices about them. We both decided to leave around the same time. We exchanged addresses and went our separate ways.

I started writing her and she was writing back. This is where intimate relationship happened. When you take a pen and put it to paper and pour out your soul for the other to read. This went on for several years, then talking on the phone and visiting one another once or twice a year.

Silvia is beautiful, thoughtful, talented, intense and emotional. She is my person the one who has always been there and is always there. She is the person that can tell you my emotion when I have no words. She is my heart without her there would be no me. She is my confident I love her immensely.

I could go on for days about her but I will leave you with that!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Karen and I meet on a whim I called about some stamping products and she came over to show me a catalogue. We ended up talking half the night and then made plans to get I children together. We spent four years together and still talk quit a bit not as much as either one of us would like. you see Karen does not like to talk on the phone. I have always had privilege of being the one person she will talk to on the phone other then her sister Chrissy.

Karen is light hearted, funny, always on your side, compassionate and loves sports more then most men. Seriously she listens to sports radio in the car and no matter what sport it is on TV it is on in the background. She never misses a score. When my husband was at work and wanted to know something sports related he would ask me to call Karen and find out!

Even though we are far apart now when ever I talk to her we pick up right where we left off! I love that about Karen she is very even-kill.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Today Shanna

I found Shanna on line at We started chatting and figured out we had a lot of things in common. Our husbands both worked for the same company. We were both stay at home moms and were willing to do anything for our kids. So we decided to meet and have lunch let the boys play you know. Shanna showed up late. For a while I thought what am I doing this woman isn't not going to show up. So I checked my messages at home and she was running late! Shanna was very quite and shy as well. Yes, I like that kind of friend. They tend to be faithful.
We hit it off from the start and haven't stopped going since. Now that you have the low down on how we hooked up here is what I have to say about her.

I love Shanna she is so funny. She is a great mom, she spends alot of time with her kids and is always coming up with fun ideas to do with them. She is a great photographer, very compassionate. The first time I gave her a hug she stiffened up so that made me hug her even more. She finally got use to it:) We would hang out together and laugh the whole time. She has a beautiful smile. She is the kind of friend that will stand by you no matter what. She always has something nice to say. She has a way about her that just makes you happy to be around her. She is very open and free and non-judging. She wears her heart on the outside for the world to see. She was my first friend in Utah and I miss her deeply!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Friendship is a beautiful thing

We made it home safe and sound. We decided on short notice to go see some friends that moved back to Vegas this summer. It was so good to just be with them! I love them, our families blend together so naturally!

It never ceases to amaze me how friendships weave throughout my life making up the fabric of who I am. I am so blessed to have some of the most amazing women in my life. Tonight is all about Olivia.

We became friends in a away that I am sure alot of women do. We went on a field trip to the pumpkin patch with our kindergarten class. Our son's were already fast friends. She was quite and stand offish at first. I just kept bugging her until she was my friend. Me with my 4 boys and her with her 3 how could we not be friends. Soon we were tied together in more then one way. Her husband was looking for a new career and sooner then later he went to work for the same company as my husband. So that is how we became friends in the short version.

Olivia is and amazing woman. I admire her so much. She is very faithful to anyone but mostly to those she loves. She always knows how to make you laugh. She has a heart of gold. She is the kind of person who treats others how she wants to be treated. She isn't afraid to love. She does not let to many things get her down. She is beautiful even when she cries. She has a smile on her face when she wakes up in the morning. She is the kind of person that you can always take at their word. She is very honest, forgiving, compassionate, grace filled and oh so giving. Her laugh is infectious, her charm contagious and her love never failing.

I hope some of her character rubs off on me. Just being with her makes you happy. I am so blessed to call her my friend. Because I am given so much by just having her in my life!

I love you Liv thanks for havign us, feeding us, putting up with all our boy noise and I hope the smell leaves soon! Kiss the boys, and tell LL we love and miss him too.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

She is gone...

My mom left yesterday and I was flooded with emotion. I instantly thought of when I packed my family up and left Texas and my mom and dad were there. I never thought that would be the last time I would have seen him. The last hug and kiss from him. When my mom hugged and kissed me goodbye I just cried. I am so not a person who cries alot. I think the emotions of it all it one of the hardest parts for me.

Even though I think it my mind that it will not be the last time I see her and I have made plans to go home in the summer. You never really know when it will be the last time I see her. I know people often say love like there is no tomorrow.

But I seriously encourage you spend a little more time with the ones you love. make every moment count. Laugh a little longer, let your kisses linger so emotion that you hold inside. Tell people you love them more and be thankful for every moment with them. I want to make sure that the people in my life no how I feel even more now. It is something I never want to take for granted.

On a happier note... We are going to the pumpkin patch today, then tomorrow we are off to Vegas to spend time with some very close friends. you know those people the ones that feel like your favorite shirt. Warm, comfortable and you can be totally yourself with.

I am so excited to just get away. Now that I am finally feeling better.

I hope that your weekend is filled with love, joy and laughter. May you have more then your heart and hands can hold. Let the kisses linger!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Just for Shanna

I will post some more later this is all I have time for right now! Send me the link for what I am suppose to use:)

Today we have snow in the Valley... 6-8 inches over the weekend. You no you misses it! I am so not ready for it. Not if it is like last year! Right now it is falling like rain out there. The big fat flakes that make you think of New England winter's. So today is Potatoe soup for lunch and a roast for dinner!

I had some crunchy scrimps last night and thought of you...My fair weathered friend!
It is days like this that make me want to stay in bed. I so get how bears can sleep all winter.

I have baby shower invitations to do today along with house cleaning, yes I have neglected it. With my mom only being here for a matter of days more. I have just been enjoying the moment!

Hope you fall is warm and not snow covered like mine!

Monday, October 6, 2008


Today there was snow on the mountains again. I feel it coming winter that is! It sweeps in like a fog and settles for the long winter here in Utah. Last year it snowed from October to May and I do not remember a time between that span that snow was not on the ground. I am going to enjoy the last week with my mom, before she heads back to Oklahoma. Her being here has made it hit home even more that my dad is gone and will never walk into the room again.

Over the weekend a friend of mine took some family photos and some of my mom with the boys. It makes me think of all the time I wish I had back with him. The conversations left un had. After I work on them some I will post a few!

Last night we went to the movies, we trade of Sunday nights with a couple from church. While we were gone he cut K-2 and K-4's hair. I will have to post pics because K-4 has a Mohawk and k-2 has a military cut so cute. So later this evening I will post those so you can have a good laugh.

PS: Shanna I went to the purple turtle today and had only thoughts of you my dear friend!

Friday, October 3, 2008

It has been a whirlwind of a week

I swear as soon as school started around here we were off and running! It is crazy how much goes on in my day and how one day blends into the next! We are having company for dinner, on the menu... Steak garlic mash and veggies! So I will write more tomorrow we are having family pictures taken...