Tuesday, September 30, 2008


good times,
spent with good friends,
eating yummy $1.25 tacos :)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

How much is that doggy in the window??

She is so sweet and innocent...............
But this is too many dogs for one house so sadly (insert tear) she must go
And Taz thinks it's hilarious (insert big dog laugh).

Friday, September 19, 2008

The view from where I stand

It's funny how a beautiful sunrise can put everything into perspective.
Have a great day :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My head spins

I seem to go from feeling sad and stressed - to happy and feeling so content with my life - within a 24 hour period.

Making the big decisions in life alone is a scary thing. I do call on and trust the people in my life - I have been blessed. But it still falls on my lap.

I start in the morning with helping my 10 year old get ready for school and listening to all her 5th grade drama, then on to my teenagers who complain about their teachers and between wanting a job, a boyfriend, social time and coaching soccer don't have time to do their chores - oh and can they have gas $$$???? Then my 20 year old calls and is just starting out and has so many questions about life and love - my heart worries for him daily. Can I give these children that God has trused ME with, the right direction and advice??

Where should we live? This house is tooo much mula. Should I be on a TIGHT budget and get a little place for me and the girls - should I lower my pride and go stay with my parents?? (which the girls are all for by the way). I am thankful for just having the options.

Then I'm juggling working 2-3 part time jobs (which is another blessing - I love what I do!!) But I do get a little tired which can make me a little SASSY (as my bro-in law Donald so lovingly told me). I need to work on patience and getting to bed earlier! I get up at 5:30 to meet Jill for our workout then end up staying up late doing "stuff". I've decided I need more than 6 hours of sleep to function rationally.

There are no easy answers to my life. But I'm trying to give it all to God. He has never failed me - I've always been so blessed.

My Aunt Lois just sent me an email with this verse (literally while I was typing)

Psalm 55:22 'Cast your cares on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.'

Thank you Auntie - that helped!!

And the other verse I've been trying to memorize is:

Psalm 121
A song of ascents. 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Thank you Lord for sustaining me in the midst of chaos and fear.......and for stopping my head from spinning :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

School is now in session.............

Ok, so I'm just a week late, but school has officially started. I know this because the house is quiet! All 3 girls like their classes and teachers (except Amber who had to change out of Spanish 3 IB - too much for her). But fall is in full gear - school, soccer, cooler weather - wait it's 90 today.What fun would school be without friends????

Happy Fall Ya'll

Friday, September 5, 2008

Bass Lake

What a perfect way to end the summer! Lindsey's family has a house on the Lake. It was such a blessing to spend this awesome time with family and friends.

Oh baby.....................
Eating on the deck

the guys playing some stupid game

then we played the greatest game ever - catchphrase.

cuties and my new camera :)

The top of the boat was the popular place to be

Drew, Mandy and I Kayaking through the jungle - or cove

Mandy thought it was an adventure

Shakes at The Forks - so yummy

Time to play behind the boat:
Ashley & DJ

Ashley & David

Amber & Taytay

Mandy & Chloe

Ashley wake boarding

My brother - weeeeeehhhhhooooo
Hiking up to Bass Lake Falls and them swimming in them - so fun!

Wait - if they can do it - so can we! Go Moms!!!!
It was freezing COLD!!!

The parade..................
We really enjoyed our time with our family and the Damato's and the Theules :) Thanks again Sean and Linds for inviting us - XOXO

I just love it up there! We grew up camping there and it was so good to go back and enjoy this beautiful place! It was kind of the quiet before the storm.........................

Now - school and chaos must start...............

Goodbye Bass Lake ~ Goodbye Summer