Posts tagged kids

Missing my son on his birthday today…


Happy 6th Birthday my sweet Alex!

Today you would be six years old! So hard to imagine what you would look like. I bet you would be adorable and so much fun to play with. I hope you got the balloons we sent up to heaven to you today. Dad, Samantha and I all wish you were here with us. Life is not the same without you, Buddy….

Although you are gone, I am still so very grateful I am your mommy and you are my son.

My heart and my empty arms still ache for you, and probably always will.

I love you ALEX!

Always & Forever,


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“Sparkle Hugs!”

On Wednesday evening, my daughter and I spent some quality time making these cute little “Sparkle Hugs” thingys.

They came in a kit that I bought her for her birthday. She loves to do crafty things and this was a great project for us to do together. What a fun bonding time we had!

I am so grateful for moments like these!



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Love this picture!

I took this picture last month while on an Apple Orchard field trip with my daughter’s preschool. It was the first time I got to see her in her own “clique” of friends. They were inseperable all day and calling each other “sisters”. It was sooooo darn cute! I just had to share this adorable photo!

I am grateful my daughter is already experiencing the magic of FRIENDSHIP!

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Sarah Palin – discussed on the Mom Scoop Podcast

Last week I posted a podcast, and I just realized that the wrong episode was uploaded! … Argh! I guess that is what happens when you are trying to upload a podcast while playing with your 4 year old at the same time!! ….

Sooooo, if you were wondering why there was no “Palin Bashing” in my last show, that is why! Sorry folks! Please download Episode 19 again to hear all the Palin bashing you want!

CLICK THE MOUTH to listen to the show!!

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Operation CHRISTMAS CHILD – Shoebox Project

Our local church is participating in this terriffic cause to help bring happiness to little children who don’t have anything at all. I am so grateful for all that I have in my life, so I boxed up a bunch of small toys, stuffed animals, soap and other goodies to donate for the innocent children in need. I pray that each item they receive will help bring a little more happiness into their lives.

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love. Since 1993, more than 61 million shoe boxes have been packed, shipped, and delivered across the globe. People of all ages can be involved in this simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas—Jesus Christ.

National Collection Week is November 17-24.

Please consider packing a shoebox or two for a sweet child in need.

You can read more about this project here:

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Lots to be grateful for!

1. I am grateful that my home and family weren’t harmed from the tornado that struck 5 miles from us!

2. I am grateful that I FINALLY got my Creative Memories Storybook uploaded and ordered, after 5 days of HELL! Thank goodness for Justin from tech support who helped me for 3 days!

3. I am grateful Samantha got to go to both of the county fairs in the area and had such a great time!

4. I am grateful that my sister’s dog Brandy touched my life with her sweetness. I will miss her so much. She passed away last Friday suddenly. What a beautiful soul she is, and such a pretty golden retreiver! RIP Brandy!

5. I am grateful that Samantha and I had a calm and NOT RUSHED week last week!

6. I am grateful that I got my house cleaned today!!

7. I am grateful that the girl who bounced a check to me paid me back!

8. I am grateful my mom and I have talked on the phone well into the night, almost every night this week! I love my mommy!

9. I am grateful that Tim and Nanette from the “For Whatever Reason” podcast mentioned my podcast on their show.

10. I am grateful for my new Blackberry, what a FUN toy!

11. I am grateful my goldfish’s Fin Rot is going away.

12. I am grateful my family has a full belly tonight and we have a safe place to sleep.

13. I am grateful I had money to fill my gas tank.

14. I am grateful I am healthy and can work.

15. I am grateful for friends.

16. I am grateful I live in America.

17. I am grateful for the $5 gift card I won!

18. I am grateful my computer detected the virus I got earlier!

19. I am grateful Ed made pork chops on the grill tonight.

20. I am grateful for all of the blessings I have, and I have a lot!!

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