Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

Quote of the Day!

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. 

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Quote of the Day!

No family is perfect… we argue, we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times, but in the end, family is family… the love will always be there!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Quote of the Day!

Our family is a circle of strength and love, with every birth and every union, the circle will grow, every joy shared adds more love, every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger

Friday, March 25, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Quote of the Day!

The love in our family grows strong 
and deep leaving special moments 
to treasure and keep. 

Star Wars or Star Trek

Not going to lie... if I have to choose between the 2, I will always choose Star Wars.... 

I grew up watching Star Wars and have always loved that part of my childhood and now my husband has the same love and it is even more amazing now. Not to mention we get to share our love with the kids and that is so fun!

However, I never grew up watching Star Trek, but I do enjoy their new movies they have been making. 

Throwback Thursday

Friends for going on 34 years.

“True friends stay with you no matter the distance or time that seperates you from them.”

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Quote of the day!

Family… We may not have it all together, but together we have it all!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Quote of the Day!

Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten. 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Quote of the Day!

You should never sacrifice 3 things:
Your FamilyYour Heart
Your Dignity

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Quote of the Day!

Having someone to love is FAMILY!
Having somewhere to go is HOME!
Having both is a BLESSING!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Quote of the Day!

Family is the best thing you could ever wish for. They are there for you during the ups and downs and love you no matter what. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Quote of the Day!

Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what. 

Worst year of your life...

I think the worst year of my life so far has been the year my ex husband and I separated and began our divorce. All of my family were down in Louisiana and I was up here with one really awesome best friend and her family and that was it.

It was definitely the scariest year by far. I had to figure out how to make all the finances work by myself and making sure I could support my daughter and I on only my income. It was definitely a hard time, but it made me stronger and what an accomplishment right? I thrived knowing that I COULD take care of us without having help from anyone else. It was a struggle, don't get me wrong, but I did it myself... FOR her!

And it was tough losing a family in the meantime. They say that sometimes you can have a great relationship with the in-laws after you are divorced, but that was not the case in my situation. That was probably one of the hardest parts of the year was not having that relationship anymore. We still talk from time to time, but that relationship was never the same and it hurt for a while. 

Life is surely full of ups and downs and this was a hard time for me but in the end it was the best choice for me. Our life right now is pretty amazing for both myself and my ex-husband. We are both remarried to wonderful people and we all get along for the most part and realize that its about the kids... It also has taken me time to forgive others during that year as well as forgive myself. God, works in mysterious ways!

Throwback Thursday

17 years ago we lost this wonderful soul on March 15th. A day does not go by that I don't think of her. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

Families are like branches on a tree; we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Quote of the Day

Our family... a circle of strength, founded on faith... joined in love... kept by God!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

This family:

Laughs and learns

Prayers and protects
Apologizes and appreciates
Dreams and discovers
Fights and forgives
Teases and trusts
Gives and grows
Believes and belongs
Loves and lasts

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

Family is not an important thing... 
                               IT IS EVERYTHING!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Quote of the Day


They drive you crazy.
They drive you nuts.
They drive you loony. 


Organ Donor?

Are you an organ donor? And if so, do you carry a special card with you at all times?

Here in Washington state we have a heart on our drivers license if we are organ donors. So, my drivers license has a heart on it because I am a donor. To me there is no better way to leave this world (I mean except going to Heaven) than to be able to help others who could use your organs. If I could save up to 9 people after I pass away, what a legacy to leave behind, right?

Throwback Thursday

Today's throwback is to this kiddo. 3 days ago she turned 8 and boy is she more special to me each passing day. This was taken in 2012 when we went home to visit the family. 4 years ago seems like so long ago. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Quote of the Day

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A time you were frightened?

The one time that I can remember where I was really frightened was the day that I spent the night at my cousin's house and a small batch of tornado's hit... 

They lived in a trailer at the time and all of a sudden the electricity went out and I went in her bedroom and then the trailer started shaking. We all went into the bathroom. My little cousin was a baby and he was in her arms and I was right next to her and then her husband was by the door. It was the most scary time in my life. It felt like the trailer shook for hours, but it was only minutes. 

Let's just say that I was hesitant to stay at the trailer after that moment. 

Throwback Thursday

Happy birthday to my dear cousin Trena who died of suicide when she was 16 years old. She would have been 33 today... I often think about how her life would have turned out and how many kids she would have no if she were still alive. I miss her so much!