Archive for April, 2010


it’s been over 5 years since we took a pic like this together. (Cec, Hailey + Me)

this picture means the world to me.

just said good-bye to my two lil’ sisters.

feeling a flood of emotions…

i love my sisters.

they love me for me.

they laugh with me.

they cry with me.

they give it to me straight.

they always have time.

they listen.

they overlook my faults + flaws.

they remember the good times + the hard times from our childhood.

they know sometimes the only answer is to go shopping.

they care.

they can tell by the way i answer the phone if i’m having one of those days.

and I know they will always be there for me no matter what.

moving away from them tomorrow.

feeling like i’m going to be lost without them.

feeling like i miss them already.

{sigh…long sigh}

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{this is my joy}

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Haven’t been skating in years…like 14 years.

I realized I had forgotten a few things such as:

1. I hate the skates…can a shoe really be that ugly?

2. I still get butterflies when they say it’s “couples skate” only.

3. It’s not like riding a bike! Not at all.

4. You have to watch out for those dumb boys that show off + sk8 backwards.

5. Just when you think you have the hang of it, someone whizzes by you at mock whatever + makes you loose your balance.

6. You can sing along to the music as loud as you want + no one can hear you. I was singin’ my heart out to Justin Bieber just like all the 12 year old girls were.

7. It’s hard to teach a 5 year old to sk8 when you are falling all over the place. Thank goodness I had B in a stroller, so I could somewhat act like I had myself together!

8. Don’t go skating during spring break on dollar night.

Abby had a couple good lines between her tears of frustration:

“This music is really good mom! Makes my body just want to move!”

“How do you walk with wheels on your feet?”

CONCLUSION: I don’t plan on skating again for another 14 years!!!

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{Living Life}

by Bonnie Mohr
“Life is not a race – but indeed a journey. Be Honest. Work Hard. Be Choosy. Say “thank you”, and “great job” to someone each day. Go to church, take time for prayer. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. Let your handshake mean more than pen and paper. Love your life and what you’ve been given, it is not accidental ~ search for your purpose and do it as best you can. Dreaming does matter. It allows you to become that which you inspire to be. Laugh often. Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them Some of the best things really are free. Do not worry, less wrinkles are more becoming. Forgive, it frees the soul. Take time for yourself ~ Plan for longevity. Recognize the special people you’ve been blessed to know. Live for today, enjoy the moment.

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