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Father/Daughter Dance

Father/Daughter Dance

I have to share this picture because of my hubby’s CRAZY EYES. He was totally not ready – It looks like I sent my daughter to the dance with the local wacko. Minus the crazy face, they do look good together – and YES!! I made that dress.


June 25, 2012 Posted by | Sharon | 1 Comment


I am not sure if I can get back into the blogging thing but I really should – go back and reading old post I realized that there has to be loads of things my kids have done that I forget.  So, one day at a time, I am going to try to do some posting.  Tomorrow’s goal is an update on what the kids are upto.

June 25, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Following Your Dreams!!

This is what Harry just told me:

I am going to follow my dreams.  I am going to move to Hollywood and make a movie like Scooby Do only with different characters!!!

February 9, 2012 Posted by | Harry | 1 Comment


WOW – it has been a year and I am missing sharing so many things about my children.  Harry is in Kindergarten – Sharon in 3rd grade and Jacob is now a certified surgical tech for the US Navy….

I really need to get back into this and really share some stories.

February 8, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Look’n Good Poppa

Today when I picked up Harry at Preschool he had made Daddy pipe cleaner and pony bead necklace.  I had to stop by a the event Jud was working at and Harry presented him with his gift.  Of course, being a good dad he promptly put it on.  Harry took one look at his dad and said “That looks so handsome on you and you don’t even look old.”

February 11, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

WOW – where have I been

I just realized that I have not posted since my father passed away – on July 12th I started and new job and lost my father. I am amazed at how much time as come and gone.

Jacob has joined the Navy – graduated boot camp and will be graduating from the Naval Hospital Corps school the February 15th. Harry will be 5 on the14th and Sharon has started 2nd grade. And we moved. No wonder I haven been blogging – I have been BUSY!!! Well, hopefully it won’t take me so long to make my next post.

February 11, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment


Yesterday we had to move my step-dad to Hospice care.

I have to start with telling you I hate to refer to him as my step-dad because that just takes away from who he has really been in my life.  My dad passed away when I was 16, he was a wonderful man, he taught me about integrity, loyalty, work-ethic and trustworthiness.  My mom married my second dad when I was 19.  Dad2 taught me how to be an adult.  He took the base that my dad built and reinforced it.

Almost two years ago Dad2 was told he only had 4-6 months to live.  Last night my mother read to me a list of blessings that were brought into his live in the nearly two years since we were told he had cancer.  Our family has truly been blessed to have these two years.

In the last 2 years:

  • He got to meet his Great-grandson (his bio daughters grandchild)
  • He has seen 4 grand-kids graduate high school
  • I graduated college (much bigger deal to him then I knew according to mom)
  • He got to walk one grand-daughter down the aisle at her wedding
  • He got to spend time with Jaxon (the newest great-grandchild, born in May, who I believe he was waiting to meet)
  • He got to help Sharon find the kittens that momma cat hid in the tires (Might not sound like a big deal to you and me but it was huge to Sharon
  • He explored the world of bugs, golf cart rides and dog chasing with Harry
  • He got to see Jacob follow in his foot steps and join the Navy

There are more, many more.  I am so happy that we had these last 2 years and I am going to miss him so much.  I have teased him for years that “when there are two ways to do something he always picks the hard way, if it is harder it must be better”

God be with you till we meet again.  I will look forward to meeting both my dads at the gates.

June 27, 2010 Posted by | My life | 2 Comments

Ship Ahoy Matey!!

Jacob’s recruiter just asked him if he would be willing to leave for boot camp more then one month early.  If things work out he will be leaving for the Navy in just 5 instead of 45 days.  I have not shed one tear over his decision to join the military.  I think it is a wonderful idea…but when faced with the possibility that he could be leaving in less then a week I lose my breath and my heart starts to flutter.

June 24, 2010 Posted by | Jacob | Leave a comment

Hairy Harry

I just gave Harry his summer buzz.  It almost brings me to tears because he has such beautiful thick dark brown hair, with just enough wave in the back to give it a bit of a flip.  Plus he looks so much like a little boy and not a baby when he has his summer cut.

The upside to all this is that my neighbors will be wondering who shaved a bear in the back yard.

(I will post a picture when my batteries are charged LOL)

June 23, 2010 Posted by | Harry | Leave a comment


What does it say about my life that the highlight of my day or perhaps even month is that Harry pooped in the potty?  TWICE!!!!

I had to bribe him with a lunchable, which took a couple of days to make sure I really was going to not ever buy another one till he actually pooped in the potty.

June 15, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment