Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Today's craziness

Well, I'm sitting here trying to get J to get out of bed, yes he should be at school, but I would've pulled him out in 30 minutes anyway.
Then I have to get the walks cleared from snow,

Then head out to Walmart... YUCK, the crowds that will be there. Then take J to the airport and send him off to his dads.
I have to pick up a part for my car, so it can stop making annoying noises. Then
get back so that the boys can take a nap :) my favorite time of the day. wrap gifts while they nap. when they wake up, finish the project we are doing for their parents. somwhere in all of this....I have to grocery shop today, I'm almost out of food in this house.
I'm sure there is TONS more that needs to be done, and then tonight....Heading to see Avatar with my sweetie. YIPPIE (unless he gets called into work tonight)

whew, its going to be crazy, but oh so fun. the roads are icy, and people forget how to drive on these kinds of days.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Early Christmas 2009

J is heading to his dads for the holidays this year, so Don and I gave him his gifts early....
He's wanted this cool engine for awhile now.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thank you Dr Phil

I sat down to watch Dr Phil, just like I do most days. I wasnt aware of his show topic at this point. I had my ice'd drink in hand and fliped the channel in time to hear him alert parents to have the children leave the room.. hmmm, heavy topic coming up I thought. But the two little guys I babysit were sound asleep in the other room, so I knew I was then he goes into the topic of the show and the longer I sat through the show, the more appauled I became. Not at Dr Phil, but at teens and the next tren that was sweeping the nation. My son is only 13, but I had NO idea some of this stuff was going on for kids his age.

I wasnt going to write about it at all, or my thoughts really until I jumped online today to go through my daily blog reading...I came across Michelle's blog My Semblance of Sanity: Sanity's BLOGTOBER TIP PARADE: 10/08 Respect!#links#links#links#links and knew she was right... we as parents owe these kids to get the word out to other parents and to EDUCATE our kids about RESPECT for others, and RESPECT for themselves.

I also knew that although my son and I have talked about Sex, it needs to be addressed way more than I thought for a 13 year old. He now has a girfriend, whom he only sees at school. So my thinking was always, hey its okay... they arent alone during the day. man, was I wrong. I had no idea things had gotten this bad out there.

Sorry Michelle, no Tips really.. just more talking and more education for parents of tweens and teens and also to the kids themselves.

Friday, September 25, 2009

will I really survive this??

so J is 13, and attending Middle school in the 8th grade. He is on facebook now and has his list of friends. I started noticing that he had one girl commenting on his things ALL the time. Then one day Don notices that J has changed his status to being "in a relationship"... WHAT? I asked repeatedly... he is only 13, what does he know about being "in a relationship". so I ask him and sure enough, its this one girl. hmmm, isnt 13 too young for having a girlfriend?
He has held hands, but nothing else. Don has talked to him, reminding him that he is 13 and that he is much to young to be doing much of anything with this girl.
arrrggghhh. I'm really not ready for this.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Homemade Giveaway Tag

I copied this tag to get a homemade gift, and to see who reads this thing ;)

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done this year.
4. You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a song. It may be a self portrait or maybe even some creation I haven't yet dreamed up. I may draw. I may bake you something and mail it to you. It may not be big or impressive. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure! But let's be honest here. This is me and I will likely do something amazing. :) So come on, sign up!
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Celine Dion Concert

so on Saturday I'm asked the question.... wanna go to Celine Dion?

um..... let me think about this one,
YA she's only been one of my favorite singers of all time for many many many years now.
So Don and I went, HAD A BLAST. did I take a camera? NO I didnt, which is a bummer
However, I had a co-worker that was there as well (and had better seats than I did) so I asked her if I can steal her pictures. She let me steal as many as i want and so I did :)

and now the details of my favorite concert of all times in picture form:

Thursday, January 15, 2009

family pictures

J and I went and had a new picture taken... they turned out cute. just thought I would share.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Body Worlds 3

J and I went to see the exhibit "Bodyworlds 3" in Downtown SLC, UT. wow, this was amazing and J was completly interested in everything he saw.

Body Worlds is a traveling exhibition of preserved human bodies and body parts that are prepared using a technique called plastination to reveal inner anatomical structures. The exhibition's developer and promoter is a German anatomist named Gunther von Hagens, who invented the plastination technique in the late 1970s at the University of Heidelberg.

It was amazing to see the muscles, organs and everything about the Human body up close and personal.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

gabbin mama live web show.....coming Jan 16th
click on the link above to go and check out what I'm refering to.... it will be great.

My heart aches for Cancers Hero's

Cancer really STINKS!

as some of you may or may not know, I have followed the stories of some amazing little heros.
These Heros fight daily against a beast we know as Cancer.
The world is a better place because of these kids, and I'm feel so privilaged that their parents shared their children with the world.
Heaven received two more this week, and my heart is aching. I've known these boys through their families and have followed their earthly journey for over a year now.

Coleman Larson.
He left this world at 10:45 pm (01/05/09) He was 5 years old

he fought HARD until the very end, not wanting to give up, but finally letting go.
Coleman said long ago, "some day I won't need NO more meds or pokes, wight mommy?” No more sweetie. You are free

He leaves behind his Parents and his twin brother Caden.
many Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, cousins, and many many Carepage friends.

and Dante (as posted by his dad..) "went with the gentle strength and iron will he has always displayed during his journey."
With his mom in bed with him holding him, and dad holding his hand and touching mom, they formed a circle...."He took three, maybe 4, more breaths and then simply stopped. There was no struggle, no distress, no pain."
dad goes on "I was so proud of him and grateful for how he faced the end. There were so many ways it could have been much worse."

Daddy loves Dante... the rest is silence. 1/6/2009 8:33am
He was 2 years old

These boys join countless of others that have gone before them... many of whom I've met through the internet.
My tears are falling for two little boys I've never had the privilage of meeting in person, but whom have touched my life beyond belief.