I love my freedom. I love my America.

S'mores anyone?

Monday, May 23, 2011






Every year from the end of May til January I anticipate the start of a new season. I can't believe this season is 2 nights away from being over.

Is your favorite still in it to win it? I have LOVED both Lauren and Scotty since the auditions. Not sure what it is (besides the fact they are both cute as buttons) that drew me to them.

In past years, I have always had one set person I hoped would win. This year it almost doesn't matter. I truly like these two equally. (I'm just beyond thrilled that bad attitude Haley is gone, gone, gone).

Well, we will know on Wednesday who the next AMERICAN IDOL is going to be.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Not Happy

Ok, so let me just start by saying I am NOT HAPPY about the results on Idol last night. It so should have been Haley that got sent home, not James. She has a disrectful attitude and cannot take any constructive critism. Ugh, it still makes me mad thinking about it and typing this.
Don't get me wrong, I know James will do wonderful things, and like others that didn't make it to the top 2, will could possibly do way better without the "win". Remember Chris Daughtry? That's exactly that happened to him back in Season 5.
Anyway, back to the results. Since pretty much the beginning, our family thought the top 3 would be James, Lauren and Scotty. That saying 2 out of 3 ain't bad...well, it doesn't pertain to this situation if you ask me.
I guess, if anything, I can just hope that Haley is out of the competition next week. However, if she gets to the finale, I would love for someone else to win and watch her go down. Not nice, but that's how I feel.
Ok, I'm done complaining. Thanks for listening. Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


The title of this post caught your eye, didn't it?

How would you like the chance, or chances I should say, to win a Karmin G3 Pro Styling Iron?

All you have to do is head over to Menopausal New Mom and follow the instructions.

It's that simple.

Good luck to all of us that enter!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

3 Generations/Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

The picture above was taken last year on Mother's Day.

I have it in a special frame that says "Three Generations"

My mom is a wonderful, caring and unselfish lady. Everyone LOVES her.

I'm lucky because she only lives about 10-15 min from me and my family.

Family is the most important thing to her and she lets it show.

To all of you that have children,

I wish for you a wonderful day.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


15 Years ago today I said "I DO" and married my wonderful husband.

May 4, 1996 was the kind of Spring day that brought a variety of weather conditions. The day started a little cloudy, then we had a few rain drops and finally the sun came out. It was a fairly large wedding with about 275 guests. Oh, it was an awesome day. We got married at high noon in the church I grew up in. The church was overflowing - we had to add folding chairs behind the pews. We each had 5 attendants, a flower girl and a ring bearer ~ a great combination of family and friends. We had a harpist and a very good friend of mine sang for us.

Our adult dinner reception started at 5:00 with drinks and then dinner was served at 6:00. We chose to have multiple flavored cheesecakes rather than a traditional wedding cake. Everyone loved it. We didn't have ANY left over except the one we purposely saved for ourselves. We had a band (as opposed to a DJ) that provided great dance music. A good time was had by all.

I'm looking forward to celebrating many more years of marital bliss.