I love my freedom. I love my America.

S'mores anyone?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Back Home

My family is back from vacation. What a WONDERFUL time we had. Oh my gosh, the memories will stay with me forever. A super great time was had by all.
I've got ideas for a longer post to tell you guys all about it, but in the meantime, I'll share with you a group picture we took on the night before we left. Isn't it great? I sure think so!
back row: my brother Todd, my niece's boyfriend Nick, my husband Tom
middle row: my sister-in-law Colleen, my mom, me
front row: my nephew Evan, my niece Aubrie, my daughter Olivia

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

So Close

My vacation is so close I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Come Friday, I'm outta here for a week. I cannot wait to have my feet in the sand enjoying the scenery of the Gulf of Mexico! Blue water and white sand....can't you just picture it now? You know; like this:
I'm still getting stuff done around the house to get ready but am not yet stressed. I've got a good start on gathering beach type items, misc stuff AND have started to pack. Oh, and my house is getting cleaner each day. I LOVE coming home from vacation to a clean house. It just makes the sad ending of vacation a little brighter knowing there aren't chores to do before returning to work.
I'm not the best blogger, but I'm hoping to do a great vacation post (pictures included) when I get back.

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Man, do I feel like I am on my way to accomplishing something. I love that feeling.

We have a spare bedroom in our house that is my craft room. Unfortunately, it has become a "catch-all" type of room. Ugh! Also, Olivia and I are bad about using something from the room and not putting it back exactly where it goes.

This weekend is dedicated to getting it re-organized and cleaned up. I worked really hard today and have a great start. Tomorrow I'll finish up. I can't wait til it's done.

That my friends, is a feeling of accomplishment!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Prayers Requested

Do you pray? If so, would you please say some extra prayers for a little girl named Lucy that is fighting cancer?
Although I don't know Lucy or the family, I've been following her mom's blog (not sure even how I found it) for awhile now and her most recent post indicates they don't have much time left with her.
Click here to read about sweet Lucy. Thanks!