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Counting My Blessings On A Sunday Afternoon

Counting My blessings On A Sunday Afternoon 

is where I reflect

on a few of the many blessing

and special moments

in my life at the end of every week♥   

   This week I am especially thankful for:

~Lovey’s new quirky thing where he says “well of course” when you tell him something. He says it so matter of fact it cracks me up.

~A good year behind us and a new year full of possibilities ahead.

~Comfy in our pjs, Lovey sitting on my lap as we watched the firework show out of our dining room window when Cold Play’s Paradise began to play. Perfect way to ring in 2012.

Thank You Lord,

for Your many gracious blessings in my life!


Christmas Catch-Up

 Our Christmas Eve was busy with hair cuts. Maneuvering the isles of Wal-mart with my cart like Danica Patrick does the raceway in her car. 😉 A run to the border, On The Border that is for chips and salsa, my favorite! Lost pants, found pants, turned out still to be the wrong pants. Last minute gift wrapping that I know Lovey could have done a better job at. Then driving a little fast and furious to church as to make it into our seats before the beautiful service began. Afterwards was gift exchange at Mister Mister’s mom’s house which sadly I have no photos of.  But the highlight of our evening there was how Lovey would run and hug and thank his Nana for every gift he received, regardless of if it was actually from her or not. He didn’t pay attention to such minor technicalities, he just knew that he felt like loving on his Nana and that is exactly what he did. Priceless.

Then we headed home to open Christmas Eve pjs and Lovey’s Christmas Eve gift from Mister Mister and I.

 They played cars together for a long while until Lovey finally passed out. Just in time for Santa to drop off and assemble the rest of his gifts.

Christmas morning found a very excited little boy.

Unfortunately after putting everything else together the night before Santa was a little too tired to put Lovey’s kitchen together so Daddy promised Lovey that he would get the job done. 😉

Similar to the saying;

 “always the bride’s maid never the bride”

I am always the one taking the photos and seldom the one in them but it was ok because the boys had a blast opening gifts together and I taking photos of the unfolding action.

Play food for the kitchen Daddy promises to assemble… eventually. 😉

He shoots… he scores!


Loving on his monkey pillow pet from Grammy and Gramppy.

Coloring at his art desk from his Nana.

Reading his new books from his Great, Great Aunt J and Uncle D.


I thought he looked like a dj with the head set on so I called him dj Lovey Love.

Seems fitting doesn’t it?!

Jamming out with Daddy on the drums was one of the best parts of the day. Imagine them both singing;

 “La La La, La La La Elmo’s WORLD!!!!”

at the top of their lungs…100 times in a row!  I loved every second of it though, such fun memories made.

Such a sweet, sweet Christmas spent with my two loves.

We are so very blessed and so very thankful!!


My Wish


I hope that the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
And each road leads you where you want to go,
And if you’re faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin’ till you find the window,
If it’s cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile
I hope you never look back, but ya never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God’s grace, in every mistake,
And you always give more than you take.
But more than anything, yeah, and more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

Happy 18th Birthday little sister!

I can’t seem to hold back the tears today.

Tears because I  miss you tremendously and am heart-broken that I can not be with you today.

You know that I would be if I could, and you know that I love you with all my heart whether we are near or apart.

But most of all, tears because my baby sister is all grown up! And what a amazing woman you have become.

Beautiful. intelligent. Funny. Intuitive. Talented. Thoughtful.

I am so proud of you!

God has an amazing plan for your life, trust and believe in that always.

Remember that you can not always change your circumstances but you can change the way you perceive them and no one can ever take that away from you.

Live your life in love, compassion, humility, forgiveness, thankfulness, hope and most of all faith.

I wish you all things bright and beautiful today and forever

I’m here for you always.

Best Sisters forever, Baby!


Second Chance

My eyes are open wide

By the way I made it through the day

I watch the world outside

By the way I’m leaving out today

Tell my Mother, tell my Father I’ve done the best I can

To make them realize this is my life, I hope they understand

I’m not angry, I’m just saying

Sometimes goodbye is a second chance

Please don’t cry one tear for me

I’m not afraid of what I have to say

This is my one and only voice

So listen close, it’s only for today

This is my chance…

Sometimes goodbye is a second chance


A year ago today I left the only home I had ever known.

Tears strew down my cheeks reminiscing a life of memories.

Leaving behind family and dear friends I took a chance.

I had no idea what lay ahead.

All I truly had was faith that God would direct my path

hope for a new beginning

and the love of my boys.

Some days are harder than others being so far away from home but every day gets a little easier.

That is because I have come to realize that home is where your heart is.

Home knows no boundaries.

It isn’t limited to one side of a state line or another.

It is the memories and the love that connects you to people and places wherever you are.

I may not physically be home but home will always and forever be with me in my heart.



Shinedown-Second Chance

Photo Credit-John Assall

Miss A Thing

I could stay awake just to hear you breathing

Watch you smile while you are sleeping

Far away and dreaming


I could spend my life in this sweet surrender

I could stay lost in this moment forever

Well, every moment spent with you

Is a moment I treasure


I don’t wanna close my eyes

I don’t wanna fall asleep

‘Cause I’d miss you

And I don’t want to miss a thing


‘Cause when I dream of you

The sweetest dream will never do

I’d still miss you

And I don’t want to miss a thing


Lying close to you

Feeling your heart beating

And I’m wondering what you’re dreaming

Wondering if it’s me you’re seeing


Then I kiss your eyes and thank God that we’re together

And I just want to stay with you

In this moment forever


And ever


I don’t want to miss one smile

I don’t want to miss one kiss

Well. I just want to be with you

Right here with you, just like this


I just want to hold you close

Feel your heart so close to mine

And stay here in this moment for all the rest of time

 (Aerosmith- Miss A Thing)


♥  I love my boys  ♥