Thursday, December 31, 2009

Our new home and Saying good-bye to 2009

We are finally in our new home in Indiana, after a long vacation in Michigan and an awesome Christmas, we made the long drive home on Sunday. By the way driving through a horrible snow-storm, is now checked off of my to-do list for the rest of my life! I do not recommend doing this and if you have to CLOSE YOUR EYES and make SOMEONE ELSE DRIVE (that's what I did..and said A LOT of prayers)... So far, our new home is ok, it's older..not like victorian old, more late 70's old, and much bigger than I had anticipated which is actually a good thing because I need exercise and this house provides that ;). The neighbors are very friendly and we are so close to everything that I could walk if I wanted to and probably will when it's not 25 degrees.

Speaking of the weather... I never thought I would say this..but I actually kind of miss the sun..I love the gray clouds and the beauty of the rain and snow, but just one day I wish I could see the the flip side, at least my ink will now be more vibrant because I will no longer tan in the winter like I did in AZ...hehehe...

So, on to the title of my post which is saying good-bye to 2009....I am trying to think of things I might miss from this year, but nothing is coming to me, this year feels like it flew by so fast..I can tell you things I won't miss, how about that?!

Things I'm glad I am leaving behind....

1. Stalkers

2. Debt

3. Debt

4. and more debt

5. 115 Degree Summers

6. Stress

That's all? Funny..I thought there would be more... I guess 2009 wasn't as horrible as I thought..teehee..

I am looking forward to 2010 and all that is in store, but I am also learning how to do everything one day at a time and not worry so much about what the future holds...It's much easier said than done ;).

So Happy New Year to all of you and may 2010 bring you whatever your heart desires! Remember to be grateful for what you've got (not material things) and learn from what you don't and as my grandma used to say "be kind to one another"....

Thursday, December 24, 2009


13. Believe - Josh Groban(from the Polar Express film) @ Yahoo! Video

Hey all my bloggy friends...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Snow Pictures

Welcome to my view of a Michigan neighborhood :-). This is where we are staying :)...

snow angel Nate

Nathen's first time in the snow

Thursday, December 17, 2009


My Birthday
I have been in Michigan now for 4 days and am LOVING it! I think the midwest suits me just fine! I dig the cold weather and love the beauty of the snow, driving in it..well I haven't experienced that yet, and not looking forward to it! Thank goodness it doesn't snow very much in Indiana :)...

Today is my 31st Birthday, I am officially in my 30's, there's no turning back..not that there ever what was the world like 31 years ago....Let's take a look shall we...

The Grateful Dead played at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA and their set list was:

Jack Straw

They Love Each Other

Mama Tried

Mexicali Blues



Stagger Lee

New Minglewood Blues

Brown Eyed Women

Music Never Stopped

I Need a Miracle


Good Lovin'

Ramble on Rose

From the Heart of Me

Estimated Prophet

Eyes of the World


Shakedown Street

Sugar Magnolia

Johnny B. Goode
Look back at the Britannica Calendar of Events to find out what happened in the year 1978:

December 17, 1978 - Israel and Egypt failed to sign a peace treaty within the three-month period they had imposed upon themselves at the conclusion of the Camp David summit talks. The two sides had not met since November 16 because neither was willing to compromise on certain issues. Israel, for example, was unwilling to sign an agreement permitting elections that would establish autonomy for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip before the end of 1979. Egypt, on its part, would not agree that a peace treaty with Israel would have priority over all other agreements it had already reached with other, notably Arab, countries. (source: The Britannica Archive)
And of course the mmost obvious....I was born :).....oh and it snowed in Las Vegas, NV!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

3 Years Old!

That's how old my boy is today! Happy birthday my sweet boy!!!! **pics to come** :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

6 More Days

Of the Arizona sun...This Sunday my son and I will be departing to Michigan, where (in case you haven't heard) it has been snowing.. A LOT.. my boy is EXTREMELY excited for the snow, he has never experienced the snow, but he's seen pictures and movies and thinks he's going to have a grand ole time, which I'm sure he, well as long as I can keep my feet dry I will be a happy camper!

It's December, but it doesn't feel like it to me, usually around this time I would already have my house decorated and the tree decorated and I would be making cookies everyday and fudge and corn flake wreaths and no-bake cookies and sugar cookies to frost....not this year, I'm leaving all that to my in-laws and I am going to do my best not to stress out. You see me and Christmas haven't been getting along for a few years now. I do my very best to make it a happy time for my children and loved ones, but on the inside I am usually crying my insides out (and occassionally, the crying is on the outside too just when nobody is looking).

I miss my family. I miss my mom, I miss my grandma, I miss my cousins, I miss my grandpa, I miss my aunt and uncles, I miss my friends, I miss being happy at this time of year. I want so badly to recapture that joy, and I know eventually I will ( keep saying this every year).

Right now, just for today this is who I miss the most...
Grandma, Aunt M and my mom

My grandma and me (1 yr old)

Top (my dad -age 2, my grandpa-age 30)

Bottom (my mom and dad- ages 22 and 24, my grandma, my dad and grandpa- ages 25, 4 and 28)

Dad (long hair), grandpa and uncle

My mom and dad Sept. 1977