Just in case you didn't catch it the first time here's another one. I tried to be upset, but I gotta say it was pretty damn hard to be ruffled by this silly kid!
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Hello There Beloved Reader
Please give me a minute while I dust off the cobwebs from this here bloggy poo.
We hit the ground running as the school year wrapped up for my Fab 4. There was the usual end of the school year fanfare with graduations, concerts, award ceremonies, birthday parties etc...blah blah blah
And then it was time for the long awaited trip to the PNW.
This trip was like the trophy after a long tiring marathon that my Fab 4 earned this year as they transitioned from living in Redmond, Washington to Reno, Nevada.
We all couldn't wait to see sights like this...
The above photograph was taken at Cannon Beach where the classic 80's movie The Goonies was filmed.
So we of course had to take our own Goonies epic photograph.
Aren't my Goonies, I mean my Fab 4 so cute?
I read this quote shortly after we arrived home from our trip, it says;
"It is better to travel well, than to arrive."
It resonates with me because often times I can just be all about getting somewhere instead of just enjoying the ride.
As any parent I'm sure can attest, you really do just want to get there sometimes when you've been stuck in a car for umpteen hours with kids.
But, when we arrived here, my friend who lives in Astoria Oregon said to me,
Her comment stopped my vacation pace in it's fast paced tracks, and I thought to myself... yea Don't Rush man, Er... Yer on Vacation Dammit !!
Breathe deep this view.
That is one, of the many things I appreciate about driving old VW's, is that they cause you to slow down and enjoy the view.
And what a great view I have.
My view on this trip was not only filled with beautiful scenery that the PNW always provides, but it was overflowing with the people that make any and all places on this earth worth the trip.
Cousin Alison, Cousin Jeananne and the whole Pellant crew,Vita, Tia Andre, Promise, Samantha, Niki, Jentry and her girls, Uncle John, Amoure and Kalie, Tasha, Papa Russ, Gramma B, and Great Gramma... that means YOU!!
From my oldest to my youngest...
To my middles in between ...
There was nothing but breath taking views on this trip.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
It seems only right that our name should be etched in stone at the place we got married 19 years ago.
We didn't get married at that bar, but we were in Genoa NV 19 years ago at this time.
19 years ago on this day I was only 20 years old.
Now, I sit here as an almost 40 year old woman and I can remember that day like it was yesterday.
I wasn't nervous.
I didn't have cold feet.
I was 100% sure that my commitment, promise, and covenant to Moses was one life choice I would NEVER regret.
And I can honestly say, that after all these years I am beyond thankful for this beautiful thing called marriage.
We have had SO much fun together traveling along life's highways and byways, and low-ways.
There is still no one else I'd rather spend my day with and as I sit here and think about us and all the years that have gone by it fills my heart to overflowing that I have been lucky in LOVE.
I have been so very fortunate to grow up beside this man named Moses.
Being married to him has taught me more than I could ever possibly imagine it would have.
And I have yet, to find a way to fully express how much I love him.
Good thing I have the rest of my life to figure out a way to do just that,
but for now,
I think I still like the way Billy Holiday sang it on our wedding day
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
16 years ago I woke up very early and walked downstairs at 803 N. Minnesota St. in Carson City Nevada. I sat down in my rocking chair and I knew it was time.
What I didn't know at that time is how fast time would go from that point on.
When your children are little you hear it from every veteran parent that has gone before you, but when you are in the trenches of changing diapers and wiping down walls from the markings of crayons, you think...
Really, because just this day seems like an eternity??!!
But now, on this day, more than ever before I know that word "time" is of the essence. I didn't realize it then that 16 years would go by in the blink of an eye. I didn't know then as I looked into the face of my first born child that her life would forever fill my own with SO much joy.
I couldn't even begin to imagine a sweet, yet ever so sassy Emma Faith.
And as I sit here and think about these past 16 years with this amazing young lady my heart is filled with so many emotions that it's hard to pin point just one.
I suppose the one I'm going to focus on is that I'm beyond thankful.
Thankful for 16 years.
Looking forward to many more years.
And happy that of all the human beings on this planet I get to be that girls momma.
Happy Happy Day Emmers!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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