Thursday, August 28, 2008
It made me think (and want to share)that I hope my siblings know that I love their kids so dearly... I would do anything at all for my nieces and nephews. I would give up my whole life to help them or do anything I can. I hope that my sisters and SIL's know how much I love them, their kids, and their families. I love them so much and I was really moved to tears reading this families story. When you try and imagine all that they are going through... I have always said that I may not the be best mom in the world (I really do try) but I DO pride myself on being the best Aunt. ... I'm kinda emo right now just thinking about it.
That's it, I'm going to Cali, I miss those kids too darn much!!
Check out these stories and their awesome donation pages and auctions all to benefit this family. They are going to have upwards of a million dollars after all the medical bills etc. Its pretty amazing seeing all that is being done to help this family.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
You know you are an Arizona native when the happiest moment of the week comes hand in hand with dark black clouds rolling in from the southeast promising a heavy load of moisture to pour all over your clean car, dirt pile in the back yard and strait hair... I love monsoon season!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
My mom has taught me all I know. She is a seamstress, artist, Mrs. Fix-it, interior designer, nurse, teacher, therapist and such an awesome friend. Most of the crafting I do can somehow be thanks to my mom and all the fun things she has taught me to do by either showing me, watching her, or her giving me lots of ideas. I call her all the time asking her questions about sewing, painting, fixing things, etc, she's amazing. All my sister have natural talent and creativity. Charmaine is a whiz at the computer doing beautiful work digitally. She also is an amazing painter. She learned super young to paint and it just stuck with her. She is an awesome paper crafter and interior designer. She has impeccable penmanship. She is probably the most natural talent of us all (besides my mom, of course) Samuel and I have always wanted to start our own little deli/bakery. He is so fun! He also always makes home makes his Christmas ornaments every year. He is used to crafting and is really good at it, growing up with 4 sisters! Clarissa is such a fun crafter! Everything she touches, she improves. She will see the potential in everything and will turn an old piece of junk from the thrift store into a rare, priceless beauty. She has such vision and really is awesome at whatever she does. My mother in law is the best best cook I know. Everyone in the family is always raving about everything she touches and I have heard multiple people say that she should cater. She also has the cutest decorated home. It is such a happy home. She also gives me lots of cute things to make my home better. We love to craft together and I cant wait until she works less so we can do more together (wink wink) Krista is just perfect in every way. She is always inspiring me as a mother and a wife. She is the funnest mom and is always thinking of fun things to do. She is also an amazing cook- she collects cook books and does beautiful things, like cake decorating. She really needs to teach me, I wish I could do that! Adelia makes the most gorgeous jewelery. Every time my mother in law goes to visit she comes home with more stunning jewelery that Adelia has made. She is amazing. She is also a professional interior designer and her house is amazing. It is really like a model home (she used to design model homes, so its no wonder!) Chazilyn is always making fun things for the home. I have so many things in my house that are from Chaz. My sister makes fun of me anytime I get anything new and cute in my house saying "Did Chaz make that for you?" Its really true, she has gorgeous taste and makes the cutest things. Heather, my non sister in law, sister in law is just as amazing as everyone else. I love having her so close- that she can craft with me whenever I want. She is truly my best friend, I love her to death! My dads have also inspired me. My own dad is a very eloquent poet and is so creative in all that he does. The more I get to know about my father in law the more I learn how creative he really is. He sings beautifully and plays the piano gorgeous. Most of all my husband inspires me. Everything I do, I do to impress him :) He is always making me feel good about the things I do and compliments me in everything. He is so fun and will put up with my crafts all over the house. Sometimes I can even sucker him into sitting down and painting with me, or helping me cook, etc. He is such a good husband, you should all be jealous!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
So far my married life has brought me:
~3 different houses
~2 beautiful children
~12 nieces and nephews (with 2 more on the way!)
~lots of money
~no money at all
~lots of trips to California
~over 20 different cars & trucks, one little motor bike, one quad and one Ranger
~one awesome cruise
~lots of Sunday dinners with the Brown family
~6 hospital visits
~Shawn working for family, owning our own business, loosing the business, being un-employed, crazy job perspectives and now a job we both love.
~Me being able to stop working and be a FULL TIME SAHM (stay at home mom!)
~loosing 3 grandparents
~Lots of sickness and lots of health
~Becoming a lot closer to both sides of the family.
I could go on and on but most of all my married life has brought me lots of lessons and happiness. I know more than ever who I am and what I want in life. I am so grateful for Shawn loving me enough to be my everything. He is so wonderful and even though our marriage and family takes lots of work- its the best thing ever! I am so happy- thanks Shawn for 5 great years, I can't wait for an eternity more! I love you babe!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
As you Wish, Take 2
Whew... sorry for the way long post!