Monday, June 29, 2009

Not Me Monday

Brought to you in part by MckMama

To begin with I did not put off finishing my civil litigation assignment to go shopping Sat with my best friend and sweet little Brady
(and certainly did not do this also on Sunday either)

I did not participate in feeding sweet little Brady ice cream for dinner on Sat. It is not my fault he didn't want vegetables or noodles. Nor did I let him have a bite of my ice cream which may or may not have had oreos crushed in it.

Further I did not laugh really hard (too hard) when my church service was polled and we voted 100% believed that drinking (socially) alcohol was ok.

Also I did not turn off the alarm clock this morning to skip going to the gym, no way not me!

So what did you NOT do this weekend?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Life is short

Too often I am reminded that life is short and precious and we are not promised tomorrow. A few weeks ago a couple that I went to high school with lost their 8 week old baby to SIDS on the mom's 2nd day back to work from her maternity leave.

Sandy, Zach, and baby Grant

I can't imagine the pain they are going through. My heart just aches when I think about it.

Then Tonight show legend Ed McMahan dies this week.

and then the next day Farrah Fawcett lost her battle to cancer.

Charlie's Angel... the legendary hair...

And then a few hours later word spreads around the world in a matter of minutes that the King of Pop, Michael Jackson had died, suddenly at age 50. What a shock.

By no means am I singing Michael's praises - I think his personal life was very strange and questionable and that most likely some of the rumors were true. But, what is true is that NO ONE knows the truth (aside from those involved). And it is not my job to cast judgment.

Side note: The number one song on the radio the day I was born was .... Billy Jean...

Also, what is FACT - is the sheer talent that came out of this performer.

Honestly, I loved his music! I can remember being really little listening to the Jackson 5 - "I'll be there" is probably one of my FAVORITE songs he ever did.

and learning the moves to Thriller... and every 80's kid tried to moonwalk at some point in their life.

And let's be honest some of his music had some powerful truths:

"If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make the change."

"Heal the world - make it a better place"

The lyrics to "will you be there" ... the Free Willy song...

Either way you feel - please let this serve as a reminder that God doesn't promise us tomorrow - so live today with that in mind.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Powerful Words

I don't know if any of you follow MckMama's blog - but she had some pretty powerful words today; Please go read her June 20th post. She is such an inspiration and let us all be reminded "to praise YOU in this storm."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009





I have the cutest niece ever! She loved the beach. She kept squealing "It's WATER!" It must look like the biggest bathtub ever to a 21 month old.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Last week Rich and I went with my family to Destin, Florida and had a blast!!

I am SUPER behind at work so I don't have much time but here are a few pictures to hold you over: