Monday, July 21, 2014

More Quotes, Because I'm in That Kind of a Mood

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy Birthday, Cullen!

Happiest of Birthdays, my Squishy Muffin!

Seven Awesome Things About You 
(I could go on forever, but since it's your 7th birthday, I'll stop at 7.

1) You are a very kind little boy.
2) You are super duper smart.
3) You always make sure everyone is fairly treated.
4) You are so dang cute, I just want to squish your cheeks all day long!
5) You are a great helper!
6) You are one of the funniest kids I know.
7) You are a beautiful human, in every way.

I love you to the moon and back. You are so precious--Momma wouldn't last one second without you. You've completed our family and I thank God for you every day of my life. You are a gift, a blessing, and one of the joys of my life!

--Momma XOXO

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 7/9/14

My very dear friend, Veronica Traverso, posted this photo to Instagram and Facebook a few days ago! I believe this was our first trip to Disneyland, which occurred in the spring of 1992, prior to both of us turning 21.

I don't remember much about this trip other than we drove my little car from Portland, OR to Anaheim, CA. I do, however, remember driving through the LA area and having a massive asthma/allergy episode which prevented me from seeing anything. Veronica had to navigate for me, and I blindly drove through the air pollution. I should also mention that my eyesight is very poor and at 20, I did not wear glasses or contacts. I could NOT see any signs, which is why Veronica had to navigate.  Twenty some odd years later and I am shocked that we didn't die on any of our poorly planned road trips!  

We never had any money, either. We took what we had and ran with it. So carefree and clueless.

Man, we had fun.....

Saturday, July 5, 2014

My New Tattoo

I hadn't planned on getting a tattoo today, but the planets aligned and the universe spoke to me, so I listened. The reason I entered Robot Tattoo was to have my dermal anchor re-pierced. I ended up leaving with a hew piercing and tattoo. Not bad, eh?

This is a Tibetan Sanskrit tattoo that is supposed to mean HOPE. I say "supposed to" because you never really know if images online are accurate, true or valid. If nothing else, the design is cool and it means something to me. It is believed that Sanskrit tattoos exude positive energy and vibration, and the spiritual aura to motivate. I need positive energy in my life right now.

This tattoo has intense personal meaning to me. I had this placed on my arm so that every time I looked down, I would be reminded of my undying hope. 

I should add that the reason my skin looks so wrinkly is that this photo was taken about 2 hours after the tattoo was finished, and I had unwrapped the bandage that was on pretty tight. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Words For My Children

They are my everything. My forever.

My Muffin

The minute he was born, the nurse took him and said, "awww, you're just a muffin." He is a muffin, a sweet little, squishy-faced muffin. He is the cutest little Blondie Bear I've ever seen! He is uncommonly kind, charming and he speaks from the heart. He tells me quite often, that I am forever in his heart. He's not quite 7 and he already knows exactly what to say to his momma to make her cry happy tears. He is everything I've ever wanted and so much more.

The Song The Forest Fairies Sing

My only daughter, my firstborn, and my first adopted child. She is amazing, simply fantastic. I love everything about her. She is spunky, quirky, silly and marches to the beat of her own drum. her birth father is my nephew and she is so much like him, it's almost frightening, but in a very good way. She is so beautiful--her heart bursts with love. She's almost 14 and is growing up way too fast. I cherish every moment with her.

My Darling Boy

He is my beautiful, red-headed baby boy. When I was pregnant with him, I knew I was having a boy, I just knew. I wanted a blue-eyed, red-headed boy and I got one. The minute I saw him, I was filled with a love I had never experienced before. I couldn't take my eyes off him, he was just so beautiful. He needed me more than the other babies, and rarely left my arms. To this day, at almost 10, he stays close. . He speaks only when necessary but when he does, it's amazing. He is absolutely brilliant with a quick wit, like his daddy. He is my most sensitive child and definitely the most fragile and gentle. I adore him.

Wordless Wednesday 7/2/14

I love the colors. The are peaceful to me.