Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Love this...it is from the Velveteen Rabbit. It reminds me so much of my mom who was REAL. She wasn't concerned with things that didn't matter. She just wanted to be loved. Loved by her children and grandchildren. And believe me...she was. I miss you mom...everyday.
...."What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?" "Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real." "Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit. "Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt." "Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?" "It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." .....
- The Velveteen Rabbit
Thursday, July 17, 2008
wow... it's hard to believe my brother and i both have 3 kids each. it seems like just yesterday he was putting the cereal box in front of my face at the breakfast table so he didn't have to look at me. and now we are all grown up. both of us put our families as our first and highest priority. i think my mom would be proud...
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
lesson learned...sometimes less is more. the kids and i went to a birthday party in tennessee on sunday. it was my friend misty's little girl abi(fourth from left in group picture). they recently moved to a farm in loretto, tennessee. the kids played in a creek by their house catching crawdads, tadpoles, fish, and frogs. there were no inflatables or clowns rented. the kids just simply played. as we were leaving easton said " that was the best birthday party that i have ever been to"... yes less is definitely more.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
if i were a dog this is the life i would want to live. swimming every day in the lake, chasing sticks, getting to meet other dog friends. while in canada we stayed on the georgian bay off of lake heron. everyday we took the kids and gretzky down to the water for a little swim. the water was a little chilly but the kids and gretzky didn't seem to mind.
Friday, July 4, 2008
"you are my hero"...that's it.that is what he said. that's what he said the first time he got to meet wayne gretzky, number 99,the great one. my eyes are welling up right now just thinking about it. it was a moment. one of those moments time stops for just a second so you can take everything in. i was so nervous taking these pictures.(can you tell by the camera shake)i was one of those crazy moms taking so many pictures. but that's okay though. i got to make a memory for easton. one i hope he will never forget...i just wonder if he knows how lucky he is.
1. easton and the great one
2. easton with brett hull
3. easton getting his stick signed by mark messier
4. easton with marty mcsorely (wayne gretzky's enforcer)
5.easton with wayne gretzky and walter gretzky(wayne gretzky's dad)
I will post more pictures of our two week trip. it was very eventful. i took lots and lots of photos. too many photos. i will be busy for a while just getting them sorted out.
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