Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Today is our 8th anniversary!

Our First dance.
The Kiss!
The munchkin who had an absolute ball!

Me shoving the boys onto the dance floor. As you can see one of my cousins attempted to run. 

 Ps. Scott if your out there, I hope all is well and my aunts still ask about you.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Music Monday! Sade- By Your Side

This was the song my husband and I danced to at our wedding. It was also my cousin's song at her wedding.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dear old Bessy is no more.

Image: think4photop / FreeDigitalPhotos.net 
The only thing that was to be stressful for this week was supposed to be Turkey day Prep. Turns out my car had other ideas. Fortunately it decided that it would be best to die in the parking lot outside of work. Which led to my hubby and his friend standing around and staring into the bowels of the car while another friend of mine and my mother in law discovered that we were all members of the expired triple A club. 

So now we have the in-laws uber van. With all the bells and whistles while we find a car that suits us at the price that won't make our wallets cry too much.

All in all Bessy had given us her all. She'd served the family faithfully for 13 years and we can't really complain, but I'd have liked at least another year.  Any way have I mentioned how thankful for my in-laws. They rescued me last night and I seriously believe in staying positive so,

Image: David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Friday, November 18, 2011

Photo Friday! International Cake.

One of the University Departments had this cake at 
International Fair yesterday.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Guest Post- David Cranmer

My guest today, is a man I've only spoken to over the internet, via twitter and his blog. David Cranmer is the creator and editor, behind Beat to a Pulp.  A webzine featuring hard boiled short stories in a variety of genres that pack a punch.

I wanted to show another side of David not just the writer or the editor, but the man the one who refers to his small family as, the charmers. Without further ado, I give you David.

This is my favorite picture of my mom and me. It was taken several years ago at the family homestead where she's lived for over forty years.

She could be called a stay-at-home mom, but she was much more than that to me. She was someone who listened to my troubles, congratulated me on every miniscule accomplishment, and gave me a love for reading, movies, and music. I remember watching with her many golden oldie films like KEY LARGO and THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD. She inadvertently taught me what makes a story tick every time she'd switch off the tube when a show was a waste of time. She handed me THE PRISONER OF ZENDA and Mark Twain books to read. From Sinatra to Springsteen, we would enjoy music together. What an influence!

What credit I may receive for my humble writings, or even the BEAT to a PULP webzine, well, she gets a humongous slice of the credit. She was always in my corner cheering me on.

The curtain to her final season is descending too quickly, and I intend to be there for her. I love you, Mom. Thanks.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Photo Friday! Day Date with the hubby.

Hubby and I had the day off today. So as my friend Nicki put it we had a Day Date at IHOP!

The day was so beautiful we decided to take the wonder pooch for a stroll and ended up being dragged instead.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Busy, Busy. Busy!

The pace at work is ramped up.
The car needs a hose replaced.
The kids are doing well at school.
The hubby's back hurts.
I still owe a manuscript.
I'm in the process of scheduling Guest post. 
The third Wednesday of Every month,
will be someone new. 
It won't necessarily be a writer.
It will be someone I find interesting.
A tidbit from someone,
I hope you find interesting too.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Photo Friday! Tailgaiting!

Adventures in Tailgaiting!

That T-shirt was bought in 1998!

She's happy cause we got a half day!

Ah the boys showing their sporting capabilities

The girls look on. Did I mention it was a beautiful day?

The hubby nailed the throw!

Chris making the catch.

These guys were just a few feet over from us.

Apparently if we got bored tossing the football around we could annihilate a pumpkin. Maybe even with a mace.