It has been awhile……

since I blogged anything about my family!
Well where should I start…
Kailin completed 4th grade and is headed to 5th!!
WOW I feel old!!
Parker is going to 1st grade
Cambree well she still has a few
years before she starts school…
Kailin just got her long hair
cut-off!! she has 12 inches they cut off
and she donated it to
“Locks of Love”!! She thought
it would be cool! Her hair is so
healthy and thick and full it will
make a beautiful wig for someone!!
Parker just likes his little head shaved so
I can do that and it is free!! He is so cute with
his shaved head….I know he wants another
mohawk this summer we cut into a mohawk
a few weeks before school got out and they
sent home a letter saying we had to cut if off!!
I was furious! But did it anyway!
Then at their dance festival there
were other kids with mohawks did their
parents get the same letter we did?!?!?!
Cambree is talking up a storm she loves to talk!!
She definatley is a GIRL!! I don’t think Kailin
talked anywhere the amount the
Cambree is talking! She is potty trained!!
WHOHOHOOOO!!
She gets mad at herself when she pees to bed
she said I am not a baby I’s a big girl!
Scott and I are doing good we are
just plugging along and taking
life one day at a time! He is taking the kids
to Montana next month then he and his
sister are going to drive to Ohio for
his cousins wedding. Parker and Kailin are
going to be staying in Montana with
Grandma and Grandpa
on the farm! They are so excited.
Cambree gets to go with
daddy to Ohio! ONLY because
she is still to little to leave with
them for that long!
So I will be free next month nothing to
keep me home or tie me down! I feel a big ole’
party coming my way! Just kidding I will miss
them all a ton!
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Too Busy for a Friend?

I have read this several times but you know it still makes me cry!!
One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the
room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name.

Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of
their classmates and write it down.

It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as
the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.

That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate
sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that
individual.

On Monday she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class
was smiling. “Really?” she heard whispered. “I never knew that I meant
anything to anyone!” and, “I didn’t know others liked me so much,” were most
of the comments.

No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. She never knew if they
discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn’t matter. The
exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with
themselves and one another. That group of students moved on..

Several years later, one of the students was killed in Viet Nam and his
teacher attended the funeral of that
special student. She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin
before. He looked so handsome, so mature.

The church was packed with his friends. One by one those who loved him took
a last walk by the coffin. The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin.

As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to
her. “Were you Mark’s math teacher?” he asked. She nodded: “yes.” Then he
said:
“Mark talked about you a lot.”

After the funeral, most of Mark’s former classmates went together to a
luncheon. Mark’s mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.

“We want to show you something,” his father said, taking a wallet out of his
pocket “They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might
recognize it.”

Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper
that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. The teacher
knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which she had listed
all the good things each of Mark’s classmates had said about him..

“Thank you so much for doing that,” Mark’s mother said. “As you can see,
Mark treasured it.”

All of Mark’s former classmates started to gather around. Charlie smiled
rather sheepishly and said, “I still have my list. It’s in the top drawer of
my desk at home.”

Chuck’s wife said, “Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album..”

“I have mine too,” Marilyn said. “It’s in my diary”

Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her
wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group. “I carry this
with me at all times,” Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she continued: “I
think we all saved our lists”

That’s when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and
for all his friends who would never see him again.

The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that life will end
one day. And we don’t know when that one day will be.

So please, tell the people you love and care for, that they are special and
important. Tell them, before it is too late.

Remember, you reap what you sow.
What you put into the lives of others comes back into your own.

The Real Meaning of Words

LOVE
SOLITUDE
STRANGER
SORROW

RESCUED
RESPECT


PATIENCE

PAIN

MUSIC

INNOCENCE
FRIENDSHIP

DIVINE

DEPARTURE


COMPASSION

BEST FRIENDS

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…

it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”

Read once a week!!!

This is something we should all read at least once a week!

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old,

of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written.”
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August,
so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others.
You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.
But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.
But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no
for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.
Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years,
will this matter?’
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is,
not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s,we’d
grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

Remember that I will always share my spoon with you!

Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.

Food for thought!!

1. A day without sunshine is like night.
2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
3. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
4. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
6. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
7. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
8. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.
9. Support bacteria. They’re the only culture most people have.
10. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
11. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
12. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
13. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand.
14. OK, so what’s the speed of dark?
15. When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
16. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
17. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
18. Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.
19. What happens if you get scared half to death, twice?
20. Why do psychics have to ask you your name?
21. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, ‘What the heck happened?’
22. Just remember — if the world didn’t suck, we would all fall off.
23. Light travels faster than sound. That’s why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
24. Life isn’t like a box of chocolates. It’s more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow.