Thursday, July 2, 2009

In Loving Memory

We had her there, resting on the palm of our hand for a while.
She was all we ever wanted.
Sometimes her wings were closed.

At other times, she spread her wings open in the bright sunshine,
Displaying her colorful patterns.
We truly loved her.
She knew that.

We told her she was special and beautiful, we saw the beauty.
We appreciated her true colors.
But we couldn't keep her.
We knew that.

She was born to fly.

She had been beautiful in our hand, but in flight she soared.
In the garden amongst the colorful, sweet-fragranced flowers.
Her habitat.

In letting her go, we made her happy.
But she was always to remember our warmth and our love.
Always and forever.
For all of eternity.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Siarra

Today would have been Siarra's 21st birthday.

I miss her!

Happy Birthday sweetheart!

Friday, May 29, 2009


Hi friends. Yes, I am still alive! Things are very busy here and I can't believe that May is almost over!

Alyssa is doing extremely well but getting very antsy for school to be over. Last night she asked me if she could skip school today. She wouldn't watch TV, just lay in bed and rest.

I told her no. Imagine that. Then I had to explain why I told her no. Do you know how hard it is to explain a good work ethic to a 9 year old? I think she finally got it!

I am asking for prayers for my friend that is going through some health issues. Please send some prayers up that her news will be good.

I will try to keep up on my reading, but I have spring fever and have not been spending much time indoors.

My thoughts are with you all.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Adoption Day

Today is the 2nd anniversary of our adoption being finalized!

Yesterday was Mother's Day.

I know, it's alot lumped together, but we have tried to acknowledge the days and still keep them low key. Our biggest celebration is held in October, when we celebrate our "Gotcha" day. Today we will not do anything really special, other than have DQ ICECREAM CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was a unanimous vote! We are all ice cream junkies!

Oh, and my mood is improving - my bathroom is almost finished!!!!!!!!!

Woo Hoo!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Katharine Leslie

Katharine Leslie is going to be doing a webinar. May 18th. 10 AM to 11:30 AM CST. $30.00 Grab all your fellow Radical mom's, invite them over for tea and split the cost. Continuing education credits will be issued if you need/want them. Dr. Leslie presents at Attach every year and gets rave reviews. Also a parent to radicals which gives her big stars in my book. ;-) She doesn't just "get it", she lives it.

Parenting from the Trenches
Do you have a child who lies, steals, sneaks, stalks, hordes, chatters non-stop, or urinates in places other than the potty, etc? In this webinar Dr. Leslie will teach you essential, sensible, safe and effective solutions to your child's behavior problems that can also increase positive behaviors in your child, create an attachment friendly environment, simplify daily life, reduce family conflict, and even get some of your parental needs met. Dr. Leslie will weave lecture material around questions from the audience.

This is a 90 minute Webinar

Quick overview of attachment and brain facts
What children are supposed to give to the parent-child relationship
What do you really want from your child?
Preventing negative behaviors
Rehearsing positive behaviors
Punishment vs consequences: What's good for you?

Friday, May 1, 2009

I'm in Hell

My bathroom is still not finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My house is a mess and I am losing my mind!

Alyssa is feeling the stress and her behavior is - well - let's just say - trying.

Swine flu has arrived in my town.

The economy has struck close to home - again.

Please remember our nuthouse in your prayers!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009


Alyssa came home from school yesterday and informed me that a boy in her class asked her to go to the dance with him!

She is 9 and in the 4th grade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeff cracked me up. He got real pale and said "Already?"