Saturday, February 28, 2009

A fun day at the lake

Here are some pictures of our day at the lake... it started out kind of rough though. When we launched the boat there were white caps on the water. For all you land lovers that means the winds were high enough to make the tips of the water crest. But the winds died down and it turned out to be a pretty fun day on the water.






Monday, February 16, 2009

Stopped in my tracks....

Typical evening of Internet browsing...  go online to YouTube to find the Fun in the Snow video you see below.  I found the link to embed on our MySpace profile, put it on my page and saved it.  I went to my home page in MySpace and saw that my sister had uploaded some new pictures.  I went on to view her pictures and saw some thing I hadn't seen in almost 5 years....
my dad


He passed away almost 5 years ago and I still haven't dealt with his death.  I lived away from him and since I didn't see him every day it was easy to block it out of my mind.  But seeing this picture brought back all of those feelings I have suppressed for the last 4 1/2 years.   I miss him so very much and it pains me to think that Isabella won't know him.  I don't have any pictures around my house, I took this picture from my sister's MySpace, so I asked my sister to send me what ever she may have so Isabella can get to know her grandpa. 

Friday, February 13, 2009

Jerome - The Haunted Hotel

Another very creative Video by David Ugarte... He's got quite a talent!!

video

Fun in the Snow

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This wonderful video was created by David as a Valentine's Day gift to me.  =)   Very sweet!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

To Craft or not to Craft.... that is the question

I have this friend at work, she is an amazing mom to say the least.   She has two kids right about the same age as Isabella & David.   She is always creating the cutest crafts for her kids and she sent me a link to a site where they have these cute butterflies you can print out for Valentine's Day.   I had already purchased generic Valentines from the store but I figured why not...   I'll give this a shot, what do I have to loose.   =)   I'm being creative and Isabella will have unique Valentines to give to her class on Friday.   


I decided to check out the Skip to my Lou site.   They have so many cute ideas for crafts that I thought to myself, I can do these!!    But do I start this??   I will need to keep things organized somewhere, and my husband ususally knows how that works out.   ;o)    


So maybe you'll see me post more about being crafty...   Maybe... just Maybe!!!  

Monday, February 09, 2009

There really are bigger things than politics, stimulus plan, economic crisis and materialistic items...





I just learned this morning of a baby who's life was cut short because of Neuroblastoma.  She was only 11 months old and was just diagnosed a short 2 weeks ago.    The pain her parents and family must be dealing with at this moment, I can't even comprehend!




Please take a moment to visit their site.








I feel absolutely horrible for this family's loss and I can't imagine the pain they are going through.  Its been almost 4 years since Isabella had her last surgery to remove her tumor.  The surgery where we didn't know it at the time, but we almost lost her.   When I hear of things like this it reminds me of how lucky we are to still have her in our lives.  We are grateful for every moment we have and I know all of the parents that go through a life threatening experience with their child learn to NEVER take them (or any of their other children) for granted.

All of the issues that are going on around us, be it our difference in political views, the economic downfall or what Gucci purse we got means nothing compared to the life of this baby and any other child dealing with this horrible disease.