Thursday, February 25, 2010

The trip

The third weekend in February every year me and some of my girlie friends take a small little trip. We enjoy this greatly we have nubbed it the Ladies retreat. and it is a blast every year. Something new and exciting happens every year. I fully think everyone should try this @ lease one time.

I thing the best part of this trip is we find somethings out about ourself every year. some times it is different stuff. some times it is the same stuff. but every year we morph into something new. I guess that time away from reality will do that some times. it is a break from the mundane life that we lead every day. a chance to break the cycle. A time to reassure ourself that we are alright.

This year my good friend came up from Alabama. This was her first time since she has been married away from her husband and kids. I thought she was going to have a very hard time just because of that simple fact. Which it was hard for her. But on the other hand she learned allot about her self. She had a fabulous time. she bonded with so many people over the weekend and it was very hard to see her go. But we knew that she had to leave. Even though we will miss her so much.

My other friend realized she needed more social inter actions. and had been needing that female connection of sisterhood. she got her fill of that I tell you

The other lady who went with us found her self again. she had not been whole for sometime. she had a really rough year. But now she realized the person who had caused all of this had no control over her anymore. and she began to heal.

I found my self to heal from a few different events that have happened this year. I needed that time to reflect.

My point is as a woman we need other women in our lives. We need sisterhood we need to connect to other women. And even when you have been hurt by other women in the past you should keep searching for friends. Women find there strength in numbers. I am so proud of my friends , I am so proud to call them sisters.

na·maste [ nə mú stày ] or na·mas·kar [ nùmmə skr ]

Indian gesture of greeting: a polite bow of greeting or farewell used by Hindus, made with the hands held at chest height and both palms pressed together
[Mid-20th century. <>

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Update on Emily

Well This just seems like the best spot to give everyone the run down on Emily. I should say it saves on the phone calls.

Our family came down with a very bad virus. But our Emily got the worst of it. It all started last Sunday with a High fever and a cough. By Tuesday Emily had a fever 0f 103.9 and I couldn't break it. She also had red eyes (pink eye) and her lips were red and swollen. I called the doc and we went in. Then I found out that she had swollen tonsils. and her skin was a little dry. All of which could be signs of a Kawasaki a child hood illness that could cause permanent heart damage. So we were sent for some blood work. But there is no real testing for Kawasaki. It is one of them things that they just keep and eye on. So we heard back for the blood work on Wednesday. And doc gave her a diagnosis of Mono. But by Thursday we were spiking a fever again and she was complaining of ear pain. So I call doc again and say is there something she can be given for the ear pain. Doc says is the fever down. I say no. Do her eyes look better. I say no. Well i think we should have her go to the hospital. So they wanted an eco on her heart. and a chest X-ray. But mostly they were trying to rule out Kawasaki. So she got the works and by Friday the only thing the found wrong with her was a urinary tract infection. Ya it was the scariest 24 hours of my life. all over a UTI. I would rather be safe than sorry. So i am chucking it up to no harm no foul. She is fine now. But I am now sick,and so is Jason. We are having so much fun here in the hundred acre wood.
Lots of Love

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


This is my very favorite brownie recipe. try it out and tell me what you think.
Love and hugz to all

* 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
* 3/4 cup butter
* 2 cups white sugar
* 3 eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 cup chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
2. Microwave chocolate and butter or margarine in large bowl at HIGH for 2 minutes or until butter or margarine is melted.
3. Stir until chocolate is melted. Stir in sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and nuts.
4. Spread in greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake for 35 minutes (do not overbake).

Sunday, January 17, 2010

It is unbelievable!

For those of you who know me and read this, you may know i have the worse luck in the world. Now this is a serious thing. It is not always bad. I have gotten really good at laughing at myself. But it happens none the less.If there is a puddle I am bound to step in it. If there is a time frame I will be late (despite all effort to not be late.) and lets not forget hurting myself. I have a candid ability to hurt my self. And yes this happens often. But one of the most annoying parts of this bad luck is the ability to loose everything.

Hair brushes for ex sample, I can never find one. I know we have about 10 floating around this house. You can never find a hair brush in this home. It is like the walls eat hair brushes.

My keys, I can never find them. I put them on the counter an boom there gone. I swear they have feet. because I feel like such a dumb ass when i go back to that spot, (after I have exhausted all my options) and find them right where I left them.

Socks, I have gotten out a pair of socks, put them on the bed with the bra, panties etc. And proceed to dress my self. get all the way dressed and guess what the socks are gone. I have now started putting my socks on first.

I am starting to remind my self of that strange Blondie girl on Harry Potter, You know the one who is scared of what did she call them, O yeah! snarkels....LOL

Well I need to go get ready now for another fun loving day of madness. You all take care.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday blog

Happy Holidays,

Well i have resorted to blog, seeing how i cant seem to get my cards out on time. It has been a very busy year this year in this household so lets catch you up!

The kids are growing quickly. Gabe is now in the 4th grade, he has excellent grades and loves school. He Loves video games, cub scouts which Jason is the den leader - with me as his lovely assistant, and he has signed up for the basketball team. So looking forward to a long winter of games every Saturday morning for a bit.

Nadia has also singed up for basketball. She is in the second grade this year. I am the brownie leader for her girl scout troop. And she is busy with her horse back riding lessons. And that is very cold here in our Michigan winter.

Emily is busy being a 4 year old. which by the way is the most talented of all ages at breaking stuff. LOL I hear daily MOMMY IT IS BROKEN. CANT YOU FIX IT? LOL Unbreakable has no meaning in this house our little destroyer can break anything in the blink of an eye.
But she to takes riding lessons. She is on a break till spring.

Jason got a promotion this year. Which came with more money and more responsibility. He is now on call 24/7. He also has received a new cell paid for by Dow Corning and a new Laptop. From the same charitable employer. So he can work from home. Which might seem like a bad thing to some of you. But it is really nice he can work from home now and not have to run to the plant every other hour. We are thankful for small blessings. Other than work he finds time to read bed time stories to the kids every night. And believe me on the nights he isn't here I don't hear the end of you cant do the voices like daddy! But I am thankful for the help and time he gets with the kids.

On my part I have been busy. LOL Allot has happened this year. As of January 2008 I have became an ordained Minister. Yup you herd it right. I am focusing on weddings from a business prospective. But I love doing weddings. So I am jumping in to this full swing. I am going to be advertising more. And am hoping for a very full summer of wedding bliss. So if you know anyone in our area who is in need of a Minister to affiliate there wedding send them my way. Other than that I have been just doing odds and ends to put a little more cash in my pocket.

But the biggest Joy is staying @ home with the kids. Yes I am saying it. I love being a stay @ home Mommy. I wouldn't trade it for the world. It was a hard choice and trust me I have had very hard days. But at the end of the night I am glad I have the opportunity to stay at home with them.

On the note of Mom she is now staying with Jason and I Monday threw Thursday. And with Cindy and Travis Friday-sun. It has taken us a little bit to get in the swing of things but we have gotten there. The shop is doing well. We have had our ups and downs with it. But that is expected in new business. I now understand how hard family business is. People have said it time and time again. But you really don't think about it until you do it. LOL Mom is the soul owner. But it has taken the hard work of all of us to even have gotten this far. She is now doing it all by herself. It has been hard but she makes it work. I go up and help in my free time.

Well I think that covers everybody. May you all have a blessed Holiday Season. Much love to you and yours,
Jason, Barb,Gabe, Nadia, Emily, and Bear-Bear!