Monday, April 26, 2010

Festival Fun...















































































Festival carnival rides & kids games..., american, asian, greek, italian, & mexican food..., games, live music..., beer.., basket auction..., raffle...,Fun for all......And we all had fun after we volunteered this weekend..The girls and their friend izzy and Boyd too, did a great job working in the fun booths....

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sisters..


~~~ Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of...... You know whatever you do, they'll still be there........

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Our Family Treasures.. created by mommy ..2009..

Every year i take the photos from the year , pick songs and put it all together with the help of Imemories.. I put a copy in each of the girls memory boxes ...they will have them to treasure forever...

video

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Many Prayers for.....Ava Marie Zimmerman.....


Ava had been struck fatally by a car while walking with her mother,(my friend Tanya) brother and aunt...
Ava died at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Ava was only 5 years old.....

~~~~~ ~~~~~~ my heart with love ,thoughts, hugs and prayers.. goes out to Tanya , her husband and her family...We are so very very sorry...

....Tomorrow Never Comes ...... (n. marek)
If I knew it would be the last time that I’d see you fall asleep,....I would tuck you in more tightly, and pray the Lord your soul to keep......If I knew it would be the last time that I’d see you walk out the door,....I would give you a hug and kiss, and call you back for just one more.....
If I knew it would be the last time I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise,....I would tape each word and action, and play them back throughout my days.....If I knew it would be the last time, I would spare an extra minute or two,....To stop and say “I love you,” instead of assuming you know I do......
So, just in case tomorrow never comes,..... and today is all I get.....,I’d like to say how much I love you...., and I hope we never will forget......Tomorrow is not promised to anyone..., young or old alike....,And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight.....
So, if you’re waiting for tomorrow...., why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes...., you’ll surely regret the day....That you didn’t take that extra time for a smile..., a hug.., or a kiss...,And you were too busy to grant someone..., what turned out to be their one last wish....
So hold your loved ones close today..., and whisper in their ear...,That you love them very much, and you’ll always hold them dear....Take time to say “I’m sorry,...” “Please forgive me,...” “thank you..” or “it’s okay”.....
And if tomorrow never comes...., you’ll have no regrets about today.....

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Beauty of The Valley...






















The spring and summer colors of the flowers add so much to the already beautiful and unique Arizona landscape....... I love the awesome beauty of the valley. The majestic mountains, the indigo blue sky , sand and cactus every where.....One of my favorite things to do here is hike the mountains.....Since being back from our spring break trip to Buffalo, i came back appreciating the landscape even more.......I love the healthy life style of Arizona. The girls and i are able to be outside doing activities everyday of the year. I am so happy with the decision not to move to back to Buffalo, after 4-1/2 years here in Az. i could not take the girls to Buffalo and be stuck in the house because of elements of buffalo weather for 7 -8 months out of the year becoming couch potatoes, watching tv, video games, eating all day comfort foods etc.... We get exercise everyday... Yesterday Neyvada and Matteya went hiking with me.. I can only do a short hike with them, but it was fun mommy daughter time together......


........For every beauty... there is an eye somewhere to see it.........For every truth... there is an ear somewhere to hear it.........For every love.... there is a heart somewhere to receive it.........(i.panin)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Little Things............


Never neglect the little things.... when was the last time you said to the person in your life "thank you for being here and thank you for being yourself....."


Daily ( the key word is "daily") endeavors to offer a small unexpected gesture of love , respect and appreciation for someone is what keeps us close in heart....Little things go a long way to build strong relationship foundations...


little things like ..... through out the day hugs.., kisses , i love you's, ....comfort hugs when hurt or sick, cards just because, making their coffee, taking a river walk at midnight.., cuddles on the couch watching T.V. , find ways to help them know you are their partner in all areas of their life, never take for granted, show interests in what is important in their lives, have dinner / dancing nights out, back rubs, go to the gym together , hike a mountain , take a walk.... etc.....etc..


When the "rest of your life daily little efforts" are lost .......... we grow worlds apart...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Our Buffalo Spring Break Trip...

bella and our trip to buffalo..
buffalo bridge to canada..a great night for a walk...




audrey and bella

























our 3rd. time skating..




















gorgeous vada
























me , mom and dad
















mom and my best friends...

















cute teya


















ga and girls, we had a yummy lunch..



















papa and teya




















easter bunny at the broadway market..





















uncle roger and aunt mary...






















Strong museum






























































































































































































we went swimming...































our visit with aunt marilyn
































More Buffalo...

Wegmans mini play market..
Strong Museum..




bella and uncle charlie at work..



Easter Egg Hunt..










park fun..























mom at casino...









me and sue...










missing coconut..she loves living at aunt sues..











girls and frankie b.












grandpa and teya..