March 25, 2009

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.

~Author unknown

Head in the clouds

There is a storm headed our way...on my way back from lunch I noticed the clouds looked like the top of a meringue pie. Sometimes there is nothing better than a picture of the clouds right before a storm.

March 23, 2009

The Little Mermaid

Ok....really, how long is it normal to loose your voice?? I google'd it, because you know I always ask the almighty Google when in doubt, and the great solution I got was to rest your voice for a week....REALLY??? Have you met me? I can't go 5 minutes without talking...

I called the dr, because SURELY there is SOMETHING they can give me that will magically make it come back...and of course I missed that magic hour. You know the one....please make sure all calls are in by 1:00 if you want an answer today. I missed it apparently by a few minutes. So I'll just wait until tomorrow morning for my magic medicine that will give me my voice back.

HA...makes me think of The Little Mermaid...she gives away her voice for a chance to be human...I wonder what the heck I traded???

We leave for San Francisco this Friday...WOO HOO I still have to get these darn capris altered...I wonder if I can just make a cuff out of them by rolling them up...gonna try that tonight.

I just made a schedule for the In Laws so they will know where they have to be and when...HA I bet they had NO idea what they were getting themselves into...(insert evil little giggle here)

Now, I'm off to make my list of what has to be packed...can't forget anything

March 21, 2009

From Squeaking to ....

No one being able to hear me.  I swear people have resorted to just trying to read my lips.  I woke up this morning with no voice...nothing but a forced whisper.  We had two soccer games today and I just love having to talk to the other parents in nothing but a whisper.  It's silly.  The Man thinks he needs hearing, I just can't get anything out any louder than a soft quiet voice.  Please let me have my voice back tomorrow. Please!?!

I think the kids are secretly loving mean mommy to yell about everything.  

Only one week to go till' San Fran baby!  I still have to find one more outfit and get my capri pants altered...I really wish they made clothes for shorties like me.

March 20, 2009


I feel better...but I sound like one of those dang squeaker toys...

it's really quite funny though. I got an email today from a RUDE vendor and when I went to rant and rave about it, I really just had to stop and laugh. It's just not as angry sounding when your yelling is really squeaking.

March 18, 2009


How in the heck did this happen?  I have the flippin' flu.  I haven't been around anyone sick, I felt perfectly fine when I woke up yesterday.  Yet was confirmed.  I have the flippin' flu. And OF COURSE it is the strain that can't be treated.  Don't you know that I don't have time to be sick??  We are leaving next weekend for San Francisco... i HAVE to be better by then.

I have coughed so freakin' much that I swear some part of my throat is just going to fall out.  

I told The Wise One tonight that I am starting to feel like a hypochondriac...there is ALWAYS something wrong.  Maybe I need to start taking a vitamin. I mean really, this is getting a little out of control.  Let's not forget that while all this is going stupid stitch has decided that 4 weeks after the fact it is going to bust open and start bleeding...

For the love of Pete, who in the world has this much go wrong??

Whatever, it's just another off to do some homework.  Oh, and I totally expect to feel better with the next post on here.

MaddiePie Creations

The new blog is up for MaddiePie Creations

You have already seen all the pictures posted on there, but going forward, that is where I will post everything related to the business.

Wish me luck, I have a couple of shoots pending and I might also get the opportunity to do some team pictures for a couple of local soccer teams.

March 17, 2009

"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant."

March 16, 2009

Play: Work that you enjoy doing for nothing.
~ Evan Esar

Hot afternoon

I'm sitting here...working REAL hard (yeah) and I'm thinking good grief it is hot in here. But I won't complain because my neighbor will freeze me out...)note to self...give her a blog name). I mean really hot, like I think i'm gonna need to go outside for a few minutes...and it suddenly hits me...

GOOFBALL, take off the dang sweater. Whoo, that made a big difference.

Yes I know, sometimes i scare myself too. But these are the real thoughts that go thru my head, so if I must endure must you. Afterall, you are the one still coming here to read them.

So many ideas...

It's crazy how many ideas are floating around in my if I just had time to see some of them to fruition. The Bluebonnets are coming.... with all the rain we got last week, they are coming and I bet it will only be a couple of more weeks. I can't wait!! I'm going to steal a couple of kids one weekend and take them out in the fields....I figure my whole portfolio really shouldn't be ALL of my kids.

San Fran is just two short weeks away. I'm praying desperately for the darn dress to get here and paying that it will only need minor alterations. I still haven't found any shoes. Two short weeks...

The Boy & The Girl are at home this week with The Man for spring break. I hope they have a wonderful time together. I think they need some daddy time. It should be good for all three of them.

ok, ok...back to work.

March 12, 2009

A note....

A note from one of The Boy's teachers...

The Boy just seems like a natural leader. He is one of the most polite students in my Advisory and I see him as being an active part of his student body class. He is one of the students I expect to hear good things about when he gets to high school.

What is amazing to me, is that while I know he's a good kid, he surprises me every day and I am so thankful that others see in him the greatness that I do. The Man and I heard something similar to this from the youth pastor at our church. It makes my heart smile.

She has also nominated him to be in the National Who's Who Among Students. This is apparently a big thing and will help him get recognized with some of the colleges once he gets to high school.

update on the dress

OK, so we picked out the dress...and it should be shipped out soon. Once that arrives...let the alterations begin. That gives me a few days to find some shoes.

March 11, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away

It has rained ALL DAY. I know we needed it, but why couldn't it have rained on a day when I was at home and could have been snuggled in my bed sleeping and watching movies. Ugh, that sounds wonderful!

San Francisco is in 16 days...WOW that really sounds close. I should either have a dress bought tonight or ordered tomorrow. OF COURSE I will have to have alterations done, because they don't make dresses for short chicks!! Fingers are crossed that we can get it done in time. OH and The Man wants my hair up that night...yeah, gonna have to figure that one out soon.

Sports are in full swing...they are enjoying it, even when they don't win. I have learned, baseball is NOT my favorite sport. Even less so than football... Now soccer...that's a sport I can dig. I can cheer and scream and be all kinds of crazy about my kids out there and I'm not usually the only one...maybe the loudest, but not the only crazy one.

My class is killing me...i mean really killing me. I have NO idea how I'm going to make it thru statistics. I just have to keep taking it one day at time and stick with it. I have GOT to get this over with.

Thank goodness blogspot saves these blogs as you go...we just lost all our power at work and all I could think of was..."shoot, it's taken me 6 days to blog and NOW you are going to delete it call???" But nope, good ol' blogspot saved my entry and I only had to retype the little bit about my classes. woo hoo I go to drive home in the rain...let's see if I can make it home (10 miles) in less than an hour...

March 5, 2009

Sweet sisters

These sweet sisters have the most beautiful laughter. I am graced by there presence each week during soccer practice. They come to watch and cheer on their older sister, who plays on the same team as The Girl. They make my heart smile each time I see them. God love their mom, she does it all by herself. Their dad is up in Canada playing professional football.


There are some days that are just filled to the brim with emotions. For no particular reason. There is no explanation for the silence...or the tears, there is just a lot of emotion inside. Today is one of those days. I sit here and try my hardest to pull it together. For no good reason I have tears in my eyes. I have an overwhelming urge to just close my door and cry. But I'll suck it up in a few minutes and all will be ok.

Because afterall...I am superwoman. I can do it all. Even when I may not want to.

March 3, 2009

Happy Birthday

The Girl turned 8 on Sunday...has it really already been 8 years??

She has an amazing heart and even greater personality. Her mission in every day is to make someone laugh or smile. She is the class clown, your best friend, and extremely sympathetic. The Girl has a wonderful life in store for her and I can't wait to experience right by her side.

Happy Birthday!!

Have you ever listed anything on before?? I hadn't until today. I finally got all the furniture listed and posted...within 10 minutes I had 6 emails wanting to buy it. How freakin' great is that? The lady who is buying it actually offered more than what I asked....

Woo comes more equipment for the indoor studio

March 2, 2009

One month to Live - week 3

This week we looked at our relationships and how we love others around us. This made me think about the relationships in my life.  There are people that I need to tell how much I love them, people that I need to forgive, and people that I need to say thank you to.

The first two are works in progress...

The third though is something that I have been thinking a lot about lately.  You have heard the saying that friends are either a season, a reason or a lifetime... There are so many that fit multiple categories.  But I want to say thank you to the people that fall into the season and reason category.  There are people that have come into my life just when I needed them the most and have left almost just as quickly.  There are people that I thought would be lasting friendships that turned out not to be.  There are people who are still in my life but from a great distance.  To all of those people, thank you.  You have helped me learn things at different points in my life, learn something about myself that I needed to learn at that moment, gave me something that I needed in my life, gave me a sense of peacefulness.  I am sad that the friendships and relationships won't turn out to be lifetimes but I thank you for helping me to become a better person.  To learn something about myself or my purpose.  

I received an email tonight from a wonderful person who has always touched my heart like no one else.  He remembers every birthday of those in my family and my wedding anniversary.  He has seen me hit rock bottom and fly back up to great heights.  He is an amazing person that has a heart like no one I have ever met before.  While our relationship is not a daily relationship, and hasn't been for many years, he is still someone I cherish...even if it is only to talk thru email a couple of times a year.

To my seasons and reasons, thank you for helping shape my life and lead me down unexpected roads.  I hope that I was able to touch your lives as you have touched mine.

MaddiePie Creations

Well, I am on my way to getting everything set up. Here is the official logo...the new website will be up in the next couple of weeks.

Here we come San Francisco!!

Dear Man,

I am so very proud of you for winning this annual award. I knew you could do it and I never doubted it for one moment. Even when you weren't sure it was all going to come together towards the middle of the last quarter...I believed in you. I am so excited for this trip and all the fun things we will get to experience. I love that we get to live life together and share these wonderful experiences.

I can hardly stand it...i am so very proud of you.

NOW i get to go dress shopping...woooo hoooo