Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

I have been so busy lately with school. I keep thinking of things I want to post about, but I never seem to find the time to post about them.

In the last few weeks I have,

...creating a 5 day unit on Community Helpers, I will be teaching it to first graders in 2 weeks.

...visited my sister, Kimber and Jay. My sweet sister celebrated her 26th birthday. My whole life she has been calling me her 'little sister'. And I'm afraid that even though now at age 21 and 26, there doesn't seem to a huge age difference, I will always be her little sister, and I'm okay with that. :)

...finally finished paying off this semester of tuition. Today was my last payment, hallelujah.

...cleaned my house, while I was so busy with school, the house became a disaster.

Well, I know I have done more, but I just can't think of it right now.

I want to wish you a very Happy Halloween. Have a safe, but scary night. :)

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Prince Charming

Lately, my Jerold Dean has been so sweet. First of all, he bought me my all time favorite movie. It came out of the Disney Vault last week. He even watched it with me. Someday, I will tell all of you why this movie is so special to me. :)
And tonight, I walked in my bedroom to find this, do you see it? Those big beautiful pink roses?! He even killed the spider that he brought in with them. :)
Oh how lucky I am to have him in my life. I couldn't ask for a better best friend, boyfriend and prince charming. :)

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore".

No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute."

Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I love you."

So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick.

This is true for marriage.....And old cars... And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep them close!

Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?

I received this from a good friend. I know that this holds true, always.

I just hope that all of you know that I love you.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

DO a good weekend.

Since the beginning of the semester, every Thursday (because we don't have class on Fridays) one of my teachers has been telling my class, "Do a good weekend." I always just thought, "hmmm that's dumb. Have a good weekend teach!" Haha...but then today I thought to myself, 'why does he say that'? So that got me thinking...

We always tell each other, "Have a good day!" "Have a good weekend." "Have a good day at school" But what will cause us to 'have' a good weekend? There isn't a promise out there that our weekend will be good. There isn't a guarantee, there isn't any assurance, or security or warranty. There is no one else out there that is going to ensure your 'good weekend'. But instead, we should "Do a good weekend."

We should [do] everything in our power to ensure that we have a good [do] a good weekend.

Nothing in life is guaranteed, and we, ourself, should make our life enjoyable, to make it good.

To have a good life, we should do a good life. What does it mean to have a good life? To be happy? To have money? To make a difference in someone's life? All of which won't happen without action. Without a verb... [do] We must do, we must work, we must attempt, strive and sacrifice.

So [do] a good weekend, would you?

Do you know what I am going to [do] this weekend?

Jerry and I are going golfing with Bart and Rani. But first I am cleaning the highway, with Golden Key Honour Society. So if you see me on the side of I-84 between mile markers 101-103, wave, or even stop by and pick up a little trash, or at the very least, please refrain yourself from disposing of your trash at that point. :) I think we will finish off our weekend with a few chores and homework.

Do a good weekend my friends!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Baby Charles

Baby Charles Bradley Leavitt was born late on October 4th. Since his birth he has been in the NICU. As of last night he has been placed on a ventilator. The nurses told his mom he is a lot happier now that he is not having to work so hard. He was also given antibiotics for an infection that they found within his little body.

Charles could use your help. Please keep this little boy in your prayers. He is already loved so much.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010


The challenge before us is never as great as the power behind us.

As we make our way through life, there will always be challenges. Without challenges, life would be bland, nothing would have a purpose and we wouldn't have joy to celebrate.

Sometimes you just have to believe in yourself, believe in others and trust that everything will work it's way out.

There are times in our life when it would be much easier to just give up, to let go and forget. Doing the right thing isn't always easy. But we always have the strength within ourself, to overcome any situation. Sometimes this strength comes from love and other times it comes from faith.

Challenges in life make our life [[rich.]]

We all have to find that one person, that one thing, that one dream, desire, want, need that is worth fighting for. At some point in our life, we have to choose our battles. We could ask our self, "Is this worth tearing my self down over?" Knowing that in the end we will build our self back up, bigger and better than ever before.

When I woke up this morning, things were gloomy.

In more than one situation.

One of my very best friends had her baby last night. He is currently in the NICU. He is healthy, but small. He weighs 5lbs 13 oz and 19 inches long. He is a beautiful baby. And as a day old baby. He is fighting his first of many life's challenges.

We take so many things in life for granted, but if we are thankful for one thing today, let us be thankful for the challenges that life throws at us. Because if it weren't for these challenges we wouldn't be the person we are, frankly, we would be weak.

The truth is, I believe in you. I believe in the strength that you have within your self. I know that you are strong, as you have been through many of life's challenges. I believe that you deserve happiness. Do you?

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Monday, October 4, 2010

It's not every October day that you have the opportunity to go to the beach, with your very best friend.

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