Sunday, January 16, 2011


I Give To You, My Son
I held him as an infant; I hugged him as a boy
and through the years he has become my greatest pride and joy.

I love him more than I can say, his life more precious than my own,
but gone are the whims and notions of the little boy that I had known.

For the years have passed so quickly since the time it all began
and now he stands before me with the conviction of a man.

He wants to serve his country, he states aloud with pride
as I try to sort out the emotions that I'm feeling deep inside...

a union of the uncertain fear, which I cannot control
and the allegiance which lies deep within my patriotic soul.

I trust that my years of guidance will serve as a strong foundation
as he performs the duties requested from his beloved nation.

God please guide him as he travels to the places our soldiers have bled
and walk with him through pathways where those heroes' feet have tread.

Oh Sweet Land of Liberty, humbly I give to you, my son
praying you'll return him safely home when his work for you is done.

---Author unknown---

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Printable Super Bowl Party Games Pack Review

Having a Super Bowl party?
Check out the Super Bowl Home Party Games to add even more excitement!
There are many games for everyone at your Super Bowl party to enjoy !!
For the guys who love Super Bowl trivia to the girls who just don't like football as much as the guys do
The Super Bowl Home Party Games include 15 printable games!
Take a look at what you will get!
Super Bowl Trivia , Super Bowl Trivia 2
History of Super Bowl Match-Up ,Super Bowl Halftime Show Trivia
Top Super Bowl Ads Trivia , NFL Dirty Dozen trivia
NFL Teams word search and NFL Home Cities match , great for all the Super Ball Trivia buffs !!
I love that it also includes party games for girls !! Take a look at the fun games for girls
Super Bowl Widows Newlywed Game for girls, Crazy Super Bowl Recipes Game for girls
Super Stupid Bowl Mad Libs for girls and Super 'Bowl' Toilet Trivia Game for girls
Food is a major part of your Super Bowl party ! Its awesome that the Printable Super Bowl Party Games Pack included trivia about food too!!
Hot And Spicy Food Trivia ,
Beers Of The World Printable Placemats Trivia and
Fast Food Trivia
A great time for all ! Enjoying the Super Bowl Party Games at your Super Bowl party!
The best part is once you order all you have to do is print them out!!
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Download and print as many copies you will need or want of your Super Bowl Party Games !!
Do you think extra guests might show up at your party?
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You can use them as party decorations too!
Stop by and order your Super Bowl Party Games for Super Bowl Sunday !!

Thank you Python Printable Games for all these wonderful , fun and playful Super Bowl Party games!

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Proud of my Sons

I am so proud of all of my sons. My oldest has custody of his daughter and he takes amazing care of her. He is such a wonderful father, always puts her before any other. My granddaughter just loves her Daddy. I love it when they come to visit.
My next to the oldest is in the Army and is about to deploy to Afghanistan. Which of course has been rough on all of us. He has always wanted to go into the Military - just like his Great Grandfather and knows that he is watching over him. While he was in Basic a good friend of his past away and that has still been very hard for him to handle. He has been through so much and he is not yet 20. He tells me all the time that he got his strength and ambition from me and that I am a wonderful mother. That is so great to hear from your children since there are those days that you are so tough on them and think they will hate you for life - ha! BUT just the opposite with my children. They now see why I was so hard on them.
Their father was rarely in contact with them so that left me to take care of them - ON MY OWN! I dont need a man in my life to feel I am worth something. I have achieved so much and have not needed anyone to get me to where I am today.
My next to youngest son will be graduating High School this year with all A's & B's so you see why I am so proud of him as well. He will be going off to college in August so that will be tough having another child leave home but I know they will be successful no matter what they chose to do in life. I will always support my sons - never degrade them because that is not what a true parent does.
My youngest is a Freshman in High School so he will be with me for a few more years. He is already 5'9. It is so amazing how fast they all grow up.
I enjoy each and every day I get to spend with my children and now my Granddaughter. As much as I love spending time with her there is no way I would want children at my age - LOL. I love the fact that I wont be anywhere near 50 and all my children will be grown and on their own and then I can enjoy life to the fullest.
Wonder what my house will be like quiet LOL

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Carribean Cruise

Starting to make final plans for our Carribean Cruise. This is going to be such an amazing vacation for all of us. It is the 7 day Western Carribean Cruise. We will be going to Grand Cayman, Belize, Cozumel and several other places. No better place to have a family reunion than on a Cruise Ship.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

So excited

So I know this is going to be a great year. Not only did I win a new Dell Laptop but I have been offered a promotion with the company I am with. This will finally open up so many more opportunities for me. Financially I will be in the 6 figures and will be able to really look at purchasing a home again. This promotion will require me to travel a little more than I do now but come June I will only have 1 child remaining at home so I will be able to do more. It is so good to know that my financial "freedom" is right around the corner.
I did a lot of traveling in 2010 and know that I will be out of the road more in 2011. What ever it takes for me to provide a stable home for my family I will do it. I, like so many others, have struggled to make it, living paycheck to paycheck, so this is going to be so nice. I will be able to take my youngest son on many more vacations.
So - here is to a wonderful 2011 and I wish you all the best as well.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Purex® Complete Crystals Softener Review

There's a new laundry product out today, available at Walmart, that I think will change the way you do laundry. It's Purex Complete Crystals Softener. As a recently chosen Purex Insider, I was able to learn and try out the new Purex Complete Crystals Softener and share my thoughts on this product with you.

Purex Complete Crystals Softener is softener reinvented. Purex Complete Crystals Softener is exactly that: a laundry softener in crystal form. It looks like it could be designer laundry care. It comes in three amazing scents. Purex Complete Crystals Softener is available in three on-trend fragrances: FreshSpring Waters TM, Lavender Blossom TM, and Tropical Splash TM.

I got to try out the Fresh Spring Waters. When I opened the bottle, I loved how fresh and clean the scent was. What's even more amazing is how great my laundry smelled and there was no oily residue that usually comes with using oil-based dryer sheets.

Introducing Purex® Complete Crystals SoftenerTM*; a purer way to get laundry that smells clean and fresh for weeks. 92% natural, this product’s unique crystal form works differently than traditional oil-based softeners that coat fabrics with oily residue, because it infuses fibers with long-lasting fragrance. In addition, since you add it directly with your laundry, this means no more waiting for the rinse cycle, no messy residual gunk in your washing machine, and no more stains from spilling liquid fabric softener.

Laundry scent lovers will perk up as freshness is infused into clothes with this new fabric softener. Over time, traditional oil-based softeners coat fibers causing harmful oily residue to accumulate. Purex Complete Crystals Softeners penetrate fabrics to reduce fiber entanglement and smooth frayed fibers providing a naturally soft feel.

Why struggle with plastic fabric softener balls, risk staining your clothes or waste time waiting for the rinse cycle? Simply add Purex Complete Crystals Softener directly with your laundry at the beginning of every wash cycle to infuse fabrics with long lasting freshness. I have the HE Washer and you do the exactly same thing. Do not put it in the dispenser just sprinkle on top of your laundry.

Do ALL of your laundry—worry free! Purex Complete Crystals Softeners are safe for all laundry and will not harm, wear down or discolor your fabrics like oil-based softeners.
Safe for all fabrics, including baby clothes, athletic wear, towels, and whites. Unlike other softeners, Crystals WILL:
• Preserve the flame retardant benefits of your children’s clothes
• Retain your athletic wear’s wicking ability which draws sweat away from your body
• Maintain your towels’ built-in ability to absorb water
• Keep your white clothing from yellowing and graying vs. using traditional softeners
The product won’t harm your clothes and is safe and convenient for the entire family!
* Safe for use in both Standard and High Efficiency (HE) washers

I'm really loving Purex Complete Crystals Softener, and I think the next scent to try out will be Lavender Blossom.

Disclosure: This post was written as a member of Purex Insiders. As a Purex Insider, I help spread the word about Purex® family of laundry products. I receive sample products and incentives in exchange for participating in brand related activities. All opinions are my own and were not influenced by receiving a sample from Purex.

Great things happening for us in 2011

I am currently helping my cousin with her wedding. I have been given the great pleasure of designing their wedding invitations. Such an honor! Looks like this may not be the only wedding in our family this year either. More to follow on that news too!!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Please take a moment and vote for my cousin Michelle. She and her fiance Rocky deserve to have the perfect wedding


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Here's to a Wonderful and Amazing New Year

As we bring in the new year I am preparing to see my son go back to his Duty Station. I have mixed feelings about him being in the Military especially when so many of our soldiers are still being deployed. My son loves being in the Army so I have to support him. I have always supported all of my sons in the decisions they make in life. Sometimes as a mother you may not like what they have chosen to do but you have to stand behind them no matter what. I am so proud of Greg and not a day goes by that I dont tell him that. He has turned out to be such an amazing son. When he got here to visit for the Holidays he immediately went and purchased himself a very nice truck. The look on his face when he was able to pay cash for his truck and get new tires was priceless. Of course the dealership tried to sway him into getting an expensive vehicle but he stuck to his decision of not wanting to get into payments and was paying cash. It may not be a brand new vehicle but the one he got is great. It is a 4x4 truck that will get him around since he is living in an area that gets lots of snow.
Tomorrow he leaves to head back and I know it will be tough on all of us. Not sure when he will be able to come back to visit but I am already planning my next trip out there to see him. I have never done so much traveling in my life ha! Road trips are so fun now.
Say a prayer to all of our sons/daughters/husbands/wives that are currently serving our country that our Heavenly Father will keep them all safe.