Monday, October 05, 2009

Words for the Week..10/4/09

Oooh you don't know how MUCH I contemplated on going to church yesterday morning. It wasn't until I received a text and my friend informed me that they were in church and would call me later. For whatever reason that made me realize, well, hmm...there really isn't any good reason for me not going. Even though I went in my jeans and a shirt...I went.

The LORD says, "Come as you are!" I came and man! Why was there a straight party up in church first thing! Praise & Worship was off the chain yesterday morning!!! Woke me right up!!!! Finally after our SERIOUS praise session...Dr. Woods got into his sermon. It was so good I got 2 CD's cause I know a few people that need to listen to them!

Pastor said, "You need to have your own bible!" It was kinda funny when he said it...because I am sometimes guilty of maybe just looking on the screen behind him. Usually its because I am busy writing down the scriptures so that I can reflect later and re-read.

Pastor Woods said, we need to be able to pull out our bibles at any time of day or night. In the midnight hour, there will not be that screen that shows you the bible make sure YOU don't always rely and become some dependent on the screen!

I have my bible and bring it faithfully every Sunday! Its almost like not the same when you borrow someone elses know your bible front to back, side to side!

Anyhow...some scriptures to share.
Pastor has been speaking on a series of how we let the devil win.

John 10:10 says: The thief's purpose is to STEAL, KILL, & DESTROY! My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.

I Peter 5:8-9 Stay Alert and be aware of the devils tactics!
5:8 - Be careful - watch out for attacks from Satan, your great enemy. He prowls around like a hungry, roaring lion, looking for some victim to tear apart.
5:9 - Stand firm when he attacks. Trust the Lord; and remember that other Christians all around the world are going through these sufferings too.

So how does the devil win!?

We need to be able to sense when the devil is brewing up some stuff!
- He tells us lies
- He attempts to separate relationships
- He damages relationships with others through accusations.

How do we address the source of our anger?

II Timothy 2:23 - Again I say, don't get involved in foolish arguments which only upset people and make them angry.

When people are in strife its time to come to their senses!

Ephesians 4:26-27
4:26 - If you are angry, don't sin by nursing your grudge. Don't let the sun go down with you still angry - get over it quickly;
4:27 - for when you are angry you give a mighty foothold to the devil.

Proverbs 29:22 - A hot tempered man starts fights and gets into all kinds of trouble.

When does our anger become a problem? When it happens
- too frequently
- too long
- and too intense

So how do we address it?

1st we need to determine the SOURCE of our anger! Ask yourself..."Why am I SO angry!?
We must remember that a mad person cannot be a happy person.

Pastor Woods gave us Symptoms of someone with an Anger Problem:
1. Easily angered
2. Often angry
3. Lack of care of the impact of your words or actions
4. Frequent feeling that others are bad
5. Outbursts of words or actions that you later feel badly about
6. Others tell you that you have an anger problem
7. You have gotten in trouble due to your anger.

Next is to determine, what to do about it after determine your source!

Romans 12:17-18
12:17 - Never pay back evil for evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honest clear through.
12:18 - Don't quarrel with anyone. Be at peace with everyone, just as much as possible.

****People really need to check their tone!!!!**** Agree?

Bottom line...all Gods children trip! But it is up to us to determine how we react to certain situations. Lets get it together people!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

My Final Stages...

Taking it one step at a time..


Did I react in disbelief? Yes!
Did I deny the reality to avoid the pain I was about to go through? Yes!

My shock wore off....the tears dried...and was in unbelievable pain. How could someone you thought you knew do such a thing?
I could not escape the pain....well at least I didn't resort to any drugs or alcohol. =) I'm still good...

I began to check myself. What did I do? Did I make this happen? Sure...I will be the first to say...there is no such thing as a perfect marriage, but damn, I mean we did take vows.

How can I save this marriage?
Life was really chaotic for a brief moment and very scary. However...I have to remind myself...that GOD is on my side.

Frustration gave way to anger! Yall I was doin things that I wouldn't even think I would do...completely out of my character. But you know sometimes love will make you do some crazy things.

DEPRESSION, REFLECTION, LONELINESS...not sure I was at a state of mama wouldn't allow that mess. Reflection, YES! Loneliness? Umm..maybe a little.

Just when I think I am getting back on track, he does some silly crap, just immature crap that makes me that much more angry! And really wanting me to get on with this...and do what I gotta do! I am rally trying to deal with this...I have my good days and most definitely have my bad days.

THE UPWARD TURN....this is what I am looking forward to. As you start to adjust to my new life without the man I have had by my side HALF my life, I am hoping things become calmer and more organized. I am hoping that my physical symptoms lessen, and my blah attitude begin to lift slightly.

RECONSTRUCTION & WORKING THROUGH....looking forward to this too! Looking forward to not letting his silly butt bother me anymore. As I become more functional I hope my mind starts to work again in ways it did before. I intend to find myself seeking realistic solutions to problems brought forth with this huge life changing moment. I will begin to focus harder on my beautiful little girl, myself, and reconstructing myself as a whole.

ACCEPTANCE & HOPE....With GOD I know there is hope! I expect nothing more..nothing less! I do realize that everything is in Gods hands and he will carry me through this nasty mud. Carry me Lord....I know you will never give me nothing I cannot handle, that's what YOU said...and I trust in you and believe in you. Make it happen captain!

I will once again have good times and make new memories. This little girl keeps me going each and every day, her smile and little laugh embraces my soul in every way imaginable. Thank you GOD for giving me something out of this loss.

I will get through this...I know I will.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

A Deep Message from Tyler Perry...

Hi there.I know I've been a little quiet lately but I've been in silent reflection,quiet meditation, and prayer. Turning 40 is such a blessing. Especiallybecause as I child I always thought I would die before I grew up.

If life begins at 40, then I owe the little boy that I was my life. Case in point, not long ago, I was brought a film to watch to see what Ithought of it. It's called PRECIOUS, based on the novel PUSH by Sapphire.I sat at home watching this movie not knowing what to expect. After the movie was over, I sat there for a long time just thinking about what I hadjust witnessed. I watched all the things that Precious, a 16-year-old girlin the film, went through. I watched her mother be unusually cruel to herand I realized at that moment that a large part of my childhood had justplayed out before my eyes. It hit me so hard, I sat there in tearsr ealizing that somehow, by the grace of God, I made it through. My tearswere tears of joy, being thankful that I made it.

Believe me when I tell you, PRECIOUS is a powerful film. After seeing it,I had to be involved. I didn't write it or direct it, nor am I making anymoney from it. Oprah and I both are giving any proceeds we would make tocharity. I just wanted to get as many people to see it as I can. It gaveme so much hope after watching it. For everyone who has been a Precious,male or female, this movie will make you so glad you made it through.

It took me through some raw emotions and brought me to some things andplaces in my life that I needed to deal with but had long forgotten. It brought back memories so strong that I can smell and taste them. Like,when I was very young, my mother decided to leave my father...she had had enough of his insanity. She loaded me and my two sisters up in an old Cadillac that he had bought for her, and drove to California. When herealized she was gone, he called the police and reported the car stolen,as it was in his name. My mother was arrested and my two sisters and I were put in the cell with her. He and my uncle drove from Louisiana to California to get us. We spent several days in jail waiting for him. He bailed her out and couldn't wait to get her into the car. He got into theback seat with us and beat her black and blue from California toLouisiana, as me and my sisters watched. Even though I was only two or three, I know that this had to have some effect on me.

I'm tired of holding this in. I don't know what to do with it anymore, so, I've decided to give some of it away...

Memories at 40: Not long ago, I was asked to speak at an engagement. Iwalked in and I was told that they had assigned a person to take care of me while I was there. She walked up to me, all of 5'2" of her, and askedif I needed anything. I looked at her and started to sweat. It took me back thirty-something years to her apartment. I couldn't have been more than 10 years old when I went over to play with her son and Matchbox cars.She opened the door in skimpy lingerie. There was a man sitting on the couch, smoking. She told me that her son was in the bedroom. I was there playing with him about 20 minutes when I heard the man arguing with her. He said he was leaving and slammed the door. She came into the bedroom and told me that I had to go home. She told her son to take a bath and she locked him in the bathroom. I was at the front door trying to get out,when she came in and laid on the sofa and asked me if I wanted the key. I told her I had to go home as it was getting dark. She put the key inside of herself and told me to come get it, pulling me on top of her.

Memories at 40: "What the f*#K are you reading books for?! That's bull*#*T!"

"You F*#*ing jackass! You got book sense but you ain't got no mothaf*#* encommon sense! You ain't sh*t and ain't never gonna be sh*t!" I heard this every day of my childhood. As my father would beat and belittle me, he played all kinds of mind games with me. He knew I loved cookies as a kid, most kids do. So he would buy them and put them on top of the fridge and when I would eat them he would beat me mercilessly.

My mother was out one night, as she loved to play bingo, and my father came home...mad at the world. He was drunk, as he was most of the time. He got the vacuum cleaner extension cord and trapped me in a room and beat me until the skin was coming off my back. To this day, I don't know what would make a person do something like that to a child. But thank God that in my mind, I left. I didn't feel it anymore, just like in PRECIOUS. How this girl would leave in her mind. I learned to use my gift, as it was myimagination that let me escape. After he was done with his rant he passed out. Since my aunt lived two doors down, I ran to her. She saw me and was horrified. She loaded her 357 and went to kill him. Holding a gun to his head, her husband came and stopped her.

Memories at 40: I got a call not long ago from a friend. He told me that a man that I knew from church when I was a kid had died and he didn't have any insurance. His family was trying to reach out to me to see if I would pay for his funeral. I quickly said no, but I wish I would have said yes.There is something so powerful to me in burying the man that molested me.I wish I would have dug the grave myself.

Memories at 40: I was about 8 or 9 years old. I had a crush on a little girl across the street. She would come over to my house and we'd play. She was about 12 or 13. One day she stopped coming and when I asked her why,she told me that my father was touching her. I didn't believe her, so I talked her into staying one night. We were both asleep -- she was in onebed and I was in another. I opened my eyes to see my father trying to touch her and her pushing him away. I moved in my bed trying to make him think I was waking up. He looked over at me and left out of the room. Not long after that, he beat me mercilessly for something again. Another mind game set up, so I told my mother what he had done. The blood drained from her face. We left that day. We were at my Aunt's house and he came there about 1am. Not long after that we were back at home. Nothing would compareto the random, drunken, violent beatings I would receive from then until Iwas 19.

Memories at 40: We would spend the summers in the country, with my father's adoptive mother. As a kid I was always sick. I had asthma and he hated it. He hated that I wasn't strong and viral like him. He hated thatI couldn't be in the saw dust, pollen and the raw lumber like him. He hatedthat I liked to read and write and draw. He hated that me and my middle sister were darker-skinned than him. He didn't think he could make a dark baby. He just hated everything about me I guess. Anyway, I had to go to the doctor every Tuesday to get shots to control my allergies. When his mother found out she said, "Ain't nothing wrong with that damn boy...he just got germs on him. Stop wasting all that money." When my mother left to visit some friends I heard what sounded like water running in a tub but it was sporadic. She came and got me out of the living room leaving my Matchbox cars on the floor. She said she was going to kill these germs on me once and for all. She gave me a bath in ammonia.

Grateful at 40: I was asked recently how I made it through all of this,(half has not even been told) and my answer to that is...I know for a fact that there is a GOD. When my father would say or do those things to me, I would hear this voice inside of me say, "That's not true" or, "Don'tbelieve that" or, "You're going to make it through this". I didn't know atthe time what "it" was, but today I surely have no doubt that "it" was GOD. That voice always gave me comfort. It allowed me to hold on. It kept me from being strung out on drugs, from dying when I wanted to commit suicide. It kept me from being a gang banger or drug dealer. Worse than all of those things put together, it kept me from being him. It brought angels to comfort me after every foul, harsh word or every welt on my legs or back. GOD, only GOD.

To know that the little boy that I was went through all that -- he went through and made it. Then me, as a man...I have to take on the responsibility of forgiving all of those people. I owe it to that little boy that I was and, more than that, I owe it to the man that I am. Think about it, as a child we have no recourse. We have nowhere to go. We haveto endure it. But as adults, we have choices. I choose to forgive with allmy might. Forgiveness has been my weapon of choice. It has helped to freeme.

If you're having a hard time getting over something in your life, maybeyou can try forgiveness too. It's not easy, but it does bring forth healing. I know that there are a lot of people out there with stories farworse than mine but you, too, can make it. To those of you who have,welcome to life. I celebrate you. We're all PRECIOUS in His sight.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pimp Down!

Well....what had happened was...

Yesterday I made my family pulled through for me yesterday! We got started around 8:30 and we were about to be finished and there was just one more last box in the UHAUL. So ...I was about to grab the LAST box off the UHAUL...and it had to be me right?

UGH! Well no! I didn't see the big A&% piece of glass from my coffee table that the BOX was holding came crashing down on me! Corner of the glass CRASHED on the side of my leg by my knee...SLID down my leg landing at my ankle bone!


Lets just say my leg looks like Maywether got a hold of it! It feels alot better today than yesterday though! MY mom really took care of me last night, kept me iced up even when I was sleep...Thank GOD for mommys!

Thanks for all the get wells! LOL! Damn!

Pimp down!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Food For Thought...

People come into your life for a REASON, a SEASON or a LIFETIME. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season .

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My "Coming out Post"

Well...I wasn't exactly sure when I would be comfortable speaking on this...but as you know I have been MIA.

Reason being is I am currently going through a separation. It has truly been TOUGH! This aint to easy thing. My world has literally been flipped upside down.

BUT....the GREATEST thing about this is that...I have faith in GOD and that he will lead me to where I need to be. He will give me guidance in where I need to be. He will cover me with his shield and protect me and my baby girl at ALL times. That I DO have faith in.

I have literally been a mess...losing weight and all. Not because I want to but because of my nerves have been a wreck on top of my anxiety. So..I will turn that into something positive as a jump start to the new me!

The new me will be focusing on me and my baby girl. Going through this is tough, but has also has taught me things that I need to work on. Challenges I face will only teach me to become a stronger woman.

I want to THANK all of my family and friends that have been there for me and have comforted me in my time of need...Some people may ask why I may be sharing this information, well you should know me one way or another if you visit my blog. I am not any scrap superstar or anything, and I don't really have just random people visiting my blog. You must know me if you are reading.. =)

Me and Bre are doing will just take some time to heal, thats all. We will be fine.

All I ask is that you continue to to pray for my strength! All of this has forced me to take a look at myself. It is teaching me alot for the future.

I love you and if you were wondering...I am still alive... =)
Tryna get back on track all the way around.

Love Always,

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Finally! Some layouts to post!

I have been so terrible with uploading pics to my blog and gallery...sorry! But ya go.

I was scrapping Friday night, shout out to Alondra, Elia and Rochelle. I just recently met Elia on, and what do you know she lives right in my moms back yard, not even 5 minutes away! It was a pleasure to meet her and we were so grateful that she opened her home up to us to scrap! She fed us complaints! Elia is good in my book!

Well enjoy!
This pic was taken back a few days after Christmas...

Making Pancakes
Pretty Eyes!

My process of dying almost 144 Easter Eggs..the Chocolate Cake from Costco helped me!

Of course she helped!

Go figure...her and her daddy...

Things she likes to do at 2!

Bre & Auntie Ebony

This was a booger! A challenge given from Robin. Had to use 100 items on a page, 10 different elements / embellishments which had to consist of 10. 10x10=100...get it?
I used the following:
10 Rub on phrases (used on the right page)
10 Green Buttons
10 Flowers (on left page)
10 Circle Punches (on left page)
10 Pics
10 Letters in Title
10 Brads (on left page
10 Staples on both pages (5 on each)
10 Journaling Strips
10 Pieces of Bling
This was a doozey..never spent to much time on a layout! Thank Goodness we could had used double page layout...
Thanks Robin!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

And Today She Turns the Big #2!

Well today was Breanna's 2nd birthday and we celebrated pretty lo key today. Her cousins came down from Huntington Beach to celebrate with her, one of her Grandmas, one of her Grandpas (Big Reggie), Uncles, Aunties and more cousins.
Today she woke up today not feeling so great and my mom said she had a runny
nose! AHHH MANN!!! NO!!!!! I so dislike it when my baby girl is not feeling well. Anyway once she got around her cousins, she was being her crazy self again...after the company left she became clingy again..she is sooo fighting sleep right now.
Anyway, here are some pics to highlight her day!
My Diva & her "Bling Bling"

Daddy hooking up her new pool....
Had to take a little snack break....

She couldn't wait to dig into the cake!

Daddy helpin blow out the candle... Yummo! Breanna & Cousin Nevaeh...they are both divas and have the same attitude!

On her little rocking horse Grandma got her..

Opening her new Cabbage Patch...

Open those gifts girl!

The ultimate gift of the day....she is so into pretend play now, so I thought this would perfect! She has already fixed me soooo much invisible food, I am stuffed!

Thanks for looking.. =)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Remembering Micheal

Man...I don't even know what to say. I was waiting for someone to say that he
was breathing again or in stable condition or something...but nothing came

Weird how fast news flys...from country to country...

One of my coworkers emailed me (from a different office), then my mom called me, checked Facebook, it was all over, all over MSN search,l TMZ, Enews, etc. =(

I figured if he was not breating when they picked him up it might not be good.

Micheal had a very hard life...poor guy. He has always been at the end of someones jokes, and I will admit Ive made a few too. Must admit...he was different. But alot of it had to do with his upbringing and being forced into the entertainment industry as a little boy.

He completely missed out on his childhood, didn't even have a chance! I mean, they guy has never really lead a "normal" life.

I truly hope the family keeps it together as best as they can, and no drama starts as it usually does in most families. I pray for peace in their family, and especially those children of his. How many did he have 2? 3?

Well my nana's bday was yesterday, I guess he was invited to her birthday party! And Farrah was the guest of honor...Ed was also among the list of attendees...I could only imagine the partying that went on up there!

Micheal will truly be missed! That man made some great music! WONDERFUL music! Party hits, just music you can 2 step to, swing your hips, that twirl-a-round, grab your crotch, HEEE HEEE music!

I will be making some tribut CD's for my coworkers...glad I have a few of his greatest hits.. =)

Whew. Rest in Peace Mike.....Farrah...and Ed. Lost 3 great entertainers in one week....too much to swallow.

My 25 cents... =)
More like a $1.00

Hope you all enjoyed the slideshow...

Mrs. Tricia

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Today is Her Birthday...conversation with her....

I'm slightly jealous....cause I know you are eating cake and eating it with most wonderful man!

Well, today is your birthday and I sit hear shedding tears because I cannot physically hug you. Yes, you can say I am having my moment now.

You were and will always be the most greatest nana in the will definately not be forgotten.

Remember when we were sitting in the Dr's office one day once your visits started to occur...I made a promise to you. I promised that your people (Pupie & her two boys) will be taken care of. I promised you that they would be taken care of. I am carrying out that duty today and everyday. I know you are very proud of them as they have came a very long way....its been rough, but Pupie is getting use to living on her own and being independent. Its a struggle at times, but she is loving every minute of it. She is ever so thankful for us helping her to get to this point. Matthew is doing really well in school. =) Unfortuantely we had to take him out of private so that he could get the attention that he needed.

On the other hand, family dynamics aren't so great as you already know whats goin on. But I am sure you are not surprised of the events that took place shortly after you departed. You know it truly hurt me that there were such nasty accusations against me from other family members. People get so ugly after loved ones leave the earth. Its a shame. And I actually thought my family would be exempt from such craziness....NOT! As long as I KNOW that you KNOW whats up and that I would NEVER create any harm to anyone in my family. Never. But this too you already know.

I just wanted to say that I LOVE YOU and truly TRULY miss you. I think about you daily...most of the time at night or when Bre does something funny. Everytime she does something silly I just wish I could pick up the phone and call you and say, " NANA! Do you know what this girl just did!?" She has grown sooooo much and developing so well, and is the biggest clown ever. Well who's her parents? She learns from the best! Even though I can't pick up the phone to call you...I know you see everything. You are a witness to it all, and I know she keeps you in tears from laughing at the things she does.

4th of July is coming up, one of your favorite holidays. We will make sure Pupie and her boys pick out some fireworks as you always would pitch in for the big kahunas! Well, we don't have them this year, so we will just buy from the stands.

It has been so hard being without you. The holidays that have passed the birthday celebrations and so forth. We just celebrated moms birthday, mom and dads 23rd wedding anniversary and Big Reggies, Little Reggie and Stans Fathers Day in Vegas this past weekend. Everyone had a ball. Ebony flew down and even Tommy, Mickey, Thomas, his wife Nichole and their new baby girl Eilianna drove from Arizona to visit with us. She is too cute! The traffic from Vegas was horrific...6 long hours. Long enough to think about flying next time!

So...anyway...I just wanted to start my day off by telling you how much I miss you. But you already know that though. You left to fast....everythnig happened just too fast. I LOVE you go back to your birthday party sweet thang!

Happy Birthday Beautiful!

Your Grandaughter,

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Coming Back with Words of Wisdom...

Written By Regina Brett of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90000 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone...
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret,you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful,beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.
Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special..
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did
or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd
grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Saturday, May 02, 2009

March of Dimes Walk 2009

I am so happy to FINALLY be posting this post! Well I left my previous post up for a good a reminder to help me accomplish my goals for the March of Dimes Walk.! This year Bre did not join me because her attention span wouldn't work with me for 6 miles!

So in this post I am sharing with you pics and a BIG thanks to all of my contributors! And if you didn't get a chance to contribute...there is always next year!

Big THANKS to:

Reggie Jones, my special guy

Barbara Butler

Stanley Butler

Karen Miller

Tracie Mann

Erica Weinstock

Elena Etcheverry

Laurie Rush

Janice Simmons

Kristina Simpkins

Angela Joyner AKA Angie Pooh

Connie Padilla

Marie Cartmill

Stanna Garner

Kanesha Boyd

Shae Schabath

Valerie Micheal

Amy Nespar


I know times are very hard on all of us which is why I am ever so grateful for those who did give me some "extra"money that could had went to either the gas tank or the kitchen table!

I completed the walk in about 1 & 1/2 hour...the weather was pleasant. My "Sista from anotha Mista" (Alondra) came along and we were on a serious mission. Why? Well dugh...we had a crop to get to. Shout out to WhoGivesaScrap!

Anyhow, the show can finally move on...have posted and now you can expect to see lots of other goodies that I have been holding on to until I posted about March of Dimes!

Okay...I did leave out one part....How come I couldn't find my vehicle in the parking structure....kid you not, I walked the dang structure about 12 minutes...I was really tired and REALLY needed to potty! Time was NOT on my side! I mean imagine....I had just completed this 6 mile walk...NOW I really need to get to my crop. I was in Reggies truck and I couldn't set the alarm off cause of course the horn isn't working probably due to a minor fuse! So I am walking and walking and walking. It was my first time parking in RCC's (Riverside Community College) structure...and when you enter you enter on the top I was all twisted!!!

Anyway...stop laughing now.

Thanks again for the kind words, encouragement, and most of all your generous donations!



Tuesday, April 07, 2009

March for Babies....Yes, I'm walking again!

Hello friends and family!

Yes, it is that time of year again! As you all know I am a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Pi Zeta Zeta Chapter and we participate in the March of Dimes / March for Babies walk annually.

Last year my goal was $200 and thanks to YOU I did that and THEN SOME! So I am upping my goal by $100 this year! My personal goal this year will be $300 and I am asking you again to please help me get there! Any little bit will help whether its $1, $5 or $10!

Click here for a recap of last year.

You have the ease of submitting your donation via internet or you can contact me at my perosnal email address to make arrangements at If you are local, I am willing to come and get it! (If you do submit your donation via internet, I am able to give a reciept for tax write off purposes) if requested.

Some additional information:

The March of Dimes has changed the name of its biggest event to March for Babies. It`s a great change because it makes it very clear exactly who I am walking for -- all babies. I am very excited to be a part of the “second” March for Babies; please support my participation.

Although the name of this signature event changed, the mission did not. The March of Dimes champions the needs of moms and babies in our community and across the nation. The money we raise for March for Babies will support lifesaving research, services, education and advocacy that help babies get a healthy start.

Please help by donating today!

Love Always,

My personal web page address for donations is ...

Would you like to see what March for Babies is and why I'm walking?Click to see the video.

The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Miss Bre...almost 2! HOLD THE PHONE!

I really cannot believe she will be 2 in a few months.... =(
I just LOVE watching her grow, she keeps me entertained thats for sure!

I thought you would enjoy some updated pics my little girlfriend...

Please don't even ask....but yes, she climbed up ands was sitting on the lip of her toy box. It is the door of the toy box. I told Reg it would be tragic if she were to fall thing I know, she topples and her reply is not a cry but instead, I hear, "Ugh oh!" LOL!!!!!

My supah starrrr...LOL! She thinks she is sooo fly and untouchable with this hat and her sunglasses on...

Me trying to clean out some toys....what a mess...

Her dad wasn't too happy...he'll get over it as he did last time! =)

Keeping her occupied while mommy scrapbooked! She was cool for all of about 20 minutes!


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Long overdue for a post and layouts!

Altered Binder Clips I made for my coworkers. All they knew was that I needed to take a pic so I can make a little somethin something! I think they came out so cute! Didn't even make one for myself! WTH!? Enjoy ladies!

The Takeover -Bre's wonderful toys spread all over my den. It USED to be my room where I would hold crops....but umm...its more than just a notion now to rearrange stuff!

My First Starbucks..her auntie! She said it didn't have any caffeine or I guess it was alright...Bre loved it whatever it was!

New Wheels - Power Princess Car Aunti got her for Christmas, she is a daredevil...

Moments - while we were at Chuckie Cheese...she liked it but didn't wanna get off rides, share or go home. She had a royal fit!

Cry Baby - Well...she was teething at this time too. her cousin wanted to drive with her, at least be a passneger and she just simply wasn't having it!

Watch Me Play 0 My little nephew Jalen

More @ Chuckie Cheese!

Student Driver - she really liked Bob the Builder

Fun - Aunti & Dad putting her little car together...

Yall already seen these pics! Self Explanatory!

My Cuzo's (Cousins)

My Scrappin Sistas - Hanging out eating and scrap shopping for Alondras bday

Fam Bam

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