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I have been thinking about this all day long. And I can not come up with just one person.
Or someone that I think I want to use I have already used them in a post (and I don't want to repeat)
So I am going to have to just say women who never quit.
It could be that you are raising your kids and driving you nuts;
but you don't ever walk away (at least for good) :-)
Or trying to put yourself through school,
taking care of family members,
battling an illness
or have a family member battling an illness.
You are the women who smile because if you frown you will cry
you are the women who laugh to keep from crying
Who lock yourself in the bathroom to have at least a moment of silence
before heading back out for round two, or three, or four
You are the woman who is starting over as a single mom.
The one who works all day at your job, to come home to hungry kids, dirty house, and bills
Doesn't matter if you are fat, skinny,short, tall, black, white
You never give up and always head back out for more.
You inspire me and I see you.
I may not say it, but I notice you and all that you do.
You give me the inspiration to keep going on when I don't think I can make it
So every year Collin and I have switch back and forth on who plans V-day for us. This year is my year. And after all that we have been through this year I wanted to make it really special for us; one that we won't forget for many years. So I started a couple weeks ago looking at the different blogs for ideas because I really just don't have a lot of money to spend this year. All in all I know I have accomplished what I set out. My grand total is about 25 dollars. And yes that is including our lunch.
Because we have kids, and don't want to stick someone with them on what could be their own special night. or the hardest part of the day for our own little terrors. Collin and I are having a late afternoon date. I picked up food at one of his most favorite places to eat (Chipotle), grabbed a couple of movies (One for us, and one for the kids), and made a date pail.
In the date pale I have put a special gift that is sure to make all his uncles (except Scott- who already has his own) laugh at him; a "I Love My Wife" shirt.
Some chocolate wrapped with some fun wrappers like UDAMAN Chocolate, and I LOVE YOU and Happy Valentines Day
And found the idea of Hearts Yahtzee on The Idea Room, and since Yahtzee was the first game that Collin very gave me; I thought it would be fun to play this year.
And grabbed a netfilx movie to complete our date. All in all it was a lot of fun and we had a great afternoon kid free.
**UPDATE: This post as you can tell is just a little late... I just now uploaded the pictures**
Something I hate... I have been sitting here for five min staring at the screen wondering what to put.
I don't really hate a lot of things. I hate the word "Panties" I think it sounds so dirty and gross.
I hate Lima Beans. (The only veggie I don't like)
I hate kidnappers/ child abuser type people.
And I hate the things that some people have done to put our country in the position that it is in now.
You can not just blame Obama or Bush or Big Companies or Banks.
It is what America did to its self. We live beyond our means, we take out too big of mortgages on our houses drive cars that we can't afford, and why? Because we think that we deserve it.
Well we don't. And the ONLY way our country is going to become great again is if we put aside those feelings of entitlement and we start working and caring for each other.
We need to let companies fail who have not managed their money right. We need to let people get kicked out if they spent all their money on clothes and entertainment.
We also need to help our neighbor. If you see a family down the street struggling would it really hurt you to bring them a meal or befriend them.
If you see your sister about to get kick out of her house- don't you have room in your house to let her live with you? Not to support her bad spending habits but to help her get back on her feet and teach her how to budget.
We need to start caring a country.
So that is what I hate. People who don't care enough to help each other out. You don't have to be rich to help a friend who is having a hard time. Most times all people need is to know that someone cares about them,
A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most
This is my mom. She HATES to take pictures. To even get this one I had to tell her that we had to have SOME kind of picture to use at her furneral. Finally she smiled at that.
She is an amazing person. I know most people say that about their mom; and some of them are right. But they aren't as amazing as my mom.
She had six wonderfully difficult children and one husband who can sometimes be worse than all six of us kids; all of us as stubborn and hard headed as the next and made it out alive. Once she was done raising her six, she helped raised her grandson. And now she is helping to raise kids all over. She went back to school at the ripe old age that she is and recertified her teaching degree and now subsitutes all over the west side of Vegas.
My mom is one of the most caring and loving people and is very giving with everything that she has.
Don't get me wrong she has her faults too (just ask Susan- my mom can be mean!)
But anytime I needed anything; someone to talk to, cry to, live with she has been there.
She is such a strong woman and is always working on bettering herself and taking care of everyone else.
When I read this one I started to cry. Simply because my most treasured item is lost.
My most treasured item is this aquamarine ring that belong to my Great
Grandma Redd. It is a ring that she gave to my mom on her prom night,
and my mom gave it to me on my prom night.
I let my sisters wear this ring on their prom night and I also wore the ring on my
Noah decided to play in my jewelry box a couple months ago and thought the ring would be a fun item to play with. I tore up my mom's house trying to find it for hours and days and still no ring to be found.
My Grandma Redd is someone that I didn't know very well. I was four when she passed.
But for some reason I have always felt very close to her. I know she felt the same way too. I hear stories how I would always sit on her lap and talk to her and play with her face. How I would love to just be near her. When she passed away my Grandma Hurst (her daughter) felt like I should get her temple apron. So that is my second most treasured item.
I believe that she is my guardian angel. I have felt her spirit around me in times of need. I have felt her arms around me and her telling me that it will all be okay. I love my Grandma Redd and wish that I could have known her better. And I can't wait for the day that I get to see her again.
So this post is going to be left picture less until I find the ring
or go through the temple and get to wear her apron for the first time.
This is such a hard one! Can you really EVER have just ONE favorite memory? I have some great ones from my childhood that weren't so great at the time, but now looking back crack me up and are awesome!
(Please forgive the picture quality- they were scanned in and then I redownlaoded them from the internet)
Building the chicken coop with my dad and Mel, and then my dad claiming to "accidently"
trap us in there so we had to spend the night with the chickens.
Being a Gopher Girl. My sophmore year of HS I had to have some teeth removed (long long story)
and I looked like a gopher. Such a hard time but it really taught me a lot about myself and not to care
what others think about you.
See the Green '53 Chevy in the back? That is the first stick shift (and car) that I learned
to drive. It also is the first car that I ever helped my dad restore. My Grandad Hurst bought it right off the lot
and it has been in the family ever since.
Going to Disnyland with my family
And of course ANYTIME that I get to play! I love playing with my kids and nieces and nephews
And whenever I am able to have some alone time with my husband
Life is so full of moments- and so many great ones, some not so great ones, and little ones that you never remember. But all those moments add up to who you are, and where you are going, and what your life is about. Enjoy all of your moments. I know that I have.