Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thoughts.. thoughts.. thoughts...

Been a bit.. been busy, been out of town.. and I've got about 3 different blogs halfway written in my head.. too many thoughts spinning around in my head to break them all out individually.

But I'll get there.. soon.. don't give up...

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Sunshine recently had her birthday parties and her actual birthday. What fun!

This year for the first time I actually had her kids birthday party some place other than my house. It was a stretch for me, but when I did the math, it ended up being cheaper than all the food I would buy and my time.

So we had it at a movie theater and watched The Game Plan, which was a big hit with the kids. We had popcorn and cake and ice cream. All and all a fun day.

The family party was a bit more subdued but still fun none the less, a nice BBQ in the backyard and some more wonderful presents.

And finally, the cupcakes for the classroom.

I would say it was much more of a birthday weekend than a birthDAY.

Happy Birthday Sunshine, thanks for being born!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Last year Sunshine and I took a trip to Florida, to visit a friend and some family that live down there.

I can not for the life of me tell you why I felt so compelled to do this trip, but I just knew I needed to.

It was an adventure with a capital A. Traveling alone with a child caused me a heightened sense of anxiety and also caused me to stop and enjoy things just that little extra bit.

Seeing my cousin who I hadn't seen since I was 13 which was only like what 2 or 3 years ago was a blast! We reconnected and have been in touch regularly since my visit.

Well, she came to visit all the way from Florida and it was a great time. We are so very similar in so many ways and yet so very different in others. Some say we look like we could be sisters.

We spent one day just the two us having fun cousin bonding time. It was wonderful.

Her nice little sports car.. never been in one of these before. It was a blast!

At my favorite beach in the state! I love this place.

I love this sign.. no Street girls or sailors.

A view looking up from the car as we drove.. what a day!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Demolition Derby

This weekend we attended the demolition derby. Always so much fun. My cousin from Miami was up, so we dragged her a long, a bit of a stretch for her.. but it was fun all around.

Nothing better than hearing your daughter cheer for cars to loose their tires!!

See even adults have fun at these things!

This would be the loose a tire cheer!

Dancing to YMCA on a big tire in the infield.

Yes that would be Frosty on top of that car.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Running in the Woods

What more can I say... running through the woods.. makes me smile...

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