Thursday, November 25, 2010

You can count on me....

So my morning started something like this...
Olivia: "I'm so lucky that I have so many friends, and so many really good friends"
Me: "Yes your right Olivia, you're very lucky"
Olivia: "There is the little boy in English that never has anyone to play with at recess usually, and it really makes me sad"
Me: " Oh really?"
Olivia: " ya, but if were outside playing and I see him, I ask him to play especially if it's not just a girl game"
Me: "I'm really glad to hear this Olivia, I bet it makes him have a better day.."
Olivia : "Ya probably...what's for breakfast?"

If Olivia only knew how inspiring this conversation was to me, or how proud she made me to hear it wasn't a big deal, it's just the right thing to do...At the tender,raw age of 9 she sees that this isn't the way she would want to be treated and does something about it and doesn't even see the impact on the lives around her, she is showing her friends what the meaning of true friendship is all about, and making someone else have a bit of a better day..Olivia you make me so proud of you every single day, even when you don't realize it.

Have you ever heard a song that completely inspires you??? Well today was in Oprah's words my "Ah ha" moment with a song...Look up the song "You can count on me" by Bruno Mars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0toCy9S1kak First it has such a happy beat to it even if you don't listen to the words that it puts a smile across your face, but then if you sit back and listen to the words, really listen to the words, it's impossible not to sit there and think of all your friends...

When I listen to the song I think of all the conversations with my friends (and when I mean friends this also includes you mom) Some of the conversations involved A LOT of tears, these tears could have been from hurt, pain, as well as happiness, and hope. To name a few of our conversations they have been around new loves, engagements, break ups, buying houses, moving away from home, pregnancies, births of our babies, parenting dilemmas, you name it we have talked about it. Friends are one of the biggest blessings in life. I truly believe that it's more important to have a few true friends than many associates and these people that I consider my friends, I know that if I called, texted or emailed them and said the words "I need you" they would come in a heart beat no matter what the distance is between us, and these people know that I would do the same for them. This may seem odd to some people that I would stop what is going on in my life to rush to the side of a friend that needed me, but my friends aren't just people that are there for the good times these are people that have been there through thick and thin, have seem me at my highest and my lowest and besides my parents, these friends are my biggest fans.

So to you my friends...You can count on me, like 1, 2, 3 and I'll be there, and I know when I need it I can count on you like 4, 3, 2, and you'll be there...cause that's what friends are supposed to do

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Comfort food


This is what I want right now...and weird part is I don't even like pumpkin..This picture was taken from a friend on facebook she was making it and I seen a picture of her made loaves and well now my mouth is watering...damn picture of yummy warm comfort food...


Friday, November 12, 2010

Pure Heaven....

Yesterday was the Christmas craft fair, and there Olivia spotted a candy apple, it was $6, and I was sure she would take 2 bites and then find it too rich and not want to eat anymore. I tried to talk her out of it but she was determined that this was the treat she was getting...I asked her to tell me about it and here it is...

This is from the mouth of my babe...

"It was an apple on a stick that was dipped in caramel, then dipped in chocolate, and then rolled in coconut...It tasted like heaven, was the most delicious thing I ever tasted and would have 1 a day if I could...It was worth the $6...If I could have one for my birthday I would it was that good...if you ever have the chance to have one you really have to..."





To my shock it was devoured pretty quick and I was even offered a bite as long as I didn't eat all the caramel...LOL...might have to make another stop for another one before the weekend is up!


Halloween 2010 so maybe a few days late :)

This year Olivia was with her dad to go trick or treating which probably worked out best for her, seeing Ethan wouldn't have gotten the same joy out of running from door to door filling up a bag of candy as quickly as possible. That's what Olivia does but regardlelss, she still took the time to come and see her mama and show me her costume...Olivia was the cutest nerd around...LOL...and surprisingly she made a pretty good one, hair up in high pig tails, suspenders holding her jeans up WAAAY too high...

Olivia and her friend Brett Oct 31/2010

Ethan was a dragon, but seeing his smile lights up the room there was no way he could be a scary dragon, so I figured Puff the Magic Dragon is who he was...His Halloween was a little more interesting in the fact that he had no more interest in being dressed up and seeing others dressed than what I would enjoy getting a root canal...



Olivia and I did teach Ethan a trick and in my opinion it was the cutest thing possible ( I am a little biased though) We would ask Ethan "what does Puff say" and he returned a cute "RAAAWWWRRR"


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