Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy Birthday My Sweet Boy !

I know that I am going to sound like every other mom in the universe..but OMG! ....where did the time go? What happened to my baby? He is gone, but now evolving ,is this beautiful, stubborn, highly intelligent little man. I love him so dearly. He makes me look at the world in a different way and that, I consider an enormous gift. He has opened my eyes to so much more than I would have ever expected. If you know me and you know Adam, you know what I am talking about.

Here Adam is at dinner. This was one of his most desired gifts, so I gave it to him today. His party is tomorrow at an every parents nightmare kind of a place. He specifically requested this place, so we will jump and jump and jump until complete exhaustion or someone throws up. A bouncy house wonderland...whee !
This is all for now...I know that I will have great pics to share later :)
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Something that I thought needed to be shared

A friend of mine posted this somewhere else and I had to "borrow" it and place it here. I think that so many people could benefit from reading this. Life is full of so many questions and so many surprises...need to stop and take a look and reevaluate......

M A Y B E Maybe . . .we were supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift. Maybe . .When the door of happiness closes, another opens; but, often times, we look so long at the closed door that we don't even see the new one which has been opened for us. Maybe . . . It is true that we don't know what we have until we lose it,but it is also true that we don't know what we have been missing untilit arrives. Maybe . . . The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. Maybe . . . The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; after all, you can't go on successfully in life until you let go of your past mistakes, failures and heartaches. Maybe . . . You should dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you dream of, and want to do. Maybe . . There are moments in life when you miss someone -- a parent,a spouse, a love, a friend, a child -- so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real, so that once they are around you appreciate them more. Maybe . . . The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it wasthe best conversation you've ever had. Maybe . . You should always try to put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that something could hurt you, it probably will hurt the other person, too. Maybe . . you should do something nice for someone every single day,even if it is simply to leave them alone. Maybe . . .giving someone all your love is never an assurance that theywill love you back. Don't expect love in return; just wait for it togrow in their heart; but, if it doesn't, be content that it grew in yours. Maybe .. Happiness waits for all those who cry, all those who hurt,all those who have searched, and all those who have tried, for only theycan appreciate the importance of all the people who have touched their lives. Maybe . . . You shouldn't go for looks; they can deceive; don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile,because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find theone that makes your heart smile. Maybe . . You should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy Maybe. . You should try to live your life to the fullest because when you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling butwhen you die, you can be the one who is smiling and everyone around you crying. Maybe. . . You could send this message to those people who mean something to you, to those who have touched your life, to those who can and do make you smile when you really need it, to those who make you seethe brighter side of things when you are really down, and to all those whom you want to know that you appreciate them and their friendship. Maybe you had the opportunity to perhaps brighten someone's day.

I will be posting later today. Today is Adam's birthday. He is 6 ! Oh my gosh..what happened ? More to come.....

Monday, February 18, 2008

Seven little known facts about me

Well I was tagged by my friend Jennifer a long while back and I didn't know it. I go.

1. I celebrated my 21st birthday in Spain and since the drinking age was 18 there, it wasn't any big deal. I was there for a summer semester studying Spanish.

2. I too am afraid of clowns..they freak me out because you can't see who is under that white make up ...yuck.

3. I wanted to be an actress, not a teacher. Then I got grounded and gave in to what would be a definite thing.

4. I was born in New York and have a HUGE family. I only lived there until I was 7 and then moved to LV. I was always surrounded by very Ethnic Italians (I'm Italian too). I swore that I never would marry one and wouldn't ya know it...I did.

5. MY fantasy is to quit teaching and be involved in the scrapbook crafting world. Owning my own business (after I win the lotto) or working as a designer. Yes I is a fantasy.

6. I would love to be pregnant again,but I have so much fear in me because my last pregnancy was very problematic. My son was born 2 months early and was born with Autism. Although he is very high functioning, I fear that I could have another autistic baby who is severe. I don't know if I could handle that.

7. The carpet in my house is polka-dotted. However, it didn't start out that way. I wish that I had new carpet in every room !

Now I tag: Christine (top tally), Alicia (Dillydally) Rachel (Ho) and Shirley.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

CHA, so many surprises and other things too !

Tally girls here, tally girls there, tally girls EVERYWHERE ! Here we are at Dinner the night before CHA. This was a fun night and a great celebration. We got to all meet up (some of us for the first time)and most importantly celebrate Ms. Shirley's Birthday. The next morning Jenn and I bumped into Rachel (Ho), Christine (Top Tally) and Shirley getting our badges at CHA. It was kind of disappointing because Illyse only got to see them momentarily. So come on back to Cali soon !

CHA was fabulous, there was so much to see. It is overwhelming and exciting. I love making things, learning new techiniques for product and meeting a lot of new people. During CHA I had the surprise of my scrapbooking "career" (I use that term loosely) when I was stopped by the making memories people and told that I won the grand prize. Here I am winning and looking like a big nerdo. I would put the video on here to view,but I am just not that techy. So follow the link!
Some major changes are occuring in my life right now. I have realized in a not so pleasant way that not everyone can be happy for you in some of your greatest moments. I am so saddened by the entire thing...but it is time for me to re-evaluate things. I have to remember to look at the big picture in life and not sweat the small stuff. Your true friends will always shine and lift you at times like these. Friends old and new thank you...I love you for that!
In other news I am also leaving the Red Bee DT. I have had a great experience there,but it is time to move on and try out new things...explore a bit. I will miss my special people there..but we will always be in touch. For any of you who have possibly signed up for my class....PLEASE TAKE NOTE.... I HAVE CANCELLED IT. So sorry for anyone who wanted to take it. An unexpected event has interfered with it, so it is better to reschedule at another time.
Big Hugs to all of you :)

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