An accomplished woman, who can find?
Thursday, November 26, 2009
An accomplished woman, who can find?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Women have strengths that amaze men.....
They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in..
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give.
HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN,
IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
But the opportunity for the sisters to be together happened because of Family Weekend for Sigma AEPie and even though we tried to have all the Big Girls Club together but alas we only had half the group in person the other half in puppet.
Friday, October 23, 2009
But you know one of my favorite lines..."man plans God laughs" well he might be laughing but we (Barry, Ashleigh, Celia and me) are not laughing. We left the valley ahead of schedule at 10:00 and everything was good... dropped Celia's car off for some work ...as we were driving past Der Wienerschnitzel we stopped got them some breakfast (not my choice) and we were on our way...but just before the tunnel on the 5 coming out of the valley something happened that changed our plans...we don't know what but something hit our windshield and well the pictures tell the rest of the story...so we went back home changed to Allegra and left the valley right on schedule by 12:00 noon.....so Sammie we are on our way just a little delayed.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
But that was a long time ago ...and Ash doesn't crawl in bed for a morning snuggle (matter of fact she is usually the first one out the door)
but it was a nice momentary flash back to a time long long ago. But damn did he look good this morning when he went out the door.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
We checked one more thing off our empty nest list....A HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE!!! yea ha!!!but instead of saying done that, don't need to do it again.....this is definitely going in the do it again category.
beautiful, smooth, fun, exhilarating all words that can be used but don't do the adventure justice.
we started before sunrise....the Hot Air Expedition van picked us up and off we went to the launch area.... which is actually a large (these balloons are 3 stories tall and actually displace more square feet than the good year blimp) flat area where they get the balloons set up
and watching the process is actually quite interesting (Marty I think you would like this), they fill the balloon with cold air, and then when it is full they start to use the burners to heat the air and right the basket.
while the ground crew is getting everything ready our Captain Mike D gave us a few instructions
and before we new it we were in the basket and getting ready to leave the ground.
And then we were off....
it was smooth actually that was the biggest surprise to me was how smooth and peaceful the ride was, and if you didn't look down you didn't even realize that you had left the ground.
and that is how it started...we slowly lifted off and then up UP and Away!!!! we did have one slight detour when one of our basket mates...no not Barry, had a panic attack and we had to set down so she could get off ...but that was quick and then we were up again.
And then it was just an amazing experience full of moments when you realize that ....
that God does exist....and she is right in front of you...no matter which way you turn.
We were so busy looking that we didn't realize that our hour had passed....we had been up to 4,000 feet traveled about 5 miles and it was time to set down again for the celebratory toast, The Ballonist's Prayer, breakfast and the presentation of our Certificat d'Ascension En machine Aerostatique.
Friday, October 09, 2009
I think I am going to enjoy this empty nest thing...
Monday, October 05, 2009
I get to have all my kids (from a time when they were young and cute) around me. O.k. so it is really hard to see but, when we first built the sukkah (way back in 1999) I traced the kids on to the wall panels so they would be with me all the time, this picture is of Nathan. If you can't see it ...you will just have to come to the sukkah and see the real thing
We get to have ushpizim (visitors to our sukkah) over. And you all know how much I love throwing a party
This is the 10th year that we have put up a sukkah and each year it gets better and better.