Thursday, May 28, 2009

FINALLY we have met our match! After much kicking, screaming, and even some nasty name calling in regard to our outdated laptop computer, D.J. and I finally decided it was time for an upgrade. The final result of this 2 year long battle was the purchase of a new iMac desktop. We could not be more thrilled. No more 3 minute wait to access the Internet or silly little pop-ups telling me that I am fixing to lose the 22 pages that I just typed because there has been an error on script 52. Gone are the days of viruses, spy ware, and worms.


Friday, May 8, 2009

"My mom is a never ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune." ~Graycie Harmon

Over the years the relationship that I formulated with my mom has been one of the most rewarding blessings that has been placed upon my life. The blessings I have received from being raised by a woman of unconditional love go far beyond any word I could ever imagine. My mother has played multiple roles in my life; cook in the kitchen, maker of the bed, cleaner of the house, driver to the movies, chaperon of the sleepover, benefactor to my entire undergraduate degree just to name a few. However, my most fondest memories of my mom have always been based upon love. As a child she comforted me when frightful dreams fled me from my bed, As a teenager she made chicken salad "to-go" sandwiches for me and my friends as we headed out to listen to our favorite band in concert, and just the other day she sent me such a thoughtful card in the mail telling me what a wonderful nurse she thought I was. See that's the thing about my mom, always loving, and always thinking of me.

"Mom I want to thank you for your unconditional love and always leading by example. I feel so lucky to have a mom who has always pushed me to "keep on, keeping on" in this crazy life. It is no doubt that any success that I have in my life have a direct correlation to you. I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day."

Monday, May 4, 2009

"One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides." ~W.E. Johns, The Passing Show

With all of the recent rain our vegtable and fruit garden is starting to reveal the "fruits of our labor". With fingers crossed we will be blessed with; corn, lettuce, tomatoes, jalepeno and bell peppers, squash, watermelon, ocra, beans, cucumber, and in the early fall pumpkins.

"Rain, rain, go away
Come again some other day
We want to go outside and play
Come again some other day

Check out these pictures that D.J. and I took yesterday while in Rock Island. The water is absolutely raging! It was a pretty impressive display of what "mother nature" can produce.