Archive for January, 2010
Sorry I have not updated sooner. I have been busy taking care of Butterfly and getting her to and from school while Cinderella is on her honeymoon.
The wedding was awesome. Everyone looked great and Butterfly was a mini-me of Cinderella. And Cinderella was just that. The ceremony was perfect and the reception was so much fun. I enjoyed dancing with Corvette and spending time with my family and friends. My parents were the longest married couple there. 62 years and counting. My mother gave a wonderful speech about marriage and I watched my daughter dance with her father.
There are too many pictures to post here so you can go to my shutterfly page to see them. They are not in the correct order and some were taken by Tango’s uncle so I will have to wait for the professional pictures to see our family picture.
Congratulations Cinderella and Tango, and may you live happily ever after!
Tags: Butterfly, Cinderella, Corvette, family, juliannah, Lolly Pop Kid, love, Tango, wedding
I found this on another blog. So I thought I would post it here too.
An excerpt from “Streams in the Desert” by L.B. Cowman, a daily devotional.
“Sorrow is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart” (Ecc. 7:3)
Sorrow, under the power of divine grace, performs various ministries in our lives. Sorrow reveals unknown depths of the soul, and unknown capacities for suffering and service.
Lighthearted, frivolous people are always shallow and are never aware of their own meagerness or lack of depth. Sorrow is God’s tool to plow the depths of the soul, that it may yield a richer harvest…
Sorrow makes us move more slowly and considerately and examine our motives and attitudes. It opens within us the capacities of the heavenly life, and it makes us willing to set our capacities afloat on the limitless sea of service for God and for others….
God never uses anyone to a great degree until He breaks the person completely. Joseph experiences more sorrow than the other sons of Jacob, and it led him into a ministry of food for all the nations. For this reason, the Holy Spirit said of him, “Joseph is a fruitful vine…near a spring, whose branches climb over the wall” (Gen 49:22) It takes sorrow to expand and deepen the soul.
The dark brown soil is turned
By the sharp-pointed plow;
And I’ve a lesson learned.
My life is but a field,
Stretched out beneath God’s sky,
Some harvest rich to yield.
Where grows the golden grain?
Where faith? Where sympathy?
In a furrow cut by pain.
(Maltbie D. Babcock)
Tags: Grief, Lollypop Kid, sorrow
Read about my daughter’s upcoming wedding.
Tags: wedding, wordless wednesday
Cinderella’s wedding is just 3 days away. Needless to say the excitement level is growing. Everything is coming together just fine and outside of a few things I need to do like packing, I am ready.
The weather forecast for Friday, the day Corvette and I will drive 2 hours to the wedding destination is calling for 70 percent chance of rain. Wonderful. Well, I guess we will just deal with it.
I can’t wait to see Cinderella in her wedding gown walking down the isle. My eyes get wet just thinking about it. My mind is flooded with so many thoughts and memories these days. I remember when she was born. This was before everyone found out the sex of their babies. I already had LCpl Honda. I so wanted to have a girl, but I was convinced it would be another boy. When she came out, Corvette said, “Oh, it’s another boy!” I remember feeling a little disappointed when I heard the Doctor say, “Well if this is a boy that’s the funniest looking penis I have ever seen!” I said, “You mean it’s a girl!” He said, “That right!” And me, I was estatic!
Cinderella has always been a unique girl. Growing up she was my sweet, little and very girly child. She always surprises me like when she was going to start high school. Her brother, who was a year ahead, was on the wrestling team. When we went to his first match, Cinderella turned to me and said, “Mom, I am going to do that next year.” And she did! Just know that this was the boy’s wrestling team too! She managed to get a pretty good record and placed third in a tournament!
She also surprised me after graduation when she came and said she was joining the Army. This was pre-9/11 when people were not joing like they are today. She made it through basic training and we flew to Missouri to watch her graduate. Needless to say it was a very proud moment for Corvette and I. I am also proud to say I have a veteran daughter.
She has had tough times in her life, but I do not want to speak of those today. This wedding is about love and life. I will sit in the pew and watch my little girl marry a most wonderful man. My heart will take yet another beautiful picture! I do not expect any surprises from her on that day, but you never know!
Cinderella, I so love you and I will be the proudest Mother-of-the-Bride ever!
Tags: Cinderella, love, Missouri, mother of the bride, US Army, wedding, wrestling
On my other blog, Life is Like a Box of Chocolates I have a Tag that consistently brings traffic to my blog. What is it? Molly Ringwald. It really dumbfounds me because I can not imagine that many people are searching Molly Ringwald. It is not like she is out there doing a lot of acting these days. I think her popularity peaked in the 80′s. I have to admit, I did like her movies and will watch if they happen to come on cable.
So why am I blogging about this? Because I am conducting a little experiment here. I want to see if it will bring more traffic here too. I new moving my blog would result in the traffic taking a hit and it looks like it is slowly increasing, but I am impatient and I want it like yesterday.
So Molly Ringwald, help me out here. Get me some hits please. If you do, I promise I will rent The Breakfast Club on my next Netflicks delivery.
Tags: blog, blog traffic, Life is Like a Box of Chocolates, Molly Ringwald, The Breakfast Club
Tags: spring flowers, wordless wednesday
I found this video Fox News this morning. Patricia Boyd, a two blue star mom came up with the idea to create a calendar that honors fallen service people from Minnesota.
This is a wonderful idea. Something every state should think about doing.
Tags: blog, Blue Star Mom, calendar, military, Patricia Boyd, video
Every since I moved my site and self-hosted it, I have been collecting a wonderful little arsenal of plugins. I am beginning to think there is a plugin for just about everything. There are plugins that solve problems, get information, add features and customize your blog.
So, far I redirected my blogger blog, built a sitemap, made custom headers and footers just to name a few. But the best one so far is the plugin that stops WordPress from chopping up my HTML code. I was having problems getting my posts past auto rejection on Socialspark. This was a serious problem because we are talking about my extra income here.
So I did what I always do when I have a problem to solve. I Googled it. Yes, Google always comes through for me. That is another blog post though.
Anyway, any of you out there with WordPress blogs, if you are not taking advantage of plugins, you do not no what your missing. Check out WordPress.
Well, I am out of here. I am off to go find some more nifty plugins.
Tags: blog, google, plugins, wordpress
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Jones Soda. All opinions are 100% mine.
Doesn’t everyone love a personalized product? I think everyone at one time or another had a mug with their name on it. I know when my kids where in grade school, my husband and I received several as Christmas gifts. Those usually had the words Mom or Dad.
Well these days you can virtually personalize everything. I recently heard of a company called myJones custom soda where you can customize a bottle of soda with an image or picture and you can choose your own flavors. They have natural, organic, energy drinks and sugar-free. So there is flavor and type of soda for everyone.
I decided it would be nice to put Lolly Pop Kid on the label. It would be a nice gift for family members. I picked the Lime with Orange Jones Natural for the flavor because Lolly loved oranges and as you can see, he had very orange hair. This is the picture I would put on the label because I love his big toothy smile. I would name the soda, Our Lolly Pop Kid.
A six-pack of this flavor costs $10.99 plus shipping and handling and whether you drink the soda or not you still have a nice keepsake or a great gift. Head on over and check out these great products. I sure there is something for everyone.
When you go, please come back and leave a comment on what you would name you soda. I would be fun to hear your soda names. Enjoy
Tags: blog, customize, gift, my Jones custom soda, soda
I just was not really happy with the other theme so I have been coming the wordpress themes sites for a few days now. I really like this one. I wanted some color, but still keep simplicity. Most themes are so plain that I had to look around quite a bit before finding this theme.
I am now permanently at home here. I have been waiting for my sites that I write sponsored posts for to change the url. I guess they were bogged down from Christmas. In fact that is what they told me when I a message on their board.
Next up, get my traffic up. This will be the hard part. Off to Twitter to try and drive some traffic!
Tags: blog, new theme, traffic