Francie Peters wore shoes similar to Dorothy's from "The Wizard of Oz" to let everyone know she was going home."They chose me, and I chose them. And it was good," said Francie Peters. Full story Francie is one of the 25 foster chidren whose adoptions were finalized yesterday. They woke up this morning with a place they can truly call home. I was adopted when I was 3 weeks old, and growing up, my parents always told me I was wanted. I've always felt that way too. May all the children recently adopted have that same feeling growing up in their new home, and may the thousands more who are in need of a place to call home get one soon. :)
I'm a very sad Bears fan today to discover the news about Brian Urlacher's mom passing away unexpectedly. He's left the team for now to be with his family. I understand how it is to lose your mom in an unexpected way. You will never get over it, but able to deal with it better each day.
“My first priority right now is to be with my family as we mourn her loss and make the arrangements to lay her to rest,” Urlacher said in a statement released by the Bears. “This is a very difficult and emotional time for us and I sincerely ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you.”
Urlacher has been excused from the team to be with his family.
Ted woke up this morning to the sound...or I should say 'NO perking sounds'.
He had 3 GREAT eye openingÂ years with the coffee maker, butÂ it bit it this morning. What a way to wake up! I made fun of him for his little camping coffee maker a while ago, but it came in handy this morning.Â Tonight we shop for a new edition to the household.
Huey's cool with it. It doesn't affect his treats or toys. :)
"The goal: Find the best combination of job opportunities, fiscal strength, top-notch schools, safe streets, good healthcare, cultural and outdoor activities, even nice weather. The result: MONEY's 100 Best Places to Live." Click here for the list! The highest ranking Texas area came in at #27:
Click here to find out the names of the 'Fallen Heroes' that lost their lives last weekend in the helic0pter crash in Afghanistan.
It has a nice slide show on the page that shares some personal info about them. You can also help the families of theseÂ 'Fallen Heroes' by making a donation to the Navy Seal Foundation.
*You can also text the word 'SEAL' to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
My sis-in-law Nici sent me a picture of my niece Kaiti this morning.
She's ready to start herÂ 1st day of school as a senior.Â My eyes started getting watery when I looked at the picture.
A bit because myÂ beautiful baby niece is aÂ senior in high school, but mostly because I thought 'DA*N I'M OLD!!!
What do you think? I'm not remembering any 'Bert & Ernie' coming out?
I bet Lady GaGa would perform? [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/t4jCXLfsUpI" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
What was your senior ride? Mine was a 1980 Regal Buick! My Big Blue,Â and I cruised in it proud. Looked like this!!Â MyÂ cruising tuneÂ to crank up when I was cruising Dodge street (Omaha, NE) with my friends...
Well..lots of 'Hair/Metal Bands', but this one popped in my head first... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/R-XjFHFxd30" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
Wedding song -Pastor John said we had Journey performing for our wedding.
Well, most of Journey (No Steve Perry) w/ Steve A. who sounded just like Perry.
This song brings tears to my eyes whenever I listen to it! Still Happy tears even
10 years (19 years) Later..
My Honey Ted joined the 40 club, so he decided to hack off 20 inches of hair. He donated it to 'Locks of Love'.Â He did the same things 8 years ago.He figured while he had hair that would still grow, he'd help out.
After... (Crappy Blackberry pic but it gives you the idea)
Ted, Huey and I loaded up the mini and headed to
Corpus for the holiday weekend.Â Just a few hours
drive and your at the beach. We stayed at the Omni Hotel on North Shore Blvd. Newly remodeled, with
some of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept on
in a hotel. They take dogs up to 25lbs, so Huey was Happy!!
Thought we'd show you some of the many things you can do
when you're in Corpus Christi.Â
Â Lots of Fun things to do, you
might have to plan a couple of weekends in C.C
*Yep, the 'My Hubby Rocks' t-shirt... I got
some very strange looks wearing it with Ted
over the weekend! Hey, they have the 'Boyfriend'
shirts.. what's wrong with the Hubby shirt!
I think he Rocks! :)
'Big You Rocks'to my Mom -in-Law Barb
for the Easter Gift Cards. We got some
new pots & pans to scratch up! :)
Dinner was Good last night, and didn't have to worry
about picking pot & pan stuff out of your food!
Double Bonus! Good Times! :)
Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of being apart of
'A Day To Shine' benefitingÂ the 'National Dating Abuse Helpline'. 1-866-331-9474 | 1-866-331-8453 A nationwide organization, based out of Austin, that helps
teens and young adults who are in violent/abusive
dating relationships and also those who are abusive.
Try to catch it earlier before it develops into something even
more abusive during their adult lives!!
My 16 year old niece Kaiti, I hope would never
be in a situation where she needed this help, but
if she did, I'm Thankful they are there for her
and other young people nationwide!!!
*To Omaha, NE to spend some time w/ our Families
over the Holiday weekend/ week!!
Excited about Runza TOO!
Â Huey's ready to lend a Paw and take plenty of NapsÂ
during the 13-14 hour Road Trip in the Mini...
Yep..it's amazing how much a Mini can hold when
you MAKE IT!!Â :)Â Headed out on the 'Open Road'..
Check this list out for States most likely to give out
tickets!! Texas made the Top 5.. *Drive Carefully... Wear your seat belt...Don't text & Drive..
Have a D DriverÂ or call a cab if plan to parttake in Alchoholic Beverages!!!
*Keep an eye out for me on Facebook & Twitter... So cool there are more things you can doÂ during a long
Car Ride than when IÂ Little... :)
Have a Happy & Safe 4th Holiday Weekend!
My Daddy, Maurice, had to put his poodle Carmen down
on Saturday morning.... SheÂ would have been 16 on July 5th!!
Something weird, Ted knew that is happened before I told him
when I got off the phone w/ my Daddy yesterday.Â He said onÂ Saturday
night he saw a quick Brown streak shoot past our Bedroom. He thought it
was Huey at first, but he was in the living room .Â He had a feeling that Carmen
had passed. Weird, since he doesn't really get into all that kind of spirit stuff.
Even though she Barked ALOT.. & always had 'THE LAST WORD'
when you'd tell her to stop! She was a Cutie that will be MISSED! *Be strange when I go home to Omaha, NE at the end of this week for the Holiday, that she won't be around!Â
To Get in the Last Word & to Terrorize Huey! Huey's gonna
be bored without her!!
BIG HUGS & LOVE TO LITTLE CARMEN! May she be in a place where there are lots of Treats & Ears to
Listen to her speak! :)
MY DADDY MAURICE ROCKS!!
WE LOVE YOU BUNCHES DADDY!!
*MAY YOU HAVE A HAPPY & SAFE DADDY'S DAY WEEKEND..
WHETHER YOU ARE SPENDING IT W/ YOUR DADDY... SENDING THEM
LONG DISTANCE LOVEÂ BECAUSE THEREÂ ARE MILES BETWEEN YOU..
KEEPING THEM IN YOUR HEARTS & MEMORIES... OR CELEBRATING
BEING A DADDY YOURSELF!!! HAVE A HAPPY & SAFE ONE!!
*Ted is the BIG 3?????
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABE...
MAY YOUR DAY ROCK & YOUR YEAR
NOW PLUG YOUR EARS... Time for the Crappy Vid Happy U Day LUV!! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/tXMIm48fP4k" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*Don't forget to grab the TumsÂ before
you dig into your 'Chocolate Pecan BDay Pie' (1st time making it..looks good..hopefully
it tastes that way too)
*I LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE...
FOR ALWAYS & FOREVER...
WITH ALL MY HEART & SOUL!!!
*Remember: A couple thatÂ 'SCREAMS' Â together...
'Stays Together!!!'Â HAPPY YOU DAY!! ":)
HeyÂ also sends BIG LOVE....& he's ready for
some PIE 2...
*Hope you had a Happy & Safe Memorial Day Weekend...
I had a GREAT one w/ my Honey Ted & Huey..
-HueyÂ is back to his normal self after his Surgery
on his eye & some teeth pulled.Â He gets the stitches
removed next week!!
... One of the best things about the Long weekend, I didn't
have an alarm clock to wake up too! THAT REALLY ROCKED!!!
...Big Highlight over the weekend, besides Pool Time...
Ted & IÂ got to Six Flags Fiesta TX in San Antonio...
Ted isÂ NOT a Fan of HeightsÂ / Roller Coasters, but he went
with me on the rides & made it out ALIVE....
|LOVE THIS PIX OF US ON THE SUPERMAN COASTER....
which was my FAV!!This a pix of the PIX
we bought coming off the Ride.. Yeah they rake
ya w/ the COST.. BUT HAD TO HAVE IT!!
LOVED THE EXPRESSIONS WE HAD!Â :) ... I made it up to Ted for the Coasters...especially
the 'SCREAM' ride where it shoots you up really high
& drops you (Ted got bruises on his biceps for holding on so tight,
but he wouldn't let me take a pix of that.. LOL) ...LOVED THAT TOO!!!Â He got
an early B-Day Present ....
..It amazes me with the technology we have
why it's still tedious to get your New Lap Top
ready to Rock!Â Anyway.. Great Weekend w/ my Boys... Hope you had a FANTABULOUS ONE TOO..
MAY YOUR SUMMER ROCK! :)
*He's at the Vet having Surgery... :(
Getting a Lump on his eyelid removed, that
needs to go so it doesn't affect his eyesite..
Also a Baby tooth pulled(held on to it for
8 years)...He won't be a Happy Camper
later, but hopefully a Healthier one. :)
When he feels up to it he will definitely
get Treats & Toys!! His FAVS!!!
*Good News Update :)Â 1pm: Ted just texted me "Everything went well..he is good.. Love You"
*Huey will be home soon to recover!
THAT ROCKS!!! :)
Thanks for the Good JuJu!!Â ...LOVE YOU TOO BABE (TED)!!
Update Thurs 5/27/10:
It's been about 24 hours...
Huey's hanging in there..
We all had a rough night last night,
since he was in some pain/discomfort.
But Huey is taking it like a trooper.
He had the eye bump removed & 2 teeth
pulled rather than 1... so of course 'lil
guy would be feeling the pain when things
started to wake up. This morning he was better
than yesterday.. even got his 'WTF' Look...
But his eye is healing nice...
Here's Huey Before....
& after... (Yellow eyeis the flash
he didn't get Nuclear Powers yesterday)
*He should be feeling more normal
in a couple of days... Stitches come
out around June 7....
Huey Thanks You for the Good JuJu..
He sends Big Luv & Good JuJu back
at ya! :)
*Happy Cyber Monday...if you didn't make your credit card
sizzle enough over the weekend...Well, whip it out at your
desk today & start cruising around for more Great Holiday
$3 of FREE MUSIC...THANKS TO AMAZON.. MUST DO IT TODAY!!
*Once the Shopping Chaos has died down...things have been wrapped..and it comes time to the 'BIG UNVEIL'..
HUEY CAN HELP!!(He helped me over the weekend for my B-Day)...
*Today the Memorial in honor or those who lost their lives
& were wounded Last Thursday, by who they thought
was one of their own... It's stilL hard to wrap our heads around
what happened. Who knows if we will ever get the answer we want
to understand "WHY"? But please make sure you send your Thoughts
& Prayers to those who are trying to make it through minute by minute..
without their Loved Ones in their Lives because of this Trajedy... Check these out when you get a chance.... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/fS_9_wbGlIs" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
Grandfather 'Poppy' passed away at the age of 93.
Â When I was talking w/ her last night for a bit, she was talking
a bit about 'Poppy'. In his younger years, he loved to FLY....
But she just found out that he knew.... ......Amelia Earhart. She never knew that.
After my conversation w/ her, I realized how
true that is. You spend forever growing up
w/ your family & always seem to find out
something about them ,that you wished
you would have known when they were with
you...You could ask them about it..hear
their stories...When my Mom & Grandma
passed Â over 6 years ago, about 3 days a part, I
found out many things I never knew before...
Especially about my Grandma Ginny. She wasn't
very open about talking about herself when
I would visit her. But going thru her things, I
found she was an Awesome Writer. Some of
the letters she wrote were filled w/ so
much Heart & Emotion, far from the woman
I thought I knew...I guess where I'm going
w/this is 'TAKE SOME TIME' to find out
even more about your 'LOVED ONES'...
You'd be surprised how much you
BIG HUGS & LOVE GO TO JEN & HER FAMILY...
MAY 'POPPY' BE FLYING HIGH IN THE
SKY FOREVER & EVER W/ A BIG
SMILE ON HIS FACE...MAYBE
HE'LL RUN INTO AMELIA!! :)
*You might Â have heard me talk about my Furry Kid Huey...
...7Year Old Shih Tzu who is 'Cute' & 'Stubborn'.
He's a VERY GOOD BOY except he loves to make a
production of going out to do his business.
He's not a walker. He just stands in one place 'til someone
comes by & says hey to him, or tells him he's cute.
When people ignore him, HUEY HATES THAT!!
So, you have to plan a head when you take him out,
have plenty of time. If you are in a Hurry, FORGET ABOUT IT...
HUEY DOESN'T CARE!!!
...Okay, but I stray from the 'Nothing Wrong w/ This? Statement...
Huey's a Good Boy except for that one quirk. He Gets a lot of Toys!!!
He Loves his Toys!!! ButÂ when peeps drop by, they get this weird
look on their face when they see ALL THE TOYS!
They ask questions like..Do you have kids? Or All of these Huey's? *YEP, THEY ARE ALL HUEY'S!!Â
He's very protective of his toys
Huey's my Furry Kid!!!!
*So are the Toys an underlying response to wanting
somethingÂ more?? Kids?? Some may say 'YES'...
I say 'NO'!! Huey just LOVES TOYS!!!
It makes him Happy. He Enjoys them. They aren't
hurting anyone! LET THE TOY TRAIN KEEP COMING!!! ...Anyway, it's much easier to leave Huey with some
food & water for a bit and not have to worry about a
babysitter. Huey has plenty of company with his Toys.
Plus, Huey knows when I'm gone long or shopping,
he will get a 'Treat' or another 'NEW TOY'!!!
I know 'I'M A SUCKER!'...
HUEY'S GOT ME WHERE HE WANTS ME!!
*Yesterday was Ted & My '8th US DAY'...
We had decided not to buy each other gifts, since
we are going home to see our family in a few days...
Just chill & enjoy each other's company.Â I wrote him a sappy
poem & hide some strategic 'Post It Love Notes' aroundÂ the home
before I headed to work...
..Well when I got home yesterday,
Ted surprised me w/ a few things...
...First thought, a Mug w/ my initial on it
Â for my Tea I drink everyday & Triple
Bronze Rings... Sweet.. But even SWEETER...
Ted went on a journey to get '8th Anniversary'
items to make the day special...Bronze is for
8 years of marriage...so the Triple 'Bronze' rings...
3 of them w/ the 8 years means Â 'GOOD LUCK' (24 a Lucky number...gonna try those for my next 'Quick Picks')...
Pottery is also part of theÂ '8th Year Tradition'...so the MUG w/ my initial on it...
I was like 'AAAAHHH'..which is what the ladies in the store did too... :)
...BUT WAIT...There was MORE.. '8th Anniversary' is also 'Lace & Linen'...
so I went into my bathroom & foundÂ 'Hot Pink Lacy Lingere',
which he bought at 'Frederick's'Â ...IT FIT & WAS CUTE...
the 'Linen' was VERY COOL 'ANIMAL PRINT SHEETS',
which were very comfortable to sleep in & do other things too... :)
No pix of the other 2 items..gotta leave something for the Imagination... (I guess small appliances are part of '8th Anniversary too', but he decided
that wasn't as romantic... GREAT CALL BABE!!!) Ted is a BIG TIME KEEPER!!! :)
...FANTASTIC IDEA Â for Guys who are looking for
'AWESOME BROWNIE....AHHH POINTS' for your Ladies!!!
*I am the LUCKIEST GIRL (WOMAN) IN THE WORLD TO HAVE SUCH
A SUPPORTING & LOVING MAN...WHO NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE & SURPRISE
ME!!!:) YOU ROCK MY WORLD BABE.. ALWAYS & FOREVER!!!
*Celebrating our '8th Anniversary' TODAY!:)
Been together 17!!!Â That'sÂ A LOTÂ in Dog & Human YEARS!! :)
...LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE BABE!!! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/QPiK_yGG8ag" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] *Our Wedding Song: [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/q0_7C7ea7gY" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*A recent AP poll showed that 49% of Pet owners give
their Pets 'Human' names....Most popular seems to be 'MAX'...
Tends to make them more part of the Family...
...Huey definitely is a 'BIG PART' of our family...
He's our 'Furry Kid'.. When we got Huey in Tampa, FL... 7 years ago,
I was thinking about giving him a 'Rocker' name.. 'Izzy'..something like that.
But when I was filling out the paper work to get him, Ted was sitting on a
plastic type lawn chair...Huey kept trying to jump in his lap under the chair,
of course that wasn't working. He was just brushing his head against the chair.
That's when Ted said 'He's Baby Huey'...IT STUCK!!!
...The Poll shows a trend of a stronger Bond between People & their Pets.
Well, I don't know about you, but there are some days when I'd rather just
stick w/ 'Huey' than deal w/ some people! :)
*Aren't these PRETTY? They are extra 'PRETTY' cause
my Honey Ted gave them to me last night. WHY??...
His BDay is tomorrow, I decided to bake him a cake
last night, since I'm doing the Mamma Mia Karaoke
Contest this evening @ Cool River (Come out & play w/ me). I knew I wouldn't have the time to do it tonight. I was
going to town...mixing things up w/ my 'KITCHEN AID' MIXER..
LOVE IT.. Well, I got Cocky w/ the eggs, went to break themÂ
and dropped the shell in the batter. Instead of hitting, OFF
I flipped the lever wrong & it mixed it up..EGG SHELL BDAY
CAKE.. I of course said some choice words out loud...
My honey, Ted, was so SWEET.. he ran to the store(which
I said I was going to..but heÂ did it)... when he came
home w/ the butter...it included these 'PRETTY FLOWERS'.
I was like..WHAT ARE THESE FOR? Ted said.. 'JUST BECAUSE
I LOVE YOU & YOU DESERVE THEM.'Â ... WHATÂ A KEEPER!!!
I started the cake over.. seemed to turn out well..
Guess we'll find out for sure tomorrow on
BIRTHDAY BOY'S DAY! :) LOVE YOU BABE... :)