Saturday, March 19, 2011

Another bucket list dream is in the works!

We did it! We booked an Alaska cruise !!  We have been dreaming about it for a while now and decided to go for it! We planned it with the hopes that all the Greeks would join in. We thought it would be a perfect chance to spend time with family while building memories that will last a lifetime!   I tend to over think EVERYTHING and I am so thankful to my sister  in law Sandy who while I was talking to her  { for the umpteenth time } about different options said
" I'm booking the one you said you liked" and she did!
She then text me her booking number five minutes later.
I am so thankful that she gave me that much needed push to decide already!
Our three kids are going, Dave,Sandy,Ken,Lindsay and Chloe. Now we are just waiting on the rest of the invitees to jump on board  !
Either way it is going to be the BEST trip and we can hardly wait.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I am loving...

love to share the things I love !
So here's a few little things....

First~ My Keurig Coffee Maker!! I realize I am probably a few years behind this trend but  now I  know why everyone LOVES these!  I look forward to my morning coffee so much with this magical machine! It is quick, clean, and oh so delicious!! Our favorite is the French Vanilla!  Costco has the BEST deal on the machine itself. They are $139.00 and you get 60 k-cups  with a good variety of flavors. If you are on the fence about these, jump in! {&the hot cocoa is to die for}

I also LOVE Arnold Palmer light tea!!! Oh my goodness there is nothing more refreshing than this delicious drink! I have been having one at work almost every day and it is so yummy!  1/2 Iced Tea and 1/2 Lemonade~ Of course I prefer mine with lots of ice and a straw!

I really love McDonalds oatmeal! I never eat at McDonalds but their oatmeal ahhmazing !! It has lots of fresh crispy apples and fruit. It is so filling and warm on these cold mornings. Try will love it too

And lastly I love this picture!! Our kids are home from their second honeymoon in Costa Rica and they had a BLAST! Ashlyn took so many great shots,but this one is my favorite! They look so happy,sweet and in love. Which makes this momma feel so happy too.

I hope your week is filled with things you LOVE! Leave some LOVE by adding a comment and share with me one of your favorite things!
I would LOVE to hear from you !

Thursday, March 3, 2011


A dime...just ten cents and hardly worth picking up, but to our family a dime has always meant more. I feel vulnerable sharing this story for fear that is seems strange,but it happens too often to ignore. When my mom was alive she would always find dimes and she said it was a kiss from Jesus. She would find them in the most unexpected places and she found them often. She would pick them up and say " I love you too" {with that sweet smile of hers and the cutest voice}  Well, when she passed away guess who now finds them all the time?  

Me and  my  family  too !

Travis was a senior in college and was about to give a huge speech to the entire student body. He approached the podium and as he laid down his notes he found a dime! He said he felt like it was Ya Ya telling him everything was going to be fine. Today as I was sweeping the garage  I was feeling kinda sad because there are more changes at work and a few people I absolutely LOVE are leaving. As I was about to scoop up the dust in the pan I saw a shimmering dime in the mix.
About a month ago Dave sent me a text that said " hey sista within the past day I have found 3 dimes! not nickels not pennies but dimes just laying on the ground" 
I love that to us it feels like a hug from our mom. I find them in the dryer,under my car seat,in my luggage and I always look toward the heavens and say
                                              " I love you too mom "