Sunday, March 17, 2019

All things Lauren

My youngest recently had her 27th Birthday.  I didn't post on her Birthday and she noticed.  Sorry baby girl. You were very much on my mind that day. Actually a lot lately, but especially on March 8th. It just kills me when I can't see you on your Birthday.  I know you're grown and have your own life, but you're my baby. You're the same age I was when I had you. You've done so much more with your life. I am so proud of you. Can't believe my little  wild child is such a responsible adult. You will be much wiser than I am so I hope you realize my mistakes come from ignorance not a lack of caring or love. And the Garth song?
She always says that I'm the rock that she leans on but it's so hard to believe 'cause she's always there when I start losing faith. Going crazy. She saves me and every now and then she just wants me to hold her. Oh, but that don't mean she's weak. The way she's unafraid to show her feelings just means she's stronger than me.
And I'd give her anything in my life that's mine to give her till the last breath that I breathe.
If I have a choice, I pray God takes me first because she's stronger than me.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Ponca to Steel Creek

Techically the hike is supposed to be 1.8 miles but that doesn't account for venturing off the trail to go under bluffs or near the water.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The month of love

Wow. February is almost over. I wish I would have blogged more, but I've been too busy living life to write about it. I'm loving life. My kids seem happy. My parents are doing well. My husband has my back. Really. I won't get all mushy, but I'm glad we're together and that he gets me and loves me in spite of my faults.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

2019 What the hell???

How can it be 2019? And where the fuck did January go? I swear I can't take a nap and wake up on the same day but this shit is ridiculous.  Slow down time. It's hard to make time slow down if you can't do it yourself. I know every one wants to be their best and get a lot accomplished, but sometimes life is more than that. It's not about a fancy car, the latest gadgets,  or a big house. I think a house without laughter or memories just isn't a home. Now that January is almost over I can tell you my favorite memory is watching Dwight in front of a waterfall.  My favorite memory probably should be getting to use my new camera which I adore, but nope.  It's just watching him doing something he loves sharing it with me.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Santa for a Senior

It should come as no surprise that I have a weakness for angel trees at Christmas.  If you combine senior citizens or dogs, I'm hopeless. I managed to restrain myself and only adopted one Senior. I felt a kinship with this woman because she wanted a plant and chocolate.  No sweat pants for her. I hope those wrapping the stuff appreciate the fact that I got her one plant. Hope they remember to water it before delivery.
And just as soon as I get off work, the pups and I are headed to see Santa.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Black Friday

This black Friday was a little different. When Dwight woke up on Thanksgiving around midnight, he rolled me into the car and we headed for Galveston. Home of dog friendly beaches. After ten hours in the car, the dogs finally get to chase seagulls and run in the sand. I did my shopping over the internet and listened to the birds cry and waves crash. Catching a full moon over the Gulf of Mexico was a pretty sight to see.

Thursday, November 22, 2018


It's Thanksgiving. Can't believe I haven't posted in November, but Momma always said if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all. It's not as if there aren't any blessings  in my life. I am incredibly blessed but November is hard. I wonder if it always will be.
I want to say thank you to my favorite blessings... My kids.
Chris is fighting some demons and sometimes he beats them and his love shows. Not everyone can show their love. It's so much more important than words. I pray he beats his demons in this epic battle we call life.
Beth is truly a wonderful woman. If she wasn't my daughter I would be proud to just call her my friend. Doubly blessed to call her both.
Heath is an amazing Daddy . I'm privileged to watch him in action. Also not ashamed to pray that more children have dad's that love them like Heath loves Xander.
Paul has such an adventurous spirit, I try to be like him. He has such a love for learning and life that he inspires me daily.
Speaking of inspiration,  reminds me of the baby. She's 26 now and adulting like a boss. Wish I had my stuff as together as she does .
Pretty amazing people that hold my heart and hope for the future. Thank you.