Thursday, November 27, 2008


I just want to tell everyone how Thankful I am that they are in my life. So to celebrate the occasion, I am going to name 10 reasons why I am Thankful today, and everyday. Please join me in doing the same.

1. My Husband, Shaun, he is truly my best friend. We have been together for 19 years. We finish each others sentences, and we are more in love now than ever before. He walks beside me in every choice I make, and encourages me when I am down or doubting my abilities.

2. My daughter, Charlee. She is totally beautiful. She is an amazing athlete, smarter than she thinks she is, and can do anything she sets her mind too! I love it when she comes to me and talks about her inner most secrets, it makes me feel like I am doing something right as a mom.

3. My son, Dakotah. He is the truly funny one in the family. He always brings a smile to my face. Born on my birthday, he is one of my greatest gifts. He has an amazing ability to remember things like songs, movies, and silly little things on the radio. He could honestly be a actor or a comedian. And he does the greatest Jim Carrey impression.

4. My son, Wyatt. He is my little cuttle bug, even though he is almost 13 and is bigger than me. This child was born to play football, and be a heartbreaker. He is extremely smart and has a great heart, by taking care of little kids on the playground so they don't get bullied.

5. My parents, they are some of the hardest working poeple I know. They took great care of me. My dad showed me the way to work hard, and be my best. And my mom gave me love of crafting.

6. My friends, old and new. They make me laugh, cry, and strive to be a great friend as well.

7. My health, I work hard to take care of my self, and at times it is not easy. But I know in the end it is all worth ever drop of sweat, and every ounce of hard work to eat right.

8. My younger brother, and my 4 sisters. Some of them didn't make it easy for me while growing up. But I love them all the same. My sister Angela was the one who stepped up and helped when we had our house fire , and she made sure we were okay.

9. My stamps, I know that sounds materialistic, but truly I am thankful for them. They all bring me a way to lose myself when I am feeling stressed. I might not be the most amazing artist, but I am comfortable with my abilities.

10. I am thankful I live in this country, and have the freedoms that I do. I am thankful for all our military, thank you for serving, and making the sacrifices you make everyday. And to the military families as well, you are also making some great sacrifices.

Now tell me what you are thankful for one this day, and every day of the year.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Please Vote!

There are many ways to serve your country, join the military, community service, run for office , or get out and vote for every election. Big or small.
Voting is our ultimate right, and I am proud to say I have voted since I was 18. And this last year I became an election judge. I will not talk politics, because not every one agrees on the candidates or the issues. My only wish is that you simply just get out and vote. And remember the little saying,
"if you don't vote, don't bitch if you don't like the outcome" JMO

I don't know the different laws concerning other states, but here in Montana you can still registar to vote all day on election day. Make sure you go to your local election office, usually located in the county courthouse. Take a picture ID, and a bill that shows your address, and the county you live in. Come on people, there is no reason not to vote, stand in the long lines, have your say, voice your opinion by checking the little boxes, collect your sticker, and feel the pride!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wonderful Colors of Fall.....

The colors here in Western Montana are simply amazing. My yard is filled with leaves, and the drive around the lake is stunning. Sometimes I forget how beautiful Fall is because it leads to the dreaded winter season.
I made this ATC for a swap. The wheel barrow is from Stampin' Up.
The leaves were actually larger, and I had to make them smaller, lets just say there was a lot of cutting involved.
But they turned out so cute. JMO
School is going along just fine. We are still doing a lot of things that are very repetative for me.
Yesterday we did check-offs on physical assessments, and that went very well for me. After all I have done many of those assessments in the field. This coming week is mid-term, so my next few days will be filled with studying. I am doing amazingly well, and my confidence level is at an all time high. I wish I would have used this brain of mine in high school, oh well hindsight is... blah, blah, blah!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and take in the beauty of the changing colors.