Saturday, December 29, 2012

#onelittleword by Ali Edwards

This year my one little word is COURAGE.  I am hoping to have the courage to follow my dreams in 2013.  All too often, I have allowed the negativity of others impact my choices.  2013 will be a different year for me.  I am going to participate in the Ali Edwards one little word class and will post monthly updates of my progress.

Happy Scrappin'


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Traditions

I am a big fan of traditions. Each year, my mom and I visit Macy's at Herald Square in Manhattan. We love to tour the Christmas displays on the top floor where Christmas trees are ornately decorated by theme and the isles of ornaments are endless,  It's a lot of fun to spend this time with my mom. especially when she reminds me to take pictures to scrapbook. Here are some pictures from our big adventure last night...

Travelling on the #7 bus, we saw the Times Squares New Year's ball for the very first time.
Mami has always loved The Nutcracker.

"Believe" theme was present throughout.

Window outside of Macy's - Yes, Virginia.

Window outside of Macy's/

Window outside of Macy's.

Macy's window display.

Macy's window display.

On the uptown #7 bus.
Now, the question is how to scrapbook -  Project Life format or traditional 12x12 layout?

Happy scrappin',


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Updates...disappointed I did not participate in the December Daily...

First, I have to say...what was I thinking not commencing a December Daily.  I spent the morning looking at so many blogs that participated and I feel like kicking myself.  I will definitely participate next year. 

So much has gone on...and I really wish I would update my blog much more often, but teaching has been incredibly overwhelming this year.  So, I thought that I might update my blog with some photos...

Fall Ball season is was really great to watch him play on the weekends.  He has evolved into quite the player.  We are excited to move up to the majors next year.

This past Thursday I went into the hospital for a planned surgery (thanks to Crohn's Disease).  I am blessed to have a group of surgeons supporting me.  They are incredibly talented and have ethical standards I have never first...They have saved my life on three different occassions.  Hospitals have changed...ID bands now look like tracking devices.

I wanted to share this picture of my mom and my Bubba.  It was a great moment!  No video games or electronic devices...just a very old wooden game called Booby Trap.  Nestled in the dining room, they played game after game.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Prayers for Connecticut

I am saddened and horrified by today's turn of events.  My thoughts and prayers go out to every single person touched by this tragedy.  I am not a parent...and cannot even begin to understand their pain.  I can only hope that there will be an end to this senseless violence.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

This is a test.

Testing the iPhone blogger app.