Sunday, July 22, 2007

At the BEACH!!!!!!!

This pic is of my little brother, Tommy. He just graduated from High school. yesterday I arrived at Newport Beach. I am here with my whole family and we are having a BLAST!!!!! This is a tradition that we have, every year all my uncles, there kids, my grandfather and various other friends and family converge on Newport Beach CA. We swim, sunbathe, play games, drink and have a huge bonfire. This year promise to be a good one. We will have a photographer coming for the first year to take a family portrait on the beach. Wow 22 people and one photographer...who will come out on top????? Well I will check in later. I am off to have FUN IN THE SUN!!!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Almost Monday....

When I look at this picture is brings pure joy to my heart. He is so happy on those swings. I was so blessed by God when he brought my son into my life. I thank him everyday for that miracle.

Well today is almost Monday and I have a lot to do. My Husband nephew flies in on Monday night from Mexico and will be staying with us for 2 1/2 weeks. Unfortunately for one week of that I will be in Newport Beach with my Dad's side of the family. Well I have to get the house ready for a guest and I need to clean house. So, after 6 years of marriage my husband and I took a big step on Friday. Of course the step is one that many couples take in the first week of there marriage (some even before they are married). But it was (for some unknown reason) something my husband was not ready for until Friday. I am feeling so happy about the way things in my life are going. I am almost afraid to say that because I am worried that I am gloating. But I truly believe God will provide for me and my family. I know are love is great and our faith in God strengthens that love.
God Bless!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Sad Day :(

I hoped to have nothing to do this weekend but in fact it was packed or at least it felt that way. I got to see an old high school friend this weekend. He was in from Korea where he is stationed in the Air Force. It was great to see Matt and remember the past.

The movie was great. Pixar did a good job and my son enjoyed it too. He is asking when he gets to go back and see it again. I would not recommend it for children under 3 because it is definitely geared toward older children and adults. My son loved Toy Story and Bugs Life when he was 1 and 2 because of the colorful characters and great scenes but he did not get the story. He is able to fallow the story now which is good because he need to in this movie. But it is still amazing and Pixar really out did themselves on this one!

Sunday was a difficult day. I went to mass Sunday morning knowing that later that evening I would attend a funeral for a young man who had passed away. My son's best friend was at mass so we HAD to sit with his family. They have recently adopted a new addition into their family so they sit in the cry room (small room in the church that is sound proof and has big windows to see the mass). Can I just say I HATE THE CRY ROOM. I get that it makes it possible for some parents to participate because of this room, but most parents let their kids run wild and you can't participate in mass with 7 toddlers running around yelling. My son just sits next to me and colors or reads a book, but these other mothers don't try to help their children understand what it means to attend a mass at church.

So having left church (getting very little from the mass) I had lunch with the normal group. But it seemed all we could talk about was the young man who passed away. It was hard and my son go rowdy because he had sat so quietly through mass.

By Sunday at 7:30 p.m. I had dropped of my son was at the Vigil Service for David Jason Collyer at 23 year old man who's life was cut tragically short by an accident. The church was packed and it was a difficult service. I can't talk much about it now because I am not ready but I will at a later date.

This morning I woke-up and made my way to church for the funeral mass and lunch for Dave. Again a difficult time and I did a lot of reflecting but I am still just not ready to talk about it. What I can say is Dave was his family, his friends, and his fiancee.

Rest in Peace Dave, your presence on this earth will be missed but we do know that you are HOME with your savior and that you are watching over everyone who loved you. Keep us all in your prayers and know that you are in ours.

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
A. Sachs
Dave we all know that YOU LIVED!!!!

Love to all!!!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Weekend Plans...

I am looking forward to this weekend. Because other than taking my son to see Rataouille I have no other plans. And that feels good. I let you all know how the movie went and I hope to finish some of my scrapbook pages to post.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Happy 5th of July

Wow is this the time for reunions or what???? With in the last 6 months I have found many of my old friends, and for the most part it is really good. I am happy to find these friends....well most of them. A lot of my friends have spread out and moved out of state. That is the hard part because a lot of these friends I would like to see again. But e-mails and phone calls have to make due for now. I however have stayed in the same place. Never going very far. I was born in Walnut Creek and now I live in Concord. I can't seem to get out of Contra Costa County. And now I am married and we have a son I begin to think I will never leave. I have a career and a job that I just can't up and leave. But, maybe someday when my son is a little older you may not find me at my old address. Then you should look for me in England!

I have posted a picture (I know it is small) of me with my friends after high school. The picture is about 8 years old and when I look at it I cringe, but I thought I would share it with you. A friend of mine posted it on MySpace and it made me smile.

Love you all,