I Miss You Mom!

Mom, I dreamt of you this afternoon. I saw you. You were llenita, not like the last time I saw you, where you were frail and weak. But, sadly, you were still going to leave me. You were able to speak to me and tell me you loved me, with conviction not with whispers like…

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Hazelwood Night of the Arts

Night of the Arts

I really love the schools up here in Tennessee. They remind me so much of school when I was a kid. The teachers do so much for the kids. For Night of the Arts, they decorated the halls beautifully. We were really impressed with all of the details. I am so glad that our boys…

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Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day mommas!!!

I love being a mother. That is the one thing, that no matter what, that I am great at. Don’t get me wrong, I am good at a lot of things, but being a mom…it is what I was born to do. I am the mama bear…the lioness. I take pride in being “Wonder Woman”…

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Santa Claus is coming to town…

No matter how old my kids get, they will always be my babies. I grew up with two older brothers, and when I say older, I mean 10 and 12 years older. We basically didn’t get raised together, not because we were separated, but because they were adults and we were kids. Our interests were…

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10 Things I am Grateful For…

VowTo is a movement…a ritual, if you will, for making YOU first. I first learned of them through Jenny Lee Molina at JLPR. It is a 12 week program that focuses on your enriching your life. Today they asked via Twitter…”Write down 10 things you’re grateful for each day”. Here’s my list. My kids…all 4…

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West Creek JROTC Raiders

JROTC Raiders National Competition (Molena, GA)

This past weekend, Chloe and I headed out to Molena, Ga with, Herman’s mom and sis to the Gerald Lawson Scouting Base for the 2014 U.S. Army National JROTC Raider Championships. What a beautifully executed event! There were 5 courses, including a Physical Team Test, Cross Country Rescue, Rope Bridge, 5K Race, the Gauntlet. All equally physically and mentally demanding….

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Blue Buffalo for Cancer Research

Blue Buffalo Pet Cancer Awareness

I don’t have any personal experience with pet cancer, so I can’t compare my story, but we did have an American Bulldog named Juice. He was the best dog EVER. He was obedient and understanding and spoke a thousand words with his eyes. Anyone who met him would first fear him, because of his stature,…

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