Monday, July 6, 2009

Retiring this blog

I am officially retiring this blog. I just don't have the time for it. I am trying to focus my energy and attention towards my photography, so I will be updating my with the latest happenings with my photography venture.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Life according to Cole @ 3

Cole is very entertaining at this age. He is so full of spunk and attitude. He is still all about me, which I know will change quickly.

Here are some things about Cole at this age:

Chicken Donalds or Chicken Burger= McDonalds

Hasa Birthday To You= Happy Birthday To You (I heard this one in the car while he was singing the Happy Birthday song to himself. I suggested that the word was "Happy" and not "Hasa" and he told me I was wrong :)

Favorite Movies: Toy Story, Chicken Little, Monsters, Inc.

Favorite TV Shows: Backyardigans, Little Einsteins, Mickey Mouse and Blue's Clues

Favorite Activities: Blowing bubbles, playing with his cars, driving his big wheels, Going on adventures

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Body image is a funny thing, it can really consume a person's thoughts. That person being ME! My weight as of today is 185, my weight before I had Clay was 155 and my weight after college on a professional dance team was 140. I am 38 years old and don't want to spend the rest of my life worrying about what I weigh. It seems to be a constant struggle. Do most people worry about this all the time? It seems sad to me. The next phase has begun. I am going to participate in the USMC Mud Run ( in September. It's 4.2 miles, 30 obstacles and I don't want to let my team down. So, I have a goal now. I want to be stronger. I want to be leaner and I want to beat this obsession once and for all. I have been saying that I want to be in the best shape of my life by age 40, but why can't it be by age 39. I make the rules and I control my actions. I started on Monday 5/18 and I will continue to document my journey.

A friend of mine had a daily calendar that covered the principles of "The Secret". He gave me the pages when he was done. I was going through them choosing the ones that spoke to me and throwing the others out. I found one that I have been repeating lately. Think good thoughts, speak good words and take good actions. Simple enough don't you think.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Caution, Random Thoughts:
Lots going on with me mentally. Hard to put it all down on this blog. There are so many emotions going on inside of me. I think I am having my midlife crisis prematurely. Although I don't perceive it as a bad thing. I just feel like I am on a journey and sometimes I would like to stop and take a rest. However, something inside of me won't let me. I am constantly thinking and questioning and evolving. Here is a quote from Oprah that spoke to me, "The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person your were intended to be."

Friday, May 15, 2009


Haven't felt much like writing lately....

Here is a thought for today.

Affirmations for Release:
I am willing to release my old patterns of fear and insecurity. Today, I embrace confidence. I am willing to release my old patterns of lack and limitations. Today, I embrace the universal abundance. I am willing to release my old patterns of weakness and dependency. Today, I embrace energy and strength. I am willing to release my old patterns of negativity. Today, I see the world filled with creative opportunities. My life is renewed through the cycle of release and acceptance.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


  • so many possibilities
  • full of promise
  • full of change
  • rapid in it's pace
  • subjective
  • fulfilling
  • disappointing
  • varied by perception
  • unpredictable
  • spectacular
  • surprising in it's gifts
  • gives back what is put in
  • passes by whether you participate of not
  • provides infinite lessons for those willing to learn

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Beach

I am fascinated that my husband made more friends in one year at UNC- Pembroke than I did in 4 years at UNC-Charlotte. We are at the beach this weekend for Pea-Dad's fraternity beach weekend and it is BEAUTIFUL. We have an awesome ocean front room for a great rate. One snag, Cole is not a big fan of the beach. I hadn't really thought too much about it, but this is Cole's first visit to the beach since he was a baby. As soon as the sand hit his bare feet, he started crying. Whose kid is he??? Pea-Dad and I both love the beach and hope to someday have a house at the beach. I love putting a low chair right at the edge of the ocean and letting the water hit my feet while I soak up the sun. I like the wet sand squishing through my toes and I like making sand castles. It's just so foreign to me that he doesn't like it. He has spent the bulk of his time with Pea-Dad in the indoor pool while Clay and I have been out on the beach.

Tonight is a big shrimp boil which I can't wait for. NOT! I am not a big fan of shrimp, but the corn on the cob and the potatos should be good. We will most likely leave early afternoon tomorrow, so I am going to try to get up early and soak up the beauty of the beach.

Caution, random thought. Why don't people talk a whole lot about how hard it is to be a parent? Are people ashamed to admit that being a parent isn't always a blessing or a joy?? I think there should be classes in high school and/or college that teach patience, sacrifice, creativity and organization in parenting.