Monday, June 14, 2010

Wishing on a Star

The school year is almost complete and the joy of summer is spread out before me. This summer is filled with traveling, family fun, cleaning and purging, and getting used to a brand new curriculum at school. As I think of everything I plan on doing, I get slightly overwhelmed. The only thing that relaxes me is to go out in our backyard, swing on our swing and look at the stars.

The stars are calming on a warm summer night. I remember wishing on them when I was younger for prince charming to come along. Now that I am older and have found the man of my dreams, I am wishing on a star for the baby of my dreams. I am keeping hope alive as Bill and I ride this roller coaster of events and emotions. Everytime I get overwhelmed or depressed, I will go to the backyard and swing on the wonderful, comfortable swing my prince charming bought me years ago and wish on a star for the baby of my dreams.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


We went camping this weekend. The great outdoors draw us. The peace and quiet at a campsite, surrounded by trees, deep in the history of the United States in Gettysburg, PA, with a campfire going, smores in the making and our two dogs lying lazily in the grass makes for a wonderful weekend far from the responsibilities of home. Our campsite is a wonderful place, very private, full of families with children, and close to so many different attractions that we never run out of things to do during the day. We talked a lot this weekend about how we would change our camper around for a baby. We are still waiting for our match, but have full faith that we will be picked by an expectant mother when it is the right time. We know that He has a plan for our lives and we trust in Him who made the great outdoors, the peace that comes from enjoying His creation, and we trust in His timing for our addition that we so anxiously await. Please continue to pray for us and God's will on the expansion of our family.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Weekend

Let the cooking, candy shopping and birds chirping begin! Easter weekend is full of wonderful fun. We are going to enjoy the great outdoors tomorrow, cook Easter dinner and get ready to go to my sister-in-law's house on Sunday. Bill's whole family is gathering for Easter dinner, which means the house will be packed with children, laughter and FOOD! This week passed by so quickly, Sunday will be a great way to end Spring Break and get back into the swing of work and reality. I wish everyone a great Easter and pray that you remember the reason behind this holiday. If it wasn't for what our Lord did on that Easter morning, we wouldn't have the hope that we have now. Jesus, Saviour of the world, died for you and me, rose on the third day and is making a place in heaven for all who believe in Him. Have a blessed Easter.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I am in charge of the family reunion this year. We are having it near the city where I was born. It is exciting to see family that I haven't seen in a while. My cousins and I have been talking and planning for about a year now. It's strange how the responsibilities fall upon the next generation so quickly, but I am ready for the challenge. I am blessed to have a loving, caring family that wants to get together, wants to travel and have a day of fun, share memories, and bond with each other. We are all very different and have gone our own ways, but we always come back to the fact that we are family and are always there for each other. The older we get, the closer we get. I enjoy sitting up late talking to my cousins on facebook. I cherish the fact that we can be a part of each other's lives, even though we live in six different states. Family is very important, and it's not about bloodlines. It's about truly caring for each other, supporting each other and loving each other. We didn't choose to be family, but we have chosen to be friends.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rainy Days and Happy Husbands

The Spring rainy season has begun. This is my cue to begin Spring cleaning the house. We are slowly decluttering each room while we clutter the room set aside for our yearly yard sale. It feels good to get rid of things we do not need, even if I know my husband will replace it with new toys. Bill went to an auction this morning and sounded so happy when he called to tell me of his finds. He has been working a lot lately and needed a day of fun to renew. I'm glad he was able to have fun and I'm glad I was able to start spring cleaning. The little things that allow us to renew and take a new perspective on life are so important. When we are able to recharge our batteries and approach life from a happy, positive place, even though obstacles and struggles abound, it helps keep a clear perspective on life. I am going to enjoy the remainder of my weekend getting my head and house in order so we can look toward the future with positive thoughts. May you always look toward that silver lining and remember that He is in control. May you find joy in the simple things and put a smile on your face even when you feel like crying. May you reach out and give others a helping hand instead of feeling sorry for yourself. May Spring be a season of renewal, body, mind and spirit.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring Friendships

Spring is my favorite time of year. I love when it begins to get warm, the birds begin to chirp and the flowers peek out for the first time in months. I love going outside and playing with the dogs, going for long car rides and enjoying the fresh air. Spring brings a feeling of newness, renewal, and I am beginning to feel renewed. I have to thank my wonderful friend Shelly for redoing my blog. By the way, do you like the new look? I'm really happy with how it looks and hope to continue to add to it in the future. True friends are hard to come by in today's world, but I am grateful I have some that have dedicated their time to help Bill and I achieve our dream of becoming parents. I hope that Spring leaves you feeling renewed and that you take the time to enjoy your friendships and thank them for all they do.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Favorite Quotes

I am posting some of my favorite quotes today. Please comment with your favorite quotes or Bible verses that help you overcome life's bumpy roads.

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."

"If He brings you to it, He will see you through it"

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again.'"