Thursday, June 23, 2011


My neighbor lost her husband to cancer in January. He was eighty something and had been her constant companion for over 60 years. As I watch her try to live life without him I am determined to learn to be independent and strong. It's not that I think that I could out live my husband but, if I do, I want to KNOW that I can go on, that my world will not stand still and that I will be capable of a life on my own. I mean NO disrespect, I just don't want to cease to exist mentally and emotionally...That scares me more than death itself!

Joey's lessons for growing older: (in no particular order)

Never act your age

You can't help getting older but, maintain a sense of humor about it

Never quit doing what you love

Keep good friends, they will ALWAYS be there in the lonely times

Make sure your grandchildren adore you even if their parents don't

Eat cake, cookies and CHOCOLATE before the diabetes hits (sneak it after)

It never hurts to tell people you love them

Don't ever let your children get away with being mean...They may pass it on to your grandchildren

Smile :) People love to be around happy people

Don't tell

Don't whine...Know one cares

And the wisest words ever...GET OVER IT!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Sometimes yard work and baby-sitting can be a little bit complicated however, the pictures are priceless. Charly was quite taken with her first mouthful of dirt. Mom, not so much...


It's hard to believe that this little girl is 1! It seems like just yesterday Cambria and Sky were bringing her home from the hospital. What a fun year it has been watching her grow and make all her fun changes. I can't wait to see what this next year has in store for her. Cambria worked so hard making a cake for her and putting together her first birthday party. Rozzy loved the ribbons most of all. The other kids opened the presents and Rozzy played with the ribbons... Gotta love a one year