Thursday, November 29, 2012


I colored outside the lines today, just a little bit...I didn't  like it. I'm a guilt ridden rule follower. I always have been and I always will be. I like it that way I suppose. I feel safe, comfortable and  usually have nothing to apologize for. It's a good way to live a life. Tends to be a little boring but, it has kept me alive for the last 57 years! I'm not going to say that I haven't had my heart dropping experiences but, where many would find the most dangerous way of getting through them I will find the safest. Follow the rules and make sure I have every opportunity of survival.  Sounds rather dull doesn't it, in fact, if you are even still reading this I am impressed!  I suppose that I am not the only one like me out there. Those of us that don't have to be in control of everything but absolutely have to be in control of ourselves.  That is why stepping out of that proverbial "box" is so hard for me, it means that I may lose that control and ultimately have to face some sort of embarrassment or heaven forbid inexperience!

So, when someone says to me "just let go" I tend to think NO," just hang on" because even though it may be harder it's familiar, it's habit, it's unpretentious and it feels like home, and I happen to feel like being in the familiar is far better than landing upside down in the unfamiliar...embarrassed and inexperienced!!!

So far the proverbial rug hasn't been pulled out from under me and the things that I have learned I am thinking will help me (or possibly have already helped me) step from box to box without really even noticing it. I hope so because, I would sure hate to see and heaven forbid have anyone else witness what a Joey Caldwell "melt down" would look like. I wont "let go"  I choose to "hold on" to everything I have with all the love and life that I have and if I decide to color outside the lines again it will only be because I know that it won't hurt me or anyone else...I'm SUCH a rebel!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sometimes, I just want to color outside the lines!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Rozzy spent the night with us on Friday so she was here for the big snow storm.  She couldn't wait to get outside and touch the snow.  I taught her how it tasted and now she wants a snowball to eat every time she is outside.  She calls the snow "bubbles". Funny how a two year old perceives things. 
No worries Cambria, I showed her the difference between "clean" snow and "dirty" snow.


This is what I woke to yesterday morning! You can bet I snatched my camera and headed outside as soon as it was light enough to take pictures.  
I am always in such awe of how the this world can turn from a warm colorful place to a cold, quiet black and white over night.  
To me, it is such a calming experience to be outside after a storm. The air is crisp and fresh and everything is silent, peaceful and soft.

What an amazing place I have the privilege to be a part of. I pray for those who don't have the blessings in their lives that I do, and thank my Father in Heaven for allowing me to not only see my blessings but to feel them!


Monday, November 5, 2012



These are just a few of the Trick or Treaters that showed up at our house. 

It was a fun night full of sugar coated energy and extremely tired adults! Lisa was the only ADULT to get dressed up and what a custom!!  She looks like she should have been cast for 
Breaking Dawn II.

Steve sort of,  (SORT of), got into the festivities a little himself...Dawning a horrible, ugly mask, he proceeded to  scared the little ones to death!  Men...

Hope you had a great Halloween and that now you can concentrate on the rest of the holiday season. It looks to be a busy one for the Caldwell family.  

Bring it on!