Life is short. Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love deeply, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Damn Stump

Brilliant words from the mouth of my almost-18 year old nephew Tylor: "How many times must I fall over the same stump before I open my eyes to it and avoid it?" My eyes have been opened and I will NEVER fall over that damn stump again, ever.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful...for in movement there is life, and in change there is power". Alan Cohen


Brylins take on an ever familiar song: "Kydrun and Josie sitting in the tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, First comes Love, Then comes Friends, Then comes baby drinking alcohol!!" WTH?!

Monday, March 15, 2010

God wants you to know

On this day, God wants you to know... that 'decision' is only wishful thinking until you take that first irreversible step. You can tell yourself that you have already decided, that nothing now can stop you, but if that step backwards is so much safer than that step forwards, what will hold you true to your path when the going gets tough? Sometimes, the right thing to do is to take that first irreversible step, the one after which you cannot go back. And now, for you, is one of those times.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Out of the mouths of Babes: I bought Kydrun a new shirt that says "Without "ME" there would be no awesoME"!! After I read it to him, he came over, and gave me a hug and said "Mom, without U there would be no fUn!" *biggrins*

God wants you to know

On this day, God wants you to know... that it's your heart that knows who loves you, not your ears or eyes. Listen to the words, and you can be fooled. Look at the actions, and you can be fooled. Feel deeply into your heart, and then you will know the truth.

Birthday Girl

Happy Birthday to the little girl who changed my whole world by making me a Mom. I love you Jade, you're the light in our eyes.

Friday, March 5, 2010

God wants you to know

On this day, God wants you to know... that it is time to finally forgive yourself. You've carried the guilt, the shame for long enough. You've kept your wounds open for long enough. The time has come to let go, to heal. Keep the lessons and let the pain heal

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I am

I am here, I am healthy, I am a lucky and blessed mother of three beautiful monsters. I am okay. I am right where I belong.

Dr. Seuss

"When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad... you should do what I do! ... Thank goodness for all of the things you are not! Thank goodness you're not something someone forgot, and left all alone in some punkerish place like a rusty tin coat hanger hanging in space. That's why I say, "Duckie! Don't grumble! Don't stew! Some critters are much-much, oh, ever so much-much, so muchly much-much more unlucky than you!"