happy birthday liam!!

Happy 3rd Birthday to the Best Boy, Liam!  I'm going to let this beautiful video, created by his aunt, show you just how special little Liam is and how blessed I feel to know him! 

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this is you. it’s not showy or gaudy, just simple… elegant… beautiful.

It's a Friday night and I'm waiting for the last of my 6-dozen cupcakes to come out of the oven, and I promise you that I couldn't be happier.  Yes, I said cupcakes- not to be confused with neither jungle juice nor jello shots.  I actually did think about pouring a glass of wine (which would … Continue reading this is you. it’s not showy or gaudy, just simple… elegant… beautiful.

don’t let regret take place of the dreams you have to chase. you may fall down on your face…roll the dice and have some faith.

Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forwards. ~Soren Kierkegaard The quote above may be my very favorite quote ever and the most truthful one too.  Sometimes life isn't fair.  It doesn't always make sense.  I can attest to this with numerous stories filled with frustrations and unanswered questions... and I … Continue reading don’t let regret take place of the dreams you have to chase. you may fall down on your face…roll the dice and have some faith.

wishes really do come true.

Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ~Shel Silverstein Beauty. Inspiration. Courage. Integrity. Love.  These are concepts that one hopes to be composed of and/or surrounded by, and … Continue reading wishes really do come true.

we live in a world full of beauty. sometimes it stares you directly in the face and other times it is not so easy to find.

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within- strength, courage, dignity. ~Ruby Dee I've been flirting with the idea of writing my next post for the past two days but kept decided against it until the I knew the time was right because the concepts in which I choose … Continue reading we live in a world full of beauty. sometimes it stares you directly in the face and other times it is not so easy to find.

hello september. it’s really good to see you again.

All the things I still remember, Summer's never looked the same. Years go by and time just seems to fly, but the memories remain. God, I love September!  For me September has always marked a time for new beginnings.  Beginning at the age of four, September marked the beginning of a new school year.  At … Continue reading hello september. it’s really good to see you again.