Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012

Well, as another year comes to an end, I have a few things on my mind...
First of all, this has been a wonderful Christmas vacation with my family. I am dreading its ending, we have so much fun together every year, and I cherish every day I have with them. I hate when we have to go back to school and work. Especially after the tragedy in Newtown, CT -- quite honestly, I wish I didn't have to send my kids back to school ever again. It truly has been terrifying to be a parent these past few weeks. I can't imagine how the parents of the children of Sandy Hook Elementary feel about having to send their kids back to school for the first time on Wednesday. And those poor children must be so scared to go.... life just should NOT be that way.

I am hoping I will be able to be happy in 2013. I don't mean to say that my family and my life don't make me happy -- they absolutely do. I mean internally, separate from them, I find myself feeling sad and jaded a lot of the time. It's my own outlook and attitude I am unhappy with. I realize there are a lot of outside factors (mostly on the news) that contribute to it. I don't want to be one of those people who lives blissfully unaware of what is going on in the world, but I want to be able to look at the bright side of every day...somehow I need to find a way to do that again. Hopefully I can figure out a way to minimize the negative energy around me in the coming year. I will try to stay focused on that.

I also hope to be healthier in 2013. I need to get to the doctor for my routine blood work and I know there are going to be issues to address. Hopefully nothing serious, but it's been a while so I'm just keeping my fingers crossed.

AND, I'm excited to be starting my 365 Project {again} tomorrow! I have attempted this three other times and never get past January...ok, once I got all the way to March. But I am determined this year, and I'm going to do it, no matter what. Even if I am just using my crappy iPod Touch or my measly little six year old, 7.1 megapixel camera and I don't have my dream camera yet! The point is to have a photo from each day of my life in 2013. It's gonna be awesome. If you want, you can follow my project HERE :)

I wish all of you a very happy, healthy and peaceful new year. I hope and pray that it is filled with a lot more smiles and a lot less heartache for the world...

Here's to 2013!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

No Words...

This little boy reminds me so much of my own.
I am sitting here sobbing after reading the article about him & looking at his photos.
All those tiny, innocent little angels. My heart hurts.
Dear God, how do things like this happen?

Rest in peace, sweet little James. Much love to you and all of your little friends in Heaven.

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Monday, December 17, 2012


Hugged my kids a little tighter this morning. And prayed a little harder. Wish I could put Friday's events out of my mind but I can't. I know my kids are in good hands at school, but even so, that comforting sense of safety at ANY level of school is gone. I'm sure was not the only parent struggling with that this morning. Thinking of and praying for the children, teachers, and families of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. I have cried so many tears this weekend over this tragedy. I can't imagine how things could ever be ok for any of those families after this...or for the nation as a whole. It's hard to find words for this kind of pain. Hold your babies close every day and take nothing for granted.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December 11th

Nine years ago today was my due date with my baby boy…it’s funny how even though he was born a week early, this date still means so much to me. I can’t believe next year he will be hitting double digits. I love him so much I can’t even begin to describe it. My sweet little man…both of my kids are just amazing……I’m a very lucky mommy ❤

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Rain, Rain, GO AWAY

This is winter in Buffalo so far this year...


...almost constantly these past few days. I hate it. I'd much rather have snow...I miss the way Buffalo used to be. We haven't had a good lake effect snowstorm in almost two years now. We get a dusting here and there. Last Christmas was green. This one is probably going to be green too...or more accurately - gray. And muddy. Bah humbug to that!

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