This cross was place on the front steps of my dad's house the morning he died.


when my dad died

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Learning to deal.

yellow roses

Roses, I got from a special guy. One who has helped me a lot with learning so much about how to care for my house and me. Thank you so much!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

notting hill song

It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart....
without a saying a word you can light up the dark....

the smile on your face lets me know that you need me.....

you say it best when you say nothing at all....

this song touches my heart today.
"when you say nothing at all"
ronan Keating

Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Friday, May 7, 2010

My Hero

The reason my grandmother (we called Gummie) is my hero is because she was so strong and kind.She was born in a home in the middle of no where, when she was 6 months old
she was lying in a crib upstairs as the house caught on fire, her mom ran downstairs to see what was going on. An Aunt said where is the baby and ran up to get her.
When she was a teenager she had to have an operation and had it right on the dining room table and in the middle of that operation, she woke up. She became a teacher of a one room school. She married a man 20 years older that her family wasn't to happy about. She later had 3 children and was living in Ohio. Her oldest son was 23 years old and just got out of the merchant marines a few weeks before and while driving got in an accident and hit a tree head on. He was in the hospital for a while in a coma. gummie decided to start working in the kitchen to help pay the bill. She worked hard and became one of the first License Practical Nurses in Ohio.
When she retired from nursing that summer she decided to go to Nova scotia for the summer and she decided to take a 12 year old granddaughter (me), we meet everyone she knew friends, relatives and I heard all the stories and saw all the places important to her. During that summer she asked me a 12 year old if I would take care of her when she was old and dying. i said yes. yearrs later they called me and said they were going to put her in a nursing home and said would i want her. I said of course i would take her. I had promised her so long ago. She died in my home and it was a special time that the two of us had the last 10 months of her life.
10 years later I got to do the same for my dad, a man who also went against the grain to live life the way he believed he should. I have drawn so much from these two people that will make me do the same. To live the way my gut tells me to go. i will try to follow theur path.
Gummie used to say the cutest little poem. backward oh backward, time in my flight. Make me a child again just for the night! I miss them both, but would have to say that gummie was and always will be my hero.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Winter in Finland

Such a pretty picture of Finland. Makes me thankful to live in the Sunshine state!

Poem my grandmother loved

Where did you come from Baby Dear?

Where did you come from baby dear?
Out of the everywhere, into the here.
Where did you get your eyes so blue?
Out of the sky when I came through.

What makes your forehead so smooth and high?
A soft hand stroked it as I went by.
What makes your cheek like a warm, white rose?
Something better than anyone knows.

Where did you get that pearly ear?
God spoke, and it came out to hear.
How did they all just come to be you?
God thought about me and so I grew.

But how did you come to us Baby Dear?
God thought of you, and so I am here.

(c) George MacDonald All Rights Reserved

thank you my friend!

Reason, Season and Lifetime


People always come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.

When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.


When someone is in your life for a REASON,

it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly.

They have come to assist you through a difficulty,

or to provide you with guidance and support,

to aid you physically, emotionally, or even spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend to you, and they are.

They are there for the reason you need them to be.


Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time,

this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.


Sometimes they die. Sometimes they just walk away.

Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.

The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.


When people come into your life for a SEASON,

it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.

They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.

They may teach you something you have never done.

They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.

Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall,

the season eventually ends.


LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;

those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.

Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway);

and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas in your life.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being part of my life.


Friday, April 30, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Arrow of Light

Justin had a good time at his "Arrow of Light" awards event.


I just hate it when life gets turned upside down. But that is where I find myself and no real direction to turn to yet. I need to just put my faith in God and I know he will direct my paths. It is sad but people always let you down. I need to try not to do that to my friends. Even then i know I do at times but don't want to.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The past is never far away

Sometimes I think that the past is behind me.
but then like today I remember the lost of my brother Donnie,
Who always protected me from things he felt were important to protect me from
and i can now fondly think of how my past leads into for future.
Donnie I miss you so much, in your short life you made an impact on my life.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

roses and art

this is some Roses I got not too long ago and a piece of art I made from a piece of foil sticker paper and stickers.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I love to know about my past family. grandparents and great grandparents and beyond.
I wonder if they prayed for their future generations. I wonder what they liked to do, how they lived their lives, were they kind and good people, It is so nice when you get an idea of the past so that you can learn more about who you are in the future.
It also makes me realize that we need to be praying for our future generations and things we do now will have an impact for generations to come.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Just thinking away, day dreaming!

I am wondering if I could dream a dream that could come true. What would I dream? What would you dream? I think of all the nice things i could have but without the perfect person to share them with it just wouldn't be as nice. So i think that making the most of what i have is all I can really do.
but then i still have dreams of one day and if i could. Then the thing that happens all too fast is that you wake up and the dream is over.


I have a book where I cut out things I like and put them in it, a quote, a poem or maybe a song.

today i was looking at it and found these.

How I revel in your lovely letters.
Opening one of them is like
plunging into a bath of rose water.

Maybe one day I will get a real love letter
with roses, how cool would that be.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

up lifting photos at least to me.

Maddie turns 7

The sweetest little girl ever. So kind to others, way to go honey!


Saturday, March 27, 2010


I having been day dreaming way too much lately and not getting much real art done so today I plan to do some art. I think the word Dream will be in it so by tonight i will post something new.
I have had a few really different months, my dad passed away and that really rocked my world. I realize that I am not his little girl anymore and now i feel I have kinda lost my place and need to find a new way a better way to be. I wonder how to do that, where I can find that.
In the last few months I have lost wieght and done some things that I have never thought about. how odd I am changing and don't know why.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I have a journal book that I have started to write my thoughts in.
On the top of the page are quotes, here are a few i liked:

At every crossroad, follow your dream.
It is courageous to let your heart lead the way.
by: Thomas Leland

another one was
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly
find out how far one can go.
By: T S Eliot

and the last one for tonight

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest
is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
by: Dale Carnegie

these have made me think of where I want to go and be.

Monday, March 22, 2010


This is Maine, where I was in October and November a pretty place.

Friday, Airshow at MacDill

We went to see the blue Angels.
It was my first time and awesome how these guys could fly so fast and so close together. A wonderfull afternoon.

Monday, March 8, 2010

art and photos

foot print in the sand.
sunflower growing in the yard. Snowmen made in 2008.

the 25 days of Christmas.
Book I learned to make from a Tim Holtz class a few years ago.
Elizabeth had us take light card board and paint them, add more paint, cut them in flags. and now I am adding eyelets to make the word MacKenzie for a grandaughters birthday.

Sad few months

My dad passed away on Nov 29th 2009. I am doing ok but still think of him often.