Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Time in a Bottle

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

I feel like I need to put all my happy moments in a bottle.


In spite of all the desperation going on in my life right now…..I do have a lot of happy to be thankful for as well.

Dinesh movie

My oldest is home (temporarily, because…..he’s unemployed too) and that gives me time with him that I’d normally not have now that he lives in Texas.

He’s diligently searching and working hard at a friend’s landscaping business (it is record hot here right now!) while he’s in town. But, having him here is a huge blessing to my heart. I love spending time with my kids! I’ll need a huge bottle to hold all these memories!


They never think it’s weird to do crazy things with their old parents. Or when I hang out of my sunroof in the mexican restaurant drive-thru….they aren’t even embarrassed. This deserves to go in all our bottles!

Right kids?


Having Gracie home is special too. The girl is a lover! She’s so sweet and she isn’t afraid to let you know how she feels. Bottling it, every moment with her.


She likes to do fun stuff too. She kayaks, skateboards…jeeps it up and loves a good couch snuggle. Yesterday, I went by their room to let her out and couldn’t find her. I called her name then noticed the covers wrestling around and she popped out like a jack-in-the-box. She is a fun dog! Sticking that memory in my bottle!


Here in Indy, another policeman was shot. It’s getting to the point that every time I see a newsflash I think it can’t be happening AGAIN. But, it is. Our world has gone crazy. God bless our brave police! My family’s house shines up with support for those who live and die protecting us. Into the bottle this goes!

lizzy ghost

I was vainly trying to take a bathroom mirror selfie recently when I realized I had company. Miss Lizzy is a loyal gal. She sticks with me like a true best friend. I love seeing her sweet little face in the middle of my picture. That belongs in my bottle, for certain.

Troubled times are inevitable because life is full of ups & downs. I want to hang on to all of it. The hard moments fill my tank just like the easy ones. Both work in my spirit. I’m strong, I’m healthy and I’m going to survive the stress of the unknown.

In the meantime, I’m going to pour all my happy moments in a bottle to hold onto for the times when I feel too overwhelmed to see the good.

God has this

Winner Winner

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

It's no secret, my beloved Peyton Manning and the Broncos lost the Super Bowl.  It was painful to watch such a killer shut-out game!  I felt sick the whole time and even though the Seattle Seahawks are "nice dudes"….I still wanted #18 to hold up that Lombardi trophy after that ballgame.

Moving on.

I cooked and THEY CAME!  Who, you wonder?  All three of my punks!

Friday was full of grocery store shopping, meet & greet small group time and a bit of cooking for my favorite guests to arrive.  When we returned home from making NEW FRIENDS at church, all three of our darlin's were there.  It was one of the best Friday nights I've had in a long time.  We gathered around the dining table and scarfed down homemade chicken pot-pie and talked about everything.  The night flew by as we laughed and caught up on funny stories.  I have the coolest young adult kids, ever!

They stayed the whole weekend which meant….I cooked all weekend!  And I loved it!

This morning as my sweet girls drove away, I had a full heart and a smile on my face.  Oh and I was wearing pj's & a furry housecoat…..because, I'm blessed to be at home to hang out with my family as they come & go.  I like that!

Highlights of my weekend:

No matter the meal….pot-pie, lasagna, chicken wings or monkey bread – I heard –> "Yum or This is so good!"  I'll take those compliments, kids!  Thanks!

Everybody borrowing clothes.  My closet had a revolving door of borrowers.  Not only did they borrow my stuff, they also borrowed their dads!  How ironic!

Disco showers.  Hubby installed the coolest shower spray nozzle in the main bath.  It lights up and warns the user of the water temperature.  Seems as though a few people used it IN THE DARK as a disco shower.  Crazy people!  Little things impress em!

Knock-knocks on my bedroom door.  Lots of visits, tons of talking and endless laughing.  Gee, I miss them!

Dog hugging & kissing.  Both dogs are so much fun and they were probably over loved on this weekend….but who cares?  They are worth spoiling!

Church.  Together.  I consider it a privilege to have my family together but to kick it up a notch….attending church with them is extra cool!

I am rich in blessings and after a weekend as awesome as this one….I consider myself a total winner!