Love One Another

If we truly love someone then we will want to serve them, with our whole heart and soul. We wont care what others think. Even if it means others laugh, judge, or criticize us for how we do things.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Buca di Beppo Holiday Time

If you have never eaten at Buca di Beppo's do yourself a favor and go and have a family style Italian meal that is AWESOME...Check there blog out for more information....Oh and I highly recommend the Calamari...YUMMY!

These pictures are from one of our many visits to Buca di Beppo's

To find a location near you...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Welcome to Holland is an awesome poem....

Welcome To Holland
Emily Perl Kingsley

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this......

When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.

After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland."

"Holland?!?" you say. "What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy."

But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay.

The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It's just a different place.

So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.

It’s just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around.... and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills....and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts.

But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy... and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned."

And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away... because the loss of that dream is a very very significant loss.

But... if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things ... about Holland.

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©1987 by Emily Perl Kingsley. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Monday, October 3, 2011

National DS Awareness Month Oct.3

Loving life and taking it by the horns...The thing I love so much is how much she just wants to enjoy herself and life...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day 25 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

A picture of your favorite day...Really, how do I do that...I have had so many wonderful days in my life...From getting married, having 3 awesome kids, to having my first join the Army and then getting married...WOW! SO many to choose from...It would be easier to pick the saddest day for me..Okay maybe not..The first time my husband went to sea, it was suppose to be 3 weeks and turned into 3 months... Giving birthday to Bailey was awesome but her almost dying 3 days later not so much...This girl better have more than 9 lives because she has used lots of them up...Dustin coming home from having the crap beat out of him with a metal pole...The good thing about that is they didn't hurt him seriously and Tyler was not hurt...Corbin being stung by a jelly fish was funny yet sad as well..Corbin had the jelly fish wrapped around him, I told him to stay still so I could pee on him, he so was not going to have any of that. So I tried to pee in a cup, now for those of you who know me, know I can pee at the drop of a hat, well not this day...Dustin joining the Army...Dustin going off to Iraq...and the list keeps growing..

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day 24 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

A picture of something you wish you could change...I would change the location of my 2 loved ones that live far away from me..I would bring Dustin and Codie here to Texas and preferably to the Katy area. I would find Douglas a job closer here so he could be at home at night...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 23 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

A picture of your favorite book..........
I am not a big book reader, I have not read a not of novels in my days.....
My favorite novel would be "The Old Man and The Sea"....... Not sure why...

My favorite self help book would be....

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day 22 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

A picture of something you wish you were better at
I am seating thinking about this question and lots of things are going through my head. Do I need to be better mother? I personally think I a pretty good mom, most days. I screw up every now and again but I do the best I can...
So what do I wish I was better at? Being a better Christian? (refer to the above)...

I know what I wish I was better at... I wish I was a better listener, less of a talker, a better communicator, and I could so on when this train but I will stop here. Not sure there are pictures for this so I will leave to with words...Sorry...

Friday, September 2, 2011

Day 21 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

A picture of something you wish you could forget. I dont really have a picture of this day but I can tell you about it and then post a picture that will represent the though.
The day my father died and the day my Uncle Stewart passed away. As usual though as a family we had a great time at my Uncles Memorial Service and visiting at his house. The kids played football in the street and the adults sat around talking.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day 20 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

Day 20 Somewhere I would love to travel to...
There are so many great places to choose from. In today's world I am not sure I really want to travel over seas. If I did travel I would like to go to Japan, love the rich culture. I would also love to go on tour with the USO and entertain the troops. Not that I have a talent or anything but I could help with moral if nothing else..

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Went on vacation....

It was an awesome time spent with my family...Just us and no one else...It was a real blessing to me and I could not be happier...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day 17, 18 and 19 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

17. A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently: Doing these photos really changed the way I feel about myself...It was awesome for me...I plan on starting a in home photo thingy that can help other women can feel what I felt....During this session...

18. A picture of your biggest insecurity: I am not sure what to say here. I love my son and I am happy for him. I just pray that I never lose him. I don't believe that just because he is married that he can't still be a big part of my life. I think if your relationship is right it will always be right. I also want him to always be in love and be happy.

19. A picture of you when you were little: here is picture of me and my Aunt Chris. I am the one with blond hair in case you didn't know.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 15 and 16 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

15. A picture of something you want to do before you die, I would love to go some where in the Asian countries. I have a feeling the closest I will get is China town or a Japanese restaurant. That's okay though.
16. A picture of someone who inspires you: That person would be my daughter. She loves life and she does not care if you do or not...She is just awesome....

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Day 13 and 14 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

13. A picture of your favorite band or artist. Mercy Me is my favorite Christian band. I do have a favorite band for just about every genera of music.

14. A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.
The one person I can't imagine my life without. Is not someone you can take a picture of. But, I did post something that makes me love him that much more....Jesus Christ is the only one I can depend on....

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 11 and 12 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

11. A picture of something you hate: having to say goodbye to my son....The look in his eyes still makes me cry..

12. A picture of something you love: I love al our military men and women. They are all special to me....THANK YOU ALL, for your sacrifice to our great country.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 10 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

10. A picture of the person you do the most messed up things with.
Like driving around at night with sun glasses on....LOL Hanging out at the mall trying stuff on we are not going to buy but we do take pictures in.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 9 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

9. A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
This person I have never seen so I have no picture. I am sure he is the most beautiful person I will have ever seen once I get to see him. He gave everything for me and I am very thankful to him. He is my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Since this is a picture challenge I need to post a picture. I decided I would pick a more earthly person or people who have been there with me all the way. For those of you who don't know these people, from left to right are myself, Douglas, Dustin and Cindy. I would like to think they would say the same thing about me. I love all 3 of yall! Thank you all for being in my life.

I know that God put all these people in my life at just the right time each. All of them are still a huge part of my life. Thank You God....

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 8 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

8. A picture that makes you laugh. I laughed so hard watching people drive by seeing Corbin mowing in his "man skirt". I would like to tell Codie I am very sorry for posting this picture but I still laugh when I see it and the one of Dustin laughing.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 7 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

Day 07 – A picture of your most treasured item.

You know my family is my most treasured earthly thing ever. I am sure if you asked me this same question 30 years ago, my answer would be different.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 6 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.
I have been thinking about this and trying to decide. Would I really want to trade for a day with someone else. I thought maybe the President of the USA. Then I thought that might be bad, maybe that would be the day he is assassinated. Plus, if I was Obama Iwould need more than a day to fix his mess.
How about Angelina Jolie, that would be an awesome choice. I think I would like it, but what would I do? Work on an action movie, play with her kids, have sex with Brad Pit. Okay, I pick that one

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 5 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

5. A picture of your favorite memory.
I really enjoyed living in Hawaii. I would have to say next to my marriage, my childrens births living in Hawaii is something I will never forget.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 4 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

My best night....
This is yard to answer. I am not sure when my children were born but that would be my 3 best days. Getting married would be a good day for me. Watching my son have a bigger red neck wedding than me even better.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 3 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show.
I have been trying think of my favorite show. The shoe that I look forward to watch every week or every season. WOW! What a hard choice.
I have decided after lots of thought. I have decided on the biggest loser. I love to see them grow and learn more each week.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 2 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

2. A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest.
Enough said....

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 1 of the 30 Day FB Challenge

Day1: A picture of yourself with 10 facts.
I am a wife of a awesome man.
I am a mother of 3 wonderful children.
I am the mother in law to an awesome young lady.
I tell people I am much younger than I am.
I am from a huge extended family.
I am very artistic and crafty.
I am a free spirit kind of person.
I am a born again Christian.
I am left handed.
I love lots of color in my house.
I could keep going but they say 10 so there was my 10.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Proverbs 6: 16 There are six things the Lord hates—
no, seven things he detests:
17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that kill the innocent,
18 a heart that plots evil,
feet that race to do wrong,
19 a false witness who pours out lies,
a person who sows discord in a family.

What can you say or about this?

Monday, January 31, 2011

Since being in Texas

Since returning to Texas from and awesome life in the USN, I have really studied several books of the bible. When I first returned it was the book of James. WOW! Everywhere I went, everywhere I turned James was in my face. James taught me so much. I still need to work on some of the things he taught me. Unfortunately I am human and I am always working on myself to be more like Jesus and do as he teaches. I have read the book of Acts and studied it. Now I am reading the book of Proverbs and studying it. My goal is to more like Jesus and be obedient to what the bible teaches. I pray that when people see me or talk to me they know without a doubt who my master is.

Sometimes I fall down but I get up, dust off my pants and pull up my boots. That is all I can do, otherwise I don’t move forward.

Over the last 6 months I have read a book called “Deadly Emotions” by Con Colbert. It has helped me get in touch with many things in my body and mind. It has been an awesome journey and I hope and pray it will continue. It has also helped me work on balance in my life. Which is not doing well with but I am working on it and that is all I can ask of myself.

Please keep me in your prayers.

Thank you, Lori

Sunday, January 30, 2011

2011...A new year....Thank you God!

Sorry I have not written in such a very long time. I have to confess that I have been in somewhat of a funk and just could not bring myself to do some things. This is a new year and it is going to be a great year. I will start doing more things and getting more things done. I am going to use this to share lots of different things with you, anything from cooking, to my emotions, to new things I try and so on.
I am thinking I want to start a new path in my life. I am going to take some online classes for photography. This is something I can do with my children as well. I am very excited. I would also like to tell Shari thank you for the info.
Here are a few photos I took of people and other stuff with my new camera.