Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gone but Never FORGOTTEN!!!

Today marks 10 years that my Dad left us for a better place, a place without suffering and pain... I do know that we will see each other again - I will cherish that day!!! Just know that you are loved today as you were back then

PLEASE feel free to share any favorite memories today as we CELEBRATE and REMEMBER the good times....

He touched many lives - and I know that he would of been so Proud of Trey!!!

Thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought of you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, with which I'll never part. God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Do you Hear it???

This photo spoke to me....... We can complain about what we DON'T have or we can step back and look at the beauty around us... Count our Blessings.

This is becoming one of my Favorite quotes:

To wish you were Someone else is to waste the Person that you are!
I have come a long way - I have SETBACKS... BUT, I am surrounded by Family and Friends that Love me no matter what, Support me and give me the PUSH I need. You have to be a FRIEND to have FRIENDS!!

Just soak in this photo and share with me what it might mean to you!!

Live with your HEART!! XOXO

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Better Update fast.. Daph is Blog Hoppin!! LOL

Hope that you all are doing well... I am hanging in there!!
Making progress on my Life Goals - getting a better footing EVERY DAY!!!

Last weekend I went to Orlando to hangout with the Nielsen's - took my bike and had a BLAST - Shay and I went for a few rides!!!

Another reason for the trip was that my SIS was headed out with her family on a Cruise from Port Canaveral - so I wanted to make sure to get over and send them off. We had a nice visit/breakfast - way to short! BUT, since it has been 2.5 years - I didn't care if it was for just one second. Did my heart so good and I hope that we can make a Sister's weekend happen sometime in 2010 - it is so very important!!

If you love someone tell them - don't waste time with NEGATIVES!!!
LWY Heart... XOXO

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Where does the time go??


Sometimes friends come into your life and you know that there was a REAL Reason or PURPOSE. That is how I feel about the Jerkin Family!! 2 years ago - Daphne asked if I would be willing to take Family Photo's while there were here in FL for vacation and then Daph was attending the same Photo Conference as I was in Orlando - that was the BEST YES I ever said!! I love what my Craft of Photography has given me!! So very BLESSED!!

Good Morning Friends!!!

I hope this post finds you doing well... I have been busy these past couple weeks - working on my Personal Strategic Plan!! Why is thinking and planning so hard.. LOL I have always had a hard time talking about myself!! This is one thing I am working on.. During this process there was a section that was called a 360 Degree Review!! Where you ask 3 friend - that you know will be truthful 3 questions - are you BRAVE enough to do this?

1. What do you think is my Best Quality?
2. What is my worst quality?
3. Where do you see me sabotaging myself?

It was a very enlightening experience!!! Thank you Kathleen, Terry and Sis for helping me out!!

Last weekend I attend a Photography Conference - it was so very MOTIVATING!! Fun to hang out with Old Friends and made some New ones..

Today's Super Bowl Game would be lots of FUN - I can't remember the last time I could actually just sit and watch - and not play hostess with the mostess... I have Friends on both side of the Field - so I will just say GOOD Luck!! I know how it feels for YOUR team to be Champ.. FUN FUN!!

Have a WONDERFUL Day and Live with your Heart!!! M

Saturday, January 16, 2010

On the RIGHT Track!!

Good Morning Friends!!!

I hope that the first 16 days of this year have treated you well!!! I am doing GREAT!!! On track with my Activity, Calorie Intake - lost 4lbs week one and will weigh in again tomorrow. I joined a 100 mile challenge and so far in 2 weeks I have charted 38.5 Miles!!! Thank you La for getting us moving and your such an inspiration to me and MANY!! So on my way to 50lbs!

I am working on a Personal Strategic Plan - it is a 8 week course by Darren Hardy - it is a lot of work - it is allot of thinking and planning - we are in week 2 and so far I have already learned a great deal about myself!!!

I am blessed to be a part of a wonderful community - that is Photography!! It has giving me Friends all over the US and we share a passion and friendships that I can never explain 100% but those in this group will understand. I will be attending a conference at the end of this month - because of the GENEROSITY of a fellow photographer.. I am so excited to be spending a few days with some of the best in the industry and LEARNING what I love!!! Also, hanging out with some of my FRIENDS.. FUN FUN

New Years weekend I drove over to visit my Friends in Orlando and meet up with Denise and her family from Miami - Cristy and John of were kind enough to take some photo's of me at the new studio. If you are looking for a Photographer in the Orlando/Central FL area they should be your choice (they will also travel for special occasions)!!! Here are a couple pics from my session!! THANK YOU C & J.. Love U!! M

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Happy Day #3

So we are Three Days into a NEW year... So far I am so thankful!!!!

1. For having AWESOME Friends that support me and Love me
2. My Family - Able to spend time with my Aunt's, Uncle and Cousins and My Mom and Lou
3. Getting my head on straight with my Finances.. FEELS good and Need every one's HELP!!
4. That I have a Warm home and a kitty that keeps me company

Today was my last Bucs Game after 21 season as a Season Tix Holder. Right now I realize that it isn't in the BUDGET - and that these steps right now - are securing a FUTURE that I want to have.. I can get thru it and I WILL!!!

Hope that everyone is doing well and ready to start a new work year tomorrow.. Remember to always count your blessings...

Today's Quote I liked: If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it." ~Anthony D'Angelo

Have a GREAT Evening and MONDAY!!! LWY "Heart" M

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy NEW Year Friends...

First off - let me say that I am sorry that I haven't been bloggin... I really do miss it!!! Wont promise daily but at least once a week you can expect to hear from me... That is if ANYONE is still around.. HA HA

Even with it's ups and downs 2009 was a REALLY good year for me!! I am learning about myself - learning how to LOVE myself and get along with my FUTURE!!!

Our family lost loved ones this year - they are always in our Hearts and will be missed for sure!!!

I survived a medical scare - made it thru surgery... Those of you that know me - understand the IMPORTANCE of me going thru with it all. I don't do medical or Doctors very well.. BUT Thank GOD I am well!!!!

I celebrated my 50th Birthday - went to North Carolina with some of my BESTIES - it was AWESOME and I am so Thankful!!! Got a AWESOME Coffee pot and lots of GOODIES from some of my FANTASTIC Photography Friends... And had a wonderful Birthday Dinner cooked by Lou - with Mom, Billy, Kathy, Trey and Aunt Jeanne in attendance... WONDERFUL getting OLD. HA HA

I got allot accomplished around the house and now I am buckling down and getting my FINANCES in order - it it time!!! So I must be smarter in 2010 - I had a GREAT December - first Month that I can remember that I made forward progress!!

Anyway - rang in the year asleep HA HA BUT, do not plan to tackle the rest of the year sleeping... It is going to be PERFECT.... A PERFECT 10!!!

Be well, Be Happy and LIVE with your HEART!!!