Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Today, I was talking with my Mom about a few things and I realized a few things. The last couple of weeks, I've been worrying about things and letting my worries get me down. I was worried about money, the future, school, work, etc.. But, tonight, I was talking with my Mom and I came to the conclusion.. I may not have everything in the world that I want, but I have everything that I need. I may not have all the money in the world, but I am content with what I have. I may not always do the best I can do, but it is the best I can do at the moment. I may feel like I'm not the best Mom in the world, but I'm doing what I can and that is what matters. In conclusion, I may not have the perfect life, but who does? And my life is my life and I love my life!

My Favorite Things..
1. Jalen -- his smile, the way he talks, his cuteness, his everything
2. My Family
3. Nicholas
4. Dr. Pepper & Diet Coke (My Mom did it to me!)
5. Jon & Kate Plus 8 and The Hills (Love my Monday nights!)
6. Target
7. Doing the simple things with Jalen and Nicholas (like going to eat, shopping, etc..)
8. My laptop
9. Cooking, Baking -- It's my stress reducer!
10. When my song comes on while I'm driving..

If you look at my list of favorite things, there is nothing that is expensive or huge because it is the simple things that matter the most!

By the way, Jalen is talking so much more and starting to put words together. Tonight he said "Jalen feet stink!" He amazes me.. We're very ready for Jamaica.. OCTOBER 18 at 6am we're out of here!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Man's Best Friend

Usually every morning that we stay at my house, Jalen and I wake up and go downstairs to watch Elmo. First, we always grab juice and some "fish." This morning Cherish, our dog, decided to tag along. I never realized how much of best friends they are. Jalen went and got his crayons out to color. He kept pushing Cherish to color. He'd ask her to color and she'd just sit there. He'd grab her a crayon and say "c'mon." Meanwhile, his fish were sitting on the couch because he knows he has to guard them. Cherish sneaked her little mouth up there and ate them all, right out of the bowl. Jalen said "Ah man, c'mon, not nice" then, just proceeded to ask for more. He gave me a kiss, a hug, said 'please' and 'more', and then, we got up to get more. Sometimes he can just tear your heart into pieces. When we went to get more, he still invited Cherish along.

How many times does someone make us mad or upset and we just want them to leave us alone? Sometimes I wish I was back to two again, so I could be so forgiving. Amazing how much a two-year-old can teach you!

Have a good day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pictures <3

Ready for nite-nite! (He doesn't use a passy, just pretending he was a baby!) I love him in PJ's.. He's so cute! <3

I love this picture! Very pretty!

Watch out ladies! Here comes Jalen Nicholas in his Ford Mustang!

This is one of my favorites of us!

Yummy! Elmo Cookies!

I would post a picture of my little nephew, but my sister won't scan her pictures! But, I'm proud of him already! :)

*More to come...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Too Close to Home..

Today, my Mom came home from work early to go to beach. She came in and asked me what was going on down the street. I did not know what she was talking about, so I got on the computer and searched. I was in disbelief. A 29 year old woman was murdered. 10 houses down. How could this happen so close to home? I couldn't stop thinking about it while I was at work. It really bothered me that my Mom was up during the hours it took place. When I got off work, I was scared to go home. How can someone be scared to go to their own home? What is this world coming to? 2 murders within a month and only 5 miles apart. Scary.

I think from all of this there is something that a lot of people don't understand..You can't take anything for granted. You have to realize that every day you have is a blessing. You may have hard days, days you want to give up and quit, but atleast it is another day. Atleast you are able to see the sun, your children smiling, your family laughing, and a job to go to.

I am thankful for everything that I have. I have days I don't show it. I have times where I don't say 'I love you' enough. But, I know I have a great life and a wonderful support system that some people don't have. When you think you have it tough, someone has it worse than you do.

I am thankful for..
Jalen - this little boy has taught me more about life than anyone or thing could have ever taught me. He's showed me what love truly is. I couldn't imagine my life without him and he is my world.
My family - they have stood beside me through everything. There have been times I've fallen and they've always been there to pick me up. I am proud to say that my family members are my bestfriends. I love you all..
Nicholas - we've stuck together through a lot. There have been times he's pulled me to my feet when I've just wanted to stay down. We see each other for who each other is and I love you!
My in-laws - they have always accepted me for me. They've always treated me as I was one of them and that we are family. I love you guys!
My friends - Near and far, they always have encouraging words and love..
My job - I am just glad to have one.. Nothing else to say.
A home, not just a house - There is a difference between a house and a home.. Think about it.
This is just a few things I am thankful for.. Maybe I'll continue my list in a different post..

Always remember that life is too short and it is the simple things in life that matter the most.