Monday, December 29, 2008

2 Urgent Prayer Request -

1.  Stellan - You have heard the name, if not from my own blog, then reading the famous MckMama blog. Stellan is my favorite living miracle story, that I love to share and brag to people about.  One of God's "showing off" gifts to us all.  A quick update, Stellan was diagnosed with a heart condition at 24 weeks in the womb and was said he would surely die before birth or soon after.  God, having the last say, healed Stellan and he was born healed and healthy.  Although, doctors said there was a chance the heart condition could appear with in the first 3 months or so of his life, he is 8 weeks and has no sign of it returning.  However, he is VERY sick with RSV, and in the hospital.  He has stopped breathing a couple of times and seems to not want to stabilize for the doctors yet.  Please click here for the details and pray, pray, pray..... that God continues to show of with this little boy.  He has a family and siblings and fans that love him very much, or have fallen in love with him, as I personally have.  He is a very sick 8 week old baby boy and needs your prayers upon him this very moment.  

2.  If you recall, I asked you to pray before, for my friend Susan, and her mom.  Her mother has been very sick this year with cancer and all types of complications, one after the other.  As of this Christmas holiday, they have finally had to place her in a hospice home.  I am very heartbroken over this.  My friend Susan is as strong as a rock, and although she tries hard to not show it, I know she is in pain.  I can't imagine the amount of pain, but I do try my best to be that one constant friend in her life that she can always depend on, talk with and even feel safe to cry on or with.  She is a single mom of a beautiful little man  of 8 years old, Tristan, but we call him "T-man." 

Her mother is not doing well at all.  She keeps going in and out of conscience and they thought she was going to lose her battle last week, but seemed to come a little more alert the other day.  I have not spoken with Susan since Friday, for I know this is very hard for her.  She is spending this time with her mom, family and son.  Please, keep this family in your prayers.  Please keep my friend Susan in your prayers, for she is the only daughter and she is very close to her mother.  This is a very lonely, scary and difficult time for my friend.  Thank you.  

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Morgan's Scene in Marley and Me (38 seconds of fame)

Pause music to left

Morgan's Scene
(two weeks old)

Morgan watching the movie

Asleep on Daddy

Rolling in undercover to hide from paparazzi

Alright! Alright! A few quick smiles for all my fans! 

I'm "Patrick" in the flick folks! I was in character! 

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Today's Quote 

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Marco Island Tease Two

I am so sad that tomorrow is our last day here, but we have had a blast.  Its been so relaxing.  Today a blogger friend of mine, (Just BeeKoz) and I finally got to meet face to face for the first time, as well as our children.  Jennifer and her two kids Ian and Chloe live in Naples, FL.  They drove out here to meet us today, and while here we let the kids run around, playing football, feeding and chasing seagulls and sitting next to already made build sand-castles.  

While the kids played, so did I.  Playing around with my camera is always fun to me and I just love these shots I got today.  If you are wondering where Hunter is, he made some friends and was out playing 4-on-4 football and didn't want his picture taken.  So, off with the ones that don't really care or have a choice right now.  Here are some of my favorites, and let me introduce you to Jennifer, Ian (4-years) and Chloe (15-months), from Naples, FL.  

Today's Quote

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.


Make it a practice to judge person and things in the most favorable light at all times, in all circumstances. 

Friday, December 19, 2008

First Family Vacation ..... begins tomorrow!

We are heading out tomorrow for Marco Island for a little family vaca/modeling booking.  Saturday and Sunday family/friends vacation days, and Monday and Tuesday we will shoot for the Marriott Resort in Marco Island.  I plan to "try" and snap some really cool shots while I am out there.  Not sure if I will be on computer, but I am taking it so I can load my pictures up when the card is full.  

Anyways, just wanted to wish everyone a happy weekend and a blessed holiday just in case.

By the way, for those that are bloggers, does anyone know what happened to Dribbles-n-Diapers blog friend?  Her blog is no longer there and she didn't give anyone a heads up on leaving us.  Just curious.  

I had some really cute pictures I wanted to share before I left, but the day snuck bye me and I am still packing for 3 people, while having a million things on my mind to not forget.  I forget how much stuff you have to pack for a family when you have multiple kids and one being a baby.  Diapers, swim diapers, sunblock, formula, infant water, bottles, baby food, blankets for crib, toys, sound machine, baby monitor, hats, powder, diaper ointment, baby wash, lotion, fever medication for emergency.....and on and on and on it goes.  WOW!!!! 

I think I may get to meet a blogger friend Jennifer face to face while out there.  I hope so anyways.  We will have to get some great group shots to share with everyone while we do. Jennifer send me your number again, I can't seem to find it. 

Well blogger buddies I am exhausted, hubby is out doing 'last minute' Christmas shopping because we get back Christmas Eve.  LOL Said he wanted me to have something to open on Christmas day with everyone else.  Too cute. 

Okay, I must go....

Marco Island, here we come!!!! (After we stop and have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Clause first).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My First Wordless Wednesday Picture

My Boys - Shilo and Milo! 

Makes you wonder what they are thinking or what they see, looking at themselves in the mirror?

Okay so since I typed words, does that disqualify as an "wordless" Wednesday post?


My boys are 13 years old.

So, you didn't know I worked for Santa, did you?

You never know who you might be "blogging" with these days.  Yes, its true.  I work for Santa. And I have been watching to see who has been naughty or nice bloggers, and Santa is pleased to give you, your blogging 'wish list'.  

1.  How to do strikethrough on words? Click here!

2.  How to make and add a "clickable image"?  Click here

3.  How to make your own "site button"? Click here

These are the sites that I found that helped to guide me, that I thought were very easy to follow.  

A 'cherry on top' from me to you that I sort of taught myself, and haven't seen or heard of anyone giving out this little secret that I find to be helpful.

On your sidebar when you add a clickable image, site button or text. You will notice it often ends up a little pushed to the far left of the sidebar and not centered.  If you add this piece of code (without the spaces exactly what you see in RED), at the beginning of any html code you add, it will automatically center if for you.  <   center    > Remember NO SPACES! 

Now who's your daddy, MOMMY Best Blogger Friend, Today?  Happy Blogging my Friends and Merry Christmas to ALL. 

Ho! Ho! Ho! 

PS:  Yes, that is ME in the picture, it was a shot I modeled for in ABC Catalog.  It was the most Christmasy (yes, I said Christmasy) picture I had.  Laughing! So, if you are really desperate to find a pair of pj's or slippers like that, now you know where to look.  LTD/ABC Catalog
Today's Quote 

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Ill see you gators later..... I got a spa to be at today!!!!  Sweeeeeettt!!!!

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE MANY BIRTHDAY WISHES, ON FACEBOOK, EMAIL, BLOG or TEXT!!!!  I have the coolest friends, hubby, kids and family! No doubt! 

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me -

And since it is my blog I get to type about whatever I want on my birthday, right?  RIGHT! 

Well, this morning I woke up to a bunch of kisses from hubby at what seemed to be like 2:00 AM, for I just wasn't ready to open my eyes or have a conversation of any kind.  Then soon following that I have a cute little boy singing over me "Happy Birthday to you, cha-cha-cha!" with his oh so disgusting, I think I am going to throw up very sweet morning breath!  While turning on the light and yanking my eye mask off my face to make me read his card he got for me.  I could barely get my eyes to open to focus, but some how I managed to read the words of that very cute LARGE card he gave me. Thank you Hunter-bunter I love you boo. 

Following that I am greeted with the cutest little girl smile that is oh so contagious.  Butterfly, looking at me with those bright eyes as if she just saw me for the first time in her life and is just so excited to see me.  I love that look.  Then, I got to kiss her wet slobbery lips and sniff that breath that never has a day of stink to it.  Love it.  I think she wants to say "mama" today, she has been saving it for this day today!  Yea Right!

Then as if a mommy couldn't be more pleased or ask for more, I am greeted with a bunch of "meows" by my two lions who are saying to me feed me 'Happy Birthday to best Mom ever, ever, ever'.....! All to find that one of them had puked in one of my dinning room chairs.  Nice!  I love them anyways! 

So, its my birthday hu?  It really just feels like another day.  It is to that point where you don't even think about it until it really is here.  You no longer go to bed excited about it as you did when younger.  You no longer count down the days until it is here because you are just that excited.  Instead, when you get to this point, and when someone says the wrong age that you are, while brushing your teeth you actually have to take a moment to think about it.  Asking yourself, how old am I?  Are they right or am I just going that crazy?  To find yourself doing the subtraction in your head to confirm that, yea, you are getting that old young, but aren't going that crazy yet (key word YET). 

So, I take my son to school this morning and on the way home I see a little kitty that he been hit by a car.  It couldn't have happened long before I arrived, because it was not there on the way to school.  Of course being the animal lover I am, I just had to turn around and go pick it up.  I happened to have a bag in my car and so I wrapped him up.  He was still a bit warm and limp.  It was very sad.  I picked him up carefully and placed him in my car.  Took him over to the guard gate gentlemen and asked if they could call whom ever it is they call to come and pick up the kitty.  The guys, being jerks lazy (as I often seen them to be at that guard gate when I have had to deal with them)  were refusing to help me.  Telling me that he is allergic to cats.  What? I said to him "you don't have to hold the dead cat or take it home with you, I am simply asking that you have someone pick it up.  I am doing you guys a favor from having it continue to be ran over." He told me he would give me the number and I could have someone pick it up.  


So, I then said "I am going to lay the kitty down right here, and you can decide what to do with it."  I said "this is part of your responsibility, part of why I pay hundreds of dollars in fees to live here.  You can help me and the rest of the paying owners that live here by getting this kitty off our streets and call the animal control guys yourself. Have a nice day."  I know  a bit harsh, but come on, do they have to be the way they were being to me.  I mean it is MY birthday today, right?  *winking*

As I am driving away, I feel a bit sad and angry.  Sad for the kitty, because I had a vision that the guy tossed him in a trash can, but then again what would the animal control do differently?  Nothing! Angry, because the guy was simply being rude, lazy and inconsiderate.  And didn't he know is after all my birthday today.  A birthday girl gets what she wants!  LOL Well, at least I pretend that to be the case today.  Ugh!!! 

By the way, as I am turning my car around, I see the guy walking out to "write down" my license plate number.  Oh no, what will happen to ME, for cleaning up a dead kitty out of the streets so it doesn't continue to get ran over and passing children don't have to be faced with such a horrible site?  Ridiculous!  

Okay, on to something more enthusiastic, at least I think so anyways.  For the last week my daily devotionals that I read by Purpose Driven Life, have been talking on the subject of Christmas.  Every day giving some devotion on what is really behind this word "Christmas".  Today's topic is that God Changes Us.  As I sat here reading it, I really thought, what a great devotions to read today, on my birthday.  I may be 31 25 years old young today, but I can still be changed.  You can still teach this old dog (although, I'd rather be considered a cat) new tricks.  I loved reading this devotion and thought I would share it, because it is my birthday, my blog and I can!   We all can be changed, but we can't do it on our own.


Christmas: God Changes Us
by Rick Warren

I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn’t that the real question? Romans 7:24 (MSG) 

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Have you figured out yet that a lot of times you are your own worst enemy? It’s your own reactions, your own fears, your own inadequacies that cause you to act in foolish ways. I know that’s true for me.

I need to be saved from myself because there are things I don’t like about me – things I wish I had done differently, things I’d like to change. But I can’t change them, not on my own power. I need an outside power source.

You may be saying, “I can change.” I hate to say this, but you can’t. In January, you’re going to make a list of New Year’s resolutions. And, by the end of January, that list will be in the dumpster. Why? Because you can’t change on your own; you need God’s power. You need a Savior, someone who can make the changes you can’t make yourself.

Let me make an important point here: God never wastes energy. He doesn’t waste effort on things that are unnecessary. In other words, if you didn’t need a Savior, he wouldn’t have sent one. The very fact that God sent a Savior means you need one.

The truth is, if you are honest about it, sometimes you feel like your life is out of control. That’s a pretty common feeling. Welcome to the human race!

The apostle Paul felt that way 2,000 years ago. Paul says this in the Bible: “I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? The answer, thank God, is that Jesus Christ can and does” (Romans 7:24-25 MSG). That’s the answer!

Let me be honest with you. You may be looking for salvation in the wrong places, that’s why you’re frustrated. You’re looking for that one thing that’s going to give you fulfillment and meaning and peace in life.

Some of us think that if we could just get married, or if we could just get a certain job, or a promotion, or attain a certain level of wealth, or have a baby – or if our babies would grow up and graduate! – things would be great.

You’re looking in the wrong places.

A lot of people are looking for salvation in a self-help book. Or they’re looking for it in therapy or in a fad or diet. Or they’re looking for it in a vacation, “If I could just escape to Tahiti, everything would be great.” The problem is that if you go to Tahiti, you’re taking you with you!

The answer is not in a place. It’s not in a program or a pill. The answer is a person: Jesus Christ. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life is never going to make sense.


Wasn't that a great devotional and doesn't it just give you a great outlook on your life and it's future?  It does for me. I pray and ask God every day to change me.  I ask him often, that he probably wants to say back to me "okay, okay, I heard you the zillionth time, you want me to make you more like Me." Yes, I do! I ask God to make me be more Christ like every day, to help me to be the parent to my children as he is to His, and the wife to my husband as he is to the church.  When someone hurts me or rubs me wrong, I ask to be reminded to love that unlovable person even more.  I ask that God help me with my words and my responses in my reactions to things I may not like.  I can't do it myself.  I have a mouth on me and I can tend to be hurtful with my mouth, if I feel hurt first.  As most humans do and would.  I need Gods help to either keep my mouth closed, or help change my thoughts so that my words then follow.  It all starts with Him and your heart.  I ask God to show me how to love how he loves.  So this devotion reminded me, that I am still being worked on, that I still can and am changing, because I am the clay and his is the potterer. LOVE THAT!   

I am so thankful! 

I am done with my Christmas shopping (other than a couple of things I need to go pick up for hubby).  That will be done today as soon as I get off of here, and get baby girl and myself ready to go.  

I have to go buy a new vacuum today too, for mine said "all done." But that is not what I am thankful for. That was just one of those "multi-tasking" thoughts running through my head, reminding myself as I sit here and type to not forget to get a vacuum today.  

Anyways -

I am thankful because I woke up to house full of my favorite people and things.  I woke up to my husband, the most handsome man I know. I am thankful that he is here with me to celebrate this day with me together. That we are here as a family. I am thankful for my two beautiful and healthy children.  That I am blessed with my one girl and my one boy.  I am thankful for my kitties, that I have been with me for 13 years.  They have been through it all with me and have traveled the world with me.  That move "Marley and Me" that is coming out, I bet I cry the entire movie because I will totally relate to the story of it through my years with my kitties, except of course the bad animal behavior part.  They are great, kind, gentle, loving, affectionate and beautiful cats.  They are healthy and have been my snuggle buddies for 13 years.  

I am thankful for my own health.  I am thankful for my home, my career and for all my loving, supportive friends and family.  I am a very blessed girl women.  

Thank you for all that have sent me birthday e-cards, wishes and blessings.  Thank you for caring enough to read my blog, to learn a little about my family and our lives as the chapters unfold by one amazing author, GOD! 

Happy Birthday To Me! Cha-Cha-Cha

PS:  As part of my birthday, hubby is treating me to a spa day with my friend Noelle. Her birthday is tomorrow!  Yummy!!!! 

Today's Quote 

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I'm Learning!!!

Yes, I am learning to do fun stuff on my blog. Today, I basically spent a few hours teaching myself how to make a couple of things.

1. Clickable Pictures (which are pictures that are in my sidebar to the right, that you can click on and then directs you to other sites) So, I made one for my photography blog. If you click on the picture it will take you to my other blog automatically. Pretty cool, hu?

2. Site Buttons (which are the reverse as I just stated in #1. Instead, I made an image "button" for my own blog "Wind Beneath My Wings." I then made a code for that, which you see below that image. You take that code and paste in onto your sidebar of your own blog, and then you will have my picture button on your blog that others can click on to be directed to my blog.) Make sense?

If you are a blogger, you know what I am talking about. If you are not a blogger, then this is a bunch of useless information that means absolutely nothing to you.

Anyways, as confusing as that is, I am very proud of myself. The girls that make the "blog designs" for your blogs, they charge $20 to make you a button. I don't mind paying sometimes for my blog makeover, but to pay $20 for a little button that I just taught myself how to do? Also, they charge $5-$10 to add music to your blogs. That is very easy to do on your own and for free.

I am not trying to take business away from anyone, I love Danielle (Blogs By Danielle) who designed mine and I will use her again in the near future. I just don't want to pay additional money for things I can learn on my own, and beside I find it really fun to learn these things. One day down the road, maybe I will learn how to actually redo my entire blog on my own, but until then I will give Danielle my business. She is wonderful and I highly refer her.

Anyways, I just wanted to share with you what I learned today. So, please help yourself to my button for your own blog, and check out my photography blog too.

Hope everyone is having a blessed weekend.

PS: Tuesday, December 16th, is an important date, can you guess what that may be?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Our Tree!

The Lens -

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Today's Quote 

We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My friend Pooh and Me -

Someone I can pray with -
Give Eskimo Kisses To
Lean On
Cry On
And Share All My Secrets With
PS:  I just got the call that I (ME, MISTY) is going to get permission to photograph my best friends c-section delivery of her little boy in February. I am SO excited about this I have goose bumps on my arms.  Ill remind you as we get closer to keep all of us in your prayers that day.  
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