Sunday, May 27, 2012

Last day of school

Friday was Cooper's last day of school and it's SUMMER!  He has learned so much this year, it's amazing how much he can do now and how much he's progressed :)

Magical Memorial Day Weekend 2012

 We were so lucky to get invited by our friends Julie and Ed to spend a few days with them at Fort Wilderness Lodge and spent yesterday at the Magic Kingdom.  

We loved the campfire sing-a-long and got to meet a lot of characters. The kids had a blast playing together and I am so happy summer has begun!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Cooper and I spent this Mother's Day afternoon at the Avengers in 3D.  I totally gave in to him seeing the movie, it's PG13 and a bit violent I think especially in 3D..but I got to spend the afternoon with Cooper, Twizzlers AND Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man was a win/win. He's 4 1/2...he's a big boy he told me AND he wore a tie and boots so...he could handle it.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Road to Self Renewal

"Meaning is not something you stumble across, like the answer to a riddle or the prize in a treasure hunt. 

Meaning is something you build into your life. You build it out of your own past, out of your affections and loyalties, out of the experience of humankind as it is passed on to you, out of your own talent and understanding, out of the things you believe in, out of the things and people you love, out of the values for which you are willing to sacrifice something. 

The ingredients are there. You are the only one who can put them together into that unique pattern that will be your life.

 Let it be a life that has dignity and meaning for you. If it does, then the particular balance of success or failure is of less account"

John Gardner
(credit to Jennifer Price for giving me parts of this speech)