Wednesday, May 26, 2010

end of school update!

WOW!  There's always SOOO much going on at the end of every school year.  Concerts, dance performances, award programs,  etc.. etc ... Then on top of that, we have to start the sign ups and practices for all the summer activities... so with the overlap it's a CRAZY time of year!
We had Maia's Ballroom performance the end of April, moved right into Mesa's Ballroom performances, then to the Flag ceremony and awards program for 5th grade.  And on top of that, we started softball (which I'm coaching again), and baseball. Throw in Mother's Day, Mesa's birthday, and PTO, and that comes out as a VERY busy month! Oh, and Santo changed jobs in the middle of the month as well, so we had a going away party for him from the site, and we are now trying to get used to the new schedule he'll have with the new job... I'm a little overwhelmed some days!  What a baby ... I know there are mom's out there doing more than me.  Anyway - here are a few pix from what's been tying up my time this month!

Mesa was the only student in her class to score a 100% on her Flags test. So she was chosen to present the awards to her class.
Here's Santo with some of the guys he worked with out at SMC.  He's really going to miss that place, and the guys he worked with.
It has been CRAY - BUSY, but in all - a Great Month!
Signing off ... XOXOXO ~Destry

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Shoes for MOM!

Ok.. what does a shoe freak buy their mom for Mother's Day? ...  Shoes of course!  And I don't know how many of you know my mother, but she has a thing for zebras - So....  I found her a perfect gift. Zebra striped Keds. AND to top it off... my little sister got her a zebra striped shoulder bag... Voila! Mom's got 2 of the most important pieces of the perfect outfit! Now I guess we just have to take her out on the town so she can show 'em off!  Happy Mother's Day to moms everywhere~~~

Signing off XOXOXO~

Thursday, May 6, 2010

on the lighter side ...

Ok .. this is going to be random for a lot of you reading this .. (Like I have a ton of followers).  However, I'm writing because for about a week now, I have been living "on the lighter side."  No .. I'm not dieting - I should be- - -  even better ... I'm LIVING!
You don't realize just how much anger, hurt, and bitterness you hang on to, until it's gone. .... ... I believed I had let it go.  That It didn't bother me, and that things were the way they were, and I'd just have to learn to deal with it and move on... Which I did ... - Or so I thought.  ...  But it was always there.  The questions, the worries, the anger, the frustration ... hiding underneath all the smiles and laughter.  Under all the strong, courageous, actions - it was there - and not far from the surface, I might add. ... But I'm not weighed down with it anymore.
Forgiveness is a wonderful thing.  Especially when it's a true act of forgiving.  When those involved have been healed enough to feel ready for it. The giving and the receiving.  For understanding mistakes, and realizing the need to mend things.  I've made many mistakes in my life, and I'm sure I will continue to do so, but I will always give myself credit for learning from those mistakes, and growing, and moving on in a more positive manner.  ...  ..  Do I deserve forgiveness? ...  I hope so!  I know that I won't take certain things for granted anymore.  I know what is important to me, and I love and appreciate all that life offers me.  I have been relieved of the heaviness I was carrying around - - a weight of, anger, guilt, sorrow, and bitterness for years... I didn't realize how much it consumed me.  And I had no idea how freeing it would be once it was gone.  The burden started to feel normal... like it would always be there, and I would need to drag it with me thru the rest of my life.  And then one day - out of the blue.... it's gone, and I'm finally living back "on the lighter side" of life! --  I'm almost floating on air...

~ Signing off  XOXOXO