Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Proud mom

There is not much more I love than being a mom (being a grandma is a super close runner up).

We're all proud people.  I love my children's accomplishments.  But they just came out good looking.

Thank goodness!!

Monday, January 29, 2018

ANTM - CEM 2018


Ruth's vocab word in seventh grade that I continue to love is epiphany.  

My favorite vocab word from seventh grade was pontificate.  When asked what that meant today I quickly defined it.

Pontificate- to ramble on and on with unnecessary words 

And there's urban dictionary 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Tarzan's 50th Birthday Party

When I was born into the Young family the gift given to me was unconditional love. My parents invested in loving us, while continuing to teach each one of us unique talents in this world.  My mom was my advocate and told me I could do anything.  My dad would look me in the eyes and tell me I was the cutest and the smartest.  They said I could do it, so I did.  

When Ash and I got married,  the biggest observation was that it was difficult for him to receive love. The kindest, gentlest man that gives of his whole self to people he loves and trusts. But had a barrier that made it difficult to see just how many people love him.  

This year for his 50th birthday, I early on planned for a year of milestones that would show him love in the purest form.  My goal was that he would get "catch up". to the legacy that is deep inside me to not only give but the blessings that come when you receive it.  

This is a special thank from me for being a part of this journey.  Last night after everyone left we cried together.  The tears celebrated this fragile life that we live.  It wasn't sadness that poured from our eyes, but that God allowed him to make it the 50th milestone.  Ash is basking in the glow of friendship, family and his heart/soul is receiving your love.  I am forever grateful for your taking the time to invest in our family and for loving my amazing husband.

Friday, July 14, 2017

The year it was short

My aunt Linda says "once you cut your hair short, it's always too long".  2 months, another inch off ๐Ÿ˜œ

Friday, June 2, 2017


This happened 2 months ago, didn't publish

Oh and blogger........

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


At airport early - check 
Change clothes - check 
Pee'ed - check
Conference call - check
Stuck on wrong side if security- uncheck

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

42 minutes of Joy

Love this lady
And this baby boy!!!

So blessed that she fought Dallas traffic to come see me for less than an hour


Thursday, November 3, 2016


For reference this photo was taken to prove these chili cheese fries (note only 20% were consumed by both is us) are bigger than his head.

In contrast these two fish tacos were 2 little guys (and I had to order a third one), because it was way littler than my head.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


When MJM was 7 years old she went swimming with the dolphins.  This may sound like a simple, fun activity.  But it was much more. In fact I have referenced this as life changing.  

She changed.  She saw something she wanted, and conquered any fears she had around getting in the water, being away from her sister and parents, swimming with an animal 25 times her size.  After this she fell in love with activities where she could control her fear.  Roller coasters and haunted houses moved to the top of her list (now anyone who knows her sister REM would assume with her personality that this was her gig, let me confirm that that child is much more like her mom and would choose to stay away or online shop rather than put yourself in this situation).

Somewhere close to the dolphin adventure MJM decided she wanted to work at a Haunted House. She has looked at, explored, talked about and been a participant at every Haunted House in town (and most out of town - except for NYC because it was June and I refused to go).

This season she applied for and finally made this goal come true.  I will tell you, I have never been so proud of this girl. She has given up every weekend for the past six weeks. She has gone so far out of her comfort zone. Every night the bloody pic she sends me warms my heart.  My beautiful girl and ugly herself up well.  Her passion has been so strong she even convinced CEM to work one night with her. 

With the end of this season I know she'll grieve not being there with her new found friends.  This was not just a Haunted House. It wasn't just learning the art of the scare.  This too was life changing............

Monday, October 31, 2016