Sunday, June 29, 2008

Whale Watching in Maine

We headed out 25 miles in the Atlantic Ocean to see if we could see some whales. About half way out we spotted a blow from a whale. Slowed the boat down and the whale did not surface again. So, we headed out to the area that we were suppose to see several whales. People on the boat spotted one and then I thought I missed it. A few minutes later seen another one and here are some pics that I got. The Whale watching was not that good the boat lady said, so she gave us free tickets to go again. Unfortunately, we did not have time for another five hour trip.
This is the boat that we went out on.
Shawn and Mitchell awaiting the departure.
Tom, Amanda, and Lea also waiting to leave. These guys got soaked on the trip. We had 6-8ft waves. Then they went down in the front of the boat and sat on the floor. Then Tom came up to sit with me after a while then---SPLASH! So, I hung onto him to go inside. Well, that is where my stomach started to go UH-OH and we headed back out to the front so I could see the horizon and have some fresh air. Something about being confined and all that movement. Funny thing, when we were heading inside, I hung onto Tom's shirt and the rail and my feet left the floor a couple times. CRAZY!!!!!

The whale came out of the water pretty good for us. I thought I would see them jump out of the water.

The same whale, but came out of the water more with a bigger arch. Probably to go down deeper into the ocean.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Two Days!

We leave in two days. After Matt's graduation on Saturday we are heading over to Maine. I am so excited for this trip. We will have so much fun, sightseeing, relaxing, fresh seafood, charter fishing, and who knows what else.

Today bought two boogie boards for Shawn and Mitchell. They are excited to use them.

I am looking forward to relaxing on the beach, visiting the sites, viewing the sunsets and listening to the ocean and feeling the breeze off of that ocean.

I just want to thank everyone who stopped by and wished me a Happy Birthday. Much appreciated and that was thoughtful of you all. Also, all those friends and family members of mine that have made that day special for me.

Monday, June 9, 2008


Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birrrrrrtttthhhhdaaaaayyyyy to meeee-eeeeeeee, Happy Birthday to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA

It is so hard to believe that I am 41 years old! Where did that time go? I have to say that I have had a pretty good life and for the most part have enjoyed most of it. I have been blessed with great friends,( most of my friends are like family to me), certain family members, and two natural birth children and two step-children. I never imagined what the years would have brought to me. Yeah, in my head I had an idea, but some of the things that happened I kinda figured on and some things, I never would have planned on or imagined. But, all in all, I am thankful and happy to where God has brought me in my life.

Isn't it interesting how life's roads bring you to certain places? Some of the roads have been like a Sunday Drive and some have been like a roller coaster at Cedar Point. Sunday Drive-slow and take a gander at what is around you and breath in the air, stop and smell the roses, and sometimes it takes time to get through what you need to. The roller coaster side- sometimes it goes so fast you scream with excitement and then it is over. Sometime it can be scary like Top Thrill Dragster.

Anyway, I hope you all have a blessed day and try to enjoy every moment of your life. Don't make life so serious all the time. Try to have fun with it! Take time to stop and smell the roses and enjoy the view.

Saturday my friends Ted and Faith and their three kids made me dinner at my house and we had steak, baked potatoes, mac salad, tossed salad, garlic bread, cake for dessert. All of it was so yummy and I am so glad to have friends like that. They kept kicking me out of the kitchen. So, I stayed in the pool for a while and tried to keep my hands tied as I wanted to help.

Sunday, Tom's Mom and Dad, Sister Sara and her friend and Amanda and Shawn all went to Carrabas for dinner. Very nice Italian Restaurant. It is one of my favorites. Mitchell and Mason could not go because they were at their Mom's for a visit. I got the Pasta Weesie--it is a Shrimp Alfredo and mushroom in an Alfredo wine sauce. Did I mention how tasteful it was? Holy Cow!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Can Do All

I was wandering along on the Internet and came across this video. First I thought, that is really special that the father would take his handicap son out on a triathlon. Well, that is what I think it is, where you run, swim and bike.

As I watched this video I thought to myself, God only gives the privilege for certain people to take on a challenge like that. The ones who can handle it I think. Maybe the ones who God knows that they will do right by taking care of God's child.

I have known some people who have had this privilege and have done a fine job. God bless them for doing well.

This man will be truly rewarded in Heaven some day. Also, I cried during watching this video and was so happy to see the smile on this kids face as his father did this event. I know doing that would be difficult just for the individual himself let alone having another one to carry, push or swim with. All that extra weight. Yet, the father did not care about that and did not think it was such a burden. Just like our Heavenly Father. He does not think that we are a burden or a hindrance to Him. He will carry us through too.

Enjoy your day! God bless!