Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year !!!!!!


Friday, December 30, 2011

Five Minute Friday ~ Open

I found this blog hop & thought I would join in. Sometimes it seems like all I have is Five minutes.

Five minutes to just write, and not worry if it’s just right or not. Kind of like how the rest of my life is at the moment.

Want to join me?

1. Write for only five minutes.
2. Link up by clicking on the button.
3. Go leave some comment love for the five minutes
who linked up before you.

It’s great , give it a try and see. Here is the topic ~ OPEN

GO .......

Open to me is new ways or things. I'm a pretty open person about anything. I didn't used to be.

I'm proud to say that I feel I have a Open relationship with my children. Even though they are young I want them to feel like there is nothing that we can't talk about or deal with. Just yesterday Jennifer came to me w / a off the wall question & we both handled it well.

I also like the fact that my children are Open about being a Christian. This world is tough & it makes me happy to see them not be afraid to share w/ others there feelings on this.

Open can have so many meanings & I want to Open the new year 2012 w/ so many good things plus knowing there will be sad times with Open arms.


My five minutes for today.
OK, your turn – show me what you’ve got.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Project 365 - Day 363

Tonight when I came out of the store from grocery shopping the sky was beautiful.

Santa Gives Back - Christmas 2011

This is a video of the Christmas play the girls were in at our church. It's 29 minutes long but really cute.
Thaniqua & Jennifer did a good job.
Just thought I would share this.

GSWC from Handlebar Studios on Vimeo.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Project 365 ~ Day 362

Thaniqua trying to be a rockstar w/ Little Miss Carly's toy.

Silly girl <3

Wordless Wednesday

Any guesses ? ? ? ? ?

My cousin took this picture in Florida.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Project 365 - Day 361

Today in the park I seen these geese. It was mild out about 50 degrees nice weather.

Poem & A Wonderful Friend

I lost a friend from back home the day before Christmas. She was a wonderful lady just a few years older than me. She loved life and was just a fun person to be around. I'm sad that she is gone but I know that I will see her again one day. I also can't be there at her service to say goodbye but this was in the morning paper w/ her obituary per her request. I thought I would share it.



When tomorrow starts without me

And I'm not there to see

If the sun should rise and find your eyes

All filled with tears for me

I wish so much you wouldn't cry

The way you do each day

While thinking of the many things

We didn't get to say

I know how much you love me

As much as I love you

And each time that you think of me

Please know I miss you too

But when tomorrow starts without me

Please try to understand

That an angel came and called my name

And took me by the hand

The angel said a place was ready

In heaven up above

And that I'd have to leave behind

All those I truly love

I had so much to live for

So much yet to do

It seemed almost impossible

That I was leaving you

When tomorrow starts without me

Don't think we're far apart

For every time you think of me

I'm right here in your heart!

Author Unknown


Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

Another Christmas in the books. We had a good day , Carly was more excited this year. She kept telling me for the past two weeks that Jennifer & her were on the nice list. I was happy everyone was healthy. There has been so much sickness going around. Santa came & the kids were happy.

Here is a few pics ............

Hoping that your Christmas was wonderful.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Happy Birthday " Jesus "

Merry Christmas from all of us " The Croley Gang "


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sending Wishes

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas Eve & A Merry Christmas !!! Also remembering those that have children that are in Heaven or any loved one may the holiday be peaceful for you. Remembering the true meaning of Christmas Jesus's birthday & knowing that because of him we have Heaven to look forward to with our loved ones forever. ♥ ♥ ♥


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Love this

I love this the true meaning of Christmas.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Project 365 ~ Day 355

The pretty spot of water I love to look at in the park beside us , all frozen this morning. Still beautiful & peaceful.

Remembering Caden

This morning as I looked at the newspaper I read this , my heart is sad. A little boy that attended my children's school lost his life last Friday. The kids only knew of him since he was in Kindergarten. I remember when I got the chance to take him out to the garden to check on some plants & give them water. He had a smile that could light up a room. He battled cancer for 3 years & such a strong little boy. I'm sad & in tears as I type this but I know that one precious day we will see him again.

Little Caden Tyler Huarte. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You're in a better place now amongst the other angels, and your unprecedented strength while here, will never be forgotten..

Obituary: Caden Tyler Huarte |


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Last Friday ~ Dec 16th

Last Friday was Ridge's lunch bunch day. I had lunch w/ him & his best friend. I got a couple subs from Subway & took for lunch. The boys enjoyed it , so did I. I keep thinking next year Ridge will be in Middle school , Wow so hard to believe.

The girls had went Christmas Caroling. The choir went a few places in town. So they had pizza when they got back at 1pm. They really enjoyed going.

I stayed after lunch because Jennifer's class was having a party. All the kids were having one but I felt like after Jennifer's week at school & the backpack deal I would go to hers. They had cookies to decorate. That was interesting & sorta messy. The kids did do a great job of keeping the frosting off the floor.

I took a few pics.

I Love the look on Jennifer's face.

Jennifer's cookies , every child had ten cookies to decorate.

Love the last picture ~ Happy Holidays ~ No more school til next year 2012.


Project 365 ~ Day 354

Little Miss Carly's sweet Nutella Face

Monday, December 19, 2011

New Ornaments

Just a few of the new ornaments this Christmas.

The first one the children got at church. I really love it.

The last two I got in a ornament exchange on Facebook. I love snowmen anyway & I was really excited for them.


Missed Blogging & U

Wow , I finally made it back to my blog. I have missed you so much.

I enjoy writing and all but last week when I said I would be busy I had no idea it would be that busy. Along w/ all the school things then the whole backpack deal I just got so wrapped up.

Which is another thing wrapped up .......... I'm usually done wrapping presents but not this year. I'm not even done shopping. The down side today is the first day of the children's three week break. So while I'm trying to catch up on here I will be shopping & wrapping while the kids are not looking , Lol

This morning I took this picture of the sky. Pretty Awesome , the sun was just coming up. So it is also my Project 365 - Day 353 even though I'm so far behind.

Have more to share but gotta go make some lunch. Be back later ......... :)


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Our Anniversary & Verdict on School Boys

Five years ago today I married a really Awesome guy. We have had our share of ups & downs but we have always seen it though TOGETHER !!!! Happy Anniversary Paul Croley , I ♥ You !!

No big plans tonight just staying home. I have baking for school to do. Thaniqua went to the church potluck supper. Being home together is the best anyway. Last night Paul & I took Jennifer & Thaniqua to sing in the school choir for the school board. It was fun just us sitting together w/out Carly was really different.

On another note ~

Well the verdict is in ~ The four boys had to tell Jennifer they were sorry for what they did. Then write letters telling Jennifer & Paul & I that they are sorry.

Starting yesterday they only have lunch recess for the rest of the week which Friday is the last day of school for the year.

No Christmas party Friday , plus they have to work of Jennifer's new backpack.

There parents were also called to school.

The principal is also going to make this a example when school goes back in session at the start of a new year. She was very very upset.

Jennifer is happy with the new backpack. It is plain purple but she doesn't want anything pretty for school anymore that is the sad part. Thanks again for all the kind thoughts. It is very sad that children so young are so mean.

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