Friday, June 29, 2012

Not So Good Friday

Today started off being really good it was FRIDAY !!!! Jennifer was feeling better , Yay !!!

Then by lunch well just not so great ..........

I know there are days like that but I will be fine just some hurtful words.

Then tonight I found this & it really spoke to me.

Hoping for a awesome tomorrow !!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lots of Prayers

So many people I have been praying for the wildfires are so terrible. I have always heard of them but learned so much more after moving to Nevada.

Then you have Florida & all the flooding , terrible storms. So many people needing prayer everywhere.

So tonight as I go to bed I'm praying for people all over the USA. So many things going on.

I also have a prayer request for My Jennifer. We thought it was just allergies & drainage but she was coughing quite a bit today , so when Dad came home tonight we talked. I told him I felt something more was wrong , a Mother just knows. She had no fever but the cough was terrible.

A trip to urgent care tonight + Diagnosed w/ bronchitis = Get Well Soon " My Jennifer "

Lots of rest , fluids , TLC & prayers hoping she is better for the 4th of July. No real Huge plans but we have a carnival right next to us at the park which starts Saturday runs thru July 4th so I'm hoping she is better. My kids when one is sick they all stick together. Ridge said well Mom if she isn't better then none of us will go. That's my kids & yes that's real love no matter how much they argue sometimes.

I think she got it from a couple neighbor kids that have been coughing terrible. I just told Paul the other day those kids sound so bad. Praying they get better too.
Thank you all so much.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I found this on Pinterest tonight.

Had a chat w/ my Mom the other day & looking back at things we both have been through , WOW !!

Even though it was hard at times , hope was always there for me.

I even told my Mom I wouldn't have it any other way , I'm blessed & thankful.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Messy Money Order

Wow what a stressful weekend & all over a money order ..............

Thursday evening Paul went to the bank to get our money order for the rent. They don't take checks at the office since to many were bad so everyone has to do it this way. We have never had any problems until Friday. Friday after lunch I went and paid the rent. I was in a rush & so was the landlord so we didn't chat to long.

Later that afternoon I got a phone call from Paul telling me the landlord had called him a work & told him her bank bag had got stolen from her truck. I called the bank to find out how to stop the payment of the money order. I found out so Paul said he would stop by on his way home. It turned out the bank said it was up to the landlord to do it since she was the person who had it. paul got the number for her to call & talked to her about it. So the weekend passed & this morning I asked if she had called. She didn't really say but I didn't think she had. It wasn't just our money order it was another couple just moving in & another man. She had altogether almost five thousand dollars. Here she never even called the police either. I came home & did a little bit on the computer & called the bank. So later today after Paul got off of work we spent almost two hrs at the bank.

I'm happy after taking the time to check on it all we are safe. We have a new money order , got charged a fee for stopping the payment which the landlord told us we would be refunded for. I'm so thankful God was watching over it all. No one cashed the money order or if they had the bank could not have helped us. It's so much harder to stop a money order than a check. Paul & I also can't believe that she never called the cops at all.

So very thankful once again for God watching over the whole Messy Money Order Deal.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

My Funny Faces

I got a new phone today & while testing out the camera I got some funny faces.

I love these kids all of them except for Thaniqua was hiding ........


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Catching Up & A Prayer Request

Just a few things to bring you up to date on ..........

Thank you for the prayers for my Mom. She is doing well goes back to see the doctor this coming Thursday. She did have a little bit of a scare last week but seems like things are going smooth now. She had one of the hose become plugged & was not draining well so gave her some discomfort. It was a easy fix. I'm planning on going back some where shortly after the 4th of July. I will be there for about a month, Yay !!!

Ridge had a band concert on June 5th. It went well and he is staying in band in middle school. He really enjoys it. I'm so glad staying active in school is great.

Carly well it seems like she has taken a back burner the past couple weeks but she is enjoying getting outside & playing. This year she is old enough to hang w/ the big kids. She calls them her kids can I go out & play with my kids. Carly keeps talking about going to Kindergarten. She has a couple years yet just shows you how grown up she is.

Here is a picture I took just playing around yesterday morning.

My Big Little Girl

I do have a prayer request for a BLM blogger. I don't know her & I just read her blog yesterday for the first time. CourtneyT her name her husband & two month old daughter were in a terrible auto accident. You can go here if you would like to read her blog. It is so heartbreaking & so unfair. Thank you so much for praying. I know that through it all God will carry them through this.


I Am a Survivor

My sweet , wonderful friend Fran over at Small Bird Studios shared this on Facebook yesterday. I fell in love w/ this and wanted to share it here on my blog.

For anyone who has lost a child. Feel free to print it out or share.

This is so beautiful and I look at how far I have came & so amazed at how strong I have become. I'm a survivor. Looking at this picture I see the darkness and how beautiful the bright butterfly makes me feel. My children how I forever miss you daily but there will be a sweet day when I will hold you forever. Thank you God for that.

Keeping each and everyone of you close to my heart always & your children.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Viva De Loco Tostada

Wow two posts today I'm proud of myself , Lol
I had some free time and plus I decided to take some time or I was going to slip really behind.

I wanted to share about Thaniqua's classroom restaurant. This just one more reason I really loved the teacher she had this year. She really taught them so much. Hands on learning to was really awesome.

The name was " Viva De Loco Tostada "

As you can see below the menu the children made up with Mrs Berge's help.

The students all had different items that they were to supply for the day. They had time slots for the parents 11:30 , 12:00 & 12:30 to come in to eat w/ the student. I was also able to take Ridge & Jennifer along as my guests. Got them out of class they loved that. Each person eating was given a fake ten dollar bill. The children came & took your order served you & waited on you for drinks. They had water & lemonade. The tables had baskets of salsa & chips to munch on , Yummy stuff.

At the end of the meal you had to pay your bill the student had to go & get change from there cash register. They had a real one so the children could see how to work one. The change we could give them as tips. We also had a survey to fill out on a scale of poor to excellent.

It was really a good experience for them. They filled all the orders plus any mistakes they had to fix. Lots of learning from manners to math to food prep even though all the veggies & were cooked & chopped before hand. I must say the food was Awesome. So many parents agreed much better than Taco Bell. I myself was glad to see a lot of parents come in and support them in this. It was only for one day June 6th.

What a awesome idea Mrs Berge & thanks for a wonderful lunch.


Our School Girls & Awards

Jennifer & her amazing teacher Mrs Owens !!!

Jennifer was the in the top of her class. She got awards plus made the GATE class for next year. GATE means Gifted & Talented Education. We are so proud of her.

It was really nice Dad took a few hrs off to come for awards. I'm always there for the end of quarter awards but it was nice to have Dad there.

Thaniqua got a very special award ~ Student of the year in her class. Mrs Berge picked the student she felt worked the hardest & had so much growth. I didn't know she was getting it til a couple days before. We are so proud of her.

Yay Thaniqua !!!!!!

Thaniqua also made the Leadership club for next school year , so we are so excited for that.

Also as this year came to a close it was a huge one for Thaniqua's teacher. She was retiring just wanted to take some time to do some other things in her life. Thaniqua's teacher & I are the same age. Mrs Berge was a real joy & I'm so glad Ridge & Thaniqua got the chance to learn from her.

Here is a awesome picture of Thaniqua & Mrs Berge !!!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

While today I'm sad missing my Father , I know he is in Heaven. So very thankful to know one sweet day we will see each other again. He was a great guy & yes I was a Daddy's girl.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there. Hoping your day was awesome.

I found this online & fell in love with it. So very true.

For all the Dad's that have lost children sending so much Love.

Jennifer made this beautiful card for Dad at school. So lovely & so awesome because she made it herself.

We had a great day I made Breakfast for Dinner , Paul's favorite. Just hung out at home Together. Great family time.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ridge 's 5th Grade Graduation

Thought I would start this post off with Ridge's 1st grade picture. This is when we first came to Nevada.

This is Ridge's 5th Grade Graduation. It was a emotional time for Mom. I'm so proud of him. Ridge worked very hard at these last five years. I'm excited as we start Middle school & all that comes with that. Ridge got all A's & was in the top of his 5th grade class. He also graduated the D.A.R.E. Program.

Paul got to take four hours personal time to come to see him graduate. That was so nice. Thaniqua just made the Leadership group for the new school year so she passed programs & of course Jennifer & Carly were there.

Ridge Logan Williard ~ The big Grad

Ridge and his amazing , awesome teacher. She was wonderful & Ridge learned so much from her.

Jennifer decided to have a little fun with the monkeys at graduation after it was over.

Lots more posts to come I promise been extra busy this week so much I'm trying to catch up on since school was out on Wednesday. Miss you all so much.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Balloon & Field Day

Thought I would share this beautiful hot air balloon we seen while walking to school Thursday morning. It was super low & Jennifer bless her heart said maybe they would give her a ride to school. She is so silly !!!! It was really nice to see & very pretty colors.

Friday was the children's field day at school, of course I said yes I would help out. It was a beautiful day , not to hot a little wind so nice no one had to get sick from the heat. They had a lot of fun things for them to do & of course the Tug of War my favorite. I'm so glad the kids enjoy me helping out & being there.

I had fun a blast w/ the kids & then got to eat lunch with all of them & there friends.

Well I'm off to bed have more to say but I have to be at school to dress up like a pirate for Thaniqua's class in the morning. Thaniqua's teacher is awesome & well I couldn't turn her down. Thaniqua knows nothing about it so should be interesting.

Hoping you all have a great Monday !! I plan on it. :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Six Word Saturday

Been a while since I played along but if you would like to join in just click on the button below.

My six words for today are ~

Three more days , School is out.

I have been so busy this past week. School , School & more School. I really enjoy being a huge part of my children's life at school , so no way am I complaining. This school year is coming to a close & its extra emotional. My oldest is graduating from grade school my 5th grader , next year middle school. I'm doing good have been extra busy helping out w/ lots of end of school year fun.

So Wednesday is a Huge day for Mom & my Ridge. I am excited for the school year to end but looking forward to new beginnings.

P.S. If you read my blog regularly I have a lot of catching up to do from last week so look out for some fun posts.

Have a great Six Word Saturday & rest of the weekend.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom

Today I'm taking a few minutes to wish My MOM a Happy Happy Birthday !!!

She loves pink roses , so this for you Mom.

So glad that you are home she was released Tuesday afternoon & doing well. I have talked to her a couple times & can't wait til I go home to visit soon.

Happy Happy Birthday Mom !!!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

This is Amazing

Some of you might have seen this video already but this is so Amazing. I'm also from Ohio so it really means a lot. The best part of this her parents really raised her well. I'm so glad to see someone doing something nice instead of always hearing the bad things.

Columbus, Ohio. June 2, 2012-- Girl's State Track & Field Championship. With less than 100 meters to finish in the girls 3200 meter race, runner Arden McMath collapsed on the track. She tried to get up, but collapsed to all fours again.

West-Liberty Salem's Meghan Vogel could have taken the opportunity to pass her--but she didn't.

Meghan stopped, helped Arden to her feet and literally carried her the last 30 meters across the finish line.

She also made sure that Arden crossed the line before her, even though it meant that she finished dead last in the race.

With all the pessimistic news surrounding the youth of America lately, it's the kids like this that restore my faith and give me hope for the future.

It's the kids like this that deserve the headlines & the attention.

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