August 14, 2014

What To Say.... #RobinWilliams

I know I'm not alone in feeling overwhelmed with the news of Robin Williams' suicide.  Like many others I found myself crying for a man I've never met. 

August 8, 2014

You're over 21, that's nice. Where are your parents? #parenting

Aren't you legally responsible for yourself once you're 21?  
When did the rules change and why wasn't I informed?

August 3, 2014

Genealogy Can Be So Cool #ancestry #salvationarmy

OK let's be absolutely clear when it comes to genealogy I am an extreme amateur.  However I can also be like a dog with a bone.  Truth be told I've stayed up way too late this past week playing on

July 30, 2014

904 Life ~ A New Page

Every now and then I run across something here in the 904 that I want to think about sharing.  Well the time has finally come for me to introduce
904 Life

July 23, 2014

Returning With A Rant ~ Movie Previews

Hello! Have you missed me?  Sorry I know it has been a while but we'll get into that another time.  I've really been upping my movie attendance and I've decided some people have simply lost their minds!! And people at Screenings seem to be even crazier....

June 3, 2014

Marines, Parents and the Crucible

In just over a week my son will graduate from United States Marine Corps Recruit Training.  However before that day arrives he and the rest of the recruits in the 3rd Battalion India Company have to spend 54 hours in the Crucible. 

April 30, 2014

He's Becoming A Marine #USMC

It is finally happening, my son is becoming a Marine
OMG my son's becoming a Marine

April 18, 2014

Victoria & Albert Part II #25Anniversary

Welcome back to Part 2 of our 25th Anniversary Dinner in The Victoria Room at Victoria & Albert's Restaurant.  Fair warning you might not want to be hungry when you read this.

April 10, 2014

The Victoria Room For Our 25th Anniversary Part 1

To celebrate our 25th Anniversary in style and elegance we returned to Victoria & Albert.  To separate this from last year's visit we dined in the exclusive Victoria Room. 

April 8, 2014

We've Gone Silver #25yrs

That's right Ladies & Gentlemen, despite the many predictions to the opposite today marks our
         Glitter Text

April 1, 2014

Returning With A Rant

So have you missed me?  Life's been a bit crazy since I last wrote. However before I share what's been going on I thought I'd re-enter with one of my favorite blogging activities~ Ranting

March 7, 2014

A Legacy Unwanted

As the days pass and the lingering pain of intentional hurtfulness diminishes I have been able to come to a clear vision of the legacy that I am glad I avoided.

January 26, 2014

I Am So Not Going To Win Mom of the Year

I never claimed to be Carole Brady, Margaret Anderson or Marion Cunningham but this is a new low for even me:  Dear US Marine Corps, could you take my son sooner then planned? 

January 24, 2014

A New Reason To Love Disney's Frozen

There are only two acceptable reasons that I can imagine as to why you haven't seen Disney's Frozen
1. You are not of this World and while Disney does have incredible reach I don't believe they've gone inter-planet yet
2. Nope don't have another reason~sorry

January 20, 2014

The Time Has Come to Simply Start Over #weightwatchers #SimpleStart

I don't give much credence to New Year's Resolutions, never have never will.  I do however believe in Goals.  I've not mentioned my weight loss journey in a while and it is high time we got that puppy back on track.  So to steal a line from 
Lewis Carrol's  Through the Looking Glass ~
"The time has come," the Walrus said,"To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax
Of cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot
And whether pigs have wings."

The time has come to talk of many things

January 12, 2014

2014 Book Challenges

Prior to last year I didn't know about online book challenges.  All in all I think I faired pretty well.  While I didn't complete or reach all of my goals I most definitely read genres and authors I wouldn't have considered if not for those challenges.   I am going to repeat some of the same challenges as last year and taking on some brave new ones....

January 6, 2014

How Did We Become a Seminole Family? OR Why Am I at BW3 4 hours Before a Game starts?

There are a few things you need to know before you read this post
1) No one in my family has ever attended a school with a Division 1 Football Team
2) Growing up I didn't even know there were football teams beyond the NFL
3) College Football is a religion in the South

January 1, 2014

Welcoming 2014 with a Blog Hop

Happy 2014~~
I thought we'd start the year off with something I haven't done before. 
A blog hop!!