Tuesday, September 29, 2015

tOdaY!!

i want to remember all that i learned while at a retreat {one move retreat} hosted by the amazing liz lamoreux.  one of the biggest reminders of self*care for myself is to be STILL.  learn to be quiet and listen to what my mind, body and soul needs.  then ask if i need anything.  if i don't take care of myself, i can't be there for anyone else.  as i type this and listen to my fingers tapping on the keyboard while it's quiet around me, i feel centered, grounded and free from the chaos.  i can hear my beating heart, focus on my breath and smile as peace enters in.  i can close my eyes and feel the breeze on my face, the smell of the ocean, the sound of the waves and know that i am oK.  

water calms my souL in a way that i can not explain.  my heart yearns for this calm all the time.  if i can't be near the water, i must remember it.  i must as i need to remind myself often that connie needs to take care of herself too, as i spends countless time, energy and hours taking care of others.  that i need to do all things possible to make sure i am healthy, happy and centered.  i know it's not easy to take care of myself as that is not something i've ever been good at.  i am worth it and know the importance of it, so that is what i am doing today...seLf*caRe.

may your day be filled with all the things that bring you peace.

love and hugs
connie

photo credit: mE

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

meet my grandson...

i  would like to introduce to you my grandson!! 


i am extremely blessed to have this little miracle in my life.  i don't think he knows how very important he is yet.  he came into the world a bit early and yet so perfect from heaven.  i know that he chose his mama and dad for a reason.  i know that he chose them to be his parents as he has a lot to teach them and all of his family members.  he has a purpose and for that, now we all have a responsibility to help him fulfill it.  god and beau chose when it was time to come to earth.  beau was ready even though his parents may not have been.  maybe none of us were fully ready to welcome this little miracle into our lives.  though i know there is never a right or wrong time.  what i can share with you is that life is a miracle!!  that any child born has a purpose!!  whether that purpose is short lived or with challenges, life has PURPOSE!!

welcome beau wesley!!  this memaw
\ {instead of grandma as i am too young, lol} will do her best to love, spoil, guide, kiss boo-boos, keep secrets {wait, maybe not, lol}, have sleep overs, take you places, teach you things and remind you how very special you are until the day god calls me home.  i love you to the moon and back and then some for always.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

begin again...

the worst part of beginning again...being sick.



Monday, January 5, 2015

today i begin again...

today i begin again. i will do what i want, i will do what i need and i will do it anyways to make 2015 a great year! today i will begin the steps necessary to gain myself back.  to let go and move forward.  to be happy and enjoy what life has to offer and what i have been blessed with.  today i will begin again, even if it's hard, even if i don't want to, even if i fall, even if it hurts, even if i'm scared, even if it makes me cry!  today i WILL begin again!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

attitude of gratitude...

day 4:

so grateful for the privilege and freedom to vote!

today i made a difference.
today i know that i live in a country that gives me this freedom.
today i allowed my voice to be heard.
today i realized that we as a nation want to see a change.

truly grateful and my attitude was changed all because of the freedom that i have knowing i can vote.


i hope you voted today?

Monday, November 3, 2014

attitude of gratitude...

day 3:

i am grateful for medicine.  yep, you read that right!!  i think sometimes we forget the small things that can make a big difference in our lives.  i am one that suffers from allergies and it is NO fun at all when i can't stop sneezing, my eyes are watering and swollen and i just feel like crud.  i have done pretty good this year without having to get a shot or take much medication.  though when i got home today...i thought i was going to pass out from all the sneezing that i couldn't even catch my breath.  i am truly thankful for those that research and make these medications to help people like me who suffer dearly.

it's the small things people...it really is, lol.  grateful for my allergy medicine. {and any other kind that makes me feel better when i don't feel so hot, oh nyquil is another...}

find something today that you are grateful for.  it may be something you just have never thought of before.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

attitude of gratitude...

day 2:

tOdaY i am so grateful for laughter.  you know they say it is the best medicine and i truly believe that.  whether i am alone, with someone, watching tv, listening to a joke, reading something that makes me belly laugh or just being silly, i can't help but burst out in a smile and laugh.  there have been many times in my life that laughter has truly healed my soul.  having inside jokes with others have been great reminders that we all need to laugh a little bit more in this life.  that no matter what our life is like you can ALWAYS find something to change your mood and allow yourself some laugh time.  i am grateful to share many inside jokes that keep me smiling and laughing, even when everyone else isn't.  i am reminded by this picture how much fuN and how many times we just laughed...

mona, leah & me! jerome, az.


today i hope someone or something just makes your day and you smile big while burst out loud in laughter!!  try it...it's great medicine.


what is something that truly makes you laugh? 
 
for me...it's my inside joke about bowling! 
 (no one has a clue why i'm smiling big, except you) ;)
 
 
{{hugs}}
connie

Saturday, November 1, 2014

attitude of gratitude...

day 1:

i am so grateful for the month of november.  it is a great month to remind ourselves of all the things {big or small} we should be grateful for.  i hope you will take this challenge with me. write, blog, facebook, journal, create or whatever you wish, just commit to the 30 days.  it's never too late to start.

today i am so grateful for this beautiful soul!! 


her name is marcie roberts and we have been friends for over 25 years.  we have had our share of ups and downs.  though we have always been there for each other.  we have laughed, cried, sang "pour some sugar on me" at the top of our lungs, been there for each others marriages, important events, birthday dinners and for girl time.  not sure what i would do without her in my life.  she is so funny and talks so stinkin' fast that sometimes you have to ask her to repeat what she said, lol.  she makes the best rice krispie treats!!!  my life has been truly blessed because she is in it.  thank you marcie for never giving up on me or our friendship. 
 
tOdaY what are you grateful for? 

{{hugs}}
connie

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

happy birthday baby girl...

it's hard to believe that 18 years ago today at 2:30 A.M. my one and only little girl was born!!! where have the years gone?  i can not imagine my life without you in it!!  thank you for choosing me to be your mama.  i love you boo to the moon and back and then some!!!!

it was just yesterday when i was told you were going to be a little girl.
it was just like yesterday when you were born a few weeks early.
it was just like yesterday as i laid in the hospital bed holding your wee little 5 pound, 9 ounce body.
it was just like yesterday when i took you to get your ears pierced just to remind myself i had a girl.
it was just like yesterday when you sat up all by yourself.
it was just like yesterday that you were calling me mama.
it was just like yesterday that your first tooth popped through.
it was just like yesterday that you were letting me rock you to sleep.
it was just like yesterday when i held and kissed you when you got a booboo.
it was just like yesterday when you were learning how to ride a bike.
it was just like yesterday when you took 2nd place in the cinderella pageant.
it was just like yesterday when you started kindergarten.
it was just like yesterday when you allowed me to do your hair and put you in a dress.
it was just like yesterday when all you wanted to do was play ball and get a trophy just like your older bothers.
it was just like yesterday when you fell in love with dogs and treated them like your baby.
it was just like yesterday when you lost your first tooth.
it was just like yesterday when you started to become little miss independent.
it was just like yesterday when you would fall asleep anywhere.
it was just like yesterday when you wanted to cut your hair and donate it to locks of love.
it was just like yesterday when you made your own choice to switch schools.
it was just like yesterday when you made the jv soccer team as a freshman.
it was just like yesterday when you blossomed into a beautiful young lady.
it was just like yesterday when you asked me to teach you how to shave your legs.
it was just like yesterday when you got your braces on.
it was just like yesterday when we got your first make-up.
it was just like yesterday when you learned how to ride a quad.
it was just like yesterday when you said "mom, i'm not a little girl any more".
it was just like yesterday when you got your braces off.
it was just like yesterday when we were going to your first concert.
it was just like yesterday when you first learned to drive.
it was just like yesterday when you and your brothers became really close.
it was just like yesterday when  you became a senior in high school.
and it was just like yesterday when I was holding you in my arms for the first time welcoming you into this world.

happy18th birthday haleigh nicole.  you will forever be my baby girl!!!