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Date Night

Friday night date night….love spending time with this guy.Crazy wind (surfers were loving the waves) and hair, but I love our beach.He hates the beach, and I love it. We compromise by going to dinner at the beach and not touching the sand! Ha!  (We took this picture on the Boardwalk–not on the sand.)

Blessings.

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Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Couple Time · cruise · family · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS

Cruise…

Just some other cruise days and pictures…

Silly…img_4079Formal night with the familyDavid and I in front of the Rhapsody of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) in Cozumel, Mexico.Second Formal night…and I wasn’t feeling the dress, but loved the shoes. ha.And, my ABSOLUTELY favorite picture of the cruise…no filter…pure sun and camera direction.  Love this man, and how he makes me feel.   Blessings.

Uncategorized · Random Thoughts · family · Random Stuff · Carmen · college · Do Good

Founder’s Day

Last weekend I had the privilege of spending the day with Carmen for her Delta Gamma Founder’s Day celebration.  We had a great weekend.  She really has a great group of women here at LSU, as they are encouraging, engaging, welcoming, loving, and true friends for life.  I loved seeing this first hand, and being a part even for a small slice of a day.This picture (below) of the two of us is my FAVORITE!  I love this.  It is outside the DG house at LSU…it speaks volumes…my love and support for her (always behind her)…her sisters here that love and support her (supporting her)…her being the incredible, strong women she is.  Do good.

Blessings!

 

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Do Good

Motto for my daughters sorority is to “do good.” Being with her this past weekend has been wonderful. I got her this poster from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. It speaks volumes to me and to her. Do good. Do something. Do the most good with what you can.Sometimes we are not always able to do good, but you should be able to do the right thing.  Have manners.  Think things through.  Love each other.  Do good.

Blessings.

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Year of Words

This year Carmen, David and I chose one word for our daily motivation if you will.

Mine is to be Fierce.  David is to be Daring.  And when speaking with Carmen yesterday she couldn’t remember hers.  Really?  David and I have been taking ours to heart.  Telling each other to be daring or to be fierce.  To approach the day or the task with our word at our forefront.

I have often thought of Fierce as a negative, but really have come to realize what a strong, vibrant word it can be.  It is exciting, and truly gets me going for the day.  I get encouraged by telling David to be daring!  To tackle the day only in the way he can.

Have you chosen a word for 2018?  How do you incorporate it into your daily life?Apparently, these word things are a pretty big deal, and someone had the bright idea to make some money off of them.  I got David and my words done for our key chains (with Lupus ribbons on mine).  Cool idea, and neat thoughts if you want to look at their site myintent.org.

Blessings!

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Notes

Carmen was home last weekend, and claims my craft room/office as her bedroom for when she is here.  We got her a really nice air mattress, and it accommodates her fine especially since her main living space is at school.

I limit my time in my office due to her “space” usage, and just to be respectful for her to have a retreat at home.  Part of my routine on the weekends is to go upstairs, scroll through Facebook, Twitter, and the news.  Have some time for Bible study, and meditation.  Review our money, pay bills, and blog.

Here it is Saturday, and I got to my craft room to start my Facebook scrolling.  I had to move some papers around (I try to keep things organized), and I found this under my computer mouse.I often send her encouraging notes so she has some mail away from home.  But for her to do this…for me…blew me away this morning.

I love her dearly, and so very grateful for her encouragement in whatever I am doing.

Blessings.

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Carmen’s Thoughts – Parent Appreciation

When I was in nursing school, the majority of my classmates were older than me, and of those people, they were mostly working parents trying to get a degree to better theirs and their family’s lives.

Once school gets in full swing, plus work and anything else I’m involved with, my schedule gets really busy and I can feel overwhelmed. Then, once I calm down, I start to think of the parents that are also in school (shout-out to Mom to taking two classes again!). The student-parents do everything I do, plus take care of a family, sometimes all on their own.

Some of these parents aren’t that much older than me, but it all blows my mind. I can barely take care of myself, let alone a tiny human. I look up to these strong people who do what they can to make their children’s lives easier in the long run.

If you’re a student, parent, or both, you are amazing. You do what few people can handle. You are strong, and deserve to be recognized.

Carmen