Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Next 30 years

Thinking about my birthday and turning thirty, it has really made me realize how time goes so fast. I want to slow down in life and enjoy my next 30 years. Here are a few things I would like to accomplish.....(in no particular order)
1. Scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef and Palau
2. Get a 'rockin' body with 6-pack abs
3. Have children and watch them grow up
4. Spoil my husband rotten
5. Be debt free
6. Spend more time with my family
7. Go on the Price is Right
8. Have others see God through me and my life and be an influence on them

I challenge you to take a moment and really think about what is important to you and what you would like to do with your life. It is truly amazing. Wish me luck and check back in another 30!
Here's a few pictures you might get a kick out of....

My 1st b-day


Junior High

High School



A VERY Happy Birthday

Yep, it's official...I joined the 30 club! When I was little I remember thinking that 30 was soo "old", now I just know it's sooo young! My birthday was filled with wonderful memories and wishes. So here's a run down....
My morning started by my sweet husband serenading and snuggling me right off the bat. It was a perfect way to wake up. Since the schools are closed due to the hurricane, mother, Sydney and Jayme all came for an all day birthday visit. It was so special to have visitors. We went to Red Robin for a yummy lunch. My 3 sweet visitors baked a beautiful strawberry cake for me. They all sang happy birthday, even Max was staring at me.

We all sat around chatting and visiting. Then we were off to dinner with our friends Sid and Crissy. We celebrated their son's birthday too.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Prayers Needed

I finally heard from my family in Houston. They are in need of prayers at the moment. My mom's house was damaged and they are trying to repair it until the storms are gone. They are all out of power for 2 weeks up to a month. Luckily they have a few generators and a gas stove they can use in the meantime. They are having to boil water for now. I can't even begin to imagine how terrible that would be. So, let's all send our prayers to Houston right now....thank you!!

We need God to send blessings!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Hairdo and Hamburgers

Well ,I started out at the salon today! Yep, got my hair cut and styled. It was such a nice treat. It's not a drastic cut, just trimmed and shaped. I'm still trying to grow it out from the disaster I had last summer, which is a story in itself. Then off to Walmart to pick up my vacay pic's. I had such a wonderful surprise, my husband! Yep, it was like a scene out of a movie....the doors opened I looked up and there he was smiling his adorable smile and headed right to me :) He was shopping for the station, such perfect timing. I'll always take a hug from a cute fireman.

I had some pictures printed for Julie as well, so we met for dinner at Red Robin with the kids. If you know me well, you know I don't eat hamburgers, but it made for a good blog title. We had a good time. I even brought my camera to snap a quick picture for the blog. So, we all got in a pose, had the waiter stop to snap, and guess what.....dead camera, no batteries! Oh well, not good timing!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hello, my name is Mrs.Scamperino

I'm sitting in my car, stomach rumbling, shaky and tears filling my eyes. I was about to take the first step into my classroom. It was a big day....facing all my special, dear friends and meeting my class for the first time. I started with lunch with my team and then a few visits throughout the building. Next, I went to my classroom. I sat down in front of 14 sweet little faces (2 were absent), all eyes on me......they sat there waiting to see who I was and why I was there? I introduced myself and they all went ahhhhhhhhhhh. It was very cute. I then read the "Mrs. Scamperino" book, it has pictures of me, Charley, Max, ect. They were excited as I turned each page and they learned a little bit about me. So then I asked, what are you going to tell your mommies and daddies about Mrs. Scamperino tonight......that she has a celebrity cat and she likes to scuba dive and wants to see a shark. So, who knows what they are going to think! HA! I did have to brag a little about my boy being on tv, hehe. There were lots of hugs and hellos from former students too, which was nice. Today was a hard step to take, but I'm glad I did it. I will have to say, I'm in nooooooo hurry to go back. Ohhhh, I'm so sorry to all the teachers out there, what a job we have, training America's future!

So.....hello my name is Mrs. Scamperino and I will be your Kindergarten teacher, well not for a few more weeks......

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Let ME show you

Charley and I have been dealing with how to "talk" to God again. It's been very difficult because we have unanswered questions. It's not that we don't trust and have faith in Him, because we know in our hearts He has our best interest in Hand. Sometimes it's just tough. Lately, I am amazed at how God has been showing Himself to us. The best one arrived today, our beautiful roses. Since Ally and Brayden have passed, our roses have taken off with the most beautiful flowers. We think it is just God sending down His love. So, here are some pictures to show you our little gift from above....

Once again, we love and thank everyone who has helped us to stay strong. Thank you for praying for us, I promise, it helps!

Monday, September 1, 2008

A fun weekend

This weekend was just what the doctor ordered. It started with a fun-filled dinner at Gloria's with some friends Friday night. After a few cocktails, several of us ended up at home with a game of Balderdash. If you have never played, it's a blast. It was just what we needed, laughter and friendship.

A little while later, with a knock at the door, Nannah arrived. She came to visit for the long weekend. Saturday was started out with no plans, and nothing to do. We went to the mall, got pedicures, went to eat, and watched a movie. We got to do lots of talking and reminiscing. Mothers are very special people, and now I have a whole new outlook on motherhood. I didn't know that you could love someone so much, even if it's for a brief moment. So, here's a note to my mom....I love you and thank you for a wonderful, memorable visit!

Sunday was a lazy day too, which seems to be my kinda day lately. Mom got to stay until late since she didn't have to work Monday. We tried a new restaurant. It was awesome, Ghengis Grill in Plano. Yum, yum!! We will defiantly go back.

Monday was a perfect day. Charley and I slept in, worked out, had a late lunch, went to the grocery store, watched a movie, and made dinner together. These are the kind of days in which memories are made. I love you Charley!!! Thanks for a wonderful day.

I hope you all had a good
one too!

Here's to new memories

After hours of frustration, I have updated our blog. It is no where near perfect, but will have to do for now! If I didn't have so much time on my hands, it would have never gotten done. Somehow along the way, I lost all posts and pic's, so sorry! I think that we needed a fresh, new start anyway! So here's to a world of new, wonderful memories...