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Friday, September 28, 2012

Day 28: Today I Smile Because....


Day 28 Today I smile because... It has been a good past few days. The biggest news is my son Michael got his learner's permit. Though that should make me feel old and scared, the pure excitement he got when I let him drive home from the DMV was priceless. Now I have to say I am not generally a good teacher for driving as my older 3 kids can attest to. I don't usually make a good passenger even when my hubby drives. I feel defenseless because I have to relinquish total control to the driver. Now I have to admit, Michael,aka Meat, did a pretty good job. He needs to work on not riding the shoulder (a big pet peeve of mine) and he needs to work on curves and corners, but he did fairly well much to my surprise. 

Now he is my 4th child to get his driving permit. DMV has implemented something brand new for the teen drivers in NC. They (meaning mom & dad) have to complete a driving log. They have to log a minimum of 60 hours with I think 20 of those being night time driving hours. I'm all for extended driving practice, but remembering to write in that log every single time will be a challenge. That's considering it doesn't get lost in the next year.  

Now I am in favor of every parent with a student driver being able to get a sign for their car that tells all other drivers that there is a student driver on board. We ended up with a few impatient drivers behind us. One guy passed us and the 18 wheeler in front of us that my son remained like 5 car lengths behind.  

I have one child left to get their permit, and I am in no hurry. I wish I could hit a rewind button and make my kids little again. Time goes by too fast. I blinked and they grew up. :(  

I hope you all had something to make you smile.

God Bless,
Kimmie <3
Look at that great BIG ole' smile on his face....
(notice he has his hands at 10 & 2)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day25: Today I Smile Because.....


Day 25 today I smile because..... Quite frankly this month is almost over and I can put my disasterous 30 day challenge behind me. At the beginning of the month I had great intentions of doing this challenge. Getting sick for a few days threw me off course, in all honesty though doing a blog entry a day proved to be much harder than I had anticipated.

In all sincerity, I want to succeed at blogging, I want to grow my audience, I want to get better at this. I really question if I am cut out for this, if I have what it takes to get better at this and have a successful blog.I have been at this for less than a year, I have no clue what I am doing, and I am not very computer saavy. I know, not very positive.
I am not giving up though. I am going to keep at this until I either succeed, or I fall flat on my face. I just haven't figured out at what point do I tell myself it is time to throw in the towel.

I am going to finish out this month with the "Today I smile because" challenge. I haven't decided what I am doing for next month. Though I will not be doing a daily challenge, I need to really think about what it is I am doing with my blog. So for now I will finish what I started and at the beginning of the month I can start anew. Who knows I may give myself a whole new makeover. Until then I will keep smiling and hope you all have something to smile about too.

God Bless,
Kimmie <3

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Day23: Today I smile because...


Day 23: Today I smile because.... We had a great time at the Feis this weekend. Bridget did get a first in her Slip Jig, which is one of the 1st places she needs to move toward her preliminary champion. She did a great job all around. I am reallly tired today, and my back hurts quite a bit, but worth it to see my daughter perform.

I hope you are all having a great weekend.  Sorry to keep this so short but I have about 350+ emails I have to sort through because I haven't really been on my computer in about 4 or 5 days. Between not feeling well and going out of town I have fallen behind. 
I shall return tomorrow.

What made you smile today???

God Bless,

Friday, September 21, 2012

Day 21: Today I Smile Because.....


Day 21: Today I smile because.... I am feeling better. I have missed the last 2 days of my 30 day (everyday) challenge because I wasn't feeling well. I am disappointed in myself for not getting on and jotting something. Blogging everyday is hard enough when you feel well, but trying to muster energy when you don't is tough. So I just didn't.

Today I am taking my daughter Bridget and 2 other girls from her dance school to Raleigh,NC for a Feis (fesh) tomorrow. Bridget has been working really hard, so fingers crossed it pays off and she does well. 

Though I would love to chat, I have a million things I need to do before leaving. So say a little prayer for Bridget, and I will be sure to let you all know how she does.

Hoping you all have something to smile about today.

God Bless,
Kimmie <3

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Day17: Today I Smile Because


Day 17: Today I smile because...... I'm not really sure if I smiled or not. Today was just a typical day. It was as if I went through the day on auto pilot. I believe we all get to a point because we are mostly creatures of habit that we move through our days with such routine that when the day comes to an end and we reflect back, we wonder where the time went. I got up this morning and I blinked and it was time for the kids to get ready for bed. Don't get me wrong, I'd rather have a day like today rather than a day that seemed to drag on endlessly.

Even though it was a very routine and typical day, I am doing something a bit different than I have been normally doing, I am trying an experiment in "positivity". I am going to live in the positve and not focus so much on the negative things that happen. I am even starting a journal of positivity. I am keeping it as an art journal, which so far has been fun to do. I keep positive affirmations in the form art. I got the idea from I follow Jenniebellie's art blog. She decided to do a vision board. I then saw a documentary on Netflix called "The Secret" dually named for the best selling book "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne. I didn't want to do a vision board though. So in keeping spirit with my new journey into the world of Art & Art Journaling, I decided I'd keep a book and call it my book of positivity.

I took an old book I bought at the re-store and I have altered it to be an art journal. This process was really a lot of fun. It took me a few days to get the book prepared for journaling in. To alter a book for this type of journaling I first had to remove about 2/3 of the pages. This is so when you begin the actual art work, it leaves room for the book to expand without putting undo pressure on the books spine. One of the most important thing in choosing a book is to make sure the book is sewn into the spine and not glued. This is because your pages will pull away from the spine and thus ruin your journal. I then took the remaining pages and glued them together by 2's, using a glue designed for book making, preferably an acid-free, or PVA glue. This strengthens the paper and allows me to use a lot of different types of wet mediums without tearing up the pages. (I saved the ones I tore out for use in future art projects)

I am 3 journal entries in, I really looked at the cover and ironically the book title of my new positivity journal is called "Wonderful Things Happen" It was once a childrens book of stories and poems. I have made my entries one of positive things in the belief that if I think in a way that is only positive, then only positive things will happen. 

I have also dedcided that I am tired of dwelling in all the stress of what has been my life the last few years. I can't change what has happened, I can't change, control or undo the issues that have put me on disability, I can't change or control the prices of gas or groceries, I can't change or control the loss of my income, and so on, and so on. I have decided however I can change my attitude about the circumstances of how I choose to emotionally handle all these things. So I am choosing to think, act and feel positive. 

Now I am not so unrealistic to think I am going to be like Mary Poppins, strolling through parks singing songs of happiness, but now when something stressful happens I will try to handle it with a more positive attitude. I will take some pics to share with you all. 

So what made you smile today??

God Bless,
Kimmie <3

Monday, September 17, 2012

Day 16: Today I Smile Because...


Today I smile because...... I got to do absolutely nothing. I didn't have to run a child to sports, go to the store, or do laundry or cook dinner, I did absolutely nothing. I stayed in my pajamas all day. I even slept in. Wellactually I was up at around 6:30 - 7:00 am, but I went back to bed about an hour after I woke up and then I slept until like 1pm. It was awesome. It has been weeks since I got to do nothing. I find it is very refreshing.

Well I guess I had one thing to do today, my blog post. I am determined to follow through and make sure I do at least 1 blog post a day for 30 days. Hard to believe this month is already half over. Doesn't seem like I have been doing my 30 day day challenge for 2 weeks now. 

I did have one good laugh today as well. About 30 minutes ago I was walking into the bathroom, and I have to pass my room to get there. well my hubby was asleep so I decided to shut the door so I could keep the dogs out, as I shut the door the large art easel must have been leaning on the door because it came crashing to the floor. My hubby almost came out of his skin. It startled him to the point he jumped so high he almost came off the bed. Good thing he has a strong heart. I found it extremely comical, him not so much. So not only did I get something to smile about, I had a really good laugh to boot.

What made you smile today???

God Bless,

Sunday, September 16, 2012

In Loving Memory of a loved one

Leonard P. Hogan
My husbands uncle passed away last night.This is a great loss to our family.... Uncle Leonard was the jokester /prankster of our family.  He always made you feel welcome and a part of the family. 

His presence on this earth will not go unnoticed. It is truly a great loss for the family and the community alike.

Our prayers and thoughts are with his wife Darlene and his 6 children at a time like this.  Uncle Leonard may you sing and fly with the Angels. We all love you, and we will all miss you greatly.

With a heavy heart,
God Bless,
Kimmie <3

Day 15: Today I Smile Because.....


Day 15: Today I smile because...... My son Jacob,(who is my 3rd child) turned 19 today. It is hard to believe he is 19. Time just flies right on by. Though there was a time when he was a child that time seemed to stand still.

Jake graduated this past spring. It was bittersweet. All the years he struggled in school with his learning disabilities, he made honor roll both semesters, and he got an A+ on his Senior exit project. At about 9th grade he mellowed out and he got less and less frustrated with school. He did decide to take a few months off and will start Community College in January. Right now he is working full time and saving every penny he can. He has an amazing work ethic for someone his age. I am extremely proud of the man he has become.

For his birthday dinner, he chose homemade mac n' cheese, fried chicken, green beans, and instead of cake he wanted apple pie. Yup that's right, apple pie. It was yummy. 

So, what made you smile today???

God Bless,

Happy Birthday Jake!!!

Kaya helping blow out the candles on "Birthday Pie"

Friday, September 14, 2012

Day 14: Today I Smile Because....


Day 14: Today I smile because.... I have made some progress in my Sketchbook for the Arthouse Sketchbook project. This project is for the Brooklyn Library of Art. It was started in 2006 in Atlanta and was moved in 2009 to NYC. The Sketchbook project feature's 18,000+ artists in more than 130 countries from around the world. It is open to anyone who wants to participate. Participants range from newbies like myself to some extremely talented artists. 

It costs $25.00 to participate, and for an additional $30.00 they will digitize your sketchbook. (I am having my digitized) They have a whole list of themes you can pick from to label what your sketchbook is about. Mine is still uncatorgized, I still am not 100% on what I am doing. Their website is There you can read all about the project, they also have message boards and forums so you can take a looky-loo at others sketchbooks.

I decided to participate when I began my journey into the world of Art and Art Journaling. I rationalized doing this by telling myself if I pay to do the project, I will not give up on this journey when it became too hard. (And believe you me, I have been more than frustrated on more than one occassion) I have only done about 1/3 of the pages so far, slowly but surely I am getting there. I took a few pictures to share with you. Remember I am very new at this, but I am pretty content with what I have done so far. I am not posting pics of all the pages I have done so far, just a few.

What made you smile today??

God Bless,
The Cover

This is a collage 
"Sometimes life turns you upside down and carries you away and takes you to places unknown....
....enjoy the ride for it may take you to your destiny. -Kim Hogan

My upside down cutie, made from 2 seperate pieces of printable ephemera. The drops of color are done with Indian Ink.

A collage, the stamp in the bottom corner is an Irish Blessing.

A handmade tag that I stained and stamped.

This isn't quite done yet. The tree is a print transfer with a watercolor backround.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Outside Links | Stossel in the Classroom

Outside Links | Stossel in the Classroom

I got this link in my email via Diane Flynn Keith @ ClickSchooling has some wonderful resources for homeschoolers. Stossel in the classroom offers some free DVD's with teacher resources to teach the DVD's. Is is designed for upper level middle & high school students. 
Diane Flynn Keith's ClickSchooling has tons of FREE resources for just about every grade. Each day she sends an email containg a link for sites that assist in varied subjects or virtual tours of facories, museums,etc. Each day is a link for a different subject. 

God Bless,

Day 13: Today I Smile Because....


Today I smile because..... First, my hubby gets to come home 1 day early and has all of next week off. It will be the first time in just about a year that we will get to spend more than 4 days in a row together. So it will either be a glorious week or we will want to strangle one another. This is to be continued.....

Secondly, I got my art supplies I ordered from They are an online store that sells every art supply you can think of at really reasonable prices. I highly recommend this site to anyone who loves to do arts & crafts. They sell paints, glues, markers, pens, pencils, paper, tools... well pretty much anything you can think of. They cater to the weekend art warriors and to the serious artists. 

As I have mentioned previously, I am teaching myself how to draw and create art journals. So to assist me in my journey I bought a UHU glue stick, 4 bottles of Indian Inks, 2 little bottles of Golden paint (Golden is a very expensive product, but quality), I also got some Golden Matte Gel Medium and a package of chipboard to add to my growing list of supplies. Next to my Faber-Castell watercolor pencils (which I love) the stuff I got today is the first really high quality supplies I have purchased and I am excited to use them. 

A few days ago I also got some supplies from that I am excited to use with what I got today. If any of you are into art I highly suggest checking out Donna's blog. She is not only entertaining, she is very talented. I love her tutorials because not only does she go step by step and explain how she is achieving a specific technique, she actually lists every supply she uses. That is extremely helpful for us budding artists. I can't wait to get started.

So nothing super exciting, but it getting my supplies made me smile, what made you smile today???

God Bless,

My new Bombay Indian Inks
My haul

Golden paints in Teal & Titanium White

Goldem Gel Medium & UHU glue stick

Day 12: Today I Smile Because......


Today I smile because...... of the kindness in the words of others. Debi Bolocofsy @ sent me a really nice, but simple email with words of encouragement. I wanted to share yesterday, but I felt giving remembrance to those who all lost their lives on 9/11 was more in order. Though I am remiss in also giving thanks to all of our service members who risk there lives on a daily basis so that we may enjoy the freedoms that we do. 

Two days ago when I did my daily blog post, I had difficulty in writing it. It was just one of those days. It was uneventful, I was tired, and I just didn't feel like doing a post. It had to be done though, I am doing a 30 day series after all. I thought it would be simple to write something however small on a daily basis. Well that is not so. I have to give a load of credit to all those out there who blog on a regular basis. It is not an easy thing to do. Even for those of us who are naturally gabby people. 

I decided to do this 30 day series as a way to try and grow my blog a bit, to become more natural at it. So I chose a topic I figured would be easier for me to write about every day. I was fooling myself in thinking there is anything simple about writing every day. Don't get me wrong, I am loving this whole blogging experience and wish I was way better at it. I follow some pretty amazing blogs, and am exceedingly inspired every day by them. I am in awe over what so many of you are capable of, by what you create so others can enjoy, be educated, entertained , or inspired. 

I am definitely not any where at that point yet. I can only continue to try and learn all I can, and hope and pray that I too will achieve my goals to be one of those that also educate, entertain and inspire others.

So THANK YOU Debbie for your kind words and your show of support by following me, and also to John Taylor who took the time to email me. He is a contributing writer for Debbie is a strong Christian who is an amazing crafter. 

What made you smile today????

God Bless,

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Day 11: Today I Smile Because.....


Day 11: Today I smile because..... I smile for those who can't, for those whose lives were taken and in remembrance of them and that they are missed every single day. I smile so that may always live in our hearts and never be forgotten. So let's all  have a moment of silence today in remembrance to all those that died on 9/11/2001, and that we say a prayer for them and their families who were left behind to deal with such a  terrible loss. On that day in our hour of grief as a Nation, we came together as One, regardless of our ethnicity, regardless of our religion,  and regardless of our social or economic status. We came together and  prayed united as one without prejudice. Today we honor the memory of all of those who were lost on that terrible day that will forever be etched in our memories. That in their memory we will always stand firm as "One Nation Under God" with resolve of mind, heart, and spirit. In their memory we pray, AMEN.

God bless,
Kimmie <3

Monday, September 10, 2012

Day 10: Today I Smile Because....


Day 10: Today I Smile Because.....  I have to. It is one of those days that I am just flat out tired, and feeling unsociable. If I could have stayed in bed and done absolutely nothing, I would have.

When I chose to do this "30 day blog series, Today I smile because..." I figured it would be fairly easy. We all smile at least once a day at something don't we??? Well as I sat down and got ready to type and reviewed my day, I realized that I didn't really have much of anything that made me smile today. I also realized that this isn't as easy as I thought it would be.

I have been sitting here staring at the keyboard and the screen wracking my brains on what I am going to write today. I type a paragraph then erase it. Not only has my day been rather average and uneventful, my brain has gone to mush and my vocabulary and intellect to even come up with a simple blog post escape me today. 

So today I will say that I am grateful because... I am alive, my kids are healthy and I am loved. I guess when I think about those things and how lucky I am to have them, that is a reason to smile. :)

I should have never assumed doing this would be easy. I really almost didn't do a post today because I am really challenged on what to say, but I managed to get a few words out didn't I. I hope today you all had reason to smile about something today. 

Until tomorrow...
God Bless,
Kimmie <3

Day 9: Today I smile because...


Day 9: Today I smile because...... All the family members that live in NC joined together for dinner at the rehabilitation center where my brother in law is recuperating from his "Pons" Stroke.

About 35 family members, 3 generations worth  gathered for dinner to celebrate and rejoice with my brother-in-law Tom. He is making a rapid recovery. Though he has a way to go, he has come remarkably far considering the area of the brain in which the stroke occurred. With how fast life happens now days, it makes it hard to get together for big family dinners, or functions unless it is the holidays or a special occasion.

Today not only did we  laugh and have a great time as we usually do when we get together, it was a time of reflection, of rejoicing and thankfulness. Our family has much to be grateful for. There is a lot to be said for the power a faith and prayer. For it is with those two things that we were all able to smile today.

What made you smile today???

God Bless,
Kimmie <3

"Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance." 1 Corinthians 13:7

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Day 8: Today I smile because...

 Today I smile because.... I got to see my granddaughter Kaya today. She is 2 1/2 and  starting to talk in full converstions. She was telling me how she got to go out on a boat yesterday. Though I had to patch together what she was telling me picking up about every 3rd word, she talked about it with total enjoyment.
my favorite time with my kids was when they were the age my granddaughter is. 
Their little personalities are blossoming, they are learning to talk, to show their independence. I just love this age. My granddaughter is very very animated, and the polar opposite of how her mother, my daughter Kady was at that age. Kady was very relaxed & easy going, mild tempered, quiet, and could sit and entertain herself. My granddaughter Kaya is very tenacious, has a bit of temper(she is extremely impatient), though she can entertain herself, she really prefers an audience. She is really a bit of a performer. She is smart as whip to boot. Though her mom was a quick learner, my granddaughter doesn't miss a beat.
I love being a grandma, (she calls me MiMi) I get all the joy of having a little one without all the work. It's awesome. Kaya makes me smile every time I see her.

What made you SMILE today???

God Bless,
Kimmie <3

Playing Shy

Slowing showing herself

The Drama Queen

You Can't See Me!!!

Thinking on it.....

Maybe I will look at the camera...
TA-DA... Look at ME......

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Day 7: Today I smile because.....

Day 7: Today I smile because..... I got to watch my daughter perform her Irish Dancing with some of the dancers from her dance school at St. Ann's Catholic Church International Festival in Rock Hill, SC. She did a phenominal job, as did all the dancers. They performed in front of about 200 people. 
The shows are always fun because it allows us as parents to get to watch other dancers perform that we don't always get a chance to see dance.
The only downfall was the terrible heat and humidity. It makes it a bit rough for the dancers. They all did an amazing job and the crowd just loved them.

Our dog Bruiser even had a SMILE today.
 So that's what made me smile today, what made you smile???

Friday, September 7, 2012

Day 6: Today I smile because....

Today I smile because... I learned how to make beautiful "Affirmation Tiles" I learned that we are not alone in feeling the bite of the green-eyed monster from time to time. I got a blog post from today, and Jenniebellie was talking about being filled with negativity and finding a way to squash it. This was accomplished by crafting beautiful affirmation tiles and making a board in which to put the tiles. It is a way to reverse the negativity one might be feeling an turn it into a positive. Check out her blog post @
So what made you smile today??? 

God Bless,
Kimmie <3

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Day 5: Today I smile because.....


Day 5: Today I smile because.... of a new journaling project I am working on.

 I follow a blog call "Lil Blue Boo". The author of this blog is Talented, Beautiful, Courageous, Strong and INSPIRING. She is currently doing "The Lil Journal Project" Each day she shares a prompt, and then tells her readers what the prompt inspires for her. Her followers are Journaling right alongside her.

I have been studying, reading, researching all about Art Journaling, techniques, making handmade journals, and the whole of what Art Journaling is. I have tried to keep a hand written journal it seems my whole life. Trying to spill my thought and feelings onto paper. I am TERRIBLE at it. Then about 2 months ago I discovered Art Journaling. It lit a fire in me I hadn't felt in a long time. My only obstacle to keeping an art journal.... I am not very artistic. I am creative, I love crafting, but I can not draw, paint, or make a stick figure.

 Enter a personal challenge... I need to learn to draw, to become artistic. BAHAHAHAHA.... me artistic, yeah right. Well I have been keeping a journal of sorts for the last 2 months, it is full of notes, ideas, technique's, examples, artist supplies, etc. I have discovered and begun following some really amazing blogs of some very talented artists. I have also been building a ready supply of paints, glues, papers, stamps, inks, markers, pencils, well you get the idea. I have even been collecting a steady supply of recycled material in which to create the ideas swimming in my head. 

To jump start my new journey and kind of pressure myself so I don't get so frustrated and throw in the towel, I joined "The Sketchbook Challenge 2013" @ I had to pay to participate, I even paid the extra to have my sketchbook digitized. Please check it out. It really is a neat project. The idea that my sketchbook will become part of something so much bigger than me intrigued me. I have to admit, I am intimidated. Most of the participants are amazing, gifted artists. I have a few pages done which I will post pics of in the next week or so.

I really encourage you all to check out Ashley @ . Besides this cool journaling project, she has a some great content. She also shares her story on her blog about her courageous battle with Cancer. 

So today I smile because I am enjoying my new Journaling project. What made you smile today???

God Bless,
Kimmie <3

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Day 4: Today I smile because...

Day 4: Today I smile because..... I got to spend some quality time with my daughter Bridget, a.k.a. Gidget in the car going back and forth to dance class not once but twice today. Tuesday's she has 2 dance classes, one in the AM, which is dedicated to homeschool students, and then her regular dance class in the evening.
The dance studio is 35 miles from my house, so we got to really spend quality time talking and laughing. I relish these moments because the "CAR Conversations" are on unlimited topics, and "What is said in the car, stays in the car". 
Although tonights trip was greeted with a torrential downpour. You could not see the cars 3 feet in front of you. It was a kinda scary. With God's watchful eye, we arrived there safely. 
What made you smile today????
God Bless,
Kimmie <3

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Day 3: Today I smile because....

Day 3: Today I smile because....... I got to sleep in like a teenager. I slept until 2 in the afternoon, BLISSFUL uniterrupted sleep. It was AWESOME. Plus thanks to the holiday I got my hubby home for 4 straight days. That is the first time in over a year that we got to spend that many consecutive days in a row together. What made you smile today???

On a different note, as I had shared with you guys a few weeks ago in regards to my brother-in-law having a near fatal stroke, I'd like to update you all on his remarkable recovery.   
He went to the rehab center about a week ago and is bouncing back by leaps and bounds. He is shocking his doctors, his nurses and his therapists at his tenacity and his very quick miraculous recovery. His swallowing abilities are slow to recover, but he is able to eat applesauce now. His sense of humor has not waned since day 1, he is always cracking jokes.
This coming weekend after a family mass, we are all going to the rehab center to have a family meal. There are approximately 50 immediate family members living in NC.(We are all originally from the central NY area) That is my hubbby's siblings, their spouses, and nieces and nephews. It should be a good time.
My hubby is from a very large tight knit Irish family. He is one of 12 children and 87 grankids on his dad's side. In my childrens generation there are 250 great-grandkids. Every 5 years there is a family reunion consisting of around 500 family members who convene on the family farm for 3 days and 2 nights of pure fun. I always said I'd love to write a book. I think if I knew how to write a book I most definitely would. (If anyone has any tips on how to write a book, I'm all ears) 
The stories surrounding my hubby's family are heart-warming and hilarious. Come reunion time anyone who knows the family wants to be an honorary member just to attend the reunions. That is for another blog post. 
I hope you all enjoyed your day and found a reason to smile. Until tomorrow.....

God Bless,
Kimmie <3

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Separate Egg Yolk with Plastic Bottle Trick | Steamy Kitchen Recipes

Separate Egg Yolk with Plastic Bottle Trick | Steamy Kitchen Recipes
Day 2:
Today I smile because.... I watched this really neat video I got in an email. It has a really neat way to seperate your egg yolk from the whites. Definitely worth a looky-loo. I hope you enjoy. 

Let me know what makes you smile today.

God Bless,

Today I Smile Because: Day 1

Today I smile because: I get to spend the entire day hanging out with my husband. Which with his current work schedule is a rarity. He is home only 2 days a week right now, and spends one of them pretty much asleep. His current job has him working 9p-7a in Rhode Island. He has been flying back and forth for almost 5 months. So his 1st day home he is wore out and has to catch up on his sleep. We will Take Gidget to her 2 hr Irish Dance class and go grab a bite to eat and spend uninterrupted kid time together. What will you smile about today??

Not our best , but every moment is a blessed and bonus moment!!!!