Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Helllllllloooooooooooooo!  I'm still alive and thank you so much for all the emails you have sent to check on me.  My last post was about being overwhelmed and though I'm not feeling as OVERwhelmed now I'm still "whelmed".. HA HA.... sorry, in a (so out of character for me...NOT) silly mood!

All of us love love love blogs.......that's why you are sittin' hear reading mine right now and that's why I'm sittin' here typing this post.  BUT sometimes the passion of blogging has to get put on the back burner.  I wasn't even going to post today because I don't have time to write about something that will just rock your world and make you scream "I'M SO GLAD I CAME AND READ MOMMA'S BLOG TODAY!" but then I thought to myself.......(I do that sometimes)...... "OK, Momma, you are getting emails from your peeps asking you where you have been and if you are okay, so maybe it doesn't have to be about more than how you are doing instead of information on how to organize your closet"..

So here I am.


My oldest rugrat is still on track to be married this summer.  His fiance has picked out her wedding gown and was sweet enough to take me with her and her momma to shop for it.  It is beautiful and they are getting very excited.

My other rugrat is still wrestling and has been doing great!  He just took 2nd at the last tournament and I'm hoping that will continue for him.  The team as a whole has been doing a really good job.  Besides wrestling he (we) have been VERY busy with college applications (now all turned in) and searching for scholarships to apply for.  He has a very busy schedule with wrestling.  He is home at 7pm one night and not until after about 8:30 or 9pm three other nights (he helps coach little kid wrestling after his normal wrestling practice) and if he has a match then the last night can be up to 10pm, if there is not match he is home about 7pm.  Then he has to complete his homework so his grades don't drop, so he can get into a good college and qualify for scholarships!  So far so good.  Just got semester grades and he has all A's with on B in Spanish III.  Proud of him.  AND he has tournaments on the weekends, either just Saturday or Saturday and Sunday.  This coming weekend it is just Saturday.  Very busy boy.

My two youngest rugrats are doing great.  Still taking guitar, playing soccer and doing dance productions at school when available.  My oldest daughter set up a studio room where she has all her arts and crafts, scrapbooking and her sewing "stuff"....  Nice to have it out of my house and she loves having her own space (in a building still on our property) to go spread everything out and work on it without having to put everything away each time if she is in the middle of a project.  They have a great group of friends and life is good.

Hunk has been working away.  Our lead employee (who was one of the guys in that awful accident) is back to work and it is such a blessing.  He is Hunks right hand man and he was very much missed.  Not just for his labor but him in general.  He and his wife are so sweet and we just love them to death.  Having a small business you really become very attached and care allot about your employees.  Sometimes it has bit us in the butt, as in we have cared more about someone (as a person) than they have about us.  Meaning.....we have been taken advantage of and then continued to give someone chances (they really haven't earned) because we want to help them.  But we refuse to not be trusting and to not care and try to help others.  So many great people out there, we can't let a few bad apples change who we are.  As far as our lead guy he is a keeper and we are blessed to have him on our team.  We are so glad he is back and even more glad that he is doing good.

Momma.... ME.... I'm doing good.  Fat and sassy....... working on the fat (AGAIN).....should be working on the sassy....... Bible study has started back up again so maybe that will calm down the sassy. HA HA..  I think I'm like most Mommas.... Some days I feel on top of the world and some days I feel like the world is on top of me.  Everyday I feel lucky and blessed to be here though.  I think anyone who has survived cancer feels that way.  Even when I'm overwhelmed I'm blessed.  I'm here! 

I've missed you all like crazy and I plan to respond to each of your emails, they really mean allot to me.  Please tell me what you have been up to? 

What has your 2011 been like so far??

Love and Hugs!

Ciao Bellas~

P.S.  I'm going back to Maui in April so I will be finding my Aloha again!... As hard as I tried to keep it I need to go grab a little bit more.


  1. I think you've done a great job keeping your inner Aloha - you didn't have a huge meltdown with all you faced these past months - a LOT of work! I am so glad you are back and so glad for the update - you rock Momma!!

  2. I'm so glad that you posted something. I know wrestling season is crazy because we (mommas) HAVE to support our wrestlers, but you did have me a little worried. Take Care!

  3. Awww! We Love You guys too Steph! Miss You ;)

  4. What? Hawaii again...and I have to read it on your blog?!?!?


    P.S. Good for you! :)

  5. Just got confirmation on it Mom..Helping Nat pick out carpet for her condo.....and by the way........up for some babysitting help for Hunk while I'm gone? LOL

    I'll drink a lava flow for you.

    Love you.

  6. Oh my gosh! You lucky little beach bum! Have fun in Maui and drink a mai tai (or two) for me!


    Kristin H.

  7. Of course I'll help babysit. I am glad you can go. Have a great time and do drink a lava flow for me :)


  8. I was so very, very glad to read your update tonight. Got a 'little' worried that the over-whelmed had really OVER whelmed you! Lucky you! Going to Maui again. *sigh* Enjoy every minute of it for me, too! Ciao! =)

  9. So glad you are back, definitly missed you and your posts!!

  10. Hey sweetie, I'm just poppin' in to wish ya a marvelously blessed Valentine's Day!!! :o)

  11. I agree, You Rock, Sister! :)


    great song!! WOW.

  12. I'm coming back over here to remind you that it has been TWENTY FIVE (25) days since you last posted. We miss you!