Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blogger Challenge: Day 2

It's gravy, baby has issued a blogger challenge, and I've accepted it, this being day 2! Today's challenge is "The person or persons that make your world go around."  Just to give you an idea, in case you haven't looked at her site to see the entire month's challenge, here are the first 7 days:
  1. A photo of yourself with 10 facts.
  2. The person (or people) that make your world go around.
  3. Your favorite show.
  4. An experience that made you who you are today.
  5. Your day. 
  6. A favorite memory.
  7. Something you use every day.

My 3 boys.   They are my life.  From left to right is Jordan (17 today!!), Kristopher (20) and Kelly (24 on Sunday).  This picture is actually over a year old, so I'm hoping to get a new one in the near future as Kristopher will be coming home from Afghanistan for his 2 week leave.  I'm SO proud of my boys.  Kelly just got his first apartment, Kris is serving his country and Jordan made it to the State Finals in bowling and plans to join the Army when he graduates high school next year.  All of them are hard workers and very respectful and know what they need to do to get what they want.  I love having an open communication with them that they feel they can come and talk to me about anything without judgment, but can expect love and honest answers, which can sometimes be a harsh truth that they may not want to hear, but need to, and that's why they're willing to talk to me. 

Bryanna, my adorable 4 year old granddaughter. While I may blame my son for making me a young grandmother at 36 and making my hair start to turn gray (Seriously, there is no way it was a coincidence that I got my first gray hair just a few months after he told me he was going to become a father).  She is an absolute angel and smart as a whip.  I miss her terribly as I haven't been able to see her as much the last few years since I moved, but I'm hoping to change that in the near future so I can watch her grow into a beautiful young lady. 

Kevin and I got back in touch with each other just before Thanksgiving of last year on Facebook.  We hit it off immediately and began dating in December.  I can't put into words how much he's helped me face some tough times and how exciting it is to be in love with someone who gets me.  He is my rock.

Okay, so this isn't an image of a person or persons, but it is an image to reflect my housecleaning group, PCC.  Every single magazine out there always has an article about how to organize your life. But like anything else that doesn't create a habit, you're back to living your life the way it was and it ends up looking like this again. Our group is based on a point system for household chores.  For example, you can earn points for housecleaning, decluttering, running errands, and personal healthcare (such as weight loss). While the group may have started off as a support group for housecleaning, a select few have also become my best friends and have been with me through thick and thin.  My best friends, in alphabetical order, are: Amanda, Ann, Annette, Celeste, Jamie and Teresa. 

Last, but certainly not least, is the rest of my family, which includes all of my aunts, uncles and cousins.


  1. Nice to meet you and your family, beautiful family! Great to see another Michigander! Good luck with your studies at Baker!

  2. There are so many FB reconnections I hear about these days! so cool! I have three boys too only much younger but I love that picture because it gives me a glimpse of what my life will be like in the future. Right now I can't imagine them being anything but small! lol

  3. Sounds like you have a reason to be proud of your boys. Seems they've turned out to be fine young gentlemen. I met my husband through the Internet nine years ago, through ICQ message chat.

  4. Your boys (shall I say men?) have turned out great. Happy birthday to Jordan today! I'm glad your son is getting to come home for a couple weeks. I can't imagine how excited you must be. Bryanna is a doll!

    You house cleaning group sounds neat. I could so use something like that!

    Thanks for joining in. (:

  5. I don't know if I'm pms'ing or what but this post just brought a tear to my eye. I know it will be a blink of an eye before this will be my boys. I don't want it to go so quickly. I DO however hope when the time comes I"m blessed with a grand daughter. I get so jealous of all things pink and girly in the stores.

  6. I loved reading about relationship between you and you boys. While I may not agree with my 22 year old son alot.. I love that he is able to talk to me about anything. My goal is to always keep that door open. Your granddaughter is beautiful!

  7. You have a beautiful family and that granddaughter of yours is just precious! That photo of your extended family is awesome! I should have thought to include my parents and my favorite cousin in my post! Your teen boy looks about as thrilled with photos as mine ;)

  8. wonderful pics & your granddaughter is sooooooooo so cute! ♥