I Just wanted to share that I have been nominated for a Bouquet of Super Awards with 27 nominations by Ajaytao2010. Ajay really surprised me last month with this lovely nomination. As a new blogger, I am truly happy to be part of your lives and hope we continue this way for many more years. I just realized I have been blogging one year now( since August 5, 2012) so these awards arrived at a great time!
Ajaytao, you are an inspiration to many here and I truly admire you. Thanks for these three awards and for the joy they bring. I accept them with a warm heart because they come from you, making them incredibly special.
You may see why Ajay is so dear to us here http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/bouquet-of-super-awards-27-nominations
THANKS AGAIN AJAY : )
Last night I went out to photograph this beautiful, mysterious “super moon” as it’s called. I noticed I wasn’t the only one with the camera! If you have not viewed it yet, try do so tonight. Apparently it is the largest and closest full moon of this year. It will be the moon’s closest encounter with earth and will appear larger and brighter than usual. This presents a great opportunity for you to view and/or take photos of this celestial phenomenon. I will be looking out tonight to see if the Sunday full moon appears larger than last night. Should be interesting to see if I notice a difference. The moon rise is this evening so happy moon gazing everyone!
This weekend we had had loads of fun at my little cousin’s 1st birthday party. Everyone had a grand time playing fishy games at the kiddie pool, throwing beach balls, or just squirting an unsuspected guest. I had to run for cover a few times, concerned my camera would get soaked.
The birthday boy slept much of his birthday and looked so cute with his Nemo swimming gear. After much playing in the sun everyone enjoyed a delicious BBQ. Later that night guests had popcorn, cotton candy, cupcakes, cake pops, sea themed cookies, chocolate fondue with fruits, etc. The treat table was total eye candy….literally! Later we were asked to take the centerpieces home and the children couldn’t be more excited. The table centerpieces were pretty fish bowls containing happy, bright goldfish that guests willingly took home that night. Congrats to Karen & Manny ….. your little Nemo was the cutest, roundest little fish there.
Today we honor all the brave men and women that served and died for our country. This is a special day for all Americans to feel pride and remember them with a grateful heart. A day to recall the price of our freedom. I am not posting any photos of my own today, just wishing everyone a peaceful Memorial Day.
These are the are the words that truly melt my heart away on a daily basis. The softness and sincerity that comes with them is so profound. So innocent. Genuine love is pure. Today is Mother’s Day and my birthday as well so I have a lot to celebrate. I am still recovering from a bad case of wheezing/bronchitis, but telling myself I feel great! I decided to post a pic of me taken yesterday to mark the happy occasion. So, today is the day you meet Snapfairy!
I thank God for blessing me with a mom that guided me and gave her all to shape me into the person I am today. I am also blessed to be a mother to a sweet little boy that is truly my pride and joy. He asked me a few days ago what I wanted for Mother’s Day, so I told him I already had the best gift. Him of course! Sure, presents and flowers are nice. Yet they cannot compete with the heartfelt love and warm hugs only a child can give.
Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, sisters, grandmother, friends, and mommy bloggers! Love you all. Enjoy your day ~ although I truly think we are mothers every single day, don’t you think?
Most of us have probably never heard of Retinoblastoma or know someone that has it. It is a rare form of pediatric eye cancer that affects children under five years of age. I read that about 40% of children are diagnosed with this condition each year and it is treatable when found early. My friend’s daughter, Giza, was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma in both eyes this past December. It was devastating for her and her husband to learn that her one year old could lose her eyesight due to cancer and 8 tumors detected. This diagnosis will crush any parent, shaking them at their very core.
Giza has been receiving chemotherapy and battling eye cancer for several months now. She is your typical sweet, bouncy one year old, yet unaware of her illness. Rebecca is determined to fight for her daughter and is participating at a Cancer Dance-a-thon this Fall to help pay for the very expensive treatments. If anyone is interested in making a donation to help with the medical expenses, Giza has a charitable trust fund at Wells Fargo. You can learn more by searching her Cancer Dancethon for Giza on Facebook. Her page has videos and photos of her preparing for the competition as well as her baby at the hospital. I encourage you to uplift this mommy and her family in prayers. A prayer costs nothing and can make a big difference.
I took these photos last week while she trained with Y’shun Fields. The other photo was taken at church with Pastor Brad Flook. She is a military veteran and a woman of God that believes, like I do, that God can heal her daughter. I reach out to you, my readers, to pray for this child because we want to witness a miracle! Thank you for reading.