Monday, May 30, 2011

Taking a Moment to Remember on Memorial Day

For love of country they accepted death...  ~James A. Garfield

Today is Memorial Day. It is a day to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. While we are remembering those who gave it all we should think of the families that they left behind as well. They feel the sacrifice each and everyday. 

We should also be taking a few moments to think of those who have served and are serving now. They put their lives on the line for us. 

Today as I have read through my various social networking sites I was very disappointed to see that so many people don't understand the meaning of the holiday. Yes, you got the day off and that is wonderful, but the reason you get your day off is because of those who have served or are serving. And, incidentally, the people that the holiday is all about were probably working today. 

I am so very thankful for everyone who gave their lives and for their families who have been left behind. I remember my grandfather, who was my hero and the man I loved most in the world. He served in World War II and was in a hospital ward for close to a year after being shot twice. I remember my grandmother who soldiered on and raised her oldest son while waiting for my grandfathers safe return. I thank my cousin who is serving and has served for almost 20 years. I am so incredibly thankful for my husband and words can not describe how proud of him I am. And, last but absolutely not least I am thankful for all of military friends who serve or whose spouse serves. Thank you to everyone for your service and sacrifice.

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday today and I hope everyone took a moment to remember those who gave everything and those who served and are serving. They are the reason we can live in this beautiful country.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

30 Day Music Challange - Day 19

Day 19 from the 30 day music challenge is a song from your favorite album...Geez, favorite album, huh? There are so many of them.

I think my favorite album is Everyday from the Dave Matthews Band.

The Space Between by Dave Matthews Band

This album means a lot to me and I love this song. Plus, I have been in love with Dave Matthews for over 10 years now. I honestly would marry him! Shhh...don't tell my husband!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

30 Day Music Challange - Day 17 and 18

I'm going to do two days in one today...

Day 17 is a song that you hear often on the radio. This one really depends on which radio station I am listening to.

If I am listening to the hip-hop station I often hear this song lately:

The Man Who Can't be Moved by The Script

If I am listening to the 'a little of everything' station I will often hear this one:

Rolling in the Deep by Adele

And...if I am listening to the rock station I will often hear this:

Jeremy by Pearl Jam

Day 18 is a song that you wish you heard on the radio. I'm sure it is on the radio I just haven't heard it yet, but I wish I heard this song on the radio everyday.

Lotus Flower by Radio Head

Sunday, May 15, 2011

30 Day Music Challange - Day 16

I'm back at it 16 of the 30 day music challenge is a song that you used to love but now hate.

This is a tough one.

This song annoys me now when I hear it, but I had some really good times when I was younger listening to this song with friends.

Tubthumping by Chumbawumba

This is another one that I used to LOVE but now I REALLY don't like it. This was the 1st concert I went to...which is just a little bit embarrassing to say...

Hit me Baby One More Time by Britney Spears

Saturday, May 7, 2011

30 Day Music Challange - Day 15

Day 15 is a song that describes me.I guess it's a little cheesy but it describes my mood the last few days.

Walking on Sunshine

Friday, May 6, 2011

Woosh Woosh Woosh

Sometimes life has a funny way of working out.

After a lot of trying and opk's and loss I am pleased to say that...I am pregnant!

I have known for a few weeks and my beta numbers doubled as they should have, but I have been terrified! This morning I had an appointment with wandy. While we were waiting the doctors office waiting room I couldn't breath. I was shaking and I couldn't focus on anything. Once the ultrasound started and the tech found the little baby my husband squeezed my hand and said it's ok to relax now, but I couldn't. Once I heard that woosh woosh woosh I instantly felt like I could breath again.It was the best sound I have ever heard!

I am 7 weeks and 3 days pregnant and my due date is December 20.

We are excited and thrilled and couldn't be happier. I am still a little nervous, but from what I hear...that's normal .

If you known me in real life or on Facebook, please don't say anything yet. I am not ready to come out to the whole world yet.

30 Day Music Challange - Day 14

I'm still slowly working on the 30 day music challenge...

Day 14 is a song that no one would expect me to love. I am not sure that anything I like would really surprise anyone. I listen to a little of everything. Here is one that might surprise some people though.

Anger and Apathy by As I Lay Dying
I love the gets my blood flowing.

Monday, May 2, 2011

30 Day Music Challange - Day 13

Day 13...a song that is a guilty pleasure. That's an easy one.

Dirty Dancing by NKOTB
It's a guilty pleasure...don't judge me. :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

30 Day Music Challange - Day 12

Day 12 is a song from a band that you hate. I can't think of a band that I hate, but here is a song from someone that I dislike...a lot.

Baby by Justin Beiber

Enough said.

I don't necessarily hate this band, but this next song makes me crazy!
Back Seat by New Boyz ft. The Cataracs and Dev
The lyrics of this song say, "so I can be a back seat driver" and all I can think is Bitch! If you're a back seat driver your ass is gonna walk! I hate nothing more annoying than someone trying to be a backseat driver! This song makes me crazy!