With our conflicting work schedules I wasn't sure if we would see the love of my life on Father's Day. I was already sad missing my dad back in Michigan. I talked to him all morning which made me feel better. This is one of my favorite pictures with my Daddy. He is the one in the black coat. He is awesome! He welcome my hubby with open arms and talks to him more then I do. Steve adores him I think it hurt him more then me on Father's day not being able to drive to see my dad. If we move back to Michigan it would be for my dad. My hubby is still trying to talk him in to moving to Florida or maybe Arizona so we can all be together.
We took our boys to the Cocoa Zoo. Here are some pictures from our trip. We walked into the bird exhibit with a cup of food and six birds landed on my hubby. It was too funny while Christopher tried to grab or to him pet the birds. He got upset when they wouldn't come back to him. He did after all try to strangle the birds. Justin had a blast as you can tell in the picture now he wants one for his birthday next month along with a small creature of some sort. His words not mind. Thinking maybe a lizard or some fish to go with our Michigan turtles we still have. I think this was the best part of the zoo with the monkey at the bottom who is sleeping like a human. It was too hot to see the other animals. The boys however did get to pet a white tail deer. Seeing the boys pet the deer made us think about the deer back home who kept stealing our food from our garden. We could go out and water it while they stood a arm length away.
It was about 95 degrees outside when we left to the beach. Justin is getting better at surfing we have taken him out every weekend since his daddy bought it for him. Christopher likes to try and copy his brother. It's too cute!
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Tuesday, June 18
Sunday, June 16
I seen this on Pinterest so I made it. This is mind.
Here is the link on Pinterest.
|Yes I took the tag off|
Here is my front door I'm not sure if I like it yet. I still like my red door from back home let's face it I miss my house from back home. Most of all I miss my garden we had it was huge. We just put shelves up in Justin's room he still doesn't know what color he wants to paint it.
Thursday, June 13
What is NO MORE?
NO MORE is a new, overarching symbol, like the pink breast cancer ribbon and the yellow support our troops ribbon, that is bringing together all people, organizations and communities that support ending domestic violence and sexual assault in our society.
I opened up my email to find this of course I joined the community. I'm 100% against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault. I know a lot of women who have gone though this including my mother and myself. I was in a trap in high school. I was rape and beaten several times. I was in the hospital more times then I can count I even lost a child when I was 17 years old due to the beating my so called boyfriend gave me. Every time I tried to leave he found me every time I tried to disappear he found me. If you ever saw the movie ENOUGH with Jennifer Lopez. That was my life he just wasn't rich. He sold drugs and knew everyone so in turn they knew where I was at who I was with and what I did and with who. It takes a lot to get free from someone who hurts you. I was brainwashed from seeing it at home being so young at 15 when I meet the DEVIL himself who seemed like Prince charming at the time. There was no one to turn to no one to tell me it's okay to leave. Nothing I did was right nothing I said was right he always had an excuse of why he gave me a black eye or it was my fault he beat me till I was unconscious. The excuses never stop I tried to run away to Ohio but I only made it to Monroe,MI. I never thought my life would be different until I meet a man who stopped the Devil on the street from hitting me. A few years later the mysterious man and I ran into each other he is now my wonderful hubby of seven years. With his and another friend of mind I was able to see what happen to me wasn't my fault. If I would had stayed he would have killed me. The people who knew his friends his family the people who seen it daily in my high school knew he hurt me but no one helped but two. When two seniors took me aside and talked to me it started to make me think about LIFE itself. I didn't want to live that way and I didn't to much longer after that. With the help of four people I owe my LIFE to. It's not easy to leave someone who hurts you. You are confused about everything. If you know a person who is in an unhealthy relationship please talk to them don't judge just listen and point them in the right direction. BREAK THE CYCLE.
If you ask yourself WHY
It's someone you know. It affects everyone not just the person being abused.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age,
sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to
couples who are married, living together or who are
dating. Domestic violence affects people of all
backgrounds and education levels.
Every 9 Seconds in the US a Woman Is Assaulted or Beaten - Help End Domestic Violence Today.
Some books to read
1. Raised on Fear
2. My Affair
3. The War against Domestic Violence
Call if you need help BREAK THE CYCLE you are worth so more more.
Love doesn't have to hurt!
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
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